The stranger who walks by and does not greet anybody when walking by is frowned upon by his fellows and scorned at. This stranger could, in reality, be a newcomer from a big city where hardly anybody knows everyone else they pass on the street and such customs were unheard of. This stranger doesn’t have that sense of belonging at this place because he doesn’t know of unspoken rules such as greeting people. Unspoken rules must be understood in order to have that sense of belonging. Otherwise, you an outsider, you can’t yet identify with that group and you don’t
People do not generally post things that are important. People post what they had for lunch, what their kids wore to school, or how bad their commute was. None of these things matter. None of these things are important or personal. Facebook or online media is an easy way to stay in touch, or to see what’s going on but a poor substitute for actual conversations.
This need for things that reflect on self-esteem, personal worth, social recognition and accomplishment from the environment. “Adults have little awareness of their security needs in times of emergency or periods of disorganization in the social structure (such as widespread rioting)” (Janet A. Simons, Donald B. Irwin & Beverly A. Drinnien). I haven’t met all the needs in this level I do not have a job at the moment so therefore I don’t have health insurance, but I do have a home in a safe neighborhood which I’m comfortable with. Third level: Needs of Love, Affection and Belongingness. “Maslow considered these needs to be less basic than physiological and security needs.
For one family it was already crowded. What they did later on when the population increased, they started putting two families in the single-family house. This lead to the whole city being overcrowded which lead to unsanitary living. The landlords never did the job right. The landlord didn’t give the immigrants a place to put their garbage so they just put it in the hallway, or just throw it out on the street.
This view isn’t just shared by the older generation as we also see the young ladies in the pool hall saying “its dead rough”, (Making Social Lives on City Road, Scene 8). This view is not shared however by the local policeman PC Bob Keohane “You can walk this area 24 hours and day and as long as you apply common sense, you know, you won’t become a victim of crime” , (Making Social Lives on City Road, Scene 6). In this scenario the losers are those who feel they can’t visit the road of a night which may lead to social inequalities, as they are missing out on what the road has to offer of a
Also, neighborhoods in the city do not promote community or a distinct feeling of a belonging simply due to the mass population. This leads many to feel as though they are living amongst strangers. “It means promoting the quality of life in a community, through both political and non-political processes.” (Thomas Ehrlich, 200). Involvement in a civic community is defined by taking an active role in public affairs. Getting involved in public issues and a preparedness to be involved in debates and everyday activities are important aspects of civic engagement.
In his article “Cell Yell: Thanks for (Not) Sharing”, Eric A. Taub explains how people have become frustrated with inconsiderate cell-phone users. People seem to have forgotten their manners. Unfortunately, we have developed into a society where signs need to be put up to tell people how to behave, for example “no cell phone use”. I believe it is very rude for people to have loud and inappropriate conversations in public places, such as restaurants and while riding public transportation. We are living in a time when wireless technology has perpetrated all aspects of our society.
Throughout the book, very few children are appear in the text, even though creating them is the goal all attempt to obtain. Terrible wars are supposedly raging outside the city, but inside the city, people are safe from the outside forces of death and destruction. It is the darkness inside they have to worry about. What makes Gilead so scary is that it still looks the same, but its government and society are completely alien from our own. Gilead seems to be without freedom or choice.
Unlike the slum dwellers, the homeless are not spatially-physically segregated but they are rendered ‘invisible’ by the city’s unwillingness to look at, note and register their ‘humanness’. The city symbolically turns away by carrying on as if these disparities do not exist or mean anything. The state responds alternatively by turning away from the homeless or treating them as if they are not citizens but refugees in their own country. One exemplary example from a private sector is Micro home solutions, a New Delhi-based social housing initiative focusing on self-construction housing in informal settlements. Modular shelter, New Delhi is a design solution called for temporary shelters to serve during Delhi's extreme weather.
It’s not a condition or an illness. It’s a temporary situation anyone can fall into. Talking to homeless people shouldn't be a difficult task. We're all people, we all share the same desire: to live life the best we can. Some people, however, fall down on their luck and end up living in shelters or on the streets.