What is the meaning of Ego? In today’s world, it means “a person’s sense of self-esteem or self-importance”, it is to be self-centered and care for nothing else except for one's self or, in other terms, being an individualist. Today, people have been told to care for others instead of themselves, but that is not completely true. For example, Prometheus in Anthem by Ayn Rand- is not what one would consider to be a total egotistical person. Searching through different types of definitions and reasons about the definition of ego, the assumption is that egoism is not immoral or virtuous but the balance in between.
There's certain benefits to thinking this way though. It's very important to keep one's own happiness and well being at the forefront of their mind. People should not be expected to constantly cater to others. Selflessness is completely overrated. Equality is not wrong to want something for himself, especially after servicing others his whole life.
Length of his essay is too long to be focused on the point he is trying to prove with redundant examples. He said how the concept of authenticity has been explored throughout history by many philosophers hundreds of years ago(1). It unnecessary because he states in the beginning how people constantly involve and he provides big and long examples of it. What writers and philosophers said hundreds of year ago might not or not at all apply
Nagel states, “Whether we succeed or fail…depends to some extent on factors beyond our control” (Nagel 1). The way things turn out cannot merely influence how good or bad we are, but whether or not we are good in the first place. The way we are, the circumstances we face, and the way things turn out is due to luck and we cannot be held responsible. So what is one left to be responsible for? We may not have complete control over our lives, but let us not fail to pay attention to our intuitions and our experiences of it.
This would create a multitude of ethical dilemmas. Seeing as, records are maintained for a variety of reasons, the most important of which is for the benefit of the clientele, such conscious recording of clienteles needs, their supports etc. would not longer be a required duty of care (APA, 2010)
Personal gain may occur, but it cannot be the motivating factor. Communality: Sharing a concern for one another within and outside the scope of the professional community. Trust: To have the trust that the cause of social networking is a worthy one and people involved will do their best to help achieve this goal. In my opinion, trust is by far the most important trait for a “giver”. Trust that his/her time and resources will be used appropriately for a greater good.
““On the view of these philosophers, a life can be meaningful only if it can mean something to someone, and not just to someone, but to someone other than oneself and indeed someone of more intrinsic or ultimate value than oneself.” (The Meanings of Lives, page 13) Of course, not everyone is going to have the same values. However, in order to have a successful society, people must pursue values that are not only important to themselves, but will also benefit and impact others. I agree with this, however I believe it is important that they value benefit both the person and others. Doing something just for someone else all the time is not fair to the person doing the actions. They must live their life with things that are of value to them too.
The premises are difficult to dismiss. Singer concedes that almost as imperative is ambiguous, yet he thinks that individuals can be straightforward with themselves about what checks and what doesn't. Singer suspects you may be thinking that the argument isn't too dubious. Yet in the event that we were to consider it important our lives would be changed drastically. The argument has critical results, for show can't help thinking that all surplus spending purchasing things that we don't generally need isn't right.
Didion says self-respect is a “discipline,” or “a habit of mind that can never be faked, but can be developed [and] trained …” How might someone develop more self-respect? I believe self-respect is a discipline. To develop or train this self-respect discipline, one might consider sticking to your values, not sacrificing your beliefs, practice not being hard on yourself and believe that you are as good as the next person. 5. What, according to Didion, is the cost of living without self-respect?
But if i imagine it I don't think it is possible no more. Great Question: How can people give value to theirs lives? The great question is answered in this passage as showing care for others. If you have anything that is enough for you then the rest of the things you should give it to the people who doesn't have a lot of things. It doesn't have to be always giving physical things it could also be some comforting words or just thoughts for others.