When Sarah, young girl of 15, looks into the mirror doesn’t see what everyone else sees; as a result, she sees all the flaws while others see her best features. Everyone she meets see all her smiles and the beauty behind the eyes; instead When she leaves the presence of these people, Sarah , discouraged and depressed, beats herself up for messing these conversations up, for not being good enough, for not being who these people believe that she is. In the mirror Sarah sees as pain sickened girl who has seen too much, a girl too small to be considered anorexic, whose face is blemished and disturbed from too much dirt and neglect. In general, Sarah is not what she seems. So, are you really who you think you are? You might think you are person inside but in reality we are the exact opposite. Where does our sense of identity come from? Though it is correct that our environment affects our lifestyle, I would like to say that our identity is from within. It is the core of our soul and without it we are…empty. In the beginning the desire to know motivates people, any and everywhere, to go through conquests to scope out who they are. Though it’s thought to be that we have to find out who we are, I contradict this statement by saying that we are born ourselves. People believe that we must be shaped or trained as if we were dogs. Many people search for identity; however it’s already there. Thandie Newton, actor and dancer, was such that person who went looking for her identity but soon realized that she had herself all along. “…And my panic at not having a self that fit, and the confusion that came from myself being rejected, created anxiety, shame and hopelessness, which kind of defined me for a long time.” We just have to realize that each person is born with individuality about us. And when we realize and really understand that ourselves are a projection and that it has a function we stop giving it so much authority; eventually we give it its due. When we look for us we look for closure. When you become one with yourself you find that you have been you all along. In addition to actually being yourself, people aren’t at what they are a who. I believe that to call someone a nothing you’re actually calling them a something because when nothing is wrong there is always something. Identity is who you are not what you are. A number of people believe that the person you see is the true identity you are. When Sarah looks in the mirror the person she sees is not the person she is. All of the changing skin tones, the wild clothes, the bright shoes, the messy hair, and the exotic make-up is not who you are because when it all comes off what is left... nothing. So the you that you look for is within. In “Race Politics” two brothers –Hispanic brothers- crossed an invisible border into an all-white community. On their side of the line they were powerful but once they crossed over they became powerless, nothing, nada because of their skin and their ethnicity. They were beaten because they of the difference in their race. They were young Hispanic boys, 9 and 6, in an all grown up world of pure breed Americans that happen to be white. They were different, they oranges of the apples. In “The Road Not Taken” the narrator comes upon a split in the road. He doesn’t know which one to take. In terms of identity this could mean that he could be who he really is or what everyone else wants him to be. Really the eyes are the windows to the soul. Just as the paths in the poem “both wanted wear”…
differs from the works of European natural
rights philosophers in its approach. It was the ﬁrst plan for a system of government
based on these principles. It proposed the very ﬁrst real-world application of these
ideological Enlightenment philosophies.
Direct democracy is when the people vote on every important government
decision. The founders were extremely skeptical of this concept. This distrust is strongly
rooted in their belief that the uneducated masses should not…
This central planning method is not new. These were the same tactics tried in Germany’s Weimar Republic from 1919 to 1923. That horror story ended with the price of a loaf of bread rising from 1 mark to 100 billion marks. Since we have three more years to try out the most failed system in U.S. history, you might want to trade in your wallet for a wheelbarrow. Thank you, Mr. President.
While the Federal Reserve, President Obama, and Rachel Maddow remain clueless on what…
The Effect of Anonymity on Identity
My identity changes with my audience. I take on different identities for all the different people I talk to in my life. I am going to talk about how the internet affects the way people present themselves. When people are anonymous they get to do anything without any repercussions what kind of person will they choose to be. If you give someone the ability to be anonymous what with they do with it. Some people just want to be able to do anything without having…
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We the People Essay # 2
The fourth amendment prohibits the unlawful searches and seizures of the American public. It
enables the people the right to ensure that they have privacy and are able to maintain the
protection of themselves from the government. Although there are restrictions and ways that
allow officers and law enforcement to use their discretion of authority, the public will always
have the Constitutional right to m…
LETTER TO THE EDITOR.
We are a mistaken people. They think we care about something as petty as money. They think we have too much pride. They think they can oppress us because they are strong and we are weak. But I know that my people have hope and unity. I see nothing but fear in their actions, they’re afraid of losing us. In fact, it is no secret that they already have. We do not wish for the king to abdicate his throne nor do we wish for our motherland to face turmoil. We simply demand freedom…
English Religion is not one the most important aspects in people’s lives today, people have turned a whole new direction on the way we value religion. Compared to old religions like Christianity who were very Orthodox back when they first started 2000 years ago, we have lost the value in religion. Now and days religion has become less and less appreciated because of simple things like money and expensive possessions. People don’t do the same rituals and traditions anymore like praying and gathering at…
Beatrice. Many years ago, people thought there was lots of factors lead to war. Such as selfishness, duplicity, ignorance, aggression and cowardice. So they separated five factions to keep world peace. The five factions are Abnegation, Candor, Erudite, Amity and Dauntless. They are responsible for their own part to eliminate the evil.
The first faction is Abnegation. They blamed selfishness. In their opinion, selfishness leads to evil. They hope every people in the world is not selfish, try his best…
followed linked to Cuba throughout his career and even visit the island "between two and three times a year."
"I remember when (in 1961) went by bus with the rest of the embassy staff to the ferry that would take us to America. We talked (the closure of the embassy) and all we thought maybe it would take four or five years to return, no more than that. And it took 54 years! It is inconceivable, "he said.
Smith was one of the few American diplomats who managed to have a good relationship with the Cuban…
10 June 2015
Factors That Makes Us Who We Are
Identity plays a vital role in today’s world. It can be defined as who a person is or what differentiates one person from another. A person’s identity is what makes him/her special or unique from others. There are some literature that discusses identity, like ‘A Doll’s House’ written by Henrik Ibsen, where he writes about a woman, Nora, who pretends to be a doll for her husband, Torvald. Also, in ‘The Alchemist’ written…