One of the themes from Hernando Tellez 's “Just Lather that 's all” is that different humans have different abilities and capabilities to complete tasks in life. This theme relates to my life because I may think about many actions to fulfill a reaction, but it only goes as far as just a thought, but since life is very lengthy I may get frustrated and do actions without thinking about the consequences.
In the essay “Why the Reckless Survive” by Melvin Konner, the author describes why individuals perform reckless activities. Konner also explains that people do no think clearly about the risks that they are taking, and provides assumptions about why we do what we do. In the essay “In Wildness is the Preservation of the World” by Michael Dirda, the author states that we should re-inspire our children with noble ideals, and persuade them to build a new world.
“In a moment of decision the best thing you can do is the right thing, the next best thing is the wrong thing, and the worst thing you can do is nothing.” Those are some wise words said by the President during WWII…. Pres. Franklin Delano Roosevelt. This quote can relate to a plethora of issues, when one may have to make an impossible choice and one does not know what to do. However, in this report we will focus on certain situations that Pres. Wilson and Pres.FDR had when making choices in WWI and in WWII. Many may ask how did the United States even get involved in such a war? Although, as it can be seen in the following sentences the reason the United States got involved in WWII is fairly simple and an honestly valuable one unlike many may say the reason the U.S. got involved in WWI. In WWII the United States got involved with the war in Europe because the Japanese were furious with the U.S. for freezing all Japanese funds and stopped the sales of oil, gasoline, and other reasons that Japan lacked. Japan’s prime minister, Fumimaro Konoe
“As surely as each of them brought a toothbrush with him, he also brought with him his loves and hates, his fears of death and his fears of life, his anxieties, his longings, his pride his doubts…and so did the one who traveled to New Haven to hear them lecture.” This statement from page three of Telling the Truth left me naked and vulnerable as I continued to read the following words of this brilliant work by Fredrick Buechner. As a young college student, pursing ministry, I can’t help but be challenged as I read recognize my self in these words. Every time I get up to preach, I bring with me the world that lives inside of me, and so does everyone who is listening. I am speaking to broken hearts, different personalities and family situations, people who are experiencing extreme financial and marriage trials. Each of who is seeking new life shed on them. Whether they are searching Christ or not, they are undoubtedly searching for and absence or void in their lives to be filled. Thus sets the plot for this work that guides readers on a journey to what it means to tell the truth and
The book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen focuses on a curious boy who finds himself helping out owls that are being pushed out of their homes due to a construction taking place. Roy is on the bus one day as he is being bullied by Dana Matherson. Roy’s face gets pushed against the window as he see’s a boy running beside the bus. Roy was curious to know who the running boy was and why he was running, Roy later finds out that the running boy does not attend to any school near which then makes Roy interested to find out who the running boy is. The book Hoot by Carl Hiaasen consists of simile, imagery, diction to convey that always do what’s right it’s better than doing what’s wrong therefore the person will create a positive impact. Throughout the story, we learn that one always has a chance to make the right decision.
To conclude, in high school three major tragedies occurred in my life: my cousin passed away without warning, my grandma was diagnosed with breast cancer, and my three year relationship ended. As a result, I struggled to focus on my studies and my depressive state led me to question the point of learning. This viewpoint was later eradicated when I realized I should be learning despite my struggles. Consequently, Lewis’ sermon explains what I had discerned, that it isn’t healthy to quit studying during hardships because God makes us knowledgeable, and to utilize our minds is to glorify
The essay, On Laziness, by Christopher Morley, portrays his argument of why laziness is often the key to being successful. In his opening sentence, he starts by explaining how he intended to write an essay but was simply too lazy to do do. The purpose is already being expressed through his use of satire. This helps the audience apprehend how he’s portraying his meaning through his own writing style, which includes theoretical irony, satire, and use of persuasion. The use of actual laziness used to write this essay made the readers ponder and question what he was trying to say. Being lazy can sometimes end up being the best choice, and this essay is a prime example of that.
Therefore, one should not waste their time on idleness and inactiveness, but instead with productivity and industriousness. Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “Work while it is called today, for you know not how much you will be hindered tomorrow. One today is worth two tomorrow's; never leave that till tomorrow which you can do today.” This quote by Jefferson signifies that each day is of value and that no day should be wasted. He is trying to help people understand that at any moment their life could end and they would not be able to make up the lost time. Hence, a person should live day by day because any day might be their last. When a person is older, they want to look back on what they accomplished and not on what they could have accomplished. People do not want to look back to the past and regret that they did not take the time to pursue an opportunity. They want to look back on the things they did and be proud to tell about the things they achieved. One should spend their day living, at all times. It is important to live in the present and not in the future. For today is a sure thing, but tomorrow might never
A teenage girl Mary Shelly wrote Frankenstein in the 18th century. A Gothic novel Frankenstein deals with two genres, Gothicism and science fiction. Victor, one of Mary Shelly’s characters represents man’s pursuit of knowledge which ultimately leads towards the path of destruction while another character Robert Walton implemented his knowledge wisely to get benefits for the society. Mary is indicating to the society that mankind has to pay full attention to science and scientific innovations in order to avoid the catastrophic events due to misuse of knowledge. The search for knowledge is arduous, to utilize knowledge wisely can be blessings, but
It’s no secret that everyone is created as imperfect human beings because ultimately, that is the cause of our messy lives. Since we are flawed human beings, were more susceptible to stray away from God and his plan for each and every one of us. As a result, we desperately need God’s love and mercy to steer us back on the path he has already paved for us. We all let emotions take the best of us weather that’s anger, frustration, or even regrets, but the key is to trust in God and let him take take full control of your life because you will uncover the greatest gift of his divine eternal grace.
Thomas Jefferson once wrote, “Determine never to be idle...it is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing”. What Jefferson means by this that people should aim to always be doing. He wanted it to be clear that hard work means success. A part of being successful means to show determination. Jefferson is correct with this statement because nothing productive can come from being inert. Also, procrastination could be an outcome of laziness. Working towards goals is important because it shows organization and ambition.
What exactly do we make happen, or accomplish while being inactive or lazy? Some would say you can accomplish much more when always doing something. Those who believe that are completely correct. It's as simple as the alphabet. If you constantly focus your own time and energy into doing something, multiple things will come from that situation, giving you opportunity to accomplish more. Ultimately all these opportunities come from working hard and refusing to be inactive. Former President and also a founding father of our country, Thomas Jefferson once said, "Determine never to be idle... It is wonderful how much may be done if we are always doing." Being a founding father, its easy to see that most of his time was given to developing America, and helping it
To accomplish something is to achieve a goal, we accomplish more if we are always doing something. No matter if that something is as small as picking up a piece of trash off the ground. Thomas Jefferson said "Determine never to be idle... it is wonderful how much may get done if we are always doing." For this quote to have come from Thomas Jefferson doesn't surprise anyone, he was always doing something. Thomas Jefferson was a very important historian man, he helped write the Declaration of Independence and he also helped with the English Bill of Rights. He accomplished big goals because he was always doing something. Think about it, would someone accomplish a goal of theirs if they weren't always doing something to try and achieve it? The
There is nothing wrong with being a business owner. In fact, it is really an opportunity to
As I reflect on the past 15 months of attending CCU. I recall the excitement, and the overwhelming stress of having to work full time and attend online college. I was not sure that I could complete my degree at fifty years old. Because of being out of school for over 30 years. I was somewhat reluctant to give it a try. With many prayers and asking God for his favor, grace, along with the focus and tenacity to understand all that was ahead of me. However, after researching several universities, I felt strongly God was leading me to enroll at CCU. This verse comes to mind in writing this paper, “Now go; I will help you speak and will teach you what to say” (Exodus 4:12 NIV).