It is an apparent fact that social disorders and unhealthy social conditions provide ancillary reasons for economic and technological mal-functionalities in any given society. When there are convivial social conditions, a change in security follows. And when societies have security and social order, a smooth atmosphere is provided for growth and development in all strata of an economy. For this reason, however, when there is an element of social disorder, there is always a strong possibility that insecurity will thrive and immediately follow. In fact, in the presence of social disorder, one witnesses insecurity. From the basis of these issues, it is possible to see that a core of social order and security guarantees development in society since security and social order create an avenue for social growth and allows bonds that exist among individuals in society to grow. A society without security and order stands on a precipice of capsizing into a pool of destruction—and this kind of society denies itself development since there can’t be genuine development in the presence of insecurity and disorderliness.
In the pre-Palaeolithic, Palaeolithic, and even the Neolithic ages of human civilisation, human existence was challenged by threats that often incapacitated the social environment. The homo sapiens were eager to find a solution by seeing the inevitable need to create a friendly environment that would ensure peace, order, and the security of lives. Today, globally, every human society strives and seeks for the same ordered society that is structured to promote and protect its inhabitants against social, political, economic, and religious violence and sabotage. But it seems obvious that this common goal in human society is becoming more and more susceptible to almost the same threats witnessed by the earliest generation which now tends to eliminate or cut-short the desire of every nation to exist peacefully. Sincerely, no genuine society can ever thrive technologically, socially, and politically if her social structure is underpinned with insecurity, social unrest, economic malpractices, unemployment, kidnappings, etc.
Each country of the world whether developed, developing, or underdeveloped underscores the fundamental objectives of these two phenomena. For this reason, the laws of each country or nation give a highly significant priority to security and order. In fact, because of the global roles of security and social order among humans, many international organisations have been established to oversee world peace and security. Yet, the world still persistently witnesses great security challenges. Ironically, even though man desires to live peacefully in his environment, he often encounters many war-like variables, which are often created by himself. This evidence drew the attention of Thomas Hobbs in his Leviathan, to contentiously argue that man has a cruel nature to de-possess and possess the property of his neighbour.
In summary, in order to achieve growth and development in our society, we must work together to create an ordered, peaceful, and friendly environment.
Written by Akwakwa Sunday
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