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.
In “An Essay on Man” Pope delineates the importance of living according to God’s plan, or the Great Chain of Being. Like K’ung Shang-Jen he emphasizes man’s transient life on earth and confirms that humans are unable to judge their outcomes simply because they know that they have lived virtuously. Both authors suggest that human’s should live their lives knowing that their circumstances are unpredictable; even so, it is necessary for humans to appreciate what they have been given rather than long for what they think they should have. K’ung Shang-Jen correlates Hou and the Fragrant Princess’s inability to judge the fate of their relationship with the varying phases of the peach blossom fan. K’ung Shang-Jen introduces the simple, yet thought provoking, fan as a symbol of how the hero and heroine should live their lives.
Ironically the “cloudless day” is far from perfect. The insignificant noises of the home that mark off a normal domestic day, the “talk back radio, children’s voices and the shriek of the boil” are important when explaining the individual’s normal routine every day. The personification of “shriek” creates an extremely negative impact on what is actually happening to his woman. Consequently her voice becomes the voice of one who is no longer rational and reasoned. The “scream” and cry for help serves as justification to marginalise her and the fact that she will always go unnoticed and
Phelps was crying,” then Mrs. Bowles angrily said, “… I always said poetry and tears, poetry and suicide and crying and awful feelings, poetry and sickness; all that mush!” (101). Just reading one thing, one poem caused distress. The poem made them think about something real. It makes people think and feel, instead of just watching something like the televisor. It caused anger, and sadness.
I think he didn’t let go because he still could see the hope in her eyes and hear the hope in her voice that she thought he would get better.. Even thou they want to go they still don’t want their love ones to suffer. We never want to let go of our love ones because it hurts. We have to do what is best for them and not us. We have to realize that they are the ones in pain and that they are just prolonging what they know is going to happen.
We live in a world where we expect people to assist us in our time of need although we refuse to help those who truly need our assistance. Instead of making excuses, pointing fingers and placing blame on those less fortunate for their short comings ,we should learnt to embrace others and uplift them . At the end of it all giving to others in need is the only moral and ethical thing we can choose
It is the value in those works those existing thoughts that breathe truth, and beauty into life. The striving of the intellectual to never cease wandering, observing, and analyzing the world around, is what I believe is lost in America today. It is lost in wasteful attempts to fill our hearts with the flavor of the week, and not with the enlightenment that comes with life devoted to more than wealth. To develop this individual identity and not absence of social class or one single social class but a greater understanding of values and their effect on society is the goal for America today. Becoming more in touch with humanity and to see from a new perspective in pursuing intellectualism, we can minimize the problem of the 21st century, that of the struggle between individual identity and social identity as a whole, not simply the problem of racial
I really don’t care what happens in the environment. Having good emotional health is holding in bad emotions and only letting them out when appropriate. Controlling your emotions helps you keep a level head and not get as angry and depressed. It is something I need to work on when it comes to anger. Spiritual health is believing and living for something that helps you succeed in life.
A person should liver their life the best that they can, and help out who they can, and to not waste their life. They should have made self morals and guide lines in their life, and they should not put people down and not being depressed and see life as a horrible. Like the Stage Manager said in Act II, “You’ve got to have life to love life, and love life to have life.” So a person should not look at life as a cup half empty, but the opposite, the cup half full and take life in and love it. Some people don’t enjoy a life because of some accident or an uncontrolled even, so if you don’t do anything with your life, that is a waste of life that has been given to you. A person should live life to the fullest and love every minute of it because each day could be your last
Conserving Natural Happiness In Paul Bloom's essay titled, "Natural Happiness", Bloom believes that, "We thrive in the presence of nature and suffer in its absence" and that "Real natural habitats provide significant sources of pleasure for modern humans" which should make the preservation of the natural world important to us (679). According to Bloom, nature's positive impacts should be enough reason for conservation and that technology shouldn't outweigh natures existence. I believe that nature is important to our happiness, but unfortunately we take it for granted and progressively live our lives engaged in technology pushing us to forget the powerful healings of "natural happiness". Paul Bloom's purpose for writing his essay is to argue that the pleasure nature provides to humans is a significant reason for its preservation. His argument is apparent in the first paragraph when he says, "Few people need convincing that the destruction of rain forests, mass extinction of species, and the melting of ice sheets in Greenland would all be very bad things" (677).