In Utopia, Thomas More describes the way of life of an ideal society. The philosophical ideals of the society, though somewhat morally sound, are too righteous to be realized. Also, there are several unreasonable restrictions on almost all the aspects of life from the choice of one’s occupation to travel around the city, and from personal aspects like religion and marriage to even the way one thinks. Throughout the text, we learn about their policies, which, although benefit the society as a whole, seem to largely neglect human emotions. Thus, More’s Utopia is a sternly righteous and puritanical state, where only a few of us would feel happy; this is because the communal way of life and the laws of the state forbid its citizens to have absolute personal liberty, which is essentially the main ingredient of happiness.
To support my theory I will portray the evil and lack of ethics in worshiping these three different materialistic objects or temporal goods: money, appearance, and power. Saint Augustine believed in this theory most. What people do not understand is that there is a difference between having a love for these rather than a liking of them. Worshipping materialistic objects and building your own life around them
As a result of these political, social and economic failures, the Post Civil War reconstruction was a failure. From a political standpoint, there was anything but success. The goal was to unify and equalize the nation, and build trust but neither of these was accomplished. For example, ex-confederate leaders were not allowed to hold office. This exacerbated sectional tensions rather than quell them because the country could not unify if there was inequality existing.
Also, when America itself has problems, we should be more focused on correcting our own country rather than helping others. Not many people realize the fact that the U.S. really isn’t doing as well as we should be. Putting money into operations such as “Operation Iraqi Freedom” because of the fact that we lost an incredible amount of money on something pretty pointless. Iraq is still terrible and will continue to be terrible. Spending money on improving other countries isn’t always going to have a positive impact.
To be morally courageous is to have the confidence to speak what you believe in or think regardless of the consequences or people's thoughts. Although it is a vital quality, many people lack this fundamental in effectuating change. Robert F. Kennedy says, "Few men are willing to brave the disapproval of their fellows, the censure of their colleagues, the wrath of their society. Moral courage is a rarer commodity than bravery in battle or great intelligence. Yet it is the one essential, vital quality of those who seek to change a world which yields most painfully to change."
Under this situation, the hard working did not earn any appraise for him, instead of reward, the unexpected discontinue made him feel not being fully respect. Therefore, he felt “lose face” and being distrust. However, on the other side, Charles Tang perceived different message through the lack of communication. In Charles mind, Yong Li, as a talent manager, disobeyed the corporate norms and culture. In reality, stereotypes are sufficiently subjective that emotions can negatively distort the meaning of an opponent’s actions, thereby gradually generating perceptions of conflicts (Sandra, 2009).
America Falling Apart: National Identity & Consumerism In Anthony Burgess’ Is America Falling Apart, Burgess states that America is not where it should be. Our nation for all we portray it to be has many issues, which cannot be easily solved, as they are part of the social fabric that holds us together. If we were to go out and proclaim about the ills that senseless consumerism brings us to our society we would be laughed upon, as we don’t see them as issues, but part of our greater American identity. Americans view consumerism as part of our identity, but our fascination on it does not allow us to appreciate the greater things in life, which play a much more important role in who we are. The United States of America comprises only 4% of the world’s population yet with our few numbers we manage to use around 25% of the world’s oil.
Here are some reasons why most people hate to change or why it is just so hard to change our ways. Change is not something that we can do over night. We all think that change will be easy, well news flash it isn’t. We all want to change but it is just too hard to change are ways. One reason why it is so hard to change is that it doesn’t have to do with our surroundings, but it has to do with setting our mind to change.
Also, America is usually willing to help other countries because some of those countries may be able to help us in return. Without these partnerships that we currently have, the United States may no be as strong as it is today. I believe that the United States should not follow this policy in the modern world mainly because of how strong we have become. In the modern world, even if we were isolated I think that war would be unavoidable since conflict is quite common between such different countries. Isolation would not make the citizens happy because some countries do not have all the appropriate resources to live comfortably in a modern world.
But when he raised his query about dynamics of events he encountered other lacks: first of all Mr Hoffner’s weak willingness to handle his customer’s complaint, but also his own incompetence in trying to repair that issue. Now the question is: where Presto Cleaner should push itself about handling complaints? Mr Hoffner, basing on what Mr Shelton asks, assessed the damage more than $200. It may be too much only if there wasn’t any customer care. Providing a high-quality service has its risks, mostly being less cheap than competitors, so keeping your own customers loyal is very important.