One-Dimensional Relations
Dr. Hind Al-Braizat

As a social system, society is mainly composed of two social actors of which cultural sociological characteristics differ. Nevertheless, these two actors are interconnected in different manifestations of relationships; whether it is accord, conflict, tension, harmony or any other forms of relationships. As a result, individuals tend to form such relationships that stem from the social development they experience; which is often reflected on the individual's demonstration of interests, strengths, personality, decisions, authority, as well as on the parlance they use to communicate. It appears that completely new forms of relationships are transpiring within several societies; forms that are underpinned by the rapidly accelerating postulates of the current age. In fact, this causes most relationships to lean towards a more inhumane and unvirtuous form of interaction; ending up being a one-dimensional relationship that is based on reciprocal or non-reciprocal interests between tow or several parties, which is absolutely void of any promotion of individual relationships. This situation is taking its toll on the society as a whole by undermining the social cohesion. Undoubtedly, the fierce competitions between individual interests as well as the dramatic shift of lifestyle have both rendered the formerly perpetual stream of unconditional generosity and bestowal; namely social interactions, meaningless. The tremendous variation of living standards, the sky rocketing burdens, as well as the distortion of principles are to blame for the dominance of a monistic attitude some individuals adopt upon starting, during, or ending a relationship; especially when the relationship is influenced by the presence of individual interest. With that being said, this paper was developed to shed light on the transformation of intermingled, complex, and multidimensional relationships into one-dimensional relationship.

Full Text: PDF     DOI: 10.15640/jssw.v5n2a16