The Three Layers of All Human Societies

My goal with this post is to show the reader that what goes on in current political, social, and economic matters right now in 2013 cannot be understood well without a basic knowledge of the first social-institutional components that are true of all human societies, and must be understood as ever-changing, ever fluid, ever active–naturally–lest…

So What Does Cultural Change Mean To Me?

Given that true culture change is imperceptible, that anyone at all can influence change (the tech whiz in a garage in Palo Alto developing a computer for the masses, a farmer deciding to try a new hybrid seed for a portion of his crops, etc., a British band forming in England in the early ’60s’) and that change…

Change Is Constant and Inevitable

Everything changes, everything from people to friendships, neighborhoods, and the nature of a work group or political party. All things change in either quantity or quality or both. All things have a life cycle of new birth, maturity, deterioration, and eventual disappearance. Think about a group you belong to. Do things change when a certain…

Culture change is imperceptible…

True culture is imperceptible except in the most rare conditions such as the cultural ebb and flow observable, for example, in oil towns where boom and bust economic cycles cause rapid, visible, and more stressful culture change on populations. Real culture change takes years, usually generations, and the thoughts and behaviors it brings happen in…