My English teacher Mrs. Julian goes to the Dominican Republic every year and brings toys and other items to an orphanage. To me, this is being truly charitable, because she provides necessities and want to the unfortunate. If you can do this I think this, helps people truly understand the meaning of being grateful. These children before only had three toys among twenty-eight of them, and they were very thankful for the things provided. They understand the value of taking care of what they have, unlike other kids who go through toys faster than the increasing population of China.
I honestly believe that if people were to step in the shoes of someone less fortunate than themselves, they could truly understand the meaning of being grateful. No one knows the true meaning of being grateful until they lose what they have. If the people suffering from poverty can be grateful for what they have, then so can everyone else.
In Eudemian Ethics, Aristotle explains, “…men are fortunate, namely those who generally succeed without the aid of reason.” Reason motivates rationality; therefore fortune is achieved without the means of wisdom due to its rational aspect.
I feel very fortunate that the goals I have formed for myself over the past few years are helping me make the most of every opportunity that presents itself, allowing me to live a life with true meaning...
Tap your feet and shout along with John Fogerty: "It ain't me, it ain't me…" The spawned more than its fair share of protest records—at times it seems that the 1960s antiwar movement became almost synonymous with 1960s —but "Fortunate Son" may well have been the definitive anti-Vietnam anthem.