Introduction Life is all about decisions and choices. Most successful people in the world base their lives on wise and critical decisions which determine the path of their lives. A single decision no matter how petty it may appear may be the reason for life course change. “The blind side” is an American based movie which features a controversy about sports where Michael as the main character has to pick a side between family and sports. The purpose of writing this essay is to evaluate decisions making in “the blind side” in comparison to real life personal experience. The blind side Michael is a seventeen-year-old young man who has undergone a tough life; he is a football player who has an athletic body which makes him a perfect and offensive lineman. Granger, a NCAA officer, tried to …show more content…
It was a long process since I was scared of making a wrong decision which would have been the reason for a probable failure. It first involved research about the career path to ensure that I knew all I needed to know what is involved and the diversity of the places which one could get a decent employment. Consultation then followed and finally consideration of my age body fitness, health hobbies and many other smaller factors. The advantage of taking decision-making serious is that I had a chance to know all I needed about the career and have a broader view of the benefits and the risks associated with the career path. Conclusion Life decisions are at times hard to make, but we have to choose to define the path which we want our lives to follow. As we have seen in the paper, Michael’s situation where he had to seek more information from her guardian Anne and her maternal mother before making his decision is a good example of rational decision-making procedure. It gives us a lesson that we should take our time to think about the decisions we make in life. In my case, it’s a good example of a decision well
Timothy E. Quill in “Case of Individualized Decision Making”, described his patient Diane who was a vaginal cancer survivor, overcome alcoholism and depression. Dr. Quill diagnose her with Leukemia. He explained to Diane that the chemotherapy has only a 25% chance of survival and there were some complications involves in this process. Diane refused to take the treatment and decided to live the remaining of her life in a most enjoyable way possible, by avoiding all the pain of the treatment. Furthermore, when Diane heath condition deteriorate, Dr. Quill gave her some prescription that was primarily used to sleep assistance. He gave her information of the dose necessary to commit suicide. Diane decided to commit suicide and Dr. Quill diagnosis of death was Leukemia. Therefore, Diane did not do what she should be consider moral actions under the Kantian perspective because her maxim cannot become a universal law. Likewise, Dr. Quill did and did not did his best decision by
Michael attended the University of Mississippi, where he majored in criminal justices which was something he was genuinely interested in. He was drafted to the Carolina Panthers in 2009 and began his NFL career. As it is clear, Michael Oher had a very tough childhood. It is very impressive for someone like Michael, who came from such a rugged background, to get out and create the life he has today. However, Michael did not get where he is right now without hard work. He was determined and because of his awful past, he succeeded and found the motivation to make something better of his life. He was used to not caring about his grades and just barely passing in his classes. That all changed when playing the game he loved was on the line. He definitely got his act together when football was a threat for him. Michael realized he had to get his life in order to be able to go to college to play the game he loves, and there is no way he would have ever succeeded if it wasn’t for a past with such experiences. Now that he had opportunities and the tools to succeed, Michael was able to do whatever he wanted to and he had the chance to really
Both younger brothers feel the weight of their older brothers’ legacies. Joey feels pressured to live up to Mike’s (modest) football success after his death. He even quits the soccer team and plans to play high school football. He wants to be like his brother. Paul also grapples with his older brother’s legacy. In this case, however, he wants athletic success in a different sport. Given that Erik’s football success completely monopolizes his parents’ lives, Paul struggles to make a name for himself in soccer. He wants his parents to treat him like they treat Erik, and he wants the respect that his soccer success
Michael’s life began in Brooklyn, New York, on February 17th, 1963, where his parents James and Delores always stood by his side. His father, known for his unending support, always gave Michael advice on what to do, never letting him down. His mother made sure Michael headed in the right direction with everything he did. As a child he enjoyed athletics, engaging in basketball, baseball and football. He practiced baseball with his dad, persistently playing catch whenever time allowed. Baseball was his favorite. Even at a young age he had already tasted success by being voted Most Valuable Player on his team. “That was the first big accomplishment in my life,” Michael recalled (Harris, Laurie).
The film exhibits and analyzes the story of NFL player Michael Oher’s life through high school as he endures various adversities and difficulties in his life. It tells Oher’s story of being the son of a cocaine addictive mother and absentee father, who is homeless due the circumstances of his family. Despite not having either of his parents in his life he did have Big Tony, who was his friend’s dad. Big Tony would allow Michael to sleep on his sofa some days when he did not have anywhere else to live and he also was the main cause to Michael being admitted to the Wingate Academy Christian School. At this school Michael meets S.J., who is the son on the Tuohy’s. S.J. begins a friendship with Michael at a time when no one else would and on a rainy day after S.J.’s thanksgiving play, the Tuohys see Michael walking. They ask him ...
Many universities want Michael to play on their teams. S.J. talks to the coaches, and leads the negotiations on Michael's behalf-- and his own. When Michael gets his grades high enough, he must make a decision, and he does. He chooses the university where Sean had played for, and where Leigh Anne had been a cheerleader. That causes Investigator Granger (Sharon Morris) to move onto the matter before Michael arrives there. She questions him as though they were holding interrogatory preceding at a police station. She thinks that the Tuohys and Miss Sue are using Michael to benefit Ole Miss, their alma
“In everyday life, men and women make decisions that affect the life and death of existing people. They decide whether to join the army; whether to donate blood, a kidney, or bone marrow to a child; whether to give money to Save the Children instead of buying a new sweater; whether to decline a life-saving blood transfusion; whether to drive a small fort on walls that may protect passengers in a crash but often kills those in less substantial vehicles” (Borgmann 23).
The external reading talked about what a person can do about their decisions regarding their health and medical treatments. This is known as advance directive planning. This I done through living will, power of attorney and health care proxy. There were three characteristics that the article talks about that influences an individual’s decision making in this process. These are religious beliefs and advance directives, changes as we age, and Erickson’s Theory. The author incorporated Erikson’s theory by focusing on the final stage which was “integrity vs. despair”. According to Erickson’s theory people go through eight different life stages. The individual “faces a crises and progresses through to the next stage whether or not they resolved
The movie I decided to analyze was Remember the Titans. I examined the dilemmas and ethical choices that were displayed throughout the story. In the early 1970s, two schools in Alexandria Virginia integrate forming T.C. Williams High School. The Caucasian head coach of the Titans is replaced by an African American coach (Denzel Washington) from North Carolina, which causes a fury among white parents and students. Tensions arise quickly among the players and throughout the community when players of different races are forced together on the same football team. Coach Boone is a great example of a leader. He knows he faces a tough year of teaching his hated team. But, instead of listening to the hating town or administrators, Boone pushes his team to their limits and forces good relationships between players, regardless of race. His vision for the team involves getting the players concerned in what the team needs to become, and not what it is supposed to be; a waste. Boone is a convincing leader with a brutal, boot camp approach to coaching. He believes in making the players re-build themselves as a team. When Boone says, You will wear a jacket, shirt, and tie. If you don't have one buy one, can't afford one then borrow one from your old man, if you don't have an old man, then find a drunk, trade him for his. It showed that he was a handy Craftsman and wanted done what he wanted done no matter what it took.During training camp, Boone pairs black players with white players and instructs them to learn about each other. This idea is met with a lot of fighting, but black linebacker Julius Campbell and stubborn white All-American Gerry Bertier. It was difficult for the players to cope with the fact they had to play with and compete with ...
The decision-making model not as simple as selfish or self-interest, it’s the “theory of human choice based on scientific principles of observation and experiment”, but not “postulation and deduction” (page 397). Observation reflects it has been learned or acknowledged from patient look or research about the cause and effect, experiment means it has been thought, be consider the pros and cons. Even though it might not be think over and think through, it must be different than “creating something out of nothing”. There are four princi...
In the movie The Blind Side Michael Oher faced multiple challenges throughout his childhood and his adolescent life. Michaels mom was a drug addict causing her to neglect her children and spend most of her time out of the house looking for money to use on drugs. Michaels father walked out on them when he was born causing him to have a lot less parental support than he would if he had both parents supporting him.
There will be a certain point in your life, when you will have to make a major life decision, from buying a car, to buying a house, to what career you want to have. These are all very hard decision to make and at times it can be stressful just thinking about them. Unfortunately, they are all part of life.
Making decisions is an important part of our everyday life. Decisions define actions and lead to the achievement of goals. However, these depend on the effectiveness of the decision-making process. An effective decision is free from biases, uncertainties, and is deeply dependent on information and critical thinking. Poor decisions lead to the inability to achieve set objectives and could lead to losses, if finance is a factor. Therefore, it is important to contemplate about quality and ways to achieve it in decision-making, which is the focus of this paper. The purpose is to look into the needs of decision-making, including what one should do and what one should not do.