Sayer's Profession

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“How Should We Then Live?” The profession one holds and the work that one does is extremely crucial to the livelihood of an individual. It provides purpose, giving meaning to life and a reason to wake up each morning, as wonderfully stated by Sayers, “[I]s that work is not, primarily, a thing one does to live, but the thing one lives to do. It is, or should be, the full expression of the worker’s faculties, the thing in which he finds spiritual, mental, and bodily satisfaction, and the medium in which he offers himself to God,” (Sayers 194). An individual’s worldview effects one’s view of work as well – one’s perspective could alter the world and effect the response and reaction to situations. Both aspects are foundational to the profession…show more content…
Milan was a head of a constituent state in Italy and was the first person to send a representative to an international meeting in the year 1455, instead of himself. As relations between powerful nations began to increase, the need for representatives in multiple nations became a necessity and by the 16th century permanent diplomats were stationed in countries that desired to work with one another (Global Portal for Diplomats). The role of a diplomat that is stationed, is to represent the policies and goals of his or her country. Outside of that, the role of a diplomat is extremely open ended and quite ambiguous. Diplomats often attend dinner parties, government functions, and international meetings in order to portray his/her country’s best wishes as well as express the particular country’s viewpoint or desire on individual cases and laws. Diplomats can also analyze host countries and send back data to their own to learn how to better canter to and negotiate with foreign nations. Even the education that diplomats need is ambiguous and is dependent upon multiple variables. Potential diplomats however, must be knowledgeable in: “leadership, interpersonal and communication skills; strong analytical and information-gathering ability; substantive knowledge of U.S. government, history and culture,” ( The ability to speak, read and write in two or more languages is also…show more content…
In either case, drinking impairs the ability to speak and negotiate properly, so therefore the diplomats are not doing their best work when under the influence of alcohol. Additionally, diplomats are often not accustomed to the levels of alcohol in which they are offered and seem forced to consume and end up drunk. This creates a bad reflection not only on them as individual but on the nation in which they represent. The impairment that alcohol inflicts is well represented in a study that took place over the course of 3 years: “Participants A total of 222 moderate-drinking adults (ages 21-30 years) recruited from Columbia, MO and tested between 2010 and 2013. Measurements The outcome measure was performance on set-shifting tasks under the different beverage and limb conditions. Shifting performance assessed at baseline was a key moderator. Findings Although performance improved across sessions, this improvement was reduced in the alcohol compared with no-alcohol groups (post-drink latent mean comparison across groups, all Ps ≤ 0.05), and this effect was more pronounced in individuals with lower pre-drink performance (comparison of pre- to post-drink path coefficients across groups, all Ps ≤ 0.05),” (Korucuoglu). This study provides evidence that even when a person becomes acclimated to the side effects of alcohol, it still impairs their
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