Nozick is talking about how it is better for people to have more to life than just a happy but unaware life. Epicurus’s version of happiness tries to avoid any sort of hardship that might lead to pain, making it more likely for that life to be a frivolous life without meaning. Life involves much more than happiness. Life involves difficulties that help make happiness better in the long
I agree with the statement "honesty is the best policy". People will be able to trust people who are honest, liars will have rumors spread around about them, and it's just plain easier to tell the truth. Nobody likes people who lie all the time and won't know whether to trust them or not. People get annoyed by people who lie a lot. Being honest and having a reputation of never lying makes people trust them more.
Even though we later realize the err in Willy’s ideology, his initial instincts to teach his son success held no faults. Willy’s hopes and goals were pure (Onger 154). On the other hand, Willy’s excessive need to promote vanity and unfulfilling popularity, sets the stage for Biff’s eventual letdown. Willy provides Biff with an ego because of the high praise given to Biff that makes him conceited. Such great praise prompts Biff’s pride of himself and his family, which leads Biff to feel contentment and fulfillment in his younger years before his dreams come to an end.
Someone may be unjust and they can completely agree because they are reaping the benefits from being unjust versus when they were a just person, they just haven’t experienced the consequences of being unjust. I also believe that there are people who would be unjust if no consequences followed, but I think that there are more honorable people in our world simply because they choose to be.
People could not change the past; therefore, they would do a good thing that brings to a better future, which makes them become better people than the ones in the past. The road to redemption is not from when the person makes up for his guilt, but it starts when he feel regretful, a difficult start, and ends with a relief of redemption. The author puts characters into different situations of sins and how they try to resolve problems, as examples for his ideas of road to redemption. For instance, Baba is always an honorable man in people's eyes. They admire him for his power, they are jealous with his wealth and they love ... ... middle of paper ... ...uilty feeling inside people.
Also, you do not want to put someone in harm’s way, so it would be ... ... middle of paper ... ...narios, and can give the wrong impression. Nevertheless “little white lies” that help you or others feel better do not cause any harm. When you amplify stories, what is the harm and making yourself more exemplary? Embellishing tales only raise your self-esteem up, and does not harm anyone. In certain circumstances and situations, I truly believe it is ok to lie.
The Rockefellers feared the temptations of wealth, yet a visitor once described their estate as the kind of place God would have built if only he’d had the money. They amassed a fortune that outraged a Democratic nation, then gave it all away reshaping America. They were the closest thing the country had to a royal family, but the Rockefellers shunned the public eye. For decades, the Rockefeller name was despised in America, associated with John D. Rockefeller Sr.’s feared monopoly, Standard Oil. By the end of his life, Rockefeller had given away half of his fortune.
For instance, being honest can make relationships closer and improve their relationship at the same time. Also, a person will have better mental and physical health, because they do not have to worry about the stress of lying someone puts on his or her self. In fact, being honesty will cut through all the red tape and only get a person to where they want to go, but only quicker than someone who is dishonest. In addition to that, a person can be more relaxed and be his or her self with no
Once one knows one’s self it is easier to achieve the much wanted and needed self improvement. Self-inquiry is hardly an easy realization. Principally, it is due to bias of one’s self and society. One tends to look outside of one’s self for direction; however they are poor reflections of who one’s self really is. (van Warmerdam) The clarity and understanding of one’s emotions in the end achieve clarity of the mind, focus and happiness.
Their lives became bland... ... middle of paper ... ...elf_imposed humility, the person gets a sense of gratification in his life. He now knows that he has a good reason to keep going. Eventually the person will also receive that same love from others. Therefore, a new source for positive gratification and love is created, making racism obsolete. These principles have not been fully successful as people are naturally more willing to be lethargic than active, more likely to be followers than leaders, usually submit rather than stand up for themselves.