“STAYIN’ ALIVE” by the Bee Gees

1 Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
I’m a woman’s man: no time to talk.
Music loud and women warm,
I’ve been kicked around
5 Since I was born.
And now it’s all right. It’s OK.
And you may look the other way.
We can try to understand
The New York Times’ effect on man.
10 Whether you’re a brother or whether you’re a mother,
You’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
Feel the city breakin’ and everybody shakin’,
And we’re stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive, stayin’ alive.
15 Ah, ha, ha, ha, stayin’ alive.
Well now, I get low and I get high,
And if I can’t get either, I really try.
on the wings of heaven on my shoes.
I’m a dancin’ man and I just can’t lose.
20 You know it’s all right. It’s OK.
I’ll live to see another day.
We can try to understand
The New York Times’ effect on man.

 CHORUS
24 Life goin’ NOWHERE. Somebody help me.
Somebody help me, yeah.
Life goin’ nowhere. Somebody help me, yeah.
Stayin’ alive.
Well, you can tell by the way I use my walk,
30 I’m a woman’s man: no time to talk.
Music loud and women warm,
I’ve been kicked around since I was born.
And now it’s all right. It’s OK.
And you may look the other way.
35 We can try to understand
The New York Times’ effect on man.

“HOW DEEP IS YOUR LOVE” by the Bee Gees

1 I know your eyes in the morning sun
I feel you touch me in the pouring rain
And the moment that you wander far from me
I wanna feel you in my arms again
5 And you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your LOVE and then softly leave
And it’s me you need to show
How Deep Is Your Love
10 How deep is your love, How deep is your love
I really need to LEARN
‘Cause we’re living in a world of FOOLS
Breaking us down
When they all should let us be
15 WE belong to YOU and ME
I believe in you
You know the door to my very soul
You’re the light in my deepest darkest hour
You’re my saviour when I fall
20 And you may not think
I care for you
When you know down inside
That I really do
And it’s me you need to show
25 How Deep Is Your Love
How deep is your love, How deep is your love
I really need to learn
‘Cause we’re living in a world of fools
Breaking us down
30 When they all should let us be
We belong to you and me
And you come to me on a summer breeze
Keep me warm in your love and then softly leave
And it’s me you need to show
35 How Deep Is Your Love

Human Nature: CRUELTY vs COMPASSION – Reaction
“STAYIN’ ALIVE” vs “HOW DEEP is YOUR LOVE”

#1)Human nature is CRUEL, “cold” and hard (unforgiving), guided by the LAW of the JUNGLE.

SOCIAL DARWINISM is a view of nature summarized as “SURVIVAL of the FITTEST”.
The “STRONG” survive and the weak don’t.
That’s “the way of life” in BOTH ANIMAL and HUMAN NATURE.
Humans are PREDATORS in the natural world of the “FOOD CHAIN”.
AGREE or DISAGREE? Briefly explain:

#2)CONFLICT is the “NORM” of life in a CONCRETE world.

Death and destruction are the ultimate norm and “end” of existence.
Life is “nasty, brutish and short”. (e.g. Hobbes)
People are inherently ANTI-SOCIAL creatures living in a constant state of
WAR of “all against all”. (Hobbes again)
SURVIVAL-SELF-PRESERVATION is the biggest “FACT” of life,
the main motivating reason to treat others in a “CRUEL” or “COLD” manner.
Guiding behavior by “FEELINGS” of COMPASSION and KINDNESS are
DANGEROUS and FOOLISH.
AGREE or DISAGREE? Briefly explain:

#3)Human beings are NOT JUST “ANIMALS”.

Part of human nature includes PSYCHOLOGICAL, SOCIAL and SPIRITUAL realms of ABSTRACT(non-concrete) DIMENSIONS of “reality” which TRANSCEND, CUT ACROSS and go “BEYOND” the 3-dimensional material world.

We live by IDEALS that go BOTH BEYOND and are DEEPER than material, concrete “reality”.

Just because we cannot touch such internal things as
justice, love, sympathy, hope, etc. does not mean they do not exist.
AGREE or DISAGREE? Briefly explain:

#4)People are inherently SOCIAL creatures capable of living in HARMONY.

Life has meaning that goes far DEEPER than our MATERIAL, concrete exteriors of our PHYSICAL ENVIRONMENT.
Human life WITHOUT such “ideals” and “feelings” results in INhumanity.
AGREE or DISAGREE? Briefly explain:

#5)LIST FIVE (5) examples of “SURVIVAL”, “CRUELTY” and/or “COLD-ness” from the song “STAYIN’ ALIVE”:

(provide specific examples from text-verses of song)
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#6) LIST FIVE (5) examples of “COMPASSION”, ideals and/or abstract feelings of human “WARMTH” from the song “HOW DEEP is YOUR LOVE”:

(provide specific examples from text-verses of song)
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