“A positive attitude brings strength, energy, motivation, and initiative” (Quotes Guru). Having a positive attitude is the best response to conflict, especially in the time of war. For example, in the stories Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl and Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference, both Anne Frank and Miss Breed had a positive attitude for such a horrible situation. In the story Anne Frank: The Diary of a Young Girl Anne tells us, the audience, how her family dealt with the situation that they were in. In Dear Miss Breed: True Stories of the Japanese American Incarceration During World War II and a Librarian Who Made a Difference showed what situations the Japanese Americans had to go through and how horrible their living habits were.
In “The Diary of a Young Girl” the author states, “But as you can see, Kitty, I'm still alive, and that's the main thing” (Frank). Since Anne had a positive attitude about the situation she was in, it helped her realize that she should be thankful for the little things. It also helped her to forget about the hardships and celebrate the jubilant times. In “Dear Miss Breed” the author states as she was on her way to a Japanese internment camp, “One of the most beautiful scenery was when crossing a bridge which was right above the Colorado River” (Oppenheim). Louise Ogawa had a cheerful attitude and she gained positive experiences during her trip. As she was looking at the river, it helped her forget for a while about the things she is about to face. In the article “How Your Attitude Affects Your Reality” Honoree Corder states, “When something less-than-fantastic happens, you can respond or react. Choose to respond in whatever way is appropriate and then press the reset button on your attitude” (Corder). During a hard time, having a change in attitude is key, and very important. Having a negative attitude, however, will not help relieve the pain that is being felt. A hopeful and sanguine outlook on a situation will help to not focus on the unfortunate things in
Showing a positive attitude can make dealing with a conflict much easier. An example of this would be Anne Frank during world war 2 when she kept a journal. In her writings she refers her journal as “Kitty” as if she were writing to a friend and keeps her writing formal. Anne Frank also writes in light and happy tone writing things like “ It's more like being on vacation in some strange pension” in paragraph 18 and “It looks much more cheerful” in paragraph 19 when she is hiding in a damp lopsided building.This shows even though Anne is in a terrible position she remains positive, thinking only about the good. As a
“‘...”positive thinking” is also a soft and fluffy term that is easy to dismiss...it carries the same weight as words like “work ethic” or “persistence”’(Clear). Positive thinking can help you through many tough situations. As victims of the Holocaust, both Anne Frank and Sophie Scholl displayed positive attitudes during their hardships.People can best respond to conflict by staying positive and seeing the brighter part in situations.
One reason why having a positive attitude is the best way to respond to respond to conflict is because it relives stress from the situation. Dear Mrs. breed is a book of different exerts from kids that were in the Japanese internment camps. The kid show a lot of positivity in there letters. In spite of all the difficulties in the camps, Louis a girl who was in the camp positivity and patriotic spirit rings true in the final words of her letter.''if american soldiers endure so can we!''. she is stating that conditions are worst for soldiers they don't complain about there suffering. Her conditions aren't as bad so she has to be grateful and that's why shes so positive. Her positive attitude has a big impact on her as she takes in the view of the camp instead of worrying that shes in the middle of nowhere.
People have been through physical abuse, hardships, and hiding away from others, but they always went through it will a possible positive attitude with the help from family or from friends. The children from the Japanese internment camps to the children and their parents who were hiding, and finally to the children who were sent to concentration camp because they were jewish.
Conflict can be very hard to deal with. People always assume to use violence, but that should never be the case. The best way to solve conflict is by staying calm, remaining positive, and using good communication skills. In Dear, Mrs.Breed who shared notes with people who survived the Japanese Internment Camps and Hitler Youth: Growing up in Hitler's Shadow where a young girl expressed her feelings about the holocaust they both had to deal with conflict in a positive manner. This would help you solve conflict in a quick and positive manner.
In the play called, “The Diary of Anne Frank” by Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett, the Van Daan’s son, Peter, cuts off the Star of David on his shirt. Shorty after, Anne begins to cut her star off as well. Once her star was off, Anne says, “It’s funny, I can’t throw mine away. I don’t know why” (Goodrich 709). Peter doesn’t like Anne’s decision, he thinks that she’s out of her mind, so he begins to question it. Peter reacts to this by saying, “You can’t throw . . . ? Something they branded you with . . . ? That they made you wear so they could spit on you?” (Goodrich 709). From his point of view, Peter thinks that the right thing to do is to burn it, after the way they’ve been treated by the Nazis. He sees the star as a symbol of embarrassment
Joyce Meyer once said, “A positive attitude gives you power over your circumstances instead of your circumstances having power over you”. Throughout times people have proven that positive thinking will help resolve a conflict. It is good to remain positive to eventually receive a good outcome. When a conflict arises the best way to deal with it is to keep a positive attitude. Many argue that a fight will quickly end a problem but problem but a good example that that is false is the story of Black Ships before Troy.In black ships before Troy they use war to solve their problems.people think that it won't really matter what attitude is presented in a problem. Many would argue that the one side of the argument doesn't care about the attitude about the other person/side..
Having a positive outlook during a conflict is an important way to respond. Staying positive will make the situation much better than it actually turns out to be. Anne Frank and Miss Breed are great examples of how to stay positive during tough times.You must focus on cooperation instead of control and aim to set limits with respect, kindness, and firmness in mind.
The Diary of Anne Frank by Frances Goodrich and Albert hackett. I am doing topic B.Mr.Frank was a great leader his decisions were really good especially about the thief like here.”(Mr.Frank getting a flashlight) I'm going down”. He was brave on how he went down to check to see if the thief was still there and the moment when they got caught he said something amazing right here. For the past two years we lived in fear now we can live in hope.”he was brave all through the play. You need to be brave if you are going to be leader.he made some good decisions like when the just got a cake the went crazy and he calmed them down like here.”Do you see what a piece of cake does to us?It goes to our heads.” He knew how to deal with all of these situations
Frances Goodrich and Albert Hackett wrote The Diary of Anne Frank in an attempt to inform the general public since the holocaust of the harsh realities of being a Jewish citizen in this time period. While the play did have comedic aspects to it at certain times, it did however really make the reader think about what life would have been like at this point in time.
This story places place in Germany near Amsterdam, Netherlands,the Anne Frank moved there with her family at the age of four-and-a-half when the Nazi gained control over Germany. Anne Frank was a young girl who was always loved by the boys of her school, but inside she felt like nobody understood her. Anne was always wild and she wanted to be free in life. She went into hiding in July 1942, then the Van Daans and Mr. Dussel also went into hiding in some hidden rooms behind a bookcase in the building where Mr. Frank, Anne’s father worked shortly after the Franks did. In August 1944, Anne kept a diary she had received as a birthday present, and wrote in it regularly. While in the hidden room where the Franks, Van Daans, and Mr.Dussel were living, they fought all the time and Anne felt a long distance with her mother because she thinks her mother doesn't understand her.
Optimism is perhaps the most important quality that a person can possess, without optimism there would be no reason to work for a better life or point in fighting against evil and oppression. In times of adversity it is hope and optimism that leads people to see the light and the end of the tunnel and guides them towards better times. A true optimist believes that the opportunity for growth lies in trials and tribulations. Winston Churchill — Prime Minister of Great Britain during World War two who led the country during some of its darkest hours — captures this idea perfectly when he said “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity; an optimist see the opportunity in every difficulty (Churchill).” It is evident that throughout history
I am guided by Winston Churchill’s wise words, “A pessimist sees the difficulty in every opportunity, an optimist see the opportunity in every difficulty.” Winston Churchill was the prime minister of Britain during World War II and from the second Churchill was sworn into office he faced many adversities, such as leading England which was on the verge of defeat. However, he would not have accomplished any of these feats unless he had used optimism. Optimism has the power to improve even the worst situations; it is the light at the end of the tunnel that will guide you through your troubles. Last summer I learned the importance of optimism when I went on a very physically demanding kayaking trip in Lake Superior.