Thursday, May 11, 2017

Thinking About Social Justice

     I believe it is important to value social justice because having social justice for everyone and not just one race or gender, keeps things "even" for everybody. Meaning both women, men, African Americans, Asian, seniors, and teens all have the same human rights without inequality. The most common issues with social justice I would usually see are, racism and sexism. Racism is when one or more people of a certain race puts down, disrespect, or discriminate against another race due to color or language. Sexism is similar to racism except people discriminate against the opposite gender of what they are. Both sexism and racism are personally concerning, due to the fact that I am not only a female but I am also mixed with many races. These issues may or may not effect me when I get older. Even if they don't effect me, I still think we should stop these issues due to someone' being different then you or I. Differnet isn't always bad.

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Hope

     Hope is when you want something to happen. Some people hope for love in life but other hope for happiness. Hope is similar to wishing for something but when people hope for something there tends to be a better chance to achieve that hope than wishing for it. But just like wishing, hope can also cause disappointment in life. We tend to wish or hope for things that are a bit too big and end up thinking with our heads in the clouds until reality puts us in check, eventually making us lose hope. Bu just like sadness, it's just temporary. Things will always get better in the end. I mean look at Martin Luther King Jr., when all the African Americans were treated cruel and treated not only unfair but also unequally. It was him who put the hope back in their eyes and told them we don't have to allow nor accept them treating us like this, we can change how people look at us with peace. Just like him if things ever seem unfair or unjust all you have to do is have some hope, keep your head up, and things will change.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

The One Who Walks Away From Omelas

      Ursula Le Gin described the society in the story that seem to be typical and normal until she pulls of society mask unleashing its true colors. In Omelas' society it has made people believe that this child is the only reason everyone else is happy and if bothered or disturbed everything will change. This child represents poor or homeless people in life. We are thought to turn the other check and that it the choices they made in life that puts them in their situation now. If we were to try and help them things would change maybe better for them but worse for you. The people who want to help them are the people to walk out of Omelas, to want to stop listening to the lies they are told, and to stand up and say no this is not right. In other words, would you want to be someone who sees the neglected child, get angry for the moment but then accept it and live you life like any other day? Or see someone in need, someone who is someone else's son or daughter and help them out as much as you can just to show society it isn't okay to objectify another human being? Unfortunately, this is a question that has to be answered everyday.

Thursday, March 9, 2017

Being Desired

     People use love in many ways. Such as, I love that movie, I love dogs, or even I love you. Yann Dall'Aglio uses the example of a escalope and his wife. He explains how he can love both, the escalope and his wife, but unlike his wife the escalope won't desire him back. He says "only another desiring conscience can convince me as a desiring being," and says "love can be defined in a more accurate way as the desire of being desired." In other words, would it truly be love if what you love desires to love or be with you as much as you? He says that is the main cause for people to find love is to be and stay desirable. People use to just summit themselves to the community rules and play a part according to things like gender, age or social status. In return for playing your part, you are not only loved by the neighborhood but also valued by them. But things took a turn in the 13th century when technology first started to accelerate, we becoming more aware of our individual rights, and society loosening on our old ways. Now anyone can value or not value anyone, have a different attitude, and make any decision they want about anything they want but now they other people can do the same things for them. Contemporary men are now worried about who likes them, how many people like them, and if anyone likes them. As he tries to answer these question he just collects things that would make a man desirable but later realizes that they are more attracted to the material and not him personally. Not only him realizes but now we all are noticing this and question it our selves. We realized that we are turning into these fake beings and just doing things to be loved and wanting to be perfect so people would want us. We are now not worried about being desired but now worried about how we look, who looks, and why. When in reality if we would of just been happy with how we looked, talked, and acted, we wouldn't have created this big maze of unanswerable questions for us to stress over along with our daily stresses.