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The Spiritual Exercises: A Spirituality of Vocation

- The Spiritual Exercises: not only speak to the Jesuits but also to the religious of other congregations; not only to the religious but also to the laity; not only to Catholics but also to the Protestants. In other words, the Spiritual Exercises speak to all who believe in God and base their spirituality on the gospel message. First I will define what a spirituality of vocation is. Second I will explain what the Spiritual Exercises mean. Third I will try to show how the Spiritual Exercises are a representation of a universal call to the Christian gospel....   [tags: Healthy Lifestyle Essay]

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Work and Vocation: What They Mean to the Individual

- Human beings are exposed to the idea of “work” at an early age, which in turn leads to his or her general understanding of profession. Ultimately, this understanding leads to children desiring to be certain “things” when they grow up. Most of these professions, such as being a ballerina, a fireman, or an athlete, appeal to children because overall, these professions seem outstandingly interesting, fun, and exciting. As a person ages, he or she tends to lose these fantasies and instead aims for a profession that is a little more realistic....   [tags: profession, career path, college students]

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Vocation and Spiderman

- VOCATION Vocation in my own words is the path God has chosen for you too follow; it is what one is destined to be. There are many different types of vocation. Some people are destined to lead a life of dedication to God, others to be parents and some to be single have regular jobs. Vocation is not something that you are born knowing you have to look within yourself to find what God has created you to be. Finding your vocation is not an easy thing that why a lot of people end up in divorce, hating there job or depressed....   [tags: essays research papers]

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The Purpose and Practice of Monastic Vocation

- The Purpose and Practice of Monastic Vocation The monastic vocation can be called a "mystery" and in two senses of the word. Primarily - divine mystery is a reality proceeding from God, at once hidden and revealed, expressing in its essence something of the grace, wisdom, peace and fruitfulness of God. Monastic consecration - a mystery akin to the sacramental mysteries of the Church, in which an inner change is affected through an outward ritual or symbol and from here becomes a wellspring of Divine energy....   [tags: Papers]

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Faith, Friends and Wordsmithery: A Discussion of Vocation

- Faith, Friends and Wordsmithery: A Discussion of Vocation In professing English literature, pastoring a congregation, and writing poetry, C.S. Lewis, Heidi Neumark, and Kathleen Norris are linked in their search to more fully perceive the face of God in their living and writing. Their spiritual autobiographies account for an evolution in their understandings of vocation and faith, each beholding something akin to what Lewis calls “Joy,” a fleeting desire for something beyond us and this world, often awakened in the written word....   [tags: Essays Papers]

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A New Type of Warfare in Max Weber's Essay, Politics as a Vocation

- The art of war has been a vital aspect of state-making throughout history. Max Weber contends in his essay, Politics as a Vocation, that the State is a “human community that (successfully) claims the monopoly of the legitimate use of physical force within a given territory” (Weber, 77), a definition that political experts cite to this day. However, many scholars today believe that we have created a new type of warfare, one that questions the validity of the statehood of current international powers as well as Weber’s own precedent for identifying States....   [tags: syria, weapons, monopoly]

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Choosing the Right Career Path for You

- Ever since civilization was capable of recording history, we were able to identify the type of job fields that existed throughout history. Not much has changed over the centuries; Ancient Greece consisted of farmers and fishermen just like we have today. According to the Bible, Jesus Christ was a carpenter by trade, he followed in the footsteps of his adoptive father. I believe a lot of people throughout history have aimed to follow the same line of work as their parents, because they respected their mother/father; parents have a big influence on our career choices....   [tags: career, choice, path, vocation]

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The Biblical Basis for Business Enterprise

- Have a minute. Great, because the skills I learned from the past five weeks are immeasurable and would like to share with you. I believe these skills are life changing, they were for me. I am 49 years old, yes, 49. I cannot believe it myself. I am like so many others. I got to this point in my life and wonder, what is my purpose in life. What do I want out of my life. Where am I headed in life. You don't have time to waste. So start managing your life effectively, living a life of purpose, stewardship, and remember to fill your tank....   [tags: biblical view of work and vocation]

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Having Your Vocation Chosen for You in "Anthem" by Ayn Rand

- Standing before the Council of Vocations, Equality 7-2521 waited patiently to hear what would become of his future. With all the jobs the council had to offer, there was only one that Equality 7-2521 dreamed to be. He wanted to be a Scholar. When the Council of Vocations told Equality his future, “ A finger of the hand of the oldest rose, pointed to us, and fell down again. This was the only thing which moved, for the lips of the oldest did not move as they said: ‘Street Sweeper’.” (Rand 26). The Council of Vocations assigned Equality the job of Street Sweeper not because that was his full potential, but because of the potential he had to change the way their society lived....   [tags: career, Anthem, Ayn Rand,]

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My Education and Career Goals

- My high school psychology course intrigued my desire to pursue psychology in college and the courses offered at State University furthermore solidified my interest to continue in this field. I took a particular interest in theories of personality and upon completing cognitive psychology, I wish to obtain a clinical neuropsychology certificate in conjunction with a doctor of psychology in clinical psychology. Throughout my work experience in a market research phone room center, I have encountered many personalities and had the ability to observe how their social contexts has shaped and affected each individual....   [tags: Education/Vocation]

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Servant Leadership

- Servant Leadership Vocation is our call to be the best that we can be, each of us in our own way, so that we may better ourselves and society. Servant leadership is the truest fulfillment of our responsibility to charity and social concern. Servant leadership provides a charismatic self-identification, and thus we can better define our lives and commit ourselves to a fruitful vocation. Christ came into the world as the King of all humanity. He came as the redeemer of our world. However, Jesus did not come into this world to be served, He came to serve....   [tags: Religion Faith Religious Vocation]

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Private and Corporate Vocations in Utopia by Thomas More

- Private and Corporate Vocations in Utopia by Thomas More Thomas More believed in private and corporate vocations. His beliefs are evident in his book Utopia. He said that everybody has a vocation and it is their responsibility to live up to what gifts they have been given by God. Private vocations exist with the individual person. Married, single, or religious life. Also, what kind of job one does is considered a vocation because you must use your God given gifts to perform your job correctly....   [tags: Papers]

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Computer Programmer

- Computer programmers put in writing, analysis, and maintain programs and/or software which run the computers; they also write programs for coding into computer language. Programmers work long hours with concentrated workloads against firm deadlines. Here is a listing of some of the tasks that Computer Programmers carry out: • Code instructions into programming languages • Debugging programs • Organize records and reports • Assisting computer operators to resolve computer issues • Train amateurs in programming • Writing instructions • Set up flow charts and diagrams During my senior year of high school I took two different courses in computer programming, C++ and Visual Basics, after ta...   [tags: Vocation Job Career]

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Donald Miller Vs Thomas Merton

- Within the Christian tradition, followers of Jesus have traditionally maintained that they have a personal and understandable relationship with God. They seek to develop this relationship and to more closely know their God, whom they view as being personable and approachable. In order to develop this relationship, Christians have searched for thousands of years to recognize the proper course of daily action to live a life pleasing to God. Part of this proper course of action is avoiding the trappings of the material world that hinder our relationship with God....   [tags: Christianity God Christ Religion]

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Aquinas: My Career of Teaching

- As a young child growing up in Jamaica, I often hear people refer to what they do as vocation. It was always jobs that require no formal education such as plumbing or farming and these work were greatly enjoyed by these people. Carpentry for instance was a field that a person chose to do because of the love for it. Nevertheless, these people earned their living through these vocations. My father was a carpenter and yes he did support us by doing what he loved and that was building houses. Was my father fortunate to have found a skill that he liked and got paid for it....   [tags: career, ]

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Palmer's Let Your Life Speak

- Palmer's Let Your Life Speak Throughout my reading of this book, I often felt like Palmer was talking to me specifically. What I mean by that is the topics he covered in this book, especially those concerning the meaning of vocation as well as the idea of reclaiming the gift you were originally given when you were brought into this world, really hit home for me. I really liked learning about the meaning of the word vocation. The Latin root of vocation is voice, which Palmer directs us to believe that the “voice” in vocation is the voice of our calling....   [tags: Book Review Analysis Palmer]

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Personal Leadership Statement: Becoming an Educational Leader

- ... 36). I evaluate my students and assess their level of development to determine how to motivate and lead them. There are four types of development sectors “include enthusiastic beginner, disillusioned learner, reluctant contributor, and peak performer” (Saunders, 2008, p. 41). The nature of education with the need to satisfy the many stakeholders, I believe that a situational style leader allows you to “adapt your leadership style based, on the situation at hand, to you ensure that you make the best use of the available resources, tools and techniques to generate a positive outcome” (Duggan & Media, 2014)....   [tags: career choices, opportunities]

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Liberal Education: A Study in Thought

- Some have recently argued that a liberal education, as opposed to a vocational education, is a waste of time, money and effort because so much of these are spent on the pursuit of knowledge not at all relevant to the chosen major. As Bob Newman of Paradigm Media states, "We all know that career colleges and trade schools get a bad rep in the education industry. For many, they’re viewed as the “other option” or Plan B. What surprises me about these stereotypes is that the data available shows that career/trade school grads can make way more in the long run than students with a Bachelors or even Masters degree.” The common consensus is that college is a mere ticket to the corporate world of...   [tags: Education]

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Searching for the Meanings of the Gospels

- Searching for the Meanings of the Gospels Christians today are often searching for what meanings the Gospels have for them. Some have succeeded and become disciples of God. Previously, I have explained what, in my opinion, Mark’s Gospel shows us about discipleship. Now I will investigate how Christians in our world have interpreted these for themselves. One example of a modern disciple is Oscar Romero. He lived in El Salvador and used his status as a catholic priest and later Archbishop to fight the injustice of the totalitarian regime there at the time....   [tags: Papers]

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How a Christian May Follow the Call to Discipleship Through Daily Life and Work

- How a Christian May Follow the Call to Discipleship Through Daily Life and Work The English word "vocation" comes from the Latin word vocare meaning "to call". Every Christian has a calling or 'vocation' from God to be good, to serve Him and to serve others. The term "disciple" is also applied to every one who calls them selves a Christian. "What am I going to do with my life?" or "What is God calling me to do with my life?" We tend to think of the 'vocation' in terms of religious life or priesthood when asking a general question about 'doing something'....   [tags: Papers]

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Special Election of Texas House District

- ... Jade spoke to us as though we were citizens or members of the community she was asking support from, not employees that worked for her. It was because she did not fully believe in herself; her campaign staff did not consider her a leader, which Weber indicates as an integral characteristic to politics as a vocation. Next, Weber indicates that a passionate and likable politician is integral to using politics as a vocation and it still can be traced to modern day politics. Rico Reyes, another Democrat in the race ended up placing last in voter percentage and a lot it had to do with him being an unlikable candidate....   [tags: politics, campaign, leadership, power]

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Meaning of Slavery

- As a teenager, I have come across recent discoveries of myself and the world, the thirst to gain more knowledge, new responsibilities, and orders from elders. It is the overwhelming combination of these things that occasionally hit me with the feeling of being enslaved, chained to the world, my home, and my family. These expectations and dictations are restrictions, but they do not represent true slavery. True slavery controls every aspect of a man; the dictator must enslave the man’s body and destroy his mind....   [tags: literary Analysis, Ayn Rand’s Anthem]

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The Effect of Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today

- The Effect of Discipleship on the Life of a Christian Today There are five ways in which discipleship might affect the lives of Christians today: Vocation, Service, Faith, Prayer and Worship. I intend on answering this question by examining these five examples. Vocation is the main way. This means a sense of being called to perform a task for God. Many Christians have a vocation to help those who are ill in a practical way. Christian medical workers may feel called to dedicate their lives to heal and ease the suffering of others, in their own country or in other countries around the world....   [tags: Papers]

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Alienation in Ernest Hemingway's The Old Man and the Sea and The Sun Also Rises

- Alienation Paper The novels The Old Man and the Sea and The Sun Also Rises are both written by Ernest Hemingway. Some of the aspects of the stories are similar, and some are different. Each book presents a character that has been alienated, but the method used to present the character varies. The most obvious similarity between the two books is the author. This similarity leads to several others since Hemingway seems to have a certain writing style that can be found in all of his works. For instance, both stories are written in a very concise manner....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Occupation Or Preoccupation?

- In a society enamored with the gain and worship of money and luxury, debasement of the vocation can be the only result. Even though money is a necessity in life, occupations are a tool to express the worker as a person, as well as to express his beliefs. This requires a proper attitude and outlook on life and on one's occupation. With a preoccupation for money, careers are no longer places to enjoy their passions, and an enjoyed, proper occupation is essential in a healthy, well-rounded life. Although some believe that one's career is merely an outlet for money to support a family, having a job one feels called to and enjoys is essential, because in a career based solely on gain, the worker'...   [tags: Work Money Materialism]

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Impact of an Educator on Sustaining and Enhancing a Child’s Learning and Development

- Educators have long been accountable for their student’s ongoing learning and development. The way in which an educator views both their students and their profession, will determine the way they perceive their pedagogical role in sustaining children’s learning and development. Given Australia’s focus on standardised testing in recent years, educators and society have become consumed by these results rather focusing on the process and personal needs of children’s development (Lingard 2010). In exploring the child-centred, constructive approach evident throughout Finnish educational frameworks, Australian educators can adapt these facilitative methods within their own pedagogy to ensure that...   [tags: Education, Educators, Learning]

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The Influence of Religion on Mother Teresa

- A person’s life can be influenced through various aspects of religion, whether it be certain beliefs and traditions or certain people throughout that person’s life. Mother Teresa, born as Agnes Gonxha Bojaxhiu on August 26, 1910 in Albania, had many influences through Christianity within her life and lived as a person of religion. At an early age, Agnes received a calling from God to help people, which then led to her leaving her home at the age of 18 and joining the Sisters of Loreto. Mother Teresa found meaning through her vocation and was influenced by many beliefs and teachings of the Church such as, the option for the poor and vulnerable, life and dignity of the human person and the tw...   [tags: sisters of loreto, religion, catholic church]

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Teaching: The Genesis of all Professionalism

- Different people have varied views of teaching; some take it to be a vocation while some view it as a profession (Langford 51). Those saying teaching is a vocation, base their argument on the fact that anybody can be a teacher, from parents, relatives, peers, the media, the politician, the preacher and so forth, and this depends on the knowledge they are disseminating to their students. On the professional point of view teachers need professional qualifications and certifications for them to practice as tutors and instructors....   [tags: Education]

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The Catholic Ideal of the Sacrament of Marriage

- The Catholic Ideal of the Sacrament of Marriage In the Catholic view, marriage is that it is sacramental. This means that marriage is a covenant relationship between the man and woman involved and hence it is voluntary and boundless. Its clear purpose is the begetting of children and mutual companionship and help. Virginity however, is the preferred state in Catholic belief. The primary purpose of marriage is to fulfill a vocation in the nature of man and woman, for the procreation and education of children, and to stand as a symbol of the mystical union between Christ and his Church....   [tags: Papers]

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Early Childhood Education’s Pursuit For More Male Exemplary Educators

- Allude back to the infantile and juvenile intervals of your life cycle, when you were enrolled in early learning programs—like Head Start, preschool, kindergarten, and the remainder your rudimental educational stages. Now, attempt to recollect the number of male educators you had during these early learning programs. If your recollection could not process any early male educators, you are a member of the gargantuan proportion of individuals who have been affected by the societal construction our society has compelled us to internalize, educationally....   [tags: Sociological Proposals]

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Outsource in the US, PRC and Other Involved Countries

-     Outsourcing is not a strange word for China, the World Factory. China is earning this name by the 30-year experience of OEM, ODM and assembly manufacturing. However, the economic crisis has become a watershed for both the US and the PRC on topic of international labor cooperation. According to the statistics, the foreign capital is retreating from China, and nobody knows where it went. Chinese government started to eliminate labor-intensive industries and expand domestic demand by investing funds....   [tags: import, export, globalization]

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A Career in Advertising Management

- Is it just me or are decisions not what they used to be. I have recently had to make many tough decisions that will impact my future in a significant way. These decisions range from choosing a major, to actually deciding I want my profession to be. I am making these decisions in small but consistent strides; I went from being a student of the Center for Major Exploration to being almost ready to declare my major. A dashed decision would not do much good because it is essential for me to major in something that will give me the edge required for one to be successful in my chosen vocation....   [tags: Education, Marketing]

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Intercultural Communication

- With the development of economic globalization, intercultural communication has played a big part in international business activities. In order to carry out efficient intercultural communication, people should understand and focus on cultural identity more. Jameson (2007) stated that cultural identity which refers to a person’s status in a group includes six components: vocation, class, geography, philosophy, language, and biology (p.210). This essay will discuss that cultural identity of customers is an important consideration for Haier Group when it develops new product and market, especially when it comes to the class, geography vocation....   [tags: Sociology, Cultural Identity]

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Created in God's Image

- In the beginning of the Bible in the Book of Genesis, it is revealed to use in 1:26-27 that God has created man in his image. The text verbatim states “Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness…So God created man in his own image, in the image of God he created him; male and female he created them.” From this distinct text we can clearly conclude that when ad created man and woman, they were destined to be in God’s image and carry his image throughout his creation. Today we can see that many of us do not live in God’s image due to society becoming more secularized as it progresses through the years, however as Christians we can verse this by living in God’s image in ou...   [tags: christianity, god, bible]

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College Admissions Essay: I Must be True to My Voice

- I read Rainer Maria Rilke's work, Letters to a Young Poet, in the tenth grade, and it had an incredible impact on my understanding of poetry as a vocation. The letters were written by Austrian poet Rainer Maria Rilke, one of my favorite poets, to a young admirer. In the letters, Rilke gives the young poet advice on what it means to be a poet. I still turn to his advice when I am feeling frustrated or adrift in my own efforts to write. Rilke urges young poets to: - structure their lives so that writing remains at the center (easier said than done) - to be patient during the process of writing - not to worry about fame or what other people think of one's poetry - to be attentive...   [tags: Free College Admissions Essays]

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Essay About My Love of Reading and Learning

- I read voraciously as a child. I grew up in a college town and spent my summers in Middlebury, Vt, where my father taught summer school. That meant I was surrounded by libraries and by people who love to read and discuss literature. During the Vermont summers, one of my favorite places was Middlebury College's rare books room where I read first-edition Louisa May Alcott novels. Besides this immersion into a world of books, I credit my love of reading to the fact that my parents only let me watch an hour of TV a day....   [tags: College Admissions Essays]

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The Glass Ceiling

- Diversity is not something one may think about in daily life, or even on a regular basis; however, it affects us each and every day, and in more ways than we would like to believe. The term diversity may be used to describe something positive, such as the diversity of a school’s athletics participants has helped reduce gang violence by facilitating cross-cultural friendships. It may also carry a negative connotation, as in a workplace’s lack of diversity has cultivated an environment of racism and sexism that affects company productivity....   [tags: Diversity]

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Literature And The Workplace

- Literature and the Workplace The relationship between literature and the workplace environment is primarily one of human emotion and interaction. How a person feels about their work, or the issues faced within the workplace are fodder for fiction, non-fiction, and poetry alike. The majority of the working masses actually have a relatively small number of experiences....   [tags: Literature Work Labor]

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Education in Kerala is Having a Negative Impact on Coconut Production

- Who would suspect that something so crucial and beneficial, such as education could be detrimental to a society; the people of Kerala, are soon to find this out. For as long as man could remember, Kerala has been a mass producer of coconuts. However, in recent years, as education began to become introduced to the small Indian city, the coconut production has decreased dramatically. Little do the people of Kerala know that despite their easier lifestyles, education would gradually lead to their own cultural and economical downfall....   [tags: India, ]

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Cause and Effect Essay- Effects of a College Education

- The past has shown time and again that one who has been well educated succeeds in life. If a person attends college limitless doors will open for him or her because one has multiple possibilities in the career field. Since one has the qualifications, particular career options will continue to provide themselves. One will most likely be paid more money because one has a large wealth of knowledge, and have been professionally trained in certain areas of expertise. Financial success, excessive knowledge, and endless career possibilities are a few basic effects of a college education....   [tags: higher education, employment, career]

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Analysis of the Sea is History by Derek Walcott

- Derek Walcott, acclaimed Caribbean author, writes to make sense of the legacy of deep colonial damage. Born in 1930 in the island of St. Lucia, Walcott has a melancholic relationship with Caribbean history which shapes the way he carefully composes within “The Sea is History.” Walcott’s application of Biblical allusions seeks to revise and restore Caribbean identity. Born on the island a former British colony in the West Indies, established poet and playwright Derek Walcott developed a burning passion for writing as a young man....   [tags: caribbean, history, identity]

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The Effects of Symbolism in Kate Chopin’s Writings

- Critics know Kate Chopin for her regionalist short stories and her often-radical depiction of sexuality in her work. She was able to write very radically and without any qualms because of the influence of her mother, grandmother, and great-grandmother. All three were widows and independent women, which caused Katherine O’Flaherty, born in 1851, to grow up as a smart and strong woman. Most of the women she wrote about in her stories also shared these characteristics. After she graduated at seventeen, she spent the next two years as the “belle of St....   [tags: Literary Elements]

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Technology's Positive Effects on Modern Society and Education

- ... The average American’s I.Q. is represented by a number that has risen immensely since its origin--so much so that the entire scale for the system, which assigns people a number based on their intelligence and aptitude and sorts them accordingly, has had to be recalibrated every decade. This forward shift in the measured intelligence of the average American, not just the most elite, is aggressively driven by innovations melding together education and recreation that encompass the lives of nearly every person and challenge his mental dexterity as he keeps up with the schooling and entertainment of exponentially increasing complexity (Gladwell)....   [tags: bringing the world together]

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Australian Social Workers Must Uphold Ethics and Values

- Social work exists inextricably within the presence of ethics and values. Human rights and other values central to social work call for highly idealistic praxis, defining contemporary best practice. Yet, social workers operating in Australian health face dilemmas of meeting at times, untenable ideals within the constraints of exceedingly regulated organisations. Policies, past and present, impact practice and often undermine the principles contingent to social work (Ife, 2008,pp.8). Regardless, social workers are compelled to uphold the ethics and values of their profession....   [tags: human rights, professional, indigenous]

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Florence Nightingale and Mary Seacole: Nursing Practice

- In today’s society nursing is seen as both a vocation and a profession. It requires knowledge, compassion and skill and is not for the faint of heart. Nurses are respected and trusted, as well as relied upon by people when they are at their most vulnerable. However this has not always been the case, as Florence Nightingale once put it nursing was left to “those who were too old, too weak, too drunken, too dirty, too stupid or too bad to do anything else” (1). It was not until the mid-1800’s that nursing was thought to require both skill and training and was not a respected profession (2)....   [tags: wounded soldiers, kindess, courage]

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The Movie American Beauty and Augustine Confessions

- A stereotype of life is that when people are teenagers they go through a phase where they test the waters with their parents and start to rebel a bit. The teenager thinks he/she is all-knowing, which would be impressive since philosophers grasp for wisdom all of their lives, and think what their parents tell them is not relevant. The story in movies usually ends with the teenager having a revelation or growing up and realizing his parent’s were right and gains respect and love for them. In a sense he comes back home, which reflects the story of the Prodigal’s Son (Luke 15) in the Bible....   [tags: stereotypes, teenagers]

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The Story of Saint Francis of Assissi

- The Story of Saint Francis of Assisi Many people are familiar with or have traveled to San Francisco, a major city in California, but there is a story behind the city name; the story of the life of Saint Francis of Assisi. The origin of the word San Francisco is Saint Francis, meaning that the city was named after this great saint. Long ago, in the year of 1181, a baby boy was born on the outskirts of Assisi, Italy. There is a legend that this boy, who we know as Francis, was actually born in a stable with animals, like Jesus....   [tags: famous catholic role models]

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The Business Strategies of Kraft Foods, Inc

- Kraft Foods, Inc is the major trademarked food and beverage corporation in North America and the second leading in the world. The company functions in more than 155 countries transversely the globe. Kraft Foods markets the globe's preferred food and beverage brands in five product divisions mostly the beverages, snacks, cheese and dairy, convenient and grocery meals. Kraft Foods or Kraft Foods Inc. (NYSE:KFT) concentrates in the manufacturing and marketing of food products, as well as beverages, snacks,cheese, convenient meals and a variety of packaged grocery products....   [tags: goals, plan, marketing]

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The process of admittance to the Trappists

- The Cistercians have significantly influenced the development of Catholic history over the course of the past centuries. In the twelfth century, Bernard of Clairvaux worked to spread the influence of the Cistercian Order, which had been founded a few decades earlier in order to restore structured lifestyle of the strict Rule of Saint Benedict. In particular, the Order of Cistercians of Strict Observance (OCSO) was founded in 1678 by Armand Jean le Bouthillier de Rancé, the godson of Cardinal Richelieu....   [tags: christ, monastery, cistercians]

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I Want to Be Physician Assistant

- ... Once one has completed the program they must take the Physician Assistant National Certifying Exam (PANCE) administered by the National Commission on Certification of the Physician Assistant. Once one has passed the PANCE, they are officially a certified Physician Assistant. A Physician assistant practices medicine under the direction of a physician, and can nearly do anything regarding medicine. What exactly are some of the thing a physician assistant does on a day to day basis. Physician Assistants perform physical examinations and take medical histories....   [tags: career choices and opportunities]

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The Keepers of the Streets

- Once the congregation was thoroughly convinced that this calling was indeed biblical and that God was sending us into the streets of Washington Park to fulfill His will, we were ready for the challenge and the opportunity. Our core self-understanding, our tradition and our ecclesiology had shifted into “high gear” for we now saw ourselves as “living beside” as opposed to being separated from. We were now ready to be the church in the world, (sacred in secular) so that in this process of ministering unto the world we might come to hear God’s voice more clearly....   [tags: Religion]

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Spiritual Discernment and Career Counseling

- Ralph Waldo Emerson (1883) said, “Each man has his own vocation, his talent is his call. There is one direction in which all space is open to him.” (p. 112). He was speaking of the gifts granted us by God to fulfill the plan that He has for our life. Discovering and utilizing those gifts is part of the decision making process in career counseling. Christians advocate the use of spiritual discernment in order to guide the decision making process. Properly interpreting the will of God for one’s life is at the heart of each of our choices including those choices involving vocation....   [tags: Religion, Spirituality]

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Catholic Women Through the Ages

- Women’s rights in the Catholic Church, generally, are a controversial subject. Many people believe the Church is masculine and excludes women in any leadership rules. The Catholic Church has been around for over two thousand years. The modern world believes the Church is outdated. Jesus Christ lived during a time when women were secluded. It is time, in their thoughts, for the Catholics to change their beliefs to adequate with the contemporary society, some Catholics even deliberate with the idea of change....   [tags: rights, catholic church, feminist movement]

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Reform Models in Collegiate Sports

- Over the past 100 years, college sports have attracted controversy pertaining to how they should be treated, that is, as business opportunities or academic vocation. Different reforms have been initiated, with academicians and researchers coming up with different models explaining how college sports and sports people should be treated. These models seek to understand and give directions on the need for balancing education with commercialized sports. Three key conceptual models have been initiated to reform college sports by scholars such as Craughron, Benford, Smith and Gerdy (Sack, 2009)....   [tags: Athletes, College, Students, Sports]

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The Beauty of Disability Art

- “Disability art” refers to the creative work by people with disabilities that reflects a disability know-how, either in content or pattern. This creative sign can be found in every artistic media from the performing creative pursuits, publications, and visual creative pursuits to comic books, movie, and conceive. Disability art has performed a key function in articulating what disability means— democratically, personally, and aesthetically. As such, disability art is advised an integral aspect of both the disability civil privileges action and “disability culture,” or the self-consciously conceived community of varied disabled persons (in terms of impairment kind, race, class, gender, and se...   [tags: creative, education, humanities]

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Pope John Paul II Paper

- “We are not the sum of our weaknesses and failures; we are the sum of the Father’s love for us and our real capacity to become the image of his Son.” Said by St. Pope John Paul II during one of his World Youth Day homilies this quote perfectly represents the man that St. Pope John Paul II was: a bold, forgiving, selfless, and loving man. Born on May 18, 1920 in Wadowice, Poland; John Paul II suffered a number of tragedies in the early years of his life. By the age of the twenty he lost all of his immediate family, and he credits the death of his father as the point in his life when he heard the call to live a life of religious vocation....   [tags: catholic church, life]

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Problems with Adolescents' Choices of Vocational Options in Ausubel's Theory and Problems of Adolescent Development

- The subject matter I have dealt with for this paper deals with the problems and implications facing adolescents and their future vocational decisions. This material is from a chapter in a book, written by David Ausubel#. There are many possible issues that can cause conflict in the aspect of adolescent choice for future employment. Some of the issues are simple, such as unrealistic goal placement and some of the obstacles are much deeper such as biological reasons. This paper will briefly summarize the material, present a personal opinion and then apply future inferences....   [tags: careers]

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Discipleship and Christianity

- Discipleship and Christianity Discipleship was the vocation of the disciples: their call from God. Christians today also have vocations. It all begins with Baptism, the time when we are first called (often through our parents) to join Gods growing community. Just like Jesus at the start of his ministry, we are baptised at the start of our mission in life. Vocation can mean different things for different people. Whether it is as a doctor or a bin-man, or as a brother or sister; we all have vocations....   [tags: Papers]

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Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession

- Bernard Shaw's Mrs. Warren's Profession In Mrs. Warren’s Profession, Shaw presents prostitution as a result of few economic opportunities for lower class women (rather than of hedonism, laziness, or depravity, as was commonly believed at the time this play was written) through the characters of Mrs. Warren and her daughter Vivie. When Vivie initially finds out her mother was once a prostitute, she responds in the typical Victorian fashion: with scorn and indignation. The prevailing mindset of the time was one that lauded personal responsibility....   [tags: Bernard Shaw Warren's profession Essays]

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Social Stratification & Mobility

- Social Stratification & Mobility Individuals in today’s society are separated by many different factors such as race, ethnicity, gender, and economic status. Another form of separation is that of stratification. There are four major systems of stratification slavery, caste, estate, and class. “Social stratification means the differentiation of a given population into hierarchically superposed classes.”(Sorokin, 1964, p. 11) Stratification can either be in the form of an open or closed system. The closed system is one that allows minimal to no movement within the system....   [tags: Sociology]

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Tested in Every Way

- Tested in Every Way: the Catholic Priesthood in Today’s Church, written by Christopher Ruddy, is a report and at the same time a reflection on the Seventh Annual Cardinal Bernardin Conference which was held in the Oblate School of Theology in San Antonio, TX in 2003 . Ruddy reports the voices of academic and pastoral expertise sharing about the challenges and the identity of being a priest. Besides of giving a report, the book opens up and finishes with the Ruddy’s insightful reflections. Ruddy opens up with an “examination of the cultural and ecclesiological contexts of the priesthood in today’s church (13)”....   [tags: Christopher Ruddy]

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World View and Citizenship

- The Preamble to the United States Constitution states: “We the people of the United States, in order to form a more perfect union, establish justice, insure domestic tranquility, provide for the common defense, promote the general welfare, and secure the blessings of liberty to ourselves and our posterity, do ordain and establish this constitution for the United States of America” (U.S. Const. pmbl.). While the United States Constitution was created in order to form a more perfect union, it is up to us, as citizens of the United States, to uphold all that has been established within this union....   [tags: Citizenship ]

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Why Christians Join Christian Communities and Take Vows or Poverty, Chastity and Obedience

- Why Christians Join Christian Communities and Take Vows or Poverty, Chastity and Obedience Some people chose to leave a normal life, to have a family, go to work everyday for example, she may be a doctor or he might be a caretaker so, he would go to a school and to do his job. As I said everyone of us have our own vocation. Some people do dedicate their life forever to God, to serve Him and to serve others. They give up everything to live out their vocation. Nuns, monks, priests and other religious and holy orders take the three evangelical counsels, which are the poverty, chastity, and obedience....   [tags: Papers]

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A Comparison Of The Knight And The Squire In Chaucers The Canterbury

- In the medieval period that is described by Chaucer's Canterbury Tales, chivalry was perhaps the most recognized quality of a true gentleman. This quality is explored in Chaucer's two characters of the warrior class, the Knight and the Squire. The squire is the son of the Knight; both ride gallantly and have the air of true gentleman warriors. However, the two are very dissimilar despite their appearances. The Knight possesses the true qualities of chivalry, devotion to service, constancy in humility, and honesty....   [tags: essays research papers]

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Illusion and Delusion in Conrad’s Lord Jim : A Tale

- Don Quixote Rides Again: Illusion and Delusion in Conrad’s Lord Jim: A Tale “‘You are an incorrigible, hopeless Don Quixote. That’s what you are.’” (Conrad 1946b, 44) Fifteen-year-old Konrad Korzeniowski (Joseph Conrad) heard these admonitory words from the lips of his tutor, a Krakowian college student instructed by his maternal uncle (Tadeusz Bobrowski) to talk his nephew out of his eccentric desire to become a seaman. The link between young Conrad’s desire to become a sailor and the renowned knight of La Mancha is not a casual one....   [tags: Joseph Conrad Psychology]

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Religion and Economics in Robinson Crusoe and Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism

- Religion and Economics in Daniel Defoe's Robinson Crusoe and Max Weber's Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism            One of the most recognized and influential theories in sociology appears in Max Weber's The Protestant Ethic and the Spirit of Capitalism, which links the development of capitalism to social and cultural factors, primarily religion, instead of economic factors alone. In his theory Weber concludes that the Protestant Ethic greatly influenced the development of capitalism in the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries....   [tags: Defoe Robinson Crusoe Essays]

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Creating a Philosophy of Life

- In his recent research, Pierre Hadot calls our attention to the original vocation of the philosopher: not as scholar but as sage. Hadot attempts to recapture the early understanding of the study of philosophy as an entry into a mode de vie, a way of life richly satisfying and personally rewarding. The challenge for us today, he claims, is to rediscover the unity between two different visions of philosophy: philosophy as scientific discourse and philosophy as way of spiritual enlightenment. As scientific discourse, philosophy cannot exist as a reality in and for itself....   [tags: essays research papers]

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An Inside Look at 0nline Dating

- ... . ) and / or technologies (post , chat, webcam, etc. . ) . In a common acceptance, this type of site is designed to promote the romantic encounters and can play the role of marriage agency. Some dating sites may be specialized : Vocational Guidance ( Viadeo, Xing ) , friendly ( Facebook ) game by cultural affinity, organized ( Idiliz ) but also travel to meetings vocation erotic or sentimental ( Meetic ) . All these sites differ in how social networking and the type of network used (open, by invitation of a member by paying subscribers....   [tags: love and relationships through the internet]

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Evaluating Career Theory and Application

- It is easy to dissect an individual’s life to analyze and critique their choices based on our own opinions and experiences. Is that fair. No. We may see their actions clearly but the reasoning behind these is what the focus should be when it comes to judging one’s behavior or circumstances. Regular judgments are made about a person based on their profession. In our society, it would behoove us to look at the paths that lead to becoming a medical doctor instead of a drug dealer or prostitute. Application of career theories to life allow for analyzing past and future career decisions in all fields....   [tags: Career Theory]

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Being a Disciple Today in the Way Jesus Intended

- This is a two sided argument. It can be seen that it is possible but can also be seen as impossible. The first question we must ask is what did Jesus intend. The first disciples were not perfect. For example Peter’s denial “I will never leave you, even though all the rest do”. This doesn’t mean we should give. In fact it means we should try to do better. We cannot give in to the temptations of modern life. I believe we can be a disciple today in the way Jesus intended. Although we live in a different world than the first disciples it is still possible to be a disciple the way Jesus intended....   [tags: Bible Study]

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Foundational Mistakes a Content Writer for a Website Must Not Make

- ... Without some kind of matrix to know what date jobs can be produced is bad for business. The webmaster will not know when to expect your work and most of all you won’t be able to know either if you do not have a schedule of priorities. Being organized holds the key to success in any vocation let alone content writing. Mistake 2. Not knowing SEO. A content writer that does not know nor understand the essence of search engine optimization will never be able to induce high rankings for any website....   [tags: making or breaking website traffic]

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How Nursing Regulations Contribute to the Nursing Shortage

- The United States has more nurses than any other country in the world, numbering greater than three million workers.1 Despite this sizeable workforce, debates surrounding nursing shortages in the US have persisted for decades. The large number of licensed nurse personnel also distinguishes the vocation as the second largest group of licensed professionals in the United States.2,3 In fact, nurse professionals are regulated through various methods, including licensure, educational standards, and background checks....   [tags: standards, licensure, education]

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The Army is a Profession of Arms

- The US Army campaign issues in todays world are growing more relevant by the day. As a result it is increasingly important for the US Army to launched the Army White Paper the Profession of Arms. Have you ever hear about this campaign before and are you part of it. This white paper should meet a common understanding beyond the US Army soldiers, however the Army as a profession of arms it self. its has some meaning to fully understanding. In this essay, we are going to prove that the army as a profession of arms....   [tags: campaign, military, white paper]

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Employment Relations and Australian Apprenticeship

- Introduction (share of responsibility at the workplace) Apprentices and trainees currently represent 25 per cent of the 1.7 million students enrolled in the Vocational Education and Training (VET) system and 3.8 percent of the entire workers (NCVER, 2010). More than 13 per cent of the entire Australian workforce comprises of 1.2 million workers in the technical and trade sector (Expert Panel, 2011: 8). Therefore, the quality and effectiveness of the Australian Apprenticeships systems will impact on the productivity of the wider Australian economy....   [tags: Education and Training, jobs]

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What a Study of Mark's Gospel Can Tell Christians about the Nature of Discipleship

- What a Study of Mark's Gospel Can Tell Christians about the Nature of Discipleship In this essay, I am going to investigate the key ideas about discipleship from studying Mark’s gospel. I shall use these texts to illustrate points of discipleship and explain a fuller meaning to them. Firstly, near the beginning of the Gospel, Mark shows how God will use his disciples and what their main role is: that God will use them as missionaries to call people to Christ. This is one of the main Christian vocations of preaching What I mean by all this is that God works through his disciples on earth and inspires them to lead others to Christ through missionary work, preaching...   [tags: Papers]

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The Work-Meaning Connection

- The Work-Meaning Connection Several years ago, a Wall Street Journal/ABC News poll reported that nearly 50% of all those working in the United States would choose a new type of work if they had the chance (Warshaw 1998). Why do so many people feel dissatisfied with their work. The answer is complex and multifaceted. We live in an age where work has become "more personal than ever—when who you are is what you do—a deeper source of personal satisfaction than ever" (ibid., online, n.p.). Many are reexamining their careers in light of the growing realization that work should be more than a job....   [tags: Labor Workforce Work Essays]

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Modern Day Disciples

- Modern Day Disciples Following Jesus today is harder than it used to be, but modern day disciples do exist. Christians try to see Jesus in other people and they follow Jesus' example and teachings. An everyday Christian would try to see the good in everybody, try to forgive others when hurt or unhappy and apologise for things that they do wrong. Caring for the poor, putting others before themselves and trying not to be racist or prejudiced are all important qualities that an everyday Christian should live their lives by....   [tags: Papers]

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Palace of Corrective Detention

- Ego is that which constitutes the essential identity of a human being. It is defined as the “I” or self of any person; a person that is able to think, feel, will, but perhaps most importantly- reason. The Palace of Corrective Detention has no guards, the locks are old. The convicted, or lack, thereof, do not try to escape. In essence, these criminals in the Palace of Corrective Detention do not have the notion or concept of escape. The people in the totalitarian world of Anthem have no ego- they cannot begin to fathom escape, for the true prison they are trapped in, is their own mind....   [tags: Literary Analysis]

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Psychology Essay Admission Letter

- Application Essay It is a natural phenomenon that everybody desires to be educated and developed to become a good citizen along with the assurance that there is no one who is not interested in earning handsome salary after the accomplishment of his or her academic career. The word education means “to draw out” which pertains to act by improving the mental capabilities of the humans by contributing to enhance power to them or by strengthening them to confidently face the realities of life rather than just providing knowledge to them....   [tags: Communication, Interpersonal, Skills]

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Death of a Salesman is a Tragedy as Defined in Miller's Tragedy and the Common Man

- Death of a Salesman is a Tragedy as Defined in Miller's Tragedy and the Common Man In Tragedy and the Common Man, Arthur Miller discusses his definition and criteria for tragedy as they apply to the common man. The criteria and standards proposed by Miller may be used to evaluate his timeless work, Death of A Salesman. The first major standard of tragedy set forth is:  “...if the exaltation of tragic action were truly a property of the high-bred character alone, it is inconceivable that the mass of mankind should cherish tragedy above all other forms.” All persons regardless of background, nobility stature, rank, or pretended or actual social division can innately empathize with the tragic...   [tags: Death of a Salesman]

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