Life is full of challenges. In the stories, “Breaking Through Uncertainty-Welcoming Adversity” and “Neighbours,” written by Jim McCormick and Lien Chao, the main characters illustrate benefits derived from taking risks. Even though both people in these texts undergo personal challenges, in “Neighbours” the character, Sally, receives greater benefits from taking risks than McCormick in “Breaking Through Uncertainty-Welcoming Adversity”. Fear is a part of life, however, how we face it is what makes each of us unique. In the story, “Breaking Through Uncertainty-Welcoming Adversity”, McCormick faces a fear of death. Although he is a very experienced jumper, one day, the lines of his parachute twisted and caused him to spiral down out of control. As he explains, “The twists in the lines caused my parachute to take on an asymmetrical shape […] The problem occurred when the turn quickly became a rapid, diving downward spiral that was spinning me a full 360 degrees about once every second” (7). On the other hand, the fear that Sally experiences in “Neighbours,” is not a physical fear of death, but rather a fear of another culture. Sally is a Chinese immigrant who fears not understanding Canadian culture and not fitting in. For example, “Sally is not a Canadian, but she hopes one day she will be […]” (1). In addition, at the time, she feels “inadequate” (4) and “disorientated” (8) due to a lack of understanding. McCormick and Chao also present other situations that involve mental and emotional challenges. When McCormick realizes that his expertise would not be able to solve the problem, he has the challenge of accepting this fact, “Having successfully completed over 2100 jumps without having to resort to my second parachute, it was hard for me to believe I had really encountered a problem I could not solve” (7). Sometimes, being overconfident is harmful because it interferes with our ability to make the correct decision. In the end, McCormick faces his “dragon” and...
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La presentazione della tesina su Walt Disney di Livia Scafato preparate e discussa per l'esame di terza media all'Istituto Comprensivo Piazza Minucciano di Roma, classe TERZA A, Roma 25 giugno 2014. PDF full text of the final discussion paper on "Walt Disney" by Livia SCAFATO for the final Middle School examination at Comprehensive Institute "Piazza Minucciano" in Rome, "legendary" Class 3 A, Rome 2014, June the 25th, Rome
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IDEOLOGY OF RELIGIONS. Scientific Proof Of Existence Of "God": The Catalog Of Human Population.
IDEOLOGY OF RELIGIONS. Scientific Proof Of Existence Of "God": The…
is a direct proof of existence of “God”; the segment which religious institutions and their congregations have always needed, but lacked. Any person can compare descriptions from the Catalog to real people, their individual qualities, life algorithms, etc., or use information about how this or that person can be controlled, apply it in practice, see the reactions and get real results from manipulation.
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Full Health Screening And Diagnostics Abroad: Why Go Abroad For Health Checkups
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...Lifefull of flowers
Hans Christian Andersen told us:" just living is not enough. One must have sunshine, freedom, and a little flower.” When you were young, happiness was simple; now that you've grown up, simplicity is happiness. Do you still remember the childhood you spend with beautiful nature, fragrant of grasses and blooming flowers? Back to the Latin word “eudaimonia”: the highest good for human beings. Actually the explanation to this complicated word sometimes can be very simple, just a bunch of flower can bring good mood whole day to you.
The presence of flower triggers positive emotions and increases enjoyment of life satisfaction. It was the flower that first ushered the idea of beauty into the world long ago. Different flowers have their own color and shape, which bring enjoyments to our vision. Meanwhile there special aroma also makes us feel comfortable and cheerful. Apart from these, the leaves of flower have function to release oxygen and clean air. Living in such a beautiful environment, how can you keep a bad mood all the day? According to the Warder Davieds’s article “Flower=Happiness? The emotional impact of plants”, we know that flowers have adapted to our preferences in a number of ways, it seems. We have a preference for symmetry, we have a preference for certain colours, and we may also have a preference for certain smells. These preferences all evolved for specific purposes, but because they are...
A LifeFull of Dread & Anxiety
Existentialism influenced many assorted writers in the 19th and 20th centuries. “Because of the diversity of positions associated with existentialism, the term is impossible to define precisely. The term itself suggests one major theme: the stress on concrete individual existence and, consequently, on subjectivity, individual freedom, and choice” (Dreyfus, Hubert L., “Existentialism,” http://encarta.msn.com/text_761555530__0/Exi stentialism.html). The life of an existentialist is full of anxiety and dread.
We fear making choices because we do not want to make the wrong choice, but sometimes we like making choices because we know we will make the right one. Once we have made our choice, we have to accept it and face whatever consequences will come. But, choices are not the only things that affect who we are. Our actions play a large part in deciding what kind of person we will become as well. People are creating their own essences when they choose their actions. Religion and society are one of the choices people make as individuals. These are all based on the beliefs of existentialists. Existentialists believe that they are free of restrictions when it comes to religion and society. They have the choice of believing in a god, or not believing in a god. A final focus for existentialists is subjectivity and individualism. They believe they are at their best when fighting against...
...1. Identify some of the challenges that Chris Gardner faced when trying to sell his bone density scanners.
There are many challenges that Chris Gardner faces selling the bone density scanners. The scanner represents many things to Chris. Firstly it represents money. Chris' challenge is to sell his scanners to help fund his and his son's life whilst he is completing his intership at Dean Witter. Secondly, the scanners represent a burden for Chris. They symbolise the challenges he had to ovecome in his life, in order for him gto move forward and establish a new life after the internship where he will have the financial stability to offer a better life for his son. The scanners represent many challenges, but they also offer hope.
2. What were some of the challenges that Chris' wife Linda had to face?
There were numerous challenges that Chris' wife Linda had to face. Ones that she had overcame and others that she had left unmended which were then made to heal themselves. One of those that were left to heal was the relationship she had with her husband and her son. A few reasons behind why it was left is bcause of the financial stress on her family which the role of providing a substancial income was then pushed upon her. But as bad as she may feel for leaving her son behind with her husband where their marriage was struggling due to the money burden they had accumulated. It was also to a more severe extent due to...
...“What I Should do With My Life”
When I was born I didn’t have any clue on how this world was and how it was going to be. As I grew up I learned quickly how to be something in this world and how it was and how to accomplish many goals that life threw at me. Many people live life like its nothing, they don’t have a set plan, goals and most of all they don’t care about anyone or anything that’s happens to them. Me on the other hand have a life that I love dearly, I have a life plan while I’m living my life to the fullest. My life goals include: getting 2 degrees-a pharm D and a bachelor in accounting, having my own accounting business, and having a loving and caring family that will support me no matter how tough things get. Yea it might seem like I’m living a fairytale but I believe that any person can accomplish anything if they put their mind to it. So now I’m going to tell and explain how I’m going to accomplish my life’s goals.
Life isn’t a game; it’s more of an exploration. When I started to really understand life, I had some ups and down but I looked at those as life lessons. As I made a mistake I told myself “hey keep on striving for what you know best and keep your head up”, I also had my mama helping me out also she’ll say you learn from your mistake and that I did. But now that I am 20 years old, I...
...Children Full of Life
The documentary “Children Full of Life”, is a CBC broadcast set in 2002. In the documentary, a fourth grade class in a primary school in Kanazawa Japan, learn lessons on how to be compassionate from their homeroom teacher Mr. Kanamori. The documentary follows this group of students throughout their school year, and through their experiences as a team we see how they develop together a unity of compassion and cooperation. The main class goal of these grade four students is to be happy and to care for others. Throughout the video, Mr. Kanamori guides and teaches his students happiness, empathy, how to cope with daily struggles, grief and loss support and the effects of bullying on everyone. This can mainly be seen by the tradition of letter writing. The letter writing help the children share their personal stories and feelings with others to achieve a sense of understanding and compassion. Throughout this process, Mr. Kanamori can be seen as extraordinarily supportive and caring to the student’s feelings, allowing the students to be trusting in the environment in sharing their hardships. Mr.Kanamori teaches and helps the students of the grade four classroom understand how bullying can negatively impact an individual, he teaches that all people are vulnerable but we must not cause harm, rather help and support others. The students learn that it is important to stand up for one another and what can...
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Funny jokes from daily life - Imprisonment
A mother writes a letter to her sun, who is in a prison.
- Dear sun, life's so hard for me since they took you to a prison: nobody digs a vegetable garden, nobody plants potatos...
The sun writes back to her mother:
- Mom, please stay away from the garden. If you start digging it, the police may come and both take you to a prison and prolong mine imprisonment..
Mother writes back to her sun:
- Darling, together with your last letter police came. They digged all over the garden, but haven't found anything. The left being extremely frustrated.
Sun writes his mom:
- I helped as much, as I could with this. Please plant the potatos by yourself.
Funny jokes from daily life - A shot
- Doc, isn't it harmful to drink a shot before eating?
- No it's not, if you don't eat too often...
Funny jokes from daily life - Glasses
- Doc, I think I need to wear glasses
- Indeed you have to, you are in a bank.
Funny jokes from daily life - Concert
The organizers of the concert complain to the conductor of a choir:
- You were supposed to bring a mixed choir, but I can see only men here.
- But it is a mixed choir – half of them know how to sing, and the other half- do not.
Funny jokes from daily life - Stupid
I'm sorry I hurt your feelings when I called you stupid.
I really thought you already knew it.