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Texas Women Their histories Their lives

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An ambitious scholarly work, Texas Women: Their Histories, Their Lives includes almost two dozen essays detailing different aspects of Texan history. Readers may be initially perplexed by the fact that Texas Women was not published in Texas at all. In fact, Texas Women is one of a series of books on southern women published by the University of Georgia Press. As such, Texas Women places the subject in the greater context of southern society. Most of the stories show how Texas women negotiated power in their communities within the overarching patriarchal structures, norms, and institutions. Texas Women is divided into three parts, arranged chronologically. The first part covers 1600-1880, from the time of the Spanish to the end of the Civil War. Although they gloss over pre-conquest Texas, the essays cover the important nodes in antebellum Texas. Part Two covers 1880-1925, a relatively short, but critical period of time in…… [Read More]

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The Contemplative vs the Active Life

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Contemplation and Action: Both Oriented Towards the Service of God
According to the exposition of Gregory on action (represented by Martha) and contemplation (represented by Mary), monks and nuns with regard to their vocation, are united in Christ by their respective approaches to the Lord. Christ Himself engaged in both methods—the active and the contemplative—during His visible/public life. He spent nights in prayer and he also spent many days healing the sick, teaching those who would listen, and visiting many throughout the land. His example corresponds with the dual example set by the two sisters, Mary and Martha. Martha engaged in the active service of serving the followers of Christ, while Mary engaged in the contemplative service of hanging on Christ’s every look and word. Both are essential to the life of the Church, as each performs a specific and necessary function in the Mystical Body. The Mystical Body is…… [Read More]

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Obama's Life and Legacy What It Means

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President Obama Project

Who is President Obama and what is his Legacy? The 44th U.S. President's second term in office has come to a close and the first Africa-American President is now out of office. As President Trump takes over with a Republican House and Senate behind him, there is much talk of upending Obama's legacy starting with Obamacare.

This paper will examine the life of President Obama, his time in office, the major accomplishments of his two terms, and likely outcome of his legacy upon leaving office -- i.e., how well his accomplishments will stand up over time.

The study will answer the question: Who is the man we have come to know as President Obama, and what is to become of his legacy?

The main points of this study will focus on his youth, his work in Chicago, his time as a politician and as President and his…… [Read More]

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A Psychosocial Approach to Life Development

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Analysis of Erik Erickson's Psychosocial Theory

Ayinde, Titus Adeboye wrote the article titled 'An Understanding of the Need for Psychosocial Support System among Children with Physical Disabilities: Linking Theory with Realities." The article focuses on the need to offer psychosocial help to people with disabilities as a pathway to acceptance and recovery. The psychological insights as developed the process of expression and thinking involved in the article made the concepts shared to be applicable in the context child growth and development. While undertaking the study, Ayinde (2013) expressed how Erickson evolved through different points of view and tried to express human growth and development in totality. The appropriateness of the article can be seen in its procedures of the psychological development of a child as categorized in the eight stages, the expression of the applicability of these stages, and the connection with the revelation of real-life…… [Read More]

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Quality of Life and Older Adults

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Gouveia, Gouveia, Hale et al. (2017)

"Correlates of health-related quality of life in young-old and old -- old community-dwelling older adults"

Although the authors framed the research problem of interest in terms of the purpose of the study, the abstract does contain all of these basic elements. The acronyms, HRQol.,HRQol-SF and BMI, though, are not defined in the abstract and they are not defined until they are first used in the first three paragraphs of the introduction that follows, leaving readers to figure out what the terms mean (except perhaps BMI which is fairly commonplace) by either revisiting the title, searching elsewhere or reading ahead to determine their meanings. Moreover, the terms "young-old" (i.e., those aged 60-69 years) and "old-old" (those aged 70 to 79 years) are not defined until the authors describe the population in the methodology section that follows the introduction.

Introduction / Statement of the problem:

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Utilitarian Ethics and Sacrificing a Life

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Conjoined Twins: A Utilitarian Analysis

From the Utilitarian ethical perspective, the troubling case of separating conjoined twins (either against the parents' wishes or as a result of the parents' wishes) presents the following problems: 1) the high cost to perform the surgery ($1.5 million), 2) the fact that it is impossible to quantify the common good in such a personal, emotional, psychological, economical, life-and-death type of situation, and 3) the highly subjective nature of "the greatest good" in such a case. This paper will examine each of these three points to show how, from the Utilitarian perspective, the decision to operate in both cases, is immoral.

The first issue of cost is one that goes against the Utilitarian ethical system purely on the basis of a cost-benefit ratio. $1.5 million to perform a surgery that will kill one of the babies, leave the other impaired for life, and perhaps scar…… [Read More]

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How Gender Impacts Our Lives

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Gender Differences in Our Society

The study published by Eurekalert! The Global Source for Science News entitled "Women most effective leaders for today's world" (2003) states that according to the findings of a study in Psychological Bulletin, 129(3), a meta-analysis indicates that "on average, women in management positions are somewhat better leaders than men in equivalent positions." In my own personal experience, I have found that I can agree with this finding but only in certain situations: in some of the places where I have worked, I have found the women managers are more effective but in other places where I have worked, I've preferred men leaders. The context, I think, is important and I do not feel that both genders are equally effective at all leadership positions across the board.

In my field observation of my friend, a girl my own age, I asked how her gender impacted her…… [Read More]

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A Life of Sacrifice

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Mother Teresa

When it comes to prominent religious figures throughout time, many people pay attention to the Pope and, for the most part, other men. However, there are many women that do and should stand out from the rest and Mother Theresa is one of those people. This brief report will be a chronicling of her life, her faith and her work over the course of her life. She has been gone from this earth, at least physically, for a good amount of time now but her legacy lives on. While many are dismissive of her contributions and/or some of the words she had to say, Mother Theresa has a permanent place etched in the history of the Christian church as well as world history in general.


As many are aware, Mother Teresa was a nun. She was the founder of what came to be known as the Order…… [Read More]

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Teenage Drinking Being Responsible and Learning Life Lessons

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Drinking and Driving: Learning What it Means to Look Out for Others and to Let Others Look Out for Us

On a warm spring night in April, 2014, I was pulled over and arrested for drunk driving. I had been drinking with friends earlier that night at a bar, though none of us were of legal age to purchase alcohol. While I had not had many beers, I was terrified of what would happen if I failed the breathalyzer that the officer wanted me to take -- so I refused. My refusal led to my arrest and my arrest led to my record being marked by a DUI -- driving under the influence. In a day and age where driving is so necessary to everything we do, this left me devastated. I blamed myself for everything: how could I have been so stupid? Could I have killed someone on the…… [Read More]

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Modern Urban Life in Bissett Eliot and Blake

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unconventional poetic form and breaking the laws of spelling and grammar, Bill Bissett's "Ode to Frank Silvera" presents a multilayered, multifaceted critique of modern poetry and modern life. Ironically, "Ode to Frank Silvera" does reveal a strong commitment to the traditional goals of poetry: including the use of verse to achieve intellectual and emotional reactions in the reader. The reader can recognize the elements of traditional poetic structure including the use of repetition and parallelism, and deliberate homage paid to ee Cummings in the use of all lowercase letters. Bissett also manages to achieve a sort of meta-analysis of the English language, distilling words to their essential phonemes and presenting them with blatant errors in spelling. Doing this, Bissett also draws attention to the words he misspells, such as the ubiquitous "yu," which is pivotal in "Ode to Frank Silvera." The content of "Ode to Frank Silvera" echoes that of…… [Read More]

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Constraints to Greater Justice in Our Collective Lives

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Obstacles to Achieving Greater Justice in Our Collective Lives

Today, major disparities continue to exist between the rich and poor in terms of money, political and health care access as well as treatment by the criminal justice system. Although these types and other fundamental inequalities have existed through history, the fact that these disparities remain firmly in place in the 21st century suggests that they are intractable to change unless aggressive steps are taken to overcome them. To this end, this paper reviews the literature to identify the greatest obstacles to achieving greater justice in our collective lives today, including class, race, gender, and ability as well as the potential for a combination of these to represent the greatest obstacle. An examination concerning how people acculturated to view these categories that interfere with meaningful change to achieve greater justice from various perspectives in the future is followed by a summary…… [Read More]

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Development in the Life of a 4 Year Old Boy

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Old Boy at a Children's Museum Play Area

Soren is a 4-year-old boy. He has light blonde hair that is cut short on the sides and is longer on the top. He is a generally smiley child. He likes to interact with his surroundings and likes to run and hop, crouch and spring into action with a cry of delight as though he were taking great amusement in catching the world by surprise.

He is viewed at a play area in a children's museum. The observation begins just before noon and continues until a quarter past 1 pm.

The play area is very crowded and full of children around his own age, with parents standing nearby watching their children. Most of the children are playing on their own, looking at the environment around them, engaging with the activities (puzzles, blocks, interactive equipment, play sets, scooters, and jungle gym equipment). Soren's…… [Read More]

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The Application of Conflict Theory to Daily Life

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billion people on the planet, social and political conflicts are inevitable. No two people are alike, even when they are from the same family, let alone from the same ethnic, religious, cultural, or national backgrounds. Conflict theory is one of the most salient theories in the social sciences, because it brings together elements of sociology and psychology, and can be applied to almost every practical area of research including economics and criminology. Conflict theory originally evolved from the sociological theories of Karl Marx, who investigated the ways conflict between different social classes in any given society can lead to problems like alienation and disenfranchisement (Turner, 1975). Alienation and disenfranchisement in turn create the potential for deviant behavior and criminality, which is why it is important to understand conflict theory and how it impacts our daily lives. Conflict theory also illustrates the ways power structures and social institutions perpetuate themselves. For…… [Read More]

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Ten Items That Reflect Life in 2015

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Exemplifying Life in 2015 in a Small Time Capsule

One of the fundamental aspects of the human condition is the desire to leave future generations with some indication concerning how people lived, worked and recreated during their lifetimes, and many individuals, groups and communities have used time capsules of varying sizes for this purpose (Hart & Rollins, 2011). Given the dynamism of the early 21st century, though, accurately reflecting what life is like in 2015 is a challenging enterprise, particularly when faced with a 3-foot cubic space limitation when some time capsules are as large as living rooms (Smith, 2008). Therefore, the selection of representative items and articles to include in such a time capsule requires careful consideration and a variety of opinions in order to accurately reflect the most salient aspects of American culture and lifestyles.

To this end, this paper proposes 10 items that can be placed in…… [Read More]

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Mathematics Puzzles and Their Relevance to Life

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Mathematics puzzles provide indispensable tools for learning. Since the ancients started to ponder the mysteries of the universe, mathematics has been the underpinning of philosophical, scientific, and creative thought. Moreover, a historical analysis of the evolution of mathematical thought shows that puzzles, riddles, and complex problems have consistently been the means by which successive generations have pondered mathematics principles and advanced understanding of numerical equations, patterns, and proofs. Mathematics puzzles remain relevant throughout time, which is why it could take hundreds of years to solve one puzzle. Puzzles also transcend language and culture, providing the only true universal human language other than perhaps art and music. For example, Archimedes' riddle about dividing the square was not solved until thousands of years later, just like the riddle of crossing the bridges of Konigsberg (Pitici, 2008). ). Mathematical puzzles have inspired people throughout time and space to think deeply about conundrums and…… [Read More]

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Understanding the Application of Pacifism and Just War Theory in Real Life Scenarios

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Just War Theory and Pacifism

This paper seeks to establish a working description of pacifism. Then, it gives a short description of the just war tradition. In addition, it compares and contrasts the principles of just war theory and pacifism in conflict resolution. In the end, it shows that pacifism is preferable to just war, both in the outcome and in principles.

The definition of pacifism relates to the dispute within and between states. Pacifists believe that even defense of self or others are not justification for war (Charles, 2009). However, in this case, we cannot question the right of people to defend themselves and those close to them against threats. The problem here is the application of force by states during a conflict. It is argued that we must reject the idea that pacifism is an entirely rejection of violence. Arguably, the very word "pacifism" has been coined to…… [Read More]

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What Will Life Be Like Without Full Use of a Leg

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Empathy in Nursing

three personal concerns as to how the injury will affect your life: a) I have just begun what I hoped would be the perfect career for me, nursing. I am not sure I can even finish my education now; b) if I do get through my nursing training, I have fears that my ability to serve as a nurse will be limited; and c) I am an active recreationalist and love to play volleyball and soccer, but now those activities may be out of the question. ONE: physical issues: all my life I've been in perfect health now the thought of being on crutches depresses me; will I have to take pain medication to get through the day? ONE: emotional issues: I don't want pity, but some will see my disability and may pity me; knowing I am no longer the same person I was will hinder…… [Read More]

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The Antonym of Life

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Recurring Western Preoccupation

One of the most frequently recurring themes in Westernized culture is that of death. This motif is certainly evinced in a number of forms of literature -- particularly those esteemed to possess literary value -- including Leo Tolstoy's "Death of Ivan Ilyich" and in Henrik Ibsen's "Hedda Gabler." Death dominates the plot of both of these works of literature. There are multiple deaths in Ibsen's work, whereas the protagonist in Tolstoy's realizes early on that he is fated to die and the proverbial shadow of death looms over the ensuing pages. An analysis of the thematic device of death and its importance in both of these works reveals that it largely functions as a petty escape in Ibsen's text, and is a means to a more profound level of transcendence in that of Tolstoy.

There is a point of despair that accompanies both of the deaths portrayed…… [Read More]

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End of Life Treatment for Patient With Terminal Cancer

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The history of C.G. is that he is a former smoker, 69-year-old male with cancer in the head and neck (a radical neck dissection was performed in 2012), which has recently metastasized in the liver and lungs, as indicated by PET scan which shows metabolic activity. The patient suffers from moderately-severe depression with a PHQ-9 score of 15 (Kroenke, Spitzer, Williams, 2001) and refuses anymore chemotherapy. He is at a point now where he wants to know his options for what remains of the rest of his life, indicating that he is not willing to undergo any further treatment for the his cancer or its spread.

The results of the physical show that C.G. suffers from hypertension, hyperlipidemia, stomatitis, anemia, and neutropenia. He is currently receiving 12.5 mg of Carvedilol daily plus 40 mg of Furosemide daily. His BP indicates that he has "isolated systolic hypertension" and it is…… [Read More]

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Real Life Uses for Mathematics and Puzzles

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Mathematics underpins every area of human life. From the simplest counting procedures to advanced physics, mathematics becomes the means by which people understand, communicate with, and interact with the world. As Kramer (2015) puts it, "math can be found everywhere," (p. 1). Mathematics puzzles are learning exercises that help people prepare their cognitive abilities for solving real-life mathematics issues. Puzzles can be fun and enjoyable means by which to understand mathematical theorems in ways that reveal real-world applications. There are also many different types of mathematics puzzles, including those that are strictly numerical in nature, those that are logical in nature, and those that involve calculus or the use of formulas. Mathematics puzzles can prepare a person to think creatively and critically about any number of fields, such as architecture and music.

One real world application of mathematics puzzles is in the field of games and gaming. Both traditional board…… [Read More]

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Important Events in Fredrick Douglass' Life

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Frederick Douglass: Abolitionist

Frederick Douglass, one among the leading personalities in civil rights history, escaped a life of slavery and went on to become a social justice advocate; he is counted among prominent personalities like President Lincoln, Harriet Tubman, Susan Brownell Anthony and William Lloyd Garrison. The historic 13th Amendment was the fruit of Douglass' and others' efforts towards civil rights; but Douglass knew well that African-Americans had a long way to go in gaining complete freedom. Douglass, in 1832, was sent away from the city, to Thomas Auld's plantation. Thomas (Hugh Auld's brother) sent Frederick to Edward Covey, the infamous "slave-driver and negro-breaker" who was known for crushing the resistance of any slave. Here, Douglass was beaten severely. Once, the 16-year-old Douglass retaliated, physically besting Covey; hereafter, he was never whipped again. In 1841, Douglass got acquainted with William Lloyd Garrison (a highly outspoken abolitionist and founder of abolitionist…… [Read More]

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Good Life Habits to Have

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Time Management

One way in which a person could and should engage in better time management is to plan out one's day in advance of it beginning. Rather than having a list of tasks that have to be done and no firm timeline as to when they will be done or what order they will be done in, there should at least be a prioritization of what is most important and what is least important. If possible, there should be an estimation of how long each job will take. If this is done precisely enough, this could be used to plan out how the day will progress from an order and task standpoint. For example, if there are two tasks and they will take about four hours each, then one task can be done in the morning, then the person could go to lunch and then the second task can…… [Read More]

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Older Adults and Their Outlook on Life

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Narrative Case Analysis: Older Adults Perception of Their Roles in Society Over Their Lifespan

Narrative Case Analysis

Many societies have been described as holding up a stereotypic and sometimes negative perception of older adults. With that said research to determine older Adults perception of their roles in society over their Lifespan, has not been explored that much in the research. Most of the research has been about grand parenting, role transitions and ageism. However, this study used qualitative research in the form of a single case study of a 75-year-old woman, who is a grandmother and housewife. The investigation led utilized an explanatory phenomenological method. This study was selected to determine the perceptions and lived experience of perception of their roles in society over their lifespan throughout U's life and discover if these experiences aided her in handling life surprises in old age. Emerging themes exposed were neglect to family,…… [Read More]

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Selma Movie Versus Real Life

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The movie Selma portrays a version of the events that took place in Selma. In the movie and in real life there were three marches. In the movie, the first march featured the beating by the police, the second King turned the crowd back, and the third march was at the end, where the march was completed. These are roughly the real life events. There were subtle differences in the way that the marches were depicted. The first march did result in the beatings. In the second march, in real life King turned the crowd back in respect of a judicial order, where the movie portrays this differently. The movie has King turn the marchers back as being wary of the motivations for the police parting.

Lockett (2014) examined the historical accuracy of the film, and found that in general it was authentic. There were moments when license may…… [Read More]

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Erikson's Life Stages Still Applicable

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Adulthood -- According to Erikson

Define Adulthood

Adolescence is a time of transition that is pivotal to the development of the adult psyche and identity. My definition of adolescence maintains continued brain development as central, as it important to recognize that the human brain does not keep up with the development of the human body in the period of adolescence. While an adolescent may appear to be an adult by conventional measures: as adolescents enter their early 20s, they typically cease growing in stature, give evidence of secondary gender attributes, and fundamentally take care of basic individual needs -- generally, short of earning a living. While societies provide highly variable grace periods for further maturing, much of the foundation for adulthood is in place by the time individuals transition from the teen years to the twenties. However, as the scientific literature indicates, the adolescent brain will continue to develop for…… [Read More]

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Douglass Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life

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Frederick Douglass's Narrative of the Life of Frederick Douglass offers one of the most thorough and detailed autobiographies of a slave. What makes Douglass's narrative unique is that he witnessed a wide variety of slave conditions, given the brief time he spent in the city of Baltimore when he was young and also having the luck to have mistresses who helped him to read. Without Douglass's stint in Baltimore, he may never have tasted freedom or longed for liberation enough to inspire his eventual escape, the writing of his narrative and his eventual work as a public speaker. However, Douglass also experienced the deepest despair of slave life with Covey. The autobiography incorporates some core themes related to the life of slaves. Three of the themes most notable in Douglass's narrative include the motif of home, the symbolism of manhood, and the different types of power.

Home provides an…… [Read More]

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Socrates' Life and Death

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Xenophon's Apology For Socrates


Xenophon's Apology for Socrates

Xenophon explains well the rule or tendency of the jury of his time as regards persons it accuses of vanity or vainglory (Patch, 2006). Socrates was won't to display his wisdom and excellence to the people of his day. He particularly annoyed the jury, which was prone to show compassion and favor to a person who seeks pity and humiliates himself. But Socrates was the opposite and that was why he incurred the disfavor and envy of the jury (Patch pp 9-10).

Nonetheless, Xenophon did not think that Socrates' sentence of death was untimely, even in Socrates' own eye (Patch, 2006 pp 10-11). By his own words and defense, he said that god pre-arranged him to die early and in the easiest way because of his accomplishments, virtue and wisdom. This, he explained, was why the…… [Read More]

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Amish Life

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Amish are a well-known religious group in America. "The Amish culture is known for simple living, reluctance to use modern technology, and a heavy emphasis on church and family relationships." (Rogers, Horst, Rogers, Lee, & Reihart, 2013, p. 916). They are known for their beliefs and practices and their desire to live in a clean and virtuous environment. They are hard workers and discourage lives of excess and greed. A brief into their religion and beliefs helps shine light into a popularly researched and examined religious group.

Some of the aspects of culture to be briefly explained involve rules and dress. For instance, the Ordung or the list of oral or written rules outlines the fundamentals of Amish religion, helping to define how to live and be Amish. The Ordung can and does dictate every facet of an Amish person's life. This can include hair length, beard length for males,…… [Read More]

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Changes in Life

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Kafka's Metamorphosis

Metamorphosis: Transformations

The Metamorphosis as authored and offered by Franz Kafka in 1915 is often labeled as one of the more transforming, to use a pun, works in the history of literature of the last century or two, if not well beyond that. Anyone who reads the book should obviously take note of the fact that the points being made are more abstract and figurative but this does not mean they are not profound. As suggested by the assignment being completed in this report, Metamorphosis is a story of transformations and how these changes can lead to significant changes in perceptions and reactions even from the people and groups that embraced the changed person in prior examples and instances.


People inevitably change as they grow older and experience more and more of life. However, sometimes such changes can be quite sudden and dramatic and this can lead…… [Read More]

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Ford Pinto Ethics in Capital Budgeting the Value of Life

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Ford Pinto

During the 1970s, Ford designed and manufactured an inexpensive passenger vehicle known as the Pinto which exploded when the vehicle was rear-ended and the gas tank was ruptured. Senior management became aware of this design failure after a number of serious injuries and fatalities occurred involving the car. Management then requested a cost-benefit analysis to determine the least expensive way to deal with the problem. It found that the cost of fixing the design problem with a global recall of all Pintos would be an estimated $137 million. On the other hand, the cost of dealing with litigation and paying out settlements for deaths and injuries resulting from exploding gas tanks was estimated to be $49.5 million. Therefore, the estimated net benefit savings in not fixing the design problem was $87.50 million. Thus, Ford chose not to implement the design, which would have cost $11 per car, even…… [Read More]

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Interest in Life That Is Meaningful to Me

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born participator. That's why I've been involved with organized team sports since I was nine years old. My family and I were both surprised when my coaches decided to place me in a league two years higher than the one for my age group; I was playing with teenagers before I was ten. This early introduction to competition and teamwork remained with me throughout junior high and high school, for not a year has gone by that I have not been a member of a team. Basketball sparked my interest more than any other sport during my middle school years, and when I entered high school I was able to play for both junior and senior varsity teams. But even that wasn't enough; I was also the school football team's tight end. For many of my friends, it was either sports or schoolwork, and I know that some of them…… [Read More]

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Value of Moral Ethics in the Life

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Value of Moral Ethics in the Life of Ex-President Clinton

In today's world, working in organizations means working in an environment with people from multicultural backgrounds. If one were asked what type of organization they would like to work in, the chances are the reply will be "ethical organizations." So what exactly is an ethical organization and how positively does the 'code of ethics' apply in a professional working environment? Are they really functioning to benefit the workplace such as the government, which was constantly plagued by lawsuits of sexual harassment, especially during the terms of the Clinton administration or are they just operational in the documents where they rest for the staff to read on new employment?

In today's political world, leaders are looked up to for creating a healthy social environment that is a pre-requisite for a healthy governing environment. More over, a growing population of the working…… [Read More]

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Metaphysical Poetry of John Donne Donne's Life

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Metaphysical Poetry of John Donne

Donne's life and work are filled with occurrences that are reflected as paradoxical images in his work. The secret marriage with his wife, Ann for example resulted in Donne's imprisonment as a result of the disapproval of her father. Donne also loses his powerful political position as a result of this and years of financial hardship follow. The couple is however extremely happy together and the death of Donne's wife in 1617 left him with seven surviving children from a total of twelve (Winny 35). This event left Donne with a spiritual crises that is exacerbated by his declining health in later years. A theme through much of his religious poetry is therefore the conflict that exists between his physical and his spiritual self. Donne lives with a continual feeling of spiritual inadequacy. This is especially shown in his later religious poetry, where the poet…… [Read More]

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Examine Religious Life Among Slaves in the Pre-Civil War South

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Personal Admissions Statement

As a transfer student, I am not new to the process of putting my life down on paper. This is the third time I am approaching a college, attempting to encapsulate my life in several paragraphs and to demonstrate my fitness as an applicant on paper. With every time I move do so, I find myself reevaluating my previous experiences and academic performances anew, with a more mature and hopefully a wiser light. Every time I do so, I seem like a slightly different person, and dare I say, a better person, or at least a more emotionally equipped person to deal with the stresses of life.

Twenty-four years seems both old to be writing a personal statement to a university, yet I know that it is still young in comparison to many. Regardless, I offer my age, at least in relation to my fellow first-time students…… [Read More]

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Rose for Emily Emily Takes the Life

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Rose for Emily" Emily takes the life of her lover, Homer Barron, by poisoning him with arsenic. By doing so, she erases any hope that she has for getting married and having children. Most analyses of the work focus on Emily as a victim to explain her motives for murder. However, Judith Fetterley takes a more novel stance by emphasizing Emily's intelligence and ability to turn discrimination against the perpetrators. Given Emily's strong independent nature, Fetterley's view holds the most merit for explaining Emily's murder of Barron.

Symbolism associated with description of a picture of Emily's father, "Miss Emily a slender figure in white in the background, her father a spraddled silhouette in the foreground, his back to her and clutching a horsewhip, the two of them framed by the back-flung front door" is highly illustrative of the lack of control in Emily's life.

A slender figure in white represents…… [Read More]

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Precise Details of Ralph Ellison's Life to

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precise details of Ralph Ellison's life to see that he is expressing ideas and attitudes if not actual events from his own life in his story "Battle Royal," and a biographical strategy illuminates what Ellison has to say. Ellison shows the reaction of the white world to a black man with an education, such as he himself had, and he also shows how the black man is torn between justifiable pride in learning and the reality of what that learning means to the larger society of which he is a part. The action of the Battle Royal sequence, the people present, and different elements referred to in the text have symbolic power to show the nature of black-white relations, the particular role of the black man in society, and many of the traps that have been set for blacks by whites.

The main character in the Invisible Man is invisible…… [Read More]

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Rose for Emily Chronicles the Life of

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Rose for Emily chronicles the life of a woman named Emily Grierson as narrated by the people in her town. The short story by William Faulkner focuses on the character itself, and Faulkner used the townsfolk as his 'eye' in characterizing and describing Emily to the readers. The voice that narrates in the short story is but a representation of the people's collective sentiments for Miss Emily. In the story, Emily was characterized as a very private, stubborn woman, a woman who once belonged to a noble, rich family of the South, and who experienced her downfall after her father died, leaving her alone with her faithful Negro servant. Throughout the story, the narrator tells us the various issues that became the center of everybody's attention in Emily's small town. The gradual decrease of the flow of income in Emily's household, the deteriorating state of her house, and the deterioration…… [Read More]

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Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness Life

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Liberty and the Pursuit of Happiness

Life, Liberty, and the Pursuit of Happiness

The idea of life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness is always a fascinating idea of debate when it comes to the subject of unalienable human rights. Sure enough, they are clearly the basis and foundation in which many current governments are built. A person is entitled to his right to live, to continue a worldly and bodily survival as defined. A person is entitled to liberty, to freedom of his own actions; the limitation of one's decision-making process would otherwise render the idea of "humanity" obsolete otherwise. Lastly, a person is entitled to the pursuit of happiness, because in the end, what does humanity crave most in the world? Clearly the finding of that said happiness.

The definitions of life, liberty, and pursuit of happiness, however, are a matter of debate between persons to persons, societies…… [Read More]

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Therapist Jody Herlow Company Family Life Counseling

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Therapist: Jody Herlow

Company: Family Life Counseling Center, Mansfield, Ohio

Date of Interview: September 27, 2011

the population they serve

Jodi Herlow is a family therapist and behavioral specialist at Family Life Counseling Center, which is a multi-discipline service. Their practice services the general population and includes both those on public assistance, those with private insurance, and self-pay clients. Their services include a transitions program for adults 55 years and older who have gone to changes in their life and are experiencing adjustment problems. Their services include financial coaching, drug and alcohol abuse problems, and sexual abuse problems for clients of all ages. They also offer a multi-systemic therapy program to help adolescents with behavior problems improve in all areas of their life.

2-The most common diagnosis/diagnosis they see

The most common diagnosis seen in the practice is in the multi-systemic therapy (MST) area of the practice. The most typical…… [Read More]

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Personal Statement -- Oct My Life Story

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Personal Statement -- Oct.

My life story thus far has not been the kind of existence most people my age have had to experience. From a very young age, I had to be the man of the family, supportive to those around me and a rock that others could rest their emotions on. When I was little, everyone who knew my father would remark how much I reminded them of him, particularly because of the blue eyes that I inherited from him. When I was eight years old, my father passed away and often it would hurt the people around me to look into my eyes. They would too often see him reflected on my face. So not only was I put into a difficult position by having lost my father, in a way I had to make up for his absence.

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