A government reduced to state of nature

Imagine that Canada has been reduced to a state of nature, by some natural catastrophe or a civil war. It is your job to organise a new government. You can chose ONE of the following political theorists as your chief advisor: Hobbes, Locke or Marx. Explain the political theory of your chosen advisor and describe the form of government you are going to offer your citizens. How would the other two thinkers critique your new government?

Thomas Hobbes believe that before government life in the state of nature is solitary, poor, nasty, brutish, and short. In the absence of an absolute ruler, we would all kill each other. We need a ruler who is strong enough that he is beyond challenge. That is the only thing that would keep us from tearing each other apart. He believed that we need an absolute ruler that would demand authority. His view was influenced by the English civil war. He saw absolute government in England breakdown and lead to a long civil war.

If I was to create a government from ground up. We’re going to need a leader who is strong and powerful, that can lead us to a well-functioning society. To do that we’re going to need a leader who cannot be opposed. People need to be told what to do, else they will go about their own way. I believe that, to be able to restore what once was. We must have a strong leader just like what Hobbes described in his book, “the Leviatan”.

John Locke on the other hand believes that God gave Adam natural rights which are life, liberty, and property. He says that, the government is responsible for protecting those natural rights and if they fail to protect those rights, the people can over throw their government and revert back to the state of nature, so that they can recreate the government.

Karl Marx was the founding father of communism. He would sort of agree with my chosen government. But he would also argue about the concept of material wealth. He believes that the people doesn’t work as an individual but as a society. He wants to promote equality. The rich, the poor, and the middle class would be reduced to an equal opportunity for everyone. There would be without an economic class in the society.

Life experiences predicts the future


Think of yourself as an empty box, and every time you experience something, you add it into that box.

That’s how life works. Our personality today is the collection of the experiences generated through the years that we’ve been here.

Those experiences are available to us whenever we need to make a decision in life. Through past experiences, we can assess the situation and make the right decisions based upon the experiences you’ve gained in the past.

(Now if you’ve never had experienced anything like it before, I would suggest that you learn from others who have, do not make a decision on your own).

This rule applies to anything in life, whether be work related, family, or relationships. It is best to be absolutely sure than learn it the hard way.

Employers tend to lean towards candidates that has vast amounts of experience in the field, versus a candidate who is fresh out of Stanford with academic achievements. I mean its an obvious choice, (and again that choice is based upon the employers own experience or knowledge gained from other sources).

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Theory learned in school doesn’t always translate well into practice. Its a no brainer for most of us, but how would you explain it?. Its simple,

“the candidate with a lot of experience was exposed to a significant number of decision making scenarios in the past”.

which ultimately brings us to experienced gained, and more experience means that if ever presented with the same scenario in the future, you are more likely to make the right decision..

Relationships also require smart decision making. It only differs from the amount of factors that comes into play when talking about relationships. But the decision making itself requires experience.

When it comes to relationships, we tend to shut off the rest of the world.

When I was growing up, I never listened to anyone but myself, I wanted to make my own decisions. I was stubborn, I had to learn the hard way.

There was never a short cut when it comes to relationships, its just complicated that way. But through all those experiences, I have learned that to do the right things and say the right things are the foundations of a strong relationship. That is were experience come into play. You may have said the wrong things before, but you can use that knowledge in the future, so that you don’t make the same mistakes.

There are two kinds of people, There are people who make mistakes and correct them along the way, and there are people who are well equipped with knowledge from other peoples past experiences and try to learn from it before it happens. I’d like to think that I am the well equipped kind of person

smart people learn from others mistake

It’s true, and it goes with the quote, “History repeats itself”, and sometimes it does. That is why Do’s and Don’ts came along, That information is based on other peoples life experiences and they have worked in the past. It is best to be aware than go about it blindfolded.

As we we’re growing up, we develop our knowledge through everyday experiences. Our personality was built from It and moulded us into what we are today.