The Lorax has a very pessimistic view on how we humans are using the environment or our needs. Something he said was that cutting down the trees leaves nothing for the environment; meaning that trees are a big part of the environment and if we cut them down it’ll be very unhealthy. Another thing the Lorax had to say is about how unhealthy for the environment it is to cut down the trees for our benefit, and that we care
For over seventy years, marijuana has been a growing problem in our society. Due to all of the controversy over this drug, there have been countless battles fought concerning marijuana's capabilities. In the 1930's, a moral panic surfaced with regard to the use of marijuana. The movie Reefer Madness is a perfect example of how the media stereotyped and distorted this new drug in order to construct it as a social problem, convincing society that this narcotic was single handedly destroying humanity.
An early scene in George Roy Hill’s film Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid (1969) shows illustrious bandit Butch Cassidy walking into a bank and observing a series of security upgrades (e.g. an alarm system, a safe, and several different locks). As Butch Cassidy exits the establishment, he asks the security guard, “What happened to the old bank?” The guard responds, “People kept robbing it.” Butch remarks, “Small price to pay for beauty.” Although Butch Cassidy’s disappointed assertion may have been rooted in disappointment for the loss of a heist rather than the loss of architectural merit, it leads one to question: To what extent are cultural attributes lost at the expense of new technology? I will consider this question as I examine the ways in which Butch Cassidy and the Sundance Kid highlights the
The American Medical Association's Council on Scientific Affairs should be commended for its report, "Marijuana: Its HealthHazards and Therapeutic Potential." Not only does the report outline evidence of marijuana's potential harms, but it distinguishes this concern from the legitimate issue of marijuana's important medical benefits. All too often the hysteria that attends public debate over marijuana's social abuse compromises a clear appreciation for this critical distinction.
A controversial topic that has spread throughout the nation of the United States of America, and that is also widely popular, is the issue on cannabis. Cannabis is infamous for its natural state as a plant, and also for its ability for allowing people of all kinds to become “high”. A bad name has been given since there has been much negativity and false claims towards the subject. Cannabis is used medicinally to help those in need to aid to medical disabilities, disorders, as well as chronic pains. This plant is an issue through the laws of congress and year after year, lobbyist to this day are still fighting for its legality. In this paper, I will present an argument in support of legalizing the use of cannabis, and then argue that this argument has certain flaws that
Social stratification is seen everywhere within the United States and around the world. As discussed in lecture, there are two types of stratification systems, and both are prominent in the United States. The first type is achievement based, which depends on a person’s wealth and accomplishments (Wadsworth). In the film, “People Like Us,” this system is presented. A teenage boy is embarrassed of his mother and his family’s social status, so he hides is social class from his friends. The second system is ascription-based stratification which has to do with what an individual is born with. The school that was interviewed and observed in “People Like Us,” prove that the family you are born into plays a huge role in popularity, and the group of friends you choose to surround yourself with. Another example in this film was the WASP label. The man they interviewed, explained that you are
This weekend, I decided to amuse myself and take the Myers-Briggs personality test. Rooted in Jungian psychological theory and developed by Isabel Briggs Myers, the exam seeks to find consistency and order in seemingly random human human behavior through a four part personality dichotomy. These dichotomies stem from the fundamental differences in how individuals perceive and interact the world around them as well as their “inner self,” thus corresponding to variations in passions, values, ideologies, inspirational sources, and skills. The first division relates to our attitudes towards the inner and outer world as well as the source of their energy, with the two options being extraverted (outgoing, outspoken) or introverted (appreciates solitude,
Future generations have little to no say when it come to the state of the environment that they are going to have to live in and survive off of. The ones who do have a say in that same future, are the ones who do not have a particular interest in how things turn out. The initial response would be that this way of thinking does not lend itself towards being fair. Who is going to make sure that the world is still beautiful and plentiful in the future? Especially when the children who need to ensure this, do not yet have the knowledge to create change themselves. The Lorax is a story that was founded under the idea of saving the environment, aiming to communicate with children the importance of preserving the environment.
Seuss, who was the author of the Lorax, published in 1971 when the United States was in the midst of the environmental movement during the 1960s. Many trees located in many areas of America, mainly the northwest, were being chopped down at disturbing rates by companies that dealt with logging. In response, Dr. Seuss decided to write the story, The Lorax, to inform people of the damaging effects pollution has on environments, and about the current problems regarding deforestation. The theme Sues code for the story was the necessity for commercial enterprises to practice a safe usage of natural resources. The Once-ler, or the CEO like figure of the company, used resources in an unsafe amount in order to produce his Thneeds, or sweaters. As he did this, he polluted the surroundings allowing smog to build up in the atmosphere. Because of this dangerous problem, the animals were ordered to leave by the infamous Lorax who urged them to go search for cleaner environments. From this story, you can see it is essential for companies like the “Once-lers” to practice using resources sustainably or they will cause damage to the nature around them. Another reason Seuss wrote this story was to criticize society by emphasizing that the environmental issues were solely due to humans. By the end of the novel, writer Dr. Seuss was able to put in perspective the importance of caring for our
Physical abuse is one the most common child abuse, and it is detected by physical injury to the child and physical aggression like; kicking, punching, burning and biting. Sometimes this kind of behavior is shielded by the same system that implant the law for the protection of children, there are flaws in this law that is not entirely complete to protect the children from abuse. The Child Abuse Prevention and Treatment Act, became law, in order to identify child abuse and to protect abused children. The first step in this kind of situation is to identify if in fact there is child abuse, once counselors or therapist, identify the abuse, intervention has to be done. It is important to understand that before reporting any situation of child abuse, it is require to find actual harm. Investigating child abuse, determining if the report of abuse is substantiated, and if it is protecting the abused child from further harm are some of the important task when this kind of situation arise.
Child abuse has been defined as, any intentional act that results in physical or emotional harm to a child. This could cover any behavior from assault, to neglect, to molestation. (Encarta 1) In 1995, a study was done by the National Center on Child Abuse & Neglect. They concluded that in the United States alone, approximately 3 million children are victims of some sort of maltreatment each year. This means that an unimaginable amount of our county’s adolescents are being seriously mistreated, and the numbers are rising steadily. While the specific definition of child abuse may differ from state to state, the effects unfortunately do not. Physical maltreatment, neglect and sexual abuse create immediate problems for children, as well as long term damage. Some common effects on sufferers of abuse include, a lowered sense of self worth, an inability to relate to others, short attention span and often they develop learning disorders. More detrimental cases can develop severe depression or anxiety, schizophrenia, violent behavior and an increased risk of suicide. (Encarta 3) In some cases, abused children learn how to cope with their experiences and grow to healthy adults, but most are not that lucky. Most victims of abuse are forced to deal with the results for their entire lives.
Physical abuse is defined as physical aggression directed at a child by an adult. It can involve kicking, striking, shoving, slapping, burning, bruising, pulling ears or hair, stabbing choking or shaking a child. Child neglect is when the responsible adult fails to provide adequately for various needs. These may include; physical, mental, educational, and medical. Out of all the possible forms of abuse, emotional abuse is the hardest to define. It could include; name-calling, ridicule and degradation, destruction of personal belongings, torture or destruction of a pet, excessive criticism, inappropriate or excessive demands, withholding information, and routine labeling and humiliation. Most abused and neglected children never come to the attention of government authorities. This is true for neglected and sexually abused children, who may have no signs of harm. In the case of sexual abuse, secrecy and intense feelings of shame may prevent children, and adults aware of the abuse the child undergoe...
Marijuana in America became a popular ingredient in many medicinal products and was openly sold in pharmacies in the late nineteenth century (“Busted-America’s War on Marijuana Timeline”). The National Institute of Drug Abuse defines marijuana as, “The dried leaves, flowers, stems, and seeds from the hemp plant Cannabis sativa, which contains the psychoactive (mind-altering) chemical delta-9-tetrahydrocannabinol (THC), as well as other related compounds” (“DrugFacts: Marijuana”). It was not until the Food and Drug act of 19...
The Myers and Briggs Analysis is a series of questions that when answered are examined and grouped together in order to determine the personalities of those taking this test. This particular test can result in sixteen different outcomes or types of personalities, which is determined by four different categories that judge if you are introverted or extroverted, use your senses or your intuition, your choice to think or use your feelings, and finally if you are judgmental or perceptive. These series of questions are designed to judge our personalities and help us to determine which career pathways we will be most suited for based on our personality traits and abilities to work well with others, which is important for our future decisions.
The Lorax is a tale that involves business ethics and environmental ethics. “Even in 1972, Dr. Seuss recognized that modern corporations don’t always have the environment at heart when they decide how to do business. The Lorax, provides a straightforward account of what can go wrong when companies fail to take environmental concerns into account (Arthur)”. Could the Once-ler have done things differently to keep the environment healthy? The film ultimately provokes the question, is there a way for businesses to exist that is not in conflict with the natural environments that they work