Despite not having a connection to the writer, I wanted to proceed with the essay because I understand there will be times that I will be required to read something that I do not find interesting. I also found times where I would have to re-read sections of this essay. Once I was done reading On Dumpster Diving, I could say I found the author’s perspective interesting. In fact, I recently did some “spring cleaning” and got rid of various items we no longer used to make room for baby stuff. In doing so I told my husband we need to be more selective when we purchase things because, even when donating to Good Will, it seems such a waste.
I couldn't stop the judgements from coming in my head because my day was already off to a bad start. Just because Wallace wasn't able to control his mind from these thoughts doesn't mean I won't be able to as well but in fact I will keep trying. I won't let the comments control my mind but instead my own power will control what I think and
I always thought I was an honest person, but once I delved into honesty I realized I needed to desperately cultivate this virtue. Firstly, I realized that I was not truly honest with myself because I would make excuses for my faults. For example, I tell always myself that I’m too busy to go to the gym or to read this book, but the reality is that I’m just being lazy and making excuses for my laziness. This week I had to confront myself and understand that there is so much more I could be doing with my time. Additionally, I realized that I was not being honest with some of my friends.
However, to avoid judgment altogether is impossible for man. No matter what, humans will always have an initial judgment of someone or something. What truly determines our character is how we react to our initial judgment. When people generalize others as ugly, poor, or monstrous, people are only separating themselves from others as if to mentally and physically block them from their lives and to make themselves feel superior. Having a primary judgment is natural, but preventing oneself from experiencing human interaction because of some broad title is uncalled for and rude.
I was very anxious upon reading. I tried my best to have a clear, loud voice and to go slow so I would not rush through and poorly express what I was trying to get across. I found it challenging, however, to determine a tone that I wanted to portray because I was not reading dialogue. I did however try to express an annoyance in my tone when I read the following sentence as I interpreted Sarah being annoyed of Edward, "[i]t wouldn't be so bad if he didn't insist on dragging her into everything" (Atwood, par.7). With my selected passage my goal was to sound as if I was telling a story to a group about a couple I knew.
This proves that whenever given the opportunity to do well, we should always think about the consequences on what could happen if we go too far. We need to look at it from every angle and ask ourselves “Is it really ok to cheat or am I overzealous? How is this going to end? Am I really doing what is right?” It’s important to aspire and be determined, but we need to make sure we are not blinded by our ambition, because even if we think we are seeing clearly now, hindsight is 20-20.
I used to be afraid that I would get my answers incorrect for every problem I solved. Last week, I saw my score on the math exam I took, and I was disgusted by the score I had gotten. For this reason, I decided I needed a good method to solve my weakness. I took a step into the shower, and I thought carefully about my life after that shocking moment. Time flew and hot water dropped down to the concrete floor.
At that point, in my mind I found it so funny that these people where following me, someone so unsure and afraid to make an improper step. This made me realize that the people around me do not know the insecurities and unsure thoughts that pass through my mind. And even if I did mess up, what does it matter? When examine how being afraid of misstepping has effected me, its clear that it apples to way more than my biking habits. It applies to my art, my classes, when I talk to people, etc.
What made it the more difficult was that it hurt me deeply to be regarded as an ugly person not because I looked the part but because others have just found a way to see the ugliness in me and found it pleasing to mock me. In fact the mocking actually affected my moral and self-esteem. For many years I had a fear of talking in front of people. No matter how well prepared I would come for a presentation, I would always end up going blank while I am doing my presentation. A situation that I had to fight for years to overcome.
You can 't really blame the person when they are surrounded by an environment of the same mindsets. Racism is something that I always frown upon so instead too getting mad and pointing blames it 's important to educate. So the wronging as argument with no reason reasoning tend to never lead to progress. “Often causes then to appear;these create for them a frame of reference
This is because, if you are to light, you will be taken advantage of and no one will ever listen to you, but on the other hand, if you are too firm, everyone will start to dislike you therefore not listen to you. It is extremely important to have the perfect balance of both firm and fair. Another point Mrs. Wallace brought up, something I have never thought about before, is using language that people under you can actually unerstand. Which basically means not to use huge words that your group will not understand, beacuse if that happens, again people will get discouraged and probably not understand what is asked of them. Leaders need to not worry so much about trying to look smart, and just use common language that everyone understands.
I realized "through the knowledge that I was learning" I created a loophole to be "un-occupied, un-employed" while still possessing social acceptance. (cite) One of the things I did that made it okay for me to be "unoccupied, unemployed" was the fact that I had my earphones on. The music was not on and I can hear the same if I did not have them on, but the fact they were in my ear created the illusion that I was doing something. Barry Alfonso mentions human thoughts define how they perceive things, which influence their experience. (cite)
I had to backtrack and let the participant know what happened. I made the error and gave them the contact for filing a complaint. No complaint was made but do realize how traumatic that could be if the bloodwork came back in a upsetting matter and the participant was not forgiving. Standard 7: As an
I had trouble pronouncing certain vowels. I knew that I needed help, but until my mother spoke those words, I never accepted it. My problem was buried inside me, but now it was free for all the world to see. Whenever I tried to speak I could feel my classmates’ eyes on me, judging me. It was so embarrassing that I just withdrew from the other students.