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Hoop Dreams

- Hoop Dreams               Hoop Dreams is a story about two young men who want to become basketball players in the NBA. The author Ben Joravsky wrote the book. The idea for the book came from the documentary movie, Hoop Dreams, which is a true story. Arthur Agee and William Gates are the names of the two boys who were followed from eighth grade to twelve grade to do the movie. Arthur Agee was a 5'6 125 pound guard from the playgrounds of Chicago when St Joseph recruiters saw him. Arthur was playing against guy's three years older than he was and he was still the best in the neighborhood....   [tags: Hoop Dreams]

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The Heart Of Desi Hoop Dreams

- At the heart of Desi Hoop Dreams lies an interpretation based upon how important intersectional processes are in the making of identities. Three specific intersectional identities deserve emphasis in making this argument from racism, masculinity, and discrimination. These identities can create a tough environment for people trying to fit in with different cultures and backgrounds. In Desi Hoop Dreams, characters Sanjeet and Krush show the difficulties of trying to fit into Atlanta, Georgia with a South Asian background....   [tags: Race, African American, Race, Basketball]

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Hoop Dreams And Rasin In The Sun - Comparison Contrast Paper

- The movie Hoop Dreams shows you the difficulties and obstacles that come in the way of dreams. Although it’s said that if you believe in a dream long enough it will come true, but in Hoop Dreams and A Raisin in the Sun you are shown the harsh realities of the falseness of that statement. And that the reality of a dream not coming true hits you like a brick wall. Many obstacles get in the way of the road to dreams in both stories. In both stories, all families suffer from having little knowledge, and it doesn’t help that they’re all black....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Childhood Dreams To Adulthood Reality

- Nothing gets lost in the transition from childhood dreams to adulthood reality. The Childhood dream world resides with the subconscious stream of images and ideas, and are perpetually modified and refined throughout our lives. This continuance is in accordance with an ever evolving self enlightenment, and includes a strong influence from our interactions with others. That is, the gradual transition from childhood to adulthood is subject to constant internal and external changes, guiding a spiritual journey from the conception to the culmination of our desires....   [tags: Dreams]

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Dreams and the Talent Show

- As she was sleeping peacefully through the night, the girl would always wake up screaming. She would always have the same dream every single night since her fourteenth birthday. She was sick and tired of it and didn’t have an idea of what it meant. For all she wanted was for the dream to go away. The dream would always start with her on center stage in one of the most enormous and beautiful places she had ever seen. She noticed how a single ray of light would shine down upon her face. It was very dark, she couldn’t tell how many people were there but she could hear their screams, apparently they were cheering for her....   [tags: dreams, ]

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Dreams and Déjá Vu

- You walk into the house of a new friend. As you scope it out, you realize something a bit strange… You’ve been there before. But not exactly in person. You think about it a little bit, and you then realize that it was in a dream, a dream that perfectly portrayed with every small detail the exact room you’re now standing in. Sound familiar. This is an experience that is not as rare as most people think. For many, these arbitrary feelings of extreme familiarity, known as déjà vu, come through dreams that some say predict the future....   [tags: Dreams]

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Theories About Dreams

- In this paper I hope to open a window to the vast and mysterious world of dreaming. To most people, information about dreams isn’t common knowledge. In researching this subject though, I found that everybody has and reacts to dreams, which are vital to your mental health. You will also find how you can affect your dreams and how they affect you. All over the world different people, scientists, and civilizations have different dream theories. For instance, the Senoi tribe in Malaysia has a fascinating tradition of dream telling....   [tags: Dreams]

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In the World of Dreams

- The science behind dreams can be used to find out the different types of dreams and how different age groups dream along with how different genders dream. Different types of dreams consist of day dreams, nightmares, lucid dreams, normal dreams, etc. Men and women both dream differently in a sense to what they dream about. Adults and children tend to dream differently also. There are different types of dreams. There are nightmares and day dreams. Day dreams are technically not dreams because it is just when someone is awake and just fantasizing....   [tags: types of dreams]

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The Power of Dreams

- Drenched in sweat and jolted to an upright position, a dream has awaken someone in the dead of night. Everyone dreams, whether they remember what they dreamt of or not. A dream is a series of images, thoughts, and sensations occurring in a person’s mind during sleep. Daydreaming is another state in which the mind is elsewhere. The only difference is that daydreaming occurs while awake and dreaming happens during a deep sleep. Surprisingly, dreams were first recorded clear back to the ancient days....   [tags: The Meaning of Dreams]

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The Power and Purpose of Dreams

- The human brain is capable of handling and performing even the most detailed tasks. Although scientists can’t fully and clearly explain what that the definition of dreaming is, observing, testing, and performing different practices, has given experts and scientists enough information to have a general idea of what is going on in the human brain while in this dream state. It is a way to travel into time or into a place that could never exist. Dreams can be a gateway to see your future, to what lies ahead or a way to look back on memories....   [tags: science of dreams]

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The Scientific Mystery of Dreams

- Since the beginning of time, people have been trying to understand the different functions of the human body, how we move, talk, act, and for the most part many of these physiological behaviors have been explained on some level. However, one area of the human body that has had researchers and scientist confused for a long time is the mind. Many things go on inside the mind that don’t make sense and so far have no tangible explanation of why it occurs and how. One of the most fascinating and mysterious sections of psychology is that of dreaming....   [tags: dreams, psychology,]

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Influential Traits of the Recurring Dreams

- Dreams are interesting, for they have some unique characteristics. One of them is that they are difficult for humans to control with their will. But there is more special type of dream, called ‘Recurring Dream’. “Recurring Dreams are dreams which are experienced repeatedly over a long period.” (Alchin, L, 2012) Recurring dreams are quite common and are often triggered by a certain life situation, transitional phase in life or a problem that keeps coming back again and again. These dreams may recur daily, once a week, or once a month....   [tags: Sleepless Nights, General Dreams]

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Lucid Dreams. What are the possible benefits of lucid dreaming?

- Introduction Starting from the ancient times human was always interested in strange phenomenon of sleeping and especially in dreams. Dreams were described in different ways. For instance, dreams were explained psychologically like images of sub consciousness and feedback of neural processes in human’s brain. Spiritually, it was described like messages of god (C.S. Lewis, nd). Remarkable that not only human have ability to see dreams but several species of animals (Wilkerson R. 2003). For example, rat’s sleep is almost same as the human’s they have multiple stages of sleep starting from slow wave sleep to REM stage of sleep (Animals have complex dreams, 2001)....   [tags: Psychology, Dreams]

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Steinbeck's Paradox and Dreams

- The structure of the american paradox is complex. The dreams set through decades upon decades of generations have consumed the americans way of living. this paradox and dream is what we have come to not just base our entire lives around but build are morals, standards, and expectations for overall existence. “Paradox and Dream “ isn't like Steinbecks normal pieces of literature. Steinbeck's “Paradox and Dreams” is a sarcastic and criticism filled outlook on the self made paradox created by americans and based on their way of living....   [tags: American Paradox and Dreams]

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Dreams in Death of a Salesman by Arthur Miller

- What is a man, but, pieces of limbs made into a body and a mind, full of thoughts, beliefs, and dreams - dreams that urges one to try and convinces one to live. What if the dream, the reason to live, leads one to a futile life. In the Death of a Salesman, by playwright Arthur Miller, Willy the main character slowly dies as his dreams demise. In this play, one can discern how people surrounding Willy influenced his dreams and how his dreams influenced himself and his sons’ lives. This is best exemplified by the influence he received from his father, a famous salesman and his wife, who all aided in constructing his life to the wrong dreams and principles, and consequently destructing his sons’...   [tags: willy, dreams, death]

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Dreams and Their Interpretation

- “Dreams are the royal road to the unconscious.” ― Sigmund Freud, The Interpretation of Dreams "My dream was grey and foggy. It started off at the beach with my 2 year old son and boyfriend. The beach was in a glass box. My son then had an identical twin and they were getting washed away by the water. I yelled for my boyfriend to help me but he refused to help. I finally was able to save my son and the twin from the waves. I Then take my son and walk out of the glass box. I no longer have my son and there is a black spiral staircase....   [tags: Understanding Dreams]

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Animal Dreams

- Animal Dreams    "'Stop it!' I yelled. My heart was thumping. 'You're killing that bird!'" - Codi Noline, Animal Dreams  Those are the words of Codi Noline, a brave heroine with her mind set on rescuing a beautiful but defenseless peacock from horrible torture by a group of demented children on her first day back in her hometown of Grace, Arizona.  Much to Codi's chagrin, the bird turns out to be just a piñata, spilling candy and bright treasures rather than a gory mass of blood and bone.  The children aren't a pack of hopelessly troubled youth engaging in animal mutilation for sport, only a normal group of kids participating in a party game very common to the Southwestern Mexico-influen...   [tags: dreams]

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Sleeps and Dreams: Why Do We Sleep and Dream?

- In this research paper I will be talking about the Sleeps and dreams topic. It will be segmented into different parts, but I will first describe the basics of the sleeping and dreaming, why it happens and how. After that I will describe the different types of sleep which are REM (Rapid eye movement) and NON-REM. Other topics that will be discussed are the biological clock, consciousness and alerted, how much sleep does the body need, treatments and problems such as insomnia, sleep apnea and narcolepsy....   [tags: dreams, psychology, sleep, ]

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My First Mini Basketball Hoop

- My dad likes to joke that I came out dribbling a basketball when I was born. The truth is, he isn’t that far off. I got my first mini-basketball hoop on my first birthday, and I cannot remember a time since that basketball hasn’t played a major role in my life. So when it came time to choose a topic for this paper, it only made sense to choose something that would increase my constantly expanding knowledge of basketball. I was able to narrow my topic while browsing YouTube and deciding to watch the 1966 National Championship game between Kentucky and Texas Western-El Paso....   [tags: United States, African American, Jim Crow laws]

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The Destructive Nature of the American Dream in F. Scott Fitgerald’s Winter Dreams

- The concept of the American dream has been related to everything from religious freedom to a nice home in the suburbs. It has inspired both deep satisfaction and disillusioned fury. The phrase elicits for most Americans a country where good things can happen. However, for many Americans, the dream is simply unattainable. In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s “Winter Dreams,” Dexter Green, a hardworking young man born into the middle class, becomes wrapped up in his pursuit to obtain wealth and status in his life....   [tags: Literary Analysis of Winter Dreams]

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Field of Dreams - The Innocence in History

- Field of Dreams - The Innocence in History [1] Baseball is America’s favorite pastime. When people hear the word "America," they think of apple pie, meat and potatoes, July 4th, and inevitably the everlasting love of this country, baseball. The credit is given to a man named Alexander J. Cartwright, who drew up a set of rules for a game played with a bat, a round ball, and a glove. Along with the rules came a sketching of a diamond-shaped field on which the game was to be played. The rules that Cartwright wrote up in 1845 may have very well changed somewhat, but the game of baseball has remained remarkably constant throughout history into today....   [tags: Field of Dreams Essays]

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The Character of Alice in Animal Dreams

- The Character of Alice in Animal Dreams She is dead. She does not appear physically but haunts mentally. She is Codi and Hallie's mother Alice, the late wife of Homero Noline. Throughout the novel Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver, Alice impacted the characters, action, and theme(s). When Alice passed away she took part of Homer with her. What she left was a misfit of time and circumstance; an emotionally distraught and distant man who attempted to resemble a father but veered more towards the tin man....   [tags: Animal Dreams Essays]

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Objections Of The Croquette And Hoop Skirt

- While reading selections from The Tatler and The Spectator, two subjects that I found most interesting were that of the coquette and her place in society, and also that of fashion, in particular, the hoop skirt. The Webster’s Dictionary defines a coquette as "a woman who flirts." One of the reasons why ‘she’ appears so frequently in these essays is because these men sense a danger in them. The croquette is a figure of self-sufficiency and 18th century women were not supposed to be self-sufficient....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Dreams and Failures in Arthur Miller´s Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder´s Our Town

- Strive not to be of success, but rather to be of value. Albert Einstein Truly appreciate life, and you’ll find that you have more of it. Ralph Marston Arthur Miller’s Death of a Salesman and Thornton Wilder’s Our Town both explore the fulfillment of life. Emily and Willy Loman fail to take advantage of their lives because they have the wrong priorities and do not take the time appreciate what they already have. Willy focuses solely on achieving his dreams of success as a salesman and helping Biff become a great man, resulting in him ignoring his family, declining status in society, and reality, leading to his demise....   [tags: priorities, dreams, appreciatio, ruin]

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Dreams Deferred in William Faulkner´s The Sound and the Fury and Sandra Sineros The House on Mango Street

- Dreams Deferred Tragedy is an ever present part of life, whether it be illness, inability, death or anything else, it takes its toll on everyone. A very common tragedy found in literature and daily life is the loss of dreams, in Langston Hughes’s poem “A Dream Deferred” Hughes poses the question of what truly happens to a deferred dream: “What happens to a dream deferred. Does it dry up… Or fester like a sore… Does it stink like rotten meat. Or crust and sugar over...Or does it explode?” The outcome of lost dreams differs for each individual and their attitude....   [tags: tragedy, attitude, sterotypes, dreams]

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Essay on What Dreams May Come

- What Dreams May Come When mortality is contemplated, issues of life, death, and the hereafter are usually the first of a myriad of topics to spontaneously arise as if they are from the dark depths of a person's soul. I believe that this is most eloquently stated by Hamlet: For in that sleep of death what dreams may come, When we have shuffled off this mortal coil, Must give us pause. (III. i.) This passage served as inspiration for Richard Matheson, the author of the novel, What Dreams May Come....   [tags: What Dreams May Come]

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An Analysis Of Louise Erdrich 's ' The Sacred Hoop '

- A central tenet to Louise Erdrich’s novels are the narrators she employs to tell her stories. Each character from Nanapush to Marn Wolde offer their own perspective to the larger story as a whole and allow Erdrich to create a web of narrative complexity. Paula Gunn Allen argues in The Sacred Hoop: Recovering the Feminine in American Indian Traditions that Native American storytelling and storytellers act as mediators between conflicting views or sides (75). Erdrich takes this notion to heart in her novels; they offer the full scope of a story, branching out and backwards in time to provide the necessary details for a reader to fill in the gaps of the story....   [tags: Native Americans in the United States, Narrative]

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Dreams And Dreams : Dreams

- Dreams What would be considered a weird dream. Would it be realistic or full to the brim with fantasy, like dragons popping out of a toilet. What causes these dreams. Dreams come in many types as well, examples being nightmares, which are often confused with night terrors and lucid dreaming. However what causes these dreams. The science behind dreams has yet to be fully discovered, but humans are able to recognize what causes different types of dreams and their interpretations. Many people dream, but most do not know what they mean and why....   [tags: Sleep, Sleep disorder, Dreaming]

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Phil Alden Robinson's Field of Dreams

- Phil Alden Robinson's Field of Dreams Was Ray Kinsella a triumphant hero who dared to live his dreams, or merely an insane lunatic who blindly followed voices that could only be heard within the confines of his mind. Although either of these theories could be argued successfully, the idea that this intrepid man was indeed a hero is supported by a list of characteristics that generally indicate a classical hero. In the movie, Field of Dreams, Ray Kinsella was introduced to the viewers as an ordinary man, living an ordinary life, in an ordinary town....   [tags: Film Movies Field Dreams Essays]

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Expanding Perception in Alan Lightman’s Einstein's Dreams

- Expanding Perception in Alan Lightman’s Einstein's Dreams To attempt to describe Einstein's Dreams would be like trying to explain magic. For example, imagine that a magician holds a ping-pong ball playfully, transferring it from one hand to the other. The magician invites the audience to examine a red silk kerchief that had been neatly tucked into his jacket's front pocket. He then lays the kerchief flat in his left hand and places the ping-pong ball in that kerchief-covered palm. The magician gathers the four corners of the kerchief together, flings it into the air and lets it fall to the floor....   [tags: Lightman Einstein's Dreams Essays]

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The Importance of Loss in Scott Fitzgerald's Winter Dreams

- The Importance of Loss in Scott Fitzgerald's Winter Dreams          In the traditional Romance narrative, there is some desirable object whose consummation is the driving preoccupation of the text's protagonist. The aspiration of the Romantic hero is to capture that elusive object that will, nevertheless, consistently out-strip him. These heroes are intimately acquainted with the pain of the loss and suffer deeply for feeling so acutely. However, loss itself, is essential to the equation and is, in fact, a large portion of what establishes the thing as desirable....   [tags: Fitzgerald Winter Dreams Essays]

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Self-discovery in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams

- Self-discovery in Barbara Kingsolver’s Animal Dreams Although, on the surface, Animal Dreams is a book about family conflict, the central theme is about self-discovery. Animal Dreams by Barbara Kingsolver is a story about a family who lived in the town of Grace. The history behind Grace is very vivid and descriptive. The family that becomes the reader's concern, is the Noline family. The family members are Homero Noline and his daughters Cosima and Halimeda. Cosima or Codi, as she is known in the book, comes back to Grace after fourteen years....   [tags: Kingsolver Animal Dreams Essays]

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Why Is Working As A Team Important?

- Description/How students responded to lesson. Based on the students responses to the question, “Why is working as a team important?” I would say the students responded to the activity/book very well. A lot of the students wrote that teamwork helps you get the job done faster, you build leadership skills, you make new friends, and there is no I in team, but the greatest response I got was that, “without working as a team you don’t get anything done, you make new friends, and you learn new ideas.” After reading this child’s response to the question, I knew they understood why we read the book on teamwork and why we did the activity....   [tags: Hula hoop, Hooping, Hoop, Learning]

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F. Scott Fitzgerald's Short Story, Winter Dreams

- F. Scott Fitzgerald’s Short Story, “Winter Dreams” In F. Scott Fitzgerald’s short story, “Winter Dreams,” ambitious, “desirous” Dexter stands at the threshold between admiring “glittering things” and finding out that the “glittering things” he admires fade away sooner or later. Dexter‘s character throughout this short story, changes in many ways, from being unaware of what he really wanted in life to being aware of what he actually became.      Dexter in the story started off as a very young boy who worked as a caddy at a golf course....   [tags: F. Scott Fitzgerald Winter Dreams]

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Cultural Appropriation : Black Girl With Cornrows, Big Hoop Earrings

- What do you think of when you see black girl with cornrows, big hoop earrings . “ that 's so ratchet” term used to knock down other cultural for being able to express who they are. It 's used to Make you feel bad about something that has been passed down from generations. Term used to stop you from wearing cornrows and big hoop earrings so another culture can do it get credit for what you wear. Because a black person couldn 't possibly wear cornrows not look ratchet or ghetto. Cultural appropriation is to design for oppressing people down ....   [tags: Black people, White people, Afro-textured hair]

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The Theory Of Dreams And The Dreams

- Many studies on the brain and in psychology today has proven everyone dreams. However, views on what dreams represent can vary drastically. Freud, a well known psychologist from the late 1800’s to early 1900’s, felt there was a strong relationship between dreams and the desires of the instinctual aspect of the unconscious, the id (Van de Castle, 1994). These unconscious desires could be analyzed through dreams by inspecting the manifest and latent content of the dream. Carl Jung, another well known psychologist from the Freudian time frame believed dreams were insightful to a collective unconscious....   [tags: Unconscious mind, Carl Jung, Dream, Sigmund Freud]

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Dreams : Hopes And Dreams

- Hopes and Dreams Children can begin forming their own personal hopes and dreams at a very young age. Likewise, parents often begin shaping their own hopes and dreams for their children and set systems in place accordingly to help children achieve certain hopes and dreams. On September 12, I had the privilege of looking at several hopes and dreams that are held by parents at the Jordan Center. I had originally anticipated parents to have lifelong dreams, including aspects such as academic and financial success....   [tags: Parent, The Child, Childhood, Child]

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My Thoughts On Dreams And Dreams

- Dreams are series of thoughts, images and stories occurring in a person’s mind during a sleep. In a single night a person have many dreams. On the other hand, My dreams are usually in the form of stories. Sometime, it embedded in my mind for some days but in most I forgot when I wake up in the morning. I will discuss my weird, good and some interested dreams below. 1. Firstly, I want to share a dream that I will never forget in my entire life. I had this dream just 10 days before. In the dream, me and my mother went for walk....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Unconscious mind, Psychoanalysis]

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Dreams And Dreams : Jim Marsh

- Dreams of Jim Marsh Jim Marsh had many dreams and desires for his future. His dreams and passion would change seemingly as much as he change clothes. Jim’s plan was to become a mathematician. His dream was not teach, but to use math for measurements and solving problems. After a couple of years later Jim had moved on to the profession of helping people. A security job with G8, which provided tactical training and firing various weapon systems. Jim was the proudest man alive to do something that mattered....   [tags: High school, Educational years, Mathematics]

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Graduation Speech : Dreams And Dreams

- Dreams, everyone has some sort of life ambition or goal that they would like to have in their life. As children we look at the whole world with eyes filled with wonder and ambition; yet, as we age pursuing one’s own goals often gets put on the back burner. Life happens, people get married, and have kids and the hope of landing that dream career gets increasingly distant. We tell ourselves that we will get to it, but often we fall short of our own expectations of ourselves. As humans, we have the capacity to do and create wondrous things....   [tags: Psychology, Behavior, Behaviorism]

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Dream and Live with Goals

- There have been several inventions that have been created from a simple dream. There have been individuals who have pushed beyond their personal limitations and achieved the unimaginable. These people have seen the importance of setting goals and doing their best to reach those goals. No matter whether they succeed or fail, the attempt will make them feel accomplished. To achieve this accomplished feeling in life, one must set the appropriate goals, dare to dream, and live each day to the fullest....   [tags: Dreams, ]

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Physical Education for Elementary School Students

- ... Once back in groups I will discuss the steps of catching cues; “keep your eye on the ball, extend your arms toward the ball, bring the ball into your body.” (Hastie, 2012,6.3) I will provide examples so the children can visually see how it is done keeping instruction time short. Then I will ask the children to get another partner and throw the bean bag back and forth to each other while trying to catch it. I will walk around and assist those that need further help or assistance. o Describe the equipment needed and the environment (e.g....   [tags: movement, hula hoop, strategies]

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The Basketball Association of America and the National Basketball League History

- The Basketball Association of America came from a league in North America, 1946; being one out of three professional basketball organizations. The Basketball Association of America (BAA) and another basketball organization, National Basketball League (NBL), formed together to become the National Basketball Association (NBA). Surprisingly, they came together after being big rivals, and fighting for three years over who gets the better players and the most fans to watch the action and most likely to see how much profit they can make from the basketball games....   [tags: hoop, national basketball, nba, ]

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The Evolution of Dreams

- You wake up in prison, suddenly attacked by a person you met in class with an imperial bastard sword; you then plunge into neck-high water while abruptly being lectured by a man resembling Neil deGrasse Tyson about how to avoid being stabbed by fellow class-mates; and all you can think about is that you are late for work. Does this sound familiar. Dreams are a universal experience; they can haunt our nights and send us shooting upwards from our sleep, eyes open and arms trembling. However surreal or absurd our dreams may be, we still question “why does it happen”....   [tags: Psychology]

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The Meaningfulness of Dreams

- The question whether dreams are meaningful seems very straightforward but the reality is different. Each time someone tackles the topic there are potentially numerous theories applicable in this context, almost as many as the number of unique types of recalled dreams. The bond between sleep and dream is unbreakable but the question concerns mainly dreams and that is the main area that should be properly discussed in this essay. Perhaps the right way to tackle it is to start with the definition of a dream and when particularly it occurs....   [tags: Cognitive, Theories, Phases]

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The Purpose of Dreams

- Dreams are a very ponderous things. Simply saying, dreams are a stream of images, sounds, and the actions of something; like a movie. But never have dreams been able to be explained. The Greeks and Romans claimed that dreams were signs from their gods and had prophetic magic (www.scientificamerican.com). Even though the purpose of dreams has not been discovered, a huge movement in the study of dreams occurred at the end of the nineteenth century. In 1952, scientists in Chicago discovered electrical readings during a certain stage of sleep....   [tags: greeks, romans, brain]

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A Study of Dreams

- Starting from the ancient times human was always interested in strange phenomena of sleeping and most especially in dreams. Dreams were depicted in different ways. For instance, dreams were explained psychologically like images of sub consciousness and feedback of neural processes in human's brain. Spiritually, it was described like messages of god. Remarkable that not only human have the ability to see dreams but several species of animals (Wilkerson R. 2003). For example, rat's sleep is almost the same as the human's; they have multiple stages of sleep starting from slow wave sleep to REM stage of sleep (Animals have complex dreams, 2001)....   [tags: REM Stages, Critical Thinking]

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The Reality of Dreams

- The Reality of Dreams In the novel, Waiting for the Barbarians by J.M Coetzee, the magistrate’s progressive, non-linear dreams are a parallel to his growing involvement with the barbarians and his growing distaste for the empire. The great psychoanalyst, Sigmund Freud said, “The interpretation of dreams is the royal road to a knowledge of the unconscious.” In every dream there is a hidden meaning and when the reader starts analyzing the magistrate’s dreams he reveals that he is oddly attracted to the barbarians and knows he should not get involved and it will be a trial to get close to them....   [tags: Waiting for the Barbarians, J M Coetzee]

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A Girl of Dreams

- A girl of 14 years, a girl of dreams, a girl of goals, that’s who I am. I’m a person that believes that dreams and goals are what we live for, facing obstructions and handling them are suspension of live, and what we love is the fuel that keeps us moving toward our dreams. For me life is like a path a long one. A path that has splinters and nails, a path that sometimes is so dark that u don’t know where you’re heading to, but at the end of that path there’s a light the light that we’re all heading to....   [tags: biography, ]

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The Power of Dreams

- “Never underestimate the power of dreams and the influence of the human spirit. We are all the same in this notion: The potential for greatness lives within each of us”, as stated by three time Olympic gold medalist, Wilma Rudolph (“Wilma Rudolph”). Rudolph should know, as she has experiences greatness and was once the fastest women in the world. Subsequently, Rudolph explores the concept that reaching greatness is not effortless and while some succeed through hard work and passion, others ultimately succumb to the pressure of trying to achieve greatness, with only dreams remaining, fueling the fantasies of what one wishes to excel in....   [tags: Anne Sexton, Wilma Rudolph]

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The Creator of Dreams

- A knight in shining armor, riding on a shiny white horse with his sword and shield; this is the hero that many children fantasize about. In today’s society, this kind of hero is nearly impractical, but there are many people that can very closely live up to this expectation. A hero today is not just a person that has done something “good;” he does it exceptionally. He does it so well that it may even be referred to as impractical. If it weren’t for a hero named Walt Disney, Mickey Mouse wouldn’t exist....   [tags: Hero]

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Dreams and Dreaming

- Throughout history, numerous people have studied the human body and its many functions. One area of the body that causes much confusion and controversy is the mind. Many parts of the brain baffle scientists, but a specific aspect of the mind that is fascinating and puzzling is dreams and their functions. It is surprising that an average person dreams for at least six years of their life, but scientists still do not know the role of dreaming (Shaw). Several theories have been presented to provide a reason for dreaming, and attempt to explain what most do not understand....   [tags: Psychology]

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Dreams in Literature

- The ability to dream may be uniquely human. These dreams exist with no purpose other than achievement. In many cases, a dream, not an instinct, drives human action. Certainly, dreams are central to the human life. Since one of the main purposes of literature is to reflect on that life, some dream must be included. The achievement of the dream is completely up to the author, and what his/her thoughts are on the achievement of dreams. Tennessee Williams, William Faulkner, and Zora Neale Hurston all use certain literary elements to craft their theme of the achievement of dreams, which is viewed and portrayed differently by each: grievously, by Williams; pessimistically, by Faulkner; and with a...   [tags: Comparative, Faulkner, Hurston]

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Emotions in Dreams

- Introduction Sleep is an essential need for all human beings across all cultures. Throughout history, various religions and societies have tried to interpret what dreams during unconscious sleep really mean. Are they really prophetic messages or windows into a hidden compartment of the mind. And what are our brains doing during sleep. Are our emotions in dreams the same as emotions in a conscious, awake state. Does the brain process the emotion as a real “feeling” or is it just an illusion our brain creates to make the stories of dreams more realistic....   [tags: Sleep, Dreaming, Experiments]

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Dreams and Sleep

- Most people think of sleep as a passive and relatively still and unchanging process; however, sleep is a very active state of consciousness. While asleep, we also have thoughts, visions, and feelings otherwise known as dreams. This assessment on sleep and dreams points out the alterations in the sleep cycle while focusing on REM sleep. It will also examine the history behind dream analysis, as well as introduce lucid dreams. All about Dreams and Sleep Sleep is our body’s way of restoring energy while resting....   [tags: Sleep Cycles, REM Sleep, Rapid Eye Movement]

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Dreams : Dreams Reflect Inner Thoughts And Give Meaning

- Informative Paper on Dreams Thesis: Dreams reflect inner thoughts and give meaning to lifes. Where do dreams come from. What actually are dreams. Do they mean something that is related in our real lives. All these questions can be answered by learning about the history of dreams in various cultures throughout time. According to the Merriam-Webster dictionary, dream is defined by a series of thoughts, images, and sensations occurring involuntarily in a person’s mind during certain stages of sleep....   [tags: Carl Jung, Sigmund Freud, Dream, Psychology]

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Dreams And Its Effects On Children

- Have you woken up from an unusual or scary dream thanking god it was only a dream but then wondering why you had a dream like that anyway. Every night as we lay down to sleep our brains stay awake causing us to dream every night even if we do not remember. Researchers have studied dreams and their meanings for years and some believe they mean nothing and others believe there is reasons behind your dreams. Dreams are basically images or little movies our brain actively puts together while the rest of our body is sleeping....   [tags: Dream, Dreaming, False awakening]

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The History of Dreams and Dreaming

- ... Dreams were seen as a kind of “desires” (Kantrowitz; Springen) stemming from childhood. Scientists still don’t know for sure why we are dreaming and what are dreams made of; however, they figured that dreams are random and something that we experience while we are awake. (1a: SV; however, SV.) The mind seems to contain an endless story or a “sequence” (Kantrowitz; Spingen) of happenings during the day. Rapid eye movement (REM) sleep is a level of sleep. It’s the qick and random eye movement of the eyes....   [tags: brain activity while we sleep]

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Dreams And Its Effects On Society

- Dreaming is an experience that has fascinated scientists and people for years. Although research about dreams has been limited in the past, it has improved tremendously in its field of science. There are tremendous individual variations of dreams when we are sleeping. In addition, cultural practices, sleeping arrangements, and general environmental conditions can influence people’s responsiveness to external stimulation during sleep. Since the dawn of our existence, humans have wondered about the nature and significance of dreams....   [tags: Culture, Psychology, Dream interpretation]

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Dreams: The True Form of Therapy

- ... Color is all visual and that is what dreams are. The argument of left brain vs. right brain comes into play when dreaming in color and black and white. “The right side controls the left side of the body associated with creativity, and the left side controls the right side of the body associated with logic and reasoning” (Hubpages). The more dominant the left hemisphere is, the more likely they will experience black and white dreams and vice versa. There are eight different types of dreams, but the three most important are recurring, venting, and wish fulfillment dreams....   [tags: symbolic, expressions, ideas, emotions]

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The Theories Of Dreams, By Carl Jung

- Well known psychologist Sigmund Freud made the statement within his Interpretation of Dreams that “it is only after seeing man as his unconscious, revealed by his dreams, presents him to us that we shall understand him fully. For as Freud said to Putnam: "We are what we are because we have been what we have been.”. This quote supports many Freudian theories that dreams derive from the unconscious mind and represent inner desires. There are many different analyses about the dream theory striving to answer the question “Why do we dream?”....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Psychology]

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Theories About The Meaning of Dreams

- Dreams are mysterious things that happen to everyone. Dreams have been around for centuries and many theorists have tried to figure out exactly what dreams mean. From ancient times to now people still wonder what goes on inside their mind that makes them produce these amazing things called dreams. Dreams have been interpreted into various meanings throughout the years and almost everyone has a different outlook on what they mean and on why people dream. Different kinds of sleep have effects on certain types of dreams....   [tags: REM and NREM sleep]

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The Correlation Between Film and Dreams

- When you stop to think about it, our ability to understand what goes on in a typical Hollywood film is shocking. Images jump from one to the next with little to no linearity. Perspectives jump around as if a person is spinning and floating around, and music and sounds emanate from nowhere and everywhere at once. The lights dim. Your body shifts about to get comfortable. It’s not bed time however. It’s time for a movie. The strong correlation between our film watching setting, and our dream making setting is too closely tied to be considered mere coincidence....   [tags: Cinematic Elements]

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Dreams in A Midsummer Night's Dream

- Oprah Winfrey once said, “The best thing about dreams is that fleeting moment, when you are between asleep and awake, when you don't know the difference between reality and fantasy, when for just that one moment you feel with your entire soul that the dream is reality, and it really happened.” But, what actually is a dream and what do dreams really have to do with one’s everyday life. In essence, a dream is a series of mental images and emotions occurring during slumber. Dreams can also deal with one’s personal aspirations, goals, ambitions, and even one’s emotions, such as love and hardship....   [tags: Shakespeare, A Midsummer Night's Dream]

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How to Prevent Recurring Dreams

- According to a survey, about five to ten percent of adults have nightmares once a month or more frequently (Dr. Phil, 2013). In my case, I experienced dreaming about failing the exam when I was preparing for entering university. These kind of dreams which are repeated with the same patterns are called recurring dreams. Generally, recurring dreams have a tendency to appear in a form of nightmares, and most of the people who experience these dreams are tormented by negative feelings such as fear and anxiety....   [tags: dreaming, nightmare, journal, self-discipline]

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How to Prevent Recurring Dreams

- ... With this in mind, the specifics of the dreams are recorded as much as possible and categorized according to similar symbols and patterns. Finally, this journal can be examined and consequently, symbols and patterns of the recurring dreams are analyzed. It means that every time those dreams occur again, the dreamer can consult this journal. Accordingly, recurring dreams will be considered more objectively. The next stage to deal with recurring dreams is to train self-discipline(Steinbock, 2010)....   [tags: nightmares, journal, self-discipline, control]

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Dreams Are Made Of A Dream

- What Dreams are made of What exactly is a dream. This question has baffled countless for years without a clear answer to the meaning of the purpose of a dream. Several theories and comments are made about dreams and what the purpose of the dreaming process. However, there is no way to tell if these mentioned are the true purpose of a dream or just theories. Each person in the world has had a dream and each concludes different symbolisms and meanings from these dreams that they are having. A number of people believe that a dream is nothing more than our mind releasing random thoughts in the form of a picture that plays in our minds at night....   [tags: Unconscious mind, Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Dream]

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The Dreams Of Epic Of Gilgamesh

- The dreams in Epic of Gilgamesh resemble the poem as a whole. In general, they are a foreshadow of the poem. Gilgamesh and Enkidu both have dreams with strange symbolic images. These images are flowed into the poem as a very important message to the main characters. In the olden Mesopotamian days, dreams were important to people; dreams represented the future of their well being or their misfortune. It was another way of God sending a future hint to a person. Dreams are essential to these people, similar to the main characters in the poem, Epic of Gilgamesh....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh, Ishtar, Epic poetry, Shamash]

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The Lucid Dreams : A Lucid Dream

- Are Lucid Dreams Existent It is said that a lucid dream is a dream that can be induced or controlled and is characterized by the dreamer being aware that he or she is dreaming ( Lucid ). When lucidity occurs, the dreamer “wakes up” inside the dream during fixed states of cognizance. Dreams are caused by things “…our mind knows, however which we cannot handle, is disturbing or something that we keep reiterating to ourselves” ( Ganguly ). This is why distinguishing significant dream symbols from ambient symbols is important for attempting this state....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Carl Jung, Dream, Unconscious mind]

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`` Dreams Deferred `` By Langston Hughes

- The Harlem Renaissance era was the name given to the period of time between the ending of the first World War in 1918 and the middle of the 1930s. During this time African American artists; writers, photographers, musicians, scholars etc., were all venturing into Harlem, NY the center place of art to explore these topics. Among one of these authors was Langston Hughes, who was one of the most notable figures of the Harlem Renaissance era. With his vast array of poetry, he shaped the way that African American people were portrayed in the public eye....   [tags: Harlem Renaissance, African American]

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Freud, From The Interpretation Of Dreams

- Freud, From The Interpretation of Dreams 1. Children can suffer from psychoneurotics based on their relationship with their parents. a. If a child finds himself in love with one parent and hating the other, this can be considered a sign of neurosis. b. These feelings can occur in normal children, however, the feelings are not nearly as intense. c. In psychology, this behavior is part of the Oedipus complex. 2. In the trilogy written by Sophocles, Oedipus is the son of Laius and Jocasta....   [tags: Sigmund Freud, Unconscious mind, Oedipus]

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The Dreams Is Not A Big Deal

- “Thanks!” Tarek came with their food and without looking at them, he said mechanically.” I hope everything is ok with the food. It is hot, so be careful. Let me know if you guys need anything else.” And he left without looking at them. Kent and Rain were quiet, looking puzzled at each other for a couple of minutes and Kent busted out laughing. “Don’t say a word, please!” “My lips are sealed!” And now that they were done with item one, he can engage on item two. “Rain, you said something about dreams....   [tags: 2007 singles, 2005 singles, Thom Yorke]

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`` Dreams `` By Langston Hughes

- Langston Hughes is a well known African American artists. He was born on February 1, 1902, in Joplin Missouri. Hughes was a poet, playwright, lyricist, and journalist. His works include poems, novels, plays, and short stories. He also was one of the important figures during the Harlem Renaissance. Hughes was a democrat and anti-fascist. Many of his works reflect his political values. His ideas portray freedom, social change, and equality for African Americans. There are two famous poems by Hughes that show that he specifically wanted African Americans to hold on to their dreams....   [tags: Langston Hughes, African American]

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The Book ' Dreams ' My Father '

- RACIST CONTENT IN THE BOOK, DREAMS FRM MY FATHER: It was very well known to all that Barack Obama associates openly with prominent racists and anti-Semites. He was a very famous man who stood against racicism. Most recently, the National “Jewish” “Democratic” Council invited Alcee Hastings, who was removed from office for perjury and corruption.It led to panel discussion. Obama meanwhile belonged to a racist church that gave a standing ovation to Michael Pfleger’s “There were a whole lot of white people crying,” and he also endorsed the prominent racist and anti-Semite Al Sharpton and his National Action Network (see “Freddy’s Fashion Mart” for examples of Sharpton’s and NAN’s racist and ant...   [tags: African American, Race, White people]

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Dreams, Their Meanings And Impact

- Dreams, Their Meanings and Impact I wake while the outside is still dark, with a hazy feeling over my eyes. I realize the dream I had and suddenly my muscles tighten and anxiety and panic come over me. The reason is my mind is confused how I am alive since I died so precisely and horribly. This made me wonder how a dream could have so much impact on my life. How is it that I can feel death and yet be alive. How is it that a dream can cause so much panic. I then started my search for the answer of whether or not the dream I had as well as any dream had any foundation or not....   [tags: Anxiety, Psychology, Meaning of life, Carl Jung]

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Dreams in Crime and Punishment: Raskolnikov

- ... Without this technique the characters would stay on a more undeveloped level because the reader would not be able to fully comprehend their individual views on the world and how they clash with society. As a result the dreams that are included within the book help to both further the characterization and conflicts of some of the characters. The dreams, however, are in some cases not explicitly obvious and therefore become more like hallucinations, leaving it up to the reader to determine what is real and what is just a creation formed in one of the character’s minds....   [tags: socialism, norms, law]

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The Forgotten Dreams of Langston Hughes

- All Langston Hughes ever wanted was for people to have their dreams accomplished and the motivation to bring change forward. However, Hughes’ dreams almost came tumbling down for speaking out in one of his poems like he typically does. In 1940, Hughes had been investigated by the FBI following the release of his poem “Goodbye Christ”. Numerous accusations had arisen, stating Hughes “…[was a] member of the Communist Party, [ran] for public office, called for a race war, married a white woman, and studied Communism in the U.S.S.R.” (Dyson, p....   [tags: poem, racism, Harlem]

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The Great Gatsby - Dreams of Happiness

- Happiness symbolises a form of content, a form of satisfaction that can lead to several types of actions. In the Great Gatsby, happiness is portrayed in unusual forms with different characters, however every single character had some form of a Dream in mind. Fitzgerald juxtaposes his influence of T.S Elliot’s use of Valley of the Ashes showing poverty, decay and lost spiritualism with the rich life style of West Egg as he shows the wealth, parties and liveliness in this Egg. The Egg represents the symbol of birth and life, as well as the fragility of society and mainly the fragility of Dreams....   [tags: fitzgerald, literary analysis]

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How to Prevent Recurring Dreams

- According to a survey, about 5 to 10 percent of adults have nightmares once a month or more frequently. In my case, I kept dreaming about failing the exam when I was preparing for entering university. This kind of dreams which are repeated with same patterns is called recurring dreams. Generally, recurring dreams have a tendency to appear in a form of nightmare, and most of the people who experience these dreams are suffered from negative feelings such as fear and anxiety. However, suffering from recurring dreams can be prevented by a typical process....   [tags: dream journal, self-discipline]

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How Dreams Lead to Success

- ... For example, a young boy might witness a house burn down across the street. He walks down the sidewalk and watches in anticipation at the firefighters searching the house and saving whoever they can find. This can spark some interest in the boy. He may not inspire to be a firefighter, but this event inspires him to want to help people. Thus, a dream is created. This boy, after witnessing this atrocious event, inspires to help people. He sees himself at his prime, at his happiest moment, helping others....   [tags: happiness, ambition, determination]

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