Finding Hope I have nights were I am often silent when I am screaming inside. Times like that led me to one place, and one place only. The hospital can be a horrifying situation to be in. Imagine a life full of needles being injected into a person’s arm almost every day, living in a room with bars on the windows, and nurses watching everybody’s actions. There were locks on every cabinet in sight, and the chairs were almost impossible to move, that way when the voices inside took over, nobody could rely on the chairs to cause pain bigger than what was inside them. Anyone would think that through all this agony there would be no good. However, I met the most influential person here. Dave has inspired me in every way possible, for he is very perseverant, hopeful, and trustworthy, also, my life changed completely after meeting him. From this I realized the hospital is nothing but guidance. I believe that character traits are able to change the atmosphere in either a positive way, or a negative way. Most of the time it was negative, only because this place was no vacation. At the inpatient psychiatric unit, it is imperative to have many nurses with commendable attitudes to help patients recover; Dave is one of those people. By being perseverant, hopeful, and trustworthy, he showed me how great life truly is. As a person, he never gives up on anything he puts his mind to. Likewise, he shows that with hard work, great outcomes will follow. Dave’s dedication to his job is unbelievable. In addition to that, he gave me hope that I had once lost, and could not find. Never a single time did he doubt my recovery, which made me strive to fight harder. For me, it is tough to trust people with my biggest secrets, but with Dave it was different. He promised to never ever tell a soul. Therefore, when I was scared and felt alone, I knew I could trust him to help guide me through the darkest days of my life. Without Dave, I would be another person added to the suicide statistics. As I continue on, I am going to try and find the words to explain how Dave has changed my life, and inspired me. Not too long ago, my only escape from life was the sensation of a blade carving into my wrist. When I consumed a…
life because I want nothing but the best for my future. I know continuing on this path toward the medical field will not be easy but I am motivated to push though all the years it takes to get it done.
I learned that having your own identity and finding yourself is an important thing in life because it defines you as person from the rest of the world. No one can tell you who you are; you have to learn through your own experiences to figure it out. I also believe if you do not find your own identity…
The Danger in Finding Meaning
“Those who read the symbol do so at their peril” –Oscar Wilde
Finding a piece of art that excels all others is finding a piece of one’s own soul by accident. Why is it that this piece stood out above all others? Why is it that this piece intrigued thy mind? Why is this piece creating a calamity in the mind? Why is this piece so eccentric? These questions arose with the piece I chose. As I looked around the room I could not find anything that gave me an awe feeling;…
Major Authors in English 2013/05/08
Waiting in hope
The foundation of human life is that we have no purpose. The play “Waiting for Godot”, by Samuel Beckett, gives form to this nothingness through Vladimir’s and Estragon’s struggle for a change in their repetitive life cycle. They try to distract themselves from the reality of their situation. In fact, they are confused about time, space and who they are. They hope for something (Godot) to save them from emptiness of life. If they…
November 11, 2013
A Hope in the Unseen Paper
Cedric Jennings, from A Hope in the Unseen, is an African American male who struggles with his personal identity relating to his education and future because of his own background and where he comes from. Throughout the novel we see a progression of where he ranks in the social stratification of American culture. Many aspects of Cedric’s life influence his progression within this system.
In the beginning of the novel we see…
March 24, 2013
Finding Hope through it All
Mary Pipher is an author as well as a psychologist which is why she can write about her topics so well. This clip, “Mr. USA”, is from her book, Writing to Change the World. This book is basically just about topics she feels passionate about and how you can change the world by writing about them. In this piece, she evaluates the United States after the terrorist attack on September 11th. The country was confused…
give you a clue to ways you can continue pursuing your voice. We learn through action, observation, then correction. Start with what you do well, and work your way toward your goal.
What gives you hope? What do you look forward to? What great vision do you have for your future and the future of others? Hope is a powerful motivator, and can give you a clue to the ways in which you may be able to compel others to act.
As a child, what did you want to be when you grew up? We often forget the earliest…
June 14, 2014
Momma said "happiness comes from magical rays of sunshine when you're feelin blue", unfortunately momma was not a scientist. In Essayist Pam Huston's "A Blizzard Under Blue Sky"(283) the narrator is diagnosed to be depressed by her doctor over several problems in her life but instead of taking drugs or therapy she chooses to go on a winter camping trip accompanied by her two dogs, Jackson and Haley. After a harsh night…
there to hope for?
Murder, war, disaster. The world is a scary place. Ishmael Beah suffers many
traumatizing and horrific events throughout the war in his home country Sierra Leone.
He endures tragedy, loss, and abuse. But despite all of these events Beah still seems to
find hope and meaning in his life. He is a prime example that people who endure
tragedy and violence can find a purpose to their life through hope.
“When I was young, my father used to say, ‘if you are alive, there is hope for a
Incorporated is evaluating the purchase of Hope Enterprises. The company could enhance its position in the mid-market gaming casino hotel business with the acquisition of Hope Enterprises. Hope Enterprises is considered a prime acquisition because of its strategic location, customer segment, booming market .The overall gaming casino business is predicted to boom in the coming year, with revenues increasing by 15%. However, CHN has to evaluate the synergies with Hope enterprises and decide on whether to…
Theme of Hope
Hope in the face of adversity, hope in spite of the depression and mere survival they must endure, hope in the face of death and fear. One of the major themes that Cormac McCarthy emphasizes in The Road is hope: hope for a better world, hope that there are still good people out there. McCarthy uses the son as a symbol of hope throughout the novel to engage and grasp the attention of his readers. Hope is what progresses the novel, therefore without hope there is nothing.…