H.L Mencken said that the average man doesn't want to be free , he simply wants to be safe.Yet there is no such thing as absolute freedom. There are always limits to what can be said and done. So it makes sense the average man would prefer safety opposed to this idea of “freedom” . Events like the shooting unarmed black youth and men , Attacks on charlie hebdo , and the infamous 9/11, we live in a world where we are so scared to even stand up for what we believe is “freedom” that we cover our eyes because we rather be blind than to see what the truth is. And thats because deep down we know truth is not pretty.
There would be no need for doctors for the reason that people could self- diagnose themselves and know the medications to administer and how to apply it. There would be no need for crime scene investigators, FBI agents, firefighters, policemen, detectives, and other important jobs. Even the menial, unimportant jobs, like toll booth collectors, house cleaners, that fast food worker giving you your food, all these jobs may not be very good, but they have a huge impact on society. Nobody would have a job, and if nobody had any job, the they would have no money, and the economy would definitely plummet. People with learning disabilities, in an all smart world, where would they stand?
I believe he said something about paying bills to someone, I wasn’t paying very much attention. Trying to stay uninvolved I continue forward and thought nothing of it. I’ve always found I best to stay out of other people’s affair. Yes, the British taxed us and I’m not their biggest fan, but that’s not a reason to be uncivil about it. The soldier was just an everyday guy, besides being in the wrong place at the wrong time, he did absolutely nothing to provoke the colonist to verbally attack him.
First of all, John handles everything to an extent but he doesn’t solve the problem at hand. He tends to run away from it. For example, when the narrator asks, “why the house had stood so long untenanted,” he just laughs at her and doesn’t even investigate about it, which proves that he just let it go and does nothing about it. And that is what he does throughout the whole story. Also he “scoffs openly at any talk.” This means that he doesn’t talk about his problems and he would prefer to keep things bottled up then to express how he is really feeling.
“We’ll never get there” (Evans) p22. Despite the fact that nobody made it back, the belief that they could make it and the spirit of the others allowed them to continue much further than the pessimistic, mentally weak Evans. When Evans’s condition began to deteriorate, instead of attempt to carry on or take the blame himself as Oates might have done, he cursed his surroundings: “It’s not my fault if I fall.
Life without laws could be a very scary thing. The world would probably turn into compete chaos and anarchy because there would be no rules or guidelines to live by. People would be forced to rely only on common sense, which would be fine for most people but there are of course the exceptions. All human beings have flaws and without laws, some might have trouble distinguishing from right and wrong. Everyone would be able to do whatever they want whenever they want and not have to worry about the consequences that would arise because there would be no one there to punish them.
The Blind Owl wants to escape the cycle of rebirth and find the truth in order to be set free. He shows absurdity because of how he focuses on nothing other than his final goal and does not worry about factors that are out of his control. He does not focus on why he is going through with this cycle but rather focuses on how to escape from the constant rebirth. He believes that his existence is pointless and absurd. He sees that his place in this cycle is almost nothingness because of how he does not worry about his situation in an absurd manner.
Afraid to ask him about it, I ignored the evidence before my eyes and assumed his knee was just bothering him from a surgery he had years before. My father was a very private and stubborn man as well as a very humorous one. He never told too much information to anyone and if he did it was always in a joke so that the other person didn’t really know if it was true or not. He loved to talk to people and lived his life based on the philosophy that it isn't what you do, but who you know that really matters in the world. I still cringe at the thought of such an idea.
Essay The value of taking risks “The person who risks nothing, does nothing, has nothing, is nothing, and becomes nothing. He may avoid suffering and sorrow, but he simply cannot learn and feel and change and grow and love and live.” Leo F. Buscaglia …Not all risks are worth taking, but very many of them are. We hear stories over and over again about the people who reach the end of their lives and regret the fact that they never took any risks, that they never challenged life and stepped out and tried something that was beyond their current existence. It's sad when this happens, but it's very common--risk isn't easy for many people, and they pay a heavy price for letting their fear control their decisions about whether or not to take risks. Of course, we can't prepare for every possible risk in our lives.
Everything, Chris McCandless did I tried to find reasoning behind even if I wouldn’t do it myself. I got defensive when people would say he was stupid and not give their reasoning for it. The type of person I am feels for every character in a book, especially Chris McCandless because he is real. When he was in Alaska I dearly wished he would be able to make it out alive even though I knew he wouldn’t. The people who believed Chris to be a “loopy young man who…lacked even a modicum of common sense” (184) didn’t understand his intention.