Out of the quotes listed, I found one rather intriguing and agreeable. A quote by Herman Hess states, “We kill when we close our eyes to poverty, to affliction, or infamy. We kill when, because it is easier...we approve of atrophied social, political, educational, and religious institutions, instead of resolutely combating them.”. I find this to be true in today’s society. People chose to look away and follow the crowd rather than to feel like they are obligated to take action, even though they encourage others to take action.
This can often lead to them not handling tragedy well, because they feel as though their morals have failed them. Wilson truly loved Myrtle, so after her death Wilson goes on a rampage. He thought of himself as a man of God, but after looking at where that got him, he decides that his morality should take a backseat to his vengeance. After feeling as though his religion has failed him. Wilson decides to make Myrtle’s killer pay, believing that by seeking vengeance, he will somehow be able to cope with his tragedy better.
It starts with him concluding that suffering must be the purpose of human life, because there is evidently too much of it in the world for this not to be the case. According to him, happiness is just the absence of pain, which is why our expectations of it are usually too high. And when we find a brief respite from pain, we are thrown into another state of suffering – boredom. Yet, Schopenhauer views misery as necessary, since if all our desires were instantly fulfilled, we would lose our sanity due to lack of purpose. This is why the philosopher believes that non-existence is preferable.
He thinks of it as becoming ignorant to the harsh realities the world has. In some cases Holden’s thoughts are true, there are people who choose to ignore the world’s problems and go on with their life, but there are plenty of other people who choose to not ignore the truth and find ways that they can help. We should all become older and experience this fall and realize that the world isn’t a happy place full of rainbows and smiles so we can find ways of helping our world and all people who have been suffering for too long. We should all fall and come into realizations instead of staying in
Interesting thread, Irvin Yalom believed an awareness of onus’s death begins the stages of anxiety (Yalom, 1980). Irvin Yalom believed individuals had the right to choose and make their own life, which clashes with the wish for free choice and external structure, so Irvin Yalom states, "we demand meaning to our lives yet we are thrown into a universe that is cosmically indifferent to us" (Yalom, 1980). Either way, a professional counselor would agree that speaking about death provokes fear of dying and anxiety surrounds that so yes making helping an individual solve their anxiety is the best solution and sometimes confronting the facts is the best solution. A Christmas Carol movie is the best suggestion to help individuals sometimes in assisting
AGG) Even though wars, violence, and general conflict are unanimously dreaded by all sane people, it is important to realize that there may be benefits to gain from them, which are commonly overlooked. (BS-1) It is true that war affects people physically, in the sense that it makes them further from loved ones and decreases their comfort of life. (BS-2) Also, victims of war are mentally susceptible to trauma and mistrust. (BS-3) However, people who are forced to go through war also grow and improve as a result. (TS) In the book Under the Persimmon Tree, war impacts and shapes people who experience it, in various negative physical and mental ways, but also by guiding positive growth in their character.
For example, he struggles about whether he should commit suicide. His reaction can show the negative impact of the Jonas leaving the community. Although Jonas’s leaving allow people understand the truth of their lives, the realisation is too much for them. This can indirectly show how immature decision Jonas has made, and the terrible price of knowledge. Task (Walking to the nurture center) I now understand why the elders are so concern that Jonas has run away.
The loss of Enkidu forces Gilgamesh to the realization that he too will one day die. The Epic of Gilgamesh suggests that death is inevitable despite one’s social and economic status, ultimately resulting in Gilgamesh as a changed man and ruler. When Gilgamesh discovers that status and success cannot establish one’s fate, readers also become aware of the same realization. The realization of mortality can be both a lesson and a warning of pursuing life for what it is and enjoying those around you, rather than pursing power and fortune. Current social class systems would say otherwise, suggesting that fame and fortune does result in a happy life.
Dundes interpreted the story in an extreme way. It is more likely that the story presents the ugly realities of life, aging and death. People usually avoid these topics because they feel uncomfortable to discuss it. Aging is inevitable, unless one dies young. Death is a consequence of life.
This can make a reader feel like they are buying into societal norms, and that it is not okay with humans doing such thing since it is not always right. Ryan then explains how the death penalty is not fair to everyone, murderer that some get sentenced to death row and some do not. He questions if this penalty is really meant for closure he states “Some advocate the death penalty as necessary to provide needed closure to surviving family members who have experienced the unspeakable horror of having a loved family member murdered” (Ryan) Closure is something that is to given to every family as he explains, that many murders are not sentenced to death
Smith argument regarding death is presented with the same evidence he uses to support why empathetic responses are incited in simple situations. His argument is limited by his own narrow view of death and his opinions, unverified or maintained, lack quality as his support for his claims. Many questions are unanswered in Smith’s text and further evaluation and understanding of his distinction between context and the relevance of imaginative powers, could be expanded upon to gain a stronger grasp on the subject. Why does Smith state death always lead to betrayal of passion and remembrance for a close relation? In actuality the afterlife is unknown to mankind, so how can context and imagination, of an undetermined destiny, be the basis of empathy?
Death is an option for those who are suffering and do not see life as it is anymore. They are slowly fading, and want to willingly be gone. Several see it as inhumane and religiously wrong, but need to consider the patients feeling and what they want. . Due to these reasons, assisted suicide should be considered legal.
There comes a point in a person’s life when they are unable to escape from problems and nor do they have the strengths to fight them. In situations like these people tend to take things upon themselves and make a decision whether they want to live or die. And when it becomes intolerable they commit suicide without being aware of what grieve they will leave their loved ones in. Suicide has become a very serious and popular problem, according to the sociologist Emile Durkheim suicide rates differ from society to society, and is most common among men because they tend to have higher expectations of their roles in the society whereas women are able to build identity through their relationships with others. Suicide within the Aboriginal groups are most commonly a result of past and ongoing misunderstandings.