While egoism motivates people to have high expectations, and make people want to be successful. Both altruism and egoism play significant roles in our lives, but having too much of either altruism or egoism leads to the loss of humanity. Ayn Rand is inhumane, because she is an egoist therefore she doesn’t care about those in need, instead she only cares about her expectations and her success. Altruism makes people compassionate, because altruist value service, charity, and selflessness. Altruism has to be learned so it is more valuable than egoism, because compassion isn’t something people are born with.
If I knew the truth about the criterion of surviving, I would have been better off and no telling what I could offer the world. Consequently, I was focused on the wrong thing. In observing successful people, for sure many did not get there by beauty.
There are few things in this world that are satisfactory to people mentally. These ideals create new beliefs and perspectives on life. Some of these changes can make a person want to change their surroundings to fit their ideal way of life. This intern makes them restless and unhappy with the way their life is. On the other hand these ideals can affirm the way of life or view on life is perfect in their own eyes.
To Schopenhauer, happiness cannot be understood if the elements of its ' absence are not understood. Many comprehend life to be a balancing act, that these elements equalize the fulfillment of want and desire with suffering and misfortune. The same individuals would then assume that life because it carries these harmonizing features, is positively good. Because many believe life is presented as "good", suffering bestows itself as an exception or aberration to the general rule of life whereas, Schopenhauer believes it to be the other way around. He believes that life is defined by pain, drudgery, calamity, desire and that the moments of pleasure and joy are the exception to life.
There are simple things in life that we didn’t expect that will greatly affect our whole personality. Gender, social status, intelligence, performance, educational background, and integrity are some of the constituents that are used to judge and label our individuality. There are conjoint places around the world that we thought will be safe for us, will value and appreciate who we truly are, and a lot of us consider that to be the last place who will treat us punitively and unreasonably. Most of the times our sexuality overthrows us in a way that we are being restricted to the benefits that should be offered and experienced by everyone without any stress and difficulties in obtaining it. If we are going to examine our current situation with great depth and sincerity we will come down with a notion that will make us realize as to when an individual’s sexuality became a passport to be treated discriminatorily and differently.
Regardless of the determination one may have to be kind-hearted or considerate without an ulterior motive, a small hint of guilt will always lurk in the light of goodness. Whether it is helping out the less fortunate because one is ashamed of their privileges or doing a small deed for another to boost one’s own idea of themself, we all have a desire inside of us to better ourselves in any way possible. It is when we take action to better ourselves by helping others and bettering their lives that true goodness blossoms. It is impossible to have goodness out of the purity of one’s heart, but if goodness can come from guilt, is that terrible? The reason Amir returned to Afghanistan was to rid himself of the guilt, but nevertheless, he saved Sohrab.
In addition, the virtue of Plato’s view on the worldly existence is that it is very optimistic. He stresses the importance of education (of the soul), which is a good thing. Also, he wants people to live in harmony with each other. Nevertheless, I’m afraid that people aren’t capable of having so much solidarity by sharing their knowledge with others, after they have escaped the cave. I think that it would result in a group of elite, who have more knowledge than others, and instead of sharing their knowledge, they would keep it to themselves, and inequality will
Maya Angelou once said that “in diversity there is beauty and there is strength”. I think this is a great quote to simply put what lies beneath the word diversity and the benefit of it. It is clear that good things come out of diversity yet it is still frowned upon in a large part of society which is ironic as why would anyone be so against something good and positive that will help build a better world to live in. Nevertheless,the awareness of the importance of diversity is gradually increasing and people are starting to realise the significance of it. Therefore,it is our responsibility to protect and create a peaceful environment in which everyone can feel included in society despite the opposition and controversy surrounding diversity.
Selfish or Self-Love In our generation, we have a perspective of egoism as an individual being egotistical. When Ayn Rand wrote her novel The Anthem we noticed that she had a dissimilar outlook on egoism and collectivism. To have love for one’s self is not wrong nor should it be taken into context where it is considered selfish. Love does not have to be selfish.
According to John Rohn “Life does not get better by chance, it gets better by choice.” Life does not just get better, there must be changes. Each day people make choices in order to better their life. In Anthem, this never happens because the Council makes choices for everyone. When Equality 7-2521 is punished he is banished from the society and experiences what it is like to be an individual.
Curiosity is just a subtle word that may not seem relevant in one’s life, yet it’s the reason everyone starts the thinking process driving them through the intricate roads of knowledge and achievement. Knowledge and achievement can be thought of as a positive component dividing each person, as most people would be thrilled to be introduced to knowledge and beyond it. Because of this reaction, people feel as though they have achieved a goal in life, leading them to the new feeling of happiness. In the novella Anthem by Ayn Rand, Equality 7-2521, the main character, undergoes this same process as curiosity consumes him.