There's certain benefits to thinking this way though. It's very important to keep one's own happiness and well being at the forefront of their mind. People should not be expected to constantly cater to others. Selflessness is completely overrated. Equality is not wrong to want something for himself, especially after servicing others his whole life.
Silence encourages the tormentor never the tormented”. These statements mean being neutral never helps the victim. In this case it helps Hitler and his men because they are getting what they want, and if they have to do neutral things to get what he wants he will do it. The other part of the quote means that being silent just encourages the tormentor (Hitler) to make more pain on you just to see the pain in the eyes
What he thought was a normal friendship was actually a very unhealthy relationship between two people that was eventually ended by jealousy. Their friendship proves that in order to have a healthy relationship you must be true to who you are and stick to what you believe in. Identity is an important factor in life, and not knowing yours affects more than just yourself. Gene and Finny’s relationship is a reflection of real life friendships. While most friendships don't end in one person killing the other, the novel A Separate Peace still teaches the reader what not to do in order to make a friendship
There were characteristics like his appearance, intelligence, and thoughts. He considered it a curse that he was different from others, because it was against the law to think individual thoughts, or be superior to others (Anthem, pg.1). Though he could tell he was a lot different from others, because they tend not to take risks, or fear discoveries of the world. For example, when Equality 7-2521 and International 4-8818 discovers the tunnel, International says “The will of the Council is above all things, for it is the will of our brothers, which is holy. But if you wish it so, we shall obey you.
The Socs are the ones who are at fault. If the Socs did not antagonize the Greasers in the first place, there would be no conflict throughout the novel. The Socs didn’t even have a real reason to become violent and confrontational with the Greasers, yet they did. If the Socs and the Greasers would accept and recognize their differences they might be able to understand each other better. This would lead to better relationships between the groups.
The first statement was about neutrality. “Neutrality helps the oppressor, never the victim.” This means that being neutral is never in the best interest of the victim. It means that for means that for the oppressor, neutrality is good, but the victim cannot be satisfied with it. The other powerful quote in this speech has to do with silence. “Silence encourages the tormentor, never the tormented is silent, and it encounters the tormentor.
People are afraid to stray from what they have been conditioned to think by society. They believe that they aren’t doing anything wrong, because the patriarchy rewards them for acting a certain way. The problem is that just because something is the norm, doesn’t mean that it’s the only right answer or solution. This paper highlights that in specific ways. Humans feel the need to categorize everything, but gender isn’t something that is black and white.
Lastly, people must rid themselves of any bad and unhealthy ideals. They must not feel pressured by the media, friends, family or external sources to change themselves and pursue activities that they feel uncomfortable about and are not right. They must not succumb to people’s expectations and unhealthy ideals, but instead set high (but reachable) standards for themselves to keep improving and being better. They must realize that they don’t have to be perfect and suit what everyone think of them, but instead feel comfortable in their own skin and set healthy standards to keep improving instead of being
In conclusion, I believe that the theme communication is better than violence is the best lesson illustrated in The Outsiders, because physical harm doesn 't change anything, there 's no point in doing it, and it usually ends negatively for the participants. This relates to me because I think sometimes we get so frustrated with people that we don 't even think about talking it out, but really, it would help us resolve our problems more effectively if we communicated with each other. I definitely recommend The Outsiders to anyone who wants an action-packed book that teaches a
In the book bystander by James Preller I believe a very prominent theme is ignoring the situation even if it doesn 't affect you is not the right thing to do. In chapter 18 of the book, the very wise Dr. Martin Luther King Junior is quoted "In the end we will remember not the words of our enemies but the silence of our friends". This quote can be strongly associated with the theme of the book. What does "means in the simplest terms, is that it is far more important to us, the people who look at as friends defend us, then the petty insults of our enemies. The theme of this book, is that if there is a situation where you can say or do something to help, do it, because that is farm foreign than the pain that a bully can bring us.
Haters should be your motivators, not the people who put you down or try to make you feel bad about yourself. If someone is trying to run, control, or just hating on you period, without you doing anything at all to them, that mean you’re doing something
One of which is so no problems occurr in the program, because when someone is disrespectful they make others frustrated with them and arguments begin (which is never ever a good thing for a group program). Also, being disrespectful to a peer is downright degrading. You will make people feel bad about themselves, then in return the will give up. If everyone is just respectful to each other things will run more smoothly and the results will be much more positive. But besides from being dedicated and respectful, you also need to be really truly dedicated to what you are doing.
Meaning, that we must be careful when expressing our thoughts that are based merely in our judgments without testing them with a fair and noble mind. With this in mind, no individual has the power to make another upset, sad, or feel any other emotion, as we have the power over our mind to allow it or not to allow it. However, some of us are quick to lead our opinions with our hearts or external factors, instead of seeing the bigger picture. Therefore, our quick judgments/reasoning can have an ugly impact in our world. But, what are truly the limits of human freedom?