Society is trying to form us in order to fit it, to be able to fit into the society means that we have to be trapped by it. But is it necessarily a bad thing? Now that we have realized the “truth” of the matter, what are we to do about it? Change it? Or let it go on.
Wether it is a government agency or the President of the United States, all can use human nature to their advantage. For example the FBI or CIA tries to predict the next move of the person that they are trying to catch. Or the President gives a speech and can easily persuade an audience with his words. The current government does a great job of controlling the issues related to human nature. Publius wrote the Federalist Papers in order to create a working government that could account for human nature and control the rise of factions.
I chose the movie, A Clockwork Orange, because I have seen it many times before and knew that it had plenty of psychological themes presented throughout its plot. The main concept was taking away the ability or right to make one's own decisions (both positive and negative) and the dehumanization that follows such behavior. This is basically saying that it is better to be one's self with the just rights to chose what should or should not be done versus conforming to others ideas of how behavior should be. From this movie, I want to discuss social cognition, self-concept, external locus of control, attitudes and attitude formation, culture and behavior, social dominance, conformity, obedience, indoctrination, group forming, aggression, sexuality, communication, and politics. Many of the themes overlap each other with the same examples because they correspond to some of the same things.
In the movie, “The Matrix”, Morpheus, the leader of the crew Nebuchadnezzar, asks Neo to choose between a red pill and blue pill, essentially offering between fate and free will. The difference between fate and free will is that fate is the development of events outside a person’s control, regarded as determined by a supernatural power; whereas free will is the power of acting without the constraint of necessity or fate; the ability to act as one’s own discretion. In the Matrix, fate rules since the world is reconstructed and actions predetermined, all questions already have answers and any choice is simply the illusion of choice. In the real world, humans have the power to change their fate, take individual action, and make mistakes. Neo chooses the red pill, which signifies real life, and learns that free will isn’t fascinating.
Overall, the importance of authenticity can be shown through a variable human self that is determined by the adjustment of natural or artificial identities. The individual identities that each of us conveys are subject to change at any given moment. The simple reason is that we all have the choice to display what we want of ourselves. Deciding whether or not we want to “cover” or “tone down a disfavored identity to fit into the mainstream” (Yoshino 245) complicates our authenticity. It is the two identities
Huxley’s vision of a New World resembles that of a utopia, a society that strives for perfection in all aspects of life. Soma is used for many different reasons, mainly politically and recreationally in order to control people’s emotions, contributing to their loss of human qualities. Soma has become one of the government's main weapons for control. They have conditioned the population to regularly use soma and eventually become dependent to the drug. They gain control from this because the government has control over the supply and distribution of soma.
One would classify Alcoa’s ethical work climate as Principle Criteria because the company have a strong values-based culture. “Employees learned early in their careers that every decision they made and everything they did must aligned with the company’s values” (Lawrence, A. T. & Weber, J. 2011). To make sure that all the employees understood the program’s tools and support the employee they had assigned an ethics and compliance officer. Alcoa’s started to work strictly on its safety programs and make sure that all company business, community headquarters and units meet the overall goal that is zilch job-related injuries and sickness.
A Reflection On Falling Down Is Part Of Growing Up And Being A Cripple. Despite their differences, both Falling Down Is Part of Growing Up and Being Cripple share few things in common. First both authors, Henry Peteroski and Nancy Maris provide their personal attitudes regarding their bodies. For instance, Petroski regards his daily live as an engineer of sorts work, “for we all have the principles of machines and structures in our bones” Here, Petroski is trying to illustrate different types of stages in human lives; he illustrates the different ways in which we grow. Petroski says we get familiar with the world, we learn things, firstly we do it clumsily but later we learn it well.
Additionally, I saw two other techniques that go well together. They are evoking emotion and the use of persuasion. In the second paragraph it reads: “Besides, it is due to our Constitution and Government, that we should train ourselves as to fit us for the discharge of the duties of freeman, in full.” While you are reading this sentence, it is hard not to feel as though the author is correct. By the seriousness of her tone, and the logic of the sentence, it persuades me to believe in Cary’s opinion that she expresses. In the paper they also mention: “They either pass us by, in cold contempt, ignore us altogether, keep themselves or their readers, or both ignorant of what Canada is.” In this sentence, she is conjuring negativity and gives me a critical point of view while reading this passage.
They did this by running a program that controlled their lives through instilling into them their beliefs and practises. Air, Motor, Naval and Equestrian sections of the organisation were set up to train the males to take over in the next generation, whilst females were educated on motherhood and possibly future combat. The National socialists group and Hitler, were in charge of running and setting up the guidelines for the group. Although there apparent head was Baldur von Schriach who became in charge due the power he held to be able to create laws legalizing next to what ever the Group saw necessary to achieving their goal. The process and amount expended into developing this organisation into the worlds largest youth group was immense.