People today, long to be self-sufficient and only want to rely on themselves for everything that they need. Some people even have bumper stickers that read “born right the first time”. The greatest problem here is that humans think that they may exist without the presence of God in their lives. It is this pride that is completely contrasting to the qualifications necessary for admittance into Heaven. Self-confident pride is a value prominent in today’s culture.
Halliday confirms this realization as Wade is being awarded, “I created the OASIS because I never felt at home in the real world. I didn’t know how to connect with the people there…Right up until I knew it was ending. Because reality is real” (364). The only reason why Wade wanted to win before was to gain power and money so he could escape the harsh reality many poor people faced. He learned from Art3mis, Shoto, Aech, Og, and Daito that life is more important than refuge from harsh reality.
It showed growth and change amongst a divided people. Being able to identify with what we accomplished in the past builds hope for the future. We can continue to strive to make our nation better. Debate is good because no one person is right 100% of the time. If we are to continue in process philosophy then we must never be afraid of reconciliation.
It is too late for that…”, what the narrator is saying is that we should not feel betrayed from the actions of Columbus, but we should learn from them and prevent them from ever happening again. There is no point on putting Columbus as the bad guy, because he already did his share on this world and there is no need to accuse somebody of doing such a harsh act if that person is already dead. “What Columbus did to the Arawaks…Cortes did to the Aztecs…”, History can seem the same in different parts of the world. Its always people killing for power or land. Hernando Cortes arrived at Vera Cruz and was welcomed by the Aztecs with the thought he was a returning God.
I realize that the council may have concerns about reversing the decree against Antigone. As Kreon is the king, what he says is law; “No one in Thebes may bury him or mourn for him.” Anyone who disobeys his laws is subject to the consequences of their actions. Antigone openly defied him by burying her brother, and therefore deserves to be punished for her behavior. Her obvious defiance insulted Kreon’s authority. Also, by reversing Antigone’s sentence, Kreon and the state are implying that they have chosen to agree with her viewpoint and honor her brother, who is a traitor in the eyes of the state.
Lessons for Hector A universal feeling we human beings constantly insist on obtaining is happiness. We all want it but figuring out how to get it is nearly impossible. Finding a needle in a haystack resembles the degree of difficulty in defining happiness, which seems too general and comprehensive for one answer. In the film “Hector and the search for happiness” Hector examines happiness by engaging in a journey he definitely will not forget. Hector learns a great deal on his journey.
As people we should have the freedom to think and believe whatever we want, no one else should be able to tell you that what you think and believe is wrong or right in a sense that would make it illegal to believe that. In America this law is not implied and that is the reason that people from all different countries risk their lives to come to America. They want a new start where they can be themselves and believe what they want, the opposite of what this law/idea will do when implied. This is one of the reasons America is considered one of the greatest countries to live in.
We do not wish for the king to abdicate his throne nor do we wish for our motherland to face turmoil. We simply demand freedom and justice from the very individuals who have stripped us of our basic liberties, enslaved us, and robbed us. All we want is to be exonerated from this blame of causing turmoil in their country and freedom from their economical oppression. They blame us for starting the French and Indian War. But do they ever thank us for giving them new land?
Feeling helpless due to the economy they become addicted to claiming help from other sources other than themselves because it just seems easier. Thomas argues,” Anyone who thinks dysfunctional government is going to help their dreams is putting their faith in the wrong place.” In other words, the government cannot help everyone. Instead we should but putting our faith into ourselves. We are what makes America today, and if we don’t like it, then maybe we should take action and change it. If we were to start by supporting small business, we would be creating more employment, and keeping money in the community.