Ishmael and Maya Angelou

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There are many different views on how people should live our lives. All of these different philosophies come from many different places. They come from religions, people's cultures, and their morals that they have been taught. People live by these rules they were brought into from the day they are born and do not question them. In "A Rock, A River, A Tree", by Maya Angelou and Ishmael, by Daniel Quinn, both attempt to show …

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…emotions on the subject. They both still have the main idea in mind, for people to change the way they live and stand up for what is right. You cant stay numbed by the world and its problems you have to get a active attitude even if it is just a ray of hope and happiness onto people around you like they way Angelou says in the end of her poem by saying good morning.