Everyone has a “verse;” the story of their life and what they wish to accomplish throughout it. I have had big goals for myself to accomplish ever since a young age. In most cases, this has been very beneficial to me throughout my life. But sometimes, it has caused me a lot of grief. Since this is such a large part of my life, I have many songs that I feel represent this journey. Since the first time I heard it, I have loved “The Best Day,” a song Taylor Swift wrote for her mom. My mom and I have always had a super close relationship, and she has been there for every up and down. The lines “I’m thirteen now and don’t know how my friends could be so mean, I come home crying and you hold me tight and grab the keys” represent a difficult time in my life. As with most girls, I had a really rough time with friends during elementary and middle school. While I lost old friends and gained new friends, there were quite a few days in between when I would come home crying. But no matter what happened, I always knew I could count on my mom to make the bad days the best days. The song “Somebody that I Used to Know” by Gotye also relates to a situation with a friend during this time. We had been best friends since we were babies, but as we grew older, she became competitive and just plain mean. For years, I had several negative incidences my “best friend.” We are no longer friends because I couldn’t take the emotional stress the friendship was putting on my life; now she’s “just somebody that I used to know.” During our middle school years, she tried to tear me down as much as possible. Something I was interested in was “stupid,” but then she would turn around to do it and make it seem like it was her idea. The line “No you didn’t have to sto... ... middle of paper ... ... to help make the world a little happier for someone else and plan to continue being involved throughout the rest of my life. I feel that my goals and involvement can positively contribute to society. In “O Me! O Life!,” Walt Whitman mentions how most members of society seem to just “go with the flow” and hope they will stumble upon a purpose in life. I believe everyone has a positive purpose in life, but it is their choice if they find it or not. This purpose is not something one will “stumble” upon. Situations and seeking out the purpose is the only way to find out what it is. I believe that from my experiences, my purpose, the verse I will contribute to society, with be to help others. I didn't know how my friends could be so mean, And I still don’t know at seventeen. When I’m just somebody that they use to know, They realize they didn’t have to stoop so low.
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If I were to ask you to think of one song that truly was your quintessence, I am sure that you can think of one right away. How to Save a Life by The Fray would be the song that represents me. This song really speaks to me because it deals with a major issue in my life. I have dealt with depression for many years. I have always felt a deep inadequacy for all of my accomplishments. Always hearing that I have no reason to be depressed made me feel even worse. In the recent years I have found ways to deal with my own depression, while also trying to help others with the same problems. Having someone to talk to and praying have been my two saving graces. I argue that it does not take a clinical physiologist to save someone from depression. Anyone can be a cure to depression as depicted in the song.
Is there a relationship between death, wisdom, and happiness and the well-lived life; and what is the structure? I struggled to form an answer to this question, because I’m not sure if my real feelings on the subject are conducive to the assignment. As I feel like you’re looking for some profound and deep explanative that correlate back to the teachings of this class. I know for a fact that I don’t need 750 words to answer, and adding summaries of material that don’t affect my position is very frustrating. However, this class is part of a journey that sits under an umbrella of life lessons I have to digest in order to meet my goals, strengthen my meaning and allow me to get closer to the purpose of my life. In order to get to happiness,
In The Life Song of a Child, the narrator wrote an optimistic life lesson at the end of the story that challenged the readers to,” Keep singing and find [their] way home.”(1). In this quote the narrator did a good job of expressing her optimistic side because she’s hopeful that everyone will find their song and their song will help throughout their whole life time. This quote really connects to my life because in my life I have a song. That song is running, which is the most important part in my life and it will always help me get through obstacles challenges in my
I consider myself a driven, honest, hardworking, compassionate, and dedicated individual. I love to learn, to work, to improve, and most of all to help others. My life goal is to positively impact the lives of others and furthermore the community. While I can not predict how exactly I will do this I start by treating others well, helping out where help is needed, and dedicating myself to my education where I will expand my knowledge and acquire new skills.
For my song, I chose Fifteen by Taylor Swift. This is a very touching song, it talks about freshman year of high school, finding your first love and then they use you and don't love you back. The overall mood of this song is remorse. The persona of Taylor is that of a new freshman. Taylor uses figurative language such as “your head spin around”, “gave everything she had”, “look before you fall”, “time can heal most anything”, “feeling like flying”, and “Feeling like there's nothing to figure out”. Taylor is comparing a first kiss to a spinning head, and flying to a first date. Her figurative language enhanced the song because it made you feel how the person felt. ** The overall message of Fifteen is “look before you leap”, or, in Taylor’s words,
In Occupational Therapy (OT), ideas and theories go through various modifications. Practitioners dealing with Occupational therapy use craft as therapeutic mechanisms because people do feel that they are capable of accomplishing anything when they prove to themselves that they can do an art and compete it on their own. Crafts vary in their purpose; some deal with self care such as cooking, sewing, cleaning, and mending. Other crafts are generally meant to deal with a dysfunction faced compared to other crafts. An assessment of theoretic crafts to determine if it fits the best interests of a patient is through looking at the treatment goals of OT to a specific individual.
...th this single life that I have been given. I am going to touch as many other lives as I possibly can. The moments we spend leading others to find their own personal definitions of happiness are worth so much more than ours alone. Sometimes to see the beauty and meaning in the small things, we must rid ourselves of all the "fluff' that threatens to distract us. Time is too precious and our gifts, as leaders, too valuable to be wasted on things that do not touch our hearts.
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I believe that my contribution to the world does not begin upon the completion of a undergraduate, graduate, or doctoral degree. The positive impact that I am able to make begins today and continues every day that I walk this planet. Plans for my future and my career are vessels in which I will use to spread this goodness around. My ideas for the world are expansive and lined with love and the hope that we will one day realize the compassionate nature that connects all
I laid on my side facing the kindle, holding my best friend since birth –my stuffed golden retriever Princess Rose- while slow quiet tears fell with the words that filled my silent room. The lyrics silenced all of the discouraging words and thoughts that floated in my head, and throughout my room. In their place were lyrics that shook my core. The dam inside of me was beginning to burst but the water flow was a slow trickle, and as the song continued to play the tears ran faster. The song that saved me was “Try” by Colbie Caillat, that night it played on repeat like a broken record. My mom came in my room during the fifth or sixth repeat and saw me crying, I probably scared her that night, I ever saw her eyes because I was too busy crying. She had many question, none of which I could answer at that point, all I could say was “listen to the song”. Without further questions, a mother’s instincts came out as she laid down next to me and soothed me with her presence as she stroked my soft brown hair, in that moment I was a little girl again, safe and sound in my mother’s arms. In the security of my mother’s arms, I slowly drifted to sleep with the music still
For our Economics subject, we watched The Pursuit of Happyness, a movie based on Chris Gardner, a salesman who was not making that much money and eventually experiences homelessness with his five-year old son. He faces problems when his wife is unwilling to accept his goal to become a stockbroker and leaves him. However, he perseveres even under all this stress.
What does it mean to be happy? Happiness is a sensation that people want to have, and a lot of it. Above all else in the world, it’s what we seek and long for. Though this feeling can be found in many different places and at many different times, it isn’t easy to acquire. For some people, happiness might be found in exercise and sustaining good health. On the other hand, others can discover it when they go on vacation and relax. The idea here is that we each have our own things that make us happy.
I feel that if you have a life that is acknowledged by other people, you have taken the full opportunity of living and made an impact on the society in which you are a part of. That impact could be viewed as positive or negative, but still continues to leave behind some form of an impression. There are many ways to look at how one could make an impact on society. To me, this could be possible by viewing how your society operates, and seeing what the purpose of that livelihood is. I feel that a lot of people go through life following the normal routines of the sociocultural norms, and spend their time doing something they have no personal interest in. This relates back to Socrates accepting death rather than imprisonment or exile, as there is no self-purpose to either of those penalties. It can be seen in many societies today, including America. There are many people who relinquish their dreams to live a more practical life. In my opinion, Socrates would be disappointed in some of today’s generation for not taking the time to dedicate themselves towards their aspirations. Humans today have seemed to lose a lot of the pioneer aspect of their personalities. My general view is that people early in age are raised on the concept that any of their dreams are attainable and that they should strive for them. As people start to develop into young adults they are encouraged to