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Tuesday, April 21, 2015

Abbey T's 1st installment: What's Your Status?

Posted for Abbey (#8)-
What's Your Status

I have decided to do to final report on three different video links from “The School of

Life” videos. This first installment is just over the first video I watched called “status anxiety”.


The video discussed how people are judged based on their status in society. When the narrator

for the video said that the only person who loves you for your soul is your mother, I would have

to say that I disagree with that statement. Not all mothers love you for who you are, I

personally know mothers who expect excellence out of their children and if they do not see

that then they act like they do not even know their children. I feel that the video was right

when it discussed how we put such a spotlight on what people do for a living, or how far

they’ve gotten in life. It is as if these accomplishments define how much a human being you

actually are. I can relate to the anxiety part because I know that I already have enough going on

in my life that worrying about whether someone deems me “good enough” or “up to par”

should not be in the cards for me. Throughout our course we have learned about many

philosophers, and the one thing that I can point out that almost every philosopher had in

common was their lack of caring about what other people thought; at least that was my

opinion. I feel that in order to be a philosopher that person has to have a majority of them that

does not care about what people think because they know what gives them peace, and even

though I am nowhere near being a philosopher, I admire that aspect about them.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Iipn6yM43sM

4 comments:

  1. I completely agree with you about this. I have a strong distaste for people who only see status, but it's gotten to be so many people's second nature to do so that it has almost become acceptable. It is quite ridiculous to think that from a very young age we're taught to see money and how far you can go in life rather than who a person really is. A high school dropout can be just as good as the CEO of a company, but it just depends on how high your nose is stuck in the air.

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  2. The phrase "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb," comes to mind in relation to this. The people who care about you are not always people who should be obligated to do so.

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  3. The phrase "The blood of the covenant is thicker than the water of the womb," comes to mind in relation to this. The people who care about you are not always people who should be obligated to do so.

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  4. We're preoccupied with superficial markers of status, encouraged by consumerism and now social media to "keep up" with peers and put an impressive (though probably false) face forward. In recognizing this, you ARE "near being a philosopher"!

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