1.Thoreau desires for man to wish for a simple life, only living on what is needed to survive and sustain himself, and not concern himself with material possessions or extra indulgencies, but only those that nourish his body and soul. He is calling for a life of simplicity. 2.Thoreau would despise and disdain such electronic devices and make them out to be distractions and extra necessities in our lives, because of his resentment and lax attitude toward subjects such as communication and industrialism. I believe technological devices have made a benefit in people’s lives who use them in moderation, but those who indulge and excessively spend time on and with them become unaware of the world around them and too consumed with the distractions they impose, not to mention the time they waste and space they take up. Those who use technological devices in moderation can communicate with loved ones far away, or utilize them in ways that
He means that if the venture needs you to be anyone else but yourself, it will lead to no good. This reveals to me that Thoreau believes strongly in the individual, being yourself, and seeking your own path. This quote is also applicable to modern life because many ventures nowadays require you to conform for some purpose. The second aphorism I remembered is “Our life is frittered away by detail...Simplicity, simplicity.” Thoreau means that our focus and attention to detail now in society and culture do nothing but to waste our lives away needlessly. He believes simplicity is the better choice.
And here again, we see that if people listen to their conscience, and not to what society want them to believe is good, there will be some beneficial changes. In Civil disobedience, the author proved again that morality, as well as conscience plays an important role. Thoreau argued “It has been truly said, that a corporation has no conscience; but a corporation of conscientious men is a corporation with a conscience." By this, he too wanted to show that individual can take actions at any time without been influenced because of their own conscience of what is good or bad. By voicing out his conscience, individual will proved his uniqueness.
Although advertisements seem as a positive addition to countries in need of a stable economy, it is a enormous impact on people’s lives. (Doc. E) Without it, people wouldn’t know the latest fashion style, the best car, or the new developed drink and it would keep people in a boring routine of buying the same products and not exploring. Even though advertisements try to influence people’s decisions, it is up to the people as consumers to make moral
The integral part of the problem was also identified in poor differentiation of “non-sell” and “selling” time. The company also used sales per hour ratio as the leading factor in performance evaluation and work compensation. This performance indicator was not properly balanced by other factors, such as customer satisfaction, in actual work compensation. My suggestions for designing a motivation program for Nordstrom would include a system to reward the employees for the work they do and not hurt them for time spent in meetings and shelving. They should set up a system that encourages the employees to “go the extra mile” without penalizing them on their hours.
Hume concluded that the three points are inconsistent. If God is omnipotent, He is aware of existing evil and suffering, and knows how to put a stop to it. If God is omnibenevolent He will want to put a stop to it. If God is both of these attributes, then evil cannot exist. Since we know evil and suffering is a necessary bi-product of human life, we must acknowledge that evil does exist.
This can be explained by the Roman poet Horace's quote, "Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant." This quote is accurate because adversity can influence a person in ways prosperity cannot; when confronted with hard times, people can shine, but when people live in a utopia where change is unnecessary, change will not happen. Sir Isaac Newton taught us that every action has an equal and opposite reaction: when people are held down in society or in life, they instinctively push back up. Through this pushing come hidden talents. When there is no pushing, there is no need for the talents to rise to the surface.
Fridman’s purpose is to convey what he sees as a demeaning attitude of anti-intellectualism in order to emphasize how Geeks are needed in society. In his piece, Fridman emphasizes that the Geeks should stand up for themselves and not be victims of self-humiliation. Intellectualism is more important than having social skills and physical power. The people who have physical power can lose that over time, but intellectuals will never lose their knowledge. It will stay with them forever and ever.
In order to accept a life of obedience, drudgery, and fear, the people of Equality 7-2521’s society follow ideas of Collectivism, Altruism, and Conformity which eliminate the thought of opposition to the leaders, also known as the World Council. Collectivism creates a tie between man and a group of people comparable to Anthem. Altruism creates a feeling opposite of individualism also similar to Anthem, where the people do not have their own thoughts or even have the knowledge of whether they could ever choose Transgression of Preference. Conformity is one of the key aspects of life in Equality’s society which the members of the World Council depend on and one reason why the people do not oppose anything they say. As a result, the people of Anthem’s society live a life whose purpose is not for them individually or for their own self-interest, but for the sake of the World Council and their “brothers.” Instead of living by one’s own mind, society as a whole in Anthem follows a strict policy of Collectivism for the sake of “the common good.” In addition to forcing occupations on the people, the World Council keeps a strong hold of everyone’s daily schedule so that their future plans can not be affected in any way.
Delbanco’s interpretation that Thoreau creates world that we both need and fear is basically saying that Thoreau creates the perfect world that we would need to best survive and would strive the best in; however this world is something that we as people are not used to and have never experienced so we would be skeptical and scared when it is presented to us. I definitely agree with Delbanco’s statement about Thoreau’s world. Although it would be nice to love in a world where things were based on a man’s conscience rather than government, and the people played a bigger part in how things were ran; it would be something nobody is used to therefore no one would really know what they were doing and who is to say we can trust everyone’s conscience because there are some people in the world with bad consciences. In my opinion Thoreau’s world would only work in