Every society strives to be perfect, but the truth is most cannot make the sacrifices necessary to achieve perfection. Every society contains too much conflict since different people's’ views and emotions are constantly clashing with each other. These conflicts are the reason why a utopian society cannot be created. In order to have a perfect society, everyone in that society has to have similar motives to eliminate conflicting ideals. Societies have to be willing to sacrifice certain traits, such as emotions and the truth to obtain perfection, but first, they must ask themselves, “is it really worth giving up these traits?” In Aldous Huxley’s Brave New World, he uses Christian symbolism and Shakespearian allusions to portray to the reader that it is not worth sacrificing the truth for a “happy utopian society”.
Men make laws to instill order in a society and prevent chaos in any shape or form. Naturally, laws will always be somewhat unjust because it is impossible to consistently construct laws that directly and equally benefit all members of a society. There will always be a majority that makes the laws and a minority that has to obey the laws. Although laws are usually the standard of morality by which we live by, they must be disobeyed in certain situations. These situations are, but not limited to, an undemocratic formation of aforementioned laws, laws that are inherently unjust according to human law which can be synonymous with God’s law.
By using this point of view to portray how helpless the main character, Lane Dean, feels, readers will learn entering an early parenthood is not always a good option for those who are young and unprepared ones because many problems and questions will arise. In Lane’s scenario, he does not know if he wants to keep the baby at first. Yet, his problems evolve to doubts as he begins to question his goodness, his love to Sheri and his faith in God. Therefore, the important message that readers can receive from “Good People” is: the standards of becoming “a good person” are unknown because everyone has distinct views on what is right or
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.
There are many reasons why I think Equality will not adopt the rules of his old society. Throughout the story he is struggling against the rules. Furthermore, he tries to conform but simply cannot. He then realizes that it's okay and even good to be your own person. He wants to show people how to think for themselves and fight for what they believe in.
Though Singer raises a great argument on morality and famine, his obligations can be too demanding. How much can morality demand of us? His obligations limit our freedom to act and may even demand us to act in opposition to our interests as he demands that we must always make the morally utmost choice. Singer’s principle also will require us to not favor our moral concerns we may have. Also, if everyone were to follow their moral obligations, wouldn’t people have sacrificed much more than they needed to?
Without someone to speak the uncomfortable truth, in a way the people will listen, the world would not be where it is today. If there was no one to challenge the “norm”, how could people ever change? Humorists today are more important than ever as people grow increasingly ignorant of the issues that surround them and the messages they don’t want to
We lie for many reasons and it’s been said that the truth can hurt sometimes. I too have lied but I don’t let it take control over my life as I doubt it's healthy to constantly lie on a daily basis. The more we lie, the more we become separated from everybody
“Morality is not properly the doctrine of how we may make ourselves happy, but how we may make ourselves worthy of happiness” (Immanuel Kant). Morality is the divergence between right and wrong in every aspect of life. The history of the world has demonstrated human need to attain sovereignty. In the journey to achieve this goal, people have forgotten the gravity of the steps taken to complete an ideal and have only focused on the result. There have been several examples where detrimental actions have been taken by fortunate people to accomplish their goals.
Ultimately, someone holds the power, but the idea projected by the society’s existence itself is unquestionable equality. This being said, there isn’t much depth to the scripture, as looking too deep will lead you to a dead end. There is little logic behind it, and overall doesn’t make too much sense. An individual pledging for its entire community by themselves without their own identity is one large paradox that doesn’t add up, no matter which way you try to solve