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Compared to the past, modern society often overlook comparative mythology because people focuses more on “the news of the day and the problems of the hour (Campbell 1).” Thus, not many people look back and see the similarities between their lives and the ideas that are shown in myths. For example, as a Christian, I believe that there is a God who holds the power over all humans; however, this idea conflicts with different religions such as Hinduism, Buddhism, and more. Interestingly, all religions have a God but just portrayed in a different way. Although this is true, in many regions around the world, people still collide because of different perspectives of God.
In my experience, the different perspectives gave me a hard time reconciling between some of my family members. My grandparents believe in Buddhism while my family and I worship God as Christians. We used collide sometimes because of the different view of religion. According to Joseph Campbell, we all share the same God; however, not only countries are in conflicts but also families fight over who is right.
Besides religious aspects, imperfection is the element that keeps people lovable. In many cases, people care for those who need help such as the homeless or children who can barely walk. For example, as a child, I got a lot of attention because I was so imperfect; however, as I moved further from imperfection, less people started to adore me. According to Joseph Campbell, God is perfect, so people follow the imperfect Christ more than God. The imperfection in human is the beauty and the reason why people are able to share love.
Moreover, the disappearance in myth influenced not only the adults but also teenagers who create their own myth. While students go through puberty many look for answers to their life and generate their own morality. While I was going through puberty, I read myth about Confucius and Bible in cartoon... [continues]
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