The book Brave New World written by Huxley is about the World State, a society with a unique system. Huxley indicated several ways of how the World State works in which shares some similarities and several differences to our world. It is very different from our world in terms of how people are born, educated, and segregated in social classes. However in some circumstances it also shares some similarities on how people are taught and how people are divided in social classes in our world. In the World State, people are created and born very differently from our own world.
Building this diversity wheel was both fun, and super stressful. Trying to divided up and put together your life into a wheel was quite difficult. The three things in my inner wheel to have the greatest impact on myself would be my educational back round, religion, and recreational habits. This exercise really made my reflect on what makes me who i am. I hated making this wheel at time because i had to make the wheel over and over trying to get it to make sense and match me life the best as i could.
Identity is social construct that many have mistaken for something an individual is born with. There are many aspects of identity that one can inherit like genes that can drive a certain type of character and certain aspects of identity a person can adopt and build for themselves. However the most part of one’s identity is consistent of what the person wants and adopts for themselves and what the society/the people around him/her choose to give him/her. Identity is a said to not remain unchanged once established. It is a fluid concept and is constantly changing.
Q: What is your personal statement on diversity? Diversity is being different from others. People have to acknowledge that not everyone is alike in the world. We are different and we have many ways to show that we are unique, ordinary, creative and open minded individuals. Everyone is unique in their own way because knowing the fact that you can show your true colors, is what brings peoples attention to wanting to get to know one another and know more about that unique individual.
How do we become who we are today? Are we born this way, or are we slowly transformed by the world around us? This controversy is most often recognized as the nature verses nurture conflict. Some people believe that it is strictly genes that affects our ways of life, others believe that it is the environment that affects us. Though genetics makes us who we are genetically, the environment in which we are raised directly shapes our life.
In a world ridden with death, evil, tyranny, and corruption, many find it difficult to believe there is any good left. However, even with the existence of groups such as ISIS, the Taliban, and other oppressive institutions, people continue to fight for a happier and better world. Per the futurist author, Jamais Cascio, “Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” Certain people are wired to recognize problems in the world, and, not only do they work their hardest to live through those problems, but they also attempt to make the best of their situations.
An ethical dilemma can be defined as a complex situation, which involves moral and societal conflicts. The creation of designer babies can potentially be considered an ethical problem because of how conflicting the situation is. For example, many people from all different backgrounds and age groups have many conflicting views about the ideas of genetic engineering. An ethical dilemma can be more perplexing, or difficult to come up with exactly one right solution because there are many options and different solutions that can be taken into account to solve the problem. Countries around the world all have different takes on genetic engineering.
Throughout my experiences in this course so far, I have had many opportunities to reflect on my own past and have begun to better understand my own cultural identity. It has been much more difficult to wrap my head around than I would have predicted it to be because so many things play into the construction of an identity that it can be hard to look at all of those separate pieces together. My cultural identity, like all others, is more complicated than it first appears. I identify as a white person, a woman, an American, a gay person, and a feminist, just to name a few. While all of these labels carry with them stereotypes and expectations, they also interplay with the cultural influences I was subject to throughout my childhood.
Rhetorical Analysis: Race and Society Race in society has been an extremely controversial topic for many years. Racial tensions were high in the past because of that people's feelings and beliefs have been passed down causing racial tensions to continue into today. A white officer can't even defend himself against someone of a different race because they will get nation wide attention for it. Prejudice still exists today causing people to feeling uncomfortable around different racial groups. Today many people believe that racial differences have made many strides to bettering society but others believe that much more work needs to be done.Even though laws have been passed to create equality within our nation, there are still factors that don’t help those specific laws of equality play into their full effect.
Social Essay When people think of the word “social,” they think about the dictionary meaning: “relating to, devoted to, or characterized by friendly companionship or relations” (dictionary.com). However, my definition is substantially more complex so that when people say, “social,” it could be my middle name. I communicate with a lot of people but they are not all my best friends, and being social does not mean that you have to become best friends with everyone. For me, social means when a person knows a lot of people, also is kind to others, is different which makes other people think he is unique, and is very involved and interactive with people. One of the ways I can be social is by knowing a lot of people with whom I can communicate.