What is one of the most important objectives for a social worker to instill in a client?
Hope. Without hope, life becomes meaningless and may end in suicide. As long as one has hope, there is a reason to live for another day. No hope leads to despair and depression. Hope gives courage and strength to face the future and try to excel.
Are human beings simply a product of genetics or of environment?
There is no easy answer to this question. Human beings have both a genetic component as well as an environmental component. Certain traits are linked to genetics but others are developed according to the environment one is reared in. A person may be born with CP and grow up in an environment that teaches him he is basically useless and can't accomplish anything. He will more than likely be dependent on society to survive. However, if he grew up in a very supportive environment that taught him to strive for success, there is no telling how far he could go.
What factors determine if a person is a Patriot or a Rebel?
Basically, it depends on which side of the border you are on. For instance, if you were in one of the 13 colonies that rebelled against the British crown and you supported the rebellion, then you would consider George Washington a Patriot. However, if you remained loyal to the Crown, you would consider him a rebel and traitor.