Emerson repeats the word “no” to show that one will get nothing in a failed attempt. Finally, Emerson uses an analogy, stating “Trust thyself: every heart vibrates to that iron string” (Emerson). In other words, you must allow yourself to trust in yourself. Without trust in yourself you cannot trust in others. Emerson also uses another analogy, stating “It is not without pre-established harmony, this sculpture in the memory” (Emerson).
My worldview is based off of strong morals and beliefs, but also an understanding of difference. I believe that you should stand up for yourself and protect your way of life but at the same time realize that difference is what makes the world spin. I couldn’t have asked for a better family than the one I have today. Sure they are hard on me, sure they may yell or get mad, but in the end they can see the future better than I can. Although, being able see the literal future would be pretty cool it’s not what I mean here.
Transcendentalism Essay In modern society it is important to be unique and have originality in order to be an individual. Emerson says that if we copy another person's work we are not reflecting on ourselves but just the experiences of another person. He teaches us that we should be unique, think for ourselves, be independent, and to be proud of ourselves. Also that if people are not original then they will just be repeating another person’s legacy and they will just be in their shadow and will not be ahead of them. There are many things in modern culture that is not original and are just copies of something from the old.
In conclusion, I think this story teaches us that life not only is work or you’ll lose yourself. We have to earn our place in this world by being us and not question others. Obtaining goals and having a promotion in work won’t make you happy. Yes, it will help for a “better life” in this world of consumerism, but your soul would be empty. Focus on yourself, because others won’t and just keep moving forward in
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.
Regardless of the determination one may have to be kind-hearted or considerate without an ulterior motive, a small hint of guilt will always lurk in the light of goodness. Whether it is helping out the less fortunate because one is ashamed of their privileges or doing a small deed for another to boost one’s own idea of themself, we all have a desire inside of us to better ourselves in any way possible. It is when we take action to better ourselves by helping others and bettering their lives that true goodness blossoms. It is impossible to have goodness out of the purity of one’s heart, but if goodness can come from guilt, is that terrible? The reason Amir returned to Afghanistan was to rid himself of the guilt, but nevertheless, he saved Sohrab.
Thesis: I agree with Ralph Waldo Emerson because I feel that you have to try to stay the same person and not change your way of life because of something that has happened to you in the past. I agree with Waldo Emerson's statement, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” because if you change yourself because of something that happened to you, you will never be the same person everyone knows. Another reason is peer pressure. You always need to be the same person because change can be very bad and affect your future. You can notice if something happens to a friend and they change, and when you see that you need to help them break that change because it will stick with them forever.
Why is it important for people to stand up for what they believe in? Martin Luther King Jr. once said, “ Our lives being to end the day we become silent about the things that matter.” Our beliefs and values are essential to the people that we are today, so we need to defend them and not be ashamed. Defending what you think is right will make you feel better because you’re not scared to speak about your beliefs. People should stand up for themselves because it helps build confidence and may influence someone's views. When people stand up for what they believe in it helps build their confidence.
These are the values that we hold dear, yet for a utopic world such as Brave New World to exist, these aspects of life would have to be given up. When these elements are lost, we become little more than numbers, living out life for the government rather than ourselves. In order for there to be complete stability, there has to be complete control. If humans were happy and only happy because they are unable to feel unhappy, then no longer would they be humans. The cost of utopia, the cost of happiness, is life as we know it and our lives
Plato gives humanity the benefit of the doubt. He portrays that if you actually do good instead of seeming to do good, then you will be successful. Sadly, this idea of human nature is that of a utopian society. If everyone always did good deeds, nobody would get ‘screwed over.’ This would put everyone at the same level which just can’t be done if you want a ‘well ordered State.’ Human nature is better defined by Machiavelli’s idea that in order to be successful, you must seem to do good when people are watching, but as soon as they turn their heads you must defy all morals in order to get