By obeying authority figures because of fear of punishment, people can lose their sense of individuality and humanity, as evidenced by the characters in 1984. Obedience is when people listen to directions from an authority figure, often without questioning reasoning, While there are societal benefits to obedience, like people listening to directions from firefighters, lifeguards, and others who work to keep people safe, there are also potential negative impacts of the obedience modern society has managed to cultivate. For example, “Obedience is often at the heart of some of the worst of human behavior- massacres, atrocities, and even genocide” (Burger 4). These horrendous
This rule could apply to The Outsiders if the greasers accepted that the Socs just ended up to be the rich side kids and be spoiled the greasers would be able to understand their problem and may even help ending up fixing the problem. Thus, there wouldn’t be violence if we could all be understanding of each other. The next way we could all help to stop the continuing cycle of violence is problem solving. To demonstrate problem solving, after having going through the procedure of understanding and acceptance you could problem solve the situation, such as the incident in the Rest in Peace Doc article. Even though the time was very confusing when the event had started to occur, the narrator could have found a way to find more information to get a better understanding of the situation to then figure out a solution to stop the event from being so dark.
People are more open to wrong, sinful behaviors and accepting them in their lives. Which is especially the opposite of what God wants. In the end, Lewis’s style of writing does better equip one to better recognize Satan’s subtle deceptions through peer pressure, by joining the wrong crowds, going with the wrong flow, and becoming too influenced by the world and letting its sinful actions become
It is the generosity and [acceptance] of others that makes our lives bearable”. When children are treated with contempt and disregard throughout their lives, they’ll start to question their worth. But because people are raised “in a culture where the primacy of the self and its satisfactions is everything,” this “conflict” between their “sense of entitlement and [their] shaky sense of self-worth enrages [them]”. “Conscious of [their] jealous sensitivity to any slight, [they] go out into the public arena armed only with [their] own willingness to be aggressive or oblivious in response”, thus continuing the
Specifically, she mentioned her mentor who had given her a support network as well as employment. This was heartwarming to think that there are genuinely good people willing to devote their own time to help others get a second chance. Furthermore, she was speaking about how harshly the people in contemporary society view ex-offenders. Certainly, the people in society who are judging these former convicts are not helping these people to move forward from their pasts. I honestly believe that this immediate judgement that so many people place on ex-offenders just further isolates them, and ultimately makes it harder for them to make the transition back into civilization.
Although the point of view is different, Mark Twain and I’s story shows the pressure that “society” puts on young people on how they act in comparison to the way they are supposed to. It provides room for some youths to become individuals that they are not which surfaces as a problem later in their life. It makes them drop the expectations of the society and rebel against who they have been crafted to be. Although Twain’s story does hold some truth to it, having a good and excellent character is a benefit for an individual, it gives them nothing to worry about and leaves their mind in peace. Sometimes the goal of many people might clash meaning they aspire to reach the same place.
There are rules they must follow and if they break a rule then they get released and trust me, to be released is a bad thing. One of the main things are that they can’t lie, but I think everyone should lie occasionally, so they can protect themselves and sometimes lying is important, it just depends on the situation. In the community it isn’t a safer place to be than reality, because when everyone is the same they can’t be who they want to be. Also, you can’t feel pain but feeling pain is a good thing because if you can’t feel pain then you’re not real, well that’s what I believe. Feeling emotions are amazing and why would anyone want to take that away?
This great concept reflects that while we are attributing success to our internal characteristics, we are blaming others for any negative events and assigning failures to outside factors. Self-Serving Bias module describes that we do not always clarify things objectively, while we are making judgements about other people and events. Also, self-serving bias as a part of cognitive biases, gives an opportunity for people to protect their self-esteem which means that by attributing positive things to themselves, people improve their confidence and by blaming others for negative events, people avoid personal responsibility. In my opinion, it is not surprise that almost everyone in the world have faced such situations since self-serving bias works in every aspect of life. I also have faced such situations in which I assigned success to my own skills and blamed others for negative events.
As long as good consequences for the most amount of people will result, it is considered moral. The Pre-Crime system also uses this rationale. Pre-Crime is all about the sacrifice of a few for the good of the many. However, if one were to place oneself into a Pre-Crime would-be criminal’s position, it becomes unjustifiable to punish people like this. After all, no one person wants to be treated as a tool.
This is a consistent ideology shared by many people in society today. There are two types of accounts mentioned by this article. The first being excuses meaning that they acknowledge that such behavior is bad but they do not take full responsibility for them. The second is justification in which they take full responsibility for the actions but deny the stigma associated with the act. This is believed to be a way of thinking because in their minds, the way society reacts to the deviant act of assault such as the police officers questioning and the court appearances actually inflicts more harm on the child than the actual act
These examples include the Hebrew myth of Adam and eve and how, “They disobeyed gods orders to not sin and eat from the tree,” and also the Greek myth of Prometheus who would have rather been chained to a rock than be obedient to the gods. One of the most important lines in the article was, “that sin didn’t corrupt man but set him free.” He is mainly stating that humans must be disobedient if they are to succeed in life. Furthermore Stefano Passini and Davide Morselli are the authors of the article “Authority relationships between obedience and disobedience.” In the article Passini and Morselli discuss the two forms of obedience, “The constructive and destructive obedience.” Constructive obedience is the voluntary decision based on views of justice. Destructive obedience is decisions that lead to harm on others or a negative outcome, for an example a soldier taking orders that would harm others. “The relationship and obedience roles, they give us an example of children, depending on the authority the child will decide weather to disobey or obey.
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
He wants the people to notice and realize injustice the law is. However, there is nothing wrong with fighting against something that feels unjust, but fighting sometimes may lead to destruction within the public. The law shouldn’t be based off of just the people’s opinions but also what the government think is best. It’s acceptable to do what is right but many are afraid to stand up to the the government due to the fact that they have more power. Therefore, people may see going against an unjust law as something to avoid because of the aftereffect they will be having to face.
As Dr. King stated individuals may see the moral light and voluntarily give up their unjust posture; but as, rein hold Niebuhr has reminded us, group tend to be more immoral then individuals. In other words those who see the un-peaceful situation hold their tongue when with a group and the tension of the group restricts the one individual to not speak