The Importance Of Ownership

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Through the act of possessing or controlling something human kind has shown ownership of things in many different ways. Ownership is an interesting idea, that stems from the beginning of time when the strongest cave man took what he wanted, leading to the smartest lawyer filing the best lawsuit to attain his goals. Whether because of the lawyers paper work or the neanderthals biceps, ownership is a concept that takes certain strains of thought to understand, and decide the worthiness of this endeavor. Ownership of the self however is a transcendental idea that is crucial to being human. The thoughts of Plato, Aristotle, and Sartre, argue different points involving the benefits of ownership in developing the self. First that ownership of tangible goods is detrimental to character, second that ownership is developing to morals, and finally that ownership includes things beyond the physical realm. Independently, I believe in the thoughts expressed by Plato, in the way…show more content…
Stating material things give moral character an opportunity to develop, Aristotle argues his students previous point. It could be said that through the hard work given to achieve the tangible goods of this earth, a character could develop, along with traits that are eternal and meaningful. An appreciation and gratitude for the things in this life is a trait that serves the owner well in making relationships by virtue of the humility associated with it. With cognitive attention to the judgement of Aristotle, the importance of material items make an impact on human development. Paired with the thought of Sartre, it is clear that when skills are obtained through hard work, that may involve obtaining possessions, the human soul is increased. The actual acquiring of things do little for the human development, but the physical work put in increases the developing of moral
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