You swim your butt off, look at the scoreboard and there is the result. There are no judges, no marks on technical merit or style, just the truthful, cold, digital numbers on the clock. There are no substitutions, no teammate to make up for your lackluster performance, no one to look to when things go poorly. The precise nature of the results in competition – and more notably, training – means that we can visibly see and feel progress as we improve, and can correlate the work we put in with the results we receive. I cannot count how many times coaches over the years dropped a gauntlet of a set, something that never in my wildest imagination would I think could survive, let alone complete.
In the book Anthem, by Ayn Rand, it tells about a flawless society where everything is gathered and distributed. Eventually the main character escapes the society and lives on his own with everything he can do himself. Ayn Rand went too far when she made the character completely autonomous. Three reasons that support this claim is how they couldn’t make decisions on their own, the way their life was mapped, and how people interact with each other. In Anthem the society did not have any opinion on anything or how their life would go.
Aedifex Venenatus looked about his carefully cleaned store with satisfaction. The large stone and wood store had none of the gleaming marble and glass his father’s grand store in Medietas had once boasted, but the Venenatus family had to leave all that behind when they, like most of the skilled artisans, had fled the Hero-Cursed Kingdom’s crumbling cities. All of the new City states they had founded just outside the kingdom’s borders were still in the rough and functional stage, and Aedifex’s Enchantments was as high-class a store as anyone had managed to build yet. It’s just too bad that there were so few people who could afford high-quality enchanted gear these days. Therefore, as soon as he heard a customer walk in, Aedifex hurried behind his counter, put on a professional smile, and gave his usual “Welcome to Aedifex’s Enchantments” line.
Never mind that we 've come to accept his knee-jerk White House policy tweets as the new normal and bombastic criticism of even his own party as fair game. Further still, never mind that President Trump 's approval ratings have been treading on life support and his administration hasn 't passed any significant legislation in his first six
This spelled the end of any possibility of an understanding between the two opposing sides. While the frequency and size of demonstrations spiraled, workers all over the country took industrial action, most importantly in the oil industry. The Shah remained lenient and did practically nothing
“To be or not to be” is one of Shakespears most line. Almost everyone has heard it said before. The story “2BRØ2B”, by Kurt Vonnegut’s this in a very abriviated way. The story is about an almost perfect world with no crime, no war, no cripples, and many other bad things that take place in society today. The biggest positive is that there is no more aging and people can live forever if they wanted to.
But they all say the same things and nobody says anything different from anyone else” (Bradbury 28). In their society, no one sees their isolation or bothers to think that they could socialize differently. They’re busy with their commercialized lives- too busy to see any issues with the lives they lead. This means that the civilians are easily swayed into abiding by the laws created by their corrupt government. (STEWE-2) There is an instance where this submissive, ignorant behavior appears and displays the disconnect.
We become machinelike in our movements, social interactions cease to be humanistic. The whole world works like a pre-programmed machine. There are no organic interactions, no empathy, no emotions, and no feelings. Everybody becomes suspicious of others and of themselves. A single poster saying, “You are under CCTV surveillance.” is enough to
One type of literary device used in “The Angel of Odd” is irony. The story begins with the narrator reading the paper and he sees a story about how someone died in an unusual and odd way. He gets angry and concludes that things like this never happen so the writers who write odd things like this make up their stories. He then goes to take a nap before he has to go see the insurance agent because his house insurance had just expired the day before. He wakes up and thinks he has plenty of time to get to the office when he realizes his clock is broken and he has missed his appointment.
As a group, we have the power to accomplish incredible feats, that no single person could ever do. As our focus turns inwards we miss out on the social, professional and personal successes we can create as part of a team. Feelings of isolation and loneliness in Western society have drastically increased over the last few decades, as our societies become more
These illegal immigrants don’t fill out any paperwork or anything and they expect to get everything they want. They steal jobs from countless Americans who are unemployed and are struggling and they also don’t have to pay taxes. These illegal immigrants who come into America receive free education, free health care benefits, free housing assistance and free food stamp benefits. Now here is where my
He could do nothing about the aching pain of how his dad died…in a self imposed sleep from too much of the sleeping salts, and a fallen candle that set off the fire. What was done was done, and he had learned early on to not hang on to things you had no control of, so he rode away from his childhood and toward the life of a