apa one page . In your own words, how do using “the sociological imagination” and “seeing the general in the particular” allow you to view “your world”, in terms of thinking about the operation of society as a whole? What benefits can you appreciate by using “the sociological imagination”? Think about what general patterns brought you to where you are today. What general categories to which you belong have shaped your particular experiences (that is what is meant by “seeing the general in the particular”)? If you have difficulties with this activity, imagine what your life might be like if you were born in a different country, culture, or class. Then, think about how the general patterns in your life have shaped your particular circumstances. What is the “general” wisdom in studying sociology?