25 January 2011
Family Conversation Essay
There is no doubt that it is around the family and the home that all the greatest virtues, the most dominating virtues of human society, are created, strengthened and maintained. My family and I are very family oriented. We disagree on some things but on others we agree and our beliefs is one of them. My mother’s name is Maria and my father’s name is Valentin. I asked them both the same questions and both answers where very similar.
The first question I asked both my parents was, Like Aristotle’s teleology, do you each believe that everything that exists is here for a purpose, and that it ...view middle of the document...
All of us and everything else in this world for that matter are only here to complete a work for which we were created. Each thing in existence is so in order to allow all the other things a comparative of form and a desire to change. Everything is in a process of development and until we realize this, we are only left to continue as we have with great misunderstanding and confusion about ourselves and the world we live in. There are so many purposes, some seem more vital, others more aesthetic, but all have purpose. The purpose of humans is for all of us to help one another .Our purpose is to love our god and be all around good human beings and live in peace with one another. We should live in harmony with other humans and all other species.
I believe everything that exists is here for a purpose. We were created for a reason. Everything is always better when it fulfills its purpose. Humans were created to serve god. God made us to discover new things and ways for us to do things we have in our power to do. He also made us so we can give him company.
Second question asked was, do you and your family member agree with Thomas Hobbes that ALL human actions are self-interested—even the noble, moral things we appear to do? Or, do you believe that some human actions are genuinely selfless? Why? Both my father and mother believe that there is no selfless act committed by human beings. All actions we commit we do so at some level to advance our personal self-interest. Human selfishness can determine if a person’s actions are motivated by long term or short term gain. An overtly selfish act is generally short-term...