“Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. -Benjamin Franklin” (yourworldwithin.com). Benjamin Franklin was not only one of the founding fathers but he also achieved great achievement as an author, politician, scientist, and mathematician. Although Franklin was born into a poor family, that did not stop him from getting to where he is today. Even though Benjamin Franklin had a job and little time to learn, he was able to understand Newton's theories of physics as a teenager; his showcased his brightness and natural intelligence.
How Doodle 's brother was only thinking of himself. First, he was embarrassed of having a brother that couldn 't walk. Second, he didn 't want to haul him around everywhere. Finally, he wanted someone: to race with, to climb with, and to swim with. Why Doodle 's brother isn 't responsible for his death.
The founding fathers were smart men who the world looked up to because of their smart decisions, actions, that directed the U.S. to what it is today. But sadly in today’s society most people either have forgotten the things they did for us, or they just do not care. The founding fathers were great men who led this country to victory in war and on the political front. And often early U.S. history is portrayed as moving smoothly for the colonies turning into the a country of its own , but in reality it was just the opposite. George Washington our first president had problems figuring out ways to control the new nation as it progressed under his leadership.
Jackson is know for as being a strong and handsome person and was respected by the common man because he believed in slaves and gained his position from hard work. On the other hand, Adams grew up in a wealthy family and did to have to work as hard as Jackson to get his position. He had better morals and did not backdown on his beliefs to get a better position, but the only problem was that the common person could not relate to him which caused him to lose the election because he was unreliable, even though he was much smarted, and could have made a much better
Naluagmiu meant white person; the Eskimo dictionary didn't list it as a dirty word but everyone knew better”(51). When Cutuk was in his adolescence he was bullied for being different, but as he becomes more mature he realized he does not want to be unvaried like the rest of civilization, but instead he wants to unique. Later Cutuk has a conversation with Lance about money, “You don't want money? You just want money so people who like money will like you. He shouted laughter.
He knows that he is quicker minded than the rest of his brothers, “It was not that the learning was too hard…. the learning was too easy” (21). Thus, he is trying to achieve his full potential as an individual after being suppressed for so long. Furthermore, he wants to be recognized by the House of Scholars and join them in scientific discovery. He has always wanted to join the House of Scholars and discover the world around him, “We think there are mysteries in the sky…water...plants… We loved the science of things,” Now, being assigned as a street sweeper, he is not satisfied with the job he has been given, and Equality is looking for other creative outlets to express himself.
These men are arguably equally intelligent, but Oppenheimer is perceived as more successful. After examining each man’s family background, Gladwell deduced Langan lacked a “practical intelligence”, explained as: “knowledge that helps you read situations correctly and get what you want” (101). He goes to explain this trait can only be taught or instilled at an early age. Oppenheimer had a wealthy and enriching childhood, while Langan suffered from poverty and abuse. Oppenheimer had the luxury of acquiring social skills that would eventually guide him to a life of
Candide and his tutor are a perfect example of blissful ignorance. Candide, being very young and moldable, believed that Pangloss was the most insightful and intelligent philosopher in the world, but his faith in his mentor is tested throughout the story. One of the first examples of this philosophy is when Candide discovers Pangloss contracted syphilis from Paquette. Pangloss goes on to explain that syphilis was brought to America via Christopher Columbus, and without bringing syphilis, he wouldn’t also not haven been able to bring many important goods such as chocolate. Tracing the origins of syphilis back to Columbus proved pointless, but Candide convinces himself that syphilis
Which is seem when Miss Maudie says, "Well, did you know he 's he best checker-player in this town? Why, down at the Landing when we were coming up, Atticus Finch could beat everybody on both sides of the river." (Lee, 120). trying to persuade Scout and Jem that Atticus isn 't just a boring dad, he might not the be most fun or active but he is caring and that 's a quality some fathers do not have. As oppose to the town of Maycomb 's gossip, Atticus stands up for what he believes is right.
Malcolm Gladwell insists that IQ is not the determining factor in one’s ability to achieve success because he believes that opportunity and chance play critical roles in one’s journey to achieve success. In Outliers, Gladwell includes Christopher Langan story growing up. Langan has an IQ of one ninety-five, “The average person has an IQ of one hundred… Einstein one fifty” (Gladwell 70). Langan is considered “the smartest man in America” and sometimes “the smartest man in the world”. He is also a college dropout, due to financial difficulty and other factors.
Throughout the movie, Ender was portrayed as a brilliant and gifted boy, despite his young age. In comparison to the book, in which he was shown as very insightful and quick-witted, the film didn’t show the skillful side of him during the battles. As for physical characteristics, the author originally wrote the character as a blonde, fragile child, about six years old during the beginning of the story, but in the movie, the character was taller, seemingly ten years old, and brunette. Since the book focused more on the psychological aspect of Ender, the reader is able to see in depth how much he blamed himself for wounding others, whilst in the film, he seemed to be detached from the pain he caused. In the course of the movie, it is not explicitly
…’Is this son of a b**** talking back?’ the teacher asked. …’Beat him until he comes to his senses.’...” (page 32) The relationship between Shin and Uncle in jail is definitely more productive than any of Shin’s other relationships. This is because he actually took the time to talk to him about things. “[Uncle] was an entertaining talker, whose knowledge of North Korea thrilled Shin, especially when the subject was food.” (page 64) Shin’s parents didn’t care for him a whole lot. However, Uncle has done many favors for Shin.
Roosevelt changed America with the New Deal. Yes, it failed its utmost purpose of being created but it did refine economic security and stability. The New Deal made numerous jobs and if it wasn’t for America being the employer of citizens, millions of people would have been unable to provide from themselves and their families. Unemployment rates moderately decreased but profuse numbers of individuals were still jobless. When, the New Deal helped workers, it excessively favored white males.
Traits such as creativity, intelligence, and skepticism are highly valued and are noticeable in most famous scientists. For these reasons, it is logical that science is not highly valued in the totalitarian world in Anthem, since in the collectivist society, obedient and average people are rewarded, and people that stand out are punished. Equality 7-2521 knew he was smarter than his brothers, but stated “it is not good to be different from our brothers, but it is evil to be superior to them”, because the main concept of collectivism is unity, that “We are nothing. Mankind is all”, and by standing out, whether by being superior or inferior, you threaten that
Many grow up to be wiser and more knowledgeable than their parents before them, although when your father devised the theory of evolution, it is not easy to replicate such a level of accomplishment. Sure, Huxley went on to reach a level of success akin to that of his relatives through his writing career, but the events leading up to Huxley 's success "brought down on him a weight of intellectual authority and a momentum of moral obligations" (Aldous Huxley). Academically, he was put through the finest of education, which allowed him to follow in the footsteps of his elite ancestors. While he did succeed in becoming an intelligent individual having gone through the process, it became the impetus for his ambivalent mentality towards society. This distant feeling is portrayed in many of his works, specifically through Bernard and Helmholtz in Brave New World; both characters assume identities that do not parallel their defined societal statuses.