Thought Essays

Homework Over Break

As I sit here, writing this essay, I cannot help but think, what a mundane break it would have been if I had no homework to do. In fact, break should not be called break, if each and every student is not assigned some kind of exciting, thrilling school work to take home to do during the time-abundant, otherwise overwhelmingly boring, break. As a matter of fact, for the diligent, unceasingly studying students that we are, there would be nothing…

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Thinking Through the Literature

After reading The Letter From Sullivan Ballou i noticed that it was quite similar to An Occurrence At Owl Creek Bridge. Both had something to do with the love the men felt for their wives and the reality of knowing that they might be dead soon. This story and letter have the same meaning but put into two different ideas. Farquhar knew was going to be hung for wrong doing and Ballou Knew he had a chance of surviving or…

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Faithful Elephants Book Review

Greed. Fear. Anger. These traits define the human being. No matter how rational, how sensible or reasonable a person can be, these attributes linger about them, silent, like a shadow. In times of peril, when pressure is great, often people are unable to control their savage inner instincts, and these characteristics explode out of them, gripping them tightly, seizing them from the inside, consuming them. When that happens, the human being can become unpredictable and volatile. And with them, follows…

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Human and Disturbed Young Member

I do so loathe writing essays, especially a descriptive one, but for the grade I’ll just have do it. The topic I chose to write about as you read in the title is myself. To describe how I am and the way I am should prove an easy task. To explain why I am this way is a different story. Furious, despondent and hopeless I have felt, and have endured feelings similar for a rather long period of time. In…

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Free Will Vs. Determinism

Society walks about day-by-day living their lives and never really thinking or breaking down how their day unfolds or why it plays out the way it does. Some people have said that individuals have a choice and are able to decide on where their day goes. Others on the other hand would argue this assessment and state that your day and your life as whole are all pre determined. The different is free will vs. determinism. Do you believe we…

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Free Will

The power to make your own decisions and not have your choices determined by your genes and your past shows that the philosophy of free will is the most compelling philosophy. Naturalism is the philosophy that we, as humans, are influenced completely by our genes. The genes we were created and born with do not control the choices we make. If genes were the only things that influenced a person’s decisions, then scientists would be able to invent a machine…

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Diary of Boo Radley

Pretend you are Boo Radley (from To Kill a Mocking Bird). Write your secret diary entry about how you have been punished and kept in a virtual prison for fifteen years. It has been so very long since my father first locked me up in this house. I mean, I was only a teenager having fun, I did not do anything serious or anything. At first, after a couple of days punishment, it thought I would be finally set free…

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Losing a Loved One

Losing a loved one is like having the rug swept from under you. We make plans for the day, and do not think twice about how those plans can be taken away in the blink of an eye. I never thought much about it myself, until I was faced with the shock, and undeniable truth of my uncle’s death. I do not think anyone really thinks about tragedy until they are actually faced with shocking news. It is amazing how…

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Knott’s Berry Farm_ the Best Amusement Park

One of the best amusement parks in California is Knotts Berry Farm. If you want thrills and chills at the same time, this is the place to be. There are many different varieties of rides, such as, water rides, very high rides, and very low rides. While being at Knotts Berry Farm you will think, see, and hear many different things. While being in line your head is filled with many thoughts. For example, you think of weather or not…

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Reflection Paper on the Story of Job

The story of Job has enlightened me on how God really is. He is not rude or a punisher, but rather a God who gives challenges that he knows his people can surpass. Job has impressed me on how he never turned his back on God despite the losses he came across in his life. If I come to think of all Job’s struggles, and put my feet in his shoes, I don’t think I’d be able to handle it….

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I Am Optimist About My Future

What would the world be like if everyone was pessimistic? Would there be anyone who would do anything when they already knew that it was unlikely to have a positive result? I try to visualize the world where everyone has no hope about the future, and because of that, they misuse the present. I imagine life full of failures, living without thinking about any success, any goals and dreams, and of course this is the origin of misery for the…

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A Child Called It Encourage Speech

Hello guys I’m Grace and I am a volunteer of this youth center, below I just to ask do you have these feelings before? Desperate, depressed, desolated. I believe these emotions will bump out in every one of your mind when you think you are in a disadvantaged situation, and sometimes you think the whole world owes you, aren’t you? But indeed, are you really that pathetic? For me, people used to say I’m a pessimism. Yet, after reading a…

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Transcendentalism in Emersons Writing

I chose the reading by Emerson; I believe there is a lot of transcendentalism in this reading. Well I don’t believe there is a lot of transcendentalism, starting with the first paragraph first sentence where he writes, “Our Age is retrospective. It builds the sepulchers of the fathers. It writes biographies, histories, and criticism. The foregoing generations beheld God and nature face to face; we, through their eyes.” He writes in confidence about his beliefs and how he feels about,…

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Black People

Most people that hear the word prejudice automatically think of racism and people that have a black skin color. However, the skin color is just a little part of prejudice as there are many other prejudice against gender, age and religion. There have always been a group of people, blacks, jews or another minority group, that has to match with prejudice. Prejudice has become a big problem in todays society and is based on hatters that support racism and prejudice….

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Aphorisms in Tuesdays with Morrie

“Accept what you are able to do and what you are not able to do.” (Albom 18) is the first and one of the most major aphorisms in Tuesdays with Morrie. I believe Morrie is speaking about recognizing your strengths, and not focusing so much on your weaknesses. He means, as he said, to “accept” your limitations. We are all affected by this aphorism everyday. We have limitations, and a lot of times we get so focused on our weaknesses…

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