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  • Kathleen Norris's And The Catholic Tradition
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    In The Cloister Walk, American poet Kathleen Norris takes the reader through her experiences with life in a Benedictine monastery. She writes 75 short tales, each one dealing with a different observation... One thing that appealed to me about this book is that Kathleen Norris isn't a catholic, nor is she very into church. Her experiences at the monastery help her better understand herself, as well as others. This paper will attempt to link my experiences with those of Kathleen Norris's and the C...
  • Their Wings
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    Most people do not feel change taking place within them. One of the reasons why this is so might be because it is happening in every moment of our lives. Looking at it from a scientific view, babies are born intellectually empty, devoid of memory or experience. Every detail that our senses take in triggers reactions in our brain, though at most times it is unconsciously. All of these little details and experiences of our lives are what shape us and change us. Humans are like sponges. We are cons...
  • 2005 The Experience Machine As Humans
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    Rajpreet Gill-250231288 Philosophy 201 G March 4, 2005 The Experience Machine As humans we are constantly in search of understanding the balance between what feels good and what is right. Humans try to take full advantage of experiencing pleasure to its fullest potential. Hedonism claims that pleasure is the highest and only source of essential significance. If the notion of hedonism is truthful, happiness is directly correlated with pleasure. Robert Nozick presented the philosophical world with...
  • Virtual Reality Machine
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    In the excerpt from "Biosphere Politics" by Jeremy Rifkin. I found something very interesting. He states "The separation of human beings from nature and the parallel detachment of human consciousness from the human body has transformed western man into an alien on his own planet" (Rifkin). If people could take trips to other places with out leaving the sanctity of there own home it would be an amazing experience. I also was amazed with Rifkin idea of downloading the human consciousness into a ma...
  • Actions Of Bowen McCoy
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    After reading Bowen H. McCoy's, "The Parable of the Sadhu", I ask myself: Can stress or environmental conditions excuse the actions of Bowen McCoy or anyone in a similar situation? Joseph Badaracco says that "right-versus-right choices are best understood as defining moments; decisions that reveal, test, and shape". There is no doubt in my mind that Bowen McCoy's encounter with the Sadhu was a defining moment, but by not taking a stand and ultimately making sure of the Sadhu's survival, will the...
  • Ralph Waldo Emerson
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    The true meaning of life based on experiences... What is it? This is a question which many people dedicate their lives into answering. Ralph Waldo Emerson is one of the few who has succeeded in answering this question. He weaved his answer into a long and tedious essay, which is called "Experience". The only downfall from this work is that it's solely from his perspective, and doesn't include other people's ideas as well as his. Emerson believes that people don't possess the individualistic qual...
  • Every Experience
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    Christianity also has an ultimate goal for life. That goal is to live a good life, die, and have your soul go to heaven to be with God. There are many different types of Christianity. The Orthodox branch is centered on the doctrine of the trinity. The trinity is the father, son, and Holy Spirit. Roman Catholic is also a branch of Christianity. The pope is the head. Catholics believe salvation does not come from perfection of a person but through forgiveness. Catholics believe in the seven sacram...
  • Architectural Experiences And Experiences Through Cities
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    Experiencing EXPERIENCING ARCHITECTURE What is it that we mean when we say 'the architecture of the city' What are cities planned to be Why should we plan anything When we plan ahead, we perhaps have a goal in mind. What is this goal, for an architect or an urban designer Simply putting it, their goal is to make environments in which man can live in ways better than he could before. Right from the early times, when shelter meant only a roof over ones head, or when taking shelter meant seeking pr...
  • Tom Foster Lives Alone In A World
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    The story Drink from Sherwood Anderson's Winesburg, Ohio describes a young man by the name of Tom Foster. This man lives his life with minimal contact to the rest of the world and experiments with each one of life's experiences alone and only once. He accepts things as they are and treats them as an experience and an opportunity to learn. He keeps his thoughts under strict control. Occasionally there is an act he wishes to experience and he proceeds to do so, in solitude. He lives within himself...
  • Good Literature
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    "Good literature substitutes for an experience which we have not ourselves lived through" is a quote stated by Alexander Solzhenitsyn. This quote is properly interpreted as that literature is used as a leeway for people to feel and go through experiences to which they are restricted to in their lives. This is an agreeable quote because there are so many things in life that are within limit, and good literature helps pacify those yearnings for going somewhere and experiencing things beyond unyiel...
  • My 10 Days Trip To Calcutta
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    I still remember my 10 days trip to Calcutta, which is largest and fascinating city in India, with my school staff and students when I was ten years old. Moreover, it was 24 hours journey from my city Hyderabad to the city Calcutta. I can never forget this trip because whenever I get free time, the first thing I think is about the friends that I made, the places which I saw, and the way that I lived on this trip. Though I was the youngest among all the students, I made friends with everyone. How...
  • Researchers Sense Of Humor
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    ENGLISH II WHEN THERE IS NO WAY OUT Carlos Alberto Sobrinho Everybody desires to live in a world without problems, where people do not need to worry about nothing; and where there are no events that demand big efforts and difficult decisions. But, of course, this is an unreal world. In the real world history is so many different. Whatever we need to take decisions, easy or not, we probably have to face some complicated circumstances. However, we have to be prepared to lead with these disagreemen...
  • Hardships Helpful To Personal Development
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    Part Two: How to Examine the Effects of Personal Hardships Hardships occur in and usually greatly impact the lives of everyone, especially those who are at an age where they are still discovering who they are and how they fit into the "big picture" of life. For most, this self-discovery takes place in a collection of years known as the teens and can involve anything from a bad break up to suicide to eating disorders and then some. Essentially, by the time a person hits legal age, they have exper...

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