Rivalry and Its Positive Impact on Personal Growth Rivalry in all of its forms contributes to personal growth, even in extreme cases where the opposing party is debilitated or annihilated, where the consequences force the remaining party to overcome this loss and continue to adapt to the situation. Using the novel A Separate Peace by John Knowles as the basis for the argument, Gene, the arguable antagonist is molded from an innocent schoolboy to an individual that begins to view the world outside of the confines of his academy of study. Starting from the beginning, Gene had misinterpreted his best friend, Finny’s friendly intentions as attempting to undermine him and begins this one-sided rivalry. Recognizing that he could not beat Finny in the realm of athletics, Gene seeks to improve his school marks, and raise himself up on a pillar of his own
Today we as humans are always so quick to judge others and give titles, there is always a need to have “good guy” and along comes a “bad guy.” When in all reality we are all just trying to be the “good guy” in our own way. Weather it may be morals and religion that make us believe that what we are doing is the right thing to do or simply learning that something is correct based on family, society, and what we are taught to believe is right. We are all always striving to please someone. We as humans who make mistakes shouldn't be so quick to give someone a title based on what we think is right.
But the knowledge and memories he gains from The Giver don’t just change Jonas, they help him grow and mature into a smarter and wiser person. Jonas came to realize that his community is in need of proper memories and emotions, and if it wasn’t for The Giver, Jonas would have never saved his community in the end of the novel. Jonas knew that to be a perfect community, people would have to learn from their memories, everyone would need see their world through color, everyone would need to make choices in life, and everyone would need emotions and feelings to fully enjoy life. In the end, being the receiver impacted Jonas and changed him, but if Jonas was never the receiver, his entire community would be in ruins, and the memories would have never opened up his eyes to see the potential future for everyone around
I'm always trying learn new thing but always trying get better at old things. Before this project started I didn't know all the things about myself that I do now. I also learned a lot more stuff influence me of who I become than more than just things I like. It was a fun project and I wish to have more exciting projects throughout the
In this time of constant technological advances technology has made its way into education in many ways, but for the right reason. The use of technology in everyday life is typically used to make tasks easier. Although it is meant to make everyday life easier it at times can be more of a burden than a blessing. As Russell Baker stated in his short story "The Plot Against People" "The goal of all inanimate objects is to resist man and ultimately to defeat him."
Nowadays, our society has made astonishing technological advances in communication, such as social media. However, social media frequently distorts our identity, because often we pretend to be someone we are not . Therefore, the true identity occurs when we preserved and respect our primitive beliefs and ideals about good and evil. So we must always defend our identity, because that is who we are.
We seem to be so busy complaining about them that we fail to notice how important obstacles really are. Overcoming obstacles is a key skill in life as it helps us to grow, gives our lives purpose and could even change the world. Growing and learning are a part of everyday life. Mistakes help us to improve for the next time. We are always learning new skills and growing to be new and different
My senses tell me everyday that mankind is coming to an end, but every time my senses tell me that the time is close, it always gets delayed, again, and again. But this time I’m sure it will, seeing these dreams let me see a better realty. I feel no emotions but inside I can try to feel something through Pepe’s mind. The humans, they continue to test me out, trying to stretch my Capabilities, adding one part to another, throwing away other useful prototypes, until I’m almost like man it self. I don’t know how or why they are creating me but whatever the reason is, it must be important because my creators work all day and night to create me.
He wants to be just as good as his father was a previous salesman and inventor. He also wants to be successful like Ben, however Ben took a risk and worked hard, rather than Willy who believes his charm will be able to let him take flight in the world. He is very insecure about how people view and treat him. When comparing himself to Charley, Willy claims that Charley “he’s liked, but not well liked,” then contradicts himself saying that “ they respect him because he’s a man of few words”(24) Charley then confronts Willy about his philosophy that being well liked leads to success(75). Willy’s dishonesty plays a key factor into why he is insecure in the first place so that he can avoid his problems with a simple lie or fib to throw people off and not making any assertions about him.
With confidence and smile on his face, he aims to become an elocutionist and to influence more people with his experience; finally he broke through the limits of his body and created miracles one after another. Facing such a dilemma, Nick Vujicic take heart to challenge himself to achieve his goal that other people suggest that is impossible, however he made it. Just as he said“If I fail, I try again, and again, and again. Because the moment I give up, is the moment I fail”，the saddest thing in life is not to lose limbs, but to live without hope and aim. Compared with other people who often complain that nothing can be done, if we only remember what we want to have or lack, and not to cherish what we have, it cannot change the problem at all.
In his essay “Dwelling in Possibilities”, Mark Edmundson claims that students today have a drive to experience the world, but that their incessant need to keep their options open prevents them from fully appreciating what they have. When he claims this, however, he provides evidence, both anecdotal and statistical, and does it in a way to doesn 't come across as condescending or disapproving, unlike the majority of older adults commenting on the peculiarities of the Millennial generation. His work shows a genuine interest and curiosity into the causes, and effects, of this mindset on young adults. Generally speaking, Edmundson’s essay is a composition I can agree with. He posits that the desire exhibited by many members of my own generation, a desire I myself relate to,
When having strong morals, such as Carnegie did, they push us further than we thought we could go. In the autobiography Carnegie speaks about where he started working and how he continued to move up, take chances, fail, succeed, and fail again. I can now see how if something didn’t work for me, I would not always continue to try it until I could do it. As I grew up I observed myself beginning to change, and if I was not the best at it I would work harder at it. Looking at life now, I can still do better and I can tell that I have not done the best I can at all things in my
The author states that “We’re so used to seeing adolescence as a problem. But the more we learn about what makes the period unique, the more adolescence starts to seem like a highly functional, even adaptable period.” (Dobbs) This is very true, Dobb’s son telling us his thinking to his father makes his father put himself in that situation. After Dobb’s does this he goes speaks about how the brain acts during adolescence and how it goes through physical changes that make it a faster and more complex, and getting smarter and smarter as the the days go by.
Educators ought to be revered more than competitors on the grounds that they are the ones furnishing us with learning and training that will be extremely valuable when we grow up. Competitors are enthralling, yet shouldn 't be revered or given credit each time they do well in a diversion. I mean giving them credit isn 't going to help us.
He starts to have a lot more motivation to help the families then to gain a profit for himself like he used to. He really made a different name for himself going from an arrogant, wealthy lawyer to not having really anything but was all about doing the right thing and supporting the