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  • Franklin To Thoreau Ideas Of Self Reliance
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    The idea of self-reliance is an American idea. Self-reliance is a way of life when one is reliant on one " sown capabilities, judgment, and resources. When someone is self-reliant they are completely Independent. Many American authors have used examples of this idea, self-reliance, in a lot of their writing. For example, in a Progress to the Mines by Byrd examples of self-reliance are present. In the beginning of the story Byrd writes about a character who 'O... rode eight miles together over a ...
  • Mayhem And Anarchy
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    Importance of Priority in Today's Society In today's society it is of the ultimate importance to keep self-discipline as a major priority. Right now we may not realize it, but we are not living in a perfect society on this planet. But perfect is not the answer for our world, as it seems implausible. Rather, we are trying to work out into the opposite direction and not suffer chaos. Think of what would happen, if we all took the responsibility to keep our self disciplined and utterly focused in t...
  • Potent And Self Actualizing Individuals
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    In Jacquelyn Small's book "Becoming Naturally Therapeutic: A Return to the True Essence of Helping", I explored what it takes to be a genuinely helpful counselor. Although I do not intend to pursue a career in counseling, her book touches on various topics that may be used by all individuals. Small provides her readers with a check-list of characteristic ranging from empathy to respect to self-actualization that are virtually essential to becoming therapeutic. The book begins by stating that "or...
  • Important Line Between Selfishness And Self Interest
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    What would the world come to if people did not strive to help themselves? Would more be accomplished or nothing at all? When is helping oneself self-interest, and when is it rude and selfish? How far does one have to go to not be selfish? In order to be not selfish, must a person spent all their time giving to others? Is in a way giving to others even show selfishness? If that is true is it possible to end selfishness? These questions do not have straight answers, and probably never will. Yet, t...
  • Are You A Shopaholic
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    Are you a shopaholic? 1. Shopaholics found their compulsion to spend by creating false identities to obtain more credit cards. They often hide bank statements from their spouses and try in any way possible to conceal their abuse. In some extreme cases shopaholics has even turned prostituted in order to finance their spending. 2. The group Walletwatch was made by Lawrence Michaels who is a Shopaholic. He spends thou-sands of pounds on albums he don't like and clothes which don't fit him. The reas...
  • Faith In Logic And Reason
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    I believe in the mystical idea of transcendentalism, but I do not consider myself a full transcendentalist because I also have faith in logic and reason. I feel that I have the characteristics of being a transcendentalist, such as being one with nature and being self-reliant. The only quality that I don t agree with is logic and reason because I view the world as a place of logic and reason. Without logic and reason, there would be no answers for us. To me, technology would be sub par in our nat...
  • Helpful Observer Causes Dukkha
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    Buddhism 1.) The First Noble Truth - "Dukkha" A.) The First Noble Truth seems to be an intrinsic understanding that all things are impermanent. This impermanence causes us to feel frustrated when we can't hold on to people or things we think we need. This need helps us feel wanted and / or important. Dukkha can also be described as the suffering we experience and see in our lives. Unpleasant conditions such as being sick, seeing our loved ones get sick and die, getting aggravated over things our...
  • Several Goals To Self Help Groups
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    Self-help groups consist of individuals who share the same problem or concern. Members provide emotional support to one another, learn ways to cope, discover strategies for improving their condition, and help others while helping themselves (Wituk, Shepherd, Slavich, Warren, & Meissen, 2000). There are several goals to self-help groups. When polled, sixty-one percent of self-help groups said that their most important goal was providing emotional and social support to members. Thirty-two percent ...
  • Author's Point Of Individualism And Democratic Community
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    "God helps them that help themselves" (Poor Richards Almanack, 722), a phrase commonly quoted from "Poor Richard's Almanacs", illustrates the types of selfishness often seen during Benjamin Franklin's time. Or does it Is wanting and striving for a better self so bad Would the reader of such phrase think to himself "Wow, the author is really self-absorbed" or "The author must be a hard worker who values self improvement" Either way, the real question is why doesn't it say. ".. those that help oth...
  • Alcoholics Anonymous And Other 12 Step Programs
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    Using AA vs. Abusing AA This paper will try to explain the different views of how and why Alcoholics Anonymous and other 12-step programs are accepted and rejected as effective tools in treating alcoholism and other addictions. The articles reviewed contradict the others? opinion. First, we see that supporting the 12-step programs with a degree of involvement both the doctor and patient will see better results in treating the addiction. The second view will show that 12-step programs can be used...

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