Sample Literature Essay Paper on Polis


Human nature is truly uncontainable. The idea of growth is inescapable as we constantly realize that the space we have is simply not enough. We are meant to move, explore, and discover the bounds of the world and the expanse of the boundless universe. This desire to explore is developed from the weariness we experience in our cities and towns, which becomes restlessness. Exploration develops into discovery, and the experiences we obtain from discovery revitalizes us, and brings life back into our existence as well as our desire to make and create new experiences.

The idea of experiences is however bound by our consumption of knowledge, our understanding of the present time, and our understanding of the purpose for knowledge. In the present world, proper understanding and consumption of knowledge are under attack.  They are under siege by the present system of compartmentalization. The idea that dictates that knowledge has to be acquired in bits and pieces as opposed to as a whole, poses a threat to our creativity and requires an immediate paradigm shift. This shift in our methods and systems of understanding will eventually produce knowledge, information and literature capable of causing significant impacts and influencing change by its propagation through time. However, this change in our understanding is simply not solely for knowledge and understanding, but also has application in our views on power, authority, the care for our environment and the development of human consciousness. Therefore, this growth in understanding is a requirement if we have any desire to protect the environmental resource at our disposal.

The outstanding questions then become, do we care enough to come into union with our environment? On the other hand, is its conquest much more important to us than its preservation? Will we accept that the ideas we consider important may not be important at all? or will we prefer to maintain the status quo? A status that dictates that we receive the respect and reverence of our environment, despite its aching that we become one with it, and that we become one with one another in the preservation of its blessings. The achievement of this shift requires proper understanding of our foundations and preservations of our roots; roots and foundations that should structure our ethos, regardless of whether we go contrary to the acceptable concerns.

This shifting of methodology for the maintenance of creativity that we have no ability to reinstate is enough reason for us to desire change. Therefore we have to  maintain the beauty once lost it is irrecoverable, it is worth more than the billions we strive for; and because we are capable of punctuating the careless attitudes with eyes that present images unbound by time and space, this outcome is not beyond our grasp. Finally, the continuity of our existence should revolve around healing over the prevalent concept of overwhelming subjugation.


 In his depth of words and richness of literature, Olson’s main agenda was the development of human existence through time. That we have a desire to change and that its application should be in the rejection of destruction and promotion of projection and maintenance of beauty. Our lives should be a forward transition for the better, not a transition for the destruction of our expanse, and our eyes should be windows to a life beyond the bounds of space and time.