U01d2-Issue Common Identity –
The questions that is asked to personally answer in this discussion is do I agree or disagree that Americans need a common identity. I agree with Michael Walzer’s, the man in the textbook, opinion; No, Americans do not need common identity. My opinion is why chance America from the way it was and still is; especially, if America is not doing any harm the way it is. D’Angelo and Dougals (2011) stated that European was the first people to immigrant to America [during the 17th century]. That statement tells me that multiculturalism is what America always has been. Immigration has been the primary cause of the growth of the American population from a little less than 4 million in 1790 to over 270 million in 2000 (Hirschman, 2005, para. 18). If it was not for multiculturalism (immigrants) Americans would have over half of the things they have today. For example, over half of American’s vehicles such as Nissan, Honda, Volkswagen and Mazda are made oversea. Nissan’s, Mazda’s and Honda’s vehicles are made in Japan while Volkswagens are made in Germany. Overall, 50% of Americans buy these vehicles. Canada, Mexico, and China import the most of America’s products. Petroleum products, passenger cars, aluminums, and lumbers are the most items Canada imports to America. We all use these items or have used these items before. Crude oil, car parts, video equipment such as DVD players, and electrical parts are the most things Mexico imports to America. Over 80% of American has DVD players in their home. China imports a lot of things to America such as computers, miscellaneous household goods, toys, household furniture, and footwear. Look at all the things listed that we get from China, there is no way we can do without China’s items. If American has a common identity, we would never be the same. We will not have over half of the things have. In my opinion, if is not broke do not try to fix it.
Issue of Identity. Loss of Identity in American Literature.
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others”
In this essay I will discuss the issue of identity in two different Short stories: “Bartleby the Scrivener” by Herman Meville and “ A white Heron” by Sarah Orne Jewett.
The period between the Civil War in America and the outbreak of the Great War in Europe in 1914 may be turned in the history of prose fiction the Era of the Short Story. Writers from that period discovered how to exploit the American past and the American landscape, their works became powerful instruments for defining and developing the national personality. The desire for self-identity on American history and culture may have taken its pelicular forms precisely because it does not ground the subject at all, but ungrounds it.
The quest for identity is considered to be the universal theme in literature. Texts from all over the world reflect this focus, as male and female explore both external and internal worlds in order to form themselves. The problem of identity is well represented in the American Short story. As the writers deal with fragments of life, they try to reveal as much of the mistery of existence as possible .
If we take a look at Herman...
...Common Mental Health Issues
People experience a variety of painful issues in their lives. From the beginning some issues are more challenging than others, in part because of struggles with either addiction or depression. People who manage their concerns are also managing them when they step into their daily jobs. The problems people carry with them can affect their job performance and their relationships. Their compromised attention can cause additional frustrations such as mistakes and missed work. This is a significant problem businesses must address and some solutions have been discussed that offer the potential for a plan of action.
One in four adults suffers from mental health disorders every year (“Statistics,” 2010). If we consider the number of people who made up the American population in 2004, this constitutes approximately 57.7 million people. There is approximately a .9% population growth within the United States each year (“Population growth,” 2011), and fewer people are choosing to seek mental health support than every before (“Survey says,” 2010). The survey referenced above states that people would rather, “eat (28%), smoke (14%), shop (15%) or watch TV (36%) than see a therapist as a stress management technique.”
According to Harvard Medical School (2010), one study done about the direct and indirect cost of 25 chronic mental and physical health...
Research and identify three common health issues in the business workplace that can affect productivity. For each issue, outline some standard approaches, select a preferred option from each and present a report to senior management for approval.
Three common health issues that can affect productivity in the workplace
Depression in the workplace affects productivity as one in 5 employees is affected by depression at any one time leading to higher rates of absenteeism and presenteeism which causes three times less productivity than a healthy employee. Depression can affect employees productivity, judgement, ability to work with others, and overall job performance
Strategies or standard approaches to address the issue of Depression in the Workplace
Develop a positive environment that supports employees through management assistance
Contact the relevant organisations to learn about depression
Offer training and awareness programs to management / staff to understand the causes and effects of depression
Implementation of EAP to offer support to employees with valuable assistance programs
Around 45% of Australians between the ages of 18 and 85 will experience mental illness throughout their life, equalling one in five each year. This is a growing problem within the Australian workplace as the effects of stress related...
Who and what is an American?
American culture is a mixture of cultural diversity and a shared commonidentity which leads many to wonder what aspect should be of main focus, or at what cost does our cultural differences have to be sacrificed in order to establish a commonidentity. Many people dream about being an American because they envision America as the land of prosperity, peace and unity. Is it really? America is yet to be a united place of prosperity and peace when everyone who is part of it is in constant battle with one another. Instead of being united and prosper as one, we create labels and barriers that divide each other. The importance of being united has lost its value because everyone has forgotten what being an American is all about.
America is supposed to be all about the unity of people; everyone putting their differences aside and coming together as one, but instead, we are in constant reminder of the divisions and barriers that surround us. The limitations and rights and wrongs are what make America; the diversity in cultures and race are far from it. The importance of social standing, race, rich or poor, the kind of car a person drives, are all elements that create this concept of what an American should be. Being wealthy, living in a nice home, having a high salary paying job is what we call the “American Dream”, but what does that even mean? This...
Pre Ap English 10
31 January 2012
Teen Issues: Teen Identity Crisis
The world famous teenage identityissue has plagued teens since, perhaps, the beginning of time itself. Whether making the leap from leader to follower; or questioning one’s sexuality, religion, or friends. The teenage years can be a very intense time in one’s life. No,not because of the hormonal changes, the emotional instability, or the physical difference –of course not. The real issue is that one question lingering in the back of every—and I do mean every—teen’s mind “Who am I?” Whether this becomes a real problem is dependent on the host. For some, making the transition from one identity to another is anything but a real problem. However; for others, the consequences of changing lifestyles and/or appearance can be fatal.
Pbs states that “The main goal of identity formation in adolescence is to develop a clear sense of self. This is done by “trying on” different roles in various settings, such as home, school, and other social settings. In this process young people explore their own values... they also have an increased need to “fit in.” Therefore, identity formation can be especially challenging for teens who feel different from others because of their cultural, ethnic, gender, or sexual...
May 24, 2013
To what extent is it possible to lose one’s personal identity in order to conform to society?
Numerous theories have been put forth regarding personal identity. From the early views of Descartes who believed that mind and body were separate, to more recent views such as Jung’s model of the psyche and Hume’s theory that identity is composed of many related but constantly changing elements. (Sproule, 330). However just as we obtain a personal identity, can we also lose it when trying to conform to society’s views and beliefs? Do political theories and beliefs help form out identity? Or do they simply strip us of it in order to benefit society as a whole?
Personal identity has numerous definitions and theories. Scottish philosopher David Hume most known for his philosophical empiricism and skepticism had his own view on personal identity. He believed that the self was an illusion. Rather, personal identity is formed from “sensory impressions of things of the moment. And human beings simply connect these individual sensory impressions and conclude that they are conscious of a continuing self.” (Sproule, 330). Therefore Hume was a bundle theorist who believed that personal identity was nothing but a bundle of experiences rather than one continuing self. (Broackes, 190). Carl Jung, a psychodynamic theorist who held...
...The native anthropologist: identity and methodological issues
The aim of this paper is to explore some of the methodological problems faced by “native”
anthropologists; in other words someone who studies his or her own culture. A good example is that
an individual from, what is generally called the western culture (a Westerner) can study his or her
own culture and thus, by definition, be a “native anthropologist” . I focus my attention in this essay
on anthropologists from previously colonised societies, also called the Third World (Thapan, 1998).
One recurrent work discussed by anthropologists while referring to this topic is Narayan’s
contribution: ‘How native is a “native” anthropologist?’ which constitutes the major part of this
essay. Half-Indian and half-American, Narayan questions her own position as a native
anthropologist, caught between academic research and her roots. Narayan discusses the issue of the
‘self’ identity which is at the same time is that of the ‘other’, agreeing with Abu-Lughod, who
presents the issues encountered by native anthropologists and feminists in order to understand how
the ‘self’ is constructed in relation to the other. This struggle between identity and academic enquiry
results in issues confronting the audience and the representation of one’s own society. It is
commonly accepted that the discipline of Anthropology is partly...
...Outlook will not Check My Email, or states “No Connection to Microsoft Exchange” after 5 minutes.
Rebuild Outlook profile. Make sure it is updated to check the newly migrated mail server. Post Migration EAAS Outlook Profile Setup.docx
In Outlook, I am no longer able to click on links in emails or documents. I get an error message that says “This operation has been canceled due to restrictions in effect on this computer. Please contact your system administrator.”
ThisIssue is due to the previous install of Google Chrome being set as default browser and Outlook expecting to open the links in Google Chrome, which is blocked by the DHS firewall, resulting in the error message.
Start-Control Panel-Default Programs
Set Program Access and Computer Defaults
UAC will as for ADMIN Credentials, your IT technician can perform this for you.
Drop the Custom Menu Down
Configure the following settings for default web browser.
Configure the following settings for default email program as well.
Then Click Ok.
Error: Reference source not found
A Good Reminder: Make a copy of your archive files and save them on your M:\ Drive in a special folder. Then, remap your Outlook Profile to the archive file in your M:\ Drive to ensure data continuity in the event of data loss caused by a computer error.
Under File Tab, Select Open.
In the Open Pane, Select Open Outlook Data File.
By Default in Windows 7, your archives will be stored here:...