The easy way is often referred to as the wrong way and in some cases this is true, such as when Victor ignored his creation. By not facing his fears he was granted the absence of the monster, but only contributed to emanate problem just on the horizon. Victor’s tone of boastful arrogance soon turned to forlorn warning when he “Had finished and saw, the beauty of the dream vanished, and breathless horror and disgust filled his heart” (Shelley, 42). A fantastic example of the “easy way out” could be found in The Importance of Being Earnest. As Jack quickly finds out, lying about your true name to win the girl of your dreams can be successful, but also have consequences.
I agree with his argument that people are manipulated in ways that are infinitely more refined than the methods used in the post-totalitarian societies. In a democracy, human beings may enjoy many personal freedoms and securities that are unknown to us, but in the end they do them no good, for they too are ultimately victims of the same automatism, and are incapable of defending the same automatism, and are incapable of defending their concerns about their own identity or preventing their superficial concerns about the their own personal survival to become proud and responsible members of the polis, making a genuine contribution to the creation of its
As a society I don’t think that some people don’t intend to lie to hurt someone intentionally all the time but they lie to make them feel better some times. Is this always the case, I don’t think so, I just think that as a whole society has almost condoned lying in some aspect, little white lies. As it was quoted in the book by Nietzche “There is only one world, and that is false, cruel, contradictory, misleading, senseless. We need lies to vanquish this reality, this “truth”, we need lies in order to live. That lying is a necessity of life itself a
Terrorists, extremists, and single-minded dictatorships believe in this, while the general people see it as a cruel and selfish way of accomplishing a task. Most of the time, when someone is taking into account the outcomes of a decision, they are often assured that what they are doing is indeed needed and the world cannot go on without it. One also often goes over the decision many times as to make sure they aren’t doing the wrong thing, but the more one goes over the decision to do something, they are also unconsciously reassuring themselves that what they are doing is wrong. The brain unintentionally distorts the view in which one is considering to make it seem as if it is rational and right. Also outside factors take into account the belief that an extreme action is needed.
In other words, Sandel describes it as the idea of encouraging the gifted to utilize their talents to reap rewards for the community as a whole. This is also a philosophy that I agree with, and once again it is a philosophy that shows how unjust these employers are to hire illegal workers. These employers are using their status and gifts to reap profits solely for themselves and their companies and certainly not to benefit these illegal immigrants as they are being exploited. The employers are certainly not working for the betterment of the least advantaged, which is once again evident in the fact that many of them don’t offer safety regulations or job benefits. While this is not the case for every single U.S. employer who hires illegal immigrants, I do strongly believe, supported by statistics, that these are the major reasons why most employers hire them.
In my opinion, nothing is more dangerous to a business than a bad public image caused by being unethical. Once a company’s reputation has been destroyed, it is hard to rebuild it up. They will always be known for what bad things they have done, no matter how successful they become afterwards. It is sort of like no matter how good of a person you are or the good stuff you do, once you make a mistake, people will always remember that one mistake you made. We as humans tend to be more loyal and truthful to our family and friends compared to when it comes to our jobs and businesses.
The people with a choice sometimes choose to abuse their freedom, to do wrong. The wrong that we do, though, the suffering that we cause, great though it may be, is a price worth paying for something that is valuable: genuine freedom. The free-will defense is only a partial success. It is correct to say that it is better that the world contains people with freedom than that it contains only robots without any freedom, and I believe that much of the evil that we see around us is a consequence of the abuse of this freedom. However, not all
Feeling helpless due to the economy they become addicted to claiming help from other sources other than themselves because it just seems easier. Thomas argues,” Anyone who thinks dysfunctional government is going to help their dreams is putting their faith in the wrong place.” In other words, the government cannot help everyone. Instead we should but putting our faith into ourselves. We are what makes America today, and if we don’t like it, then maybe we should take action and change it. If we were to start by supporting small business, we would be creating more employment, and keeping money in the community.
By accepting yourself you can grow and gain self-confidence. I also chose honesty, but again we both have different definitions. My definition of honesty is admitting to your mistake and truly wanting to make it right by telling the truth. My biggest pet peeve is when somebody cheats, it isn’t fun for anybody else and they aren’t being trustworthy. As soon as I meet someone I trust them until they do something to take that trust away.
When one tells a lie no matter how insignificant it is, they lose their integrity because it becomes harder for people to trust them. People usually suffer consequences for being honest but they are more likely to be trusted compared to those who lie. Living by the honesty policy also gives one self confidence. Honest people trust themselves more compared to people who lie. Trust is very important for cultivating respect which is why honest people command greater respect in society compared to dishonest people.