Creon's Idea Of A Good Life

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The good life has many different aspects and opinions. Some people say that money is key to the good life, but that is not my idea. The good life involves a family, namely good solicitous parents. Having good parents has a good effect on how people are influenced and their future. While it is not always a rule, in most circumstances, it is the truth. My parents raised me well, they showed me love, manners and how to be a good person. Parents need to give their children some resistance because life is not always sugar coated and resistance will be good for you. Having good parents involves having a support system. A good support system is always important in life whether you are 10 years or 70 years old. Good parents are there to support and …show more content…
In Antigone, Antigone’s idea of a good life revolved around honor. She chose to honor Polynices instead of living her life. Creon chose that public recognition was more important than his family. Everybody has a different view on the good life. Some people’s idea of the good life is a financially prosperous life, and they believe that happiness lies in the possession of wealth. The idea that worldly success is what counts in having a good life, can allow people that are not “successful” to believe they are a failure. This can create the greediness that leads to unethical decisions, as discussed with the Enron collapse. Along with the need for wealth, some lives are defined by their desire for power which can also lead to unethical behaviors in the business …show more content…
Faring well involves events and occurrences in which, we do not have much control. It is possible to do everything right in order to succeed, but still fail to do so. You can work hard, and still not succeed. David K. Shipler, makes it clear that the invisible people are engaged in the activity that is respected in American Ideology, hard, honest work. The invisible poor’s idea of the American Dream is a nightmare of low-paying, dead-ends jobs, not the American dream of success. Shipler states that the profound failure of the government to improve upon the decaying housing, health care an education and the failure of families to stop the patterns of poverty. In The Working Poor, we explore the interlocking problems and encounter what poverty looks like in the American economy. Each life in the book describes another aspect of struggle. This struggle comes from the false notion that hard work and prosperity go hand in hand, that social advancement is possible for anybody that has a good character. Some of the people discussed in the book have the support of family and friends but are not equipped to handle a setback, let alone have the ability to amass enough savings to have a good life. This is where a good community can help those that are struggling. When a community comes together, they can help stop the never ending cycle of poverty.vWorking hard is

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