This experience has taught me that new things are very scary but you won 't know what you need in life to succeed until you give it a try. Yeah I might miss my friends and my boyfriend but in the long run, this is my life and I should be thinking about what is beneficial for me. I now have made new friends who have same interest and goals as I do, and I still see my boyfriend at least once a week. The moments may change but the memories I have had in Victorville will never be forgotten. This move was literally life changing but it was for the better, so I thank my parents for bringing me and my family down here.
When a third person is added, this companionship becomes a friendship. Nevertheless, the members of this companionship or friendship have similar goals, interests, beliefs, etc. Lewis suggests that Friendship love is the least jealous of all of the loves because when we are building friendships, we are asking for more people to join our group. The more people we share commonalities with, the more our group of friends begins to feel like a family. We need to be careful, however, because we can quickly lose sight of the purposes of friendship and begin developing a closed-minded
In life, people regularly encounter new friends in various places at different times. However, they are usually unaware of who their real friends are. What is the conceptual meaning of a friend? A person who you talk to occasionally? Or, a person who supports you from the back?
Socrates then asks whether what is pious is pious because it is loved by the gods, or whether the gods love what is pious because it is pious. Euthyphro answers that the gods love it because it is pious. This makes piety independent of the gods’ love, and something would be pious whether or not the gods love it. Socrates objects that this cannot be right. What is dear to the gods is dear to them because it is loved by them, not loved by them because it is dear to them.
Thrasymachus believes justice is the good of another-- doing what is of advantage to the more powerful. This is a revisionary definition because this is a perversion of the word justice as it is typically associated with morality by his peers. Justice is not defined by laws the more powerful have written, but is defined by what is advantageous to the more powerful as in the example of the eulogy therefore excluding obedience as Socrates assumes he means. He offers an implicit conception of where everyone must work towards the good of the most powerful. By defining this as justice there is no need for exercising self advancing interests in order to act just.
Plato's Republic is centered on one simple question: is it always better to be just than unjust? This is something that Socrates addresses both in terms of political communities and the individual person. Plato argues that being just is advantageous to the individual independent of any societal benefits that the individual may incur in virtue of being just. I feel as if Plato’s argument is problematic. There are not enough compelling reasons to make this argument.
However, now it is so hard to take some time out of our busy lives to spend quality times with friends. I realized that as we get older, we get more independent. We all get too busy and focused with education that we barely have time to catch up with our friends. One thing that I would say that is different about my friendship today is that it is a lot more serious. Before, my friendship was more about playing and having fun with each other, however, now it is learning from each other and supporting each other during tough
There is no honored title for those who play the system to their advantage - using subterfuge and trickery in the name of self-interest is not noble. We detest bystanders even more, condemning them for their passivity. To us, they are weak in their cowardice. A hero obeys a code of honor, a hero’s allegiance is to some great cause, a hero answers to a call higher than the constraints of society. And yet, isn’t the coward’s good deed more noble, their victory in their internal struggle against fear and doubt?
Friendship often comes second to family in terms of importance; however, the powers of friendship occasionally prove to be more connective than the relationships of the family. Sometimes, Steinbeck uses alternative relationships to completely surpass the family as “friendship proves to be a bonding force that begets an alternative family structure” (Kordich). Friendships can last for years and bring people closer together. Also, everyone can relate to the close bond of friends, and Steinbeck utilizes this to create his idea of the common man. George and Lennie exemplify an affable, connected friendship as Lennie states “George won’t do nothing like that.
Throughout the ages, humans have continued to struggle with the same issues. Many people find excuses for their failures instead of accepting their flaws. Many people struggle to be humble, noble, true to their beliefs, understanding of others, respectful, calm in the heat of the moment, along with many other things. It is something that everyone has to work on, but the struggles and discipline that comes along with becoming a better person often make people shy away. Regardless, when someone puts in the effort to become better, they can become the role model that everyone could look towards.