In fact, the reason why taboo and supernatural force could be related together is due to their capabilities to reduce anxiety, provide social control and emotional comfort, especially when people are facing crisis, regardless of its severity. Taoism Chinese particularly, are being faithful in universal force named ‘chi’. ‘Chi’ works in both micro and macro perspectives of the world but the operational principles underlying are no different. For instance, ‘yin’ and ‘yang’, two opposite forces that stay in conflict with one another. And for one to be in the state of perfect harmony, the individual has to resolve the conflicting force and gather them as one.
If that person talks about wanting to die or kill oneself, if that person talks about feeling hopeless or having no reason to live or talks about being a burden to everyone, if that person is behaving recklessly or differently, if he/she is isolating his/herself, and if he/she is extremely moody, we should not ignore it. Connection, the exchanging of thoughts or simply communicating with others, is one of the keys to avoid suicide. We need to remind ourselves that we have each other, or that no man is an island. Sometimes, suicidal people only want to feel that they have someone, that they are not alone. Listening is not hard, especially when you really want to help.
The lack of either can lead to dangerous behavior, nevertheless, can be referred to as domestic violence, but remember, abuse is not always physical. Emotional abuse happens and sometimes, the emotional abuse is worse. Relationships involve fascination with each other, but when fascination becomes an obsession, control takes over. In a relationship, there tends to be a dominant partner,
Thus both Confucianism and Epicureanism suggest ways of living well. Our lives are full of struggles. Despite the ups and downs within our lives, we must be able to follow the right ways in shaping our lives and building a strong mental status that would help us enjoying the life. The main agent that would shape our lives toward a more pleasant life is our dedication toward learning about our surroundings, building ethical values, and also understanding that death is not a source of fear, but it should be the mediator in making our life more enjoyable by removing the fear. Thus the ideologies of Confucianism and Epicureanism suggest possible means in shaping our lives with moral ethics and fearless of death and provide valuable ideas on living well.
The reason they cannot die is because the patterns from which a lot of stereotypes have been created have not been broken, and if they are, there are always going to be people who can’t let go of them. Like prejudice, racism, and ignorance, stereotypes do not die easily as well. Most of the time positive stereotypes are implies a negative innuendo, causing what could be a cultural characteristic as something that anyone who belongs to that culture must carry. Good or bad, stereotypes are the implication of usually a negative
Thus, nothing can harm him/her if he/she no longer exist, including death. Therefore, it is irrational and dangerous to “shun death” (Epicurus, 50) since it is only hurtful to people, who extensively ponder on it. Epicurus maintains that not thinking about death leads to happiness while the consequences of thinking about death leads to sadness. Furthermore, Epicurus discusses several consequences overly pursuing pleasure. For instance, he argues that we must not always decide on the basis of immediate pleasure and immediate pain
This would be typically considered "evil" behavior, in the context of the story. He could easily been seen as disrespectful and seditious toward his mother and the established procedures of mourning, which seem to be fairly definite at that era in France. However, this "evil" mold can easily be shaken if one considers that Meursault may be more shaken than anyone else present at the funeral. Considering the other events in the novel, it seems as though he does not have a large capacity for emotion. Based on this, it is not unreasonable to assume that the events leading up to and including his mother's death may have overtaxed his limited scope of emotion, and he was therefore nearly incapable of mourning in the "normal" or expected way for his mother, but rather had to resort to his own, more c... ... middle of paper ... ...inal moments.
We would be treating it superstitiously because we are acting as if it was an object of worship. However, another article claims that it cannot be correct to choose act utilitarianism over rule utilitarianism because it would lead to the destruction of important social relationships, such as the family. This leads to the differences between instrumental relationships, and diffuse relationship. There are some human relationships that would collapse if the act utilitarian principle were used as the principle of action. An example is presented about a husband and wife who discuss whether it would be to the husband's greatest benefit to leave his wife if she was ill and had little chance of regaining her health.
In the book, Some Puzzles About the Evil of Death, it states that, “According to the most popular anti-Epicurean view, death is bad for a person primarily because it deprives him of certain goods, the goods he would have enjoyed if he had not died (Feldman).” This is known as the deprivation approach. In this situation, Doe would be deprived of good things such as marriage, having kids, meeting his grandkids, and etc. This is bad for Doe because he won’t be able to experience this when he ceases to exist. Also, the deprivation approach is important because it changes our perspective. If we know that death is bad, then we want to have as much of these goods as possible.
Either way, the relationship between Jig and her lover staying the same is unlikely and although that may cause some type of suffering and distress, it would be Jigs own decision, not a serious accident or catastrophe. Seamus Heaney's "Midterm Break" provided an idea that no one is prepared for the death of a loved one. Ernest Hemmingway's "Hills Like White Elephants" presented a controlling idea that helped to explain that relationships are tricky and the love of each partner is tested all the time. Both of these literary works having sad aspects within the story, makes it quick to deem them as tragic. However, "Midterm Break" depicts a tragedy whereas "Hills Like White Elephants" describes a situation that even though it may not be easy to deal with, it still isn't caused by a catastrophe or serious accident to consider it a tragedy.