In Penrod’s Anti-Intellectualism: Why We Hate the Smart Kids, Penrod provides a brief summary of how teens are affected by their peers ridiculing and judgement. *insert supporting (integrated) quote from the article* From this, it is clear to see that it isn’t harmless what is being done in these situations. Kids are going home from school feeling broken, embarrassed, and outcast by those who were once their friends. Anyone can tell stories about how high school is all a popularity contest of different cliques, but no one is ever really willing to talk about how extreme this contest really is. There have been several news articles chronicling the bullying of kids who are designated as ‘too intelligent’ and are thus being bullied because of it.
However, we don’t feel they should be exempt from punishment due to their freedom of speech; their posts were gravely inappropriate and offensive. They intentionally discriminated against a group of people; they had no regards to other’s statuses as human beings which in our honest opinion is extremely unethical. Every human being should be treated with respect regardless of their culture, ethnicity, race, gender, etc. Johnny's leadership roles within his school simply doesn’t convince us that he was bullied into discriminating others, so we feel that he too should face the consequences. As a leader he should have known better.
His depiction of a feared ruler disregards the prosperity of his people and does not account for their pursuit of happiness. They must live in fear and refrain from angering their malicious prince. A ruler should not be concerned with his own prosperity, instead, he should seek to benefit his people. I believe Machiavelli’s opinion on how a prince should rule is evil, and I find no justification in his
There are numerous others, which have exceptionally negative impacts; the small enlivening angle ought not befuddle anybody to hold such a solid battle to support them. Gerald Jones is intentional in his article: to befuddle individuals on the veritable effect
In a scenario like Nightcrawler people become inhumane, not caring at all how actions affect other people. They become interested in only what is valuable or profitable to them. In a scenario like “Harrison Bergeron” people are made inhumane by the excessive amount of regulation. A radical solution will initiate more problems than it solves. The only solutions with any chances to solve moral problems fall somewhere in between these
because of a situation about a burn book, and the first thing that comes out of her mouth is words of manipulation towards the principle saying” I don’t think my father, the inventor of toaster strudel, would be too happy to hear about this.” Gretchen believes that she is in a higher class than other people and that with her parent’s wealth and fame she could get herself out of trouble no matter what she does. The conflict theory states that there is always tension between groups of people because there is one group wanting to run and rule over the other. In Mean Girls, we see this happen with the Plastics, which we could compare to the bourgeoisie during Karl Marx 's time. The movie explains perfectly what some people in a higher class compared to a lower class believes that everything revolves around them and the other students that are considered lower class needs to obey their every single command. Instead of using wealth to get out of trouble, another teenage “Plastic girl, Regina uses her property as her power.
Divorce is at its highest rate ever and I believe this is because couples have too much pride and self-entitlement today. Also politicians, for example Hilary Clinton, are so swaying with their views in order to please everyone that its hard to tell how they really feels. Opposite of Kreon, who stuck to his views and refused to consider anyone else’s. Kreon reminds me of Donald Trump, they want so much credit and respect, and expect everyone to blindly follow them. The presidential candidates this election truly scares me because there isn’t one person with a middle ground.
Much of the military may feel offended by this protest due to the fact that they lay their life down on the line everyday for our country, and then we have individuals who feel the need to disrespect our nations flag on national TV. Our president is handling this issue wrong. Instead of bringing this issue to one of his major attentions, he is just calling the select that are kneeling out on social media. These individuals may be in the wrong, but the have the right to speak freely. Many also believe that the players need to stop complaining because they are some of the highest paid beings in the country due to our citizens paying taxes.
Also, the schools with the most revenue would buy out all of the good players and this would make the league not as competitive. The schools with the most money would be the best in the league and there would be no problem dominating the league. So in conclusion, college athletes should not receive payment for
Twenge´s description of the statistically proven skyrocketed depression rate is accurate and opinions on it are justified. But when she says that iPhones make us all unhappy, I think twice. If anything these cell phones are time consumers and a fun waste of time for us, they don 't make us unhappy, it 's the things that occur using the iPhone that makes us unhappy and that 's by choice. Later in the article, she states that high schoolers now don 't ever go out with friends and stay home all the time. This is an ignorant statement.