Hello all! My name is Anthony, and I have been fascinated with sociology for as long as I can remember. Even before I knew there was an official field dedicated to the study of the seemingly ever-changing world around us, the structure and variety of society, I have been observing such things. Just as with any science, sociology starts with observation, ends with results (hopefully), and all the real fun is in between the two.
One of my favorite quotes, which I relate to sociology, is a bit of wisdom from Albert Einstein. He said, “Everyone sits in the prison of their own ideas; he must burst it open, and that in his youth, and so try to test his ideas on reality.”
Though Einstein himself was not a sociologist, and may not have been referring to this particular field, I think that these words can be applied to anyone, and to any scientific study. In my experience, people only truly understand people, and society, by breaking out of their own habits and moving beyond the so-called ‘Id’. We are part of society, and we can only understand it by being immersed in it.
With that said, I hope to have a great semester, do some investigation, and learn from all your insights.