Essay about Contracting but the Same

791 Words Sep 19th, 2012 4 Pages
1. Abraham Maslow suggested that “a person who is lacking food, love, and self-esteem would most likely hunger for food more strongly than anything else.” Conversely, the novelist Dostoyevski wrote, “without a firm idea of himself and the purpose of his life, man cannot live even if surrounded with bread.” Give evidence that would lead you to support both statements.

A person who lacks food, love and self-esteem would most likely hunger for food the most, simply because it is biological need in order for that person to stay alive. If a person does not eat, they cannot obtain nutrition, and therefore their body will starve and die. However, similar results come from a person not receiving love or lacking self-esteem. If a person does not
…show more content…
Jan’s idea of an attractive body shape probably also results from what she thinks others find attractive. The pressure from the fashion industry pushes Jan’s low self esteem and results in her eating habits. For Gene, food is probably something that heals the soul. Gene feels that it isn’t necessary to stop his eating because of eagerness to be thin. Food is very much part of every culture. One’s taste preference is biologically and culturally influenced. Body chemistry always stresses one’s desire for high fat and starchy foods. Carbohydrates boost our level of neurotransmitters

3. The rate of teenage pregnancy in the United States has risen sharply in the last 40 years, despite the increased availability of contraceptives. Suggest how parents, teachers, religious leaders, government officials, and teenagers themselves could help remedy this situation. Include at least one concrete suggestion for each of these groups.
Parents and teachers should inform or give teenagers proper sex education. They should teach them of practice of abstinence or the use of contraceptives. Religious leaders should give lessons on the importance of maintaining and having moral values. And also inform teenagers about the risk and complications of getting pregnant. Also, ensure them about their marriage or sexual activity requirements inside their religion, if they apply. Moreover, government officials should arrange a teen pregnancy and counseling center which would help

Related Documents