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Once a person's bonds to society are weakened, what social processes can help to...

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cdeeneedham | Valedictorian

Posted November 11, 2012 at 2:21 AM via web

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Once a person's bonds to society are weakened, what social processes can help to reattach them?   

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pohnpei397 | College Teacher | (Level 3) Distinguished Educator

Posted November 11, 2012 at 2:51 AM (Answer #1)

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Although this is not easy to accomplish, reattaching people to society can be possible through positive life experiences and relationships.  When a person’s bonds with society are weakened, these experiences and relationships can make them feel as if it is possible for society to actually for them.  Three examples of such experiences or relationships are finding employment, marriage, or joining the military.  When a person joins the military or gets a job, they can come to feel that it is possible for society to work for them.  They get the satisfaction of having success in a situation that society approves of.  Marriage helps tie people to society by making them feel personally worthwhile.  In all of these cases, people can come to feel more attached to society.

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