Unit 5 Assignment 1: Intercultural Conflict Analysis What I believe the sources of conflict are poor communication, differing values, differing interests, scarce resources, personality clashes, and poor performance. These can ultimately lead to a lot of things depending on the setting. In a work environment, it can lead to someone losing their job. Between individuals, it can lead to a fight or loss of a relationship. If nations are involved, it can lead to imminent war.
Albert Einstein once said, “We cannot despair of humanity, since we ourselves are human beings.” Being human is making mistakes. We make mistakes because we are capable of being scared, overconfident, zealous, and joyous. This myriad array of emotions both coerces and condemns our every action, dooming us to a life of acting on impulse and striving for perfection. Emotions can push us to do great things, yet also tempt us towards evil. Our capacity to act beyond primal instinct is what makes us human.
Psychotherapy from childhood on instills the idea in the populace that happiness comes from the society benefiting. This promotes the cessation of individuality and the conformity to society, as well as the acceptance of death as society is still happy regardless. This idea of this created happiness is contested by John the Savage when he meets with the Resident World Controller for Western Europe. Since society is in this state of eternal happiness, no contrast to the happiness exists; therefore the happiness can be taken for granted. This does not sit well with the Savage, as he came from outside the society and was able to experience both pleasure and pain and appreciate one for the other.
However, there is also another part called Ego that works contrary to what the Id does. So it is completely up to the individual whether which one defeats the other. If the Id wins, then one will be more likely to regret what he or she has done afterwards; whereas if the Ego wins, then one will be more likely to do the right thing. Thus, we must think carefully and consider all the consequences before we do anything because only we are responsible for our own
According to Prager and Telushkin, this reason is tied directly to the hatred and exclusion the Jewish people have always experienced. There may be some truth in this, especially when compared to the already stated concept of the stranger, and the threat to order. Not only that, but there may be projection; people do not like that they themselves cannot live the life of higher quality that the Jewish people live, so they project what they feel about themselves onto them. This phenomenon is better illustrated using George Stanton’s 8 Stages of Genocide development that starts with groups being divided into us and them, leading to the genocide itself and the ultimate denial of such acts happening (Beaumont,
What came along the effects of The Depression was the soaring unemployment rate as well as the poor living and working conditions that much of the population had to endure, this caused the people of Germany to look to the government for support. When the republic failed to help their people, the citizens of Germany turned away from the government and instead turned to the the Nazi party, with its nationalistic ideology which seemed promising and an appealing alternative to the Weimer
Conflict hurts the powerful and powerless Conflict is a constant momentum hurting the powerful and powerless on a multitude of levels. Conflict is interpretations, beliefs and violence, held between numerous factions, which can contradict morals and righteousness. Conflict can hurt the powerful and powerless, fiscally and ethically. Segregated morals is a conflict which has the ability to hurt the powerful and powerless; in a disagreement, where an action of an individual can represent their acceptance by society. People usually exist in a society with both prevalent and cultured morals, which can oppose ethics held by wider society.
Such escapism reflects the society's desire to be inundated with entertainment and free from political burdens. Choosing leisure over reality contributes to the declining interest in local affairs. If people don't care about voting, the entire foundation of American society will corrode. An apathetic electorate poses a danger to democracy. The media not only distracts society from reality, but also provides temporary pleasure; for example, television instantly fulfills the wish for relaxation.
Rather than viewing conflict as a threat, the transformative view sees conflict as a valuable opportunity to grow for the better and increase our understanding of ourselves and others. Miller explores the interior landscape of John Proctor who grapples with his conscience in a world that sees him as good when he is not. His character contains a caustic blend of pride and self loathing. He knows the truth of himself as an adulterer, and the fact that his respected face in public is a mask for his real self, heightens his internal battle. The cause of the conflict, his sin of lechery with Abigail destroys his very belief in his own integrity, ‘he is a sinner, a sinner not only against the moral fashion of the time but against his own vision of decent conduct’.
Victor for his drive and fearlessness to achieve something thought to be impossible, although self-motivated. Victors’ reaction to what he had created is no different than how any of us would react. Victors’ undertaking was not well thought out, and for that he is guilty. However, his demeanor is a necessity. If not for his obsessive drive, planes and automobiles would only be a dream, diseases would be cured at a dilatory rate and entertainment would be marginal at best.