The constant struggle to be the best at everything, and to be better than everyone else puts a lot of pressure on the people in our society. We feel as if we need to maintain the facade of perfection because of the standards society places on us, money matters because society judges us based on class. Even though we are one society, we end up breaking the minds of people who tried to realize a life of perfection only to fail. “In spite of its elusiveness, we remain fixated on perfection. Often enough, even when we know the flaws, we still defend an image of flawlessness.
One of the most influential and well known people in the history of humanity was a man who combined invention, art, nature, and science together in a way that would revolutionize how life and creation were perceived by everyone. Leonardo Da Vinci was responsible for these contemporary contributions that changed art and science for ever. Hundreds of revolutions had occurred before his time, however the way he perceived the world allowed him to experience life in a very different way from every one else allowing him to create a revolution of his own. Da Vinci, a legendary inventor, artist, and teacher, revolutionized how humanity as a whole perceives and thinks of the world by augmenting science, nature, and art to be fit into and molded by his hand. One of the large ripples that Da Vinci created was his studying of anatomy which had influence in all of his creations both in his inventions and art.
Dreams are very important because without dreams there’s nothing to live for, no motivation, and overall loss of interest in all of life. To achieve in life, goals need to be created and pursued. It does not matter how big or small, as long as it helps fulfill life. Even the most successful people have dreams. Without dreams the same continuous routines of daily life will not be as enjoyable.
This is something that I try to keep in mind in my daily life, that I will never be perfect, those around me will never be perfect, and that it’s perfectly okay to never be perfect. However, even though most can agree that the notion of perfection is unobtainable, that doesn’t stop us from setting our goals there. Heather Lende talks about this idea and about “shedding” the idea of perfection (19). Instead, we need to focus on what’s pretty good in our lives, whether it be our family, the hobbies that we enjoy, or the friends that we make throughout our
Andreas Vesalius is one of the greatest minds of the Renaissance, he is frequently referred to as the founder of modern human anatomy. The reason he accurately represents the Renaissance is because of his dedication, persistence and intelligence. He was extremely dedicated to learn the truth about the human anatomy. No matter the difficulties that he came across, he was determined to find the truth, and because of this, he created the basic outline of human anatomy in modern studies and shared his knowledge by writing his book called “De Humani Corporis Fabrica Libri Septem”, which is translated into “On the Fabric of the Human Body”.
Now personally I will admit the Renaissance is more popular with me my favorite pieces of art come out of this period of time as well as some of my favorite scientist, for example, Leonardo Da Vinci. I know that throughout the course every chance I get I sing the man 's praises but that is how much I truly enjoy almost everything he ever created. In many ways, he blended art and science it a beautiful working machine. His works in anatomy all 8 of them that were highly publicized, as well as his inventions such as tanks, helicopter, better water mills and even
But one must learn to persevere and push against our challenges. Because if they do not, they will be unsuccessful, and will never be able to grow into a blossoming and strong
But the cold hard fact to life is that no-one on this earth can rely on someone else to give us what we want. Happiness and success is an inside job, only you can make you happy. Only you can decide you will do what is necessary for good health. Others can certainly help us on our journey, but first we must decide what we want, we must decide to do what it takes to get there. While this may sound a bit harsh, the truth of it has been proven time and time again throughout the ages.
Academic excellence of students has been the goal of most higher education institutions. It is because of the assumption that those who excel in their academic endeavors will soon become competent professionals, contributing to the advancement of their respective industries and of the societies they are part of. Therefore, colleges and universities in particular exert all efforts in instilling in their students the significance of academic excellence, thus, challenging them to strive for it. It could also be said that the pursuit of academic excellence must be within the framework of “academic integrity,” which “involves all acts upholding ethical values and maintaining a good moral character within the academic environ and context” (Resurreccion, 2012, p. 34). Furthermore, it is through academic integrity that the public maintains its confidence in the protocol of any investigative endeavour and results as well as in the quality of learning offered at various levels of education (Bretag, 2013).
This means that we will seek their happiness through this success and are constantly trying to be as successful as possible in order to make you happier. But since it is impossible to be truly happy on the basis of external factors, we the true happiness in fact almost never even feel it. Will experience some moments of apparent happiness when, for example, get a lot of money or achieve success at work or when this would have been, they would still unhappy because we connect our happiness with success. And mostly because the society in which we live based on such
Astrid is also the definition of what Americans aspire to be as she invents ideas that no one else would, and she does what needs to be done to prosper. Clearly, this makes Astrid strong willed because a strong willed person works hard everyday to repair their problems. More so, Astrid yearns to be aware of the settlements’
“Humanity is just a work in progress.” This quote by Tennessee Williams accurately describes what many people believe, and consequently, why many people try to improve themselves. Even so, occasionally people can take the pursuit of perfection too far. This is the case for Aylmer and Georgiana in “The Birth-Mark,” written by Nathaniel Hawthorne. In this story Aylmer successfully removes his wife's only imperfection- a hand-shaped birthmark on her cheek, consequently making her perfect.
All that glitters is not gold. As a child, one often believes that one's life is perfect, but as one is exposed to the ugliness of the world, pain shatters the illusion, engendering the arrival of maturity and adulthood. Donna Milner's After River examines issues evolving around the childish notion of perfection. Natalie never realizes that her perfect family is naught but a false pretense; her enthrallment in perfection and inability to shed the childish belief hinders her growth.
Although the theme of The Birthmark, has been interpreted in different ways, I believe the theme of the story is human imperfection and the strive for perfection, which is demonstrated by the birthmark on Georgiana’s face, her husband Aylmer, and their marriage. The birthmark on Georgiana’s face symbolizes human mortality and imperfection as believed among many critics. Most criticism has accepted the rather forthright and explicit allegorical interpretation of Hawthorne's "The Birthmark" that regards the mark on Georgiana Aylmer's cheek as the external sign of her human, imperfect condition and understands Aylmer's attempt to remove it as the expression of either scientific, rational, reformist presumption, or of too aspiring an idealism.
“The Birthmark” by Nathaniel Hawthorne Nathaniel Hawthorne’s short story, “The Birthmark”, is an exemplary example of Dark Romanticism in early American literature. An abundance of romantic characteristics such as supernatural elements, intuition over reasoning, and the tendency to focus on the tragedy of the story are found throughout the Dark Romantic piece. Many examples of the supernatural trademarks are evident throughout the piece. One being, Hawthorne describes Georgiana’s hand to look as if, “...some fairy at her birth hour had laid her tiny hand upon the infant's cheek, and left this impress there in token of the magic endowments that were to give her such sway over all hearts” (6).