Introduction: Write about the importance of family in shaping values of an individual and hence, values of society
Body Paragraph: Write in your own words about the changing dynamics of the role of family and its influence on collective morality of society. Write both positive and negative aspects.
Tip: Subjective questions can be answered better in paragraph format. Don’t forget to underline the keywords.
Conclusion: Add some examples of the new definitions of family and sum up on a positive note.
Family is regarded as a primary social institution – the basic unit of society. The family imparts in an individual the moral values of cooperation, harmony, sacrifice, equity, democracy and peace. Hence, it’s the basic building block of the collective morality of any society.
With the increasing urbanization and modernization, the structure of traditional joint families is changing and there is a rise in the number of nuclear families. This has stirred the traditional influence of the institution of family on society. Here are some ways in which the collective morality has been affected:
Family is an evolving institution. Families are in a constant state of transition as each member moves through the cycles of life and the family itself moves from one stage of development to the next. This institution will continue to influence the collective morality of our societies. However, the influence will keep evolving and changing as the definition of ‘family’ changes!