In Emerson's views, people should “not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail”(citation). Based on Emerson’s thoughts, people should not follow the crowd, but instead live their lives and leave their mark on the Earth. Emerson thoughts come from a philosophical movement of the nineteenth century called transcendentalism. Transcendentalism focuses on religious renewal, literary innovation, and social transformation (encyclopedia.com). Because of their belief that God exists in everyone and nature, and that knowledge comes from individual intuition, led to the highlight of individualism, self-reliance, and breaking free from traditions(citation).
In our life, it’s the risks we take that make change grow. “A ship is always safe at the shore - but that is NOT what it is built for.” This quote by Albert Einstein is about how sometimes in life, to be truly successful and useful we must take risks even if they put us in uncomfortable or dangerous situations. We will never grow if we first do not step out of our comfort zone.
What is the value of life? To me the value of life is cherishing every moment that comes to me. To make sure with every experience to take it to heart and learn some kind of lesson out of it. life is like a mountain, at certain points throughout the climb it is going to be really tough mentally and emotionally. Other times it’s going to be so easy fun and smoothe until… one hits that bump in the road again. We may think to ourselves the only option is to give up, to stop the climb and lose all complete motivation to continue. That’s when the friends and family are there to help us, to pick us up, and to help motivate us to continue the climb.
"Live life to the fullest, and focus on the positive. " This quote by Matt Cameron (brainyquote) is telling us to live life freely and as best as we can. Life can be tough at times, but it's all on how you perceive your own life. Instead of going through the motions and letting life guide you, take life as a positive and live it to the fullest. In Elie Wiesel's (2006) book Night and the movie "Life is Beautiful" (2000), there are many different views and outlooks on life, but it's how you handle them that make it so much richer.
"This life is yours. Take the power to choose what you want to do and do it well. Take the power to love what you want in life and love it honestly. Take the power to walk in the forest and be a part of nature. Take the power to control your own life.
The Meaning of Life Have you ever had a slow moving day and just wondered what life is truly about? Is it about having big dreams and working to accomplish them, or is it about enjoying yourself and creating great memories with the opportunity life throws at you? From my stand point it is about enjoying every single day and creating wonderful memories because you never know when your last day may be. Erma Bombeck, the author, emphasizes on the article mainly by stating, “Live each moment for what is worth,” in which she discusses that people should take advantage of opportunities presented to them before it is too late. She is encouraging people, mainly women, to not make excuses for why they are unable to do something.
"What is the value of life?” When you are asked this question most people will start to think about their accomplishments, their families, what they have done, and sometimes people simply do not know how to answer this question. In the article “What is Life Worth?” by Amanda Ripley, it talks more about putting a value of money on a life.
The value of life changes over the years as some mature and deal with mental issues. Like Hamlet I did not know if life had been worth living. Chris Jone’s article on Roger Ebert inspired me to look at the brighter side of life and appreciate what I had been given. Roger Ebert did not give up on life after being diagnosed with cancer, Ebert decided to finish his last days with the ones he loved rather than go through more dangerous
Have you ever missed a loved one or just the memories with that person? Well if so, you have most likely heard the quote, “A life is not important except in the impact it has on other lives.” by Jackie Robinson. Well the quote states that the one thing that actually matters is the impact we have on the lives of others. If you isolate yourself from the world and contribute too nothing then your life has no meaning, but if you make people laugh, smile, give sympathy and provide stability then
This paper describes and analyzes a life review interview with an older adult. The purpose of this paper is to discuss, record and reflect on an older adult’s life in order to evaluate them on the last stage of Erik Erickson’s theory of psychosocial development; integrity versus despair. This paper will also focus on the elements of a life review as well as the reflections of the interview on the part of the author.
Education and creativity is one of my big factors of growth. Its very important to me to have an education because that’s how you have knowledge, without knowledge no one can have an education to give a point of view in life. ”Without growth and self success, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning. This quote explains, that education affect lives, whether it’s physically or mentally. The goals in my 8th grade year are graduating the year with high honor roll, making my family/peers proud, and setting a good example to others.
The two important values that I have learnt are the independence and the respect. I learnt these two values since my childhood. One of the values is the independence. Independence means that you can support yourself without owning or depending on yourself concerned with livelihood or studying. You can make decision of your life without being controlled by the others. I learnt this when I was 10 years old because since at that time I was able to cook for my family. I went to the market alone, cooked the healthy food for the family and did every house work. Therefore, I became the main role of the family and independent to take care of my family.
Values are principles that people hold important to them in life. As I gotten older my values have changed based on my experience, knowledge, and goals. Since I am in college and the field of social work forced me to open my eyes to different things and ideas I would 've never thought of. Five values that are important to me while I am on this journey of becoming a social worker is my education, positive energy, not judging people based on their past, a reflect and meditate on my life, and be a generous to other.