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Shah’s Fables in The Way of Sufi

- Shah’s Fables in The Way of Sufi       When most people answer the question, "What is a fable?" they usually define it as a story with talking animals that teaches readers a lesson or moral. Although most fables do fit into this category, Idries Shah, an author of many fables, believes that there is more to a fable than just being an interesting story that teaches a lesson. In fact, Shah writes in the "Forward" of his book Reflections, "Do you imagine that fables exist only to amuse or to instruct, and are based upon fiction....   [tags: Way of Sufi Essays]

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The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy

- The Neoplatonist Roots of Sufi Philosophy Neoplatonism strongly influenced the development of Sufism. Neoplatonism, as developed by Plotinus conceives God to be the source and goal of everything. Islam qua institution is closed to all critical and philosophical thought, but Sufism enjoys a more liberal and critical approach. It is probable that the translations of Plotinus have provided the necessary philosophical ground for Sufism. An examination of both Sufism and Neoplatonism reveals close similarities with regard to the nature of God, the soul, the body, concepts such as goodness, evil and beauty, death and life, and creation....   [tags: Philosophers Religion Papers]

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The Sufi Philosophy in Islamic Faith

- ... Sufis believe that the path they have chosen is a path to God by seeking longing to be with their Creator, like many monotheistic religions today. Many Sunnis do not consider Sufis to be Muslims because of the mystical traditions of Sufism (Fisher 407). Sufi practices have many different foundations, conveying the purity of life, staying to the orthodox Islamic law, and imitation of Muhammad. Through self deprivation, deep introspection of ones morals, and mental struggles, they hope to purify themselves from all selfishness and achieve selflessness in all action, thought, and intention (“Sufism” 3)....   [tags: religious beliefs, Muslim branches]

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Sufi Teachers and Redefining the Traditional Student-Teacher Relationship

- Sufi Teachers and Redefining the Traditional Student-Teacher Relationship "What does it mean-and more important, what should it mean--to be educated?" (58) A response to Spayd's begs another question. Is education the objective itself or the means to the objective. For some people education is just a degree, a piece of paper framed on the wall. One can say, a person with a diploma has received an education, but it is not certain that the person is educated. This paper relates to those individuals who use education as a means to reach their objective....   [tags: Education Teacher Essays]

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Sufism: Its Mystical Contribution to an Understanding of the Islamic God

- 2.3 A God to be Remembered: The Sufi Practice of Dhikr In an interview on the Sufi concept of God’s oneness conducted in 2011, contemporary mystic Llewellyn Vaughan-Lee emphasised the ‘forgetfulness’ of today’s society. In the context of Sufism, this ‘forgetfulness does not refer to mere absent-mindedness but a kind of perpetual and periodic obliviousness to the centrality of God and the divine spark within. The goal of the Sufi then, is to maintain a constant state of remembrance of God through the recitation of His ninety-nine names – a practice known as dhikr....   [tags: Sufi, dhikr, Islam]

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Knowledge, Experience, and Morality in The Sufi Masters’ parable The Tale of the Sands

- The knowledge and experience that is gained through everyday life forms the basis of wisdom. Wisdom can be attained through numerous ways. For example, it can be created from performing a personal mistake. Lessons can be learned from those mistakes, which in turn, form knowledge and experience. The Sufi Masters’ parable “The Tale of the Sands” illustrates how knowledge can be attained from other people. The Stream of Life gains knowledge, experience, and morality from passing through the desert to its destiny....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Jalalud'din Rumi : Intermediary between East and West

- Jalalud'din Rumi : Intermediary between East and West The 13th-century teachings of Jalalud'din Rumi, the Sufi Muslim philosopher from modern-day Afghanistan, are rich with wisdom to guide and open the hearts every human being. Rumi's insights on love, awareness of the things of the soul and tolerance, could extend a helping hand across the growing culture gap dividing the West and the Eastern Muslim world. Rumi wrote and taught that all religious groups are equal in the eyes of God. If he were alive in our modern time, he would have no qualm worshipping or praying in a church or synagogue instead of his own religious holy places....   [tags: Sufi Muslim Philospher, Afghanistan, Modern Day]

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The Milky Way Galaxy

- Many people who live on Earth are close minded to what is really out there in the universe. They cannot even begin to fathom the vastness of it and how Earth is just a tiny little speck compared to everything else out there. From the planets to the stars and out towards the edge of the unknown, we can only see what science provides us with. From this, we know that we are nothing but a tiny planet located in a solar system of millions in a galaxy of many more in the universe. A galaxy, also called a nebula, consists of billions of stars, interstellar gas, dust, and dark matter which are all bound to form a massive cloud in which we live in....   [tags: Astronomy]

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The Alaskan Way Viaduct

- ... Spokane Street was completed in 1960. The Battery Street Tunnel was the vital "missing link" to connect the new waterfront structure with Aurora Avenue / SR 99. The tunnel was dug beneath Battery Street, with minimal disruption to surrounding buildings. Work started in September 1952, and it opened to traffic in a grand ceremony on July 24, 1954. Planning of the tunnel was a long process, with extensive discussion of key features such as a ventilation and fire protection systems. The automatic deluge sprinkler system was believed to be the first such system installed in a vehicular tunnel.” The ventilation system sampled and recorded carbon monoxide levels, and the sprinkler was controll...   [tags: elliot bay, alaskan way]

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A Great Way For College Students

- A great way for college students to save money What college student doesn 't want to save money while going to a university or a Jr. college. when you go to any college tuition is not cheap it can be pretty pricey. you have to spend hundreds of dollars for books, new or used. they can add up when you are going full time. two easy ways to save money on books is by using the internet. if you teacher uses an old book that semester. you can always search the title of the book and find the pdf of it and print it out for free....   [tags: University, Student, A Great Way to Care]

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The Attributes of the Followers of the Sufi Tradition

- The Attributes of the Followers of the Sufi Tradition The attributes of the followers of the Sufi tradition are attributes that serve to loosen their connection to the world while bringing them closer to God. The attributes they have distinguish them from ordinary people. According to Teachings of the Sufis, by Carl Ernst, they are strict followers of a master, strive to be humble, and try to live without worldly possessions and desires. At the core of the practice of Sufism is reliance on the truth of God....   [tags: Papers]

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The Survival Instinct in A Long Way Gone and Blood Brothers

- Since the beginning of time, every species has been faced with their greatest trial in life: survival. Humans as a species have become masters of defying death. Even faced with overpopulation, itself the result of successfully defying death and sure catalyst to the downfall of a population, we as a species have nevertheless learned to cope and continue to reproduce and thrive. As individuals, each human being possesses one of the greatest wills for survival in our natural world. Our societal views of the value of life and the fear of death, our intellectual dominance, and our physical adaptability allow us to cling to life under the harshest conditions....   [tags: A Long Way Gone]

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Theme And Setting Of The Milky Way Galaxy

- Theme & Setting In the year 3085 the Milky Way galaxy is under war. The outer planets (past the asteroid belt) have been engaged in bloody and dreadful battles for the past decade. Two factions have existed since the start of the war. There is the Baghi who consist of Jupiter, Neptune, and dwarf planets Ceres and Eris. Their only objective is complete control over the Milky Way galaxy. The planet Jupiter is the supreme command front of the Baghi. Then there is the Shalil who are fighting for peace, but will do anything to win this war....   [tags: Planet, Solar System, Dwarf planet, Milky Way]

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Who Is The Best Way You About Michael Nardy 's Life?

- There are many ways I can tell you the important characteristics any entrepreneur must have in order to be successful, but I think the best way to tell you about Michael Nardy’s is with his own worlds about his grandfather. Choosing which parts of his story to share was extremely hard. His grandfather’s life has many examples that would be well worth sharing to show important characteristics they both share that made them each successful in their own businesses. You can tell by the way he told the story he both loved and admired his grandfather....   [tags: Entrepreneurship, Entrepreneur, By the Way]

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Learning about One's Tribe in the "The Way to Rainy Mountain"

- The Way to Rainy Mountain is by no means a normal novel. It does not have the same cookie cutter formation as most books, where the plot goes from beginning to end in neat little chapters. It is not just a simple book, it is a book that has meaning, and it is a book that makes its readers think. It is a book about connections from the past. These connections are like puzzle pieces that the main character, N. Scott Momaday, has to put together in his journey to truly understand his heritage. Through the past, Momaday finds a way to honor his grandmother’s memory and to connect with his Kiowa culture....   [tags: Way to Rainy Mountain, tribes, Native Americans,]

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The Combray Section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way

- The Combray Section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way        The "Combray" section of Marcel Proust's Swann's Way is an extended meditation on an idyllic past. The book begins, though, not with recollections of Combray, but with a description of the narrator's half-asleep state, a state of consciousness where he does not know where, or even who, he is. The expanded memories of his past, then, seem an attempt to establish a stable sense of self, a sense that continually eludes him. In this exploration, which constitutes the entirety of the "Combray" section, we find the narrator, a young man with literary aspirations, struggling to understand the characters of his childhood in a way t...   [tags: Swann's Way]

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Impact of War and Violence on Children in A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah

- Children exposed to violence within their communities are left with emotions of hopelessness, insecurity, and doubt. Historical events such as the war on terrorism, wars in Iraq and Afghanistan, and the tragic events of September 11th have had a detrimental effect on the entire nation, including the children. Although every child is not directly affected by the aspects of war, it somehow has an emotional effect on all. The involvement of a nation with war affects every individual differently, whether it is out of fear, anger, doubt, hope, or love....   [tags: A Long Way Gone by Ishmael Beah]

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The Glory Of War Analyzed in Homer’s The Iliad and Ishmael Beah’s Autobiography, A Long Way Gone

- Taking into consideration the many historic events of our time, there is no claim to be made that humanity has kicked its addiction to warfare. The contention, however, lies in whether this addiction may be described as glorious. Those keen to label it so need only look to “the world’s greatest war novel” Homer’s The Iliad in which war creates heroes out of men on both sides of the battlefield. It is fought nobly and bravely, and immortalizes, through song and story as Homer himself had done, the champions of either army....   [tags: The Iliad, A Long Way Gone]

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Al-Ghazali: Religious Scholar, Legalist, Sufi, and Critic of Philosophy

- Al-Ghazali, his full name being Abu Hamid Muhammad ibn Muhammad al-Ghazali, was an important and dominant figure among philosophers, theologians, jurists, and mystics in the Sunni Islam religion. Historians put his birth at 1058 or 1059 in the city of Tabaran-Tus; fifteen miles north of modern day Meshed in north eastern Iran. However his personal letters and autobiography state that his birth was around 1055 or 1056 (Griffel 2009, 23–25). Despite this clerical difference, Al-Ghazali was active in a period when Sunni theology had entered a time of passionate disputes among the Shiite Ismalite theology, as well as the Arabic tradition of falsafa....   [tags: theology, religion, ethics, autobiography]

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Something Wicked This Way Comes: A Great Book for High Schoolers

- “Someone knows your secret dream, that one great wish that you would pay anything for. That person suddenly makes your dream come true - before you learn the price you have to pay“, (Something Wicked This Way Comes . Jake Clayton , Walt Disney Productions, 1983). Ray Bradbury’s novel, Something Wicked This Way Comes is a science fictional/ fantasy novel about an ongoing battle between good and evil. Jim Nightshade and Jim Halloway are two young boys who are about to undergo a life-changing experience as well as the town of Greentown, Illinois....   [tags: Something Wicked This Way Comes, Ray Bradbury, ]

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Special Education Has Come a Long Way; But There is Still a Ways to Go

- ... EHA was later amended and reauthorized as Individuals with Disabilities Education Act in 1990. This act was amended again in 1997 and 2004. In 2004, the act was renamed to Individuals with Disabilities Education Improved Act (IDEIA), but people still refer to it as IDEA. This act assures that all children have the right to a free and appropriate public education (FAPE). It includes the following features: an Individualized Education Plan (IEP), procedural safeguards, nondiscriminatory assessment, Least Restrictive Environment....   [tags: landmark Supreme Court cases that paved the way]

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Aquinas' Third Way

- Aquinas’ 3rd Way      Aquinas’ third way argument states that there has to be something that must exist, which is most likely God. He starts his argument by saying not everything must exist, because things are born and die every single day. By stating this we can jump to the conclusion that if everything need not exist then there would have been a time where there was nothing. But, he goes on, if there was a time when there was nothing, then nothing would exist even today, because something cannot come from nothing....   [tags: 3rd Way Philosophy]

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Past Experiences of Ancestors in N. Scott Momaday's "The Way to Rainy Mountain"

- The Way to Rainy Mountain was written in 1969 by Pulitzer Prize winning author N. Scott Momaday. The novel is about Scott Momaday's Kiowa ancestors and their journey from the Montana area to Fort Sill near Rainy Mountain, Oklahoma, where their surrender to the United States Cavalry took place. In The Way to Rainy Mountain, Momaday traces his ancestral roots back to the beginning of the Kiowa tribe while not only learning more about the Kiowa people but rediscovering himself and finding out what his true identity is....   [tags: Way to Rainy Mountain, N. Scott Momaday, Native Am]

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Analysis of N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain

- Analysis of N. Scott Momaday's The Way to Rainy Mountain The Way to Rainy Mountain has a distinct pattern in its form.  In each section, it has three parts, each of whose separateness is clearly marked by its own place in each page and its own typeface: the legend, the history, and the personal memory.  The pattern, however, never makes it simple for the readers to understand the novel.  Rather, it confuses and bothers the readers by placing them where the double edges of reality meet.  On the one hand, there is a reality as the result of the dominant ideology, which has become a priori in many cases, and which has hidden that there is another reality (or possibly, multiple realiti...   [tags: Way Rainy Mountain Essays Momaday ]

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A Long Way From Chicago by Richard Peck

- “A Long Way From Chicago” by Richard Peck The book “A Long Way From Chicago” is an adventurous and funny story. The story takes place at Joey Dowdel’s Grandmothers farm house in the country. Joey and his sister Mary Alice were sent to their Grandma’s house during the summer because their parents had to go to Canada for their work. At first, Joey felt uncomfortable with his Grandmother because he had never met her before but eventually he got to know her and they became close friends. On the first week at Grandma’s, a man named Shotgun Cheatman died....   [tags: A Long Way From Chicago Richard Peck]

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The New Way And The Old Way

- The new way and the old way. Modern day education is in turmoil with its self, and the fight is between online and traditional education. The past few years have brought a new wave of learning experiences for students in the realm of the internet. Standard education helps the students tremendously by giving them the face to face interaction that gives more insight to the subjects that are being taught. The differences and similarities that come along with these two are ones that are dealt with every day in classrooms every day....   [tags: History of education, Education, E-learning]

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The Way, Way Back

- The film, “The Way, Way Back”, is a coming of age film that exhibits a summer where adult responsibilities are diminished and children are left to take care of themselves. The film is very relatable to many families today who have had to deal with divorce, parents dating, step-parents and siblings. The film focuses on a boy named Duncan and his difficultly as he overcomes his parents’ divorce and his mothers her boyfriend, Trent. Duncan is an introverted adolescent who discontentedly joins his mother to temporarily live with her long-time boyfriend and daughter for the summer; ultimately to determine if blending their families long term would be a wise choice....   [tags: Family, Marriage, Stepfamily, Divorce]

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The Is A Way Of Betting

- This technique has many names, and is often called a system, when in fact it is simply a clever way of betting. Firstly, here are a few warnings about the system: 1 - It works every time and you win every time However, the returns are very low 2 - This is the system that many paid betting systems offer Here you get it for free 3 - Some players have had accounts frozen for doing this Try it but try not to be prolific 4 - If you do not understand the bet or odds, then you can lose Take the time to learn how your bet works and how odds work 5 - It takes a lot of research, timing and luck You are making money, so you have to work for it The idea is that you find occasions...   [tags: Gambling, Online gambling, Bookmaker, Odds]

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A Way to the Past

- Anne was a simple child who was always looking for a way out of everything. If she was told to do the dishes, she would find every possible thing to do besides the dishes. She was a perfect angel before her mother Clairabeth ‘had an accident’ last year in 2012. Now she is perfect at resisting. That’s where I come in. I have come to tell our fantastic adventure. She was in the kitchen and her dad was making toast. “Anne darling, will you please get the butter?” She shook her head in disagreement to what her father ordered for her to do....   [tags: short story]

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The Way of the Inquisitor

- A heretic is any person or group that has a different view then the Catholic Church. Prior to the mid-eleventh century the judicial process was called the Trial by ordeal. With an increasing threat of heresy against the church a new system would be created, The Inquisition was that system. The Inquisition would take many forms and many causes; however one part of the Inquisition that would never change is the process of record keeping. What would seem the most simple of tasks would become the greatest tool in the conviction of heretics....   [tags: history of the Catholic church]

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The Way of Tlachtli

- Since the early 1400s BCE, people of this era have played one of the earliest known forms of a sport that involves two teams and a rubber ball played on a court. Based on archaeological evidence, Tlachtli (which translates in English to “ball game”) is thought to have been played by the civilizations of Mesoamerica including the Aztec, Maya, Olmec, and Toltec. The game was more than a sport to these people. It was a means of settling conflicts and maintaining social harmony, it was a very important part in the ritualistic lives of those cultures....   [tags: Anthropology]

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The Asimovian Way

- The Asimovian way consists of three elements, science-fiction, technology, and the future. With the great writing ability that he has, through science-fiction Asimov shows his readers how creative he can be. A fantastic example would be his Foundation series. Those books take place three-thousand years in the future on different planets with galactic empires. Stories like that obviously demand a great amount of creativity. Also, the way Asimov shows what he thinks of technology through his style of writing is unique....   [tags: science-fiction, technology, the future]

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No Way Out

- The short story, The Chrysanthemums, by John Steinbeck, is a fascinating tale that involves the life of a beautiful, yet misunderstood, women as she battles with the prolonged sting of isolation. After years of captivity on a farm, Elisa finds it difficult to feel like a free woman. As a result, Elisa becomes guarded and closed-off to even her husband. Despite her masculine persona, Elisa lets her shielded exterior down when an opportunity to escape presents itself. Trapped in the confines of her farm, Elisa creates a kind of “intimate relationship” with her cherished chrysanthemums as a way to keep her sanity (French 64)....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Feeding Your Pets the Healthy Way and The Right Way

- Pet owners consider their pet part of the family most of the time. You treat your pet the best you can because they are people who are very dear to you. So why would you feed your family food that will harm their health. Would you ever think that something called BARF could be healthy for your family pet. When it stands for Biologically Appropriate Raw Food or Bones and Raw Food it certainly does mean it is healthy. Feeding your dog or cat a nutritionally balanced raw food diet is a beneficial way of allowing the, to live long healthy lives....   [tags: pet care, pet nutrition, rew food diet]

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Buddhism Is A Religion And Way Of Life

- Buddhism is a religion and way of life for hundreds of millions of people. It uses the teachings of the Buddha, or great teacher to guide them on their way to obtain the ultimate goal of Nirvana. The Buddha was not concerned with worshiping a deity or speculating about things that will never know. Instead Buddhism is built on truths we can ascertain through our own insights into the world. The solution for humans is knowledge, of the Four Nobel Truths and the Eightfold path. Through meditation people can overcome suffering by removing wrong perceptions about life....   [tags: Gautama Buddha, Buddhism, Four Noble Truths]

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Communication Is The Way Of The World Today

- Communication is the way each one of us communicates to one another in the world today. For instance, if there act no way in relating to a person by understanding the person. There are two forms of communications, and called the verbal communication and the second one is called nonverbal communication. Oral consist of communicating with your voice with another person while nonverbal consist of communicating through the body language or gesture of an individual. The principles of teaching are to understand better a person in different places of the world....   [tags: Communication, Nonverbal communication, Writing]

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Suicide Is The Way Out Of The Darkness

- Many people see suicide in many different ways. Two of the most common ways that I see suicide viewed as are from either the people that have wanted to, tried to, or came close to committing suicide; the other view are from those who are strictly against suicide. The people who are against suicide say many things that are not true. They say suicide is weakness. Suicide is a person who wants attention. Suicide is when a person feels sorry for themselves. While on the other hand people who have tried, wanted to, and do commit suicide....   [tags: Suffering, Suicide, Suicide methods, Debut albums]

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Personal Statement : ' The Same Way '

- [In the same way, you wives, be submissive to your own husbands so that even if any of them are disobedient to the word, they may be won without a word by the behavior of their wives, as they observe your chaste and respectful behavior.] Peter seems to be telling the wives in verses 1 and 2 that, although their husbands are not Christians, if they submit and are respectful in the way God has ordered, their husbands may see and recognize their actions as being Christ like and learn to follow Christ through their example....   [tags: Jesus, New Testament, Husband, Christ]

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The American Dream is on the Way to Extinction

- ... Instead, the branch refers to opponents as “hostage takers’ and hope to succeed alone. The current administration deploys government officials to perpetrate “pain” on an average American in hopes to blame the opposite party. Also the management has perfected the disciplinary consumption of government by utilizing the IRS to target political opponents to silence them before the last election. The nation also sits on the edge of defeat when our debt is mentioned. The 17 trillion dollar debt is almost double when the President came into office....   [tags: survival, college, tuition]

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Communication At The Workplace Is Not Only A Way

- Communication in the workplace is not only a way to let your employees know what may be going in the company, but it is used for communicating information to clients outside of the company. Communication in the workplace is extremely important whether written or verbal. Communication is a first impression, it can either make or break you. When writing any business communication, there will be instances where you likely have to address multiple audiences such as management, coworkers, and upper management simultaneously and being able to adapt to those audiences are important....   [tags: Communication, Writing, Grammar, Audience]

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The Way of the World by William Congreve

- One of the most intriguing and seemingly irrelevant scenes in the play The Way of the World by William Congreve occurs when Lady Wishfort deliberates upon the manner in which she should receive the imposter Sir Rowland. Lady Wishfort is discussing the imminent arrival of Sir Rowland and she says, “Well, and how shall I receive him. In what figure shall I give his heart the first impression. There is a great deal in the first impression. Shall I sit. No, I won't sit, I'll walk,—ay, I'll walk from the door upon his entrance, and then turn full upon him....   [tags: lady wishfort, mrs. millamant]

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Who Is The Best Way For People?

- Epictetus made many excellent points on how he believes would be the best way for people to live though there were a point or two where I differed from his opinion on how life should be lived. One point of differing would be at passage eleven when he is saying that you should just believe that you are giving something back when it is taken from you. I don’t think this is quite the best way to go about anything since it would, more or less, just be someone saying that their own property or the people around them don’t matter to them in the least....   [tags: Psychology, Cognition, Thought, 2005 singles]

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Reason as a Way of Knowing and Thinking

- Reason as a way of knowing denotes constructing meaning by modifying and justifying ideas and beliefs based on new or existing information. The term logic, meaning deriving from the use of valid information, is used synonymously with reason, and is recognized as a branch of reasoning. Reason is a way of thinking and the word logic describes the way reasoning follows certain rules and standards. When making a claim to knowledge, coherent reason and consistency are expected to support and provide stability to an argument....   [tags: beliefs, logic, information]

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The Best Way Of Life For The City

- Determining the best way of life for the city is a question that philosophers aim to resolve because the evaluation of this topic provides insight into the ultimate function of government. Aristotle proceeds to answer this question by first determining the best way of life for the individual in order to understand the best way of life for the city. An examination of Aristotle’s works, Politics and Nicomachean Ethics, establishes that Aristotle’s approach in answering this question is a result of his teleological perspective and unveils the similarities of his argumentative strategy with Plato’s strategy in Republic....   [tags: Plato, Aristotle, Reason, Nicomachean Ethics]

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Islam Is A Way Of Life And Islam

- Islam is a way of life and has teachings that Muslims must follow. One of the teachings that is stressed for both men and women is Haya. The word Haya can be easily translated in English as modesty, shyness, and/or humility. Some people have the misconception that Haya is just for women and can be easily achieved by wearing a hijab, but it is not. Men and women are both required to follow this teaching and it is not easily attained. Many Muslim men seem to have the idea that Haya is only for females, but they seem to forget a moment from the prophet’s life where he “Passed by a man who was admonishing his brother regarding Haya and was saying, "You are very shy, and I am afraid that might...   [tags: Islam, Muhammad, Gender, Qur'an]

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Gerrymandering Is A Way For A Political Party

- Gerrymandering is a way for a political party to keep control of a state by drawing the district lines unevenly. They make sure to keep a majority of the people in the districts are a part of their party, so their party will have more seats in the House of Representatives. This is a big problem because in most districts, there is no way for the minority party to win in those districts. The practice of Gerrymandering started in 1812, with the governor of Massachusetts, Elbridge Gerry. In this year, he signed a bill to redistrict Massachusetts so that most of the districts would favor his own party....   [tags: United States]

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Is Deafness a Disability or a Way of Living?

- Two centuries ago, the Deaf community arose in American society as a linguistic minority. Members of this community share a particular human condition, hearing impairment. However, the use of American Sign Language, as their main means of communicating, and attendance to a residential school for people with deafness also determine their entry to this micro-culture. Despite the fact that Deaf activists argue that their community is essentially an ethnic group, Deaf culture is certainly different from any other cultures in the United States....   [tags: Deaf Community, American Society]

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This Way for the Gas Ladies and Gentlemen

- The sullen narrative This Way for the Gas Ladies and Gentlemen poignantly recounts the events of a typical day in a Nazi concentration camp during World War II. The author, Tadeusz Borowski, was Polish Holocaust survivor of Auschwitz, the series of death camps responsible for the deaths of the largest number of European Jews. Recounted from a first-person point of view, the novel unfolds at dawn as the unnamed narrator eats breakfast with a friend and fellow prisoner, Henri. Henri is a member of Canada, the labor group responsible for unloading the Jewish transports as they arrive into the camps....   [tags: Analysis, Tadeusz Borowski]

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Are Factory Farms the Way of the Future?

- According to the article Factory Farms “Livestock farming in the U.S. today is done almost entirely on large-scale farms called factory farms” (Factory Farms). These factory farms are necessary to keep up with the economic pressure for lower food costs because American citizens have a high demand for meat, poultry, eggs and dairy products (Factory Farms). Supporters agree that large scale Concentrated Animal Feeding Operations (CAFO) are the best way to supply the demand of the people. David Holcomb, a poultry farmer himself, says “We feed the nation....   [tags: livestock, animal rights, anaerobic bacteria]

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The Movement Is A Great Way Of Equality

- The topic of #alllivesmatter, #blacklivesmatter, and #bluelivesmatter is a very serious one, but not for the people who support these movements, but for those like me who say these movements do nothing more, but inspire more hate. Scholars, politicians, and demonstrators all take part in these movements by destroying and looting stores, promoting movements during campaigns and television, or by writing about why these movements are necessary to reach equality. The idea that these movements are creating change is wrong, when we continue to see more crimes caused by hate and then approach the situation by hate and cover it up with #blacklivesmatter....   [tags: Race, Racism, Black people, White people]

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The Setting Of Hawkins Is A Dangerous Way

- Many details in the Stranger Things trailer had to do with light – flickering lights, the light on Will’s bike flickering before he disappears, and the blinding light when Will vanishes from thin air, for example. I think that light can represent discover and hope in a lot of instances, but here, since the light is flickering, I think it symbolizes something slightly different. I think that the flickering light we see so many times in this trailer does represent discovery, but not in a celebratory way....   [tags: Light, Lighting, Meaning of life, The Police]

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The Internet Is A New Way Of Society

- The internet is a new way people can interact with one another or keep track on what is going on around the world. It is changing how people live their daily lives and is shaping a new way of society. New technology comes out every day to help people and make their lives easier. From finding a perfect couple to talking to old friends that live far away, the internet has brought society closer than It ever has been before. This is changing the outcome on how people track one another or knowing what’s going on around the world or even just around your neighborhood....   [tags: Social network service, Twitter, Social media]

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This Way For The Gas, Ladies And Gentlemen

- In “This Way for the Gas, Ladies and Gentlemen,” the author Tadeusz Borowski describes the systematic dehumanization of the camps and attempts to convey the horror of that places. Borowski uses lively and imaginal language, such as “multicoloured wave of people” and “pours from the train,” to depict how these people get off the train when they arrive the camp. Borowski successfully illustrates dehumanization not of new arrivals but of those who have been the camp. He depictures the ugliness of human in the concentration camp during World War II....   [tags: Nazi Germany, Adolf Hitler]

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The Death Penalty As A Way Of Punishment

- The death penalty was around for many years, though we do not really hear much about it today. The death penalty was used as a way of punishment for committing the most serious crimes. This punishment was executed in various ways, all of them leading to the death of the person being executed. However, there are reasons why this punishment is no longer being used today. The death penalty dates all the way back to Eighteenth Century B.C.. It was codified in the Code of King Hammurabi of Babylon and it was used as punishment for 25 different types of crimes....   [tags: Capital punishment, Lethal injection]

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I Was The Best Way For A Service

-   I was at an impasse on how to complete this assignment. I had been looking and researching all the different world religions in my area and none were meeting regularly. There is only a Jewish Temple within 100 miles of Stanton, Texas. This being the case I was able to find a list of Shabbat services on YouTube. As I got permission to use this source, I then had to decide what would be the best way to choose on a service. I could have gone and looked at multiple services, but that seemed to be handpicking....   [tags: Judaism, Torah, Jewish services]

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Why Education Is The Way It Is Today

- The total number of high school dropouts in the United States annually is 3,030,000 (High School Dropout Statistics, 2015). It is not rare to hear “do not drop out” from parents or teachers, but why. What is the difference on how much money a person will make if he/she drops out of high school, gets his/her GED, graduates from high school, or graduates from college. It is just a piece of paper, right. If one knew the history, opportunities, payments, and changes concerning education, one may see why that piece of paper is important....   [tags: High school, Education, Higher education, School]

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Analysis Of The Book ' American Way '

- Final Exam When I was in Seattle Central Community College, I studied the book American Ways: An introduction to American Culture where I found out many interesting facts about the American society. This book gives thorough details about the values that are extremely appreciated by the American culture, which are freedom and self-reliance, equality of opportunity and competition, and the American dream and hard work. These values have a strong impact on many fields, such as education. Generally, educators are divided between two educational reforms, which are equity and free market....   [tags: Education, Teacher, Test, Standardized test]

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Imperialism : The New Way Of The World

- The United States was a little over a hundred years old and was already in prime position to emerge as a powerful leader on the world stage. However, it was not the only nation looking to assert its dominance in regions throughout the world. The United States would not stand idly by as the lands near its borders had foreign occupants when they could be in control instead. There was also a theory suggesting imperialism was the new way of the world and expansion was in the better interest of the United States....   [tags: United States, Cold War, U.S. state, Philippines]

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Capitalism Is A Way Of Organizing An Economy

- Within a small period of time, capitalism has emerged as one of the dominant economic systems in the world. Although different ideas were implemented dating back to medieval times, none been able to produce the same freedom offered by Adam Smith’s laissez-faire capitalism over the last few centuries. According to Merriam-Webster dictionary, capitalism is a way of organizing an economy so that the things that are used to make and transport products are owned by individual people and companies rather than by the government....   [tags: Capitalism, Free market, Economic liberalism]

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The Death Penalty Is Not The Right Way

- Is it possible to know for sure if someone is guilty or innocent. According to the state’s and the federal courts - it is. Physical evidence and confessions seem to be the most reliable proof of someone’s guilt in committing a crime. One of the many sentences a convicted criminal could get is execution. Determining sentence is crucial in one’s lifetime and lifetime of their family, especially when it comes to the death penalty. Death row is nothing in comparison to regular inmates: different treatment, different life, if you could call it life at all....   [tags: Capital punishment]

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The Most Effective Way Of A Leader

- The most effective way to be a leader is to have a justification for your actions and decisions. If subordinates know the reason behind an order, they will work more effectively towards a goal instead of just completing the bare minimum. In addition, if the followers’ beliefs are aligned with the beliefs of the leader, there will be more motivation to increase the quality of work. This can only happen if the leader knows the purpose behind their own actions. In my case, I was able to identify my purpose through something I enjoyed....   [tags: Individual, Person, Management, Plebs]

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What Is The Right Way Of Life?

- What is the right way of life. The influence of religion is so powerful that it had spread like wildfire across many parts of the region. This changed people way of thinking, giving them a second thought to judge their lifestyle they’re living. The renaissance contributed to this new ideology, how there’s more to life than just death. How there’s good in the earth just as there’s evil and the explanation of natural disasters. Some people figured out there’s a force field of good hovering the earth....   [tags: Woman, Female, Marriage, Man]

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Paying the Way for The Future of SPorts

- The Bible states in Proverbs 22:7, “The rich rules over the poor, And the borrower becomes the lender's slave.” The rich NCAA and universities rule over the poorer student athletes. These student athletes are borrowing an education with their scholarships and in return are expected to become the slave of the university. The student athletes live in the debt of the university and frequently don’t have enough money for clothes, food, and basic needs. This is just one of the many reasons why college student athletes should be compensated for a percentage of what the university makes due to their success....   [tags: rich, poor, NCAA, athletes]

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The American Way : An Introspective on Racism

- My understanding of race has been drastically shaped throughout the duration of the Race and Urban Studies course, taught by Dr.MMM State University. My former naïve perception on how race functions within American society, immediately began to dissolve when first introduced to Joe Feagin’s literature on systematic racism. My new understanding of race is articulated best by Feagin’s words, “One can accurately describe the United States as a “total racist society” in which every major aspect of life is shaped to some degree by the core racist realities” (Feagin, 2004:16)....   [tags: race, urban studies, minority groups]

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The Way of the Wind by Amos Oz

- ... Shimshon had many strong beliefs, even those outside of politics and military. When he sired Gideon, he knew it wasn't his mother complete responsibility to raise him and he did what was not expected of men in the kibbutz, he helped raised his son. Gideon's mother is Raya Greenspan, when she married Shimshon, she was 23 and he was 56. three months after the wedding Gideon was born and all of their lives changed. Raya was not expecting Shimshon to take on some of the responsibilities of raising a child and when he did, Shimshon felt as if he was ignoring his other duties....   [tags: story and character analysis]

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The Literacy Is The Way For Chinese Students

- In general, literacy means the ability of reading and writing, however my literacy is learning ability because I am a transfer student, I studied in Chinese University in the past two years and I am studying in American college now. I have experienced the different education systems in America and China. In comparison to Chinese Education, American education provides freedom to students to think and to study by themselves. In most Chinese colleges, students should graduate in a limited time consisting of four years except some special majors such as medicine....   [tags: Education, Learning, Teacher, School]

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School Is A Good Way For The Teacher

- In my whole life, i used to believe that the segregation system which suggests by school is a good way for the teacher to help students in different level of academic concentratedly, but also restricting the achievement gap in a certain level. However, after listening to the audio of “Mind the Gap: Why Good Schools are Failing Black Students”, I eventually realize and feel very shocked this system could be consider as a a vicious circle which only only strengthening the achievement gap , but also creating a great influence to the mentality of the students....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Race]

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The Is The Most Effective Way For Me

- After working in education for many years, I’m often asked, “Why medicine?” Every time I answer that question I think of Nicolas, a severely handicapped and former special needs student. After working closely with him in the classroom, I felt compelled to do more. That desire led me to seek further education, practical training, and hands-on experience with medical care. I have come to believe that the PA provider role is the most effective way for me to provide direct clinical care, while utilizing my passion and aptitude for working with patients....   [tags: Health care provider, Health care, Physician]

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Eugenics -Not the Way of the Future

- Eugenics in the world today has become an issue because of its many positive uses furthermore its possible consequences. It is believed by many that eugenics does more harm than good, on the other hand there are exceptions; it is not the way of the future. There is no doubt that it could be extremely useful for preventing diseases such as cancer and others before we are even born. But, with this also comes the ability to give children genes before their born that will give them talent to run faster, jump higher, use more of their brain which will strictly discriminate them from the rest of society in a way where they will always stand out, the reason being is their extraordinary talents due...   [tags: Eugenics, Genetic Engineering]

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A Way of Life: A Wagner Matinee

- No one every thinks about how we got here. About what our ancestors had to go through and how the chances that we would actually ne here get slimmer and slimmer the more that you think about it. All those people that are in your family tree have helped to shape who you are and the person that you will become. Our family seems to determine who we are going to be in life and always seems to find a way to get us there. In the story A Wagner Matinee there is a man, Clark, who lives in Boston who receives word from his Aunt Georgiana who is coming to visit from Nebraska to settle an estate....   [tags: Willa Cather, story analysis]

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School Is A Way For The Government

- In my mind school is just a place where you socialize and are judged and graded based on how well you can remember things. To be completely honest all knowledge you absorb is only history. This history I speak of is put into books and its ‘taught” to us as something new when it’s only just reciting the past so that history doesn’t repeat itself. School is a way for the government to get money. Because you don’t have to sit in a building for 8 or more hours a day to be “educated”. Education is what music is to the ears, a peaceful and enjoyable ride meant to be fun and interesting mainly to exercise the mind....   [tags: Education, Learning, School, History of education]

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The Way It Was By Ernest Hemingway

- It was Ernest Hemingway’s belief that “for a true writer each book should be a new beginning where he tries again for something that is beyond attainment” (Nobel Prize Speech). This means that each time someone puts pen to paper, he should strive for such realness that it seems unreal. Rhetoric, or use of language, is the most critical aspect of writing. This is because a skilled use of rhetoric not only allows the writer to convey his ideas to an audience, but also manipulate the way the audience perceives them....   [tags: Ernest Hemingway, Short story, Meaning of life]

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Why Women Are The Way They Are

- Why women are the way they are Today in society there is a very strong perception on how women should be, how they should dress, act and the “jobs” they are required to do. Whether we believe things have changed or not since the 1900s, women are still seen as a minority in our society but why. Why do we allow people to see women as “weak” and believe that there is a certain way women should look and dress. Many of the short stories, songs and poems we have read relate to this topic, “Adam and Eve” by Ani Difranco and “Job History” by Annie Proulx specifically....   [tags: Stereotype, Woman, Rape, Adam and Eve]

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OCD As A Positive Way Of Life

- I have many times asked the question, "Why?". Why is being obsessive-compulsive a bad thing and why has it been labeled as a disorder or a personality defect. I have found that this 'disorder' is necessary for some people to bring order to their lives. Although it can be harmful to some people, leading to seclusion and inability to act, in me and in others it has given us a way to organize our lives. I do not even believe that the term 'obsessive compulsive disorder' is accurate. The whole concept of being obsessive-compulsive is being orderly; to say that it is a disorder is quite flawed....   [tags: Personality]

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Euthanasia: A Way to End the Agony

- As a suffering person, ill and in excruciating pain, would you like to continue enduring the pain in your life in extreme agony. Or would you rather rest and bring your life to a painless close. Every country is the home to sick people. Some live every day in excruciating pain, while others can’t do anything without assistance. For many, living in pain and not being able to do anything on their own is no way of living; and want to die to rest and put an end in their suffering. In many countries, this method is called Euthanasia, but is often referred to as assisted suicide....   [tags: suicide, manslaughter, illegal]

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The Is The Way Of Human Life

- Humanities is described as the way of human life and how to document the human experience. Numerous methods that humans have recorded and understood our world include literature, religion, music, history, and philosophy. A popular method that stood out to me was how effectively the film industry portrays a vast array of cultures and ways of life in numerous countries around the world. I believe that cinemas in third world countries are seen as a luxury therefore it serves as a way of sending a message to the masses....   [tags: Africa, Atlantic slave trade, Sub-Saharan Africa]

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Which Way to the Plain of Enlightenment?

- Meditation is defined as continued or extended thought; reflection; contemplation. With this in mind how does meditation become categorized under a school of thought. Meditation is different for every person; however there are ideas that stem from certain places. Two of the largest types of meditation are Buddhist meditation and Christian meditation. These large religions have ways in which they suggest to their members to meditate. With Christianity and Buddhism stemming from different parts of the world, would there origins be the main reason for their differences....   [tags: Religion]

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Pollution Free is the Way to Be

- Pollution free is the way to be. Every year at least forty-thousand adults and children die from unclean water; One of the worlds biggest problems affecting over one point one billion people. Not having safety water is all over the world. Purifying drinking water will not only save lives but habitats and the beauty of mother nature worldwide. Purifying water and keeping water pollution free is accomplished by various methods such as not wasting, saving water, and helping the environment. Many people now and days do not realize how much change, the death rate will continue to increase in the next years to come....   [tags: unclean water, environmental problems]

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Diabetes: A Different Way to Treat It

- ... For people who choose to take insulin to manage dibetes, they will have to spend millions of dollars over their life time becaue they have to buy insulin. When managing diabetes most people choose to take insulin or some oral medications. Metformin is generally recommended as a first line treatment for type two diabetes, as there is good evidence that it decreases mortality. Routine use of aspirin, however, has not been found to improve outcomes in uncomplicated diabetes. 4 Insilin is injected daily into a persons body subcantanously....   [tags: disease, glucose, insulin, energy, problems]

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The Opportunistic Way Of The United States

- The Opportunistic Way Currently in the United States, we have 2.3 million people incarcerated in prison and jail, and an additional 7 million people either on probation or parole, thus, making us the most incarcerated nation on the planet. In comparison, we have a bigger prison population than those of China and Brazil combined. Clearly, this has become a tremendous problem and has affected many people, generally poorer people of color. The people as described, usually come from a childhood of abuse, gang violence, poverty, and early victimization by law enforcement in impoverished neighborhoods....   [tags: Prison, Criminal justice, Punishment, Corrections]

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