Shanda Williams #2 2009

Shanda Williams #2 2009 - Shanda Williams 24 February 2009...

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Shanda Williams 24 February 2009 Expos 101: Section DB Annie King Essay #2 The Social Truth of Society and its Strategies So many people live within unhappy circumstances and yet will not take the initiative to change their situation because they are conditioned to a life of security, conformity, and conservatism, all of which may appear to give one peace of mind, but in reality nothing is more dangerous to the adventurous spirit within a man than a secure future. What makes a man go into the wilderness with no experience of how to survive? The very basic core of a man’s living spirit is his passion for adventure. Imagine a time when a man tried to separate himself from the world just to get a sense of survival. Imagine a time when he noticed that he had no knowledge of what he was doing in the wilderness. This man was Christopher McCandless who had his own motives form “Selections From Into the Wild ” written by Jon Krakauer, who describes this adventure that McCandless took to get lost from everyone and everything that was surrounding him. People in general have the tendency to express one form of idea and convictions in a way that everyone will not always agree to, but there needs to be a stand-point when people should see the big picture and get an understanding for what one another is expressing. In Deborah Tannen’s “The Roots of Debate in Education and the Hope of Dialogue,” describes the culture of argument in Western learning in her essay about two salient ramifications of the way we are taught to learn that she mentions are the difference between how men and women react to 1
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Western education and the tendency for Western thinkers to see the world as a dual-natured best of “right and wrong”, “black and white”, and “good and bad”. In Jean Twenge “An Arm of one: Me”, describes how having a nations that is obsessive on the self is not just bad for society, it’s also bad for the individual. It is obvious that Tannen’s advocated solution for debate is hampered by Generation Me, because they are more focused on individualism, and caught up in self, where there is no intensions in listening and learning from another perspective. Therefore, Tannen wants individuals to be more open-minded and explore new ideas. However, with Jon Krakauer view on society which shows how nature can change a person’s circumstance and how in circumstances may change the way he or she responds to certain situations. Therefore, Jon Krakauer, Deborah Tannen, and Jean Twenge all in some way confirm and complicate one another’s argument on people in society because they may bring upon experiences and obstacles in nature that may change the social side of one’s thought, but circumstance have its own values,
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