Throughout history groups have worked together to profit and develop relations. In Asia the countries and groups of people developed the Silk Road, in Rome, the districts owned by the lords that governed them worked with the roman emperor to create a road system. But, these countries who have worked together have sometimes manipulated each other and took advantage of each other. Therefore, when groups work together they can create positive ideas, but in the end have negative outcomes.
The Mongols were savages not ceasing at any expense to conquer land. The Mongols had distinctive war strategies to corner their enemies, conquer them, and slaughter them. Despite the fact that the Mongols did much damage, they refine the nations they prevailed. Even in a Mongols' personal life there are numerous guidelines that should be obeyed. In spite of the fact that the Mongols may appear to be merciless murderers there is another side them.
A professor of history at Florida State , Darrin M. McMahon, in his New York Times article, “In Pursuit of Unhappiness”, (11-29-2005) he persuades that happiness is a relentless desire to achieve if you find it on your own. the article written by McMahon he quotes that ”Those only are happy who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness..”. He uses evidence to support his claim by using philosophers John Stuart mill and Carlyle quotes to prove that they all have similar views on how to achieve being happy and be cheerful.It's better to do something that makes you carefree rather than waiting for happiness to come “knocking at your door” as if you gain contentment as pure luck. Sometimes it is better to be bliss
The Aztecs began as a northern tribe whose name came from a valley known as Aztlan, which was the name of their homeland. They appeared in Mesoamerica, today known as the south central region of Mexico, in the 13th century. There, the Aztecs built their proud city, Tenochtitlan. It was the heart of the Aztec civilization. The Aztec emperor didn’t rule every city state. Local governments remained but they were required to pay varying amounts to the city of Tenochtitlan, Texcoco, and Tlacopa. This empire is called a hegemonic or informal empire (Moreno-Aguilar, 2013). The Aztecs ruled through a local government, this ensured the locals would keep the people happy. This system worked very well for the people, but the empire would eventually be
What makes people barbaric? The Mongols, also known as the “Barbarians” were a tribe in Central Asia during the 13th century. They were known to be barbaric, based on their aggressive, ruthless, and disgusting ways. Others believe that The Mongols had reasoning behind their ways and are justified for how they do their work. The Mongols were not barbaric as they did what they did in the matter of getting their job done to become successful.
Strout is extremely clever in her endings. In Pharmacy, the tension was high. Readers perhaps held their breath, wondering if Henry would finally say what he kept to himself. We were hopeful he would tell Olive just a little bit of what was going on inside. He did, with his comment: ‘You're not going to leave me are you?’ (Strout 29). But that was all. He went right back to being the static Henry that Olive knew best. The ending of A Little Burst is very similar. It seems on purpose, too, for it’s Strout's way of showing us how these characters are missing one another, how they are dynamic and flawed and known best through their individual stories. Readers are involved in a similar suspense in this ending, when Olive tucks the shoe she has
Rejection can make one feel alone, helpless, and out of place, and it’s a feeling that can make someone feel like they are no good, or that they aren’t worthy of a good life. All throughout the story, we are given examples of how the young girl is shamed and rejected. She was never accepted for who she was and this made her do things, sometimes extreme to help out her family. She knew she would never fit in, and her actions proved just that.
I honestly believe that everyone wakes up in the morning wanting to be happy, I have never seen a person who wakes up saying, “ I want to have an absolutely miserable day today”. It is human nature to strive for happiness and do things that you enjoy to do. John Mill says, “those only are happy (I thought) who have their minds fixed on some object other than their own happiness” which I don’t
he movie titled “The Pursuit of Happyness”, there was a problematic family living in San Francisco in 1981. The main character, Chris Gardner worked as a salesman invested his entire life savings in portable bone density scanner to support his family including his wife Linda and a five years old son Christopher. However, Chris’ business was not doing well and his wife was forced to work. Day after day, Linda was suffering and she always quarrelled with Chris and blamed him for didn’t play the role as a responsible father and a good husband. Luckily, this was not the end for Chris. One day, he met his turning point, Jay Twistle, a manager from Dean Witter. He offered Chris with a stockbroker at the end of a six-month unpaid training period.
“In all her life she had never been afflicted by ill temper and she looked upon it now as a demon which, along with hunger, was taking possession over her soul.” (Dubus 919) With this quote the author wants to show us that Louise is being pressed into losing weight for strictly superficial reasons, and so she can get accepted into society and fit today’s standards. To Louise, her obesity was a part of who she was and even though her friends and relatives praise her on her weight lost, she feels like she is not herself. “She felt that somehow she had lost more than pounds of fat; that some time during her dieting she had lost herself too” (Dubus ). Andre Dubus uses this line to show how Louise could not be happy since she felt dropping weight was changing who she was. It becomes evident that as Louise loses weight she is not content and stresses constantly, worrying that the next few pounds will be even harder to lose. It is a sad thing to witness how her new body actually makes her self-loathing more prevalent instead of bringing some joy to her
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“The Pursuit of Happyness,” directed by Gabriele Muccino is a film which I found myself greatly admiring. It is inspired by a true story and is about a man named Christopher Gardner who heavily invests his savings into portable bone density scanners, believing that they will be a great success and will support him and his family. However, they do not sell well as they only give a slightly better picture than an x-ray at double the price. This leads to him being extremely financially unstable and so he loses everything; his wife leaves him, he loses his house, bank accounts and credit cards but yet he manages to at least have his young son. After this tragedy, Gardner continues to sell bone density scanners whilst living on the streets and simultaneously taking on an unpaid internship. He aims to become a stockbroker, but there is a poor prospect of a paying position as he needs to outshine his competitors during half a year of training.
The dictionary defines happiness as the state of being happy. We often ask ourselves what will make me happy. Some people tend to believe wealth or material things will make us happy. Others believe power and/or fame will make us happy. Yet others may believe that being healthy will make them happy, but happiness is a decision. Happiness is a state of mind or a mentality that a person carries. I believe that we are in control of our own happiness because we are the only ones in control of our thoughts and if we choose to carry around a positive mentality and look at the bright side of our situations, we will live in happiness.
Happiness and the meaning of life are essential parts of the human wellbeing. There are diverse factors predicting happiness that control the meaning of life, and meaningfulness controls happiness. In the case of satisfying one 's needs and wants, a person gains happiness, but it is not the same as to be deduced as the meaning of life since it is long-term. Happiness is largely based on the present factors, while meaningfulness factors on the past, present and future integrated. Smith ESfahai and Daniel Gilbert have similar views on happiness and the meaning of life. In fact, they both emphasize that finding the meaning of life is shifting our attention from focusing on oneself to other people. People are always in search of a happy life, and
Happiness is always the crucial factor that the infinite number of people are endeavoring to seek during their lifetime. In fact, there are still some people questioning what happiness is until their last gasp. So, what is precisely happiness that significantly affects human life? Does happiness mean successfully achieving targets? Or abilities to do everything which you want without any barriers? There are no precise answers because happiness depends on individuals’ feelings and attitudes. However, in general, as well as the financial gap between the rich and the poor, there are fundamental differences of happiness and unhappiness varying from objectives, confidence, and securities of the future.