Individualism, The Only Way. Persuasive Essay With Background On The Book: "The Giver"

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Jonas, a pale-eyed, different, calm, intelligent and determined kid was introduced in the plain Giver´s society by Lois Lowry; society in which everybody most be the same in terms of physical appearance and psychological structure, there’s always tension because of fear of braking rules and being ‘released’ (that in this specific community means to be killed), there’s a permanent seek for perfection that reaches the point of killing the weird people and the needs and worries of individuals are not even taken into account and are replaced by the necessities of the whole society that may mean nothing for some of its citizens.As proved in this fictitious but reality-based society and in history by some well known collectivist nations such as Cuba, Russia and China, there are plenty of disadvantages collectivism brings to communities based on it. To begin with, in a collectivistic society everybody is seen as part of a bigger organ with specific characteristics and features that stay the same for all and sundry; forgetting that everyone is different and has diverse values and abilities, and provoking that even the most honest and sincere person can be considered a thieve and liar only because of living in a society recognized of having that kind of people.In addition, it is important to say that collectivism is the best way for a country to fail economically, since it brings with itself an economic system in which industries, companies and factories are owned by the government, so the potentially active population works in them in order to have free hospital service, public education and basic food and cleaning tools. Then, with the monetary gains, the government pays the already described services, besides the maintenance of the country; including streets, cleaning of public places, and others, and with the remaining sources it is supposed to give equitable benefits to all the population, but money never exceeds (it is either spent in the country´s benefit, or it is lost in the political corruption), so the country ends as Raul Rivero (a Cuban journalist) says in his article “Daily Live in Cuba”; “There is not only one Cuba. There are several. One for the ruling class and another for tourists, diplomats and other foreign visitors. These two are very similar. However, there is another country for those who do not receive any of the $800 million dollars sent yearly to the island by Miami-based exiles, and who do not have relatives working in foreign corporations or mixed-capital enterprises. Those who are forced to live, along with their families, solely with national currency, with no access to dollar-based stores. This text concerns such people. Because there are other Cubans, smaller and forgotten”.Focusing on politics and government, it is essential to point out that although the defenders of collectivism deny it, there is not a collectivist government; every single government is composed of...

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