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Role of Names in A Personal Matter - The Role of Names in A Personal Matter Names are an important part of defining one's identity. After all, when someone asks you who you are you tell him your name. Reading A Personal Matter I was struck by the role of names in the story. The main character is known as Bird and this nickname gives Bird an identity that he struggles to overcome throughout his story. He sees himself as being just like a bird. "It wasn't only that his hunched shoulders were like folded wings, his features in general were birdlike....   [tags: A Personal Matter] 460 words
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The Personal Matter of Death - The Personal Matter of Death The "right to die" argument is building moral, ethical and legal issues. The proponents for physician aid in dying are arguing from the perspective of compassion and radical individual autonomy. However, we cannot take the life of another human being in our hands and play the role of God. The case against physician-assisted suicide, which is essentially a moral case ("thou shall not kill; thou shall not help others to kill themselves"), is straightforward and clear....   [tags: Papers] 1393 words
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Why Do Labor Unions Matter? - Introduction The labor union movement over the years has shaped the way individuals work and live for both the nicest and unpleasant. Some would think the unions influence has created a power struggle between management and union leaders. In today’s time, some citizens insist the existence of unions are a must to aid in employee freedom, while others view the labor unions as just another problem in the line of progress. The purpose of labor unions was for employed workers to come together and collectively agree on fundamental workplace objectives....   [tags: Why Unions Matter]
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Everyone's Feelings Matter... Yes, even Freshmen - Everyone's Feelings Matter... Yes, even Freshmen. On the sixth day of school, Pac-Tech1 gathered all its members, old and new, in the scene shop. For me, most of the faces were familiar. The club's board members were all in attendance, as were most of the juniors and sophomores, and all of us were sizing up our new crop of freshmen. To their silent but shared dismay, all but two were girls. Even the established females of Pac-Tech know that most girls who enter our ranks rarely present at more than two sequential meetings before drifting out of the reach of anyone in the theater....   [tags: Personal Experience] 708 words
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Size Does Matter - Size Does Matter “Back to School Extravaganza!!” “Store-Wide Clearance Sale: Buy 2 Pairs of Shoes and Get the third pair Half –Off!” Every inch of the walls inside the mall were plastered with a vast array of dazzling lights and colorful propaganda. It seemed as if I was going to suddenly be attacked by fearsome mannequins, who stood idly like a platoon of glaring soldiers, anticipating their command to strike. The congested food court had an aroma of boiling flesh, pungent enough to tickle the deepest hairs of my nostrils....   [tags: Personal Narrative Shoes Shopping Papers] 2079 words
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Nine States of Matter? The Lesser Known States of Matter - ... The discovery that we can make photons act strongly together could make developing quantum computers a lot easier. this discovery is the most recent of the five having only happened last year. Normally photons don't interact “Getting photons to stick together is not easy because they normally pass through each other without interacting”(Johnson), but as Johnson explains the Rydberg-state makes it possible. the Rydberg state occurs when you fire light into a medium and then the lights energy causes the mediums molecules to bond together with a covalent bond and that makes the light slow down due to lost energy....   [tags: BEC, superconductors, superfluids] 906 words
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Constructivism: A Matter of Interpretation - Constructivism: A Matter of Interpretation The theory of constructivism rests on the notion that there is an innate human drive to make sense of the world. Instead of absorbing or passively receiving objective knowledge that is "out there," learners actively construct knowledge by integrating new information and experiences into what they have previously come to understand, revising and reinterpreting old knowledge in order to reconcile it with the new (Billett 1996). The cognitive structures that learners build include procedural knowledge (how--techniques, skills, and abilities) and propositional knowledge (that--facts, concepts, propositions)....   [tags: Philosophy Learning Essays]
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Does IT Matter, Why and Why Not? - ... If anything, it could accelerate as more and more innovators experiment and tinker with those cheap, ubiquitous information technology commodities”; obviously he does not agree with Carr. The point is that there are many blogs with comments in the Internet that side with Carr and others that do not and the two authors mentioned above are for illustration purposes only.. The third caveat is that Carr wrote his article back in 2003 before the full development of cloud computing, social media, and the smart phone; although, at one point, he quotes as if out of hindsight, “And as for IT-spurred industry transformations, most of the ones that are going to happen have likely already happened...   [tags: Nicholas G. Carr argument]
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Shashi Deshpande's A Matter of Time - Issues Of Middle- Class raised in “A Matter of Time”: The present paper deals with the way Shashi’s novel” A Matter of Time” is an exploration into the core of the mind of Indian woman. Here the inner life of middle-class women emotionally isolated from her family is reflected in the embryonic women represented by her daughters. It deals with the quest of identity of womankind. The novel presents a social world of complex relationships. The women are caught in the process of redefining and rediscovery their roles, position and relationships....   [tags: issues of middle class, literary analysis]
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Love: A Matter of the Mind - Hanan al-Shaykh’s novel The Story of Zahra and Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter both show how love is a matter of the mind. Life serves up hardships but the battle of persevering separates the assimilation in the two novels. These novels, being viewed side by side, points out how it takes more than ‘forgive and forget’ to press forward in the pursuit of love, peace and happiness. Ba and al-Shaykh portray different perspectives of how society, relationships and state of mind affect mental stability....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]
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Personal Essay- Basketball - Basketball has played a big role in my life thus far. The game of basketball to me means everything that I want to have for my city and for myself. I have a dream of holding up a state championship trophy for my team and for myself. I have put countless numbers of hours into what it would be like for this dream to become a reality. Next year will be my final year of high school basketball. Texas district realignment moved this super small 4A team to an extremely large 3A school. The chance of winning the state championship in 3A is much better than we could have if we had stayed in 4A....   [tags: Personal Experience ]
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Personal History - I am satisfied with what I have become; a student specializing in Physics with special interests in experimental Condensed Matter Physics. I grew up in a very small town. A town not fully developed; there were very few resources and not many quality schools to acquire a solid education. I had to pass an entrance exam to get into a good school for 8th grade at a time when most students in my town would drop out of school after 7th grade in order to search for work and support their families. My parents could not complete their undergraduate studies because they had to work to support their families, but their emphasis on the importance of education, their dedication and massive effort inspir...   [tags: Personal Statement] 1194 words
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Personal Statement - Growing up as the son of a rural Iowa veterinarian, I got my first experience in a medical field while riding along with my dad on calls, and from an early age my interest was piqued. It was the first of multiple experiences that pointed me toward a career in physical therapy. In my elementary and junior high years, a couple of elderly neighbor ladies often called on me to help them with chores around their homes and yards. This is where I first discovered my love of working to help others. It was rewarding beyond any payment to know that I was helping them live independently a little longer, even if I was only playing a small part by doing their odd jobs....   [tags: Personal Experience] 754 words
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Do manners matter? - Do manners matter. Yes, they do; however, since most parents have gone to work, children have fewer chances to sit with their parents and to learn manners from them. Although America is a melting-pot of cultures with various ideas of manners (Packer 22), and the subject of manners is complicated (Hall 185), the standard of good manners of various cultures is similar. Good manners are the same as civilized behaviors and moral etiquette that have respect, consideration, generosity, and thoughtfulness for others (Stewart 14)....   [tags: Informative, Education, etiquette] 939 words
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No Matter How Loud I Shout - The book, No Matter How Loud I Shout, takes an in-depth look at the juvenile court system in the state of California in the 1990s. Through a colorful narrative story the author, Edward Humes, paints of vivid picture of the how dysfunctional the system truly was. The main focus is on the various ways the system has failed many of the juveniles that it is intended to help. Peggy Beckstrand, the Deputy District Attorney, says it best “The first thing you learn about this place, is that nothing works.” (No Matter How Loud I Shout, 1996, p.31) The one beacon of hope the juvenile court has is Judge Roosevelt Dorn....   [tags: juvenile court system]
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My Personal Dictionary - my personal dictionary My friends are constantly baffled to learn that I was once a jock (of sorts). They know how much time I give to the arts, look me over in disbelief, and completely deny my former athletic glory with a few chuckles, some pointing and laughing, and some giggling uncontrollably. I am prone to hiding from that sort of people. athlete, ath’lēt, n. [Gr. athlētēs, from athlon, a contest.] One trained in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, and bowling. Through time, I discovered the meaning of sports....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 1000 words
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Personal Reflection - Rachel Carson: The Obligation to Endure (pg. 83) When Carson cites Schweitzer, she is referring to the “devils”, or harmful, unnatural creations of man that dramatically alter nature, that often go undiscovered or avoided. She is specifically referring to the contamination of air, plants, earth, rivers, seas, and organisms with dangerous lethal materials. Additionally, Carson is referring to the ways in which man physically alters the environment such as importing plants that are non-native, or invasive, and practicing agricultural monoculture....   [tags: Personal Reflection Essays] 2706 words
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Personal Development - Many people work very hard in their life but they do not seem to be able to achieve something worthwhile (Personal Goal Setting, 2013). Successful people on the other hand, know what they want and create plans to help them achieve these goals. They will establish a step by step plan, and will continue to follow that plan until their goal is achieved. These people tend to be proactive rather than be reactive. Personal planning is really important because it helps you not only to achieve your goals but to tell you how you can achieve them....   [tags: success, personal finances, goals, planning ]
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My Photography Goal of Capturing Oppression, Personal Issues and Illness on Film - This family is mourning the loss of a loved one in Uruguay. The photographer captured the moment of sadness for this family and shows the essence that everyone feels at some point in their life. The father has fallen to his knees in sadness and loss of body control for his lost wife. The children pray for their losses as they see their father lose his composure. I am going to travel the world and develop my personal imagination in my ability to portray my feelings through photography. I have always had a fascination with photography and would like to bring my skills of photography to the point I can portray my thoughts to others....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 1689 words
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Defining Personal Responsibility and Exploring My Own Responsibilities - What is personal responsibility. Some examples people would probably come up with would be these: working, chores, taking care of your family and some might even say going to school and getting a better education. The definition of personal responsibility is: the obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. ("DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms"). Personal responsibility to me is taking ownership of the things that will affect us in anyway, whether it is in the long run or short term....   [tags: Personal Reflection, Definition]
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Personal Narrative- Victim of Robbery - Personal Narrative- Victim of Robbery My story started about a week ago. I was heading to bed early, because I was tired from a long day with plans to wake up a few hours before class to review for a test. As I closed my books for the evening and headed to bed around midnight, little did I know something was going on outside. A little later that night someone entered my garage, which was so conveniently unlocked. They first rummaged through my dad’s van outside and I think they stole his coat, a tape and a few rolls of film....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 691 words
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Secure Personal Data Servers: a Vision Paper - Secure Personal Data Servers: a Vision Paper 1. INTORDUCTION Nowadays, almost all companies and admirations are depending on storing data in central servers in order to make it easy for users to access their personal data. A huge amount of personal data is collected to servers in various fields such as hospitals, insurance corporations, organizations, etc. Because of the convent these servers provide, many people are requesting from internet companies to store their data and make it reliable and accessible through the internet in several platforms all the time....   [tags: central servers, securing personal data ] 2397 words
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Personal Narrative- Lost Wallet - Personal Narrative- Lost Wallet A wallet, or purse for some, is a precious item in which most people carry things more essential than money towards everyday life. If some people were to lose that portable safe, they may be offset for the rest of that day. The person without that wallet could be cranky or depressed for a while. Maybe something of great sentimental value was in that wallet. This person could stay hold these feelings for a long time, until they find their belongings by which case they are filled with joy....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 703 words
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Personal Narrative- Varsity Volleyball - Personal Narrative- Varsity Volleyball I first started playing volleyball at a very young age. I was in the seventh grade when my volleyball career started. My sister started playing in the seventh grade and I just wanted to follow her footsteps. My seventh grade year was ok because I had just started out and really didn’t know the game. There was A team and a B team, where A team was better than the B team. I tried my best to be on the A-team, but guess where I ended up, on the B team. No matter what team I was on I never gave up....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 512 words
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Why Sports Matter in our History and Our Lives - When discussing why sports matter and the influence it has had over the course of history, many controversial issues have been whether or not sports have taught us to cultivate discipline. Sheed explains that sports can play an important role in the lives of people by helping them discover who they are and where they want to be. The lesson of sports goes deeper than just practicing or playing a game, they help build characteristics that will prepare you for many obstacles in life. Sheed mentions that sports were created and put into schools to teach discipline, patience, and honesty to male students....   [tags: discipline, competitive, physical] 517 words
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Shaping the Web: Why the Politics of Search Engines Matter - ... Similarly, the Google founders, Larry Page and Sergey Brin, originally opposed the idea of paid advertisements on their site, and said “advertising search engines will be inherently biased towards the advertisers and away from the needs of consumers” (11). Although we can’t always assume that just because a listing has been paid for isn’t relevant to a search query, but if such an instance is found to be unfair, then the resulting bias is of ethical importance. Another important issue in search engine bias is privacy....   [tags: article analysis, google, gateways] 906 words
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Novel Critique of The Four Things That Matter Most - Ira Byock wrote the novel The Four Things That Matter Most, in 2004. Mr. Byock is a renowned medical doctor who specializes and practices in palliative care and his main interest is offering care to alleviate mental, emotional, and physical symptoms for those that are in their last moments of life. His enriching novel discusses these concepts; it is a helpful tool for those that are dying, or for their loved ones facing the reality of the impending death, and for those that have lost a loved one....   [tags: Ira Byock novel analysis] 1883 words
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Personal Narrative - Body Image - Personal Narrative - Body Image One's body is what makes one who one is. Every inch of someone is what sets a person apart from everyone else. Even though everyone has an opinion about what his or her perfect body would be, changing one's personal features would take away from individuality. I personally would never have plastic surgery because when I look at myself, I do not see a tall, skinny young man with a funny looking nose and big "bug" eyes, but I see a beautifully sculpted masterpiece that God has made just for me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 414 words
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Personal Narrative- Converting to Judaism - Personal Narrative- Converting to Judaism One day in grade five, I decided to find myself. Most people are not "lost" when they are eleven years old, but in my own naïve, inexperienced world, I needed a change. My teacher was the indirect cause of this awakening. She was Jewish and opened our closed WASP-y minds to a whole new world of Judaism. We explored the Jewish holidays, learned about the Holocaust, and watched Fiddler on the Roof. This brief yet fascinating view into the world of another religion captured my attention and compelled me to investigate further....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 886 words
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Personal Narrative - Speeding Ticket - Personal Perspective- Speeding Ticket It was on a burning summer Sunday morning the day I received my initial traffic citation. My best friend and I got this crazy plan the afternoon before it all occurred .We determined that instead of going swimming at the recreational local pool of Tallahassee, we ought to head on in a journey to Panama City beach to enjoy the last week of summer that was left for us. The only problem is that it was 6:00 pm and by the time we arrived at the beach the sun would be hiding in the orient....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays] 715 words
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Personal Narrative- Living for God - Personal Narrative- Living for God As I was driving into the church parking lot I had to take a deep breath. After leaving another frustrating day at school and then going to work right afterwards, I needed to calm myself down. I looked in the rear view mirror one more time to make sure I looked halfway presentable. I fixed my wind-blown hair by pulling it back in a high ponytail and put on some Burt’s Bees lip balm before exiting the car. I grabbed my Bible and notebook and locked the doors. As I walked towards the youth building a wave of comfort washed over me....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays] 755 words
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The Necessity of Personal Responsibility - Personal responsibility may be perceived in many ways, but it is imperative to understand the relevance of why it must begin with our self. First, one will never develop an attitude of responsibility if they always look for others to complete their task. It is a necessity that one has personal discipline or their efforts to be responsible will prove to be fruitless. Second, being responsible yields great rewards and acting responsible is a clear sign of maturity. A responsible individual looks to no one but self and no matter what the outcome; they are willing to stand by their decisions....   [tags: Time Management, discipline, goals]
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Personal Narrative- Living a Life of Humility - Personal Narrative- Living a Life of Humility For the only thing we have to shame is shame itself. Perhaps the name of Amy Tan’s mother will never be remembered like that of FDR, but the truth behind her words rings just as loud. To be different is an aspect of human nature that we are to be proud of, regardless of whether it’s socially hip or socially degrading. To be proud of something is to consider it worthy of honor, and that’s precisely what we must do- honor our individuality by becoming who we really are....   [tags: Personal Perspective] 1110 words
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Personal Responsibility and College Studies - Personal responsibility what it means to me in my college education. Without responsibility, I will not be successful in college. What personal responsibility means to me is setting goals that are measurable and taking the time to keep up on my goals that I set for myself. Personal responsibility for me is not being lazy and learning how to manage my time efficiently. Being responsible for my own finances, Like keeping a roof over my head going back to college to finish my degree, so I'm able to compete to get that better job or promotion at work not sticking to my goals I set myself up for failure....   [tags: Student, Adversity] 589 words
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Personal Goals as a Student at the University - Everyone should have personal goals that evolve around anything that needs to be accomplished. I set goals on a daily basis. One goal that I seem to have not truly focused on has been my college education. Considering all things, I decided I needed to focus on my college education. The first thing I needed to accomplish was to enroll in an institution for higher learning. Now that my enrollment is complete, I am an official student at the University enrolled in the undergraduate program for business management....   [tags: Personal Narrative Education Learning Essays] 711 words
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DNA Donation: A Personal Choice - Moral choices, ethical dilemmas, personal biases, and strong opinions tend to go hand in hand; you certainly cannot have one without the other. The topic of this paper is an ethical dilemma that will cause me to make a moral choice; I am also personally biased and strongly opinionated in regards to the situation. The topic is the donation of my DNA for a research study; the goal of the study will be to find a variant of a gene that will resist specific bacterial diseases. If the company succeeds in finding this gene, it may be able to produce a drug to sell to people who have these diseases....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]
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Why Organizaitonal Ethics Matter - Why Ethics Matters There are many situations in which ethical perspectives are in contrast to another person's opinion on the same subject matter. Every person has found themselves looking over his shoulder asking himself "am I doing the right thing?" Ethics is what a person does when no one is watching. Whether it is a corporation or a government entity, they all expect their employees to behave ethically. What are ethics. Webster defines ethics as "a set of moral principles" or "a theory or system of moral values"....   [tags: Business Ethics] 1291 words
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Personal Narrative- Holiday Baking Tradition - Personal Narrative- Holiday Baking Tradition Traditions are reflections of beliefs, superstitions and the personality of a family. I stop short of saying that they are the soul of a family because my family can no longer celebrate these traditions, but the spirit of my family continues to be an integral part of my life, despite the distance that sets us apart. The soul of my family remains unharmed from the miles that deprive us of the opportunity to celebrate common traditions. Regardless of how far we are apart, there is one tradition that can overcome any lengthy amount of distance, and that is my Aunt Millie’s Cinnamon-pecan rolls....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 513 words
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Personal Values Development Paper - Personal Values Development Paper Personal values and ethical standards are almost like your DNA, individually yours. There are so many people with different values and ethical standards that there may be some that are similar to yours, however, I believe that there are no two exactly alike. People's ethics and values are instilled by one's culture, background and environment. In my family, traditional values were very important to our upbringing. The concepts of religion, family, unity, honesty, and education were instilled at an early age....   [tags: Ethics Morals Personal Narrative] 1353 words
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Personal Power and Negotiations - Negotiations as we are learning, are a part of daily life and the ability to negotiate effectively, regardless of the subject matter, is an imperative aspect of personal and professional success. Delving more deeply into the topic of negotiation it is recognized that all parties involved in said negotiations are going to bring to the table a certain type of personal power and adjusting negotiations as a reflection of such is equally as important to the negotiation process as the negotiation style(s) we choose to utilize....   [tags: network power, interpersonal power]
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Is Personal Privacy Dead? - Have you ever felt violated. Like somebody knew too much about you that they didn’t need to know. Or have you ever felt like someone was watching you. As if somebody knew your every move. Most people don’t normally feel this way; most people feel safe in their general surroundings. Although with the constant use of technology in today’s era, it’s time to ask: Should we, as American citizens, feel as safe as we do. Personal privacy is such a simple phrase for such a complex idea. The definition given in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary of privacy is, “the quality or state of being apart from company or observation.” And “personal” meaning, “Relating to the person or body.” In other words: set...   [tags: technology, privacy, hacking, computer] 1024 words
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Personal Fitness and Personal Goals - Sitting on a gold throne, platinum rings on each finger with servants at my beck and call; wouldn't this be the good life. Growing I was a privileged child and never really understood the monetary value of cash. Everything I ever desired or inclined any preference to was given to me. And me being the child I was, with my developing mind embraced these gifts without a second thought. Though as I approached middle school, I started to take on more responsibility and slowly discovered the essence of hard work and the satisfaction of redeeming myself from a downward spiral of expecting to have things handed to me with out necessarily earning said luxuries....   [tags: obstacles, perseverance, determination] 547 words
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Personal Narrative- Growing Closer to God - Personal Narrative- Growing Closer to God My head spins as I fly down Capital Circle on my way back home from church. Church has always been the highlight of my week, but something was missing tonight. I just couldn't seem to focus on worshiping God. My usual words of praise were empty. My hectic life had become a distraction and kept me from focusing on God, who should be my main priority. The butterflies in my stomach feel more like a herd of elephants tearing through my body. I cry out, "Why God....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays] 659 words
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Personal Narrative: My Secret Place - Once upon a time, I saw the world like I thought everyone should see it, the way I thought the world should be. I saw a place where there were endless trials, where you could try again and again, to do the things that you really meant to do. But it was Jeffy that changed all of that for me. If you break a pencil in half, no matter how much tape you try to put on it, it'll never be the same pencil again. Second chances were always second chances. No matter what you did the next time, the first time would always be there, and you could never erase that....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience] 1183 words
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Personal Narrative- Monocross Motorcycle Ride - Personal Narrative- Monocross Motorcycle Ride As my flesh started to be spread across the pavement, dirt, and gravel, I thought to myself "Why, why did I ride today?" I wish I could have thought of a better way to get home that day. It had been raining that afternoon and the thought had crossed my mind not to ride home, but I didn't want to leave my bike at school. The day started out like any other day, except for one difference, I decided to ride my motorcycle to school. I woke up that morning and saw it was a beautiful, bright and sunny day, so I thought, "What a perfect time to ride my bike to school." I did my regular morning routine as usual....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1916 words
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Defining Personal Fulfillment - No matter what the world believes personal fulfillment means, the only thing that matters is what the idea means to you. Achieving this goal is neither, bad, nor good, because this preconceived idea of personal fulfillment is false. I believe personal fulfillment is construed, planned and accomplished by you, the individual. Therefore, you as an individual, along with the influences of society, can come to a safe conclusion on how you will achieve personal fulfillment. A safe conclusion would be one you determine that will only benefit you in the future, not a decision that may steer you away from achieving your goal....   [tags: goals, influence, decisions] 550 words
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Personal Narrative- My Life as a Student, Athlete and Christian - Personal Narrative- My Life as a Student, Athlete and Christian “I knew this was bliss, knew it at the time.” These words of Eudora Welty, although expressing her feeling from devouring book after book, can also be applied to my life. While not relating to my literacy, Welty’s lexis nonetheless conveys my own feelings after learning the significance of hard work. I’ve put excess effort in performing the roles of a student, an athlete, and a Christian. Success and growth in each component of my life has taught me the value and necessity of a strong work ethic....   [tags: Personal Perspective] 827 words
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Personal Narrative- High School and Church Youth Group - Personal Narrative- High School and Church Youth Group The most distinguishing and memorable moment of my life was entering high school for the first time. I feel that the event of starting high school was the starting point of what kind of person I was going to become. Not only did I start going to a new kind of school, but I started attending the high school youth group at my church. I also had the privilege to start working on my first car. Without this experience, I feel that I would not be where I am right now....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 609 words
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Abortion Is Not Strictly the Woman's Private Matter - Abortion Is Not Strictly the Woman's Private Matter When it is said that abortion is just a woman's issue, we forget that there are two people involved in creating a child. Fathers are continually overlooked and disregarded in situations involving abortion. Many would say that a father is not affected by the woman's choice to have an abortion. Legally, fathers are responsible for providing prenatal support for their preborn child, but have no legal rights if the mother decides to terminate the life of that child....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Topics]
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Personal Narrative- Meeting God through Strangers - Personal Narrative- Meeting God through Strangers Meeting strangers can often times be awkward, but there are other moments when, if given, a stranger can transform your life. The time frame was approximately six years ago and I was working as a photographer for Sears Portrait Studio. As the photographer, I was always meeting new and interesting people. My job was fairly predictable in that we primarily photographed children; except for one day when that would all change. I was working at the front counter when an older couple approached....   [tags: Personal Narrative] 500 words
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Personal Identity: Who Are You? - Identity, an ambiguous idea, plays an important part in today’s world. To me identity can be defined as who a person is or what differentiates one person from another. Identity would be a person’s name, age, height, ethnicity, personality, and more. A quote by Anne Sexton states “It doesn't matter who my father was; it matters who I remember he was”(Anne Sexton). This quote helps me define identity because I believe it is saying that identity is what people are remembered by. When some people think of identity, words such as, uniqueness, distinctiveness, or individuality may come to mind....   [tags: What Is Personal Identity?]
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Personal Narrative- Parties - Personal Narrative- Parties Every weekend there is a party somewhere. Whether it is out at the "Momma," the lake, or even at someone's house, it is the "cool place" to be. Last year, I arrived at the Halloween dance not wearing a costume but expecting to have a great time with all of my friends dancing and listening to music. I overheard someone talking about a party that was going to start at Mary's house. Being invited to go with all of my friends, I didn't want to be the wimp of the group, so I decided to go along....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 658 words
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My Personal Journey - Journeys are moments in life that define and reconstruct the myths we create about ourselves and others. All too often the ideals of a biased community or select group are viewed as the model by which all individuals must follow. To escape the pressures of a collective standard a person must travel outside the constraints of a community and discover his or her own true identity. On such a journey one can expect moments of planned reflection or unexpected instances of revelation. A journey is every minute of my existence, as I travel through life and try to ascertain my own presence in its cycle....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1909 words
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Google's Collection of User's Personal Information - Search engines have become the go to place when it comes to looking up information. No matter if one prefers Google, Bing, Yahoo, or anything else, search engines are the way to go for finding any and everything. Even though there are many search engines out there, Google still remains at the number one spot. We as a society Google everything; recipes, directions, things pertaining to out personally lives, everything. A lot of our personal information is out there on the web because of the search engines, social media websites, and other websites we use....   [tags: tailoring, privacy, database] 868 words
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Personal Narrative - Thumbs Out A girlfriend of mine once defended me to her father by saying, calmly, “Not every one who wanders is lost.” The dad kicked me out of the house anyway. But the damage had been done. Not everyone who wanders is lost. Of course I had to see her again. That was during the summer after my second year in college, and when I decided to leave school the following winter, I had but one destination in mind. Except that I was heading to Kansas City, where I figured jobs were easier to come by, instead of Wichita, 200 miles to the south, where she was living and asking me to go....   [tags: Personal Narratives Hitchhiking Essays] 1465 words
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My Best Friend's Personal Struggles - ... When it came within our reach, we noticed a pack of boys in front of a glass window, giggling and pointing at something. The closer we were getting, the louder and more engulfing this giggling was becoming. When we were almost there, I realized that it was not something they were pointing at, but someone. Neither her pretty face, nor her beautiful smile was as evident as her massive body, which made this stupid gang laugh without stopping. As we appeared on their horizon, they abruptly transferred their attention to us....   [tags: hormones, surgery, misery] 1231 words
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Emerson’s Transcendentalist Ideas in his Book Nature - Emerson’s first book Nature, published in 1896 may be one of his best on transcendentalism. He believed that everything in our world, even something as tiny as a drop of dew is a microcosm of the universe. His view on the oversoul, which is ain his view a supreme and superior mind that every man and woman share, allowed trandscentalists to dismiss the notion of external authority and now rely on personal experience. With his Book Nature, it allowed the accessibility of universal understanding. It shows Emerson’s belief that each person on their own must create an understanding, a personal understanding of the universe....   [tags: matter, spirit, universe] 807 words
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Personal Narrative: My Grandmother - My very important person in my life and always has been, my grandma. She has always just been there for me, and everyone else that is in our family. Also our friend’s. She is what you could call “the rock” of our family she keeps us all up, in our times of hardships. And makes us all laugh when we are having an amazing day. It’s just that she is an all around great person. My grandmother has worked her way up through her schooling and to go college to get her degree. She has never given up even through the hard times that occurred in the 30’s and so on....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 489 words
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Personal Statement - First of all I should say that it is my great honor to be officially admitted into Hangzhou Foreign Language School. It's without exaggeration to say that I am counting the day to participate into this community. To get a better and deeper understanding of me, I will firstly give a brief introduction of myself, mainly focusing on my strong and weak points as well as my achievement. I always put forward confidence as one of my most prominent characteristics. I have faith in myself no matter what kind of frustrations I confront....   [tags: Personal Experience] 836 words
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Personal Statement - After graduating from high school just outside of Sedona, Arizona in 1989, I wanted to get out of the small town and go see the world. The Navy recruiter must have seen me coming from a mile away. I did well on my entrance exams and was selected to attend Naval Nuclear Power School. After several years of task-based math and physics education followed by operational training at a prototype plant, I reported to a submarine in San Diego to put all of my training to use. As it turns out, real life application of my newfound knowledge was more difficult than I imagined....   [tags: Personal Experience] 911 words
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Personal Statement - It was a cold autumn night in North Carolina when I realized that my youth was being taken away from me. I wanted to run away and go back to the life that I had known; where I had the opportunity to go to school was happy and understood the language. Instead I was in a foreign land with my family and we could not return for there was no future in my homeland. According to my father, we had to keep migrating because it was the best thing for our family. It was then when I realized that this is not what I wanted for my family and I asked my father that we needed to go somewhere where I can go to school because it was affecting everybody including my little brother....   [tags: Personal Experience] 819 words
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Personal Narrative: My Journey to Literacy - All I could remember on my journey to literacy was my concern over my brother and sister’s ability to read and write including solving math problems. That did not really motivate not to become literate; I was extremely playful as a child. What I am able to remember is my first day of school, I cried like a baby when my mom dropped me off. I soon began to grow out of my baby stage and school became really interesting. Even though it was not as hard as it is now, the value that pushed me to be literate was how my teacher was able to discipline students if they didn’t give the best to their education....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Education, Teaching] 1143 words
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Personal Goals I Want to Achieve As a University of Phoenix Student - Abstract The ultimate result of this paper will reflect my personal goals that I hope to achieve as a University of Phoenix student and which I have been and am trying to pursue and obtain. They are goals that I feel I need to have in life in order to survive, prosper, and succeed to higher full-filling and journeys. In this essay, I hope to convey to the reader how I am optimistically moving to reach these goals, as well as represent to the reader how one can set their mind to determine the goals that he or she needs and/or wants to reach and see that he or she can do it....   [tags: Personal Goals] 1739 words
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Personal Narrative: Comparing the Qualities of Water with my Personal Qualities - I set in class listening to our teacher talk about speeches. Then my eyes averted to the bottle of water sitting on my friend's desk. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, water. Water is always looked at like the underdog of a lot of situations. Water is very adaptable. It could be a gas, solid, or a liquid but through all this its chemical state doesn’t change. I feel though this is the way that I am, through everything that I have been through, through the pain and the struggles, through the loses and the gains I still stand....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 539 words
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Personal Narrative- Happy to be Away from Home - "For years I never spoke to anyone about it. Never mentioned a thing to my parents or teachers or my classmates"(Rodriguez 623). 1 shiver as I read it-the most powerful sentence I have ever come across. Scared, confused and resentful, I slam the book shut. Silence confronts me. Not a whisper, not a murmur-I hear nothing. I am alone. The donn room is too dark, the single lamp too dim. Anxious and frightened I flop onto the bed and look out at the night sky. Not a star is to be seen-Just infinite dark space....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]
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Personal Statement - I started my career in an unorthodox way: delivering science and technology news directly to live audiences from a stage. I was an early member of the experimental Current Science & Technology Center at Boston's Museum of Science, an effort to bring cutting edge science to adult members of the public through extended interactions with science journalists in an informal education setting. I was fortunate enough to work alongside a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, a former producer for NOVA, the current executive director of the National Association of Science Writers, and other highly skilled science communicators....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography] 766 words
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Personal Narrative: Facing My Demons - It is inevitable that everyone’s high school experience will be different. For most people, high school is about having fun and enjoying their last few years before they are forced out into the cold, dark world. However, for the rest, it is about expanding their knowledge potential and gaining skills to fight off everyday battles. My high school adventure was a mixture of the two. My general physics teacher had a habit of making my classmates and I stand as soon as he walked in the room. Every morning he would tell us, “remember children, the reason I have you stand is to show respect to the person better than you.” He acted as though he ruled the world with a flaming spear....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience] 943 words
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Personal Narrative - A Hole In One - A Hole In One It was a Saturday afternoon, and I was at golf practice. It was a gorgeous day. The sun was out, there was just a slight breeze, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. No one could have asked for a better day. Three of my teammates and I were golfing together. We teed off at one o’clock. Walking down the fairway of number one looked just like a scene out of a movie. The lake off to the right and a line of trees along the left, were just gorgeous. Number two is a one hundred and forty-two yard par three....   [tags: Personal Narratives] 505 words
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Personal EcoPlan: Think Globally, Act Locally - Being part of the class, Stewards of the Living World, I have learned so many surprising facts about the environment that I usually never really care for or took notice of before. After a couple of months of learning about topics like global warming, the water/carbon cycle, the food web, and the ecosystem, the knowledge that I gained has widened my eyes to a whole new perspective on how I should treat and view Mother-Earth. I learned that Mother-Earth is like a treasure chest where when we open her up she is full of valuable resources that we should be thankful for instead of just taking advantage of them....   [tags: environmental issues, things you can do]
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