Sadly, because this nation and this world are corrupt and unethical, the equality we are striving for may never be a reality. Nevertheless, total equality is not necessarily in society’s best interest. When stripped of any and all the things which make us diverse, individuals lose their identity. What we, as the human race, have seemed to have forgotten is our differences are not a disgrace, a curse, or an abomination; instead, our differences are what define us as individuals. They give us our strength and individuality; our differences allow us to accomplish more as a collective than a world full of Da Vincis or Einsteins ever could.
When applied to history it is seemly factual that the series of invites have led to the reason that humans beings are even where they are now. If African or Native Americans knew the same things as the Spanish it would be questionable to say that the world would be the same as it is now. It is that idea that Diamond stresses. It’s the notion that the world evolved simply because of favorable environmental resources that allowed one race to have a more favorable outcome then the
For instance, if we participate in the Buy Nothing Day, we are contributing to the conservation of the Earth. In addition, he guarantees that living without the need to use money is possible because he has successfully achieved this challenge. The writer mentions a possible different point of view when he says “Reducing our consumption, we are told, would be terrible for the rampaging beast known only as The Economy.” However, he clarifies that this statement is nothing more than a confusion or strategy made by politicians and economists to increase sales. His argument is positional because he demonstrates his clear position about an issue he cares about. He provides different reasons why reducing expenses is vital.
And yet, the science and reason that brought us this invention are not enough to force humanity to accept it in all facets of life. Something potentially responsible for this phenomenon is the Backfire Effect. David McRaney describes the Backfire Effect with great accuracy in his article “The Backfire Effect”: “coming or going, you stick to your beliefs instead of questioning them. When someone tries to correct you, tries to dilute your misconceptions, it backfires and strengthens them instead” (1). This unbreakable resolve for maintaining beliefs in contradiction to logic prevents us from seeing truth effectively.
The government shouldn’t have to baby their people, they can think for themselves. Removing the ability for them to have a choice strips people of their freedom, and America is built on the ideal of freedom. Adding on, the soda ban might not even have any health benefits. Referring back to Gross’ article, a nutritionist is quoted as saying, “It is not reasonable to blame or cite one product… [the proposal] produces a false sense of accomplishment in the fight against obesity.” Even health experts disagree with the ban. This mandate supposedly improves people’s well-being, but it fails at accomplishing that goal.
Wendell Berry is an American writer known mostly for his stories about the value of environmental conservation. “Family Work” is an essay about the influence of technology and the need to return to traditional values. He makes the argument that truly living your life is viewed as an impractical practice by modern society because of the reduction of the family unit. Berry also has an unwavering belief that if the public listens to him they will become better people. I agree that Berry’s ideas are revolutionary and that putting some of them into fruition will make your life better.
Humans are going to have accepted that we are hurting the environment and we cannot control what happens. Davis provides us with a very blunt and perhaps over the top explanation of the situation California is but without an explanation like this we will never take notice. Ecology of Fear by Mike Davis should be a wake up call for us in California that we do not live in a world. We should fear the environment not because does something disastrous, we should fear for what it can do and Mike Davis delivers on this point in Ecology of
I do agree with Strawson and I think that he is right. I do not believe that someone can be truly morally responsible for anything that they do; however, it would be appropriate and well deserving is moral responsibility held a standard. If someone does something that creates a great change in the world, they should definitely have true moral responsibility for it. Ultimately, I know that that is also impossible because making a great change in the world come from the way we are, and we are not truly morally responsible for
Disobedience is an essential characteristic in this world because without it, no social progress is made. Disobedience can be viewed in a very complex manner because it is in some cases, an unhonorable and disgraceful characteristic, however, Wilde describes disobedience as an honorable attribute for someone to have when social progress is made.. Disobedience should not only be compelled, it should be mandatory. According to Wilde, disobedience is a beneficial characteristic for a person to have, a necessary evil, without it social progression cannot occur. “Disobedience, in the eyes of anyone who has read history, is man’s original virtue.” This is an appealing quote because disobedience is an unhonorable and disgraceful characteristic, however, Wilde describes disobedience as an honorable attribute for someone to have when social progress is made. Wilde claims “is man's original virtue” as if in order to be a “man” you must fight for what you truly believe in no matter the consequences.
Although, I see the reasoning behind not requiring vaccinations. Every person has the right, but if they are going to harm the rest of the human race just because they do not vaccinations I do not agree with that. I do believe that vaccinations are a good thing and should be