2012年3月15日 星期四

What is your duty to the world?

We had an interesting discussion about the quote, that Martin Niemöller had written after the war, during Wednesday's class. In my opinion, I think Martin Niemöller wrote this because he wanted us to know that although someone started something doesn't mean that others do not have any fault about the events. In addition, another point I think he wrote is to tell us that things people do to other people do not only affect them but also the people around them because of influence.

The second thought I have in my mind was that should the entire Germany population be responsible about what Adolf Hitler and Nazis did to the Jews and the start of WWII. After thinking about a day or two I decided that everyone in Germany should be shamed about themselves in some certain ways, by not stopping this tragedy happening. It is because if everyone steps up to the Nazi Party telling them that they are not right and they do not have the rights to kill the Jews and other races then it could be a different story and this cruel historical event would not be the ending. However, no one in the country was willing to help the Jews and themselves in this situation which cost nearly 11 million innocent life killed not including the military and put German themselves in another shameful place.

From this lesson I also learned that, this is not only talking about the Nazi party but also talking about relationship between people to people. I am going to list three simple examples how do these examples affect me in school, city ,and world. First talking about school, as we know we have to behave well to show not only the teachers that we have good attitude towards each other but also building a better atmosphere in school to have good education, environment and respect. I think I play a very important part in school towards the things I just listed as I might influence the new comers in school to act as the same way I do or friends around me that could be influenced by me. 

In another perspective is on my city. In my own city I will be a good citizen because in the street you might meet some people from different country who are visiting your country. You would want to be kind and have a positive attitude in helping them when they ask for it so your city will have a good reputation in other people's point of view.

The last perspective I am going to talk about is how my action will affect my country. Of course some people will think their action would not affect their country's reputation but it's wrong because as we learned from the spirit week that the action you make do not only affect you but other people around you because they are being influenced by what people around them are doing. 

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