Rich's Claim

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How do you perceive to claim an education without receiving one? Rich uses the dictionary to define the word claim, which means “ to take as the rightful owner; to assert in the face of possible contradiction” and then to receive is ¨to come into possession of; to act as receptacle container for; to accept as authoritative or true¨ (608). Claiming your education to me is going out out their and working hard to get it on your own because you want to. Receiving one is something that was given to you. Rich believes that everyone should go and claim their own education and that they shouldn’t settle for less because there is a difference between acting and being acted upon, and for women, it can literally mean the difference between life and death.…show more content…
for our bodies and minds are inseparable in this life, and when we allow our bodies to be treated as objects, our minds are in mortal danger.” Rich wants women to be able to say about ourselves, ¨I have an inward treasure born with, which can keep me alive if all the extraneous delights should be withheld or offered only at a price I cannot afford to give.¨ (610) (Charlotte Bronte) And with following that leads to the woman’s mind expanding and becoming wiser because she won't fall into deception of ¨easy solutions¨ (610) but know how to challenge yourself to be taken seriously then it shows that you refuse to let your mind, talents, and aspirations to be sold short or taken for granted . Once you feel committed to your life, ¨we can never be satisfied with the old, passive way.¨ (610) In letting go of the old and passive way means taking leadership and often times women are struggling with that role in and out of…show more content…
Not because I couldn’t grasp the material being given but, simply because there is a lot of competition all around me. We are in a male dominant society so young ladies have to push and work harder. My grandparents always told me to never settle for less because I have potential. They also told me to work hard in everything I do.Yes I agree with Rich’s idea of claiming your education because recieving it is not fully getting it yourself, you’re basically just getting something that is being given to you. When you go out to claim your education, you’ve worked for it and got it on your own. In order for one to fully claim their education instead of receiving it, you have to take responsibility for yourself because the mind is a terrible thing to waste and to be taken for granted. Assert yourself in a positive manner, both male and female, that will lead you in a path that will allow you to ¨live actively¨ and not
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