Excuse Essays

  • An Excuse for Hate

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    An Excuse for Hate There are many people in this world today who feel that prejudice is a regular part of life that must be dealt with along with getting up for work, and taking out the garbage. However, what people do not realize is that prejudice is on the rise in our society, and has been for centuries. There are numerous reasons that people choose to have prejudices against others. Many people don’t want to rock the boat, so they just look the other way, and pretend that nothing is going

  • Eugenics: An Excuse To Be A Racist Or A Means To A Better Tomorrow?

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    Eugenics: An Excuse to be a Racist or a Means to a Better Tomorrow? The term eugenics was coined in the late 19th century. Its goal was to apply the breeding practices and techniques used in plants and animals to human reproduction. Francis Galton stated in his Essays in Eugenics that he wished to influence "the useful classes" in society to put more of their DNA in the gene pool. The goal was to collect records of families who were successful by virtue of having three or more adult male children

  • Excuses

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    priority in their lives. It has been well established that excuses work. They are very powerful tools that are used regularly because in some way individuals using them believe they provide some benefits. (Tyler) While excuses will seem to always be employed in some fashion, it is our job as fitness professionals to be just as precise in designing an individualized exercise adherence strategy for our clients that helps eliminates their excuses as we are in the exercise programs we create for them.

  • Excuses

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    Excuses While I was sitting here thinking about this paper, many thoughts went through my mind or many excuses not to do this paper. Thoughts like, I'm tiered I just want to go to sleep, I'll just not go to class tomorrow and thoughts like trying to lie my way out of it, knowing that I shouldn't even be thinking that way. This example of the way I was thinking is not a substantial excuse. A excuse is the concept that under certain circumstances, people can be excused from certain actions

  • Pool Personalities

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    pool table is someone who always whines and complains. Every time someone like this misses a shot they have to make some excuse to take the blame off of their own self. I have heard nearly every excuse there is to hear: from the table not being level and someone’s stick being warped to pocket gnomes and earthquakes. One or two remarks here and there is okay, but making an excuse after every shot gets old very quick. The next category is one you should expect to find quite often: drunks. Just like

  • No Excuse for Religious Discrimination

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    Religious Discrimination according to the Equal Employment Opportunity Commission, involves treating a person (applicant or employee) unfavorably because of his or her religious beliefs. It can also involve treating someone differently because that person is married to or associated with an individual of a particular religion or because of his or her connection with a religious organization/group. Today, most twenty-first century managers are familiar with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964

  • Why Students Don't Have Time

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    do with the subject matter of the class. III. A teacher is not to make any exceptions for his tardy work policy no matter what the excuse. The punishment for someone who had a big game or whose house was burned down or whose house was buried under ten feet of snow shall be the same as someone who has no reasonable excuse. A teacher shall not even hear trite excuses such as "my dog ate my homework" even if the student in question has a 12-week-old black Labrador retriever that has a serious biting

  • Free Macbeth Essays: The Greater Guilt

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    Macbeth and Macbeth feel guilty at different times and different ways. Macbeth feels guiltier than Lady Macbeth after the murder of Duncan. During the Banquet, Mecbeth is very upset and nervous after seeing the ghost, But Lady Macbeth is making an excuse about her husband’s fear, and she doesn’t show any guilt. At the end of the play, the opposite is true: Lady Mecbeth feels guiltier than mecbeth.. Guilt is responsible for the death of Lady Macbeth and Macbeth. In Act II, Scene ii, Macbeth regrets

  • Does The Government Control Our Rights?

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    inappropriate or offensive. Today’s technology has given the government an excuse to interfere with free speech. By claiming that radio frequencies are a limited resource, the government tells broadcasters what to say and what not to say. The FCC (Federal Communications Commission) carefully monitors news, public, and local programming for what they consider obscenity (Hyland). As in speech, technology has provided another excuse for government intrusion in the press. The Secret Service can confiscate

  • Ignorance is Not an Excuse

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    Ignorance is Not an Excuse We only choose what we think is good and if anyone chooses evil it must be through ignorance. Plato believes that we always choose good unless we are ignorant. Plato claims being ignorant would be the only excuse for choosing evil. His views of this are apparent in the Meno. As I read up on whether or not we deliberately choose evil I realized there are many sides, many ways to answer this question. My opinion is not as clear as I thought. In this paper

  • The Need for Mandatory Foreign Language Study in America

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    The Need for Mandatory Foreign Language Study in America "Cultural isolation is a luxury the United States can no longer afford." -Senator Paul Simon Americans have hidden behind the excuse that everybody important knows English for too long. The United States is the only country in the world where a student can graduate from college without ever having learned a foreign language. Most countries start foreign language instruction at ten years of age or younger. It is time we did something

  • Free Macbeth Essays: Sleep and Sleeplessness

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    Macbeth that if she said she would kill her own child, she would rather do the deed than break her word to do so. As the play continues, however, Lady Macbeth begins to develop a conscience. After placing the daggers for Duncan's murder, she makes an excuse for not killing Duncan herself: "Had he not resembled / My father as he slept, I had done't" (2.2.12-13). These words introduce her conscience. Towards the end of the play, Lady Macbeth falls into a sleepless state, and this sleeplessness represents

  • The Handmaids Tale - Social Situation

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    end of the twentieth century when democratic institutions have been violently overthrown and replaced by the new fundamentalist republic of Gilead. In the novel the majority of the population are suppressed by using a "Bible-based" religion as an excuse for the suppression. How does this work and why can the girls, the so called Handmaids, be considered the victims of society? Also, in what way does Gilead use biblical allusions?  That is some of the questions this essay will give answers for

  • My Uncle Killed Himself

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    uncle killed himself. in the basement of his very own house at that, with a gun. his two little girls and pregnant wife left him, and he took his own life. at the memorial, our pastor spoke of God, of how even "Jesus wept" at a friend's death (excuse my ignorance, i know not much of religion.). he said that he knew we were angry, that he knew we would harbor hate and such for a long time, that we would always struggle to understand what happened. i was fine until that point. because i had never

  • Free Personal Narratives: You Can’t Go Home Again

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    actually get down and ring his doorbell. I don't know what we were afraid of, but the conversation for about a minute, went along the lines of, "No you go. No you go . . . ." I eventually succumbed to her plea, since she used her daughter as an excuse for not getting out of the car. I felt awkward strolling up the sidewalk and glanced back to the car once, before finally reaching his front door. Maybe only his mother would be home I thought to myself.

  • Letter from a Birmingham Jail

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    King went on in his letter to say that it would be against man made law to help a jew in Nazi Germany.  What King said in his letter has to make a person think that not all laws are good for the group in society and morality is a justifiable excuse in breaking the law. Those who oppose my view on this question may be quick to ask me how come we go by law and not morality in society.  Last year at St. Louis University I had a roommate with the complete opposite view on this question

  • Rauschenbusch: A Man Ahead of His Time

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    and the little opportunity the citizens of Mott Haven had to escape their unfortunate circumstances. Through Walter Rauschenbusch’s A Theology for the Social Gospel one can find the answers to the questions of sin and the heavy presence of sin. The excuse of using Adam as a reason to rid men of their responsibilities is one of the biggest mistakes theologians make, but Rauschenbusch has tried to set things straight by pointing out that those sinful behaviors are learned through your lifestyle and surroundings

  • Handmaids Tale

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    The aim of the indoctrination centres is clearly shown by the quote: "Some women believed there would be no future, they thought the world would explode. That was the excuse they used, says Aunt Lydia. They said there was no sense in breeding. Aunt Lydia's nostrils narrow: such wickedness. They were lazy women, she says. They were sluts. . . . They made mistakes, says Aunt Lydia. We don't intend to repeat them. Her voice is pious, condescending, the voice of those whose duty it is to tell us unpleasant

  • American Directness and the Japanese

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    we speak and act very indirectly. For example, we seldom say, "I'll go to a bathroom," except when we are with close friends. Usually, we say, "I'll go wash my hands." Especially when we are at the table or with an important person, we say only, "Excuse me. I'll be back in a minute" because we do not want to remind other people of the bathroom, which is considered a dirty place, even though it is actually clean. Also, other Japanese can infer that we are going to a bathroom from this phrase. But

  • Is it Safe to Pray?

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    that lends itself to secrecy. The priests who commit these immoral acts are masters at using justifications, denial, and within an environment of religion, to look for a higher power for forgiveness which allows the abusive priest in his own mind to excuse the behavior. The failure of some bishops of the Church and the Church itself to respond effectively in the manner consistent with their positions as leaders with a duty to protect to most vulnerable members of the Church, is in some ways more disturbing