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  • Selflessness And Selflessness

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    "Selflessness is what has brought me the most happiness." I heard this statement countless times from my grandmother while growing up. She was constantly providing for others in public settings by organizing events through our church or helping other elderly people load their groceries in their car on her weekly shopping trip. She was just as giving in private settings with nobody around to note her selflessness, rarely taking time to do anything for herself before she made sure everyone else was

  • Selflessness And Selflessness In The Movie The Impossible

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    In the movie, The Impossible, Lucas Bennett shows selflessness and bravery as he does everything to keep his mother, Maria, alive. While Lucas and Maria walk through the debris they hear a child crying. Maria insists on helping anyone they can so she urges Lucas to help the child. Lucas reflects that he is brave and selfless as he rescues the helpless child. He put his life in danger to find a complete stranger. Lucas then faces another challenge as he pushes his mother up into the tree, before pulling

  • Selflessness In Beowulf

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    A man quivers in fear as a large monstrous mass stands before him. He shouts for help, but there is no left to come to his aid. For years the Grendel attacked this mead-hall killing hundreds of men. A hero was needed in order to purge the village of this beast. Beowulf used his mental and physical strength for the betterment of the village because he came on his own accord without any prior knowledge; he puts his faith in god and not within his own strength; and he dies with honor and not in vain

  • The Concept Of Self And Selflessness

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    The concept of self and selflessness is prime to all Indian philosophies. Two of India’s most popular religious systems, Jainism and Buddhism, teach renunciation of the self in order to reach Samadhi and Dharma (i.e. enlightenment, breaking free from the cycle of rebirth and correct living) (Collins, 1990). While Jainism vehemently espouses denial of self, both as an ideological concept and as a tangible reality, Buddhism teaches renunciation of self by way of still using the self as a vehicle for

  • Characteristics Of Selflessness

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    Finding the right balance between being independent but not selfish is issue that has been around for ages and leads one to ask, how exactly are they different? Distinguishing between these two traits is not easy, and in many ways they seem somewhat similar. However, despite their surface level similarities, self-reliance is a central part of maturity and independence, while self-centeredness is a form arrogance. One of the defining characteristics of self-centeredness is being overly confident

  • Selflessness In Pride And Prejudice

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    Love has been known to change people for the better. In the book “Pride and Prejudice”, Jane Austen uses various characters to demonstrate the selflessness of love despite the many obstacles that come with love. Love’s selflessness can come in many forms, such as helping others with nothing expected in return and setting aside one's personal beliefs to benefit another person. However, these altruistic moments come with many obstacles as well, like unrequited love and having to swallow one’s pride

  • The Concept Of Self And Selflessness

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    The concept of self and selflessness is prime to all Indian philosophies. Two of India’s philosophical systems, Jainism and Buddhism, teach renunciation of the self in order to reach Samadhi and Dharma (i.e. enlightenment, breaking free from the cycle of rebirth and correct living) (Collins, 1990). While Jainism strongly espouses denial of self, both as an ideological concept and as a tangible reality, Buddhism teaches renunciation of self by way of still using the self as a vehicle for such understanding

  • Essay On Selflessness In Beowulf

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    ubiquitous in modern society as well as in the epic poem Beowulf, align completely with the archetype of an epic hero, these qualities being selflessness, generosity, and bravery. The traits of epic heroes are glorified in society and are the standard to which a society bases their morals from, a prime example of one such trait is selflessness. Not only is selflessness portrayed in Beowulf with a positive

  • Selflessness In A Raisin In The Sun

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    The economic conditions of the Younger family not only lead to the deferral of their dreams, but also to the neglect of their moral values as they begin to see wealth as a necessity. Selflessness is the idea that one is able to be more concerned with the needs of others over themselves. The value of selflessness is crucial in the Younger household, and is exemplified by Mama who plans on using the insurance money selflessly to buy a house for her family, rather than taking a vacation. Despite this

  • Impermanence, Selflessness, And Dissatisfaction Essay

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    Impermanence, Selflessness, and Dissatisfaction Buddhism is neither a religion nor a philosophy, but rather a way of life. This does not imply that Buddhism is nothing more than an ethical code: it is a way of moral, spiritual and intellectual training leading to complete freedom of the mind. (DeSilva, 1991:p 5). Of the many Buddhist sects, Zen Buddhism places particular emphasis on living ‘the right' life, and does not revolve around rite and ritual. Buddhism outlines the three characteristics

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