Sometimes they are doing different things to have a perfect life that they are wanting for. For them it can be obtained from their own capability but more often by others. Some of us think that being a teenager is the most precious stage in our lives but that is not true all the times, we should know first our limitations and people around us. It is not always good hurting someone or in other word “bullying someone". They are also humans like us and we are created equally, physically and emotionally.
There were many reasons why students supported the wave and were not resilient and did not stand up to their individual rights. David was Laurie's boyfriend when the wave was introduced David valued The Wave as something good and recognized the possibility to use the positive effects for the football team. His motive was to hope that shifting the class spirit to the team will push and rise it up, will lead to the success it lacked before. He was so mentally absorbed he could not see he was being dragged into a cult. Robert was the class Loser', his motivation was s personal one.
Both of them came to the tournament to win but not to lose. Hamill’s statement will most probably be an insult to both of the boxers, especially Frazier, as the desire to win is innate in every human. The triumph of defeating the opponent is indeed satisfying and euphoric. Under normal circumstances, humans will use everything (some may cheat) just to achieve success without considering how weak they are because winnin... ... middle of paper ... ...e desire to win, as the yearning to win is always innate in every human. I appreciate Hamill’s efforts to convince the readers that winning is not everything, but his efforts to reduce the value of winning may discourage the readers to be less determined and competitive.
He affected Todd by making him more confident and courageous. First and most importantly, Mr. Keating’s teachings affected Neil Perry in both negative and positive ways. For example, Mr. Keating told Neil to follow his passion for acting. Although this may seem like a positive influence, it is a negative influence. By following his passion, Neil disobeys his father, which is an act a child should never do.
The important lesson I learned from my youth was the importance of others feeling and what shame I felt for doing it. I would be naïve to everyone’s feeling because they had nothing to do with me, but that is the worst thing you could do to someone. My experience involves a good friend of mine that I still have today. He had a problem with making friends because he was bi-polar. While it is different from when Stevenson laughed at the boy who had the speech impediment.
He doesn't feel athletes, as role models are the right people for the job. Rick Telander begins his article with a hasty generalization that says: "We feel that because a person can run fast, hit hard, jump high, dunk a ball or knock one into the parking lot, that person is someone to be admired and emulated and even listened to, despite the fact that none of his skills have much value away from the playing venue." I disagree with his statement because when you reach a certain level of visibility, you are a role model whether you chose to be one or not. Athletes are seen as heroes because they can do things that most of us can't do. They can hit fastballs coming at them at nearly 100 miles an hour, and leap and hang in the air, seemingly defying gravity, or slam a ball over a net.
Therefore, Quentin decides that his watch... ... middle of paper ... ...e greatest among the Compsons. Both Dilsey and Jesus chose to commit their time to serve others rather than worrying about themselves. A term often used for this is “dying to self,” or in other words risking your wants and lifestyle to help others. There is a slim amount of people these days that have this gift, because selfishness has taken over selflessness. Therefore, to acquire a selfless attitude we must go against our desires for power, popularity, and prominence, hence why we are all selfish.
Ethan was obligated to care for his wife Zeena until death, but his misguided decisions lead him to be concerned only with his immediate happiness. Much like Ethan in Ethan Frome, people who concentrate on personal happiness, without factoring in personal responsibility, set themselves up for a painful reality check. Only the ruthlessly devoted and heartless can make it to the top without feeling bad about who they knocked down to triumph. Ethan cant strive for a higher level of happiness because so many factors pull him down. To leave Starkfield with his love, Mattie, he would need more money than he can afford, and to get this he would be forced to lie and compromise his friendships.
One of the things that first struck me about the play was that the characters believed they lived a good life. I saw the exact opposite. The good life is shown through success, success through a career, education, goals, and love, or at least we are brought up thinking so. The gangs only had one another and without the support of that gang, these boys/characters would not exist as individual human beings. The Jets did not want to have jobs, and they mocked the ex-gang member, Tony, for leaving the gang to make a future for himself.
Gawain’s pride and greed struck his spirit and it tore his self-confidence. The game was all a scheme to prove the honesty of Gawain. How you look at the outcome is what decides who the victor of the challenge was. Gawain is the winner if his life was the prize but in his own eyes he was the loser. He was a man of honor and valor, and to go against his chivalrous ways was a shame and a sign that he was a coward.