With equality, everyone is able to reach their full potential. The second ideal from the Declaration is unalienable rights. The three unalienable rights are life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. Unalienable rights let people be able to own their own property and have certain freedoms. Everyone has to be equal in order to achieve liberty because people have to be equal in order to have the same freedoms.
These stories both are satire, which is writing that mocks something to prove a point. They are placed in these stories to show the importance in individuality, and all the beauty that comes along with it. Everyone in both stories are “equal” or their idea of equal. Ayn Rand shows this in the story when everyone is told to wear the same color clothing while in Anthem they are forced to always forced into wear handicaps to hid their beauty, strength, and even their intelligence. Not only are they forced to wear certain clothing with no choice but in both stories the people are punished for just being who they are.
When the people below are told that judgment is a sin, they will never try to take those above out of their positions in power. Rand writes in How Does One Live a Rational Life in an Irrational Society that “to pronounce moral judgement is an enormous responsibility (Rand, Paragraph 4).” For as long as anybody can remember, conditions in the society presented in Anthem have always been the same. In truth, this is due to the citizens never criticising the actions of the Council. Equality would preach Rand’s essay to the masses like gospel if possible because he understands the true benefits of being opinionated and free. Equality believes wholeheartedly in individualism and the concept of preference which relates strongly to judging others’ true intents and motives.
Moral Assessment of Anthem In Ayn Rand’s novel, Anthem, Equality lives in a communist society that believes everyone must work for and be exactly like one another. For much of the novel, he believes what the Council of Vocations tells him, despite his intelligence and independence. By the end of the book, he realizes that the idea that everyone is the same and must work for each other is flawed. He deserves to live his own life and enjoy himself. Equality’s beliefs on happiness - “It is the end.
Judging the morals in life regarding different societies expectations quickly became the focus of Equality’s thoughts, exactly as Ayn Rand had made it the importance of her own efforts. Objectivism is different from what many people live by, but it worked for Equality by the end of Anthem. It is important to realize everybody needs different things, which leads to thinking diversely. Some need self-respect to be able to give respect, and others live their life following instead of leading. It is impossible however, to say objectivism needs to vanish when it never has before, more so, the world would be unbalanced with only equal thoughts from all; there would be no innovation if all thoughts were for the same narrow concept.
Living in a world with complete fairness among people sounds perfect, but not when everyone in your society is forced to be completely the same. In the story Anthem, Equality is a character that is different from the others in his society of forced sameness. Equality longs to learn and expand his knowledge, however, there are rules that halt Equality from following his own will, but also push him to learn more. No one is allowed to read, write, experiment, or explore. These rules allow the community to be easily controlled, and forces them to stay similar to one another.
We can 't have a free government where the people cannot make the laws they are governed by. •Experience teaches people the need for being careful when creating free governments. •The representation should understand what people want and they should chase after the happiness of the people. •To create a new Constitution, the people in power should have the same goals from the people because the people give the ones in charge power. They only want to do so is by fair representation.
They wanted to live in a world where everyone was taken into consideration, not just the elite and those in power with a primary vendeta of personal gain. All they wanted was the acknowledgement that they existed too, that they mattered too. Under a nation that stands for equality, it is important that everyone, no matter their differences, are recognized and respected. People feared the sidewalk creatures. As a result, all of the nations around the world created new laws to protect the creatures so they could fade away in peace.
I strive every day to instill in them respect and appreciation for all living things as this is one of my core values. I teach and encourage them to be open-minded and to find the beauty in the unique differences in others. I am mindful to not tell them their wives will be annoyed with them when they get married if they continue to leave their socks in the floor. Instead, I tell them their significant other will be annoyed, as I do want my children to think their sexual orientation should affect how others relate to them. I encourage them to like/love no matter nationality, race, sexual orientation, etc.
The individuals eventually realise the futility of living in the state of nature and inevitably attempt to organise a society in which the sovereign, in order to secure peace and safe living, has absolute powers. Even if the sovereign, to maintain the welfare of people and their safety, sometimes requires various restrictions of their civil liberties, the individuals know that without being assured a safe and prosperous living they might not be able to experience those liberties at all. Here Hobbes idea of an absolute power emerges to be logical. Nonetheless, as Van Mill stated in his article frequently cited in this essay: “political power is necessary but because of this it is also necessarily dangerous”