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Shah’s Fables in The Way of Sufi - Shah’s Fables in The Way of Sufi       When most people answer the question, "What is a fable?" they usually define it as a story with talking animals that teaches readers a lesson or moral. Although most fables do fit into this category, Idries Shah, an author of many fables, believes that there is more to a fable than just being an interesting story that teaches a lesson. In fact, Shah writes in the "Forward" of his book Reflections, "Do you imagine that fables exist only to amuse or to instruct, and are based upon fiction....   [tags: Way of Sufi Essays]
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The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy - The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy Neoplatonism strongly influenced the development of Sufism. Neoplatonism, as developed by Plotinus conceives God to be the source and goal of everything. Islam qua institution is closed to all critical and philosophical thought, but Sufism enjoys a more liberal and critical approach. It is probable that the translations of Plotinus have provided the necessary philosophical ground for Sufism. An examination of both Sufism and Neoplatonism reveals close similarities with regard to the nature of God, the soul, the body, concepts such as goodness, evil and beauty, death and life, and creation....   [tags: Philosophers Religion Papers] 2391 words
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The Sufi Philosophy in Islamic Faith - ... Sufis believe that the path they have chosen is a path to God by seeking longing to be with their Creator, like many monotheistic religions today. Many Sunnis do not consider Sufis to be Muslims because of the mystical traditions of Sufism (Fisher 407). Sufi practices have many different foundations, conveying the purity of life, staying to the orthodox Islamic law, and imitation of Muhammad. Through self deprivation, deep introspection of ones morals, and mental struggles, they hope to purify themselves from all selfishness and achieve selflessness in all action, thought, and intention (“Sufism” 3)....   [tags: religious beliefs, Muslim branches]
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Sufi Teachers and Redefining the Traditional Student-Teacher Relationship - Sufi Teachers and Redefining the Traditional Student-Teacher Relationship "What does it mean-and more important, what should it mean--to be educated?" (58) A response to Spayd's begs another question. Is education the objective itself or the means to the objective. For some people education is just a degree, a piece of paper framed on the wall. One can say, a person with a diploma has received an education, but it is not certain that the person is educated. This paper relates to those individuals who use education as a means to reach their objective....   [tags: Education Teacher Essays]
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Sufism: Its Mystical Contribution to an Understanding of the Islamic God - 2.3 A God to be Remembered: The Sufi Practice of Dhikr In an interview on the Sufi concept of God’s oneness conducted in 2011, contemporary mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee emphasised the ‘forgetfulness’ of today’s society. In the context of Sufism, this ‘forgetfulness does not refer to mere absent-mindedness but a kind of perpetual and periodic obliviousness to the centrality of God and the divine spark within. The goal of the Sufi then, is to maintain a constant state of remembrance of God through the recitation of His ninety-nine names – a practice known as dhikr....   [tags: Sufi, dhikr, Islam]
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Gandhi's Vision and Life in Attenborough's Films - ... It had its roots in culture, society, and tradition. Consequently, he could point two key features as the spirit of his ideology and philosophy: truth and nonviolence (Joseph, 2008m p.17). Indeed, nonviolence, as an ethical principle, is commonly regarded as the foundation stone to Gandhi’s philosophy. However, he place this principle in a hierarchical order of values, where truth as a goal pave the way to nonviolence. In his opinion, the goal has superior value than the means used to reach it....   [tags: Sufi Sheikh, Al Mureed] 1165 words
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Knowledge, Experience, and Morality in The Sufi Masters’ parable The Tale of the Sands - The knowledge and experience that is gained through everyday life forms the basis of wisdom. Wisdom can be attained through numerous ways. For example, it can be created from performing a personal mistake. Lessons can be learned from those mistakes, which in turn, form knowledge and experience. The Sufi Masters’ parable “The Tale of the Sands” illustrates how knowledge can be attained from other people. The Stream of Life gains knowledge, experience, and morality from passing through the desert to its destiny....   [tags: essays research papers] 533 words
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Jalalud'din Rumi : Intermediary between East and West - Jalalud'din Rumi : Intermediary between East and West The 13th-century teachings of Jalalud'din Rumi, the Sufi Muslim philosopher from modern-day Afghanistan, are rich with wisdom to guide and open the hearts every human being. Rumi's insights on love, awareness of the things of the soul and tolerance, could extend a helping hand across the growing culture gap dividing the West and the Eastern Muslim world. Rumi wrote and taught that all religious groups are equal in the eyes of God. If he were alive in our modern time, he would have no qualm worshipping or praying in a church or synagogue instead of his own religious holy places....   [tags: Sufi Muslim Philospher, Afghanistan, Modern Day]
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The Milky Way Galaxy - Many people who live on Earth are close minded to what is really out there in the universe. They cannot even begin to fathom the vastness of it and how Earth is just a tiny little speck compared to everything else out there. From the planets to the stars and out towards the edge of the unknown, we can only see what science provides us with. From this, we know that we are nothing but a tiny planet located in a solar system of millions in a galaxy of many more in the universe. A galaxy, also called a nebula, consists of billions of stars, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter which are all bound to form a massive cloud in which we live in....   [tags: Astronomy]
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The Alaskan Way Viaduct - ... Spokane Street was completed in 1960. The Battery Street Tunnel was the vital "missing link" to connect the new waterfront structure with Aurora Avenue / SR 99. The tunnel was dug beneath Battery Street, with minimal disruption to surrounding buildings. Work started in September 1952, and it opened to traffic in a grand ceremony on July 24, 1954. Planning of the tunnel was a long process, with extensive discussion of key features such as a ventilation and fire protection systems. The automatic deluge sprinkler system was believed to be the first such system installed in a vehicular tunnel.” The ventilation system sampled and recorded carbon monoxide levels, and the sprinkler was controll...   [tags: elliot bay, alaskan way]
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The Survival Instinct in A Long Way Gone and Blood Brothers - Since the beginning of time, every species has been faced with their greatest trial in life: survival. Humans as a species have become masters of defying death. Even faced with overpopulation, itself the result of successfully defying death and sure catalyst to the downfall of a population, we as a species have nevertheless learned to cope and continue to reproduce and thrive. As individuals, each human being possesses one of the greatest wills for survival in our natural world. Our societal views of the value of life and the fear of death, our intellectual dominance, and our physical adaptability allow us to cling to life under the harshest conditions....   [tags: A Long Way Gone]
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The Combray Section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way - The Combray Section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way        The "Combray" section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way is an extended meditation on an idyllic past. The book begins, though, not with recollections of Combray, but with a description of the narrator's half-asleep state, a state of consciousness where he does not know where, or even who, he is. The expanded memories of his past, then, seem an attempt to establish a stable sense of self, a sense that continually eludes him. In this exploration, which constitutes the entirety of the "Combray" section, we find the narrator, a young man with literary aspirations, struggling to understand the characters of his childhood in a way t...   [tags: Swann's Way]
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Learning about One's Tribe in the "The Way to Rainy Mountain" - The Way to Rainy Mountain is by no means a normal novel. It does not have the same cookie cutter formation as most books, where the plot goes from beginning to end in neat little chapters. It is not just a simple book, it is a book that has meaning, and it is a book that makes its readers think. It is a book about connections from the past. These connections are like puzzle pieces that the main character, N. Scott Momaday, has to put together in his journey to truly understand his heritage. Through the past, Momaday finds a way to honor his grandmother’s memory and to connect with his Kiowa culture....   [tags: Way to Rainy Mountain, tribes, Native Americans,] 920 words
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Impact of War and Violence on Children in A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah - Children exposed to violence within their communities are left with emotions of hopelessness, insecurity, and doubt. Historical events such as the war on terrorism, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the tragic events of September 11th have had a detrimental effect on the entire nation, including the children. Although every child is not directly affected by the aspects of war, it somehow has an emotional effect on all. The involvement of a nation with war affects every individual differently, whether it is out of fear, anger, doubt, hope, or love....   [tags: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah]
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The Glory Of War Analyzed in Homer’s The Iliad and Ishmael Beah’s Autobiography, A Long Way Gone - Taking into consideration the many historic events of our time, there is no claim to be made that humanity has kicked its addiction to warfare. The contention, however, lies in whether this addiction may be described as glorious. Those keen to label it so need only look to “the world’s greatest war novel” Homer’s The Iliad in which war creates heroes out of men on both sides of the battlefield. It is fought nobly and bravely, and immortalizes, through song and story as Homer himself had done, the champions of either army....   [tags: The Iliad, A Long Way Gone] 631 words
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The Attributes of the Followers of the Sufi Tradition - The Attributes of the Followers of the Sufi Tradition The attributes of the followers of the Sufi tradition are attributes that serve to loosen their connection to the world while bringing them closer to God. The attributes they have distinguish them from ordinary people. According to Teachings of the Sufis, by Carl Ernst, they are strict followers of a master, strive to be humble, and try to live without worldly possessions and desires. At the core of the practice of Sufism is reliance on the truth of God....   [tags: Papers] 452 words
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Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Great Book for High Schoolers - “Someone knows your secret dream, that one great wish that you would pay anything for. That person suddenly makes your dream come true - before you learn the price you have to pay“, (Something Wicked This Way Comes . Jake Clayton , Walt Disney Productions, 1983). Ray Bradbury’s novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes is a science fictional/ fantasy novel about an ongoing battle between good and evil. Jim Nightshade and Jim Halloway are two young boys who are about to undergo a life-changing experience as well as the town of Greentown, Illinois....   [tags: Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury, ] 743 words
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Special Education Has Come a Long Way; But There is Still a Ways to Go - ... EHA was later amended and reauthorized as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1990. This act was amended again in 1997 and 2004. In 2004, the act was renamed to Individuals with Disabilities Education Improved Act (IDEIA), but people still refer to it as IDEA. This act assures that all children have the right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). It includes the following features: an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), procedural safeguards, nondiscriminatory assessment, Least Restrictive Environment....   [tags: landmark Supreme Court cases that paved the way]
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Aquinas' Third Way - Aquinas’ 3rd Way      Aquinas’ third way argument states that there has to be something that must exist, which is most likely God. He starts his argument by saying not everything must exist, because things are born and die every single day. By stating this we can jump to the conclusion that if everything need not exist then there would have been a time where there was nothing. But, he goes on, if there was a time when there was nothing, then nothing would exist even today, because something cannot come from nothing....   [tags: 3rd Way Philosophy] 471 words
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Past Experiences of Ancestors in N. Scott Momaday's "The Way to Rainy Mountain" - The Way to Rainy Mountain was written in 1969 by Pulitzer Prize winning author N. Scott Momaday. The novel is about Scott Momaday's Kiowa ancestors and their journey from the Montana area to Fort Sill near Rainy Mountain, Oklahoma, where their surrender to the United States Cavalry took place. In The Way to Rainy Mountain, Momaday traces his ancestral roots back to the beginning of the Kiowa tribe while not only learning more about the Kiowa people but rediscovering himself and finding out what his true identity is....   [tags: Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday, Native Am]
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Analysis of N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain - Analysis of N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain The Way to Rainy Mountain has a distinct pattern in its form.  In each section, it has three parts, each of whose separateness is clearly marked by its own place in each page and its own typeface: the legend, the history, and the personal memory.  The pattern, however, never makes it simple for the readers to understand the novel.  Rather, it confuses and bothers the readers by placing them where the double edges of reality meet.  On the one hand, there is a reality as the result of the dominant ideology, which has become a priori in many cases, and which has hidden that there is another reality (or possibly, multiple realiti...   [tags: Way Rainy Mountain Essays Momaday ]
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Al-Ghazali: Religious Scholar, Legalist, Sufi, and Critic of Philosophy - Al-Ghazali, his full name being Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali, was an important and dominant figure among philosophers, theologians, jurists, and mystics in the Sunni Islam religion. Historians put his birth at 1058 or 1059 in the city of Tabaran-Tus; fifteen miles north of modern day Meshed in north eastern Iran. However his personal letters and autobiography state that his birth was around 1055 or 1056 (Griffel 2009, 23–25). Despite this clerical difference, Al-Ghazali was active in a period when Sunni theology had entered a time of passionate disputes among the Shiite Ismalite theology, as well as the Arabic tradition of falsafa....   [tags: theology, religion, ethics, autobiography]
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A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck - “A Long Way From Chicago” by Richard Peck The book “A Long Way From Chicago” is an adventurous and funny story. The story takes place at Joey Dowdel’s Grandmothers farm house in the country. Joey and his sister Mary Alice were sent to their Grandma’s house during the summer because their parents had to go to Canada for their work. At first, Joey felt uncomfortable with his Grandmother because he had never met her before but eventually he got to know her and they became close friends. On the first week at Grandma’s, a man named Shotgun Cheatman died....   [tags: A Long Way From Chicago Richard Peck] 384 words
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The Way - ... Teach your people how to hear and obey God. Teach them how to worship in spirit and truth. Teach them how to allow the Lord, through His Holy Spirit, to guide and change. “The question arises, how do we grow up. How do we prepare ourselves. Maturation happens with responsibility. We must be responsible for who we have become and begin to move toward who God desires us to be. For far too long we have embraced the victim mentality, placing blame on everyone from our parent to our leaders. Now while they have played a significant part in our development, once we become adults and are aware of our shortcomings, as adults we must begin to take responsibility to overcome....   [tags: ] 1404 words
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A Way to the Past - Anne was a simple child who was always looking for a way out of everything. If she was told to do the dishes, she would find every possible thing to do besides the dishes. She was a perfect angel before her mother Clairabeth ‘had an accident’ last year in 2012. Now she is perfect at resisting. That’s where I come in. I have come to tell our fantastic adventure. She was in the kitchen and her dad was making toast. “Anne darling, will you please get the butter?” She shook her head in disagreement to what her father ordered for her to do....   [tags: short story] 717 words
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The Way of the Inquisitor - A heretic is any person or group that has a different view then the Catholic Church. Prior to the mid-eleventh century the judicial process was called the Trial by ordeal. With an increasing threat of heresy against the church a new system would be created, The Inquisition was that system. The Inquisition would take many forms and many causes; however one part of the Inquisition that would never change is the process of record keeping. What would seem the most simple of tasks would become the greatest tool in the conviction of heretics....   [tags: history of the Catholic church]
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The Way of Tlachtli - Since the early 1400s BCE, people of this era have played one of the earliest known forms of a sport that involves two teams and a rubber ball played on a court. Based on archaeological evidence, Tlachtli (which translates in English to “ball game”) is thought to have been played by the civilizations of Mesoamerica including the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, and Toltec. The game was more than a sport to these people. It was a means of settling conflicts and maintaining social harmony, it was a very important part in the ritualistic lives of those cultures....   [tags: Anthropology]
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The Asimovian Way - The Asimovian way consists of three elements, science-fiction, technology, and the future. With the great writing ability that he has, through science-fiction Asimov shows his readers how creative he can be. A fantastic example would be his Foundation series. Those books take place three-thousand years in the future on different planets with galactic empires. Stories like that obviously demand a great amount of creativity. Also, the way Asimov shows what he thinks of technology through his style of writing is unique....   [tags: science-fiction, technology, the future]
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No Way Out - The short story, The Chrysanthemums, by John Steinbeck, is a fascinating tale that involves the life of a beautiful, yet misunderstood, women as she battles with the prolonged sting of isolation. After years of captivity on a farm, Elisa finds it difficult to feel like a free woman. As a result, Elisa becomes guarded and closed-off to even her husband. Despite her masculine persona, Elisa lets her shielded exterior down when an opportunity to escape presents itself. Trapped in the confines of her farm, Elisa creates a kind of “intimate relationship” with her cherished chrysanthemums as a way to keep her sanity (French 64)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Feeding Your Pets the Healthy Way and The Right Way - Pet owners consider their pet part of the family most of the time. You treat your pet the best you can because they are people who are very dear to you. So why would you feed your family food that will harm their health. Would you ever think that something called BARF could be healthy for your family pet. When it stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones and Raw Food it certainly does mean it is healthy. Feeding your dog or cat a nutritionally balanced raw food diet is a beneficial way of allowing the, to live long healthy lives....   [tags: pet care, pet nutrition, rew food diet]
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Taking a look at Islam - ... This is the principal and most important difference between the two denominations of Islam. There are score of different sects of Islam; some of the more notable ones include Sufism, Wahhabism and Islamic Fundamentalism. (Miller-McLemore 1996, 118-122). Sufism is mystical tradition of Islam that originated before the tenth century and has its primary popularity among densely Christian populated regions; this due Sufism’s fundamental message of religious toleration. Jesus Christ played a major role on the Sufi faith tradition of Islamic thought....   [tags: Muslim principles and traditions] 1477 words
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The American Dream is on the Way to Extinction - ... Instead, the branch refers to opponents as “hostage takers’ and hope to succeed alone. The current administration deploys government officials to perpetrate “pain” on an average American in hopes to blame the opposite party. Also the management has perfected the disciplinary consumption of government by utilizing the IRS to target political opponents to silence them before the last election. The nation also sits on the edge of defeat when our debt is mentioned. The 17 trillion dollar debt is almost double when the President came into office....   [tags: survival, college, tuition] 553 words
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The Way of the World by William Congreve - One of the most intriguing and seemingly irrelevant scenes in the play The Way of the World by William Congreve occurs when Lady Wishfort deliberates upon the manner in which she should receive the imposter Sir Rowland. Lady Wishfort is discussing the imminent arrival of Sir Rowland and she says, “Well, and how shall I receive him. In what figure shall I give his heart the first impression. There is a great deal in the first impression. Shall I sit. No, I won't sit, I'll walk,—ay, I'll walk from the door upon his entrance, and then turn full upon him....   [tags: lady wishfort, mrs. millamant]
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Being a Houstonian is a Way of Life - ... Houston is melting pot city and many families are started here. As long as you have lived in the city for a minimum time, or have been born in Houston that makes you a Houstonian. Usually natives are born into a family of natives as well but other times it is a generation that starts the path going forward. There is no particular face of a Houstonian, or style of dress for that matter. A Houstonian is recognized by their comfort in the city. Houstonians a proud of their city and often rally often at festivals and events to celebrate that culture of a fun and active atmosphere....   [tags: culture, native, texas] 607 words
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Reason as a Way of Knowing and Thinking - Reason as a way of knowing denotes constructing meaning by modifying and justifying ideas and beliefs based on new or existing information. The term logic, meaning deriving from the use of valid information, is used synonymously with reason, and is recognized as a branch of reasoning. Reason is a way of thinking and the word logic describes the way reasoning follows certain rules and standards. When making a claim to knowledge, coherent reason and consistency are expected to support and provide stability to an argument....   [tags: beliefs, logic, information] 1159 words
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Is Deafness a Disability or a Way of Living? - Two centuries ago, the Deaf community arose in American society as a linguistic minority. Members of this community share a particular human condition, hearing impairment. However, the use of American Sign Language, as their main means of communicating, and attendance to a residential school for people with deafness also determine their entry to this micro-culture. Despite the fact that Deaf activists argue that their community is essentially an ethnic group, Deaf culture is certainly different from any other cultures in the United States....   [tags: Deaf Community, American Society]
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This Way for the Gas Ladies and Gentlemen - The sullen narrative This Way for the Gas Ladies and Gentlemen poignantly recounts the events of a typical day in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. The author, Tadeusz Borowski, was Polish Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz, the series of death camps responsible for the deaths of the largest number of European Jews. Recounted from a first-person point of view, the novel unfolds at dawn as the unnamed narrator eats breakfast with a friend and fellow prisoner, Henri. Henri is a member of Canada, the labor group responsible for unloading the Jewish transports as they arrive into the camps....   [tags: Analysis, Tadeusz Borowski] 1234 words
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Are Factory Farms the Way of the Future? - According to the article Factory Farms “Livestock farming in the U.S. today is done almost entirely on large-scale farms called factory farms” (Factory Farms). These factory farms are necessary to keep up with the economic pressure for lower food costs because American citizens have a high demand for meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products (Factory Farms). Supporters agree that large scale Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) are the best way to supply the demand of the people. David Holcomb, a poultry farmer himself, says “We feed the nation....   [tags: livestock, animal rights, anaerobic bacteria]
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Paying the Way for The Future of SPorts - The Bible states in Proverbs 22:7, “The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.” The rich NCAA and universities rule over the poorer student athletes. These student athletes are borrowing an education with their scholarships and in return are expected to become the slave of the university. The student athletes live in the debt of the university and frequently don’t have enough money for clothes, food, and basic needs. This is just one of the many reasons why college student athletes should be compensated for a percentage of what the university makes due to their success....   [tags: rich, poor, NCAA, athletes]
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The American Way : An Introspective on Racism - My understanding of race has been drastically shaped throughout the duration of the Race and Urban Studies course, taught by Dr.MMM State University. My former naïve perception on how race functions within American society, immediately began to dissolve when first introduced to Joe Feagin’s literature on systematic racism. My new understanding of race is articulated best by Feagin’s words, “One can accurately describe the United States as a “total racist society” in which every major aspect of life is shaped to some degree by the core racist realities” (Feagin, 2004:16)....   [tags: race, urban studies, minority groups]
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The Way of the Wind by Amos Oz - ... Shimshon had many strong beliefs, even those outside of politics and military. When he sired Gideon, he knew it wasn't his mother complete responsibility to raise him and he did what was not expected of men in the kibbutz, he helped raised his son. Gideon's mother is Raya Greenspan, when she married Shimshon, she was 23 and he was 56. three months after the wedding Gideon was born and all of their lives changed. Raya was not expecting Shimshon to take on some of the responsibilities of raising a child and when he did, Shimshon felt as if he was ignoring his other duties....   [tags: story and character analysis] 533 words
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Eugenics -Not the Way of the Future - Eugenics in the world today has become an issue because of its many positive uses furthermore its possible consequences. It is believed by many that eugenics does more harm than good, on the other hand there are exceptions; it is not the way of the future. There is no doubt that it could be extremely useful for preventing diseases such as cancer and others before we are even born. But, with this also comes the ability to give children genes before their born that will give them talent to run faster, jump higher, use more of their brain which will strictly discriminate them from the rest of society in a way where they will always stand out, the reason being is their extraordinary talents due...   [tags: Eugenics, Genetic Engineering] 722 words
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A Way of Life: A Wagner Matinee - No one every thinks about how we got here. About what our ancestors had to go through and how the chances that we would actually ne here get slimmer and slimmer the more that you think about it. All those people that are in your family tree have helped to shape who you are and the person that you will become. Our family seems to determine who we are going to be in life and always seems to find a way to get us there. In the story A Wagner Matinee there is a man, Clark, who lives in Boston who receives word from his Aunt Georgiana who is coming to visit from Nebraska to settle an estate....   [tags: Willa Cather, story analysis] 604 words
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OCD As A Positive Way Of Life - I have many times asked the question, "Why?". Why is being obsessive-compulsive a bad thing and why has it been labeled as a disorder or a personality defect. I have found that this 'disorder' is necessary for some people to bring order to their lives. Although it can be harmful to some people, leading to seclusion and inability to act, in me and in others it has given us a way to organize our lives. I do not even believe that the term 'obsessive compulsive disorder' is accurate. The whole concept of being obsessive-compulsive is being orderly; to say that it is a disorder is quite flawed....   [tags: Personality] 632 words
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Euthanasia: A Way to End the Agony - ... Sadly, some people believe that they have nothing to live for because many people have terminal illnesses and are going to die anyway later. Emphasis should be put on the fact that assisted suicide is done when a person asks for it to be done and not decided by any doctor or any other person. When a person requests euthanasia, the patient has only one thing on their mind and that is peace. Many people not only have to live in constant pain and agony, but also have to undergo many medical procedures and have to take a lot of medications....   [tags: suicide, manslaughter, illegal] 848 words
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Which Way to the Plain of Enlightenment? - Meditation is defined as continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation. With this in mind how does meditation become categorized under a school of thought. Meditation is different for every person; however there are ideas that stem from certain places. Two of the largest types of meditation are Buddhist meditation and Christian meditation. These large religions have ways in which they suggest to their members to meditate. With Christianity and Buddhism stemming from different parts of the world, would there origins be the main reason for their differences....   [tags: Religion]
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Pollution Free is the Way to Be - Pollution free is the way to be. Every year at least forty-thousand adults and children die from unclean water; One of the worlds biggest problems affecting over one point one billion people. Not having safety water is all over the world. Purifying drinking water will not only save lives but habitats and the beauty of mother nature worldwide. Purifying water and keeping water pollution free is accomplished by various methods such as not wasting, saving water, and helping the environment. Many people now and days do not realize how much change, the death rate will continue to increase in the next years to come....   [tags: unclean water, environmental problems]
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Diabetes: A Different Way to Treat It - ... For people who choose to take insulin to manage dibetes, they will have to spend millions of dollars over their life time becaue they have to buy insulin. When managing diabetes most people choose to take insulin or some oral medications. Metformin is generally recommended as a first line treatment for type two diabetes, as there is good evidence that it decreases mortality. Routine use of aspirin, however, has not been found to improve outcomes in uncomplicated diabetes. 4 Insilin is injected daily into a persons body subcantanously....   [tags: disease, glucose, insulin, energy, problems]
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The Changes in the Way People Learn - ... The invention of computers gave light to a new way of learning and note taking. People can now take their notes down on computer using several different types of office technology that all offer auto correction and grammar correction. With this kind of technology people do not even have to spell correctly or form proper sentences because the computer program does all the work for them letting them know when something is not correct and offering possible changes makes writing papers, essays, or taking notes a breeze....   [tags: from print to technology, education] 1606 words
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The Best Way to Feed a Baby - For years there have been arguments about which is the best way to feed a baby. Many women going through their pregnancy struggling with what decision is right for them because ultimately it is a behavior that is natural to our species and those like us. There are two options to choose from when deciding how to feed an infant after birth. The first is breastfeeding either by bottle or breast and the second is formula feeding a baby. This paper will be a review of the two options and the comparison of the two, the politics involved, and finally with the arguments that are involved on both sides....   [tags: breast, formula, mothers] 1091 words
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Drug Free is the Way to Be - ... Workplace policies may prohibit the use of all substances, including marijuana. Employers need to institute proper policies when workplace drug testing comes into place, to ensure a fair test towards employees. Without appropriate rules, drug testing can turn in the wrong direction. Proponents from Drug Testing in the Workplace, shows how policies need to emphasize safety at work, job necessities, and work quality. There also needs to be clarification about what will be considered a violation, about drug usage....   [tags: employees, drug abuse, workplace]
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Abstinence-Only is Not the Way to Go - In a society where teenagers engaging in sexual activity is continuously rising, it is important to be open minded about the education and care that goes into these teenagers about sexual education. Two options for these teens are abstinence only education, and allowing contraceptives to minors. Each of these methods receive backlash because of ethical reasoning. Parents do not want to hear about their children being taught about contraceptives and gaining access to them, while critics of the “abstinence-only” education believe that it is not effective on its own....   [tags: Society, Teenagers, Sexual Activity, Schools]
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Renewable Energy: The Way of the Future - Renewable Energy: The Way of The Future Pollution and global warming are at the forefront of every ecologist and environmentalist minds these days. In addition, many nations across the globe have taken necessary steps in order to reduce their own carbon footprint on this planet. One of those possible measures is using a cleaner source of energy supply, rather than relying on fossil fuels such as oil or natural gas. These forms to energy are called renewable because unlike fossil fuels, the have an endless supply....   [tags: solar, eolic and nuclear energies]
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Is Nuclear Power the Way to Go? - ... Furthermore, the article suggest that reprocessing will lead to the construction of more low-level nuclear facilities (paragraph eight, ucsusa.org, 04/05/2011), which points more facilities are going to be builted unnecessarily, leading to the contamination of more land. The idea of nuclear power facilities to recycle their waste hurts the enviroment. By recycling nuclear waste, it contributes to the contamination of the planet by adding more nuclear hazard. The waste that keeps on pilling on is that of uranium and plutonium which are two substance that takes a long period of time to stop being radioactive....   [tags: energy, research, environment, terrorism] 1462 words
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Paving the Way for the American Revolution - ... One hardship when establishing mutual trust was unity without a common foundation due to being spread out. Communities would not have a reason to trust one another with the economic source and their need of goods. As Breen continued he argued that goods became the foundation of trust, for one’s sacrifice of the pleasures of the market was a clear point of revolting and allegiance. Breen made some powerful argument in this article that promoted his ideals excellently. The statement “Commercial rituals of shared sacrifice provided a means to educate and energize a dispersed populace....   [tags: political, economic, social] 639 words
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Aid is not the Way to Development - ... There was insignificant economic growth between 1970 and 2000 in Africa despite receiving aid of $400bn. Booth affirms that economic growth cannot be achieved through aid and if this could be true Africa could have witnessed tremendous economic growth because the West have given a lot of aid. Many Asian countries were poorer than most African countries in the early 1970s. However, these Asian countries have received reducing aid compared to their African counterparts. Despite of reduction or no aid at all, Asia has experienced enormous economic growth compared to Africa, which has been receiving huge aid....   [tags: developing countries, humanitarian considerations] 1416 words
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Cloning: The Synthetic Way of Life - ... But a human clone will not be able to adapt to a regular human life. After the clone has spent time being monitored and controlled, it does not know how to handle different responsibilities of life, how to correctly communicate with people, and most importantly, does not know how to control its newly given freedom. The clone will react like a released animal that has been caged for a long time. The released animal would most likely go berserk, and so would the clone. This brings me back to my previous statement about how it will devalue our human lives....   [tags: acceptable, devalue, adapting, gift] 761 words
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The Roman Way, by Edith Hamilton - The Author Edith Hamilton was born on August 12, 1867 in Dresden, Germany while her mother was visiting relatives. Hamilton started to study Latin at the age of seven, memorized passages from the Bible and could also recite poetry. Even as a young girl, she was a "natural storyteller." She was determined to get a good education. After receiving her B.A. and M.A. from Bryn Mawr College in 1894 she studied the classics in Germany. From 1896 to 1922 she was the headmistress of the Bryn Mawr School in Baltimore....   [tags: Satires of Juvenal, Mythology]
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Homeschooling: A New Way of Learning - It was a beautiful day in May and school was being let out, as everyone was looking forward to summer, my brothers and I were deciding on being homeschoolers. This decision changed my life for the better and I was able to learn a great deal of knowledge and spend quality time with my family. My experiences as a homeschooler led me to want to research homeschooling and how it has affected others. Where homeschooling remains to be one of the fastest developing trends in America and that very trend is spreading worldwide....   [tags: Education]
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Horse as a Way of Transportation - When someone asks you to go somewhere, you may consider multiple ways of doing so. One way that might come to mind is to go by car. It is the most common way of transportation in the world today. Other ways you might consider may include walking, biking, taking a bus, airplane, or even train. One thing that does not occur to people, though, is traveling by horse. Some places in the United States, however, do still use horses in their everyday life. These places may include Amish country and other small, rural, old-fashioned societies....   [tags: amish country, horse, pony express, cars]
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They Were All Born That Way - Ignorance and prejudice walk hand in hand; those that are ignorant of the other walks of life are moreover prejudice to them. Judging another person for who they are is a narrow minded approach to life. The people in this world are all created differently, and society cannot seem to accept that fact. There is major controversy surrounding the psychology of homosexual individuals. Whether or not these individuals are created that way is the most magnitudinous. Those who are also quick to judge are quick to anger, which inhibits their understanding....   [tags: Homosexuality]
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The Most Effective Way to Communicate - What is better. Texting. Calling. Growing up in the computer age has only allowed me to complete tasks in a more convenient way. The computer age has led to the development of the cellular telephone. The cell phone (short for cellular telephone) has allowed people to communicate with people on-the-go in many ways such as calling them, or now, a very popular way, texting (short for text messaging) them. Both of these methods of communication have their short comings, and there up-brinings, but in the long run, both are effective ways of communicating with the other person....   [tags: calling, texting, methods, cell, phone] 929 words
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The Way of the Warrior: Bushido - ... This idea is further supported in later bushido texts which argue that regardless of whether parents are kind or irritable they must be reverenced as parents and respected. As a result, Confucianism had impacts in the way people interacted with each other in Japan and these principles were likely to have been adopted into the bushido code in the way a bushi and his master interacted. Impacts of Buddhist Schools of thought on Bushido Buddhism has developed into several different denominations, not only in Japan but around the world....   [tags: Shintoism, Buddhism, Confusionism] 1192 words
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Humor is a Way of Life - What would your life be like without any humor in it. In The Lone Ranger and Tonto Fistfight in Heaven, Sherman Alexie tells stories about the reservation. While reading this book of stories he throws in a lot of things that get you thinking about alcohol on the reservation, where you’d be without parents, and where you’d be without humor. Humor in my perspective is a thing you can fall back on when your day is going all the ways you were hoping it wouldn’t. On the reservation, although it may not be like your type of humor, they use it as a way to clear their heads....   [tags: Shermaln Alexie, stories about reservation] 764 words
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Developing A Way To Study Asteroids - ... It was know as the Tunguska explosion (Brazo & Austin, 1984). Witnesses describe the asteroid basically as a large fireball in the sky (Hartmann). Originally, due to lack of research equipment in the early 1900’s, scientists thought that the explosion was from a small part of a comet. It wasn’t until many years later that researchers figured out it was an asteroid. Researchers now know that when an asteroid enters the atmosphere, it comes in around 20km/s. This speed breaks up the asteroid and causes pieces of certain sizes to explode in mid air....   [tags: preventing damage, telescope]
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Music: It's a Way of Life - After a rough day, when you come home from work, you need something that will make your day better. The best choice you will have is listening to your favorite type of music. You can just turn on your compact disc player and have a great time listening to your music collection. Everyone has a music collection or at least a favorite genre. Did you know that just for English music there are over 10 genres. There is one for everyone. We all have different choices for music, none is better than the other....   [tags: Music] 951 words
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Plessy Paves the Way for Brown - On May 17, 1954, the Warren court unanimously struck down the ruling of Plessy v. Ferguson and ended both the use of “Separate but Equal” and de jure racial segregation of blacks in America. This made Brown v. Board of Education (347 U.S. 483 [1954]) one of the most important cases of the civil rights movement as it allowed the African-American community to progress further in their quest to obtain equal rights with other races in America. Homer Plessy was recruited to board a train by the Citizens Committee to test the Constitutionality of Louisiana’s Separate Car Act....   [tags: Civil Rights]
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Business Planning in a Prowactive Way - WACT (We Are Changing Together) is a Non-Governmental Development Organization for Development (NGOD) whose core activities focus on supporting communities in what concerns health, education and economics, either in Portugal and São Tomé and Príncipe. Being a non-profit organization, it is an ongoing challenge how to finance the proposed actions since most of the financing comes from public and private partnerships. Aiming to turn WACT into a self-sustainable organization, it is mandatory to access the strategic capabilities of the NGO and find a way of getting financial returns through its own activities, apart from the funds already offered by other entities, such as Government funding and...   [tags: Non-Governmental Organizations, Development] 901 words
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The Ancient Roman Way of Life - ... “The diners were seated according to their social status” (Tingay and Marks 39). When the guest arrived at the host’s house for the dinner party there would be couches surrounding the tables and musicians, jugglers, acrobats, dancers, and conjurers performing. The hosts hired entertainers to the meal to make it more enjoyable and entertaining. The first course was mainly consisting of salads, seafood, eggs, and mulsum. (Wine sweetened with honey). Next, “the main course contained as many as seven dishes, including fish, meat, and poultry” (Tingay and Marks 38)....   [tags: clothes, food, customs, leisure]
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Mans Way of Not Having Children - Man in his environment, is the most beautiful thing that has ever been in existence. Man was created to live in the earth, nurture and carry on with nature’s gift. For every being to maintain continuity, there will be procreation and co-habitation. And the resultant effect is the birth of babies that will grow, and develop into adulthood to maintain the ecological strata. But man’s presence in the world is been controlled by the gene and the environment. Therefore, nature has a way to eliminate the embryo in the womb in order not to bring forth a child that will not be compatible with life....   [tags: miscarriages, nature, environment, gene] 869 words
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The Best Way to Grow Up - ... A family member or a close friend’s death is an example of an experience that can cause you to mature faster. On the other side of the spectrum being soiled and having everything handed to you on a silver platter can slow your maturity down causing many to never grow up. My parents divorced when I was very young, at the time I had no idea what this meant, my only thoughts were ones of a selfish six year old “am I going to get less presents for Christmas now?” A couple years later I realized that was not what was important, fact of the matter is, I no longer had a father figure in my life....   [tags: naturally, gradual ladder, mature adult] 649 words
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The Amish Way of Life - Many, who have never had the opportunity to witness the Amish culture, may be simply missing out on one of the simplest ways of life. Dressing like they never made the turn of the century, having a horse as the main means of transportation, and not having a camera on hand to take family photos may be just a few of the things that we often observe about the Amish culture from our point of view. But, have we ever just stopped and thought about the reason of why they act the way that they do. In today’s time, we are often guilty to judge others at a rate that is faster than the rate that we actually “walk in someone else’s shoes.” I chose the Amish culture because I had the opportunity to trav...   [tags: Nothern US, aimsh culture, jacob ammann]
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The American Way of Life - America is “considered” to be a land of opportunities, promises, independence, hope, and freedom. Anyone can grow up to be the President of the United States, member of Congress, or even become wealthy. This is possible because all it takes hard work. However, this is nearly “just a dream” because equality doesn’t exist among everyone. The poor have little to no chance to get richer, while the rich remain rich. As President Woodrow Wilson once said in his New Freedom campaign, “American enterprise is not free; the man with only a little capital is finding it harder and harder to get into the field, more and more impossible to compete with the big fellow....   [tags: American History, Laissez-faire] 2799 words
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Bureaucracy and the Pacific Way - Bureaucracy and the Pacific Way In Mike Judge’s movie Office Space, the main character Peter is a cog in the bureaucratic wheel. He works a middling job for several different bosses, none of who care about him on any personal or emotional level. The system functions smoothly, allowing the business to operate efficiently and effectively. These corporations, like a government bureaucracy are compartmentalized, impersonal, and utilitarian. Every component of every department works toward the goal of efficiency and development....   [tags: Literary Analysis, The Seventh and Other Days] 1622 words
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Losing Weight The Healthy Way - The best way to lose weight fast. Does this really mean get unhealthy. We have all at one time or another ask ourselves what is the best way to lose weight fast. We search the web or read the diet pill ads, but the best way to lose any weight is to do get healthy. Attempting to lose a any amount of weight in a short amount of time can affect your health. Burning calories is what makes us lose weight but it is important for your health to know what your calorie intake should be. Exercise burns the calories but if you neglect to put calories in, you will basically dissolve your muscle....   [tags: Health] 545 words
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Which Is the Best Way? - There are many ways to tell your government or ruler that they are going in the wrong direction, doing something that is wrong, or hurting its people. It doesn’t have to hurt the majority for the cause to be righteous, but if you do something about there is a righteous way to do it. If you do it wrong way it can ruin your entire message and in most cases can result in dire consequences. Many times over we have had leaders a rise that try to lead people against oppressive rulers. The way in which they lead them is what determines how their cause will go....   [tags: Black Panthers vs Martin Luther King Jr.] 844 words
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The Chinese Way of Life - ... Zen Buddhism was attached to Chinese history for a very long; its practice influenced the everyday habits of a great number of people. Zen Buddhism may even be the best way to exemplify the mysterious quality of oriental culture. This is a way of life that pursues harmony and nature and with other people, simplicity, and a feeling of warmth and oneness with all people In the early stages of the development of characters were dominated by pictograms, which the meaning was expressed by the different shapes....   [tags: precepts of taoism] 1227 words
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