Compulsive Heroes “Great ambition is the passion of a great character. Those endowed with it may preform very good or very bad acts. All depends on the principles which direct them” (Bonaparte). Many of those who strive to better themselves often turn towards the unthinkable approach to achieve what they desire. For one to be considered a hero, one must go down the more difficult path, following the statutes and ethics that are imposed on all. Many find inspiration in the accomplishments of those renowned for their great acts and idolize the legend of the individual. This is true of the modern-day celebrity, Lance Armstrong; whose fraudulent victories once gave inspiration to many, is now shunned due to his hubris regarding the doping scandal. Likewise, the celebrated Roman leader, Julius Caesar, became so intoxicated with his pursuit of equity that he himself became the source of corruption, which in the end, led to his assassination. Once heroes and adorned by many, both Lance Armstrong’s and Julius Caesar’s hubris led to the public contempt. Julius Caesar’s desire for greatness was what ultimately brought him down. Although his rise to power had a noble purpose, which was to establish fairness for all classes, his means of coercing himself into authority involved numerous acts of self-indulgence. One can observe his vanity, which is one of his fatal flaws during the conversation with The conspirators charge Caesar with ambition, and his behavior substantiates this judgment: he does vie for absolute power over Rome, reveling in the homage he receives from others and in his conception of himself as a figure who will live on forever in men’s minds. However, his faith in his own permanence in the sense of both his loyalty to principles and his fixture as a public institution eventually proves his undoing. Lance Armstrong was truly a legend; he conquered the Tour de France seven consecutive times, won a bout with cancer during his cycling career, and established a campaign for cancer research and awareness. However, these great feats were aided with the use of illegal performance enhancing drugs and his Tour de France…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Have you ever had that strange nauseated feeling when contemplating something in your future? That overwhelming panic that sends your sympathetic nervous system into immediate fight or flight mode is anxiety (hypo…). Anxiety disorders create massive cognitive distress in individuals experiencing them. Obsessive Compulsive Disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder (book). This anxiousness and fear is resolved in bizarre…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder, OCD, is an anxiety disorder that causes unwanted and intrusive thoughts or feelings that cause an individual to feel driven to do something. OCD affects one in every 50 individuals in the United States. Often times, OCD begins in childhood or adolescence and if untreated, will continue into adulthood. This research paper will address the symptoms of OCD and the current counseling techniques used to treat it.
Heroes For Sale (1933)
Heroes for Sale, a movie released just 4 years after the crash, is a movie with a lot of different plots, the plots were so many that it really hard to predict what would come up next, special the ending.
It begins with a a rainy night of the World War I. Led by Tom Holmes, Roger and some other soldiers go to a suicide mission behind enemy lines to capture a German officer. With this scene and the other scenes that follow, the movie…
Obsessive- compulsive disorder (OCD) is an anxiety disorder in which people have unwanted and repeated thoughts, ideas, feelings, or obsessions that make them driven to do something (compulsions) (Berger, 2012). Obsessions are thoughts that recur even after one has the desire to get rid of them. People that have OCD have obsessions or compulsions that cause major distress that is a distraction to everyday life. There are different kinds of…
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder: A Closer Look
Eugene N. Graham Jr.
Nova Southeastern University
Professor Lori Eickleberry
This paper is a compilation of ideas and a collaboration of articles that give an in depth look at obsessive compulsive disorder. It gives a closer look into the illness and how it has become known to society. It will cover the prevalence of this disorder as well as its causes. This paper will also give a description of the disorder and…
and 1 in 100 children have OCD (beyondocd.org). Obsessive compulsive disorder is anxiety disorder characterized by persistent intrusive ideas, thoughts, impulses or images which often result in performing compulsive rituals over and over again (cmha.ca). According to the World Health Organization, OCD is one of the top 20 causes of illness-related disability for individuals between 15 and 44 years of age (beyondocd.org). Obsessive compulsive disorder can vary from mild cases to very severe, where it…
Compulsive exercising, like many disordered eating behaviors, is used to lose weight. But ultimately the exercise provides a temporary sensation of power, control and or self-respect. For some, it is a way to cope with stress, and forget about underlying issues. It is said that we should exercise our demons, but in some cases that is taken too seriously. People get caught up in the benefits of exercising, to the point…
March 30, 2015
What is Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
When an individual is diagnosed with obsessivecompulsive disorder (OCD) they are unable to control
the necessity to check things constantly, or possess
certain feelings and/or execute rituals and routines
continuously. The feelings and rituals connected with
OCD cause suffering and interruptions with ones
Components of the Disorder
Obsessive Compulsive Disorder
Obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) is characterized by unreasonable thoughts and fears called obsessions that lead you to do repetitive behaviors which is referred to as compulsions. OCD often centers on themes. Despite efforts to ignore or get rid of bothersome thoughts, the thoughts or urges keep coming back. This leads to more ritualistic behavior and a vicious cycle that's characteristic of OCD.
OCD symptoms usually include both obsessions and compulsions. But…
The question remains: who is worthy to be called a hero? I have seen many people who deserve the title of a hero for many bold actions. Sure, they do not wear legendary costumes, drive bat-mobiles or possess superhuman abilities. Of course, there is much more to a hero than just what is visible to the eye. As a matter of fact, it is all about what is on the inside—the qualities and behavior fixed in a mentality. That is why self-obsessed people do not make it on the list of heroes…