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Great People Only great men are marked with great faults This quotation from Maxims was written by La Rochefoucauld He states that people with nobility of their minds create many mistakes throughout their lives This quotation is only partially correct people do indeed have faults but it is these faults that restrict them from being great Every person has done unpleasant acts that disassociate them from being a great person Each day people break societys norms or rules and most feel they have done nothing wrong A man who has sex with the under aged girl has a justification for his actions He tells himself that she knew what she was getting into even though he did actually rape her Just as a man with his wife s blood on his hands justifies that she deserved her punishment for not following his rules Everyone breaks some form of laws through out the day People who do not see themselves as criminals break laws for instance the average speeder or traffic light runner These people are in a hurry and do not want the hassle of stopping or slowing down instead they go on and have an accident Each person has their own way of justifying their actions Most people blame someone else for their own actions because to them they did nothing wrong While others compare their actions to the actions of others w ho did a deed far worse than theirs With this constant justification of our negative traits peoples views of reality begin to become distorted and lost With distortion of reality the whole society begins to shift into a greatless nation of sinners Some people who are thought of being great discover inventions that injure or take others lives For example Albert Einstein he was the discoverer of atomic energy This energy has been used to devastate entire cities and kill uncountable numbers of people
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