“A stoic is a person who is seemingly indifferent to or unaffected by joy, grief, pleasure, or pain.” One who is not touched by the outside world, seemingly to live inside themselves, always thinking that today might be the last. Stoics detach themselves from things of this world, including objects, people, and to a certain extent, their own lives. In Meditations by Marcus Aurelius and The Discourses by Epictetus, the rules of stoicism are defined: learn to deny feelings, respect oneself and nature, and detach oneself from the useless things of this world.
Drew Hayden Taylor writes, in his 1991 essay, about his life being a First Nations man but looking “Pretty like a white boy.” He writes about how he witnessed and heard so much racism towards First Nations people because people thought he was Caucasian. Taylor tells us all through out his essay that he is judged by both races for not “looking the part” of a First Nations man. At one point Taylor tells his readers about an especially embarrassing moment while visiting a trapper woman and her kids.
Dodd’s replacement was Hugh Wilson, and some people believed that he was doing a pretty good job. Dodd however, strongly disliked him and his ways of diplomacy. According to In the Garden of Beasts, his campaign was all about appeasing the Germans. It says that he promised that if war were to start, America would stay out, accused the American press of being controlled by Jewish people, and praised Hitler’s actions. All that he did was in an effort to pacify Germany, and possibly bring peace to Europe.
The main character in the book, “ Knights of the Hill Country”, is Hampton Greene, the star linebacker of the Kennisaw Knights football team. Hampton has two motivating factors throughout the story. One, to give Kennisaw their fifth straight undefeated season and two, to stay out of trouble so he can get a scholarship to the University of Oklahoma. The first motivating factor Hampton has throughout the story is to give the small town of Kennisaw their 5th straight undefeated season. Hampton realizes that he is extremely crucial to the town, and wants to make history and go down as a Kennisaw great.
For Carson’s ethos appeals she establishes her credibility by stating facts and providing opinions on the danger of different chemicals that are being used. Also, she appeals to pathos by questioning the “highly intelligent” that creator of these pesticides. For example, she uses her trustworthiness by mentioning facts, she appeals to ethos to opposing arguments but, also through her perspective. In doing so, she solidifies her credibility by way of example; she uses a very detailed statement such
For Frederick Douglas, he believes that being able to read and write would mean that he can be free. There would be some obstacles and challenges that he, and other slaves would have to face in order to gain literacy and be at once “free.” I believe that what he means by the freedom they will have is, if slaves would have gain knowledge and education, then this would make them see and recognize themselves as human beings or “men” rather than slaves. What’s hard for them is that their slaves owner deprives them of that opportunity to be able to read and write. Take for example the mistress that Douglas mention and how she couldn’t bare see Douglas have a newspaper.
After seeing The Great Debaters, I had many diverse feelings, because despite being a white person, my roots are African. I cannot imagine my beloved grandmother living at that time frightened and suffered in the part of the white people and the government. Despite being a film where the harsh reality of the 30s where that black people suffered mistreated, racism, discrimination, exploitation, oppression, and abuse. In this movie, we can find many teachings like pacifism and discipline.
“One of life's most painful moments comes when we must admit that we didn't do our homework, that we are not prepared.” I must say right now that I agree with Merlin Olsen. We are striving to work against vortex drag, but we are tending to exchange one problem for another. So far to reduce vortex drag we have to have longer more narrow wings, yet this sacrifices maneuverability. So I say it is time for us to do a bit more homework and cut away this
Individual’s human behaviors are interesting facets in connection to philosophical wisdom, especially regarding people from the past, present, and future. James Bond Stockdale like most young budding professionals sat in classes wondering why such matters of philosophical wisdom like good and evil as well as ethics must be comprehended. Yet, unbeknownst to Stockdale those particular lessons and Epictetus’s words of wisdom a man from the far past not only saved his life but taught Stockdale a way to process chaotic life. Stockdale’s article The World of Epictetus depicts his ability not only cope, but embrace stepping into the role of a POW in the Vietnam War under cruel and painful conditions by implementing cognitive philosophical wisdom.
Macdonald applied these 3 traits; "Know your enemy—and learn about his favorite sport.", "Lead from the back—and let others believe they are in front." and "Lead from the front—but don’t leave your base behind." John Macdonald had to deal with a lot of rebels who were out to get him. The way he dealt with them is appeal to them which gained him their support. He was very humble when it came to being Prime Minister. It didn 't go to his head.
Avi’s The True Confessions of Charlotte Doyle is a thrilling book full of mutiny, sadism, and murder. The proprietor of all this is Captain Andrew Jaggery of the ship Seahawk, whom many believe is a sadistic maniac with the need for rule and discipline. However, the belief has surfaced that contrary to popular thought, Jaggery is a decent man with a mental disease that causes him to have a need for order and unnatural anger towards others for reasons only attributed to the disease. While he is not terrible or has a lack of compassion (psychotic), he is not a simply ‘stellar’ person as might be denoted. He is in fact just an adequate person to the unwritten rules of how a person acts, due to his OCD.
Calvin Coolidge had many great values and virtues that were and should always be followed upon. Having to choose just one was just as hard as it is convice this generation that virtues are important because they make the person that one is. Yet, after much consideration one value that stood out to me was belief that one should not be scared to be the change. This value is of great importance and relevance because without it, many great minds would not become known, many chances would not be taken and overall the world would never advance to become a better place. With hesitation there would not be as many advances in today's society.