Many Marines have given up their lives in order to protect one another and defeat the enemy. This story teaches today’s Marines how to fight like Marines as well as why this service holds so many honors. The never say die attitude of every man on that hill is proof why the Marines are America’s elite, because they can take every hardship that God and the world can throw at them and still never give up. The Marines in this book are the kind of fighters we should all try to be. Courage is one of the main traits than shows the most throughout this story.
The decision to survive is often determined by what that person thinks of themselves and the world around them at that time. In the readings assigned to this course I have seen stark differences between those that survived and those that did not survive. People like Parrado and Ralston see that there are reasons beyond merely themselves to survive. Then there are people like McCandless and Reuss who have turned their backs on the civilized world because they have become disillusioned with the world in general. McCandless and Reuss were not comfortable in the world that valued the obtainment of material things and the completion of specific accomplishments.
It affects us(soldiers) and their family's lives, especially if the soldier died in battle. It affects leaders because they know that they have military resources at the ready. If theres is a civil war, it affects the citizen's life, win or lose, live or die. Another thing: everyone boasts how there isn't a war on American soild at the moment, but I disagree. We have drug wars, riots, and personal wars; and these go on every day of our lives, most going un-known except by the people it directly affects.
What would you do to protect the ones you love? Would you be willing to give up your beauty, health, or even mental being at the price of a lie? But what if in turn, it ended up hurting them in the worst of ways? Usually, people want to save the ones they love from being upset, even if it means not telling the truth. But throughout life, people are affected from these lies and pay for them in a way that makes us wonder if it was all really worth it.
Many disagree with it but I personally believe it should be up to the patient and his/her doctor to decide what is best for their life. I would say it would be considered as ethical egoism. I don’t agree with physician-assisted-suicide being illegal. I understand that someone’s death affects many people but I do believe that at the end it should be the patient’s choice. If I were terminally ill, I would not want to suffer just to suffer.
Their destruction of the shelter is also a destruction of the friendship, with the Stockton family. Although a message is issued stating it was a false alarm, the damage is done and the true colors of friendship have been shown. Often people are put in the same situation, however not just choosing between people or things, but also peer pressure demands people to make important decisions. In “The Shelter” Dr. Stockton chooses what is most important to him, which was his family and true friends. In the end people will choose what is best for them rather than being pressured to go against their true
The lifestyle or livelihood of the surviving spouse is turned upside down as their spouse was such an important part of their lives and the loss can be very overwhelming as well as frightening. Having a support system will be very important as the surviving spouse will need to help with the feelings of abandonment or loneliness. How do you think that grief in the 21st century might differ from that in the 20th century? Grief in the 21st century may differ a little as it has been more studies conducted on grief in various aspects which helps train others how to become better providers for someone experiencing grief. Grief or the grieving process will not change however the approach to helping others going through it may.
Those who commit injustice will ultimately suffer more than those who defy justice will. It takes a strong willed person to stand up for what is right. One may be looked at differently, but it is well worth it to make the point clear. Gandhi, Thoreau, and Martin Luther King Jr. all preach their knowledge of the world through speeches and scriptures that educated readers about the importance of self-reliance and self-independence. When one supports injustice, it is threatening to the quality of life they choose to live.
Jessie W. Perspective on Death: A Comparison Issues regarding death and dying always have been a controversial topic to understand and interpret. The view on death varies from person to person. It also varies with one’s religious belief. People’s view on what is a good death also various based on society influence. People's view on death since the Anglo Saxon period differs from today's view because of differences in religion, personal experiences, and societies view on the issue.
Certainly no one wants to go to Hell. So, the Puritans tried to better their lives, and go by rules or "resolutions." They believed if they followed these resolutions, even though God predetermined their fate, they could live a life of good and maybe prove they are meant to go to Heaven. One of the many detailed resolutions they had to follow was "To think much, on all occasions, of my own dying and of the common circumstances which attend death." I certainly would be frightened to think