Vincent has struggled all his life to overcome genetic discrimination. He has a dream of traveling into space, but is reminded on a daily basis he is not capable because of his genetic disorder. My first judgment was that, it was wrong for Vincent to take someone else’s identity. The reason I feel this way is that he has his own identity and should learn to believe in himself. Yes, I also do think it is wrong for him to be discriminated due to his disorder, but there may have been other ways around it.
Later on, he thinks of home many times again, sometimes it is helpful for him, but often it just makes him feel more miserable. It is an industry standard that fantasy writers are often dreamers who want to experience unexperienced. Tolkien presumably embodied himself into Bilbo. As it was absurd for a little hobbit to join a quest of slaying Smaug, the dragon, it seemed to be an absolutely lunatic idea to think that one can create a whole new universe with such an overwhelming complexity. When Tolkien, against all the expectations, managed to start doing so, he realized that he was being swallowed by this “reality” and that he could not go back easily, which led him to ascribe similar fate to his protagonist, the hobbit.
In our modern society everyone wants to be happy. But for many of us, happiness is an elusive, fleeting state that we can capture only for a moment, before it floats away like dust in the wind. In the novel, “Into the wild” by Jon Krakauer and “The Pursuit of HappYness” by Chris Gardner, both authors have a main character that look to find their own meaning of happiness and strive to achieve it. The book “Into the wild” is about a young man from a troubled family who was enraged by the moral lapses of his mother and father and their multiple failures as parents. McCandless also had a love of nature and adventuring in the wild.
The army was very different then what he thought it would be since he left youth before he was ready for adulthood. Before, Leper was a “tourist”, free and enjoys life, however, the army is a reality check and brings adulthood too fast and he cant fight his fear, “Leper, emerge from a protective cloud of vagueness only to meet it, the horror, face to face, just as he had always feared, and so give up the struggle absolutely. ”Now, his “I’m just touring” essence has
No matter how many failed attempts, Chris continued to persevere. However, in the end he was “forced to return to the alien lake of home”. His life choices, as blatantly stated in the quote, become “narrower and narrower”. He has fewer and fewer options available to escape from his current reality. At a point he manages to escape, even though it is into more turmoil, but in the end he winds up in the same spot, “the alien lake of home.” Due to the life he was born into it became very difficult for Chris to have a larger variety of options to choose from in life.
Not necessarily in Tree-ear’s situation, but all the same, they will want to know more about their parents no matter what. If they already knew, they won’t really try hard in finding about their parents and basically in life. In conclusion, past experiences help shape a person’s attitude and behavior excessively. Without knowing anything about your past experiences will make you more determined in life. But if you already knew about your past experiences, you will probably be very discouraged in everything you do.
As these traditions are passed down, younger generations follow them without truly knowing the meaning of them, and this practice can become dangerous. Josh Linkner --entrepreneur, and author-- writes an article explaining the downside of traditions “If you think about it, the whole idea of a tradition causes us to turn off our brains. It is the easy, lazy thing to do. Just blindly follow the past so you don 't have to do the hard work of critical thinking in the present.” Meaning that when you blindly follow traditions, you are no longer thinking for yourself. When you follow traditions and reject change just because “it 's what we 've always done” it can have effects on things like the environment, and relationships, which can have fatal outcomes.
Also, people shouldn’t take things for granted and know their actions will have consequences. The way F. Scott Fitzgerald uses the green light and Dr. T.J. Eckleburg’s eyes in The Great Gatsby helps the themes of hope and morality become understandable. Like Jim Yong Kim said “Hope is a moral choice,” and if individuals grow up with being taught to be hopeful, they might not be driven for success because they are just waiting around hoping on their own behalf. People need to start realizing their actions have fateable outcomes. Otherwise, all they have unfulfilled hopes and
We as humans get so caught up in life and our plans. Once life gets unclear, we put ourselves down. We/ I have to remember after all these trials, God isn’t through with us yet. It may not be the way we would have chosen, but with faith, it will lead us closer to him. HE > I.
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.