Forests and Trees and a Word of Caution

I often ask my students if they’ve ever heard the saying,

“You can’t see the forest for the trees”

These days none of my students have heard this aphorism before. It’s an important bit of wisdom that a sociologist needs to often communicate. In my field we study and speak of general trends and group phenomena.

Posts on this blog are never about YOUR specific family, marriage, children, divorce or future. This information and commentary is about what’s happening in  OUR society. The hope is to provide you with even more knowledge so that you can make wise choices as a family member and citizen.


“Sometimes, if you stand on the bottom rail of a bridge and lean over to watch the river slipping slowly away beneath you, you will suddenly know everything there is to be known.”    – A. A. Milne

About Randy Wilson

Professor of Sociology at Houston Baptist University I read, think and write about religion and culture in the United States. It's very interesting and very complicated but incredibly exciting. For many years I have been trying to figure out how people learn best (my students and myself). The classes I teach are always in a state of experimentation - trying to reorganize around what students bring to the table and where we have to go.

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