Each and every person has their own thoughts and opinions throughout life, no matter how alike or different two individuals can be. In this generation, anyone can speak freely and debate as they please. Two very important individuals Carol Dweck whom is a professor of psychology at Stanford University, and Malcolm Gladwell whom is a Canadian journalist and speaker created two inciting pieces. “Mind-Sets and Equitable Education” by Dweck, and “The Matthew Effect” by Gladwell, are very similar as well as different pieces of writing. Dweck and Gladwell’s arguments appear different’ in reality due to education and sports, mindsets, and achieving success.
Throughout life, anyone will realize that there is and will always be an age, gender, and ethnicity stereotype during different stages in your life. In “The Matthew Effect” Gladwell talks about the sport in Canada, where “Canadian hockey is a meritocracy.” Meritocracy is a system for Canadian boys to start playing hockey before grade school, allowing the players to have a slight chance to be on an elite team...
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- Relationships can be a roller-coaster of emotions especially when time is changing as people know it and often times in those relationships the individuals handle the change in different ways resulting in relationships failing. Such is the case in “Dover Beach” by Matthew Arnold a poem that discusses a man’s fear of the changing world around him and how it could potentially affect his own personal relationship. However the poem is only told from one perspective leaving the audience to infer that the person he is talking to agrees with his ideas.... [tags: Interpersonal relationship, Love, Matthew Arnold]
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- Book: The Gospel of Matthew The Gospel of Matthew was the first volume of the New Testament, edited and compiled approximately between 70 and 110 Anno Domini. The literary genre is in the name (Gospel). It is one of the four gospels found in the Bible. The main personalities are; Jesus, Mary, Joseph, John the Baptist, the 12 disciples, the Jewish religious leaders, Caiaphas, Pilate, and Mary Magdalene. Although the author is unknown, evidence points to Matthew of being the author of this book. The Gospel of Matthew cited the Gospel of Mark, paraphrasing and complementing the plot written by Mark.... [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel of Matthew]
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- I. Introduction In the fifteenth chapter of Matthew, we meet Jesus in conversation with a Canaanite woman who challenges him for her healing. This passage bring light upon the opposition that Jesus is experiencing from the Pharisees, Sadducees and scribes, causing Jesus to move beyond Jewish territory and venture into Gentile country. II. Narrative Context Beginning in chapter fifteen, Jesus is seen challenging the teachings of the Pharisees and the elders. This passage catches Jesus in the midst of much confrontation of his ministry and it continually unveiling his power and divine power.... [tags: Jesus, Gospel of Matthew, Pharisees]
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- Matthew the Apostle lived sometime during the first century and is introduced in the Scriptures one day as Jesus was preaching in Capernaum. Matthew was collecting taxes, when Jesus passed by his tax booth and says “Follow Me” (Mt. 9:9). Matthew gets up and follows Jesus and in Matthew 10:1-3 he is numbered among Jesus’ twelve Apostles. Scripture tells very little about Matthew, there is no mention of his early life, family, or what happened to him after Pentecost (Boles, ix). Matthew 9:9, Mark.... [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Gospel, Gospel of Matthew]
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- In the book Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell (2008) tells a series of stories of success and concludes his discoveries of underlying secrets in success. Gladwell divides his book into two parts: opportunity and legacy. For the first part “opportunity,” Gladwell explains that individual talent is necessary but not sufficient to achieve success because accessible opportunities matter a lot to one’s success. As to the second part “legacy,” Gladwell emphasizes the significance of cultural legacy and the historical advantages that can’t be ignored when considering the factors of success.... [tags: Malcolm Gladwell, Blink, Boeing 747, Logic]
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- After reading the introduction in the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell, I was struck by some interesting information and noticed things within the introduction that were relevant to my life. In the introduction, Gladwell basically gave a summary of a town called Roseto. He went on to explain that the people that lived in Roseto never died of heart dieses and other illnesses because of the way their community grew up. The information was very intriguing. In Outliers, Malcolm Gladwell states, “For men over sixty-five, the death rate from disease in Roseto was roughly half that of the United States as a whole” (Gladwell 7).... [tags: literary analysis, Malcolm Gladwell]
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- Many of us look at successful people and admire or look up to them, but we never really look into what it took to succeed. The Matthew effect teaches us that there are many attributions to one’s success. Similar to the lawyer referenced in Outliers Joe Flom, who grew up in great depression but, used education as an escape route. Mandela grew up in an era called apartheid which limited black South Africans from enjoying basic human rights. He had a poor household, but he did well in school and took advantage of the opportunities given to him.... [tags: South Africa, Nelson Mandela]
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- Hair has the capability to convey a great deal about a person. Malcolm X’s change in hairstyles revealed a lot about not only how he perceived himself, but how he viewed the entire African American race. Malcolm wore his hair in a hairstyle known as “conk”. That hairstyle is a hair straightening gel that is made from lye. Often, the process involved with “conk” leaves chemical burns on the heads of the people who use it. The hairstyle allowed African Americans to achieve hairstyles that resembled those worn by Caucasians.... [tags: Black people, African American, Race, Malcolm X]
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- The value of imitation: a vision of Aristotle's Poetics Aristotle wrote his Poetics thousands of years before Matthew Arnold's birth. His reasons for composing it were different from Arnold's reasons for using it as an element of his own poetic criticism. We can safely say that Arnold was inclined to use the Poetics as an inspiration for his own poetry, and as a cultural weapon in the fight for artistic and social renewal. Aristotle, by contrast, was more concerned with discovering general truths, and with formalising truths already known intuitively within his own society.... [tags: Aristotle Imitation Matthew Arnold Poetry Poem]
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- Americans often say that Malcolm X was ¡°the angriest Negro in America¡± (p. 366). They assume that Malcolm X emphasized only violence to the white and separation of the black from the white. However, is this assumption about Malcolm X really true. Not, at all. The image of Malcolm X as an icon of ¡°black power¡± is not a truth but a myth made by media. Although I grant that Malcolm X had been a radical activist who had tried to improve life of the black and to separate the black from the white before quitting the Nation of Islam, I still argue that Malcolm X eventually realized that the white and the black could exist together with harmony under GOD, Allah, after Hajj.... [tags: History Civil Rights Malcolm X]
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