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Theoretically, all people in this world are subjects, it is impossible for a person to be an object; however it is possible for one to decrease his or her subjectivity in addressing important and serious topics through objectivity. In short, a person’s subjectivity is mostly influenced by his or her sentiments and attitudes; on the contrary, being objective means looking at the facts cold heartedly and using pure logic. Unfortunately, the great majority of the population is more prone to giving in to their emotions and mind-sets when discussing or arguing issues that are under question and are valued by them. As a consequence, an orderly argument, which could yield a reasonable and sound solution, is mostly unattainable.
After careful deliberation, I have come to the conclusion that I myself am a very subjective person. Just like for everybody else, my attitudes, beliefs, and prejudices make up my subjectivity and my way of thinking. Keeping that in mind, my gender, my nationality, my social class, and my religion all affect the values that I have and thus my subjectivity. As a lower middle class Armenian woman I have the kind of values, which I think ought to be shared by everybody else.
The first and utmost important thing in my life is my family and their well being. Although, sometimes taken for granted, everybody must love and respect their families, because during difficult times they are the ones that will stand by me no matter what, and they are the ones to whom I will turn for help in times of need. In addition, the welfare of the family should be at the greatest interest of the government and people in charge; after all, the family is the basic unit of society. Logically thinking, if the society is composed of many families, and if the greater amount of those families is not healthy, than therefore the society itself is not healthy.
This is the value that is at the core of my subjectivity, when the question concerns my family or any loved one: words are argued based on emotions, decisions are made based on emotions, and logic, if any, is at very little use. Furthermore, just like the vast majority of Armenians on this world, I am a Christian. I have been baptized and raised as a Christian since I was a child; however, my life experience has led to a faded belief in the existence of god, and especially in the church system. Over the years, I have come to believe that most of the churches are just businesses and very profitable businesses indeed.
The consideration of tie between religion and money unwillingly leads me to my next point, which is: money is power and power is money. We live in a material world and all of those materialistic goods that we all love are impossible to get unless there is money in our pocket. It is not just the goods that can be purchased, with money you will be able to gain greater respect, loyalty, and love from others; although most of it will probably be fake, but it will be there as long as you have got a considerable sum of riches. Briefly, money plays a very important role in all aspects of people’s lives, even in such institutions as the church.
Certainly, when discussing my values there is a lot to talk about and it is nearly unrealistic to give a detailed and clear description of my beliefs in a two page paper. In this essay I have explained a mere few of my beliefs. However, righting a paper like this once again made me ponder about my attitudes and ideas concerning the world that we live in and is a good introduction to my personality.