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Unformatted text preview: This ties into the next quote about capitalism. While it can be paraded as the “best” and “most efficient” system, Peter is exactly right when saying that it uses scare tactics to make people do what the system needs it to do. In society today, with all its pressures to produce cookie cutter businessmen and doctors, people are never left with the opportunity to step back, take a look at their decisions, and think about all pressure aside what they truly want to do with their lives. Rarely today does anyone act in a way that is purely themselves—it is always through the filters of the pressures of society and the needs that must be met. My goal from this class is to not let the pressures of society affect what I truly want to do with my life. That is a huge statement… I hope I can follow through on it, but I think Peter is the man that can teach anyone how to do so....
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- Spring '11
- Capitalism, fi rst, Peter Sellars, fi rst lecture, WAC 100B Disc