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The Cycle of the 'Fuck It' Attitude: Both Constructive and Destructive.

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Kimberly Morgan May 5, 2004 WMST 300 Professor Fuchs The Cycle of the 'Fuck It' Attitude: Both Constructive and Destructive In the world today, children are born in many different situations. Everyday a child is born in poverty and surrounded by depression. These children usually do not have the same opportunities as children born in more positive situations. So these children have to find a way to motivate themselves to change their position in society. This motivation usually comes with determination, fight, and heart. They need to have determination and drive to change their way of life, and the fight and heart to keep trying when others try to hold them back. For most young adults today, that determination, fight, and heart comes in the form of a 'fuck it' attitude. They feel that it is they against the world, and that they cannot trust anyone. So they have to look out for themselves and do what benefits them regardless of how it affects others. These young adults use this 'fuck it' attitude as motivation to prove to the world that they can make it (out of the ghetto) without help from anyone. And for that reason alone, no one can judge them for what they say or do. But this 'fuck it' attitude is usually a dangerous cycle. ...read more.

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After Bishop shots Raheem, he tells Steel not to cry, and that its Raheem's fault that he was shot. He regrets shooting Raheem, but feels like he had to do it, because Raheem did not respect that fact that he had the gun and the power at that moment. And once Bishop realized how much Steel feared him, he liked it. Because of that fear he knew he could make Steel do what ever he wanted him too. Dickerson helps to intensify the sense of fear in the movie by putting Bishop only in shots by himself. After the shooting you never see Bishop with anyone. When he is talking, you see a shot of him standing alone. This is because Bishop has separated himself from his friends. He no longer has any friends; he is alone. Even when his having conversations with other people, Dickerson never shows them in the same shot. He show's Bishop talking by himself, and the other person in the scene talking by himself. This shows the gap that developed between them and Bishop after Raheem is shot. The gap remains even though Bishop tries to threaten Q and Steel by telling them that if he goes down the whole crew goes down. Bishop threatening Q and Steel shows the power Bishop believes he possess. ...read more.

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In his quest for money, Tommy stops respecting mankind and only respected money and those with money. And when you disrespect people, people will do whatever they can to bring you down. In the end you will pay for the pain you cause others. But out of these examples, the movie Belly is the only one in which the cycle was not complete. After Tommy agrees to work with the police to get out of serving time, he gets religious and decides to change his life before he self-destructs. He breaks the cycle because he realizes before it is too late that money is not important. And money does not bring true respect. You have to earn respect and power. And you have to respect others. The power that comes with the 'fuck it' attitude is very appealing because it is quick and easy to some degree. It is because it is an easy way to gain power (power through fear or money) it is addictive. It cause people to believe that they cannot be stopped and can do what ever it is that want. But this is a false sense of power. This false sense of power always leads to their self-destruction. You cannot treat people with disrespect and not suffer the consequences one day or another. But the power leads them not believing there are no consequences, and therefore they are not prepared when the consequences come. ...read more.

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