1.Are humans' needs finite or infinite?
Humans' needs are infinite and must be regulated by understood societal norms. (pg. 83)What restrains human cravings?Societal normsWhat happens when these cravings grow too great?Humans' can become unproductive members of society since they could begin to aspire or want for things not specific to their role in society. (pg. 87)1.Emile Durkheim2.Anomie and the Modern Division of Labor3.Pg. 77-784.The division of labor in a society helps regulate itself and keep order. A loss of solidarity would mean the fall of a society. 1.Division of Labor - the individual's role they play in a society as a whole. One must be content of this position or risk the society not functioning.
Again, even though these conclusion drawn are not personal in nature, they make sense on how one must enjoy what they do and not aspire to become better. If this happens, who would do the job they left behind?
2.Why is modern economic life so anomic?
Everyone has a function on how they contribute to society as a whole. Economically speaking, an anomic lifestyle is even more essential since the stability of the economy lets of live out things we want (because our position in society says so) and need (what is expected of us in our role in society.