Reactions to Social Problems
Following are the reactions to social problems
- An attitude of unconcern
- Vested interest
- Absence of expert knowledge
An attitude of unconcern:-
- Many people are oblivious to an issue because they believe it does not effect them.
- Sometimes their own particular difficulties, such as family tensions and job demands, keep them so occupied that they do not have time to be interested in what affects others.
- It is only when their own interests are affected that they feel agitated and begin to take interest in the matter.
- Some people are so fatalistic that they blame everything on fate.
- Problems like poverty and unemployment are explained in terms of tragedies and past karma.
- As a result, they bear the affliction quietly and hope for a miracle.
Some people are uninterested in existing difficulties because they stand to benefit from them as long as the problem exists. Motivated by self-interest, they label the problem as insurmountable and discuss its eradication as a waste of time.
Absence of expert knowledge:-
Some people, despite being sincerely worried about the issue, are uninterested in it, believing that a solution is unachievable unless people change their views and ideals. • Because the adjustments must be triggered by a shift in viewpoint, they are unconcerned about discovering alternative treatment options. • Dowry is one such problem in our culture. • Some people may have wrong, untrustworthy, and shallow knowledge or fallacies regarding social problems.