Culturally conditioned self-gratification
Other Names: Culturally conditioned hedonism
Nature: Among Western educated or influenced people, the acculturation received from the family tends to condition the individual to operate from a search for psychological well-being and adjustment rather than from the aim of global socio-interrelatedness. The result in society of such gratification-seeking is the disruption of conventional bonds of relationship like marriage, and an incapacity to appropriate the needs of others beyond immediate relations. A spectator mentality toward mass suffering is created, and materialism substituted for social consciousness.
Problem Type: F: Fuzzy exceptional problems
Date of last update 01.01.2000 – 00:00 CET