Lord Of The Flies Self Respect Essay

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The result shows that 46 or 92% of the elderlies wished that they had more respect to themselves. Forty or 80% of them said that they sometimes pity themselves while 34 or 68% of them perceived that they have little or sometimes nothing to help their family and friends. In addition, 33 or 66% of elderlies said that they are not happy with their accomplishments in life while 32 or 64% of them perceived that they do not have capabilities and good qualities that they can be proud of and shared that they find it difficult to accept the changes happening in themselves at the present moment. Moreover, 28 or 56% of the elderlies shared that they often think and wish that they are in other people’s condition while half of them (50%) think and feel that they are useless. Further, despite of the adversities experienced in later life, 32 or 64% of elderlies didn’t think that they…show more content…
Solomons (2016) defined self-respect as an individual’s acceptance of self which forms the keystone on how he treats himself and allow others to treat him. With this, it seems that elderlies tend to have difficulty accepting the changes happening in later life. These changes can be reflected in their responses and predominantly focused in their susceptibility of having negative perception of their capabilities or qualities. It seems that they regard aging as a discontinuation process which denotes that they seem to describe their stage in life marked by diminish strength, health, ability and productivity. Some of their responses are: “Mahina na po ako, matanda na., Hindi ko na nagagawa ang dati kong ginagawa noon., Nabawasan na ang lakas ko., Nahihirapan na ako., and Hindi na ako aasenso hanggang dito na lang ako.”, which can be supported by the claim of Esteban (2015) who determined the idioms that Filipino elderlies use to describe and make sense of their experience of
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