Do you find this interesting, shocking, and/or sad?

Do you find this interesting, shocking, and/or sad? Topic: Action case study
July 17, 2019 / By Galen
Question: Studies have shown that people are more readily moved to action by the fate of a single specific child than they are about the fate of millions of nameless, faceless children. How would you --- not so much justify the results --- but how would you explain it? In case you were wondering, the study isn't something I've found on the internet but rather is something mentioned in a book I'm reading, The Moral Landscape, by Sam Harris. By the way, this book is a must read for Theists, as this book explains how science, not religion, should be the foundation of our morals. While you may be thinking to yourself, "How the eff is that possible," the book will knock your socks off. It'll give you a whole new perspective on life. But I digress, as I'm not here to promote the book.
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Derek Derek | 5 days ago
Probably the fact that they KNOW that specific child directly, and as a result, develop feelings and emotions towards he/she. Its stupid though. Numbers should draw action, not a single unit.
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Derek Originally Answered: Will Stanford find me interesting?
Are you a citizen? Colleges usually accept only a small percentage of non-citizens each year so that may lessen your chances. If you are a citizen, it all depends on how you market yourself. Write an excellent essay that tells your unique story (the way you tell it is as important as what you are telling) and you might have a shot. You have ONLY a 4.0?!! You can't be more perfect than perfect. I know people take honors classes and such so their g.p.a is higher than that, but every tom, dick , and harry does that now so its not as impressive. Try to pull something out of the experiences that you have had that reeaallly stand out. Basically, if their is something about you that could make the college president brag about having one of you at his school (whether that be former olympian, or Boston marathon winner or 18 year old millionare) then you will stand out. Make them feel that you are basically a very unique prize to add to their collection of other "prize" students. If you can come up with that, I would encourage you to apply to Harvard or Yale or other top tier students. ALLL schools admit students with credential below what you would think is their standard but the student always is bringing something else to the table the school needs, like more Turkish students. ; )

Benji Benji
I'm neither shocked or sad. Affecting the fate of millions of children is more difficult ... even overwhelming. But fundamentally, one can only solve our problems one person at a time.
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Abe Abe
will this bring a better tomorrow ? using blasphemy and insults to get a reaction out of people (believers) is certainly not the way for a peaceful tomorrow. J
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Shona Shona
because you can feel connected to an individual child but its hard to really feel connected to a million people. or maybe its empathy, you cant relate to too many people at one time but you cam definately care about one person at a time.
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Shona Originally Answered: Do you find my story interesting?
I think that the story idea is charming but you might want to work on your sentence structure a little bit. It seems a little formal and awkward and sometimes you repeat a sentence structure twice and it isn't productive like "Night had fallen and the stars were sparkling over the yellow lights of the kingdom. Time has [sic] stolen Virgo through the pages of this book for a very long time." You might want to vary the structure a bit more. But I think with some work, this could be a great story.

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