Merton developed social strain theory. Merton believed in the “American Dream,” but Merton realized that everyone wasn’t born with the same opportunities to attain monetary wealth and a comfortable lifestyle. According to Merton (2015), “cultural goals are widespread; the problem, however, is that the social structure restricts or eliminates access to approved modes of acquiring these symbols for a considerable part of the same population” (p.63). Directly speaking, people want to be wealthy and be able to afford a particular lifestyle. When society hinders these people from attaining wealth, either by lack of education, or lower paid jobs they will seek other means to acquire this wealth.
With his bold but cautious and wisdom, by betting liquor may also buy stocks finally became a millionaire. But the poor are always poor, perennial habit, the idea is not mature enough, blindly worships money for a woman to waste his money, temporary success makes him extremely conceited, eventually led to the tragedy itself.Here we leave alone the Gatsby’s great, he is like a nouveau riche profit in the stock market, but did not use the money to do meaningful things, but to the pursuit of love in the name of it squandered. Which increased the stock market bubble, it also aroused discontent of other
According to Will Rogers, (1879), which says “Too many people spend money they haven't earned, to buy things they don't want, to impress people that they don't like.” (Will Rogers). This means, that there are a lot of people who are using money but that they are not obtain it. Those humans are cheating on other people in order to form relationship with them and have new friends. This money they do not deserve it, they earn it to show other people that they are own the best things, and they are more special than other people. In addition, people are buying many things that they don’t need to use them.
Although Willy attempted to achieve the American Dream with effort and hard work, he still ultimately failed in the end. Furthermore, because of his failed attempts to reach the American dream, he began to become envious of others. Disappointed in himself and unable to cope with his failures, he started to deceive himself, falsely believing that he has become a successful salesman. Although the American Dream is something everyone strives towards, not everyone is able to reach it, which can be seen in Willy’s case. Willy struggling to achieve the American Dream and not being able to seize it stirs up questions about the truth of the American dream.
Money will never be able to buy one happiness and success. There are some people that have success and money, but thats because there effort and and drive forced them not to take any shortcuts in life. Money has become the major part of most human beings everyday life. But many people mistakenly take this issue as success. Wealth does not give an individual the leadership qualities necessary to be successful.
Although Northup himself has no validation for the involvement of Brown and Hamilton, it may be assumed that the men, yearning financial profit, traded Solomon Northup for their personal gain. Furthermore, not only had Northup been kidnapped and sold, but his earnings, from his musical performances, had also been taken (20). Brown and Hamilton took opportunity to sell a man they had not purchased. This, according to Smith, was of great appeal amidst many at the time. Smith recounts various stories of free black families being “harassed by bounty hunters and kidnappers for years” (129).
In The Great Gatsby, money is a risk-taker with the characters connections and intentions but of course they are willing to take the rest because the crave for fortune is inevitable. The Great Gatsby criticizes the perception of achieving financial success by presenting characters that illustrate corruption money leading to a place of materialistic values and the lack of moral values by the division of the West and East Egg. The American dream is shared among numerous individuals with expectations of living a perfect wealthy life. When people are involved in more materialistic things, they will become less happy in the end and realize the amount of hardship they have to deal with. Taking a closer look into The Great
Causes of corruption One of the causes of corruption is individual factor. The people who do not have strong belief, religious faith and principles of ethics will more likely do corrupt act. They have the characteristics of selfishness and greed. Khadar Da’ud Abdirahman(2017) stated that materialistic and money-oriented people are not care about the important of ethics and morals in business dealings.They think that money which coming to their pocket is good, same way many thinking that money which going out from their pocket is bad, but they don’t consider the way money traveling. This is because these kinds of people have no moral accountability to anybody; and these kind have people have full trust on money, they strongly believing that money can hold big role in their life, they believing that money can solve their current and future problems, they believing that money can give them life without problems.
You alter the difficulties or you alter yourself to meet them.” Phyllis Bottome, novelist and short story writer People with money are superficial Becoming superficial is a choice. Most superficial people are that way, weather they have money or not. Perhaps it is just more obvious when someone superficial has money because they are able to flaunt it. To fear success because you fear what you will become suggests that you have no depth or self-control. Having money is not about showing off and success is not about having money.
The advertising activities of the tobacco industry target the youngsters by inducing them to the consumption of the tobacco products, which is very unethical act. The opponents’ arguments The opponents claim that the government is acting undemocratically in curtailing the freedom of the people by such policy. Advertising only increase the market of share of a brand and does not promote the concept of smoking. They also say the cigarette advertisements solely affect people who get used to smoke. The ban is useless because cigarette is advertised by foreign multinationals in India’s media and that the industry provides 26 million employments.