Essay on How Should I Live A Good Life?

1477 Words Jul 15th, 2016 null Page
Peter Singer, a renowned Australian philosopher, once said, “That is a central part of philosophy, of ethics. What do I owe to strangers? What do I owe to my family? What is it to live a good life? Those are questions which we face as individuals I’m not just saying the government ought to do this or the collective is responsible for that. I’m really posing questions about what should I do in my life. How should I live?” (Singer). Peter Singer understands the ethical dilemma that we all face on an individual level over what is owed to people, and decades prior President John Fitzgerald Kennedy sent out a call to action with his “First Inaugural Address”, that is heralded as one of, if not, the greatest American speech of all time. On January 20, 1961, President Kennedy took office, but before he is able to take office he must be sworn in as President deliver a speech, before thousands in front of the capitol building and millions listening across the United States, that will state his intentions and goals during his presidency. With the help of his advisor and main speechwriter, Theodore Sorensen, Kennedy sent out a call to action to everyone in the world, that has been sent out hundreds of times before, reminding people that they are all living creatures, and everyone deserves basic human decency, so people must remain civil, and hopefully one day come together to fight the injustices of the world because if humankind does not, humans will lead themselves to their own…

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