(1) It is interesting to consider George Herbert Mead’s idea that functional superiority, one’s ability to help others with their superior skills without trying to dominate, will lead to a universal d


It is interesting to consider George Herbert Mead’s idea that functional superiority, one’s ability to help others with their superior skills without trying to dominate, will lead to a universal democracy or a society that focuses on cooperative relations (Eadles and Appelrouth 2015). It is a lovely idea, but I do not think we can apply these ideas to the problems of democracy in our century. People seem to have a difficult time grasping the concept of working together to better society. I suspect that this extreme dividedness poses an obstacle to Mead’s idea of achieving a universal democracy.

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