Our Sense window For Occupy Wall Street
Many people in America including my family are among the people that fall into the “middle class” category. Middle class people make a decent living at the most. Others live paycheck to pay check, and they often stress about how they will provide for themselves and / or their families. Their money pays almost all of the taxes thus leaves less for them to use for paying bills and caring for other necessities.
Middle class people work their butts of just to get by while rich people get the luxury privilege of taking life easy because they hardly pay any taxes. An international movement known as Occupy Wall Street is taking place to lessen the financial burden that is currently placed on middle class consumers. People involved in this protest consist of part time college students, part time employees, and unemployed people. The movement already has a lot of support, but its still needs a lot more. If more people join the movement, the government will take our voices more seriously. Government will have no choice but to compromise with the people.
Our senses are a window to the world in respect to Occupy Wall Street. For example, our sense of sight allows us to read information about the progress of the movement. We can also use our sight to view pictures of the people involved in the protest. Sight would help us to take in the scenes of the surroundings of Zuccotti Park. It also helps us be more sympathetic toward the cause much like our sense of hearing would.
By using our sense of hearing we would be able to hear the protestors emotions inside, outside, and around the park. We would also be able to hear the other protestors’ opinions of the movement. We would personally hear the police reprimanding and possibly arresting the protestors for disobeying laws in a civil manner. Although the protestors are trying to remain patient while making their voices heard, police abuse their power to discourage protesting.
Our senses of touch and taste wouldn’t really be a window to the world regarding Occupy Wall Street. Our sense of smell wouldn’t do much either other than help us take in the air in and around the park. We might smell smoke coming from the kitchens because people are cooking for protestors. Our senses might move us to join in and support the so- called chefs in encouraging the protestors. This would happen especially if we are among the many who fall into the category of “ middle class ” Americans.
If we didn’t have our sense of sight , hearing, or smell, we wouldn’t know half of or even any of the information released on Occupy Wall Street. Our window of knowledge would be closed so to speak. If we didn’t know about the movement, we wouldn’t be able to support it. There would be no chance for middle class people to be freed from financial abuse. The economy would stay the same way it is now if not get worse, and unemployment rates would continue rising.
Our senses are very important because we wouldn’t be able to function without them not just for the sake of Occupy Wall Street but for life in general. They are among the many things we take for granted in life that we didn’t realize until now. We would benefit greatly from using our senses properly to their fullest potential. They can help us go far in life if we let them.