The essay Inequality Undermines Democracy by Eduardo Porter discusses the income gap in today’s world. The first main point Porter describes how Americans are not concerned with the income gap even though it is wider than other developed countries. The United States government has expressed little concern over this issue as well since they have done little to anything to restrain the trend. I believe this has caused opportunities across classes to shrink and the middle class does not exist anymore. I would consider my family a working middle class and I hear my family talking about how the middle class has diminished and it is either the rich or the poor.
I specifically liked the quote that I chose that explained that although the Rodriguez family changed. If I could I would spend more time on my concluding paragraph . I wanted to put more details but also didn’t want to add too much of my personal opinions into the paper or sound bias. If I knew more information on the writer I would of added details on the impact that being a bilingual American has had on his life. The sentence that of my paper that I believe was exceptionally good can be found at the bottom of body paragraph 2.
These changes will influence families because it allows more opportunities for those working in these fields. However; because of the offshore jobs that are popular around the world, it is outsourcing today’s workplace. This causes fewer jobs here in America for American families. Regardless, that trend is likely to continue for the foreseeable future. It could also affect families negatively because unless you have a good education or above the poverty line many will still struggle to
Don’t you hate when your taxes go to making useless pennies or when they take up space in a mess. Even though people think pennies are helpful they are not because they cost 2.41 to make just one. For years the Unites States have been discussing if we should get rid of the penny. Pennies shouldn’t be made in the United States. Source 1 states, other countries have got rid of the penny and were successful.
In Of Mice and Men, the characters valued money. Still now, to this very day people value money. People of the Great Depression era seemed to have valued money a little more than we do today, due to the low supply of it. It seems as if they were more grateful and happy with the little they had. Meanwhile, we will never be satisfied with the little simple things we get out of
In Inequality and (Un)Happiness in America by Arthur Brooks the author talks about how when we feel successful in what we do, whether it be in a job or not, it can cause us to feel happier. This probably affected my happiness when I was in track because after you run a few miles you feel accomplished in what you have done. The author then goes on to say that if you feel like a failure you are more likely to be unhappy than those who feel successful (392). The reading says that if you earn something you will feel proud that you earned it and didn 't have it just handed to you. Money doesn 't bring happiness success does.
In the year of 1925 there was a group of so called friends that were fairly wealthy but they did not have the greatest mindset on money, what it was used for, or what it did for you and throughout this story it is a learning experience for the characters and will open your eyes as a reader. In the story The Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald the claim to me is Wealth is not the main factor in happiness. I believe this because all the wealthy people in this story are sad or force real action ships where they are both not happy, an example of this Gatsby moves from North Dakota to Rhode Island to make a dream home to impress daisy which works for a little bit until the next person comes with money. Another example is nick says that gatsby left
Being self-aware enhanced to better emotional regulation and growth toward self-improvement and contentment. Reading and listening Wallace’s This is Water, I have noticed there were some of his ideas that struck me. The stories that he has provided has struck me because it gave me an idea to understand that if we can, time to time, step back and reflect life, we will be surprise to find that the our own individual perspective allows us the freedom to lead basically and personally meaningful lives. This allowed me to agree and disagree on some of his advises on how to live life. Also, I learn that most important thing to realize is that your life is defined not by what happens to you but rather by how you react to
I feel like kinda doesn 't mean anything to be an American, i honestly don 't believe everyone is treated equally. There is always some treating someone else like they are lower than them, just because you possibly have a better job or make more money doesn 't mean you 're any better than anyone else. What i have seen so far in my 18 years of living is that there is always going to be that person that thinks that their so much better because they have better things or that because there parents make good money that they 're going to be better. Regardless of what your parents make are what you make as an adult it doesn 't make you a king or a queen our eyes. If you act like you are more important or better than someone else they you 're just causing attention towards yourself and making you look like so horrible person.
Pessimists have a much lower chance of getting a job since they think they will not get the job before even trying to apply for it. However, optimists get higher chances of getting a job because they think there is nothing that will prevent them from reaching their dreams. Optimists tend to have better synergy and collaboration with their colleagues. According to a research started in 2005 and ended in 2007, 232 MBA students were surveyed and the data showed that the optimistic students outperformed the pessimistic students in their jobs. The optimistic students were able to adapt to the changing environment and difficulties of their jobs while the pessimists had a hard time adapting(Chris).
I feel as if mostly it was revolutionary, but some points leave me unable to come to a consensus with the point of views. The revolution was the start of America after all, yet some people argue that it mostly did not change the colonist 's lives. As historian Howard Zinn says in his quote, the working citizens, whom were poor and white, were back where they used to be after the war, creating no devolopment in their lives whatsoever. Though a disappointment for the colonists, it was an improvement for the country that they lived in. This would lead to a better life style and more money in the long run.