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Benjamin Komoetie's Search for Self Identity

- Benjamin Komoetie, the main character in Fiela’s Child by Dalene Matthee, arrived on the doorstep of Fiela and Selling Komoetie when he was only three years old. It is fortunate that Fiela and Selling Komoetie had raised Benjamin as their own from the day he arrived on their door step until was twelve years old. Although Fiela and Selling Komoetie are not the biological parents of Benjamin, they are remarkable parental figures, as well as the only ones Benjamin knew. At the age of twelve, census takers discovered Benjamin living with Komoetie’s, and had suddenly recalled a story of a boy who had vanished from the forest....   [tags: self identity, fiela's child, dalene matthee]

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Sylvia Plath: A Search for Self

- Sylvia Plath: A Search for Self         The collective body of Sylvia Plath's poetry demonstrates definitively her mastery of her craft. Plath has been criticized for her overtly autobiographical work and her suicidal pessimism, however, close study reveals that her poetry transcends categorization and has a voice uniquely her own. As Katha Pollit concluded in a 1982 Nation review, "by the time she came to write her last seventy or eighty poems, there was no other voice like hers on earth" (Wagner 1)....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Search for Self in the Lives and Works of Hemingway and Steinbeck

- The Search for Self in the Lives and Works of Hemingway and Steinbeck The First World War and the great depression forever changed the way the world viewed America, but it also changed the way America viewed itself. As the upheaval of traditional lifestyle lead to an upheaval of traditional values, the American consciousness struggled to combat feelings of aimlessness and hopelessness. The journey through this period can be seen best in the works of its writers. Authors Ernest Hemingway and John Steinbeck grew up in an America that struggled through the effects of the First World War; this, coupled with lifelong difficulties maintaining personal relationships, influenced them to include the...   [tags: literature, biographic events, novels]

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Gwendolyn Brooks 's Poetry : A Search Of Self Pleasure

- Breath in Poetry: In search of self-pleasure Although, they are different style in the writing, one poem rhymes and the other simply not, Gwendolyn Brooks’ “First Fight. Then Fiddle” and Sylvia Plath’s “Lady Lazarus” share some common ideas. Both poems talk about death and survival and about the darkness of evil that lurks inside the snatched lives. In “First Fight. Then Fiddle”, Brooks addresses although life can be intimidating with many turns, enjoyment of it can be captivating. Brooks also embraces the fact that love can be hurting and music can be tasteless....   [tags: Poetry, Meaning of life, Sylvia Plath, Rhyme]

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The Search for Self in Tirra Lirra by the River

- The Search for Self in Tirra Lirra by the River   It has been suggested that Tirra Lirra by the River can be regarded as a novel which aims eventually at a better understanding"2. In my opinion understanding is achieved at two levels in the novel. The first type of understanding is personal and introspective, and is discovered by the central character. The other is societal, achieved through allegory and symbolism, and aimed at the reader. Jessica Anderson aims to develop this dual understanding through the exploration of two main themes: the quest for self-knowledge, and the consequences of gendered societal repression....   [tags: Tirra Lirra by the River Essays]

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Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing

- Search for Self in Blue Winds Dancing      Blue Winds Dancing by author Tom Whitecloud, is narrated by the story's unnamed main character. The young Indian man's persona is brought to life through his own recollection and spoken words. We recognize the turmoil this character faces as he is away from "his people," attending college in White man's society. He doubts his place in either world, believes he must choose between them, and realizes finally that being an Indian is only one part of who he is....   [tags: Blue Winds Dancing Essays]

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The Self Directed Search ( Sds )

- Assessment Component The main assessment tool that will be used will be the Self-Directed Search (SDS). This test was designed to measure personality type and interest in six different occupational groups. There are various forms for different ages but its’ suggested use is for high school students, college students, and adults. The test is available on the Web (Niles & Harris-Bowlsbey, 2013). The Self-Directed Search is a career intervention based on John Holland’s RIASEC theory (Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, Social, Enterprising, Conventional)....   [tags: High school, Education, School counselor, College]

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Amy Tan’s Search for Self-Identity: Intertwining Fiction and Biography

- Nearly two decades after Amy Tan was born, she began to uncover information that her family previously withheld from her. As time went on it, it started to consume her every thought, she found writing as an escape and used it as a tool to discover who she was individually. Many speculate as to whether Tan’s literature is a direct reflection of her personal experiences, there are countless similarities between the two. Tan and her mother had many barriers to overcome throughout the course of their relationship, and most of Tan’s work reflects distressed mother-daughter relationships....   [tags: joy luck club, amy tan, self identity]

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The Search For Self-Acceptance in the Color Purple by Alice Walker

- ... Her letters in the beginning are also mostly written to God and not signed off, illustrating her lack of identity. Her conception of God is a “Big and old and tall and graybearded and white. He wear white robes and go barefooted” (Walker 195). Celie’s first letter proves that she has a low self-confidence when she writes, "Dear God, I am fourteen years old. I am I have always been a good girl. Maybe you can give me a sign letting me know what is happening to me." (1). According to Janoff Bulman, “cognitive strategy used to make sense of traumatic or victimizing experiences is to interpret one's role in the experience, which may involve self-blame”....   [tags: identity, celie, criticism, doubt, racism]

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The 's Code On The Self Directed Search

- After completing Holland’s code on the Self Directed Search, the summary code I earned was SEA. SEA stands for social (S), enterprising (E), and artistic (A). My result didn’t really surprise me because of the assessment we had taken in class, however, I was surprised when I my highest score on the assessment was on social. The assessment states that social people likes to help others with their problem. Which in this case, is true for me. This is why I am in pursing my education in graduate school because I do want to be in the counseling profession....   [tags: School counselor, Education, High school]

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Essay on Jane's Search for Self-identity in The Yellow Wallpaper

- Jane's Search for Self-identity in The Yellow Wallpaper     "The Yellow Wallpaper," written by Charlotte Perkins Gilman in the late nineteenth century, explores the dark forbidding world of one woman's plunge into a severe post-partum depressive state. The story presents a theme of the search for self-identity. Through interacting with human beings and the environment, the protagonist creates for herself a life of her own. Charlotte Gilman, through the first person narrator, speaks to the reader of the stages of psychic disintegration by sharing the narrator's heightened perceptions: "That spoils my ghostliness, I am afraid, but I don't care--there is something strange about the house--I...   [tags: The Yellow Wallpaper Essays]

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Free Song of Solomon Essays: Milkman's Search for Self

- Milkman's Search for Self in Song of Solomon Toni Morrison’s Song of Solomon is the story of Milkman's search for self. Milkman appears destined for a life of isolation and self-alienation. The Deads exemplify the patriarchal, nuclear family that has been a stable and critical feature of American society. The family is the institution for producing children, maintaining them, and providing individuals with the means to understand their place in the world order. But this nuclear patriarchal family creates many of the problems it should be solving....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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Search for Self in Amy Tan's The Joy Luck Club

- The Search for Self in The Joy Luck Club     Amy Tan's novel, The Joy Luck Club, presents a character with a divided self. One buried half of the self represents the mother, the mother's Chinese heritage, and the cold obedience she tries to instill in her daughter caused by her tragic past. The other half of the self represents the daughter, the daughter's American heritage, and the endless indignation she uses against her mother in ignorance of her mother's tragic past and her own ties to Chinese heritage....   [tags: Joy Luck Club Essays]

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The search for self in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and The Catcher in the Rye

- Search for self in Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Catcher in the Rye Everyone wants to know who they are, and why they were put here. People often wonder about their futures and what kind of person they really are. In the novels Adventures of Huckleberry Finn and Catcher in the Rye, both of the protagonists, despite the different settings, the other characters, their restrictions and the different people that they are, are searching for the same thing - themselves. Adventures of Huckleberry Finn is a timeless tale of a young boy who escapes his society that keeps trying to “sivilise” him and retreats down the Mississippi river with a runaway slave....   [tags: essays research papers]

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James Joyce's The Dead - Gabriel's Search for Self

- Gabriel's Search for Self in The Dead     The study of Gabriel's character is probably one of the most important aims in James Joyce's The Dead1. What shall we think of him. Is the reader supposed to think little of Gabriel or should he/she even feel sorry for him. This insecurity already implies that the reader gets more and more aware that he/she develops ambivalent feeling towards Gabriel and that his character is presented from various perspectives. Gabriel's conduct appears to be split and seems to represent different red threads in The Dead; it leads the reader through the whole story....   [tags: Joyce Dead Essays]

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The Search For Self - A Critical Analysis Of The Odyssey

- The afternoon was slowly fading into the evening and I had gone the whole day without the figure of my aspiration, my father. I impatiently paced the floor in front of the door like a stalking cat waiting to pounce on its prey. The thoughts of wrestling my father and hear those words of affirmation, “You got me. Mercy. I give up!” filled my head. My father was obviously faking it but there was something about his words that have such power over a young boys life. Mothers are sources of comfort and safety for a young boy but it is the father that defines the identity of a young boy, the father bestows manhood on the boy....   [tags: The Odyssey Homer]

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Socrates and the Search for Inner Self: The Socratic Method

- 1. For Socrates, the search for wisdom begins with an attempt to gain clarity as to who we truly are as human beings. Before we can presume to understand the world, we must begin by understanding the reality of our own consciousness. From a Socratic point of view, the world is reduced exclusively to the human world, everything else being inconsequential. Initially, the search for wisdom is understood in terms of my need to understand precisely who I am. “Jack of all trades, master of none” (Titelman,1)....   [tags: Method, Philosophy, Truth]

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Big Little M A Search Of My Asian Self

- Alex Tizon, former journalist, Pulitzer Prize winner, and professor at the University of Oregon, details the events of his life in the memoir titled Big Little Man: In Search of My Asian Self. He begins his story in the Philippines, in search of not only the presence of a strong Asian man in the form of Lapu Lapu, a Filipino warrior, but also in search of his own identity. Although Tizon was born in the Philippines, his family had immigrated to America when he was a child. Growing up, Tizon had constantly struggled between his Asian identity and his American identity....   [tags: Philippines, United States, Race, Race]

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growaw Edna Pontellier’s Search for Self in Kate Chopin's The Awakening

- The Search for Self in The Awakening In The Awakening, by Kate Chopin, Edna Pontellier is a married woman with children. However many of her actions seem like those of a child. In fact, Edna Pontelliers’ life is an irony, in that her immaturity allows her to mature. Throughout this novel, there are many examples of this because Edna is continuously searching for herself in the novel. One example of how Edna¡¦s immaturity allows her to mature is when she starts to cry when LeƒVonce, her husband, says she is not a good mother....   [tags: Chopin Awakening Essays]

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Search for Self-fulfillment by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Kate Chopin

- Search for Self-fulfillment by Charlotte Perkins Gilman and Kate Chopin       In the last half of the nineteenth century, Victorian ideals still held sway in American society, at least among members of the middle and upper classes. Thus the cult of True Womanhood was still promoted which preached four cardinal virtues for women: piety, purity, submissiveness, and domesticity. Women were considered far more religious than men and, therefore, they had to be pure in heart, mind, and, of course, body, not engaging in sex until marriage, and even then not finding any pleasure in it....   [tags: Biography Biographies Essays]

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The Search for Self and Identity in Jack Kerouac’s On The Road

- Quest for Identity in On the Road In Jack Kerouac's novel On the Road, the author tries to convey to the audience that everybody is naturally dishonest and morally deceitful. Morals are defined by one's religion, the laws of the country, or some combination of the two. One's identity captures and plays out that individual’s moral. My morals follow the Christian beliefs, Texas state laws, and the laws of the United States. Although one's own morals can change, basic things such as stealing and murder are wrong and illegal by federal law....   [tags: On The Road essays]

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Jack Kerouac’s On The Road - The Spiritual Quest, the Search for Self and Identity

- The Spiritual Quest in On the Road           A disillusioned youth roams the country without truly establishing himself in one of the many cities he falls in love with. In doing so, he manages with the thought or presence of his best friend. What is he searching for. While journeying on the road, Sal Paradise is not searching for a home, a job, or a wife. Instead, he longs for a mental utopia offered by Dean Moriarty. This object of his brotherly love grew up in the streets of America. Through the hardships of continuously being shuffled from city to city, Dean has encompassed what is and what is not important in life....   [tags: On The Road essays]

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The Path to Self Destruction in Search of Power in Macbeth by William Shakespeare

- ... Coming back from the murder of Duncan Macbeth cracks and does not see clearly. His hands “pluck out [his] eyes.” and goes on to say that could “all great Neptune’s ocean wash this blood/Clean from [his] hand?” (2.2.77-79). To Macbeth if he cleans his hands it would clean the blood and make him closed off to what actually is happening. The magnitude of Macbeth’s actions catch up to him with full force, which leads to him not to make the right decisions about who to trust and what it right. By being corrupted and not knowing what is right and what is wrong, Macbeth’s actions are done with intention but not the right intention....   [tags: muder, guilt, immoral]

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The Search for Wisdom in Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse

- The novel, Siddhartha, by Herman Hesse focuses on a young man named Siddhartha and his lifelong pursuit to attain enlightenment. Throughout his endeavor, Siddhartha follows the way of rejection and doctrines from the Samanas and Gautama the Buddha, respectively. Soon enough, however, Siddhartha realizes that following the path of others is hopeless, and he starts to look within himself to gain wisdom and become enlightened. By looking at and listening to the river, Siddhartha begins to realize who he actually is through the visions and voices that appear from the river....   [tags: buddhism, enlightnement, self]

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Analysis Of Stephen Bonnycastle 's ' Search Of Authority '

- Stephen Bonnycastle in his criticism, In Search of Authority, explains stereotypes as, "The system (sometimes known as “the patriarchal order”) that causes the majority of men and women to take on these different roles ... hidden, like the rules of grammar in a language."(10). When a stereotype is introduced into a situation for a extended period of time, it is psychologically proven that it will become an expectation. Stereotypes prove to act as an obscuring lens into which most people view the world....   [tags: Stereotype, Stereotypes, Self-esteem, Bullying]

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Personal Search for Truth

- Introduction “I think. . .” is an excessively overused phrase. Until I started to write my opinions down, I thought I knew what I thought about most everything: God, organized religion, scientific theories, politics, social issues, war, and environmental concerns. After admitting I did not possess enough knowledge on any subject to voice a credible position, searching for the truth became my new mission. Furthermore, when faced with the dilemma of experiencing eternal bliss or eternal damnation upon death, the prospect of the latter became worthy of investigation....   [tags: Knowledge, Inner-Self]

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Search for Identity in Ralph Ellison's Invisible Man

- Between the Great Depression and mid-1940’s, many blacks struggled for acceptance and visibility in America. Oppressed by white society and overwhelmed by its control, they often endured countless betrayals and indignities simply for acknowledgment of their existence. In spite of suffering so much, however, many blacks lost more than they had hoped to gain, including their humanity and identity. Ralph Ellison, a prominent author fascinated by man’s search for identity, thought that blacks were invisible primarily because whites refused to "see" them....   [tags: conflict, self-perception, projection of others]

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The Search For A Cure

- The Search for a Cure We have identified one of the more salient causes of this social sickness of identity estrangement – the enforcement of pre-made narrowly-defined gender roles for Women that must be in profound lifelong service to Men and by extension Patriarchy. It is by far not the only one – for example, Woolf also notes how the gendered division of labor inside a patriarchy – as exemplified by the silent testimony of women’s Elizabethan-era tombstones - also contributes to the distancing of Women from their authentic selves [57])....   [tags: Gender role, Feminism, Gender, Sociology]

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Learning Ones True Self Based on A Separate Peace by John Knowles

- In the novella, A Separate Peace by John Knowles, the narrator, Gene, expresses the hardships of leaving innocence of adolescence and merging into reality. During this journey, Gene’s lack of self-assurance leads him to jealousy towards his best friend, Phineas, also known as Finny. Through the eyes of Gene, Finny is portrayed as athletic, outgoing, and unpredictable; otherwise, everything Gene is not. Upon his return to Devon, Gene is reminded of the accident that occurred on the tree. Overwhelmed with jealousy and resentment, Gene jolts the limb of the tree, causing his best friend’s fall and development of uncertainty....   [tags: irony, metaphors, seach of self]

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The Search for Gratification

- The human condition is the experiences of being human. A big aspect of the human condition is the search for gratification. The search for gratification is seen constantly. A said by the famous actor, Chuck Norris, “anything worth achieving will always have obstacles in the way and you’ve got to have that drive and determination to overcome those obstacles”. The search for gratification is journey in which people look to accomplish their goals. The search for gratification is one aspect of the human condition revealed by writers and artist in their works....   [tags: aspects of the human condition]

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The Self as Brahman

- Ordinary human existence is a finite experience marked by episodes of pleasure, but these moments of satisfaction are punctuated by periods of pain and change. It is not possible to reach fulfillment from a life within these boundaries, as an attachment to a changing world represents a connection that is tied to non-permanence. In cases of this tie to an erratic, unpredictable reality, we are undercut by the flux of the world, and ultimately made vulnerable by this change, and we cannot experience ultimate fulfillment....   [tags: Unlitmate Reality, Imperishable Self]

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Victor Frankl's Search for Meaning

- The eight elements that brought meaning to Victor Frankl’s life was his intense inner life, camaraderie, his manuscript, spiritual well-being, his attitude, humanity, faith, comforting or soothing images of the past, and fate. Intense inner life: I believe that Frankl was constantly in the mindset of the doctor he was. He was continually thinking of ways to keep his mind busy. Helping others, thinking of ways to ration his bread, obtaining medicine for the typhus patients, inspiring others, or hiding comrades Frankl kept his mind busy....   [tags: Man’s Search for Meaning]

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The Use of Search Engine Technology

- Introduction The use of search engine technology has been an invaluable tool for all users connecting to the internet. These systems are used by,business, education, government,healthcare, and military to name a few. Search engines house millions of web pages, documents , images and other materials collected from millions of websites. The information gather from these sites are held in massive databases where the information is aggregated and index. Search engine’s used special software called spiders to help construct a list of key words....   [tags: invaluable tool on the internet]

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Dr. Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning

- Dr. Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning 'He who has a why to live for can bear any how.' The words of Nietzsche begin to explain Frankl's tone throughout his book. Dr. Frankl uses his experiences in different Nazi concentration camps to explain his discovery of logotherapy. This discovery takes us back to World War II and the extreme suffering that took place in the Nazi concentration camps and outlines a detailed analysis of the prisoners psyche. An experience we gain from the first-hand memoirs of Dr....   [tags: Man's Search for Meaning Frankl Essays]

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The Search for Enlightenment in Siddhartha, by Hermann Hesse

- The story of Siddhartha by Hermann Hesse is a story of love , learning and the search of happiness for inner self. The main character Siddhartha has learned all that is needed from the holy books and his teachers but believes none has really helped him reach the enlightment he truly searches for. His only solution was to become free and leave his family and go where life takes him, which starts off by joining the Samanas , a group of priests who go through life by practicing asceticism....   [tags: Enlightenment, Siddhartha Essays]

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The Search For Inwardness Is A Complex And Private Journey

- Inwardness is thought to be something within the self that is more meaningful and authentic than can be found in the outer world. The search for inwardness is a complex and private journey that is very ambiguous, but it is a path everyone should follow at some point in their life. It is not an easy thing to do, but if more people took up the task and found their inner self and their inner peace, not only would they be made better from it but the world around them would benefit too. When someone develops inwardness, they are surer of themselves, their own abilities, and their purpose on this Earth making our world a better place....   [tags: Roman Catholic Church, Catholic Church]

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Designing A Mobile Self Checkout System

- ABSTRACT Long queues are experienced in retail stores as customers have to form a line at the checkout stand to make payment for merchandise purchased. High costs of operations are thus experienced due to the large number of employees needed to ensure smooth running of the business enterprise as a minimum of two employees are required on each counter to facilitate scanning, receiving payment and packing of the purchased goods. This research work seeks to address this problem by proposing a mobile self-checkout system using a combination of barcode scanning technology, mobile money integration and card swiping technology....   [tags: Retailing, Sales, Mobile phone, Self service]

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The On A Search For Poetry

- McPoem When on a search for poetry in the media, one does not have to look very hard. Poetry and poetic elements are included in a wide variety of texts and multimedia that we see, read, and interact with daily. Books, magazines, movies, and songs are strong, obvious examples of this. More unorthodox poetry is found on t-shirts, in news headlines, and in advertisements. Similarly, poetry is fundamental in the representation of a brand through its slogan. Businesses develop a slogan that exemplifies their brand experience in a short sentence or phrase....   [tags: Poetry, Meaning of life, Meaning, Linguistics]

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The Search for Knowledge

- In Oedipus Rex by Sophocles and A Doll House by Ibsen, the characters that the authors develop have been accused of making impulsive decisions and being of unscrupulous character when it comes to their quest for knowledge. However, what many fail to observe is that the characters are not acting impulsively. Rather, they are acting because of their convictions. They understand that the search for knowledge is an important factor in improving the lives of those that they care about, allowing themselves to go through a process of self discovery and revealing a greater truth....   [tags: Literary Characters]

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The Search for Happiness

- ... This theory posits that happiness is a real thing that is directly measurable and can be operationalized through a number of measures. Positive emotions and engagement provide unique scales for the evaluation of happiness. This is because the previously mentioned aspects meet the criteria of contributing to an individual’s wellbeing and happiness. The well-being theory contends that those aspects are important in evaluating happiness since they contribute to an individual’s well-being, individuals for their own sake pursue them, and they are evaluated differently....   [tags: positive-psychology, the quest]

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The Concept of Self-Efficacy

- The Concept of Self-Efficacy Self-efficacy, for the purpose of this study, may be defined as a person’s optimistic self-belief. This is the belief that a person can develop the skills to perform new or difficult tasks to cope with changes in health and functioning. When a person perceives self-efficacy, it will facilitate goal-setting, effort, investment, persistence, overcoming obstacles and recovery from disappointments and failures. It can be regarded as a positive outlook or proactive way to handle stress factors....   [tags: Self Efficacy Essays]

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Siddhartha's Search for Inner Peace

- Siddhartha's Conflicts  Hermann Hesse's Siddhartha tells the story of a young man who sets out in search of his true self.  Throughout the novel, Siddhartha continues to search for the true meaning of life.  He sacrifices everything, almost to the point of self-destruction, before finding what he is really looking for.  The element of conflict helps build the plot and leads to the turning point, Siddhartha's discovery.  Siddhartha faces conflicts with his peers, his religion, and himself.          Siddhartha has several conflicts between himself and his peers.  Despite Govinda's love and adoration, Siddhartha knows that he must tell his friend to move on.  Siddhartha also meets Kamala, wh...   [tags: Herman Hesse, Siddhartha Conflicts]

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Facilitating Children's Self-Regulation Skills at the End of Play-Based Activities

- Research Topic: Facilitating children’s self-regulation skills at the end of play-based activities. Introduction Self-regulation is an integral part of life, a skill that can be learned and practice from young. Self-regulation is apparent in different domains such as emotional, behavioural, and cognitive and are interrelated (Jahromi & Stifter, 2008, p. 125). Self-regulation is needed specifically as children conclude the end of play-based activities. However, teachers often face children’s reluctance during these clean-up periods which result in the delay of instructional activities....   [tags: Literature Review, Self-Regulation, Cognitive]

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A Blind Search

- Utopia is a term coined by Thomas More from his novel Utopia. Utopia has two possible meanings: the Greco-definition of “good place” or the Anglo-definition of “no place”. Many argue that Johnathan Swift aimed to represent the “no place” definition in Gulliver’s Travels. However, others believe that Swift aimed to represent the “good place” definition. This essay will focus on the “no place” definition and how Swift supported it. Swift does this by using Gulliver and the Houyhnhnms as satiric tools to represent the “no place” definition of utopia, meaning that it cannot exist in the real world and is unattainable....   [tags: Literary Analysis ]

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The True Meaning Of Self Reliance

- The True Meaning of Self-Reliance. There are two men in a small town, one is a “do it yourself” type of man and the other is a “pay someone to do it for you man”. Many believe that the man who likes to care for his things, himself to be a more self-reliant man than the other man. Today, we will shall try to prove this theory either correct or incorrect and we will break down the meaning of self-reliance and try to figure what it is. We will search and see if being self-reliant means doing everything for yourself with no other help or is there a greater meaning to this broad term....   [tags: Ralph Waldo Emerson, Meaning of life]

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The As A Quest For The Authentic Self

- As the rising number of tourists continues to fuel the booming holidaymaker economy, quests for the ‘authentic self’ rise in response. Fundamentally, the theoretic of ‘object authenticity’ and ‘existential authenticity’ would hold the heaviest denial against the relative positions and definitions taken by those claiming tourism as a quest for the authentic self. However, not all consumers of the tourist market can be classified as a single body of individuals seeking to understand an authentic identity, and not all tourists on a quest for the authentic self understand authenticity and other related concepts in agreement to the same sense....   [tags: Tourism, World Tourism Organization, Anthropology]

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Personal Statement On Self Improvement

- In terms of a weakness, my constant search for self-improvement has had a tendency to result in a certain degree of self-doubt. This in turn forces me to often second-guess my actions when making a decision while in charge of people. This can cause conflict with my goal of fair leadership as a tendency for self-doubt results in indecisiveness when some decisions are being made. In spite of this, in recent years I have turned this self-doubting into an effective way to conduct an AAR and further hunt for self-improvement....   [tags: Leadership, Situational leadership theory]

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Self Actualization Needs : Companies

- Self-actualization needs: Companies are finding several methods to fulfill this need. One is Educational assistance programs that encourage employees to enroll in classes and courses related to their job roles, providing the employee personal and professional growth. Also, companies with well-educated employees, reap the benefits by employees armed with new skills. Another method is to allow employees paid time off so as to entertain lifelong goals or involvement in a humanitarian cause. The result, a refreshment of the mind and body creating a renewed energy....   [tags: Maslow's hierarchy of needs, Motivation]

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The Republic And The Human Search For Meaning

- The Good Life People may say that the “Good Life”, is what you make to be; that in order to have a good life you have to work hard, get and education and be kind to others, others may say that you have to follow the laws given by God and you may have a good life along with a long an peaceful life. While other may just simply go with the flow; for this paper, two excerpts were read The Republic and The Human Search for Meaning which are supposed to bring an understanding on how to achieve the “wealth” of the soul that will allow the readers to experience the “Good life” as Plato and his thinkers....   [tags: Personal life, Meaning of life, Platonism]

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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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Summary Of ' The Yard For A Search Warrant '

- "There you two are. I thought we were going to have to call the Yard for a search warrant!" Alexis Midford smiles, spotting the twins ' shadows approaching the patio. "Abigail had to help me get my gear together." Elliot explains, setting his bag on the ground and plopping down in one of the near by lawn chairs. "How was the hunt, Abby?" Edward inquires next to Elizabeth, who he had been conversing quietly with until the twins approached. Abigail beams, hugging her rifle to her chest. "It was great....   [tags: Family, Grandparent, Elizabeth I of England]

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Ecology, By A Quick Google Search

- The most important thing human beings should learn in their lifetimes is that we are a part of our environment. We are not above, to the left, to the right, or in it; we are a part of it. It’s vital that the understanding of the relationship between person and earth is done through the lens of ecology. Ecology, described by a quick Google search, is “the branch of biology that deals with the relations of organisms to one another and to their physical surroundings.” Ecology is also considered a “political movement that seeks to protect the environment, especially from pollution.” When ‘environmentalism’ became a mainstream political talking point, arguably thanks to the founding of and aggres...   [tags: Racism, Race, Black people, White people]

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In Search of Love and Marriage

- Pride and prejudice is a complex love story that was penned around late eighteenth century England, a time of great upheaval and war for the besieged nation. And whilst this older outdated form of proper British English is at times tough to read, it is none the less understandable, and in the end quite an enjoyable read. This book explores many different relationship dynamics between couples of this era, and the qualitative characteristics that draw them together. None more intricately so then the one we see interwoven between Elizabeth Bennet and Mr....   [tags: Literature Review]

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A Google Search Of Serial Killers

- In a Google search of “serial killer memorabilia”, approximately 135,000 results would appear. While the U.S. produces over eighty-five percent of the world’s serial killers (“Why do Americans Idolize Serial Killers?” 11), Americans still tend to treat these murderers as icons and celebrities. As defined by the Federal Bureau of Investigation, a serial killer is expressed as the unlawful killing of two or more victims by the same offender(s), in separate events. While it is no secret that serial killers have a different mindset than that of a normal person, do these murderers have genetically different minds....   [tags: Murder, Serial killer, Dexter]

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Self-Defense Is the Answer

- ... Since, these girls had experience in self-defense they claimed to have felt more secure about themselves whenever they walked to school (Class builds confidence). Self-defense can be the answer to concerning parents who would want their kids to feel safe. By offering self-defense classes, schools would benefit students by offering them the safety to feel reassured. Not only is the school board incorrect for claiming that self-defense classes encourage violence, but they are also unaware that self-defense actually builds self-discipline....   [tags: classes in schools]

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The 's Search For Enlightenment

- It is human nature to desire the everlasting safety of belief. Belief that there is more than just securing a higher place on the food web. We are a species born from chaos hoping to search out, spread our wings, and find a place to call our refuge in a world that gives you an equal amount of terror and disregard with every blast of importance and luck that we get in our lives. Janie 's search for enlightenment has been unknowingly set into motion with the tides of the her pursuit of love. Her ebb and flow with partners portrays the perfect example of our conquest for joy, our crusade for hope, our holy war to find that which completes our very meaning....   [tags: Love, Interpersonal relationship]

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Motivation And The Prepurchase Search

- Junior year of high school came quickly and Decision Day seemed just around the corner. College was coming and it was coming fast, but the problem was, which college I would end up at was still unknown. Situational involvement may not be as long term as enduring involvement but it is still stressful and strenuous. I hoped I would only have to be involved with choosing a college once in my life so I endured as much cognitive involvement as possible. My goal was to pick a college that fulfilled all of my needs and desires as I worked toward my Bachelor’s Degree....   [tags: High school, College, Risk, Higher education]

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A Non-Religious Search for Meaning

- Viktor Frankl’s book, Man’s Search for Meaning, is a powerful and insightful book, however, does the center message intertwine with his religious beliefs. Frankl’s book shares the same concerns as religion such as: First, his beliefs of having nothing will give one a Higher Purpose; second, his belief that we must change to become worthy; and third, that we need fill an “empty soul” with God to find meaning. First of Frankl’s beliefs include one must have nothing to have a Higher Purpose, and his view of determinism....   [tags: Literary Review ]

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Grendel's Journey of Self-Discovery

- A monster is a creature that deviates from normal or acceptable behavior; a threatening fore; something of unnatural deformity, malevolence, and cruelty. A hero, on the other hand, is one idealized for courage, bravery, and strength. While fusing the evermore different qualities of both would seem impossible, John Gardner’s Grendel does just that. Gardner creates an ambiguous character that possess aspects of both a monster and a hero – it is a force of evil, yet admired; it causes pain yet urges sympathy; and it is of irregular ugliness yet beloved....   [tags: monster, behavior, malevolence, hero]

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Search For An Everyday Leader

- I recently completed an assignment that required me to search for an everyday leader. As I thought about who to interview there was one name that stood out because of her exceptional leadership skills. Her name is K.J. she is a director at a community college and has been on the field for 20 years. K.J. stated she decided to “take on her current leadership role when she was encouraged by her leader” (Johnson, 2016). Additionally, she stated that “initially, she was nervous, but having a leader instead of a manager helped her to become an effective leader” (Johnson, 2016)....   [tags: Leadership, Management, Early childhood education]

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Rapid Intervention Team: A Firefighters Savior

- Firefighters get hurt often; one tool in the arsenal to prevent or reduce this is called a RIT (Rapid Intervention Team). This is also known a FAST (Firefighter Assistance and Search Team). The RIT/FAST is designed to essentially go in to a building to rescue the firefighters that are injured or trapped. Throughout the years, researchers have studied firefighter line of duty deaths (LODD) to determine what firefighters are doing wrong. In Pennsylvania, in 1995, three firefighters were lost when a collapse occurred in a house fire, killing all three....   [tags: Firefighter Assistance and Search Team]

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The Collection of Digital Evidence

- 1. Describe at least 5 steps in a process to collect digital evidence to the time you testify that you consider important. Please explain why they are important. For this particular example we will assume that the warrant for search and seizure was requested and executed lawfully and did not violate any part of the Fourth Amendment. 1. First and Foremost… Having the right person to do the job. Computer forensic investigators have the tough job of finding a “binary” smoking gun. In order to do this, the investigator must be trained, qualified and have an “eye” for things that others may not see....   [tags: forensics, search, equipment]

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Similarities between Protagonists in Rebellion against Family and Search for Identity

- Joy-Hulga from “Good Country People” by Flannery O’Connor and Dee-Wangero from “Everyday Use” by Alice Walker are strong protagonists who share similar motives and characteristics. Joy-Hulga and Dee-Wangero both change their names in an attempt to change themselves. They both share comparable motives and reasoning for changing their names. Similarly, Joy-Hulga and Dee-Wangero act selfishly while try to escape something from their past. Joy-Hulga and Dee-Wangero both alienate themselves from their mothers while in search of their authentic inner self....   [tags: Comparative Literary Analysis]

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Emotional Intelligence and Self Management and their Influence on Attitudes of Self Preparedness for Life Situations

- The purpose of this study is to gauge the affect of ones emotional intelligence, A deficiency in emotional intelligence can mean a lack of success and the existence of emotional problems, (Chopra & Kanji, 2010) and ability to self motivate (the ability to motivate oneself, to find a reason and the necessary strength to do something, without the need of being influenced to do so by another person) ("Define:Self motivation - Google Search," n.d.) with self estimation of ones preparedness for life situations....   [tags: Research Analysis ]

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The Search for Enlightenment

- The Search for Enlightenment Nature, I think we can deduce, refers not only to animals, plants, and mountains, but rather to the universe as a whole--the entirety of the physical universe ranging from human nature to quantum nature while also including, plants, animals, and mountains as part of this greater whole. It has been the search for knowledge and truths of the wonders and mysteries of "nature," or rather the universe (in other words science) that has, over the past few years been the underlying motivation in my life....   [tags: Personal Narrative Writing]

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Self-Enhancement Reality TV

- Enhancement means to amplify, increase, and add to; especially to increase or improve in value, quality, desirability, or attractiveness (www.merriam-webster.com). Self-enhancement reality television is any program in which someone is given the opportunity to conquer a personal struggle, achieve a goal or something they truly desire. However, there are versions of the self-enhancement shows for every aspect of life like fashion, weight loss, physical appearance, style and grooming, child-rearing, attaining difficult goals, fashion and grooming, fashion makeover and marriage, relationship building, manners, addiction, mental health and etiquette....   [tags: Entertainment ]

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The Function of Consumerism in Creating a Sense of Self

- Consumerism can be defined as an economy, social order and ideology, which encourages the buying of goods and services in even greater amounts. It is also a market concept based on supply and demand forces, covering the entire range of goods and services necessary for maintaining and continuing human existence on earth. From the very first day of life in this universe, man depends on consumption. The culture of consumerism ties the human being to the things, such that he or she becomes dependent on them....   [tags: Economy, Social Order, Ideology, Goods, Services]

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The Implications of Young People Being too Concerned about the Way They Look

- One of the main concerns of young people is an assessment of their appearance: face, body, physical state. Many of them constantly ask themselves the question: "How do I fit the notions of beauty taken in my environment and in the modern world?» The degree of satisfaction of teenagers (especially girls) with their appearance depends on many other personality traits - cheerfulness, openness, sociability. Teens negatively evaluating their appearance are more prone to depression and anxiety. Apart from this, the teenager not only meticulously evaluates own appearance, but also is extremely sensitive to its assessment of other people....   [tags: self esteem, self-acceptance]

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Nursing Research: Diabetes and Self-management

- My interest in this topic is a result of recent experiences with Diabetes Mellitus, Type 1 (DMI), especially with the following two instances: a young adult patient admitted at the hospital following a DKA episode during one of my nursing rotations and one of my instructors with type 1 diabetes. Also, my father was diagnosed with type 2 diabetes, this has increased my eagerness to study and explore more about the disease. During one of my rotations, I was assigned a young adult patient who had run out of insulin and had been admitted to the hospital following a Diabetes Ketoacidosis (DKA) episode....   [tags: Diabetes Ketoacidosis (DKA) ]

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Critically Discussion of the Issue of Stop and Search

- The issue of stop and search is considered to be an extremely controversial area. There is significant debate on the legitimacy and the accountability of police powers when conducting stop and search, which has led to concerns about the effectiveness of policing. Reiner (2000: 80) has stated that policing is ‘beyond legitimation’ as a result of consistent complaints concerning the abuse of police powers within stop and search. The cause for concern is not only raised by the public, or other agencies, but is now recognised by senior British police officers (Ainsworth, 2002: 28)....   [tags: arrest rate, modern policing, police power]

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The Public Schools' Right to Search and Seizure

- Public school's right to search student lockers. The school locker is usually the only private space available to a student in the environment of the school. So it focuses many of the main issues involved in privacy of the students. The 4th Amendment of the US Constitution states “The right of the people to be secure in their persons, houses,papers,and effects, against unreasonable searches and seizures, shall not be violated, and no Warrants shall issue, but upon probable cause, supported by Oath or affirmation, and particularly describing the place to be searched, and the person or things to be seized.” In 1980 Supreme Court case, New Jersey v....   [tags: Argumentative, Persuasive Essay]

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The Anatomy Of A Large Scale Search Engine

- In 1995, the founders of Google, Larry Page and Sergey Brin met at Stanford. A year later in 1996, Larry and Sergey began collaborating on a search engine called BackRub. Backrub operated on the Stanford servers for more than a year before taking up too much bandwidth. The following year, on September 15th, 1997, Google.com is registered as a domain. The founders created Google with a mission in mind, to organize a seemingly infinite amount of information on the web. The name itself is a representation of this mission, Google is a play on the word “googol" a mathematical term for the number represented by the numeral one followed by 100 zeroes (“Our history”)....   [tags: Google, Sergey Brin, Larry Page, PageRank]

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The Search For Eternal Life In the Epic of Gilgamesh

- Grieving for days, lost in thoughts, and stricken with immense sadness and loss of direction, Gilgamesh laments for days over the loss of his friend Enkidu. Gilgamesh shouts aloud the following statement in regards to his current state of bereavement: “Me. Will I too not die like Enkidu. Sorrow has come into my belly. I fear death; I roam over the hills. I will seize the road; quickly I will go to the house of Utnapishtim, offspring of Ubaratutu” (Gardner Tablet IX 2-7). Gilgamesh so much feared death that he threw away his honor as a warrior in order to obtain immortality....   [tags: Epic of Gilgamesh Essays]

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Essay on Milkman’s Search for Identity in Song of Solomon

- Milkman’s Search for Identity in Song of Solomon      Song of Solomon tells the story of Dead's unwitting search for identity. Milkman appears to be destined for a life of self-alienation and isolation because of his commitment to the materialism and the linear conception of time that are part of the legacy he receives from his father, Macon Dead. However, during a trip to his ancestral home, “Milkman comes to understand his place in a cultural and familial community and to appreciate the value of conceiving of time as a cyclical process”(Smith 58)....   [tags: Song Solomon essays]

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Viktor Frankl's Man's Search for Meaning

- Man’s Search for Meaning This book was written as a record of a person’s involvements in a concentration camp during World War II, and the psychology of the prisoners who were there with him to experience the rough and hard times every day. Viktor Frankl's was a man who was a part of this experience, along with his wife, father, mother and brother who all died in the concentration camps of Nazi Germany. All endured extreme hunger, cold and cruelty, first in Auschwitz then Dachau; Frankl himself was under endless threat of going to the gas chambers....   [tags: origins of Logotherapy]

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Search for Identity

- They years from 1912 to 1930 were the Heroic Age of the Modern Novel, the age of Conrad, Joyce, Woolf, Forster, Lawrence. This period brought important changes and was marked by important events that influenced man, his society and the whole humanity. One can trace many influences in the changes in attitude and technique in the fiction of this period. The influence of psychology and anthropology made the authors explore the depths of human nature and existence. Joseph Conrad's "Heart of Darkness" elaborates the above mentioned issue, using the two visual aspects of dark and light and the method of indirection, Conrad takes the reader on an unforgettable journey with the main character Marlow...   [tags: Free Essays]

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Emerson and Whitman's Views of Self

- Emerson and Whitman's Views of Self "What is man anyhow. What am I. What are you?" asks Whitman. Who we are, what our purpose is and what the meaning of life is are all mysteries that man has tried to solve from his earliest history. Whitman and Emerson explore these ideas in their works, Song of Myself and Self Reliance. Whitman, an American poet, and Emerson, an American philosopher, take different approaches in their search for self-discovery, yet within their solutions, many parallels can be found....   [tags: Papers]

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East of Eden - Self Knowledge

- Several characters through the course of Steinbeck's novel East of Eden demonstrate a lack of self-knowledge or corruption of the soul. A gap is created between some the character's actions and their true essence as a person. The disparity between a character's conduct and their identity as a human being is often a demonstration of the fight between good and evil within the character's own soul. Caleb, one of Adam Trask's twin boys embodies this struggle vividly throughout his life. This search for self-identity plays into a key theme of the novel, which is that of free will....   [tags: American Literature]

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Neurosis And Human Growth : The Struggle Toward Self Realization

- Summary Karen Horney writes from the book Neurosis and Human Growth: The Struggle Toward Self-Realization starts with the notion that Neurosis starts in the environment, during childhood when the child endures an harsh and unstable environment. In order to deal with this hostile environment the child develops defense mechanisms which the child moves toward people, moves against people, and last the child moves away from people. At the same time the person develops a behavior where he or she creates an idealized image of his or her self....   [tags: Human, Natural environment, Psychology, Thought]

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Canadian Mental Health Association Self Injury

- Introduction: According to Canadian Mental Health Association self-injury refers to deliberate acts that cause harm to one’s body, mind and spirit. Often when we think of self-injury we picture someone cutting their wrist, what we do not realize is that most of us engage in some sort of self-injurious behaviour; whether it is cutting, burning, hair pulling, smoking and even drinking. Self-injurious behaviour is becoming more common and the definition of what self-harm is, is widening. This paper looks to better understand why people partake in self-injurious behaviour and to better understand the challenges faced by those who partake in self-injurious behaviour and who work with those who...   [tags: Suffering, Suicide, Mortification of the flesh]

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