Read the excerpt from C. Wright Mills’s The Sociological Imagination. Then answer the following questions in one essay:
What is the sociological imagination? Why might it be useful?
How does Mills differentiate between personal trouble and a public issue? Why is this distinction important?
Using your sociological imagination, explain how personal trouble from your own life could actually be part of a public issue. Be sure to support your position that the problem is indeed a public issue by citing either a newspaper article or a peer-reviewed article that reinforces the public nature of the problem.