What would happen if you brought in infamous Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo Emerson in the same room from their pasts and had them critique your life? Well, I believe that Thoreau and Emerson would highly disagree with the way I am living my life because I am living a complicated life, I do not question the ways of authority, and I aim to be well known as a hockey player. To start with, both Emerson and Thoreau would disagree with my abstruse life. Henry David Thoreau tests the ideas of Ralph Waldo Emerson about nature by living alone at Walden Pond. There he realizes that living simply upon nature deepens the mind, brings the soul up to its fullest potential, and influences the imagination to change our lives. Furthermore, in Nature, Emerson says, “Standing on the bare ground - my head bathed by the blithe air and uplifted into infinite space - all mean egotism vanishes. I become a transparent eyeball”. In this point Emerson describes that a simple life creates deeper thoughts and one is able to see more clearly. In my complex life, four things take it up, eating, sleeping, studying and playing hockey. I wake up at 3:30 every morning, go to hockey practice, go to school, eat, and do homework until I fall asleep at around 8:00 PM, and it starts all over again. According to both philosophers, I should stop this life where I have no free time to develop my mind, my soul, and my imagination. Thoreau also says, “We do not ride on the railroad; it rides upon us”. This means that some things which we believe make our lives simpler actually make it more complicated. Both these men believe that in order to understand the meaning of life you must live simply. In summary, both these wise men would tell me to live a simpler life in order to develop my mind, soul, and imagination, “Nothing is more sacred than the integrity of your own mind.”- Emerson. Not only would they ask me to live a simpler life, but they would also ask me to question my complicated one. To end with, Emerson would attempt to steer me away from perusing my dream of becoming a professional hockey player. Emerson views greatness differently from me and society. We see greatness as a way of happiness and exhilaration. However, Emerson views things differently, “Crossing a bare common, in snow puddles, at twilight, under a clouded sky, without having my thoughts any occurrence of
16 November 2014
3.3 wo Idealists: Double Feature
1. According to the first sentence what does every person realize at some moment in his/her education?
According to the first sentence, every person realizes at some moment in his/her education that envy is ignorance, imitation is suicide, the universe is full of good, and they must take themselves for better and for worse.
2. What is the opposite of "self-reliance," according to Emerson?
collective security which is exemplified with the idea of a League of Nations as part of his renowned fourteen point plan. As well as this Wilson also wanted to instil a sense of self determination within Europe for nations such as Poland. In this essay I will explain Wilson's problems with the balance of power and more about his idea of 'collective security' which he tried to replace it with.
The first problem that Wilson had with a balance of power was that it was a fairly aggressive system. Balance…
The same location our class normally meets
What to bring: Your ASU Student ID, for when you hand in your exam &
An Exam book (blue book or green book) available at the bookstore &
A Scan-tron form (bubble-in forms) available at the bookstore & TWO number 2 pencils for filling in the scantron form &
A blue or black ink pen (optional – pencil ok), for your exam book. I will not have extras available. If you forget yours, you’ll have to rely on the kindness of your peers or else run to the bookstore…
these essays, on the value of history, was the widespread human enjoyment of a good story. It was suggested that history played a part in satisfying this need. The consistent success of fiction based on a simple form of counterfactual history — Robert Harris's "Fatherland" is a good recent example — seems to indicate that this type of history is equally appealing. Sometimes known as "what if", or "alternative" history, or, in the title of a recent collection of serious counterfactual essays edited…
Reflection on My Self-Performance as a Team Coordinator
Reflective Essay - Belbin Team Role Theory in practice
To further understand Belbin Team Role Theory, I, together with four students formed a team and simulated as being authorized by the Songjiang Government Bureau to investigate into the current situation and the prospect of the higher education industry in Songjiang District. Through unremitting team efforts, we successfully demonstrated our findings and recommended…
Haþim Cihan Demirköprülü, 20303433
Essay Question: Compare the Characteristics of the true guardians, as described by Plato (Republic, bk VII, pp.158 – 61, 484b – 487e) with the characteristics of the rulers, as described by Machiavelli (The Prince, ch.15, pp. 47 – 49 and ch. 18, pp.54f). What is the most important difference between the two accounts? In your view, which account is better, and why?
For centuries, every ruler created their own principles and rules and somehow…
device or a stylistic tool?
I will now care to argue that both Jonathan Swift (1667-1745) and Daniel Defoe (1660-1731) deliberately place the reader within the predicament of trying to decipher what irony is and how it is tolerated and concealed. The two texts I will be exploring and deconstructing are ‘A Modest Proposal for preventing the children of poor people in Ireland, from being a burden on their parents or Country, and for making them beneficial to the publick’1 (1729) and ‘The Shortest-Way…
April 1, 2014
Sharing is Caring
In present day society, individuals dedicate their time to social media on the internet and electronics, towards updating statuses, rebloging pictures, favoriting videos, reading up on current events, and staying connected in general. It’s only been 25 years since Tim Burners-Lee invented the world wide web and it’s no secret that it is one of the most progressive and influential invention of our time. Dave Eggers, in his…
beginning in 1824 and serving under two different presidents. He then went on to become a U.S. Senator and continued to achieve greatness.
When people think of America they think of a strong country that stands together to fight for what they believe in. We practice democracy which can divide people’s opinions, yet we stand together when it comes to our country’s well-being. Strength and conviction are two founding qualities that make our country so great even today. These two qualities were originally obtained…
Study Guide Fall 2014
The final examination will have two sections, one short answer and one essay.
You should know the following theories and terms
1) Theory: A theory is a general statement that explains causes and effect of classes of phenomenon
- Result for accepted hypothesis
- Theories generate hypothesis we can make predictions on
-Drive investigation but no experimental control
2) Hypotheses: States a casual relationship between two things. Needs to be able to be tested and proven wrong…