It is always best if you really get to know somebody before you judge them. Things that you might see someone do, might be completely be different than what they actually do on a daily basis. Just like Mr. Oakhurst, that one person that you might be judging, probably has a friendly and caring side that you just won’t give them a chance to show. Ambiguity is in everyone, and people seem to judge on the bad interpretation than the actually bigger and better side that people really have. This story should teach all that reads it a lesson to not take first interpretations serious, and stick around to see the good side that is really
Huxley's ideas that our society is numbed by things that we love and that everyone is almost happy to be somewhat oppressed is almost too real. It is pretty easy to see and make connections after evaluating our society that we live in. I agree with Neil Postmans assertions claiming that Brave New World is most relevant to our society. One of Postman’s claims that i related to is “people will come to love their oppression, to adore the technologies that undo their capacities to think.” this is expressed in the book by the simple quote “community, identity, stability”(1).
He never jumps from one to another topic without explaining completely. Even though during the opening of the essay Forsgren seems like throwing Speer’s name out of nowhere, but as fast as he could, he follows it with a narrative and explanation of who Speer is. Forsgren don’t always literally describes, instead he puts on story and expert testimony to strengthen what he is saying. Since his audience seems to be the “general educated” population, his purpose of writing this essay could be easily fulfilled or succeeded. His goal of writing is to give people a realization that even during the worst time, mankind should still have their conscience and humanity.
He shines a light on how society has forced us to think that we must have unconditional love for our families and if you are the eldest sibling in a family, you are expected to be more responsible and be a role model. Baldwin shows us that this isn’t always how it is. This is something that the readers can relate to and through the story and characters we can learn something about ourselves. In the same way, Baldwin uses class to show us that even though you are middle class, you can still suffer, and even though you are lower class, you can still succeed. Without the prospects of creed and class, the story would not have the same relatable factors and
The book explains what can be done and how things can be done if you just take the time to make and effort for something you really wanna see strive and accomplished. With as much power as esther would you also have done something for the better or for the worse knowing that you wouldn't get in trouble for anything you do. Power changes everything so that would only make you think what would you have done
Because Utilitarian’s believe that, “our prime ethical obligation is to choose the action available to us that is likely to create the greatest balance of good effects over negative effects,” the problem of Omelas is not even a problem, and those of the Utilitarian mindset would gladly stay (Binder, 2). Some people, however, walk away. Even though they cannot fix the problem, they can absolve themselves of guilt and eliminate themselves from the equation altogether. This closely aligns with Kantian thinking, because our intrinsic human
After all, we’re not savages”(Golding 48). Still feeling the cap of civility, Piggy understands that without rules, they are no longer boys, but become savages. He tries to help Ralph teach the others this, but the other boys do not understand that if there are no rules, their society will fall. Piggy had rules to lead with, but could not gain the support of the other boys to follow these rules to grow a peaceful society. The rules and values that Piggy tries to establish are important to develop a mature and working society.
I could tell you it will get better, that it's all going to be okay, and maybe you won't want to hear it, because it's such a cliché, but it's the truth. Because pain is temporary, and not only that, it's also necessary. All those who know me well, know that when things go wrong, I make a reference to the universe, that it has a plan for each and everyone of us, and if it's out of your control, then what is the point of stressing over it? We learn from mistakes, we learn when we screw up, we learn when we get hurt, we learn from experience. We must all go through our share of ups and downs, all so we can end up at the right place at the right
Society has to open people's minds and teach them that there's no Dreamland out there. And by dreamland, I mean that there's not only one type of body. Not having that one certain body shape it doesn't mean anything. People need to look deeper than that because people actually care about you, people love you no matter your body shape. Maybe now you're not getting the attention you always dreamed of and believed me, I struggled through that my whole entire life.
The journey of self-enlightenment is an unending process; nowadays, instead of ignoring the problem, one is encouraged to reflect upon himself and learn from his mistake. Both Confucius and St. Augustine embrace this philosophy and use their mistakes as a pedestal to improve themselves and attain the highest understanding. The concept of self-reflection is an essential part of Confucius and Saint Augustine’s path to enlightenment, their different education background and life philosophies have created very different processes of how one would attain self-improvement: While Confucius has an idea of how a virtuous man should be and one should follow the three virtues to reach enlightenment, Saint Augustine is unclear about his path to God, as he is a man of rhetoric and felt the need to understand God before committing himself to Christianity. Confucius regards education as the only way to self-improvement and morality ; he believes that if one were willing to learn, he will naturally find the way and become a virtuous man.
In conclusion, I believe that the theme communication is better than violence is the best lesson illustrated in The Outsiders, because physical harm doesn 't change anything, there 's no point in doing it, and it usually ends negatively for the participants. This relates to me because I think sometimes we get so frustrated with people that we don 't even think about talking it out, but really, it would help us resolve our problems more effectively if we communicated with each other. I definitely recommend The Outsiders to anyone who wants an action-packed book that teaches a
Gossip or “mitote” is mixed up with many conflicting messages, it’s learned and agreed with at a very young age because it’s a normal form of communication in our society. It makes us feel better to see someone else feel as badly as we do. “Misery likes company” (Ruiz 38). We are infected with and contagious to others with fear and suffering. By adopting the first agreement we use “white magic” to rid our mind of the “black magic”emotional poisonous spell and gain personal freedom.
You get to consciously decide what has meaning and what doesn’t. You get to decide what to worship” (37). Therefore the freedom of real education is about choosing to escape our biological and cultural default setting, that we can control our own mind. Wallace reiterates that life is better when we look at it the right way, also looking at education the same way. This illustrates that education gives you the ability to become open minded to new ideas and it isn’t just about school or having a degree.
I think it is important to be self-aware of who you are so you can be the best version of yourself and use it to your advantage in life. I think being aware of your personality allows people to become their true selves and maybe make them realize who they are and it’s normal for everyone to be a little
He mentions that the education system has the pinnacle well checked, but is lacking on the basics of the pyramid. This also allows the audience to see that if you have the right bases your pyramid will work for you. Andrade’s choice to use Tupac’s story is for the audience to see that one action can change a person’s life. The anecdote shows us that if you push the person in the right direction with time and tell them that they are worth it and believe in them selves they can improve.