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Women Are Not Possessions By William Shakespeare

- Women Are Not Possessions To this day, men of the bourgeois class are coddled and prized, whereas we women [...] have learned to settle for less - to accept that we are either decorative, invisible, or one-dimensional (Hagedorn 403). Many decades have passed, yet we still extremely see women being treated as property. Even men with education feels that, a woman has no place in the work field, or being seen out in the public. They fear that a woman of power will only bring catastrophe if she ever controls the land and its people....   [tags: William Shakespeare, King Lear, Woman]

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The Pursuit And Purchase Of Physical Possessions

- In these days, everything goes faster than people expect, so people want to get away from their problems and find a solution quickly. Television and advertising have people well trained. People believe that buying something or paying a little money is a magical way that will make every problem we face in life disappear. However, the pursuit and purchase of physical possessions will never fully resolve people’s personal and emotional problems. It might be a temporary cure, but the instantaneous a state of balance found in buying a new item rarely lasts longer than a few days....   [tags: Problem solving, Problem, Want, WANT]

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It Is Common For People 's Cherished Possessions

- It is common for people to own cherished possessions that they inherited for a variety of reasons. For some the collections could include a special stuffed animal that they confided in as a young person and couldn’t go a place without it, or a blanket they carried everywhere they went from playing outside to cuddling with it to go to sleep, or maybe it is a necklace or an engagement ring that has been passed down from generation to generation. The necklace could be one that all the women in a family wore at their wedding....   [tags: Family, Mother, Glass, Grandparent]

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It Is Common For People 's Cherished Possessions

- It is common for people to own cherished possessions that they inherited for a variety of reasons. For some the collections could include a special stuffed animal that they confided in as a young person and couldn’t go a place without it, or a blanket they carried everywhere they went from playing outside to cuddling with it to go to sleep, or maybe it is a necklace or an engagement ring that has been passed down from generation to generation. The necklace could be one that all the women in a family wore at their wedding....   [tags: Family, Mother, Glass, Grandparent]

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The Value of Ones Personal Possessions

- One’s personal possessions usually have value to them because they are something that a person can truly claim as his or her own. The most desirable and most valuable possession would naturally be love. With love some, but not all, desire material possessions. Last, everyone desires security to complete the last piece of the puzzle. Love is valued above all other possessions because of one’s natural desire to be desirable. When a person possesses another’s love, it is understood that he or she possesses it only because the other person wills it so....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Material Possessions - The Path To Happiness?

- In the science of Psychology, there have been many tests showing that there is no physical point in life when a subject can obtain pure enlightenment, fulfillment, or complete satisfaction of mind and body. This supports the assertion that money cannot buy happiness. Although this idea is very popular, could it be proven wrong. It seems only natural that happiness should flow from having more money. Could material possessions actually increase the happiness of a person. In his essay titled "On Dumpster Diving," Lars Eighner discusses his experience of being homeless and having to resort to living off of other people's unwanted possessions to survive....   [tags: Happiness Essays]

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William Shakespeare 's Othello - People Or Possessions?

- People or Possessions. During the Elizabethan era women had a status of subordination towards men. They had a role to marry and oblige to their husband’s wishes. Shakespearean literature, especially illustrates how a woman is psychologically and physically lesser to their male counterpart. The play, Othello, uses that aspect in many different ways. From a Feminist lens others are able to vividly examine how women were subjected to blatant inferiority. Being displayed as tools for men to abuse, women were characterized as possessions and submissive; only during the last portion of the play did the power of women take heed....   [tags: Gender, Gender role, Woman, Black-and-white films]

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Material Possessions Are By No Means A Measure Of One 's Wealth

- Biographical Object Material possessions are by no means a measure of one’s wealth. What can be used to measure one’s wealth are the connections and memories we make here during our lives. While the physical objects may not measure the meaningful connections and experiences in one’s life, they can help recall that memory. Anything from jewelry to clothes to random objects can hold memories precious for anyone. It could be said that everyone has one such object. In October of the year 2001, Disney Pixar released the movie “Monsters Inc.” Today, that movie stands with an outstanding rating, holding up to the standards of modern storytelling and animation....   [tags: Pixar, The Walt Disney Company, Family]

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Material Possessions: A Detrimental Focus of Society

- Material Possessions: A Detrimental Focus of Society Our society is framing the mind of younger generations to believe that your possessions reflect the value and quality of your life. Society is also going as far as to dictate what items these are that make life so much better. I think most parents try to deter their children and teenagers away from this way of thinking. However, it seems that at these ages our children's peers are a more dominant influence. Our children enter elementary school innocently, instilled with the ideas and disciplines we, as parents, have taught them....   [tags: Argumentative Persuasive Essays]

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Imperial Power Used Different Strategies For Acquiring And Their Control Over Colonial Possessions

- Brain storming: Question 1 Each imperial power used different strategies for acquiring and later maintaining control over colonial possessions. The strategies differed based on the legal and societal structure of the colonizing power and local environment but typically had two main similarities. Thesis: European powers entered a region and established a colony with a purported philanthropic mission then use various tactics to subdue and control the indigenous population. First analyzing the Belgium Congo, King Leopold acquired the colony after a well-publicized philanthropic mission....   [tags: Colonialism, Europe, Slavery]

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Possessions of Character in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien

- Possessions of Character in The Things They Carried by Tim O'Brien "The Things They Carried," by Tim O'Brien, contains many references to "possessions of character." Many things Lt. Cross carries were carried by all, including: military equipment, stationery, photographs, diseases, food, the land of Vietnam itself, their lives, and even more. O'Brien highlights these along with special things that Lt. Jimmy Cross carries. He, thus, reveals something of what Cross values. Belongings reflect his character and thoughts....   [tags: The Things They Carried Vietnam War Essays]

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The Value of Possessions Examined in Guy de Maupassant's The Necklace

- The Value of Possessions Examined in Guy de Maupassant's Short Story, "The Necklace" The late Irish poet Oscar Wilde once stated, "In the world there are only two tragedies. One is not getting what one wants, and the other is getting it" (qtd. in The Quotations Page). This quote accurately describes human nature to the extent that man is never fully satisfied with his current possessions. In fact, most people who rely on materialistic items for happiness are typically desolated and miserable....   [tags: Guy de Maupassant The Necklace]

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America, Where Possessions Determine Our Worth

- America, Where Possessions Determine Our Worth I admit it; I'm someone who lusts for labels. I love a brand name. I am especially attracted to a high price or a flashy tag. I dig the bling-bling. Fast cars, expensive jewelry, clothing; you name it, I am fascinated by it. The sound of "Gucci" or "Porsche" or "Dolce & Gabbana" perks my ears up immediately. My attention is easily drawn to anything worth charging on a credit card. I am a modern buyer. I am the consumer whore. Okay, so I was not the one to coin that name, but a friend of mine once called me that when I was raving about my new James jeans....   [tags: Retail Fashion Shopping Materialism Essays]

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Stepping in to a Compulsive Hoarder's House

- ... The oxford dictionary defines hoarding as “someone who tends to hoard, gather or accumulate things”. Many people living in England today are not fully aware that some types of excessive hoarding can be categorised as a mental health disorder. You may cling onto your favourite fashion magazines, seize the sea shells you once collected as a child, even nestle notebooks from high school, however compulsive hoarding is much more than this… it’s a severe anxiety disorder. Many fail to realise the severity of this desolated illness....   [tags: accumulation, possessions, behavior]

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A Parallel Between Two Worlds: Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury

- The Majority of people today believe that the society in Fahrenheit 451 is far-fetched and could never actually happen, little do they know that it is a reflection of the society we currently live in. In Ray Bradbury's novel Fahrenheit 451 books are burnt due to people's lack of interest in them and the fire is started by firemen. Social interactions is at an all time low and most time is spent in front of the television being brainwashed by advertisements. In an attempt to make us all aware of our faults, Bradbury imagines a society that is a parallel to the world we live in today by emphasizing the decline in literature, loss of ethics in advertisement, and negative effects of materiali...   [tags: literature, possessions, ethics]

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The Secret Life of Bees Movie Review

- ... They investigate and are led to a house where the “Calendar sisters” live. These three incredible women help Rosaleen and Lily out by letting them stay with them at their bright pink house. It is here that the two learn about bees and how they function as a society within the hive. June, August, and May act as a family to Lily and Rosaleen. This is comforting for Lily because of her past home life which lacked love. Taking care of the bees is how they earn their keep at the house. Lily meets a colored boy named Zach, who also works with the bees....   [tags: mother, possessions, love, vote]

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The Causes and Effects of Poverty

- Has anyone ever considered thinking about what the world is really going through. How many people don’t have the necessities in order to survive. If so, what are these people going through. Poverty is the state of one who lacks a standard or socially acceptable amount of money or material possessions. Sometimes events occur that changes a person’s perspective on life. Poverty is one that can have a huge effect on not only one person, but also the people around him/her. Over half of the world is going through this tragedy and we, being the ones who created it, have the responsibility to end it....   [tags: money, income, possessions, services]

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Controlled Assessment of Love Relationships

- ... This also shows that not all men treat women as possessions, although most do. The Nurse treats Juliet in a very similar way to the Friar, but with a few notable differences. The Nurse believes that marriage is only for a sexual relationship, which means that she does not fully understand Juliet's love for Romeo. This explains why she thinks that 'Romeo is a dishclout to him'. The word 'dishclout' suggests that it's only Romeo's physical appearance that may be like this compared to Paris, but not how he is emotionally....   [tags: themes, treated, marriage, possessions]

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The Darkening Future for America

- Darkening Future America is failing and there won’t be a comeback. Author Morris Berman and directors Frank Capra and David Fincher have illustrated the unwelcoming future of America. Morris Berman author of Why America Failed, uses various examples of past, present and the foreseeable future corruption of American culture. “Advertising has us chasing cars and clothes. Working jobs we hate, so we can buy shit we don’t need” (Fincher). This quote spoken by Brad Pitt; who played Tyler Durden in David Finchers award winning movie, Fight Club, shows how Americans are blinded by materialistic possessions and live a life with no significance....   [tags: culture, possessions, materialistic]

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All Men Are Created Equal

- In America, are all men created equal. Everyone has their differences but that doesn’t mean they aren’t equal. No one is better than someone else. If you have money that doesn’t make you better, it just means you have an easier life sometimes. All men are equal in more ways than others but no on should be discriminated against because of their differences. People who think that in America all men are not created equal need a change of mind. Just because people may not have as much money as you, that doesn’t mean you are better than them....   [tags: equal, wealth, possessions, personality]

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The Characteristics Of Demonic Possession

- Summary of Theories In his book, Anderson (2006) proposes that there are mental illnesses out there that individuals are dealing with, that really has, the characteristics of demonic possession. The problem with secular psychiatry is that they dismiss the idea of demonic possession and categorize the behavior as mentally disturbed. The whole dilemma is that they refusal to acknowledge that an individual can be possessed by demonic spirits. Anderson (2006) takes issue with their thinking and supplies some theological framework in the development of his theory that individuals can and do wrestle with demonic spirits....   [tags: Demon, God, Satanism, Demonic possession]

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Demonic Possession or Insanity?

- Possession isn’t something you only see in movies, but it can actually happen in real life. There is science behind possession, it’s just the matter of finding all of the right information. A physician by the name of Richard Mead denied the existence of possession in 1749. He believed that there was no such thing as demonic possession, but that people were just mentally ill. Many people have their own different views on possession. Some people believe it to be true and others think that it could just be a mental illness....   [tags: nervous system, satan, power]

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The Possession of Roland Doe

- Levitating beds, loss of memory for long periods of time, loss of bladder control, speaking in tongues, these are all symptoms known to be associated with possession. A possession is having control or owning (Farlex). When a person is possessed they have no control over their feelings or actions a majority of the time. The reason it is called a possession is because, when one is possessed, the spirit or demon has control over that person. The possession and exorcism of Roland Doe is one of the most documented possessions in history....   [tags: spirit, demon, exorcism, loss of control]

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Possession in The Exorcist

- Being Possessed The idea of possession can frighten many people. What horror movie producers and directors that go into this field are counting on is that they can use it to frighten their viewers. The Exorcist and The Exorcist Beginning both are centered on the act of exorcism. Both demoniacs in the films are women though their fates are polar opposites. The exorcisms are also shown in different lights. This is done through special effects as well as lighting and music. The first film in the series stays with a cut and dry method of keeping mainly to the exorcism itself; however, its prequel focuses more on fancy special effects and stimulating music....   [tags: The Exorcist]

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Positive and Negative Possession in the Television Series Supernatural

- Possession is defined by many religions as the act by an outside force, either demonic or spiritual in nature, which takes physical control of an individual's body or an object. According to many religions and beliefs, humans, animals, places and objects alike are all susceptible to these supernatural forces. Possession can be ended in two different ways: through an exorcism as seen by the Catholic Church, or using an anti-possession symbol seen in voodoo, witchcraft, hoodoo, and shamanism. Possession is also seen, mainly in Christian beliefs as being unwanted, however there are other religions that allow and attract spirits for possession to take place such as spiritual healing mediums in B...   [tags: Television Series Supernatural]

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Walden: Living Life Through the Simplest Means Necessary

- In today’s society there exists an imaginary boundary between civilization and nature. Most modern people grow complacent from having technology in their arm’s reach that they fail to enjoy the true beauty that surrounds them on a daily basis. Author Henry D. Thoreau grows tired of the complexities of society and sojourn to nature where he realizes that the simple life is key. Through Thoreau’s escapism from society’s snares of materialism and religion, he discovers nature holds absolute truths and one of those truths being: life is best lived through simplicity....   [tags: Henry D. Thoreau, possesions]

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The Dangerous Consequences of Possession in J.R.R Tolkien's The Hobbit and Farmer Giles of Ham

- ... For example, Giles exclaims to Chrysophylax,”You take yourself off, you horny old varmint”(133). Giles expresses his anger through his aggressive tone and his choice of words. In addition, Bilbo Baggins posses the ring and gains overconfidence. Bilbo often acts impulsively when wearing the ring sometimes forgetting that his shadow still appears although he is invisible(Hobbit, 105; ch. 5). Bilbo speaks in a confident manner when possessing the ring. Bilbo confronts Smaug about his actions that created many negative consequences “O Smaug …,you must realize that your success has made you some bitter enemies?” (261;ch.12)....   [tags: founding father of the fantasy genre]

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The Importance of Relying on Oneself in Novels

- Henry David Thoreau and Stephen Crane wrote about the importance of relying on oneself in their novels, Walden and Maggie: A Girl of the Streets respectively, while disagreeing on the significance of philanthropy and material possessions. Thoreau writes about his expedition to Walden Pond to find the true core values of life and connect with nature in his novel, Walden. He expresses romantic and philosophical views on life in Walden, emphasizing different themes such as simplicity, obscurity, and self-sufficiency....   [tags: self-reliance, wealth, materialistic possesions]

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Intellectual Property Law

- ... When granted, its term of a patent is 20 years from the Date of Filing, subject to the payment of annual renewal fees. The benefits of patent restricts others from exploiting your inventions, you can deploy it to create revenue for your business, license it to third parties for commercial returns or sell the patented invention. For an invention for it to be patentable it has to satisfy three criteria, which are: new, an inventive step and have industrial application Trademark A trade mark is a sign that you can use to differentiate your business’ goods or services from those of other traders....   [tags: possesions, trade mark, patent]

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To Give is to Recieve in Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry

- Think about the last time that you opened a present that had been given to you by someone you love. Did you take a moment to think about what they might have gone through just to give you that one perfect gift. The giver may have sacrificed something very dear to their heart to give you that small token. In Gift of the Magi, by O. Henry, a young couple who is in desperate financial struggle sells their most prized possessions to purchase gifts for each other. O. Henry teaches the valuable lesson that sometimes in order to give a well thought out gift we may be required to sacrifice our time, possessions, or self aspirations....   [tags: scrapbook, aspiration, possession]

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History of the Evolution of Women's Rights

- ... This act gave women the right to refuse to sell property but could not manage that property or sell it without her husband’s agreement. In 1840, Texas passed its law. This act allowed women to enter into certain contracts, wrote a will, and sue for divorce. She could veto the sale of her property, and veto the sale of the family homestead even if she was not its owner. The argument for passing it was that it protected married women and their children from irresponsible husbands.Later on in 1860, 14 states had passed the same version of the statute....   [tags: from possession to citizen status]

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The Treatment of Women in Shakespear´s Romeo and Juliet

- ... In Act 1 Scene 5, Romeo and Juliet speak for the first time, and immediately begin to fall in love. Romeo tells Juliet ‘If I profane with my unworthiest hand / This holy shrine’, depicting that Romeo feels he is not deserving or good enough to touch her. He uses religious imagery such as ‘holy’ to worship her, believing her pure – the ideal image of a perfect Elizabethan woman according to society. The word ‘holy’ suggests how Romeo worships women and emphasises his deep feelings for Juliet....   [tags: conform, society, possession, treatment]

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Crime of Marijuana

- To: President of USA From: Think Tank for a better USA " Scenario: A Date: 27th February 2014 Word count: 1796" "" The Context. Our country is facing a huge dilemma with respect to criminal charges for marijuana possessions. The country is divided into two factions - one being the freedom demanding, marijuana legalizing while the other being the anti-drug, let us crush all the drugs and drug takers. The effects of a policy in this regard spills out and affects more parties than the ones directly involved." " Analysis of the dilemma....   [tags: criminal charges, marijuana possession]

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Masculinity Is The Possession Of Qualities Or Traits

- What makes a man masculine. Well, masculinity is the possession of qualities or traits traditionally associated with a man. Some people view masculinity as being a strong man who takes care of his family. Some think that masculinity is all a front that men put up. Words that tend come to mind when dealing with masculinity is, strong, dominant, emotionless, and alpha, etc. How can you define something to describe a man when all men are different. Who invented this idea of masculinity. This idea is associated with gender there is no law that says a man has to be the breadwinner for his family, or that a man can’t cry, or that a man can’t kiss his son after a certain age....   [tags: Gender, Man, Masculinity, Men]

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The Murder Of Possession Of Cocaine

- On saturday, september 05, 2015 at or about 0208 hours at the location of 2209 greene st (crime location) which is located within the jurisdictional limits of the city of hollywood, within broward county and the state of florida, the above named defendant did unlawfully have in his/her actual constructive possession a controlled substance, to-wit: cannabis, in the amount of 10.0 grams. The suspect marijuana was field tested positive by this officer. The remainder was sent to the broward sheriff`s office laboratory for analysis....   [tags: Cocaine, Drug addiction, Crack cocaine]

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Case Study on Adverse Possession?

- A court most likely will determine that Mr. Zajac continues possession of the property, thus, he gains ownership of the property by means of adverse possession. Z started his possession in 1998 when he began the clearing of the field that he assumed abandon after he inquired with the neighbors, during his off-season and extended throughout the construction (2003) and maintenance of the Ice rink until 2013. An individual will gain ownership of a property by way of adverse possession if he or she fulfills the requirements established in the police force, according to the statute and they are 1....   [tags: ownership, property, ice rink]

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Intercultural Communication Is The Active Possession

- Intercultural Communication is a communication between groups of people or individuals whose language and culture is different. communication means the relationship between people through language, and intercultural mean the relationship between people of different cultures. "Intercultural communication is identified as both a concept and a competence. Intercultural competence is the active possession by individuals of the qualities which contribute to effective intercultural communication and can be defined in terms of three primary attributes: knowledge, skills and attitudes....   [tags: Culture, Cross-cultural communication]

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The Loss of Self Possession

- One of the main themes of Possession: A Romance by A.S. Byatt is the idea that while searching for the truth of a subject the researchers becomes possessed by their search. Byatt uses many characters as a vehicle for this idea, but the best character that illustrates this would be Mortimer Cropper. Mortimer Cropper is a Randolph Henry Ash scholar. Randolph Henry Ash is one of the most renowned poets in the novel. He is very famous and is an inspiration and influence to many of the poets in the modern age....   [tags: A Romance, A.S. Byatt, Analysis]

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Demon Possession And Mental Illness

- Demon Possession and Mental Illness For centuries, society has placed sigma on people with mental illness, even today with all the medical knowledge we have, there’s still no clear understanding of what causes or how to prevent mental illness. But after reading the quote “The mind is its own place, and in itself. Can make a heav’n of hell, a hell of heav’n” (Beelzebub, in Book 1, lines 254-255). Immediately, the thought of mental illness came to mind. Mental illness affects the lives and well-being of numerous people throughout the world....   [tags: Psychology, Psychiatry, Demon, Mental illness]

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Should Gun Possession Be Banned?

- “Violence is out of control. Guns are a major cause. They all should be banned. The sooner, the better.” That is what many Americans have come to believe. There is a nationwide argument that implies that guns should definitely be banned in the United States. There are tons of reasons why guns should be banned such as safety which is definitely the top one. In the event that gun possession is banned in America, will it be ethical to sell it in a country where such possession is allowed. If I have been legally selling guns to citizens of the United States for a number of years, which has helped me secure a great living, has put food on my plate and is the reason why my family has a roof on to...   [tags: Morality, Ethics, Firearm, Moral]

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Marijuana Laws Against Possession Of A Drug

- “Penalties against possession of a drug should not be more damaging to an individual than the use of the drug itself; and where they are, they should be changed. Nowhere is this more clear than in the laws against possession of marijuana be private for personal use. Therefore, I support legislation amending federal law to eliminate all federal criminal penalties for the possession of up to one ounce of marijuana” (Carter, 1977) Before analyzing and either agreeing or disagreeing with the quote of Jimmy Carter and the legalization of Marijuana, people must first be aware off what Marijuana even is or what it does....   [tags: Cannabis, Drug addiction, Hemp, Addiction]

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Possession / Cultivation : Patients ( Or Their Primary Caregivers )

- Possession/Cultivation: Patients (or their primary caregivers) may legally own no more than one and one-entertainment (1.25) ounces of applicable marijuana, and may cultivate no more than six weed swindle, of which no more than three may be mature. Those patients who possess greater total of marijuana than allowed by justice are furnish a "simple denial" to a charge of gage property. In 1970, the US Congress location pot in Schedule I of the Controlled Substances Act ask they think it to have "no accepted iatrical usage." Since then, 23 of 50 US states and DC have legitimize the iatric manner of weed....   [tags: Cannabis, Tetrahydrocannabinol, Cannabis sativa]

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Concealing Possession And Perfection By Sherman Alexie

- Concealing Possession and Perfection “Flight Patterns,” by Sherman Alexie, tells an interesting story of a man named William, who is a Spokane Indian and lives in Washington State with his wife Marie and five-year-old daughter Grace. William struggles with living between the traditionalist American and Indian worlds by appearing confident and assured, but on the inside, he is actually weak, fearful, and has an abundance of obsessions. He loves his job and hates it at the same time, He needs to fly for his job, but flying scares him since the terrorist attacks that happened on September 11th....   [tags: Sherman Alexie, Spokane people, Taxi Driver]

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Ghosts are Real Entities

- Many people believe that mystical or other worldly creatures aren’t real or they think that they are all make believe. Ghosts on the other hand, could just be as real as animals are to humans. At the same time, people don’t believe in them unless there is proof from either science or from people who have investigated hauntings to see if ghosts are real. Ghosts and other entities are real and not make believe. Ghosts, are they real or are they just figments of peoples minds, well lets start off with ghosts, what are they....   [tags: phantom, posessions, haunted]

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Jeffrey Cox and Amanda Watson Drug Possession Case

- “On October 21, 2012 Sergeant William Butler and Officer Samantha Brown stopped a car in the 2000 block of East Street for failure to yield the right of way to a pedestrian. In the course of the car stop it was determined the driver was Jeffery Cox. According to the DMV registration information, Mr. Cox owned the car. Sitting in the car front passenger seat was Amanda Watson. When the officers checked on any outstanding warrants on the occupants of the vehicle, they received a positive response on Ms....   [tags: cocaine,criminal justice system,drug offense]

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Marijuana Laws And Regulations On The Possession And Sale Of Marijuana

- Each country has their own laws and regulations on the possession and sale of marijuana. This all started in 1937 because of the cannabis prohibition. For centuries people have been unable to decide if marijuana is bad or good. Throughout history, when things go wrong, people need to have something to blame and at the time that thing was marijuana. People and the government became scared of it, so they started making regulations and laws against it. It was considered to be a dangerous drug for at least one-hundred years, and has not been allowed in the US for quite some time; at least until the last fifteen years or so....   [tags: Cannabis, Hemp, Cannabis, Recreational drug use]

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Legalization Of The Possession, Production, Sale And Distribution Of Marijuana

- Legalization of the possession, production, sale and distribution of marijuana has caught the attention of many Americans. Viewing the retributive, commutative and distributive justice perspective of the efforts to legalize marijuana can have contending views. Under various circumstances, such as the medical use, recreational use and zoning regulations of marijuana makes determining what is “just” and what is “unjust” difficult. State and Federal laws that govern marijuana are causing concerns from a justice perspective....   [tags: Law, United States, Justice]

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Consumption And Possession Are Qualities That Are Almost Inherent Of Western Civilization

- Consumption and possession are qualities that are almost inherent of western civilization. Since the introduction of public entertainment such as the radio and the television companies have found space in between the entertainment to try and sell their wares and services. While these commercials vary in sincerity and factual information one thing is very clear. Consumer culture, Advertisements and media are all intertwined in an effort to convince a would be customer to acquire trivial or otherwise useful products....   [tags: Mass media, Advertising, Consumerism, Deception]

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Power Of The Possession Of Authority And Influence Over Others

- Power refers to the possession of authority and influence over others. Max Weber defined power as “the probability that one actor in a social relationship will be in a position to carry out his or her will despite resistance , regardless of the basis on which this probability rest ” (Seeing politics Differently, 2012). Power has circulated from personal forces like expertise or charm or impersonal ones, such as, positions in an organization. Class and status are very efficient for shaping people capacities to exercise and resist power....   [tags: Social class, Sociology, Social status, Max Weber]

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H. Walsbyi : Like Possession Of Gas Vesicles

- Although previously mentioned classification of H. walsbyi is the accepted one these days, there are some characteristics of this organism that are more attributive to prokaryotes then Archaea: like possession of gas vesicles. Also, I found one article published by Michael Y. Galperin (2006) who exposes the theory that H. walsbyi is the smallest eukaryote and the largest bacteria. As a proof of this assertion he explains that “the genome sequence of H. walsbyi revealed proton – and chloride-translocating bacteriorhodopsins and a dihydroxyacetone-specific phosphoenolpyruvate dependent transferase system (PTS), the first found in any archeon.” Cells of this organism look like tiles....   [tags: DNA, Bacteria, Gene, Protein]

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The Student 's Critical Thinking And Knowledge Possession

- Education has always been a necessity as it has been a tool to survive the world and can also be a tool to oppress the student’s critical thinking and knowledge possession. As the teacher discourages the student to be self-thinking student and be allowed to use their creativity. The information is put into and you do not why you are learning this information. The teacher would make you a sponge for information but ignore other aspects of the student and teach where none of your aspects of your life matter in the class just the subject in the classroom....   [tags: Critical thinking, Education, Psychology, Teacher]

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Education Is Man 's Most Valuable Possession

- Education is man’s most valuable possession: it is the concept through which one’s love for learning stems, and the equipment used to pave an individual’s path to success. Although easily influenced by the opinions of others, education is one of the few concepts that neither internal nor external stress can strip from our being. The future of our society lies in the hands of our educators; the values and morals instilled by such figures govern the actions of the earth’s people. Modern-day high school students live in a society driven by quantitative values....   [tags: Education, High school, History of education]

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Goethe's Magical Philosophy and Possession of Nature

- Goethe's Magical Philosophy and Possession of Nature After hearing comments from the class, and especially Professor, about Goethe's appropriation of nature I began to wonder about the argument I had presented in our presentation. I decided to do further research and found some interesting arguments that both supported and detracted from my original statement. Although I think Goethe's relationship to nature is undeniable, perhaps his "appropriation" of nature is less clear. I think the term "appropriation" is the cause of the problem in identifying his true relationship to nature....   [tags: Goethe Nature Essays Papers]

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Ancient Artifacts in the Modern World: Provenance, Possession, and Cultural Heritage

- After a recent lecture by Dr. Dyfri Williams, Research Keeper of Greek and Roman antiquities at the British Museum, several members of the audience stood up on behalf of Greece and expressed their outrage at the British Museum’s refusal to return the Parthenon Sculptures, or the Elgin Marbles, to the city of Athens. Dr. Williams answered their scathing interjections with a well-rehearsed summary of the issues key points and complexities of the issue, and it was clear he encountered such protests regularly....   [tags: Museum Artifacts]

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Analysis Of The Poem ' My Wood '

- The Battles of Property Owning property is somethings that everyone strives to accomplish, however, achieving this goal and maintaining one’s beliefs and morals can be difficult. In E.M. Forster’s essay, “My Wood,” he effectively discusses the dangers of owning property. The presentation of the essay is easily understandable and keeps the reader’s attention by utilizing tone and content. He constructed literary techniques in a way that allowed the reader to form mental images of the devastating consequences that could occur from owning property....   [tags: Property, Ownership, Title, Possession]

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Aristotle's Theory of the Soul in the De Anima

- Aristotle's Theory of the Soul in the De Anima centres on the kinds of souls possessed by different kinds of living things, distinguished by their different operations. He holds that the soul is the form, or essence of any living thing; that it is not a distinct substance from the body that it is in; that it is the possession of soul (of a specific kind) that makes an organism an organism at all, and thus that the notion of a body without a soul, or of a soul in the wrong kind of body, is simply unintelligible....   [tags: living, possession, hylomorphic]

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The Relationship of Freedom to the Acquisition, Possession, and Exercise of Virtue

- ABSTRACT: There are three common objections that any broadly Aristotelian virtue theorist must face, insofar as he or she holds that acts must be performed from a firm and stable disposition in order to express virtue, and that virtue is in some way a praiseworthy fulfillment of human potential. Each of these objections accuses the virtuous person of not fully exercising his or her rationality and freedom, and thus of being somehow less than fully human. There are three common objections that any broadly Aristotelian virtue theorist must face, insofar as he or she holds that acts must be performed from a firm and stable disposition in order to be called acts expressing virtue, and that virtu...   [tags: Philosophy Philosophical Essays]

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Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatts Possession

- Post-Modern Victorian: A. S. Byatt's Possession If I had read A. S. Byatt's novel Possession without having had British Literature, a lot of the novel's meaning, analogies, and literary mystery would have been lost to me. The entire book seems one big reference back to something we've learned or read this May term. The first few lines of chapter one are poetry attributed to Randolph Henry Ash, which Byatt wrote herself. Already in those few lines I hear echoes of class, lines written in flowery Pre-Raphaelite tradition....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Power and Possession in Animal Farm by George Orwell

- Power and Possession in Animal Farm by George Orwell Have you ever felt that rush of excitement when you can do whatever you want without thinking of the consequences. If so, wasn’t it one of the greatest feelings you’ve ever felt. The feelings that describe us that we are leaders, that we have followers and our every move are important to the people around us. Power is the one possession that everyone desires. It lets you feel that one can do anything he or she wants without the consequences of his or her actions....   [tags: Animal Farm George Orwell Essays]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- Have you ever wondered or wanted to know why marijuana is not legalized in the State of Tennessee. Studies show that marijuana legalization should not be permitted in the State of Tennessee. Marijuana is not permitted because of the disadvantages of the possession of marijuana. The following research paper will give brief and informative details about the legalization of marijuana. Most recently, on January 1, Colorado became the first state to allow legal sales and possession of recreational marijuana....   [tags: possession, medical, impairment]

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Legalizing Medical Marijuana

- Medical marijuana is concerned with the use and possession. People who suffer from of sicknesses, like epilepsy and cancer may ask for medicinal marijuana, which legitimizes use and growth of marijuana as recommendations of the doctors’. The regulating medical laws, marijuana varies from one state to another and changes from time to time changes to meet the medical, legal and proper needs revolving around the use and marijuana possession. Sixteen states in America have legalized medical marijuana; so, clearing any doctor who recommend the use of marijuana and any patient who uses marijuana from any criminal offense as long as the act within the provision of the state laws In addition, peopl...   [tags: marijuana possession, law]

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Analysis Of Neil Anderson 's ' The Bondage Breaker '

- Neil Anderson’s (2006) The Bondage Breaker provides a theoretical model whose overall aim is to overcome negative thoughts, irrational feelings, and habitual sins. This critique will explore the theological and theoretical approaches of breaking bondages as well as assess the work of Hawkins (2012), and deliberating the strengths and weaknesses of Anderson’s theoretical model. Summary of Theories In his book, Anderson (2006) proposes that there are mental illnesses out there that individuals are dealing with, that really has, the characteristics of demonic possession....   [tags: Demon, God, Demonic possession, Satanism]

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Technology Companies- A New Form of Monopoly

- A monopoly is defined as the exclusive possession or control of the supply or trade in a commodity or service. Big technology companies such as Comcast, Apple, and AT&T have seemingly created a new form of monopoly, a limited supplier monopoly. These companies have interchangeable software at exceedingly similar prices. These companies work together to prey on other businesses and consumers. Also, smaller technology startups are selling to these big companies to either grow their product or just to make quick capital....   [tags: Exclusive Possession, Supply, Trade, Commodity]

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The Importance of Identity Possession in Frankenstein

- The idea of duality permeates the literary world. Certain contradictory commonplace themes exist throughout great works, creation versus destruction, light versus dark, love versus lust, to name a few, and this trend continues in Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. The pivotal pair in this text however, is monotony versus individuality. The opposing entities of this pairing greatly contrast against each other in Frankenstein, but individuality proves more dominant of the two in this book. According to Harriet Hustis in her essay “Responsible Creativity and the ‘Modernity’ of Mary Shelley’s Prometheus,” many themes circulate throughout the text, including responsible creativity, parental guidance...   [tags: Mary Shelley, Frankenstein Essays]

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Consider how Blake Edwards Present Issues of identity and possession

- Consider how Blake Edwards Present Issues of identity and possession in Breakfast at Tiffany's In this essay, I am going to analyse the different techniques Blake Edwards used to present issues of identity and possession in the film "Breakfast at Tiffany's" Breakfast at Tiffany's is a film that was directed by Blake Edwards in 1961. It deals with romance and life in the 1960's. The film was originally Based on the book "Breakfast at Tiffany's" by Truman Capote, who wrote the book during the 1958's, which suggests that he must have experienced the style of life in the 1960's....   [tags: English Literature]

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A Comparison Between the Victorian and the Contemporary Couple in A.S Byatt's Possession

- A Comparison Between the Victorian and the Contemporary Couple in A.S Byatt's Possession Possession contains two love stories: a contemporary one and a Victorian one whose plots are interlaced, and not as its subtitle suggests a single one: "A Romance". It is a novel about a pair of young scholars who trace the correspondence between two Victorian poets. The contemporary love story between Roland Mitchell and Maud Bailey develops in parallel with and is intermingled with the story of the Victorian lovers, Randolph Henry Ash and Christabel LaMotte, since the modern academics' quest for knowledge of the past drives the modern romance....   [tags: Papers]

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Legalisation of Purchase, Possession and Consumption of all Class A, B and C Drugs

- Legalisation of Purchase, Possession and Consumption of all Class A, B and C Drugs ‘It is every parent’s nightmare. A youngster slithers inexorably from a few puffs on a joint, to a snort of cocaine, to the needle and addiction.’ In modern society, in the developed world, it has been drilled into the minds of middleclass youngsters that drugs are bad for you. A taboo has formed around the issue, raising curiousity. This curiousity, combined with an idea of rebelling against rules has led many people to illegal drugs (not to mention various individual reasons for resorting to illegal drug taking)....   [tags: Papers]

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The Destruction of Female Possession in The English Patient

- In Michael Ondaatje’s The English Patient we see a world completely ravaged by war. The land itself is damaged, sometimes beyond recognition as it is torn apart by bombs. Just as these human-made structures have faced the damage of imperialism, so have female bodies in the novel. Ondaatje creates several parallels between man’s attempt to “own” the land around him and his “ownership” of the female body. As we see in the novel, this attempt at ownership almost always ends in destruction, “war,” and often, death....   [tags: Micheal Ondaatje]

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Legalization of Marijuana

- A. Plan of Investigation Roughly 750,000 people are arrested for marijuana each year, the vast majority of them just for simple possession. Would the legalization of marijuana be helpful to the people of America. By asking around, marijuana is a very debatable topic, which most people have many different opinions on. There is plenty of research to do online about it, by just typing it in on Google. You could either watch a documentary on YouTube about how marijuana has affected a person’s live, or by simply reading about it online....   [tags: Weed, Pot, Drugs, Arrests, Illegal, Possession]

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Love in A.S. Byatt's Possession, Zadie Smith's White Teeth, and the Full Monty by Peter Cuttaneo

- Love in A.S. Byatt's Possession, Zadie Smith's White Teeth, and the Full Monty by Peter Cuttaneo As British literature and film seek to sort out the identity crisis that England finds herself in as a post-imperial nation, a variety of views have emerged concerning solutions for Britain’s confusion. One reoccurring theme to these views is love. A.S. Byatt’s Possession, Zadie Smith’s White Teeth, and The Full Monty, directed by Peter Cattaneo, all deal with a traditional, romantic view of true love, whether it is presented as a necessity or a dispensable ideal....   [tags: Byatt Smith Monty Cuttaneo Monty Essays]

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Economy and Materialism

- Economy and materialism are concepts that come up every day in the life of Americans. Those who are not from America may think the way Americans live is strange and wasteful and they’d be right in their thinking that. Americans are consumed by consumerism and the need to buy things because there is always some new and improved version of what was purchased two weeks ago. Although it is said that Americans are too materialistic, the truth is that materialistic does not quite cover the near obsession with the latest and greatest that Americans have....   [tags: possesions, consumerism]

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Possession of Obscene Material and Infringement on Civil Liberties

- According to the Merriam-Webster Dictionary, Obscene is defined as “disgusting to the senses, repulsive”. California law defines obscene matter as “taken as a whole, that the average person applying contemporary statewide standards, appeals to the prurient interested, that taken as a whole depicts, or describes sexual conduct in a patently offensive way and that taken as a whole, lacks serious literary, artistic, political, or scientific value”. Obscenity refers to the examination of books, periodicals, plays, films, television and radio programs, news reports, and other communication media....   [tags: Human Rights]

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The Demons Within

- The Demons Within There are many interesting, well developed, entertaining, colorful, exciting, and provocative characters in Mario Vargas LlosaÕs novel Aunt Julia and the Scriptwriter. Pedro Camacho is quite a character, as well as Aunt Julia herself. I was even greatly intrigued by such small characters as Cousin Nancy and, believe it or not, the cabdriver who helped find a mayor to marry Aunt Julia and Marito. however, nobody in the whole book interested me more than Marito Varguitas himself....   [tags: Demons Possession Skinner Frazier Essays]

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The Psychology Of Stuff And Things

- In Christian Jarrett’s article “The Psychology of Stuff and Things” Jarrett talks about our attachments to our possessions. Jarrett states that our possessions are a part of us that since childhood we begin to feel that they are an extension of ourselves. The author feels that our possessions communicate to the world who we were, are, and want to be. I agree with Jarrett that our possessions can communicate who we were, are, and want to be, but that possessions only plays a role in this process....   [tags: Social class, Middle class, Working class]

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Effects Of The Buffalo Creek Flood

- Kai T. Erikson studied the effects of the Buffalo Creek flood and interviewed the survivors left in the community. Erikson documented his research and his analysis in his ethnography Everything in its Path. The flood was unique in the way that it affected the community so drastically and the calamity that it caused in its wake. Buffalo Creek is a small mining community in rural West Virginia. The community has deep roots in the land and has always trusted the land to provide for them as well as trusting the company to treat them fairly....   [tags: Dam, Flood, Buffalo Creek Flood]

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Dr. Wayne Grudem Uses A Biblical World View

- Dr. Wayne Grudem uses a Biblical World View to explain that a Christian can still be successful in the business world. Gruden looks at eleven aspects of business, breaking them into individual chapters: 1. Ownership 2. Productivity 3. Employment 4. Commercial transactions (buying and selling) 5. Profit 6. Money 7. Inequality of possessions 8. Competition 9. Borrowing and lending 10. Attitudes of hearing 11. Effect on world poverty Dr. Grudem wisely says “Many aspects of business activity are morally good in themselves, and that in themselves they bring glory to God - though they also have great potential for misuse and wrongdoing.” It is sinful man that makes the morally good aspects of b...   [tags: Christianity, Jesus, Good and evil, Sin]

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A Tale Of 2 And All Falls Down By J. Cole And Kanye West

- Both songs, “A Tale of 2 Citiez” and “All Falls Down,” describe shortcuts to perceived success. They describe scenarios of young adults trying to obtain what they think success is by obtaining material possessions from taking shortcuts. Even with those descriptions of shortcuts people take, they do not promote the idea of achieving success through the shortcuts of obtaining material possessions to try to show others that they are successful since they both express regret and negative attributes related to those actions....   [tags: Kanye West, Syleena Johnson, The College Dropout]

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The Sailor Who Fell From Grace With The Sea

- In Yukio Mishima’s novel The Sailor Who Fell from Grace with the Sea, Mishima’s political ideologies of Westernization and women’s gender roles leak through the text. These ideologies seem to be centered around one character, Fusako. Specifically, the idea of westernization as strictly a materialized obsession is exhibited through Fusako’s home and business. These possessions drive Fusakos interests in Western goods and the sea, which, directly opposes the interests of all the male characters within the text....   [tags: Western culture, Western world, Gender role]

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The Article ' The Self Storage ' By Jon Moallem

- Peace Pilgrim once stated, “Unnecessary possessions are unnecessary burdens. If you have them, you have to take care of them. There is great freedom in simplicity of living. It is those who have enough but no too much who are the happiest”. In today’s society, there are individuals who consider themselves materialists, prideful, rich and others not that wealthy. However, material possessions are one of the most unnecessary items that Americans people have, which sometimes could be a critical aspect that defines their identity....   [tags: Person, Individual, Storage, Want]

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What Would Jesus Do in Today's World

- Your favorite band is coming to town. Tickets are $100-$150, and you want to attend the concert and enjoy a special dinner beforehand. However, you have other financial obligations which include credit card bills, tuition, books, rent, car payment, a cell phone bill, etc. What would Jesus do. Jesus preaches a kingdom without living in excess or greed; he values the humble servant role. According to Matthew, Kraybill, and in class worksheets, Jesus would spend his money on financial obligations and not on a concert....   [tags: money, selfishness, materialism]

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