Lewis wrote some of his novels in a way to not only educate the world that selflessness will always win but also the fact that selfishness will always lose. One of Lewis’s notable works -- “Till We Have Faces” -- clearly demonstrates how selfishness loses but selflessness wins. In “Till We Have Faces” by C.S. Lewis, Lewis portrays Orual as a villain as a result of her jealous actions which not only resulted in Psyche’s exile but also Psyche being forced to complete difficult tasks in order to regain her favor; however, Orual’s actions highlight the hidden message that Lewis is trying to convey - jealous/selfish love
Pitts wrote this essay so that people could see that other people have it worse than us. It is a scary thought to think that someone else is going through something so terrifying that they have to fear for their lives everyday. The message that Pitts wants you to take away from this is that no matter what you’re going through, you can always come back from it, like the Haitians have been doing for decades. The reason this is significant is because he is telling you that you can do whatever you want. That you can go through whatever and make it out on the other
The quote “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment” by Ralph Waldo Emerson is a powerful quote with many strong and positive meanings. It means that you shouldn’t let the world change you in any way, whether it is your personality, or the friends you hang out with, or even your physical appearance. You are managing your own life, so you must create it the way you want to. It also means that if you don’t care what people say about you and you continue to strive as your own person, you have met one of your life goals. Be that genuine and authentic person who stays positive throughout hard times.
I’m positive that Lance Armstrong is well known world widely, since he has been able to achieve much in few period of time. Now, for him to confess, this would mean many people will question his credibility as well. To fight and still lie, would also do him no good because people will still perceive him as deceiver. In many cases we have seen how people are influenced by those whom they follow. In most cases if a child is looking up to someone who lives his or her life unethically, in one way or the other, that child will draw something from that person.
As we grow up, we are faced the inevitability of ignoring our responsibilities. Responsibilities can be used as a way for us to grow as individuals, but they can also have the ability to destroy us in unimaginable ways. The protagonist of The Great Gatsby, Jay Gatsby, made the choice to take responsibility for his past lover, and ultimately suffered the consequences from that decision. The instinct for Gatsby to take responsibility for Daisy stems from love and compassion for her. However, this love and compassion blinded Gatsby and prevented him from coming to terms with reality, and its true consequences.
Realists do get to do what they want in life. As says, “While it is important to have high standards and lofty goals they need to be realistic and doable to avoid disappointment. “ That is good but, what about what you really wanted to do. Also the website says, “So many people live with the disappointment that they “could have been a contender.” When you are a realist you have to live life knowing you could have done better in life but, when you are a dreamer you know what you have in life. Another thing that the website said was,"We get in better touch with our many limitations and other priorities often having to settle for something less than we had hoped for when we were young dreamers. "
Isaac Shelton was just a guy who fell into bad habits. He shows that being determined to get through something can make someone into the best version of themselves. When one thinks of determination they think of “A dream doesn’t become reality through magic; it takes sweat, determination and hard work” - Colin Powell. When Isaac had to overcome his habit of alcoholism, he had the determination to change his life style when no one thought he could. If you don’t have strength how will you overcome adversity.
These are beacons we have to look back to in our lives to encourage us to keep going to remind us that things will not be as bad as we imagine. I have read that the thing that most terminally ill people tend to regret is not living a life true to oneself, but the life others expected of them. How sad will it be if you miss out on a life changing experience due to your fear of how other perceive you control you? You may inquire, how can we break the control fear has over us? Hey don’t ask me I am just a Star Wars nerd, however since I like most of you I will share a quote from Matthew Kelly.
While it’s natural to try to protect people from negative experiences it can make it difficult for them to tackle life’s larger problems down the line. Everyone needs the opportunity to build their confidence as well as their psychological strength, both of these are necessary to succeed. By shielding someone from life’s realities we set them up for failure as they are more vulnerable. So, while you made it through your parent’s divorce, being bullied, or moving that wasn’t the same level of trauma or adversity as someone else may have faced. There is a stark difference between these situations and physical or sexual abuse, or losing a loved one at a young age.
hard. I could tell you it will get better, that it's all going to be okay, and maybe you won't want to hear it, because it's such a cliché, but it's the truth. Because pain is temporary, and not only that, it's also necessary. All those who know me well, know that when things go wrong, I make a reference to the universe, that it has a plan for each and everyone of us, and if it's out of your control, then what is the point of stressing over it? We learn from mistakes, we learn when we screw up, we learn when we get hurt, we learn from experience.
Once we step outside our comfort zone, we are able to let our true character evolve. Author Ralpho Waldo Emerson once said, "Unless you try to do something beyond what you have already mastered, you will never grow." Emerson is completely right when saying this. The only way we can become a well balanced person is to do these things that we are not used to. Although it might be hard sometimes to accomplish these things, the effort that you put forth speaks more than the result.
When working with a team I tend to be so focused on achievement that it comes at the expense of including everyone. I need to stop being so competitive as this behavior creates a self-centered approach and can lead to unethical actions. In order to achieve my goal I need to keep being willing to call out those individuals that are not adhering to the rules, while at the same time rewarding those for their appropriate behavior. As I mentioned earlier, a potential barrier to me achieving my goal of ethical leadership is my internal desire to compete. In order to overcome this potential barrier, I will use feedback from those around me on ways that I can improve.
As young adults, we often believe ourselves invincible, and we act accordingly in our relationships with others. Ms. Mosby even apologized on behalf of her generation for feeding us false ideas about what sort of friendships will make us happy in life. However, I take issue with Ms. Mosby’s approach to beginning relationships, and her explanations about how people form new relationships after experiencing hard time. While it is true that a friend should always be willing to listen and support a person in need, it would be putting far too much pressure on