"Character is doing the right thing when nobody 's looking. There are too many people who think that the only thing that 's right is to get by, and the only thing that 's wrong is to get caught", said JC Watts, an American politician. Yet many people seek opportunities to do what is right only when they think that someone else will view them favorably because of it; others conform to ideals they do not believe just so they can fit in with the group. A true hero is someone who always follows their morals, no matter what.
The tolerance to break this is accepted more or less among people, and their success makes other hard-working people in to believing the same. Although the official rules, kings and leaders, in this case Macbeth, can believe that dishonesty sometimes can be a tolerated method by helping themselves and the ones that surrounds them to success. Macbeth faces a hard time standing up to his very own decisions and listens to lady Macbeth that eventually makes him want to live up to her expectations. This destroys his personality quickly and gets very paranoid that makes him corrupt and disloyal. When Macbeth achieved the position as a king in such random matter and surprisingly for both Macbeth and Lady Macbeth, the lack of preparations not just physically, but mentally has very big consequences.
In the book “The Prince” there was an advice that was one of the important factors that a prince should have in his knowledge. That was “cruelty and compassion; and whether it is better to be loved than feared” (Machiavelli 1916). It is better to have loved more, or vice versa, the book is a good example of the accuracy of its problems psychological in their early stages is one of the best parts of the mission. The gestation period for cruelty to replace the feeling of a prince, but he likes his subjects united and better, he should not worry loyal. Whether face criticism for his cruelty to his prince for a long time, or reverse.
He wanted them to not be afraid, and focus on what they where there to do, protect their homes and families that they love so much. All though the soldiers where scared and uncertain, Patton gave them words of encouragement to help them get the job done. General Patton’s speech brings up a lot of ideas that I think are really important. Things like; death, family, freedom, choices, unity, and doing things for the good of man. In his speech he relates these things directly to war.
It showed that people can defend their country simply by saving lives instead of killing and that it is possible to maintain a belief, not let others undermine your faith, and be an exceptional, courageous human being even under extreme peer pressure, which is a problem in today’s society. The way Desmond was treated and the military’s response to him being a “conscientious objector” infuriated me; he proved through his actions that conscientious objectors are just as beneficial as any other soldier, maybe even more in Desmond Ross’s case. I think that the term conscientious objector is very demeaning and should not be the term that describes Desmond or other men like him; I believe, like Desmond stated himself, that they should be designated as conscientious cooperators, because just because they hold certain beliefs they are not objecting to serve their country. I have not seen the movie Hacksaw
Although nobility and trust are usually positive qualities to have, they can become tragic if one has them at an exceptional rate. Cassius and the other conspirators deceive Brutus, because they need someone so well-loved by the people that any fault he made would be over looked.
They always conform by directing their contempt towards enemies of the Party and fear those conspiring against it. Through the threat of rebellion and sabotage, citizens are kept in fear and have their hate directed at the Party’s enemies and are manipulated to rely on it for protection. Winston, however, fears the Party and its total control on his life and on society. He secretly harbors dreams of a revolution and the destruction of the Party. His failure to be manipulated is later rectified through other tactics until he becomes a “perfect” member of society, relying on and loving the Party.
There are many reasons why brutus should not join the conspiracy. The main reasons are, Brutus could be a more terrifying leader there ever was, they might be killing one of the best leaders they could of had, what happens if there plan does not work, and the people of Rome are going to be mad. The reason that the conspiracy doesn't want Caesar to be king because they think he will be a terrible leader and they are jealous. Brutus should be happy that one of his friends is going to be king but instead he is jealous.
Beowulf is a good ruler for his people. He will fight for them even when they aren’t with him. I believe he’s a good fit for modern times because we need a good ruler like him now-a-days. Someone who is not selfish and not afraid to do something that’s terrifying. Beowulf states, “That I, alone and with the help of my men, May purge all evil from this hall” (“from Beowulf” ln.
He believes anyone can rule a polis if they have virtu. Once a ruler, a simple rule to follow to maintain power and not to be hated by the people, is to “not take away a man’s possession or woman”, Machiavelli believes the people will not feel threaten by following this rule, thus maintaining a stable polis. He expresses how “human nature never changes”, and that people are self-interested and they can turn against you once you are not profiting them. A good ruler must have the strength to do whatever it takes to obtain and maintain power, which essentially means that even if they have to hurt some of the people for the benefit of the popular mass, then they shall do so for the greater cause. Both Plato and Machiavelli believe that there must be a government in order for human kind to survive.
I have learned that my personal leadership philosophy can contrast that of my peers at times. However, I find that it is very important to be true to yourself and maintain integrity. There is no answer to what is the best philosophy, it is what works for you and produces positive results. By communicating with my soldiers and gaining feedback is how I know that I am on the right
Lao Tsu once said "If a little kingdom is lowly towards a great kingdom it will take possession of the great kingdom", on the other end Niccolo Machiavelli argues that a leader not act lowly, but be feared by his people and other rulers. Christine Pizan adds in, that a ruler not be feared or lowly but to be mutually respected. However, each ruler cannot obey either teachings without employing hypocrisy, the act of behaving differently from the own perceived beliefs or moral code. To follow Lao Tsu is to humble oneself, with the intention of gaining more, by listening to Machiavelli one must use deceit to appease and maintain efficacy of a government. To adhere to Pizans teachings is to make use of relationships often with the
In the early 1980s, the American people elected Ronald Reagan as President of the United States of America. Many people claim that Reagan was one of the greatest presidents of all time, while others believe that the country would have been much better off had Reagan never been elected. Regardless of their political preferences, it is undeniable that Ronald Reagan changed the world in the 1980s and his work as president will be forever remembered in the countless books of history. Ronald Reagan ran as a Republican and was the absolute type of a conservative.