In Janet Poppendieck's “Want Amid Plenty: From Hunger To Inequality” she argues that America puts excessive focus upon hunger issues among the poor when there are many other important issues that go unnoticed. Poppendieck believes that it is time to find a way to shift the discourse from undernutrition to unfairness, from hunger to inequality. In today's society, there are many food banks, food drives, soup kitchens, etc. Food is extremely abundant in America, therefore Poppendieck's statement is proven true when she states that there is too much focus on hunger. Throughout this text, she strongly supports her claims about hunger, equality, and poverty in general.
When you get hungry, your gonna want your food right then at that moment. Then you may start to think, how war will I have to walk just to get my food? Or you may think that you shouldn’t have went so far from the food spots. Everyone has a big passion for food. The quality of the food is what almost everyone looks at. Or they even look at how it smells, taste, etc. Now what makes everyone upset is the price of the food. A single hot dog would be like $10. Who does that, it’s too much money for a hot dog.
After reading the extensive “The New Face of Hunger” (Tracie McMillan), my eyes became more open to the overall issue of hunger, faced by many people today. In a few words, I was absolutely shocked by the true meaning and examples provided of what exactly food insecurity is. Honestly speaking, when I hear the word “hunger” I think of a human who has no food, living on the streets. “The New Face of hunger” brought to my attention that food insecurity is much more than simply having no food. In fact, “In 2006 the U.S. government replaced “hunger” with the term “food insecure” to describe any household where, sometime during the previous year, people didn’t have enough food to eat” (The New Face of Hunger). Not only was I able to see the harsh
I agree with the fact that "Being unwanted, unloved, uncared for, forgotten by everybody is a much greater hunger, a much greater poverty than the person who has nothing to eat" is true but only to certain extent.
Humans now and then have more respect for each other than any other animal has with each other. When one human comes upon another human they greet each other with a sort of manner. Usually others like to help out when one is in need too. Although man is good to each other when civilized or under proper control, the other side of man is very different. The books “The Lottery”, “The Lord of the Flies”, and “The Pedestrian” all present how people can be uncivilized and how people disobey rules. When people are in a uncivilized place they start to turn against each other, people start to defend themselves, and their mindset starts to change.
Abraham Lincoln once said “human action can be modified to some extent, but human nature cannot be changed”. Human nature has not changed since the beginning of time. Ever since the first caveman walked on this earth, humans have been extremely selfish and self-preserving, sometimes driving them to commit acts of great evil. However, this does not mean that the human race is doomed. Instead, it could actually allow for our survival, as demonstrated in William Golding’s novel Lord of the Flies, Loudon Wainwright’s article “The Dying Girl that No One Helped”, and 60 Minutes’ “The Bad Samaritan”. In all three, people’s evil acts of self-preservation and refusal to help others has allowed them to stay safe. Humans may be evil, but they are
When people used to get gas, they would pull up, get out, and tell the person to get them a dollar’s worth. Not only would they pump gas, they would also check the air pressure on people’s tires, clean the windshields, and take the money and if change was necessary, they would bring the change back. Back in the day, working at a gas station
Fred Astaire sums this surrender of compassion into one amazing quote: “The hardest job kids face today is learning good manners without seeing any.” Even though Astaire’s statement contradicts the beliefs of many people across the nation, it shows insight into the true problem. Positive social interactions are no longer a normalized aspect of human life. While the vanishing of respect for one another has hit the mainstream more recently; the issue has been around for multiple centuries. “This pattern and its consequences had already drawn the attention of European and American observers by the early 19th century”” (Fass 85). Yet, we have not tried to fix the issue, but only allowed the bad behavior
But unlike many of these "Worst of humanity" stories this time Human kindness has triumphed over evil.
We gradually deteriorated from being good to evil. Consider the crimes existing nowadays, they are far more severe than the crimes committed in the past. Generations ago if someone robbed a shop that was considered scandalous and cruel. In contrast, today’s society we see much worse than robberies. Robberies have become a common crime now and all you see in the news is a world filled with hatred, wars, and terrorism. In some countries people are scared to step out of the house because so many things could go wrong from kidnapping to getting rapped. This shows that we are far more afraid of our own kind than we are of animals. If you’ve ever heard your parents or grandparents tell you stories about when they were young. Then, you’ve probably heard them saying that their parents felt safe enough to let them wander around and hang out with their friends when they were small. They felt safe and secure, violence was very rare. If they forgot to lock the house at night then it didn’t really matter, but today we see that everyone is scared of what could happen next. You can’t even leave your house without making sure your doors locked. This proves that humans were far better in the past then we are right
I like your analogy where you compare the bulldozer approach to a marathon. I think the analogy highlights the fact that while it's possible to succeed for a little while using the bulldozer method, eventually it will catch up to you and you will get burnt out. I know I made this mistake myself when I started my first semester at Forsyth Tech and I'm definitely not the only one. I also quite like how you say "Excellence sometimes is a process of failing and trying again". I think too many people believe that they cannot achieve excellence simply because they have failed in the past, but what they don't realize is that excellence is a result of learning from your
Humans can be compassionate beings who care for others while at the same time be horrible creatures who seem to lack humanity. Throughout the last 400 years our world has gone through so many changes bringing both progress and destruction. From art movements to war, there have been people and events that forever changed the course of history. People like Copernicus made important discoveries that lead to a scientific revolution and changed the understanding of the universe. On the other hand, World War I left behind chaos, despair, and disillusionment. Every time period has had its own different set of cultural and social norms as well as people expressing their opinions against them causing change.
“It is easier to love humanity than to love your neighbor,” (Eric Hoffer). Humanity is the way that the human race acts. It is how kind people are to another and how they respect one another. Humanity is both declining and rising, because there will always be warm hearted and cold hearted people in the world and people make different actions than others. No matter if it is good or not their actions do count even though some actions are bigger than others. There will always be helpful and cruel actions which make humanity rise or decline. To prove this point evidence from the book “Fahrenheit 451” by Ray Bradbury along with some news articles. Based on the following evidence, humanity is declining in not accepting others the way they are and violence but, it is rising in helping each other out and working together to complete amazing things.
In today's society, there are just so many things going wrong. We have shootings going on more often, we have riots all over, and we have terrorists threats now, and maybe it is because people just don't see the good in anything anymore. It all starts with us as humans. We have trashed this place, we are becoming evil, we are becoming our own enemy, we are killing people, and we are putting others down for no reason. The big question is, why? Why are we so mean to each other? Some people could say it is because we don't love ourselves, maybe because they have had something traumatic happen in their lives and it's hard to see the good, maybe because we have made poor choices and we think it is too late, maybe because they aren't religious,
Imagine this: You are at a McDonald’s drive through. You have ordered only one cheese burger, but when you drive up to the collection window, the young trainee hands you a big bag filled with food and a handful of change. There are two options, do you, A; tell the young trainee that you only ordered a cheese burger, (which cost you only $1.90) and give back to him the big bag of food and handful of change? Or do you, B; say thank you to the young trainee and drive off happily with the huge bag of food and all the change, feeling lucky that the trainee made a mistake with your order.