One of the readings that I found particularly interesting from this chapter was I Hear You, and I Have a Different Perspective. This chapter talks about using the important phrase of I hear you, and I have a different perspective. By using this phrase, it can reduce the scariness of the conflict, and also reduce the stress of the person speaking it. The reading explains that a life without conflict is nearly impossible and no two people are going to want exactly the same things at all times, so reducing stress when dealing with conflict is important. By approaching conflict with the method discussed earlier, you can respectfully listen to someone else’s viewpoint, and not necessarily have to change your own. By acknowledging that you hear the other person’s side of the argument, you are communicating that you are hearing what they have to say, and this can often lead the conflict from escalating or resulting into a personal attack. This style of communicating also develops mutual trust. Finally the reading discusses that including more of your point of view to help clarify your stance is an advanced relationship skill that is good to have because it fosters a deeper sense of connection with the other person. I found this reading very interesting because it was very applicable to my life. So many times when I get into arguments with my friends or family members I get frustrated because I feel like they do not hear my point of view. When this happens, the conversation usually escalates into yelling, and eventually turns into the problem not even being the topic of discussion anymore but rather personal attacks. I know that this would be a really good skill for me to use in argumentative conversation because by me showing that I am willing to listen to the other side of the argument, I am showing to the other person that I am processing what they are saying, even if I do not agree with it. I know for me, I get the most frustrated when I think that the other person is not hearing my side of the argument. I do not really care if they agree with me most of the time, but rather I just want them to think about what I am saying through my eyes and process it that way. I really think that if I apply this style to my life, this will help the person I am arguing with to adapt to this style as well, and keep the conversation from turning into a yelling match with personal attacks. Another reading that I found particularly interesting was From Racism to Gracism. This reading touched on the difference between racism and what they call gracism. They first define racism as speaking, acting, or thinking negatively about someone else solely based on that person’s color, class, or culture. The reading then defines gracism as the positive extension of favor on other humans based on color, class, or culture. The reading also addresses the question of whether or not this is favoritism and is wrong. The author states that extending positive favor in an environment where everyone is loved and treated with equal respect…
Entrepreneurship Reflection Essay
HCS/567 Entrepreneurship in Health Care
October 8th, 2014
Entrepreneurship Reflection Essay
Entrepreneurs are always trying to come up with new ideas or trying to improve procedures which make this a new innovated idea that will make them different from others. “The way to improve the U.S. health care system is through innovation and entrepreneurism” (Herzlinger & McPherson, 2009, p.…
Does waiting for your child to be a year older really help them for their first year of school? I would have to say no that holding your child back until they are six years old and then sending them to school is not as effective. “Redshirting” is the act of holding your child back from school until they are six years old. However I think it would personally be more effective to start right away at a year earlier. The reasons that I think it would be better to start school earlier…
Christian Service Hours Reflection Project
The spring semester deadline for all service hours is Thursday, May 10th.
Reflection Project (and Presentations) Due: (2nd semester) Friday, May 11, 2012 period 1 and Monday, May 14, 2012
Project Guidelines: Choice one, or a combination, of the following formats: essay (1” border, 12 point, Times New Roman font, double spaced, 2 pages in length, plus cover page), art project (e.g., drawing, painting, collage, sculpture, photography)…
Jesus Reflection Essay
Christianity is based on the life of Jesus Christ. The topics that reflect in my life are Jesus’ teaching, miracles, and his death and resurrection.
In Jesus Teachings (Matthew 5:10), “Blessed are those who are persecuted because of righteousness, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” I learned that the stronger your relationship with God is the more trials you will go through. From my life experience when my family relationship is strong in God, we end up going through…
The following paper will be a personal reflection of what I have learned from this experience and give me the opportunity to look at my strengths and weaknesses so that I may grow.
My mom found this quote, read it to me and asked me to think about it. "My power lies in balance. I strive for equality and choose not to indulge in instant gratification at the expense of my purpose. I am responsible for my own decisions and take on only what I can handle based upon that which I value…
successful. Overall, my connection with the prompt and letter was exceptional. I have to work on elaboration and specifically accounting the reasoning behind my claims.
While writing my essay, one of the important things that I missed was a good structure, elaborated vocabulary and transitions in my essay. While writing, even though I had supported my claim, evidence, and some support, it was very choppy and much of it was misplaced. For example, in my third paragraph I had detailed what Banneker…
7 December 2014
Since I was five years old I’ve always been in love with teaching. Every day I would come home after school, line up my dolls, and pretend that I was a teaching a class. My mom has always said that she could hear each one of my teachers, teaching traits and words come out of me, as I was pretending to teach my dolls. My love for teaching started then, and has only gotten stronger. Growing up we had a family friend who's daughter has…
I certify that this submission is my original work and meets the Faculty’s Expectations of Originality.
Ian Llamas June 11, 2013
Reflection Essay #4
The world have been more and more connected thanks to the help of new technology. Globalization is very transparent in the twentieth century due to ease access of information. In North America the negative after shock of globalization is felt. America used to be a dominant country in technology, now other countries are improving…
Religion has been viewed as one of the most controversial topics in society. There are many different religious groups worldwide with even more subcategories within each religion. I would consider myself to be a part of the Jewish faith, but I do not practice my religion. Therefore I interviewed my girlfriend who is a part of the Christian belief system. Although she doesn’t claim to be a devout Catholic who attends mass every Sunday, she respects and acknowledges the traditions…
Reflection Essay #1 / Week 2
Thread: American Ideals
The governing structures of the New England area was primarily Theocratic in nature while the Chesapeake area had royal governing heads appointed by the mother country. This can perhaps give us insight into the development of these areas as well as the challenges they faced. The New Englanders, being more religiously oriented than its Southern neighbors, would therefore have challenges more religious in nature; issues developed between the sects…