In my country of origin Togo, we don’t have a lot of freedom and you cannot protest against the government without fearing for your life or get prison time. Here, in the contrary, the Freedom of Speech is a Fundamental Right to every citizen. Anyone can express themselves without fearing the government retaliation. Another things that added to my experience in America is the weather. When I was in Togo, I heard about snow but I never saw it with own eyes until I came to America.
Despite being an outcast in a classroom setting, Estrella was still determined to learn new things and showed no indication that she was uncomfortable in such a setting that might hinder her learning performance. When it “never occurred to her that she was dirty” because of claim of her mother’s seemingly sanitary care of her, she reveals that the new culture she is in contrasts where she came from. This
Martha Nussbaum's main argument in her article is that cosmopolitanism should be a widely accepted philosophy for politics, education, and how humans treat each other. If others were taught to become a "citizen of the world" (668) and to not just focus on one culture or belonging to one group, the world could come together and acknowledge that humans are all equal. Nussbaum references another philosopher, Richard Rorty, to help her develop her own argument by refuting his original statement of the importance of nationalism and patriotism in our society. In the beginning, of Nussbaum's article she starts her argument with a point that Rorty had made about ‘politics of difference’ being an ‘internal division among America's ethnic, racial, religious, and other sub-groups’ (668). Nussbaum interprets this exert from Rorty's article by summarizing her own idea of his article stating, "He nowhere considers the possibility of a more international basis for political emotion and concern."
Furthermore, the community is free of color and weather. In the end, JOnas ultimately searches for diversity outside of his community. Lowry illustrates that though conformity brings more order, it does not let people’s self-expression shine through. Jonas’s community teaches children to conform to society’s expectations. Benjamin, an Eleven in Jonas’s age group is very successful.
Can a small simple town have major effects on almost every aspect of a person 's life? Some people would answer this question with a no, but I would answer with a defiant yes because I personally have been changed by a town named Fyffe. Fyffe , a quaint town in northeast Alabama, does not seem like a place able to change someone since little happens. On the inside however lies an amazing school where I have gone my whole life, and a strong vibrant community. The town of Fyffe has majorly influenced my life, principles, and the goals I strive to achieve.
Appiah’s mechanically effective assertion contrasts with the content of argument, and its flawed foundation. Of the many ideas that Appiah presents to discuss his idea of Cosmopolitanism, one of the main premises on he bases his argument is that “we must care for the fate of all human beings, inside and outside our own societies” (87). This premise is based on the erroneous assumption that all humans have the same regard for others, and the daily world tragedies caused by human hands, things such as school shootings, terrorism, kidnappings, homicide, etc., contradict this idea. Appiah then goes on to say, “It is the obligation of every human being to do his or her fair share in making sure that everybody gets what they are entitled to” (95).
It did not occur to me at the time, allowing people to call me “Chi Chi”, stripped me of my identity long before I really knew what it was. I did not comprehend back then that my name, Chidinma Ezinne, Chidinma meaning ’God is Good’ and Ezinne ’Loving mother’ was an important part of my history. These words meant so much to my parents, all their struggles and hardships coming to America had finally paid off. I was pushing aside my culture to please the people around me but I reached a point in my life that I got tired of changing. I got tired of hiding my Nigerian heritage.
Personal Statement At the age of 14, my family and I moved left the comforts of Los Angeles, California to adventurous and unknown Nicaragua. Why Nicaragua? My parents are proud Nicaraguans and moved to the United States for a better life before my birth. I had previously visited the raw and untainted country but I was now there for the long run. I was able to attend an international and American accredited high school.
It taught me that we live in a material world and that happiness does not lie within objects. These lessons within Into the Wild make this book a vary educational book and I believe it may even be essential as the idea of materialism becomes more extreme with time. Children are to be taught this from a young age. Overall I found Krakauer creates a passionate and inspiring story. If there was one thing I would change about this book, I would simply want McCandless to survive and meet his parents whom he never talked to since
I’ve spent 17 years trying; I hope you have better luck. My parents were born and raised in Pakistan and came to the western world in 1992. My father was a weathered and weary worker, and my mother was as strong as a diamond. They longed for nothing more than a safe, prosperous future for their children, and saw no sacrifice significant enough to prevent them from
By convincing his audience that civil disobedience is ethically and morally right, he achieves that goal. King takes a step back from civil rights to look at the big picture of moral rightness. “Injustice anywhere is a threat to justice everywhere. We are caught in an inescapable network of mutuality, tied in a single garment of destiny. Whatever affects one directly, affects all indirectly.
The “hood” is often what downtown, Elizabeth NJ is labeled as. Children like me are doubted as many people seem to believe we will just become another statistic. My background has motivated to strive for success, proving those with agnosticism wrong. Seeing bodies strung out on the corner or laying on the sidewalk is a part of my everyday life. I’m not ashamed of where I come from as it has made me who I am today.
According to the results, the students want to involve their friends and family, easily accessible in school during school regulated hours, and be free of charge (ALBashtawy, 2015). The misconception of adolescences are picky eaters does not mirror this study. In this study, the students are willing to seek ways of increasing physical activity, change in diets such as eating less fast food and more fruits and vegetables (ALBashtawy,
You both wrote of the many advances of the Settlement House Movement noting the pioneering efforts of the movement to bring attention to factors causing poverty, the need for resources to assist those in need and the need to bring about social change. Were either of you surprised to learn that the movement had little to no impact on the African American population? “Most blacks were unaffected by the reform activities and social advances that characterized the era, for these benefits applied largely to those who lived in white rather than black ghettos” (Trattner, 1999, p.180).