Albert Schweitzer: “By having Reverence for Life, we enter into a spiritual relationship with the world by practicing Reverence for Life we become good, deep, and alive.” Albert Schweitzer believed that all life had value, from the microscopic germs, to animals, to you and me. “As soon as a man does not take his existence for granted, but beholds it as something unfathomably mysterious, thought begins.” Albert Schweitzer encouraged millions of people to not take life for granted, he also encouraged peace and for people to follow God and live by his word. Albert Schweitzer’s early life was a large indicator of his years to come. Albert Schweitzer was born in Gunsbach, Alsace (then Germany now France) in 1875, to a protestant minister and his wife. A serious child, Schweitzer thought deeply about the world around him. Schweitzer as a child cared about all living things. As Schweitzer grew older he began to take action by doing the little things to avoid death in other living things. As a child Schweitzer learned a lot about life which fueled his desire to help and protect it later in life. Albert Schweitzer had many ideals and practices not to mention the surplus of education in other fields. Albert Schweitzer was a Christian. Not only was he born to a pastor he become one himself at the local church in his village. Not only was he a pastor he was also a theologian who studied deeply into his faith. On top of being a pastor, Schweitzer was a musician, a teacher, a principal, and an author of multiple books. Above all ideals, Schweitzer lived by the theory of Reverence for Life, the theory that all life has value from microscopic germs to you and I. Schweitzer’s ideals helped him reach his goals but there were many obstacles for him along the way. Schweitzer’s goal was to influence the world about how war was a waste and peace was the answer. Schweitzer believed that all living things had value. He did all he could to keep to that so he became a vegan. One Schweitzer’s greatest achievement was the start of his life’s dream, his hospital at
Albert Schweitzer was born on the 14 of January, 1875 into the Alsatian family. Most people in the family were educated, including himself. In 1893 he attended the University of Strasbourg and obtained a doctorate in philosophy in 1899. His immediate family were heavily associated with the church, his father and grandfather were both ministers and both of his grandfathers were both talented organists. After he received a doctorate in religious philosophy, he began preaching at…
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1. Audie Murphy
Audie Leon had many accomplishments during his life: War, movie actor, composer of country music, and poet. He was born on June 20, 1924 in Kingston (Texas) and lived until the age of 46. He went to school for only 5 years, but became the most decorated American soldier during World War II. He received many awards such as: The Medal of Honor, the U.S. military's highest award for valor, three French and one Belgium medals. Soon after the war, he started…
Philanthropy benefits the giver too, with "helper's high" and "giver's glow"
By Bruce DeBoskey
The DeBoskey Group
POSTED: 08/11/2013 12:01:00 AM MDT| UPDATED: ABOUT A YEAR AGO
Any discussion of philanthropy usually focuses on how a giver can help others — other people, other organizations or entities, or even the world. But a growing body of scientific evidence demonstrates that acts of philanthropy strongly benefit the giver as well.
Researchers call these benefits the "helper's high" and "giver's…
slave of the leash. That one is the cat. If man could be crossed with the cat it would improve man, but it would deteriorate the cat." - Mark Twain Notebook, 1894
"There are two means of refuge from the misery of life - music and cats." - Albert Schweitzer
"There are few things in life more heartwarming than to be welcomed…
13 October 2014
Hunger Relief For The Needy
For as long as I can remember, I have been passionate about helping people. Any opportunity to perform an act of kindness, be it large or small, is thrilling to me. Needless to say, of the many goals I have for my life, among the most important is my desire to provide help to those in need through my commitment to service. As a college requirement I was able to gain experience by volunteering my time at…
Today, after the evolution of human beings over several millenniums, in the twenty-first century, it is hard to deny animal rights. As most people know, animals have rights just like humans; however, they are unable to defend their own rights. As a result, some humans take advantage of this situation and violate animal rights by hunting, torturing, or abusing them. Given the above situation, a simple question comes to the mind of any rational human: why should we as humans…
AP Language and composition
Animal Rights and Experimentation
A. Professor Charles R. Magel once stated "Ask the experimenters why they Experiment on animals, and the answer Is: 'Because the animals are like us.' Ask the experimenters why it is morally OK to experiment on animals, and the answer is: 'Because the animals are not like us.' Animal experimentation rests on logical contradiction."
1. An estimated 26 million animals are used…
became Chevron-Texaco in 1985
D. The family also founded the National Gallery, claims one of the longest serving U.S.
Treasury Secretaries, and is a patron to the University of Pittsburgh, Carnegie Mellon
University, Yale University, the Hôpital Albert Schweitzer, and the University of Virginia.
E. Carnegie Mellon University, and its Mellon College of Science, is named in honor of the
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UNDERSTAND the problem
In 1931, the French medical missionary Dr. Albert Schweitzer wrote,
“Pain is a more terrible lord of mankind than even death itself.” Today,
pain has become the universal disorder, a serious and costly public
health issue, and a challenge for family, friends, and healthcare
providers who must give support to the individual suffering from the
physical as well as the emotional consequences of pain.
The Two Faces of Pain: Acute and Chronic
establishing through handwriting analysis and Bach’s personal correspondence Art of the Fugue. It was really not his last creative piece, scholars have been able to focus on deeper questions and mysteries Art of the Fugue holds.
In 1905, Albert Schweitzer referred to Art of the Fugue as being a “purely theoretical work”. The piece was first performed in concert halls in 1927, over 175 years after its publication. The Art of the Fugue was meant to be purely theoretical is the fact that Bach himself…