Some people hear the word commitment and turn and run in the other direction. Commitment is a huge part of life whether it is dealing with other people, children, or jobs. Commitment is defined as; 1) The state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.: a pledge or undertaking 2) an engagement or obligation that restricts freedom of action. Not being able to live freely and do as we please on a day to day basis is very unappealing to some. While others grow up dreaming of these types of commitments for years before they actually get the chance to make them. There are countless types of commitment in the world we live in today, some of course larger than others, things we decide to do in our everyday lives could be considered committing to something. The most common type commitment between two people is monogamy. Monogamy is the practice or state of being married to one person at a time, or the practice or state of having a sexual relationship with only one partner. Marriage is one of many huge mile stones in most people’s lives. Marriage requires two people to commit to each other for a life time, or that is the plan at least. It is a mutual agreement between two people that involves respect, loyalty, exclusiveness, honesty, and openness between one another. It requires two people to be selfless to meet the others needs and make sure they are living right by their partner. Many couples do not see the need in marriage, because the world we live in today. They view marriage more as a piece of paper and an expensive divorce if things happened to not work out in the long run, so they decide to just commit to each other as opposed to making it official for the government. Some people do not like the idea of putting themselves behind someone else’s needs therefore, monogamy does not work for them seeing as it is a selfless act. It takes a level of dedication, or devotion to achieve true monogamy with a person. Another type of commitment is to join a team. Teams can vary from sports, work, church, or anything that requires a group of people to get a job done. A team is two or more people working together to achieve a common goal. When you join a team you make a choice to dedicate yourself to that group of people, to be there for every practice and every game, every project, or whatever you are working towards. You have made them an unspoken promise that you will give them 100% when you are acting as a team. It is an act that betters you as a whole, you do not do anything to help yourself individually while playing a game or trying to get a project done. At the office I work in, if we are assigned a project we all work together and try our hardest to have everyone walking out the door at five o’clock to go home. We make sure that everyone tries to keep a similar work load, and if someone is getting overwhelmed with things to do we relieve each other in any way we can, because we would hope for the same if we needed the help. You have to work together and accept everyone’s thoughts and ideas to better you all as a whole. The common saying “there is no I in Team” sums it up. You do it for the good of everyone; if you try to look out for yourself it will end up costing all of you in the long run. I have saved the most important type of commitment, in my eyes for last, and that is making the choice to be a parent. I conceived Rylan at the age of 19, his father and I had only been together for a year and our relationship was rocky to say the least. Abortion was not an option for me, I am not the most religious person by any means but the thought of terminating my pregnancy made me sick with myself. I knew that it was going to be strenuous, and a lot of work, but I also knew that I would be able to do it. The time I found out I was pregnant I was just about to start my second year of college at Austin Peay State University, I was working my way to becoming a nursing student. Instead of going back to school…
Why do some marriages end in divorce and split a family apart
English Composition 106
American InterContinental University
In today’s society many family marriages end up in divorce. There are many different reasons why this happens and it is never easy to go through especially when there are young children involved. Sometimes the adults do not think about the affects…
because I am an Army Brat. According to Wikipedia, an Army Brat is “An English-language colloquial or military slang term used in several countries to describe the children and teenagers of active-duty military personnel”. But that is not a true definition of an Army Brat to me.
Being an Army Brat means you are the daughter of a soldier; an aggressive, excessively strict, and demanding soldier. My father was a platoon Sergeant and was titled “Nuclear Chemical Biological Specialist” in the Army.…
as the word “crop”. It is very interesting to learn of the many different definitions and uses of this word. The information in this paper will hopefully help people implement the many different forms of such a common word in their every day language.
This word is a good choice to research because of its many different definitions and uses. “Crop” can be used as a noun, verb, or adjective. Some of the definitions were very unexpected and surprising. It is always helpful to learn about…
Definition Essay 2
People who are compassionate are always often viewed as being caring. This is because their behavior is humane. Those that possess this trait can always be trusted because they care about the wellbeing of others. How can one define the term “compassion”? According to the TheFreeDictionary.com, the word “compassion” can be defined as “a feeling of deep sympathy and sorrow for someone by misfortune, accompanied by a desire to alleviate the suffering.” Bravery, being merciful and…
Over the past decade countries around the world including South Korea and Finland have ranked higher than the United States in math and sciences. According to the International Comparison of Math, Reading, and Science Skills Among 15 year olds, Finland has a mean performance ranking of 1-4 in math and a 1-3 rank for science. South Korea a close second to Finland has a mean performance of 2-3 in the category of math and 2-4 in science…
persistent Function: Adj.
The state of continuing, even through difficult situations.
If the students want to obtain excellent grades, they must be persistent; they have to study every day, no matter how tired they are.
Secure Function: Adj.
The Hospital has a secure private parking area below the building.
Unrest Function: noun
Disagreements or fighting between…
October 3, 2012
In this Definition Essay, I was trying to prove how the word normal is being changed while technology is changing. As the world of technology is being to enhance and proceed, meanings of words are also being used differently than how they used to. During the process of writing this essay, I had some difficulty incorporating technology and what we have gone over in class, but draft after draft, I was finally able to come to a conclusion. I am very pleased…
Racial issues among blacks have long been a blatant circumstance of the American experience. Such circumstances range of the horrible realities of African enslavement in the 1700s to the restrictions on human rights such as unfair practices such as literacy tests before being permitted to housing and voting in the 1950s. Fast forward to modern day, and the progress that blacks have initiated in America is evident through legislation…
such as a fireman or a military service member.
Generalizing the term hero is not only a misuse of the word, but it is simply poor knowledge of what a true hero does to be considered a hero. Everyone has a varying degree of the definition, but the root of the definition is still one that displays courage in threatening or dangerous situations in order to save others from injury or death. In order to avoid degrading the word ‘hero’ into something meaningless, it should be reserved for those rare…
November, 13, 2014
Are you successful? What does that mean to you? Success and being successful can be defined and rated in many ways; traditionally and most commonly success has been defined by material elements such as, wealth, power and, popularity status. The Webster dictionary’s definition for success is: the fact of getting or achieving wealth, respect, or fame. However, success has changed and its meaning has evolved over time. The most recent…