Harrison Bergeron Reflection

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I feel the story, "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas" relates to modern day in the form of the military. I touched on it in my discussion post. I related to the child in the story that is locked in the basement to the men and women who serve in the arm forces today. The military makes sacrifices for the people of the United States on a daily basis. I have friends who are in Afghanistan right now and other places overseas fighting for our country. It reminds me of the child in the basement. The men and woman are the child in the basement. They are sacrificing their life, safety, family, nourishment and everything they know and have known to make sure the people of America are safe and happy. It is no different for the parents of the…show more content…
It seems to me that people have been wanting equality for so long, but what does that really mean? How much equality is enough? Year after year we make strides to bring mankind closer together and to bridge the gap of diversity. When will the gap be filled enough to satisfy everyone? It seems to me that the story shows what could happen if we keep pushing the issue to the extent. In the story it tells you, “They were equal every which way. Nobody was smarter than anybody else. Nobody was better looking than anybody else. Nobody was stronger or quicker than anybody else”. No one is different and everyone is equal. Is this what we really want? I do feel we need to come together and people and put differences aside, but I do not believe one person needs to be the same as the next. That would make for a very boring life and world. We can be equal in our rights and freedoms, but do not need to be equal in our looks, possessions, and handicaps. I can’t imagine what this world would be missing out on if everyone was the same intellectually. It is astonishing to think of the inventions that would have never been made because everyone is on the same level. We need some crazy people in this world. They seem to be crazy enough to invent the things we didn’t even know we
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