Agree. Too much effort. Don’t ever let someone tell you that you can’t do something. Not even me. You got a dream, you gotta protect it.
When people can’t do something themselves,
they’re gonna tell you that you can’t do it.
You want something, go get it.
Hey dad, you wanna hear something funny? There was a man who was drowning, and a boat came, and the man on the boat said "Do you need help?" and the man said "God will save me". Then another boat came and he tried to help him, but he said "God will save me", then he drowned and went to Heaven. Then the man told God, "God, why didn't you save me?" and God said "I sent you two boats, you dummy!" Hey. Don't ever let somebody tell you you can't do something. Not even me. All right? Christopher: All right
Chris Gardner: You got a dream. You gotta protect it. People can't do something themselves, they wanna tell you you can't do it. If you want something, go get it. Period. “The future was uncertain, absolutely, and there were many hurdles, twists, and turns to come, but as long as I kept moving forward, one foot in front of the other, the voices of fear and shame, the messages from those who wanted me to believe that I wasn't good enough, would be stilled.” “Others may question your credentials, your papers, your degrees. Others may look for all kinds of ways to diminish your worth. But what is inside you no one can take from you or tarnish. This is your worth, who you really are, your degree that can go with you wherever you go, that you bring with you the moment you come into a room, that can't be manipulated or shaken. Without that sense of self, no amount of paper, no pedigree, and no credentials can make you legit. No matter what, you have to feel legit inside first.” “It was right then that I started thinking about Thomas Jefferson on the Declaration of Independence and the part about our right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. And I remember thinking how did he know to put the...
...When asked to symbolize the UnitedStates of America with one, solitary document, one might immediately think of the Declaration of Independence. This powerful and sacred document not only represents America, but is also one of main reasons this great country exists. America has prided itself on being the “land of the free;” a place for people to have “unalienable rights,” in which they can pursue “happiness,” and are free from unjust oppression. Thomas Jefferson created the Declaration of Independence because the founding fathers and he were diligent and determined to obtain America’s freedom, liberty, and independence from Great Britain. Jefferson paved the way for freedom when he wrote this document; however, freedom was not granted to all. One might say that the Declaration of Independence is a very controversial piece of history because it dismisses many different groups from pursing liberty. At that time, white males were the only citizens who were permitted to seek freedom and gain independence. Women were not integrated in this historical document. Because of their isolation, women endured poor treatment and went through immense difficulties to acquire liberty.
In 1848, Elizabeth Cady Stanton wrote the Declaration of Sentiments in hopes that the interpretations of the American beliefs of freedom...
The Declaration of Independence and Constitution of
The UnitedStates of America
The UnitedStatesDeclaration of Independence
The Declaration of Independence was approved on July 4, 1776 by members of the Second Continental Congress in Independence Hall (then known as the Pennsylvania State House) in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania as a means to cut ties and governance with mother England. Unbeknownst at the time, it also lay the philosophical basis to the UnitedStates Constitution, that all men are created equal. Declaring independence from England was only the first of two historical moments in our nation's history that set us onto the path of greatness that we travel upon today. Our forefathers so greatly believed in our new country and its independence that they risked their lives by signing The Declaration of Independence, for at the time, doing so was treason against England and was punishable by death and dismemberment. Fifty-six of these "traitors" would go on to sign the document, some of them later becoming president's themselves. Their intent to sever ties with England is directly spelled out in the first sentence of The Declaration of Independence, "When in the...
...Revolutionary Test Study Guide:
What is an allusion? What is parallelism, or parallel structure?
“from The Autobiography: The Declaration of Independence.”
Jefferson states that the king has established tyranny over the Colonies. How does Jefferson back up this statement?
Why was the passage condemning Britain’s involvement in the African slave trade was struck out of the original Declaration ofIndependence?
Why did Jefferson believe it is important to show how the original version of the Declaration of Independence was amended?
In the opening paragraphs, whom does Thomas Jefferson refer to as “pusillanimous”?
In the Declaration of Independence, the words “governments long established should not be changed for light and transient causes” and their supporting passages suggest what?
According to the way Jefferson has edited this draft of the Declaration of Independence, the phrase “with a firm reliance on the protection of divine providence” in the second to last paragraph was….. ?
What authority does the UnitedStates of America in General Congress cite in its Declaration of Independence?
“from The Autobiography”, “from Poor Richard's Almanack.”
Why does Franklin arrives in Philadelphia in his working dress?
In this selection from...
...amount of power the government holds and how much freedom people have defines different forms of government. When comparing a Monarchy versus a Democracy, we can clearly see the differences within the two forms of government. Within a Monarchy, supreme power is bestowed upon one individual whereas Democracy is based on a principle of equality and freedom. The limitations placed upon the government allow the people to have a voice in politics while strengthening the principle above. This balance of power gives the people the ability to voice their opinions. Rather than being another “person” within a society, Americans are citizens who can influence the government in many ways. This expansion of participation lead to more people having legal rights to participate in politics where they can vote, send letters, lobby, and participate in protest marches and demonstrations. All of this ties back to how American Democracy, unlike many other forms of government, aims to give people a voice while developing the meaning behind “we the people.”
NOTE1B 10 lines. In this same chapter one, the following section examines how the identity of Americans has changed over time, the impact of diversity and race, but in the end, the authors observe, “the country still confronts the question of who are the Americans“. Explain, please, what is this about, what is at stake, how do the authors explain it.
Even though the American government focuses on the principle...
Nature and society are best disciplinarians. Violate their laws, and you are in for punishment. Put your finger in fire. It burns, no matter who you are. There we learn discipline by experience. That is why Gandhiji has rightly said that discipline is learn in adversity. It is therefore necessary that, if you wish to achieve anything enduring in life, you have to be first disciplined in life. Lack of discipline is like a ship without a rudder.By the term discipline is meant according to rules. rule is a standard or principle laid down for guiding action, behavior, etc, The term discipline therefore, means that all our actions should be done in perfect accordance with certain principle or rules laid down for guiding us in the right path.
So discipline leads to harmony or order whereas indiscipline leads to confusion or disorder.
Discipline is the key-note of the worldly order. In other words, the universe rests on discipline. The planets do not collide with one another but move along their orbits according to rules there are flood tide and ebb-tide in the sea according to rules; bodies left unsupported fall to the ground according to rules;- the air blows, the river flows, the flower blooms, the fruits ripen and- fall all according to rules. If there were no observance of rules, the world would have been a veritable hell of chaos and confusion. If the mother did not look after the children, if the children did not obey their parents, if the...
...In the first paragraph of the declaration, Jefferson states the reason for the writing of this document. What reason does he give?
He gives the reason that they have the right of separation if they wish it
Where does a government acquire its power, according to the declaration?
The people of America.
3. What are the "unalienable rights" that Jefferson states?
Jefferson says that life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness are unalienable rights.
Who or what does Jefferson hold accountable for most of the problems the colonies are suffering through?
The King of Britain and his deliberate show of using the colonies for money.
What tone does the final statement of the Declaration of Independence display?
Is this tone effective in conveying the importance of this document? Why or why not?
It displays a tone of unison and resentment. The tone is effective, as it was written to declare freedom.
Jefferson speaks of "the laws of nature and of Nature's God." What does he mean by this? Give an example of a law that might be contrary to "the laws of nature."
Find and write the dictionary meaning for the word "self-evident." Jefferson mentions four truths, which he says are "self-evident." Name these and argue for or against the notion that they are indeed "self-evident."
Self evidence means:not needing to be demonstrated or explained;...
...rivet upon us those chains...
Emotional Overtones: The statement implies that the English are making prisoners or slaves of the Americans. It seems to say that the Americans still have a chance to escape from the chains because they haven't been riveted yet.
Message: Henry would like the Americans to seize the moment and begin the fight for freedom now.
1)Selection-The Autobiography: Declaration…
Image- The Declaration of Indapendance by John Trumbull
Emotional Overtones- This image implies that the Americans fought against the British in The Revolutionary War for their independence, and are making the change final by signing it. It seems that leaders of the New World are signing the document to show the passing of ownership from the British to them.
Message- The Americans finally have their independence and can start building a bigger and stronger nation.
2). Selection- Speech to the Virginia Convention
Phrase- The war is invitable-and let it come!...
Emotional Overtones- The phrase implies that the Americans are ready and want to fight for their independence and that the war is non avoidable if they want to gain their own indapendance. It seems as if the Amercian leaders know it will happen, but are ready for it, anxiously.
Message- The only way to separate themselves from the British is to go to war with them, and to be ready for it.
The Age of Reason began in...
...The “Declaration of Independence” is an extremely famous, as well as important piece of writing, written by Thomas Jefferson in 1776, and adopted by the Second Continental Congress. It was written to state the reasons why the British colonies of North America should have their independence from Great Britain. Jefferson wanted to persuade King George the III why these colonies should have their independence, and used many techniques in doing so. A few techniques that he used while writing this document include logos, which appeals to reason and logic, ethos, which appeals to emotions, and pathos, which appeals to an audience’s sense of identity, and their self-interest.
Tomas Jefferson opens with remarks that address King George the III in regards to how things should be run. He appeals to the King of Great Britain by using logos and ethos. In the first part of the statement he uses logos by saying “…it becomes necessary for one people to dissolve the political bands which have connected them with another”. Then Mr. Jefferson goes on in the statement using ethos when he writes about how the King should listen to the people that founded the new colonies because they spoke up about them and what they are doing. He wrote “…a decent respect to the opinions of mankind requires that they should declare the causes which impel them to the separation. As a result Jefferson wanted to come off as passive by...