Quote: “I think that Maimonides felt that it was demeaning to the receiver to know who he was beholden to, but he also felt it was unhealthy for the giver to know who he was supporting.”
Commentary: Interesting point by Sam, and I agree with its sentiment, although it seems a bit inauthentic for his character. I do think that giving, and receiving, should be as anonymous as possible. For Sam’s reasons, sure; I personally feel a bit demoralized when I know the identity of someone who has given me something, and I do sometimes have an unhealthy superiority complex when I myself give something to someone else. Aside from that, I think that a lack of acknowledgement, and celebration, of charitable acts is preferable because it maintains the sacredness of the act. If we did not laud those that did non-profit work, I feel like we would weed out those who were being “selfless” merely for the attention or self-righteousness that comes with it. This would, however, likely result in fewer charitable acts, and I believe that Sam, who nearly always seems to argue that the ends justifies the means, would be against that. So I guess I am puzzled by his point here: if attention is what most people that act “selflessly” want, shouldn’t we, according to Sam, give it to them in order to perpetuate altruism? Moreover, shouldn’t we identify the receiver of the charity to force them to utilize it and become independent? Maybe I just misjudged Sam’s character.
Question: How would you sum Sam’s economic philosophy at this point?
I'm not sure, when he states his opinion on different topics of economics it makes a lot of sense and it is backed up by facts, but some of it contradicts the others. It is sort of confusing.
That was such a great analysis of that section! I think you have a great argument; people tend to be selfish and will only want to donate for the recognition it gives them.
"I'm willing to give money with no strings attached to solace someone for a while who's down on his luck. The challenge is to avoid turning the safety net into a hammock. The government is good at creating a hammock. To produce a chance at true self-reliance, we should try Custom Charities."
Sam's opinions are certain things like this always grip me for some reason. They have factual information to back up what he says and I can always picture real world examples in what he says. What he is saying is that you can give a man a fish and he can eat for a day, or you can teach a man to fish and he can eat every day. It is much more valuable to teach someone a skill rather than just give him the fruit of your labor. It is good to give, but only to get someone off their feet, and not to baby them and take on all of their problems. People need to be self sufficient and not to rely on things such as government funding, and they need to take what they are given and use that as a starting to do something for themselves, and not to lean on that crutch for the rest of their life.
Question: Can the government give people something other than money to help them out?
I'm not exactly sure. Maybe if they offered some type of cheaper education to them, however some people might think of that is unfair.
Yeah the government is capable of giving all sorts of things but that being said all they things they may give someone will still cost money. So lets say land was taken away from someone and now they want land back the government will give them the money the land was worth so they can then go buy land equal to their previous land. So essential I'm saying everything they may want instead of money will still cost money.
To answer your question I think you answered it yourself. If you give someone the skills to make money they can continue to improve their lifestyle whereas if you simply give someone the money and they run out of it they can't do anything about it.
For people to gain self-reliance, I believe they would benefit from prgrams where they get assistance, but are accountable for some of the assistance. For example, I have seen people recieve new houses and then they are responsible for the upkeep and taxes. It is a great way to empower people! We all deserve a chance.
Quote: "Coming up out of the valleys makes the view from the peaks exhilarating."
Commentary: I really liked this quote because it encompasses one of my own views on life. A while back, a teacher talked about how when people picture winning the lottery, they imagine their lives to be exciting and fun forever. However, no matter how much money they may receive, they will always return to that "baseline" of happiness. It didn't solve their problems, if anything it made it harder for them to find things that made life worth living. I think that failure and trial and error makes whatever someone is trying to achieve a million times happier once they finally get whatever they were working towards. It builds character as well. People learn from their mistakes, and carry that knowledge with them for future situations. I think that just getting whatever you whenever you feel like it would ultimately result in an unsatisfactory life and that the challenges people face makes overcoming them way better.
Question: Can one single thing make someone happy for the rest of their life?
No I don't think so. People need multiple things just to live, let alone be happy. :/
Well their is multiple answers to this. On one hand yes because if I only have family and thats it well i'm still happy. Where as some people only have a lot of money and they are wildly unhappy. So I think it can go both ways.
I don't think one material thing could give someone a lifetime of happiness, but perhaps a lifetime of working towards a goal and eventually achieving it mights.
I think that the answer to your question depends on the person. For some, they only need their family to be happy. Others need multiple things, including money or a terrific job, in order to consider themselves "happy."
I think it can if it is a living thing and not something bought! Like a life-long friend or husband/wife, for example.
People have to find their own happiness. There are rich people and poor peole who are unhappy and visa versa. There was a character in a book that I read and he had money, but he chose to live a very simple life. So simple that he owned only one of everything-one lamp, one blanket, one fruit in one fruit bowl at a time. This book made me think. So one single thing can make you happy.
I guess it depends on what that single thing is I think that in order for people to stay happy they have to try new things.
This is an awesome choice, yeah I think it is really tough with the people in our generation. Because little things do not really satisfy long term.
Q:"He realized that for the first time, in a long time he actually cared about what someone thought of him."
C: I thought this quote was interesting because it says a lot about Sam's character. I think we can all feel the same sometimes, going about our day at school thinking no one else matters. But then it hits you that you actual do care what others think. This isn't necessarily the same situation that Sam is in but it is pretty close. This makes me wonder if Sam is the type of person that normal doesn't care much about what others think of him.
Q:Do you think sam is the type of person that normal doesn't care what others think?
I don't think he normally cares what others think because of how often he gets into disagreements over his beliefs. He probably had to stop caring otherwise he'd become embarrassed over what he personally thinks.
Based on the way he acts and the conversations he manages to get himself into? No. I don't think he cares at all.
I think that he cares only a little and in situations where he is unsure, like with women.
think that he likes to say he doesn't care, but he honestly does.
"Isn't that what life is all about? Coming to know yourself and finding a way to do what is right? What's the good of having the government do it for you through a law that reduces your choices?"
I chose this quote because I strongly believe it. I think that people should have complete control over their own lives and what becomes of it without heavy government intervention. While some laws are important to ensure justice for people who are harmed or wronged, people have the right to choice instead of the government regulating their lives.
My question is since when was HealthNet such a ruthless company that would murder people over drug data? It's becoming a little bit too much of a cartoon villain instead of a believable business.
I know, I thought that, too. The HealthNet plot is becoming a bit melodramatic. I think the author is trying to counterbalance a lot of the pro-capitalist claims and themes from Sam-Laura's plot, and, in order to do that, he has to paint HealthNet as a cold, unfeeling corporation: exactly the kind that Laura preaches against.
"First, independence should be the goal. Second, the dignity of the receiver must not be forgotten. And third, and we often neglect this, the soul of the giver counts too."
This quote really struck me because I hadn't seen charity this way before. I had always assumed that any charity was good, but he makes a great argument about the best way to do it. I mean it probably doesn't feel to great to be begging on the streets for money; I can see it quickly tearing apart people's dignity. But charities that are focused on helping them get their life back on track can help them long term and with more respect than giving out change because of guilt. I had also never thought about how it might affect the person giving to others. It can easily become something that you do just to feel good about yourself and to brag about instead of doing it to be kind to others.
Sam seemed to want to make a mini-capitalism out of charities; what is your opinion on this?
I love that last point that you made and I can see how that happens everywhere
I completely agree with Sam, if we can use this large amount of money charities get in a more efficient manner that helps the ones in need on a long term effect then people will start to see results and more and more will join this cause.
"...But after ten years of caviar for breakfast, caviar tastes like corn flakes."
This quote is soo crude and also soo true. I really like it because it takes our idea of a 'rich lifestyle' and shows us the reality of what we always dream of. Also how he is showing that happiness comes from discovering new things I thought of an example. If there is a way to measure happiness, then the rich boy that gets a Ferrari for his 18th Birthday will have that same amount of happiness as a boy who always has to walk to school and then gets a nice bike for christmas. Now even though the Ferrari costs more, the rich boy has always lived with wealthy things around him and therefore the car is not that special as it would be to people that live a less glamorous lifestyle. This shows that true and long-lasting happiness cannot be bought! It comes from discovering new things and making changes in your life. I really like how this idea gives us lessons like this as well as the views and theories revolving around economics.
Really think long and hard about the offer that Sam gives the kids with the million dollars.Would you take the offer ??
Personally, Im glad that you put the vast contrast into perspective because they have close to the same outcome on certain people. I think that it is hard to give an answer of if I would take the offer or not, because what I would do also comes into play.
"Catching a fish on every cast isn't heaven. Having a billion dollars is boring. Banning television doesn't bring us closer to the good life-it doesn't really transform the world."
This is something I think about a lot, and I think it's something more people should realize. Getting what you want will not satisfy you. All the fun is in the wanting.
What does this mean for economics?
Dang I agree with you about the process of getting something is toughest and greatest but once you get it your like now what. That's the same with money, once you're Ballin with life your eventually going to run out of things to dad tidy you like the great gatsby.
Q: Give a man a fish he eats for a night, teach a man to fish and he never goes hungry.
C: I like this qoute because to me is really does sit side by side with our ways of helping others. We can give a homeless man or women a coin and they can spend as they like, but being able to reabilitate them and teach them how to live gives them a wider opirtunity. We belive in giving and that it is the best thing a human can do, however in my mind teaching is the best thing a human can do. Teach others to be nice or thoughtful, teaching others how to sell, cook, and catch. Daily life skills we could have never learned or understood on our own, we all had a teacher. Be it a mother, father, gandparent, sister, aunt, or stranger we all had our teachers in life. We should be thankful to them and the many things they where able to teach us today.
Q: How can they be so calm on a date, id be a freak. Also, how can we teach others somethign new every day?
I think we could teach others something new everyday if we opened up to others more. I'm sure there are others like me who always over think what they're going to say and don't end up saying much of what they wanted to, but if we could get over this fear/ discomfort, I know we would be able to teach others something everyday.
"But looking into her eyes he saw the Tristan's comfort that he needed"
When I read this quote I got the feels. Sam is deeply in love with Lauren and has a strong bond with her. We all have that person who we trust, it doesn't have to be romantic, it can be your best friend. We all had moments when you need that person to help pick you up. And that's what Lauren did by just looking at sam, crazy.
Will sam get hired again because he sound confident that he would?
I hope so Eddie. We will see.
"Ban television and a person can learn to sit and think, a lost art in the television age."
I believe everything Sam said to be true. When he explained why he would ban television made more sense than banning welfare. It makes sense to me because like he said people begin to read, think, and explore the world. Where if you watch television, your thoughts are disrupted and you only explore what the T.V. station/channel has shown to you from a screen. He also mentions that we lose touch with humanity when we watch television.
What humanity do we lose touch with when we watch Television?
Sometimes we do lose or sometimes is don't'r. The problem is that on TV everything is perfect or too bad. Like white and black. In real life there is always mixture of these two.
Watching television is an incredibly passive activity. Maybe we lose a sense of responsibility for ourselves.
Quote: “So tell me,” she said, “what’s wrong with welfare programs?”
Comment: This question catches Sam off guard in a way I do not think he usually gets caught. It is not the question, but the fact that he really cares about what he says because he is enjoying Laura’s company.
For me this question is something that I have talked about with my family. Given that there is so much wealth in the world, why are there so many people needing help-even the basics like food and clean water? My parents think it has a lot to do with politics. Certain people want power more than they want to help people in need. I like Sam’s story about Maimonides because of the “self-sufficient” part and the “beholden to” part. I truly believe people want to have ways that they can take care of themselves, but often times they just need some extra support. Also I believe people who receive help do not want to have the feeling that they owe someone something. These people will continue to share their gratitude by helping others when they have enough to do so- it is called paying it forward.
Question: Why does money drive people?
Its one of the many ways we can get stuff. Everyone wants stuff.
" Coming to know yourself and finding a way to do what is right?"
I picked this quote because I often feel same. Just like Sam, I feel that people do not understand what I wanted and what I meant. In my opinion Sam was an amazing teacher but still he had problems with his approach. He reminds me of Mr. Hensley. I hope he will stay in school and continiue teaching on his way. If he leave students will lose. Sometimes we are limited to spread our wings because of some higher powers.
Is Sam going to stay in school?
Quote: "But also because the Dream Machine strips life of everything that makes life worth living. The striving, the seeking, and the finding."
Comment: This is a very true and applicable quote that summarizes human motivation and the sense of worth. We value things because of the effort put into them. The idea of a valuable object changes with how it is made. A shirt which was mass produced in a factory is less valuable than a shirt made by hand. The hand made shirt took more time and concentration. We value precious metals that are difficult to find because they are less common. In the same way, we take pride in our work. Regardless of motivation or the end result, achieving a goal is more fulfilling than having it handed to us. It creates a story, and we love to tell stories. I like this quote because it describes our motivations in a very specific way. Also, the next part, where Sam describes the fisherman, reminds me of a story my dad used to tell me about a robber who died. He thought he went to heaven because he could steal anything he wanted, but everything was set up for him by someone else. He eventually realized that he was not in heaven at all.
Question: How does the possibility of failure influence our actions in everyday life?
The possibility of failure can influence people's lives everyday in negative, and positive ways. A positive way would be the risk, and the adrenaline rush, and a negative way is the part of being scared to fail, and being conquered by it.
The possibility of failure hinders many people from achieving their goals. Failure scares people away from trying new things.
Because failure brings us to sense what mistakes we have made and how we can make our actions better so we don't face that same failure,.
"Isn't that what life is all about? Coming to know yourself and finding a way to do what is right?"
i think that this is avery interesting quote because the question if what is life is always brought up. so is the quest to find yourself and help others. it is not shocking that it would be brought it up again in this book. people take the idea of finding yourself as a short journey put because people evolve with the adventures of life, we are always on a search. but anyways the doing what is right reminded me of the random acts of kindness kick that everyone was on a while back, because it became popular more people did it, just so they were able to say that they did it. that was sort of random but that is what the quote made me think about...
do you think that we could make the random acts of kindness come up and be popular again?
I definetely think so! People always over think themselves now adays and are so scared of judgment we don't act on our urges too much. I think if we could be less afraid of what others think and become more confident in ourselves, we could compliment strangers and do more acts of kindness. I aim to compliment a stranger everyday haha sometimes it works... sometimes its awkward.
Q: "Capitalism involves struggle, but it has an invisible heart beating at its core that transforms people's lives."
C: I think Sam's argument about his grandfather making life better for his father and himself is really interesting. I think it's true that when people work hard it can help in the long run, but it's hard to decide if it's right or not to put children whose parents are on wellfare off of it simply because they should work harder. Because a lot of those families do work hard, but still can't make ends meet. But it might apply to people on welfare who don't work at all, but you can't just take some people off of it.
Q: What would happen if the government went through with the idea of having welfare charities that make you work instead of ones that give out money?
I think that that is a really interesting idea. If people had to work a required number of hours every year for charities... However, people would probably view it in a similar place as Jury Duty...
“‘Give a man a fish and he eats for one night, teach him how to fish and he never goes hungry.’... ‘I learned three things from Maimonides. First, independence should be the goal. Second, the dignity of the receiver must not be forgotten. And third, and we often neglect this, the soul of the giver counts too. Although it is better to give than not to give at all, the ideal is to give gladly rather than grudgingly. The ideal is to give before you’re asked. The ideal is to give out of compassion rather than for the egotism of having someone depend on you… while it’s nice to take a beggar to dinner, the best thing that you can do is help him become independent.”
This makes so much sense to me. I mean, if you give to a charity every month it is better than giving nothing but at the same time there are qualities of the giver and the receiver that play such a vital role in both of their cases. If the person giving the money to charity is giving because they are forced to then it eliminates the feeling of doing something good for someone else. It eliminates the desire to willingly want to help others and from there creates a selfishness inside of givers hearts and marks the deed of giving as more of a mandatory task rather than an act of kindness. Then going back to what Laura said and what Sam goes into further is independence. This idea of independence is huge regarding how we help others, and this can refer to anything. Whether it’s medical help, financial help, or emotional help. The goal shouldn't be to give help people with their problems for what seems to be forever. The bigger picture of people and places that give help to others in need should be the goal of independence because with it, people are able to really strive to get themselves into a better place. But I think that another thing we need to realize is that we can’t just say that we would help by simply giving money. I feel like to really help someone, it takes time and genuine compassion for one to give up that time and effort into really trying to better someone's life. Like if my friend was having a bad day and I have him ice cream, sure he would be happy, but that is completely avoiding the problems that my friend is facing. That makes them momentarily happy, but when their problems keep arising they would keep finding themselves in that same situation of sadness. If I were to keep just giving them ice cream eventually they might get tired of the heartless giving and not even want the courtesy being given and nothing about their problems would actually change. But if I were to sit and talk to them, find out what was wrong and help them through it, then they would be able to use my words and my support to get past their problems and even future problems to come. This is essentially what Sam is trying to get at about how government run programs really do have fault in them, and you really have to just look close enough to see it. Ahh okay I’m just ranting at this point. Mrs. Clark, this is a great book :)
How can we change how government welfare programs are run so that we help others out there that are in need, but in a way that we aren't just giving them money? Are there ways that have already been attempted that have succeeded or failed? If so, how did they succeed/fail?
Q: Isn't that what life is all about? Coming to know yourself and finding a way to do what is right?
C: I really liked this quote because it's true. I think that people should thing about what they want and what is actually right. Because we have a choice to do what is right, it's weather or not you actually want to do it.
Q: What would happen if he did not do what is right? What would happen?
Q:"He realized that for the first time, in a long time he actually cared about what someone thought of him."
C: I related to this quote because it made me think about that wall we put up in front of people. The Barrier of pretending to be or not fully showing all of the characteristics that make us up as a person. I chose this quote because this shows that putting up a Barrier of I don't care about what people think of me can always come down because we are human and get embarrassed.
Q: How come we put up barriers from people? Why do we pretend to be people we aren't?
I wrote about a similar quote. Personally, I think that people pretend to be someone they aren't because they are insecure. They're worried about their image to the public or another person, and due to their insecurities (which can vary completely), they change themselves. I think it's a little bit sad.
Quote: "He realized that for the first time, in a long time he actually cared about what someone thought of him."
Commentary: I picked this quote, because it seems like everyone has been in this situation where they either don’t care what people say about them or care too much about what people think of them or others may think that no one cares about them at all. I thought that this was a very relatable quote.
Question: I wonder what would happen if people always cared about every little thing that people say about them.
That does exist and its very common for people to care about what other people say, especially with ones who are very insecure. And it mostly leads to either anger, sadness, or many other negative feelings
"Capitalism involves struggle, but it has an invisible heart beating at its core that transforms people's lives. If you give it the chance. Look at the full picture and you get a very different perspective."
This quote reminds me of Mrs. Clark when she asked us what invisible privilege was. Maybe there is a connection? An invisible heart could transform peoples life just like invisible privilege can. Most people have to learn about invisible privilege to know it exists because what they think is normal is different from somone elses normal. This being said, certain people will be treated differently because of their individual privilege, but if they knew they had it they would learn to not abuse their privilege. Observation is the first step needed to reach realization. In this quote I believe the author is hinting at this meaning by his word choice, which is very clever and I give him props for that!
What is the heart of capitalism beating for?
Great connection! Very true
"He hesitated. Was there a way to say how he felt without sounding like an ogre? What a strange sensation, worrying about how he came across!"
I think this quote is really interesting. I feel that it is a kind of "turning point" for Sam and his personality. Just the fact that he is surprised about worrying about his personality is saying something. I think this is kind of signifying that Sam's mind is in love, and he's changing himself in a way to become more appealing to the one he loves, being Laura. Even though she already likes him, I think it's interesting that He appears to be doing this. I personally think it's a little saddening because people shouldn't have to change themselves for someone else. Of course, he is being courteous in not coming across like an ogre, and I think it's great that he is able to see how he often comes across, but I don't think he should change his views in any way to appeal to Laura. I don't think he ended up changing his views very much during their subsequent conversation, but I'm a little worried about the future.
Do you think that Sam will start subconsciously changing his views to appeal more to Laura?
I don't think he will necessarily change them but, instead filter them. For example the dinner party(although in the end he shared out his opinions). I think he's learning what to say and what not to say.
"He realized for the first time in a long time, he actually cared about what someone though of him. He hesitated. Was there a way to say how he felt without sounding like a ogre? What a strange sensation, worrying about how he came across!"
I am finding more and more often that in a normal conversation, lets say with my mother, it is harder to convey my own original thoughts and ideas than it is to explain what I did that day, or summarize a book. I understand how hard it must be to focus those ideas and opinions in such a specific way as not to offend the person with whom he cares about how he comes across. In a matter of seconds he must screen through all that he plans on saying and revise it accordingly. If he messes up and says something he should not, he looks like a fool, if he takes too long mulling over what exactly to say, he looks like a fool. He has to find the perfect balance between to two in order to retain the newly refreshed affections of the lady teacher.
How long can someone safely mull over thoughts before looking like they have forgotten the conversation?
I think this defiantly depends on the person in the end, some people are very quick to think and some people take their time.
Quote:"He realized that for the first time, in a long time he actually cared about what someone thought of him."
Commentary: Very interesting quote because in the story it seems as if Sam wouldn’t really care about the little disagreements that he has with other people. With all of the the arguments that he got himself into this one must’ve broke the barrier where he actually cares about what others think of him.
Question: Do you think it would be better if you just had a mindset like that? Speaking your mind and not always caring about what others think of you?
"And I would be willing to give out a lot more then a dollar to help fast eddies life if there were a charity that knew how to help him" pg 161
This part of the book really stood out to me. I wrote a CRE on welfare and how to help the ones in need and a lot of what Sam said I believed in. Our government is pouring millions of dollars into this sort of funding and even though it is helping ones in needs, there are no major long term results. If we can start to think and create an efficient way of using this money to not only help people back on their feet but be able to eventually allow them to stand on their own. Sam's vision of what Fast Eddie will use the money for is very common, and a quote before that saying that the dollar will only dent his despair also peaked my interest. I believe there is a much more efficient way to use this mass amount of money to help the ones in need
Do you have any ideas for how this money could be used to help others? or do you believe handing them the money is the best shot we have and the real change is solely on them?
I think people being given money should attend a work shop of some sort so they can learn how to use their money wisely.
"The Dream Machine strips life of everything that makes life worth living. The striving, the seeking, and the finding."
I found Sam's concept of the dream machine very interesting. I agree with the fact that we do, not necessarily enjoy but appreciate the struggle we go through in order to achieve our goals. A person who studies for a test to get a good grade is much more satisfied than a person who cheated and unjustly achieved their good grade. Knowing that you worked hard to get where you are is typically more satisfying than just getting handed the prize. I also found it interesting how the students mentioned they would not enjoy the experience as much because it would be "fake". I see how this can relate to ignorant people. To them they are sheltered from the world and are viewing it from a perspective as if everything is fine and dandy. Having the problem soled in your won little world don't address the bigger picture and make everything else around you okay. I like how the book brought the topic up though the dream machine concept.
Is ignorance truly bliss?
Quote: "He realized that for the first time, in a long time he actually cared about what someone thought of him."
Commentary: I feel like this is significant growth for Sam because it is showing that he actually likes Laura. But he is also not trying to seem like a jerk for the first time in the book. In the beginning he was just stating his opinion and not caring if she got upset. But as the became friends he started to care more and more about her. And now he doesn't want to upset her again like he did at the party. But honestly I think it is way better to not care what people think about you. Cause it’s better to be yourself and not to be fake.
Question: Does this mean that Sam might become a nicer person?
Quote: "He was a sheep in wolf's clothing."
Comment/Analysis: This quote really got me thinking because I felt that she said it fairly abruptly. I understand that she thinks that he just puts up this tough attitude that goes for your throat and tear up apart in an argument but that really he is gentle but I didn't think that anything in the text led up to this and I'm not sure if I really agree. I understand this perspective but I think he could be a bit of both.
Question: What made this thought come to her mind? (It seemed abrupt)
"I belive in bieng generous in the face of suffering, But I've got my limits."
This is a powerful statement. It takes a strong person to do thi, people are mad and often pittiful in the face of "suffering".He is a philosophically strong person for living up to this statement. Saying it is one thing; doing it is another.
I wonder how many people can honestly live this way like them.
Q:”’So tell me’ She said, ‘what's wrong with welfare programs?’ Sam looked into her eyes.She was smiling and waiting for him to speak. He saw the same open face, full of wonder and life that he had seen across that table in the coffee shop.”
C: I think this quote really bring it all back to why they are even having this debate in the first place, and that's because they just love talking to eachother. Even though they act resentful of each other I really feel that they both thrive off of eachother different opinions. I think thats what makes them so good for eachother and what makes them keep coming together no matter what circumstance. I also really enjoy this part because it's foreshadowing what's about to occur, and they are like soldiers getting ready for battle but part of both of them enjoys it.
Q: I question whether the author tried to draw parallels between the economy and these 2 characters?
Q: Give a man a fish he eats for a night, teach a man to fish and he never goes hungry.
C: I like this quote, because for example, a man who has never gone camping. Give him a sleeping bag and a fire starter, he'll do well, but teach him to pitch a tent, and start a fire, he'll do better. There are just so many scenarios to state one truth. And that truth is that, while generosity i kind, it only lasts so long. But if you are generous enough to help someone learn, then that can last a lifetime.
Q:How many people think about this when they try to help. Because when people give, they assume that they have dine the best they could and carry on their merry way. But how many of them wonder what more can they do?
I don't think that many people realize that if they give just a little more of their time, it would greatly benefit both of them.
Quote: "It would be," Sam began again "to ban television."
I will admit that I really wasn't surprised when he made this statement. I was surprised that throughout this dictator game that he was doing with his class that no one thought of this first. Throughout the game, many students brought up very valid problems that occur in the world and ended up seeing that it is very hard to have a good policy without any holes. I thought that the lack of recognition towards tv illustrates just how common it is. When Sam gave the different positive effects that would happen if tv was banned, it seemed like the most solid policy. I think that the lack of tv would bring about the human aspect of society once again, which is desperately needed today.
Question: How many people are willing to give up something that has replaced an important piece in their life? And why?
Q:"Ban television and a person can learn to sit and think, a lost art in the television age."
C: When I saw this quote I immediately stopped reading and I thought about all of the people who watch TV and stay on their phones for hours and hours and how it negatively affects them. Without all of the technology that we have we would be more social and be able to think critically without distractions.
C: What do you think would happen to people without TV?
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