Then the author kind of gives the opposite opinion reminding that shame in reality is the main idea of healthy society, and as the shy is unchangeable part of society so humans shouldn 't avoid being in this condition. Even in our daily life examples we can
Through being conceited, unfaithful to his wife, and lacking in leadership, Odysseus has shown readers that he does not have what it takes to be a true hero. Odysseus is not a good role model for anyone, so he teaches readers many lessons on what not to be like. Readers can learn that not everything is about them, they have to understand that to be a true hero, everyone else comes before them. They can also learn that leaders have to be strong and selfless, not strong and arrogant. Arrogance will never get anyone anywhere, it only makes people lose trust and lose respect.
It is what should be done as a person. We should remind ourselves to not make wrong choices at any moment, and not find excuses for the mistakes. And certainly we should not generously admit and accept our worst qualities because that would only make us became more and more incorrigible. Being a worse person at first, and then correcting it is not greatness and nobility. Some people are born with, and will always have integrity and pure and honest
Few people are okay with the fact that they are mediocre. Everyone strives to be better. So in saying that society wants you to be mediocre, Baldwin is implying that he does not want you to be mediocre; he wants you to be what you want to be, aligning your views with his, providing a common enemy to root
There is a crisis of personal identity and the ‘self’ which arises from David Hume’s conclusions of living life in a balanced manner. According to Hume, a balanced life integrates reason, sociality, and business in such a way so that they have a “mitigated skepticism.” However, if one of these three areas is more focused on than the others, such as reason, than one begins to lead a not-useful, non-goal-oriented life full of “little satisfaction.” Pure reason also leads to extreme skepticism and is against nature. Hume explains that “no durable good can ever result from [excessive skepticism]” because it has no influence on society or on the mind. This lack of good caused by pure reason is a crisis of personal identity and the ‘self’ because it is against nature, and according to Hume, the ‘self’ and one’s identity is found in perceptions that are unjustified by nature. One’s sense perceptions are independent of one another and cane never exist at the same time.
However, this phrase would only be an unheard cry of the individuals who “desire to live and recapture the honor of their soul” (956). Their plea would be disregarded and ignored because it is easier for society to give in their intellectual ability than live by their virtues. It is easier to live behind an illusion than comprehend they have been living on the chains of ignorance by their own will. When someone exclaims; who is John Galt? In reality that
The community lacks empathy. They value the precision of language because it limits emotions and keeps the people from standing out, making everything calm and even. Another way they limit emotions is through the telling of dreams, where they try to steer you away from feelings. Love plays an important role in our lives. It can’t be broken or stolen, therefor making it one of the strongest emotions you can feel.
Community is important but so is independence. Identity creates unique individuals and is needed in order to maintain a healthy community. By erasing somebody’s identity, their whole being is taken away and all that is left is a mindless body. Stability keeps a society from completely collapsing in on itself, but it is important that there is some leeway. Not everybody is pleased by the same things and in order to keep everybody happy there needs to be a balance.
Equality is an ideal in which many people believe is worth fighting for. But it is indeed a dangerous goal to achieve both physically and mentally. In the story “Harrison Bergeron”, equality shifts to torture in which the beautiful must hide their beauty, and the intelligent must have their thinking to be disrupted. The result of this quest is disastrous and the land is filled with slow people, therefore there is no variety in the community. Equality is achieved, but at the price of freedom.
The only way mistakes can be avoided is to never do anything. Therefore, in my opinion it is necessary to make mistakes. But the question here is that what when these mistakes made by us, though unintentionally hurt the people around us? Is it the right thing to be done then? The reason as to why it is necessary to make mistakes is that mistakes are a learning experience for us.