Morality is a difficult idea to explain because you’re going to hear different opinions based on who you ask. To some, the individual is the most important concern, but to others it is the collective who are the most important factor to creating a greater world. We are told from early childhood that stories have a moral, and that they give us advice on how to do what’s right, but who gets to decide what’s right? Where do our morals come from? Usually, we discover what is right and wrong from our parents and the people we surround ourselves with, but ultimately, we decide what fits into each category.
Myths are a medium by which people explain the world around them to younger generations. These myths generally explain how the world was formed and came to be. However, the teachings of each myth can be varied based on where they originated. If the myth came from a polytheistic culture, the myth may be more focus on the nature and ecological lessons.
Also, they both had some interest in philosophy. Their views help enhance the similarities and differences providing in their theories. The first theorist introduced is Piaget and his theory was based on “the understanding of how children and adolescents think and learn” (198). The second theorist introduced is Vygotsky and his theory was influenced by Karl Marx’s proposal “that historical changes in society have significant impact on how people think and behave” (215).
Human instincts are behaviors that are genetically wired into us to that help us react to our environment, but most of the time they are more hurtful than useful. For example one of them is to follow and be influenced by our surroundings. Since birth we adjust to what family setting we may have and conform to what we see on the outside. At some point this human instinct becomes hurtful to us as conforming makes us most of the time act and think like everyone else.
Human instincts are behaviors that are genetically wired into us that help us react to our environment, but most of the time they are more hurtful than useful. For example, one of them is to follow and be influenced by our surroundings. Since birth we adjust to what family setting we may have and conform to what we see on the outside. At some point this human instinct becomes hurtful to us as conforming makes us act and think like everyone else. So how is it that conformity affects individuality in our society?
In life we sometimes follow, patterns or ways to live that have be left by individuals before us, why? Because we are taught that by our peers. We are made to believe that is the right way or sometimes the only way. But when questioning the patterns or the ideology put in place for us to follow even generations after it was established. We sometimes get looked down on or said to be blaspheming.
The ethics of both of these stories may be out of the normative and looked down upon but in reality they are both just trying to better people and make them worth something again. The idea of Panopticism is the idea of having power and control over someone while making them into something you want. The same kind of power is seen with John and the narrator as he has all control over where she lives and what she does all day to try to fix her “nervousness”. Trying to put someone back into society after they are not use to acting a certain way can either scare them or drive them even more insane which is what happened in both of these stories. Both John and the government in Panopticism use similar techniques of being watched, treating them like prisoners and trying to change their ways in order to fix them.
Have you ever wondered why some people act the way they act? It really all depends on the way they were raised, and what culture they were raised in. That’s what I have always wondered, how people act the way they act. While some may say that culture is the only way to learn about others. I believe one’s culture occasionally informs the way one views the world because our experiences are what truly shapes our views, which is illustrated in personal experiences and literature.
There has been some instances where the individual feels weird and awkward thinking that they are the only ones going through those struggles without knowing that there may be other people experiencing the same things and together with the help of a trained professional, they can move forward. Group therapy gives the individual a voice, and helps them express their feelings and needs. Some practitioners strongly encourage their members to notice how they are feeling throughout the session and talk about
Myers (2010, p.) defines conformity as “the change of actions or attitudes caused by the pressure from some real or notional groups.” Conformity causes people to follow others rather doing what they want or what they feel are right or wrong. In my opinion, people conform because of pressures from their peers, family, society or expected norms. Conformity is something that has an extensive effect on people today and is clearly seen in almost every aspect of society today from trends, to opinions, to their actions. Psychological experiments from Muzafer Sherif and Solomon Asch have been used to try and show the extent of conformity and its strength on people.
We all face the different characters of our self in one point in our lives. The decision is for you to choose whether you want to be a person who remains the same or a new changed person who wants to leave an impact on the people in your life. Human nature is a life filled with jealousy, selfishness, peer pressure ,etc… but it is the decision of the individual to change your destiny. Not just yours but many others because your testimony can impact others to change and be a better person who motivates, builds people’s character, and strengthens relationships among all people. The more the renewal of many people’s lives changing the more positivity we will see in