Instead, they let karma handle the situation because they were sick of his disloyal ways. Machiavelli knew the kind of world he lived in and knew that if people were given an inch they would have taken a mile, so he always had his guard up. He says “A morally good person would have to compete with the mass of people, who, he says, are basically bad” (Machiavelli 220). This is very true, in today’s society its every man for himself. If Machiavelli was a teacher he would have been one with tenure, they can basically say or do whatever they want and will not get in trouble.
The lack of privacy and increased transparency has caused people to think as a group. There are no more secrets kept from others, putting a lot of pressure on everybody to be accepted. This is the main cause of group thinking. Thinking as a group can be a good thing in certain occasions but in a large society, can be unproductive. Everybody would share the same opinions and the world would become stagnant.
As stated in the textbook, Think Critical Thinking and Logical Skills For Everyday Life by Judith A Boss, in this particular phase of moral development people have an understanding of what’s right or wrong; however, they will always put the needs of themselves over the needs of others (Boss 275). The Egoist stage is filled with people being self-centered and completely irrational (Cholbi 2011). That being said, no matter how much a person’s overall morals develop, do they actually ever fully evolve from the Egoist stage? For instance, mankind is a selfish race, regardless of how hard humankind tires to evolve to be better or kinder, most will still only help others when it’s a benefit to themselves. I, personally, will help others, regardless of the benefit to me; however, I would be a hypocrite to say, that I would still not go out of my way to help another if it were of great advantage to me.
For most people, it's not hard to learn, to find a pattern of thought that works and stay that way.” (pg 442) but the Divergents’ “minds move in a dozen different directions. [They] can't be confined to one way of thinking, and that terrifies [their] leader... ... middle of paper ... ... before any conforms that their society wants them to follow. Divergent and Pygmalion taught readers that being different is acceptable, going against the conforms society creates for us is sometimes a good thing. It helps us become our own people. Without having characters in literature like Tris and Liza, readers would not want to become their own person.
Tread the murky waters of the internet and it won’t be long before you stumble across a Hitler comparison. Apparently, that one person who wronged you or that political leader whose ideology differs from yours is fair game to be called “literally Hitler,” which tells us two interesting characteristics about our society: one, people do not know how to use the word literally, and two, they view Hitler as the epitome of evil. Why’s that? Obviously Hitler did terrible deeds, with his systematic murder of millions of people being by far the most notable, but let’s be frank, the people throwing around “literally Hitler” insults were not alive during the Holocaust. A majority of people living today probably do not have family that went through it, and they probably are not Jewish.
Hitler was creating a massive killing of humans by the hands of other humans known as The Holocaust. Why was the holocaust considered to be a tragic event? I may sound horrible, sadistic, or just plain evil for saying this but I can’t see anything bad about the Holocaust. War always clears out human lives and leaves more resources for those still alive and the Kirlin 2 millions who died would be dead or close to death today so I can’t see why it really matters that they died during the holocaust. Besides the fact that people died, what most Americans believe was wrong is that they were killed for having a certain belief.
It forces us to examine the responsibilities of citizenship and confront the powerful ramifications of indifference and inaction.” (Tim Holden) While the Holocaust was happening, Germany was fighting in WWII. The Holocaust, in my opinion, was genocide because of the number of people who died, because of the people who did survive, and because of how people lost all their belongings. “The Holocaust was an obscene period in our nation's history.” (Dan Quayle) Although most people believe that this genocide was a terrible thing, some others believe it was the right thing to do. These small percentages of people have been proven wrong over and over again throughout time. The Jews and many others were being persecuted in Germany by the Nazis.
They had to organize the extermination and devote to it sufficient resources. 4. They had to induce a large number of people to carry out the killings. The vast literature on Nazism and the Holocaust treats in great depth the first three elements, the focus of this book, is t... ... middle of paper ... ...lity and having judged the mass annihilation of Jews to be right, did not want to say "no." It is my belief that the author presents a very controversial view of the causes and implementation of the Holocaust.
Since 1945, The Holocaust has been remembered as one of the worst atrocities known to man in 20th century. During the time of the holocaust many groups of people in German society were persecuted and found themselves a target of discrimination which is now seen as immoral but during this time period was seen as the ‘norm’. The main focus of this essay will be discovering the full background of the Holocaust and how it affected the USA in ways such as economical, social and finally political. Finally during this essay I am hoping to make sure that the full extent of the holocaust is written about so that knowledge of this event is spread and is not forgotten. There is a dispute among historians about when the Holocaust actually started; some consider the date that Hitler came into full power which January 30th 1993 as the holocaust evolved slowly from the Nazi parties’ ideas.
Even though Emerson's idea is unreal, "Self-Reliance" continues to be studied and searched for more meanings by people around the world. During Emerson's time, an idea that influenced many thoughts was that to achieve direct connection with the mind, one must acquire self-reliance and yield to no one else’s thoughts or actions. In a world where everyone does as he or she pleases, chaos would dominate. In Emerson's "Self-Reliance", he proposes his version of an ideal society where no one conforms to one another. Again I say that I do both agree and disagree with many of his main thoughts that stuck out to me in the essay.