In conclusion, fear is moments that are considered to be dangerous from an emotional standpoint but is actually the key to feeling a sense of pride and courage when one overcomes these obstacles. What I had regarded as a useless function of emotions just meant to keep people from their potential, I discovered that it was the opposite; fear is meant to allow people to recognize their limits, and have them motivated to push past them, to reach your true potential in
The first statement was about neutrality. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” This means that being neutral is never in the best interest of the victim. It means that for means that for the oppressor, neutrality is good, but the victim cannot be satisfied with it. The other powerful quote in this speech has to do with silence. “Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented is silent, and it encounters the tormentor.
Therefore, this is the direct result of the negative mentality and the unwillingness to acknowledge that he was not liable guilty, the corrupt justice system would not be resolved. It is apparent that although the reader may think that the human nature would want righteousness or and kindness, it goes to show how people allow themselves to be manipulated and lose their self control so
We don’t necessarily think of what we fear unless it is brought up or we see what we fear. Fear can’t hurt us physically, only emotionally. Fear can take over our minds to the point of we no longer know what is real and what is not, what to believe or not to
However, to avoid judgment altogether is impossible for man. No matter what, humans will always have an initial judgment of someone or something. What truly determines our character is how we react to our initial judgment. When people generalize others as ugly, poor, or monstrous, people are only separating themselves from others as if to mentally and physically block them from their lives and to make themselves feel superior. Having a primary judgment is natural, but preventing oneself from experiencing human interaction because of some broad title is uncalled for and rude.
Thus, since it is impractical to use a rigid moral system, both Weber and Sophocles discuss the importance of responsibility and consequences in decision making. This conception of responsibility and consequences is significant because it differs from a utilitarian quest for “the greater good”. When considering one’s responsibilities, it is inadvisable to cause pain to the individuals that a political leader is responsible for, regardless of the total pleasure it may lead to. In the case of Antigone, Creon’s decision leads to a tragic outcome because he does not take into account the consequences of his actions. His resolve to obstinately stick to his decision is his ultimate downfall.
No one can take away other’s freedom, if there is no violation or misbehavior from their part, and decide whether who lives or not by an unsystematic method. The lack of freedom can lead others to accumulate all kind of negative emotions, especially destructive feelings, like wanting the end of the world in a miserable way just because their life might end or had ended in that matter. Life can put anyone in a terrible situation regardless of one’s identity or economic status. However, this does not mean life is being bad at one’s person but is a test that life gives to people. These situations make people know who they are, how strong they are such as mentally and physically, and who do they implore and maintain their faith when things are
When committing an act in Bad Faith one always has freedom to choose something else. However, in Bad Faith, one keeps these alternate possibilities out of mind in order to avoid the realization that we are more free than we say we are (Sartre: On Bad Faith, Youtube video). While Bad Faith is not literally lying to yourself but rather the act of subconsciously suspending freedom of choice. Ultimately, Bad Faith feels right because it lets one off the hook for making tough decisions and taking responsibility for one’s life. Living in Bad Faith is inauthentic and self-deceiving, for that reason it must be avoided to live a meaningful
Passivity is the acceptance of what happens, without active response or resistance to this. Passivity is a concept that can lead to dangerous situations among a society. If passivity is the main issue amongst a society, it can feel like almost a need because a group is so suppressed in their actions and having a voice. Being passive may be the last option for a group of people in order to feel safe, because there is no other option. Not having the right to act freely and have a voice in society, is an inherent danger of being passive.
Fear is an emotional concept that subconsciously runs our lives. FDR once said “The only thing we have to fear is fear itself.” Having fear and being fearful are two fundamentally different ideas. The idea of fear is not a force that is supposed to keep us from doing what we hope for but as a motivator for success. Fear is the mechanism that instills a sense of respect in one’s mind which in turn acts as an advocate for achieving success. With a healthy trepidation, one strives for accomplishments in life because of the fear of not becoming the person one hopes to be.
Imagine being free of the mental chain known as a conscience. Unpleasant feelings such as guilt or regret would no longer be felt, theoretically sounding preferable. In actuality though, a conscience is what makes us truly human, and without it we would not have any compassion or empathy for others. This is why people without a conscience, also recognized by the name of psychopaths, are such a threat to society; they care exclusively for themselves and will not hesitate to harm someone, especially if the result is them achieving a certain goal they sought out to accomplish. It is a proven fact that, much like how all squares are rectangles but not all rectangles are squares, all serial killers are psychopaths but not all psychopaths are serial
Sometimes it is best to understand the law first before obeying it. When one thinks a law is unjust, they will go out of their way to go against it and do something about it. At a certain point, one doesn’t have to act accordingly to what they don’t believe in, but they can’t do whatever pleases them. There has been many controversies involving the act of non violence civil disobedience. Although most feel like breaking an unjust law might be the best solution to what they think is right, in reality, I agree to the fact that people are afraid to face the consequences that are given after their actions.
Why are breaking NORMS “taboo”? Shouldn’t we be open to change, and embrace these differences? Unfortunately our society as a whole has not changed much from the 20th century. We still shun and look down on change, like Naranappa in Samskara; he was looked down upon for being different. These differences should not be forbidden or “taboo”, as learned from society; we are scared of the unknown, we run from the idea of something new.
Violence is wrong because it doesn’t fix the real problem it only disguises it. It is also wrong because it may beat the man physically down, but it won’t change how he understands. The last way is through nonviolent resistance. Nonviolent resistance brings the best of acquiescence and of violence. It grabs the nonviolent aspect of acquiescence, but not the conforming.