Summary of “The Basic Problem: ‘Mine is Better’” by Vicent Ryan Ruggiero In “The Basic Problem: ‘Mine is Better’,” Vicent Ryan Ruggiero argues that even though it is natural to think “mine is better,” we need to govern this mindset because it can hinder our ability to become effective critical thinkers. Ruggerio outlines the natural progression of “mine is better” expressions from childhood claims, to teenage bragging, to the often internal boasting of an adult. While most of us realize we are not the only ones who think like this, Ruggerio points out that there are some types of people, egocentric and ethnocentric, who believe “mine is better” is a “special, higher truth about their particular situation,” and this way of thinking can become
Just by looking at someone people come up with their own opinion and believe that they have come to the conclusion of the type of person they are. Most of the time this proves itself to be wrong. As individuals, we need to work on doing this less often until stereotypes are almost non-existent. This is quite farfetched, however I believe that if we all set our mind to this we can escape the negative outlook that derives from stereotypes in our
The main thesis of “America Needs Its Nerds” by Leonid Fridman is how the “so-called nerds” should embrace themselves instead of pretending to be someone they’re not. Nerds and geeks are shunned by not finding interest in the activities that most kids do. The time of making fun of them is now gradually disappearing because more people realize that we need the nerds to contribute to the growth of society. In our countries, the “nerds” are praised upon and held as an example, instead of being an symbol of ridicule for others in a classroom setting. In the U.S.A, we ostracized them instead of serving them an inspiration.
Claiming that bad influence towards education makes it resistant. Penrod’s argument may have several flaws, but overall it is effective because the reading he uses a few appeals throughout; however, not all of his appeals are trustworthy or objective at times, his appeals are still effective through the use of supporting sources, clear-cut thesis, and thought-provoking statements. Penrod claims that popular events are getting more recognition than needed compared to the intellectuals. From a personal perspective, this presents that there are still anti-intellectuals out there. According to a commentary by the screen name of “ArCaNe,” “Man how I hate nerds… if I ever had a tommygun with me… I would most probably blow each one of their… heads off.” In other words, the commentary has hatred towards intelligent individuals improving the point of anti-intellectualism.
He is using the research correctly, but the fact that he is using something that states that the generation is dumb is not very acceptable for an expert writer. Offensive humor is funny to some people, but for others, it is seen as childish or disrespectful. Most people understand it is just humor and a way to grab the audience’s attention. Stein should have used data to support his point that children are under peer pressure because of social media by using information from a school. Using information from a school is less bias than using a source that calls children
Secondly, Holder could improve his argument with less hasty generalizations. Indicating that youth are the sole opposition to animal testing and that they are somehow hypocritical for their criticism of animal testing wouldn’t fare well with a younger audience. Lastly, the final area that could use improvement is the overall structure of the speech. It was hard to follow, and if the speaker could make clear points it would improve the speech and make it easier to understand the overlying theme. To conclude, a persuasive speech can utilize many different concepts including persuasive concepts, verbal and nonverbal, as well as overall effectiveness.
Despite how much you may dislike it or try to avoid it, arguing is a natural part of life. Most people would not think that arguing is a natural way of balancing things out, but it is. Although there isn’t necessarily a right way to argue, there are definitely wrong ways to argue, which will most likely lead to bigger problems than the original problem. Clearly, no one taught us how to argue, but just like we are influenced to do a lot of things in life, the way we disagree with one another and accept criticism is one. In today’s society, technology has played a major role in influencing the way we argue and disagree with one another.
I didn’t have an awful childhood like Sohrab that gave me trust issues, but I think just living in today’s world it is hard to completely trust people. Sometimes I think it’s better to be quiet and not say much in some situations because you don’t always know how your words can be interpreted. Especially if you have been in situations where your trust in someone is diminished, it can change who you are as a person, and how much you trust others. At younger ages, it’s easier to trust everyone you meet since you are naive and inexperienced, but I think it’s good that Sohrab knows to be careful who to trust. Just like Sohrab is weary in trusting people, I myself feel the same with some friendships I have and new people I
Therefore, a number of people have argued whether breaking stereotypes is positive or negative effects on our lives. Although it may be true that some audiences assume breaking stereotypes is not essential, it is necessary for several reasons. Cracking patterns will affect the human’s mindset by raising their self-esteem, encouraging them to be more
You may think that I am cruel but as I stated earlier a little amount of them are trustable and it is ridiculously hard to pick who need help. If they are selling something I may make eye contact actually. I might even start a basic dialogue, but if only they are working to get money, not begging. In my opinion, helping several of them won’t be a solution to the refugee problem. Maybe helping some of them might fasten the progress, but it won’t be the best and most accurate solution.
The danger in believing this, is that the more broken a person becomes in your eyes, the less whole they will be, and upon throwing away the idea of humanity, morals are compromised in the pursuit of fulfilling a goal. It’s not a sacrifice, or a favor, to treat a person as your equal. I think people as a whole would benefit from learning ASL; it would open up a lot of opportunities to further connect with the people around you, and give a deeper appreciation for the way other people live. My thought process before was that the barrier between Deaf people and hearing people was insurmountable, but I have since learned that the barrier will only ever be as large as you decide it will be. I have also learned that caring enough to learn about the Deaf Community and Deaf Culture will shrink the barrier as well.