An example of morality and decision-making in current culture (Unit 3 Discussion)
Your definition of happiness (Unit 4 Discussion)
Your definition of freedom (Unit 4 Discussion)
You will also need to list the following, along with a paragraph detailing why its inclusion is critical:
A significant literary work (poem, short story, or novel)
A significant example of art or architecture
A significant song or group of songs
A significant film
A significant item from popular culture (a toy, gadget, fad, etc.)
My name is Lainie Menge I got married to my boyfriend of 10 years on New Year’s Eve at midnight. It was just the two of us it was wonderful. I work for a Personal injury law firm and I love it. I have degree in Paralegal studies and am working on my BA in legal studies, then off to law school. I enjoy cooking, gardening (when I can keep my plants alive, I have a black thumb), being outside and working out.
A typical day for me starts at 5 a.m. and ends around 11 p.m. if I am lucky. I have a great family, that I try to spend as much time as I can with (my in-laws included).
Seven years after the fall of Saddam Hussein's regime, Iraq is still trying to win the return of voluminous records and archives compiled for Saddam's Baath Party, many of which are currently being held in the U.S.
Some Iraqis say those millions of documents hold the key to national reconciliation, but others warn that Iraq may not be ready to unlock these secrets of betrayal and brutality.
Riyad al-Rubaiee, a 46-year-old Iraqi, still has a vivid memory from 2003. As the Iraqi government vanished amid the U.S.-led invasion, people scrambled to loot the files of Saddam's secret police from various offices tucked around Baghdad. In one, he came across a man standing amid the chaos, a file in one hand and tears streaming down his face.
"He just kept sobbing, 'Is it possible? Is it possible?' He was holding the file of his brother, a member of the Communist Party who was arrested in 1979. And he'd just learned that the people who had informed on his brother, the people who got him executed, were his own cousin and brother-in-law," Rubaiee says.
You are spied on by your neighbors, by your work colleagues, by your fellow students at university; every Iraqi was spied on -- even those who were part of the regime and had close links to the regime -- so the leaders of the regime lived in permanent paranoia.
- Saad Eskander, director of the Iraqi National Library and Archives
| Freedom to me means the choice to live our lives the way we choose. To have freedom of expression, to express ourselves without hurting other people of course, to speak our minds and question authority when needed. I feel very fortunate to live in a country were these things are possible. | | Main 2:
Happiness is a state of mind or feeling characterized by contentment, love, satisfaction, pleasure, or joy. Happiness is what you make of it some people can get down on them self because they don’t have everything they want or think they need. Research has identified a number of attributes that correlate with happiness: relationships and social interaction, extraversion, marital status, employment, health, democratic freedom, optimism, endorphins released through physical exercise and eating chocolate, religious involvement, income and proximity to other happy people. Happiness to me means spending time with my family and friends and surrounding my self with people I love and leaving the BS out of my life. |
Geopoliticus Child Watching the Birth of the New Man, is the perfect example of the struggle of successfully coming out into the world. A dark umbrella type canvas shades over a large egg shaped world. It has what appears to be a young male fighting and struggling trying to get out. The world is…