Success can mean different things to different people. The definition of success can change for a person at different stages of their life. A person's culture, family, friends, experiences, and environment can be a big influence on defining what success is to that individual. We all hear the stories of people failing and failing until one day they make it to the top, beat the bad guy or pass the trial. The story can also go that they got all they desired or raised up from the ashes. All of these have one thing in common, it is at the end of the story. It's never the beginning or middle. It's always at the end of the story that the person succeeds in their quest. But why does it have to be at the end? Simply, like how there is no good without evil. You can not have succeed without struggling and failing first.
Amy Tan, a child of Chinese immigrants, wrote the story “Two Kinds”, telling the tale of a Jing-Mei’s rebellion against her mother’s desire to change her into a prodigy. As Jing-Mei’s mother continually tells her she does not try hard enough to succeed, the conflict between Jing-Mei and her mother escalates. Jing-Mei grows more stubborn, making every effort to resist her mother, and the relationship devolves into a standoff where mother and daughter both refuse to budge from their position. “Two Kinds” shows the irony in Jing-Mei’s relationship with her mother; while her mother believes Jing-Mei does not try hard enough to succeed, Jing-Mei succeeds in her struggle for identity by refusing to become the person her mother wants.
Greed, religious persecution, racial segregation, slavery, and ethnic cleansing have all been well-documented throughout history to account for why people have been forcibly removed from their homes. Accounts of the Crusades, Spanish Inquisition, Jews, Japanese Americans, and Apartheid (to name a few) were ingrained in students as part of their education curriculum. The plight of the Native Americans was also taught, but in very little detail comparatively. Joe Sarita, author of “I Am a Man”: Chief Standing Bear’s Journey for Justice, recounts the plight of the Ponca Indian Tribe and their Chief, Standing Bear. Most of the book is written in third person, along with excerpts from future generations. The survival of
The only saving grace from this low bar was staying active in my fine arts participation by being a teacher art of the choir. Through the instruction of my director and assistance of my music director for a mother, I could be wildly successful in this severely underfunded, underappreciated high school program by making All-Region choirs and by partaking in solo and ensemble choir contests. However, when this school district abruptly cut the choir program from the school budget in the summer before my junior year, I was completely lost as to how to maintain my participation in the fine arts. As it turns out, the school district's high school band director could see the dedicated work ethic
The idea of fear can be frightening! but the idea of prospering is another. Welcome Mrs Mackay and students today is the discussion of risks and rewards. I will discover wether a risks can be beneficial, or dangerous to us and if it is worth it. Well with the help of Wonder and The Happiest Refuge we can see from the examples provided if it is worth the pain. Mark Zuckerberg said “The only strategy that is guaranteed to fail is not taking risks” this statement from the millionaire of the company Facebook invites us into a discussion taking us into the true meaning of taking a risk and what us as humans can gain. I agree with this statement because as humans if you do not take a risk you’re not gaining anything for yourself while missing out on
Through music, many paths are able to come together. Although we come from different backgrounds, we are able to bond over the wonderful gift of music. The connection we have through music makes participating in the band program the most meaningful activity for me. The band program opened up my horizon and made me feel like I finally belonged somewhere. The diversity of the people in the program taught me how to be versatile. The age range amongst the members vary in which in one moment you have to respect and listen to who is in charge, then the next moment your peers are waiting for your orders. Learning to respect and handle being respected is an important lesson I am still learning. The position of power is something that should not go
Honorable, industrious, frank, and conforming are the four principles that I have been adhering to ever since my first moral lesson twelve years in ethics school. But human is a social animal—in the wide ocean of socialization, we are forced to face different situations that may require individualized solutions, with the four principles being broken at times.
In the future, I hope I can have as much an impact on the next generation of misfit youths as my band director had on me, and will consider my life a success if I can teach my students as much about compassion and acceptance as I can tetrachords and “two-five-one” progressions. The key to this goal is earning a degree in music education from an institution as well regarded as Mason Gross School of the Arts at Rutgers University. I believe the leadership skills I have developed as a three-year section leader in my high school marching band, as well as my belief in the importance service and kindness qualify my admission into Rutgers, and I am confident that the university’s superior music education program will empower me to pursue my dream of helping others rise against their adversity through the art of
Success to me is definitely an abundance of wealth; however, I believe that my strive towards this means so much more. My hard work will not equivocate to the stereotypical desire for materialistic happiness. I will need a lot more than that in life, because I know that true success is to provide for the people you love in order for them to be successful as well. Working hard to earn as much money as possible will allow me to help my parents buy the house of their dreams. Someday I will help my children go to any college of their choice no matter the cost. I want to be so financially successful that no one in my family will ever have to lose an great opportunity simply because we cannot afford it.
Displacement; the action of moving something from it place or position. To me, displacement is the unfair treatment of a person who has had the disadvantage of having to flee their own home, lost their sense of self, their belongings, their culture, or even people they know and love, for the sake of either their own safety, or the safety of those around them.
Keep in mind to have some good times. A few people consider life too seriously and forget to have fun, making it impossible to have a great time. This prompts to stressing and is awful for wellbeing. Additionally, most things that individuals stress over never truly happen. Disregard the past, sit tight for the future, and live right now. Whether its school or your present place of employment, you need to appreciate doing it to be at the pinnacle of your wellbeing. Everybody has issues and issues to manage, yet the tips to a solid way of life are to live without limitations and appreciate each moment of
When people talked about the leaders of some famous companies, they firmly believed that these leaders leadership talent is born. In the book “Mindset: The New Psychology of Success”, Carol S. Dweck discussed the fix mindset and growth mindset how to affect themes such as sports, business, relationships, and parents. Leaders with fixed mindset feel that they are superman or a genius, consider that employee who has more ability be more useful than the person who work hard and want to grow. Also, they also believe their company will not be defeated and replace. On the other side, leaders with a growth mindset preferred many people can become an excellent leader by hard-working and learn how to select people: for their mindset, not their pedigrees. Although both mindsets can make a leader successful, the growth mindset person gained more success in business, since they have true self-confidence and think they are not excellent but try their best to learn, credit and nurture. They also know how to use feedback to strengthen their leadership and arrange the company 's employees appropriately. In the teamwork, they will work to solve the problem with staff quickly. They notice their improvement in their employees on the management side and also believe themselves can be educated in negotiation abilities.
Envision a realm, filled with genderless inhabitants. A realm of pure bliss, where there is no such thing as “mankind and all beings are [biologically] equal. Now imagine an opposite realm, a realm in which Andrea Dworkin resided. Advocate turned author turned agitator. Andrea Dworkin was a heterodox feminist vanguard who paved a path of her own to support this women’s crusade. Defiant, confrontational and arguably offensive, she immersed herself into the tacit realm of patriarchy, seeking to enlighten and expose the sinister sexual methodologies of man that preserve the role of women as besmirched objects of male indulgence and exploitation. Her ideas and concepts of such is best expressed in Dworkin’s two earliest novels; Pornography: Men Possessing Women  and Intercourse . Consecutively loved and loathed, Dworkin’s has exerted an important impact on the means and degree of male dominated sexuality and female oppression.
The self-made man is often portrayed as a story of rags to riches. A person who overcomes any obstacle thrown at him/her and defies all odds. These stories incite a reaction in readers, often leaving them in awe. How can a person become so successful, even though the universe is seemingly against them? The truth Malcolm Gladwell uncovered in his novel “Outliers” is the people at the top of the ladder did not have everything stacked against them. Gladwell says that there is no such concept as a self-made man. Successful people have been helped along the way by a variety of reasons, such as how wealthy their family was, to their birth month. While I feel that there is no such thing as a self-made man because circumstance and motivation are a key factor in how successful one becomes, I feel as if a person’s luck has a lot to deal with them thriving in their career.