, Pat Frank mentioned the phrase of “survival of the fittest”. The phrase has been mentioned several times all over the internet, but originates from the very well-known scientist, Charles Darwin. Darwin used the phrase when he was referring to natural selection and how the different species adapt to the environments in which they live in. Now that phrase can be taken one of five different ways as I mentioned in my introduction. One of the ways is literally by reading what it says and not going into any deeper interpretation. By taking it literally means that the ones who survive are the fittest or the one who survives is the fittest, meaning that if they can survive, they’re the people or persons that you really want to be around
6 Harris and hang out with to get their tips, tricks, and their guidance on what to do so that you can do the same for yourself, or even go as far as telling other people to help them out as well. The second way that the phrase can be taken is physically. By physically, I mean that by whoever is the most physically fit for survival or the fittest for survival will do well. No, muscle isn’t everything, but a little bit of muscle here and there might be the results of life and of death. Yes, there are some scrawny looking people or even people you’d least expect to be that key person you’d need for that one impossible job but looks can be deceiving. So never judge, one it’s just rude, and two, you never know what they’re capable of until you either ask them or let them prove themselves to you. The main people who could be physically fit for survival are people such as: trainers, athletes, body builders, or even people who just are naturally strong. Most people when they hear this phrase takes it into consideration by interpreting it as this paragraph explains it. To go off my last paragraph, the next way someone can take that phrase is by mentality. Now there are some physically strong people, but there are also some mentally strong people as well. If it were up to me, I’d rather be mentally strong than to be physically strong. For instance, you can always work out and get stronger over a short period of time, but it’ll take forever to become mentally strong. One reason why education is so important is for that mental health, without constantly learning something new or even challenging your brain and keeping it busy every single day, can turn into a disaster. An athlete may be physically strong, but when it comes to a life crisis, we’re not going to need the strongest person, maybe if there’s a very small group of people, but other than that, you would need someone who can get you out of a sticky situation or figure and make out a plan going forth. There are people out there that are both mentally and physically strong which are two amazing traits to have in your life. But, most people will not
7 Harris take this interpretation of the phrase into consideration, because most people are more focused on the physical rather than mental aspect of it. Just how some people are focused on the outside and physical traits of their future lover.
- Spring '15
- Timothy Kirk
- Alas, Babylon, A Good Thing, Nuclear weapon, Atomic bombings of Hiroshima and Nagasaki, Pat Frank