19 March 2013
Favoritism is Bad
People work hard in this world, and from that hard work they rise to positions that they can safely assume they are best suited for. The question of favoritism is whether these hard working individuals should reserve the right to then use their success to better the lives of people they have personal and or intimate relationships with; or to respect the system to which they worked within and allow other hardworking individuals the opportunity to reach these skill-demanding positions. The stated opinion of Stanley Fish, a professor in Miami, Florida, suggests that favoritism is good because now friends and family can help each other on a professional level with no impartial justification. However, I believe that the realm of professionalism is structured by a respect among colleagues that is in fact impartial.
Fish states that in the morality of favoritism, fairness and rights are less important than loyalty and patriotism. Through loyalty bonds are formed and the world will progress in a closer packed hierarchy that will thrive on its components for intimacy and favor. While that may sound good it neglects to consider the fact that whoever may be in power at the time may not be the best suited. When someone is given the opportunity to do something through favoritism they don't understand the hard work that would have gone into reaching that position themselves. This hurts the person, reaping the benefits of something you didn't accomplish or put effort into gives you a false perspective of the natural order. If favoritism was a more common occurrence then often people would rely on the success of others and never attempt to do something for themselves. Sons of successful fathers would miss their shot at self worth if they never make their own name. Friends will never learn how to pick themselves up in a struggling time. For these reasons favoritism is directly bad to those people involved,...