A democracy is where the people play a role in the growth of a country and their voices are listened to instead of shunned. A democracy must have a free electoral system that allows everyone to freely vote for who they believe should be in power. We have seen that in the past this has sometimes been beneficial but other times an been an issue…
What is Democracy? Within Canada, we have grown up in what you could call a somewhat stable democracy. Compared to other countries throughout the world such as the United States and India, Canada has attempted to help satisfy the needs of its people by having a democracy. However, I struggle to see how democracy can be a thing when we all struggle to agree with one another. Are humans accustomed to disagreeing with each other? When we have the choice of whether to agree or disagree with something that someone has said, written, or done we might choose to disagree so we have the chance to give our own opinion.
See when you are given a higher stand in society it can change you. Changes in the way you think, feel, and act towards others. A clear example of someone who had changed because of power would be the mythical character Oedipus from Oedipus The King written by Sophocles. Although this story is a made-up play it is still relevant to this time. When Oedipus had saved the city of Thebes from the Sphinx many people wanted him to become king. No one really knew of his background or past education; they assumed him to be the best fit for taking over asking. When Oedipus became king he judged people somewhat erratically when someone would talk back to him. When everyone was in his favor you could say he was caring and appreciative of them. Oedipus’s rise to power had undeniably been one of the causes of his downfall.
The start of democracy had begun in the year 507 B.C. Originally named democratic by Cleisthenes. This leader brought up the idea of “rule by the people.” I wonder if many people questioned Cleisthenes about this idea as many people nowadays also disagree with other people’s ideas. Was the idea of democracy really a bad idea? People come up with certain ideas that they think could benefit society but they don’t realize that these ideas could maybe make society words.
Something many people want is more freedom. Whether the freedom to make their own decisions or the freedom to speak of their own accord. Does Democracy give us more freedom? In some cases yes because it gives us the opportunity to vote for someone to become a leader. What else do we get from having a democracy in a country? Is there anything else that gives us more freedom and more control over ourselves? Something that gives us equal power amongst those who are classed as above us? Now we are talking about the idea of equality… With equality amongst people, it is not referring to the way we look, act, and not at all how we are physical. It is more or less so talking about the equal benefits all humans should have. Imagine a world where everyone is of equal class… How do you feel that would affect our society?