I feel that the nowadays, people are irritated by a slow internet connection because they are used to instant gratification, whereas the surprised man from the 1940s would have seen the entire process as a miraculous. Television, internet, and smart phones may have vaporized positive attributes such as patience and even a strong work ethic. If we are constantly given what we ask for as soon as we ask for it, but also do not ask for things that are truly worthwhile, then where is this era of humanity be headed? In Fahrenheit 451, everything is quick, people pay no attention to things that are difficult, and most responsibilities are shirked. Mildred's friend, Mrs. Bowles, has had a large amount of abortions and her previous husbands have died, yet she shows no worry about either of these things.
Response After reading “Don’t Let Stereotypes Warp Your Judgment” by Robert L. Heilbroner, I have to say that I strongly agree on what he said about stereotyping being a negative aspect that causes us to be confused about this world. In the society that we live in today, it is impossible for us to not stereotype others whether it’s for personal reasons, marketing strategy, or even protecting ourselves from danger. For most people, stereotyping is a bad habit that they just can’t get rid of due to the influence of others or the influence of social media. Heilbroner said that, “Stereotypes are a kind of gossip about the world, a gossip that makes us prejudge people before we ever lay eyes on them.” We often times find it easier to go along with what people are stereotyping about others as a way to secure our social status. Put yourself in the shoes of someone who just transferred from another school.
Many everyday people create social profiles as a way to connect with people in an instant. They create them thinking it’s something innocent and harmful and not fully understanding that it can back around and haunt you. Sometimes we post things “in the moment” and not realizing the consequences it can bring to us in the future. I feel that my Facebook account doesn’t represent me as a professional, but more of a student who posts, likes and shares articles, videos and pictures of my interest. I think that my social media accounts, would hinder my career as a professional because people will judge and have opinions on certain topics that are on the accounts and would not take me serious as a professional.
Text message is number one in technology laziness. Text message not only takes away the usage of talking but it lacks communication skills. If a person continuously text he or she will not know the purpose of communication. Plagiarism is another form of technology laziness. In schools more and more research papers are being giving out to the public.
Technology seems to be subtly destroying the meaningfulness of human interactions, disconnecting us from each other and the world around us, and leading to a menacing sense of isolation in society. We need to go back to simpler times and back to simple communication. People tend to exaggerate the personas they portray because they have much more time to revise and calculate the content rather than a spontaneous face-to-face interaction. Some psychologists and sociologists who have studied usage habits on Twitter, Facebook and popular dating sites say there's little correlation between how people act on the internet and how they act in person. Not to mention, Face to face communication had been the "norm" for thousands of years.
We think that we are free, but government thinks differently. They censor everything, from the social media, and even from individuals. They know that we are too busy updating our statuses, complainig about the cold weather, or checking to see how many “likes” we got on our latest selfies. Everyone thinks they can become popular based on looks or how well they compose a tweet. To me, this latest attraction to internet popularity is a prime example of people who are struggling to find their own individuality again.
Keep this in mind when you are faced with hurtful and hateful words. In the article Hate Speech on the Internet Should Be Regulated, Ronald Eissens believes that speech should be regulated on the Internet because “online hate speech does not aim to change the bigoted or extremist ideologies of individuals or restrict the freedom of expression, but deter[s] hate crimes” (Eissens, Web). Eissens also believes that the “Internet is the biggest information and communication device” and is being used to “recruit, disseminate and incite hatred” (Eissens, Web). Eissens “claims that hate groups use the Internet to spread their hateful messages and to threaten and target individuals and
Some teachers have a strict no cell phone policy. There are many reasons for this; one of them is teachers believe that cell phones are a major distraction during class. They believe there is a time for technology and while they are lecturing is not one of those times. Another con is not all students can afford a cell phone. It would be unfair for teachers to use cell phones most of the time because not all students have that ability.
These are question's man has always sought to enlighten himself with and there are no true answers in my opinion. It can wary drastically but I will confine myself to the texts i have to work with and what they seem to believe would bring happiness. The first text "The question of happiness" describes brief highs as only a temporary happiness and there for not the optimal answer to our question "These emotions are fleeting, and while they are enjoyable and significant, they are not the measure - or the pillars - of happiness" This text would also have us try to interpret happiness ourselves and not rely upon merely descriptions of the word. "I would first have to figure out what happiness is. Is it an emotion?