They were not inventing anything new but reclaiming something ancient. This is why governments tend to fall apart, because people often want to come together freely and be themselves, rather then fit a mold that is presented for them. Hobbes foretold that it was a human condition that war fought by each against each, making it hard for anything good to come out of it, or learn
Deborah Tanner said “nearly everything is framed as a battle or game in which winning or losing is the main concern.” (Argument 4) each partner needs to be cognizant of this mindset and thru the utilization of mindful speech and listening be prepared to concede certain points. Often couples will completely lose focus on the current disagreement because one or both refers back to previous issues. This is unhealthy and should be avoided. Argument should never employ verbal abuse as a tactic to win. If this should occur an immediate apology can go a long way in repairing the damage.
97 If Jonas were able to get a family, he would have to hide things from them. Some people might say this, “Very frightening. I can’t even imagine it. We really have to protect people from wrong choices.” pg. 93 Hisjob was to hold memories to protect the people from choosing wrong, but it stops him from living like the others do.
It is relentlessly passed on and around, constantly being shunned so that it never lands on, or is handed to, one specific person or group. Does not taking blame for something – particularly something you did not do – make you a bad person? From personal experience, one might say that society makes it seem so. In reality, however, that is not always – and usually is not – the case. For example, one might be “set-up” or framed for something, or simply be in the wrong place at the wrong time.
The knowledge to know that someone can be equal, but not treated equally can be discouraging to most. Instead George uses this steam to motivate his dream of being free. One can only take so much before change is necessary. The is shown when George says, “I have been careful, and I have been patient, but it's growing worse and worse; flesh and blood can't bear it any longer;—every chance he can get to insult and torment me, he takes. The decision became clearer that this situation will only get
There are many ways through which an individual can belong to a group or relationship, nevertheless some individuals find it difficult to establish similarities in identity with others, so must suppress their individuality in order to belong or else completely withdraw. This is exemplified through Arthur Miller’s play, The Crucible which highlights the notion that belonging is found by identification with a community and a strict ideology, which can also be drawn from the film, ‘The Beautiful Mind’, By Ron Howard. Howard displays the central character; John Nash, challenging the perception of not belonging though vigorous rules of isolation and solitude to achieve genius status, but then receives ultimate salvation from choosing and receiving his sense of belonging through love and connection. Membership of a group may require a conformity that is destructive of individuality. Miller uses the setting of the Salem Witch hunts as a contextual allegory for the McCarthy era communism paranoia.
“Men are at the mercy of events and cannot control them”- Herodotus. In this quote Herodotus is trying to explain that people are vulnerable to what the future holds(events) for each individual. The events can be so unpredictable that it is impossible to control them. While it is a fact that “men are at the mercy of events” it is not true that men do not have the ability to control them. Although people don’t have the choice of the events they experience, they can deal with them and control how they respond to it.
When faced with a hard decision with no time to think, we often make irrational decisions based on certain circumstances. To take the law upon oneself is not an option available to those who have no authority. John Steinbeck’s ‘Of Mice and Men’ readers are confronted with a situation of similarity as George’s malignant action of shooting Lennie at the end of the novel was pressured by the threat of Curley and an apparent weakness for other’s suffering. George’s actions raised debate on how his response can be justified, however, also condemned. In support of George, he saved Lennie from a potential death at the hands of Curley, however in rejecting George’s actions, it was not definite that Curley was going to kill Lennie, but by shotting him,
According to him there is no escape from the weight of means and ends (Ramsay, 33). We often hear people while faced with certain difficult situations saying that the end does not justify the means but rarely have we ever thought of what that means. In reality, this means for example that one cannot result to stealing as a way of satisfying his/her needs as this would be considered immoral and punishable by law. Whatever the end is, one is not supposed to result to immoral behavior to achieve that
Or a fool who has neither fears nor modestly and there forth tries everything (42). Folly doesn’t consider the possibility that a man may be wise and display his wisdom without timidity. She doesn’t acknowledge wisdom and knowledge through actions and word. Folly claims two complications that generate a chasm between humans and true wisdom. “For there are two main obstacles to gaining knowledge of affairs: modesty, which throws the mind into confusion; and fear, which keeps people from undertaking noble exploits once the danger becomes apparent.