America Needs Its Nerds, written by Leonid Fridman, expresses the country’s need for studious people. The United States look down on kids that would rather learn than play sports. Leonid argues that this anti-intellectualism idea is not good for the greater community. Without intellectuals the U.S. will not be as great as countries that value academics. Leonid Fridman uses motifs, hyperboles, and criticizing questions to support his argument on how nerds and geeks are essential to society.
He asks the looming question "how long can America remain" and his opinion on the matter clearly lies under the surface. The atmosphere clearly relates to the main idea; the nerd group is a huge influence in our society, and we need to show appreciation to them. The author also clearly believes that the "US elementary schools and high schools" are the problem as compared to school in other countries. The atmosphere he set creates the mindset that the U.S. is the only country with this problem and that nerds are only severely mistreated here. He also uses instances in school, not just the social environment, to prove that nerds are always looked down on.
Fridman uses different strategies in order to convey his idea that people who are curious and serious about knowledge should not be labeled a nerd. To begin, Fridman starts his argument by stating how wrong it is that our society looks down upon intellectuals. Fridman conveys this idea when he explains that the people who want to learn are named “nerds” and “geeks” (1). Fridman also uses imagery to further expand the stereotype of being a geek by revealing that the actual meaning of a geek “is a street performer who shocks the public by biting off the heads of live chickens” (2). Fridman’s use of the words “shocks” and “biting off” show that a geek is clearly not a normal person, but rather someone bizarre (2).
Rather, it utilizes the most crude nature of individuals and recounts an account of bigotry on an individual and savage premise as opposed to an institutional and financial premise. Amid the motion picture, we discover that the father tragically engraved his own particular prejudice and contorted feeling of reality on his two youthful, susceptible young men by transparently talking against ' dark history ' and 'dark publicity books '. This particular scene of the father 's discourse to the young men influences us to understand that most bigot have had their mind effectively formed into a supremacist attitude on them. This is the reason prejudice exists even today, despite the fact that 'formal bigotry ' has been canceled for a long while. Individuals basically exchange their convictions onto the more youthful ages, making some spoiled things like bigotry difficult to cure altogether.
Santiago Posso Mr.linton English 11-A October/4/2017 Hypocrisy is the act of criticizing something only to become what we once disapproved, Trump 's bigotry over Obama 's administration and Stalin blasting capitalism for overworking men only to enslave his own men and exploit them, high school kids who say they hate the popular only to join their group the first chance they get, these are only a few examples where this verb is shown throughout history. This type of mockery then is a tricky situation because one day we can develop into what we hated most. Huxley observes how dreadful this action is seen in the real world and portrays how atrocious it looks in the novel A Brave New World In the story A Brave New World, Aldous Huxley tries
In our society today, the terms “nerd” or “geek” are used derogatorily instead of used upliftinglyin an uplifting manner to those who are more serious about their studies or education. In today’s world especially, we are quick to judge based on appearance or what certain people’s interests may be instead of supporting them. In a passage from Leonid Fridman’s literary work titled “America Needs Its Nerds,” he discusses the present issue relating to “geeks” and “nerds” and the positive affect they could have on our nation if they are supported. Fridman expresses his stand on the issue through definition, contrast and appeal to emotion. The derogatory terms used to describe those who are academically and intellectually successful are very hurtful
In Greg Lukianoff and Jonathan Haidt’s article, The Coddling of the American Mind, both authors are ASSERTING that the general public uses the use of what they call trigger warnings entirely too much. Lukianoff and Haidt BELIEVE that the extended use of trigger warnings is leading to a degraded and fragile state of mind. As a social psychologist, Jonathan Haidt has made several observations concerning the overall elevated concern for the emotional well being created by the public and for the public. Co-author Greg Lukianoff also has some background credibility as CEO of the Foundation for Individual Rights in Education. Together, both Lukianoff and Haidt have formed an article that poses the question of whether trigger warnings are causing
"Geeks" and "Nerds," do these terms sound well known to you? These are the terms we as often as possible utilization to put down a youngster who tries to think about truly hard so he/she can add to America. Be that as it may, have we ever considered may happen on the off chance that he/she is teased with those names over and over. To shield my point I might want to utilize an article, "America Needs its Nerds" by Leonid Fridman that discussions about how the keen individuals are put down because of their insight. He contrasts America and different countries, ended up being better in this circumstance.
Within “Harrison Bergeron,” the government attempts to “eradicate individuality, excellence, and beauty, and so smart people have radios implanted in their ears to disrupt their thoughts” (Miller) and by accomplishing this, society creates distress rather than equality. Furthermore, “the dark days” in the story refer to when people experienced competition and embraced their diversity. (Miller). John Miller describes how Vonnegut nary explains his thematic ideas, however; groups of high schoolers of various ages analyzed this story and easily distinguished numerous thematic ideas. For example, VOnnegut describes, “Diana Moon Glampers loaded the gun again.” (247) which illustrates how the Handicapper General disobeys the norms which represents true equality only as an impractical ideological expectation.
There are two basic mindsets that extremely affect students’ learning. Carol Dweck in her article “ Brainology” shows us the harmful effects of having a “fixed mindset” and the benefits of having a “ growth mindset”. She states that the fixed mindset is the most common and the most harmful because it believes trouble is devastating. People in this mindset believe they either are or are not good at something is based on their inherent nature because it is just who they are. They assume success is created from inherent talent and intelligence.