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    Packet Questions #42 Looking back, the two significant experiences outside of my family that have affected my personality, direction in life, or lifestyle for the future are ______ As you consider events that stick out in your life, consider the who? What? When? Where? And how? Looking back, the two significant experiences outside of my family that have affected my personality, direction in life, or lifestyle for the future are becoming friends with Angel, and doing better in school. The reason meeting Angel has affected my personality, is that she helped me become less shy, even though we didn’t go to the same school. I think that she had helped me be much less shy by being able to not worry how she would judge me if she was at my school,…

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    These performances are a great opportunity for students to share a narrative about a significant life event. I am planning on doing a story about what happened while I was volunteering in Keokee, Virginia. While volunteering I came across a puppy who was in very bad shape and needed immediate medical care. This was a situation where I realized not only did I care dearly about the people I was trying to help but also this dog who had found itself in a very unfortunate situation. This was a…

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    Countertransference

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    during a conversation, to other individuals they know or experiences they have had. For example, I may meet a girl in a bar who reminds me of my ex-girlfriend, and thus, I cannot give her my undivided attention because I am too distracted with her similarities to my ex-girlfriend. When this phenomenon occurs in therapy, it is referred to as countertransference. Freud (1910) argued that, when it does occur in therapy, countertransference can have a negative effect on the therapist’s ability to…

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    The narrator created her mother’s character by using stories that she most likely heard from her mother and built it from her point of view. This aided me as a reader to visualise her mother’s character in her perspective, a daredevil, but a loving, caring and heroic mother. The contrast the narrator made between her life and her mother’s also helped readers to discern how “colourful” and alluring the lifetime of her mother is, compared to her own where she described it as, “my failed life where…

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    In studying memory, experiences, and age, the question of their relationship shows up. Our experiences help us to form memory and these memories are applied towards knowledge. Knowledge by itself is not useful if it is not demonstrative or empirical. Empiricism proposes that sensory experiences are the only way to acquire knowledge that we need. Knowledge is gained with the intention of using it to alter or improve future encounters with same or different experiences. However, the ability to…

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    society today have gotten poisoned lately or are on a mad quest for revenge; Hamlet connects with a large portion of our society today. Hamlet has connected with readers on an emotional level that many can relate to. As one of Shakespeare’s greatest tragedies, Hamlet really connects with readers of all ages, but Hamlet is the character that most easily relates to the audience. Along with that, Hamlet also relates with readers that have personal experiences with loss, grief, and remarriage.…

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    to choose nursing as a career at this stage in your life? Why are you choosing to pursue this degree at NYU? If one’s career choice is typically influenced by personal aptitudes, sociocultural environments and life experiences, as I reflect on my life’s journey, there has been one constant that inevitably shaped who I am. I have often been described as “my sister’s keeper.” My older sister was born with Spina Bifida. In addition to being paralyzed, the severity of her disability has led to…

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    Bridge To Ignorance Essay

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    whether consciously or not. A child learns how to speak and walk unconsciously; youth consciously learn different ways through life as long as they have the will to live. Adults learn from mistakes and the vastness of life they see ahead. Though knowledge is immense and can be obtained in all places, people with the fear of welcoming the unknown will always be limited in the knowledge they obtain. They may only have a single story. Never getting lost is a bridge to ignorance. Welcoming the…

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    society is that there is less personal and physical interaction between people. Technology and social media play a part in every aspect of human life, ranging from professional relationships to personal ones, and effecting both types in beneficial and detrimental ways. Prospective employers could notice a less professional side of a person by viewing their social media accounts, but also could form closer bonds with coworkers through instant messaging and communication. In the…

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    “All Our Kin” is an ethnography written by Carol Stack discussing her experiences in The Flats, which allowed her to develop three theoretical perspectives to help her organize data based of that particular location. These perspectives are: how people are recruited to kin networks, the relationships between household composition and residence patterns, and the relation between reciprocity and poverty. Within these eight chapters, Stack compares and contrast cultural stereotypes amongst black…

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