There is great pleasure, too, in feeling something agreeable to the touch, and material things have various qualities to please each of the other senses. Our ambition to obtain all these things must not lead us astray” (p.48). This is showing Augustine’s understanding that life’s pleasures are wonderful, but surrendering to them leads to immoral actions and unrighteousness. However, Augustine does not recommend indulging in worldly pleasures in moderation and keeping a balance. Instead, he argues that eliminating earthly possessions and secular pleasures all together will bring those closer to
If people were fearful of their leaders and controlled by them, then they would be far to anxious to leave or fight back. He knew that love was that of internal feelings and that fear was external, so by using fear as a method of leadership he was not depending on others emotions. Using this method may give immediate results, but it is ineffective in the long run. True loyalty is a result of care and concern for the people who serve. Though at times fickle, love is the best form of leadership.
And it also aims was to maximize the pleasure and reduce the pain that we have experienced. Also, Hedonism considered as philosophy on life, because it makes way to enlightenment in life to create a happiness in life, and to other, it may be a mischance or misfortune. Hedonism also considered as a crime or sin to any religious person, because it is immoral to God to have a self-happiness. But according to Non-Philosopher Hedonism is rather selfish, because it depends on the person if what makes him/ her happy. In this paper, it will show how hedonism affects
But an action can never be the object of moral approval or disapproval; it is only the agent’s motive or character that can be the object of moral evaluation. At the same time, Hume also establishes a connection between one’s sympathy with the feelings of pleasure and pain, which an action or its motive requires. By the nature and force of sympathy, a representative 's motive, producing pleasure is approved while pain is disapproved. The approval or disapproval lies at the heart of moral evaluation. Hume argues that it is sympathy which arouses moral sentiments.
Human nature is irrational; and to force individuals who’ve been bound to rationalism to let go of rational actions and seek personal freedom is only going to create mass suffering for those who cannot think in the same selfish and righteous way of Equality. Equality has good meaning in his ideals; however it is easy to subjectively ignore that there is possibility that others may from even actions intended to free them to seek happiness. Ideally a world would exist where all could live together in peace, where all could respect one another’s happiness; but due to the inherently subjective way humans interact with the surrounding world, it is merely impossible for such a world to exist. Rules only seek to try to build such a world; but it’s impossible for
Aristotle 's definition of courage involves the feelings of fear and confidence. He believes that a courageous person fears and endures confidence not only for the right things and reasons, but also in the right way and time. However, people who exceed in confidence about fearful things are rash because they tend to put on a show. Aristotle also believes that people who exceed in fearlessness do not have a name. They are anxious for fear until it arrives and then they back down.
In his work, Machiavelli asked the now famous question of "whether it be better to be loved than feared or feared than loved? It may be answered that one should wish to be both, but, because it is difficult to unite them in one person, it is much safer to be feared than loved, when, of the two, either must be dispensed with" (Machiavelli 409). He proposed in his writing that if all men were good, there would be no need for these tactics, but since this is not the case, violence and fear is a necessary evil. This comes back to the main synopsis of Machiavelli 's work that is the ends justify the means. A ruler may want to be favorable among his subjects and be considered a good ruler, but at maintaining power and peace in the kingdom is top priority.
It was not Tim’s sense of nationalist loyalties that caved him; rather, it was helplessness and his reputation that was at risk. Tim O’Brien longed to be that “secret hero” or “Lone Ranger” in order to impress those around him. However, he ends up learning that courage does not come in finite quantities. He finds himself resenting authority, “If you support a war, if you think it’s worth the price, that’s fine, but you have to put your own precious fluids on the line”. No matter how much he may find the law cruel and inhuman, he has is too prideful and decides to comply with the rules.
Fear must become a reminder of the possibilities, but never a hindrance. Furthermore, fear’s degradation is not caused by itself, but by man’s twisting of fear. Few men are still in awe of God, instead they fear each other—different races, ethnicities, and the capabilities of those around them. The world today is so far into fear that few people can say they always feel safe. This is not the outcome of crime or more “evil” people in the world, but of fear.
As it turns out ultimately, the fear of success is a fear of failure “in disguise”. Fear of Failure Looking at the fear of failure, it is at the core of what is holding people back. Fear forces us to remain in our comfort zones. The fear of failure is not actually fear of failure at all, it is a fear of criticism. More than anything else, we are more afraid of being judged by others for our failures.