Essays Tagged: "take for granted"

Grades - Do we really need them?

o, feel that creativity which America has the most of , is something that people tend to dismiss or take for granted. Having the freedom to express oneself and to be creative can perhaps help a child ... ess his ideas and emotions, even if they differ from the truth. He feels that many American parents take this for granted. True, our public education certainly is not perfect, but we should never rule ...

(1 pages) 109 1 3.7 Oct/1996

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Education

Sleep and Sleeping Disorders

that sleep is a very important part of our lives that those of us that don't have a problem with it take for granted.Stages of SleepThe brain waves of a person go through certain constant changes, cla ...

(3 pages) 146 0 3.8 Jan/1996

Subjects: Science Essays > Mental Health

What Patriotism Means to Me

m not ashamed to fly the American Flag. Many men and women have died to give me the freedoms that I take for granted. I applaud their patriotism, and I thank them for giving me my way of life. I will ... wrote: "The only thing I would be willing to die for is my home and family; I would do what ever it takes to repel an invader, to protect my homeland. When I am deciding what I think of a U.S. militar ...

(2 pages) 237 3 4.2 Apr/2002

Subjects: Humanities Essays

From the sylabus: Write a personal narration of important issues in your life, the United States and the world

ationsIn American society most of us have good health, enough to eat, and a roof over our heads. We take for granted that we have a system of laws and regulations to deal with any eventuality. Our sys ... nest in government. This is its greatest strength and it's greatest weakness.In my mind it does not take into consideration those people that see this as a self-serving opportunity. They either do not ...

(5 pages) 131 0 3.5 Apr/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Sociology

Imagination is the Highest Kite One can Fly

eelchair. Alex was limited to doing basic daily activities with the help of others. Alex is able to take educational classes from home using his voice-activated computer. He sometimes asks me to type ... ewhat surprised and startled with this simple request, because kite flying is one of those things I take for granted. So I asked him why. To my chagrin, he replied "imagination is the highest kite one ...

(2 pages) 44 0 4.2 Nov/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Richard's Hungers (on the book, Black Boy by Richard Wright )

as mere association with others and simple books to read.Both of which are things that most people take for granted. This efficaciousautobiography, Black Boy, by Richard Wright manifests what it is l ... row up to be successful. In fact, many blacks settled forignorance and illiteracy. However, Richard takes full advantage of the fewopportunities he does encounter to learn and read. "I hungered for th ...

(4 pages) 89 0 4.6 Feb/1997

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Modern designing in today's automobile. Some technical contents included

les have progressed an amazing amount since the earliest automobile in the early 1900's. Most of us take for granted just how difficult producing an automobile is (car) and do not realize the work and ... g an automobile is (car) and do not realize the work and hours that go into developing one. We also take for granted how much cars help us in our everyday lives. We use cars to get to every place we g ...

(4 pages) 98 0 3.7 Mar/1997

Subjects: Science Essays > Technology

African Literature. Speaks of short stories such as 'In the Cutting of a Drink' ,'The Return', Chipasula's poem 'Those Rainy Mornings', Aidoo's 'In the Cutting of a Drink', 'The Return' by Ngugi wa

decline in moral values now days. 'The Return' reminds me to be more thankful for the many things I take for granted. It also makes me think about how hard it can be to cope with change. In the poem ' ... ore, 'her soft but husky call.' In the last section the speaker talks about how kind his aunt is to take care of his brothers and sisters while his parents 'strayed to the copper mines.'This poem make ...

(5 pages) 37 0 5.0 May/1996

Subjects: Literature Research Papers


fe is a constant struggle to obtain the merest necessities of existence, the things that most of us take for granted. We can do better than this. The brightest parts of the new census report are the s ... h society faces each day. It is a constant struggle that cannot be ignored. Defeating poverty would take great efforts and contributions from all. Canada and the third world are examples of countries ...

(13 pages) 570 1 3.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Current Issues

The Canadian Charter of Rights and Freedoms.

nd forget that many other people in the world do not have the option to make many of the choices we take for granted. In Canada, we have the right to marry whomever we choose regardless of the race, r ...

(3 pages) 96 2 3.4 Nov/2002

Subjects: History Term Papers > North American History > Canadian History

Cultural Communication and the Disabled.

ion of Persons with disabilities as Cultural Communication" makes a point that what ordinary people take for granted cannot be taken for granted by the disabled, and that this makes for difficulties i ... rn culture may distort one's relationships with the disabled, and seemingly harmless remarks can be taken to have negative connotations. Research in the field is hampered by a lack of material dealing ...

(4 pages) 188 0 5.0 Nov/2002

Subjects: Social Science Essays > Communication Studies

Monologue of a dying dog

o where I wanted to go. Not like this though, not like this.Simple things in life, things I used to take for granted now seem unreachable and luxuries seem like tools of the Gods. Wait, I can hear som ...

(2 pages) 46 0 4.3 Nov/2002

Subjects: Literature Research Papers

Essay looking at the abortion issue from a strictly legal standpoint, with opinion based thesis pro-abortion. From 1973 to 1995, landmark cases, political climates and bibliography included.

ad to fight for often forget what hardships and sacrifices others have made for these rights we now take for granted. And just as we take this right for granted, there are those laying the groundwork ... ws.In 1962 Sherri Finkbine drew nationwide attention to the dilemma as an Arizona housewife who had taken thalidomide, a tranquilizer that caused birth defects, in the early stages of her pregnancy. A ...

(7 pages) 140 0 4.2 Jan/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Civil Rights > Women's Studies

Money: what is it worth to you?

ied two basic subjects: finance and economics. Economics explains the simple facts of money that we take for granted and expands on that (unfortunately with very little mathematical backing until seco ...

(5 pages) 245 2 4.5 Apr/2003

Subjects: Businesss Research Papers > Markets & Exchanges


ules. George's models can't show too much and the teenagers still have their curfews and can't just take the car anywhere. That takes away the hype of using "freedom" so freely. It honestly contradict ... isease, or abuse see freedom as menaing getting away to a better life. The freedoms that most of us take for granted others would die for. The freedom of living without persecution for religious pract ...

(3 pages) 96 1 4.5 May/2003

Subjects: Law & Government Essays > Human Rights

Visions of Freedom - Comparing the visions of Douglass and Krakauer

ability to be independent, to follow our dreams, and to walk our own paths is something many of us take for granted. For some freedom is an illusion, a vision for a better life. Chris McCandless and ...

(2 pages) 28 0 0.0 Jul/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > Creative Writing

Hearing Life in a Deaf World.

se.At an early age I learned what it meant to appreciate all that was given to me. Gifts which many take for granted I cherish. From all of the so-called "hardships" that I have endured, somehow I hav ...

(1 pages) 108 3 5.0 Sep/2003

Subjects: Humanities Essays > Language Studies > Writing

King and mcqueen.

and McQueen, in probing pop culture media, makes us think twice about phenomena we might other wise take for granted.In the essay " Why We Crave Horror Movies" the author Stephen King boldly discusses ...

(3 pages) 63 0 0.0 Oct/2003

Subjects: Literature Research Papers > North American

Freedoms Obligation: Essay is about the United States and the freedoms that we have. It is also about the past and how be became the nation that we are now.

res, races, religions and ideas. We enjoy freedoms that people from other countries have either had taken away or have never experienced. These freedoms, that we sometimes take for granted, were not f ... them with open arms.As American citizens, the Bill of Rights gives us many freedoms that cannot be taken away. The freedoms of speech, press, and religion, the freedom to assemble and even to bare ar ...

(3 pages) 69 0 3.4 Oct/2003

Subjects: Area & Country Studies Essays

Energy conservation in the home. A study on a typical suburban home electricity use. Lighting.

rvation? The answer is quite simple. We are using fossil fuels to provide our energy that we mostly take for granted. This is a resource that will eventually run out. The human race is growing at a ra ... = $2.75Members of the household are consciously aware of the cost of electricity in the home and do take steps to reduce their usage of electricity. The practice of switching off lights when not in th ...

(8 pages) 146 0 3.8 Nov/2003

Subjects: Science Essays > Mathematics