Existentialism is a term used in philosophy standing for the concept that humans have free will to determine their future. Determinism, the opposite of existentialism, supports the idea that humans are products of their environments, in other words, their lives depend on external factors that they cannot control such as environment, religion, and nationality. Understanding these two concepts shows the difference between the successful people and the losers. Alexander Hamilton is an example of a person who could overcome all external factors that would defeat a normal person. Self-confidence is the measure of how far a person can rise up in life. Hamilton had such a strong self-confidence that enabled him to overcome huge obstacles in life. As a child, he lost his family, left his country, and struggled through ...
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...e study of history. As I recognized, songs have been performed so many times that singers harmonize with each other. Listening to the songs only paints a picture of the events, and moves my feelings as if I attended those events. This work is such an electric current that it recharges my ambition, determination, and hope.
Arrogance, as prophet Mohammed defined, is ridiculing and rejecting the truth and despising people. Arrogance of Burr is clearly shown in the first lines of the first song. Burr kept living in illusion assuming superiority over Hamilton and trying to find external justifications for Hamilton’s success. As a consequence, Burr stopped making any progress, but Hamilton rose up. Because of arrogance, Burr was blind to spot his own problem. Hatred seized Burr’s heart and led him to end Hamilton’s life. Burr stood for nothing, thus he fell for illusion.
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