The sociological perspective is described as seeing the general patterns of behavior in a particular group of people. (Society the Basics, 2017) The general patterns of behavior displayed by a group of people will vary based on that group of people. For example, the behaviors of people who were raised with lots of money in a very privileged country will have different behaviors than people raised with very little money who had many hardships growing up. The personal decisions a person makes are greatly affected by how society has influenced them. Every single thing a person has done is somehow affected by the society around them. While many people assume they make decisions based on their feelings, this is only partially true as those feelings are a result of the society that person has lived as a part of. This is why each country has its own set of societal normalities, and these normalities vary by country. In countries where women are encouraged to have a life outside of their familial duties the number of children born to each woman is lower than it is in countries where women’s main task is taking care of the family. Anything anyone has ever done can be looked at from the sociological perspective. Basic rights that people here in the United States never think twice about, may seem like nothing but an unimaginable dream to people living somewhere else in the world. Take, for example, driving a car. While people here in the United States often don’t think twice about the luxury of driving a car, for people in less fortunate countries, the thought of ever driving may never even cross their minds. For teens in America, driving a car is a big right of passage. When you turn 16, you are excited to get your driver’s license. Is this because you are truly excited to get your license? Maybe. Or is it because society has conditioned you to think that you should be excited? Also a good possibility. There is a good chance that teens are actually very excited to get their license, however, they would probably not be nearly as excited if it weren’t for the society they grew up in. They grew up in a country that glamorized learning how to drive, and thus they have learned that they should also be excited about learning how to drive. Countries where driving is less common, take Saudi Arabia, for example, there is much less desire or excitement to start driving. It wouldn’t make sense that there is overall less excitement throughout the entire country when it comes to driving. The best way to understand this situation would be to look at it from a sociological standpoint. It may be very true that the people of Saudi Arabia are actually just not as excited about driving, however, there has to be a good reason for this. Because in Saudi Arabia driving is less common among the people there is less glamorization of the idea of driving. The women of Saudi Arabia were only granted the right to drive in 2017. (BBC, 2017) After the ban on women driving was lifted, the excitement around driving grew. However, this is a fairly new development. Before women were allowed to drive, driving was never something for them to think about, and get excited for on a daily basis. Their society had conditioned them into not even considering driving as an option. So no, they were not excited about driving, but this is because driving to them was never an option. The sociological perspective of looking at things helps not only sociologists but anyone who tries, to better understand why people are the way they are. By looking at an individual situation in the mindset of everything being a general as part of a particular, (Society The Basics, 2017) you will better understand why someone who grew up in a different way from you views things in such a different way. In conclusion, every single right, privilege, or choice we have is all a result of the society we grew up in. If any individual from anywhere in the world were to have been born somewhere else their rights, privileges, and choices would all be different. In the case of driving, for example, it wasn’t that the Saudi Arabian women were bored by the idea of driving, it’s not that they would not have wanted to if presented the opportunity, but that it was never a feasible option, so they had never had any reason to give it much thought.