According to Machiavelli, freewill it’s a main instant in human nature; also, nature has its power and not forget the money power as well. He also believes that we should follow, read, and learn from the successful leaders and men that’s because history repeats itself over and over again. Prediction. Sometimes thinking over this, I am in some degree inclined to their opinion. Nevertheless, in order not to destroy our free will, I believe that fortune decides half of our actions, but that she still leaves the other half, or perhaps a little less, for us to direct.
Changes in personal estate also issue from this. If someone governs himself with caution and patience, and times and affairs come together in the right way, then his administration is successful and his fortune is made. But if times and affairs change, he is ruined if he does not change his course of action. But a man is not often found sufficiently clever to know how to accommodate himself to the change.
According to his book, a prince do not have to be religious, but must look like one to people and society. Religion was necessary or helpful in keeping order, controlling the people, strengthening the will of soldiers. Much of Machiavelli’s writing is concerned with the need for strong army, for a national militia, and the bringing to an end of the mercenary system. It must be considered that there is nothing more difficult to carry out, nor more doubtful of success, nor more dangerous to handle, than to initiate a new order of things. For the reformer has enemies in all those who profit by the old order and only lukewarm defenders in all those who would profit by the new order, this Luke warmness arising partly from fear of their adversaries, who have the laws in their favor, and partly from the incredulity of mankind, who do not truly believe in anything new until they have had actual experience of it. Thus it arises that on every opportunity for attacking the reformer, his opponents do so with the zeal of partisans, the others only defend him half-heartedly, so that between them he runs great danger. It is necessary, however, in order to innovators are independent, or whether they depend upon others, that is to say, whether in order to carry out their designs they have to entreat or are able to compel.
Therefore, a prince, not being able to exercise this virtue of generosity in such a way that it is recognized, except to his cost, if he is wise, ought not to fear the reputation of being mean. In time he will come to be highly regarded, seeing that with his economy his revenues are enough, that he can defend himself against all attacks, and is able to carry out projects without placing a heavy load on his people. Some people looked to this book as it’s a way to control and humiliation of people by dictator ruling. As to others it was a real definition for how rulers think and how they act in politics and the ways they use to control countries and individuals so that they can keep society in the way they want it to be.
The renaissance in Europe made a huge jump on the cultural, religious, and social level. As to the cultural, there was a new development in many majors like in drawing, carving, architecture and many others. As to the religious level, even thou there was a huge change but religion were still a strong element. People realized that they have to separate between politics and church.
Some people looked to this book as it’s a way to control and humiliation of people by dictator ruling. As to others it was a real definition for how rulers think and how they act in politics and the ways they use to control countries and individuals so that they can keep society in the way they want it to be.
Nowadays, the standard levels of cultural, religious, and social norms have been decreased. The word is not more like before everything is getting easier and many things are now worthless in some cases. Now days, it’s the easiest thing to call yourself a philosopher although compering to old philosophers you are not one. It’s that easy to stand up and create an army standing for a specific idea which you are not believing in but still, you are getting money from it. Even if you are not talented in singing, you are a sexy singer! As to social level it’s the most messed up part. There is no more control of what our new generation is watching or learning, the violence scenes are everywhere, the easiest way to be messed by