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The Categorical Imperative And The Problem Of Truth

- The Categorical Imperative and the Problem of Truth Kant’s argues that his Categorical Imperative (CI) or, more properly, his multiple versions of the CI are universal in the sense that they apply to everyone at all times. If the CI actually is universal in this sense, it fulfills one of the major traits necessary for a moral principle (Pojman 7). The vagueness of the CI, however, makes its universalizability hard to assess. To simplify the issue, this paper will examine Kant’s response to Benjamin Constant’s objections to telling a murderer the truth....   [tags: Morality, Truth, Immanuel Kant]

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Nietzsche 's Philosophy On The Truth

- ... Descartes goal of this quote is to show the reader that he is not perfect, and that he fell into the trap of believing this too. He believes if we don’t start to question what we learn in school, then we will just keep the bad cycle of useless information, that we learn in school, going. Nietzsche believes that we as humans, have a big want for the truth. All through we want this so called truth, we don’t even know what the truth actually is. We think we know what truth is but we never question if we actually know what it is....   [tags: Logic, Truth, Thought, Mind]

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Is The Media Coverage Tainting The Truth?

- Is the Media Coverage Tainting the Truth. The media has become a major channel for the public to obtain their information. However, the media has taken advantage of their powerful position by embellishing the actual news so that viewers will be more interested and keep watching their program. One of the most exploited events in the media is Ebola. The media has blown the threat of Ebola out of the water and incited fear induced panic throughout the states. Kalev Leetaru, the Yahoo. Fellow in residence at Georgetown University justifies the media’s coverage of Ebola by saying that the media did not cover Ebola until it hit the United States, however this argument is irrelevant to the fact th...   [tags: Fear, Anxiety, Ebola, Truth]

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Locke's Theories of Truth Correspondence

- Monism vs. Dualism John Locke’s Essay on Human Understanding his primary thesis is our ideas come from experience, that the human mind from birth is a blank slate. (Tabula Rasa) Only experience leaves an impression in our brain. “External objects impinge on our senses,” which interpret ate our perceptions of various objects. The senses fill the mind with content. Nothing can exist in the mind that was not first experienced by the senses. Dualism resembles Locke’s theory that your mind cannot perceive something that the senses already have or they come in through the minds reflection on its own operation....   [tags: truth, locke, philosohpy, ]

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The Nature and Importance of Truth

- What exactly is truth. What is true. These questions are two completely different questions. In order to answer what is true, you must first determine what truth actually is. If we look in the Merriam-Webster dictionary, we see the definition that says “The things that are true”. This is not what we are looking for in a definition of this word, but really there is no defining line between what is true, and what is not. Truth is essentially divided into two main types of truth. There is empirical truth that is what is observed, what can be tangibly learned from observation....   [tags: coherence, empirical truth,correspondence theory]

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The Theory Of Truth Determines A True Statement

- ... The exchange between Socrates and Cephalus is a proper emulation of an elenchus, which is Greek for "Refutation", in the sense that through their cross-examination of each other including Cephalus’s son, Polemarchus, justice 's popular thinking has become more controversial. The definition of justice according to the philosophers is different and makes sense given different scenarios even in modern times. 2. Definitively, a lie is asserting something that a person believes to be untrue with the sole intentions of convincing their audience to fathom it as the truth....   [tags: Morality, Truth, Justice, Existentialism]

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Expressionism Of Truth Through Art Making

- ... When it comes to representation, expressionism could be considered far less “true,” than, say, a given renaissance painting, but that does not mean it is without reality. This alteration of truth, or rather, shying away from the objective, begins to bring us to the conclusion that there is something dissociative in expressionist art. It moves away from the typical understanding of representation, and since it is purely subjective, it escapes the possibility of being seen as false. So, in many ways, it is escaping reality as much as it is being affected, directed, and grounded by it....   [tags: Expressionism, German Expressionism, Truth]

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The Convenient Truth From Abraham Lincoln

- ... However, after he saw the presentation in person he was forever changed. He was no scientist, but he learned this was a horrendous event and it needed widespread acknowledgement (Steffen). Throughout the film, he interposed his other narrative. His main goal was to convince that the world needed help, and people should be willing to help it just, however, his other narrative was based off the personal aspect of helping the world. He told of his stories of the great times at his farm sitting by the wonderful water and “lay[ing] in the grass” for hours and hours....   [tags: Global warming, An Inconvenient Truth]

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The Truth

- The “Truth”      Every thought that ever entered our mind is a consequence of our struggle to reach out for the truth. Since our early age we have been thought to believe that there has to be right and wrong and we continuously searched for the “correct” answer. Unlike school’s multiple choice tests, life thought us that there is more than one correct answer. At one point we learned that some questions don’t have answers at all, or they are way too complex for our mind to understand them. Yet we never stopped struggling to reach out for the ultimate truth....   [tags: Definition True Truth Philosophy Essays]

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Taking the Side of Ms. Narwin from Avi's Nothing But the Truth

- If you’ve read the book nothing but the truth by Avi, you know that there are many sides you can take. It seems every time you turn a page you can form a new opinion. With every opinion you can form new points of view and sides. One of the main points of view is Ms. Narwin’s. My reasons for taking Ms. Narwin’s side are one, Ms. Narwin meant nothing against patriotism by sending Philip out of the class, two, Philip isn’t doing anything in the sake of Patriotism, three, Philip is a liar who gets around the truth, four, not only does the gossip of people blow things our of proportion, but the press defiantly does too, and five, there is a teacher/student stereotype that gibes the student a “p...   [tags: Nothing but the truth]

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The Truth Must Contain Its Own Meaning

- ... For example, bullying happens widely in most primary and secondary school all over the world. This can be regarded as a dangerous or unexpected truth when teachers tell those children it is possible that their fellow students may rob money from them or even resort to violence. Younger students may feel it is difficult to believe, but meanwhile they also start to know how to protect themselves when they actually face this in the reality. Moreover, revealing some truth about the dark side of the society or relationship between people is also part of education which help to prepare some knowledge and skills before students leave school to the society....   [tags: Truth, Education, Knowledge, Reality]

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Is It Too Late? Al Gore's An Inconvenient Truth

- An Inconvenient Truth is a documentary film in which basis are put long-term researches of changes of climate, level of carbonic gas in the atmosphere, and conditions of polar ices. In this film, El Gore, a presidential candidate of 2000 and former vice president of the United States, explains the scientific and political view of global warming and its serious consequences that we already observe on Earth, and other more tragic consequences that are still to come in the near future if we do not reduce emissions of exhaust gas in the atmosphere....   [tags: Inconvenient Truth, Al Gore, ]

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Access to the Truth

- Access to the Truth In “Zen and the Art of the Writing Tutorial,” Paul Gamache asks, “do you think of yourself as an Expert. Do you have access to the truth?” I like this question because it seems to contradict some of his other assertions. For example, he claims that he sometimes does not provide his students with the help they want; rather, he gives them the help he deems they need, and he only gives them the assistance they desire when he decides that it is also what they require. How does he know exactly what they need....   [tags: Truth Writing Expertise Essays]

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The Documentary ' The Pursuit Of Truth ' And The Fog Of War By Errol Morris

- In their traditional form, documentaries are seen to be in line of the pursuit of truth and allegedly providing an observational objective reality, but in actual fact documentaries produce a fractured compressed reality containing issues likened to adaptation. Documentaries roots are in cased within reality, albeit its reliability relies upon the creativity of the filmmaker. Commonly on how an adapted text may be seen as being a reading of the initial source, the resultant documentary will always be interpreted through the eye of the filmmaker....   [tags: Truth, Reality, Documentary film, Objectivity]

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Comedy in "The Ugly Truth" Directed by Robert Luketic

- The ugly Truth directed by Robert Luketic was a delightful and entertaining movie. Katherine Hiegl and Gerard Butler are both well known actors who work marvelously together in this movie. There is something in the movie for all men and women, whether they are on his side or rooting for her. The story of the central couple will grab the hearts of all those who watch it. What makes this movie shine specifically is the script of the storyline and the chemistry between the main actors; however, as a romantic, comedy it could have been better....   [tags: ugly Truth, director, Robert Luketic, ]

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John Gibbons' Truth in Action

- John Gibbons' "Truth in Action" ABSTRACT: John Gibbons tries to show that the notion of similarities and differences between different cases of events reveals the relevance of relational properties, which are of causal relevance. Based on such considerations, Gibbons' main claim is that the truth value somebody assigns to his or her beliefs has causal power. This means that the deflationary theory of truth becomes false. The questions therefore are: (1) What are the similarities and differences between different cases....   [tags: John Gibbons Truth Action Essays]

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Power Relations Exposed in Truth and Power

- Power Relations Exposed in Truth and Power In "Truth and Power" Michel Foucault revisits the major theoretical trends and questions of his career. He is a thinker who knows no bounds of subject or field. His ideas stretch from literature to science, from psychology to labor. He deals in a currency that is accepted everywhere: truth and power. Foucault spends much of his career tracing the threads of truth and power as they intertwine with the history of human experience. He especially loves to study asylums and prisons because they are close to an encapsulated power structure....   [tags: Truth and Power Essays]

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To What Extent Various Types and Methods of Proving Truth are Valid in Mathematics, Art and Ethics

- Truth commonly defines as fact or reality. In further study truth has been distinguish into differences meaning according to area of knowledge and issues. Sometime we need multiple to prove a truth but sometime we just need a method to release a fact. That various method leads to many arguments when we need to gain the knowledge. Hence “To what extent various types and methods of gaining of truth are different in mathematics, art and ethics” Most of mathematicians claim that mathematics’ truth was an absolute truth....   [tags: logic, absolute truth]

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How Reliable Are the Different Ways of Knowing When It Comes to Leading Us towards the Truth?

- Before we get to answer the question above, let us first discuss about what Truth really means. To me personally, there is no such thing as an absolute truth that exists in this world. The reason is because what we believe to be true might not be so by other people. Different people have different mindset and beliefs that they hold as their basis on having an opinion. There are three theories of truth: Correspondent, Coherence, and Pragmatic Theories. Correspondent theory states that a statement is true if it correspond to a real life situation....   [tags: perception, language, theories, truth]

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The Inconvenient Truth by Al Gore

- Ever since man first made contact with the moon in 1969, there has always been a continuous eagerness to gain more knowledge about the unknown realm of the universe. This has lead to countless endeavors in the dynamics outside of earth. On a study that was done in 2011, space shuttles flew around earth in a total of “135 missions starting with the Colombia in April 1981 and ending with Atlantis on July 21” (, 2011). It is also recorded that NASA had conducted space trips that amounted to 542,398,878 miles traveled, or 21,156 orbits around earth, have spent a total of 1,332 days, 20 hours, 1 minute, and 34 seconds, and have flown 355 individuals between this span of time (scien...   [tags: truth, fiction, documentary]

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Alfred Jules Ayer's "Language, Truth and Logic," the Major Thesis on Logical Positivism of its Time

- In 1936 Alfred Jules Ayer published a book named, Language, Truth, and Logic. At the time of its publication, it was understood to be the major thesis of Logical Positivism (Macdonald). In order to understand the Verification Principle, one must first become somewhat familiar with Logical Positivism. Logical Positivism is a school of philosophic thought that combines empiricism, the idea that observational evidence is indispensable for knowledge of the world, with a version of rationalism incorporating mathematical and logico-linguistic constructs and deductions in epistemology, the study of knowledge (Log Pos)....   [tags: Alfred Jules Ayer, Language, Truth and Logic, Logi]

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The Truth Project: The Search of Truth

- Why do we believe what we believe. This question is rarely asked of anyone directly. We live in a culture where the “why” is superseded by the “what”. “What do you believe?” has always been a popular topic for discussion. However, when a believer is no longer faced with the ‘what’ and instead challenged by a ‘why,’ lines begin to blur and minds start to blank. What can we possibly offer in response and from where can we derive our answers. Isaiah 6 gives us the solution: we must gaze into the face of God....   [tags: culture, why, what, jounrey, exposes]

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“Beauty is truth, truth beauty”

- Of the five odes written by John Keats, this ode was written to show the beauty of love through a work of art. This work of art is a Grecian Urn, one side adorned with a woman being pursued by a “bold lover” and on the other a priest leading a heifer to be sacrificed. The beauty of this poem is given in five stanzas of iambic pentameter with a two part rhyme scheme, giving the poem a sense of a two part structure and, furthermore, two meanings just as there are two sides of the urn. The manifest meaning is one of the picture being timeless and the love eternal, while the latent meaning is that of silence and how love can be expressed without word or sound....   [tags: Poetry Analysis]

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Tim O'Briens' Perspective and Statements in Regard to Storytelling and Relationship to the Truth in The Things They Carried

- Tim O'Briens' Perspective and Statements in Regard to Storytelling and Relationship to the Truth in The Things They Carried Each day that we live our lives we are faced with the opportunity to believe and tell many stories and dramatizations. As a young child in Hebrew School you were taught that the world was created in six days and on the seventh day God rested. In a Christian home you were told about Saint Nick. On a juvenile level, stories serve a purpose to teach something and to give hope....   [tags: O'Brien Things They Carried Truth Analysis]

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The Truth About Lies in Nothing But the Truth

- "Nothing but the Truth" is a pun, really, to the theme of the book. In a court of law, the judge will make a witness swear on the bible that they will tell the truth, the whole truth, and nothing but the truth. Which is not always the case. People tell small lies, exaggerate, and often bend the truth, so to speak, and the end result is something far from the truth. This book is about honesty, or its lack thereof. Specifically, the theme is about how bending the truth can create more problems then just telling the truth would have been....   [tags: suspended, anthem, reporter]

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The Truth is in the Details

- When I received the assignment of comparing and contrasting the “Naturalist” to that of “Landscape and Narrative”, admittedly I was a bit dismayed at the idea of analyzing two writings I seemed to comprehend very little of. Upon reading them over and over, jotting down idea after idea, and crumpling up paper after paper, I came to the conclusion that I may or may not be over-thinking the assignment. My interpretation, though a bit underdeveloped, is this: Barry Lopez, in “The Naturalist” explains what it means to be a naturalist, the expectations a naturalist, and the modern naturalist’s ideology....   [tags: Comparative, The Naturalist]

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The Truth Will Be Revealed

- ... His family were not ones to lead toward wickedness. This was not the case. One can infer that they stayed and kept their image clean. Thus it is why Brown didn’t know what they have done in the past. This shows that evil can exist in one’s own family and the truth is hidden. Brown’s mind was set on seeing his family as perfect people, and he couldn’t see behind that. The second truth Young Goodman Brown found out was the nature of his community and the people that lives in. Since it was a Puritan society, its image consisted of religious people....   [tags: Young Goodman Brown, Nathaniel Hawthorne, Sin]

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The Path to the Truth

- The Path to the Truth Saul Bellow is known as one of the most influential and important writers in the post World War II era and has won numerous awards for his work including the Pulitzer Prize, a Presidential Medal of Freedom, and the Nobel Prize for literature. One of Bellow's famous short stories, "A Father-to-Be" follows a single day in the life of a young scientist, Rogin, who is starting to feel pressure from his fiancee, Joan, and the stress of marriage and possibly fatherhood. "The Gonzaga Manuscripts" is another short story of Bellows that is examined by many critics....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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The Quest For The Truth

- ... When Ozzie asks Rabbi Binder “how he could call Jews ‘The Chosen People’ if the Declaration of Independence claimed all men to be created equal,” Rabbi Binder simply declares the difference between “political equality and spiritual legitimacy,” defining Ozzie’s argument as unrelated to the Jewish religion. He keeps Ozzie’s question within the parameters of his teachings and theology rather than addressing Ozzie’s true inquiry. Ozzie, on the other hand, desires to find the truth of the matter through logic and reasoning....   [tags: Judaism, Halakha, Israel, Religion]

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The Theories of Truth

- ... Take, for example, the correspondence theory which states a truth must correspond to a fact. First, we must define what fact is. Perhaps one definition is something that can be physically verified and always be the case. What, then, of moral truths. The correspondence theory holds a strikingly weak position on these, as moral truths are hard, if not impossible, to correspond with a fact. After all, how do we ensure something is a fact if it’s intangible and unverifiable, and seem to be in constant flux....   [tags: correspondence, coherence, pragmatist]

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Flexibility of the Truth

- "Story-truth is sometimes truer than happening-truth." (171) When most people read this quote in Tim O’Brien’s The Things They Carried, they think story truth is emotional truth while happening truth refers to the facts and reality. But beneath the surface we see that the truth is never actually told. No matter how you tell a story the actual truth will never be revealed. The actual truth is for our own sense of self. Throughout the story “The Lives of the Dead”, O’Brien recalls his history with Linda, his first love....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Tim O'Brien]

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Nearer To The Truth

- Art itself has a way of invoking thoughts through many different mediums of art. Often art opens our minds to many other possibilities and forces us to think beyond what we normally would. Consequently, this makes us reconsider our previous thoughts on any subject and our beliefs as well. Visual arts can transfer real emotions into something that is not true, making it a lie that brings us nearer to the truth. When a painter paints a picture, they can be drawing from their surroundings or real life experiences....   [tags: Art]

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What is the Truth?

- Before I begin to pen ink on paper I want to ask you a question. “What is the truth?” I like any prolific author am trying to be concise about my whole contexts. Before long it suffices me to say you will know enough and be equipped well enough to understand the discontinuity of these passages. I want to make it clear that before your journey reaches its end you will come across many liars. Many books, characters, its plot holes and all its indigenous narratives have been successfully misinterpreted by lying associates....   [tags: personal narrative]

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The Truth

- The Truth How can we define truth when we don’t even know the interpretations of what truth is. What I found very interesting was this quote "Half of a truth is not the Truth". I believe that when we tell the truth we never tell 100% of the truth. We might be embarrassed about the whole truth or maybe we just don’t want to tell how we handled the situation so we remove our part or change our part from the truth. Telling the truth is hard, we never know how the opposite side will react on the truth....   [tags: Papers]

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What is Truth?

- In “Richard Cory,” Robinson compares the ideas of truth versus perception and leaves readers with the impression that although some things may appear to be a certain way, it is not always what it seems to be. This raises the question, what exactly is the definition of truth. This has been questioned by many different people throughout the years. It is definite that in today’s day and age truth has been reconceived and those who may see it clearly usually choose to fend off and bypass it. Nowadays, the truth is rejected and abused....   [tags: perspective, objective, understanding]

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Truth or Lie?

- In 2008, 21% of adults in America aged 18 and older were current cigarette smokers while another 21% had been former smokers and 58% had smoked less than 100 cigarettes in their life, according to a CDC survey (Pleis 10). These statistics result in almost half of the United States population being smokers at one point in their life. The tobacco industry is huge in order to provide cigarettes to the quarter of Americans that currently smoke. The statistics that resulted from the survey did not even include other types of tobacco products, which are just as harmful....   [tags: Advertising ]

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What is Truth?

- Truth can be defined as conformity to reality or actuality and in order for something to be “true” it must be public, eternal, and independent. If the “truth” does not follow these guidelines then it cannot be “true.” Obviously in contrary anything that goes against the boundaries of “truth” is inevitably false. True and false, in many cases does not seem to be a simple black and white situation, there could sometimes be no grounds to decide what is true and what is false. All truths are a matter of opinion....   [tags: Philosophy ]

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Truth and Memory

- The usage of recreational drugs has a negative effect on the body, and can interfere with one’s memory. The main question is whether this addiction to recreational drugs is the main cause of the mind that interferes with the issue of truth and memory and how is it this shown by creative nonfiction writers. I argue that the addiction to such drugs as cocaine and crystal meth can mess with the author’s cognitive ability, therefore tying it to which ties into memory. When the authors are addicted to these drugs, their brains are affected to the point that they can no longer distinguish between truth and memory and thus result in blurred and false memories....   [tags: Drugs]

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The Inhumane Truth

- Since 2003, 3,503 American soldiers have died while fighting in the Iraqi War (“Casualties in Iraq”). Similarly, 3,562 American babies have died due to abortion—but that is since yesterday. This jaw-dropping statistic is painful to even try to fathom, but is all too true. Every year, 42 million unborn babies are killed worldwide because of many various reasons that most often point to the fact that the mother is either extremely selfish or inanely uniformed (“Abortion Statistics”). This inhumane act has become a somewhat acceptable option for ending an unintended pregnancy in society today; however, a deed as despicable and morally reprehensible as abortion should not be allowed anywhere, es...   [tags: Ethics ]

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The Face Behind the Truth in Cinema

- Oscar Wild once said, “The truth is rarely pure and never simple” and he is right. But no matter what the outcome is, or how complex the truth is, we will always strive for the truth. The concept of truth is no stranger to film documentaries, and one filmmaker that certainty was aware of that was Dziga Vertov. During the 1920’s Vertov created a newsreel series to promote the concept of ‘Kinopravda” which translated to English mean “Film truth.” Unfortunately, Vertov was ahead of his time, and this concept disappeared along the filmmakers’ path....   [tags: Direct Cinema, Film Movements]

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Sojourner Truth: A Voice for the Oppressed

- Since the beginning, the United States` government, racial slavery had conquered various American identities. “Racism sprung early colonial times due the slavery riot incidence misinterpretations, leading full men, women, and children racial slavery of all different ethnic backgrounds” (Hooker 1). African-Americans held a life long work and Caribbean island shipment originating and affective progression to American colonies. “An importation of 4,000,000 Negroes were held in bondage by Southern planters” (Webstine).Advanced time went, and Northern states nurtured a rapid industrial revolution; Factory introduction, machines, and hired workers replaced any agricultural need of existing slaves...   [tags: racism, discrimination, prejudice]

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Truth in All the King's Men

- In America today, when the name of honor is often adulterated by glaring headlines proclaiming the guilt of an immoral politician or the fall of a disgraced executive, it is easy to forget that the country was founded for the pursuit of truth, for only in truth can people find real happiness. Thomas Jefferson famously included the pursuit happiness as an unalienable right in the Declaration of Independence, but in an intimate letter to William Roscoe, a British historian, Jefferson wrote, “This institution will be based on the illimitable freedom of the human mind....   [tags: Literature]

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Oedipus Rex: The Search for Truth

- THESIS STATEMENT Throughout Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, Oedipus frantically searched for the truth, but due to his pride, remained blind to his own connection to the dire plague that infected Thebes. PURPOSE STATEMENT Through critical analysis of Sophocles’ Oedipus Rex, the work Oedipus Rex, and other research it is affirmed that Oedipus searched for the truth but due to his pride could not see his connection to the plague that infected Thebes. INTRODUCTION Everyone desires to know the truth. It provides peace of mind, reassurance, closure, and a knowledge of what actually matters and what is superficial....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The Media: Is It Really all the Truth?

- Malcolm X once said “The media's the most powerful entity on earth. They have the power to make the innocent guilty and to make the guilty innocent, and that's power. Because they control the minds of the masses.” In 1990, fifty-nine year old Delbert Ward was accused of killing his brother Bill Ward. Delbert was one of four brothers who lived on the family’s land operating a small farm producing milk from cows. During and after Delbert’s trial, loads of media preyed upon the ill-educated man and the village like vultures....   [tags: bias, discrimination, mass]

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The Face Behind the Truth in Cinema

- ... His film “Man with a Movie Camera” (1929) anticipated some of the key concepts that Direct Cinema and Cinema Vérité Filmmakers had. Vertov’s goal was to reveal truth by observing and recording everyday life. This shows that Dziga Vertov, Cinema Vérité and Direct Cinema all share the same objective. Another similarity would be that as well as Direct Cinema and Cinema Vérité practitioners, Vertov opposed to the use of actors. One of the reasons that makes easy to mistake to Cinema Vérité and Direct Cinema with each other is their goal to uncover the truth with objectivity, since both movements were influenced by a visionary methods ans techniques from Vertov and Flaherty....   [tags: documentary, movements, objective, reflective]

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Socrates: The Stubborn Seeker of Truth

- Socrates: The Stubborn Seeker of Truth Socrates had one of the most critical minds in Greece. His personal thoughts and concepts influenced those of the different Athenians. He was a man of truth, who sought truth in others. He was a man who searched for wisdom, when the wisdom was already inside him, which he eventually saw. His beliefs about Athenians remained consistent, and he also thought Athenians were sheep, who were unable to do things on their own, and thus, needed shepherds. Socrates wanted everyone to step out from his or her personal comfort zones and achieve a higher view of life that was unique to each of them....   [tags: Biography]

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The Problem Of Perception And The Absolute Truth

- This statement relates to the problem of perception; and how one cannot perceive an absolute and true reality, without the interference of filters of knowledge. It defines the ongoing search for the absolute truth. Empiricist David Hume felt that, “all the materials of thinking -- perceptions -- are derived either from sensation or from reflection”, and thus all one (thinks one) sees, touches, tastes, hears and smells and what is mentally reflected upon, contributes to a constructed reality. However at the same time, empiricism is limited by its subjectivity, as senses can be deluded or incomplete, and one’s reflection upon one’s senses may be different from somebody else’s....   [tags: Perception, Sense, Mind, Nervous system]

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The Last Hope for Beauty In Truth

- Literature, as does philosophy and art, follows a continuous wave; with every the crest of a new era, there is a trough from the pervious era. When a new age of style and ideals surfaces, the ideas are often directly against the ideas of the previous period. The Romantic period was an era of emotion, it was no longer about logic or preciseness as it was during the time of Enlightenment period. Both artists and poets of the Romantic period, like John Keats, focused on the expression of feeling and demonstrated an affinity for nature....   [tags: Literary Elements]

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Analysis Of ' An Inconvenient Truth '

- ... The charts back up the evidence that Al Gore is presenting. He does not only talk about the numbers, but he backs up his statements with charts and research. The use of C02 by humans does not only harm the earth but the other creatures in it. The North pole and the major ice parks are home to many animals which depend on the ice to live. Since the ice is melting, animals are finding themselves having to migrate and find a new habitat. In the search of a new habitat, scientist are starting to find that polar bears are drowning in search of ice....   [tags: Global warming, Earth, Rhetoric, North Pole]

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The Truth Behind Creation As A Worldview

- ... Stephen Hawking is also a believer in god. Hawking is known most for his research on black holes in 2013. These are some honored scientists who did not believe in the theory of evolution. Second, evolution completely ignores the findings of the thermo dynamics theory. Sadi Carnot came up with the second theory of thermo dynamics around 1825. The thermo dynamic theory states that everything goes from order to disorder, not the other way around. For example, if a new house sits in a field for twenty years unattended, then it will not look better twenty years later than what it did when it was new....   [tags: Evolution, Charles Darwin, Paleontology, Fossil]

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The Roles of Power and Truth

- Power and truth play different but equal roles in maintaining control in a nation. Modern societies create regimes of truth that are enforced by power structures such as government, discipline and laws. When it comes to power, the government, queen or dictator is in charge. They tell their citizens what the main expectations are and how to abide by them. Nevertheless, the government should uphold fairness and not abuse its power unless it is necessary. Power is something that is earned; it is not something that is granted by default....   [tags: modern societies, government, laws]

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Education Is The Pillar And The Foundation Of The Truth

- ... Effective teaching starts with the three aspects of learning: cognitive, emotional, and volitional. Teachers must engage the thinking, feeling, and doing side of their students in order for education to have an effect. Another educational method that should be utilized is discovery learning. This forces students to come to the answer on their own rather than being spoon-fed by the teacher. Overall, the most important part of effective teaching lies in the Master Teacher Himself: Jesus. Educational theories and methods do not have much value if they are disassociated from Jesus....   [tags: Education, Teacher, School, Educational psychology]

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Hip Hop : The Truth, And The Problem

- In the words of rapper Busta Rhymes, “hip-hop reflects the truth, and the problem is that hip-hop exposes a lot of the negative truth that society tries to conceal. It’s a platform where we could offer information, but it’s also an escape” Hip-hop is a culture that emerged from the Bronx, New York, during the early 1970s. Hip-Hop was a result of African American and Latino youth redirecting their hardships brought by marginalization from society to creativity in the forms of MCing, DJing, aerosol art, and breakdancing....   [tags: Hip hop music, Gangsta rap, Chicano rap, Hip hop]

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The Truth Of The Cry Of Witchcraft

- ... The answer, my friends, we cannot. Abigail Williams has accused Elizabeth Proctor of witchcraft. Where, pray tell, are her witnesses. She has naught. Where, pray tell, is her evidence. She has naught but has tried to pass a conspiracy, a speculation of the circumstances that any man who is well in the mind can see to be false. A simple poppet is the primary evidence of her accusation. A poppet which she claims to be a representation of her in all manners, especially bodily harm. Her story is without witness or supporting evidence, but still has been given a great deal of merit....   [tags: The Crucible, Elizabeth Proctor]

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Science and Religion in the Search for Truth

- During our class discussions, we have talked about evolution and science and whether or not it goes against or have connections with religion and the way we view God and his creations. Science is the study of the structure and behavior of the physical and natural world through observation and experiment. Religion on the other hand, doesn’t need any proven evidence because its what you believe in. With all the articles we have read in the last few months, the writers tend to have different opinions on whether they conflict or compare....   [tags: Creation, Astronomy, Belief]

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The, Trust, And The Fabricated Truth

- ... The news that the Princess was being treated with SSRIs was a major boost for the drugs profile in Japan (Watters 526). There was an one important issue with GlaxoSmithKline’s booming product, “it turns out, that there is currently no scientific consensus that depression is linked to serotonin deficiency or that SSRIs restore the brain’s normal balance” (Watters 529). This means that GlaxoSmithKline is marketing a drug that is not even scientifically proven to cure depression, which is what it is marketed as, a cure to depression....   [tags: Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor]

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The Truth Of Black Lives Matter

- ... The Editorial Board’s argument is then concluded with the thought, “The “Black Lives Matter” movement focuses on the fact that black citizens have long been far more likely than whites to die at the hands of the police, and is of a piece with this history.” (Editorial Board, screen 1) African Americans and Caucasians influence the Black Lives Matter movement through their actions towards each other, however; The Editorial Board influences the Black Lives Matter movement by recalling cruel facts about the way Caucasians have treated African Americans, which helps make their beliefs easily known....   [tags: African American, Race, Martin Luther King, Jr.]

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Pearl - Major Vehicle of Truth

- In the novel, The Scarlet Letter, the Pearl acts as a major vehicle of truth. She, the daughter of Hester Prynne, a young woman of a committed adultery, illustrates the significance of the letter in which her mother wears. Pearl is used to show the real truth of what happens through the novel, and the suffering and pain that the scarlet letter causes. One day, while Pearl and Hester are in the forest, Pearl tells Hester that the sun does not shine on her. She states that the sun doesn't shine on Hester because of what she wears on her bosom....   [tags: Classic American Literature]

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The Truth About the Media in Oman

- Media is defined in one of the websites as ‟Communication channels through which news, entertainment, education, data, or promotional messages are disseminated. Media includes every broadcasting and narrowcasting medium such as newspapers, magazines, TV, radio, billboards, direct mail, telephone, fax, and internet.’’(, 2013). The media around the world has a great impact on people way of believing, learning, communicating, and interacting with others. The media become indeed the most popular tool in representing what is happening in the world through the whole planet and in influencing people....   [tags: constraints, economics, ethics]

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Analysis Of ' The Blurry Truth '

- ... As a child one never faces these issues, even though they exist all around them. Children seem to have a much larger scope of acceptable actions than adults do. Most adults will revisit their past and say something along the lines of how much more carefree those times were. That carefree aspect does not just have to do with a lack of bills or financial responsibilities; a large portion also has to do with those social standards. When Chief takes a trip down memory lane he thinks about how he “used to be big, but not no more”, how he was a lot stronger and carefree (Kesey 219)....   [tags: Randle McMurphy, One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest]

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Finding the Truth in the Situation

- William Shakespeare has yet again created a world of good and evil. In his work Othello, the ideals and principles of this world are just like any other with a twist brought upon by two characters, Othello and Iago. These two characters along with many others employ the central idea of what good and evil entails. However, neither Othello nor Iago possess just one of these traits. Othello is not just the pure perfect guy he is perceived to be and Iago is not just the evil vindictive character he is believed to be but rather both of these men are far more interesting than that....   [tags: Literary Analysis, Shakespeare]

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Grey's Anatomy and Notions of Truth

- The notion of truth is explored in everyday life as well as constructed through theoretical situations such as television dramas. Through the exploration of the representation of certain topics concerned with psychology the notion of truth can be explored ultimately answering the question “How is the notion of truth portrayed?”. Although “Grey’s Anatomy” is known for its scandals, and medical plot, there is also a fair amount of psychology involved in the characterization, and in the cases in which the doctors are involved....   [tags: philosophy, ontology, TV drama]

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The First Noble Truth Of Buddhism

- ... The Buddhacarita helps explain the first of the four noble truths in a couple different ways. The first, and most blatantly obvious way, in which these are shown is at the beginning of the story where the bodhisattva first sees suffering in the form of an old man, a sick man and a dead man. While through an enormous amount of luck it is possible to avoid sickness, both old age and death are unavoidable facts of life and the bodhisattva learns this fact from his charioteer who tells him “death is certain for all in this world” disregarding one’s dharma (B 3.59)....   [tags: Buddhism, Gautama Buddha, Four Noble Truths, Bodhi]

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Truth and Deception in Hamlet

- It is no surprise there is truth and deception in Hamlet, considering Shakespeare’s other plays. Truth and deception are two words that mean different things to many people with each having great importance. Both terms being opposite of each other peak anyone’s curiosity. The words said together make you think about if the statement or situation wondering if it is true or is it false. Truth and deception is one of 18 easily identifiable themes, which help create the play Hamlet. In one of the first scenes, Hamlet starts betraying his feelings about his father’s death....   [tags: Shakespeare plays]

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An Inconvenient Truth, by Davis Guggenheim

- The evidence that we have reached an ecological tipping point is incontrovertible. Davis Guggenheim’s An Inconvenient Truth presents the current situation of our environment, as well as its potential future, by utilizing footage from Al Gore’s traveling slideshow presentation interspersed with interviews of the man who “used to be the next president of the United States of America.” While Gore may give this self-description jokingly, this is undoubtedly a political film, not lacking political bias....   [tags: Irreparable Ecological Damage]

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The Truth about The American Dream

- American Dream truth The American dream is something that has been epically built up in the media and in each individual Americans thoughts. To some the American dream is the pursuit of happiness, to others the shallowness of wealth. In the Novel the Great Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald and movie Midnight in Paris by Woody Allen, which is based off of F. Scott Fitzgerald’s novel. Characters fall short of their own views of the American dream. One of the characters that falls short of the American Dream is Tom Buchanan....   [tags: Americans, Pursuit of Happiness, Dream]

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The Bitter Truth - Original Writing

- ... Pulling away to draw breath, his forehead resting against hers, he whispered; "We can figure this out. My uncle, your father, our people. Whatever it is, we can figure it out. Together." He brushed away the tears that stained her beautiful face. But Sigrid found her own moment of courage, and she met his eyes sadly. "Fíli, I 'm to be betrothed." His hand fell numbly from the side of her face as he stepped backwards. "Dale needs me to forge an alliance, to buy what our gold cannot; to gain land that your uncle can’t give." Her lips trembled....   [tags: Crying, Tears, 2007 singles, Debut albums]

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Personal Statement : The Sad Truth

- ... lastly I realized the proverbial box I was destined for. But wait. If people judged me for being gay in Middle America, what would they make of a transgender girl. Was I doomed to a life of scrutiny and persecution. It was at that point I found the solution to my dissonance... I 'd take what I thought was the path of least resistance... I 'd aim for passing. At the time I was a full-time student from a family supportive and well-off enough to ensure I went to the best doctors and had any treatment I deemed necessary....   [tags: Transgender, Gender, Woman, Gender identity]

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The Evidence Of God 's Truth

- ... My relationship with The Creator did not exist. The foundation that you build on defines the capacity for the building. A strong, deep foundation, in solid ground, will support a large, heavy building for generations. Inversely, a weak, shallow foundation, in shaky ground has an undeterminable life-span and may never support a building. Christ reminds us of this at the end of the “Sermon on the Mount”, that the only solid foundation to build your life on is Him, who is the Rock. All other foundations will fail....   [tags: Jesus, Holy Spirit, Love, Ministry]

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The Truth Of The Christian Faith

- ... We often here of those who are ashamed of there sin and feel as if their sin is to great for even God to handle. However, those of the Christian faith, know this is not the case. The Christian faith is founded on God’s grace and mercy which, covers the sin we all fall into. Rather than feeling guilty or ashamed of our sin, Christians understand the power of Jesus’s death on the cross. A misconception that is perceived among many non-believers is that their sin is two great to be forgiven. Non-believers can tend to shy away from the Christian faith because they feel a sense of shamefulness and guiltiness of their past or current sins....   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Christian terms, Heaven]

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The Truth About The Atomic Age

- ... They additionally attempted to contend Kennedy out of his choice to defer direct military activity and declare a bar so Soviet Premier Nikita Khrushchev could have sufficient energy to consider calmly pulling back the atomic rockets he had subtly and misleadingly brought into Cuba. Nonetheless, this film depicts the military as attempting to corner Kennedy so he 'd must choose the option to do what they had suggested. This is not just out of line to the officers and chiefs of naval operations who served him, yet it confuses altogether the feeling of obligation that perpetually spurs Americans who wear uniforms....   [tags: Cuba, Fidel Castro, Nikita Khrushchev]

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The Dark Truth of Christopher Columbus

- Christopher Columbus was an Italian sailor and explorer who travelled across the Atlantic Ocean in 1942, in search of a quick route to India Spice trading, which was at the time the largest industry in the world. Columbus made a total of 4 trips between 1492 - 1504 Columbus throughout time has been revered to as a hero, and the reason that many of us are even settled on this land, but there are many dark truths that will be touched upon throughout this report. Columbus starts his journey in August 1492, when he sets sail from Spain under the sponsorship of King Ferdinand II and Queen Isabella of Spain....   [tags: Explorers]

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The Truth Behind the Fashion Industry.

- Topic: The Truth Behind the Fashion Industry Thesis: With the unregulated practices that goes on in the Fashion Industry, change is one notion that this abusive yet glamorous business have yet to see. The Fashion Industry can be described as a glamorous world with cameras flashing, beautiful models strutting down the runway, in stunning and grand designs. What really goes on behind fashion’s dolled up doors is only an illusion compared to what reality is. Beautiful people, stylish clothing and timeless sophistication all make up the illusion of the glitz and glam of the fashion industry, but behind the curtains countless of models and designers constantly fall victim to this industry’s ever...   [tags: sexual abuse, racism]

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The Rigorous Truth Of Trivial Injustice

- ... According to a report,”136 people or 44%, had no weapon at all the time they were killed by police officers. Another 27% were deaths in which police claimed the suspect had a gun but there was no corroboration to prove this” (1). These unnecessary killings done by police officers show clear sign of racial inconsistency. As of all places, California also has a high reputation of homicides. Kamala Harris, California’s attorney general, discovered that “19% of almost 1,000 homicides by law enforcement recorded between 2005 and 2014 were against African American men” (1)....   [tags: Police, Police brutality, Murder, African American]

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The Dark Truth On Rumor Transmission

- ... Soon, everyone took money out of the bank resulting in the crash of the market. Threatening rumors have also forced National security to take action. Barack Obama was accused of not being born in the United States. Competitors started this rumor, hoping that Obama would step down or to persuade the voters not to vote for someone who was supposedly not a citizen. Other instances, such as the terrorist attack on 9/11 was rumored to be a joint effort between the United States and Israeli government....   [tags: Anxiety, Fear, Anxiety disorder, Psychology]

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The Truth And Expression Of Art

- ... I will be using the Iconography and Formalism methodologies to interpret Vincent van Gogh artwork. Vincent van Gogh 's The Starry Night 1889, this work is the product of van Gogh 's refusal to depict the purely imaginary, but willful manipulation of what is real in order to achieve a more powerful work, both visually and through symbolism and allegory. Moreover, the work is so visually effective in its depiction of a reassuring yet euphoric mood that it need not rely on subject matter for audience response....   [tags: Vincent van Gogh, The Starry Night]

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Angelina Grimke And Sojourner Truth

- ... Still, her deviation from the confederate mindset did not cause her to necessarily promote total equality between men and women. As an abolitionist, Grimke suggested that women use their submissive positions in the household in order to influence heir husbands. Furthermore, Grimke’s tone and proposals differed as she targeted women from the North and the South. Grimke recognized that in the common Southern household, the woman would take the place of a homemaker and nurturer, qualities still primarily associated with women, and she used these stereotypes to the abolitionist advantage....   [tags: Black people, White people]

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Sojourner Truth's Life and Accomplishments

- Sojourner Truth was an outspoken woman who fought for women's rights, black's rights, and antislavery. She fully believed what she spoke when she said, "Truth is powerful and it prevails." Sojourner Truth stood up for something she believed in, and it is still affecting people's lives in many positive ways today. Sojourner Truth, originally named Isabella Ardinburgh, was born sometime between 1797 and 1800, in New York, to James and Betsey Ardinburgh. Isabella had a total of ten to twelve siblings, but being the second youngest, all her older siblings, other than her younger brother Peter, were sold to other owners before she could remember them....   [tags: Isabella Ardinburgh, antislavery, black's rights]

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The Story Behind The Truth

- ... Sometimes stories tell another version of the truth. There are two types of truth, according to O’Brien, the “story truth” and the “happening truth”. In the short story, “Good Form”, O’Brien explains how he is now a writer and was once a soldier but most of the stories in his “memoir” were made up. He describes how even the story that appears very truthful is fiction. This demonstrates why “the story-truth is truer sometimes than happening-truth” (O’Brien 171). O’Brien combines memory and imagination to create a ground-breaking form of the novel which brought together his experience in the Vietnam War and his ability to animate pieces of memory through embellishment and creation as a fic...   [tags: Fiction, Short story, Novel, Character]

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Dishonesty can be the Truth

- Dishonesty can be the Truth It seems as if, although humans deny and cover up their tracks to throw off skeptics, they never accomplish the task of hiding their mistakes. Some feel ashamed to accept this fact, but to others, a mistake is truly unplanned destiny. While one dwells on the thought that they failed, another revels on the idea of a new possibility. No one knows what their life ahead may hold, but learning from one’s mistakes can guide them down the right path and help them to mature along the way....   [tags: Safety Net, Higher Education]

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