Deep inside our brains we critique other people but even worse we critique ourselves. We are the most biased, cruelest opinionators because of the upside downness of the looking glass self. As long as the world exists in this “upside down” state humans will always be vulnerable and exposed to negative self
looks at how it ultimately affects society and targeted groups. There are a myriad of arguments for and against the allowance of hate speech. Some citing Democracy and the first amendment others stem from the fear of eroded freedoms of expression and have valid points, but ultimately, it corrodes society’s human rights and freedoms. The two fold issue being intolerance of the freedom of self-determination and the fact that some are born a color or culture and have no choice. Therefore, hate speech is anti-social and damaging to society as a whole.
With great power comes great responsibility—even if said power was not rightfully earned to begin with. In positions of power, humanity is prone to an overexertion of force to ensure those positions are secured, vying to push them to greater heights that cannot be overtaken. In Poisonwood Bible and Things Fall Apart, these tendencies manifest into ardent displays of cruelty; within itself, cruelty becomes a defense mechanism, a coping method, a disciplinary tool, rash and injust from fear of this superiority being lost. The driving point of this cruelty is that it festers within insecurity and is fed by greed. In the novels it reflects the presence of not only patriarchal dominance, but also religious, cultural, and racial puissance.
With injustice and cruelty running rampant in the world, it is unsurprising that people become determined to make things better for tomorrow. The cliché saying that the ends justify the means is often quoted by those aware of the moral greyness of their actions. Commendable yet unreasonable, leaders whose sole purpose in life is to fix what they see as “wrong” with the world fall prey to thinking there is only ally or enemy. In the long run, they harm those they try to liberate. This is the downfall of leaders in many works of literature, including Harrison Bergeron and The Lord of the Flies.
Nihilism, according to Nietzsche, is the most extreme form of pessimism. Put simply, it is the belief that everything is meaningless, but this oversimplifies the concept. Nihilism is a transitional stage that accompanies human development. It arises from weariness. When people feel alienated from values,
Problems with self-discipline are a topical problem in our world of consumerism, and such irrational behavior makes people regretful for spending their time and money inefficiently and futilely. That is why addressing such a deep-rooted issue definitely adds new dimensions in considering and solving it. In his chapter, Ariely attempts to define the notion of procrastination and examine the reasons why people fail to exercise self-control as well as propose some solutions for correcting such defects in real-life situations. The author starts his chapter off by providing examples of our familiar habits, both at national (for instance, not saving money) and personal (for instance, not keeping a diet) levels, which divert us from our long-term goals and then strengthening his stance on this topic with the aid of rhetoric questions for appealing to our feelings and provoking thoughts. By using practical cases from life and making experiments on MIT students, Dan Ariely reaches apparently sound conclusions about not just the term, but also the nature of procrastination.
INTRODUCTION If you deny any affinity with another person or kind of person, if you declare it to be wholly different from yourself—as men have done to women, and class has done to class, and nation has done to nation—you may hate it, or deify it; but in either case you have denied its spiritual equality, and its human reality. You have made it into a thing, to which the only possible relationship is a power relationship. And thus you have fatally impoverished your own reality. You have, in fact, alienated yourself. (Le Guin 1975: 209) The concept of otherness is one highly complex and interwoven with deeper issues of psychology and sociology.
The guide is one of the leitmotifs that emphasizes the human being’s dependence on and even addiction to technological devises. this is the point where the balance of power between human being and machine is destroyed because which one is ruling the other is put in question. Moreover the Guide symbolizes the ephemerality of concepts, fashions, values and reality. Its information is always changing and far from being coherent. It does not guide with rational and reasonable information as seen in the quotation: One encouraging thing the Guide does have to say on the subject of parallel universe is that you don’t stand the remotest chance of understanding it.
The feeling of a crisis existing is thus a reaction of anxiety and panic to cultural change. As Buchbinder says: “This usually alarming and undesired emotional response on the part of individuals is then projected outward as a generalized social response that redefines change as catastrophe” (2013, 6). This crisis therefore is seen as an individual threat to people’s identity. The definitions of what it takes to be ‘a real man’ are questioned more and more, pre-conceived notions of what masculinity means are continuously called into question. This blurring of boundaries and of what is assumed to be ‘natural’ thus constitutes a threat to the status quo and the binary structures of society.
Weight and more mechanical life have expanded anxiety and dissatisfaction among person. There are numerous implications of dissatisfaction. It might be the feeling that goes with an ordeal of being disappointed in finishing the objectives, an activity of hampering somebody's arrangements or endeavors or anemotion of irritation at being wedged or demonized. In mental terms, dissatisfaction is a general passionate counter to hostility. In a connection with indignation and dismay, it happens from the obvious imperviousness to the achievement of individual will.