I was naïve for not being able to cut my losses, and I paid the price. “At the moment it seemed like a good idea”, is what maybe goes through everyone’s mind after they come into their senses from our failed attempts in Escalation of Commitment. Persistence is not always a good thing, and it could lead people into their own demise. I learned that you shouldn’t ignore the subtle signs that are given to you, whether to continue
For instance, when we refer to something as real, we are acknowledging how imperfect it is or very relatable. In other words, sometimes flaws are more relatable because they make something or someone imperfect. This is because we are imperfect and our lives consist of flaws due to the physical realm. Therefore, that form or ideal is very hard to relate to because it is completely perfect. We all might differently define perfection, but most of us can agree that it isn’t common or a norm.
Have you ever look back what you have said and done in the past, and you are totally embarrassed by how nonsense and immature you were? We all experience that. In fact, it is an epiphany that arouses changes in ourselves. Epiphany is a revealing moment when we comprehend something in a deeper sense. They do not need to be legendary; they can be tiny but still insightful.
This isn’t all too hard to prove. The big problem with it all, is that Card failed at following his own belief. He takes the ‘Ender-is-a-saint-no-matter-what thing’ too far, and doesn’t compensate properly. This opens up a lot of holes in his argument. Countless times, Ender does something horrible, but is forgiven for it.
Being more quiet and reserved allowed my peers to use me as a scape goat for all the “ugly” jokes at that time. What made it the more difficult was that it hurt me deeply to be regarded as an ugly person not because I looked the part but because others have just found a way to see the ugliness in me and found it pleasing to mock me. In fact the mocking actually affected my moral and self-esteem. For many years I had a fear of talking in front of people. No matter how well prepared I would come for a presentation, I would always end up going blank while I am doing my presentation.
I now understand that I can not expect perfection, but only my best, and that failure will push me to do better. After my academic life became easier and more managed, other areas of my life started to fall into place, which is so refreshing now. I set such high goals for myself, not yet understanding that my expectations were subjective rather than objective, and now I have come to realize that as long as I do my best, and not someone else's best, the outcome will be just
It takes away the mental filter in a human’s mind that allows them to realize what they are doing could be unhealthy. According to Susan David, the author of the article “Don’t Worry, Be Gloomy”, “It’s not too big a stretch to suggest that being excessively happy could kill you. You might engage in riskier behaviors like drinking too much, binge eating, skipping birth control, and using drugs”(David 124). Neglecting the negative effects of certain actions could change a person’s life for the worst in a drastic way and could even result in death if taken too far. Therefore, being overly happy and cheerful acts as a blinder for people when it comes to certain things.
I have been a member of an honors program since the end of my freshman year of high school. The time I spent in the honors program in highschool compared to the honors classes I took at Tulsa Community College (TCC) showed me how limited my original view of a honors program was. I initially knew the importance that was behind the title of a honors program, which is the reason I joined. However, my membership, in my opinion, was basically through name only. I did not have to challenge myself much to be a member.
You are about to receive what would be considered the quintessential ‘golden ticket’ for some. Unfortunately, this is not the case for all of you. Some of you already hate the idea of what is to come: debt, unemployment, and even going back to school. Without a moment’s notice, this went from a hope-filled speech to you questioning yourself, ‘Jeez, did I make the right choices?’ And I’m here to say - question it. Question it all.
Another one of my biggest weaknesses as a writer is my usage of Punctuation and Capitalization; therefore, there were a couple of times where I did not capitalize the names of particular people, or the names of particular places. Although paragraph unity and punctuation are two of my foremost weaknesses, my biggest weakness out of them all is my comma usage. There were multiple occasions in my paper where I placed a comma and it was not necessary; on the other hand, there were also multiple instances in my paper where my usage of commas was completely absent. Although I have many strengths and many weaknesses as a writer there are always different devices I can use to improve both my strengths and my weaknesses. Through the usage of these different devices such as Paper Rater and Online Dictionary I anticipate to continue my growth as a college level
They are extraordinary wrong. Even when you believe one hundred percent that the wall is indestructible, never have complete trust because within a second that sturdy wall can be demolished. I can recall a time I thought my wall allowed me to be invincible from emotional pain but I was
Good Afternoon Abigail, I am not a heinous person by nature but if I have to, but I can be rude. First off, I don’t know you personally, but I’ve heard of you. Also, no, I’m not good because sometimes life is really horrible, and currently it sucks. Yes, I’m a mess, but I can throw myself together and get through the day. I understand how difficult losing someone close to you is, but I don’t deserve to be guilt tripped by you.