Humans have strived for perfection since the dawn of time. Many people are envied or deprecated because of certain traits they are born with. Those that are envied are a select few, which in turn is why they are envied. When one child in a nursery has a toy, he is coveted by all the other children in the nursery. He will be idolized, and nearly every child will want to be his friend. However, there will also those that want the toy for themselves. The children that are jealous will do whatever they can to get the toy. The jealous children often resort to violence, and this is true in all aspects of life. Individuality, and differences are the reasons for many of the world's problems. While physical traits play a large role, there are mental characteristics that are shun as well. Those who are different tend to be looked down upon, and often try to get revenge for being beleaguered . So while individuality is an admirable trait, and is envied by many, genetic engineering could help to reduce many prejudices, and bring some harmony, and equality to the world.
In late spring of 1999, two teenagers changed the way many people look at school. The two members of the "trench coat mafia," gunned down twelve of their classmates, and one of their teachers, before taking their own lives. They wounded many others in what has become one of the most infamous days in the past decade. The two gunmen were considered different from their peers. They were not athletic, or good-looking, traits often associated with being popular. They were harassed from the beginning of their school years, and up until the day they took their lives. If we had the technology to make them have big muscles, and great looking skin, would they have been harassed? Would they have been outsiders if they looked and dressed like everybody else? The answers to these questions will never be known, but using the knowledge of our society, one would have... [continues]
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