Throughout the tests of time men and women across the world have shown they really are in times of conflict. In times where the true character of a person is really put to the limit, people are able to see who they really are. These conflicts can serve to reveal unexpected qualities in an individual. Times of conflict can suddenly expose a person’s true moral fibre and the courage of their convictions. A number of people may shy away from their personal qualities, and do their best not to big note themselves, however for some, in times of strong divergence between people or even countries, a persons ability to reason with their counterpart and show elements of compromise and understanding can all of a sudden come to the fore. Conflict can inadvertently result in the discovery of a person’s true beliefs, and their ability to express them with no fear of their opposition’s retaliation. The quality to stand up for what you believe in can reveal itself in these times of disagreement, just like when Martin Luther proclaimed that he ‘Had a Dream’, he went against the grain of society and discovered his enormous will and determination to rise up for what he stands for. However these qualities are not always positive ones, and can emerge from the most brutal of circumstances. The willingness to take a fellow humans life is especially evident in times of war and terror, revealing vicious and unruly qualities in some individuals. The late Osama bin Laden has been notorious for displaying these qualities, perplexing the world at the extent of his inhumane behaviour in instances of conflict.
...unnecessary objects from work area so that they do not hinder the process), straighten (sort things out so they can be found easily), shine (clean work area and keep it in good aesthetics so that the work area is nice to work in), standardize (maintain order and standards), and sustain (keep discipline and working order) respectively.
Kaizen is process-oriented, employee-oriented, and is focused at the efforts of every employee. Instead of blaming the employees as the source of the problem, Kaizen stresses that its objective is the process and that employees can deliver improvements by understanding how their roles fit in the process and thus recognize their ability to change it. A process-oriented approach puts emphasis on to the employees to understand why a process works, whether it can be altered, revised or replicated elsewhere in the organization and ultimately how it can be improved.
As for the employee-oriented approach, Kaizen emphasizes on the management to make the work place more humane by taking genuine interest in the employees, reward good work and encourage involvement and commitment in improvement activities. Also it must be assured that worker’s physical over exertion (classified as Muri in lean manufacturing terms) is minimized and that employees are trained and empowered to be investigative, innovative, to get involved and become knowledgeable so that they can take decisions...
...The conflict between society and the individual is a theme portrayed throughout Twain's Huckleberry Finn. Huck was not raised in accord with the accepted ways of civilization. Huck faces many aspects of society, which makes him choose his own individuality over civilization. He practically raises himself, relying on instinct to guide him through life. As portrayed several times in the novel, Huck chooses to follow his innate sense of right, yet he does not realize that his own instincts are more moral than those of society.
<br>From the very beginning of Huck's story, Huck without a doubt states that he did not want to conform to society; "The Widow Douglas she took me for her son, and allowed she would sivilize me... I got into my old rags and my sugar hogshead again, and was free and satisfied"(Twain, 2). Miss Watson lives with Huck and she is always picking at him, trying to make him become conventional. According to the essay, The Struggle to Find Oneself Huck has become so used to being free that he sees the Widow Douglas' protection solely in terms of confinement. She doesn't let Huck smoke when he wants and she is always nagging. "Miss Watson would say, "Don't put your feet up there, Huckleberry;" and "Don't scrunch up like that, Huckleberry -- set up straight;" and pretty soon she would say, "Don't gap and stretch like that, Huckleberry -- why don't you try to behave?"(Twain, 3). We get the feeling that Huck is an...
...“There can be no progress without conflict.”
The word conflictcan be defined as a ‘serious disagreement or argument, typically a protracted one’; a ‘clash of opposing feelings or needs’. On the other hand, progress can refer to a ‘forward or onward movement toward a destination’. There is no doubt that when these two words are put in juxtaposition, there is a clash in ideas; a conflict if one will. A prolonged difference is vastly in contrast with the concept advancement and forward change; yet, history has shown that these two ideas have worked hand-in-hand in contributing to the growth of everyday society, whether it were a miniscule victory or large-scale crusade. While not all conflict is conducive to progress, there can be no progress without a little bit of conflict.
Galileo Galilei, the protagonist of Life of Galileo, was put at odds with himself, forced to face an internal conflict. He was a university lecture by occupation, but was first and foremost a researcher, specifically interested in astrology. However, Galileo was financially struggling. In order to advance his findings, he found himself in a personal predicament; to lie about inventing the telescope to gain 500 scudi. Unashamedly, Galileo fabricated that it was his own invention to procure the extra funding. Although this deceptive act caused dispute, both...
...‘Conflict brings out unexpectedqualities in people.’
Conflictcan bring out the best and worst side of people, being is such stressful or demeaning situations the feeling of hope or fear attends to appear. In The Rugmaker of Mazar-e-Sharif, conflict is the main theme in the book and observing the way Najaf gives himself hope when in woomera struggling to understand how he is going to survive. The man Frank Lowry who was trapped in a detention camp working his way out of the danger he was now found himself owning Westfield shopping centres. These 2 characters having to relate to conflict, shows they were both on a situation of mental strength and hope to make a better living and in away from a near death situation.
In the Rugmaker Najaf find himself in a detention centre stuck in a place called woomera. In such extreme situations Najaf only has the feeling of hope when in such a daunting situation. Having such a strong quality in the him, it was all a mental strength when he knew he wanted to survive the traumatising period in his life. Najaf says ‘We have many more disappointments than days of wonderful news because we are human beings and we are given a hoping hear by god. If god did not give us the power to hope, we would have lasted long on his earth’. Hope is an interference of being powerless or weak. Having hope can set up your dreams...
She opened the mail box, as she expected there is a letter lying in there waiting for her to pick it up. She walked into the house, trying to find the paper knife to unseal the letter. You can obviously see the letter it’s been carefully wrapped by the back of a poster, and you can clearly see the picture on the back side. Finally Julia saw the paper knife is hidden under Lydia’s little “baby”, it’s a teddy bear stuffy, but in Lydia’s mind, that’s her little girl. Julia yelled:”Lydia, why is the paper knife is under the teddy? What did you do with that? Didn’t I tell that knifes are dangerous?””But mommy, my baby is sick, she needs a surgery, and you weren’t home, so I just did it by myself. ” Lydia murmured, that’s what she always does when she realize if something seems not quite right. Julia picked the paper knife up and sat down, cut the envelope open, and the neat writing reminds her 3 years ago, when she just got divorced with Joe, her ex-husband.
Joe and Julia met when they were so young, and at the moment they met they knew each other was the one, soon after 5 years of relationships; they got engaged on Julia’s 26th birthday. And after 51 weeks little Julia was born. Everything seems so perfect until Julia found out sometimes when Joe had couple of beers he will be so rude to them, he would even swear to littlie Lydia, she finally had...
As the muscles in my arms began to tighten and my nose involuntarily began to twitch I stared at the teacher with irritation. The more I stared the slower the clock ticked. Looking up every thirty seconds would not allow time to pass quicker, this I knew however the inevitable cannot be stopped. Silent murmurs of constant reassurance kept me still but not for long. With the urge to stand up and scream out loud I clenched my fists with anger. It was coming, he was coming, oh god help me. Jumping out of the small uniform chair my tongue collected the saliva in my mouth to begin the daily ritual as I begged it to differ. “Miss Kenny! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up! Shut up!” the continuous repetition of the same words flowed out of my lips as my cheeks began to swell with embarrassment. Stop Jacob, now’s the time to stop, take control of what’s yours. The constant pounding in my chest began to lesson as I slowly lowered my body back into the chair. Squeezing my eyes shut to subside the embarrassment, the possible thoughts of all my friends ran through my head. As I placed my head down onto the table hoping this would all be over soon, she slowly walked towards me touching my arm with great sympathy, her calming and friendly eyes brought warmth to my heart as the feeling of humiliation came to a holt. “Are you alright dear, would you like to go outside and take a drink of water “? With my sweaty legs holding my body up right I steadily walked towards...
...“ConflictCan Be Character Building”
“Character building” is such a common phrase and has become a cliche designed to put a positive spin on painful experiences. While it is true to say that conflict is an inevitable aspect of life, it is not true to say that it always results in “building” people. In fact in some cases it tragically destroys them. While novelists and filmmakers, in particular, build a plotline which neatly introducesconflict, complications and crisis points which always lead to a positive resolution, real life doesn’t work that way. Stand by Me neatly follows this pattern, while real life conflicts such as friendship rifts, religious rivalries and political unrest may never be resolved and destroy many lives.
Rob Reiner’s Stand By Me portrays conflict through its narrator and protagonist’s reflections of an important journey he took when he was twelve. It was a journey that helped him confront some of his own internal conflicts regarding the loss of his brother, grief and his relationship with his grieving parents. It also explored the personal conflicts of his peer group and their own internal struggles as well as the conflict they had with family and a rival “gang”. While Gordy’s “victory” in finding the body and standing up to Ace is a crisis point in which he emerges as a hero, we are aware that there are still...
The General Definition of ConflictCan be Conflicting
Unit 2 Individual Project
Atlanta Intercontinental University
Conflict, in its most finite description, is open to all kinds of interpretation. A personal conflict is typically defined as a mutual dislike or personality clash, a strong disagreement between people, or a difference between parties that prevents agreement. Oftentimes,conflictcan arise in a personal or professional aspect. Generally, a personal conflict is thought of in a negative manner & is most often avoided. I would define conflict differently. I would define it as a means to a resolution. There are many several advantages to conflict such as; the development of new relationships, the possibility of understanding another person better, and ideally the chance to resolve a situation peacefully, so that both sides may benefit
Conflict, in its most infinite description, is open to all kinds of interpretation. A conflict is typically defined as a mutual dislike or personality clash, a strong disagreement between people, or a difference between parties that prevents agreement. Conflictcan arise in a personal or professional aspect. Generally, a personal conflict is thought of in a negative manner & is most often...