It is a law of nature that whatever action we take in this world, there is always a reaction. If we do well, we stand to gain agood reward. If we do badly, we should expect a bad outcome ultimately."What you sow, so you reap," is a popular saying.The Noble Qur'an has also guided us on this subject, it says: "If you do good, you do good to yourselves. Likewise, if you do evil, you do evil to yourselves." (17:7)One of thecompanions of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW)was very fond of this verseof the Noble Qur'an. He used to recite it loudly and repeatedly wherever he went.A Jewish woman who had heard him once wanted to prove him wrong and thus make himunpopular among his people. She thought up a plot against him. She prepared some sweets mixed with poison and sent them to him as a present. When he received them, he went out of the city taking sweets with him. On the way, he met two men who were returning home from a long journey. They appeared tired and hungry, so he thought of doing them a good turn. He offered them the sweets. Of course, he was not aware that theywere secretly mixed with poison. No sooner had the two travelers taken the sweets, they collapsed and died.When the news of their death reached Medina, the city where theProphet Muhammad (SAW)resided, the man was arrested. He was brought in front of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and he related what had actually happened. The Jewish woman, who had mixed poison with the sweets,was also brought to the court of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW). She was stunned to see thetwo dead bodies of the travelers there. They in fact turned out to be her two sons who had gone away on a journey.She admitted her evil intention before the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) and all the people present. Alas, the poison she had mixed in the sweets to kill the companion of the Prophet Muhammad (SAW) had instead killed her own two sons.What a splendid example of a tragic reaction to a bad action; It shows how onereaps what he sows. "Do as you would be...
...Tit For Tat
Long time ago there lived a merchant named Garib Dass. He lived in a town .He was very rich but unluckily, he fell on bad days, so much so that he became on bankrupt. His business failed and theft accrued in his house not only that, he had to sell his house to pay off the debts. Garib dass was in utter adversity. But some thing had to be done to cope with the adverse conditions. So he thought, “I must go to some other town and start some work. God may help me and I may prosper again.” Garib Dass made preparations to go to another town. One of his old friend’s Janki Dass lived in same town. He was hypocritical person. Garib Dass went to him and intimated him of his decision to leave the town.
Hearing Garib’s tale of woe, Janki Dass expressed his sympathy and said, “Dear friend, but can I do for you? Let me know “.
“My brother, I have got iron bars that never rust. I went to pawn it with you against one hundred rupee. When I will return, I shall clear your debt and have my iron bar back.”
“Is that all? It is no problem at all. I shall preserve the bar safely”. Saying so, Janki Dass gave hundred rupees to Garib Dass and took his iron bar. Garib Dass thanked Janki Dass and set up for another town. With one hundred rupees he started a small business. Luck favored him and in few months only his business flourished and he became rich again. Garib Dass return to his home town. He bought a new house and started his old business once...
...The success of the tit for tat strategy, which is largely cooperative despite that its name emphasizes an adversarial nature, took many by surprise. In successive competitions various teams produced complex strategies which attempted to "cheat" in a variety of cunning ways, but tit for tat eventually prevailed in every competition.
This result may give insight into how groups of animals (and particularly human societies) have come to live in largely (or entirely) cooperative societies, rather than the individualistic "red in tooth and claw" way that might be expected from individuals engaged in a Hobbesian state of nature. This, and particularly its application to human society and politics, is the subject of Robert Axelrod's book The Evolution of Cooperation.
Moreover, the Tit for Tat strategy has been of beneficial use to social psychologists and sociologists in studying effective techniques to reduce conflict. Research has indicated that when individuals who have been in competition for a period of time no longer trust each another, the most effective competition reverser is the use of the tit for tat strategy. Individuals commonly engage in behavioral assimilation, a process in which they tend to match their own behaviors to those displayed by cooperating or competing group members. Therefore, if Tit for Tat begins with...
...how can we know ALS use those in the suitable way? How can we help ALS patient without donate?
This video uses two modes of critique, playful and straight. There are two parts of the video, the first part is a playful critique and the second part is straight critique. The first part provides an irony critique, which is apart of playful critique. Playful critique is to be ironic is mean the opposite of what people say, it often involves giving expression to contradictory attitude and indicating a degree of detachment from a subject (O’Shaughnessy, Michael & Jane, 2012). It is because the young man wears a woman’s bikini to participate this IBC. It may let audiences think this guy is just want to play this “game” and he do not know the meanings behind this campaign or some may think he was insult those people who get ALT. It will make those audiences think this campaign already degenerate. However, the second the young man use the different way to present the critique, he used straight critique. After the young man participate the IBC, he told the audience he got ALT and explain the situation ALT patient need to confront, and mention that ALT patient is a small community but they also need help. The young man provides the playful critique then use the straight critique can give audience a contrast. It is possible to draw audience attention and make people more care ALT patient. It is better than just straight to the point.
The video wants to challenge and...
...The Meaning of Life
“The Meaning of Life” is an excerpt from Richard Taylor’s book Good and Evil: A New Direction, with this book Mr. Taylor was thought to have adopted a radical subjectivist view of ethics. In this excerpt he explains why existence and life is meaningless and he sheds light into the meaning of life. Throughout his explanations Richard uses an example from an ancient Greek myth. The myth is about Sisyphus a Greek man who offended the gods and was sentenced to roll a large stone up a hill for all of eternity.
Richard starts his explanation of the “Meaningless of Existence” with the toils of Sisyphus. Sisyphus is forced to roll a stone up a hill, when it is near the top the stone will roll back down and he is forced to roll it up again, only to have it fall once more to be rolled up again and again for all of eternity. It is Sisyphus’ punishment that we will focus on. Sisyphus is the picture of a “meaningless, pointless toil of a meaningless existence that is absolutely never redeemed”(Taylor, Richard). He has lost all purpose in life except to roll a stone; it is a never ending nightmare that he will never awaken from. Taylor gives other examples of meaningless tasks, a relay styles race with a precious gem transported back and forth in a never ending cycle, and a digging hole only to be refilled with the same earth. The points to all this is that all these tasks are pointless and without...
As you can see from the above, the world of art is a highly complex entity, not only in terms of its multiplicity of forms and types, but also in terms of its historical and cultural roots. Therefore a simple definition, or even a broad consensus as to what can be labelled art, is likely to prove highly elusive.
History of the Definition of Art
For a guide to movements and periods, see also: History of Art.
Classical Meaning of Art
The original classical definition - derived from the Latin word "ars" (meaning "skill" or "craft") - is a useful starting point. This broad approach leads to art being defined as: "the product of a body of knowledge, most often using a set of skills." Thus Renaissance painters and sculptors were viewed merely as highly skilled artisans (interior-decorators?). No wonder Leonardo Da Vinci and Michelangelo went to such efforts to elevate the status of artists (and by implication art itself) onto a more intellectual plane.
Post-Renaissance Meaning of Art
The emergence of the great European academies of art reflected the gradual upgrading of the subject. New and enlightened branches of philosophy also contributed to this change of image. By the mid-18th century, the mere demonstration of technical skills was insufficient to qualify as art - it now needed an "aesthetic" component - it had to be seen as something "beautiful."
At the same time, the concept...
...THE STUDY OF MEANING
1. The knowledge of systematic study of meaning is….
2. There are ten aspects of any speaker’s semantic knowledge, except…
a. Speakers generally agree when two words have essentially the same meaning – in a given context
b. Some sentences have one meaning
c. Speakers know whether something is or is not meaningful in their language
d. Speakers know how language is used when people interact
3. The one of disciplines with the systematic study of meaning which are interested in how individual classify is…
4. The study of how languages organize and express meanings is…
c. Linguistic semantics
5. In what age the child can produce two-word utterances?
a. 1-2 months
b. 6 months
c. 18 months
d. 24 months
6. “We use the term grammar to mean two things ; the implicit knowledge that a speaker has and the explicit description made by a linguist, or both”. That’s the idea that inspired by…
a. Halle and Chomsky
d. Andy Murfee
7. Syntax is the knowledge about the classes of words, sometimes we called it…
a. Part of speech
8. When a question and an answer can go together in a conversation and the second is obviously related to the first, they constitute…
...This article is about the state of prospering. For other uses, see Prosperity (disambiguation).
Prosperity is the state of flourishing, thriving, good fortune and / or successful social status.  Prosperity often encompasses wealth but also includes others factors which can be independent of wealth to varying degrees, such as happiness and health.
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2 Synergistic notions of prosperity
3 Ecological perspectives
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Competing notions of prosperity
Economic notions of prosperity often compete or interact negatively with health, happiness, or spiritual notions of prosperity. For example, longer hours of work might result in an increase in certain measures of economic prosperity, but at the expense of driving people away from their preferences for shorter work hours. In Buddhism, prosperity is viewed with an emphasis on collectivism and spirituality. This perspective can be at odds with capitalistic notions of prosperity, due to their association with greed. Data from social surveys show that an increase in income does not result in a lasting increase in happiness; one proposed explanation to this is due to hedonic adaptation and social comparison, and a failure to anticipate these factors, resulting in people not allocating enough energy to non-financial goals such as family life and health.
Debate under economic growth...
...We ask ourselves everyday if our life has meaning. We view our lives and others' lives in different ways. I agree with life being viewed as a game, and life as learning is adding meaning to our life. I disagree with life having no meaning at all. Every human being views life differently and believes your life is influenced by different ideas and lessons.
Life as a game creates a theory that we can't just take our lives too seriously or else we won't be happy and feel as if we have fulfilled our lives and/or our purpose on earth. In our textbook it says if you believe your life is a game, you must pick the type of game you wish to play in your life. You can play games that are purely for fun, for superiority, social, hurting your opponents, or to help others.
If you pick to have your game of life to be played just for fun then this could possibly be the happiest way to play your game of life. When being able to play a game for fun it excludes the worry of being judged and having to conquer other opponents to become the "winner" in your game of life. Your opponents could be your friends, family, co-workers, peers, mentors throughout your life and this could make you a miserable person if they turn their backs on you, or fight against your game of life.
If we pick to play our life in a game to hurt our opponents then do we decide who our opponent is? Our opponents could be people in our lives who we do not like. They...