Franklin teaches that while living out virtues is a good, the appearance of them can work just as well. Franklin comments on humility, the hardest of virtues for him to learn that “I cannot boast of much success in acquiring the reality of this virtue, but I had a good deal with regard to the appearance of it” (Franklin 113). This means that Franklin never achieved the virtue, but was good at having the facade of it. Gatsby applied this mentality of appearance to himself when it came to his riches. An example of this is Gatsby’s grand estate, covered with new ivy, a symbol of wealth.
Anyone who enjoys economics would most likely love this book as it provides the information they need. The tone throughout the book is contemplative with an academic theme. Because it is a non-fiction book, it is hard to attract young readers which is why Levitt talks about topics that are bizarre such as sumo wrestlers and the most common black names. The main issue with the book is how the chapters are incredibly long and dull. Freakonomics is focused on a younger audience, around teenagers to young adults.
He was barely alive at that point, and spend 1 year in the hospital. People would always ask how he was, even to me, but never how I was. Because their attention was for my younger brother. I can't remember those years very well, because I was too young. But that does make it a bit personal for me.
The love of a family is life’s greatest blessing. In life, there is a universal desire for oneness among people—we want to belong. It is why we collaborate, support common causes, cheer for sports teams, feel nationalism; it’s why we build villages, towns, and cities. Families are where we connect ourselves in relationships to past, current, and future generations. For many, family is not only a blessing, but our greatest accomplishment.
I hope that the owners will continue to serve its residents with the same amount of passion and pride as the day that it opened for many more generations to come. Whether you are old or new to Polk County, Andy’s Igloo can captivate both your heart and your stomach in ways that will remind you of the simplest joys in life. Perhaps in that lies the greatest thing about this place. It is not the food or the service. It is not the age or the aesthetics.
Herbert Hoover made a great first impression on the country, and was majorly supportive of it in many ways. Even during the Great Depression, he tried to help the needy. However, he had multiple different problems besides poverty that involved the economy, which he didn’t aid very much. After he was happily elected out of office by a longshot, he took his loss childlike, and spoke harshly of the government. Even through the painful times, concerning his job and the country, America’s 31st President remained loving and compassionate to many
When we first meet Nick Carraway he promises us that he is “inclined to reserve all judgements” (Fitzgerald, 2008, p. 1) asking the reader to believe that he is a humble man with straightforward values, dependable and above all, not judgemental. He then devotes the rest of the book forming judgments of the other characters, Jordan is “incurably dishonest” (Fitzgerald, 2008, p. 43) Tom and Daisy are “careless people” (Fitzgerald, 2008, p. 113) “They’re a rotten crowd,” (Fitzgerald, 2008, p. 114). Despite whether his judgements are accurate or not, does not come into play as his judgemental personality demonstrates his primitive dishonestly since he does not follow
Thanks for the fun, craziness, wackiness and silly things we do. And, thank you for the absolute privilege and the honor of being able to call you my friend. I can not wait to see what awesome things will come to reality when our path cross again and what amazing friends we will grow to be. To Chief Kenneth: It may sound clichéd but I’m grateful to you for being there every time I needed your company. Thank you for the good times.
Now ask yourself, how is this a good thing or how it is beneficial to us? People are living longer today than ever before. Life expectancies are increasing, and medical innovations are making it possible. If we continue to progress and increase longevity, we also need to figure out how to traverse the costs. Living a longer life likewise means a greater strain on the economy as well as the environment.
In the end, that’s why I choose to focus my time, and energy around those who inspire, support, and encourage me. When its all said and done, those are the people who want to see me grow into my happiest, strongest, wisest self. I am a firm believer that you can do anything as long as you have the passion, the drive, the focus, and the support. With that being said, I am so grateful to have been rewarded with such a phenomenal group of family and friends who have been supportive of me from the beginning. I know that they will continue to be here for me in whatever way I need them to be.
As our country reached the late 1800’s, Americans found themselves face to face with era known as the ‘Gilded Age’. Companies were created and grew rapidly during this time period. Some of the most famous entrepreneurs were John D. Rockefeller and Andrew Carnegie, who seemed to be the perfect models for the ‘rags to riches’ story. Many people debate which entrepreneur was a better role-model. Due to his low prices, the high demand for his products, and the way he sought to eliminate any possible competition, John D. Rockefeller is clearly the better role-model for today’s entrepreneurs.
Peer two response Hi Dayne, I don’t agree with the outcome of this case. First of all the doctor treated the patient with the best information he had which was incomplete. Second the patient didn’t come back for a year? This seems inconceivable that somehow now the doctor is being held responsible. There is no way that patient was symptom free for a year if she was literally at a stage of cancer that was incurable.
Although I did not know him directly, to me, one of the most inspirational parts of his story is the commitment to his decisions. He pursued every choice with more than 100% intensity no matter the consequences: I aspire to this decisive commitment. I will carry
Similar to him, I despise it when something is unfair to me, but if I am not the one being inconvenienced, I find it not worth it to resist power. The first time I read through this part of the book, I admired Bernard for rising above the dystopian world; he was the first character that was aware of the flaws in the conditioned society. Unfortunately, this realization didn’t last long. We see by the end that Bernard exploits John for the fame and attention, meaning that he has not learned to resist power, but played it to his advantage. I don’t believe that I outwardly resist very often, rather I play by the option that most benefits me in the present