Reading this week has been masterful. I came to the understanding that social standards are pretty much designed by people who have an advatange. Thats what i read. It made me realize how shallow ideas are and how shallow people are trying to measure up to what society says. Going to South Africa really opened my mind and life. We be upset about little things and we have more than enough. Western society teaches us capitalism. I hate it. I remeber how proud Mitt Romney was about his financial success and how he is in the one percent of America. He was disconnected from the 99% and that is terrible. One percent of America is nothing to brag about when the world is suffering. When I had a construction company I had that same mentality. I loved making money and so what if no else does. But that is the worst concept on the planet. We should be more concerned about how we can reach humanity and how we can be a answer to a quesition not more question marks. Society is illusional and thats what really stood out to me. The standards people set are the standards people try to live by. In Los Angeles the majority of people you see driving an expensive car lives in an apartment. I dont have anything wrong with living in an apartment. But their car payment is almost the same amount of their rent. They do it just to be illusional. They want people to think they are rich and they are not. It is only driven by their desire to make society look at them a certain way. More! One of my good neighbors that live down the street from me did not want to shake my hand when me and my wife was walking. She knew we had just got back from Africa and she does not want to contract Ebola.lol. I built their three thousand square foot house on a cliff. But they always think that they are above people in society anyway. I really laughed at her because she is like that. Society shapes philosopies and stereotypes. I loved this reading it put names to stuff i face and stuff people believe. People become functional in society by being disfunctional. They actually function in society as society dictates to them. Going to another continent really changed me. We are so blessed and have so much and still want more because our social integration teaches us that we need more things. Its not that i dont want more things its just that i really am blessed already with what i have. Our loved ones need more attenttion from us than anything. I am glad im not chasing that dollar any more. People are more important than things. I am pretty floored by the concepts presentend in this reading. I focus on theology a lot and it way so refreshing to read something that put names to stuff. I really dont live my life anymore socially disfunctional. I know my limits i dont go over that because i know what they are. I live in a very rich neighborhood but God blessed me to. I dont funtion like society anymore i function by my faith. Functioning by faith always lifts you to a higher society. My citizenship is heavean and even if im disfunctional in earthly society im pretty straight where im really from.