Through being conceited, unfaithful to his wife, and lacking in leadership, Odysseus has shown readers that he does not have what it takes to be a true hero. Odysseus is not a good role model for anyone, so he teaches readers many lessons on what not to be like. Readers can learn that not everything is about them, they have to understand that to be a true hero, everyone else comes before them. They can also learn that leaders have to be strong and selfless, not strong and arrogant. Arrogance will never get anyone anywhere, it only makes people lose trust and lose respect.
People are always too quick to judge based on first impressions and fail to give others a chance to show their true selves. This can create an atmosphere in which can tear communities apart and destroy relationships. Judging due to preconceived notions results only in destruction and chaos, and fails to lead to anything positive. In modern society, it is so easy to judge and be judged due to what is seen initially, but ultimately, “You never truly understand a person until you walk a mile in their shoes”
Baker holds his head down as the ambiguity of not being to control the object around is sad to him. As far as humanity is concerned we’ve could conquer anything until there’s a time where we are suddenly powerless and vulnerable to daily phenomena we can’t control. But, Baker says there’s a peace in knowing we are powerless and at least we are aware of the position and our ignorance. Bakers use of pathos shows us this outcome, conceptually can be alluded to a lot of things that man can’t control but has the power to dictate what happens to us. Sure, the objects are trying to ruin our lives but that doesn’t mean humans can’t live on, we must be able to accept and move
As a child, he doesn’t understand the meanings of racism and discrimination, which has a huge, critical impact in his life. But as he grows older, he begins to realize how vulnerable he is to the dangers of the world. He observes the dominant figures of the whites and the trepidation that most black families live with, which stimulates his wish of traveling up North in search of a better life. Black Boy depicts Richard’s life growing up as an African-American in the Jim Crow South, illustrating the economic and social hardships that were commonly stereotypical for blacks at the time. Through the events that unfold in Black Boy, Wright reveals that his constant grappling with hunger affects his opportunities to become successful, which reveals how it affects his development as a character negatively and positively, as well as his interactions with other people.
Before he vanishes from the text, he has given up making any impact on the world or lives around him: “Decisions are never really made—at best they manage to emerge, from a chaos of peeves, whims, hallucinations and all-round assholery. […] It does annoy him that he can be so divided, so perfectly unable to come down on one side or another” (GR 802). Since he does not support any side, Slothrop is described as one of “the glozing neuters of the world” (GR 802). Historically, for Puritans neuters are people “that halt betweene two opinions […] the Lord abhorres such lukewarme tame fooles” (Hooker qtd. in Miller 58), and whose “‘[d]eadness of heart’ was the most insupportable curse” (Miller 58).
Sometimes when our minds accept failure we tend to push our self-down and think we can’t do anything, so we give up. From a couple tasks lead to thousands and some people don’t ever thing this might be a serious issue. They shut themselves down and continue doing nothing about the problem. When really this was all in our own
His downfall can be foreshadowed throughout the play, and one of the most significant reasons is because of his anger and aggression. Sometimes people say comments that they do not mean due to anger, but that is no excuse for Creon. He takes it to a whole new level that causes most to be afraid of him. Which in a way, leads to him believing that his decisions are right, due to no one standing up to him. This is clearly shown when the Sentry indicates, "I didn 't do it.
At the same time I learned not to care what others thought. Would you change your flaw? I wouldn’t change my flaw whatsoever; because of my flaw I have the confidence to wear what I want and to do what I want without the permission of others. Its apart of my identity and what I stand for, and without it would take away from who I am
However, there is nothing that we can point out within our self that is the core essence which will never change. We think of it as a given that we each have a sort of fixed essence that makes us who we are, so all we have to do is to recognise and acknowledge it. Although it does largely depend on what the society around each one of us says about us. Identity is much more inconsistent than we commonly imagine, The Buddha’s teaching of no-self is about letting go of our stories, or in short, our egos. The stories we tell about ourselves brings us security, but in reality they distort our vision.
Being bullied is an abhorrent feeling. You just don’t know how to stop it. You have to keep an eye out for anything you say or do because it can be prone to scrutiny and mockery by others, and so, you end up saying and doing nothing. You try to retract to a small enclave and speak only when needed in a very soft manner so you go unnoticed. But from experience, I know this approach doesn 't work.