No Way Out is a very well written peice of fiction that touches on many different parts of the human condition. One of my favorite topics dissussed in the novel is the difficulty some characters face when attempting social mobility. Social Mobility is one of the most frustrating things anyone can be forced to dealContinue reading “No Way Out – Deep Questions”
Nationalism is when a person our group takes pride in their nations traditions and culture, though throughout history there are examples when nationalism has resulted in extremist ideas it is not inherantly a bad thing. The germans were in a time of pain and strife which caused many to struggle financially and starve. When hitlerContinue reading “Nationalism”
If you consider fundamentalism as a concept entirely dangerous, then which ideological values should we cling to instead? If every idea and value eventually becomes old and overtime is considered fundamental than should we only cling to new ideas? Yes and no, if there is an idea that seems to look as if it isContinue reading “The War of Ideas”
I think rebellion is an unavoidable part of growing up. Once you put children in school a school system that constricts and begs conformity its only natural for them to want to break the mold. Rebellion is not an attack from the child to his parrents but rather a defence against the molding nature ofContinue reading “Childhood Rebellion”
Deep in our hearts the Light of Heaven is shiningUpon a soundless Sea without a shore.Oh, happy they who found it in resigningThe images of all that men adore.Blind eyes, to dote on shadows of things fairOnly at last to curse their fatal lure,Like Harut and Marut, that Angel-pairWho deemed themselves the purest of theContinue reading “Rumi Poetry Part 1”
Morality is most of the time decided by the culture it is surrounded by. in the case of Pearl S Buck’s “the good earth” its decided that a character named Wang Lung is allowed to cheat on his wife because the culture says so. His wife is aware of this and it is clearly uncomfortableContinue reading “Morality and Culture”
There are 5 basic human rights, rights that need to be respected and provided to all, rights that when infringed upon need a swift counter attack. some are held to a higher standard than others, for example the right to Freedom from torture and degrading treatment if infringed upon would be treated more harshly thanContinue reading “Human Rights”
In this worldWe walk on the roof of hellGazing at flowers -Kobayashi Issa This poem is about how close we are to death yet we spend our time gazing at lifes beauty. it uses hell to represent death and evil, and how that is hidden and not directly shown, however the beauty is plain toContinue reading “Asian Poetry Analysis”
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