It is the life we all strive to have until we obtain it and see it 's meaningless composure. As a result of an era of decayed social and moral values, evidenced in its overall cynicism, greed, and empty pursuit of pleasure. The character Jay Gatsby is the best character to show the American Dream and its awful outcome. Gatsby’s American Dream is the life he strived to have and obtained for himself. When growing up he wasn’t born rich like most of the upper class.
As many people have said: “Be yourself because everyone else is taken.” In the book Gym Candy by Carl Deuker, Mick Johnson, a running back who played for the Shilshole high school varsity football team, is not a good example of being oneself. Mick wanted to be better than the rest and go beyond what he was capable of doing, but in dishonest ways. He used steroids to try to help him be the best running back on his varsity team. Little did he realize, taking steroids would cause him major side effects and regretful consequences that would affect him in the future. During this time period, his thoughts about himself changed.
Another reason why I think pro athletes are being overpaid is that our president earns a yearly salary of $400,000 and he runs our country! While the athletes just show entertainment to fans. Don 't get me wrong, but paying an athlete $13.5 million for a single year is just really doing the most. There are doctors who are probably saving lives right now that will probably never make that much. Some might say that these pro athletes have spent most of their childhood playing sports, but hasn’t everyone played like one type of game or sport once in their life?
Linemen, on a football team, are great examples of this because the quarterback, running backs, and wide receivers get all the credit for great plays and touchdowns, while linemen have to block the three-hundred-pound man in front of them every time, or the play will get blown up. Team players don’t do things for themselves, they do it for the benefit of the team. In a team player’s mind, the betterment of the team must come first. No matter who scores a touchdown, goal, basket, or run, a team player has to let go of all individualism and do the right thing for the whole team. In soccer, if a teammate gets open down field and you have an opponent in front of you, a team player would pass it to their open teammate, while an individualist would attempt and juke out the opponent or try and show off and possibly lose the ball.
The Education of Dasmine Cathey “The Education of Dasmine Cathey,” by Brad Wolverton is an informative and compelling story about a student athlete who struggles with making educated choices that he is not familiar with in life, college, and football. There are so many reasons young college athletes succeed in sports, but fail in education. This story is a tragic tale of educational shortfalls that caused Mr. Cathey a football player to fall through the cracks of a flawed school system and became exploited by his family, friends and the college football program. These challenges during these times, created unwanted side effects in every aspect of his life. This is a great story because the author allowed the reader to feel every emotion
During this period, freedom of feelings and creativity. This may have lead to Extreme Skepticism to occur after all the writings infused with strong feelings. Sigmund Freud's book Civilisation and its Discontents prove that his writings make him one of the founders of Modernism. The theme of “Conscience and the Super-Ego” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents) plays out in the book as a form of Skepticism. He argues that the Super-Ego is responsible for the “discontents” that human beings experience in civilisation as “The super-ego often puts severe demands on the individual that he cannot realistically met, causing great unhappiness.” (Gradesaver, Civilisation and its Discontents).
He begins to display envious thoughts. “I was beginning to see that Phineas could get away with anything”. He is specifically envious of Finny’s athleticism which in turn brings Finny popularity. “...Finny deliberately evaded an athletic honor. It was true that he had many already—the Winslow Galbraith Memorial Football Trophy for having brought the most Christian sportsmanship to the 20 game during the 1941-1942 season…”.
A professional boxer can make more money in one match than some people make a year. An actor or actress can make even more than that boxer, when filming one movie. Professional athletes and entertainers are overpaid; they are not necessary to the growth of the United States, they are like the face of America based on their popularity, and they make millions of dollars and complain about how they are not paid enough. Professional athletes and entertainers are not people who have jobs necessary to the growth of the United States. If anything they are holding back the growth of America.
The theme that I personally see the most in this movie is about hardship and struggle one must endure in order to carry the responsibility that has been given to them. Walter Mitty, as negative assest manager, willing to cross the line so that his credibility can be maintained and his responsibility can be fullfiled. He goes thought unexpected events and never stopped even if his own life on the line. In my opinion, LIFE Magazine’s motto is about the name of the magazine itself; about life. In this momentary world, humans tend to question their very own existence.
How does a little boy from a poor Brazilian background find his way into the greatest football stages and marvel the world with his formidable talent? This is the story of Ronaldo Luís Nazário de Lima. Colloquially known as "The Phenomenon," his amazing talent continues to amaze new football fans today. "The Phenomenon" had a turbulent and eventful career: he went through several difficult phases with numerous problems in the knees that removed him from the fields, surgeries, public scandals, colossal fame and competitive achievement. But all of this was a very foreign reality for the humble boy from Bento Ribeiro.