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Is God a Personal Being?

- When speaking of God and all of his bounty, it seems as though one must not overlook the possibility of a personal being. The concept of God has always been synonymous with that of a person or personal being, dating back theistically. Philosophically, it is extremely difficult to decipher whether or not God actually possesses qualities, which would grant him personhood. God is established as a "being" who has complete knowledge of the world's composition and complete understanding of its laws, as well as, an awareness of everything and everyone....   [tags: Religion, Theology]

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Personal Narrative: Life Before and After Children

- The fact that everything changes when your child is born is true. It is difficult to understand this fact until it happens to you. It is both terrifying and rewarding to compare my life before and after children. When you do not have children, you are the most important person you know. You can focus on your own immediate needs or desires. If you want to take a nap in the middle of the day, you can. If you want to go shopping, go for a walk in the park, or go to the gym, you can. If there is something interesting on TV, you can sit down, watch it, hear it and enjoy it....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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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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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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Personal Narrative- Faith Through Grandfather's Surgery

- Personal Narrative- Faith Through Grandfather's Surgery At a time when I thought things could not get any worse, I found out that my grandfather would have to go through a triple bypass heart surgery. This news devastated me. My grandfather- Ampaw is what we call him, is not only my grandfather- but also my best friend. He is my role model, and I have an immeasurable love for him. I had just lost my great grandmother, and now my grandfather was going to have to go through a life threatening surgery....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Semiotics of Personal Objects

- Ever since I was a little girl, clothes and shoes have been important to me. I loved picking out my own outfits for school, and finding just the right color Keds or sandals to match. It truly was a passion. Even now, many years later, here I am, the same shopaholic and fashion maniac I have always been. After researching semiotics, which in short, is the method of interpreting signs and finding a deeper meaning in everyday activities, I realize, that my reasoning for choosing the clothes and shoes that I chose, is deeper, than just the fact that I looked cute, it was a choice of statements I was making each and every time....   [tags: Personal Essays]

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Personal Essay - I Welcome the Challenge

- I have learned a great many things from playing soccer. It has changed my entire outlook on and attitude toward life. Before my freshman year at Cool high school, I was shy, had low self-esteem and turned away from seemingly impossible challenges. Soccer has altered all of these qualities. On the first day of freshman practice, the team warmed up with a game of soccer. The players were split up and the game began. However, during the game, I noticed that I didn't' t run as hard as I could, nor did I try to evade my defender and get open....   [tags: Personal Narrative, essay about myself]

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Personal Narrative: My Grandmother

- My very important person in my life and always has been, my grandma. She has always just been there for me, and everyone else that is in our family. Also our friend’s. She is what you could call “the rock” of our family she keeps us all up, in our times of hardships. And makes us all laugh when we are having an amazing day. It’s just that she is an all around great person. My grandmother has worked her way up through her schooling and to go college to get her degree. She has never given up even through the hard times that occurred in the 30’s and so on....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Personal Identity

- Personal Identity Nell Bernstein is the author of "Goin' Gangsta, Choosin' Cholita: Claiming Identity," an essay describing how the youth in certain parts of the country are choosing their preferred identity rather than accepting their own. For example, in Bernstein's essay a girl named April, living in California, wants to be Mexican; therefore, she dresses like and attempts to talk in the same accent as a true Mexican, even though she is Anglo. The essay also specifically talks about the state of California, where all this identity changing is happening due to the great diversity of race there....   [tags: Papers]

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Personal Narrative- Meeting God through Strangers

- Personal Narrative- Meeting God through Strangers Meeting strangers can often times be awkward, but there are other moments when, if given, a stranger can transform your life. The time frame was approximately six years ago and I was working as a photographer for Sears Portrait Studio. As the photographer, I was always meeting new and interesting people. My job was fairly predictable in that we primarily photographed children; except for one day when that would all change. I was working at the front counter when an older couple approached....   [tags: Personal Narrative]

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Personal Narrative - Football...and Musicals?

- My Love of Football...and Musicals. I am first in my class, an all-state football player, weigh 220 pounds, and can lift up small cars, yet I have a secret which I have kept hidden for years. It rages within me, yearning to break free and reveal itself in both shame and splendor. I can contain it no longer. I must shed my inhibitions and proclaim aloud, "So help me God, I love musicals!" Until now, only my family and those who have had the experience of calling my house in the midst of one of my renditions of the confrontation scene between Javert and Valjean from Les Misérables knew about my passion for musical theater....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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Personal Narrative - A Hole In One

- A Hole In One It was a Saturday afternoon, and I was at golf practice. It was a gorgeous day. The sun was out, there was just a slight breeze, and there wasn’t a cloud in the sky. No one could have asked for a better day. Three of my teammates and I were golfing together. We teed off at one o’clock. Walking down the fairway of number one looked just like a scene out of a movie. The lake off to the right and a line of trees along the left, were just gorgeous. Number two is a one hundred and forty-two yard par three....   [tags: Personal Narratives]

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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- 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 Success

- Success      Everyone’s vision of success differs. Wealth, happiness, and fame are all the stereotypical aspirations of the common person’s so-called “American Dream.” My American dream encompasses more of the first two aspects than anything else. Happiness is the most important; without happiness, wealth and fame are useless. Without happiness, success cannot exist; it is your own personal gauge of accomplishment. If you cannot look at yourself in the mirror and evaluate your own life a success, then why should anyone else consider you successful....   [tags: American Dream Essays Papers]

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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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Personal Statement

- The past may pave the future, but dreams create the direction that it leads. As a toddler, I experienced painful ear infections, which resulted in deafness before the age of two. I regained my hearing after surgery, but I did not know how to talk. I was in speech therapy for years. Besides ostracism from my peers due to my speaking difficulties; the teachers put me on a pedestal and held my work as the standard for everyone else. I was constantly separated from my classmates. The adversity shown me in life has caused me to become stronger and allowed me to recognize my desire to work in the medical field as a pharmacist....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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Personal Narrative: Comparing the Qualities of Water with my Personal Qualities

- I set in class listening to our teacher talk about speeches. Then my eyes averted to the bottle of water sitting on my friend's desk. Then it hit me like a ton of bricks, water. Water is always looked at like the underdog of a lot of situations. Water is very adaptable. It could be a gas, solid, or a liquid but through all this its chemical state doesn’t change. I feel though this is the way that I am, through everything that I have been through, through the pain and the struggles, through the loses and the gains I still stand....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Personal Fitness and Personal Goals

- Sitting on a gold throne, platinum rings on each finger with servants at my beck and call; wouldn't this be the good life. Growing I was a privileged child and never really understood the monetary value of cash. Everything I ever desired or inclined any preference to was given to me. And me being the child I was, with my developing mind embraced these gifts without a second thought. Though as I approached middle school, I started to take on more responsibility and slowly discovered the essence of hard work and the satisfaction of redeeming myself from a downward spiral of expecting to have things handed to me with out necessarily earning said luxuries....   [tags: obstacles, perseverance, determination]

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Defining Personal Fulfillment

- No matter what the world believes personal fulfillment means, the only thing that matters is what the idea means to you. Achieving this goal is neither, bad, nor good, because this preconceived idea of personal fulfillment is false. I believe personal fulfillment is construed, planned and accomplished by you, the individual. Therefore, you as an individual, along with the influences of society, can come to a safe conclusion on how you will achieve personal fulfillment. A safe conclusion would be one you determine that will only benefit you in the future, not a decision that may steer you away from achieving your goal....   [tags: goals, influence, decisions]

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Anaylsis of Solomon Northup´s Personal Narrative Twelve Years a Slave

- Twelve Years a Slave is a personal narrative about Solomon Northup, a free man who was forced into slavery. As a young adult, Northup was a very talented fiddle player. The locals loved to hear him play until 1841 when two men offered him money to join a traveling music show. Northup accepted but soon after was drug into slavery. He was then sold at an auction in New Orleans. This is an example of how deceiving and cruel white people can be. It also shows how easy it is for blacks to be tricked into being a slave after they have been living in a free state....   [tags: player, slavery, female, master]

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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 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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Personal Narrative- Parties

- Personal Narrative- Parties Every weekend there is a party somewhere. Whether it is out at the "Momma," the lake, or even at someone's house, it is the "cool place" to be. Last year, I arrived at the Halloween dance not wearing a costume but expecting to have a great time with all of my friends dancing and listening to music. I overheard someone talking about a party that was going to start at Mary's house. Being invited to go with all of my friends, I didn't want to be the wimp of the group, so I decided to go along....   [tags: Personal Narrative Essays]

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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 Love of Knowledge

- There was light in the room. It was coming from a lamp on a desk. Next to the desk was a bed. Across from the bed was a bookshelf. The bookshelf had several books missing. A few were scattered in front of the bookshelf, some were in a pile on the desk, but one was in the hands of a boy who was sitting in a chair in front of the desk. The book was The Fellowship of the Ring by J.R.R. Tolkien. It was two o’ clock in the morning, the boy was eight years old, and he had just fallen asleep. That boy was me....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Personal Statement: Business Administration Field

- ... Through these classes, for the first time, I had the opportunity to delve into details of the structuring and pricing of various complex financial products available in the market. Because of the subject combining financial theory with the schemes of engineering and implementing those using mathematical tools and programming methods, I could associate with the area. I can easily correlate my passion in finance and my cognitive ability to my command in mathematics. After graduating from school, I took a position of financial managerin a large trading corporation....   [tags: personal experience, skills]

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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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Marriage Is A Matter Of Principles, Religion, Or Culture

- Everyone one has a different background weather it’s a matter of principles, religion, or culture. Marriage is a legal union between two people who promise to love and care for each other for life. There’s a big process that comes to play when you make a decision of marrying your significant other. In the generality of the marriage process everyone has I different perspective of getting to know our partners. The biggest of them all being, if living together before marriage is better than marriage first....   [tags: Marriage, Alimony, Family, Cognition]

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A World Where Performance And Individual Results Matter

- In a world where performance and individual results matter, the idea of mutual respect and mutual responsibility often gets thrown to the curb. When this happens, leaders and employees will become myopically on their own needs and success rather than on those of the team. As a result decisions may often be made that serve the few rather than the team, department, or organization as a whole. This poses a significant threat to the leader’s ability to creating an environment that engenders trust. Therefore, a leader must be “well grounded in the principles and practices necessary to create safe space for the soul” (Palmer, 2004, p.75)....   [tags: Management, Psychology, Engagement]

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Black Girls Matter By Kimberle Crenshaw

- Kimberlé Crenshaw’s assertion that the advancement of racial equality is not attainable without the advancement of gender equality is supported with adequate evidence throughout her article, “Black Girls Matter.” Crenshaw’s argument is founded upon the biases woven into government-funded initiatives focused on bettering the lives of the nations underprivileged youth while turning a blind eye to the marginalization of the female colored youth. In particular Crenshaw focuses on President Obama’s initiative, My Brother’s Keeper (MBK) and Michelle Obama’s global initiative Let Girls Learn....   [tags: Gender, Female, United States, White people]

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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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What 's The Matter With Kids Today?

- In the 2008 article, “ What 's the Matter with Kids Today?”, the author, Amy Goldwasser, discusses that the internet is the omnibus usage of the modern world today. Teenagers are reading and writing on social media, using an informal style. She argues that the older generation is not happy with this technology as they did not grow up with it; they are fearful of and cannot trust this unfamiliar technology. There is a lack of sufficient factual that Goldwasser wants to convince her opinions to their audience....   [tags: Writing, Mobile phone, Rhetoric]

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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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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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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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Black Girls Matter By Kimberle Crenshaw

- Sexism is still a prevailing problem in the world today. Unfortunately, this contributes to other forms of discrimination. In the article, Black Girls Matter, the author, Kimberlé Crenshaw, brings this to light. Young girls of color are often ignored by national initiatives in regards to both racism and sexism combined. The author supports her criticism with the use of personal stories of young girls of color, namely, Salecia, Pleajhai, Mikia, and Tanisha along with numerical data as examples. According to Crenshaw, even though the White House, through their signature gender-and-race targeted initiatives address racism, they still tend to undermine and ignore black girls....   [tags: White people, Racism, Discrimination, Race]

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Hume And Locke On Personal Identity

- Hume and Locke on Personal Identity Hume believes that personal identity is not the feeling of existence of what is called the self as many philosophers believe. He proposes that every idea is the product of one impression. The self is not one impression, but is all of our impressions that combined Impressions could be pain, pleasure, grief, or joy, but they do not happen at the same time, they follow each other. Hume uses the theater analogy to explain this (Hume). The mind is the stage where perceptions make their appearance....   [tags: Mind, Psychology, Thought, Consciousness]

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My Personal Code Of Ethics

- My personal code of ethics is constructed by a set of ideas and standards that are guided through the use of knowledge and personal beliefs. Each individual is raised with unique values and experiences that internalize personal identity. Our identity is guided and shaped through the interactions from parents, community, teachers, and peers. Leadership identity is no different. Educational leaders should be given the opportunity to take the time to develop their own personal codes of ethics based on life stories and critical incidents....   [tags: Ethics, Business ethics, Ethical code]

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Personal Statement On Having Children

- Prompt 1 (If you want the experience of having complete responsibility for another human being, and to learn how to love and bond in the deepest way, then you should have children. I would not have missed the experience for the world. (pg. 92) Do you plan on having children some day. If yes, what do you look forward to. What worries you. Will you parent them like you were parented. What will you do the same. Differently. If you are not planning on having children, why not?) I definitely plan on having children someday....   [tags: Learning, Skill, Psychology]

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Personal Narrative: My Father's Death

- My father passed away in 1991, two weeks before Christmas. I was 25 at the time but until then I had not grown up. I was still an ignorant youth that only cared about finding the next party. My role model was now gone, forcing me to reevaluate the direction my life was heading. I needed to reexamine some of the lessons he taught me through the years. One of the earliest memories I have of my father is when he would take me to the park and we would play baseball. My father was eager to teach me everything he knew about the game, and I was eager to learn....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Personal Stregnths and weaknesses

- The Personal Strengths and Weaknesses of Lindsay Nanna When I first came across this assignment, I was quite apprehensive. I thought about what my teacher and fellow classmates would really think about me then. How would my Learning Group react. But at the same time I knew that this would be a growing experience and when I was completed I could look back on the paper and take a sigh of relief. Honestly, it is much easier for me to say what my weaknesses are than my strengths. I usually tend to go for the difficult men; the ones with some kind of “problem”....   [tags: essays research papers]

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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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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 Statement

- I started my career in an unorthodox way: delivering science and technology news directly to live audiences from a stage. I was an early member of the experimental Current Science & Technology Center at Boston's Museum of Science, an effort to bring cutting edge science to adult members of the public through extended interactions with science journalists in an informal education setting. I was fortunate enough to work alongside a graduate of the Columbia University School of Journalism, a former producer for NOVA, the current executive director of the National Association of Science Writers, and other highly skilled science communicators....   [tags: Personal Experience, Autobiography]

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The Black Lives Matter By Dr. Martin Luther King

- February 26th, 2012; a day a mother and father lost their son. August 9th, 2014; a day where a petty theft caused civil unrest to erupt. September 20, 2016; a day where a man was shot for possession of marijuana and a firearm. Trayvon Martin, Michael Brown, and Keith Scott were all black men in different areas of the country who were fatally shot for various reasons. Blacks, regardless of education, wealth, or social status, are generally looked upon by white people as inferior and are the first non-white people accused when something goes wrong....   [tags: White people, Black people, Race, Slavery]

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The Black Lives Matter Movement

- Overall, many believe that the undeviating war on racism in today’s society is fueled by police brutality and anti-police violence. Specifically, The Black Lives Matter movement which is the source of controversy regarding these topics. To summarize, this campaign is “both a hashtag and a political project that formed after the acquittal of George Zimmerman in the 2012 killing of Trayvon Martin.” (Miller). Later in the article Chelsea Fuller, senior communication associate of The Advancement project which is a multi-racial civil rights organization, states “The Black Lives Matter movement is to deal with anti-black racism, to “push for black people’s right to live with dignity and respect” a...   [tags: African American, Police, Police brutality, Race]

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Personal Narrative - My Dad, Formally Known as Superhero

- My Dad, Formally Known as Superhero When I was twelve, I started fasting on Yom Kippur. That was the year I had my Bat Mitzvah and the year I became a Jewish woman. In the few years before I turned twelve, I ate sparingly on that holiest day - no junk food, no breakfast. And in the years before that, I ate whatever I wanted. My mom too. She's not Jewish - she just happened to marry my Jewish dad. My dad always fasted. He'd go to Temple in the morning, and we'd go with him - me, my sister, and my mom....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Emerson’s Transcendentalist Ideas in his Book Nature

- Emerson’s first book Nature, published in 1896 may be one of his best on transcendentalism. He believed that everything in our world, even something as tiny as a drop of dew is a microcosm of the universe. His view on the oversoul, which is ain his view a supreme and superior mind that every man and woman share, allowed trandscentalists to dismiss the notion of external authority and now rely on personal experience. With his Book Nature, it allowed the accessibility of universal understanding. It shows Emerson’s belief that each person on their own must create an understanding, a personal understanding of the universe....   [tags: matter, spirit, universe]

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Personal Narrative- The Day My Sister Left for College

- Personal Narrative- The Day My Sister Left for College I had woken up extra early that morning to watch it all happen. To watch part of my life that had been ever so dominant disappear in a small gold 96’ Saturn. I watched it carefully, not thinking that these few moments would be our last, but that they would be the last that we were in some way equal. The day that my big sister drove away to college was the day my life changed. For the past 15 years, I had wanted to live and breathe whatever she did....   [tags: Personal Perspective Essays]

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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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Personal Statement

- It was a cold autumn night in North Carolina when I realized that my youth was being taken away from me. I wanted to run away and go back to the life that I had known; where I had the opportunity to go to school was happy and understood the language. Instead I was in a foreign land with my family and we could not return for there was no future in my homeland. According to my father, we had to keep migrating because it was the best thing for our family. It was then when I realized that this is not what I wanted for my family and I asked my father that we needed to go somewhere where I can go to school because it was affecting everybody including my little brother....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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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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Social Inclusion And My Personal Perspective

- Referring to the University of the New England views of social inclusion and my personal perspective, I personally believe Social Inclusion is having equality for all people no matter of their cultural differences and having equal access to resources to help them to succeed. We cannot have social justice in society if we do not consider cultural diversity and what each individual may need to be successful in the world. Social inclusion is interconnected with social justice, culture diversity, human dignity....   [tags: Justice, Sociology, Social justice]

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Personal Statement : My Leadership

- I have not always been a leader. It took years of following in high school to emerge my senior year, and subsequently into college, as a leader. Creativity and problem-solving assisted me in leading my high school yearbook. In my leadership journey, I have found accountability and trust to be most important in my democratic leadership style. Communication and sociability have also aided me in being an effective leader and hopefully meeting my future goals. In most of my experiences, I have been a follower, especially in high school extracurriculars....   [tags: Leadership, High school, Leader, Management]

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Personal Statement

- First of all I should say that it is my great honor to be officially admitted into Hangzhou Foreign Language School. It's without exaggeration to say that I am counting the day to participate into this community. To get a better and deeper understanding of me, I will firstly give a brief introduction of myself, mainly focusing on my strong and weak points as well as my achievement. I always put forward confidence as one of my most prominent characteristics. I have faith in myself no matter what kind of frustrations I confront....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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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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Personal Statement : My Personal Goals

- What is my personal purpose. Is a question that I have never thought to ask myself until recently. Then when I started learning more about a personal purpose I started wondering if I have one and what it was. I never thought of myself has having a real purpose until a watched an interview Will Smith had did and he had said “When your life means something to someone other than yourself than you have a purpose.” That is when I realized that I have a purpose. My purpose is that I am the hug that let others know it is going to be ok....   [tags: English-language films, Debut albums, Goal]

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Google's Collection of User's Personal Information

- Search engines have become the go to place when it comes to looking up information. No matter if one prefers Google, Bing, Yahoo, or anything else, search engines are the way to go for finding any and everything. Even though there are many search engines out there, Google still remains at the number one spot. We as a society Google everything; recipes, directions, things pertaining to out personally lives, everything. A lot of our personal information is out there on the web because of the search engines, social media websites, and other websites we use....   [tags: tailoring, privacy, database]

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Personal Statement : My Life Pictorial

- My life pictorial was really detailed in terms of trying to make the audience understand where I was coming from which made me feel confident that they would enjoy viewing the slideshow presentation. It also made me feel happy to share accomplishments that made me who I am today. I felt a bit overwhelmed with my decision to what I presented because I did not present anything with a tragic event because I felt that it was inappropriate from my perspective. Everyone presented something emotionally hard to process where as my presentation was more of the happy ending and a bit of relief to listen to so everyone would have a chance to settle down their emotions which made me feel at ease to be t...   [tags: Emotion, Psychology, Feeling]

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Personal Statement

- The sun exploded into a million shades of orange. I sat, friends at each side, atop a monstrous pile of boulders. I looked over the vastness of Joshua Tree National Park, and saw a glimpse of myself. Love filled my soul; love of people, love of family. The backcountry has always helped me find this love; it has been my personal north star, shepherding me toward research and medicine. I started backpacking at 13, trekking across the winter-harsh lands of Idaho and Montana. It was difficult, but despite this, a feeling welled within me that pushed me forward....   [tags: Medical School Admissions Essays 2014]

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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: I Had a Teenage Eating Disorder!

- I have always had issues with my body and my weight. This unfortunately started at a very young age for me. In grade school I was the girl who towered over everyone, and was a little more build than the typical girl my age. All the other kids in my grade looked basically the same from my point of view. There was one other girl who was the same height as me and the kids nicknamed us the “twin towers”. I remember wanting to look like anyone but me at that time. Today I am considered average height and can only wish for a pair of long legs....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Curriculum Mapping

- Curriculum mapping is a process that focuses on the subject matter to be taught, the manner in which it is taught, the timeline involved, available resources, and ultimately the means of assessment. With the inclusion of technology into the mapping process, web-based curriculum management can bring vital information easily into the hands of all curriculum decisions makers. Curriculum mapping invites all individuals who deal with curricular concerns to enter into the curriculum analysis process. The values present in a web-based curriculum mapping tool are plentiful....   [tags: Subject Matter, Education, Teaching]

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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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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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Personal Statement

- After graduating from high school just outside of Sedona, Arizona in 1989, I wanted to get out of the small town and go see the world. The Navy recruiter must have seen me coming from a mile away. I did well on my entrance exams and was selected to attend Naval Nuclear Power School. After several years of task-based math and physics education followed by operational training at a prototype plant, I reported to a submarine in San Diego to put all of my training to use. As it turns out, real life application of my newfound knowledge was more difficult than I imagined....   [tags: Personal Experience]

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My Personal Philosophy Of My Philosophy

- For this paper I will be addressing my personal philosophy, what is most important about it and how I try to apply it in everyday life. My personal philosophy for life in general is to try to treat everyone with understanding and kindness, no matter what kind of day I have had. The most important concepts I attribute to this philosophy includes, not making snap judgments when I first meet someone, always try to do a random act of kindness at least once a week if not once a day, and learning that I do not always have to be right, but being open to new ideas and perspectives....   [tags: Idea, Mind, Concept, Judgment]

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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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Personal Narrative: Facing My Demons

- It is inevitable that everyone’s high school experience will be different. For most people, high school is about having fun and enjoying their last few years before they are forced out into the cold, dark world. However, for the rest, it is about expanding their knowledge potential and gaining skills to fight off everyday battles. My high school adventure was a mixture of the two. My general physics teacher had a habit of making my classmates and I stand as soon as he walked in the room. Every morning he would tell us, “remember children, the reason I have you stand is to show respect to the person better than you.” He acted as though he ruled the world with a flaming spear....   [tags: essay about myself, Personal Experience]

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Personal Statement

- From a young age children observe the adults around them. As a boy watches his carpenter father working on a piece of furniture, he may soon begin lifting a toy hammer to imitating his father’s hammering motion. A girl is saved from a burning building by a team of firefighters and it is only a matter of days before she decides she will be a firefighter one day as well. Our upbringing, life experiences, and personality dictate many of our choices. One of the most important choices we must make is the career we select to make our living....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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John Locke on Personal Identity

- I will argue that Locke believed that if you remain the same person, there are various entities contained in my body and soul composite that do not remain the same over time, or that we can conceive them changing. These entities are matter, organism (human), person (rational consciousness and memory), and the soul (immaterial thinking substance). This is a intuitive interpretation that creates many questions and problems. I will evaluate Locke's view by explaining what is and what forms personal identity, and then explaining how these changes do conceivably occur while a human remains the same person....   [tags: philosophical analysis]

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Personal Statement : Mike Marambio

- Mike Marambio is a complex individual, he enjoys to take on the challenges that life provides him. Mike Marambio has flaws, he may not be the greatest at everything but tries his best. Mike Marambio is unique, by motivating others to proceed even in their hardest times. Mike Marambio is competitive, he competes in multiple sports and motivates while leading the group. Physical health deals with life choices that can either harm or help the user’s body. My physical health relays around sports such as basket-ball, Soccer, Discus throwing, Shot-put throwing, and weight lifting....   [tags: Health, Personal life, Human, Weight loss]

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Personal Statement : Becoming A Social Worker

- My interest in becoming a social worker started at a very young age. I remember always possessing the desire to help people who were in need and have frequently being the person who others have approached when faced with difficult situations. Often, I felt as if listening was not enough. I remember feeling unequipped to help them. When I spoke about this career choice with some of the big influences in my personal life, I was told no matter what situation I have ever been faced with I have always managed to handle myself appropriately in what were, sometimes, delicate situations....   [tags: Sociology, Social work]

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Personal Growth In To Kill A Mockingbird

- Personal growth is the key to somebody growing up and maturing. A person does not gain any personal growth without maturing or having some kind of personal event that triggers the maturing. Harper Lee writes about a family in a small southern town in the 1930's. The story To Kill A Mockingbird shows how the Finch family goes through their own form of personal growth. Many people in this novel experience personal growth. Jem Finch's personal growth progressed as a result of his growing ability to understand events and ideas, and his growing maturity....   [tags: Harper Lee Mockingbird]

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Personal Narrative

- Personal Narrative There lay her limp body staring up at us. Her cold eyes were no longer the brilliant blue we were used to. We did not know this at the time, we were about to face the worst time of our lives. But for some of us, including me, it would be much worse. Of course we didn't know that then, all we knew was the fear and the confusion. There were so many thoughts running through my head, but mainly, "Why her?" Because it was Sarah who had been murdered; my best friend....   [tags: Papers]

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Personal Responsibility Of A College Student

- In many ways, the life of a college student has a homologous relationship to that of a presidential debate. The constantly changing environment, the pressure to perform, and the rigorous daily activities are enough to keep the college student, and the aspiring president, on their toes. However, in Tension City, by Jim Lehrer, emphasizes the positive aspects of a presidential debate, that coincide with those taught through the Longwood Seminar; these qualities include personal responsibility, critical thinking, and citizen leadership....   [tags: Critical thinking, Thought, Student]

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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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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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Personal Statement : ' Love

- Love Love is one of the values that drives my life. Since very young, my family has taught me to love my neighbors as much as my heart is possible to and without expecting anything in return, and this, according to my mother and my grandma, is one of the keys to happiness, plus it could also cause a great impact in someone’s life without even realizing it. Just as Mahatma Gandhi once said, love is one of the greatest forces the world possesses. Responsible I consider myself a very responsible person; my grandma shaped me to be like this in an unconventional way: she used to throw heavy books at me, but I do not hold any grudge against her, on the contrary, I am actually really thankful w...   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Thought, Mind]

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