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❶Warner Bros, Dir. Jack rown, the central character in the film, is an African-American individual who is humiliated on a constant basis by his white patrons and who is even related to as being a toy.




Gillman, There is a wealth of research that suggests optimism has a positive association with better mental and physical health, as well as coping with stress.

Pessimism has been linked to a higher risk of death before the age of 65, while positive emotions, like optimism, are linked to lowered production of the stress hormone cortisol, better immune function, and…… [Read More].

Future Promising or Foreboding it. While on the one hand many are concerned that scientific discoveries like the atomic bomb could mean the end of civilization, others like the inventor ay Kurzweil argue that, "to relinquish technologies because they could be used for ill means giving up their good uses -- and it also means totalitarian control.

There are many aspects that could be considered here. One of the many advances in modern technology is the fascinating creation of "interfaces" or a more intelligent interaction between technology, like computers, and human beings.

This would mean that technology would no longer be "alien" or a threat to humanity but would become more acceptable and adjusted to the human environment. As some experts argue, " Voltaire's "Candide" is several novels rolled into one. Homer and Hull, , he returns to the life of a commoner. His life has gone full circle. From flights of fancy, he derives pleasure from one of the most basic occupations -- farming.

Voltaire's epic works at several levels. His disdain for philosophies at the cost of realism is evident. Pangloss, the "metaphysico-theologo-cosmonolonigolo" ic tutor is not particularly equipped when confronted with life's harsh realities. In the long run, there is a reversal of roles: The essay will argue that in keeping with the alternative title for Candide -- Optimism -- throughout the narrative, Candide always looks ahead to the future.

His travails would have put paid to most people. Human Resources Performance Motivation Is. Once I put my mind to doing something I find that I am totally committed to do it. I have learned that if I am not totally committed, not only does it make whatever I am doing very annoying, it often does not turn out well in the end. A person who possesses initiative and optimism is always ready to seize opportunities that present themselves.

These people pursue goals beyond what is expected or them and are always utilizing unusual and enterprising effort to accomplish things Goleman, People who possess initiative have the drive to want to make things happen. These people almost always have optimism at the same time which allows them to believe that they can make whatever they want to happen. I find myself always wanting to get things done but not always having the optimism to follow through.

According to Cherry there are three…… [Read More]. I would suggest that comparing the two works' differing approaches to the philosophical problems of optimism, adversity, and violence are indicative of a different attitude altogether toward the philosophical problems presented. Dostoyevsky is passionate but ultimately sees no alternative between traditional religious morality and nihilism; Voltaire, by contrast, sees traditional religious morality as banal and proposes his own alternative.

But in my conclusion, I will compare and contrast the role played by comedy in both works -- although each takes a broadly satirical approach toward the philosophical fashions of the present-day, only Candide is the genuinely comic work.

In comparing the role played by optimism in both works, it is important to recall that this…… [Read More]. Lesson 3 Journal Entry. Pope is critical of individuals who "cry, if man's unhappy, God's unjust," suggesting that the unhappiest people are people who blame God, rather than themselves for all of their troubles, or who curse God because their lives are imperfect.

The need to accept life's imperfections while still working to enact positive changes within the limitations of humanity is a positive message still relevant for people today. Based on what you have read of "The Rape of the Lock," what do you think the poem's theme or central message is? What or who are the objects of his satire?

Does the epic, "The Rape of the Lock" apply in any way to society today? Identify two passages that could serve as satiric commentaries on people's behavior today. Your answer should discuss both…… [Read More].

Even in Catholic France, the Protestant sentiment that God's grace alone can save His fallen, human creation was evident in the humanist king, Francis I's sister, Margaret, Queen of Navarre's novel when she wrote: Purgatory was a Catholic concept. But rather than trusting the vision of the divine on earth, Hamlet is suspicious about the ability of fallen human beings to enact justice. Rather than finding good in the face of women, Hamlet sees only evil.

Loss Read P Leaving. The King James Bible version makes it seem like the Lord is making the individual do something, as if by force or obligation, while the Puritan version states that the Lord causes the individual to do something, as if out of their own will.

This alone relays the message that faith itself is driving the action, not a perceived obligation. Another distinction between the two translations can be found with the lines "Surely goodness and mercy shall follow me all the days of my life: Business Ethics in Chapter 8.

Care for one's own health and one will be a better employee! However, management does not always take the long-term vision that, 'if I allow my employee to take a day off for the flu, he or she will be more productive upon his or her return, and not infect other employees.

Thus, they risk their own health or the health of others, to make a quick return on the corporation's investment in an employee. Also, an adolescent or even a twenty-year-old on his or her first job may have a sense of invincibility, and do imprudent things, like speed to deliver pizzas,…… [Read More].

Primary Health Care Initiative. Michelle Obama's "Let's Move! Unfortunately, several problems with both the Model and the initiative hamper its success. Several measures can be taken to significantly enhance the initiative's impact. It relies on continuous financial and ideological support from the immediate and larger communities, as well as the wholehearted participation of community members, who are deemed partners in their own health care HO, , pp.

Though the initiative works with individuals in their local…… [Read More]. Private Equity Firms Have Set.

For that reason, a logistic related PE in Hong Kong in our case may find it challenging to align itself with certain standards embraced either in the United States or Western Europe in regard to due diligence. It is also important to note that for the logistic related PE, general partner returns variability is yet another risk factor. It can be noted that for the eight years preceding , Asia's fund returns variance was relatively higher in comparison to the U.

While the variance in the U. Though this could be driven partly by manager-selection skills, such a selection could turn out to be an uphill task for such a logistic related PE given the nature of the market. It may also be prudent to note that according…… [Read More]. Making the smallest of small cars could happen because the timing was right for pairing just such an idea with the quickly emerging appreciation of frugal engineering innovations, or using sophisticated technologies and motivations to make a product that is affordable and helpful to the global economy and ecology.

It seemed to be the perfect mix of…… [Read More]. Art Cinema and Contempt Le. Godard believed that cinema should be an extension of criticism, a concept that he is able to achieve in Le Mepris through his criticism of traditional Hollywood cinema and the restrictions imposed on directors who were struggling to define their style and voice their interpretation of stories set before them.

Godard is able to inject his personal interpretation of Moravia's novel by writing the script of the film and by incorporating aspects of his relationship with Karina into the film. Godard does not compromise his authorial interpretation of Moravia's novel, yet is able to stay within the parameters set before him by the producers of the film.

In "The Art of Cinema as a Mode of Film Practice," Bordwell argues that ambiguity helps to unify realism and authorial expressivity; however, Godard does not employ ambiguity and allows the film to end conclusively. Godard believes, "A story should have a beginning,…… [Read More]. Metaphysical Poetry Journal Exercise 3 1A. The Lord will lead one to safety always. One can simply believe in something higher to get the meaning of this; it doesn't have to be Jesus.

Psalm , contrarily is confusing because it states that unless the Lord builds the house, it is built in vain. This seems to be more literal, but I do get the idea. Unless the people building the house are doing it with the love of the Lord in their hearts, or building it for him, then what is the point?

Didactic poetry can be quite comforting as seen in Psalm 23 or it can be much too literal and seen as both confusing and condescending. Psalm isn't very instructive spiritually speaking, unlike Psalm A broken toe can hurt, but a broken heart can kill. Didactic literature with its use of metaphors can sometimes obscure the…… [Read More]. Nursing Leadership Abstract of Interview. It is perfectly conceivable that this nurse leader would welcome more collaborative or shared leadership responsibilities, particularly since the setting for empirical clinical research on this very issue was, in fact, an ICU osengren, Bondas, Nordholm, et al.

Finally, it appears from this interview subject's input into this project that she is a competent and effective nursing leader, largely by virtue of her description of her supervisory and administrative style and inclination. However, her input lacked any substantial data on the basis of which a reviewer could evaluate her effectiveness as a clinical leader more specifically. A review of historical literature such as in connection with Florence Nightingale clearly demonstrates that good nursing leaders may or may not necessarily also be equally good clinical leaders Stanley…… [Read More].

Old Living Away From Home for the. Since I was not a California resident I had the additional expense of paying out-of-state tuition. I had a football scholarship that would pay fifty-percent of my tuition but I needed a job to pay my living expenses and the remaining tuition. Although the time required for school and football was a fulltime job in itself, my financial needs said I needed to work between thirty and thirty five hours per week to make ends meet.

With that as my motivation, I took a job at Federal Express as a package handler on the graveyard shift. The summer before starting my sophomore year of college, just two weeks before the beginning of football camp in…… [Read More].

Shaping of the Colonies in There. Shaping of the Colonies in There have been few eras in human history possessed with more of the expectant optimism, and the grim pragmatism, than the century following first contact with the new world of North America. With an expansive landmass, the size of which more than doubled that known to citizens of any European country at the time, brimming with natural resources and lying open for exploration and settlement, many thinkers of the age shared Benjamin Franklin's fateful estimation, made in his tract America as a Land of Opportunity, which claimed "so vast is the Territory of North-America, that it will require many Ages to settle it fully.

While America's preeminent philosopher was prescient in…… [Read More]. Yes, biases on multiple fronts were present with all stakeholders involved. I believe it is important to look at these biases in regards to the prevailing market sentiments at the time. During the period directly prior to the IPO, the markets were experiencing excessive optimism in regards to technology stock.

Technology stocks during this period were valued very high relative to their intrinsic worth. In fact, many companies during this period were trading at thousands of times their prior year earnings.

In many respects, some companies commanded high prices with no earnings what so ever. This mass euphoria created irrational values on most companies in the market. The Palm IPO was a direct response to this mass euphoria surrounding technology stocks.

Individual investors believing that stock prices could not come down…… [Read More]. Euthanasia Is Illegal Euthanasia otherwise known as assisted suicide refers to the painless extermination of a patient suffering from terminal illnesses or painful or incurable disease. The techniques used in euthanasia induce numerous artifacts such as shifts in regional brain chemistry, liver metabolism and epinephrine levels causing death. Advocates of euthanasia trust that sparing a patient needless suffering or pain is a good thing.

If an individual is hopelessly hurt or ill with no hope of ever getting well, if such a person is in an unending and unbearable pain and cannot experience the things that make life meaningful, the best option for such patients is euthanasia.

Euthanasia raises questions on morals, legal and essence of…… [Read More]. Blazing Saddles and the Toy. An African-American individual and a drunken cowboy actually form a great team as they push back numerous gunslingers and as they manage to get the townsfolk to overcome their racist ideas in order to fight for their homes. When regarding matters from a more dramatic point-of-view, it seems perfectly normal to acknowledge that suffering unites people regardless of their skin color and background.

Richard Donner's film also emphasizes the importance of humor in the face of adversity. Jack rown, the central character in the film, is an African-American individual who is humiliated on a constant basis by his white patrons and who is even related to as being a toy.

Donner practically produced an outrageous account, taking into consideration that he made a film about a white man buying and African-American for his son.

However, the humorous nature of the motion picture is actually intended to emphasize that it would…… [Read More]. Theory Therapy Levy Meehan Kelly. The modes of BPD are described by the authors as consisting of the angry and impulsive child mode, the detached protector mode, the punitive parent mode and lastly the healthy adult mode.

According to the authors if these modes are lacking in integration and emotions cannot be traversed across each, or if the modes are significantly unbalanced they become schemas that override normal adult behavior. The particulars of Schema Therapy are then described after a…… [Read More]. Contrarian Investment Strategies Over the. In some cases the psychology of consumers can become so extreme, that the definition of what is speculative expands greatly.

There are number of different tools that can be utilized to indentify major changes that are occurring in the trend of a stock or the market averages. Role of Spirituality in the Treatment of Depression. No matter how religion and spirituality are defined -- and many scholars and laypersons see no great distinctions between the two -- there are now hundreds of studies that demonstrate the beneficial effects of religion on both mental and physical health.

Indeed, the more firmly held and intrinsic a person's religious convictions are, the more salutary the effect. All of these qualities are of course lacking…… [Read More]. Emotional Management and Personality as. The first point addressed by Clark's review determines that a fundamental change in medical perspective had begun to transpire with the assumption of varying clinical research investigations on the subject. This would contribute to what Clark identifies as a major shift in the way that physicians had begun to perceive and treat terminal illness.

As opposed to a cut and dry preparation of the patient for the certainty of death, Clark points to a juncture in the mid to late 20th century at which medical professionals had begun to adopt "an active rather than a passive approach to the care of dying people was promoted in which the fatalistic resignation of the doctor 'there is nothing more we can do' was supplanted by a determination to find new and imaginative ways to continue caring up to the end of life.

Parents Against Administration in Schools. Conflicting Educational Association Groups The article critiqued in this document was Lareau and Munoz's "You're not going to call the shots: Structural conflicts between the principal and the PTO at a suburban public elementary school.

Their research consisted of interviews and observations at the school. Interview subjects included the principal, school board members, and parents involved in the PTO. The authors believed the source of conflict stemmed from the structure of the PTO and the principal. The authors' key points largely revolved around the thematic issues that emerged via their observation and interviews.

Specifically, the authors were able to denote that the sources of conflict seemed to come from different priorities between the…… [Read More]. Slow the Illusion of Validity In This. Slow The Illusion of Validity. In this chapter, Kahneman pursues the further implications of two principles described earlier in the book. The second is Confidence by Coherence: Confidence in a judgment usually means that an individual has constructed a coherent story about available evidence, not that the story is true.

And feeling confident about one's judgments creates the illusion of validity and the illusion of skill in making those judgments, even when it is contradicted by the evidence. The average stock-trader on Wall Street actually performs a worse job than if the stocks were traded randomly -- what happens…… [Read More]. Heward Reference Is a Book Review of. Heward reference is a book review of Nancy Close's book Listening to Children: Talking With Children About Difficult Issues -- It is improper to reference a book review-unless of course you are also reviewing the book.

I have included the proper reference Perhaps the one of the worst fears of new parents is that their child may develop a serious disability such as mental retardation or other developmental disability. This socio-cultural environment includes the family environment, community environment, and geographic locale including all shared beliefs and assumptions about child development and about disabilities. However, one can argue that the most important aspect of the sociocultural environment that a child with a disability grows up in is the influence of…… [Read More].

The Concept of Overcoming. Antecedents Defining Characteristics Empirical eferents The ability to help a person or a patient is often a complex affair that involves care on a much deeper level than simply treating symptoms.

The concept of overcoming is interesting to me and I feel that I have had overcome many things in my life; although these challenges were on a different scale than the case studies provided. However, understanding what it takes to "overcome" could be a valuable concept to many people. The significance of the concept in the profession can be largely thought of in terms of expanding the lexicon to include terms that might be more relevant…… [Read More].

Christopher Peterson Is One of. Optimism, and the dispositional moods highlighted by Peterson leads to individual perseverance and success, and to experience better physical health. Peterson's main emphasis on within the subject of subjective well-being is that society often has a negative influence on our well-being. This is because as a group, it is much harder to accomplish tasks and achieve goals, therefore it is taken for granted that we live within an overly pessimistic culture.

Cultural forces thus impact our ability to be optimistic and thus our ability to be happy. Personal happiness can only improve if we can change our disposition towards a state of optimism, and create a barrier between our interpretation of events and the actual occurrence of events themselves.

Peterson's analysis of subjective well-being appears to be very logical, he applies many examples to demonstrate the theoretical and conceptual understanding of disposition. Peterson makes clear through his textbook that positive…… [Read More]. Importance of Being an Optimist. Optimist Person You would definitely agree that optimism and positive attitude are the keys to the personal success and personal growth.

Optimist is an enthusiastic person with a positive attitude in every situation and who is able to exploit situation for the most benefit at least to satisfy his consciousness. When you meet an optimistic person you notice the stream of positive energy that surrounds him like an oriole and which often changes people who surround optimist for better.

However, no matter what happened I knew we would always be friends again. Optimism is a practice, not a skill. Being optimistic is sometimes difficult, and I do not expect to be optimistic all the time and never have anything bad happen to me. Many negative experiences have happened throughout my life, but I choose to laugh it off and try to enjoy everyday.

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Her optimism shines through because she has been through adversity yet she still sees the best in people and chooses to make a difference in their lives. As a young child, Oprah already had a mountain of obstacles in front of her; she was born to unwed teenage parents, was female, and poor. Optimism is an attitude that keeps us centered on what is good about our present situation or about the future. Everything that is lovely or delightful in this world exists alongside pain and loss; optimism is a conscious selective focus on the good. Optimism gives us energy; it makes our efforts feel worthwhile.

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A Handful of Optimism Essay - A Handful of Optimism Despite race, religion, sex, or age the world can be divided into two different groups. Those who see the glass as being half full and those who see the glass as being half empty. In other words, being either that of an optimist or a pessimist. Optimism and Pessimism in Voltaire’s Candide Essay Words | 5 Pages philosophies of the time: Pangloss the proponent of Optimism and Martin the proponent of Pessimism.