Ultimately, everyone must work together and perform to the standard that has been set for us. I do realize that no one is perfect and that mistakes are inevitable, but it is how we learn from those mistake that allow us to grow and realize how important our moral values are. Having the moral courage to always do what is right is the core value that has contributed significantly to the success of the nuclear power
In order for him to succeed and fulfill his personal legend, he must remove doubt and fear from his mind and replace it with strength and persistence. Santiago’s journey is a lesson, reminding us that anything worth having requires great determination and perseverance and that one does not succeed
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.
Delbanco’s interpretation that Thoreau creates world that we both need and fear is basically saying that Thoreau creates the perfect world that we would need to best survive and would strive the best in; however this world is something that we as people are not used to and have never experienced so we would be skeptical and scared when it is presented to us. I definitely agree with Delbanco’s statement about Thoreau’s world. Although it would be nice to love in a world where things were based on a man’s conscience rather than government, and the people played a bigger part in how things were ran; it would be something nobody is used to therefore no one would really know what they were doing and who is to say we can trust everyone’s conscience because there are some people in the world with bad consciences. In my opinion Thoreau’s world would only work in
Is utilitarianism too demanding? Utilitarianism in its most basic form directs moral agents to maximise the aggregate welfare and to do what produces the greatest benefit for all moral agents. The utilitarian theory is susceptible to various objections; this essay will focus on the issue of unrealistic demands. I will argue that utilitarianism is too demanding as it implies that we must always act in order to maximize happiness. This is a strict requirement, as it demands too much from individuals to always be motivated to promote the general happiness.
The kicker to it all though is we cannot depend on the government to take the stand, but we must make the stand for ourselves. In our society now, we have deemed so many things necessary to our lives that we by no means require. These things are not for me to decide and definitely should be out of the government’s realm of control. It is up to us the body of this nation to decide personally what we are willing to sacrifice the preserve this way of life, the way of life being the freedoms that we all take for granted. Anything that we can do without and produce for ourselves will not only strengthen our country, but will also help our children and grandchildren live out the same pleasures we have been able to enjoy.
Upon the success of our experiment much depends, not only as regards our own welfare, but as regards the welfare of mankind. If we fail, the cause of free self-government throughout the world will rock to its foundations, and therefore our responsibility is heavy, to ourselves, to the world as it is to-day, and to the generations yet unborn. There is no good reason why we should fear the future, but there is every reason why we should face it seriously, neither
Brave New World Essay A perfect life, there no such thing as a perfect life, in Brave New world the ultimate goal is to achieve efficient, productivity and safety. These are thing that are very reasonable for a society to have but, to sacrifice ones freedoms and individuality for all of this is more or less, unimaginable. Brave New World pushes the limits of mans quest for perfection, it brings to light a side of human behavior which is considered now as “taboo”. The Brave New World explains a sort of utopia which is self destructive, it rules itself around perfection and promiscuity and also vanity. The create human to where they can conform only to the order in which their world requires and if any less they are removed and segregated to another part of their world and called savages.
Most often people know that they must always try to follow their own dream, and take their own path, they must not just go with the flow, but do what makes them happy, for if they must follow, they must be able to handle the consequences as well. The green light means hope for most, but money for Gatsby which leads to an astonishing ending of his life showing that the American dream can also tear apart one’s life. The valley of ashes divides the old from new, and shows how you must follow your dream to stay with your own train of thought, because if one must follow another ones path, then risk will follow as well. Doctor T.J. Ekleburg is out looking for all but sees that the American dream causes destruction, and chaos because everyone wants to obtain it, but no one can see the
Wisdom and honesty are character traits that we would do well to demand in our leaders. We should also strive to acquire these attributes for ourselves. However, more is required from a leader who expects to cause generations of lasting loyalty, sometimes loyalty at the expense of life itself. I believe this something more is love. Greater love has no man than that he would lay down his life for his