The Importance Of Human Nature In King Rat The King

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One of the core competencies of human nature is the common desire to be extraordinary. The desire to be extraordinary drives most people towards their goals in life. This feeling is common throughout humans because everyone wants to be better than they actually are. It is natural for human beings not to settle for what they have and to crave for something more. The unlikeliest of human-beings to be truly satisfied with their lives stems from ambivalence toward complacency, competitive nature that permeates social interactions, and the futile quest for perfection. In the book, King Rat the King is one of only twenty-five American prisoners in the camp. He is the most successful black market “trader” and businessman in Changi (the POW camp). …show more content…
In this highly competitive world, everybody wants to be different from others, and their dreams are different. Each day people dream about their goals and try to make themselves different from others. Competition and being very competitive gives reason to why many feel unsatisfied. Especially, athletes who are primarily motivated by others who are better themselves. A prime example of this is Michael Jordan, he was cut from the basketball team his freshman year in high school, and if he was satisfied with not being good at basketball, he would not have been one of the best basketball players to ever play the game. Jordan was not satisfied with his performance at all, and competition is what drove him to become one of the best. Another example is, in terms of careers, is seen in the workplace. Everyone has to be competitive, and earn it every day to make a living. There are always new and innovative things being built each day. Technology and specifically communication have evolved from the pony express to the smart phones. If people were ever satisfied with snail mail and did not care for a faster way of communication, then the world would not be efficient as it is today. The competition between all the cell phone companies brought out smart phones, with Apple being at the top of the market. With smart phones, people are capable to …show more content…
The definition of perfection is the condition, state, or quality of being free or as free as possible from all flaws or defects. As human nature, everyone wants to be perfect, and strives for it in mostly everything he or she does. This hope for perfection causes people to never become satisfied. No one can ever achieve perfection because there is no definition for perfection. If one wants to be close to perfect, one has to always be working towards it. Models who want to look perfect may go on ridiculous diets or have surgeries done to them to make them look more attractive to the public eye. These diets and surgeries that models have done to them only last for a little while until they have to receive another surgery or go on a different diet. This is where the deadly human flaw is, that creates disorder. It becomes a never ending cycle for them to be perfect. These surgeries and diets are very unhealthy for the human body; there are many possibilities for error, especially if a surgery goes bad and something happens to that person. The extreme diets can cause malnutrition, and cause them to be anorexic. Then people who see these models feel the need that they should look like them and then use the same techniques they are using. As a society, people are not happy because they do not get what they want, yet have what they need and still feel empty

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