“In life, typically, the only one keeping a scorecard for your successes and failures is you, and there are ample opportunities to learn the lessons you need to learn, even if you didn’t get it right the first---or fifth---time” (21). Roth, in this quote, shows his knowledge in life, and what he knows, and proves is his trustworthiness. In a lot of places in Roth’s writing, he uses words and phrases to enhance his argument, but his second-best rhetorical strategy is
The intellectual virtue is phronesis (practical wisdom), sophia (theoretical wisdom), knowledge, intuition and our skills, everything that can be taught, gained or developed during our life by instruction. It’s what tells us how to act or what to choose. Generally speaking, Intellectual virtue gives us understanding of what is just and desirable, while moral virtue helps us do just and desirable things. Moral virtue is what we are given by birth. Just like this, we form and follow the right life principles for ourselves.
One may expound it as necessary not merely to an uncertain, merely possible aim, but to an aim, that one can presuppose safely and a priori with every human being, because it belongs to his essence. Now one can call skill in the choice of means to his own greatest well-being prudence. In the narrowest sense. Thus the imperative that refers to the choice of means to one’s own happiness, i.e., the precept pf prudence, is always hypothetical; the action is commanded not absolutely but only as a means to another aim.” (Kant. Pg.24) These hypothetical imperatives are conditional and depend on desires rather than obligation.
To prove this, Dr. Seuss states, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose (Seuss, 1998).” This quote is important because it depicts the idea of a person choosing their own future and doing everything in their power to live up to their own potential. Dr. Seuss seems to place hidden meanings within his stories to empower people of all ages to live their best life whether that means helping to save the environment, being a good friend, or being confident in one’s own ability. “Oh the Places You’ll Go” speaks about the challenges one will face throughout their life and the life changing decisions they must make on their journey.
He is known for the AP exam [the big Humanist]. He coined the self theory which highlights the idea of everyone is good people inherently and everyone wants to achieve our potential. Rogers called this as our actualizing tendency and we need genuineness [being our actual self; being open with our feelings], empathy [to be able to put ourselves into someone else's shoes] and acceptance [accept our true self and others without any reservations; unconditional positive regard] in order to reach our potential. Rollo May [1909-1994] is mostly responsible for integrating the humanism and existential traditions; who is also an outspoken critic. May had a different concept about humanism compared to Rogers though.
Gandhi and Hitler were similar in terms of their actions as powerful, influential, leaders; however, they differed in their educational backgrounds and stance on violent acts. Starting this off, gandhi and Hitler are similar in terms of their actions as powerful, influential, leaders and i feel that this is an important reason they compare to each other. Gandhi was a very great peaceful and powerful leader that help lead the non- violent move of the indians for independence they were against British rule that kept the civil rights from them. His leadership taught thousands how he could rule with the power he held so anyone can make a difference.Gandhi was very relatable to his people that followed him they respected him extremely but also what mattered is how Gandhi had felt about everyone and lead them. Even though he did this, become a strong leader gain followers respect and do the right thing hitler also was a
The Great Gatsby has a way of telling an enthralling story that captivates readers, while exemplifying important life lessons. Firstly, Nick’s opening narration is iconic, and maybe one of the best beginnings ever: “In my younger and more vulnerable years my father gave me some advice that I’ve been turning over in my mind ever since: Whenever you feel like criticizing anyone, just remember that all the people in this world haven’t had the advantages that you’ve had.” We see that Nick is gentle and never underestimate anyone, which makes him the only one to sympathize with Gatsby. Nick 's open-mindedness gives him a deeper perspective on the people around him and protects him from falling subject to the glitzy, superficial materialism of the 1920s. This iconic narration help us to increase our real life capacity for empathy. We can be better able to understand other people, empathize with them and view the world from their
Mitra, “The capacity to learn is a gift that should not be taken for granted.” The willingness to learn is a choice that we makes for ourselves. Sugata’s speech was presented in well-mannered way that was inspiring to watch with his quotes of knowledge and his experiments. Sugata soon discovered that encouragement was the key to learning. Our current education system is obsolete due to the expiration of the bureaucratic administrative machine. Discovering the full power of new technology for self-guided education will be a huge advancement for the future learning system.
I love the acting (especially Morgan Freeman) and plot. I love how this film builds slowly and takes its time, which allows you to become invested in Andy’s fate. Interestingly, the film is not told from the protagonist’s point of view, but rather through the eyes of his good friend. I love the friendship that Andy and Red share in this film and how it gives them both the strength to survive prison, and then freedom. The end of this film, beginning with Andy’s escape, is what makes it exceptionally great.
“Exert your talent and distinguish yourself and never think of retiring from the world, until the world feels sorry that you retire” - Samuel Johnson In this quest of gaining knowledge and wisdom these are the words which drive me towards excellence. This is what I keep saying to myself because of my intense fervor and ardor in the field of science and technology. Time and time after this feeling of accomplishing something awe-inspiring has cultivated within me and has instigated me towards doing things which are productive and fecund. In my schooling I always use to wonder of the magnificence with which the human body is modeled. Questions related to Organs, Cells, Proteins, DNA always use to captivate me and would propel me into an unfathomable