This means in other words that existentialism transforms your behaviors. According to the existentialists, the most significant thing for individuals is to be a individual, not dependent on the social roles, titles and definitions. Existentialist creates their own moral values independent from the society, and search a reason for their isolated life. The problems of the existentialist are their concern with the unsolved problem of meaning. They are curious to find a meaning and they seek the sense and meaning of the universe.
The demerits of this view is that it following it disassociates us from the idea that salvation is a conscious decision. If we believe that our souls are superior to our minds, we are more likely to ignore our mistakes and our failures, which may come back to haunt us at some point in life unless we learn from our mistakes and use our physical minds to correct our waywardness. Human mind, which is primarily the source of our thoughts and from which we perceive the world is part of the human body. We can therefore deduce that we make decisions based primarily on our experiences of the world. When we make a decision to follow Christ, it is basically a conscious decision as opposed to some mysterious reorientation of a soul detached from the body.Salvation
The most famous and down-to-earth people are those who know who they are and those who accept their weaknesses and flaws. These people go through their life attempting to understand their personality and into realizing how they can hone their personality to suit a certain situation. They obtain positive results from their own journey of self-discovery and acceptance. This paper defines self-discovery and acceptance as discovering your individuality, being who you are and accepting and correcting your flaws. This paper intends to foster an understanding of the positive effects of self-discovery and acceptance and attempt to contravene the negative implications of the same.
For example, passion which is a “strong and barely controllable emotion” may lead people away from God if it is put towards worldly things (“Passion”). In the same way, pride convinces a person that they do not need a Savior because they can do it all on their own. Lastly, impractical thinking often takes place when a person is tempted to do something. If they do not look at the bigger picture and the consequences of their actions then the consequences of their actions may hurt them in the future. In order to avoid passion that misguides, pride that isolates and impractical thinking that deceives, a person must exercise
Thoreau has to utilize material items as a way to evoke a spiritual outcome, meanwhile Franklin is materialistic so that he does not have to have debt to his creditors. Thoreau believes that everyone should live according to their true passions, because by finding ones passions will allow one to have freedom. Another way to acquire freedom is by minimizing ones need, rather than what one wants. Thoreau argues that luxuries not only acquire excess labor, but also oppress humans spiritually because they are infiltrated with worry and constraint. Since people believe that they need excess possessions to be happy, this forces people to work more and lose their inner freedom along the way to social and economic mobility.
In other words, Kant attach an importance to people’s instinct or characteristics, Mill gives weight to promoting happiness and dissolution of the pain. Mill actually believes that people could not survive by only thinking themselves. In other words, people could not become more selfish as much as Kant stated because life force people to give importance to others. Since, they may be succeeding what they desire to do when they help each other on their necessities. Mill defends that people can accomplish individually of aims and closures ought to be considered some portion of their happiness.
We are often inclined to believe that we are self-righteous and selfless. Yet we are also quick to condemn the actions of others whilst being unaware of our own greedy nature. When we are put in situations that demand us to make a choice between helping another individual or ensuring our own survival, we are more likely to choose the thing that can benefit us the most, even if it goes against our morals and our perception of ourselves. This conflict can be seen in Survivor Syndrome that is a short story that was written by Liz Jensen in 2011. It portrays the story of a man by the name Dmitri who is on a quest to capture a picture that embodies human tragedy.
A person should always be comfortable with the decision he/she makes in order to be happy and content. Following other people’s theories and views will not lead you to any good but only to feel like you are being pressured to change the person that you are just to keep certain people in your life who may not even be accepting to your unique self. Being original is so much more attractive than pretending to be somebody you are not. The pressure that is applied to a person who is try so hard to change themselves to fit in a different society or
One cannot give what he does not have. It should be better to love oneself than to love others directly without meaning it. It is shattered idea if one seeks the completion or the last piece of the puzzle to others. One should look it for himself. However,
It is story of his experience which has sense of estrangement and alienation from all meaningful relationship in society as well as from himself. He develops a philosophy of detachment, which is really a mask for his fear of committing himself, of getting involved too deeply with others. His theory of what he regards as 'detachment ' and non-involvement, ironically intensifies his sense of loneliness and estrangement. But this is not the entire story. The novel also portrays Sindi 's rising, his hindering because of his egotistical preoccupation with detachment, his realising its true meaning, and getting integrated with himself and the world by choosing a meaningful and purposeful course of action.