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What Makes One Honest? - Honesty is a very abstract word. It is defined by the Merriam-Webster dictionary as “adherence to the facts; refusal to lie, steal or deceive in any way.” But, what ‘honesty’ exactly means. Some would say that honesty means not telling lies, not committing crimes or living a life according to what law says. To be honest, it is a manifestation of the truth, and the facts behind are just a consequence of being honest. In a simple way, honesty is not only to tell the truth, but also to live the truth....   [tags: Honesty] 802 words
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Honesty is the Best Policy - Henry Louis Mencken said, “It is hard to believe that a man is telling the truth when you know that you would lie if you were in his place.” Under most circumstances people in the world today would lie before they tell the true. I believe people would rather stretch the truth, than be honest with themselves and with others. Judith Ortiz Cofer, Nora Ephron, and Eric Schlosser, demonstrate honesty throughout their essays. Cofer’s essay “The Story of My Body” is an autobiography focusing on her childhood; how she honestly felt about herself growing up....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Cofer, Ephron, Schlosser] 811 words
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The Need for Honesty - The Need for Honesty Everyones heard the tale of the Boy who cried Wolf right. Sure, shepherd boy thinks he's funny, makes a fuss about imaginary wolfs, villagers come running - no wolf. Then when wolfs actually do come, he yells and screams, yet villagers weren't about to play his game again, his sheep get nailed by the wolves. Moral of the story. "Liars are not believed even when they tell the truth" The reasons people are less than truthful are many, they do it because they lack the courage to say what they think, they do it because they are comfortable in their pretensions, and they do it because they are insecure....   [tags: Papers] 386 words
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Honesty and Trust - Honesty and Trust Several decades ago I used to enjoy an occasional lunch in with the late Professor G. Warren Nutter, a distinguished economist who taught at the University of Virginia. Professor Nutter had considerable expertise in comparative economic systems, particularly that of the former Soviet Union. While he had a deep understanding of economic theory, he always stressed that markets do not operate within a vacuum and we gain a greater understanding of human behavior if we paid attention to the role of institutions and other non-market forces....   [tags: Dishonesty Ethics Morals Essays] 837 words
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History and Honesty - History and Honesty The word history is most commonly used to express a thing that has already happened. So one can say that the mankind LIVES the history. But the term history does not mean only this - it means much more: it can also mean a kind of science, that has a growing importance in the developed world. But why has history as science such a big importance. It's because of its educational meaning. The old Romans used to say: historia vitae magistra est. This means that history is the teacher of life....   [tags: History Historical] 1241 words
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Iago and Honesty in Shakespeare's Othello - Iago and Honesty in Othello   Iago uses the word "honest" in act three of Othello in three primary ways.  The first way he uses it is to mean honourable, about Cassio.  He uses this meaning of the word to force Othello to doubt Cassio's honesty, and question his hounorablility.  The second way is to mean faithful, both about Desdemona and Cassio.  Iago uses it in the context that the two may be "truthful," again to make Othello doubt.  The third way is Iago's most effective use, which is to use honest in the context to mean truthful, as in, he has told Othello the truth.  However, Shakespeare has created tremendous dramatic irony, for we know that Iago is being anything except truthful. ...   [tags: Othello essays Shakespeare]
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Honesty - It was my aunt who taught me the meaning of honesty. Not because she actually was honest, but because she lied all the time. I think she felt that the easiest way out of any given situation was generally the best way out. For her, that meant telling a lie that sounded believable. As a young child I thought it was cool to lie and get out of things so easily and being around my aunt was the main problem. Naturally, when ever I would come to her with a problem, concern, or a question wondering what I should do, she would always tell me to make up a good lie and run with it....   [tags: essays research papers] 717 words
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Honesty - Honesty      Imagine this: You are at a McDonald’s drive through. You have ordered only one cheese burger, but when you drive up to the collection window, the young trainee hands you a big bag filled with food and a handful of change. There are two options, do you, A; tell the young trainee that you only ordered a cheese burger, (which cost you only $1.90) and give back to him the big bag of food and handful of change. Or do you, B; say thank you to the young trainee and drive off happily with the huge bag of food and all the change, feeling lucky that the trainee made a mistake with your order....   [tags: Morals Ethics Ethical Lying Essays] 1868 words
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Honesty - Essay on Honesty You pull up to the second window at the McDonalds’s drive-through to pick up the shake you just ordered and paid for, and the person working there hands you a huge bag of food while asking you if this is what you ordered. Do you A: Answer “Yes” and take the food or B: Answer “No” and tell him/her that you only paid for a shake. Yes this really did happen to me. What did I do. Believe it or not, I did the honest thing and gave the food back. But the real question is what would a majority of American’s youth do in a similar situation....   [tags: essays research papers] 668 words
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The Dichotomy of Honesty in Oscar Wilde's The Importance of Being Earnest - Oscar Wilde's, "The Importance of Being Earnest" revolves around the dichotomy of the true definition of honesty versus the victorian definition of honesty. It is apparent that Wilde's opinion is that true honesty is expressed through being genuine to one's self as opposed to putting on a front as is important in victorian ideals. In this work, Wilde uses humor to off-set the seriousness of the theme of the story. One who has studied this work can also clearly see that Wilde is using sarcasm to say things that would not have been accepted by society if they were said bluntly....   [tags: The Importance of Being Earnest] 537 words
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What is Honesty and Why Did I Develop It? - What is honesty. To me honesty is to tell the truth and not to lie to others and be fair. Honesty is a good quality trait for someone to have which tells a lot about their personality. Honesty is a characteristic that I have because of hearing in school about being honest, the experience I had as a child, and most important the example my parents gave me. There are many factors that led me to develop the characteristics of being honest. One was the influence I had during school. In school they had rules and honesty was one of the most important ones....   [tags: narrative, definition, informative, expository] 674 words
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Honesty: Characters of Othello - Honesty: Characters of Othello Honesty can be a way of life for many people. For some it can define all that they really are and for others it can define how they view all of their peers, friends, and family. But whichever way you cut it, honesty can affect you greatly and every solitary day. This idea was one of the most specific and open parts of the plot of William Shakespeare's Othello. In the play Shakespeare gives us brilliant insight as to what can happen as a result of believing and trusting in the honesty and words of others....   [tags: English Literature Essays] 881 words
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Honesty in Othello by William Shakespeare - ... With his cunning, he words things vaguely and answers questions with questions, leaving more to the imagination of his victims. For example, when Iago leads Othello to ask if Cassio is honest, he replies: IAGO: Honest, my lord. OTHELLO: Honest. Ay, honest. IAGO: My lord, for aught I know. OTHELLO: What dost thou think. IAGO: Think, my lord. (III.iii.1048) It is clear that Iago is manipulating Othello’s mind. He does not answer any of his questions, forcing Othello to think and question more....   [tags: tragedy, lago, cassio]
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Honesty - Short Story - Honesty - Short Story There once was a dank little village, with a great tree in the middle. Orbiting the tree like a host of tiny planets were children, playing, skipping and generally frolicking. The village was set on an inordinately steep hill. It had a maze of roads spiralling off to various different districts. There were two major sections in the village: the rich part and the poor part. The poor part was a huddle of terraced houses packed with families of troglodytes, each house with a pinhead of grass to call its own....   [tags: Papers] 455 words
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Defining Honesty - Defining Honesty Winston Churchill once said, "Men occasionally stumble over the truth, but most of them pick themselves up and hurry off as if nothing had happened." Everyone has in mind that honesty is being truthful in everything. Honesty is the most important thing a person should possess. He should adhere to till his death. Then People will respect one and the feelings of that are priceless....   [tags: Papers] 497 words
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Honesty VersusTruthfulness - Honesty Versus Truthfulness Honesty and simply being truthful seem, on the surface, to be one and the same concept. However, though they are closely related in definition and are in fact listed as synonyms, there are fundamental differences between the two. Truthfulness is defined as "consistently telling the truth, honest" in The American Heritage Dictionary, which also defines honesty as "the capacity or condition of being honest; integrity; trustworthiness." Honest means "not lying, cheating or taking unfair advantage." So what does that mean....   [tags: Definition Essay] 422 words
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Free College Essays - Othello and Honesty - Othello and Honesty Honesty is one of the most important factors in Othello.  And although there is very little honesty actually present in the play the term is most commonly applied to Iago, who also happens to be the most dishonest character in Othello.  Due partly to the other characters naiveté, Iago is capable of manipulating, brainwashing, and molding the other characters to satisfy his need for revenge against Othello.              Iago would most commonly be referred to as dishonest, however beyond that he is also downright amoral and uses other’s weaknesses to manipulate them into doing what he pleases.  From the very beginning we see how Iago manipulates Roderigo...   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello] 970 words
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The Integrity and Honesty of the Bagrut Exams in Israel - Integrity can be defined as "an uncompromising adherence to a code of moral, artistic or other values, utter sincerity, honesty and candor, avoidance of deception, expediency, artificiality or shallowness of any kind" (The Penguin Concise English Dictionary). In simpler words this means to maintain high standards and follow the rules, even when no one is watching. Integrity is very important in our everyday life if we wish to be good people. Certain people feel that in order to advance themselves in life they need to break certain rules, such as rules that are decreed on examination booklets....   [tags: tests, testing, Education] 2520 words
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The Affect of Alcohol on Honesty about Love - The Affect of Alcohol on Honesty about Love This experiment is based on the idea that most people when given a few drinks will be much more honest and open about their feelings. This is how it went down; Friday night, 8pm, my parents house, Wellfleet, Ma., 5 high school friends, plenty of beer, and ...... MY EXPERIMENT!. My subjects consist of; 4 SWM’s and 1 SAF, ranging in age from 24 to 26, 3 attended college, and the other 2 have worked odd jobs and lived at home with their parents since graduation (1993)....   [tags: Papers] 664 words
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Elizabeth Proctor: Love versus Honesty - Elizabeth Proctor was probably one of the characters faced with the most stress and problem throughout the duration of “The Crucible” After a long period of illness, she try to live life as normal, despite having found out her husband committed adultery and, later, that she has been accused of witchcraft. Although she proves brave and strong and endures the experience, when the most important decision in the fiasco comes, she makes a controversial choice. Before the play takes place, Abigail Williams and John Proctor had an affair while Abigail was working as a servant in their home....   [tags: essays research papers] 918 words
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Fairy Tales and Honesty in Shakespeare's King Lear - Fairy Tales and Honesty in King Lear Shakespeare's King Lear, though it was written four centuries ago and is set in the far-distant mythological past, still carries a moralistic message with it today. Like traditional fairy tales, the authors of which Shakespeare owed a great deal to in creating the plot of this play, the entire play is set up to illustrate a single flaw in the human condition and teach a lesson about it. This lesson is the importance of honesty. Shakespeare hints at this throughout the play, but the lesson is finally stated explicitly in the last speech of the play, given by Edgar: "Speak what we feel, not what we ought to say" (5.3.393)....   [tags: King Lear essays] 729 words
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Christian View of Statment 'Honesty is the Best Policy' - Christian View of Statment 'Honesty is the Best Policy' This essay will discuss whether 'honesty is the best policy'. It is written through the eyes of a Christian, and will often refer to the Bible. The essay will bring up biblical matters, and also issues that affect the lives of others and ourselves, that relate to honesty. Being honest has many benefits. In the Bible, it states many times that 'honest people are blessed' for example Psalm 112. The Bible also states that 'when a man is honest he will receive love and kindness' (Psalm 112)....   [tags: Papers] 595 words
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Analysis of the Character Iago's Honesty in William Shakespeares's Othello - Analysis of the Character Iago's Honesty in William Shakespeares's Othello Perhaps the most interesting and exotic character in the tragic play "Othello," by William Shakespeare, is "Honest" Iago. Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits him and moves him closer toward his goals. He is the main driving force in this play pushing many other characters towards their tragic end. By manipulating Roderigo, Cassio, and Othello, Iago strives with envy and plots to steal the position he feels he most justly deserves....   [tags: Free Essays] 404 words
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Free Essays - The Importance of Honesty in The Catcher in the Rye - The Importance of Honesty in The Catcher in the Rye "`I'm just going through a phase right now. Everybody goes through phases and all, don't they?'"( pg. 15) In The Catcher in the Rye, by J.D. Salinger, Holden Caulfield is a sixteen year-old who is disgusted at all the phony people in the world. For example where artists sacrifice their art for fame and mothers cry fake tears in movies. The importance of not being phony and being honest is the theme that Salinger presents in this story....   [tags: Catcher Rye Essays] 615 words
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Whale Talk by Chris Crutcher and Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury - ... Clarisse also uses her wisdom to make good choices when helping Montag. She gains her experience from watching people all day in the subway or at a fun park and knows that people just want to be happy all the time (Bradbury, 14). When she asks Montag why he has no children and she thinks his reply is a joke when it really isn’t, she says, ”’I'm sorry. I really, thought you were having fun at my expense. I'm a fool… Let's talk about something else,’”(Bradbury, 13). Clarisse knows that the subject is making him uncomfortable and is wise enough to apologize and move the subject to something he is comfortable with and happy about....   [tags: hero, qualities, honesty, wisdom]
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The Good That Hate Produced: The Qualities of Malcom X - Born out of starvation and hustling in the streets but fueled by resentment against those who persecuted him, Malcolm X was a person that no single adjective could begin to describe. Malcolm X was not a man of perfection by any means, and at many times far from it, but he had an innate gift for speaking, rallying others behind whatever cause he felt was justified, be it forming an Islamic congregation in the middle of New York or speaking in front of a crowd of hardened criminals. Hatred passed on to people of color only served to stimulate Malcolm’s mind, by giving him a source on which to express his teachings to those that would listen, and even to those that would not....   [tags: Honesty, Experience, Objectivity] 941 words
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Plagiarism and Copyright Infringement - What exactly is plagiarism. Plagiarism is the act of stealing another person's words or writing and not properly citing the quotes or paraphrase. Plagiarism can happen without realizing what you have done. According to the website Plagiarism.com, "One out of three high school students admitted that they used the Internet to plagiarize an assignment"(Plagiarism) which is an extremely high number. There are ways around plagiarizing with the most important way is to always cite quotations and borrowed material....   [tags: academic honesty policy]
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Free Essays - Courage and Honesty in Sir Gawain and Green Knight - Courage and Honesty in Sir Gawain and the Green Knight "Sir Gawain and the Green Knight" is a poem written by a poet (name unknown) approximately 6000 years ago in the late 1300's in the medieval times. This story was originally written in medieval literature with a real unique rhyme scheme, but was translated later in time to regular English for high school students and researchers to study and read. The story begins during the New Year's feast in King Arthur's court. Then a green knight enters asking all of the knights in the court if they would like to play a game....   [tags: Sir Gawain Green Knight Essays] 1148 words
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School of Management - In reviewing the personal qualities that have influenced my career as a real estate developer, I would first like to identify those qualities that I have found to be foundational and which have served as guides for my life, both personally and professionally. These foundational qualities include honesty, integrity, dependability and competency. These four qualities are of the utmost importance to the success of one’s professional career and toward the contributed success of the organizations they work for....   [tags: honesty, integrity, dependability, competency] 802 words
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Similarity and Its Connection to the Strength, Success, and Overall Happiness of Interpersonal Relatonships - Similarity and Its Connection to the Strength, Success, and Overall Happiness of Interpersonal Relationships Since time immemorial, social interactions, and the subsequent relationships that bloom from them, have been often explained by the old adage “Birds of a feather flock together”. This refers to a fact of simple human nature: we are most attracted to things that share traits with us. For example, those with a penchant for thrill-seeking behavior and activities will not be attracted to a person of shrewish nature....   [tags: Self-Trancendence, Self-Enhancement, Honesty]
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Plagiarism: An Academic Pandemic - Introduction An infectious, virulent plague is ravaging the landscape of academia. It consumes young and old, male and female. The doctors won’t touch it for fear of ineffective results do to the rampant spread of “everyone has done it.” Plagiarism, as defined by the Austin Peay Woodard Library (2004), is “the act of using someone else's words, sentences, or ideas and passing them off as your own without giving credit by citing the original source.” While plagiarism isn’t actually a disease, its spread has been nothing short of pandemic....   [tags: academics, internet, honesty, citation, education]
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Loyalty, Honesty and Trust in "The Conscience of the Court" - In Zora Hurston's, short story, "The Conscience of the Court", she explores the value of loyalty and honestly. She also examines how these qualities effect the way others can perceive an individual and the trust that these qualities enable others to convey towards those that express them. This text shows the loyalty that a black woman holds for her employer and the trust that the two share during a time of turmoil and general distrust of blacks by whites. "The Conscience of the Court" is unusual because it depicts an uneducated black woman triumphing over a white bigot in a situation and time period in which an unspoken rule places the law on the white man's side....   [tags: World Literature] 736 words
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Ethics in Engineering - Ethics is the moral behavior that guides our actions; it motivates us in our personal behavior and is relevant in a business setting as well. Many organizations have set forth a set of guidelines known as a “Code of Ethics”. The Institute of Electrical and Electronic Engineers, being one of these organizations, has set forth their code as a requirement for students and engineer members to adhere to. Heading towards a career in electrical engineering I choose this organization to elaborate on for my ethics project....   [tags: Code of Ethics, Honesty, Conflict of Interests] 1485 words
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Analysis of a Survey - Analysis of a Survey As children, most of us were probably taught the basic lessons of life. Our families tried to instill in us a sense of right and wrong, good versus bad. One of the first lessons we were taught was that of honesty. A related concept of honesty is truth. Truth is a concept we understand as children but eventually learn to manipulate as adults. The dictionary states that honesty "implies a refusal to lie, steal or deceive in any way." However, formal definitions of both truth and honesty contain similar phrases, that is, adherence to or dealing with facts....   [tags: Truth Honesty Essays] 1951 words
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Three Ways that a Manager can Cope with Negative Emotions - ... The meeting should be held in the morning and early in the week. This allows the person to immediately begin focusing on their job search process and avoid brooding over be terminated and thinking of themselves as a victim. People are fresher and better equipped to deal with adversity and stress earlier in the day (Unattributed, 2012). Employees are inclined to be tired at the end of the day, thus more likely to react combatively to a termination notification. During the meeting, the discussion should be direct and brief....   [tags: honesty, transparency, layoffs]
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Total Quality Logistics - Total Quality Logistics (TQL), a freight brokerage company based in Milford, Ohio, has grown immensely since inception in June of 2005. With employee growth of 174% in just 9 years and an 191% increase in revenues, TQL needs to implement a plan that can help the company manage its employees while maintaining its reputable quality of service and revenue. TQL's founders, Ryan Legg and Ken Oaks, had direct oversight of every broker during the early years of the business. But as the business grew and the demands of the company increased, less time was available for the founders to personally oversee their employees....   [tags: Ryan Legg, Ken Oaks, honesty, team leader] 1075 words
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Lies in George Bernard Shaw’s play, "Mrs. Warren’s Profession" - You can tell a lot about a person by the way they dress, by the cars they drive, and by the people they associate themselves with. You can also learn a lot about a person by what they say, because their honesty, or lack-there-of, shows the type of person they are. When a person is forthright, it is easy to believe and trust the person; however, when the person has tendencies to be misleading or manipulative, the trust is not as evident. To lie, according to www.answers.com, means to present false or invalid information with the intent of deceiving or misleading another person....   [tags: honesty, lies, George Bernard Shaw, Mrs. Warren’s ] 1065 words
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Comparison: Lord of the Flies and I Only Came to Use the Phone - Oscar Wilde once said, “Man is least himself when he talks in his own person. Give him a mask, and he will tell you the truth.” What a twisted, convoluted idea to wrap one’s mind around but nevertheless an idea worth entertaining. As humans the pursuit of the truth is one of the journeys that each individual must undertake. Humankind is obsessed with the truth. Humans have fought wars, killed rulers, and established nations in the name of the truth. Why is mankind so thirsty for the truth. The truth leads to enlightenment and ultimately inner peace....   [tags: Honesty, Isolation, Society]
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Class-Consciousness and Conjugal Relations in John Osborne’s Look Back in Anger (1957) - It is generally suggested that Britain is essentially a class-conscious society where the upper classes are considerably preoccupied with the view of social position, the language and manners. It is sensitivity of people to gradations of prestige, the ritual and etiquette of inter-personal relationships within and across the lines that divide the population in form of social hierarchy. British literature throughout the Victorian period in particular and the twentieth century in general is a reflection of this manifestation of British society....   [tags: fidelity, honesty, mutual understanding, sincerity]
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Activity and Structure of Financial Intermediaries - There are various financial intermediaries within the financial industry. Some intermediaries largely offer depository or savings services while others offer services focusing on insurance and financial securities. Despite the differences in services offered, all of these intermediaries act as middlemen, bridging the gap between savers/lenders and borrowers (Adrian & Shin, 2011; Bodie, Kane, & Marcus, 2011). This paper will discuss the commonalities and differences between the operating activities of securities firms and depository institutions....   [tags: financial industry, insurance, securities, honesty]
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Poverty: Statistics on Father Absence - Poverty can be cured by tossing away the donor-recipient model of the past and making a shift toward partnership models that value the creative potential of our brothers and sisters in the developing world through PovertyCure. PovertyCure understands the issue of poverty. Over one billion people live on under $1.25 per day. Each year millions of men, women, and children die of AIDS and preventable diseases. Many more die of contaminated water and starvation. And yet over the past 60 years trillions of dollars have been dumped in the name of “curing poverty” without result....   [tags: poverty, christianity, aid, partnership, honesty]
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Reflecting Honestly on History - The early historians were making an honest attempt to leave a true record of events for the ones who would come in the future. Although bias occurred, for the most part, true and faithful recording of events was the goal of the writer. In fact, the greatest truthful account of history ever written is found in the original Hebrew Scriptures and the Christian Testament, and yet, both have been rejected as historical, even when new revelations and archaeological discoveries prove that it is true. As we take a closer look at how historical writings are presented to us from the ancient writers, we observe that honesty and integrity were very important to the majority of writers....   [tags: Ethics]
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Film Analysis: The Coen Brother's Films - ... But perhaps more subtly, though equally crucially, concepts of authenticity and honesty play into to folk’s enduring cultural status and popular perception of folk-nostalgic music, manifestations of a collective longing for these traits in a world perceived as increasingly insincere. I: Nostalgia for Authenticity “Dylan's success hinge[d] on one of America's central fallacies: the idea that the simple man is more honest than the educated man, the farmer and laborer more trustworthy than the lawyer or professor, the poor person closer to the source, closer to God, than the middle-class person.” - John Roderick, “Myth 61 Revisited,” The Seattle Weekly Unlike Eastern European turbo-folk,...   [tags: honesty, post nostalgia, american pop culture]
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Ethical Issues - ... Therefore, the patient was too incapacitated to make decisions. The patient’s only daughter was the durable power of attorney (DPOA). A durable power of attorney for health care is a document that names an individual health care proxy (MedlinePlus, 2014). The DPOA is person the patient trust to make health decisions if the patient is unable to do so (MedlinePlus, 2014). A signed DNR was on the patient’s medical records. Eight years ago, the patient had addressed in a living will that be no use of life-sustaining equipment such as dialysis machines, ventilators, and respirators, or no use of artificial hydration and nutrition such as feeding tubes....   [tags: moral challenges, healthcare, honesty]
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Honest Iago of Shakespeare's Othello - Honest Iago of Othello     To most of the world William Shakespeare is recognized as the greatest dramatist in history.  His plays have been performed for centuries through various interpretations.  Shakespeare's vast knowledge, and writing style made his works interesting for both the intellectual, and the illiterate.  One of these styles is the use of motifs, which is seen extensively in Othello.  An important example that runs throughout Othello, is Iago's honesty.  This motif gave existence to Shakespeare's perfect villain....   [tags: Othello essays] 795 words
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Shakespeare's Othello - Honest Iago - Othello – Honest Iago Without a doubt, one of the main themes that runs throughout William Shakespeare’s tragic play, Othello, is that of honesty.  In the play, the most interesting character is Iago, who is commonly called and known as "Honest Iago."  However, this could not be farther from the truth.  Through some carefully thought-out words and actions, Iago is able to manipulate others to do things in a way that benefits and moves him closer to his own goals.  He is smart and an expert at judging the characters of others.  Because of this, Iago pushes everyone to their tragic end....   [tags: GCSE Coursework Shakespeare Othello] 785 words
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Honest Betrayal in Othello - Honest Betrayal in Othello Iago's honest betrayal has left Othello pondering over Desdemona's faithfulness. Believing the words of his most honest ancient, Othello gullibly succumbs to his insinuations of his wife, Desdemona, as being unfaithful. Through Othello's soliloquy, he is not the self-confident General formerly portrayed as. Instead, his indecision over his wife's infidelity has caused him to explore his flaws as a human being, showing signs of appearance versus reality. Othello Citation: This fellow's of exceeding honesty, And knows all qualities, with a learned spirit, Of human dealings....   [tags: Othello Essays] 944 words
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