Also “empty alliances” refers to how when confrormed into a society, people are unified, but it is empty because there is no real meaning to the unity of society because peple want to be with other people. “An end to ego baths” says that once sineone is free, they will not have any gratitude in helping smeoneout because there will be no one with you to help, so therefore you won’t have the same ‘happy’ feeling. Referring to the results of being free, freedom “confronts loneliness and lives with it”. In other words, one will be lonely once they are in a state of freedom. There are also some positives to being free.
Thoreau is trying to say that there is no work that is of any importance except for work that is necessary for survival. He infers that all other work is meaningless and insignificant. His definition of work is anything that a person has to do that is not completely necessary. So in other words, anything that is unnecessary for survival and causes work is completely insignificant. 4.
The idea of this has partially to do with the fact that Sartre was an atheist. He did not believe that there was any higher power or God that put humans on Earth. Because of this, humans do not discover their meaning but rather create it themselves. This philosophy is a more optimistic philosophy regarding existentialism and is good to follow because it shows that human beings are able to get the meaning that they want out of their own life instead of following a meaning that has been forced upon them since before birth. It also lets humans be responsible for the decisions they make.
The leader should not be worried about material things anyway, according to him. Giving the people the money would keep the people out of poverty and crime rates would not be high. That was important in his methods. He also spent little to no money on weapons and war nor did he believe in charging the people much for taxes. Lao Tzu only cares about the people not hating their leader because that will cause troubles so he decides not to take their money and give them whatever they need.
John or also known as The Savage really like how all the factors of positives and negatives in life which life is worth living for. This makes me think that we shouldn’t try to find the perfect life with no problems at all because this books shows us that that is not the way to take to be able to change our life for the better and be able to enjoy our lives. Instead, as how I interpreted this amazing book, we should be searching for the perfectly imperfect lives with the perfect problems that make life enjoyable or in better terms life more lifelike. I honestly feel that there is no perfect life and if it was it shouldn’t considered being alive at all. The book also shows some abnormal actions that would be considered different in our time but it is normal in that world.
In a properly organized society like ours, nobody has any opportunities for being noble or heroic´" (Huxley 237). According to Mond, in a programmed civilization, religion is hard to understand. Also, he says there is no need to bring heroism when in a way, everyone is the same. Religion then, has no value for civilization. On the other hand, John fights for the idea that God makes one abstain from pleasant vices, bear things patiently and do them with
He was the man responsible for a majority of quotes that made this text popular. Voltaire’s satire evolves around Pangloss’s optimism. His philosophical views mainly target conceptions from the Enlightment. His views state that, “the conception that if God is all good, and all-puissant God had engendered the world and that, therefore, the world must be impeccable.” It is believed through his philosophy that it is seen as misguided or evil, it is because they do not understand the overall good that the “evil” is designated to accommodate. Like Candide, Pangloss is not a tenable character; rather, he is a distorted, hyperbolized representation of a philosopher whose beliefs and perspective is considerable linked to his philosophy.
I agree with Socrates when he says the unexamined life is not worth living for several reasons. Not only should we live our lives as if we are going to be judged at the end, but we should strive to live them to the fullest, making accomplishments, no matter how big or small, that will improve the lives of others around us and future generations. It is true that as a result of living an examined life sacrifices will be made, but these sacrifices are selfish in nature and would not be for the greater good. It is in everyone’s interest to better mankind, but if a majority of the population lived unexamined lives then it is safe to assume there will not be many contributions to the overall welfare of our civilization. However living an examined life will not only better yourself but will help those around you and guarantee your safety in heaven.
“David Swan” by Nathaniel Hawthorne is anti-transcendentalism (a countering philosophy that negates the optimistic sense of transcendentalism because it does not include the darkness and negativity of the world and of the human being.) You can tell its anti-transcendentalism just by the title David is a name and Swan is nature it’s a tongue-in-cheek slam against transcendental philosophy. “David Swan” its joining humankind and nature together in hopes of finding God. In order to find God you have to join nature and humankind. We know nothing about the future, about what’s going to happen in the future but sometimes it’s good to not know what’s going to happen.
I suppose we will worry a lot about our ability to compete in the job market and how we can best use what we’ve learned at college in our future job . The chief problem we should face to is our atitude towards stress .People usually say they can not live in the sun except they escape from stress . It’s unwelcome ! Yes , however , very necessary .Just image a world where stress does not exist and people lead their life in a very comfortable way , but is this kind of living condition as perfect as we hope ? Without stress , they may feel very satisfied with the current life but lack of power to discover new things entirely .Eventually, result in nothing except a countermarch of the society .