Summary of “The Basic Problem: ‘Mine is Better’” by Vicent Ryan Ruggiero In “The Basic Problem: ‘Mine is Better’,” Vicent Ryan Ruggiero argues that even though it is natural to think “mine is better,” we need to govern this mindset because it can hinder our ability to become effective critical thinkers. Ruggerio outlines the natural progression of “mine is better” expressions from childhood claims, to teenage bragging, to the often internal boasting of an adult. While most of us realize we are not the only ones who think like this, Ruggerio points out that there are some types of people, egocentric and ethnocentric, who believe “mine is better” is a “special, higher truth about their particular situation,” and this way of thinking can become
This is a more sound argument in the context of continuity since these “sorts of attributes that generally change very slowly over time” (Litch 69). However, it can be harder to differentiate between individuals using this argument since people are more likely to share the same value system for instance than the exact same memories. Nevertheless, with his use of strong characterization and exploration of ethics in Hot Fuzz, Wright certainly argues that this is still a viable argument for the continuity of
Within the article “MacArthur ‘Genius’ Angela Duckworth Responds To A New Critique Of Grit”, by Anya Kamenetz, it is revealed that an assistant professor by the name of Marcus Crede believes grit is not as important as it is chalked up to be. This bold statement however is reasonably backed up with direct claims towards Angela Duckworth and her well known award winning theory. For example, Crede states that, “ The impact of grit is exaggerated, especially when looking at broader populations of people- not just the high achievers in Duckworth’s initial studies”. Crede’s reasoning in this statement is highly admirable seeing that he has made quite the point. In truth Duckworth focused on a group of primarily high achievers and failed to recognize
Self Reflection over an Introduction to Adaptive Leadership When first signing up for this class I believed it to be a class about learning how to become a leader, or an even better one. After watching the course introduction and learning more about this class I learned that it was not what I thought it was about, but would still value me greatly. As I have examined the history of different leadership styles and theories I have expanded greatly on what I knew about leadership, learning specifically about adaptive leadership. I can also say that I have seen growth in my journals over the past few weeks, as they have started to grasp a better understanding of adaptive leadership. This course has also expanded on different aspects of adaptive leadership such as: disequilibrium, diversity, running experiments, and the four KLC competencies of civic leadership.
Artifice is not always essential to success, but neither is perseverance… Or, success could be found with both qualities. Artifice can be an useful skill for those looking to gain success through decievement. It allows use for personal narratives to come into play, connecting the alias with those around them. However, perseverance is also known to be the most essential factor in success as it is a skill that gets people who fail farther in
The american dream is a goal that can be reached with determination and many decisions along the way. This isn’t something that can be reached overnight, but if you’re dedicated enough you might be able to come close to your dream faster than others. There are many similarities between the characters in The Great Gatsby and The Social Network in order to meet their idea of the american dream such as Sean Parker compared to Meyer Wolfsheim, Mark Zuckerberg compared to Gatsby, and Sean Parker compared to Gatsby. Although the ending of the Social Network ends nothing like the Great Gatsby, the characters’ similarities show how similar the American Dream was in the 1920’s to today. Sean Parker and Meyerwolsheim’s similarities are that they are both mentors to the main characters and helped them get to where they are today.
Theme 3- Achiever To me, someone with the Strengths Finder 2.0 theme of Achiever is someone that successfully leverages his or her skills and those of others to complete a task/project with high quality results (Rath, 2007, p.37). Achievers are driven from within, meaning they do not often need (or seek) external validation for their accomplishments (Gallup, 2012). They often have the stamina to outperform others and are consistent at delivering stellar results. The things I do and the results produced by them are often seen by others as extraordinary accomplishments, but I do not often see them as such (Tracey, 2015). I set very challenging, yet attainable, goals and benchmark myself as I work on it.
Both Nozick and John Rawls admires how the system promotes individuality and pluralism. The government also is limited to the merely protection of individual rights. However, the disadvantages outweigh the advantages, granting communitarianism to be the best system out of the two. Michael Sandel’s communitarianism is a practical system where communities rule together. Individual rights would be more significant if they were united.
After reviewing my Future Me letter, it was encouraging to see how much I grew in general. From my work in essays and responses and how I felt mentally from where I was when I wrote this letter. I have felt a growth in these past few months. I came into the semester unsure of my critical thinking and unable to get deeper into the subject feeling like I hit a wall with my chisel that is dull and unable to chip away the wall. After the feedback from Cynthia for my responses and essays, I have more confidence in skills as I convinced myself that I was a better storyteller than an essay writer.
The two essays I chose to revise were my rhetorical analysis and my position essay. I chose the rhetorical analysis for the polished revision and the position essay for the strategic revision. I chose both of these works because I thought they were two that could be most improved upon and would then be my best work from this course. I think my rhetorical analysis was the most enjoyable essay for me to write, and the one I put the most effort into, although it did have some flaws. Because of this, I didn’t make any major changes to it, just a few changes to make it more sharper and flow better.
What learning activity or emotional response most took me by surprise during the last two weeks? The emotional response that took me by surprise during the last two weeks was the feeling of achieving the goals from the program. Even if we still need to make few changes to our presentation as per Stephanie’s suggestion. I feel that my learning experience during the whole MSBI program and especially during the practicum has already reached its maximum level, with the completion of our presentation. However, I have mixed feelings; satisfaction of being able to complete the program, but at the same time, fears for the oncoming presentation event.
Over the semester both my technical and non-technical writing skills have vastly improved. I can now compose technical documents faster than I could at the beginning of the semester, while also improving the content. The technical writing skills were a big help when
The definition that appeals to me the most is the definition by Robert Sternberg. I agree that there are different intelligence and not just a general one like Charles Spearman has said. On the other hand, I always believe that there are always not too many either and that is why I agree with Robert Sternberg’s definition more than Charles Spearman and Howard Gardner’s definitions. I can agree with his definition that our society can live without certain intelligence like “musical intelligence.” I would also have to say that “successful intelligence” is more important for our society than others because I personally believe that successful intelligence is what strives our society to a better future and we need more of it. The ability to solve
I understand this more after reading my LPI 360 assessment. Although, the feedback was mostly positive I have identified ways to become a better more valuable leader. In the numbers portion I received pretty low scores in finding ways to celebrate accomplishments and overtly praising subordinates for their hard work. This resonated with me because I have felt unappreciated before and I d o not want my subordinates to think what they are doing is not important or appreciated. Other tools I will use to try different leadership approaches will include the DiSC and MBTI survey.
While I have improved in other areas I got worse in my self-esteem. To begin, This year decision making has been very important for me. Having poor decision making skills was really not an option. In the past deciding something took so much effort and a lot of time. This year I learned that if you set up a thought out process then decision making should be easier.