Many people would think it was absurd that Chris left his family and threw his life away, and they would think that he was not justified in leaving society, however, Chris McCandless was justified in leaving society because by doing so he could achieve non-conformity and self-reliance without being oppressed. Chris McCandless would not have been able to achieve non-conformity or
The phrase, “The average man does not want to be free. He simply wants to be safe”, by H.L. Mencken, an American essayist and social critic, is an accurate and agreeable statement. What Mencken is trying to say here is that people in this society don’t really look for freedom to do whatever they want, instead they look for the feeling of safety because without safety you can’t live life to the fullest. What is freedom if you don’t feel safe?
One of America’s most controversial issues today is the border between the United States and Mexico. The big part of the issue is due to illegal immigration, which is when foreigners enter the U.S. without an entry or an immigrant visa. President Trump says he has found a solution, otherwise known as the “border wall,” but this will not stop people from wanting a better life. Of course I get why he and others would want to continue the process obviously to keep us safe from terrorists and other dangers of the world, but, to every pro there is a con. Even though the fence along the U.S./Mexico border is already being built, it should not continue being built because it is expensive, hurts the environment, and immigration rates have significantly dropped.
Students don’t take advantage of the opportunities they are provided in high school, like dual-enrollment, that could save them time and money in college. Every year students are given the opportunity to do dual enrollment which would save them hundreds to thousands in college, but most miss their chance and are required to take remedial classes in college. According to statistics, “Complete College America reports that almost 50% of the students entering 2-year colleges are required to take remedial classes. ( Rath Par.15)”. To further explain, due to students not taking advantages in high school are required to take remedial classes they most-likely took in high school and pay around triple the amount.
All the dangers of traveling an unknown country like Mexico are difficult. Adding all the cartels and the kidnapers makes it more dangerous. However a child crossing the borders is unimaginable. People that are able to come and go legally into the United States do not realize all the dangers and incredible journeys people crossing the border go through just to be able to work and have money to survive. Coming to the United States is not about luxury, or making money; to many immigrants is the only way of survival, to escape the hunger and dangers of their country of origin and to them it is worth risking their lives for
In a way Dre falls in line with differential opportunity because he joined the gang to do something and progress in life in a way, but at the same time, he didn’t join it to make money, earn wealth, or work towards the American Dream. Dre recognizes his skills and talents and isn’t happy with selling drugs and causing more harm to his community. He specifically asked for help, opportunities, and something to do that is positive. Dre’s story showed me that he isn’t happy living his life the way he is and that he wants to change, but doesn’t have the resources or opportunities. By having more and easier access to job training or internship programs in the inner city, Dre would be able to put his talent and skills to use towards something positive and healthy.
This differs from the United States because basic English is not required, unless you go through all necessary procedures. Therefore, the process to gain citizenship is rather more difficult than to immigrate to the US, and we shouldn’t be so easy on the immigrants coming from Mexico because they wouldn’t treat us with the same
Freedom I believe once freedom has been won, it can be taken away. If you are being bad or not following the rules, than you should not have the rights to do what you want. Freedom has been given to you for a reason, and you need to use it for that reason. I believe it should be taken away because sometimes freedom shouldn’t always be “free.” You should be limited on what you get to do. If you do not want to follow the rules you are given by your parents then you should be limited.
Some other reasons why people become terrorists is because America could have helped another county fight theirs, or didn’t help them when they needed help. There are a lot of different reasons as to why they do what they do, but nobody but them will really know the real reason. Growing up in this world around this time is going to be scary for children, teenagers and even adults. You shouldn’t have to fear to go to Walmart or to go shopping, but now you have to be aware of your surroundings at all times. Kids will never be able to run about Walmart or in a neighborhood like we were allowed to as a kid, I hope it all changes and terrorism