I believe our thoughts and mind have the ability to “create” our own reality. Our mind can influence how situations occur, as well as create opportunities, and essentially alter the way that reality takes its course. Look at individuals such as Wim Hof. Many may ask, “How in the world can this dude survive these brutal cold temperatures?” It is mind boggling that a man is able to do this and he claims that “If you can learn how to use your mind, anything is possible.” In fact, many of the most successful and brilliant people of the world have all made claims of their thoughts influencing their own reality and they all use this power to create the life they desire. Confucius stated that “The Man who says he can, and the man who says he can not. Are both
What is the driving force behind someone’s actions? Occasionally someone may have the intent to do one thing, but contact with an outside force may cause him to do something different. In the event of such an about-face, one may be left questioning himself. Once external forces are allowed the ability to influence, it may become impossible to decipher one’s motives.
Molded by the choices we make, our lives can change drastically at any point in time. These decisions will either direct to the right or wrong path. Each path has a different destiny that could possibly take place. The natural surrounding influences one’s path. Curiosity, a common humane feeling, makes people wonder why something happens in a certain way. How people make their decisions and choices - a common question which passes through many people's minds. Every thought or action taken by an individual or a group, in one way or the other, influenced by the environment and the people around them.
One of the most prominent examples of this is horoscopes. A horoscope is a forecast of someone’s future that is determined by the positioning of the moon and stars at the time of a person’s birth (Grabianowski). They are based upon giving everyone born in a certain month a “zodiac name” and assigning generic qualities to each one like their personality, mood, and future. When reading each personality trait of the different “zodiac names” you will find a few sentences of generic personality outlines that can fit almost every type of person in some way or another. Horoscopes are not future telling systems, but they are an industry that feeds off the money of ignorant souls. To think that the month you were born in and the alignment of the stars is what determines your future is absurd nonsense, which just reinforces the truth of free will even
A controversial topic, whether or not things happen for a reason, is unknowingly proven through this theory. All things happen for a reason. Every homeless person you pass was there before you, in that state, in that city, on that corner, in that specific spot at the same time as you, for a reason. Realize you're reason, whether it be good or bad, and embrace it. If you don't like your reason, change it! You have the power to. The will to do is key in life. If you don't have the right mentality for your goal, you won't accomplish it. It might seem rough, you might want to give up, but you must push through to the end because that goal you have? It's yours for a reason. Every individual has a path laid before them, but quite often, the individual falls short of the path. Commonly, this is due to the interference of the environment surrounding the individual. Mannerisms and the choices of other individuals impact how our lives are. How we deal with these interruptions will guide
There is a popular saying that “opposites attract.” The statement is genuinely correct and relatable, despite the fact that many poets, book writers, and even celebrities do not agree. Several claim that opposites don't attract, and that only alike things are attracted to one another. However, this is untrue - for example, north poles attract south poles. They are similar, but yet, very different. In the novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, Johnny and Dally are attracted by their countless similarities and differences.
Self-fulfilling prophecy contributes to the development and attitude of people. Self-fulfilling prophecy is by definition a prediction that directly or indirectly causes itself to become true, by the very terms of the prophecy itself due to positive feedback between belief and behavior (King, 2017). Society has led women to believe that they are too weak, young, poor and unqualified to care for a
In Bret Aston Ellis’s The Rules of Attraction, drug and alcohol abuse runs rampant throughout the novel. The main characters of the novel, Sean Bateman, Lauren Hynde, and Paul Denton, heavily use drugs and alcohol throughout the novel. Moreover, as the author portrays, drug and alcohol use are heavily integrated into the college campus culture, as nearly every character is using a wide assortment of drugs or alcohol readily available in the 1980s. Even though awareness of this problem is spreading, drug and alcohol use is still a big concern decades later. First, the problem of alcohol use and abuse will be explained. An analysis will reveal that Ellis’s The Rules of Attraction is an accurate portrayal of the drug culture on college
More often than not, the outcomes of events that occur in a person’s life is the product of the idea of the self-fulfilling prophecy. It is that which “occurs when a person’s expectations of an event make the outcome more likely to occur than would otherwise have been true” (Adler and Towne, Looking Out, Looking In 66). Or restated, as Henry Ford once put it, “If you think you can, you can. If you think you can’t, you’re right!” This brief research paper touches on the two types of self-fulfilling prophecies, those that are self-imposed and those that are imposed by others. Additionally, it gives a discussion on how great of an influence it is in each person’s life, both positively and negatively, and how it consequently helps to mold
The learning experience should be that of a collective nature where students are able to indiscriminately relate to the information, re-teach the information and have a balanced incorporation of all the learning centers in society; including the home and the church. The goal of this incorporation is to create a balanced learning environment that facilitates holistic development in the young mind. As professionals entrusted with the shaping of young minds, teachers must facilitate learning and personal, spiritual, ethical and academic development. My philosophy for education is a multi-part philosophy that encapsulates the idea of holistic and inclusive learning. The philosophy caters for the overall shaping and development of the young mind and includes aspects of balanced training, incorporated teachings and it generally focuses on training students to become teachers.