I do not feel that I should participate in the “Pay it Forward” assignment. This assignment is telling us to go be nice to people and we will get a good grade. If we don’t do anything nice, we will not receive a good grade. I do not feel like anybody should be forced to do something nice, if they have to be forced, they shouldn’t do it at all. If it is not done for the correct reasons, it doesn’t mean anything.
To them, changes that are simply for the sake of change, especially when the current life is satisfactory, is meaningless. They do not believe in the possibility of an utopia, and do not seek for it. Indeed, I have learned to be content with my situation. While I do have a goal that I work towards, I try to use the present as an advantage, rather than trying to change the present to achieve my goal.
More simply said, we do not coerce or deceive someone to reach our end (104-105). I would like to emphasize that she specifically points out we “cannot just claim that our intentions are good and do what we will” (105). Relating back to Kant’s theory of a ‘good will’, our maxims should be out of duties sake. Therefore, we do not have to spend a life committed to doing the most good and creating the most happiness, but rather a life in which we are fair and do not act to use others to promote happiness as a mere means.
People would have no proof if the person lied or not. In the end, I believe that Kantianism is still a valuable guide to behavior. The theory wants humanity to do the right thing, whatever the right thing might be, and if it brings satisfaction, then it is a bonus but satisfaction cannot be the premise of doing an action. However, Kantianism also has its flaws on what someone should do in a given situation and ultimately, causing the theory to self-contridict. As any theory, it is a good guideline but it should never dictated one's life.
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."
You should appreciate yourself, your family, and your property. That appreciation is what b... ... middle of paper ... ... the things you have is definitely beneficial because it makes you not so greedy and/or not wanting more, or needing more.I would like to share my views on the topic at hand.In my opinion people should accept who they are and not try to change. I do believe that they should strive to better themselves but only in physical ways Appreciating who you are is an important thing not only for yourself but as well as for others and your daily life. 1. http://gwa4gnusblog.wordpress.com/2011/11/03/is-it-better-for-people-to-accept-who-they-are-and-what-they-have-or-should-people-always-strive-to-better-themselves/ 2. http://www.essayforum.com/writing-feedback-3/sat-essay-strive-better-themselves-accept-they-have-39177/ 3.http://www.bubblews.com/news/2401995-is-it-best-for-people-to-accept-who-they-are-and-what-they-have-or-should-people-always-strive-to-better-themselves
This is tricky because it should not matter how proper people can speak as long as they do not sound "dumb as a rock" (if they are not) and they are able to perform their jobs well. Yet, we should not be running around saying sentences like "I ain't got no pen so I ain't gonna do my homework" because this is not even close to correct grammar which is my definition of what good usage really is.
When I will be open to people that would have problems, I will help the person, but not the problem. Second, I was aware that I couldn’t force the other person to change. The statement stood out to me about how I cannot change people or even their personalities because they are not me Eckerley 2 and I cannot be them. The statement also interacted me that I should not change the people around me for personality, but for faith. From here, for fitting into my understanding my faith, I cannot change people and their personalities, but I can change their faith by shar... ... middle of paper ... ...ortant for me because I wonder what mind the author has to show the steps to hurt relationships that would be a sort of dance in fear.
With that said, it doesn't mean we should take anything that comes our way. However, we should forgive so we may go on with our lives. We can't spend our precious time harbouring ill-feelings against another human. Well, not if we want forgiveness and second chances in relationships. When we let go, we grow emotionally.