Castiglione mentions that the courtier must do the following: avoid melancholy, always agree with the prince; and project good virtues upon the prince. Although these three actions are important to maintain for the purpose of setting an example, some may be unreasonable. As part of his persona, a courtier must not show signs of bad humor or melancholy. He must avoid foolish arrogance, lying, and boasting (125). I agree with this demand because the courtier has to be an image that motivates others in a way that they will not feel the need to express the same negative emotions.
Listening actively is very important because comprehending is necessary to provide feedback. Without comprehension, the idea of what the person is trying to relay to might be misunderstood. This can cause misjudgments and disagreements, lessening the learning aspect of communication. It is also important that when listening actively, one shut out distractions and set a reason, or emotional attachment to the speaker’s message. Taking responsible risks that may cost you discomfort in any situation.
Throughout the poem Erin depicts poetry as well put together and thought out. However what the point of the line is truly depicting is the exact opposite. Erin uses the word poetry to contradict the idea of her message, that people are not perfect. With this comparison the reader takes away a message of hope. The idea that noone is perfect no matter how hard they try.
This is based on assumptions that people automatically seek places of safety and security and to fulfil their desires they crave or grasp things, treating them as rewards, which in turn leads to further suffering. Based on the ‘four noble truths’ (Batchelor, 1997), the mindfulness approach creates the need to focus on our suffering in order to identify how distress is formulated in desire. It is the through the release of this desire and suffering that brings peace. This practice therefore must be repeated until it becomes effortless. Also distress is not considered to be a single or unique experience.
Often we do not choose the situation, which we must accept as inherent in life, and so we should be satisfied with all that we have. One of the most stressful factors is the constant thought that you cannot cope. We should be realistic and establish goals that we can achieve and also think about all the risk involved. In other words, we should readjust our standards, redefine success for perfection. It is necessary that and we must never give up even if there is a little sense of frustration.
I like the statements that they see problems clearly and delegate easily, work hard and play with zest. These are factors I should try to learn and develop within my personality. Without appearing to be too critical, I am not an entertainer and will not allow my emotions to run out of control when wounded. Working and living with my direct opposite should not be a problem. I should be able to compromise and allow my opposite to take a lead in areas that they are stronger than me.
You are confined only by the walls you build yourself. Sometimes in our life we experience pain, disappointment and sadness because of unexpected situation. It can cause to lose our confidence, hope and dignity. This is when we need to build our self-esteem, strength and focus in life, so we can move on without any restrictions or boundaries. We deserve freedom to live our life the way we chose, and we must not block our views because of unknown circumstances.
“No Road” employs an authentic syntax which means what it says. It is therefore paraphrasable because the function of meaning which calls for permanent contents are not distorted but fulfilled. The forms of syntax have essence. There is a respect for the rules of discourse and there is the unfolding of the thought from stage to stage indicating that conceptual thought is at the base of the poem. The resigned and the melancholy tone suggests the beauty of love which is now ended, but the emotion does not peter out into sentimentality but the poet exercises a strict control over his medium.
Despite all this, it all made sense, it would waste time to be too vocal about some of these things (time being something our culture values a lot), make the person sound spiteful or disagreeable, and avoiding the issue and going for a “proper” response makes us seem more polite and pleasant. We all know there is a consequence for our actions; when addressing someone with authority or otherwise. Wherever we are, we are trying to gain something and the best way to succeed on our personal goals is to follow the system in place (like telling a teacher made up plans to not admit lack of preparation or betray his expectations). It is subconsciously understood that certain actions or lack of them will get you to be disliked, criticized or ostracized. As spoken of in class the way people interact seems to follow a code taken from our culture and history, our way of thinking and values all overlap in our exchanges and we make sure not to overstep any boundaries and adhere to the hierarchy of our groups and maintains order and coherence, and to that end, we act as it is expected of
Right Speech teaches us to refrain from saying hurtful things or bad things about fellow human beings. It teaches us to always be truthful, avoid lying and abstain from double-tongues. Speech can break lives and start wars (Kandasamy 53. 21) This statement is significant in more than one way. On the surface of it, the statement appears to be very simple but if we dig deeper into the layers of it, we see that the statememnt is a very loaded one.