Critical Thinking Essay by Minhyeong Lee Libertarian: It is pursuing on the individual’s liberty, and not focused on the society. It means that someone is not willing to be interrupted by other people or social structures at all even though something that he tries out breaks the laws or rules. He does not mind the others, and he has lived out his convictions about a liberty. His right, his life, and his freedom are the most crucial values in his life above the other virtues. In this matter, the transplant team should not rush the death of a homeless person and deliver the transplant with out the public ever knowing that they killed the homeless person for his body organs.
If you overvalue possessions it is obvious that people will steal them because they are worth something to society. If everything had none or equal value, no one would steal anything because nothing would be more important than everything else. This is an extreme suggestion however, it is the only way for society to come together as a whole and have no one steal from others. "Let the Tao become present in your life and you will become genuine. Let it be present in your family and your family will flourish.
A fundamental theme of the Brave New World is to achieve perfection through deceitful control. Technology, conditioning/predestining, and manufactured happiness are tools of control to achieve what the leaders believed to be perfect. The Director proves my point in describing the Fertilization Process, “the operation undergone voluntarily for the good of Society…” (5). Perfection in their minds is manageable conformity without opposition. Ford’s control over the society is especially insidious because the people don’t know they’re being controlled so they’re not going to fight.
In a society where “The Brave New Worlders could take holidays from their black moods, or from the familiar annoyances of everyday life, without sacrificing their health or permanently reducing their efficiency” it made life seem like pure happiness (Huxley, “Chemical” 297). The World Controllers have created a new world where everyone belongs to everyone in order to lull their citizens into believing that the world is perfect. The World State’s motto of “Community, Identity, and Stability” is forced upon them by lack of family, brainwashing, and the use of Soma (Huxley 3). The government uses these words as a way to assure that there will be no rebellion or actions against the creators of this ideal world. If one can remove the family ties,
The New World defines happiness as the absence of conflicts which could disturb its overall tranquility, and as a result make it impossible to control. Its motto “community identity stability” (Huxley 1) exemplifies the three ways for a society to succeed; by being concerned with the needs of the community as a whole, taking away its member’s identities, and maintaining stability by ensuring the overall happiness of the society. However, since the desire to achieve a utopian world has sacrificed all human qualities, civilization is unable to experience the feeling of being truly happy, only the effects of being conditioned to do so.
However, the society’s restriction of freedom should not go so far as to restrict people’s happiness. In Giver, the people even give up the freedom to love. They are controlled by the medicine not to have any sexual desire, their mates are chosen automatically by the society, and they have to apply for a child in order to have one. Actually, this system helps a lot to keep the society comfortable and safe. First, there is no love affair.
Also that a person should avoid vain desires of great wealth, or political power so there is no need. I agree with this if it is not a corrupted society. It is my opinion that justice should be limited to keeping order. This way religion is not incorporated, and everyone is free to believe in their own way. Epicurus said, "Of all things that wisdom tells us can insure happiness throughout life, by far the most important is the acquisition of friends."
Hrothgar was not exposed to evil, so when it reared its ugly head his only reaction was to flee. If someone lives in a perfect society and leaves, they will not be able to deal with the evil they find because they have never had to deal with it before. Good cannot combat evil if it has never known evil. The only way to resolve Hrothgar’s situation is to bring in someone who has known evil and faced it well, is not prideful, and can adapt to change well.
As a society, we want everything to be perfect and for there to be no problems, but that isn’t possible because of the problems we are faced with. There is no way that we can have a perfect government where no one makes bad decisions, or a perfect economy where there is no lower class and everyone has money, or a world where everybody treats others equally and believes in the same things. We strive for perfection not even knowing what it is. If we keep making changes that don’t need to be made and spending money and using leadership in the wrong way, we will be even farther away from being perfect because it is a waste of power and money.
For example, when the ... ... middle of paper ... ...finition of happiness, they enjoy all the things that their community provides them with and do not strive towards a brighter and better future. For instance, they are not able to see any flaws in their self-sustained community since without memories, they do not fathom what happiness is. Nevertheless, since Jonas realizes that there is a better and more enjoyable place Elsewhere, he constantly struggles to better his life. Consequently, memories helped Jonas experience the wide variety of emotions which are critical to his wellbeing, and made him work for an efficient future. Although, if the other innocent members of the community do not comprehend happiness, how will they acquire all the splendid advantages of inheriting memories?