Dehumanization in Brave New World The topic is my response to the chapter included in the text book from Brave New World by Aldous Huxley, which tells us about how people are born and how they are “conditioned” in various methods in the fictional world in the future. My response is that people in the story are dehumanized since they do not behave like human beings, nor are they treated as human beings. One of reasons why I would think that is that they do not behave like human beings. First of all, people do not give birth to children or establish their own families any more. As human beings, even other animals, it is our nature to start a family, conceive babies, give birth to them and then nurture them in our own family.
Technology is manipulating us into thinking that virtual interaction can serve as a replacement for human interaction. By doing this we become awkward with one another. It’s important that others understand what will become of the future society if this continues. Technology can be very beneficial, but many users are abusing it. In Sherry Turkle’s chapter No Need to Call, she argues that choosing technology over peers is eventually going to lead to isolation.
Identify and discuss possible problems with the Stoic notion of fate? Stoics learned that our lives are not entirely our own. The complain about what they could not control. The Stoics chose to master what they could – their own minds. They also believed that serenity comes to those whose will is in according with the World reason, the Logos.
That returning to nature could never be possible once we’ve been changed from it so. It is in our wiring to seek pleasure, and instincts take over even for the most civilized of people. But not wired into us, not pounded into our brains, but often found, is the need for personal satisfaction. Self-actualization, hope to better ourselves and those around us to some extent. To share in life with those we love, or find someone we hope to love.
I am one grain of sand, yes, and may have my own issues, but I should not think of them singlehandedly and need to become a more selfless person that bases my thoughts and perspectives off of everything else that is out there and appreciate just how much we have. This is what Francis is trying to say in the novel. He is trying to prove to us that we are selfish as a society and do not appreciate what we have in life. There are things out there so much stronger and more beautiful than us, but we tend to not appreciate these things. By being more aware of your surroundings, your life will be put in perspective and you will be able to enjoy every precious moment you spend on earth, before your life inevitably
When I started my placements I was daunted by the prospect of having to contain clients with either avoidant, ambivalent or disorganised affects. Despite that and with time, I found it possible through practice and theory to improve my awareness of my process. Unfortunately the short term model does barely enable scratching the surface in this respect, I am intrigued with clients who say that they had a good childhood but they would be unable to articulate what that meant to them. Some clients are more psychologically minded than others, and six or twelve sessions is relatively a short time to enable this exploration after building a good working relationship. For example it might be helpful to be a nurturing parent, who is responsive and reliable, and work to create the space for a cooperative relationship.
Ray Bradbury talks about Fahrenheit not so much being about censorship but about being a society that didn’t read. People in the story are not intrested in reading because they think books are the cause of depression and how books carry on myths and legends. Also how technology has replaced books and that it has also affected relationships. To begin with people are siimple and unquestiong. They depend upon technology so much they think is a waste of time to open up a book.
They often question the validity of the practices of the society. By this means each author is able to explain why they have created, at least in a novel, what they consider to be a utopian society, and why they believe it will work. Of course much of what they write is based on ideals, otherwise it would not be utopian. However, it also appears to be based on the belief that mankind is basically good, and only needs an environment that will continuously and consistently bring out the good in man. In this ideal situation much of what we consider essential to a good and growing society is felt to be a waste of time, if not simply disruptive, to these utopian societies.
However, while people are crazy for the luxuries, they are becoming care less about the traditional values, such as family and honest. People only care about their status and become materialism. In people’s mind, “traditional” means “outdated”, especially the teenagers, the one has something “traditional” will be eliminated by others. As a result, the importance of tradition becomes lower and lower, some people even think it is ok to let the tradition disappear eventually. But, we have to keep the traditions because our roots are in our traditions.
Early thinkers of this movement wanted to separate themselves from tradition by reexamining every aspect of their lives, but they were rejected by the majority of society who were afraid of change. By reevaluating their lives, it caused them to realize what was holding them back from the progress that they desired. They then replaced it with the new that was both progressive and better at reaching the desired end. This illuminates life because it motivates the individual to try and make their life better. Life is all about improvements, not about being at a stand still of moderate satisfaction.