Just like Konner said we do not follow the advice that we get from others or even each other because I know I don’t. Furthermore, I feel like we as individuals do overestimate some risks more than others because we do not look at the realities of the risks being taken. For instance, I know the consequences of my actions, and more importantly I know what I want, but no such knowledge exists because knowledge is imperfect. Moreover, the connections that I made with the material from “In Wildness is the Preservation of the World” is that I am always in account with good and evil but having high standards will always allow me to be victorious.
Andy Harris, Anatoli Boukreev, and Lopsang Jangbu Sherpa, are all examples of why it is not worth risking your own life to save the life of another. Andy Harris’s heroic act of attempting to save Rob Hall and Doug Hansen is an example of why saving the life of another is not worth putting
You might think you’re doing good for yourself but could really be hurting yourself in the end. For example Ponyboy did something so innocent but got hurt doing it. In the novel, Ponyboy thinks “I had a long walk home and no company but I usually lone it anyway, for no reason except that I like to watch movies undisturbed. ”(Hinton 1,2) later a group of socs came and jumped Ponyboy, and since he chose to go to the movie theatre by himself he ended up defenseless.
The Greek Philosopher, Plato once said “A good decision is based on Knowledge, and not on numbers. What Plato means by this is when we make a quick decisions are going to rely on our instincts, and we will not consider the facts. Both the authors Suzanne Collins and William Shakespeare show that they agree with Plato through the quick decisions made by their characters. In the play Romeo and Juliet by William Shakespeare it is presented that when an event happens people will make selfish impulsive decisions. The author Suzanne Collins shows, in Catching fire, that, like Shakespeare, when something happens people will make quick decisions, but unlike Shakespeare she believes that it is our instinct to make these decisions selflessly.
Our world is advancing so this means that other unacceptable things will surface and cause problems because we give them the chance to arise. One of the things we can do to make this a better place is tell that someone 's in danger which will end up saving their lives. This relates to the article “To Tell or Not to Tell” which provides examples of when someone didn’t tell when their friends were in danger, so they lost their colleague to negligence. However, there are times when people do tell and they help their friends and possibly save their lives . Although some teens of “To Tell or Not to Tell” by Mary Kate Frank have argued that people don’t speak up because they’d rather not get in trouble or make their friends mad at them, closer examination shows you should speak up because if you don’t your friends could become severely hurt or die due to your actions.
Individuals allow themselves to be placed in horrific situations. They can be influenced by the society of other individuals but, it ends up being their own decision whether to go through with it or not. The decision comes down to their own moral compass to guide them to make the right decision. However, losing a good moral compass could lead an individual down the wrong path. William Shakespeare explores the idea of poor decisions leading to a downfall in his tragedy, Romeo and Juliet, as Juliet risks the safety and love of her family by putting herself in difficult situations.
Actions without thought are a major part of the story and without thought the main character in the story is impacted differently. In the story, the main character lights a cigarette while another sniper across the street is trying to shoot him. This is a very dangerous move to make because someone is trying to shoot
Since the dawn of humanity, people have acted with various intentions and various degrees of judgement. For centuries, people have considered the necessity of considering the outcomes before action. In “The Rime of the Ancient Mariner”, Samuel Taylor Coleridge argues that one should avoid impulsive action. Similarly, Frankenstein by Mary Shelley concerns the importance of contemplating the outcomes before action. One should never act without consideration, instead avoiding impulsive behavior.
When reading, Why Everest?, by Guy Moreau, it says, “...may have faced bad weather,...struggled up the icy slopes of the ‘death zone. ’‘A person cannot survive in this zone for more than two days because of the lack of oxygen and the extreme temperatures.’” Guy tells the reader that severe weather issues can happen at any time, and we have to be prepared for when it does get alarming, and we have to take precautions. Also, in the passage, Why Everest?, by Guy Moreau, it states, “... this problem has been made by the large number of climbers who want to conquer Everest….Climbers are delayed and can suffer exposure and use their precious supplies of oxygen.” This tells us that people are scared when they know that the weather can change dramatically at anytime, and loads of people who rather go on these adventures knowing rescue workers are there to help, if you anything were to happen.
Everybody makes mistakes. We have all been in a situation where we have made a made a bad choice. We all have our own unique self perceptions and worldviews, and sometimes they cause us to make impulsive decisions. There are plenty of examples of this reckless behavior in literature.
A common theme in the stories is, when people are not in control of situations and things that happen in their lives, they can react in ways not typical of their character, and this can cause them to make bad decisions. Furthermore, in Bless Me, Ultima by Rudolfo Anaya the main character Antonio has faith that Andrew will remedy the situation, and assist them, but instead Andrew betrays him when he sees Andrew at Rosie’s place and Andrew
The same aspect of tragedy befalls Beneatha in A Raisin in the Sun, who is a victim of her own making because she deceives self in the pursuit of frivolous undertakings and squanders her money (Hansberry, 1957). The outcome is that self-deception for the above-mentioned characters that they are doing the right thing, while in truth; they were doing the wrong thing leads to their downfall in one way or the
There was a lot to consider he had to think, what if I do save these people then what, will I live, what if I die trying to save there life. Sometimes your survival instinct doesn’t kick in right away and you must do whatever is necessary to save yourself. Another thing people will do in order to survive is they will kill you or harm you.
The non-fiction book Into Thin Air takes place on Mount Everest. In the book reporter and author, Jon Krakauer, joins the “Adventure Consultants” climbing expedition with Rob Hall, an experienced climber, as the guide. The climb takes a turn for the worst when a rogue storm hits, leaving four of the six in the party dead, many of the dead left stranded on the mountain. Hall’s group is not the only group to venture up the mountain during this time. Many other groups lost members.