viernes, marzo 28, 2008


Cassie Dutko

1.Mythical paradigm – Shaman

2.Ontological paradigm – Wise

3.Theological paradigm – Priest

4.Modern paradigm – Scientist

5.Posmodern paradigm – Successful Man

A paradigm is a general and common assumption about something,or someone, that is hard to change. Today, in our world many paradigms exist. To name a few, mythical, ontological, theological, modern, and post-modern paradigms exist.

An example of a mythical paradigm is that of the shaman. They are evil people who use dark powers, such as the devil or black magic, to heal people. The minds of the shaman are corrupted and abnormal. They will take advantage of anyone they can because they are untrustworthy.

A priest is another religious figure that people have paradigms about. Priests are very closed-minded because of how devoted they are to their religion. Purity is commonly associated with priests as well; they don’t ever do anything wrong. Priests are also believed to be generally boring people who aren’t allowed to have fun.

People generally don’t realize this one, but the wise contain many paradigms as well. They do not know about current issues, or how things have changed since their experiences. Because of that they are unable to relate to people who are young. Being wise makes a person lose their fun and spontaneity…because they are old.

Another example of a paradigm is the modern one of the scientist. Scientists are supposed to know everything and when they don’t…they are not very good or trustworthy scientists. They are atheist because they only believe in what is seen, heard, or touched.

Finally, the post-modern paradigm of the successful man is probably the most common in today’s society. People who are successful are selfish people only interested in money and materialistic things. Therefore, they prefer work over relationships with people. This gives them a very cold and hard personality.

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