Brent Staple’s essay "Why Colleges Shower Their Students with A's" had various elements that helped provided evidence and persuade the readers. The first thing I noticed when reading this essay was the comparison between the marketplace and college. This comparison helps to develop Staple’s argument because it explains something that is unfamiliar by comparing it to something that is more familiar. I can assume that the target readers were business men and women. Since I am unfamiliar with some business terms, I found that this essay explained something that was unfamiliar with something else that was unfamiliar.
Frederick Buechner once said, “Compassion is sometimes the fatal capacity for feeling what it is like to live inside somebody else's skin.” Similarly, an author by the name of Barbara Lazear Ascher wrote an essay called “On Compassion,” in which she states that people learn about compassion when they experience hardships and begin to put oneself in another’s place. Along with the idea of compassion being learned, Ascher also tries to make us wonder what our motive is that leads us to being compassionate. Ascher tries to make us question why we feel the need to be compassionate towards others throughout her essay.
This is the first year doing intersession at CCMS. intersson is an break from the work,but if you are struggling in a subject then you will be in enrichment. If you are excelling in all of your subjects, then you will be in acceleration. I think it is a great idea and I think it will help in the long run.
“The Dangerous Consequences of Growing Inequality” was written by author Chuck Collins in 2005. The main thesis of the essay was that a greater amount of inequality causes us to undermine the values of society, along with consequences that affect an indivual’s life. Collins expands on his main point by splitting up the consequences into different categories. To be more specific, he gives different examples on how the growing inequality impacts society, and more specifically, our culture, economy, social order, and democracy. Collins starts off by explaining how homes are affected when there is a change in the economy.
I have always loved working with children. Most of the time, children are an abundance of joy and they're infectious in the best way possible. Their happiness always becomes my happiness and even though there may have been times where young children are troublesome, I was so proud see them learn right from wrong. My pain for caring for children began in 2012, when my two younger brothers began attending a daycare right down the street from where we lived. But it was not until the summer of 2013 that I began spending time around the daycare because I didn't want to stay at home by myself for the entirety of the summer.
According to compassion fatigue expert, Francoise Mathieu, between 40% and 85% of health professionals develop vicarious trauma also known as compassion fatigue. There are lots of attempts to justify the absence of compassion in healthcare settings. Examples as such would be staff shortages and lack of resources. However, compassion is a trait that must be intrinsically possessed by every doctor, nurse, or health professional. Compassion in any healthcare environment has been subjected to a continuous discussion in the media and literature where studies have reaffirmed that being compassionate is an important aspect of this field of work.
Part One “Deus Caritas Est” discusses the Church's charitable activity as the manifestation of Trinitarian love and explores concepts of Christ's spirit moving the ecclesial community to love one another (Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, p. 19). Love, in relation to charity, is "the service that the Church carries out in order to attend constantly to man's sufferings and his needs” (Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, p. 19). “Love of neighbour, grounded in the love of God, is first and foremost a responsibility for each individual member of the faithful" (Pope Benedict XVI, 2005, p. 20) Members of the Church must give to those who are unable to meet their own needs. " Diaconia" refers to the first group of men who were responsible for the service of charity
Is there a way that compassion can help with humanity? Compassion can help with humanity because we are a society that can help other people. Even though, there are people that don’t show compassion, there are people that do show compassion. In the book Tattoos on the Heart, The Power of Boundless Compassion, compassion is assumed to be the answer to every question. Compassion is a non-ending tool that everyone can use in the world.
The adversity I have faced in my life is not looked down upon. My challenges have pushed me to be the my best and are the root of my success. High school has been an amazing, yet difficult, time for me. It seems like just yesterday I was walking in the doors for my first day of freshman year, unsure what to expect from the new atmosphere. The opportunities that high school offers inspired me to take action and become involved.