We might think that it’s impossible to change the entire world—and it is—so we passively sit and continue to complain. While complaining may seem easier, it comes with a sinister cost. It casts a shadow of helplessness and victimhood and it compounds the issue. Nothing ever changes because of criticism alone. If everyone complained and no one picked up the trash, the situation would stay the same (at best).
Firstly, the subjective nature of the topic “we cannot hurt another human being without leaving a scar on ourselves” should be note. This statement evidently ceases to recollect that people live within our society that feel utterly no remorse; these people are commonly labeled as sociopaths. For the most part, sociopaths are unable to function adequately in a society. Secondly, it should be duly noted that hurt is never necessarily a bad thing; whether encountered by ourselves, or brought from ourselves onto another. Emotional (which is the main category of hurt this topic is refers to) pain can be extremely valuable if we take the time to ponder what it may be trying to tell us, or use it in a positive light; to learn more about ourselves, and grow emotionally and spiritually.
Judging the characters would be no feat, it takes great skill to find something admirable in someone whom at first glance appears morally indecent. Daisy Buchanan may seen as a liable choice for narrator because she is the one to make the decision between Tom and Gatsby, and with her narration we would be told of her reasons for her decision. This however, is incorrect as Daisy will never be completely honest because she pretends to be a fool, to hide when she is hurt or sad. Just as she prays for her daughter to end up, to protect her from ever getting hurt, she turns into the foolish person. Daisy will never try to decipher the motives of other characters because she has put on a mask of foolishness which will force her to say that she believes that everyone has good intentions.
The golden mean does not work for every virtue for example compassion or loyalty. These are good within themselves and where there is an excess of them you either have it or not. Aristotle doesn’t seem to outline clearly how a moral agent is supposed to know where the mean between two extremes may be found. One more weakness of virtue ethics when applying it to modern dilemmas virtues isn’t enough to give you an answer as there are no guidelines from rules or consequences. Virtue ethics tells you how to be and not what to do and through experience you may work out which takes dominance.
Situation ethics is a branch of relativism which argues that there are no moral absolutes, so therefore saying that love is the only moral rule is self-contradictory. • It can be difficult to implement in both a personal sense and in society as a whole. No one can fully understand and take into account every single consequence of an action regardless of how intelligent they may be. Therefore no one can be sure that his or her action will cause no pain, and will be beneficial to everyone involved. • Situation ethics can even be a way to approve of what are considered in society as ‘evil’ acts.
Without such a connection, the story is basically pointless: reading it provides no point, leaving absolutely no impact on the reader. With this being said, Maupassant characterizes Mathilde with a blind personality. She is very oblivious to what she already has and has a strong sweet tooth for luxury (40). This strong, and frankly undesirable mindset leaves a curious yet troublesome crater in the readers mind; it allows room for foretelling the future plot and puts the reader on edge, 2 always wondering what she will do, say, or want next. The reader might also develop insight on the particular character if the
Sloppy people, you see, are not really sloppy. Their sloppiness is merely the unfortunate consequence of their extreme moral rectitude. Sloppy people carry in their mind’s eye a heavenly vision, a precise plan that is so stupendous, so perfect, it can’t be achieved in this world or the next. Sloppy people live in Never-Never Land. Someday is their métier.
Furthermore, our error is a great lesson teaching us the way to cope with the same problems. It is clear that experience gained from failure is always memorable and worthy. Another reason is that what does not kill us make us stronger. Life is not a bed full of roses and it is necessary for us to face challenge and make mistake. Even many successful people
However often times the greatest release we have is simply being honest to ourselves and those around us. But because of how easy it has become to destroy a reputation, and because how easy it is to hurt one another through means of embarrassment, People find it much more difficult to tell people what they truly think. The entire concept of who you are can be lost in constantly putting on a mask to be what people think you are. Teens can convince themselves that they are something when inside they know they’re not. This can create an internal conflict
In some cases, this delusion may be the only thing that keeps one continuing on through life. It’s human nature to avoid conflicts and issues that we cannot handle, therefore one would surely go mad if faced with all the turmoil burdening life. At times when one feels unloved, vanity can be a wonderful thing. Seeing oneself as great, when no one else does, can be all one has. Vanity is the building up of oneself, boosting the ego and confidence, in order to make one feel more important.