Throughout the book we are led to believe that Salva’s parents and siblings had passed away but he never lost hope that they were still alive. In the end, his suffering paid off as his hope and dream of finding his family alive finally came true. Through the story of a young boy who treasured all his blessings in a harsh environment, I learned to value the things I have and to not waste these special
“By making good choices, each and every one of you can accomplish anything in life and fulfill your dreams,” stated Coon. Coon also spoke about how he started writing to help students cope with the loss of friends and family at one of his schools, Edward Coon wrote a 12-page pamphlet titled “Lost Love.” “Lost Love” told a true and powerful story of a young girl’s life, including an inspirational message to help students cope with their loss. A few years later, Coon received an anonymous call from a man in Branson, Missouri, whose family benefited from the message within “Lost Love.” The man encouraged Coon to tell the whole story of “Lost Love” in book
Finally, the last section reads, “Don 't take for granted the love this life gives you, when you get where you 're going don 't forget turn back around and help the next one in line”. This tells us to know that any good we receive in life does not belong totally to us, but we should appreciate what we have and use it to help
Malcolm Gladwell’s Outliers talks about success, making a claim on how to achieve it. The book has led me to believe that there is a type of pattern when it comes to reaching success. Gladwell uses evidence to show the readers how there are many factors that contribute to being successful, such as, where you come from, the opportunities you have, the talent you were born with, your dedication or grit, and sometimes luck. Many people who read the book agree with Gladwell and support his hypothesis. Others such as Kakutani try to explain how the book has its weaknesses, being poorly reasoned and thoroughly unconvincing.
Pointers to Insight I found this short synopsis of Soko Morinaga’s journey a very compelling piece of literature. His main theme being that everyone should live a fulfilling life full of happiness and contentedness is a theme that everyone can agree with. Another theme that can be seen is the idea of a student and sensei being able to trust and respect each other’s capabilities and hold them accountable accordingly. From his time in highschool to his time serving in the war fighting effort on the Japanese side, he shows his perspective and the loss of his moral compass after the Japanese lost the war. Morinaga goes on to explain his reaction of losing his wealth, land, and family after the war leading him to severe depression.
At first seemed it going to be a story about who deserves to live in the elderly housing. “Allow Deacon to remain in elderly housing despite the fact he does not meet the age criteria set by HUD” (57). Reading further Peacock tells us that Deacon is special needs and that his grandparents who took care of him have passed away (58). Even though he is not the required age he still needs someone to help take care of him. Living in the elderly is the best option for him since he will get the proper care he needs while maintaining a sense of independence.
The quote, “Nothing matters so much in life as to live it decently," is part of a very compassionate memoir called Romulus, My Father by Raimond Gaita, which he wrote for his father after his death. The memoir has many important themes embedded throughout, but the sense of self-identity is important as it relates to the quote being discussed. Friendship is shown to be important in achieving a sense of self-identity, as Romulus and Hora have such a strong bond and throughout the memoir, they have assisted each other to find themselves when lost. The friendship and shared conversation enjoyed by his father became a key factor in Gaita’s formative years. Friendship is esteemed, a reflection of self and social identity, a benchmark against which
The longing for intellectual completeness, according to Bloom, is also the longing for education. He claims that in today’s world, students may become competent specialists in their field, but becoming flat-souled is the price they have to pay for it (p.134). Students are so focused on a certain
There were times when he questioned his religion as it wound him there, but he never lost his hope for the future. Another way he showed feelings of hope and passion through the book was his perseverance after losing family. He was separated from his little sister and mother from the very start and continued his journey with his father. They had gone through so much together and even after his passing he continued his quest of survival. This book was the ultimate test of hope for
Essential Virtues: Achieving a Good Life Man has always sought after what he deemed a “good life”. A good life is being able to achieve one’s goals, pursuit of happiness, or when life’s blessings outweigh the burdens. Virtues help guide one to become morally excellent and live a fulfilling life. A virtue can be a behavior, personality trait, or habit that affects one’s emotions, perceptions and choice in life. Three virtues that are essential for living a good life are patience, courage and perseverance.
However, there are a growing number of individuals who disagree with this. Instead of valuing intelligence as the greatest treasure, researchers Angela Lee Duckworth of University of Pennsylvania, Stephanie M. Carlson of University of Minnesota, and leaders of Riverdale Country School and KIPP in New York City, are realizing that grit and self-regulation are the most influential, proficient, and notable qualities for a student to have in order to succeed in life.
Arnold keeps in contact and then they become back to normal. Arnold shows that if someone works hard and hopes for what they want, they can get the result they believed in. He makes friends and creates a better future by dedicating himself and having an ambition towards his situation. Hope and hard work can make a huge difference in people’s lives. Alexie, Sherman,
Optimism was one of Terry’s best qualities, but he hadn’t always seen the glass half full. When Terry had his right leg amputated, he was dispirited and unhappy (TerryFox:Facts,2015). It took him a while to get accustomed to his new prosthetic leg and the lifestyle that came with it. It was especially hard since Terry was such an athletic person and was always on his feet before the amputation, but he prevailed over his problems and saw it as an opportunity to raise cancer awareness (TerryFox:Facts,2015). “His world was turned around, but he decided to look on the loss of his leg as a new challenge.” (Scrivener,2000,p.
This helped him improve these challenges and get over these obstacles because most people in his community had lost loved ones during the war, but thanks to his luck and him being courageous, his family had few losses, which gave him the opportunity to continue life as it was before he went to war. “Then he made the journey to Enugu and found another miracle waiting for him”(390). Jonathan
All Stanley wanted to do was fit in and be accepted/popular for once, but Zero acts as his mentor to seeing the right way. During their journey to Big Thumb, Stanley felt weak, but, “as long as Zero could keep going, he could keep going too,” (Louis Sachar 162). This shows that he 's loyal to zero, and he 'll go through whatever it takes to get him/them both to safety. He knows that Zero has been through a lot more than what he has, not only during the journey climbing up Big Thumb, but in life/as an orphan, in general. Zero begins to act as his motivation, and begins to bring Stanleys hope back.