Lauren views the people of Robledo, as deflective and isolative thinkers. They refuse to adapt to the environment around them and instead wish to dream about the good old days. Lauren views this neglectful behavior, as a coping mechanism. Eventually, it leads to the community 's untimely demise. In her writings, of Earthseed, Lauren postulates “People tend to give in to fear and depression, to need and greed.
Many people have different adjectives and phrases to answer the question “what is resilience” but each answer is the same. People know what it means to be resilient, but there are not many resilient people in the world. Not many people could get beaten, verbally abused, and come back against all the odds. To be resilient people need to keep their dignity and their pride and that is exactly what Louis Zamperini, Ed Roberts, Jason Zimmerman, and Frederick Douglass did. These four men had all the odds against them with so much suffering, but they rolled up their sleeves and fought through that pain because they are the true definition of resilience.
Human interactions can change our point of view towards something or someone, can lead to unexpected peace, and can change our social status in the society. First of all, the interactions between humans can change or influence our point of view towards something or someone. In the memoir “Night”, Elie Wiesel changed his point of view towards his own God because of influence of the interactions in the concentration camp. The text says, “Never shall I forget those moments that murdered my God and my soul and turned my dreams to ashes”(Wiesel 37). It also states, “I too had become a different person.
Survival is often introduced as a concept of endurance, persistence and perseverance, a textbook idea about simply living or dying. At the inception of human life, merely surviving was imperative and existence was something that humans fought for on a daily basis. But, as we flourish independently, as societies and as a race, the concept of survival is warped, and growth as an individual, as well as coping with everyday hardships and not just traditional examples of adversity such as poverty and destitution are prime examples of survival. In John Steinbeck’s novel, Of Mice and Men, the reader is presented with the idea that survival is not synonymous to staying alive, and moreover, that cultural and societal struggles shape self in accordance with the way we face them. Survival of the fittest is the primordial notion that only the fit have the power and strength to live, and more importantly, thrive in their environment.
It finds a way into each and every person no matter who they are and what they have been through. In “The Child by Tiger”, a short story by Thomas Wolfe, the author portrays a scorn man stuck in oppression finally snapping after holding it in for too long. The story takes place in a time of such extreme segregation that some people such children can’t even recognize the treatment. The story is centered around an African American man named Dick Prosser who was in the army and a great soldier. But his career could go nowhere because he was African American, he could not be a general no matter how great his aim was with a rifle.
Even so, humans can come together to show kindness and love. Even seemingly barbaric gangs search for order in society and provide security and comfort for the impoverished. People are naturally inclined to help others and act socially, especially
Self-Destructive Behavior Earth is the habitat of several species, yet only one governs, humans. The rapid growth of science and technology has opened many doors to human inventions and innovations. Although this development has changed and impacted human lives positively it has also brought along the way threats to the followings. As a human trait it is mainly known how people become more and more greedy as they learn that enough is not enough anymore therefore, they seek for other and more higher possessions and that is when things become dangerous. Science and technology must have limits just as any other research or study.
Is Survival Selfish? “It is not the strongest of the species that survives, nor the most intelligent, but the one most responsive to change” (Darwin). When pondering about the question if survival is selfish or not it comes with varied reactions and answers. Some may say “survival of the fittest (metaphor),” but is that really true? Not necessarily, it takes common sense, and how you react to determine how the situation will end.
“I closed my eyes again remembering the way I had been hurt—remembering the pain.” (Butler 20) Dana, the main character in Octavia Butler’s Kindred stated this quote to emphasize the great amount of pain she has experienced in her life, and how focusing and remembering the pain keeps her from losing her grip on reality. Dana, takes the reader in a journey back to the slave period through the antebellum south and allows the reader to travel time through the eyes of a modern African-American woman and experience all the heartache and misery she experienced during those times. Octavia Butler’s science fiction novel Kindred explores not only the unimaginable horrors of slavery; but how those horrors and the time travel affects everyone. Dana, the main character of this novel
Mankind will only survive by living with adversity, not with perfection. Humans seek success but true growth comes from the struggles faced obtaining it. Without the challenge, mankind and nature itself withers away in boredom and sterility. Humans, as with all organisms in nature, survive by adapting to challenge, not by the lack of them. The narrator in Wallace Stegner’s “Crossing Into Eden” finds that paradise is no place for humans because it is too perfect and does not offer the adversity mankind requires to exist.