Individuality allows every person to be themselves and be different from each other. However, In Ayn Rand’s novella Anthem, Rand describes a society where the people were not allowed to openly be themselves, or else they would be punished for being different. The main character, Equality, notices he is different slowly throughout the novella, but kept continuing to be like everyone else for awhile. These rules exist in this society to strip human individuality in order to achieve total equality. It is a struggle for people not to be able to think freely.
Alessia Cara’s song Wild Things represents who we truly are rather than pleasing society. Alessia Cara’s song signifies that we all have a place in the world without having to live by society 's rules. Everyone wants to follow the policies of society. I believe this song represents me because I don’t want to live by anyone 's policies except for mine. Alessia Cara’s song had a quote that says “... then leave us alone, cause we don’t need your policies…” this quote represents me due to the fact that I don’t like living by policies placed by
I also doubt that we will ever be a happy country because of the focus on such small picture ideas. I believe that the equality that we are given as citizens of the US does make us somewhat unhappy. We tend to always want more, and when we finally achieve our desired goal, we hold on to the gratification for a moment and forget. No one can be perfectly equal in our society because of our possessions. Backgrounds and personalities make it almost impossible to make everyone equal, unless everyone is forced to be the same person (much like in the novella Anthem).
Judging the morals in life regarding different societies expectations quickly became the focus of Equality’s thoughts, exactly as Ayn Rand had made it the importance of her own efforts. Objectivism is different from what many people live by, but it worked for Equality by the end of Anthem. It is important to realize everybody needs different things, which leads to thinking diversely. Some need self-respect to be able to give respect, and others live their life following instead of leading. It is impossible however, to say objectivism needs to vanish when it never has before, more so, the world would be unbalanced with only equal thoughts from all; there would be no innovation if all thoughts were for the same narrow concept.
This envisionment about the perfect person then becomes what many have called a “preference”. However, we’ve been so blinded by society that we believe that our “ preferences” cannot, in any way, be racist. The society that oppresses us into believing we are weird and inhuman has also impleteled racism into our own community.
Each person has a choice in how they see the world. Those who choose to base their lives on doubt, choose to limit their ability to experience the diverse opportunities the world has to offer them. Focusing on the fear of failure keeps them from seeing the possibility of positive outcomes. It is human nature to want to feel good about ourselves and avoid embarrassment and rejection. In reality, few people can boast of only successes and it is only those who can overcome their self-doubt and try something new that can learn and grow.
Charles C. Mann quotes " Yet the same people who want to satisfy their desires also resist the consequences of satisfaction". Human consumption is mirroring itself and everyone wants to establish their own success. The world is a whole but segregated into certain
Today we as humans are always so quick to judge others and give titles, there is always a need to have “good guy” and along comes a “bad guy.” When in all reality we are all just trying to be the “good guy” in our own way. Weather it may be morals and religion that make us believe that what we are doing is the right thing to do or simply learning that something is correct based on family, society, and what we are taught to believe is right. We are all always striving to please someone. We as humans who make mistakes shouldn't be so quick to give someone a title based on what we think is right. We are all only human and want nothing more than to please someone in some way or another.
Looking at the politics of today, this quality is severely lacking and the whole country suffers because of it. Not only is dysfunction the only quality that is persistence, but it appears very few care for the people. From families trying to stay in the country due to immigration to others fighting for their lives mattering, the moral principles within integrity are needed to remind America what it stands for- life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Unlike Coolidge, our officials consistently put party and self before people. However, the nation needs to realize that we, the people, need to be persistent, like Coolidge, in providing the basic rights for all
“People are selfish. They are moved chiefly by the desire for power and by fear of others. Thus, without an all-powerful sovereign to rule them, their lives would be "poor, nasty, brutish, and short. "- Thomas Hobbes. He argued that we should have equal rights and that no one should have power over someone else.
From the start of human existence people were destined to be different whether it be by race, gender or color. However history has shown that this uniqueness has lead to the judgement of these attributes not their celebration. The law should not agree with this, but sadly it does. Human race has not yet gotten past this hump of legality, but they must in order to keep living in peace. Society as a whole should not feel the discrimination that they do, but rather the commemorator of them.
It is important for a person to know their true identity. If they do not know their true identity then they are not truly themselves, they are someone or something else. Most people choose to ignore who they really are because they are afraid that people will make fun of them for being different, but being different is a good thing and that should never hold anybody back. In fact, it should make people proud that no one else is quite like them. For example, Hercules and April both were left out because they were different, but they used their differences from others and became leaders where they were.
From birth we are taught a certain set of morals, values and what is acceptable. Trying to change these views is never easy because we as humans are hardwired to never want to admit that what we think could be wrong. Look at societal changes as a whole; every major change that has occurred has come with resistance, each time change has been presented in this country we have tried to completely re-educate a society that has no interest in changing their views. This is why change does not come quickly but one man, Dr. Martin Luther King Jr, had a mission. He wanted to bring the segregated people together to live in equality.
In this constantly changing world, people could use a moral system to live by. If everyone could all agree on a certain way of treating others, the world would be a much better place. Humans lack a common understanding on how to treat others. People in this world are disrespectful to others and behave poorly in all aspects. People don’t take the time to listen to others opinions before making their own and interrupting.