Symbolic Interactionism takes a small-scale view of society. It focuses on a small perspective of the interactions between individuals, for example, if you are with a friend, instead of looking at large scale structures, like education or law. Explains the individual in a society and their interactions with others. It can explain social order and change. Mead believed that the development of the individual was a social process, as were the meanings individuals assigned to things. Bloom told we act of the sense we have given something. We give meaning to things based on our social interactions. The same thing has the same meaning for different people. The definition we get something is not permanent. It can change due to everyday life. The actions depend on the purpose, that different people assign different meanings of things, and that the sense of something can change. Symbolic interactionism does not ask the same questions as the large-scale sociology theories do. It is sometimes considered as supplemental, rather than a full opinion because it restricts to studying small interactions between individuals. It gives a different perspective that is necessary for fully understanding a society.