I believe the worst kind of people can still have a good part in them. It is all circumstances that changes people, otherwise we are all born good. But the surrounding can have lots of effects on us and keeping your circle positive and small can make life
It is true that many people today wear masks to fit into society. However, the suppression of one’s self can render the person miserable and I think that it is living a lie. In fact, I believe that Hawthorne was trying to say that one can never truly get rid of who they really are. To me, Chillingworth is an example of being unable to erase who one really is. In the beginning of the book, Hester describes him as being a happy scholar and Master Prynne later admits that all he wanted to feel was passion and love and describes himself saying: But all my life had been made up of earnest, studious, thoughtful, quiet years, bestowed faithfully for the increase of mine own knowledge, and faithfully, too, though this latter object was but casual to the other--faithfully for the
At some point in my life while doing ministry I have been criticized. Sometimes it was too difficult for me to accept criticism. However, after reflecting on What John Savage explained I have seen that I can either use criticism in a positive way to improve, or in a negative way that can lower my self-esteem and cause me stress, anger or even aggression. If one is not humble enough when challenged by another person, it is common to react in a negative manner because it challenging one’s ideas, character or ability, and it can hurt one’s sense of pride .on the other hand, constructive criticism, is designed to point out your mistakes, but also shows one where and how improvements can be made. This reminds me of the woman who came to ask Jesus to heal her daughter “….Jesus replied, “It is not right to take the children’s bread and toss it to the dogs.
Many of us choose to take criticism personally, and that holds us back from making the neces- sary changes for the better. Those of us who can listen to this type of correction and react accordingly will no doubt be better off in the end. I have seen far too many athletes handle constructive criticism poorly, and it has ruined many a good athletic career. I myself would have to plead guilty to not always taking criticism the right way. But Christ wants to speak truth into our lives, many times in the form of the Holy Spirit’s constructive criticism.
Sproul. The quote by Sproul shines the light on an enormous problem that many Christians face, the lack of effort to put work into their relationship with God. The lack of effort is usually covered up by the myriad of excuses that are made in order to excuse the believer from putting any effort in to their relationship with God. That is where Proverbs 13:4 kicks in and tells us that it is only the soul of the “diligent” that is will ultimately receive the fortune, that comes in the shape of a stronger relationship with God. If one is “sluggish” and does not put any effort into strengthening their relationship then they will end up wanting a lot but not receiving anything due to their lack of
Jesse, Thank you for your great post on the ambivalent attachment style! I enjoyed how you described the ambivalent individual’s methods used in an attempt to save themselves from rejection, such as latching on and clinging to others. You mentioned their low perception of self as the spring of their expectation of abandonment. I would just add the root of their perception of self and others during a childhood of inconsistency. The ambivalent style normally grows up in an emotionally confusing atmosphere, never quite knowing how their primary caregiver would react.
Nancy L. Bunge is talking on the topic of how the veil was seen to others, Bunge says, “His veil shuts out happiness, giving a darkened aspect to all living and inanimate things” (Bunge-19). This quote shows that Hooper’s veil brought darkness and unhappiness to many people. In life, we naturally want to be happy, but if something or someone is making us unhappy then we naturally alienate that someone or something from our lives. The veil’s darkness and unhappiness play a big role in the cause of Hooper’s alienation by his surrounding
Love is a word that is different for many people. People interpret the word how they believe it best suits them. People often believe that love is best represented by showing it to someone important to them. On the other hand, there are people that know what they desire from other individuals, so they convert that desire into pity hopeless love that they can never obtain. A person can extend their love from oneself to others in many ways.
Not being good enough is a fear felt my many, young or old, single or in a relationship, working or unemployed, all feel it at one point in their lives. This is especially true to those who are in a unrequited devotion, who know that the person they desire so much do not feel the same attraction. Once the one whom they love leaves them isolated, however, the devoted become obsessive, wishing for their partner to come back, fall into depression, and at the worst possible scenario, become self destructive. All of these feelings and traits are found in both “The Great Gatsby” by F. Scott Fitzgerald, and (Love Song, With Two Goldfish) by Grace Chua. These feelings of loneliness, isolation, and separation are emphasized and developed in both text with use of diction, metaphor, and imagery.
In other words, I can have securely attached relationships with God and others, but I have to work through my ambivalent tendencies and the way they show themselves in my life first. The characteristics of ambivalent attachment include anxiety, insecurity (about God, self, or others), controlling behaviors, and unpredictability. The most powerful out of these characteristics in my own life is anxiety. Anxiety causes me to question whether I am really loved and appreciated. It constantly broadcasts worst-case scenarios into my consciousness, if I let it.
I live by confessing my sins to God and asking for his forgiveness. (1 John 1:9) because I know that the mind and the flesh can be weak and temptation can be our downfall. Question of Destiny- How worldview influence the way I think, treat and speak to other is based on my respect and ability to have an open mind and to treat others and they would treat me when I interact with people on a diverse platform. I think it helps me as a person to better understand how myself and others views, beliefs and opinions which sometimes can make you stronger or can weaken your sense of worth. In terms of deciding on a future career I feel that I’m
If I get upset over one thing, It is very easy for me to start thinking about all of the other negative things going on in my life. This is unfortunate for me because I focus on the negative more than the positive. When good experiences are to be had, I am skeptical of people and my surroundings. I experience a tunnel-like vision due to my depressed outlook, causing me to miss out on the happy moments that make life worth living. Life is an amazing journey that definitely has its ups and downs.
“It’s sad that bad things happen for us to stop and look around,”-Megan Duke. Sometimes humans ignore the bad things in life hoping that it will all go away. Except not facing the problems will not make it all go away, it only makes life harder. One can be overcome with guilt for not taking action in a bad situation. Humans are selfish beings and often tend to care about one’s self more than others.