"The planets resources are going to shit!", "I don't give a crap about the people in those two door specs.", "Who cares about ethics when you have money?", "It's just a name nothing offensive . . .get the hell over it!!" ,"Everything is bigger in Texas and I don't give a. . .!" these are all quotes from my fellow classmates and professor of my English 1302 class. These quotes are complied from a select group of the most intelligent as well as most intellectually challenged people of all, from ****** College. We are faced with an ethical dilemma when at a time when most of our ethics if any are vanishing away. Our ethics are forever changing from how we look at our health, our self, others, the environment, and our own safety. One of the ethical dilemmas of my own personal life can be narrowed down to that of a Sports Utility Vehicle (SUV) and how it questions our reasoning for our never ending consumption of natural resources while destroying others, or how we may put style and ambiance before the safety of others and finally how can we decide to drive something that is connotatively implying something that would upset people in a psychological way. Though most of these arguments may seem minimal on your own person inventory of ethical predicaments, the validity of the subjects effect us all indirectly in one way or another.
"A name is more than a name words have more power than you think!" stated Meki. We in modern day America boast about how we never look at the cover and always look for the true meaning past the surface. Let's journey deeper within the names of these Sport Utilities and find what true meaning they are representing. In today's society the names range from anything from Ford Excursion to Suzuki Samurai. These names are the labels that are placed on every SUV to market them, to give the "name recognition" and to give them the better edge against their competitors. Most of them are relatively simple to find out the true meaning you don't have to look past the surface such as: the Ford Explorer, Ford Expedition, Lincoln Navigator, Lincoln Aviator, Dodge Durango, Chevrolet Trail Blazer, GMC Yukon, Toyota 4 Runner and the Cadillac Escalade.