Bringing Society To Psychology
I hope you are all well and I send you warm greetings from Ireland.
I have just recently joined this group as I only very recently learned about this area of Psychology. I am a MSc. student studying in Northern Ireland but I am originally from the Rep. of Ireland. I'm from a beautiful county called Co. Sligo (famous for surfing, the Poet W.B. Yeats, and its stunning scenery).
Before I started my degree in 2013 I worked for just over 14 years in retail Banking. I was an extremely hard worker dedicated to my job. Maybe too dedicated as I had no life/career balance. In the end, due to the stress of the job I took voluntary redundancy and moved to change my career.
While working in the Bank, I witnessed and experienced the inequalities in retail banking which I think was reflective of Irish Society. For example, those with hundreds of thousands or millions to invest or save were treated like royalty and the Manager would be on a first name's basis with them. However, if you were not in this bracket your experience of your local branch would be very impersonal and unremarkable. For instance, I know that a destitute "Lady of the Manor" was secretly visited by Bank Staff to financially assist her in the sale of assets. [This should not have happened but it did]. It also would never have happened for someone with no title. I cannot say this is indicative of all Banks, only the Branch of the Bank that I worked in for over 7 years. I found this behaviour disgusting to say the least.
For years, I have believed that there are so many things wrong in Irish society:
This list is not exclusive.
I would like to see a better, happier, more equal, more inclusive, hopeful Society both North and South. I would like to do a Study related to all of this for my Dissertation but I cannot seem to narrow it all down.
I was thinking about asking people questions about their attitudes towards Irish society because a lot of people are aware of the problems but I have noticed that very few are willing to do anything about it.
What is your attitude towards helping others ?? Are you happy with life in Ireland at the moment ?? Do you believe everyone should help themselves?? What are your feelings on this??
I would appreciate your thoughts or help with this please.