The price of being fit and muscular is the amount of hours at the gym, the numerous times reading the health labels, and the time getting rested. These atheletes spend numerous hours in the gym, because they know that that is the price they have to pay. Eventually, all of this time will add up, and they will earn that ideal body that they paid for. Thoreau’s statement is also translatable to life itself. People today want to live a happy life, so that one day, they can look back and be pleased with what they see.
Horace Miner’s “Body Ritual among the Nacirema” has many rituals that seem bizarre but are a reflection of their beliefs and what they think is the proper way to address their imperfections be it the way they look, the condition of their health, or their beliefs in attaining luck or fortune. In my opinion, these rituals are, to some extent, similar to our own daily practices and rituals. Their daily rituals seem strange but these rituals and practices are somehow similar to our own daily rituals in terms of what they are trying to achieve. One similarity is how they believe that the human body is ugly so they use the powerful influences of ritual and ceremony. The more powerful members of the society have many shrines in their homes and
In that way, the poets are forced to admit that their works of literature are full of controversial notions and ideas concerned with the Greek gods, human beings and the way they have to live. In this connection, it seems to appropriate to highlight the fact that the literary works used to play a very important role in the lives of people of that time. It is due to that it was one of the major ways of education. That is why the issue in question had been considered very seriously because its significance for the population’s perception to the
In Arthur Miller’s The Crucible, characters in Salem have difficult situations they need to overcome. This is an example of a “crucible,” or a difficult situation that someone overcomes and is better for it in the end i am a example of this because i was born with a crucible and i am pushing life to live life to the fullest and the best of my ability.the reasons why i am a true example of a crucible because i have a rare genetic disorder that makes me different inside and out it hard and i struggle with things but i get through it. The first reason this is my crucible because I am 1 in 10,000 to 30,000 people worldwide in year 2000 that was born with prader willi syndrome is a rare genetic disorder that is on the spectrum everyone is different Prader-Willi syndrome is a complicated condition that is caused by something happening with your geans also that affects many parts of the body. When people are a baby, the condition is defined by weak muscle tone the scientific name is hypotonia feeding difficulties which is affected by the loss of muscle being strong because your tongue is a muscle most infants have to be fed with a feeding tube or a g tube or any other tube that would help with getting nutrients to the body growth delay, and delayed development. In the first years of childhood sufferers develop an insatiable appetite, which leads to chronic overeating (bingeing) and obesity to explain that think of what it would be like if you don’t eat for a week not even
Foster. “Our colleagues upstairs will teach them to love it.”(Brave New World,1,12).Love is often considered unique to each of us, an expression of our personalities and will.To teach us to love something is to take out of life its spontaneity and uniqueness. When "teaching"the infants how and what to love, they are lose their individuality and humanity. The world State distorts the idea of love to their contribution to the society.The author also tends to use scientific terms to be more specific throughout the narrative.This is probably due to the fact that they explain many of the scientific processes .The language used in the book like in a few of the dystopias a form of oppression. In Brave New World the humans are supposed to act the same, and if not they are considered inhumane.
Gender Revolution: A Journey with Katie Couric was a great documentary about gender and sex and how things seem to be changing in our everyday society. As it was said by a student in the documentary, and also backed up with evidence from ancient times, things aren’t necessarily changing or new but people are becoming more open about who they are as society becomes more accepting little by little. I enjoyed this documentary and it helped shed light on some things I didn’t know but it also helped me reaffirm my beliefs in how I feel on these subjects. I had some mixed reactions throughout the documentary, the most prevalent and basic reactions and emotions I had were anger, sadness, and happiness. The biggest reaction I had to some parts of this documentary was anger, and it was a lot more than just that simple word.
I have a good grip on the basics but mastering the little things will still require some practice. My best piece that I wrote for this class was called “White Supremacy in Standing Rock” and this piece speaks to all those that are willing to listen. I believe that our life experiences and the media that we are exposed to often shapes many of our core values and beliefs and that’s why as a world, humans are so divided. Everyone has their own “formula” for the way things ought to be and that’s part of what I’m addressing in my essay. I speak on the behalf of those in a similar position I’m in; simply a bystander in the issue at Standing Rock.
How did the Ancient Egyptians achieve the after-life? The ancient Egyptians had to face many different problems. One of their many problems was getting into the Egyptian after-life. The ancient Egyptians solved the complex problem of getting to the after-life by using complex methods of preserving the body through mummification and closely following their gods teachings. This impacted their very religious society in a big way.
INTRODUCTION These units show how I coped with other professional, colleagues and service users. L01 Understand how personal values and principles influence individual contributions to work in health and social settings. 1.1 How personal culture and experience influence own role in supporting the service users and organization. My personal values and culture stops me from have much dealings with others from different culture and belief, especially men and women who have their faces covered. I am always uncomfortable when I am working with colleagues with face veils, not to talk of service users I do not know much about their culture but l made effort to learn how treat and I learnt some new language different from own.
My economic situation and racial identity intersect every minute of my life. Both were appointed to me upon birth, one I’m proud of, and one I will change eventually. Overall I feel these two identities had silent my voice in the sense that they are times I feel uncomfortable and scared to share my opinion in fear of judgment and perception on others. I feel that it’s easier for people to judge if you’re at the lower end of the latter, it gives them a sense of superiority that makes them comfortable to attack you. And it’s different if you are Latino and economically stable or white, society since to attack minorities or those less fortunate.
Also I was shocked to see how the Nacirema people could worship these “healers” in their society and continuously visit these “healers” at least yearly even though the Nacirema would usually go through extreme pain. I had to constantly remind myself when reading the article that I needed to leave my judgment out and respect the Nacirema’s rituals and culture. The Nacirema people are people who should be treated fairly and respected because no matter what they worship or what drives them, they are people like me. After reading this article, I realized that I need to learn more about social science since this science will help me expand my views on how humans interact in societies by looking at their attitudes and behavior so to get a better picture of that specific group of humans’ culture and thus respect it more. In order to help me better respect someone’s culture and rituals, I now realize need to step back and see what I may have in common with that person’s up-bringing.
When I first read about "Body Ritual Among the Nacirema" I was a little surprised, but it was about life, basically about survival. I chose to focus on the "mouth rite." This routine of cleansing the teeth is almost sacred as the Naciremea people perform it every day in order to maintain confidence in their physical appearance. It seems all of these rituals are ultimately to impress others. They worry about their teeth decaying and damaging their social lives.