Disenchantment and Rationalization

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Disenchantment is a philosophical term used in describing undesirable changes of situations or facts in the society (Delanty, 2013). It can also be defined as the disillusionment of facts that results in disappointment. There are many factors in the society that illustrate disenchantment, for instance, different aspects of religion have changed over years such that its true meaning and objective has faded. The people have become disenchanted with the religious leaders’ inability to control and maintain morals of religion. The beliefs that made the people respect and adhere to the ethics of religion have been revised and replaced by simple facts that are logical or rational, however, these new theories are unrealistic. Schools have been disenchanted in the sense that the objective of their establishment has been rationalized to make the process simple and logical. The purpose of school initially was to identify talent and transform people into professionals with regard to their interests; this is different from what is currently embraced in the education system as humans are being converted to ‘robots.' The education system does not focus on building professionals based on talents and interests; instead, the trend in the society determines the topics and theories taught in school. Disenchantment has affected the culture such that new ideas from scientific evidence and discoveries have been integrated into beliefs to rationalize them; this has changed the meaning and importance of traditions (Balcomb, 2014). Currently, some communities lack a specific culture due to the rationalization that has been achieved through socialization and education. Some communities are

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