I live in a world that contains inequalities between human beings. I have recently read books and watched movies about equality, pain and pride. The Julius Caesar movie contains many inequality between epicureans and stoics. Julius Caesar was definitely a devoted man who wanted to rule Rome and run the people the way he wished. The advantage Caesar had is that he was able to buy the Romans who are epicurean because all they cared about is money and were the next party is so that they can drink. Epicureans didn’t believe in consequence, so whatever they did they were able to do it with no heart because no one was going to punish them. Stoics on the other hand did believe in consequence and in case they perform any actions that are against god, like killing someone, that stoic would go home and pray for forgiveness. Haiti is another country that is facing inequality, but in this countries case Canada and many other countries like the U.S are donating millions of dollars to help build hospitals and help the victims out. Africa is another country facing inequality and pain. Thousands of Africans die everyday because of starvation, disease and sometimes violence. Julius Caesar, Haiti, and Africa are or used to face inequality, pain, and pride.
Julius Caesar wanted power and control over Rome. With money and being a great epicurean he was able to achieve his goals. He definitely had pride in his work towards running the Romans the way using money and persuasiveness. On the other side, there was the stoics. Stoics are people who didn’t drink and prayed to god most of time. They didn’t fall for Caesar’s tricks and wanted the government to change from epicurean to stoic, that way Rome would not be filled with such Epicurean ways of drinking and the hurting of others. Caesar had pride in is work, and he thought that no Roman will be able to stop him ruling the them, especially his best friend Anthony. Brutus and Cassius, where Brutus is a stoic and Cassius is an epicurean or stoic depending on what situation that he is in. They were they ones to kill Caesar with pride, because they thought that that would be better for Rome, to become a stoic government. In the end Anthony steps aside and lets Cassius and Brutus handle the killing while he sits aside watch them kill his best friend, because he knew that he will get the prize in the end. That is where the pain and pride comes in. Anthony had pride because he accomplished and deserved all the prizes, or he thought he did, but he didn’t. He should have no pride in watching his best friend get butchered while he awaits to get Caesar’s will the ruling of Rome. Brutus and Cassius go to war with Anthony and Octavius but commit suicide because of misinterpreted evidence. Cassius thought that Brutus has died and lost the war against Octavius and so he kills himself. Brutus actually wins the war against Octavius, but when he finds Cassius dead, he as well commits suicide after a while of running away from Anthony. These two brave men died with honor and pride. There was definitely pain in their journey because even after they killed Caesar, Anthony gave a captivating speech and won the Romans over. Brutus and Cassius as well had a huge fight about some gold going missing and the blame was going towards Cassius. In the end of the fight though they became best friends again, even after Brutus brought up some events that Cassius has done wrong in, and he knew that Cassius would be extremely frustrated and mad with him because of that, but in the end they died together with pride and honor.
I feel so upset for all the victims that are in Haiti that have been affected by the earthquake. They are facing death of family and children and friends still missing. Haiti people are going through so much pain because of this earthquake. I am pleased to know that this world does have people that care and that want to help others who are facing tough times with their country. Canada has donated millions and millions of dollars to build hospitals to help heal these people pain. Many other countries are donating money to Haiti to help ease and heal the pain. This is pride, pain, and equality. Haiti is going through major pain, but countries are showing their pride and are helping Haiti in this long and painful event. The money that has been donated is going to good use. Clinics are being build to help Haiti repair from this event, a clinic can hold up to 250 people per day, there is defiantly pride in that area, since we can help these victims recover and save their lives. We as Canadians should have pride in what we are doing, because we are not saying “Oh who cares about them, as long as nothing happens to Canada we don’t need to spend our money on them”, and that is the wrong attitude to have. We should help them to make this world equal and make the pain go away and be replaced with pride. I am glad that my country does have the attitude to help others so that everyone in this world is happy and equal and no pain should come upon them. Africa is facing a similar problem. Even though no tragic event is happening in Africa, millions are dying because of starvation and diseases. All countries should have enough food and clean water. Unfortunately, that is not happening in our world today. Canada and the U.S have companies that are non governmental that are getting people to donate money to Africans so that they can have food and clean water, so that African children can go to school, and so that adults learn how to farm to make money for their families, and to how to take care of their health by taking the family to a doctor to make sure that they can recover from the disease or to be safe from the diseases, because many kids in Africa die of Malaria, because nighty percent of Malaria related deaths occur in Africa. Africa does have pain but also pride, the pride that other countries are helping them and do care about them having a good life. World Vision is a company that sends workers to Africa to help teach families how to farm. The money that we donate is going to great use of helping other and making this world a better and equal place for all human beings.
If I was was in Haiti or Africa I would be grateful and have pride in how others care about saving me and my family and not letting me die as if I didn’t mean the littlest bit to them. I would be facing pain, but I would be pleased that people are donating their hard working money to me and my country to help me survive this horrible event. I would start thinking differently of the world and that there is hope to make everyone equal even though that would take billions and billions of dollars to do so. Knowing that my family is dying and I don’t know where they are would make me irritated and furious, because they are my support and my parents help me get through the day. My parents give me advice on how to deal with a situation. I was once having a very hard time in school with my marks, I went home and my mom immediately knew that I was upset. I explained to her that I am not glad with the marks and for a reason I am unable to achieve the marks that I am working for. She explained to me that she would not be disappointed in my marks because as long as I am trying my best and doing what the test takes to get the mark that I am looking for, she will not be mad or disappointed since she knows that I tried my best. Just having a family member who knows me so well and is there for me when I fall down is a great feeling, because I always know she will stand by me and support me the whole way through. To be in Haiti or Africa and to know that my mom, dad, brother, or sister are missing and maybe even dead, would be horrifying. I had pain when I was in that situation, but with my moms support, that pain turned into pride because I knew that I could not do any better and I did try my best, that is all that matters. I hope that with our support and help, Haiti and Africa would recover and become equal to other countries and as well have pride in their work, and maybe they can start helping other countries who are in need of the same support that they got when they needed help.
Haiti victims and Africans who are suffering and are able to get through the day are role models, because knowing that me or my family are dying or missing would horrify me, because I know that I can not live without them, I need their help and support to get me through hardships. Canada and the countries that are helping or trying to help should have pride of making the pain of others disappear and trying to make this world equal. No country or person should suffer from starvation, diseases, or the lose of family and relatives. We are all human beings, we should all have pride and no pain. First world countries and their citizens have the responsibility to help others, because I put myself in the place of the victim and imagine what I would do or how I would feel if I was in his/her place, and in this case I would be very upset that my family is missing because of an earthquake, but I would also be happy that others that I have never meet are donating their money to help me heal and find my family. The Haiti people are not forcing me to donate money, I donate money because I want to, because if I was ever in the shoes of a fifteen year old who has lost her family or her family has died, I would need help because I would be lost. I can sacrifice buying a new laptop that is as thin as an Ipod to help Africans or Haiti people survive. I can save start saving money again, but I can’t bring people back from the dead. I would put my personal needs to the side to save a life.