We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful what we pretend to be, this phrase perfectly illustrates the truth in how our actions ultimately define us as human beings. Perception of reality plays an immense role in our society as a result of depending on how people perceive us, we act accordingly in order to conform. Ultimately, when interacting with others, we alter our behavioral patterns in order to mimic aforementioned group’s perception of who they are, which is often a delusion. After portraying a fictitious version of yours for a long duration of time you soon undertake the role which only shows how careful you need to be when deciding what role, you wish to impel in society. In this short lived narrative Harrison Bergeron, there is conflict between the protagonist and the societal equality actualized only through the efforts of the United States Handicapper General, Diana Moon Glampers.
Their ideas can be a problem. If everybody starts thinking, they can create bad ideas, such as creating as revolting against the government. That is why the government has limited their thoughts, since birth.With everybody thinking the same, it will make everybody happy and create a stable environment. Hence, Huxley creates the society’s motto, “Community, Identity, Stability”(Huxley 1). They need
Motivation is the force that pushes us to do things: It is a result of everyone needs being satisfied so that employees have the inspiration and ability to complete the respective task given. So will employees be motivated and perform to their capability by giving them good welfares, benefits and money? Money makes the world go round, it can be considered as an engine to push human’s limits but peers motivation and intrinsic desire to a good job are the real motivators in today’s workplace. Intrinsic and extrinsic motivation There are two types of motivation, intrinsic or extrinsic. Intrinsic motivation being employees are interested on the work because it is personally interesting, rewarding, challenging.
“[...] Mankind must by this time have acquired posi¬¬¬tive beliefs as to the effects of some actions on their happiness” (Mill, p. 176). Mill claims that throughout the years and generations, human race has evolved to understand what can generally cause them either happiness or pain. That can be the reason why humans have generally agreed upon some basic moral values. He goes on to say that it is a mistake to assume that every action that is to be done; needs to be thoroughly examined. By using obvious and extreme examples such as murder and theft (Mill, p. 176) and stating that they’re definitely injurious to one’s happiness; he demonstrates the understanding that one has; of what effects a specific action can have on human happiness and shows that the issue of time is explainable through Utilitarianism.
This theory allows us to understand relationships in a personal advantage standpoint, but this standpoint is different for everyone and evolves as our lives do. This theory forces us to detach emotions and find a distinct purpose of each relationship, taking away from the uniqueness of relationships. The examples from F.R.I.E.N.D.S are both dramatized for the sake of entertainment but they both illustrate how humans cannot avoid being selfish even if they have good intentions. This theory’s principles are rooted in our individualist society that values the individual’s needs over the groups, which devalues these important interpersonal
Logan Feys argues, “To be human is to be an individual human, with individual tastes, talents, values, and aspirations that are distinct from those of others. Living in society, we are under constant pressure to surrender our individuality to the will of the major, the school, the workplace, the family, etc”. People should be both non-conformist and conformist. Individuals should be non-conformist and conformist because it is important to be different from everyone else but it’s also important to share some similarities with other individuals as well. For instance, when something about yourself stands out, whether it’s your appearance or a talent you have, people will become interested in you.
Rethinking Principle of Utility What is the guideline of your behavior and what does pleasure means to you? In Bentham’s book An Introduction to the Principles of Morals and Legislation, he gives a detailed explanation of principle of utility, a series of principles of behaviors. He thinks it is pleasure and pain that determine what human beings should do, and the motivation of humans’ behaviors can be attributed to the pursuit of happiness or the evasion of pain. Besides, he states that a good action should increase the happiness or diminish the pain, otherwise the action will be harmful to the whole community. However, Bentham’s principle of utility is under-developed because of his oversimplification of the relationships of individual and
Employees are the heart and soul of an organization. There are several effective methods that leadership can use in order to give the appropriate recognition to their employees. Employee recognition is not just a pat on the back or telling someone they did a good job. It is essentially a tool a manager can use in order to express what they want in an organization from their employees. It is a reward system that benefits the organization as a whole, as well as the employees working there.
The third source, nonetheless, would agree with the first source as they both share the belief to maintain the society with a limited government. The first and third source expresses the need for individualism in society to prosper, as competition and profit serve as key motivations for improving the economic state. The opposite ideas come from the second source as he advocates collectivism for states to thrive. The perspective declares that cooperation of each individual serves as inspiration to help the economy. Although the sources conflict in their vision of a perfect economy, they all share the idea that government protection is needed in society to progress.
Humanistic psychologist Abraham Maslow put forward his theory of the hierarchy of needs through the shape of a pyramid. He suggested that each step in this pyramid became of importance when the needs of an individual are not met. To progress upwards in Maslow’s hierarchy of needs one has to meet each level to a satisfactory standard and when this is happens he claims that a person has reached a point of self-actualisation. All the necessities he mentioned had to be met before this could be realised however. He believed that everyone was capable of attaining self-actualisation but unfortunate life experiences do disrupt a person’s progress and they can go up and down the pyramid when these unlucky moments present themselves in life (ClassNotes, 2014).