The Good Life A wise man once told me, "If you are more fortunate than others, it's better to build a longer table than a taller fence." In my life I strive to be able to travel the world and meet as many people, interesting and not as interesting as I can. I wish to learn and build relationships with people that I can get along with. I would also want to spend time with the family and friends I have in my life right now. I want to help them with whichever endeavors that come in their way. All this will make me happy and that's what I most value in the world. What I also value is being able to travel to the most interesting places in the world, from amazing beaches to world class rock climbing areas. I want to spend as much time with my parents and cousins as much as i can. I want brighten as many peoples' days as possible by putting a smile on their face. In Kant's eyes, he worked to better the world using rational thinking without any emotions involved. He observed the intent of the person. In order to know if something is rational, that moral rule must follow the categorical imperative. This categorical imperative has three steps you must follow for the rule to be rational; they are, you must identify the maxim of your actions, then apply that to all people faced with the same dilemma, and then you must ensure that the application of the maxim to everyone does not contradict itself. (Beal PPT) For example, take a rehabilitating athlete who wants to come back to the game sooner than later. As a physical therapist the athlete asks me if I can give him a banned substance to speed up the healing process. for me to make a rational decision about giving this athlete the banned substance I must follow the categorical imperative. If I follow the categorical imperative then I need to say that everyone who has an injury should take a banned substance for a faster healing process but then this will contradict itself because if everyone can take the banned substance then it shouldn't be a banned substance. So my rational would be that I can't give the athlete the substance because we can't give that substance to everyone else. Kant also had its downfalls for making rational decisions. One weakness of Kant is that rational rules may clash sometimes; rules like lying and do not kill come together and clash. One example from the reading by Rachel's is that a fisherman was hiding Jews, a Nazi German came to his house and asked if he was hiding any Jews. The fisherman had to choose between lying to the Nazi or getting the Jews killed by the German. Another weakness of Kant is to take away emotion from your decision making. This is a tough one because as a PT I may come across a patient who has no insurance and can't afford my treatment. My emotional side will empathize with this patient but in Kant's eyes my decision should be to not treat him because if I let the patient in for free then I must let every patient in for free. Utilitarianism on the other hand takes another approach towards the good life. This moral code strives for the outcome of the situation and not about the intent. The utilitarian view strives to promote happiness to as many people as possible, you must think about the greater good. (Beal PPT) Your moral obligation is to have the least amount of suffering as possible. Let's take the example of my patient who was an injured athlete who wants a banned substance to speed up their recovery process. Now to make a utilitarian decision I must make a list of who is affected if I give this athlete a banned substance. (Beal PPT) Lance Armstrong was an athlete who was caught with a banned substance (steriods) in the cycling world. Armstrong took steriods during his career as a cyclist. Who would be affected by Lance taking steriods to be a better cyclist. The people who were affected were himself, his competitors, and the entire world who looked up to Armstrong as the best cyclist in the world. Although it benefited
University of Florida Application
The good life is one inspired by love and guided by knowledge. When people today in our society think of “the good life”, the first think that probably pops into the head of majority is probably money, and fame. Growing up my family was never rich, we always valued education, family, love, God, and opportunities in life that were provided to us by God over money and fame.
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ENG WR 101
Instructor: Mr. Ahearn
October 2, 2013
What Define Sustainability in My Own Life
We can imagine one special situation. In front of us we see a large raging river; behind us follow our pursuers and they are getting close. We must cross this river because on the other side we know a secret hideaway. There is no possibility to swim across the river or get around to it. But there is a bridge across the river and this…
Blank send good morning txts to each other every once in a while. Look what I woke up to today: Good morning baby. You're probably sleeping but I just wanted to say hi. You're the one thing I look forward to everyday and the time we get to talk is precious and I value anytime I get with you more than you could ever know. You're the first person I think about when I wake up in the morning and the last thing on my mind before I fall asleep. You've become such an important part of my life in such a short…
Professor Sagara English 70
My Life Begin
My biggest life experience recently was moving to Fresno California on my own last year for school and basketball. To me that was going to be a huge life experience living on my own for the first time. I had to prepare my set to live on my own and learn lots of stuff. Like cooking my own dishes for me I had to learn to pay my own bill like the rent and PGE and what to wear out there because it gets cool really fast it’s central…
I was born in Beijing and live here until I came to the US when I was 23 years old. I was the youngest daughter in my family, I was born in their 40 years old, they were very proud, but they also education me, they want me to be a kind person. Once I was in school when I was 7 years old, my Chinese teacher wronged me, she said I speak in class, and she look for my mother to the school. I told them, I didn't do it, but my teacher didn't believe me. At this time, only my mother believe…
My three life lesson's
Today I watched a video about a man named Eric Thomas who is a public speaker , and it made me think about life …. my life , future, and education.
One of the quotes that really caught my attention was '' Knowledge is power " and it made me realize the without education you can't get no were in life and eventually you'll just give up on yourself. I learned a lot of…
September 9, 2014
Self Definition Essay
A good and diverting person is someone who's compassionate, who has morals, and integrity. I love meeting new people that are like me and like to enjoy life. Jocelyn can be described as a courteous, athletic and adventurous person.
To be courteous and refined makes an individual a better person. Courtesy plays an important role in our daily life. People nowadays don’t really care about it especially teenagers. Teenagers think…
Career Life Planning
Why college is a good choice to be after highschool! So it will help you start your life and have a good career. So the college that your going to learn about is Stanford University. Why Stanford University is a good choice for me and others is because its a good educational, and it can really help you get a good career or help you get the career you always wanted.
Stanford University is my choice of college because it can help me with what I really…
to me it is very important. I have always put my education before other activities. By doing so, it has made me an excelling honor student. Having an education can open many doors and opportunities in life that can help me reach my goals. After I graduate from high school I want to begin my road to success by continuing my education. By doing this, I can help my community by setting an example for those who look up to me. Many people do not value a good education and believe that after they receive…
My favorite thing about my life is my family and friends and I know that might make me a little different but being different is what I am about. Nobody should feel ashamed to be different. I have been through a lot and in the end I am still a good person who fills their life with good and positive activities like a part time job, cheerleading, colorguard and band. I don’t live for money I work for it and my goals in life aren’t fame and fortune or selfish. I love to make my family, friends and…