Contemplation and Action

Wyatt Gresh
Ian Bell
November 28, 2018

The main learning point of this class is contemplation. We learned about what it is and the various types of contemplation. We also learned how to use contemplation in our everyday lives. We also learned how contemplation can turn into creative action.
Contemplation is a deep, thorough look at something. Contemplation can be used as reflecting on things or events that have happened in the past or it can be used to analyze situations. Contemplation can be used for religious reasons and it can be used to look at societal issues. You can also use it to look at and better understand the world around you. Jim Ziolkowski does this in Walk in ...

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had originally thought social injustice was but when he saw this stuff unfolding in front of his eyes in South Africa and even had primary sources describe some of the events they had witnessed, it made him contemplate even more what building these schools could do for the social injustice around the world. He then would go into a deeper contemplation of the world around him and how what he was doing would affect the world around him.
Contemplation is a huge part of peoples' lives that take action for social justice during a time of social injustice. Martin Luther King Jr. did this during the civil rights movement that he led during the mid 1900's. He contemplated the consequences he and his fellow peers of the civil rights movement would face in the midst of it. During his contemplation in this moment, he figured out that social injustice was everywhere in the south. He also inquired that injustice anywhere is not good to society. Dr. King Jr. says, "Injustice anywhere is a threat ...

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even though most forms of contemplation that we recognize is through religion. For example, in the art paper we recently did, I chose to do mine over the song World on Drugs by Juice Wrld. It is a song about this guy and the relationship he is in. It is not a very good relationship because he finds out that his girlfriend has been lying to him for a very long time and has been doing drugs behind his back. He worries and contemplates this for a very long time and as time goes on, he starts to see that more and more people are doing drugs around him, much more than he ever could have imagined. Through this contemplation, it got to a point to where he was able to clearly see how the ...

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Added: 5/1/2019 12:01:32 PM
Submitted By: wyattgresh
Category: Philosophy
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