“Don 't make a permanent decision for your temporary emotion”. This quote speaks volumes when analyzing one’s daily activities and how decision making is an influential piece to those activities. Human beings are obligated to make decisions every day--some that are made impulsively--but they do not at all reflect one’s actual character. Many people often often predetermine one’s character/morality based off of an incautious decision, but remain oblivious to the reasoning behind the choice that was made. Although one’s choices can be either detrimental or benign to their lives, they have no correlation with their true disposition.
They believe competition creates a cycle of losing and feeling bad about oneself, which no child should be forced to handle. For example, Alfie Kohn states that our “competitive society has changed our sense of self-worth”, causing many to believe that victory and success are the same thing. He also says that in “a competitive culture, a child is told that it isn’t enough to be good – he must triumph over others”, creating a society in which winning is the only option. But the drive to win is important. “Experts warn: Don’t try to cut winning out entirely.
As readers, one can see that there is no hope for Cyrus; he is stuck waiting for something that will never happen. Cyrus uses Rastafarianism as a coping mechanism, he believes with the “deep fervor of his faith,” that a ship is going to come and help them escape the cycle. These beliefs allow Cyrus to explain away his personal misfortune as a trial that he and the others must endure before they can go to the promise land. The novel ends with Cyrus saying, “Tomorrow, tomorrow we shall meet again in paradise,” he like Sisyphus has tomorrow to try and escape futility. Overall, this creates an endless cycle that fuels the meaninglessness behind the lives of those in the Dungle.
They are trying to express that everyone knows and it is easy to give up something that they have been working on. But they had also explained that, “Then again I couldn’t have ’cause. I’ve traveled all this way for something.” This sentence is to emphasize that you will never be success if you do not have a positive attitude towards a task. You should try your very best to finish it because you may have underestimated your ability when you started to get frustrated and have the idea to give up. How do you know that you will not be successful if you do not even
Instead of the text providing a full, clear prophecy, the reader is given small amounts of foreknowledge at a time. For instance, the gods make it clear from early in the text that Odysseus will eventually return to his native land, but provide no real timeline for such an outcome. Later, Homer hints about some of the trials that Odysseus must overcome in order to finally return home, such as defeating the hordes of suitors in his palace. Homer alludes to how the hero might overcome such obstacles, but the author refuses to give any definite details until the obstacle is already upon Odysseus. The reader knows Odysseus will face a challenge but does not know if, or how, he will overcome it.
No one would end a description of their dream by saying “And one fine morning I will fail and my dream will be lost forever.” America is the land of the dreamers; our entire philosophy revolves around “The American Dream”, the idea that we can all achieve our own greatness until we are the best possible version of ourselves. We are never satisfied with achieving just one thing. Americans are constantly yearning for something new to chase, a new green light to pull us to happiness and fulfillment. Gatsby isn’t the only one staring into the night with a green light taunting him, just out of reach and always
It just cannot be recreated unless you make it reality. To make it real, you have to decide to stop using the experience machine and go out to the actual world. The final reason I would not use an experience machine is because I would end up neglecting and eventually forgetting my family. Having a family is one of the greatest blessings we can have in our lives, but if I get caught up in using the experience machine for so long, my family members could be passing away one by one without me even knowing it. My family members could also want to see and interact with me, but using an experience machine denies them that
The way I view the world is hard to explain, simply because it constantly changes. Everyday is different whether you believe it or not, each day holds something new and exciting. Therefore I believe I can’t live with one set worldview because that will hold me back from so much more. My family has taught me that views can change but the person shouldn’t. Meaning simply that just because of an event, good or bad, in your life occurs you can’t just change who you are.
Being passionate about a subject is often seen as a negative, but I tend to disagree. Having a strong opinion should not be looked down upon. However, refusing to listen to opposing viewpoints, and not respecting these opinions should be. Also, many describe me as passionate due to my dedication. When I discover a topic that intrigues, I aim to learn everything about it while also trying to be the best I can be.
Just like in our daily lives we need to learn that we can not do everything on our own, and that at some point or another we will need help. Life consists of many paths, but choosing the wrong one can cause a huge hurdle in your future. In life my hopes are just to purely become successful and to be able to support a family of my own, however there are many obstacles that follow this hope of mine, such as my immediate family being accepting of my husband. It’s a big thing for my family to accept my husband, because if they don’t like him how awkward would that be, plus they’d never be able to see my children. In the Odyssey, Odysseus goes to the underworld to meet Tiresias with the insecurity that he will be turned away and not receive his help.