People Are Victims of A Greater Force: The Environment


People would like to believe they can accomplish everything they want in
life. In reality, it is just a positive way of thinking. It would be nice to
believe that a person could do anything if he puts his mind to it, this way of
thinking is not reality. People are victims of greater forces. The force is
not a force of God or magic. The force are our environment, our Biological
instinct, and our inheritied characteritics. This philosophy is called
naturalism and it is used in O\'neil\'s play "Beyond the Horizon". The phliophy
of naturalism has its merit and affect real people everyday. Naturalism affects
the way people live and the lives they affect.

One of the major factors of a persons life is his environment. A
persons surroundings affects how they live, how they think, and how he sees his
own life. Sure America is the land of oppurtunity. But not everyone has the
same oppurtunity as others. A person living in the Ghetto seems to have less of
it than a person living in a rich neigborhood.

A young boy could be at the top of his life. He is ready to conquer the
world. He is ready to go to west point to study to be the best soldier in the
world. When his physical come back they tell him he has a weak heart. He then
finds out he got it from his father. It is nice to believe that a five foot
hudred and fifty five pound boy could play in the NBA. But his chance are slim
to none. Michael Jordans son has a better cance than makeing pro than anyone
else. Just like how a rocket scientist son would like to be smarter than
everyone else.

This way of thinking is very negative but is true. We have very little
control of what happen to our lives.

Category: Philosophy