If a goal is worthy, then any means taken to attain it are justifiable.
Write a response in which you discuss the extent to which you agree or disagree with the statement and explain your reasoning for the position you take. In developing and supporting your position, you should consider ways in which the statement might or might not hold true and explain how these considerations shape your position.
In both hypothetical and practical realms, there has been heated discussion about whether the ultimate goal or the means to achieve the goal is more important. Some people argue that as long as the goal is worthy, then any means taken to achieve it can be justified. While, others claim that unless the approaches are just, any achievement getting from it would be worthless. This essay is going to argue that, apart from suffering from life threat, the means taken to achieve the goal worth more than the goal itself, because morality and honesty are more precious than people’s achievements.
First of all, it is unjustified to sacrifice morality for big fortune or high status. For example, when considering the economic development, some small enterprises or even countries might choose to destroy the environment in order to prioritise their economy. Such irresponsible behaviours lead to the deforestation of the Amazon forest and water pollution of the oceans. Those entities might argue that as long as the goal of economic development is achieved, the environmental issues can be ignored. However, this argument is extremely shortsighted. The environment is actually one of the most invaluable resources that can lead to titanic profits if utilised properly. Hence, in lots of cases, using unhonored approaches to achieve short-term goal would actually result in regretful consequences which contradicts the long-term goal.
Secondly, in the realm of academia, academic honesty is definitely prioritised over any other goals, such as getting foundings and making papers published. This is because researchers and professors are generally believed by laypeople, and therefore if they make striking and exaggerated statements in order to attract attention, other people will seldom doubt their assertion and follow their advice. The negative influence is demonstrated by an unfortunate example. Some professors pretend that they have invented a new medicine which could cure diseases, but actually the treatment effect of that medicine is not significant under experimental condition. Then lots of people believe those researchers and rely purely on that medicine, postponing the genuine effective treatment. As a result, they either lost their lives or spending longer period to recover. Whence, it is crucial that academic honesty should be placed before any other goals.
Nevertheless, there are certain circumstances that the means taken are less significant than the utmost goal. One such occasion is when people’s lives are in danger. For example, if an animal is threatening people’s lives, then it is justifiable to kill the animal even if it’s an endangered species. If the museum is on fire, the primary goal would be to get out of the building even if
there are valuable exhibitions in the museum. Notwithstanding, the aforementioned scenarios are such extreme cases that people seldom face in their normal lives. Hence, in general, achieving the utmost goal would never be the rudimentary concern, there will always be more important elements, such as morality, responsibility, and honesty.
To summarise, this essay has argued that even if a goal is worthy, people should, in most cases, never adopt inappropriate means to attain it. Especially, morality and honesty are things that should never be sacrificed for the sake of achieving the goal. However, there indeed exist some situations when the goal, such as survival, weighs more than the means taken to attain it. Further studies could be conducted on establishing laws or cultures to ensure that morality is not lost even when people are facing life threat.
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Grammar and spelling errors:
Line 9, column 1, Rule ID: UPPERCASE_SENTENCE_START
Message: This sentence does not start with an uppercase letter
...be to get out of the building even if there are valuable exhibitions in the museum....
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Message: Did you forget a comma after a conjunctive/linking adverb?
...more than the means taken to attain it. Further studies could be conducted on establish...
Transition Words or Phrases used:
actually, but, first, hence, however, if, nevertheless, second, secondly, so, then, therefore, while, apart from, for example, in general, such as, as a result, first of all, in most cases
Attributes: Values AverageValues Percentages(Values/AverageValues)% => Comments
Performance on Part of Speech:
To be verbs : 38.0 19.5258426966 195% => OK
Auxiliary verbs: 16.0 12.4196629213 129% => OK
Conjunction : 17.0 14.8657303371 114% => OK
Relative clauses : 20.0 11.3162921348 177% => OK
Pronoun: 37.0 33.0505617978 112% => OK
Preposition: 53.0 58.6224719101 90% => OK
Nominalization: 14.0 12.9106741573 108% => OK
Performance on vocabulary words:
No of characters: 3093.0 2235.4752809 138% => OK
No of words: 573.0 442.535393258 129% => OK
Chars per words: 5.39790575916 5.05705443957 107% => OK
Fourth root words length: 4.89258810929 4.55969084622 107% => OK
Word Length SD: 2.94919813089 2.79657885939 105% => OK
Unique words: 285.0 215.323595506 132% => OK
Unique words percentage: 0.497382198953 0.4932671777 101% => OK
syllable_count: 976.5 704.065955056 139% => OK
avg_syllables_per_word: 1.7 1.59117977528 107% => OK
A sentence (or a clause, phrase) starts by:
Pronoun: 8.0 6.24550561798 128% => OK
Article: 6.0 4.99550561798 120% => OK
Subordination: 5.0 3.10617977528 161% => OK
Conjunction: 3.0 1.77640449438 169% => OK
Preposition: 7.0 4.38483146067 160% => OK
Performance on sentences:
How many sentences: 28.0 20.2370786517 138% => OK
Sentence length: 20.0 23.0359550562 87% => OK
Sentence length SD: 45.3466663941 60.3974514979 75% => OK
Chars per sentence: 110.464285714 118.986275619 93% => OK
Words per sentence: 20.4642857143 23.4991977007 87% => OK
Discourse Markers: 6.71428571429 5.21951772744 129% => OK
Paragraphs: 6.0 4.97078651685 121% => OK
Language errors: 2.0 7.80617977528 26% => OK
Sentences with positive sentiment : 13.0 10.2758426966 127% => OK
Sentences with negative sentiment : 12.0 5.13820224719 234% => Less negative sentences wanted.
Sentences with neutral sentiment: 3.0 4.83258426966 62% => OK
What are sentences with positive/Negative/neutral sentiment?
Coherence and Cohesion:
Essay topic to essay body coherence: 0.129382304403 0.243740707755 53% => OK
Sentence topic coherence: 0.0355998836857 0.0831039109588 43% => OK
Sentence topic coherence SD: 0.0373737838891 0.0758088955206 49% => Sentences are similar to each other.
Paragraph topic coherence: 0.0683218802812 0.150359130593 45% => OK
Paragraph topic coherence SD: 0.0350224273889 0.0667264976115 52% => OK
automated_readability_index: 14.2 14.1392134831 100% => OK
flesch_reading_ease: 42.72 48.8420337079 87% => OK
smog_index: 8.8 7.92365168539 111% => OK
flesch_kincaid_grade: 12.3 12.1743820225 101% => OK
coleman_liau_index: 14.04 12.1639044944 115% => OK
dale_chall_readability_score: 9.09 8.38706741573 108% => OK
difficult_words: 162.0 100.480337079 161% => OK
linsear_write_formula: 13.5 11.8971910112 113% => OK
gunning_fog: 10.0 11.2143820225 89% => OK
text_standard: 14.0 11.7820224719 119% => OK
What are above readability scores?
Rates: 66.67 out of 100
Scores by essay e-grader: 4.0 Out of 6
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