The Mythology Of Hope And Change Summary

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In his article “The Mythology of Hope and Change”, Ira Chernus Speaks about human tendencies. He tells us that humans are neither good nor bad. We strive to do the right thing, to care for one another. Yet at the same time, we are very selfish, lazy, and unwilling to go out of our comfort zone to help strangers. Humans, or Americans, enjoy the idea of a new life, a better life. But humans are also scared of change, therefore, disliking it. The feeling of the unknown and dreading hits the core of anxiety. Because we get anxiety from just the idea of change, Chernus then gives an example of the thought process; ““The America I have always known is disappearing”” which, goes on to the idea of “” They are taking away my America”” (3). Leading
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