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  • Own Pets
    316 words
    People who own pets have been known to lead longer and happier lives than those without them. As we get older, we become less active. The more inactive we become, the higher our risk of death. We therefore need something in our lives to keep us busy so we don't die prematurely; and a pet is just the thing to do it. This is probably because of the companionship, exercise, and responsibility that they provide. First, owning a pet forces one to take on the responsibility of keeping it alive. One's ...
  • Different Types Of Responses To Irony
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    Abstract My paper deals with responses to conversational irony in two different contexts. As an interaction analyst I am interested in how interlocutors co-construct the whole conversational sequence, in what they do with the ironic act in reacting to it. I combine data analytic methods from interaction al sociolinguistics with questions from cognition theory. I shall point out how the interaction analysis of different response types contributes to the development of irony theory. A look at two ...
  • Being A Mature Person
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    What makes a person Mature Being a mature person doesn t just happen over night, and maturity doesn t necessarily have an age. Rather Maturity depends more on a persons sense of wisdom, humility, and responsibility. Being a mature person is coming terms with yourself and knowing who you are as an individual. In addition it is where your priorities come in place and the responsible way in which you treat certain situations. Wisdom is an integral part of maturity. Wisdom is the knowledge that we e...
  • Respect And Responsibility
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    Love is a theological virtue that enables us to develop caring relationships with God and others. With love comes sexuality, which is the condition of having a gender and relating to others as a result of that gender. Love and sexuality often go hand and hand but when people deal with these factors there are guidelines so that people do not abuse two wonderful gifts that God has given us. To live a chaste life is not always simple and easy. There are cultural challenges that affect us and make i...
  • One Person Drink
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    Who job is it really to realize if you or myself have had too much to drink? What we " re discussing is the simple fact if it is a bar's, bartender, or waiters' responsibility for their customers actions once they leave. Some people believe so, like our State of Texas. The question is whose responsibility really is it? I actually don't believe that it is no one persons responsibility for how much one person drink, except for the people themselves. The State on the other had believes and enforces...
  • First Aid Care
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    First aid is the initial care given to a sick or injured person before more formal medical assistance is applied. The goal of first aid is to intervene actively to prevent further damage, to provide life support, and to begin effective treatment of the victim's condition, to minimize injury and prevent death. Although first aid is not a substitute for medical care, those trained in first aid are able to assess the nature and the extent of an emergency and determine the best course of action to t...
  • Yawning Effect
    516 words
    Is Yawning Contagious? Yawning is contagious. You can 'catch' a yawn. I had to stifle many yawns as I read and wrote about this phenomenon. Yawning is probably programmed into us as stated by Dr. William Broughton, director of the Sleep Disorders Center at the University of S. Alabama Knoll wood Hospital. Yawning is not contagious from species to species. You will not see a baboon for instance yawn when he sees a human yawn. If a chimpanzee or baboon yawns another will follow. And vise versa. Th...
  • Responsibility Of Designers To The General Public
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    As this topic could in most cases be considered controversial, this paper is simply the written with views and opinions that I feel about this specific topic. According to Merriam-Webster's Online Dictionary the term "responsibility is defined as "1: the quality or state of being responsible: as a: moral, legal, or mental accountability". (web ) The question raised in this topic is what, if any, responsibility do graphic designers have to the general public? Should graphic designers be held liab...
  • Responsibility Over Happiness
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    An individual's right to be happy and its conflict with an individual's responsibilities is a common personal problem. Many people must make the choice between the two daily. Most people have a set opinion of whether responsibility or happiness should prevail. Sometimes people have exceptions to this opinion. Some people would judge Tom, in The "Glass Menagerie", as being right or wrong in his decision to take happiness and leave responsibility. I believe that people have a right to be happy, an...
  • Dunstan For The Very First Time
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    Fifth Business -- -Character Response -- - 'Fifth Business', a book by Robertson Davies, has been written as a memoir of Dunstable Ramsay. Dunstable Ramsay, renamed to Dunstan, during the course of the book, is the narrator of this story. He writes this memoir to the Headmaster of the school, where he was the Assistant Head and Senior History Master before his retirement. But the memoir is only to be opened after his death, not before that. This information about the book certainly implies that ...
  • After Reflective Listening
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    Listening The main components in good listening are paying attention and seeking to understand the other person. Perhaps the greatest obstacle to a good dialogue comes from one person trying desperately to be heard without listening, validating and responding to what the other person feels is important. When both people want to be heard and neither is listening, it is difficult to achieve the give and take of a good dialogue. "This you know, my beloved brethren. But let everyone be quick to hear...

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