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  • Cultivation Of The Self Michel Foucault
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    Michel Foucault: The Cultivation of the Self Michel Foucault (1926-1984) spent much of the later part of his studies on the idea of the care of the self and cultivation of the self. He defined such care as using one's own reason to ascertain who one is and how he can be his best. Foucault takes several perspectives on this theme, from medical to phenomenological, to develop his focus on finding out who one is, the goal of the care of the self. Human's failure to attain and nurture this self resu...
  • Own Self Derived Thoughts
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    Emerson emphasizes over and over again that in order to gain ones own independence, one must first abandon all learned things and seek to accumulate thereafter only the knowledge which one attains firsthand and deems pertinent to be assimilated into ones own truth. 'Nothing is at last sacred, but the integrity of your own mind's tates Emerson, because 'Nothing can bring you peace but yourself' (Emerson 203). Emerson ultimately arrives at the conclusion that one must be self aware. He believes th...
  • Neo And An Ai Agent
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    The Matrix Interweaves much symbolism, mythology, philosophy, and psychology. On the surface, the movie challenges the dominance of technology in our culture and predicts an apocalyptic result from the use of artificial intelligence. Yet, behind the human struggle for survival is a mythical backdrop upon which are backlit some of C.G. Jung's basic ideas regarding the human psyche. These Jungian ideas include the ego-Self relationship and how it relates to the persona, the shadow, individuation, ...
  • My Mask And My Face
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    Monday Morning Masks As the sun slowly peaks through the Monday morning fog, high school students are disappointed that the weekend has ended. Upon arrival to school, their half-closed eyes are not ready for a new day. A minor hassle becomes the gripe, making the mood even dimmer. This murkiness doesn t hinder me. Why I use a mask, filled with laughter and hope, to reverse the mood. With this mask, I pretend to be cheerful about the day, no matter what my inner disposition. As the day goes on, t...
  • Ductility A Yielding Disposition Of Mind
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    Pride being proud, inordinate self-esteem; and unreasonable conceit of ones own superiority over others. Insufficient not sufficient, inadequate to any need, use or purpose. Consequence that which follows from any act, cause, principles or series of actions. Pliancy quality of being pliant; easiness to be vent; readiness to be influenced. Ductility a yielding disposition of mind; ready compliance. Commendation praise, favorable representation of words, declaration of esteem; respects; greeting; ...
  • Every One And I
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    i want to be friends with every one i like, and admire only difference is that they should like me, that's hard and difficult, how can every one like you. ta hts a big question? not every one may like you, every one has there likes and dis likes, its hard for some one to be liked. so i gave up the idea of liking every one. and i started liking my self. which made my life easier and happier for ever aND FOR EVER. so my advise is to like one self first. and then worry about others. other wise you ...
  • Self Concept Through Interpersonal Communication
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    I chose the topic of self-concept through interpersonal communication because I had an interest in it. This interest is because I didn't understand that one's self-concept affected the way one is perceived by others. I learned self-concept through class discussions, but I wanted a better understanding of how communication affects one's self-concept and how it affects one's perception One's self-concept affects one's perception, attitude and behavior, which can be demonstrated during the process ...
  • Buddha And Zen
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    I AM AWAKE In a world filled with technology and industry, it can become increasingly difficult to take a step back and view the world in its natural state. In essence, we are humans trying to figure out how we fit into a world seemingly contradictory to the path of humanity. We look to nature for answers. We look to each other, as well as to one another's accomplishments for these same answers. In the end, our entire species comes to the same conclusion. In order to fully understand our world, ...
  • Woman's Self Esteem
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    Nathaniel Branden's A Women's Self-Esteem gives an inside view to helping women improve their self-esteem and begin to live a healthier, happier life. Self-esteem is the ability to experience ourselves as being competent to cope with the basic challenges of life and to be capable of seeking happiness. It consists of two components: self-efficacy, or the ability to chose, learn, think and make appropriate decisions, and self-respect, the right to be blissful, the belief that achieving, making fri...

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