People who make choices and express beliefs and ideas are good to develop for children as they grow up, they can have individual thoughts which are unique. Each people have their unique way of thinking, some people that are unoriginal don't know the meaning of originality and so on. freedom is essential for humanity, people have different choices, way of thinking, ideas and even feelings about an specific object or person. Learning about dissimilarities is really important and can help to see each people's weaknesses. Variety is really good to see other people positive characteristics. On the other hand, forced conformity make other people feel uncomfortable and can't learn from each other. Individual liberty is so important that people can
Due to the invention of modern technology, America has become the melting pot of different cultures and it shows most people are open to becoming cosmopolitan. The invention of technology have given society the ability to communicate with each other from all over the world. Americans have not fully embraced the idea of mutually agreeing about a topic through conversation alone because not every generation of people can see eye to eye. For example, the millennials and the Baby Boomers have two different perspectives on life because of their upbringing and many other factors. There is no peaceful mutual agreement between topics such as abortion, gay marriage or police brutality between the generations. Each group has grown up with different values so they have preconceived notions regarding certain topics which is why we need to “value language [it] helps shape common responses of thought, action, and feeling” (Appiah 73). Conversations are important because it opens up our minds to change, and it stops the spread of imaginative engagement, people need to experience certain things for themselves instead of hearing about it. New technology has caused Kwame Anthony Appiah’s vision of cosmopolitanism to come
Mark Twain, author of Huckleberry Finn, clearly states, “Anger is an acid that can do more harm to the vessel in which it is stored than to anything on which it is poured” (“Mark Twain Quotes”). By Twain’s words, anger and arguments are acids that have the ability to harm others. Personally, I have seen arguments filled with frustration and anger toward others. However, that acidic anger in them never reached its target or gained any ground. With my experience, I believe that anger and arguing achieves nothing.
There is a general belief among social media detractors that this form of communication is dehumanizing. People who spend all of their time updating their social media platforms with 140 characters of thought will fail to recognize the nuance of a real issue. It is common for a person with a potentially controversial stance to be completely dehumanized by social media lynch mobs, who do not care about the nuances of his message, rather, simply want his/her life destroyed for daring to oppose the mainstream narrative. Whether the goals of this opposition are good or bad, their message is often contained within a social media bubble where the nuances are completely missed. This leads to arguments on social media that completely miss people’s real points and instead engage in fallacious arguments that wander off topic (Miller,
Recently, environmental controversies are major issues. Since the environmental movement in the 1960’s, the mass media has brought this matter forth (Mass). In many countries, efforts of the media help the citizens become well aware of what is wrong and what actions can be performed. As a policy to inform the people, this leads to the communication via internet (Ahmad). Within the United States, about 5,500 animals are killed, and those alive have improper habitats (World). Through the media and internet, being at its height, foundations, companies, and the average citizen are able to voice their opinion and create changes for the better. This sense of messaging allowed animal foundations to ask for help and let many speak up about controversies,
Throughout the years, pop culture has imposed a large amount of trends and shaped the lifestyle of its closer followers. It has achieved this impact because people have always been in contact with the different pop culture expressions and they often enjoy this type of entertainment. Moreover, according to Gerald Graff in his article “Hidden Intellectualism” pop culture or how he calls it “being a street smart” goes beyond entertainment and it is another type of intellectualism. Although pop culture can somehow promote critical thinking, its advantages in the long run should not be overestimated nor should the school knowledge be undermined.
Sandra Fluke’s opinion over this matter has impacted many people and she has, by some means, persuaded numerous people to agree with her opinion on this argument. On the other hand, Limbaugh lost many advertisers and suffered a major loss on his radio talk show. Duffy states how important it is to know how to speak in well-manner style in an argument if you want to accurately get your message across. The author states that college students need to know how to act in a mature manner when having an argument about a certain topic. Duffy talks about how students should have the capability to understand that when confronting an argument there must be evidence to back up the argument. John Duffy makes a pivotal point. Us students should take advantage of the vital writing courses offered at the universities to further our education as well as our life skills. Learning to make a valid argument is a necessary tool in college to achieve a valid viewpoint from both sides of the given
Today’s society negatively associates significant public figures with those who use toxic rhetoric when arguing pressing topics. In John Duffy’s essay “Virtuous Arguments,” Duffy looks towards English courses and academe offered by American Colleges and Universities to be the resolution to all of this repulsive commentary. The argumentative skills learned through basic English courses helps to build a more productive argument and fills a new generation of those continuously learning the skill. These adult generations are those have not had proper educational opportunities that many younger generations currently have.This lack of education can explain the improper argumentative conversations public figures convey. While In contrast, recent college
People disagree with each other, it is a fact of life. No matter if it is about how water is or is not wet or whether you put the milk or the cereal in the bowl first, people will always disagree. Everyone has small arguments with each other, but they always have something similar in common. Everyone has different opinions depending on where they are coming from or what they believe in. In the movie High Noon and the story “The Most Dangerous Game”, there are characters who have different opinions that disagree because of what they are surrounded by. In both stories, the characters have enemies that fight against them, making them fight back. In High Noon and “The Most Dangerous Game”, the tables are turned and the protagonists learn what it feels like to be hunted, through many difficult situations that are similar and different in both stories.
Arguments over the First Amendment and its guarantee of a freedom of speech and expression have existed since the dawn of the country, and although these discussions often happen as a result of a major policy changes or violent events involving both sides of the political spectrum, I personally feel as if the amendment should be looked in another light. Just as Ben Shapiro explores in his article titled “The End of the First Amendment,” the crisis that we are facing about our First Amendment results from the individual actors on the debate stage. Both sides are at fault here, where in some locations liberals are the one to blame and other places, conservatives. Arguments should be intellectually stimulating and conducted as a way to not only
In Leonard Pitts’s “Apparently Facts No Longer Mean What They Once Did" Pitt argues that facts no longer hold the weight they once did. In his article, Pitt describes an argument he had online about whether a solider in World War I fighting off an opposing company is true or not. In this argument Pitt supports his argument with facts and articles of his own while the person he was arguing with simply states that Pitts is wrong even with all the evidence provided.
As the campaigning began, televisions were still relatively new, as not everyone owned them. When the debate between Kennedy and Nixon was the first ever to be televised, many took to watching it, but a good amount still only listened to it on the radio. To the viewers, Kennedy had seemed calm and composed whereas Nixon had seemed uncomfortable and ill. After the discourse, “most of the people who watched the debate on television thought Kennedy had won. But those who listened on the radio thought Nixon was the winner” (48.2). Many
We live in a world where the communication is the foundation for sharing information between people and debating is a formal way of communicating. Debating on the “Insurance policies obtained through the Affordable Care Act should be replaced by High Deductible Health Plans paired with tax free Health Savings Accounts” was challenging in many ways. My team was on the con side. From the beginning, all members of the team agreed that the Affordable Care Act is a controversial and complicated topic, however, ACA has made a number of positive changes to the health care system and increased access to health care services. In addition, the ACA has a tremendous impact not just on patients, but also on health care providers and workers.
Another influential novel in America’s political history is Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass by Frederick Douglass. This book was a part of the abolitionist movement during a time period of slavery and inequality of African Americans. This narrative was successful during this struggling time period as it urged people to accept the African American race. Not only did it encourage people to accept the race, but it also encouraged people to cease from slavery. The brutal and harmful details that are described in the novel showed to the nation of how detrimental slavery was on an individual African American. The main purpose of his autobiography was, “First, Douglass asserts his humanity in the face of the dehumanizing institution of
Social media has always been a beneficial tool for the society. It is an inexpensive wildly accessible electronic tool that enables anyone to share, exchange and collaborate on common grounds. This joint effort allows people to connect and resolve critical and important issues. Social media is the fastest and the easiest way for the community to get involved and contribute to some of the most important decisions. Social media also enhances on to the steps taken toward a meaningful change.