Most acts of kindness result in some sort of self-interest, and cannot be considered altruistic unless there is absolutely no gain to the person doing the altruistic act. This ties into the polis policy as even though this policy is community centered, the the idea of caring for others/working together doesn’t disregard the human tendencies of personal gain (which is an important concept in that some may argue the polis policy doesn't account for human will of personal success- but stone is arguing that is dos as focus on community gain actually is a form of personal gain?) - moral obligations vs. rules of society PUBLIC INTEREST: Page 7 The wants of individuals as well as the general wants of society, can also include individual desires for the community as a whole, which may conflict with desires for self Often requires a general consensus on topics to meet the desires of the population as whole, which also require some form of rules/regulations what a “consensus” entails The public interest of the polis is an often disputed topic as people have different ideas of what is best for the community, it is hard to obtain a full agreement of everyone, The polis needs a defining characteristic to avoid (as much as possible) unnecessary arguments/disagreements
Holocaust versus Darfur Genocide Term Paper Orel Haiimpour In this day and age, the world is very corrupt. From lying to killing, we’ve got it all. Unfortunately, genocide is among one of the problems of this perverted world. Genocide is a deliberate killing of a large group of people, especially those of a particular ethnic group or nation. Something connected to genocide that is on its own level of disgusting is that many people disregard the genocides that are going on, like the one in Darfur, and there are people that even deny that past genocides, like the holocaust, has ever happened.
The media would seemingly be an excellent position to initiate social change and break down social problems, Yet, the media has failed to do so, It has served to reinforce social problems by the language it chooses to use. In terms of describing individuals with disabilities, the language used in the media is mostly negative such as seeing them as “incapable”, “pitiable or pathetic” and “a burden” (Hunt, 1991). Therefore, media in relation to labelling is seen to be a useful way of understanding social problems and can explain the development of relevant policies as they depend on how the social problem is constructed. Analysis of policies have focused on how language is used to shape perceptions of a social problem. (Lister, 2010).
Everyone is born with different privileges, yet these privileges do not define people. The adversities that someone has in life should not define their success or happiness. No one is destined to have a life full of misery. It is people’s attitude towards their resources -good or bad- that defines this. People write their own endings through the choices they make.
I think that self-perception is not a necessary move for one to realise that he can be free from the environment; there are other methods which can help us to be independent from the environment. For example, being confident to one’s ability is one of the way that to be independent from the environment; there are so many daily life examples showing that people who suffer in a very bad situation, but they have some positive qualities (confidence, determination, persistence, etc.) which help him to overcome the difficulty from the environment. During the process of overcoming, it is not necessary for them to look at themselves in property and perform the supremacy over the nature by interacting with the object; after that, they can make difference to the circumstances. Those people who suffer from the situation can simply overcome the situation by the positive qualities they have.
Although the Duvitch family were different from the rest of the community with their physical appearance , economically low income ,and also being isolated from the rest of the community .With all the challenges that the Duvitch family faced they were able to think and act without any restraints in thing they wanted to do , which shows the true definition of freedom is about being accepted as who you are as an individual
Without an identity, people become lifeless and invisible. Having a sense of identity is indispensable because it allows people to stand out as individuals and not disappear into
He does not engage sentiments or thoughts that many people appreciate, enjoy and gladden. This character describes best the idea of the Absurd. “Humans cannot avoid wondering about life, and its meaning, since that is how we are. However Camus says that, there is no answer for this question. In between the question, Camus states, does life have a meaning, and the answer is silence, it lies The Absurd.
In “Morality and Religion: A Psychological Perspective, the authors, Anca Mustea, Oana Negru, and Adrian Opre explore how religion and morality relate to each other. The article begins by discussing different psychological theories and research to create some understanding of how religion could apply into the morality of people. The authors also discuss cultural approaches as to how religion and morality fit together which tends lead to a lack of understanding since researchers show favor to their own cultural perspective. Finally, the authors providing some direction to the possibilities of how religion and morality relate to each other from their perspectives. While I found this article interesting, it was difficult to read considering the many concepts discussed.
However, there is nothing that we can point out within our self that is the core essence which will never change. We think of it as a given that we each have a sort of fixed essence that makes us who we are, so all we have to do is to recognise and acknowledge it. Although it does largely depend on what the society around each one of us says about us. Identity is much more inconsistent than we commonly imagine, The Buddha’s teaching of no-self is about letting go of our stories, or in short, our egos. The stories we tell about ourselves brings us security, but in reality they distort our vision.
“Violence and terrorism are not the answer. (Elie Wiesel)” In the novel, Night, by Elie Wiesel, an article about ISIS genocides, and articles on genocide deniers, shows the theme of death, and how we need to address a bigger picture. The thoughts of death and denial in these works can show the darkness of humanity with all the killings of millions, how it’s ignored, and how humanity denies it ever happened. There are some minor differences, such as how the two causers of the genocide had different targets, and their way of carrying it out. Night with its themes of death, and current religious genocides in Iraq and Syria, carried out by ISIS, shows that studying history is significant, seeing how it shows not to repeat the atrocities of history, such as the Holocaust and the Armenian Genocide, where humanity killed millions of innocent people, and that how they aren’t addressed as much as they should.
I highly doubt there will ever be a rebellion because we as individuals are not viewed as dangerous per se and even so, it is not that difficult to brainwash the masses as seen throughout history. This idea also ties into ignorance and our tendencies to turn a blind eye to the rest of the world. With this said, I believe that we can be compared to the unconsciousness of the proles. We are formally
They are unbothered and able to do as they please on the raft which would not be possible if they were traveling by land. As their relationship strenghthens Huck sees Jim as less of a slave and more of a human being. This humanizes Jim and takes away his title of “slave” in many ways by showing that he and Huck were not much different. In conclusion, I blieve that Twain intended to point out that freedom is not something that can be defined by a whole. Freedom is whatever each person makes for themselves.