HAPPINESS HUFF WEEK FIVE
QUESTION ONE:QUESTION TWO
The author believes that progress is not inevitable, that we must not simply accept changes in society as inevitable if they are dangerous to us. What is your opinion?
Can you think of an example in our culture today where some behavior, whether economic, social or other, is accepted as inevitable even though it might be destructive?
The author criticizes the Christians of his nation. He breaks their collusion with evil down into three possible forms. Which?
He believes that their collution is something he must teach Genariello to resist. What language does he wish he knew and why?
Wht are the five teaching tools that the author outlines? Why does he place them in the order he does? Do you agree? Why or why not?
Do you think consumer goods are as powerful now as they were in 1975, or has information become a more powerful cultural influence?
Are goods a form of information or vice versa?
The author says that a curtain was the first teacher he had. What did it teach him?
Write a two page essay on some object that means much more to you than its simple, obvious meaning (i.e. a car may be more than transportation, food may be more than physical nourishment, etc.),
TO THINK ABOUT:
How powerful of an influence are your peers? How powerful were they when you were fifteen, if you are older than that? Where did your peers get their value structure?