Seven Pillars of Society: Conclusion

If you haven’t already, you should go back to the beginning of this series and read about the Seven Pillars of Society.  Also, take some time to study up on each of the seven pillars and my view of how they influence one another. In the original post about the Seven Pillars I posed the question of which of these pillars should rule or control the others.  As I was writing these posts I realized that the word choice was poor, and you may have noticed the slight change in how I addressed each pillars dominance in relationship to one

Pillar Six: Arts and Recreation

With all the news lately, I have neglected one of my favorite projects.  So let’s look at pillar six of the Seven Pillars of Society.  For the sixth pillar I would like to review society’s art and recreation. Art is obviously the creative side of any community.  This can include paintings, sculpture, literature, music, and plays. Art through the years has often been thought to be a representation of society. It can be a reflection of the beauty, darkness, or psyche of the people who lived in the time of the art.  But art can also have a great influence

Pillar Five: Education

Education is the fifth pillar I would like to discuss in the Seven Pillars of Society series.  Education as a pillar is fairly easy to understand and explain.  It is the system of a society that is used to educate the next generation.  This education can be as simple as basic language and math skills to teaching the values and culture of the society or to the more complicated systems of philosophy, analytics, and rhetoric. The education pillar relates to the other pillars across the spectrum in varying ways.  For example, educations relationship to religion plays at least two roles.

Pillar Four: Economy

The fourth pillar I would like to discuss in the Seven Pillars of Society series is the pillar of economy. The economy is any means that the society uses for the exchange of goods.  This could be a rudimentary as a bartering system or a more complex arrangement of credits and debits.  Or even in our modern era a system like bitcoins. It is amazing to me how much the economy becomes are part of every aspect of society.  The government needs and exchange system in order for it to have the means to fund itself.  Religion require the benevolent

Pillar Three: Religion

The third pillar in the series on the Seven Pillars of Society that I would like to talk about is Religion. As you can tell from the general nature of many of my posts.  Religion is one of my favorite topics.  Not necessarily my specific faith, although I like to talk about that too, but religion in general.  I think that it is such an important part of any society, even for those that don’t profess a religion. Religion is the organization that provides the standards, mores, and values of a society.  Religion needn’t be Christianity.  Religions come in almost

Pillar Two: Government

The second pillar of the seven pillars of society that I would like to talk about is government. Government is the way the people manage the relationships between one another from a legal perspective.  It makes the rules, administers those rules, and gives out punishment for violation of those rules. It is what provides order to a potential chaotic grouping of people. Unlike family, governments comes in countless different forms. Governments vary based on at least to factors.  First the government varies based on the size of the society.  Small societies will have simpler forms of government, and more specialized