I don’t agree with the statement “that government is best which governs least”. The role of the government is to secure and protect it’s citizens lives a way of life. The government should be able to create a good and prosperous life and should be able to maintain that way of life for it’s citizens and be able to protect the land on which they live on. It’s role to each individual is to allow them to live a well and safe life. It should allow them to be able to enjoy activities they love unless they harm other citizens. What government commands do I respect? I’m not entirely sure which ones I respect but to be honest I’m not entirely sure what government commands are. The role of civil disobedience today is to help keep the government in check and to make sure that the government isn’t becoming to strict. It is somewhat effective today because there are always peaceful protests of issues that requires the government to take action and how they take action helps gauge how well the government is.
Can we just stop this chapter please???….The only connection that I noticed is that they both basically say that nature is a separate place from the world and that there is no control there. You can’t be controlled and you can’t control nature. The main idea of Where I lived, and what I lived for is that no matter how poor or rich you are you can still be wealth. And that true wealth comes in the form of our happiest moments and that as long as we keep having happy moments here and there we will still have true wealth. The main idea of The Conclusion is basically government is not necessary. The benefits of leaving society and living the woods would be peace and quiet, no physical and mental distractions and no one can control how you live or move in the woods. Like there would be no car horns or motors, there would be no fast food or physical distractions plus no mental distractions from radios and other noises. There are no sidewalks or streets or stairwells or hallways to control where and how you travel in the forest. In the woods you can walk whichever way you want and how you want. What would I miss? I would miss probably my closest friends, my ability to drive where places, and some electronics like Xbox since helps me escape the real world during the little free time I have. I might be able to do the challenge for maybe a few days but after that I’m not entirely sure. I’d probably miss being able to talk to my closest friends and would need to go back to society. A modern reader should take out that every once in a while we need to separate ourselves from society. Take a hike, go camping, or something that can take you out into nature. That is really all I could get out of the excerpt for a modern reader. Also can the chapter be over already? Like I don’t understand hardly a single thing because it’s so confusing. Like my table has done every assignment as a group because we don’t understand anything.
Argument. I still don’t like it. I still argue with people almost daily but I don’t like the debate part and the having to make complete sense part. My understanding of argument and debate grew a tad bit more on how to construct your side of the argument and how to defend it. Why argue? When your right or think you are. Or to settle a problem. Or if the person who your arguing doesn’t let you alone so you either destroy them in the argument or become really embarrassed when you lose. When to argue? Pretty much the same as why argue. How to argue? Collect information on your point of view of the argument, then compile the information into a somewhat structured argument. Then go over it and clean it up. Make your argument more structured and well protected. Then when your “opponent” tries to prove why they are right, you use the facts you gathered to destroy their argument and show how you are right. The way I argue? Like how I personally argue? Well usually it’s like a loose cannon that is supported by some facts, and usually either hits the target and wins or completely misses and I admit to my mistake. The way my peers construct arguments? Some of them are the same way as may, while some of them will ask questions before they argue and then use those to help them argue or they won’t argue if they don’t get the answers they can use. The way adults argue can vary from the way me and my peers argue but in today’s day and age, not as much. Some adults are still the loose cannon with facts and the ones that use questions. But there are some that actually form a solid argument before engaging in an argument but the numbers of those people are low. My thought after the argument lessons: I still hate it. I don’t think differently about it. At all. The experience of developing a persuasive speech was kinda hard but kinda easy. Like I don’t like to argue, yet I argue all the time, or have to build an argument by searching for facts and taking time to do it. That was the hard part while the easiest was after gathering all the information. It was easier to grab parts from the articles and stitch them together into an argument because I have all the information and all I have to do is put it together.