There are many reasons to have ambition, having good ambition can help a person go a long way in life, but having bad ambition can also be harmful or a major threat to others. Being a person with ambition is great, but be sure to use it for the right reasons. Ambition can be really motivating like in the epic poem Beowulf where Beowulf himself risked his life many times to save the lives of others, but could also go to the extreme and leave people making irrational decisions, such as Macbeth, who became senseless trying to become king for his wife who was power hungry. To be that person that carries ambition inside of them at all times is a great character trait, and being that person to carry ambition for the right reasons is even better because it could take someone a long way in life. For example, Beowulf’s ambition led him to saving others’ lives and save
Despite the diversity of people, having this love could unite people of completely different socioeconomic backgrounds to work together and better the world. He moves on to emphasize the importance of the community’s needs over the individual’s needs, in order for the community to grow and ensure a better future for the individuals. He closes with how in America life will be harder and God has a covenant with them, so they have to work together and succeed or they will be punished by God. He says that the world is watching them like “a city upon a hill” and if they do not succeed, people will think of them and, more importantly, God in vain... He ends with a warning of what would happen if they stray from their original
Webster Dictionary defines leadership as simply, “providing direction or guidance,” but to be a successful leader one must focus on completing a goal in a way that is beneficial for the majority, not only the one in charge. This can be achieved by utilitarianism, which is doing of what is best for the most number of people, and carrying out actions that lead to positive effects, instead of merely being done with good intentions. In The Odyssey, Odysseus is not an exemplary leader because he went against utilitarianism by not being honest with his men, letting his arrogance control his behavior, and by killing many people in his house without a fair trial. Firstly, a leader must be truthful with those he works with in order for no errors or confusion to occur as a result of information being hidden. In The Odyssey, not being truthful lead to negative consequences for everyone on Odysseus’ ship, and thus contradicted the principle of utilitarianism stating that actions must lead to positive effects.
In a world ridden with death, evil, tyranny, and corruption, many find it difficult to believe there is any good left. However, even with the existence of groups such as ISIS, the Taliban, and other oppressive institutions, people continue to fight for a happier and better world. Per the futurist author, Jamais Cascio, “Resilience is all about being able to overcome the unexpected. Sustainability is about survival. The goal of resilience is to thrive.” Certain people are wired to recognize problems in the world, and, not only do they work their hardest to live through those problems, but they also attempt to make the best of their situations.
He also had said that each of us has goodness inside of everyone, though that’s as individuals. But individuals together make up a greater portion and makes a society that should be changing what is good. Yet, the opposite is true as well. That if we as citizens don’t behave and create positive vibes, or influences others, it will cause bad morals and bad character. I think that Mencius was focused on creating a better person and from that, there will be good that
In addition, Jesus implies a new idea about intention and how it is more important than what someone have done through his life. Jesus words motivate tax collectors to be righteous, to change their lives for better. There are many people who felt lost in different areas; consequently, despair will control their lives. But if they start searching inside themselves, they will found how powerful they are to make a change and be on the right
Edelstein suggests many ways on how to increase the chances of making a military occupation a success. According to the author, the fundamental challenge of occupation is the potential of nationalistic minority groups driving up the cost of the occupation to an unacceptable level which would not only harm the efficiency but also make profits gained meaningless, therefore, to convince an occupied population not to resist the occupation and to grant the occupying power time is key. Such are only accomplished by overcoming the perception that the occupying power is a military conqueror, convincing the occupied population that the occupation will improve their lives, and assuring them that they will earn back their sovereignty one day. In other words, an occupying power must win the hearts and minds of the occupied population. Establishing law and order, supplying basic services and goods and refraining from the abuse of occupied populations are basic steps toward winning hearts and minds.
This means that we will seek their happiness through this success and are constantly trying to be as successful as possible in order to make you happier. But since it is impossible to be truly happy on the basis of external factors, we the true happiness in fact almost never even feel it. Will experience some moments of apparent happiness when, for example, get a lot of money or achieve success at work or when this would have been, they would still unhappy because we connect our happiness with success. And mostly because the society in which we live based on such
Yes, he changes for the better and completes heroic acts along the way, but many things he does are done to help improve his reputation or used to show off. He is unwilling to admit a weakness, not acknowledging fear until facing the monster. But, Gilgamesh does have moments of selflessness. He completes what Campbell would call the hero's journey and comes out a better person. However, I do not find enough of the qualities that I look for in a hero in Gilgamesh.
His points about being a good leader such as not being able to please everyone and spending brought disagreement amongst many. However; I found these points favorable and felt like he made good arguments on each one. The Prince helped show leaders what they should do in order to be effective in their work and how to stop all the political
Once upon a time success was principally determined by a person 's academic and professional qualifications, however in today 's highly connected world, the region a person chooses to live and work in also has a momentous impacts on his success. I opine that while native regions have a very meager impact on his success, the successful person can have a remarkably affect the region they belong to. To begin with, there are myriads of reasons to support my ideas. The first and foremost one is, that if we want to achieve our goals and aims in life, then we have to follow positive environment in life, however if we are in erroneous environment then it is very arduous to achieve our goals and aims in life. We have to spend most of our time with those people who will always motivate or inspires us; this is key point of success in life.
All of Benjamin Franklin’s virtues are good valuable virtues. The ones that I should work on the most are Sincerity, Order, and Silence. I should work in order because I am unorganized, and I need order in my life. I should work o Sincerity because I am not very sincere to my siblings when I am angry, in trouble, or there is an injustice. And lastly, I should work on Silence.
The Outsiders by S.E Hinton is a powerful book that has maintained its popularity because it is real and true. Pieces of evidence in this book have lead many people to the conclusion that external factors are more important than internal in forming identity. Becoming afraid of external circumstances is a regular occurrence for humanity; but learning, instead, to embrace circumstance is more beneficial for human development because God uses circumstance to make His children stronger. However, as a society, humanity should learn to help one another through these storms. The government should help those who are most vulnerable and help make their circumstances better.