Choosing A Map For Life By M. Scott Peck

Better Essays
Thu Le
Professor Mary Margaret Lobb
HUMN 1301.04
September 21, 2015
Our reality “Choosing a Map for Life,” by M. Scott Peck, “The Allegory of the Cave,” by Plato, The Truman Show and “Salvation” by Langston Hughes describe the true reality in our world. They make us think about wherever that is true or false. Also, in order to find the truth, we have to get out, discover the world around and revise it.
In the article “Choosing a Map for Life”, Scott Peck compares each person’s view and reality to a map—which is used to guide us through the journey. He says that “The more clearly we see the reality of the world, the better equipped we are to deal with the world.” Peck also says that people tend to ignore the reality because it is painful and the others’ views are narrow and misleading. I think it’s true because by facing the reality, we will know who we are, what we can do in the future to make us reach our goal. The reality can be a mistake that we made and can be hurt but that’s how we learn and experience. In addition, Peck mentioned that in order to have a precise map throughout our life, “we have to continually revise them. The world itself is constantly changing.” I agree with this statement because as the world is changing, we have to change too. We cannot go through life with perspective that we had when we were a child, we have to grow up and look at the world differently. During my childhood, my parents always said that it wasn’t good to go out by myself, but as I
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