In “Choices” by Susan Kerslake and “The Veldt” by Ray Bradbury, the authors suggest that a person can change based solely on their needs, and question their ability to stay loyal or betray. In “Choices” and “The Veldt” the comparison in what led to the betrayals is very similar, along with who betrayed the characters. In “Choices” Peggy, the main character, has a decision to make, and she ends up making one that is not in her best interest. Perhaps the wrong decision was made because “[She] only [has] a little while to make up her mind.” Similarly, in “The Veldt” the parents of George and Lydia, decided to raise their kids to grow up in a modern and technology based home because “Nothing is to good for [their] children.” Although Peggy and the parents were just thinking about the happiness of their loved ones, they did not think about how they would be affected by their decisions. Similarly, betrayal was caused to the characters because of decisions they had made beforehand and in a way those decisions led to betrayal.
Consolidated, these devices effectively convey Johnson 's unwillingness to complete his reply while as yet permitting him to stay cordial. Between the first and second paragraph, a tonal shift occurs leaving behind the soft-handed tactic of definition and entering the harsh and somewhat accusatory use of rationale. This shift in tone serves two purposes. At first, it prepares the reader for the blame she is to get ("should have considered"). By shifting in tone at this point, Johnson also indicates that beyond preparation for blame, the mother should also leave behind any waiting "hope."
By eliminating waiting and having everyone else stand by as an option, she offers the quality of urgence; essential in leaders that would like to get anything done. Liu also shows skillful work at being their leader when she says “Complacency is a worse enemy than the virus” because of its wittiness in purpose. She is picking at the groups who could be building hospitals—rather than standing around—but also rallying her group and encouraging them that the virus is containable, no matter how stark the situation may
The book Anthem depicts a society where it is forbidden to think for one's self, but one-character breaks free from this dictatorship and lives a life thinking only for himself, and the author, Ayn Rand, shows that that is the purpose of life, and according to her, our morality will teach us to do so, and this is the key to happiness. The society depicted in Anthem defined morality as a system of conformity to ideals of right human conduct. This society believed that things done in in groups prevails over things done individually. At the beginning of the book Anthem, Equality 7-2521 states that, “… there is no transgression blacker than to do it alone” (Rand 17). These beliefs are what collectivists believe, along with that being alone “…is the great transgression and the root of all evil” (Rand 17).
The unanimous decision of going to war with Vietnam was all the cause and effect of groupthink. To avoid such a vicious circle, the best thing to do is to keep oneself in check all the time. This group should have had a neutral person to counter their decisions when wrong and to voice his unbiased opinions when needed. The best rule when dealing with groups is to make it a rule to be honest and be free to speak out when needed (Bacevich J., August 3rd, 2014). It is always good to analyze each and every idea and dissect it to find the flaws to work on.
My Thoughts: I found this quote to be extremely important and felt it connected back to Anaïs Nin’s section. It’s all about connecting with yourself within and knowing who you are. You have to be honest with yourself and know exactly who you are before you can live a good life. Meyers points out that its important to know who you truly are just based on personal reasons and for important cases like “moral and political autonomy”. What I took away from this quote was don’t get caught up in someone else’s group and remain silent but to tap into your true being and flourish.
It is important to remember that there is a relationship between good and evil, and both will continue to be present in our society; and in becoming an effective member of society, I must understand this and consistently acknowledge it in my own life. When deciding how I want to vote and run my own life, I can 't go with the path that guarantees no hardships because no such path exists, and one advertised as such is lying. The ability the book have given me to understand the fundamental relationship between good and evil in a society that I take part of will help me become a more well-rounded and excellent contributor
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In other words, myths allow us to think that we have control over our destiny and we should not be afraid of anything because no matter how much we try to hide, it is impossible to avoid death because all things come to end. The cruelty of the world can seem too much to bear, however, myths helps us face our morality by providing a sense of control, hope and
Wallace truly believes that SWE is the correct way of writing, and that there is only one dialect. Wallace wants to stick to the norms and teach kids the right way. By having Wallace being a critic, he will be strict, and will be taken more seriously. A SNOOT is someone that knows what everything means, is always correct, and doesn’t mind letting you know it. Another way you can define a SNOOT is a snob.
The essay “ Waste Not, Want Not” by Bill McKibben was very informative and motivational. It makes you think how many of the things that we are used to are causing harm to our environment. I will definitely be making changes in my lifestyle and motiving the people around me so that we will one day be able to notice
Furthermore, it is certainly not okay to get a person fired for their political beliefs. As citizens of a country built upon the concept of freedom, we should respect that. We should all respect and accept the fact that having different views is okay because that is how we learn from each other in order to continue grow as a great
"Rogers believed that we are free to make choices and control our destinies despite the burdens of the past (book Citation here)". Existential therapy focuses on what clients are experiencing “here and now” which could bring both sides to an understanding of what’s going on. This encourages individuals to rely on their own values and develop themselves to their highest potential. The characters in the movie faced many hardships and endured much pain because of discrimination and prejudice so that is why they have that anger built in. The client centered approach would allow them to feel accepted and also feel like they have unconditional support as well as empathy.