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Are Curfews a Good Idea for Teens? - Curfews and Teens Do curfews really keep teens out of trouble. Most teens do not tell their parents where they are going when they leave and most parents do not ask either. Then most teens have free range once they start driving. Also, teens like to party like there is no tomorrow which most of them lead to hardcore drug and alcohol abuse in their near and distant future. So curfews really do not keep teens out of trouble no matter what parents may think. First when teens go out most of the time parents do not know where they are going or who they are hanging out with and some do not even care....   [tags: curfew, drive, teens, parents] 552 words
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Etha-Not a Good Idea - Etha-Not a Good Idea Ethanol is the fuel of the future. Really. How so. Ethanol will solve the energy crisis. That sounds a little far fetched. Ethanol stimulates time travel. Alright, that’s just a flat-out lie. It seems that these days everybody and their brother thinks that ethanol is the magic key to the future of powering automobiles and solving the problem of dependence on foreign oil. Well, that is not the case. Ethanol is not the energy source of the future; in fact ethanol only creates more energy problems....   [tags: Energy ]
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The Aristotle's Idea of a Good Life - Question: What is Aristotle’s idea of a good life and why does he view a good life in this way. Is Aristotle’s understanding of a good life accurate. Why or why not. (Make sure to talk about the concept of the mean). To Aristotle leading a good life, for the most part, means fulfilling one’s purpose in a way that is good by balancing life’s pleasures. In order to determine if an object fulfills its function in a good way, we must first consider the object. If we were to agree that a car should be reliable, then we could also agree that reliable car should be considered a good car....   [tags: happiness, life's pleasures, good human]
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Is Internet Censorship Really a Good Idea? - After the internet became available to the new generation, there came a great concern regarding its substantial and beneficial usage. As soon as internet became popular among the people, so is its being controversial. There had been lots of issues fought concerning the internet usage, especially the measure of what things are appropriate and inappropriate, what are those that can be accessed and what are those that cannot. As questions piled from one another, and issues are getting more and more pervasive, the government, alarmed by the threat internet and its technicalities, has made a protocol which was definitely good and particularly bad too....   [tags: child pornography, vulgar materials] 3018 words
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A Good Idea - A Good Idea I have lost my faith. At times I even call myself an atheist. I do not believe in god and have not since just recently. My mother was a kind, strong willed, caring individual. She also had cancer. My mother became a symbol of fighting this disease because she fought off six reoccurrences in eight years. God decided she should die. If there was a “God” then why would he let someone who was an inspiration to so many, leave us. I just do not understand. This movie however was able to reach that little part of me that still wonders if there is a being out there that watches us all....   [tags: essays research papers] 745 words
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A Break for School Is Not a Good Idea - Should You Wait or Not When high school is over, that is the time students need to decide if they are going to start college right away or wait a year or two. Whichever choice they choose will affect their future. Students should not put off their education for a long period of time. This will only hurt the students because they will start to forget things they had learned in high school. If they wait to go to school, it could also put a delay on their career. Then when they do want to go to start going back to college to get a degree, it will become harder to start going back....   [tags: high school, gap year, universities]
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Is Music Downloading A Good Idea? - Nowadays, most people can search for what they want through the Internet. The Internet has become powerful because it allows people to share or copy music, pictures, movies, software and different formats of documents. We know the Internet allows sharing of all kinds of information but that doesn’t mean it should be unrestricted. Through the Internet, people can find many materials and download them as references or for general interest, and some of these files are cheap or even free. Therefore, music downloading has become a popular way for people to get audio files....   [tags: Music Downloading]
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The Wave was a Good Idea - When something like the Wave comes along, so promising and full of energy and optimism, people are bound to be caught up in it. The students at Gordon High got "swept up" in the ideals and promises of the Wave. No matter how poorly it may have turned out, though, the Wave did start as a good idea. It attempted to make all students equal, to eliminate competition and create a feeling of unity, and, most importantly, to teach the students in Mr. Ross class about Nazi Germany. The Wave eliminated cliques and accepted outcasts....   [tags: Nazi Germany] 476 words
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Is Taking a Gap Year a Good Idea? - ... There are also the pressures of regaining the time lost during the gap before attending college. Then all the pressure it is to be a non-traditional student will turn into personal stress. Stress brought on by school could cause a student to lose focus on their studies. When someone loses focus on their studies they can also lose focus of their degree they are pursuing. Students also would not pursue college during a gap year due to distractions. Many students might get a job straight out of high school and feel there is no need in going to college at all....   [tags: college, graduate, degree] 546 words
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The Wisconsin Graduation Test - A Good Idea - The Wisconsin Graduation Test - A Good Idea What is a test. The Webster’s New American Dictionary defines a test as “a critical examination or evaluation”. The World Book 2000 Encyclopedia defines testing as “an attempt to measure a person’s knowledge, intelligence, or other characteristics in a systematic way”. The Wisconsin 2004 freshmen will have to take a graduation test in order to graduate their senior year. They have four chances to pass the graduation examination. This paper will explain how the current requirements for graduating compare to the graduation standardized test....   [tags: essays papers]
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Are Safe-Haven Laws A Good Idea? - Are Safe-Haven Laws A Good Idea. Debi Faris recently made the sad drive, again, from her home in Yucaipa, California, to the Los Angeles County coroner's office to retrieve the body of a baby boy who had been left by a dumpster. Ms. Faris, her husband, Mark, and others laid baby Jacob (who was named by the police officer who found the child) to rest in the Garden of Angels, a small portion of a local cemetery the Farises established for abandoned infants in 1996. With the help of donations, they bought 44 plots four years ago....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Papers] 1280 words
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A Goodnight Sleep: Is Co-Sleeping a Good Idea? - ... For example, when infants sleep on their stomach or, with blankets. Infants shouldn’t sleep with blankets because they could suffocate just as easily as when in a parent’s bed. If parents decide co-sleeping is for them, “There are some benefits.” (Lifescience) Bonding with mom and dad, infants need to be love and this way they feel close to their parents. Easier feedings in the middle of the night, for the mom and baby, especially for breast feeding. Lastly sleep is a big deal when you have a newborn, they cry a lot and this way the parents can be close and be able to take care of the problem....   [tags: dangerous, child, parent, baby, room]
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The Worst Good Idea: Research on China’s One-child Policy - Population expansion has been a serious problem to the human society for a long time because the resources and spaces of the Earth are limited. China, as the third largest country in the world, has one fifth of the world population. Chinese people used to believe that a larger population meant a stronger country. Therefore, from 1962 to 1980, which is the China’s baby boom, the population of China grew from 665 million to 981 million. The sharp population increase brought a series of problems, like environmental pollution, traffic congestion and shortage of water and food supplies....   [tags: population control, politics]
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Lightrail Is A Good Idea - The installation of a light rail transit system in Austin would be a step in the direction of progress for Austin’s traffic problem. Austin’s present traffic situation is atrocious. There seems to be no real plan on how it will be fixed and paid for. The Capital Metro buses are the only form of mass transit in Austin. The buses run for college students and go around campus and off campus. The buses that only travel on campus never have a very high ridership, where as the buses that go off campus always tend to be overfull....   [tags: essays research papers] 1217 words
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School Uniforms Are a Good Idea in Public Schools - Henry Ford once said, "Coming together is a beginning; keeping together is progress; working together is success." In other words, having a school uniform would be a success if public schools adopted the policy. Many good things will come because of how effective it can lead in public schools. In 1987, the first public school to adopt the uniform policy would be Cherry Hill Elementary in Baltimore, MD. Then decades and centuries later, many of the United States began following that policy. Over millions of dollars were being used to purchase uniforms and are still today....   [tags: changes in public education system]
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Arizona’s Budget Cuts in Education; Good Idea? - Arizona is ranked forty-sixth in the nation when it comes to how much money is spent per-pupil in the public school system. How can we do worse. Cut even more money from the system and work our way down to fifty. “Arizona’s per-pupil spending continues to trail the national average by nearly $2,500 (using AZ & US 2008 fiscal years for exact comparison).” (Arizona Education Network http://www.arizonaeducationnetwork.com/2011/03/az-auditor-general-report-az-spend-nearly-2500-less-per-pupil-than-national-avg/ ) The budget cuts that Arizona is making to the educational system will be detrimental in areas such as teachers and classrooms, programs such as arts and extracurricular activities, an...   [tags: Education ]
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A Good Samaritan Law is Never a Good Idea - A Good Samaritan Law is Never a Good Idea Less than one year ago, the largest television audience since the series finale of M*A *S*H tuned in to watch the last episode of Seinfeld As the nation watched, Jerry, Elaine, George, and Kramer said farewell with the arrest, trial, and conviction of violating a Good Samaritan law. While this made for a hilarious television show, this law itself seems to both contradict its essence as well as violate the right to freedom of choice of a citizen. The Good Samaritan law, which requires a bystander to provide aid to those who are in harm’s way if there is no apparent immediate danger to the bystander, encroaches upon the rights of a citizen....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]
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My Idea of Good Leadership - When I think of leadership and what it means to be a good leader, one person in my life stands out to me; Mrs. Cynthia Kelly. I feel she embodies the essence of what I have come to learn about good leadership and she demonstrates her passion for nurturing her followers to be the best that they can, in a multitude of different contexts and environments. Mrs. Kelly has just been promoted to the title of Director of Events at Ellen Michael’s Presents (EMP), Inc. (an events planning company) in Los Gatos, California....   [tags: Mrs. Cynthia Kelly, personal reflections] 2316 words
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Part-time Jobs For Students: A Good Idea - Part-time Jobs for Students: A Good Idea I, being employed with a part-time job, truly do believe that there is no wrong in having a part-time job while being a student. I honestly think that it is an awesome, great idea for students to have part-time jobs before they graduate from high school -- if they have the time and resources to do so. Students who are responsible, or learn responsibility, have nothing to loose but all to gain by having a job. There are a few key points that prove students having part-time jobs is an awesome concept which I am going to point out....   [tags: Working Students Argumentative Essays] 1298 words
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My Idea of a good life - My idea of the good life Depending you are a man or a woman, there can be many aspects and opinions of the good life. Depending your rich or poor, there are many aspects. Some people say money is the key to a good life, but I do not think that. The age means something, but I have my opinion and have my own examples, and I will tell you, and can only speak for my self. From childhood you need good solicitous parents. If you have good parents, it has good effects on you, but if you have bad parents that don’t care about you, it will have negative effects on you and your future....   [tags: essays research papers] 548 words
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Why Teaching Intellingent Design and Creationism in Schools and not just Evolution Isn't a Good Idea - ... Supporters of intelligent design also use this as a way to point out that there are gaps in the theory of evolution. They believe the theory of evolution cannot be true because it does not bring in to play the intelligent designer himself. In other words, intelligent design is a theory centered on religion. And if intelligent design is unscientific and religiously in nature, why should this one theological idea be given time over all the others if it were to be taught in a science course. Most intelligent design supporters imply there is only one creator or intelligent designer: in other words a monotheistic creator....   [tags: personal beliefs on academics] 1884 words
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The Idea of Love in Sonnet 18 and Good Morrow by William Shakespeare and John Donne - John Donne and William Shakespeare are each notorious for their brilliant poetry. William Shakespeare is said to be the founder of proper sonnets, while John Donne is proclaimed to be the chief metaphysical poet. Each poet has survived the changing centuries and will forever stand the test of time. Although both John Donne and William Shakespeare share a common theme of love in their poems, they each use different tactics to portray this underlying meaning. With a closer examination it can be determined that Donne and Shakespeare have similar qualities in their writing....   [tags: poetry, eternal, tone]
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How the Media Techniques of Peter Lord and Nick Park Convey the Idea that Ginger is Good and Mrs Tweedy is Evil - How the Media Techniques of Peter Lord and Nick Park Convey the Idea that Ginger is Good and Mrs Tweedy is Evil The media use lots of different techniques to give the audience clues about characters and action in the film "chicken run". Using the characters Ginger and Mrs tweedy I am going to investigate how the media have used camera angles, costume, lighting, setting, music, sound effects and character interaction to create more meaning for the audience. I am specifically going to look at how Ginger is portrayed as a good character and Mrs tweedy as an evil character....   [tags: Papers] 939 words
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The Idea of Utilitarianism is Introdroduced to Britain with the Help of Charles Darwin's The Origin of Species - ... During the Victorian age Charles Darwin published a work that opposed the conventional way of thinking about religion. The Origin of Species brought out the theory that man actually evolved from a lower species rather than having been created by a higher person in power, such as god etc. This idea of thinking had brought a dark cloud over many citizens during the Victorian age, some questioned their own religion. Darwin’s work was responsible for a huge cultural debate between the old way of thinking and the new ways of thinking in the industrial revolution....   [tags: industrial revolution, good deeds, tennyson ] 517 words
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Making Ghana a Good Society - The concept of the good society has over the years been that one supreme and ideal picture many have tried to paint. The countless number of routes to complete this picture seems to be the yardstick that has drawn the line between who is getting there and who is not. In taking strategic steps and following paths, some have taken paths that have drawn them closer to achieving a good society. Others seem to have taken a wrong turn at some point hence placing them miles away from getting their picture to look slightly like the good society....   [tags: Ghana, Good Society]
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Symbolism in A Good Man Is Hard to Find by Flannery O'Connor - in "A Good Man Is Hard to Find" Flannery O' Connor uses symbolism to give more meaning to her short story. O'Connor writes a story of a Grandmother versus a Misfit, or good versus evil. This short story is about a family going to Florida, who takes a turn down a dirt road, which only causes them to get in an accident, and be found by the Misfit. This encounter prevented them from ever arriving Florida, because the Misfit ends their lives. Using symbolism, O'Connor creates a story with much meaning to the Grandmother, nature, sky, woods, their surroundings, roads, and cars to portray the constant battle between good and evil....   [tags: A Good Man Is Hard to Find]
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Young Goodman Brown: Good vs Evil - In Nathaniel Hawthorne's short story "Young Goodman Brown,” the author uses danger and mystery to represent the struggle of good versus evil. Young Goodman Brown journeys into the night and comes to realize an unforgiving truth. Everyone is in danger of abandoning their faith or is inherently evil. Nathaniel Hawthorne has filled this story symbolism, after reading this story the reader may have questions about Young Goodman Browns’ determination to journey towards his evil purpose. Nathaniel Hawthorne implies strong faith can endure but when that faith is destroyed, what view does a person have towards mankind....   [tags: nathanial hawthorne, good, evil] 684 words
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Idea of a University by John Henry Newman: Is This Still True Today? - In 1852 when John Henry Newman wrote his essay, “The Idea of a University,” he wanted to convey that a University’s purpose was to be able to educate first-rate members of the social order. Newman’s theory, although over a hundred years old, still applies to today’s college students; many are seeking higher educations to not only lead to successful careers, but to also become an improved person in society. In a time when human endeavor was being redesigned, as industries, philosophies, and sciences were growing and affecting the world, Newman wrote an essay explaining the ideas and goals for seeking a liberal arts education....   [tags: Idea of a University] 1029 words
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The Role of a Good City Thinking: Utopia, Dystopia and Heterotopia - Good city thinking The following essay addresses the discourse around the good city, trying to understand the importance of having a thinking on the topic rather than providing solutions for a good city. Providing solutions for the good city pose questions such as: good for whom. what is good. etc. These questions prompt that good and city are two words that form more questions than answers. In these nebula of questions urban design plays an important role because its nature is in the urban and therefore in the city....   [tags: good society, urban design, development]
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Evil vs. Good: A Representation into Important Characters of Narnia by C.S Lewis - Nowadays, children books are full field with morals and lesson to teach children how to behave and react in real life situations. A classic subject that teaches children is the rivalry between good and bad, where good defeats bad after a battle. An example of a children novel that explores in different ways the good versus the bad is The Lion, the Witch and the Wardrobe, written by C.S Lewis. The author of this novel uses literary elements to demonstrate the idea of good and evil, an example of which would be characterisation....   [tags: good, evil, physical, psychological] 991 words
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The Misfit and the Grandmother in Flannery O’ Connor's "A Good Man is Hard to Find" - “A Good Man is hard to find,” a short story written by Flannery O’ Connor, is one of the most interesting stories I’ve ever come across to in my life. Born as an only child into a Catholic family, O’ Conner is one of the most “greatest fiction writers and one of the strongest apologists for Roman Catholicism in the twentieth century (New Georgia Encyclopedia).” She was a very strong believer in her faith and she used her stories as a tool to send the reader a message that were most likely ignored and almost never uttered out loud....   [tags: a good man is hard to find] 941 words
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The State of Man: An Analysis of the Inherently Good Nature of Man - Good and evil are two of the most ambiguous terms in the English language. There are definite themes of good and evil throughout Harper Lee’s “To Kill A Mockingbird”. Most define good as “morally righteous” and evil as “morally wrong or immoral”. These two definitions raise an important question. What is morality. Philosophically, morality can be described as a code of conduct that, given specified conditions, would be put forward by all rational persons. So, if morality is a code that all rational persons set forward, are immoral people irrational....   [tags: Harper lee, To Kill a Mockingbird, Good and Evil]
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John Gardner´s Grendel: An Epic Struggle Between Good and Evil - Part of the development of a human being involves acquiring the ability to classify good and evil as well as distinguishing right from wrong. It has become an inherent trait that is invariably used in our everyday lives. In John Gardner’s novel, Grendel, the main character, Grendel, seeks to find the meaning of life. Through his journey, a depiction of the forces of good and evil is revealed. Aside from being a novel about the search for the meaning of life, Grendel also suggest society’s good and evil have a meaningful and imbalanced relationship where good prevails evil yet facing evil is still critical....   [tags: life, journey, relationship, good, evil] 806 words
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The Meditator and the Idea of Perfection - The Fourth Meditation starts with the meditator reflecting on the conclusions of previous Meditations. At this point, the meditator is certain that “God” exists and that the knowledge of God’s existence comes from the meditator’s intellect and certainly not his imagination or the five senses. Moreover, the meditator states that his own existence depends upon the God and therefore there is nothing else besides the God that the human mind is able to grasp with more evidence and certainty. Now, such a conclusion leads to further questions regarding the possibility of error....   [tags: Humanity, Error, Limitations] 595 words
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The Idea of Existentialism in The Stranger - Existentialism is defined as "a philosophical theory or approach that emphasizes the existence of the individual person as a free and responsible agent determining his or her own development through acts of the will”. In other words, existentialism it emphasizes individual freedom. Throughout The Stranger, the amount of existentialism views is abundant. The use of Mersault’s experiences covey the idea that human life has no meaning except for simple existence. The idea of existentialism in Albert Camus' The Stranger reflects through Mersault's life experiences with his relationship with Marie, the death of his mother Maman, the murdering of the Arab, and Mersault's trial and execution, all t...   [tags: Literary Analysis, Albert Camus] 965 words
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National Healthcare: A Bad Idea - National Healthcare: A Bad Idea Many Americans go everyday without any sort of health care. This is where the idea for national healthcare came from. People think that having national healthcare would be a very good idea however there are many flaws with it. Throughout this essay it will cover what national healthcare is, what countries have national healthcare, the positives and the negatives of having it. Universal Health care or more commonly referred to as National Healthcare began in the 1880’s in Germany....   [tags: Healthcare, argumentative, persuasive] 1066 words
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Elements of Plato in John Donne's The Good Morrow - Elements of Plato in John Donne's The Good Morrow There are clear Platonic elements in Donne's "The Good Morrow." The idea that Donne and his lady are halves that complete each other is traceable to Plato's theory of love. Lines 7 and 8 of the poem refer to the Platonic World of Ideas: the lady is presented as the Idea of Beauty, of which all earthly beauty is but an imperfect reflection. My argument, however, is that Plato's cave allegory and his World of Ideas are integral to a full understanding of this highly complex poem....   [tags: Donne Good Morrow Essays]
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What Makes Good Writing? - This for me was a very hard question to answer due to the fact that its an opinion, and there are very many types of writing. Different structures, ideas, metaphors, and concepts. You have to remember to ask, whether the writing in itself is good in my point of view or not, has to answer to my specific guidelines which in your case might not be the same. The first and foremost of the many guidelines is how the author set's up the introductory sentence or better yet, the hook. If the author for example, is writing a cook-book, his first sentence should be appealing to the sense of taste....   [tags: Characteristics of Good Writing] 606 words
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A Good Man Is Hard To Find” - One of the most memorable lines from “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” comes from the Misfit when he says, “She would have been a good woman if it had been someone there to shoot her for every minute of her life (O’Connor 309).” Flannery O’Connor’s depiction of Christian faith can be seen in almost all of her works. Inevitably, the plots in all of O’Connor’s stories end with a shocking conclusion, and this leaves the reader with freedom to interpret the central idea. From the endless list of themes that O’Connor embeds into her stories, “A Good Man Is Hard To Find” is largely influenced by divine grace, hypocrisy, bitter reality, and white supremacy....   [tags: A Good Man Is Hard To Find Essays]
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An Explication of Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night - An Explication of Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night In this poem Thomas makes a very personal appeal to his father as the latter approaches death. He pleads with him not just to surrender to death but to fight death as long as possible. His plea also becomes universal as Thomas addresses also all other people approaching death, not to accept death as inevitable, but rather to fight against dying. Whether men have been strong or weak throughout their lives, they should still make a stand at the end....   [tags: Do Not Go Gentle into That Good Night] 789 words
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The Idea of Mapping Out American Historiography - The general topic that is being covered this week is the idea of mapping out American Historiography. Historiography is the study of the general trends historians focus on, about a topic during a given time period. As we had been discussing in the past couple of weeks, historians and people in general have a bias or preference for a topic or a causality of an event. This is true for the book American History Now by Eric Foner and Lisa McGirr. These authors compile the general trends of American History from Colonial America to Present Day events....   [tags: historians, historiography, american history] 759 words
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Daniel Dennett's Darwin's Dangerous Idea - "Good, Better, Best, Never let it rest, Until the Good is Better And the Better is Best." My class was taught this rhyme by my English teacher in school to ensure that we would not forget this exception to the rule of superlatives. However, other teachers also quoted this rhyme when they wanted to motivate my class to reach the zenith of their ability; that is, improve until we were "the best". One of my papers showed how a deeper understanding of natural selection made me cease to think of human beings at the top of the evolutionary Tree of Life, making me remove words like "superior" and "best" from my evolutionary vocabulary....   [tags: Darwin's Dangerous Idea]
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It Is A Bad Idea To Legalize Marijuana - The Legalization of Marijuana Yes, I believe it is a great idea to legalize marijuana. What a great idea. Think of all the good benefits that could come about. The government could tax marijuana like they do tobacco, and it could help our economy out. Think of all the money that could be gathered with this taxing. The prison and jail populations would decline simply because a number of people in prison are there solely because of a marijuana conviction. This would cost tax payers a lot less money, simply because it costs about twenty-seven thousand dollars a year to keep one person in prison....   [tags: against legalization of pot, contrast essay] 1025 words
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National ID, a bad idea…. - National ID, a bad idea…. In today’s world, we can say that the main danger to privacy, security for people who lives in free democratic societies can come from the system that will create and apply supposedly very high tech national ID card. The main purpose of National ID card system in a country is to develop nationwide security, decrease crime rate, reveal the terrorists, and guard against illegal immigrants. NID system has been used conducting regular official transactions between government agencies and citizens, with benefits claimed in the areas of convenience, cost saving or fraud reduction....   [tags: Essays Papers]
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Triumph Over Nature in The Good Earth - Triumph Over Nature in The Good Earth     The Good Earth, by Pearl S. Buck, is a tale of a farmer who rises from a commoner to a wealthy land owner. The setting is pre-Revolutionary China, sometime in the 20th century. The story is one of a farmer who becomes a wealthy man through hard work while facing droughts and floods. He becomes very rich, but forgets his true love, the earth, which got him to where he was. The mood of the story is serious. Droughts and floods affect the outcome of crops, which in turn, affect the people who need them to survive....   [tags: The Good Earth] 1709 words
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The Idea Of Romantic Love - We are brought up on romantic love. Is this true in your experience. If so write a paper on which you first define this amorphous concept and then discuss how you came about it. For eg. Have you been influenced by media, T.V., movies in particular. Conclude by stating whether you believe in romantic love or have cast of the idea. “I don’t care what you think, when he comes I’ll leave and won’t even turn back and look at you, he’ll love me, he won’t be like you…” Words spoken by me when I was barely 10 years of age....   [tags: essays research papers] 1188 words
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William Golding's The Lord of the Flies” is an exploration into the idea - William Golding’s novel “The Lord of the Flies” is an exploration into the idea of the savage natural instinct of human evil. It is suggested that Golding’s novel is partly based upon his real life experiences with the violence and brutality of World War II. The novel defines the struggle within all humans to differentiate between the learned civilized instinct and the human savage instinct. The civilized instinct is the impulse to obey rules, behave morally, and act lawfully. The savage instinct is the impulse to seek brute power over others, act selfishly, forget morals, and indulge in violence....   [tags: savage, instinct,, civilized]
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Walt Disney and the Idea of Disneyland - Disneyland is considered a magical place. Some might even consider it “better than real” (Louise 162). It is a place where families can have fun together and bond. It has been running successfully for over fifty years. But how did Disneyland come to be. It did not simply pop up one night out of nowhere. Disneyland came to be through three events; the childhood of Walt Disney, the idea for an amusement park, and the building of this “better than real” place. Walter Elias Disney was born December 5, 1901 in Chicago....   [tags: Amusement Park, Entertainment, Family]
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Albert Camus and his Idea of Religion - Albert Camus was an existentialist. He was also not a religious person and even though he was born and raised a Catholic; he soon quit his religious faith and turned into an atheist, believing that religion was “philosophical suicide”. He described his attitude toward religion in the lines “I would rather live my life as if there is a God and die to find out there isn't, than live my life as if there isn't and die to find out there is.” Yet, it is seen that even though he denied being an existentialist, he is seen to have ‘brooded over such questions as the meaning of life in the face of death.’ “Men are convinced of your arguments, your sincerity, and the seriousness of your efforts only by...   [tags: religion, atheism, the ousider, god]
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The Pain of Achieving the Good Life - The cost of the good life is personal as displayed in Akira Kurosawa's Village of the Watermills, Martin Luther King's "Letter from a Birmingham jail", and Dr. Colburn's common lecture Rosewood. The cost of the good life is the sacrifice of some sense of security with each personal choice we make and each action we take to acquire the good life. It seems that in America we are blessed with continuously evolving innovation that provides us with so many conveniences. However, it is these conveniences that deter us from the good life by clouding our sense of purpose in life....   [tags: ]
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Why Reality TV Is Good - Reality TV is about actual people’s lives has exploded in popularity in our society. Every show is based on the life of people live and how society becomes now. I think “reality” show is the good idea because is telling people truths, show how people live, and entertaining for us to watch. The first reason I think why “reality TV” shows are a good idea because is telling people the truths. Reality TV is based on people’s life and society. This means every show they made, they need to research and been through different steps first....   [tags: people. live, entertaining, truths] 570 words
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