In the article “A Change of Heart about Animals” (1 September 2003), published by Los Angeles Times, author Jeremy Rifkin discusses how “... researchers are finding [is] that many of our fellow creatures are more like us than we imagined.” (Rifkin 61). Using academic diction, Rifkin develops his main idea with evidence such as “They [animals] feel pain, suffer, and experience stress, affection, excitement, and even love -- and these findings are changing how we view animals. ”(Rifkin 61). This suggests a pathos and logos persuasive appeal that broadens the reader’s understanding and knowledge in changing our perspective of the inhumane and inequality treatment that non domestic animals receive. Rifkin’s use of pathos and logos appeals is to
I think every single day we are personally connected with animals. We eat animals for food, wear animal skins for clothes, own animals as pets, use animals for recreation, and experiment on animals to test drugs and consumer products. We are aware of this, yet we naturally give little thought to the overwhelming number of animals that we use in these ways, and what the animals themselves might be suffering as we use them for our purposes. While no non-human animal on this planet has the cultured rational abilities that we do, many, however, have mental capacities that enable them to experience pain, suffering, and anxiety
What is narcissism? There is no specific definition for it. In psychology, narcissism is a negative and bad character trait. Narcissists have an excessive pride and they obsess with self. In other words, they think they are better than others and only care about themselves. In fact, being confident can also be accused as narcissism. However, narcissism is more than self confidence. Nowadays, Generation Y is being claimed as narcissists and there are so many reason that the critics try to list it out to prove their claim. In my opinion, Generation Y is just adapt to the environment they are living right now. Accusing Millennials as narcissist is not accurate.
INTRODUCTION Animal sympathy is the ability of animals to form connections and feel the emotions of other organisms and to sympathize with their owners and their animal counterparts. Animal sympathy is rarely considered or just investigated among a limited number of species, such as whales. Typically, the human aspect in the relationship between man and animal is considered specifically by the written media, such as magazines and journals, as it is more likely easier to understand and relate to by the targeted audience. However, despite not getting enough scientific or media coverage, understanding the emotional viewpoint and feelings of animals, especially those which are related to and are an integral part of human existence and society, can help foster a better understanding in every human being, regardless of whether or not they come into contact or interact with animals.
Sarah-Elizabeth Atunrase Final Paper 5/9/18 Final Paper The two behavioral concepts I recognized in the DeWaal paper were true altruism and empathy. Altruism is defined as “altruism without obvious advantages for the actor” (DeWaal). Reciprocal altruism is the act of giving aid or preforming an act of kindness in order to receive delayed benefits or even immediate benefits (Lecture 23: Empathy and Altruism). In order to participate in altruistic acts the species must have empathy. Empathy is important because in order to perform these acts of kindness one has to understand the emotion of another and be able to imagine what someone else is going through. Dewaal discusses how altruism in animals must stem from something other than actions with
The bond that exists between man and beast is one of the most precious and sacred ties that exist on earth. In the modern world, we can sometimes shut ourselves out from the rest of the creatures that exist on this planet, but those of us who have pets understand the importance of connecting with other creatures on this green planet. On the other side of the equation, you have people who take this bond one step further, and they make serving animals their passion and their purpose to help as many of them as possible.
In today’s world, people deal with the constant struggle of finding whose needs are more important. Individuals, and individualism itself, claim to have their life be there’s, and they can do whatever they please, however, when people put society’s needs before theirs, they are doing their good for society, and everyone around them. Society’s goal is to move the human population forward in a positive direction, and to help everyone instead of just one person. In today’s world, individuals must look at society, and social needs to fulfill their own needs, giving the needs of society more of an importance to all.
Throughout history, there have been a multitude of events that have corroborated that self–interest. For instance, the Great London Smog, was an incident that occurred in December, 1952 that massacred approximately four thousand people. The event was inevitably caused by the industrial revolution, which caused Britain to be slathered with factories that polluted the environment it was located in. The demand for tangible and luxurious products led to an increase of factories, which manifested to a repugnant environment that was inadequate for human life. The selfness exhibited displayed not only ignorance, but aided to confirm that humans are innately selfish, as they satisfy their own desires, despite the dowry of their actions upon their society and their
Many normal people and even psychologists say that america is living in an age of narcissism. Each and every one of those people are absolutely right. The word narcissism originates from the story Narcissus and Echo(Resource A). This story is about a man named Narcissus who was loved by a nymph named Echo. Narcissus kept rejecting her because he felt that the only one good enough for him was himself. A god saw what was happening and cursed Narcissus so that he would actually fall in love with himself. Americans tend to only think about themselves, whether its sports stars, movie stars, music stars, or even just another regular american most of us are narcissists.
Let's approach this analytically. Let us not naively trust our emotions without questioning them, thereby deceiving ourselves.
Modern day man always seems to look for something more of his world. Much of humanity suffers from a selfish greed that spawns from such inventions as welfare and the like. I find that this greed is quite appauling, that some people can truly fend for themselves, and choose not to, or constantly sulk about how they did not get what they hoped for.
higher-than-average levels of false pride and narcissism. The same observation has been recorded in anecdotal case reports published in AA literature ... i.e., the ''Big Book'' and the ''12 + 12'').'' (87)
Animals have been integrated into people’s everyday life, regardless of differences among each individual. People influence animal’s lives greatly, and animals influence people’s lives greatly whether it’s intentional or unintentional. It’s a constant cycle of give and take, give and take. Without one another, though, the other would be rendered
Human beings have always looked for similarities between themselves and other people as to gain common ground. However people also attempt to make connections between themselves and the more primal parts of nature. Animals have been along side people for centuries and them being by our side we’ve assigned them
Humans are complex beings because unlike animals, we need more than just food and water to survive. Most living creatures depend on food and water to meet their fundamental needs for survival. Likewise, humans also require these basic needs, but we also have large egos that need to be satisfied. As privileged members of a well-developed society, we do not see how fortunate we are to have easy access to unlimited amounts of fresh clean water. All of our basic needs are easily met, so the focus for most of us is to fulfil our social and psychological needs. Can you imagine the women and children lined up at the verge of dehydration, burning in the hot African sun for clean drinking water? Did you feel pity for the helpless population, desperately in need of an essential? Would you feel that same pity for the helpless crowds in first world countries trying to be socially accepted? Whatever the answer may be, we have become paralyzed, paralyzed by the desire to be wanted. In this way, we become very self-centred because, while the literal thirst for people in developing nations is a major issue of concern, the thirst for social acceptance in our westernized world seems to be the primary focus of our society. Therefore, the sense of belonging is now becoming more destructive than dehydration.