Optimal post-loss adjustment is posited to occur when the bereaved individual smoothly transitions or oscillate between LO and RO processes (Shah & Meeks, 2012; Stroebe & Schut, 1999). “The ones who best cope with death may be those who both embrace and avoid grief, at times feeling pain and at times finding ways not to” (Neimeyer, 2002, pg. 193). Oscillation can be achieved through a process of expressing grief by means of revisiting and retelling of the the story of the loss, holding conversations with the image of the loved one and to providing opportunity to structure future goals and restore contact with a new world (Neimeyer & Currier, 2009, pg. 355).
As he expands on this idea, it is clear to the reader that Iyer believes one of the reasons we travel is to be able to be “free of caste and job and standing” in order to better comprehend ourselves. In a different environment where no one can really put a label on you, especially if you are alone, it is probable that certain issues or aspects of one’s personality, which would have otherwise remained dormant, manifest themselves, allowing you to be “born again”. In this situation, you don’t live in the past or the future, but in the present where it is almost impossible for you to ignore your inner self, biases, values, and opinions. The thought of traveling alone usually expresses a feeling of loneliness, but in reality being on your own encourages you to learn and understand yourself in ways that cannot be achieved by staying in your habitual territory. This can occur because of many factors including, but not limited to individuals around us and their culture.
A way to release our emotions that is often taken for granted. We read every day: street signs, ads, a meme on Twitter. However, I have learned that reading is more than just a way to inform or entertain. It can also be a tool used to educate our minds and change the way we think. Not many of the books that end up on my shelf challenge me, but All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr is one of these books.
I agree with the author that Chris McCandless wasn’t crazy for going out into the wild. He wasn’t a loner; he chose to be on his own. But Chris could easily make friends. He had the right to travel. All he was trying to do was get away from the corrupt world.
The future gives me a chance. It shows me that I don't need to hold the anger in to be what I want to be. It pushes me to stand up for myself and make my own decisions. The future shields my creativity and originality from everything that tries to tear it down. Knowing that whatever path is taken, it is taken by me.
Life is too short too always rethink chances you may never get again. The saying “Sometimes you don’t get two chances” applies in my thoughts more often. My life shouldn’t revolve around other's opinions, which is how I sit before you today. In the last year I’ve done so many things only I stood in my way of before. Volunteering more and just taking more risks is something I value much more now, as I told Lilly “Yolo.” I’m not as meek, although I’m still pretty quiet sometimes, but I know for myself; I’m getting out into the world much
I might have talked negatively about everything, but there were some perks. This trip showed me that I always need to enjoy the moments I have with my family. Now, I know not to be the fuddy dud of the group and take a few chances. In conclusion, I did have fun during the trip, and I know that it only matters if you have your family by your
Individuals can indeed change their lives without having to make any external changes, simply by being comfortable alone will affect their lives and having a positive mindset have an impact on traveling. If an individual is happy during their trip, the trip will be a great trip regardless of where the destination is. By simply having a positive mindset, a simple
It was a very emotional event, but it was really cool to see the community come together to help others. It seems that doesn’t happen too much lately. To get the hours needed for volunteering, you have to know all the details about the event and get in contact with whom ever needs help. This has made me more responsible as a person, because I use to not like to contact people directly. However, now this is no issue and I feel confident with conversing with others.
"But it has made no difference at all, The difference, the life, is created in the telling, something that Frost does, of course, masterfully (Ward)." There is an old saying when people go on a trip, it is more about the journey than it is about the destination. When that man in the poem reaches the split, it appears that he is actually enjoying his time making a choice. The uses of symbolism and nature poetry helps the reader understand "The Road Not Taken" clearly. What Robert Frost was trying to get people to think of when they read his poem is to look at all the options that are on the table and to not to go with the one that appears to look the best right
But honestly it is so boring. I am not really feeling anything in my heart, soul or spirit while I 'm reading it except that I really want to stop reading it. I understand why it is such a loved book and why Capote is such an amazing author, because he really is. I am glad that I have to do these blog posts because it is giving me time to really analyze the text and appreciate things that I would not have originally appreciated. Especially his similes.
If you have strong faith, you could do it for sure. You must focus on your progress not on the obstacles that you meet on the way. Once you change your attitude towards financial issues, you will start noticing positive changes in your life. The road to success is not very easy as you might think. Success lies at the end of your travel.