“One needs to cultivate the spirit of sacrificing the little me to achieve the benefits of the big me” (Chinese saying, Page 155). America has gone from sacrificing oneself for the good of others, to sacrificing others for the good of oneself. Charles Darwin had long predicted this phenomenon and coined it as the “survival of the fittest.” By definition, it is “a 19th century concept of human society, inspired by the principle of natural selection, postulating that those who are eliminated in the struggle for existence are the unfit” (“Survival of the fittest”, Dictionary.com). The American society, once based on collectivism, has changed drastically and is now based on individualism. The shift can be easily shown through works of literature, art, and in the everyday actions of the ones around us. There was once an atmosphere of humility and love, the atmosphere transformed into a black hole of of arrogance and hate. There is no more assisting those who need more help, but instead throwing them to the nearest lion to get eaten while you move higher up on the totem pole. Are you being cradled? Or are you making your way to the top at any cost? It’s the survival of the fittest, will you be left behind?
For example, a person can feel upset but try to rationally think of way to reduce this emotion. They will go from I am upset to I am deeply affected by this because.. This approach seems to reduce the pain from someone by disassociating from their emotion and being self aware. This allows them to see their own state.
For example, consciousness raising, dramatic relief, and environmental reevaluation have the greatest weight in the pre-contemplation stage and early contemplation stage. Understanding these variations of the processes throughout the stages has an important practical relevance. Using these processes and where they fit makes an intervention more likely to be successful. Thus, using stimulus control for someone in the pre-contemplative stage would be irrelevant and ineffective. Rather, this could help for someone who has already entered the action
Self-control has two parts, the part that is controlling and the one that is not. However, there are three parts of a soul according to Plato- the rational part, which is what reason tells us we should do, the appetitive part, which is what we want to do, and the spirited part, which is strong, tough and tenacious. When the spirited part of our soul is activated and fighting for justice, it just keeps going. However, we tend to have conflicts within ourselves and within these parts. The appetitive part is the biggest part because people tend to feed their appetites, becoming a slave to their desires. Because of this, reason becomes a slave to the appetites. Reason, however, according to Plato is the best part of people if they learn to not let the other parts of the soul meddle; otherwise reason becomes weaker and weaker. If we do the right thing, which is also the just thing, we will feed the best part of us. However, if you do the unjust thing, you feed your appetite or desires. For example, a drug addict becomes addicted to drugs because he continuously feeds the appetitive part of his soul. His reason diminishes and his spirited part is not longer, the appetitive part takes over completely. By doing this, you are sending your life into chaos and can never have your life harmonious because you will always want more. An
... bad thing to control your emotions rather than them control you. It is hard to care about everyone and everything; most feel as though they don’t have the mental capacity to do this but caring about everything can result in completely grasping a perfect human state. Metaphysics has helped many try to strive to create a more empathic world to combat this phenomenon of socially accepted apathy.
Perhaps one of the most profound needs of humans is having control. Control gives not only satisfaction but also a sense of relief that things are going to go the way one has planned. In the evolutionary perspective, having a control for one’s environment results to better survivability. The loss of control on the other hand provides a cramped stress to gain control. It proves to be one of the needs that certainly ranks in the top of the hierarchy. Shakespeare’s play, Macbeth, and Steven Galloway’s The Cellist of Sarajevo, shows the human struggle for control and what they would do to grasp it. Both literary pieces show that inclination towards having control. Humans, although impossible, have an inner desire to control everything.
In the world there are two distinct types of things. There are things that exist external to us, such as one's reputation or a relationship. We do not have direct control over these things since they exist outside of us. Then there are internal things that we do have control over, like out desires, or things we dislike. The internal things can be controlled, while the external can be harder to control. Some philosophers even believe that the external things cannot be controlled, and attempting to control them will just bring unhappiness.
Elliot Aronson (2012) provides a definition of conformity, two social psychological processes that underlie a conformity and cited examples of reasons why people conform in the book, The Social Animal. Aronson (2012) defines a conformity as “a change in a person’s behavior or opinion as a result of real or imagined pressure from a person or group of people” (p.19). In accordance with Aronson’s (2012) definition of conformity, people do conform owing to the social influence, which are two main social psychological processes: belonging and getting information.
Brown Hyenas are one of the rarest carnivores on Earth. They are nocturnal, which mean they hunt at night. Brown hyena has an interesting social system because they stay in a clan; however, they hunt alone. Star was named because of the small white star on her forehead. She taught Mark and Delia a lot about the unique brown hyenas social system. Star rely on her sense of smell to find food nearby.Usually, she hung out in the riverbed, sniffing some remaining of the leftover carcass from the lion. Just like the lions, hyenas also use scent-making or pasting as a chemical communication or to track other hyenas because in the dry Kalahari their sound don’t travel very far. Muzzle-wrestling and neck-biting are important to gain a particular social