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Poverty in the United States A Path to Healing Mirror Mirror on the Wall, Who is the Fairest of Them All? The Middle Path Between Work and Passion Continue reading
Posted May 5, 2015 at write2think
In a previous b log post, I suggested that the solution between choosing to do what you love (DWYL) or choosing to love what you do (LWYD) was to choose neither extreme but rather a combination of both. For people who are not satisfied in their current role, a certain... Continue reading
Posted Apr 29, 2015 at write2think
Recently I read an online article posted by Miya Tokumitsu, titled “In The Name Of Love,” that parallels how I feel about the “do what you love” (DWYL) movement. In the article, Miya explains that the movement “ the devaluation of actual work, including the very work it pretends to... Continue reading
Posted Apr 18, 2015 at write2think
One skill that Miracosta Community College expects students to learn, according to their General Education Outcomes, is the ability to communicate effectively with “clarity of expression.” The better we are able to communicate, the easier it is for other people to understand and relate to our ideas. But in order... Continue reading
Posted Apr 13, 2015 at write2think
Does anyone really like to work? Alain de Botton, in an excerpt titled, Treasure Hunt, asks us to consider this question largely in the context of achieving fulfillment from work as “an exception” which is “misrepresented as a rule”. Much like the well-known Stockholm syndrome, in which captives slowly adapt... Continue reading
Posted Apr 7, 2015 at write2think
Remembering What We Learn In order to get the most out of reading, Ken Bain, author of What the Best College Students Do, explains that students need to “Develop an understanding before trying to remember” (243). Additionally, he states, “if students process material actively and meaningfully, they will remember more... Continue reading
Posted Apr 4, 2015 at write2think
What do you want to be when you grow up? This question has remained in the back of my mind since my early childhood years, challenging me to project myself into a future that seemed so distant from those carefree, happy years. Around the age of 12, I can remember... Continue reading
Posted Mar 26, 2015 at write2think
Poverty is one of the most challenging and complex issues that societies throughout all of history have tried to confront. Because of its enduring nature, poverty is unlikely to become eradicated--as there will always be people, who for one reason or another, are unable to integrate into society. Politicians from... Continue reading
Posted Mar 13, 2015 at write2think
The film, The Devil Wears Prada,is a movie about one woman’s journey to rediscover what she values most in her life. In the film, Andrea Sachs (Anne Hathaway) by chance lands a position working for the overly critical and highly demanding editor-in-chief of Runway fashion magazine, Miranda Priestly (Meryl Streep).... Continue reading
Posted Mar 1, 2015 at write2think
One of the funniest scenes in the film Office Space by director Mike Judge occurs right at the beginning of the movie and reflects the inner journey that the main character Peter takes throughout the film. In the scene, Peter’s work associate and friend Michael Bolton is seen driving to... Continue reading
Posted Feb 17, 2015 at write2think
I recently read an excerpt by Karl Marx. In the excerpt, Karl Marx espouses his philosophy on manual laborers and determines that manual labor eventually molds intelligent people into workers who are “utterly crude and unintelligent” and “As a result, therefore, man (the worker) no longer feels himself to be... Continue reading
Posted Feb 3, 2015 at write2think
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