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Curiosity only Kills Cats - Curiosity: Convinced Eve to eat the fruit that God specifically told her not to. Curiosity: Led Odysseus to the Island of the Cyclops. Curiosity: Unleashed all the evils known to man with the opening of a box. This insatiable lust of the mind exposes us to new, unknown paths whilst enhancing our overall well-being and quality of life. It improves our health and increases our intelligence ultimately making us happier (Kashdan 2010). As we grow, so does our innate sense of curiosity – the desire to know the unknown....   [tags: Anxious Mind, Curious Spirit, Curiosity]
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What is Curiosity - What is Curiosity, why do babies differ in intelligence, personality and characteristics as they grow up. Some people become good citizens, and some grow up to be bad citizens who become dangerous to the community. Philosophers tried to find out and explain these questions that were observed in individuals. There are many developmentalists whom offered different theories to explain human development. Theories of development include, psychoanalytic, learning, cognitive, biological and evolutionary, and system theories (Boyd, 2009), and we are discussing Piaget’s cognitive theory below....   [tags: Psychology, Piaget] 1854 words
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Female Curiosity: The Piano and Bluebeard - ... “Open them all; go into all and every one of them, except that little closet, which I forbid you, and forbid it in such a manner that, if you happen to open it, there’s nothing but what you may expect from my just anger and resentment” (Perrault). His wife felt threatened by this, as anyone would, “tempted and threatened by evil” (McCombs, 327). This is most obviously a test to see if his wife will actually go snooping around and unlock the forbidden door. His wife is already suspicious of her new husband due to the fact that he has had many wives previously who mysteriously disappeared....   [tags: Jane Campion film, Perrault's story, ]
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School's Effect on Creativity and Curiosity - In the beginning I had such a hard time trying to find a topic to write about. I walked around outside, and observed everything yet I couldn’t find anything that sparked my interest at the moment. My mom always told me that when I was younger I constantly asked questions so I wondered why I was having difficulty finding a question to ask now. Later on that day two of my cousins came to my house one is five years old and the other is eight years old. My five year old cousin continually asked questions and I could see his older sister was really getting annoyed by it, yet I remembered a time when she was in his shoes and I wondered why that changed....   [tags: educational institutions don't do enough]
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Studying the Trait of Curiosity - Personality is defined to be a dynamic organization of psychophysical systems that create a person’s characteristic pattern of behavior, thoughts, and feelings (Carver & Scheier, 2012). The goal of the psychological field of personality is to explain how and why people are different from one another. This field began with Sigmund Freud’s Psychoanalytic Perspective; this perspective was founded on the premise that he believed that things hidden deep in a person’s unconscious could be revealed in a person’s daily acts such as dreams, free association, and slips of the tongue....   [tags: personality psychoanalysis] 2247 words
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Prohibition Cultivates Curiosity - A government has the duty of protecting the individual rights of its citizens by stating laws, which are actually a set of rules to ensure the harmonious and safe interaction of society. Based on determining the moral values of society, whether or not laws align with morality, they have everything to do with the personal sense each individual has of moral values, but there is a really important question we must consider; if our laws were based on “morality”-whose morality would we use. Religious people try to find the answer to moral right or wrong in several religious texts, but where do these scriptures come from....   [tags: Government, Individual Rights, Citizens, Law]
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The Victim of Victor Frankenstein's Persistent Curiosity - In Victor Frankenstein’s pursuit to discover “the cause of generation and life”, he creates something that becomes the victim of his self-absorption and irrational manner (Segal). Following some insight on the creation of life, scientist Victor Frankenstein decides to take science into his own hands and create a creature out of human cadavers. It is not until the creature comes to life that Victor ponders the perplexing appearance of the creature that is before him. As Victor looks upon the creature he has created, he wonders “Why, in that instant, did I not extinguish the spark of existence” (Shelley 138)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]
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Analysis of Curiosity by Alastair Reid - The poem entitled “Curiosity” written by Alastair Reid is a symbolic poem that uses cats as a metaphor for humans. It relates felines to people in the sense of curiosity, and what could be considered actually living life to the fullest. Essentially, this work contradicts the popular phrase, “curiosity killed the cat” by placing it within a broader context. Instead of discouraging curiosity, Reid explains why people should embrace it. In the first stanza, the author argues that the cat may have died from curiosity, but that it may have been a chosen death....   [tags: essays research papers] 574 words
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Curiosity - Curiosity One characteristic of Jessica Donnally in the book, Don’t Scream, by Joan Lowery Nixon, is curiosity. Jess spends much of her time attempting to find out the details of other people’s lives, and it often gets her in trouble. The main characters in the book are Jessica Donnally, Lori Roberts, Mark Malik and Scott Alexandar. Jess is a normal sixteen-year-old girl with an unsatisfiable curiosity and a great compassion for kids. Lori is Jess’s best friend. Mark and Scott have both recently moved to Oakberry, Texas....   [tags: Essays Papers] 2030 words
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Main Aspects of Education: An Argument for Experience, Curiosity, and Commitment - Education is one of the most difficult matters in human life, because it involves the society as a whole and the individual. People have many different ways of learning, and often these methods fall into what are called, traditional and nontraditional educations. Traditional education is to attend classes at school where there are teachers and pupils. Nontraditional education may involve traveling, hands-on experiences, or reading. However, these two types of education are based upon five components of education: experience, curiosity, mentoring, communication, and commitment....   [tags: education]
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Lives of Girls and Women: Curiosity by Alice Munro - The process in which human beings advance through different stages in their life towards adulthood is highly hellacious. Moreover, it is very likely that one might encounter some difficulty in this progression. However, it is in human nature that we learn by failing at things, then mastering them by repeating them again and again. In the novel Lives of Girls and Women, Alice Munroe presents the life of Del Jordan in a very interesting way. The novel is divided into eight stages of Del’s life, where she experiences different scenarios which ultimately give her a better understanding of life....   [tags: del jordan, curious]
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Margaret Drabble's A Natural Curiosity - Running along the same lines as a daytime soap opera, Margaret Drabble’s A Natural Curiosity provides pertinent information about life in Northam, England, a small, quaint town just outside of London, during the mid to late 1900’s. Drabble narrates the novel in third person omniscient which allows her to venture into the minds of the diverse characters. Although there exists a black and white central conflict, all of the minor conflicts stem from Alix Bowen, the first, and most essential individual....   [tags: essays research papers] 481 words
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Personal Narrative- Curiosity and Me - Personal Narrative- Curiosity and Me How many people wonder about holes in the ceiling and cracks on the floor. When did they happen. What caused them. Or what about when you see a cigarette in the toilet and wonder who had the guts to smoke in the girl's bathroom that day and why they chose that brand of cigarette, or why they even smoke at all. And even if people do think about these things, why. For what purpose. I guess I do it out of boredom. But is boredom really an excuse. I mean, really, how bored can a person get....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing] 1314 words
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Curiosity Killed a Friendship - How many people wonder about holes in the ceiling and cracks on the floor. When did they happen. What caused them. Or what about when you see a cigarette in someone’s hand and ask yourself how do they feel about smoking even though they know it’s dangerous. And even if people do think about these things, why. For what purpose. I guess I do it out of boredom. But is boredom really an excuse. I mean, really, how bored can a person get. I don't believe it is boredom after all, probably curiosity, which can build to all sorts of lengths, and I believe it most certainly starts there....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays] 1154 words
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The Heroes Curiosity in She and The Sign of Four - The Heroes Curiosity in She and The Sign of Four The hero cannot progress without curiosity.  However, curiosity can turn into a dangerous obsession.  There are many good examples of this throughout Victorian literature.  Literary works such as She by H. Rider Haggard and The Sign of Four by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, for example, reflect the curious mind at work using scientific exploration to achieve the goal of solving the mystery, but attempting to solve the mystery poses dangers to the protagonists that, at first, they are unaware of.  The curious mind, seeking discovery, eventually sees the dangers but does not turn back.  The mystery has become an obsession to the curious mind, and f...   [tags: she four] 1911 words
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Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop - Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop Charles Dickens 1841 novel The Old Curiosity Shop, entering its third century, mesmerizes readers with either heartfelt sentimentality to the plight of a homeless thirteen year-old girl, Nell Trent, and her aged Grandfather, as they wander the countryside of England, keeping one step ahead of their horrible dwarf nemesis, Daniel Quilp; or as a "crude sentimental" (Harris 137) journey down the path of individual weakness that lead to the death of them both....   [tags: Free Essays Online]
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Does Curiosity Cause Drug Use? - Good or bad, curiosity is woven into our DNA like tonsils or the opposable thumb. It's the fire under the feet of the human experience. Weil argues that people take drugs because they are means of satisfying an inner need for experiencing other forms of consciousness. He believes that the desire to alter consciousness periodically is an innate, normal drive equivalent to hunger or sexual drive. Are people born with a desire to change their levels of consciousness. No. Rather, they are born with a basic curiosity about the world around them....   [tags: Sociology] 568 words
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Curiosity in Grendel by John Gardner and Beowulf and Grendel, by Sturla Gunnarsson - The book Grendel by John Gardner and the movie Beowulf and Grendel directed by Sturla Gunnarsson both portray the theme of curiosity. In both the book and the movie there are characters that have the trait of intellectual curiosity, and there are also those who lack this trait. In the book, Grendel’s personality contains this trait and Beowulf’s character does not, but in the movie Beowulf is the one with this trait, not Grendel. Grendel’s character in the book and Beowulf’s character in the movie both have an intellectual curiosity which seems to drive them to find out the truth....   [tags: Movie, Film]
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Return to Curiosity: Privileging Wonder over Rationalism in Museum Displays and Learning - ... (Robinson, 2008) Although it is unclear whether the decline in divergent thinking over the course of childhood is directly caused by present education systems, it is clear that most learning energy is directed towards linear and rational forms of thinking. In Resonance and Wonder, Stephen Greenblatt describes the museum as a repository for traces of culture and talks about the resonance of objects. He writes: By resonance I mean the power of the object displayed to reach out beyond its formal boundaries to a larger world, to evoke in the viewer the complex, dynamic cultural forces from which it has emerged and for which as metaphor or more simply synecdoche it may be taken by a viewer t...   [tags: museum organization, contextualization]
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Human Nature in Gabriel Garcia Marque´s A Very Old Man with Enormous Wings - Soar on Wings like Eagles “A Very Old man with Enormous Wings” is a short story written by Gabriel García Márquez in the third person objective point of view that utilizes magic realism to highlight some of its literary themes and elements. The title of the story alludes to an angel that Peyalo and his family find after he has fallen into their yard. The story utilizes magic realism all throughout primarily through the angel to make elements pertaining to human nature shine through. Márquez shows these various aspects of human nature in the story mainly by highlighting three main natures, caring, curiosity, and the opportunism of humans through his use of magic realism....   [tags: Curiosity, Supernatural]
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Purpose of Education is Drawing Out Potential - Purpose of Education When people talk about education, they often imagine students going to school and having information stuffed in their heads rather than drawing out their own potential, according to Sydney J. Harris. Just like Sydney said, education today is more about feeding information into a person rather than drawing something out, so the purpose of education has changed from teaching people to stuffing them with miscellaneous facts and giving them little time to digest it. Therefore, the education process today is missing its purpose as well as misleading its students....   [tags: curiosity, responsibilty, thinking] 680 words
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Analysis: Lives of Girls and Women by Alice Munro - Curiosity is the wick in the candle of learning and also the basis of education. Curiosity had killed the cat indeed, however the cat died nobly. Lives of Girls and Women is a novel written by Nobel Prize Literature winner, Alice Munro. This novel is about a young girl, Del Jordan, who lives on Flats Road, Ontario. The novel is divided into eight chapters; and each chapter refers to a new, unique event in Del's life. As an overall analysis of the book reveals that Del Jordan's intriguing curiosity has helped her throughout her life, and enabled her to gain further knowledge The character is often seen in scenarios where her attention is captivated, and through the process of learning she acq...   [tags: curiosity, del jordan, benny]
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Boiling Point by Chef Jose Andres - Curiosity is a trait found in various individuals throughout history and present time. Curiosity constantly keeps your mind active instead of passive, helps your mind become observing of new ideas, opens up the doors to new possibilities that were hidden behind the shadow of normal life, and may overall change your character. Individuals such as Albert Einstein, Thomas Jefferson, Stephen Hawking, and Leonardo Da Vinci, were just a few of many people that not only benefited from curiosity, but set an irremovable mark in history....   [tags: curiosity and food, cooking] 980 words
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The Presence of Panic and Its Affect on Reasoning in Ray Bradbury's "A Sound of Thunder" - The short story “A sound of Thunder” by Ray Bradbury discusses many ideas about panic, curiosity and unforgivingness. “A sound of Thunder” describes a man, Eckels, travelling to the past with a fictional group, Time Safari Inc., which takes hunters to the past to shoot dinosaurs. Eckels and two others tracked and shot a Tyrannosaurus Rex. Whilst hunting the dinosaur Eckels panics and runs off the path. When they return to the present they find that history has changed. Throughout the story Eckels thoughts become panicked....   [tags: panic, curiosity, unforgiveness, danger]
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Why: An Application to a Community College - Why. Ever since I was a little kid, I’ve been asking why. I asked the normal whys that everyone asks at some point in their life. Why is the sun yellow. Why can’t I stay up later. Why did he have to die. I never grew out of that questioning, my mind remained ever curious and thirsty for knowledge of any kind. The nature and sophistication of the questions, however, did change. I now ask myself and others how the past affects people in the present, why people behave the way they do, and how different things affect the outcome of various situations....   [tags: curiosity, preparation, responsibility] 578 words
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Reading and Thought by Dwight MacDonald - In the article “Reading and Thought” the author Dwight MacDonald provides criticism and disagreement with Henry Luce’s idea of “functional curiosity”. Luce developed the term “functional curiosity” defining it as an eagerness of people to know the latest news happening around the world. On the other hand, MacDonald concludes that functional curiosity only strengthens reader’s practice in reading rather than in providing invaluable information. He underlines that literature nowadays is deficient and insubstantial since there is no deep meaning in the texts....   [tags: article analysis, functional curiosity] 871 words
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How the Universe Works: The Law of Attraction - You become what you think "You create your own universe as you go along” (Winston Churchill). Most people would agree with Churchill, not even relay thinking about what he wanted to express with his statement. Do we really have control over our 'own universe', or is the real difference between a life under control and a life out of control just the point of view, moreover our thoughts. Can we change our reality just by changing our way of thinking, our way of seeing the world....   [tags: mind, curiosity, memory] 909 words
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Effects of the Paranormal on the Community - An astonishing estimate of three out of four Americans believe in the paranormal. That’s approximately two hundred and thirty four billion out of three hundred and twelve billion Americans. The rising paranormal interest negatively affects a community. The economic influence of the paranormal can destroy a town and its reputation. In addition, the belief in the paranormal can leave a person mentally disturbed and cause learned helplessness. This, which affects the people, can hurt a community if a person affected by either is put into a position of power....   [tags: Superstition, Curiosity, Well Being]
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The Spectrum of Advancing Technology - Do you own a computer, cell phone, tablet, television, or mp3 player. Well of course. Almost every person owns one of these items; maybe even all of them. Technology has expanded to incredible heights- heights that some would have never even imagined. Cell phones, for example, are probably the most prominent version of technology trending in today’s world; smart phones to be more specific. They serve as computers, navigators, and a method of communication, both verbally and with text. With such strides in the world of technology, it is hard to not get caught up in the newest device....   [tags: human curiosity, communication]
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Odysseus Fighting with his Allies - For ten years the great Odysseus has been fighting alongside his allies in Troy, witnessing the horrors of war. Unfortunately, his journey home becomes an enduring trial filled with adversity and temptation and at times delivers sights worse than any battle scene. Odysseus, a war legend and wise man, must face monsters, muses, and gods who test him along the way and bear limitless catastrophes for him. Throughout his journey from Troy to Ithaka, Odysseus must struggle against the limitations of his human nature – specifically against pride, sensuality, and the temptation of curiosity....   [tags: odysseus, troy, curiosity] 616 words
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Moving toward Equality in Therapy - Advocate Stance of Curiosity As the therapist, it is our job to be curious and investigators because otherwise clients will not reveal enough. “Practitioners may find it helpful to ask questions informed by an awareness…” (Knudson-Martin & Mahoney, 2009, p. 59). By asking informed questions about how a client’s present “patterns of behavior” have been maintained, therapists can help them define what kind of relationships they want. Asking these educated questions, issues can become externalized and shown as an illustration of larger problems outside them and their control....   [tags: psychology, advocate stance of curiosity]
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The Communication Impact of Staring - Staring involves an interesting conflict. It is an impulse giving us all the potential to be the starers as well as the starees and it is a natural response to our own curiosity bridging a communicative gap. Staring can be a very pleasurable experience as well as a demeaning experience depending on which side of the staring you are faced with. Similar to other bodily impulses, like eating or sex, staring and the way people stare is excessively regulated by the social world. The conflict with staring is between our urge to do it and the social constrains saying we shouldn’t that makes it such an important and intense provocative social exchange....   [tags: media, public appearence, curiosity]
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Application Essay for Programming Studies - “The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existing”. This quote by Albert Einstein best describes my life. The inquisitive nature that I posses has helped me to improve my knowledge. A person, who is curious enough to dig deep, is always the one who achieves success. I would describe myself as a person who asks these intelligible questions in order to surpass an older me. During my teenage in high school, I was praised as a person who is highly skilled in writing programs in computer languages....   [tags: questioning, curiosity, programming] 691 words
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How Knowledge Acquisition Affects Beliefs - All humans are born with curiosity. It is all too common to see a baby shoving a fistful of something found on the ground into its tiny little mouth, no matter how disgusting. Babies, toddlers and little children all posses an eagerness to explore the unknown and try new things. Children ask the honest questions, the odd questions, the questions the rest of us choose to ignore. People’s beliefs are changed when the inquisitive nature they are born with leads them in the pursuit of knowledge that has the ability to dismantle the current ideas and ideals preached by authority....   [tags: renaissance, church, curiosity] 695 words
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The Riddle of Life - „Lidan, that is not what you should be looking at!“, my teacher says with a somewhat understanding smile. He can never be angry with me for being curious. Unwillingly I close my book about Christian religion and return to the genetic code I had finished working on half an hour ago. My teacher and I both know, I left a mark where I had stopped reading and will direct to it when he pretends to not watch. A single word can describe my existence: Curiosity. Having been contained for the last seven and a half years, it is like a beast by educational policies....   [tags: teacher, curiosity, education] 563 words
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The Pursue of Knowledge - The pursuit of knowledge improves our understanding of the events and environment around us as we refine our knowledge by interpreting the observations we made through our senses and emotions and making sense of these interpretations using our logic and reasoning. Humans observe or interpret things differently which result in new ideas formed or evolved from preceding theories; these ideas are knowledge gained. Such knowledge can be replaced due to changing human behavior as well as shifting societal values and perceptions....   [tags: science, human curiosity]
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Power Behind Knowledge - Knowledge is an important part of everyone's lives; the human nature to gain more over the years has been an evolutionary process that has shifted over time. Knowledge tends to lead a person in search of more information. Curiosity and thirst for knowledge is present within everyone and varies based on the urges of the individual; the user has the ultimate power for the use of the information. The information gained by an individual must be used with careful considerations of the consequences it holds....   [tags: information, curiosity, human nature]
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Montessori Eduacation Approach - Watching a small child discover how to operate his or her favorite plaything is awe inspiring. The look of wonder at the item as it's carefully chosen from amongst their belongings and studied ever so carefully for each and every nuance. How that little face lights up with each new discovery no matter how large or small. The sounds of delight an even dismay at an unwanted result are beautiful. Consider an educational system that would continue to utilize a child’s natural curiosity, unyielding ingenuity and thirst for knowledge....   [tags: children, curiosity, education, productivity]
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Human´s Desire for Knowledge - ... Instead, Charles Darwin’s discovery of evolution proves that in this context not only time has to do with the acceptance of knowledge but by other factors such as religion. When dealing with social context it is important to mention that ignorant people are more susceptible to believing what well-informed, wise and intelligent authority say. Another example that illustrates the importance of historical context in ethical knowledge is the moral perception of homosexuality throughout time. Not long ago during the dictatorship in Spain (1939-1975) homosexuality was regarded a criminal act, it had diverse consequences from penal castigation to religious rejection....   [tags: human curiosity, genetically modified organisms]
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Body Modifications: Tattoos - ... Tattooing their allegiances was a way for the soldiers to pledge their bodies to their cause and served as a way of distinguishing friend from foe, aside from the color of their uniforms. Progressively the acceptance of tattoos spread into the Western society, which led to the tattoo trend in England and the USA beginning in the late 1800’s (Caplan, 2000). Despite the historical disgrace, the fashionable society started adorning tattoos as a social individual expression. What started as a trend for the working class soon spread to the upper class, yet interestingly, this did not unify people of different classes....   [tags: social, cultural, curiosity, practices, mind] 1946 words
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Personal Statement: My Expanding Curiosity for Game Design - Some said it maybe cliché to have your childhood experiences as your points to derive you to plan your future. Well for me it is never an ending possibilities to have a childhood experienced that will determine you to get what you really want. From an early age I have always been deeply interested in gaming. I was the only girl in the family that really into games and computer systems. I can always remember the feeling of wanting to know just how the games were developed and design, how the console and system works and what else they could do....   [tags: computers, education, production] 599 words
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Science Since the 1920´s - “A scientist can discover a new star but he cannot make one. He would have to ask an engineer to do it for him.” - Gordon Lindsay Glegg. Science has been there for a long time, but 1920 is the year where science changed the whole world forever. It was the decade where science grew exponentially. It is the year that everyone looks back to ask why science is important; how it made living as easy as breathing and how it has had an impact on us today. 1920 is the year that we all look back when referring to science, but why....   [tags: Curiosity, Technology]
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Guided by Curiousity - Although sex, immorality, and the scandalous actions of women are major themes in The Arabian Nights, there is an underlying theme of curiosity throughout the story. In the foreword it is explained that the purpose of the book was to provide "excellent lessons" and "opportunity to learn the art of discourse" (Page 185). It also serves to "teach the reader to detect deception and to protect himself from it, as well as delight and divert him whenever he is burdened with the cares of life and the ills of this world" (Page 185)....   [tags: American Literature] 1047 words
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Statement of Purpose for Engineering in Computer Science - This adage resonates with my belief in always trying to be singular in identifying and pursuing my endeavor, I have accorded equal attention to the journey towards the goals and the eventual destination. I believe it is vital to enjoy the journey just as much as it is imperative to focus on the destination. As a so called “Y generation” kid I was initially confined with my thought of technology around only computers- nothing beats the feeling of turning on a brand new computer- be it a laptop or desktop....   [tags: curiousity, experience, academics] 1019 words
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Pandora and Eve are the First Women - In the story of Adam and Eve, the book of Genesis in the Bible states that Eve was the first woman and was created by God to be a partner for Adam. Eve was formed from Adam’s rib. Both Eve and Adam were created in God's image and God put Eve and Adam in a haven called the Garden of Eden. In this vast garden was the tree of the knowledge; a tree filled with all things good and evil. God tells them to eat from anywhere but the tree of knowledge. However, Eve was soon tempted by Satan, disguised as a snake, to eat the fruit from the tree of knowledge....   [tags: evil, temptation, curiousity] 797 words
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Taming The Curiousity - There is something most if not all boys have in common, being either a child or even an adult: an unexplainable fascination with guns. Some would argue that this fascination, along with access to real or toy guns, is in combination with lethal consequences. This belief is based on the unproven notion that children tend to mature with less of an appreciation for the lives of others. On the other hand, there are those who do not view the combination as an issue. These people do understand that there is an associated danger, but that is stems more from the pre installed mindstate of the wielder....   [tags: Gun, Gun Control, Lethal Consequences]
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The Giver by Lois Lowry - Personality: the combination of characteristics or qualities that form an individual's distinctive character. The Giver, a dystopian novel by Lois Lowry, introduces Jonas, the main character in a society masked by perfection. In reality, it is anything but perfect; feelings are not real, the true meaning of words are masked, differences are unappreciated, history is forgotten-except for one person, the Receiver of Memory. When Jonas is selected to be the next Receiver of Memory, he realizes that his community is not at all what he thought it to be....   [tags: dystopian novel analysis]
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Oedipus the King by Sophocles - Oedipus the King is a great epic, written by Sophocles that discusses Oedipus’ journey to find his own identity. Most importantly, this epic challenges even the noblest of human beings by portraying a theme between personal convictions versus the force of fate. Throughout his journey, Oedipus encounters these challenges through several oracles, in which he has a difficult time interpreting and accepting. Nevertheless, King Oedipus, being a man with great curiosity and determination, seeks for these answers and makes an attempt to alter his own fate....   [tags: ancient Greek drama, play analysis] 902 words
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Intrinsic Motivation is the Disire o be Successful - Intrinsic motivation is very important to me as a student who always makes the motivation intrinsic as my morale as a student and as a employees. Motivation is the driving force to the will and desire to be successful or to achieve something. Motivation can also be said as to the success of a stimulus or stimuli to avoid failure. People with motivation means he has acquired the strength to excel in life either in the world or the hereafter or both. Motivation comes from the English word which means enthusiastic motivation....   [tags: gpal, incentive, stimuli] 1775 words
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