Summary “Children Need to Play, Not Compete,” by Jessica Statsky is a thoughtful insight on the competitive sports for children. She is of the view that the competitive sports can ruin the enjoyment that games are supposed to provide. These methods of playing the games like adults can prove to be lethal for physical and psychological health. The author quotes from an authentic source that “Kids under the age of fourteen are not by nature physical.” (Tutko)
Freakonomics, whether comparing teachers to sumo wrestlers or the Ku Klux Klan to Real Estate Agents, strips the surface layer of society to reveal the truth lurking below. In the first chapter Levitt and Dubner present a scenario in which a day care manager is seek a solution to ensure no parents will be tardy. The economists tackle this be attaching the incentive of a fine for all tardy parents but this backfired as now more parents came to pick up their child late. This scenario was used to introduce the concept of incentives which would then be used to explain the motives of cheating.
“In the early years, parents are their children’s first teachers — exploring nature, reading together, cooking together, and counting together”(PBS). Having an anti-social childhood such as your dad being aggressive or abusive, you’re most likely going to be that way due to experience. It is key to having a pro-social childhood because you are able to be yourself and there is many positive effects. “The crux of Bandura’s social learning theory is that children (and adults new to situations) learn from others in the environment how to behave”(Heflick). In Bandura’s experiment the child watches an adult hit a Bobo doll and after is affected by that and most of the children who watched repeated what they saw the adult do.
Individual VS Society Fear is a common human emotion. However, people respond to it in different ways. This response is not always the best and can result in tragedy. During various instances in history has fear led people to do things later are regretted. From the Salem witch trials, to McCarthyism to even modern political witch trials fear has played a big role in.
Moral courage separates the great from the average person. It’s something that can not be bought, it has to be earned. This is why society celebrates the minority who acquire moral courage in one form or another. The most essential component of moral courage overall would have to be conflicting ideas.
Fear is often described as a feeling that occurs when danger is perceived, it causes changes not only in our behavior but also in our body by altering our metabolism and organ functions. However, in today’s world fear is used in almost every situation to either control or keep people intact with each other. To enter a civil society everyone is expected to follow a similar set of rules and if they fail to do so then they are seen as peculiar. This demonstrates that most of the time people act not because they want to but because they are afraid of the consequences that will follow if they don’t and vice versa. Therefore, the argument of this essay would be based on the negative impacts of fear on the human behavior and its diminishing effects not only on society but also on people.
Since the beginning of human existence, our world had different kinds of moral sources which were religion, family, friends. Different sources of morality provided different meanings of morality. Furthermore, morality differs from the one person to another in different circumstances. However, an idea of morality is to provide an instrument which will help the society to develop and keep the difference between human beings and animals. Following that, it would be a mistake to presume that religion and God to be the origin of moral ideas, because humans themselves invented an image of God and the rules that people should obey.
For example, if the children asked for a candy in a polite way, they will get praised for it and rewarded as a consequence. However, if they yelled and asked in a rude way, they would be punished for their bad behavior. In addition, the parents would have achieved another goal which is transferring an understanding to their children. Emotional identification, which is the second factor, is that children between the age of four to five will start to unconsciously think and believe that if their parents have a characteristic, they will also have it. (11)
Morals are there when we are born “But just as a syntax is nothing until words are built upon it, so too is a sense of right and wrong useless until someone teaches you how to apply it”(What Makes Us Moral, Jeffrey Kluger). This means that people are born with morals but other people have to teach us how to use it correctly. Morals
While Confucius believes that the journey to advancement is through the unending pursue of knowledge, Saint Augustine believes that the only thing that one needs to truly achieve self-improvement is God, and the education that is forced upon oneself is a distraction from attaining the ultimate knowledge of God. However, in modern society, it is difficult to determine what is truly the right path to self-improvement, or as Nagel would say: “the difficulty of justifying morality is not that there is only one human motive, but that there are so
As routine officers arrive on scene to carry out the purpose of the police department by providing peace, safety, and to maintain order emotions, rights and authority can disrupt judgment. In the case of Oscar Grant one officers actions were quickly misunderstood because another unarmed person would be killed by a police officer. In my opinion the officer failed to carry out the purpose of the police department because officers are expected to not do unnecessary harm but protect and serve. With new policy educating the public and police officers on how to commutate and react to one another could help decrease these types of actions.
Parents believe their children are angels and therefore deserve credit even though they do nothing to earn it. This ideology results in children being raised to believe that they are able to cheat and get away with it. These children continue to be babied by their parents, which allows them to rely on them to deal with the challenges they face. Thus when they are challenged they either give up or take the easy way out, such as lying and cheating. Pelton resigned solely because her students complained to their parents, who then decided to defend their students who were already in the wrong.
The main purpose for our criminal justice system should be to stop future crime. General deterrence would be a good way to set an example to communities who disobey the law. Allowing bystanders to see the punishments of crime will instill fear into them, causing them not to repeat the crime they witness. Specific deterrence allows for criminals to still be in society, but every time they think about doing something illegal they will have a negative feeling. These method focusses on educative function allowing people to learn from their mistakes and preventing further complications.
Each one has expressed the importance of Aristotle’s view of leadership and opposing the way man has been conditioned to accept knowledge through science and reasoning. Levine and Boaks state that “the broadly Aristotelian account… demonstrates that leadership can and should be conceived of as a master virtue that, correctly understood, serves human flourishing” (2013). Keeping in mind that Aristotle’s Responsibility and the Primary Virtues of Character (Sachs, 2002) and Lewis’ The Abolition of Man (1944), in order to be a leader one must be ethically just, or what you will come to find as moral development. This is the concern of goodness and goodwill for your companions and leading because it is a beautiful, chosen virtue (Ethics, III, 1117a, 10). This courageous leadership translates to Lewis’ preservation of Man, not because you are conditioning man, but because you will make sacrifices in order for man to survive.