Man alone, as a free being, responsible for his actions and his attitudes, for his will and striving, his love and his hatred, his joy and his sorrow, and his super-actual basic attitudes, can be morally good or bad. For, far above his cultural accomplishments, rises the importance of the man 's own being: a personality radiating moral values, a man who is humble, pure, truthful, honest and loving. But, how can man participate in these moral values? Are they given to him by nature like the beauty of his face, his intelligence, or a lively temperament? No, they can only grow out of conscious, free attitudes; man himself must essentially cooperate for their realization.
He accepts the ignorance of total equality that is forced on him, but is contrastingly different from the image of a part of a communal whole. He searches for development of individual morality, but is struck dry by the restrictive society, by which he is forced to be, think, and live like everyone else, average and accepting. However, throughout, Anthem, by Ayn Rand, Equality’s view of morality
Equality was a creator his mind had driven him to science he had his own mind, his own strength, and his own courage he was independent, he was brighter than the rest. Standing alone in a modern world ruled by the suppressed government he faced the world alone. In a world where being intellectual was a severe sin he possessed gifts unlike no other that were despised by the government: intellectual and psychological strength. In a world where free will was not allowed and any form of diversity was punished by the authorities. Here we find Equality on a path of self-discovery and independence.
Truth is ‘self-evident’, all mankind is ‘created equal’, and are granted ‘unalienable rights’. Government is a tool created by the people and with their consent and subject to abolishment should it fail to serve mankind. These ideas were revolutionary, inflammatory and strictly opposed by the governments of the day; that tended to be monarchial, dictatorial, or oligarchical in nature. Only a philosophy of metaphysical idealism could inform such a document. His ideas concerning the rights of man are also completely consistent with his idealism and even allowed for the freedom of the enslaved populations around the world and throughout the British Empire.
Implicitly, this infers that there is progressive development as the overall life of man is “solitary, poore, nasty, brutish and short.” Even the natural rights of nature that seek to guide humans fail in guiding them through self-preservation. So, men were naturally inclined to act according to their aversions and desires while seeking power as the means to satisfying
What if everyone was finally equal in every which way; it sounds like heaven, right? Well as Barry Goldwater once said, “Equality, rightly understood as our founding fathers understood it, leads to liberty and to the emancipation of creative differences; wrongly understood, as it has been so tragically in our time, it leads first to conformity and then to despotism.” In the texts, The Giver and “Harrison Bergeron” equality is greatly misunderstood. The community in The Giver restricted color, music, feelings and more to keep anyone from being themselves, or different. The Community in “Harrison Bergeron” forced people to wear “Handicaps” to make everyone completely equal. Handicaps are restrictions, for example, weights if your strong, or a mask if you are pretty.
The “thwarted selfishness, his unadmitted desires, the swear words he never spoke, the murders he didn’t commit.” as Le Guin states it. The man is the conscious reality and, in Le Guin’s words, “all that is civilized-learned, kindly, idealistic.” Our shadow is creative and destructive, but not solely evil. It is the “animal” side of our minds. Our Self, our conscious mind, is unity and harmony; the understanding of our psyche. Le Guin argues anyone who confronts these ideas is very creative and successful.
“There is nothing noble in being superior to your fellow men; True nobility lies in being superior to your former self”(Hemingway). He wanted to get the point across that no living being is considered higher above the other. We are all equal in the importance of our purpose and through the similarities we share. He knows that we have to realize this to make this world with each of its beings at peace and only then will the universe be in
Although he grew into outwardly mild tempted professional man, inwardly he possessed an independent spirit. () Even a single phrase proves his attitude of independence. Once, he described freedom as ‘the only one innate right of a man insofar as it can coexist with the freedom of every other in accordance with a universal law.’ () Under the influence of Kant’s publications, critical philosophy became the dominant philosophical orientation in Germany and throughout the years, his thoughts also expanded to France and England. It was a body of ideas, which nobody who came after could ignore and what is more, Kant had the power to shape even the thoughts of his opponents such as Nietzsche and Schopenhauer. This physically small man was simply one of the most important liberal authors of a decade and as Hegel states `each great philosopher is its own age comprehended in thoughts.` Well, Immanuel Kant is the great example of this as his thoughts always aroused from .. (world, situation around) Immanuel Kant had started to apply his mind to analyze peace many years earlier before his tract The Perpetual Peace was published.
Iqbal, Hukum Chand and Meet Singh- none could stop, “a solid crust of human beings on the roof” (190; ch.4), although they have enormous power and influence to stop that. What they lack was a selfless spirit and a courageous mind of Jugga to identify himself with the fate of others. Love is a force that does not give place to any meanness of mind. Jugga’s love for all creatures makes him generous, tolerant and sympathetic towards others. He has also anger to defeat the evil to save the good.