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  • Reason Of The Universal Nature
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    With their philosophical roots grounded in ancient Greece, Stoicism and Epicureanism had contrary yet significant impacts on Roman society. These two philosophies differed in many of their basic theories. Stoics attempted to reach a moral level where they had freedom from passion, while Epicureans strove for pleasure and avoided all types of pain. Stoics like the Epicureans, emphasized ethics as the main field of knowledge, but they also developed theories of logic and natural science to support...
  • Eleanor Roosevelt
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    Eleanor RoseveltGrowing up in India, as I did, one never hears about female elected officials of United States. We had our own female leaders to study that not much was taught about female leaders of other countries. But among the exception was Eleanor Roosevelt, the wife of one the greatest American President. Though, she was the wife of Franklin Roosevelt, she was not known for being his wife. She, as I remember, more than any other woman, "typified... the realization of the dreams of the fema...
  • Fear For One's Life
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    Fear in Different Genres By Michael J. Miz ov Fear is defined as a condition between anxiety and terror either natural and well-grounded or unreasoned and blind. Fear is one emotion that everyone dislikes, and it is as unavoidable as night or day. Through the use of novels, plays, films, short stories, and poems it becomes clear that fear is an emotion that the writer like to heighten not only in the protagonist, but also in the reader. After reading great works by people such as George Orwell a...
  • Competiveness And The Fear
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    This Way For The Gas Ladies And Gentleman-A Reflection On The Book By Thaddeus Borowitz Between two throw-ins in a soccer game, right behind my back, three thousand people had been put to death. (page 84) Can you imagine In a time period of probably ten minutes three thousand people were brutally killed in a gas chamber. This number is a minute figure compared to the millions and millions of people that were killed during this awful time period. In Tadeusz Borowskis book This way for the Gas, La...
  • Hand In Hand With Fear For Change
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    Fear Do all living things fear something? Those with minds surely have many and various fears, but even the simplest organisms must have fear, for fear is such a powerful feeling. Fear is all around us and is felt in every corner of the earth. Fear is the emotion or feeling that a living creature gets when its physical or mental life is interrupted by a change that causes the creature concern. We humans especially, fear many different things: death, disease, old age, commitment, noises in the ni...
  • Gallant's Bernadette Fear
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    Mavis Gallant's Bernadette Fear, it has a way of controlling everything that it comes in contact with. As young children we are introduced to this intimidating desire with intrigue and suspicion. As we age, the thoughts of fears become more like realities, ideas of loneliness and death enter the picture as comprehensible thoughts and views of the future. These issues make up the foundation of the Mavis Gallant story 'Bernadette'. In this story we are presented with the image of a young French Ca...
  • Our Lives In Fear
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    Good morning ladies and gentlemen, today I am here to talk to you about a quote that Punch Iml ach once said, he said that "a ship in harbour is safe, but that is not what ships are built for". I think he is trying to say that one should not live their life in fear and that humans in general need to take more risks. Fear comes in many forms, there is fear of embarrassment, failure, and injury. These are the three main fears that keep people from achieving their dreams. I say go for it, if you wa...
  • Higher Centers Of Our Brain
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    Happiness is our natural state Humans were designed to be happy, creative and in harmony with the universe at all times. Just like a flower which automatically thrives and blossoms given the right conditions, so does human happiness and consciousness. If the conditions are right, everyone would be in a permanent state of natural ecstasy, living in the here-and-now. Fear switches off higher consciousness and turns us into obedient malleable citizens But we are not quite in such a paradise yet, un...
  • T Care About The Illness
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    When I was told the year before last that I had an illness that threatened my life, I was ready to do anything to better. I learned that I would need months of treatment, maybe even a year, before I would know whether I would recover. I settled into a boring routine that I spent all day at the hospital getting treatment for DIC. Fear and despair engulfed me. When I was in my room, I saw that another man who had leukemia accepted the chemotherapy in my room. The chemotherapy was very painful, but...
  • People Fear
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    What I want most in life is to be able to look back and say there wasn t anything I regret, no chances I didn t take, and nothing I passed up. Life is to short to be spent asking yourself "what if?' What if I had tried harder, done more, been better. There are many things beyond our control that keep us from our dreams, but fear is the worst, and we bring it upon ourselves. Webster's Revised Unabridged Dictionary describes fear as "A painful emotion or passion excited by the expectation of evil,...

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