Has the world, in fact, changed for the better or worse?
Topic: Homework the bad
June 20, 2019 / By Keren-Happuch Question:
While society is currently undergoing many rapid changes, people disagree about their direction. Has the world, in fact, changed for the better or worse?
What is your opinion and your position on whether the world has changed for better or worse? Please include specific details and examples from your own experiences or readings to support your point of view.
Best answer goes for the most convincing argument!
Best Answers: Has the world, in fact, changed for the better or worse?
Jackaline | 2 days ago
We don't know, in fact, whether the world has changed for better of for worse.
Your subject area is far too broad to make a decent argument, even if this were the forum.
I don't want to do a position paper. If I did, you would have to state humanity's purpose for being here in the first place, to reasonably argue whether or not changes are good, bad or indifferent.
No man knows if the changes are better, worse or indifferent.
I am of the opinion that they are exactly the way they are supposed to be at this moment, and that's good enough for me.
But it's not my homework and I'm not getting graded.
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There's always room for improvement.
BUT, seeing the glass half empty is not quite "healthy" per se because it's comparing the actual to an ideal.
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Just because traditions don't "seem" logical enough doesn't mean they were totally obsolete to start with. They helped us to get to this level.
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Originally Answered: Which seems worse? Please explain why.?
I'm assuming by "sleeping with" you mean "having sex with". "Seems worse" and "is worse" are the same in such cases, because the child's experience is informed by how the events are understood by others, and that is a large part of what makes it abusive. It's abusive for a 30 year old woman to seduce a 13 year old boy: but the boy is likely to be admired by some of his peers ("whoah, you got laid bro!") and is less likely to be treated like a damaged victim, so he's less likely to end up a damaged victim later in life. The 13 year old girl, on the other hand, will almost certainly be treated as a damaged victim whose "purity" was made "dirty" by the 30 year old man, even if he were a rock star or something that her peers worshipped. Most likely, she will be treated by everyone as an object who was used as an object (the rock star will be demoted to child molester status, so any glory she might have had from "sleeping with a rock star" has now become "getting raped by a sex offender"). It will be very hard for her to escape these interpretations, so it will be very hard for her to make it to later life without actually being a damaged victim.
Just to be clear, the fact that the events are experienced according to how they're interpreted doesn't make these kinds of actions by adults any less abusive: the adults know perfectly well how the community will interpret the actions (as child abuse) and so this is what the actions are (child abuse). Secrecy makes no difference, either: the child knows what child abuse is too (or at the very least will find out later in life), so the damage is done whether others find out about it or not. No loving adult deliberately violates a child, which is another way of saying no loving adult deliberately subjects a child to an experience that she or he could interpret as being violated: so there is no such thing as non-violent adult-child sex. It is always a violation.
In this context, the 30 year old woman's sleeping with the 13 year old boy is abusive, but the 30 year old man's sleeping with the 13 year old girl is worse: it's seen as worse, so it is worse (just like in our culture to pull someone's pants down in public is "seen as worse" than pulling off his or her hat, so it is worse: when it comes to social things like sexual activity, the meaning is the reality). In addition to that (and probably underlying it, historically) is the biological fact that the 13 year old girl could get pregnant, so that the actual physical effects of the man's sleeping with the girl can also be far more profound than the physical effects of the woman's sleeping with the boy.