Positive Thinking William Channing once said, “Difficulties are meant to rouse, not discourage. The human spirit is to grow strong by conflict.” In the “Diary of Anne Frank”, Anne is going through hiding from german police and meanwhile, is stuck with her family and anothers. While in “”Dear Miss Breed” by Joanne Oppenheim, Louise Ogawa is writing about her tough times during the war. They both are able to stay positive which proves that having a positive attitude it the best way to respond to conflict. While some might have trouble staying optimistic and may think that the best way to respond to conflict is to just avoid it, people should keep a positive mindset because it helps people cope more easily during arduous times, it has beneficial impacts on others, and having a positive outlook has many health benefits.
Many people deal with hardship differently. Some take it pretty hard and therefore get bad attitudes, but others take it with a grain of salt and try to find the good in any trouble that they are having. In many experiences finding the light at the end of the tunnel is much more efficient than getting a bad attitude. The first piece of evidence is a quote from Anne Frank. Now she may have died in the end but while she was living she made the most of her time, and therefore had a better life than she would have if she would have gotten a bad attitude.
Positive Thinking and Conflict There are many times in one’s life where a simple positive gesture can make their day. Anne, in “The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank along with Louise Ogawa in “Dear Miss Breed” by Joanne Oppenheim, display attitudes that not only helped themselves, but gave other people hope. Though some might argue that positivity during a conflicting situation won’t help resolve anything, having a positive outlook on a negative situation can help someone solve their disagreement swiftly and efficiently. The best way someone can respond to conflict is with a positive attitude because it can be a stress reliever, give tremendous benefits to their physical health, and make others around them happier. Having a positive attitude can make people less stressed during a time of conflict.
Through Laurie’s actions, Shirley Jackson shows the theme of owning up to mistakes being beneficial by using distinct word choice and a precise point-of-view. Owning up to mistakes is difficult to do, especially when there are consequences that follow. Throughout the story, owning up to mistakes being more beneficial was a theme clear which affected all characters. Because Laurie
Emma Lazarus and Anna Quindlen both think alike and differently about immigration in their pieces of writing. A similarity they both share is that they both think that people get along because of immigration and immigration is a good thing. Emma believes this because when she is talking about how she is talking about how the U.S.A is such a good place to go and says “with silent lips. Give me your tired,your poor, your huddled masses yearning to breathe free”. This shows that Emma Lazarus thinks that immigration is a good thing because she believes that the U.S.A will take anyone and not reject them from coming in and that it is a land of hope.
Social Change Social change in our society can be good and bad at the same time; it can fix things that are not operating well, but it can also badly affect what could be currently working. In Zora Neale Hurston’s novel Their Eyes Were Watching God, Janie Crawford proves her independence by making decisions that change her life both positively and negatively. From the beginning to the end of the novel, Janie switches from allowing her grandma to create her life to taking charge and dictating her own path. In Janie’s early life, she tolerated the choices that her grandma had made for her and accepted the path that was chosen for her. This is present when Janie agrees to marry Logan Killicks, despite his crustiness and lack of connection towards
Aubrey knew what Laura Hansen was like when Laura said “I’m trying to help you. Haven’t I always tried to help you” (378). Aubrey is able to realize how Laura is just trying to make Aubrey think that she is helping her, but instead Laura just wants to use her power of invisibility to the benefit for her own needs. Aubrey’s “vision of truth” has proven to be a unique ability she has captured by being around people of all kind. On the other hand, Aubrey recognized Jack as a true friend when he said to her that “You need to be careful” (297).
We agree with the author because us as members of Igen we can relate or agree to some of the points Twenge stated. The authors points were the most effective when she used pathos because although it may seem shocking she isn’t wrong, and with the logos backing up her arguments it is hard to argue with her. It’s sad that most of our lives have been consumed by the use of phones and the internet but that’s how life is now and Even if phones and social media bring bad things to the table it is also making life better for teens and keeping them
In this situation, Offred 's decision to not break the rules shows how scared she is of the consequences and how obedient the regime has made her. Also considering the benefits that come with having a baby in Gilead, it shows just how more cautious and by the rules she is. However towards the end of the book Offred 's actions change drastically and she ends up doing things that are definitely not allowed. In chapter 36 when Offred is offered lingerie by the commander her reaction is, “Yet there is an excitement in this thing, it
Because of her exceptional powers of observation, Elizabeth 's sense of the difference between the wise and foolish, for the most part, is very good. (Josephine, 2003) In spite of her mistake in misjudging Wickham and Darcy, and her more blamable fault of sticking stubbornly to that judgment until forced to see her error, Elizabeth is usually right about people. For example, she painfully recognizes the inappropriate behavior of most of her family, and she quickly identifies Mr. Collins as a fool and Lady Catherine as a tyrant. However, this ability to size people up leads her too far at times. She proceeds from reasonable first impressions of