The incapability for the child to live a life absent of misery brings upon agony to some. As a result, the unjust pain endured by the single child pushes people away to search for a society that, to them, is utopian and to end the ethical dilemma over whether the suffering of a single person is worth the happiness of the greater
In this situation, I would not be able to live with myself knowing that this one little boy is not being fed, being kicked, and left alone to basically die for my happiness. That is completely unacceptable. I believe that while it is innate for us to settle for comfort, we should not live a life that needs abuses someone to accomplish something. According to the categorical imperative, one should abide what they ought to do because it manifests from the moral law. Thus, I would walk away from Omelas because all people are equal and I would not be able to view this boy as a means to my end, which is happiness.
Those who are “content merely to know it is there” (Le Guin 971) are the ones who specifically choose to ignore the problem, and are content with living their perfect happy life knowing that a child is in misery in exchange for their happiness. There is a perception that not trying to think about m... ... middle of paper ... ...s a bigger and harder step not very many citizens of the world today are willing to do. Loosing the happiness that one gets in exchange from injustice in the world is an action that is unthinkable to humankind. The right ethical decision has to be made to entirely resolve the issue, but making that right ethical decision is impossible with the other factors of life such as personal happiness. In “The One Who Walks Away From Omelas” the reader is taught the importance of making the right ethical decision and can relate these morals in their own community.
They leave to a place in which the author states, “only they seem to know where they are going, the ones who walk away from Omelas,” (Le Guin, 166-167). They leave because they can not experience the “happiness” that their so called utopia set out to give them. The child continues to suffer, but the ones who leave Omelas are able to use this a lesson of humanity and how to not run a society. Omelas is indeed a utopia but at the same time it will always be a dystopia as long as there are individuals that don’t feel comfortable or agree with the suffering of this child. Omelas tests it's people by aiming to make them understand and learn to weigh the value of their happiness compared to a single child's suffering.
Jonas wants to leave the community to discover the truth about Elsewhere and what is there. While Jonas’ motivating factors to leave the community are for the selfish reason to experience life, he additionally leaves for their understanding of the past and to give them the ability to love through one another’s burdens. Jonas understands the consequences of leaving the community, but wants to be able to experience colors, pain, and love; which he couldn’t have if he stayed. “If it failed, he would very likely be killed. But what did that matter?
He contends that happiness, after described as moments of rapture transpiring in an existence anxious by insufficient pains, is indeed probable, and should be probable for nearly everybody if educational and communal arrangements were different. The main origins of unhappiness are selfishness and a lack of mental cultivation. Thus, it is fully inside most people's skills to be happy, if their education nurtures the appropriate values of “It is a good if it promotes happiness, but is not a good if it does not advance happiness”.
One misconception of happiness is that some people think in order to be happy they need to live a perfect life. Well, there is no such thing as perfect since every one’s definition of perfect is different. But perfect life here implies to one’s ideal life or to be accepted by most people and make mistakes as little as possible. It might sound like a nonsense, but there are some people out there believe perfect life will make one happy. Of course, to live one’s perfect life is not an easy thing to achieve as it also puts enormous pressure in one’s life, although in some rare cases it could be turned into a motivation.
sometime even when a person know what is wrong from right, people seem to confirm to what society say is right; for example, some people who leave Omelas because they could not bearded seeing the child suffering anymore and by them leaving is the way they are hero. It show that no matter how brainwash people seem that soon or late they will realize what going on , the can choose rather push on the unconscious mind or do something about it. The child is symbolize on how no matter how perfect society may seem there is
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We replace our real needs with things like clothing, furniture, cars, nice houses, and many other unessential items. Many individuals place the blame for an unhappy lifestyle on their occupation, and search out alternatives such as material items. We are happy when we receive things fast, because of our lack of patience, and because we simply enjoy the hassle free lifestyle. Our technological advances have made many things easy for us and it brings us some joy. Examples include that we rather drive than walk, and eat from unhealthy fast food restaurants than cook a meal ourselves.