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Character - Character is defined as being the qualities that distinguish us from oneanother. Everyone’s character differs; none exists of which are the same. My character is unique, as is any other human’s. The question that I would ask to determine my character would be do you love your neighbor. These neighbors not only include my well-respected neighbors but also the underprivileged. It is a lovely idea to have all of God’s children, black and white, to be living in equality although it is undoubtedly achievable....   [tags: Qualities in our personality] 342 words
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Characteristics of an Effective Helper - There are many attributes to being an effective helper. An effective helper, in essence, should be genuinely caring, have a calm manner, have a sense of humor, be a clear thinker, be highly dependable, honest, use common sense, be objective and not subjective, be self-confident, be self-aware, have a positive attitude toward life, have respect for others, exhume warmth, show flexibility and openness (Mental Health of Refugees, 1996). These are the basic characteristics of an effective helper....   [tags: Skills, Qualities, Careers]
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Man Versus Machine: The Era of Human Dominance is Over - ... It's not just chess. Everywhere you look—switchboards, ATMs, post offices—machines are replacing us. First they took farming and manufacturing jobs. Then they took service and office jobs. Chess was supposed to be a bastion of human ingenuity, an art they'd never conquer. Now they're conquering it. The smarter they get, the more we feel threatened.” The match Saletan spoke about was the match of 1997 where a computer named Deep Blue created by IBM matched up against the greatest chess mind alive, Garry Kasparov, and beat him....   [tags: pros and cons] 521 words
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Qualities that Make Humans Human - ... The shared beliefs, norms, and values within a group of humans are used to guide and help humans understand how they are supposed to behave and think. Both social and cultural influences define what it means to be a human being. According to Charon (2010), the factors that differentiate other animals from humans is that other animals rely on instincts, nature, and imitation techniques. Humans have three defining characteristics. The first characteristic is the use of symbols. Other animals use symbols as well but the symbols are most of the time formed from nature or instinct....   [tags: philosophical analysis] 524 words
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Personal Essay: On Becoming a Physician and Human Communicator - “We look for medicine to be an orderly field of knowledge and procedure. But it is not. It is an imperfect science, an enterprise of constantly changing knowledge, uncertain information, fallible individuals, and at the same time lives on the line.” There is more to being a great physician than having intellect, clinical experience, and competence in the medical field. A doctor must be daring and genuinely driven to positively impact a patient’s life. A doctor needs stand tall, even in the face of uncertainty....   [tags: Oncology, Science] 534 words
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Chimpanzee Vs. Human - Do chimpanzees exert human-like qualities. In the essay "Selections from Through a Window: My Thirty Years with the Chimpanzees of Gombe," Jane Goodall explains her studies of the chimpanzees and their human-like qualities. The scientific community does not believe that chimpanzees are like humans in any way. Goodall wants to prove that chimpanzees are more than just a mindless non-human animal; in fact, she believes that chimpanzees are the closest living relatives to humans and that they are a window to the truth that can never be fully revealed....   [tags: Genetics] 536 words
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Are we Human or Are we Monsters in Frankenstein by Mary Shelly - In the book Frankenstein, written by Mary Shelly, Victor creates monster, who is caught in a struggle between how the world perceives or views him, and his desire and longing to be accepted as equal to mankind. Although looks can be deceiving, and as monstrous Victor’s creation may seem, he still has a spirit and intellect described very close to what we as humans experience also. To begin with, Victor’s creation is made of multiple body parts dug up from a grave yard of human remains. Once Victor is finished he’s struck by the clear, outrageous, hideous site of his creation: ”Oh....   [tags: horror, outcast, creation]
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Human Services Professional or Social Workers Code and Ethics - ... Accordingly they distinguish that double or various relationships might build the danger of damage to, or abuse of, customers, and may debilitate their expert judgment. In any case, in a few neighborhoods and circumstances it may not be achievable to escape social or other nonprofessional contact with customers. Human service professional experts help the trust verifiable in the helping relationship by maintaining a strategic distance from double relationships that may impede proficient judgment, expand the danger of mischief to customers or prompt misuse....   [tags: relationship. judgement, customers] 555 words
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The Human Genome Project - The Human Genome Project The complete human genome sequence was announced in April 2003, two years ahead of schedule and almost three years after the first working draft was achieved. The sequencing information from the project was made fully and freely available at every stage, but much further work remains to be done to identify the thousands of genes and their functions. The Human Genome Project is a international scientific mutual aid to gain a basic understanding of the whole genetic blueprint of a human being....   [tags: Papers] 557 words
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Human Nature by John Steinbeck - ... Steinbeck's belief is that those who do not deserve it, needs affection and attention. Steinbeck created so many lonely characters in the book, but not George and Lennie they are blessed to have each. George knows how depressing the lifestyle him and Lennie live in, he even says “Guys like us, that work on ranches, are the loneliest guys in the world. They got no fambly. They don't belong no place” (32). An example of truly lonely character would be Curly, the reason he is so aggressive and mean is because he has a lot of self hatred and he tend to take it out on others....   [tags: story and character interpretation] 565 words
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Gender Inequality and the Human Future - Gender Inequality and the Human Future On Tuesday March 26th, Allan Johnson gave a lecture, "Unraveling the Gender Knot: Communities, Nature, and the Human Future." Johnson describes himself as being neither pessimistic or optimistic on the subject of the human future on the earth. He mentioned a quote, "We are of no more value than the simplest bacteria" and said that other species will not miss us when and if we’re gone. He attributes this to the general human disregard for the environment. This disregard has some relationship to gender inequality which stems from the patriarchal qualities of our society, since nature is viewed as feminine and as something that men can control....   [tags: Equality Feminist Feminism Essays] 566 words
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Machiavellian Human and Proud - Those who are known to use cunning and deceiving tricks to get ahead are often called Machiavellian. Yet, they can also be described as realistic and practical. Unlike Plato, Niccolo Machiavelli sees mankind as it truly is. Machiavelli knows what humans really want and he sees us for what we really are. Whether that be selfish, conceiving, ungenerous, or immoral, it is true. He shows us how to use all our qualities to better ourselves, and how that could better our society. Plato, on the other hand, wants to be a perfecter of good qualities, and doesn't acknowledge how our bad qualities can work for us....   [tags: realist, human, society, knowledge]
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Qualities of a Leader in Machiavelli's The Prince - In Machiavelli’s, The Prince, he listed seven of the characteristics that he thought a leader had to have to be a good leader. However, some of these tenants had conflicts concerning the lack of thought towards actual human nature. One of the tenants specifically said,”Virtue can ruin a person, and vice can bring success.” This statement seems logical when you first look at it, but, as you delve into the actual meaning of the tenant, you realize it is more complex and misleading than before. According to the Merriam Webster Dictionary, the definition of virtue is,”morally good behavior and character”....   [tags: morals, vices, deceiving] 577 words
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Othello by William Shakespeare - Iago capitalizes on Othello’s naivety and virtue to get revenge on him. In act one, Othello is described as a character that is “far more fair than black” (I.iii.289). He is a man that has only been exposed to the hardship of war as he says, “Till now some nine moons wasted, they have us’d / Their dearest action in the tented fields” (I.iii.84-85). He admits he has little experience with the world as he explains to his audience, “Rude am I in my speech/ And little blses’d with the soft phrases of speech” (I.iii.81-82)....   [tags: lagos´s capitalism on other characters qualities] 583 words
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The Death Penalty Does Not Have any Beneficial Qualities in Itself - The Death Penalty Does Not Have any Beneficial Qualities in Itself Every action we take is done because we expect it to have some kind of benefit, correct. Since if there is no benefit, it would be a waste of time. I’m sure most would agree with that statement. So obviously any action we take against any criminal is supposed to have a positive influence on our society. Yet the death penalty itself does not have any beneficial qualities in itself. What good is a dead man to society. Some claim it helps the victim’s family get over the death of their loved one....   [tags: Papers] 583 words
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Machiavelli’s View of Human Nature - Niccolo Machiavelli was a political philosopher from Florence Italy. He lived during the Italian Renaissance from May 1469 to 1527. This period in time that Machiavelli lived was the "rebirth" of art in Italy and rediscovery of ancient philosophy, literature and science. Machiavelli’s philosophy about the nature of man is that man possesses both good and bad qualities, but will lean towards his own self-interests when all things are equal: thus man is a fickle creature. Machiavelli’s view of human nature influences his view of government....   [tags: Machiavelli The Prince] 590 words
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Human Cloning: A Benefit to Humanity - What would you think if you were to able to talk to an exact clone of yourself. Most people think that cloning is part of science fiction but can be done and in June of 1997, scientists in Scotland were successfully able to clone a sheep. This major step in cloning raised question in the scientific world. Many people ask is cloning ethical to humanity. To some people, being able to clone is like “playing God”. To me, is beneficiary to humanity if used in a manner to help, not harm. Statistics from the National Funeral Directors Association show that 8.8 people die in death per every on one thousand in the U.S....   [tags: essays research papers] 592 words
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War is Part of the Evolution of Mankind - ... Imagine the scenario today if Germany and Japan had won these wars. Without a doubt, if Hitler had not have been defeated this total would have been much higher and Nazi Germany ideals would span all of Eastern Europe. Many nations would have been colonised by these countries and the culture these countries have would have been forgotten. Just think, millions of innocent Jewish and disabled people would be executed all because they did not fit in with his ideal of the ‘perfect and superior race.’ Ironically though, war creates chaos it also creates peace; without war peace cannot thrive....   [tags: human aggression] 600 words
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Qualities that Define a Hard Working Person - Qualities that Define a Hard Working Person What qualifies a person to be categorized as a "hard worker". He/She would have to be willing to do the work, and not only do it, but do it right. Efficiency, things such as showing up on time, and getting the job done in a decent amount of time. A person would have the knowledge to be able to do their work. Just as the cell is basic for life, being efficient is the basic factor of all hard workers. This is extremely important, it ties in with the other factors of the hard worker....   [tags: Papers] 610 words
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The Natural Trait of Goodness in Human Beings in Lord of the Flies by William Golding - ... Along with being a French philosopher, Rousseau composed music and wrote seven operas. All this influenced his decision and point of view on society by characters in his plays and stories that he created from the outside world. Overall, majority of his characters were kind, good hearted people who were corrupted and had a change of personality. His idea differed Golding’s beliefs completely. William Golding was an English writer and poet and he won the Nobel Prize in Literature and the Booker prize for literature in 1980....   [tags: corrupt, society, selfish] 620 words
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Comparing Two Different Signaling Systems Used by Non-Human Animals - Comparing Two Different Signaling Systems Used by Non-Human Animals Animals used several different methods to communicate with each other. Signals are used by animals for a variety of reason, some of these being danger or the location of food. Among the methods used are visual communication and chemical communication.. Visual signals are performed in many different ways for a variety of reasons. It allows information about a variety of topics to be transmitted quickly and easily....   [tags: Papers] 636 words
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Human Resources Issue - ... Case in point, the Chic-fil-a restaurant chain, the owner took a stand based on his own personal values and beliefs but put in context that it alienated several costumers and probably some employees. The backlash from this was harmfully to the business financially and perception wise is still harmful. This open display of values, even if personal, could easily lead to some legal implication should his statement influence hiring decision or promotion opportunities for workers. Personal position It is imperative that company reflect and resemble the environment they serve and responsibly demonstrate decision-making ability that is tolerant....   [tags: particular need, business, languages]
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The Human Brain versus Computers - The Human Brain versus Computers In the past few decades we have seen how computers are becoming more and more advance, challenging the abilities of the human brain. We have seen computers doing complex assignments like launching of a rocket or analysis from outer space. But the human brain is responsible for, thought, feelings, creativity, and other qualities that make us humans. So the brain has to be more complex and more complete than any computer. Besides if the brain created the computer, the computer cannot be better than the brain....   [tags: Technology Neurology Sensory Organs Essays] 645 words
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In Opposition of Eugenics and Human Embryo Research - In Opposition of Eugenics and Human Embryo Research There are a variety of views of eugenics and all that it entails. The definition of eugenics is "the science of improving the physical and mental qualities of human beings through control of the factors influencing heredity," ( Funk and Wagnall's, 1984). Others think eugenics is the social control of human genetic evolution, an ideology of racism and genocide, thought to improve society and halt disease while others think only of the Nazi Regime (Saetz, 1985 and McGee, 1997)....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays] 667 words
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The Roots of Human Nature - The Roots of Human Nature The roots of human nature are sunk deep into our history and experiences. When in our own lives we are to find the basis of our human nature, we must look to our early years, the formative years. Now take for example if we placed a newborn in the wild or in a high-class, well-mannered, wealthy family. The human nature of the newborn in the wild will be exactly that, wild and chaotic. While on the other hand the newborn in the well-mannered society will be well mannered and moralistic....   [tags: Human Nature Humanity Civilization Essays] 690 words
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The Human Society - The Human Society Over 150,000 years have past since the first human being was alive. He lived in Africa, and is said to be our common ancestor. Therefore, he is the one who gave us all our genes, and is the person from whom we evolved. Since then, the human race has had a significant growth in population, thinking abilities and social interactions. The qualities and new abilities that the human race has acquired is something that no other animal kingdom or a living thing has surpassed....   [tags: Papers] 690 words
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Frankenstein's Monster as a Human - Frankenstein was a scientist who thought that the world was a secret, which he desired to discover in the scientific field. He worked to find out the relationship between humans and animals. He was attracted by the structure of the human body, any animal related with life, and the cause of life. One day, Victor Frankenstein made an experiment where he included many different human parts from different dead people. This resulted in a human being and a strange creature never seen before in life, which made Frankenstein very scared....   [tags: European Literature] 694 words
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Human and Inventions: The Computer Evolution - ... it is said that the human mind will never be replaced by the computer because we are the ones that created them. we only know the computer wins is when it outsmarts us but till now, we are winning. Computers can calculate and evaluate problems that humans can barely think of, yet even come close to. Maybe mankind could calculate the problems that a computer can, they will always be solved way faster by the computer. Humans want the computers to do the work for them, thinking that sitting and watching everything being done in front of them is the key to success....   [tags: thinking, robots, calculating] 700 words
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Social Justice is Vital in Relationship to Social Policy - ... However, there are many examples of successful social work practice within the community which disputes the above criticisms. One example in New Zealand is of a successful community approach towards marginalized young people who were being excluded or refused to engage in the community scheme, which was resulting in anti-social behavior. Encouragements of this group to involve themselves in finding a resolution to this issue lead to constructive contributions to the community (Alston, 2009)....   [tags: oppression. human rights, community]
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The Debate Over Human's Reception of the Revalation of God - ... Being limited in our ability to think as God does, one must believe and trust through the faith which has be built through the very word that has been written. With that being said, the writer Timothy share with his readers that all scripture is inspired by God and is useful for teaching, for reproof, for correction, and for training in righteousness (Timothy 3:16 NRSV). The bulk of the evidence found in scripture leads humankind to a greater revelation about God. Regardless of the arguments formed by theologians, if humankind is to receive God it must be done through faith....   [tags: theology, scripture, creation] 723 words
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IQ and the Controversy Concerning Human Intelligence - IQ and the Controversy Concerning Human Intelligence Human intelligence is an eel-like subject: slippery, difficult to grasp, and almost impossible to get straight [3]. Many scientist and psychologist have made numerous attempts to come up with an explanation for the development of human intelligence. For many years, there has been much controversy over what intelligence is and whether it is hereditary or nurtured by the environment. Webster's dictionary defines intelligence as "the ability to acquire and apply knowledge; which includes a sensing an environment and reaching conclusions about the state of that environment [7]....   [tags: Biology Essays Research Papers]
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Art and the Human Psyche - Life is all about change, progression, and the evolution of the psyche. Everyone interprets their life experiences differently, and those interpretations may lead to personal growth and maturity. This concept of progression prevails in Emerson’s composition and interprets humanity as flawed yet striving for perfection. Emerson believes people are more than capable of deciding on their own what they enjoy and what they despise. In Emerson’s opinion, “the individual is the best critic of art”. Based on the words of Emerson and my own personal experience, I believe that while one can be changed in some manner by occurrences, one can maintain their identity in a global community....   [tags: Life as Art] 736 words
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Human Qualities that Truly Endure - Human Qualities that Truly Endure Puberty first sneered its cynical smirk at me early in seventh grade. That always-tortuous awakening came even more cruelly to me than to most. The boundaries of my coming-of-age world were defined by "cool" and "un-cool." I for one was hopelessly beleaguered by the yoke of un-coolness, but had not yet given in to it. I desperately fumbled and stumbled in my attempts to be numbered among the cool, oblivious that it had already been deemed unattainable to me by the social conventions of adolescence in middle-class Jewish Chicago....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essay] 757 words
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Epic of Beowulf Essay - Qualities of a Hero - Beowulf:  Qualities of a Hero A hero is someone that helps others no matter what the situation. There are many qualities that a hero must posses such as bravery, courage, strength, intelligence and honor. These qualities alone are not enough to make a hero. They must also be pure at heart, fight for the good of mankind and only fight when it is to protect the people and not out of revenge. Beowulf is everything a hero should be, but contains a few qualities that a hero should not posses. When Beowulf sailed with his men to Herot he had one goal, to rid the hall of Grendal....   [tags: Epic of Beowulf Essay] 770 words
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The Developing Roles of Human Resource Management - ... Earlier the final selection was based on the gut feel. And that might be affected with biases, acting as a loophole in the recruitment process. This ambiguity can be minimized by the analytical approach which can be used to determine the top factors required in the candidate appearing for the selection process. A scorecard can be used which will contain the factors, weightages assigned to it and the candidate’s score. An organisation needs to understand the qualities that will tell the indicative performance of the candidates they are going to hire....   [tags: recruitment, employees, performance] 773 words
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The Importance Of Human Resources - Whether an organization consists of five or 25,000 employees, human resources management is vital to the success of the organization. HR is important to all managers because it provides managers with the resources – the employees – necessary to produce the work for the managers and the organization. Beyond this role, HR is capable of becoming a strong strategic partner when it comes to “establishing the overall direction and objectives of key areas of human resource management in order to ensure that they not only are consistent with but also support the achievement of business goals.” (Massey, 1994, p....   [tags: Human Resources Organizations]
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Influenced by Humans but Beyond Human Control: Fate in Oedipus - Fate; something that unavoidably befalls upon a person, fate is influenced by one’s own actions, but is ultimately dictated by events beyond human control. In this play Sophocles demonstrates the power of fate through certain situations that occur throughout the play which are uncontrollable. The gods preordained Oedipus’ future, with all its intricacies and landmarks which lead Oedipus on his quest to find his identity and the truth. However, the path Oedipus “chooses” is simply a reaction to the predetermination of his life....   [tags: Sophocles, Greek Gods] 776 words
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Human Traits: Cardinal Traits - ... Trait theory is focused on identifying and measuring these individual personality characteristics. Gordon Allport’s Trait Theory In 1936, psychologist Gordon Allport found that one English-language dictionary alone contained more than 4,000 words describing different personality traits. He categorized these traits into three levels: • Cardinal Traits: These are traits that dominate an individual’s whole life, often to the point that the person becomes known specifically for these traits. People with such personalities often become so known for these traits that their names are often synonymous with these qualities....   [tags: neuroticism, personality, psychotism] 780 words
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A Treatise of Human Nature: David Hume´s Philosophy - It seems most appropriate, before having any mention of Hume’s philosophy, to briefly enunciate the concept of empiricism. Prior to Immanuel Kant’s solicitation of Transcendental Idealism, the schools of epistemological thought were divided into rationalism and the aforementioned empiricism. The former is the belief that knowledge is innate, and that logic and reason are the chief methods of acquiring that knowledge. Conversely, empiricists believe that knowledge is sensory, or experience, based; in essence, that human beings are tabula rasa....   [tags: Empiricists, Empiricism]
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Proud of the Technical Accomplishments of the Human Race - ... You can watch movies in the car, anytime on your smart phone and more. There are some very, very intelligent human beings that have put a lot of time and effort into creating numerous devices. Smart phones have taken over our society; almost everyone now in days has a smart phone that just basically makes life a whole lot easier. You can look up the weather in any part of the world, you can send pictures to family and friends across the world and they will receive them instantly and a whole lot more....   [tags: technology in our every day lives] 793 words
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David Hume on Human Being and Human Knowledge - Hume is an empiricist and a skeptic. He develops a philosophy that is generally approached in a manner as that of a scientist and therefore he thinks that he can come up with a law for human understanding. Hume investigates the understanding as an empiricist to try and understand the origins of human ideas. Empiricism is the notion that all knowledge comes from experience. Skepticism is the practice of not believing things in nature a priori, but instead investigating things to discover what is really true....   [tags: Empiricists, Empiricism] 807 words
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Human's Obsession with the Pretty One - ... It doesn’t matter though. We see the extremely fit man using a product so we think if we use it as well we to can be in that kind of shape. That is why thousands of poor middle age men have a Total Gym folded, up in the corner of a basement, collecting dust. Its no secret better-looking people get treated better. I consider myself a heterosexual male, but earlier today I waited to hold a door for a guy I thought looked like the lead singer of Maroon 5. He thanked me as I admired his thick hair, strong chin, and a perfect five-o’clock shadow yet it was only a quarter to noon....   [tags: chasing beauty, advertising] 807 words
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Qualities of an Excellent Friend in Adventure Time - ... The final step, step three, Jake pushes Finn under water with his jowls. After that, Finn freaks out, jumps on Jake and pulls his ears until he reaches land. After Finn beats up Jake during his “three-step plan,” Jake wants to give up, but still helps out Finn one more time with “step four.” Step four involves a submarine. Jake brings Finn under water to see how beautiful the water really is. When Jake is going to bring them down a black hole, Finn shoves Jake away from the steering wheel and punches him several times and crashes the submarine making is leak water....   [tags: fear, save, help ] 819 words
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Renaissance Humanism - Many diverse ideas flourished during the European Renaissance which had a lasting impact on the world. Humanism is a worldview and a moral philosophy that considers humans to be of primary importance. The aspect of humanism first thrived in 14th century Italy, and later spread north in the 15th century. Initially humanistic ideas about education were quickly adopted by the Italian upper class. The Italian ideas and attitudes towards life and learning impacted nobility in other parts of Europe. They were able to accept and adapt to this new lifestyle....   [tags: Moral Philosophy, Human Nature] 820 words
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The Qualities of the Houyhnhnm’s Civilization in Gulliver's Travels - In part 4 of Gulliver’s Travels, Gulliver is abandoned on an island by his crew. As Gulliver begins to explore his surroundings, a group of savages attack him. These savages appear to be human, however they behave like wild animals. Gulliver is rescued by a couple of horses. The horses are called “Houyhnhnms” are rational creatures which are capable of speech and thought. The horses refer to these human-like creatures as “Yahoos” and treat them as wild animals incapable of reasoning. Gulliver is very surprised how the Houyhnhnms speak to each other, while the Houyhnhnms are equally surprised at the appearance and behavior of Gulliver....   [tags: Gulliver's Travels] 831 words
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Cause and Effect in David Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding - Cause and Effect in David Hume’s An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding In An Enquiry Concerning Human Understanding, David Hume states, “there is not, in any single, particular instance of cause and effect, any thing which can suggest the idea of power or necessary connexion” (Hume, 1993: 41). Hume establishes in section II that all ideas originate from impressions that employ the senses (11). Therefore, in order for there to be an idea of power or “necessary connexion,” there must be impressions of this connection present in single instances of cause and effect; if there are no such impressions, then there cannot be an idea of “necessary connexion” (52)....   [tags: Philosophy Religion Essays]
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The Basic Properties of Sound - ... Let’s now examine the qualities of sound. The characteristics of sound can be classified into two categories: Objective and Subjective qualities. Objective qualities are related to the physical properties of sound, such as intensity, frequency and frequency spectrum, which can be measured by the use of specific instrumentation. On the other hand, the term ‘subjective’ refers to the same above properties, but from the point of view of the human perception, that is, what each one of us decodes, understands and feels as a ‘unique’ listener, exposed to the same sound stimuli....   [tags: objective and subjective qualities, ] 861 words
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The Depth of Human Evil in "The Crucible" by Arthur Miller - The Crucible, written by Arthur Miller, is an intriguing novel about the witch trials in Salem during the 17th century. During the Salem witch trials, innocent people were accused of being witches just so that others could take their land and farms. The main protagonist, John Procter, stands up against the corruption and greed that has infested the very heart of Salem, and tries to overthrow Abigail Williams, a corrupt young maiden who blames and kills the accused witches. This novel explores the depth of evil in human nature through these main characters John Procter and Abigail Williams....   [tags: English Literature, Salem Witch Trials] 878 words
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The Trans-formative Qualities of Literature - ... Between the years of 1975 – 1978, the book was passed between 33 of Venkatrathnam's fellow prisoners. Consequently, many inmates autographed and dated their names beside a specific passage(s), regarding words of hardship, political unrest, or injustice. Mandela chose a passage from Julius Caesar, just before Caesar leaves for the senate to autograph; it includes the lines: “Cowards die many times before their deaths/The valiant never taste of death but once”. (McKenzie) After 27 years of imprisonment Mandela is finally freed....   [tags: Why Do We Read?] 886 words
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An Analysis of Countee Cullen's Any Human to Another - An Analysis of Countee Cullen's “Any Human to Another” Countee Cullen was man who struggled to be called a “poet” instead of a “Negro poet.”  His life during the Harlem Renaissance was filled with inequality and prejudice.  These facts have lead many analysts to perceive his poem “Any Human to Another” as a cry for racial equality.  However, Cullen’s manipulation of structure, imagery, and symbols in the poem reveals that his true theme is that all humans are individually unique but must live together in harmony and equality, caring for and helping each other....   [tags: Countee Cullen Any Human to Another] 897 words
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Principles of Human Nature - Fundamental Principles of Human Nature The heated controversy over how human beings develop their behavior, ideas, reasoning and other abstract traits has been in ongoing debate for centuries. John Locke’s “blank slate” theory of experience and sensation, and Edward Wilson’s theory of evolutionary biology and innate genes are both valid and apply to the development of human nature. It is has been proven through scientific research of the human genome over time, that both sides of this controversial subject are partially correct (Powell)....   [tags: Psychology]
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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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