No matter how much money we have, we will never be completely happy unless we have love in our lives. The true meaning of life is something that many people have tried to figure out throughout history. While there are some people that believe that you just live your life without any real meaning, there are other people that believe that you find the meaning to your life at some point as you grow older. Life is full of choices and decisions that must be made. Every decision and every choice that is made directly affects how one’s life will be lived.
One can gain happiness can come from any situation, positive or tragic. It is the values of life people live by that determine what one can gain from any situation. Choosing to never loose hope and always shoot for the best are both values in life that help to reveal the positive outcome in any situation. In the memoir, Death Be Not Proud, by John Gunthers, these life values are practiced and lived by throughout Johnny’s journey of his sickness. They helped Johnny live his short life the best he could, and give his family something positive to remember him by.
This could be a question that optimistic person might ask. In the autobiography “It’s Not About the Bike” by Lance Armstrong, he described how difficult was life for him. He explained the difficult that was for him to fight against cancer. Lance Armstrong considered that life was so valuable and said that he did not know why he got cancer, and how he could survive to the illness. Nevertheless, he knew that life has given him a second chance and he felt optimistic even after all the bad thing he had to overcome in his life such as the brain surgery and cancer.
The Value of Life Today’s society does not give life its own value. There are many people who do not care about their own life, let alone about the lives of others. People around the world make campaigns about the importance of the value of life. They go so far to try to express how important the value of life is that there is even some organizations that are pro-life which means that they are against death. However, it seems like not many people take the time to witness this or even care about the value of life.
It is very important and is always needed to become successful in out society. Some people do not care about their personal ethics no matter where, what, when, and whom they are around. I try and use personal ethics where ever I am because I would want others to always respect me for my honesty and good values, not only in the workplace and in school. Alot of people were taught good morals and to set higher standards for themselves when they were young, but choose not to put them to good use. It is always important to know the difference between right wrong in any type of situation.
Another reason why people to chose to fail are they worry about other things before their school work. Like friends, games or other activities people may think come first. Once you see you’re having fun doing other things you start to make yourself think that you are doing the right thing. A third reason why some people chose to fail is because they think that the work is pointless. Many people believe that the work they get won’t get them any were in life.
When I criticize and attack myself, it is because knowing I failed makes me think about if i had tried harder then it would have made a difference. Negative self concept is often hidden from the world because we are suppose to perceive ourself with positivity in order to be accepted but that can change. Self concept is basically the beliefs and attitudes we role play in our lives. In How to Improve Your Self Concept, it mentions “your attitudes about yourself may be positive for some roles, and not so positive for others”. There will always be negative views because we do not live even near a Utopia society and we cannot please everybody.
Many people venture through life without considering the consequences of their actions. Some believe in fate and some hope destiny will find them. But destiny is meant to be fulfilled. People must be aware of the changes around them and they must attempt to better the world through knowledge instead of through material objects. In Douglas Coupland’s, Girlfriend in a Coma, Coupland suggests that solely existing is not sufficient and that destiny is not something that occurs naturally, but it is “what we work toward” (6).
Eric Severson had to make a decision between the safety of his children over the need of hitchhikers, leaving him feeling torn between responsibilities of family and social needs, he feels some remorse for not being Christ like and helping the hitchhiker, but his family’s safety is primary. Though his decision is not wrong nor right, the majority would probably feel he made the ethically right decision, but in the end this was an easy choice and small choice to make. He may wonder if anyone had stopped to help that hitchhiker, but for many this conflict is negligible, especially for those who do not see the need of the hitchhiker as a responsibility, thus undetectable. “The tearing can be bittersweet” (p. 155). Many people proclaim to want less government and government regulation intrusion in their lives, yet when something goes wrong, such as a housing sub-prime mortgage melt down, people proclaim, “where was the government to protect us?” “Isn’t the government responsible for protecting the citizens?” However, are the executives of those companies