Two reasons why we should care about the findings in Klinenberg’s book are because 1) it stops us from continuing to believe in the myth about “living alone” and people “living alone,” and 2) living with a romantic partner doesn’t equate happiness. People who lives alone are not depressed, or are easily susceptible to it, because depression can arise out of nowhere and out of nothing, not because they live by themselves. People who lives independently knows how to care for themselves and knows how to entertain themselves. There are many activities created nowadays for the singletons, especially, in the city. Klinenberg’s book (2012) also...
... middle of paper ...
...atus. As finding in Klinenberg’s book (2012) showed the following:
For instance, singles report that their supervisors and colleagues respect the personal time of employees with spouses and children, but not theirs. ‘In my office, I’m the only one living alone,’ Ella explains. They all work long hours. But when there’s something urgent, something that might take a while to complete, Ella often gets the call because everyone knows she has no companion or children whose needs demand attention and may get in the way. This is a common complaint” (p. 73).
Why should one have to work the extra hours just because people like to assume that they are free? Are we all not humans? Just because single people don’t have a family that demands their constant attention does not mean that they aren’t as busy people who do. Assumptions like these hurt people in society more than help.
Need Writing Help?
Get feedback on grammar, clarity, concision and logic instantly.Check your paper »
- “I looked anxiously. I didn’t see anybody… I’d keep my head up and my eyes open-`You got a smoke to spare?’” (Walters 3) In Shattered, Eric Walters hauls the reader through the life of Ian, the protagonist who experiences the joy of helping others. Throughout the white pine award novel, Ian is continually helping people around him realize that their life isn’t perfect and they ought to alter it somewhat. Furthermore, the author carefully compares the significance of family and how importance they are to everyone’s life.... [tags: Shattered, Eric Walters, compassion,]
592 words (1.7 pages)
- An Analysis of Solo This book, in my opinion, is a very good example of a serial killer, and his ironic demise. The book begins with an example of serial killing, where a powerful, influential man is killed by an assassin. The book, after the killing, follows the killer to an unusual place-a concert hall. There it is found that the killer is internationally famous concert pianist John Mikali. This man, Mikali, has been tormented by death and pain all of his life. His family has been based through a stout naval history, as his father, and relatives past have all been commanders and captains of great naval ships.... [tags: Solo Essays]
900 words (2.6 pages)
- If someone mentions guitar solo to you, what comes to mind. A musical god commanding a stage. A puffy haired, spandex clad dude making silly faces. Do you see a duck walk. A burning guitar. The guitar as an instrument evokes so many feelings, even for those not musically inclined. The guitar solo, is also a topic of heated debates. What makes a good solo. Is it the ability to compliment a song, or to be a showcase for self-indulgence. And while the guitar solo seems synonymous with rock and roll music, its roots are embedded in jazz and blues.... [tags: Music]
1560 words (4.5 pages)
- INTRODUCTION Eric Robert Kuhne was born in September 2, 1951. He is an American born architect [and Dr. Donn Trees’s high school class mate ]. He is currently living and working in London. He is owner of a research design firm, Civic Arts and Associates. He has worked successfully in different continents. Civic Arts has gained international recognition with projects in North America, Europe, Australasia and the Middle East.... [tags: Eric Kuhne]
1128 words (3.2 pages)
- Going to the Territory Ralph Ellison’s essay “Going to the Territory” is truly a definition of American culture. Ellison’s essay is a description of his journey from Oklahoma to Brown University and along the way he uncovers truths about the way Americans selectively acknowledge their history and ignore important aspects of their culture and let them fester into an uncontrollable problem. Ellison had a connection to Brown University before he even made it out of grammar school. His principal was the first colored man to graduate from Brown and Ellison received an award in memorial to Dr.... [tags: Going to the Territory Essays]
474 words (1.4 pages)
- Flying Solo to Tobago - Original Writing For the fist time ever I was flying on my own to Tobago in the Caribbean to see my grandfather and the rest of the family. No fussing parents flying with me this time. Things had not got off to a good start however. I could not believe it had taken me thirty-six hours from checking in at Heathrow Airport to actually getting on the plane. I think I need to explain, so let me go right back to the beginning. We had left home that morning at six o'clock, with the rain beating down on my father's car, making a noise rather like stones on a corrugated iron roof.... [tags: Papers]
1141 words (3.3 pages)
- Larkin's "Church Going": A Failed Exploration for Religious Faith Murdoch's artistic and natural beauty critique, called The Sovereignty of Good and Other Concepts, quotes Plato’s belief that "beauty is the only spiritual thing we love by instinct." Therefore, beauty is the only spiritual connection Atheist Philip Larkin seeks in a church. Larkin's poem Church Going, begins as a confessional since he mentions how he often stops at random churches, perhaps because he is searching for a place of worship that is beautiful, both naturally and artistically.... [tags: Church Going 2014]
1380 words (3.9 pages)
- In the book Fast Food Nation, Eric Schlosser writes about the fast food industry. However, his book is not merely an expose of the fast food industry but is even more a consideration of how the fast food industry has shaped and defined American society in America and for other nations as America exports its fast food culture to others. Schlosser describes a great deal of American culture to the fast food mentality, and he finds that globalization is taking the fast food culture around the world at a rapid rate.... [tags: Fast Food Eric Schlosser Essays]
849 words (2.4 pages)
- Eric and Rob At Westview High school, sports were a big thing. If you didn't do sports it meant that either you couldn't make the team or you just didn't want to try to make the team. Eric and Rob were twin brothers that had been attending this high school for 2 years. They both enjoyed the school but most importantly the sports that the school offered. Now Eric was very gifted in sports and was named an all American in Track. He received tons of attention from not only the teachers and guys, but also the girls.... [tags: Papers]
574 words (1.6 pages)
- Flying Solo Today is the day of my first flying lesson. For the last month I have been putting together a model of the Spirit of St. Louis, the plane Charles Lindbergh used to fly from to New York to Paris in May of 1927, the first transatlantic flight. I love putting together models; I love the intense concentration it requires, the knot of tension that forms at the back of my neck, the dizzying smell of glue. Charles Lindbergh was not the first pilot to attempt this flight, but he was the first to attempt it alone.... [tags: Flying Planes Personal Narratives Essays]
1572 words (4.5 pages)