Richard Morris Hunt’s mansion depicts a large mansion build in 1895 owned by one of America’s leading architects of the 19th century. He implanted a high Victorian Goth architectural design for the construction of this large mansion. This mansion covers four acres of floor space, has 250 rooms, an indoor swimming pool, priceless artworks, and adorned furnishings; the epitome of wealth.
Of Mice and Men is a novel known across the globe, its delicate tone and emphasis on humanity and the struggles of the world locks the readers in. What dazzles readers most about this folk classic is how it is expressed in a way that all can understand, but few comprehend the deep and dark turn of events that lie between the lines of the book at first glance. The book isn’t referenced so often for its events in the past, but more for how it is related to the present as well as the future. The main issue discussed in this masterpiece is inequality, this subject applies to not only those of the past, but to everyone in every circumstance across the world today. Although it’s the 21st century, this issue is still present in everyday life. Wealth, race, gender, and mental illness has torn society apart and lead to inequality. These major reasons for inequality has affected everyone in its path leading to major consequences as well as issues and problems. In China, a new found wealth has left the social classes more divided and issues are beginning to rise. Meanwhile in the U.S., wealth is destroying students and unequal views toward specific types of people are weakening the patriotic bond.
Andrew Carnegie was the father of industrialized steel in the 19th century and owned the affluent Carnegie Steel Company. He quickly expanded steel’s production, became one of the wealthiest men in the world, and thereafter became a striving philanthropist. The pinnacle of Andrew Carnegie’s life was in the midst of the Gilded Age, an era of economic growth that included an underlying societal corruption. During this time, penniless laborers became upset with the unfair way that wealthy industrialists treated them and began to strike against these colossal companies. In 1889, at the peak of his accumulation of wealth, Andrew Carnegie wrote a famous essay titled “Wealth” that described the gap between the rich and the poor. In his justification of wealth, Andrew Carnegie argues that the rich men in the world are vital to society and must use their wealth responsibly in order to ameliorate the lives of the poor.
Money should not buy you happiness. That being said, it is a person’s right to save and spend their money on the events they choose. Even if these events can be referred to as selfish, it is still their money that they earned. Some people think that everyone should have an equal amount of money so no one is poor, however, if everyone has an equal amount that would eliminate the drive for achievement that leads to success.
“Money can’t buy happiness.” “Money isn’t everything, its just paper.” Anyone who has ever grown up without money and lamented about it has heard these kinds of phrases many times. In looking around our culture and society today it would be hard to say those statements are true. While everyone has problems, rich and poor alike, having money gives you access to more solutions to those problems. The short story “Folding Beijing” by Hao Jingang shows that while money may not be able to buy happiness outright, it does give access to comfort and contentment.
When More wrote Utopia, it was at the peak of Renaissance England. It was a time of apparent cruelty from the wealthy property owners and disease and poverty for others in the kingdom. More himself had been called to advise the king and was in a dilemma. His friend in the dialogue, Hythlodae did not believe in advising kings. He held that kings only used advisers for fiendish ends. One of More’s suggestions in the book was the abolition of private property as it was in Utopia. This paper shall look at the issues in the kingdom at the time that would be solved with this measure. It shall also look at why private property leads to illusory pleasures and why the more natural pleasures of Utopia are better.
James Allen, an English writer, once stated, “If your real desire is to do good, there is no need to wait for money before you do it.” This quote could have several interpretations. For example, one who desires wealth, not for own sake, but others do good, wealth will come to you. Another interpretation could be to make opportunity do not wait for it. Allen wrote A Man Thinketh.
The road to success for some is long and grueling and for others quick and painless. Despite this diversity a common likeness is shared between. This prestated likeness is enveloped in Barracks National Address to America’s Schoolchildren. In addition to being a great representation, Barrack’s speech uses clever speech writing techniques to further its ingenuity and overall value.
I agree with the statement Socrates made stating "I tell you that virtue is not given by money, but that from virtue comes money and every other good of men, public or private." Socrates believes that every soul seeks happiness, and there is a clear path to happiness many choose
According to Plato (2000) Socrates claims that “Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively.” (p.10). There are different answers on the question: What is wealth? Wealth is to have money, to have knowledge, or to have family. There are people who does not have money, does not have much knowledge, or does not have family. Hence, they consider wealth of money, knowledge, or family. Moreover, excellence is the same as wealth, it has different types such as beauty, genius, or power. Although people differently think about the word of excellence and the word of wealth, they usually consider that “excellence” is when an one person or an one thing is more beautiful, stronger, more intelligent, or more cunning than another the man or the object. However, Socrates who is wise philosopher means that “excellence” is something like goodness, and “wealth” is a money. How Socrates (2000) mention above that wealth does not create a wise person, but a wisdom creates the good deeds for people. (p.10). Consequently, his meaning about excellence and wealth is correct because excellence is wisdom, justice, and virtue and these things can not be bought for money.
In the book, The Little Prince written by Antoine de Saint-Exupéry, my interpretation of the sayings “It is only with the heart that one can see rightly; what is essential is invisible to the eye.” and also what the fox says, “the things that are important are the things that
Allegory of the Cave by Plato can be applied to modern day society in many ways. The ideology of success in our society is responsible for dictating human thought that success is based on money and wealth. I believe that one is successful when a person achieves their desired goals and aims. Success is different for everyone.
In the day when word of excellence has been thought many people differently think about it. Consequently, people have thought separately because each of everybody has own opinion and they are not always similar. Therefore, up to this day people still think differently about word of excellence. Moreover, people often use this word in the different situations. Each of us considers our own definition of the certain word as a correct one. For example, Socrates (2000) claims that “Wealth does not bring about excellence, but excellence makes wealth and everything else good for men, both individually and collectively” (p 10). However, most of people disagree with Socrates