1. The Civil Rights Movement of February 1, 1960.- Supporting Argument
2. The case of a bone marrow donor for the Silicon Valley worker.- Counterargument
The author Malcolm Gladwell used the case of the sit-in by the four students in a white restaurant on February 1, 1960, to support his argument that close ties are very essential to high-risk activism. He believed that knowing friends on a personal level who supported the same course increased the chances of participating and persevering in acts of protests that could be life-threatening. For him, this level of success cannot be ensured by social media.
A counter-argument was when a Silicon Valley worker came down with leukemia that required a bone marrow transplant. It was impossible to get the donor through close relatives but only succeeded through a social media platform when the message was circulated among many people. The author countered the success of social media in this regard by saying that the intent was to have a sense of accomplishment and to receive praise. It did not involve a financial or personal risk.
"prior to the beginning of the eighteenth century, it may look like this. It might be poetry, a play, an extended narrative, or a biography. The characters would be heroes, such as mythical gods and goddesses or historical figures. They would include all of the great things they’ve accomplished."
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