Laura Moses

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Laura Moses
Posted almost 2 years ago
Do people change?
I'd to add that maybe will power plays a role in whether or not we allow ourselves to give in to whatever is triggering our inner selves. Sticking to my prison example, if a violent offender leaves prison as a changed man and encounters a situation where he feels the urge to engage in violence once again BUT knows that its wrong and couldn't stomach the idea of bringing out his "old self". Then would that man be considered a changed person until he breaks and resorts back to violence?
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Laura Moses
Posted almost 2 years ago
Do people change?
"If I cant evolve, there is no purpose in living" I very much agree with that quote since in fact we are humans and humans evolve. As physical appearance goes that has very little to do with you you are therefore it is quite easy to change physically which may also change how you feel about yourself resulting in perhaps, higher self-esteem and confidence. However is it correct to state that "your worldview crashed" is another way of saying the circumstances you lived by where faulted and therefore your environment changed as well, your views changed (how you see the world) etc...which then transformed you into an entirely different being? That is why I feel that us humans cannot just change BUT we may become different beings with different views and perceptions of the world when and solely when the circumstances and the environment around us is changed allowing what us humans do best, evolve and adapt. In this case you evolved and adapted to your new fact-based worldview.
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Laura Moses
Posted almost 2 years ago
Do people change?
We adapted through evolution to be able to live in the futuristic generation we are in now compared to years before, so yes as humans we have changed ALTHOUGH at the same time, did we change or did the environment and circumstance around us change, not the human itself? I strongly believe that humans do not change but everything around us changes and we just simply adapt allowing evolution to take its course. In a science experiment for example you cannot measure something without having a controlled variable. We cannot say that humans are capable of change when everything around us is CONSTANTLY changing. Also to add as an example; if a convict is sent to prison for violent acts and is then taught in prison how to control himself and what is right and what is wrong then in that environment he will change, he may even change enough to be let out of prison and back in the world. If he stays in an environment where he is not tempted to commit violence then he will remain a changed man although if he, lets say, goes back to his hometown where all of the problems started then he is back in his environment where something could easily trigger his violent episodes then that person is right back to where he started off, a violent person. A unchanged man.
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Laura Moses
Posted almost 2 years ago
What would be the necessary components of an ideal prison to unsure justice and human rights?
very true in terms of specific offenders that have committed perhaps more serious crimes. Therefore those type of offenders most likely have other things influencing their crimes, either it being chemical instability in the brain or something else that either way a program like this would do no good. For offenders that have committed crimes because they came from a unstable family or have been influenced by the environment they grew up in or just simply "did not know better" a program like this would do wonders and help our society and future generations tremendously. That being said I think I am speaking for more juvenile institutions where they can help delinquents at an early age along with minimum security prisons where the crimes committed may be less violent and more for social purposes such as theft or robbery in order to support his/her family.
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Laura Moses
Posted almost 2 years ago
What is sexy and what does it mean?
Personally I find the term "sexy" to have very little to do with appearance but with someones attitude and behavior since our appearance is brought out/changed from our personality/attitude. It is very often we see for a example a person that may or may not be "attractive" in the eyes of someone else although once the person gets to know more about the other (personality, attitude, knowledge, talents etc) his/her perception on the other's appearance (physical traits) may be changed and therefore the other suddenly becomes a beautiful person or "sexy" in this case. I also may add that I feel "sexy" is associated with a person who has a more edgy personality with an strong independent characteristic that evokes a sexy attitude.
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Laura Moses
Posted almost 2 years ago
What would be the necessary components of an ideal prison to unsure justice and human rights?
I agree with you 100% It wouldn't be possible to justify why prisoners whom have committed crimes would be granted access to so much that could help further themselves meanwhile there are people in the world who are just less fortunate( the poor, foster children, undeveloped countries etc) and don't have access to proper education. Also what makes a prison a form of punishment is not just the fact that prisoners are confined in cells or that they have minimal privacy but mainly because they do not have freedom of choice. In society what we value is our freedom of choice therefore giving prisoners choices in ways to rehabilitate them is not necessarily a punishment but in a sense a reward. I feel strongly towards helping inmates further themselves both in knowledge and self-esteem although the inmates must know they have been convicted to serve time and know that with every action comes a consequence.