In, Chapter 'Structures', Paragraph 1.4, in Smith, R. D. (1998) 'Social Structures and Chaos Theory'
"Despite the fact this definition is nearly 30 years old it is sufficiently expressive of what most social scientists actually believe to be deemed 'intuitively clear'. Most researchers talk of such social-structural phenomena as 'class', 'ses', 'family', 'household', 'babyboomers', 'Xers', 'ethnic groups', 'minorities', 'women', 'homosexuals', 'races', 'castes' and so on without much further thought."
.. without much further thought, it donned to me, how cannot be any thing else? Automations. We are going through life, on an automatic pilot. Part and parcel of the program followed, becomes ingrained into our mind, solidifies, consolidates. And one morning, when the conditions, our program is set to deal with, cease to be, while fully on the autopilot mode, drives us into despair.
Our whole life crumples around us in ruins. Our lives scattered. Chaos? When we stick thoughtlessly to our automatic pilot? Is that becoming of the human individual?