Debunking Definitional Warrants
Frankl writes the following: "But today’s society is characterized by achievement orientation, and consequently it adores people who are successful and happy and, in particular, it adores the young. It virtually ignores the value od all those who are otherwise, and in so doing blurs the decisive difference between being valuable in the sense of dignity and being valuable in the sense of usefulness. if one is not cognizant of this difference and holds that an individual’s value stems only from his present usefulness, then, believe me, one owes it only to personal inconsistency not to plead for euthanasia long the lines of Hitler’s program, that is to say, ‘mercy’ killing of all those who have lost their social usefulness, be it because of old age, incurable illness, mental deterioration, or whatever handicap they may suffer. confounding the dignity of man with mere usefulness arises from conceptual confusion that in turn may be traced back to the contemporary nihilism transmitted on many an academic campus and many an analytical couch."
Complete essay, define the term "profession." using examples from the book "LA fiction Anthology, the pirate story," and the movie Glengarry Glen Ross.
I am not asking you here to agree with anyone’s concept of job loyalty, but to understand what these writers are saying about work and to come up with your own conception of what it is and what should be. Is frankl correct? the quotation above is only one time he discusses the concept.
Basic requirements: your definition should NOT come from a dictionary or other similar source. My thesis must include the term, class, and characteristics. I need to quote directly from the story "The Pirate Story" and the movie "Glengarry Glen Ross." You may bring in outside sources. In fact, doing so will probably make writing the essay much easier. I need to follow the basic conventions of essay writing. I can not use personal anecdotes to support my ideas.