Should one strive for absolute moral saintliness? First in my essay I will discuss some strongest Wolf’s arguments in favour of avoiding moral saintliness; after that, I will consider several arguments against and, finally, I will draw my conclusions. Arguments in favour of avoiding moral saintliness First argument is that moral saints cannot develop any significant non-moral interests. If one is devoting all his time for helping poor people he naturally cannot play golf, read novels or do any other enjoyable but not charitable activity, which make one’s character richer and more well-rounded. However, it is not only about lack of time.
Then on February 25, 1990 she collapsed and went into full cardiac arrest. She suffered brain damage due to lack of oxygen. A couple of months later after being in a coma the doctors treating her diagnosed her with a vegetative state. One year after the cardiac arrest a board-certified neurologist and an internist and personal family physician to the Schiavo family independently made the diagnosis of PVS (persistent vegetative state). Her husband Michael Schiavo in 1998 petitioned the court to have the feeding tube removed in regards to a state statute.
This prolonged period of hypoxia left Terri unconscious, unable to speak or respond to meaningful stimuli, unable to chew or swallow and totally dependent on others to meet her needs. She was kept alive by continuous feedings through a tube percutaneously placed into her stomach. The original insult occurred in February of 1990, and the diagnosis of Persistent Vegetative State (PVS) was rendered later that year. Throughout the 1990’s Terri’s parents and husband championed aggressive attempts at various rehabilitative therapies with the aim of giving Terri a fighting chance at optimal recovery. Nevertheless, near the end of 1990, it was clear to Terri’s husband that neither was Terri going to get better nor would she want to continue existing like that (Perry, 2005).
Terri was found in full cardiac arrest and taken to Humana Northside Hospital. Unfortunately, the then twenty-six year old Terri had suffered irreversible damage due to prolonged lack of oxygen to the brain. Terri is left in a persistent vegetative state and has a feeding tube and requires total care (Schindler v Schiavo, 2005). The next three years consist of her husband, Michael, and her parents Robert and Mary Schindler working together to take care of Terri. During this time Michael was appointed as Terri’s legal guardian without objection from her parents.
The ending is fantastic and it urges you to hit rewind once it is over just so you could see that one more time, however the underlying story is troubling. Sometime about midway through the movie, you discover what seems to be troubling Graham (Mel Gibson) and his family. The dreary feeling of the movie is explained by the untimely death of his wife by a freak, car accident which forces Graham to question his faith. Graham, of course being a former Reverend, for some odd reason can not come to terms with the old saying, “God works in mysterious ways.” He seems depressed and will no longer let himself believe in or acknowledge God, and going so far as no longer speaking to him. The entire movies is, as Shyamalan put it, a conversation between Graham and God, and Graham regaining his faith, after he realizes that his wife’s death was not in vain.
What Arendt is inherently saying about Eichmann when she states that he acted out of sheer thoughtlessness is that he is not thinking or what can also be said is that he suffers from lack of thought. Eichmann was thoughtful as an administrator to which it’s true that he could deal with lots of complicated details, but overall to her, Eichmann is not thinking. For Arendt, thinking involves on the spot judgment and the ability to take another’s viewpoint into consideration. This is something that she thinks Eichmann lacks. For instance, in her book she states that this is a flaw where he, Eichmann, cannot take another fellow’s point of view and her example is in relation to when he was working in Vienna.
http://uk.ask.com/reference/dictionary/wordnetuk/110881/multiple%20sclerosis John entered into the end stages of MS near the end of 2007 and the turning point for this was when he was no longer able to swallow. John requested that when it reached this stage that he didn’t have a peg feed (a type of feeding tube) inserted and he be allowed to die through lack of nutrients. However, John’s wife and his daughter couldn’t see him die so they gave consent and asked for John to be peg fed. John’s end stage MS means he cannot move any part of his body wilfully, apart from his fingers and his left arm in a basic motion of up and down. He sometimes smiles and can move his neck and head in a nodding motion, he also has double vision due to the hyosine that he has through a syringe driver along with other drugs.
Ewart was an American who had gotten a disease that causes his organs to shrink for a long time. He chose to die by euthanasia, to end his pain of his own accord finally. He said that Motoneuron disease made him tired and he had no will to live. If he was in so much pain by the disease, he would still want to live, but there were too much pain. From Steven Ertelt’s article, we knew that Ewart said, if he chose to live, he would suffer illness, but it did not mean he could cure the disease and have a new life (2008).
So small a mistake, yet so devastating in consequence... It may be that a gift is turned away due to a counsellor applying their ethical duty, or that the counsellor simply isn’t hungry, and yet that small lack of understanding has meant a total failure of care. A counsellor is, by definition, interested in aiding others, yet they may not know or understand why their best efforts and good intentions have come to nought time and again, and indeed may think it a worthless exercise to counsel Africans before too long. This affects all theories and all approaches equally. The next most obvious danger is the lack of eye contact.
To many critics of the novella, the implementation of such words should not have been introduced into this story. However, supporters of Conrad’s Heart of Darkness disagree with that statement and believe that it added emphasis and influence to his work. Such supporters included Edward Crankshaw, who stated that “Conrad provides us with very little critical guidance.” As Edward Crankshaw put it, Conrad “seems to have worked in a state of semi-blindness, calculating as the need arose, crossing his bridges as they came, living, so to speak, from hand to mouth.” So, which side is right, those who support Conrad or those who oppose him? The use of ambiguity in Conrad’s writing provides the reader the choice as to whether or not