“Only those who look with the eyes of children can lose themselves in the object of their wonder,” (E.A. 2015, pg. 6-18). Throughout our adolescent stage, many of us struggle to adhere to our parent rules and regulations, especially when it pertains to selecting friends who will have our best interest at heart. At least for me, during my teenage period, I thought if another teenage was kind to me, then she was automatically my friend. Declining to listen my parent’s assessment of some of those females, caused me to suffer unnecessary heartaches and embarrassments. For the reason that I had trouble listening, as well as refusing to listen to suggestions and demands made by my parents to dissolve certain friendships, only created uncomfortable and hostile environments between schoolmates who I thought were my friends, but who my parents warned me against. I believe it is fair to say that if I had followed the advice given to me by my parents, I would have had a happier junior high friend relationship experience. Unfortunately, I was too critical of the speakers who had my best interest at heart. Every time my parents spoke to me about how they felt regarding my choice of friends, I would block their words out, and accuse them of being too critical of people, without getting to know the people in which they were judging. With all the advice relayed to me through the wisdom of my parents’ knowledge, I found myself relaying that same advice to my younger sibling for the betterment of choices she made for friends. But, while I was still young, it was impossible for me to see the forest for the trees. Instead I was not focusing on the care and love transferred to me by my parent’s warnings, I was more interested in refusing to hear the messages and more interested in criticizing the messengers. Therefore, I would have to say that I was during that time in my life both a relational and analytical listener. Like shared in the text I will tend to focus on the facts, consider all sides of the conversation before me making conclusions; and be more expressive and emotional, by empathizing with the speaker. In this case my emotions were negative towards my parents and more influential toward my friends I would empathize with them more because I was criticizing my parents for making false assumptions of them. Both barriers contributed a whole lot in my inability to listen effectively to my parents because I had to learn the hard way. I gave more credibility to a complete stranger than to the two people who had been there since day one, watching me every step by being my protectors of all good and bad decisions. Learning to accept your falls and your bad decisions is indeed
In 1972, the Kenner Corporation introduced a fashion doll onto American shelves that could only be described as innovative; sporting a large, oversized head and an eye‐changing mechanism controlled by a pull string, the Blythe doll was a marketing disaster, terrifying girls rather than attracting them. Blythe was cast into obscurity until it came to the attention of a New York photographer, Gina Garan, in the 1990’s. Garan started…
The Single Black Female:
A look at success and failure in the television shows Being Mary Jane and Scandal.
The role of the single black female is society is one that may not be as simple as black and white: instead it has many grey areas. Society has pinned the black female to be a very independent, nose in the air, conquering everything in her way, no need for a man type of woman. These stereotypes affect her home life, relationships in the workplace, her friendships, and her day to day interactions…
asserting their scepticism. If there is no evidence to support this sceptical assertion, then it is still not an argument, but only an opinion.
To assess an argument, try to stand back from your personal preferences and beliefs.
We may wish to believe in the conclusion, but we can also accept that the conclusion is not logically argued.
To assess the strength of an argument, look at how the argument is constructed.
1. What is the overall conclusion(s)?
2. What are the premises/evidence/data/reasonings…
Fields of study include:
● culture is it transmitted from one person to the other?
● ethnographic studies cultures change over time
● myth cultural values are transmitted from one generation to the next
● kinship members of a social group define themselves
● participant observation living with people to understand their culture
Psychology studies the behaviour, mental processes, and personality of humans. What
motivates individuals to behave in a certain way. There are 4 main fields of psychology:…
consciousness but of opposite meaning."
I suppose that Levinas does not forget that woman, too, is aware of her own consciousness, or ego. But it is striking
that he deliberately takes a man's point of view, disregarding the reciprocity of subject and object. When he writes that
woman is mystery, he implies that she is mystery for man. Thus his description, which is intended to be objective, is in
fact an assertion of masculine privilege
duality was not originally attached to the division of…
to the capabilities
brought about by the advancements in information and communication
technologies. The television in particular global media, have not only made it
possible but also fairly easy the interaction with other cultures through the
availability of global communicative networks and social structures. These media
organisations not only support but make it possible to bring distant images and
content from one part of the globe to another within seconds. These immediate
Pride and Prejudice
1. The author’s background
Jane Austen was born on December 16, 1775, in Steventon, Hampshire, England. She was born seventh out of eight children into a family of a modest income. Her father, George Austen, was a reverend and her mother, Cassandra Leigh taught her children at the family home. When Jane was eight years old, she and her eldest sister, Cassandra, were sent to a boarding school for a proper education. Austen was always intrigued with English and…
scattering a few interesting holiday tidbits within the text. My
father, whose sum total of postcards sent was invariably just one (to his office), opted for a considerably more efficient
approach. His method is shown at the left in Exhibit 1.
I think we can construct a similar diagram to explain the Global Financial Crisis (GFC), represented at the right in
Exhibit 1. In essence, the GFC seems to have sprung from the interaction of the following four “bads”: bad models,
bad behaviour, bad policies (which…
pornography and a manual on interior design The first instalment of what was to become “THE AGE OF
INNOCENCE” was published in the “PICTORIAL REVIEW” in July 1920 in between advertisements
for soapflakes and lavatory cleaners.
What evidence can you detect in the novel that it was written as a serial story?
In writing “THE AGE OF INNOCENCE” Edith Wharton was following the advice given to her in
1902 by her friend, the novelist Henry James: “DO NEW YORK!” Though by 1920 Edith Wharton was a