The Leviathan Essay

Submitted By KeliJo
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“The life of man, solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short.”
-Thomas Hobbes, “The Leviathan”

Deep within the life of man, we all have aspects of the world that shape and mold us to become who we are today. Society plays a major role in the basic building blocks of our foundation. The definition of society is the community of people living in a particular region and having shared customs, laws, and organizations. Hobbes expresses the depth of how society influences and penetrates our lives. In all the circumstances in the world today, society has taken control and we are quick to follow without asking questions. Embracing the truth of society like a small infant is the precaution you have to take. When you reach the core of everything you believe and realize it was influenced by others’ opinions and their opinions by others also, you start to doubt yourself. Your purpose starts to become a blur and your life becomes dim. Everyday, we are so blind by the world around us. Everyday, society becomes more and more involved. Everyday, sex offenders walk around us but nobody stops to think about how they became a sex offender. You always hear the morbid stories of child molesters, rapists and abusive spouses but what about the guy who needed to use the bathroom and chose a bush, the girl who decided while in college to flash her butt one night and now can never have her dream of being an elementary teacher, or the guy that made a mistake with a teenage girl, who lied about her age, and now he can never go to any of his kids graduations, plays, or any other school functions. We should think before we judge and understand the bigger picture.
Everyday, people are bullied for not being what society calls “normal”. In 2010 it was reported by The Association of Media that there are close to 200 different teenage magazines, therefore, millions of teens compare themselves to airbrushes dolls, expect for everyone to dress a certain way, and agree with the way they are told things should be in order to be accepted into society as one of the “popular” people. Teenagers who develop eating disorders and become depressed for not looking a certain way are submerged into pressure from peers, magazines, television, movies, and the internet. No