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Role of Names in A Personal Matter

- The Role of Names in A Personal Matter Names are an important part of defining one's identity. After all, when someone asks you who you are you tell him your name. Reading A Personal Matter I was struck by the role of names in the story. The main character is known as Bird and this nickname gives Bird an identity that he struggles to overcome throughout his story. He sees himself as being just like a bird. "It wasn't only that his hunched shoulders were like folded wings, his features in general were birdlike....   [tags: A Personal Matter]

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The Personal Matter of Death

- The Personal Matter of Death The "right to die" argument is building moral, ethical and legal issues. The proponents for physician aid in dying are arguing from the perspective of compassion and radical individual autonomy. However, we cannot take the life of another human being in our hands and play the role of God. The case against physician-assisted suicide, which is essentially a moral case ("thou shall not kill; thou shall not help others to kill themselves"), is straightforward and clear....   [tags: Papers]

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Why Do Labor Unions Matter?

- Introduction The labor union movement over the years has shaped the way individuals work and live for both the nicest and unpleasant. Some would think the unions influence has created a power struggle between management and union leaders. In today’s time, some citizens insist the existence of unions are a must to aid in employee freedom, while others view the labor unions as just another problem in the line of progress. The purpose of labor unions was for employed workers to come together and collectively agree on fundamental workplace objectives....   [tags: Why Unions Matter]

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Dark Matter, An Unidentified Substance Accounting

- Dark matter is an unidentified substance accounting for 27% of our universe’s mass, watched by mankind’s most brilliant eyes and marvelled at by our sharpest minds. For years, we wondered why galaxies were rotating around their respective black holes at a speed almost 200 times faster than what was mathematically calculable. For decades, we struggled with the physics that only told us these galaxies should be ripped apart if not for something, something so gravitationally forceful holding them together....   [tags: Religion, Meaning of life, Human, Personal life]

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Everyone's Feelings Matter... Yes, even Freshmen

- Everyone's Feelings Matter... Yes, even Freshmen. On the sixth day of school, Pac-Tech1 gathered all its members, old and new, in the scene shop. For me, most of the faces were familiar. The club's board members were all in attendance, as were most of the juniors and sophomores, and all of us were sizing up our new crop of freshmen. To their silent but shared dismay, all but two were girls. Even the established females of Pac-Tech know that most girls who enter our ranks rarely present at more than two sequential meetings before drifting out of the reach of anyone in the theater....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Size Does Matter

- Size Does Matter “Back to School Extravaganza!!” “Store-Wide Clearance Sale: Buy 2 Pairs of Shoes and Get the third pair Half –Off!” Every inch of the walls inside the mall were plastered with a vast array of dazzling lights and colorful propaganda. It seemed as if I was going to suddenly be attacked by fearsome mannequins, who stood idly like a platoon of glaring soldiers, anticipating their command to strike. The congested food court had an aroma of boiling flesh, pungent enough to tickle the deepest hairs of my nostrils....   [tags: Personal Narrative Shoes Shopping Papers]

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Nine States of Matter? The Lesser Known States of Matter

- ... The discovery that we can make photons act strongly together could make developing quantum computers a lot easier. this discovery is the most recent of the five having only happened last year. Normally photons don't interact “Getting photons to stick together is not easy because they normally pass through each other without interacting”(Johnson), but as Johnson explains the Rydberg-state makes it possible. the Rydberg state occurs when you fire light into a medium and then the lights energy causes the mediums molecules to bond together with a covalent bond and that makes the light slow down due to lost energy....   [tags: BEC, superconductors, superfluids]

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Is Addiction Just A Matter Of Free Will?

- Is addiction just a matter of free will. I personally believe that it’s not. Now what exactly is addiction. Well according to psychologytoday.com their definition of addiction is “a condition that results when a person ingest a substance (e.g., alcohol, cocaine, nicotine) or engages in an activity (e.g., gambling, sex, shopping) that can be pleasurable but the continued us/act of which becomes compulsive and interferes with ordinary life responsibilities, such as work, relationships, or health.” Even though there are some people who might disagree and believe it’s just a matter of choice, I personally believe once you’re addicted to something, you will always be addicted; which is why many...   [tags: Addiction, Drug addiction, Dopamine, Relapse]

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The Problem Of Personal Identity

- The Problem of the Problem of Personal Identity Throughout the years, the notion of personal identity has captured the attention of many philosophers. One such philosopher, John Locke, attempted to solve the problem in his book, Essays Concerning Human Understanding, in which he provides his definition of what personal identity should be considered as. This idea has not come without its fair share of criticism, however. Antony Flew, a contemporary English philosopher, attempted to show that Locke’s notion of personal identity was severely flawed....   [tags: Consciousness, Mind, John Locke, Personal identity]

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Improving Personal Finance Education During The United States

- ... High school students are more likely to be concerned with certain financial situations such as choosing to attend university. For example, “students bound for a four-year college, a professional job, or a higher starting salary consistently outscore students who are less highly motivated” (Mandell and Klein 106). Those students with plans to attend a four-year college had an average score of 54.9% on the personal finance test, whereas those who had no further plans only had an average of 37.9% on the same test (111)....   [tags: Education, School, Teacher, Personal finance]

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Constructivism: A Matter of Interpretation

- Constructivism: A Matter of Interpretation The theory of constructivism rests on the notion that there is an innate human drive to make sense of the world. Instead of absorbing or passively receiving objective knowledge that is "out there," learners actively construct knowledge by integrating new information and experiences into what they have previously come to understand, revising and reinterpreting old knowledge in order to reconcile it with the new (Billett 1996). The cognitive structures that learners build include procedural knowledge (how--techniques, skills, and abilities) and propositional knowledge (that--facts, concepts, propositions)....   [tags: Philosophy Learning Essays]

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Personal Note On Personal Identity

- Weirob is wright to claim that personal identity cannot consist in the sameness of an immaterial, unobservable soul. (In Perry’s dialogue on personal mortality) On her death bed Gretchen Weirob is looking for a slightest possibility of her surviving, but she cannot find anything that will prove that she, as Gretchen, will live to see another day. Weirob is not looking for any hope, only one proof that can show that her survival is possible, but can’t seem to be persuaded. I’m going to argue that Gretchen Weirob argument is valid....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Perception]

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Personal Note On Personal Success

- Personal Success Personal success can mean a variety of different things to a person whether it is obtaining money or completing a lifelong goal. To obtain personal success no matter what it may be it is critical to be confident, have willpower, and be yourself. To be successful people need to be confident in their work and themselves. Confidence can go a long way; it can also tie in with trust. For example, a technician comes across a problem with a car that is difficult to diagnose but the technician has come across this same problem before....   [tags: American films, English-language films, Humans]

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History Of The Personal Computer

- ... The manufacture price was set at $55,000, or rental at $1150/month, $460 academic. So only 180 units were ever made. With the price to manufacture so high, not many people could afford to buy one. That made the computer industry suffer because people weren’t flocking to the stores to buy these personal computers. Most of the personal computers made at first went to businesses because they were the only ones who could afford to pay the high price for them. ENIAC is generally acknowledged to be the first successful high-speed electronic digital computer and was productively used from 1946 to 1955....   [tags: Personal computer, Computer, ENIAC]

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Does IT Matter, Why and Why Not?

- ... If anything, it could accelerate as more and more innovators experiment and tinker with those cheap, ubiquitous information technology commodities”; obviously he does not agree with Carr. The point is that there are many blogs with comments in the Internet that side with Carr and others that do not and the two authors mentioned above are for illustration purposes only.. The third caveat is that Carr wrote his article back in 2003 before the full development of cloud computing, social media, and the smart phone; although, at one point, he quotes as if out of hindsight, “And as for IT-spurred industry transformations, most of the ones that are going to happen have likely already happened...   [tags: Nicholas G. Carr argument]

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The College Conundrum As A Prevalent Matter

- Tough depicts the college conundrum as a prevalent matter in America’s higher education system, and investigates the cause of this national phenomenon. He describes the college conundrum when he states, “Why are so many American students dropping out of college just as a college degree has become so valuable and just as young people in the rest of the world have begun to graduate in such remarkable numbers?” (Tough 150). He illustrates the disturbing trend of an exponential growth in college dropouts rates in America, even when a bachelor’s degree is seen as a valuable asset, and graduation rates in other countries have considerably risen in comparison....   [tags: Higher education, University, Education, College]

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Marriage Is A Matter Of Convenience

- ... The documentary I will be collecting data on is called Thoroughly Modern Marriage, which is a look at contemporary relationships in Canada. Five couples were interviewed in the documentary and I will be analyzing their responses. Summaries of the personal experiences and information from the documentary will be provided in the index section of this paper. Data will also be collected from Statistics Canada. The quantitative data from Statistics Canada will be compared to the qualitative data to see if the qualitative data applies to the average population....   [tags: Marriage, Cohabitation, Common-law marriage]

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Shashi Deshpande's A Matter of Time

- Issues Of Middle- Class raised in “A Matter of Time”: The present paper deals with the way Shashi’s novel” A Matter of Time” is an exploration into the core of the mind of Indian woman. Here the inner life of middle-class women emotionally isolated from her family is reflected in the embryonic women represented by her daughters. It deals with the quest of identity of womankind. The novel presents a social world of complex relationships. The women are caught in the process of redefining and rediscovery their roles, position and relationships....   [tags: issues of middle class, literary analysis]

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Equality Is A Matter Of Balance

- Equality is the pentacle of any nation, and the more quality that a nation has the better quality of life for its people. Equality is extremely important to maintain balance in a modern community, and its people. For societies excessive inequality leads to conflict. It is not surprising that the main protagonists of revolution are often those who have the least and who are at the receiving end of inequality. The word 'equality ' is often paired with 'diversity ', which means 'sameness ' and 'difference '....   [tags: Harrison Bergeron, Kurt Vonnegut, Equality]

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Love: A Matter of the Mind

- Hanan al-Shaykh’s novel The Story of Zahra and Mariama Ba’s So Long a Letter both show how love is a matter of the mind. Life serves up hardships but the battle of persevering separates the assimilation in the two novels. These novels, being viewed side by side, points out how it takes more than ‘forgive and forget’ to press forward in the pursuit of love, peace and happiness. Ba and al-Shaykh portray different perspectives of how society, relationships and state of mind affect mental stability....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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Racism : A Matter Of Fact

- As a matter of fact, the political situation in America at the end of 20th century required the immediate decision of the problem of color so that the American people believe that the problem of racism has been solved. With this purpose, the government should show that Blacks are participated in decision-making everywhere, from the federal to mass media. Consequently, the latter as one of the most influent sources of information had to show images of real and mythical success of African Americans not so much caring about if their presence was justified....   [tags: Race, Black people, White people, Miscegenation]

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Economy Is Always Fluctuating No Matter

- ... Now assuming that consumption is over 50% of our GDP, consumers had an extreme decrease in disposable income. Not only had the Depression affected the United States’ GDP but also many countries around the world. GDP has such a large impact with the overall strength and condition of economy, but can be closely related with other various indicators. Labor is the driving force of our economy, and in the recent years, our unemployment rate has been declining. Declining to a point where we haven’t seen numbers like this since 2007....   [tags: Unemployment, Great Depression, Inflation]

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Subject Matter Of Nursing Science

- ... It is important to be a patient advocate, provider, teacher, and counselor because I think that we as nurses should deliver the highest quality of nursing care in order to accomplish positive patient outcomes. To me, nursing is about compassion and trying to understand human beings on all emotional, physical, and scientific levels. As a future nurse, I feel an obligation to a life-long learning path, through learning in the classroom and with hands-on experience during clinicals, to better myself and my understanding of nursing itself....   [tags: Nursing, Health care, Patient, Health]

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Personal Essay- Basketball

- Basketball has played a big role in my life thus far. The game of basketball to me means everything that I want to have for my city and for myself. I have a dream of holding up a state championship trophy for my team and for myself. I have put countless numbers of hours into what it would be like for this dream to become a reality. Next year will be my final year of high school basketball. Texas district realignment moved this super small 4A team to an extremely large 3A school. The chance of winning the state championship in 3A is much better than we could have if we had stayed in 4A....   [tags: Personal Experience ]

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My Personal Level Of Happiness

- ... On the flip side happiness is a blessing an we should “strive to make its blessings available to all”(Brooks 2013). Much like how unhappy people spread their unhappiness, happy people can share their happiness. Joy is not a finite resource and sharing it with others is important in your own happiness. You can’t be happy is everyone around you is grumpy (Świderski 2013). Have you ever met someone that was very grumpy because they didn’t sleep enough. Of course you have. Some people forget that to have happiness you have to have time to relax and rest....   [tags: Happiness, Personal life, Positive psychology]

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How Does Aging Matter?

- ... You owe it to your parents to take care of them when/if they need it when they get older. They raised you and took care of you when you were little, so why not do the same for them. In a study by Peter Townsend, “his classic study of family care of older people in London observed that those with families were far less likely to be admitted to institutions than those without, and those with very small families are more likely to be admitted than those with larger families” (Stuart-Hamilton, 433)....   [tags: Gerontology, Ageing, Old age, Death]

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Does Class Size Matter?

- ... Well, let’s look at that statement closer. The 20-30 minutes you might get with a teacher before school consists of him or her preparing for their day, running around making copies, talking to other teachers that come into the room or vice versa, and lets not forget meetings before school. Then after school. If your teacher is a coach of a team, they can’t help after school. If their kids are getting dropped off after school in their room, they come in and then the teacher attention is focused on their kids and getting out of there as fast as they can to get their hungry children home....   [tags: Education, College, Classroom, University]

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Why Does History Matter?

- Why Does History Matter. History encapsulates our everyday lives. History is not just about places, dates and individuals, but also about characters and perspectives. As Penelope J. Corfield writes 'When asked 'Why History. ' the answer is that History is inescapable '. Stephen Fry adds 'It is thrilling, absorbing, fascinating, delightful and infuriating, that it is life...It is the story of us had we been born a little earlier ' . History is then a story of us all and where we have come from, by studying it we effectively illuminate our past and bring it to life within our contemporary setting....   [tags: History, Historiography, Critical thinking]

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The Ones Who Matter

- ... Lastly Hentig describes the tormentor victim as the abuser in a relationship, and the chronic victim of the tormentor’s violence retaliated causing the tormentor to be the victim. The tormentor victim is most seen in long term domestic violence problems. Hentig theory and types greatly impacted current studies of victimology and today victims are looked as by their lifestyle more than Hentig’s types (Merlene). Currently, the justice system in the United States focuses on the criminals and not the victims of most crimes....   [tags: Crime, Criminology, Criminal justice, Police]

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Personal Note On Values And Values

- ... Since I am blessed with my family I can help others who are trying to be good role models to their children. A challenge I would find difficult would be when parents put themselves first instead of their own children. My parents had and will always put us first even if we are all grown already. Some parents will prefer to have nice things while their children has a pair of old sandals. It will definitely bother me but I would have to focus hard on these particular cases. When we feel happy we see the world different, brighter....   [tags: Meaning of life, Personal life, Mother, Father]

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Personal History

- I am satisfied with what I have become; a student specializing in Physics with special interests in experimental Condensed Matter Physics. I grew up in a very small town. A town not fully developed; there were very few resources and not many quality schools to acquire a solid education. I had to pass an entrance exam to get into a good school for 8th grade at a time when most students in my town would drop out of school after 7th grade in order to search for work and support their families. My parents could not complete their undergraduate studies because they had to work to support their families, but their emphasis on the importance of education, their dedication and massive effort inspir...   [tags: Personal Statement]

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Personal Statement

- Growing up as the son of a rural Iowa veterinarian, I got my first experience in a medical field while riding along with my dad on calls, and from an early age my interest was piqued. It was the first of multiple experiences that pointed me toward a career in physical therapy. In my elementary and junior high years, a couple of elderly neighbor ladies often called on me to help them with chores around their homes and yards. This is where I first discovered my love of working to help others. It was rewarding beyond any payment to know that I was helping them live independently a little longer, even if I was only playing a small part by doing their odd jobs....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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My Personal Dictionary

- my personal dictionary My friends are constantly baffled to learn that I was once a jock (of sorts). They know how much time I give to the arts, look me over in disbelief, and completely deny my former athletic glory with a few chuckles, some pointing and laughing, and some giggling uncontrollably. I am prone to hiding from that sort of people. athlete, ath’lēt, n. [Gr. athlētēs, from athlon, a contest.] One trained in baseball, basketball, gymnastics, swimming, wrestling, and bowling. Through time, I discovered the meaning of sports....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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Does Marriage Matter?

- ... Reflect on one of the most popular blockbuster movies in the past several decades: Pretty Woman set on the premise that the lead actor is seeking comfort with a woman as a version of therapy to overcome pain from his own daddy issues. Is the country impacted as a whole because of the damage done when fathers aren’t involved with their children. The statistics speak for themselves, numbers do not lie. When children do not have their fathers invested in their lives, they suffer and so does the culture....   [tags: Family, Mother, Nuclear family, Marriage]

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Do manners matter?

- Do manners matter. Yes, they do; however, since most parents have gone to work, children have fewer chances to sit with their parents and to learn manners from them. Although America is a melting-pot of cultures with various ideas of manners (Packer 22), and the subject of manners is complicated (Hall 185), the standard of good manners of various cultures is similar. Good manners are the same as civilized behaviors and moral etiquette that have respect, consideration, generosity, and thoughtfulness for others (Stewart 14)....   [tags: Informative, Education, etiquette]

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My Photography Goal of Capturing Oppression, Personal Issues and Illness on Film

- This family is mourning the loss of a loved one in Uruguay. The photographer captured the moment of sadness for this family and shows the essence that everyone feels at some point in their life. The father has fallen to his knees in sadness and loss of body control for his lost wife. The children pray for their losses as they see their father lose his composure. I am going to travel the world and develop my personal imagination in my ability to portray my feelings through photography. I have always had a fascination with photography and would like to bring my skills of photography to the point I can portray my thoughts to others....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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A Matter Of Life And Death By Timothy Aubry

- ... Both stand as distressfully traumatic situations that take time to heal, and in Aubry’s case, plays a role of substitution when he thinks about it. As shown, Aubry is already presenting the emotional connection with the reader into getting the picture of weariness and expands on that issue by illustrating the predicaments of marriage. Marriage is a partnership, in whatever form that might take. It means putting someone else’s needs beforehand and knowing that the other person will do the same....   [tags: Marriage, Husband, Divorce, Wife]

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Black Lives Matter By John Brown

- As you may or may not know, there’s a heated battle going on in the United States and has been going on for many months now. The battle is between the two sayings “Black Lives Matter” and “All Lives Matter”. The two statements clash for many different reasons and the few articles I use focus on their important arguments against one another. The statement “Black Lives Matter” has greatly evolved within the last year. If you support this side, you believe these words correlate with the unneeded and over excessive use of police brutality against African Americans compared to police brutality against whites, bringing racism soaring back into the US....   [tags: African American, Police, Police brutality]

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No Tragedy Of Shakespeare 's The Matter Of Dying

- ... Goneril stabs herself after killing her sister. Others who do not immediately face death, like Albany, helplessly anticipate it: “It will come, / Humanity must perforce prey upon itself, / Like monsters of the deep” (Shakespeare IV. ii. 48-50). Death, violence, and loss are woven all throughout the language, and in doing so, the physicality of such matters dominate the metaphorical world of the play. Perhaps the most tragic event in the play, the death of Cordelia allows the fullest expression of the tragedy’s address to personal morality....   [tags: William Shakespeare, King Lear, Life, Evil]

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Black Racism : Black Lives Matter

- ... That 's just simple facts, now while majority of America would never be as blunt about their ideas of Black America as Kern or O’reily, similar sentiments are echoed everywhere within our society. And the ongoing message within these remarks is that “to be black is to be inferior”. But that 's not fact. That is just racism. Racism is not only burning crosses in people 's yards and riding around in white hoods, racism is an invisible system of discrimination and injustice that was established and is continued to be upheld by social institutions....   [tags: African American, Black people, Race]

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No Matter How Unjust And Undeserved Suffering

- ... This reveals Reuven’s tendency to prematurely conclude the behaviors and motives of those with a Hasidic background based on his own preconceptions, instead of recognizing the thoughts and opinions specific to the individual. During the first conversation with his father after sustaining his injury, Reuven expresses intense disgust towards Danny, claiming his own physical misery as the primary motive behind Danny’s intentions (Potok 49). Reuven seizes this opportunity as confirmation for his ignorantly bitter perspective towards Hasidic Jews; additionally, this further emphasizes how Reuven refuses to view Danny as an independent human being rather than an umbrella representation of Hasi...   [tags: Hasidic Judaism, Judaism, Chabad]

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Personal Reflection

- Rachel Carson: The Obligation to Endure (pg. 83) When Carson cites Schweitzer, she is referring to the “devils”, or harmful, unnatural creations of man that dramatically alter nature, that often go undiscovered or avoided. She is specifically referring to the contamination of air, plants, earth, rivers, seas, and organisms with dangerous lethal materials. Additionally, Carson is referring to the ways in which man physically alters the environment such as importing plants that are non-native, or invasive, and practicing agricultural monoculture....   [tags: Personal Reflection Essays]

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No Matter How Loud I Shout

- The book, No Matter How Loud I Shout, takes an in-depth look at the juvenile court system in the state of California in the 1990s. Through a colorful narrative story the author, Edward Humes, paints of vivid picture of the how dysfunctional the system truly was. The main focus is on the various ways the system has failed many of the juveniles that it is intended to help. Peggy Beckstrand, the Deputy District Attorney, says it best “The first thing you learn about this place, is that nothing works.” (No Matter How Loud I Shout, 1996, p.31) The one beacon of hope the juvenile court has is Judge Roosevelt Dorn....   [tags: juvenile court system]

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Anorexia Nervos A Dominant Sociocultural Matter

- The American Anorexia and Bulimia Association found that of those who develop eating disorders, about 150,000 die of anorexia. It has the highest death rate for any psychiatric disorder (White 219). Eating disorders are complex conditions that can arise from a variety of potential causes. Accordingly, anorexia nervosa develops from a dominant sociocultural matter. This multi-faceted problem derives from the lack of education in; interpersonal, psychological, and social factors. The education of these matters will increase awareness, which in turn will decrease the development of anorexia....   [tags: Anorexia nervosa, Eating disorders]

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Personal Development

- Many people work very hard in their life but they do not seem to be able to achieve something worthwhile (Personal Goal Setting, 2013). Successful people on the other hand, know what they want and create plans to help them achieve these goals. They will establish a step by step plan, and will continue to follow that plan until their goal is achieved. These people tend to be proactive rather than be reactive. Personal planning is really important because it helps you not only to achieve your goals but to tell you how you can achieve them....   [tags: success, personal finances, goals, planning ]

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Defining Personal Responsibility and Exploring My Own Responsibilities

- What is personal responsibility. Some examples people would probably come up with would be these: working, chores, taking care of your family and some might even say going to school and getting a better education. The definition of personal responsibility is: the obligation to carry forward an assigned task to a successful conclusion. With responsibility goes authority to direct and take the necessary action to ensure success. ("DOD Dictionary of Military and Associated Terms"). Personal responsibility to me is taking ownership of the things that will affect us in anyway, whether it is in the long run or short term....   [tags: Personal Reflection, Definition]

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Personal Narrative- Victim of Robbery

- Personal Narrative- Victim of Robbery My story started about a week ago. I was heading to bed early, because I was tired from a long day with plans to wake up a few hours before class to review for a test. As I closed my books for the evening and headed to bed around midnight, little did I know something was going on outside. A little later that night someone entered my garage, which was so conveniently unlocked. They first rummaged through my dad’s van outside and I think they stole his coat, a tape and a few rolls of film....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Secure Personal Data Servers: a Vision Paper

- Secure Personal Data Servers: a Vision Paper 1. INTORDUCTION Nowadays, almost all companies and admirations are depending on storing data in central servers in order to make it easy for users to access their personal data. A huge amount of personal data is collected to servers in various fields such as hospitals, insurance corporations, organizations, etc. Because of the convent these servers provide, many people are requesting from internet companies to store their data and make it reliable and accessible through the internet in several platforms all the time....   [tags: central servers, securing personal data ]

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Personal Narrative- Lost Wallet

- Personal Narrative- Lost Wallet A wallet, or purse for some, is a precious item in which most people carry things more essential than money towards everyday life. If some people were to lose that portable safe, they may be offset for the rest of that day. The person without that wallet could be cranky or depressed for a while. Maybe something of great sentimental value was in that wallet. This person could stay hold these feelings for a long time, until they find their belongings by which case they are filled with joy....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Personal Narrative- Varsity Volleyball

- Personal Narrative- Varsity Volleyball I first started playing volleyball at a very young age. I was in the seventh grade when my volleyball career started. My sister started playing in the seventh grade and I just wanted to follow her footsteps. My seventh grade year was ok because I had just started out and really didn’t know the game. There was A team and a B team, where A team was better than the B team. I tried my best to be on the A-team, but guess where I ended up, on the B team. No matter what team I was on I never gave up....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Personal Narrative - Body Image

- Personal Narrative - Body Image One's body is what makes one who one is. Every inch of someone is what sets a person apart from everyone else. Even though everyone has an opinion about what his or her perfect body would be, changing one's personal features would take away from individuality. I personally would never have plastic surgery because when I look at myself, I do not see a tall, skinny young man with a funny looking nose and big "bug" eyes, but I see a beautifully sculpted masterpiece that God has made just for me....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Personal Narrative- Living a Life of Humility

- Personal Narrative- Living a Life of Humility For the only thing we have to shame is shame itself. Perhaps the name of Amy Tan’s mother will never be remembered like that of FDR, but the truth behind her words rings just as loud. To be different is an aspect of human nature that we are to be proud of, regardless of whether it’s socially hip or socially degrading. To be proud of something is to consider it worthy of honor, and that’s precisely what we must do- honor our individuality by becoming who we really are....   [tags: Personal Perspective]

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Personal Narrative- Converting to Judaism

- Personal Narrative- Converting to Judaism One day in grade five, I decided to find myself. Most people are not "lost" when they are eleven years old, but in my own naïve, inexperienced world, I needed a change. My teacher was the indirect cause of this awakening. She was Jewish and opened our closed WASP-y minds to a whole new world of Judaism. We explored the Jewish holidays, learned about the Holocaust, and watched Fiddler on the Roof. This brief yet fascinating view into the world of another religion captured my attention and compelled me to investigate further....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Personal Narrative - Speeding Ticket

- Personal Perspective- Speeding Ticket It was on a burning summer Sunday morning the day I received my initial traffic citation. My best friend and I got this crazy plan the afternoon before it all occurred .We determined that instead of going swimming at the recreational local pool of Tallahassee, we ought to head on in a journey to Panama City beach to enjoy the last week of summer that was left for us. The only problem is that it was 6:00 pm and by the time we arrived at the beach the sun would be hiding in the orient....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays]

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Personal Narrative- Living for God

- Personal Narrative- Living for God As I was driving into the church parking lot I had to take a deep breath. After leaving another frustrating day at school and then going to work right afterwards, I needed to calm myself down. I looked in the rear view mirror one more time to make sure I looked halfway presentable. I fixed my wind-blown hair by pulling it back in a high ponytail and put on some Burt’s Bees lip balm before exiting the car. I grabbed my Bible and notebook and locked the doors. As I walked towards the youth building a wave of comfort washed over me....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays]

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Personal Narrative- Holiday Baking Tradition

- Personal Narrative- Holiday Baking Tradition Traditions are reflections of beliefs, superstitions and the personality of a family. I stop short of saying that they are the soul of a family because my family can no longer celebrate these traditions, but the spirit of my family continues to be an integral part of my life, despite the distance that sets us apart. The soul of my family remains unharmed from the miles that deprive us of the opportunity to celebrate common traditions. Regardless of how far we are apart, there is one tradition that can overcome any lengthy amount of distance, and that is my Aunt Millie’s Cinnamon-pecan rolls....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Personal Goals as a Student at the University

- Everyone should have personal goals that evolve around anything that needs to be accomplished. I set goals on a daily basis. One goal that I seem to have not truly focused on has been my college education. Considering all things, I decided I needed to focus on my college education. The first thing I needed to accomplish was to enroll in an institution for higher learning. Now that my enrollment is complete, I am an official student at the University enrolled in the undergraduate program for business management....   [tags: Personal Narrative Education Learning Essays]

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Why Sports Matter in our History and Our Lives

- When discussing why sports matter and the influence it has had over the course of history, many controversial issues have been whether or not sports have taught us to cultivate discipline. Sheed explains that sports can play an important role in the lives of people by helping them discover who they are and where they want to be. The lesson of sports goes deeper than just practicing or playing a game, they help build characteristics that will prepare you for many obstacles in life. Sheed mentions that sports were created and put into schools to teach discipline, patience, and honesty to male students....   [tags: discipline, competitive, physical]

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Analysis Of Capitol Hill Jumping Is The Matter Of The United States

- ... This includes the ability to trade without strict barriers of import and export restrictions. A prime example of how free trade has set place in the Americas, is the North American Free Trade Agreement. This agreement set in place the ability of the United States, Canada, and Mexico to interchange their many products with no restrictions on imports and exports. Globalizing an economy not only benefits a nation economically, but can also benefit the individual consumer, which is all the way at the bottom of the ladder....   [tags: International trade, Economics, Globalization]

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Shaping the Web: Why the Politics of Search Engines Matter

- Over the past decade or so, an increasingly amount of information has been published and communicated over the World Wide Web. Search engines such as Google, Yahoo and Bing have become the most important gateways to access the web. Mainly, the ultimate goal of a search engine site is to provide personal and relevant results to the user. However, search engine sites have developed a few ethical issues that leads to favoring of certain kinds of sites over others in the lists of results they return to consumers in their response to search queries....   [tags: article analysis, google, gateways]

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Why Is It Matter If You Have A Meaningful Life?

- Why does it matter if you have a meaningful life or a meaningless life. Why can’t we just be happy, enjoy our life and accept who we are. Classifying ourselfs for having a meaningful life or a meaningless life does not solve any problem and causes confusion and frustration. You will never be happy if all you do is search for what your meaning in life contains and you will never live if all you do is search for the answer because the answer that you are looking for is not easily found. You cannot find the answer to what makes a life meaningful or meaningless because it is something that truly does not matter....   [tags: Meaning of life, Absurdism, Life, Intrinsic value]

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Novel Critique of The Four Things That Matter Most

- Ira Byock wrote the novel The Four Things That Matter Most, in 2004. Mr. Byock is a renowned medical doctor who specializes and practices in palliative care and his main interest is offering care to alleviate mental, emotional, and physical symptoms for those that are in their last moments of life. His enriching novel discusses these concepts; it is a helpful tool for those that are dying, or for their loved ones facing the reality of the impending death, and for those that have lost a loved one....   [tags: Ira Byock novel analysis]

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Personal Values Of The University Of Missouri

- Personal values are important in every person’s life, no matter their profession. They exemplify who we are. These values can provide us with a path for the type of life we aspire to lead. Through personal values we can figure out what is important to us and use that to have a successful life, whether this is emotionally, financially or in any other ways. Many institutions have core values that exemplify what the institution as a whole stands for. Institutions use their core values to guide their decisions and they are shared, adopted and believed by the entire institution....   [tags: Morality, Decision making]

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Personal Values Development Paper

- Personal Values Development Paper Personal values and ethical standards are almost like your DNA, individually yours. There are so many people with different values and ethical standards that there may be some that are similar to yours, however, I believe that there are no two exactly alike. People's ethics and values are instilled by one's culture, background and environment. In my family, traditional values were very important to our upbringing. The concepts of religion, family, unity, honesty, and education were instilled at an early age....   [tags: Ethics Morals Personal Narrative]

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The Problem Of Personal Identity

- ... Nevertheless, this approach has its supporters which define humans as a biological organism and asserts the proposition that a psychological relation is not necessary for personal continuity. This personal identity ontology assumes the relational theory of life-sustaining processes instead of bodily continuity. Derek Parfit presents a thought experiment designed to bring out intuitions about the corporeal continuity. This thought experiment discusses cases in which a person is teletransported from Earth to Mars....   [tags: Mind, Consciousness, Philosophy of mind]

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Personal Statement : Domestic Violence

- I’ve tried to encourage my friend who went through domestic violence; it was a one time offense that she sadly had to face. I still have the scenario engraved in my memory. Mid-afternoon my best friend comes to my house tears rolling down her face; I immediately grab her and begin to comfort her asking her what’s going on I could feel her body trembling against mine and the fear in her voice when she spoke. The last thing I ever expected her to say was that her boyfriend hit her. As soon as she told me that rage immediately took over and I could only see red my first thought was that we had to call the police but she thought differently....   [tags: Abuse, Bullying, Psychological abuse, Child abuse]

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The Necessity of Personal Responsibility

- Personal responsibility may be perceived in many ways, but it is imperative to understand the relevance of why it must begin with our self. First, one will never develop an attitude of responsibility if they always look for others to complete their task. It is a necessity that one has personal discipline or their efforts to be responsible will prove to be fruitless. Second, being responsible yields great rewards and acting responsible is a clear sign of maturity. A responsible individual looks to no one but self and no matter what the outcome; they are willing to stand by their decisions....   [tags: Time Management, discipline, goals]

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Personal Identity And Psychological Continuity

- ... I feel Nagasena would say it is a different ship. Just as he used the flame of a candle to support his theory of identity. 2) Locke and Descartes theories of self identity are the same in some aspects and in others they are different. Locke is a supporter that identity is a psychological thing rather then physical. While on the other hand Descartes believes identity is broken into two different categories which are body and soul. They are the same in the case that Descartes believes that thinking is found in the soul which is tied together to Lockes associating identity to a thinking mental state....   [tags: Soul, Mind, René Descartes, Immortality]

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Personal Responsibility and College Studies

- Personal responsibility what it means to me in my college education. Without responsibility, I will not be successful in college. What personal responsibility means to me is setting goals that are measurable and taking the time to keep up on my goals that I set for myself. Personal responsibility for me is not being lazy and learning how to manage my time efficiently. Being responsible for my own finances, Like keeping a roof over my head going back to college to finish my degree, so I'm able to compete to get that better job or promotion at work not sticking to my goals I set myself up for failure....   [tags: Student, Adversity]

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Personal Statement On Leadership Skills

- ... I am a self-starter, I find work fulfilling, and I enjoy teaching co-workers the skills necessary when they need help in achieving their goals. It makes me happy to see people develop an understanding of the job requirements and what they need to do to meet them. I am very patient when training people and I will repeat the same information in different ways until I find the combination of words the person understands. I encourage people to try new things and help them through the process until they are comfortable completing it on their own....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Skill]

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My Personal Philosophy Of Nursing

- Personal Philosophy Everyone has a philosophy, no matter the individual’s age, gender, culture, or background. It is something that humans use through out their lives as a path to follow and go by. According to Merriam Webster online dictionary (2014), a philosophy is “ a search for a general understanding of values and reality by chiefly speculative rather than observational means,” and in order to become a well-rounded nurse one should follow their own values, knowledge and beliefs, but at the same time respecting other people’s as well....   [tags: Nursing, Nursing theory, Culture, Nurse]

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DNA Donation: A Personal Choice

- Moral choices, ethical dilemmas, personal biases, and strong opinions tend to go hand in hand; you certainly cannot have one without the other. The topic of this paper is an ethical dilemma that will cause me to make a moral choice; I am also personally biased and strongly opinionated in regards to the situation. The topic is the donation of my DNA for a research study; the goal of the study will be to find a variant of a gene that will resist specific bacterial diseases. If the company succeeds in finding this gene, it may be able to produce a drug to sell to people who have these diseases....   [tags: Medical Ethics ]

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Why Organizaitonal Ethics Matter

- Why Ethics Matters There are many situations in which ethical perspectives are in contrast to another person's opinion on the same subject matter. Every person has found themselves looking over his shoulder asking himself "am I doing the right thing?" Ethics is what a person does when no one is watching. Whether it is a corporation or a government entity, they all expect their employees to behave ethically. What are ethics. Webster defines ethics as "a set of moral principles" or "a theory or system of moral values"....   [tags: Business Ethics]

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Personal Code Of Ethics Essay

- ... There is, in my estimation, a greater showing of support by giving of your time and your energy. It gives greater opportunity to learn about the people affiliated with the charity or cause. It opens up a world of new people, who will undoubtedly enrich your life. My life has never been one of financial independence. However, volunteering in a variety of settings has brought such great satisfaction to my life, connecting me with the world. Fortitude My mother was a woman of great fortitude. She went valiantly into the unknown, without a guarantee that things would indeed be better....   [tags: Ethics, Virtue, Time, Social philosophy]

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Personal Narrative: My Secret Place

- Once upon a time, I saw the world like I thought everyone should see it, the way I thought the world should be. I saw a place where there were endless trials, where you could try again and again, to do the things that you really meant to do. But it was Jeffy that changed all of that for me. If you break a pencil in half, no matter how much tape you try to put on it, it'll never be the same pencil again. Second chances were always second chances. No matter what you did the next time, the first time would always be there, and you could never erase that....   [tags: Personal Narrative, Personal Experience]

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Personal Power and Negotiations

- Negotiations as we are learning, are a part of daily life and the ability to negotiate effectively, regardless of the subject matter, is an imperative aspect of personal and professional success. Delving more deeply into the topic of negotiation it is recognized that all parties involved in said negotiations are going to bring to the table a certain type of personal power and adjusting negotiations as a reflection of such is equally as important to the negotiation process as the negotiation style(s) we choose to utilize....   [tags: network power, interpersonal power]

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Is Personal Privacy Dead?

- Have you ever felt violated. Like somebody knew too much about you that they didn’t need to know. Or have you ever felt like someone was watching you. As if somebody knew your every move. Most people don’t normally feel this way; most people feel safe in their general surroundings. Although with the constant use of technology in today’s era, it’s time to ask: Should we, as American citizens, feel as safe as we do. Personal privacy is such a simple phrase for such a complex idea. The definition given in the Merriam-Webster’s dictionary of privacy is, “the quality or state of being apart from company or observation.” And “personal” meaning, “Relating to the person or body.” In other words: set...   [tags: technology, privacy, hacking, computer]

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Personal Narrative- Growing Closer to God

- Personal Narrative- Growing Closer to God My head spins as I fly down Capital Circle on my way back home from church. Church has always been the highlight of my week, but something was missing tonight. I just couldn't seem to focus on worshiping God. My usual words of praise were empty. My hectic life had become a distraction and kept me from focusing on God, who should be my main priority. The butterflies in my stomach feel more like a herd of elephants tearing through my body. I cry out, "Why God....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays]

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Personal Narrative- My Life as a Student, Athlete and Christian

- Personal Narrative- My Life as a Student, Athlete and Christian “I knew this was bliss, knew it at the time.” These words of Eudora Welty, although expressing her feeling from devouring book after book, can also be applied to my life. While not relating to my literacy, Welty’s lexis nonetheless conveys my own feelings after learning the significance of hard work. I’ve put excess effort in performing the roles of a student, an athlete, and a Christian. Success and growth in each component of my life has taught me the value and necessity of a strong work ethic....   [tags: Personal Perspective]

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Personal Narrative- High School and Church Youth Group

- Personal Narrative- High School and Church Youth Group The most distinguishing and memorable moment of my life was entering high school for the first time. I feel that the event of starting high school was the starting point of what kind of person I was going to become. Not only did I start going to a new kind of school, but I started attending the high school youth group at my church. I also had the privilege to start working on my first car. Without this experience, I feel that I would not be where I am right now....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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