It is simply the nature of our existence. So why should we waste our time forcing our ideals and morals onto others? Everyone is entitled to living how they want to, and yet people try to show everyone that their ideas are superior. For an existentialist, it is not only a foolish choice to create an opening for conflict, but also a complete waste of what little time we have. Mary Shelley’s Frankenstein is a good example of what this sort of thing causes in the end.
Exercising your own ideals can be perceived as being rebellious in every society at time. People are expected to act, think, and behave in a way that safeguards everyone’s contentment. Ralph Waldo Emerson has a different view on this matter, in his essay Self-Reliance, he urges every individual to believe in their divine ideal and not to conform to society and its projections. In Emerson’s essay “Self-Reliance”, he urges for every human being to rely on their own intelligence and the genius within to make decision for themselves and to be their true selves. He discourages conforming and adhering to “dead institutions” (551) such as religion, academic colleges, and social organization.
Society asks people to change themselves to fit in. However, people do not have to conform to the standards set by society. In Harrison Bergeron by Kurt Vonnegut, society forced people to be alike, in every way possible. No one person better than another. However, it shows that handicapping those who have excelled in an area of life or have greater ability than another is an injustice.
“To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” (Ralph Waldo Emerson). Emerson suggests that humans are living in a world in which humanity is constantly attempting to change individuals. Society tries to change humans identities, but a human’s identity is what allows them to express themselves and distinguish themselves from others. Human nature is supposed to look, act and think differently, and, when humans are very similar it becomes difficult to interact and get along with others. A time that preserving identity becomes notably challenging is during times of crisis.
According to Jean- Paul Sartre , An authentic person means that you have to accept the full weight of your freedom in light of the unreasonable which mean any life given to you is yours. He states that if you make a decision to follow someone else 's meaning of life whether it is a religion, government , teacher or parent. He consider this to be a bad thing because you did not make that decision for yourself. I do believe that authenticity can be developed through education as long as students understand the relevant of what you are teaching them. Some real world examples that educators present to student will only be retained if a student find it applicable to their lives.
Emerson repeats “Trust thyself” throughout the selection. This motto ties the first section of the essay together. To rely on someone else’s opinion or judgment is cowardly, but someone who is self-reliant exhibits originality and is child-like – free from selfish needs – yet mature. Emerson also said it is important for an individual to resist the pressure to conform to societal norms, which conspire to defeat self-reliance in its people. “Whoso would be a man, must be a nonconformist .
Thomas Paine’s influential essays, titled The Rights of Man and Common Sense, argue that humans are born with natural rights. Paine views human natures as essentially good, but capable of evil. In order to contain this evil there needs to exist an over-arching institution that would provide stability and peace. Paine argued that the government would play this role. However, he viewed the government as a necessary evil.
The premises are difficult to dismiss. Singer concedes that almost as imperative is ambiguous, yet he thinks that individuals can be straightforward with themselves about what checks and what doesn't. Singer suspects you may be thinking that the argument isn't too dubious. Yet in the event that we were to consider it important our lives would be changed drastically. The argument has critical results, for show can't help thinking that all surplus spending purchasing things that we don't generally need isn't right.
Although, I do believe adjusting to what everyone agrees is acceptable would be difficult. I believe laws should be made to protect people’s safety without jeopardizing people from living a happy lifestyle. Karl Marx articulates that social change occurs when society in itself moves to society for itself. Society in itself is described as a group that has common interested but is unconscious of the common interest and society for itself is a group that has common interested and is actively advocating and working towards common goals. I think laws should be open to change with society, humans are ever changing and the laws should recognize that and reconsider what is deviant and what is a shift in
Charles Dudley Warner once said, “We are half ruined by conformity, but we should be wholly ruined without it”. In today’s society, many tend to question their role in civilization, and what contribution it radiates throughout the world. Society as a whole has both its positives and negatives, but overall, many recognize that society and its expectations creates many constraints, forcing people to conform to a reality that has thus been created for them. Whether these conformities are considered “in the right” is essentially up to the person themselves, and whether they continue to follow through with these actions that place them under such a notional societal umbrella. Ultimately, people will do what is necessary to feel that they have a