How does the desire to pursue money and power negatively impact the characters' moral sense of right or wrong? Many people allow their social class and wealth to determine their belonging in life. In The Great Gatsby people with "old money" are more respected and superior than those with "new money". The characters' actions are driven by their desire for wealth and power. The carelessness that money creates allows those in power to bypass and disobey the laws because they believe their money will bail them out of trouble.
In society today, everyone is looking for their own euphoria. This causes them to only do the things they like and leaving behind thinking. Books are included in this because the more that people stop caring, the more distracted everyone gets by everything else. Sensation overrules thinking because people are provided new technology and easier ways of doing things. New technology has made people override their thinking because it is more interesting to younger people than using their brain.
(AGG) Being reliant on technology will cause you to become introverted. (BS-1) Dependency on technology separates you from society and diverts you from learning. (BS-2) People in the society misunderstand the true meaning of emotion because technology was taking over their lives. (BS-3) The real world experiences have shown that life is more than Technology, it is experiencing nature. (TS) In Fahrenheit 451, Bradbury’s overall message is when people have an obsession with technology they separate themselves from the real world.
This moral attitude is born from twin obstacles -- the first being the tumultuous economy and the second is “the superior virtue of the oppressed” (Russell 58) This attitude manifests through surrender. Our volatile economy has caused us to distrust our ability to make money and instead encourages us to rely more heavily on the government to “bail us out.” Money is not the earned result of a capable individual, but instead the random blessing of fate or the government. This has caused the value of money to become weak in our minds. It no longer results from our ability to produce, instead it stems from our ability to prove our greater need, to prove that because of our greater oppression we deserve more benefits. It is a morality of “‘.
In relation to technology, Burch makes reference to the unnecessary updates thrown at individuals with phones, computers, or tablets. Anyone with, or who has had, an old phone knows the frustration of this. Phone companies purposely design updates, although completely unnecessary, which will slow down the software considerable, forcing you to buy a newer model. You cannot even ignore the updates because after a while, your phone cannot function without them. Technology is in the hands of consumer culture and is manipulating society.
First of all, there are negativities throughout both societies. The lack of freedom terminates a lot of rights like the right to be different, or choose what is right, or to be yourself. Moreover, people that have more power can take benefits while enforcing rules on lower-ranking human beings. Also, the idea of war and conflict causes negativity. Second of all, the thinking of people is very corrupt.
There has been a negative effect that teenager’s brain goes through and it does not let them think creatively and miss their brains up. Technology can go into positive and negative effect, but one thing that teenagers and parents cannot do is to stop using it for a long time. They get obsessed with it and you cannot get rid of these devices. Technology negatively affects brain development in children because usage affects their learning, and therefore technology use should be limited during children’s formative years. Students have their attention on phones and computers when they are at school.
Unfortunately, the political system within the United States is prolifically corrupt. This not only applies to the people in charge and the ease by which they are able to be bribed, but to the system itself and how it fails to represent the public. It is a sad truth that the wealthy in this country have more representation, and a greater ability to change public policy than the average American. A Princeton University study concluded that, “The preferences of the average American appear to have only a minuscule, near-zero, statistically non-significant influence upon public policy (Gilens, 11).” Political corruption is the greatest reason as to why wealth inequality is so great in the United States. The policies that are mean to protect the average American worker are being erased, while the incredibly wealthy see more tax-cuts, and are able to change policies to their
These feelings bring us hope, they bring us into ourselves which proves itself to be more important with each passing day. Solitude is being abolished due to the pressure we take from technology in our lives, quickly humans and technology are becoming co-dependent. This is not to say that technology is despicable or that we should put an end to these items that make our daily lives remarkably easier, but that we must be comfortable with ourselves before we can embrace them. In the same way, one should not go into a serious relationship without first loving themselves. Solitude, and in turn, Introspection allows you delve into your mind, reflect on life and the person you are today, as well as the person you wish to become.
We are no longer able to make deep connections with people we communicate with or within our education. Instead, we have become so invested in technology that nothing matters to us, our education or communication skills, or even the fact that we are tearing down ourselves and the people around us in the process. We are losing our own sense of individuality because we have become so dependent on the opinions and statement of others rather than creating our own culture. We are also losing many new, exciting opportunities that could be right in front of because we are so caught up in artificial intelligence and artificial intimacy that new technology has created to be self-invested rather than other people