blog 16

I agree that the government is best which governs least. I feel that people should take into their own accounts of what they should do and the government should not be so intentive into the comings and goings of its citizens. A government that commands my respect is one that really pays attention to the needs of its citizens, not one who is going to sit back and watch as its people suffers. A respectable government should be one that really acts like a leader than a boss. They should be showing what the people should do and be showing how things should go and follow the rules they make instead of saying something and doing differently. A dictatorship is a prime example of a boss like a leader. A leader who shows people by example and rewards well is a real kind of person you want in charge instead of someone who sits behind a desk and tells you what to do. Civil disobedience is good because it keeps violence to a minimum in situations that could turn bloody. Over the years revolutions and protest have been bloody and violent with lots of death, rape, and vandalism. In the past few years, the protests have been a lot more peaceful (not including Antifa), and have been actually almost a better way to protest giving better results than violent ones. If his essay can effect such great figures such as Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. then it must be a very valuable and useful message that comes off of it. In some cases civil disobedience is, maybe not ok but more understandable, violence is never acceptable unless you or yours are threatened. Like if a violent dictator is trying to come to power by force and a revolution is in the process than it is understandable to be violent back.

blog 15

They are both pro natural settings, in addition to this, they both seem to want to live far away from society and in seclusion.I think the main idea from the first portion was to stay on your feet and keep moving until you find the place where you can “be one” with nature. There was a part where I got a “be humble” vibe from it. When he sold the farm back for free and didn’t want the $10, he really showed that you don’t need much in life to enjoy it and others may need it more than you. Another idea that he got across was that living in a simple house (with the bare minimums) would fit you as fine as a house with a lot of furniture.The main idea from the second portion was that God will see that you do not want to follow/be with society and you will find yourself happy wherever you are. He says life is like water in a river. This is another great idea mentioned in this excerpt. There are going to be times when life is flowing fast and times when it’s slow. There will be times when it is a all time high while at others it will be at a all time low. I personally like the main idea from the second portion better because it is true life advice that will actually help if you choose to follow it.The benefits would be not having to deal with stupid people. There are always gonna be people that whenever they open their mouth, whatever they say will irritate you. I personally would miss all the good food that I am unable to cook and I would miss interacting with my friends. A few days alone without any interaction to other people would most likely result in me talking to myself an absurd amount. I could most likely pull it off for a few weeks if I had a few recipe books.A modern reader should realize that the message that was being sent for to help better them. Whatever message they got out of the expcerts was along the lines of “For self betterment, choosing the natural route is best”.

Blog 14: End of Argument

when it comes to argument everyone want s to be right. nobody wants to be wrong of course. if your anything like me I sadly am a sore loser and always want the last word. But the one type of person that I can’t stand are people that always have to be right. Like there is a difference between people that want to be right and that HAVE to be right. When a argument occurs it is usually because people disagree about something. When I find myself arguing with someone I usually end up getting so annoyed that I give up even if I am right because i just want it to end. But other times they know i’m right and give up. I am not a very good arguer if i would admit it. I usually loose because I just sound stupid and don’t have any facts to back up what i’m talking about. there are some rare occasions that I win only because they don’t care enough to keep going and it’s over something stupid like what a bird is. After learning techniques and ways to win a argument I still am not good at it but it has helped me in way. I can see different sides of arguments I couldn’t before. I still have trouble with writing persuasive things but I have definitely improved since the beginning of the year.