What I learned from the reading of chapter 6 in the book They Say I Say was that an opposite point of view is always a good way to develop a longer conversation. Although I used to think that adding the perspective of a naysayer could make my writing to be less persuasive and could mislead the reader from my main idea, I realized that everybody has their own opinion and nobody would have the same thinking than I. Therefore, I was able to understand that in order to create a more interesting research paper for most reader, I would have to add other’s perspective to my writing that would make my claims to have more credibility and be more interesting even if a disagree with such claims. A perspective from a naysayer would apply very well to my
We must value the importance of homelessness being a temporary state and acknowledge the redefinition of homelessness. As a society, we also must self-reflect and value our own standpoint in correlation to the research being done. Standpoint is not just determining or concluding the results to be one thing or another; but it is more complex and one must recognize that particular perspectives’ you won’t be able to fully understand unless you were in the same predicament or circumstances as the homeless. With all the research in the world, we do not understand how it feels to be in that situation, but based on empirical evidence, we can imagine how it
Therefore, we shouldn't judge the behavior of the homeless to let them access homeless shelters. In short, the opposing argument that only well-behaved people should enter homeless shelters is flawed because many people have made mistakes in life. In short, we should help the homeless by: giving homeless people a voice, giving homeless people access to homeless shelters without being judged on their behavior, and supporting the non-profit organizations that want to end homelessness. Also, the opposing argument that only well-behaved homeless people should be able to access homeless shelters is flawed because many people make mistakes in their life. Finally, we should put an end to homelessness using these great, effective
Should We Help The Homeless? As once written by Andrew Carnegie, “The problem of our age is the proper administration of wealth, so that the ties of brotherhood may still bind together the rich and poor in harmonious relationship” (Carnegie) Homelessness has been around for centuries, just like the debate over Americans helping the homeless or letting them fend for themselves. There are many aspects must which should be considered in the argument of whether we, the American people and higher class, should help them or not; such as the ethical values of the situation from both the poor and those involved in helping, the cultural and social causes, and effects on their lives.
“Across the country, about 9.6 million families sThere are two major problems in our country that are being very overlooked; poverty and homelessness. They both are very common problems in America that should come to an end. There is no doubt that they can be stopped with the help of the government and other everyday people. All that needs to be done is help out with expensive housing, start initiatives for insurance, create more shelters, take more notice to the rural homelessness, and just reach out to actually understand how large this problem is.
One social concept that heavily affects the homeless population is that of dehumanization. Dehumanization is the deprivation of human rights from a person or group with the intention of undermining the individual being represented by a specific situation. In the case of the homeless population, they are often segregated from society and abused in various forms. The segregation of homeless people from society is often given two arguments as to why they are a “class apart”. These two arguments are that homeless people have done or are doing things that society sees as morally unacceptable and that homeless people have received help from their social community and have not made efforts to make connections.
Homelessness alters people 's lives in many ways. It is an epidemic that is beginning to spread into the industrialized countries. “The world of the homeless is a tough and interesting world.” says actor Paul Dano. There’s a lot that happens around the world that we cannot control.
In his seminal article in the New Yorker recounting a story of a homeless alcoholic man, Gladwell (2006) observed that homelessness costs the taxpayers considerably and focus ought to be given to housing provision and supportive care. According to Gladwell (2006),
When considering a standpoint in an argument I make sure to have all the information from both sides before I make decisions. when considering which presidential candidate I want to win I made sure had all of the facts. Reverend Hale also does this he talks to the Proctors and Nurses before he judges them. Once at daycare the babysitter accused my brother of breaking a game and said he didn’t do it. For this reason I attempted to prove his innocence by asking everyone if they had seen him, or anyone else, break the game and I eventually found out who had broken it and helped my brother out of trouble.
Homelessness is a struggle that most people don’t know, or that people ignore because they frown on homeless people. These people frown on homeless people because the homeless are often unshaven ruff looking people that had a bad turn in life, this life changing event that turned them into what some people frown upon. These people are frowned upon by so many but the people that frown upon them have no idea what their going through. Being homeless, a struggle known by too many in the United States, in fact there are estimated numbers of 633,782 people being homeless in just the United States alone. These people have found their self’s homeless for many different reasons like bad decisions, not a high enough paying job, or no job could be found,
More people suffer from homelessness than we realize. We often take for granted having a home to go to. I completely agree with Anna about her feelings on homelessness. I often see the homeless on the side of the road and I normally refer to them as homeless people but what I fail to realize is, that “homeless person” has a name, that “homeless guy” is a human being just like the rest of us longing for certainty, stability and privacy. Those “homeless people” are human beings without a home.
The issue of homelessness in America is controversial because Americans have different views on the causes, conditions, and solutions to homelessness. Advocates for the homeless cite economic problems, a limited supply of affordable housing, and domestic violence as the main causes of homelessness, while opponents vehemently contend that homelessness in America is due solely to a lack of personal industry. Nevertheless opponents and advocates for the homeless are in agreement on the conditions of homelessness, but the solutions to homelessness are vigorously debated by both groups. Opponents cite personal responsibility (a steady job) as the main solution to homelessness, while advocates for the homeless cite a steady, well-paying job, and
We live in a world where the communication is the foundation for sharing information between people and debating is a formal way of communicating. Debating on the “Insurance policies obtained through the Affordable Care Act should be replaced by High Deductible Health Plans paired with tax free Health Savings Accounts” was challenging in many ways. My team was on the con side. From the beginning, all members of the team agreed that the Affordable Care Act is a controversial and complicated topic, however, ACA has made a number of positive changes to the health care system and increased access to health care services. In addition, the ACA has a tremendous impact not just on patients, but also on health care providers and workers.
Audience: People ignorant about the struggles of homelessness and would rather make homeless people “disappear” than help them Message/Goal of this piece: Addressing the issue of homelessness and raising awareness to this program as an alternative to making it a crime to be living in poverty. It shows that chromic homelessness can be solved Behaviors/ Aspects of society being satirized: The treatment and attitude towards homelessness and homeless people e.g. banning, arresting, and giving them fines. This piece shows the ridiculousness of the anti-homeless argument and that they are lazy moochers undeserving of help. People who would rather spend to criminalize homelessness than use the same time/money/resources to help fix this problem Background
Anyone that has ever literally tried having a conversation with a brick wall could come to this realization - having a real meaningful and effective conversation requires two logical people both interested in the other. After reading and studying Dale Carnegie’s How to Win Friends and Influence People, I discovered my tactics for interacting with others weren’t parallel to the ways you can actually triumph in the social world. The quote by Dale Carnegie painted a clear picture for how I should go about interacting with others – “There are four ways, and only four ways, in which we have contact with the world. We are evaluated and classified by these four contacts: what we do, how we look, what we say, and how we say it.” The techniques used to obtain what we desire from people stem from our interpersonal skills and situational awareness.