So I’ve been thinking about what to write about in my paradigm shift paper and I gave one idea during class that I think would work well, but I want to contribute some other ideas, just as a backup plan.
1. This was the idea that I contributed in class: the family dynamic and how it has changed over time. Back in the day, the family structure was quite simple. Dad would go to work and be the breadwinner, mom would stay at home and take care of household matters and take care of the children, while the kids would to be seen and not heard, to obey their parents and do as society were to tell them to do so. Now, dad and mom both have to work in order to keep up with the economy, and kids have new found freedoms, the freedom to get part-time jobs, were more willing to disobey their parents, and family spends less time with one another. It does not have to be dad and mom, the modern family can also consist of two moms or two dads, stepfathers or stepmothers. The family dynamic sure has changed over the years.
2. The trend on nutrition has changed so much over time. Back in the people took greater care of themselves, making sure to eat properly and exercising to maintain a healthy lifestyle. Nowadays, all you hear are politicians talk about battling the future and fatter America. Children are continuously gaining weight because of the dietary habits with which they are continually immersing themselves in. There are many reasons why people are not gaining the proper nutrition that they used to. For one they do not have the time to prepare healthy foods and junk food is not only convenient but less expensive. Parents are working around the clock and children only have half the time that they used to.
3. The paradigm shift towards complementary and alternative medicine. Although it is not integrated into the official healthcare system, complementary and alternative medicine focuses upon spirituality and religion. It focuses upon the use of prayer and holistic medicine to cure a person’s illness rather than just searching for the illness itself. There has been a paradigm shift from traditional Western medicine to holistic medicine, and although traditional medicine is still prominent, holistic medicine is gaining more attention.
I’m not sure which one I want to do so please give me feedback, thanks 🙂