Mary Douglas Quotes and its meanings

Mary Douglas has written on many topics. Some of the topics he has discussed most are as follows;

Alone Change Equality Funny Jealousy Leadership Marriage Religion Science Society

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Mary Douglas has written on many topics but he is most famous for his work about alone, change, equality, funny, jealousy, leadership, marriage, religion, science & society. People always share Alone quotes, Change quotes, equality, funny, jealousy, leadership, marriage, religion, science & society from his literary works.

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  • I am convinced that living in an enclave shapes the personality, and living alone shapes the personality too.
  • If you want to change the culture, you will have to start by changing the organization.
  • Real equality is immensely difficult to achieve, it needs continual revision and monitoring of distributions. And it does not provide buffers between members, so they are continually colliding or frustrating each other.
  • Mormons... are so strong, they can handle wealth, they are confident. I think it is because they are not bogged down by rules for equality, but have a firmly defined system of relative status and responsible command.
  • Inequality can have a bad downside, but equality, for its part, sure does get in the way of coordination.
  • If people want to compete for leadership of a religious group, they can compete in piety. A chilling thought. Or funny.
  • Religion can make it worse. Are you supposing that if people were encouraged to believe in a transcendent reality, and to be encouraged by grand rituals and music and preaching, to love their neighbors, then they would put jealousy and frustration aside?
  • Since 1970, relationships can be more volatile, jobs more ephemeral, geographical mobility more intensified, stability of marriage weaker.
  • I have increasingly, over the years, felt that religion today does our civilization more harm than good.
  • It is very reasonable to worry about the harm done by organized religion, and to prefer looser and more private arrangements.