Thursday, October 9, 2008


Contradicting One Self

Contradicting ourselves, nowadays, doesn’t seem to be much of an issue. Mostly because we use reason to separate two issue that are similar. For example, to say that you’re for immigration, for people around the world to an equal opportunity in America; at the same time, you’re for making English as the official language in America is contradicting oneself. Immigrates come to America with a different language, aside from a lot or little English. However, the mere fact that English as the official language in America only suppresses people who don’t understand English, mostly immigrates. But nevertheless, you’re saying one thing, at the same time saying something completely different.

I really can’t decide if this is moral or immoral to contradicting yourself. In a way, you’re only hurt yourself, not others. Unless, you’re in a position to influence other; therefore spreading your own contradiction ideas to other. But other than that, a single individual, who contradicted oneself, is only lose their ability to understand the concepts and reasons between issues. This only involves one person; therefore that one person has created its own way thinking with reason. It is our moral duty, who sees someone contradicting oneself, to convince (persuade) them, who are contradicting themselves, to understand what they are doing. Can we really convince someone to change their way of thinking?

1 comment:

Anonymous said...

mmmm--I get what you're saying about the immigration/official language part, but I disagree. I know it's difficult for people to learn English, and I like that all sorts of people can/want to come to America, but that doesn't mean we shouldn't require them to learn the language the natives speak.

Why should the natives learn chinese when they didn't choose for a chinese person to come over? Allowing a chinese immigrant is totally cool, but I'd rather we just give the chinese person time to learn English, rather than us learning every other language (chinese etc) of the people coming over.