hat is love? In spite of all that science and religion have told us, people do not want to understand the true nature of the most potent force in the world. They believe in the Hollywood myth--- physical beauty and poetic passion, two hearts in stardust beating as one; the chase, the capture and the surrender. All that may well be a thrilling part of attraction and courtship; but it is not and never can be love. Love and a physical embrace become almost synonymous in young minds; both create ecstasy. But few young people are taught the possibilities of and need for growth beyond that beautiful excitement. There will be less disillusion and heartache in marriage when we begin to understand that from the illusions of romance a deep and abiding love may emerge. Love is the passionate and abiding desire on the part of two or more people to produce together conditions under which each can be, and spontaneously express, his real self: to produce together an intellectual soil and an emotional climate in which each can flourish, for superior to what either could achieve alone. In a true marriage, man and woman think more of the partnership than they do of themselves. It is an interweaving of interest s and a facing of sacrifice together for the sake of both. It's feeling of security and contentment comes from mutual efforts. In marriage, as in dancing, the happiness does not stem from the way the individual moves, but in the togetherness of the behavior. The more completely one can express his real self to another person the more deeply he can love. This means that a man can speak honestly to his wife, letting her know what is actually in his mind, without fear of misunderstanding or any form of...
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In her novel, To Kill a Mockingbird, Harper Lee has an optimistic perspective of human nature, whereas William Golding's novel, The Lord of the Flies, demonstrates a pessimistic view on human nature. Lord of the Flies is about a plane full of British boys that crashes on an island. The children's attempt at forming a society fails, and eventually they become savages. William Golding believes that the boys turned evil in the absence of society because there was evil residing inside of them. To Kill a Mockingbird is about a young tomboy, named Scout, growing up in Maycomb County, Alabama, in the 1930's. Her town is extremely racist and lives under a strict Southern code of conduct. All the citizens act poorly and are racist and partial because they have been surrounded by this horrendous society all their lives. Harper Lee believes people are born pure and good and are corrupted by society. Rough William Golding argues his position on human nature through characters and events in his novel, Lord of the Flies. He believes that society holds everyone together, and without these conditions, our ideals, values, and the basics of right and wrong are lost. Without society's rules, anarchy and savagery comes to light. He also proves that rules don't work without a form of punishment for lawbreakers. First, when the boys arrive on the island they are still in the routine of living in civilization. They try to create a society like the one they came from. When the boys first come together and realize the island has no adults, they decide they should have a meeting (Golding 20). This shows that the boy's initial instinct is to create order and society. The boys also obey rules from their lives in England from habit. On page 62, Roger follows...
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1. THE NATURE OF MANAGEMENT Process of coordinating a business's resources to achieve the organizations goal. Process of working with & through people to achieve the business goals in rapidly changing environment. Human Resources: the employees of the business are its most important assets. Information Resources: knowledge & data required by the business, eg. -market research -sales reports -economic 4casts -technical material -legal advice Physical Resources: -equipment -machinery -buildings -raw materials Financial Resources: funds used by business 2 meet its obligations 2 various creditors. a) The importance of effective management. EFFECTIVENESS: measures degree 2 which a goal has been achieved. EFFICIENCY: compares resources needed to achieve goal (costs) against what was actually achieved (benefits). Most efficient coordination of resources occurs when, Benefits > costs. Effective management makes sure the joint efforts of employees are directed towards achieving the business goals. PROACTIVE: management style that incorporates dynamic action & forward planning to achieve objectives. b) Management Roles. Mintzberg identified 10 roles managers must adopt to be efficient. Grouped into 3 categories: • interpersonal • informational • decision-making i. Interpersonal Roles: Manager deals with place. They need to adopt 3 distinct interpersonal roles: o Figure head: manager may perform ceremonial duties eg. Signing a contract, opening a project, making awards, attending public presentation. o Leader: works to create appropriate workplace culture, improving employee performance, developing skills & abilities of subordinates & recruiting & motivating staff. o Liaison: individual managers interact with other managers in & outside the business. Serve as a link between different people/groups. c) Skills of management. People Skills; interpersonal skills needed to interact with other people. Key personal skills: - active listening - feedback skills - delegation & discipline skills. Four major people skills include: Active listening skills: active search 4 meaning in what a person is telling you. Feedback skills: ability to make sure the person fully understands the feedback. Delegation skills: giving the authority & responsibility to complete a task/activity to another person. Discipline skills: ability to be fair & consistent. Strategic Thinking; thinking about future...
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The Effect of Price Changes Inflation has become an important fact of life in almost all countries of the world. As a result it is necessary to take into account the effects of price changes on financial reporting. We know that a change in price affects the purchasing power of a monetary unit. We have alternative methods of accounting for price changes. The main objective of purchasing-power accounting is to restate the unit of measure into a common denominator. The restatement means to a scale adjustment. For example: I could say that I bought an accounting book for US $100 and I bought another accounting book for CDN $100. So I spent $200 US and CDN dollars. Saying like this is meaningless to me because the scale of measurement of the value of US and CDN dollar is different. I could say that I bought two books for US $171 or for CDN $240 if I assume that the exchange rate or price for US $ is CDN $1.40. So if the price of US$ changes, we have to adjust the scale of measurement. That is why it is very important that when we measure the current costs and the historical costs of the assets of a company we do understand the effect of price changes and of the resulted changes in purchasing power of a monetary unit. The Nature of Price Changes Prices reflect the exchange value of goods and services in the economy. In general, these prices can be classified as either input prices or output prices. As we know, input prices are the prices of factors of production at intermediate stages and output prices are the prices charged by an enterprise for its final goods and services. One thing is sure that price changes occur only when the prices of goods or services are...
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Discuss Stevenson's portrayal of the Nature of Good and Evil and the Dual Nature of Man's Personality in the Novel.English
'The Strange Case of Dr Jeykll and Mr Hyde' by is a novel, written in 1886 by Robert Louis Stevenson in a Victorian society that has very strict views about, and about the separation of good and evil. In this era, the Victorian ideal was to have a marriage, to be religious, for everyone to live in happiness and to have a family. However, sex outside marriage was very wrong. This idea about sex outside marriage was very hypocritical due to the raising levels of prostitution and in true reality, many were poor and no one who came from a poor background had a chance to get very far in life as the Victorian world was very much dominated by class. Because of this era dominated by class, many people were condemned to live in poor accommodation with overcrowding due to more and more people becoming poorer and poor people couldn't afford good health services so therefore, many of the population died from disease. The idea of this novel is to show people the relationship between good and evil in a realistic society against the Victorian ideal. In this novel, Mr Hyde is the evil side of Dr Jeykll. No one knows that they are together but in the novel, Mr Utterson is obsessed by this 'Hyde' and is desperate to know about him and know what he looks like. This is because in an ideal Victorian society, the poor and evil are set aside from the rich and good and Utterson seems desperate to define evil so that everyone can know what evil looks like because it seems that he is an obvious representative of evil. At the beginning of the novel he tramples on a little girl and later on murders an old man and draws huge attention to himself...
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Macbeth by William Shakespeare connected to the quote "Human nature is a mixture of the sham and the true, of kindness and cruelty, of means and generosity - of good and evil." There is a quote that was stated, unknown by whom or when, but is incredibly imperative to one of the most influential manuscripts in the modern English language, the play, Macbeth by William Shakespeare. This quote, "Human nature is a mixture of the sham and the true, of kindness and cruelty, of means and generosity - of good and evil." This quotation conveys many key aspects of the play, and the characters within the literature. The theme taken from this quotation can be the understanding that each individual has a varying nature, based upon the situations they may encounter during life's journey. In a more elaborated light this quotation can be broken down into the basic mottos of living. Each being in the world has one or the other of these qualities. Some are basic traits that remain through life, while are secondary traits, which can be changed. The environment that a person can be a part of can greatly effect their secondary traits, and can influence their choices, making them either kind and generous, or cruel and evil. As for the main character in Shakespeare's play, Macbeth, he is a first-rate example of this quote. The anonymous quote connects with the play through powerful reason and example of the corruption of both ambition and superiority within Macbeth, and his wife as well. Both characters deal with many conflicts, both internal and external, which portray the same view as the quotation. They each have their basic life plan and with that they had made due, however with a sudden new influence, they begin to turn against everything they once...
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In "The Fall of the House of Usher", Edgar Allen Poe introduces us to a world of insanity, where all characters are subjected to extreme states of madness and mental dissolution. Roderick and Madeline Usher are the sole survivors of the "all time-honored Usher race." They both suffer from a severe, yet unknown illness. While the writer does not give any clear and rational clues as to what motivates Roderick to afflict certain acts upon his sister, It is evident that Roderick's motivation may only be one of insanity. The narrator describes the Usher family as always having stayed in the direct line of descent. As a scientific fact, people know that inbreeding may cause mental and physical anomalies amongst their descendants. This just very might well be the source for Roderick's insanity that leads him into committing such hideous acts towards his sister. Insanity, explainable partially from being a product of ongoing inbreeding within the Usher race, but additionally may be rooted by a suffering of severe manic depression, as he witnesses his beloved twin sister's gradual descent into disintegration. The relationship between the two siblings is of strange nature. Madeline and Roderick are not simply brother and sister but they are twins, and furthermore, identical twins whose existence is so interconnected that the decomposition of one (Madeline), triggers mental fallout of the other (Roderick). "Sympathies of a scarcely intelligible nature existed between them (p.54)" - as the narrator describes. An affinity with an almost parallel existence. Two existences that may be visualized as one. Roderick's insanity and depression might also be rooted into the ever so gloomy house within its dark, mystic atmosphere which he has enclosed himself in. His environment is described as; "an atmosphere which had no affinity with the air of the heavens, but which had reeked up from...
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Matt Dregely Mr. Smith 10-27-03 Sec. 2164 JE# 9 The Nature of Dog Intelligence A. Coren wrote this essay as a definition essay. He did this to try and define the different types of intelligence. B. I think Coren's point of the essay was that intelligence is too broad to explain, you can't know it all. C. I learned a little bit more about dogs and the different types of intelligence. D. If I were to improve this essay I would have used an animal that has all of the characteristics of intelligence. E. By the title of the essay I thought it was going to be more about dogs, but he just used them as examples. Which was okay, but I was kind of disappointed in the essay. I guess that's why you don't judge a book by its cover. In the essay he says that dogs can't do math, but my aunts dog knows how to count, add and subtract. Although, my dog is an offspring of one of their dogs, my dog happens to be dumb as a rock. 1. General intelligence is being a little bit smart at everything. Specific intelligence is being smart at a few things. 2a. Spatial intelligence, bodily kinesthetic, interpersonal, interpersonal, musical, logical-mathematical, and linguistic intelligence are the different types of intelligence. 2b. All of them are convincing except linguistic, math and musical intelligence. Dogs need to communicate, they don't do math, except in my aunts' case, and they can't understand music. I think he should have just used people to explain the different categories. 2c. Consciousness is just acting on impulse, if nothing were to happen then you would do nothing. Intelligence is thinking things through before acting on that impulse. The Insufficiency of Honesty A. Carter also uses a definition essay to explain integrity and honesty. B. Yes, Carter's point of the essay was that honesty has...
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The Divine Wind provides the reader with tremendous insight into the nature of racism. The novel reveals the causes of prejudiced and discriminatory thinking and suggests that racism is invariably based on fear, ignorance and irrationality, as well as learned attitudes. The government's role in fostering and continuing racist thinking is also explored through references to the stolen generation, the white Australia policy, the issue of internment and the use of propaganda as a means of creating hatred of the Japanese during wartime. Even the legal system, which is meant to ensure justice for all people regardless of their race, is shown to be prejudiced against Aborigines. The discriminatory attitudes of the time are also evident in the work and living conditions of both the Japanese and Aboriginal characters when contrasted with the white characters in the novel. Yet, despite this detailed exploration of the prejudiced and unfair treatment meted out to both Aboriginal and Japanese characters, The Divine Wind ultimately reveals a cautiously optimistic attitude on the theme of racism. It shows that some characters do not give in to discriminatory thinking and treat others as equals, regardless of their race. The ending of the novel also suggests that with effort racism can be overcome. The ending of the novel also conveys an important message about the theme of racism. Hart had given way to racist thinking, loving yet hating Mitsy because of her Japanese heritage. Like Michael, he had been swayed by the anti-Japanese propaganda on the radio as well as his fear for Alice. His hateful comment, "You bitch" (p. 130) is the most blatant example of his racism and is the final blow to Mitsy and Hart's relationship. However, at the end of the novel we see that even relationships that have been destroyed by racism can...
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In the book Lord of the Flies, the author William Golding illustrates that evil resides in all human kind. The book Lord of the Flies was an extremely moving and brutal book. It showed the contrast of good verses evil. The plane crash that started the boys exhilarating adventure was a result of them fleeing war. In the conclusion, there ended up being war on the island. William Golding does a great job of showing the contrast between good and evil. The ancient philosopher, Socrates, argues that "If one pursues knowledge through justice and wisdom, one will eventually always chose what is right and good because there will be no other choice." This is saying that a person who has been well educated will never chose the wrong choice, because once he knows the right choice he will choose it. The idea that evil dwells inside us all simply states that under extreme conditions, similar to those on the island, this evil could be exposed. The boys on the island had plenty of chances to make the right choice. Although they were well educated and dignified, some choose for their evil to be brought out. Jack was one of the main causes for violence on the island. At the beginning of the story the main conflict was between Ralph and Jack over leadership. When Jack lost the election to become leader he had a sense of rebellion and anger towards Ralph. As the plot built up, a beast is created on the island through the boys' own imagination. William Golding created this beast to represent the beast inside of us. The Beast also represented all of the war and hate in the society. When Sam and Eric witness the sight of the beast, Jack uses it to his advantage and persuades the...
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