The Irony of Today’s Society If I told you that I didn’t like you, would it bother you one way or another? The range of answers to this question could differ significantly, depending on who you ask it to. However, you could get a sense of knowing what type of person you’re dealing with if people answer this question without looking at the bigger picture. We live in a society where people care about whether they are liked, accepted, or what they could do to fit in with the people around them. People have abandoned their self acceptance, their pride, and their morals to live a life that’s not set on their on terms but rather set by what society wants them to abide by.
It is impossible to quite the ethos that are left behind. Once the tongue is loosed, it never has to be silenced. The will of a person will prevent the tongue from being tamed. The will of a person such as Gloria Anzaldúa, who although punished for speaking in her native tongue and rebuked for it, pursued speaking it in rebellion to all other voices. I myself have experienced this where I used to be cautious with letting my tongue free, but now that I have set it free, nothing can stop me from proclaiming my beliefs.
The Socs are more of a disgrace to society than the greasers because they are a menace to everyone. This is because they pretend to be something that they are not. Cherry explained to Ponyboy that every Socs is emotionless, or at least tries to be, which makes them fake. Greasers may steal, but this has no long-term effect on the community. The greasers actually care about what happens in the community.
No one will ever be able to go through life without being a phony because being phony has been a human instinct. On the other hand, some people say it is possible to grow up without becoming a phony. Instead of lying to not hurt others feelings and hide something from the other person you can just tell the truth. If someone never did anything phony they would have to be completely honest. Even if it hurts or gives pain to the other person they will have to tell the truth.
However, the prejudgements, rumors, misinterpretations, etc. often lead to making that person a target not because of their own self, but for their appearance. Those same reasons also lead to the lack of empathy in an individual. The Maycomb County folks are, “... so busy worrying about the next world they’ve never learned to live in this one, and you can look down the street and see the results.” (Lee p. 73). They are so busy worrying about protecting themselves that they even forget about the others.
In doing this, he actually ends up conforming to the idea of the citizens of Herot. His search of self, or self-knowledge, is one that stems from the best of intentions, but because of his ill-fated attempts, it backfires, and Grendel is left with less sense of who he was than when he started. In Wuthering Heights, self-knowledge is slightly different. There is so much false negative character in this novel; fronts in order to cover true emotion. “They identify with one another in the face of a common enemy, they rebel against a particular way of life which both find intolerable.
She states “I am a cripple. I choose the word to name me.” She prefers to be deemed as a cripple showing her decisiveness to be associated with the word cripple, which creates a sense of self-worth , in turn giving her satisfaction. In addition, Mairs mentions, “I made the choice a number of years ago, but I recognize that they are complex and not entirely flattering.” Although she realizes that here are negative connotations associated with the being a “cripple”, she conveys acceptance of herself by wanting to identify as one. Moreover, she says, “As a cripple, I swagger.” This statement implies that she struts both literally and figuratively. Consequently, she likes the attention that being perceived as “tougher” than everyone else gives her; she is aware of how she’s recognized.
Everyone is unique in their own way because knowing the fact that you can show your true colors, is what brings peoples attention to wanting to get to know one another and know more about that unique individual. I would rather be unique than average, why? I see it as, if I can be myself and act myself; people will see and think that I am a free and not afraid of the world. People in this world may criticize the things I do, say or dress but it shouldn’t matter what other
I didn’t want to voice my opinion because I was worried that it wouldn’t be the “right” opinion. I started to let others define me. I overcame this by reminding myself that it was alright for me to be myself and that if I don’t stay true to myself I will end up becoming a different version of someone else. I wouldn’t be myself. I wouldn’t be happy and I realized that all I really wanted was happiness.
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.
My Declaration of Independence When in the course of human events, it becomes necessary to completely abolish my doubt. I will not let the pressure consumed by doubt suppress me from living my life.Doubt has already altered my life so much but I will not give in anymore. I hold these truths to be self-evident that as a person my life should not be delayed because the doubt adapted by me and the people around me.I should have the opportunity to try something without people around me doubting me and even my own mind doubting me. To prove this, let facts be submitted to a candid world... Doubt causes me to second guess myself It holds me back from living my life It causes me to pass up great opportunities As a person it makes me