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moralities. Not all men are quite different; they are only slightly different. He grasps on the point that because every man knows and understands the law, other societies engage to exemplify irrelevant ways of expressing ethics– they all act slightly different. Furthermore, he deciphers the critical aspect about selfishness. “Selfishness has never been admired. Men have differed as to whether you should have one wife or four. But they have always agreed that you mustn’t simply have any woman you liked.” Selflessness is what we must strive for to achieve a strong sense of apposite morality, yet the remnants of the world believe the opposite. We must not be fooled. Establishing this law into the masses is almost impossible. “None of us really follow the Law of Nature.”

He tells us, that almost every day we have failed to practice ourselves the kind of behaviour we expect from other people. “The point is that they are one more proof of how deeply, whether we like it or not, we believe in the Law of Human Nature. If we did not believe in decent behaviour, why should we be so anxious to make excuses for not having behaved decently? The truth is, we believe in decency so much– we feel the Rule or Law, pressing on us so that we can’t bear to face the fact that we’re breaking it, and consequently we try to shift the responsibility.” He tries to make the point that humans know and understand the law of nature and yet they still break it. This exemplifies how man understands and is knowledgeable of these laws yet still acts immoral. Man is

given a choice–yet he still heads in the wrong direction. With no faith in salvation, he does consider his ethical value. His principles and morals are lost. In Booth’s essay, he begins with a lament, describing how poorly and inadequately students attempt to write essays. He complains about how boring, how meaningless and how empty they are written. He goes on about examples of a teacher in Indiana and how she didn’t care what was in the essay (content), or how the essay was written (style), all she was concerned with was spelling and grammar. Wow. One does not even have to write a story or a paper with content, one can write down a few hollow sentences and as long as the grammar and spelling are correct, a mark of one hundred percent is awarded. That is ludicrous. He then

moves along and states how many boring essays he has read in his lifetime. There must some sort of antidote to this serious problem. Moreover, he states three possible cures: 1- “develop an awareness of audience” 2- “give them something to say” and finally, 3- “enliven their writing personalities”. The student must have contact with the audience. One must let them know that this is valuable and is breathable knowledge. Make the essay brilliant, intelligent and interesting. Next, we must give them something to say. Students bore themselves, others and authorities because they have nothing to say; nothing of what everybody already knows is worth saying! At this time and only this time when we have something to say, nothing will bore anyone. Furthermore, Booth encourages

us to write through our own eyes and hearts instead of through a haze of clich?. Finally, he states that good fiction will not transform students into good writers. Even the most elite student needs endless hours and years of practice with rigorous criticism. Writing is an essential aspect of reading; reading is a critical aspect of writing. The incompetently of the students essay writing skills is due to the lack of important knowledge with little ambition to say anything valuable, anything worth listening to. Again, with no strong intuition to God, values have vanished. In this newspaper article, the author is also aware that something has changed. We see that there are too many aspects of this idea of “pop culture” taking over the minds of today’s individuals,

indoctrinating them with false values and half truths which are vital in the long road to the salvation of man. This is all part of the leveling process. As population rises, that horizontal line becomes extended to a point where the pyramid is not even a pyramid anymore. In this particular article, the author attempts to follow a number of examples of why people today are buried in a heap of junk. He mentions “quicksand”, “mickeys”, “Casablanca” and innumerable illustrations of how man knows the idea of the subject, yet fails to actually experience it or have some background on it. In the past, pieces of other works are being put into one solid, unified, coherent work of art. Take The Bible for example. So many decades of work, organization and dedication are being