Each year, day, and second, people gradually get more mature but it occurs quickly or gradually in various people. Maturity can be linked with a considerable amount of different things and it brings people to begin to act like adults. Maturity is not dependent on a person’s age because it depends on the person’s experiences in life and who they surround themselves with. People get more mature based off of their experiences in life. An excellent example of this would be war.
She steers them in the right direction when they start to lose maturity. From the Book The Odyssey, the moral learned from maturity is that people must be motivated and have the initiative to make a change with ourselves because it will not happen automatically. Although the Odyssey was written millenniums ago, it remains relevant to adolescents in every decade and culture. The same need for initiative that Telemachus displayed in his journey to grow up is experienced by teenagers in modern society. Thus, Homer’s The Odyssey remains an essential text because its themes about growing up are still applicable
Birth control made family planning simpler, thus allowing women to pursue education and careers before beginning a family, all while maintaining a physical relationship. This is primarily why people began to use and why it has risen in popularity through the years. There are many methods to choose from that meet the requirements for many different lifestyles and backgrounds, making it all the more attainable for all. However the use does not come without critics. Some feel the use is unnatural, immoral, and interferes with “God’s Plan.” There are even those who argue that birth control ends the potential for new human life.
The coming of age of a person could be at the age of twelve, or twenty, or forty – it all depends on each person’s ability to reach a certain level of maturity – not necessarily meaning when one is independent, but rather when one seems sensible and reliable. In terms of maturity, humans have different levels of development some mature faster, while others develop quite gradually. Most of the time, the experiences that one goes through determines the speed of the rate of the maturity of that person because past experiences affect the way that we make decisions that benefit ourselves, and the people around us. Louise Erdrich’s The Round House is a coming-of-age story about Joe Coutts, a thirteen-year-old Native American, who is thrust into adulthood
Amelia is a good student, and is a good athlete, and Sylvia is not. Sylvia may be jealous of Amelia and needs to get rid of her so she can be the best in school. In conclusion, these are all reasons for my prediction that someone intentionally pushed her off the
She doesn't do what her mother likes. Another piece of evidence to support the idea of being true to yourself is through the character of Gretchen. Squeaky believes that Gretchen is a true runner, she doesn't hide that she is fast. On lines 385-390, page 39 it states “Cause she is good, no doubt about it maybe she’d like to help me coach Raymond; she is obviously serious about running, as any fool can see. This quote helps support the idea of how Squeaky believes that Gretchen is true to herself.
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.
“We don’t grow when things are easy, we grow when we face challenges” (picturequotes.com). When people overcome challenges in the world they become a better person. They learn skills to help them in the future. This quote relates to Brent because without overcoming his challenges when making the whirligigs he would not be able to transform. In the book Whirligig by Paul Fleischman, he portrays that Brent faces many challenges in the making of the whirligigs which helps him to transform.
Although we see little of her within this episode, her introduction as the Coach of the high school cheerleading team portrays her as an aggressive female, who is strong, bold, and cunning in contrast to the male football coach, Ken, who seems to be disarranged and dimwitted. It seems that Glee challenges the theory that men are stronger than women, and flips the table, enabling the females to have stronger personalities overall. All of the women we are introduced to seem confident and independent in their pursuits, and thus it is fair to believe that the show might be trying to make a point to its viewers, encouraging women to step up, be more confident in themselves, and lead their lives the way they see
The novel’s main plot revolves around Gatsby trying to win her back. Perhaps Gatsby merely loves the idea of her. The idea of the twenties flapper girl that she represents. A fashionable young girl that only cares about having fun and disregarding America’s social norms and standards of behavior.
The issue with many of today’s youth is based off of what they were told be be true early on in their lives- that they can do anything if they’re passionate about it. Gina Barreca, author of “Trying to find your passion? Find a decent job instead”, elaborated on the topic of ambition, mainly on how ambition strongly differs from passion. Early in her article, Barreca states, “We too often tell the impressionable young that if they’re passionate enough about a topic or activity, they’ll be recognized, eventually, for their talents.” When children grow up being told that they can become anything they want, but never hear they they’ll have to work in order to develop into what they want, children grow up feeling entitled, with a poor work ethic.
The best way to get back at a dirty team is to score goals and win the game, since fighting is not beneficial. In college, Mia Hamm learned how to possess mental and physical toughness from her coach, Anson Dorrance. Hamm briefly explains that young girls should be pushed to be the best athletes they can be. An inspirational quote I find interesting is when Hamm states, “Before you win, you must have the will to prepare the win.” I find this quote highly moving because it is very realistic, if you want to win you must mentally and physically prepare yourself for the game and have confidence. I can relate to Hamm when she explains that young girls should be pushed to excel in sports, since my own soccer coach gives my team this advice.
This comes with a cost, however, as the kids “grow up” at an expedited rate. Throughout the novel, Jem and Scout learn valuable life lessons
After winning the race, Squeaky realizes that winning is not everything and sees things in a new light. Squeaky finds her true inner voice of her identity and personality which helps her have a revelation about the talent of other individuals such as developing a mutual respect for Raymond and making a new found friend, Gretchen. On the day of the race, Squeaky checks out her rival at the start of the race and notices that Gretchen is kicking her legs out like a pro. This sparks a newfound respect for Gretchen. “I get up and slip off my
I feel that I have gained some positive traits from it. I had to learn to become flexible. If I was told that I was going to be moving, I learned to accept it, and to prepare myself for the change, sometimes even becoming excited. As I got older, I began to see moving to a new place not only as leaving people behind, but as an opportunity to start anew. I also feel that moving has caused me to mature somewhat faster than some of my peers.