Essays Tagged: "sense of self"

Mind over Matter

mpting to achieve enlightenment, and therefore nirvana, a Buddhist must first come to eradicate his sense of self, effectively destroying his ego. By doing this, 'durkha,' (pain and suffering), end an ... . This broke my concentration, snapping my mind back into the present. I was unable to achieve that sense of oneness again, as people came down to play Ping-Pong, making the exercise virtually worthle ...

(5 pages) 133 0 4.5 Nov/1996

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith

discovering self- identity in Zora Neale Hurston's "All Eyes Are Watching God "

would find away to speak her ideas, receive a response, and through thisexchange she developed her sense of self-worth.When Janie found a way to speak her ideas, they would havean impact on everyone. ... eas. Janie would speak her ideas and, receive aresponse and through this exchange she developed her sense ofself-worth. When she spoke her mind, the people in the town wereable to reflect upon what sh ...

(3 pages) 100 0 4.0 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

On Narcissism: Psychological Theories and Therapeutic Interventions in the Narcissistic Disorders

n misunderstooddisorder. The cardinal feature of the narcissistic personality is the grandiose sense of selfimportance, but paradoxically underneath this grandiosity the narcissist suffers fr ... y love himself, rebuffing anyone whoattempted to touch him. Nevertheless, it is the underlying sense of inferiority which isthe real problem of the narcissist, the grandiosity is just a facad ...

(17 pages) 216 1 4.3 Nov/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

Comparative Essay. "Heart of Darkness" by Joseph Conrad and William Golding's "Lord of the Flies"

urface, the victim then is given the opportunity to reach a point in personal growth, and to gain a sense of self-knowledge from it. That is, when one's darkness appears, one must learn from this expe ... featable' (Conrad 85). The Congo and the lack of restraints it represents causes one to lose common sense. Without common sense the mind is deteriorated. It is also left twisted and functionally usele ...

(10 pages) 142 0 4.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > European Literature

Margaret Thatcher "Milk Snatcher"

took quite a while to write Exellent! One of your very best!Margaret Hilda Thatcher's overwhelming sense of self-confidence and ambition ruled her life from the time she was a small child in Grantham ... in my life to two things: a good home, and a good education. My home was ordinary, but good in the sense that my parents were passionately interested in the future of my sister and myself. At the sam ...

(6 pages) 49 0 3.7 Dec/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Political Science > Politicians

The Merchants of Cool: Video Response. Wafa Nurdin

onally because of that I do not buy what they tell me to, but what I like and feel would express my sense of self accurately. I do have to admit that sometimes there comes a product that I like and th ...

(3 pages) 139 1 4.9 Jan/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies

How Maya Angelou gives personal account of her life and how she dealt with abandonment and loneliness, discrimination, and rape in I Know Why The Caged Bird Sings.

es that befell unto them caused by such prejudices, black men and women learned to display a strong sense of self-worth and pride. Maya Angelou was one of these people who learned to defeat such adver ... and respect. Despite the care they received from Momma in Stamps, Maya and Bailey always seemed to sense a feeling of abandonment. Yearly, they received Christmas presents from their parents and this ...

(5 pages) 179 1 4.8 Feb/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

In The Souls of Black Folk W.E.B. DuBois introduces the concept of "Double Consciousness."

ough the revelation of the other world. It is a peculiar sensation, this double-consciousness, this sense of always looking at one's self through the eyes of others, of measuring one's soul by the tap ... the white society looks at them and their traditions with contempt. Blacks therefore feel a divided sense of self, or a "double consciousness," with a loyalty to the valued world of their family and t ...

(3 pages) 291 0 3.9 Feb/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Black Awareness & Racism

Astronomer's Wife

es her as the astronomer's wife. She doesn't truly becomes Mrs. Ames until the plumber arrives. Her sense of self has deteriorated to such a point where she continually repeats that she is Mrs. Ames, ...

(4 pages) 50 0 3.7 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Description of the four Hindu paths to "Brahman"/God and which one appeals to me the most.

ion within the seeker that they eventually become what they know. Once they grasp this point, their sense of self gets to a deeper level. There are three stages in grasping this power. There is Learni ...

(2 pages) 105 0 2.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Religion & Faith > Hinduism

Comparison between transcendentalism and romanticism. What are the differences between the two?

n in place of God. When this occurred, one was cleansed of materialistic goals, and was left with a sense of self-reliance and purity. Leaders of this movement include Ralph Waldo Emerson, Margaret Fu ... ened appreciation of the beauties of nature; a general exaltation of emotion over reason and of the senses over intellect; a turning in upon the self and a heightened examination of human personality ...

(5 pages) 13841 0 5.0 Mar/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Online Identity: How others percieve themselves

anged like the daily changing of clothes. What one has to wonder is that if people require a stable sense of self, and a stable sense of who other people are in order to function in real life, why are ...

(5 pages) 129 0 4.6 Mar/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Computer Science > Internet and networking

"The World of Rome" by Michael Grant.

and given that Romans were not a very philosophical people, there were some that obtained a higher sense of self guidance than had any Greek. There were Romans such as Lucretius who vehemently denied ... ero had found inspiration and comfort in Stoic philosophy. Marcus Aurelius, who was not in the true sense a philosopher himself, found guidance in his Meditations that were not for public record, but ...

(3 pages) 79 0 5.0 May/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Philosophy

Views of others in society.

s, this may mean a better career, car, house, or lifestyle. For others, it may simply be a stronger sense of self-worth. Many different factors contribute to the way others view a person's social stan ...

(3 pages) 107 1 4.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Accounting

Sex Education and Teens.

discuss this issue with them, the parents need to teach their children about their bodies and their sense of self when they are much younger than elementary school.When my generation was in high schoo ... iscuss something they were not prepared to hear.We try to raise our children to be happy and with a sense of responsibility and productivity. They also need to feel that if they come to us with proble ...

(3 pages) 149 0 4.4 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Health & Medicine > Sex & Sexuality

Analysis essay of the film "Falling Down".

d with typical everyday stress. He has reached his breaking point and loses his cool as well as his sense of self. The movie demonstrates examples of both cultural and social issues. Cultural issues e ...

(3 pages) 171 3 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Film & TV Studies > Film Review and Analysis

A History of the Beatles.

nk Sinatra or Elvis. They also set an example for all rock n roll bands to follow with their strong sense of self-determination, going against their record company and management on many issues, even ...

(10 pages) 133 0 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Art Essays > Artists

Borderline Personality Disorder (BPD).

ret each action of people they are in relationship with as if it had no prior context, they have no sense of continuity or consistency about the people in their lives. In times of extreme stress BPD's ... times of extreme stress BPD's can experience disassociation and delusions about the self, having no sense of self and feeling empty. The most prevalent factor with BPD's is the intense anger and the d ...

(3 pages) 186 2 4.2 Nov/2003

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Psychology > Common Disorders

Humanoid Robots: Can they be concidered conscious, human, and deserve rights as humans do?

f. They are several million times more powerful than anything created by man. Our brains create our sense of self, our consciousness. This very personal part of each of us is created by neural network ... erson, and should be give rights in our society.A humanoid robot can be considered conscious in the sense that it is capable of displaying emotions. The qualities of anger, sadness, love, happiness, j ...

(6 pages) 95 0 4.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays

"Who is Paul?", a study of the main character of "Paul's Case" by Willa Cather

Cather's character embodies many of the symptoms listed by the doctors, such as: "highly developped sense of self importance, preoccupation with fantasies of success, belief that he is special, feelin ... and arrogant behavior." (Benis, 303) But the main display of Paul's illness is his over-developped sense of self-importance; the way he feels that he is worth much more than the environment of Cordel ...

(3 pages) 107 0 1.0 Nov/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American