Good morning students and teachers. I honestly can't believe I've made it through my last year of schooling here at Southern Cross. Throughout my senior English studies, I have realised that individuality is something that is unfortunately lost amongst the trends and expectations of a developing society. Especially in regards to adolescents, I believe that it can be incredibly difficult to maintain a sense of independence and uniqueness in a society where everyone is expected to conform to the majority. Over the last two years, texts such as “The Kite Runner”, Shakespeare's “Othello”, Robert Frost's “Into My Own”, and the film “The Breakfast Club” have definitely inspired me to be myself and to stay true my own beliefs.
Older generations tend to believe that young adults, who are thirty years old or younger, are the “dumbest generation” ever. However, these young adults are not actually dumb, they are able to think more critically and deeper which helps them gain more knowledge and become more intelligent. It is invalid to compare the past with the present because in the present, technology and other developments are far more superior.
People are easily influenced and persuaded by higher authorities. Ralph Waldo Emerson was a key figure in the Transcendentalist movement. This movement promoted ideas of intuition, independence, and inherent goodness in humans and nature. His most famous essay during this time was “Self-Reliance.” Throughout the text he expresses how to avoid conformity set by our society and to follow our own individual path. Henry David Thoreau like Emerson, believed that the government abuses its control especially when it comes down to just and unjust laws. Others, following in their footsteps and who were vocal for a change have impacted our society greatly such as Nelson Mandela, Martin Luther King Jr., and Mohandas K. Gandhi.
Grit and Growth Mindsets both work together to support success. Grit and Growth Mindsets are both positive things and if you don’t have either of those two things you will not be successful. According to Angela Lee Duckworth and Lauren Eskreis-Winkler, “Grit, however, is distinguished from the general tendency to be reliable, self-controlled, orderly, and industrious, with its emphasis on long-term stamina rather than short-term intensity.” (p.51.) Duckworth and Eskreis-Winkler are saying that Grit is, having the ability to always be able to do something and to do it right way and to work very hard on it and to sustain it rather than not giving your all to it. Growth Mindset is believing you can try harder to fix a mistake you made so that there will be a better outcome next time.
Did you ever think about what state your mind is in, or what causes you to think the way you do? Carol Dweck in her article mindsets, compares a fixed and a growth mindset. It Carol Dweck defines two types of mindsets, her work led her to define a fixed and a growth mindset.
Thomas Jefferson said we need to do more to accomplish more. By doing more things in life so that we can invent more things. We can make more things around us better. By involving ourselves we can make our kids grow up with way more things to involve their selves in if we just take the time and make it better for them. Like Thomas Jefferson invented a lot he was a smart man. We need to put ourselves out there more to make new things in life. Like building new places for people less fortunate. Make new invention like a robot that does stuff for people that is in need of a nurse or someone to watch them, because they cant do things like others can. People need to get more activity. Invent things that help other people. We need to make more
Did you know what? Everyone can be success. Of course, you have already known that. But why this world is in, there are so many people choose to be failure instead of success. This is just the matter of human’s mind setting. According to Carol S. Dweck, the author of Mindset book which showing the way mindsets turn people into failure or success, she has shown that there are two different mindsets in this human society that is fixed mindset and growth mindset. In her theory, she showed that your abilities were fixed when you were born and it doesn’t change (Dweck, p6, 2007). In the other hand, you can flourish your initial abilities to get smarter through attempt to learn continuously. (Dweck, p7, 2007) In this book, the author Dweck state
Grit is a personal trait gained through situations during life that a person overcame. The advantages of being greedy are that you're strong and courageous and two you can get past anything because you through it already. The growth mindset, as well as great, is always adapting and being able to overcome obstacles and learn from them. The advantages of having a growth mindset are gaining your traits through experience and being ready and prepared for any tough situations in the future. Being gritty helps a person with a growth mindset succeed by being prepared and ready for any obstacles that requires grit, problem-solving abilities, and persistence.
The early 1840s till the early 1950, a person 's desire to follows laws varied. Some people didn 't question any law and just followed them to avoid any trouble. But a few people objected. Two very influential writers, Ralph Emerson and Henry Thoreau, put together their opinions to form essays. Emerson’s work as published around 1841; Thoreau’s work was published around 1849. Ralph Emerson’s theme is that when people take times to reflect on themselves, then they find out their purpose in life. In his short essay “Self-Reliance”, he voices his opinions on how individuals need to pursue their dreams even if it means breaking the law. Henry Thoreau’s theme is that when people stand for what they want peacefully, then forced reflection happens. In his short essay “Civil Disobedience”, he says that its is the right of the people not to support the government if they are not doing their job, which is to serve and protect the majority of
A quote from Doctor Seuss, “Sometime you will know the value of a moment until it become a memory.” What will your legacy be? Everyone wants to be remembered in some way. Whether it is being remembered as the lazy kid who snoozes through class, or the dedicated student who is always prepared for class. For example, a legacy to me is something that is left by a person to be remembered by. A legacy is a person’s reactions to a name. For example, when someone hears my name, I want to be remembered as a hardworking, kind, and helpful peer. My legacy doesnt want to be negative, therefore striving to succeed in my eighth grade year is the best.
In this paper I will be explaining the concepts of a growth mindset, a growth mindset is when people appreciate a challenge. I will not only be talking about the definition, but I will also tell you what a person with a growth mindset is like, they are optimistic. They would rather solve a problem they run away from it. I will go into depth about how they act when faced with certain challenges and everyday things in life such as relationships or stretching their abilities. When in a relationship, they want to do help build their relationship. When stretching their abilities, they will go above and beyond what they thought they could do. I will talk about how setback can affect them, and how sometimes a growth mindset can become a setback if not approached correctly. The last thing I will talk about it how genetic makeup does not determine one’s abilities.