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Monday, October 26

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Monday, October 19

  1. msg Fear (of the unknown- played upon) message posted Fear (of the unknown- played upon) I agree and disagree with 7mbogi. Fear can be and is an obstacle that often leads to mayhem and mis…
    Fear (of the unknown- played upon)
    I agree and disagree with 7mbogi. Fear can be and is an obstacle that often leads to mayhem and misery, but following it doesn't always have disastrous results. Without fear, we wouldn't protect ourselves from danger as strongly, and we'd probably see many more cases of successful homicide on the news. the value of fear is, like with all emotions, subjective. On a broad level, fear is negligible, but on a personal level fear may dictate one's life. Fear of failure, as 7mbogi said, fear of being arrested, fear of the government, fear of, say, heights or birds or germs can also be controlling factors in one's life. You can't let fear take you over, but listening to your fright sometimes may be enough to compel you onwards.
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Wednesday, October 14

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Friday, October 2

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Wednesday, September 30

  1. msg Reputation message posted Reputation Repuatation has always been very important to people, ever since the beginning of time. As we look …
    Reputation
    Repuatation has always been very important to people, ever since the beginning of time. As we look abck in history, class was always an important and influential factor in society. People vlaue their repuatatins, and the idea of being "int he top class of society" seems to becomemore important as time goes on. In America especially, things like money, looks, beliefs, values, and material things define a person. People obsess over their repuatations, they care what others think of them greatly. there are many things that define a person, and can eaasily ruin a reputation. Some of these ideas are the same through out the world,but others different from region to region. Some things that can ruin a persons reputatino include crime, loss of money, destructino of material possessions, beliefs, values, the people one surrounds themself with, and the decisons they make.
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  2. msg Fear (of the unknown- played upon) message posted Fear (of the unknown- played upon) I agree with Hannah in saying that people do things because they want to be part of something. But,…
    Fear (of the unknown- played upon)
    I agree with Hannah in saying that people do things because they want to be part of something. But, that is connected to fear. In many circumstances, the reason people desire to be a part of something is for protection, or comfort in being part of something large. Being alone or having a different opinion than everyone else can be very intimidating and scary. This is one reason why characters from the Crucible did not want to speak out against the lies of witch craft. Even though many people knew that the outragous accusations were completely false, they felt inclined to agree with them out of fear of being an outsider. Fear is a powerful thing that motivates people to be a part of things they would normally want no part in. Fear changes people.
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Tuesday, September 29

  1. msg Honor message posted Honor I think there are many excuses for telling lies, especially in todays society with cutthroat compet…
    Honor
    I think there are many excuses for telling lies, especially in todays society with cutthroat competition in both business and government, that may require dishonesty to get head. This can be very important when dealing with government secrets, which if found out by enemies could lead to the deaths of many. Also, people have said that telling lies to save or help other people is honorable, but to help yourself is dishonorable. But aren't we all people? Telling a lie to save my life should be the same as telling one to save your life, no matter who says it. And telling a lie to get ahead greedily personally is bad, but so is lying to make your friends rich. Lying can affect people honor completely differently depending on who they are, what they lie about and the type of people they live with. for instance, according to some people, it is honorable to lie to police and say that you don't know anything about a crime, while for most it is dishonorable. It all depends on the situation.
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  2. msg Fear (of the unknown- played upon) message posted Fear (of the unknown- played upon) I agree with the example you used, 9/11, and the effects it caused because of fear. That was the …
    Fear (of the unknown- played upon)
    I agree with the example you used, 9/11, and the effects it caused because of fear. That was the first things to come to my mind also. I agree with most of your points, but I'm not sure that the fear we had was valid either. Flying is still very safe and there aren't that many terrorist attempts, but airport security is only getting tighter. I think fear motivates people to overreact, and its often a good thing because it prevents more bad things as it likely did with terrorist attacks on airplanes.
    Another event that comes to mind is the Columbine school shooting, or more recently the one at Virginia Tech, which has made people more aware of and afraid of school shootings. I'd say this fear is valid, because it is bad, but there are also a lot of (in my opinion) unnecessary precautions schools have taken now.
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