Doubting leads to success "Concerning the things that can be doubted" is an attractive poem because I can sense how the writer feels and what he treats the doubtful matters like what I do when questioning. The writer wants to expresses his feelings about some matters he doubted. Confused and frustrated,the writer reflected on whether the opinions were true or false regarding to the issues which others consider to be obvious. At the end of the poem,the sentence "Everything is uncertain" strongly expressed the writer's dilemma. I choose this work because I thought few students are willing to question matters now. But the writer did. A strange phenomenon around me made me confused when I was studying in China. I found the students were not questioning when they learned some new issues. They just made a note and took it for granted that all our teachers said were right. It could not be worse that a student should lose the critical thinking skill. Fortunately, when reading the poem, I find that the writer doesn't give up questioning, even though he gets stuck. Just like the writer, we may feel frustrated and uncertain. But it's not an excuse for us to accept issues without questioning. Questioning the matters even though there might be 99% chance that Yu 2 they are correct, will likely help us to obtain the goals we pursue. Just like the writer does. He questions the simple universal truth, the earth and the sky. It is novel to say that there is no earth and no sky. But if we do not have the courage to doubt or we do not take actions to prove our question, how can we know? Bravely doubting the matters that can be questioned may lead us to succeed. Looking back through history, all the great figures in both science and politics have the courage to doubt the theories or opinions, which were considered as truth and assumed a solid foundation in peoples' minds for a long time. This questioning allows people to take proper action and make change, which can improve our world.It was Columbus's courage to doubt the long time existed opinion that the earth is flat that made him sailed out to explore beyond the horizon. Also it is Roosevelt 's courage to doubt the economic liberalism widely applied at that time in America that helped him to come up with the Roosevelt New Deal. Consequently, questioning the matters that is obvious or the authority is not a crazy behavior. Don't hesitate to carry out the question you were not pretty sure. It is the spirit of doubting that makes us live better, though nobody wants to trap into thinking without any help. But if we can get over it, we may become a better person than we expected. Questioning happens first in mind,if we don't take action to test our…
foundation when building his structure of knowledge. After explaining the concept I give a brief evaluation of his success in introducing and using this cogito as a foundation. Finally, I provide reasons why I think Descartes succeeded in his epistemology.
The First Meditation began with Descartes deciding to employ radical scepticism in his quest of acquiring true knowledge and this lead him to conclude that he could not be sure of anything except that he knew nothing (Descartes, 1984:12-15). Meaning…
objective. Much like myself, in the graphic novel Maus by Art Spiegalman we can learn that if and individual has ambition and motivation in their life to accomplish the goal at hand they can be positively radiated or passed to other individuals which leads to success in accomplishing the goal for both parties.
Once Anja and Vladek and many other Jewish people who once occupied many European countries such as Germany, Poland, France and Austria, they were evicted and where all shipped in cattle cars to Auschwitz…
paper will review the leadership characteristics such as education in civilian and military, family history of military careers, and their careers outside the military that continue to lead and inspire, not only troops, but all leaders that require leadership to guide and mentor those that will follow and achieve success.
Former Commander of US and International forces in Afghanistan, both General Stanley McChrystal and General David Petraeus served in the United States Army. Military careers at West…
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Witness (1985) was directed by Australian filmmaker Peter
Weir, and stars Harrison Ford and Kelly McGillis. A
considerable box office success on its release, the film
received eight Academy Award nominations, winning two for
the screenwriters and editor. Witness combines the genre of
the thriller, western and melodrama, and brings together the
two very different worlds of the rural…
organization or team. Kotter 1990.
followers to freely choose whether to follow the leader or not. Unless followers have some choice to follow or not follow, leaders cannot lead.
Pardey 2007 agrees with this and equates leaders without followers to that of a bicycle without wheels.
Defining Leadership Leadership has been defined by traits, behaviours,
influence, interaction patterns, role relationships…
Gilpin, pg. 137). This creates the desire for particular goods and financial assets, thus increasing prices and enticing additional investors due to the profits foreseen. Instability is generated during period of economic growth and strength that leads to credit crushes and economic downturns. Crashes are endogenous to free markets working – not accidents – they are recurrent natural cycles of boom and bust that are internally generated. There are stages of a crisis: (1) Displacement - major financial…
for her family. When the family moves to Lansing, Michigan, in 1929, another white supremacist group burns down their house. Malcolm says that watching his house burn taught him one of many early lessons about being black in America. He sees that success for blacks in Lansing means waiting tables or shining shoes rather than working in a respected profession and that the majority of black people are poor and jobless.
Chapter Two: Mascot
In 1937, Malcolm moves in with the Swerlins, a white foster…
relates to science. And there is no question that a divide between people who are comfortably engaged with science and people who are not persists today. In 2004, the New York Times celebrated the 25th anniversary of its weekly Science Times with a lead article entitled “Does Science Matter?” The authors wrote:
[T]here are new troubles in the peculiar form of paradise that science has created as well as new questions about whether it has the popular support to meet the future challenges... Science…
be in any context—your work, community, student organization, sports team, etc.
A specific leadership goal that I am will achieve in the next 12 months is becoming VP of Membership for my sorority. This is an executive board position where I would lead the chapter during recruitment and play a key role in the future of the sorority by determining membership goals and objectives. Every organization needs to consciously grow their membership and decide what direction and outcomes they actively want…
to Michael Green, and mother to 6-year-old Jess and 4-year-old Casey. Alice lives in San Francisco in a beautiful home. She is able to have the help of a nanny, and depends on her nanny while Michael is gone, sometimes for weeks at a time. This leads to Alice feeling lonely and isolated. Alice grew up in a household with an alcoholic father and a mother who enabled his drinking and blamed Alice for his need to drink. Her mother has never been good for Alice’s self-esteem, often being critical…