Before Humanities 210: Philosophies And Views

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Before Humanities 210, how would you have described the philosophies that influenced your processes for decision making, thinking, and developing preferences? How would you have described your level of conscious choice of and commitment to these philosophies? What helped form or develop the belief in that philosophy? After class discussions, have you had any realizations or made any changes in regards to the philosophies that influences your decisions, actions, or preferences? Has your level of conscious choice to these philosophies changed? Why or why not?
Answer:
Prior to taking Humanities 210, I based most of my beliefs and preferences on my traditions and general exposure. I would say Relativism would have described the philosophy
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What forms of theater did you see? Was your level of experience due to a conscious choice? How do your preferences reflect your philosophy (or religion if you prefer)? Are you willing to expand your exposure to live theater? Be specific about genres or venues you may now be willing to try. How can you increase the variety of theater to see? Are you willing to try to participate in theater? What role or job might you be willing to try? In what venues would you feel comfortable? How can you utilize what you have learned in class to better understand theater and to enrich your life and your conversations with others?
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Prior to Humanities 210, I would attend the theater approximately two to three times per year. Most of my selections were based on what my brother would suggest for me to see. I have always been willing to diversify my viewings, ranging from pop culture musicals such as Rent and Guys and Dolls to Shakespeare’s Macbeth and Dumas’ The Count of Monte
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Answer: As a student of humanities this past semester, my mind has been exposed to a different view of the world. My reactions to most circumstances used to be very limited by my previous exposure. Now I realize that I am responsible to live a full and valuable life on my own and not wait for it to present itself to me. Seeking this fulfilled life allows contact with people and things with a solid base of knowledge about the arts, and interact with individuals appropriately. I am able to contribute to the world of humanities because I know what brings value to the human arts. Only relying on a desire to do something is not enough to have a positive impact on others and it takes perseverance to create beauty one would find in a skilled performance (Dutton). I have a great appreciation for the beautiful yoga flow that I see in my social media feed and I know the level of commitment that these individuals have to their practices. I think I am able to be a masterpiece of humanity and share my laborious practice with others in order to bring richness to their lives, just as my role-models have for

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