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    Tao Of Pooh Book Report

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    “When you are content to be simply yourself and don't compare or compete, everyone will respect you.” (Lao Tzu, Tao Te Ching.) This quote about Taoism not only describes how I feel about Taoism but about life in general. The Tao of Pooh by Benjamin Hoff has helped me better understand the principles of Taoism. I enjoy reading this book because it helps to further understand why it is important to just be yourself and not try to conform to what society wants or expects you to be. The two topics I found the most interesting in Benjamin Hoff's The Tao of Pooh is the Cottleston Pie Principle and the idea of Un-Bouncing because it focuses mainly on accepting yourself the way you are and trying to better yourself. The first topic I found most interesting…

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    Fantastic Mr Fox Analysis

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    The movie “Fantastic Mr. Fox” is about a Taoist concept called Inner nature. In the book “The Tao of Pooh,” the author, Benjamin Hoff, states that Inner nature is beyond the power of the intellect to measure or understand (38). Furthermore, Hoff explains that Inner nature is the concept that everything has its own unique function (40). In other words, we cannot scientifically understand Inner nature, but only know that everything in nature has its own unique purpose including individual humans.…

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    He points out: “The Emptiness, the space that’s not filled in. What is it about fresh snow, clean air, pure water? Or good music?” (Hoff 147). The word “emptiness” is capitalized as if it were a proper noun. Here, Hoff is stressing that the principle of emptiness is very important, and is too crucial to be treated or grouped with all the other “normal” words. He defines this Emptiness as “the space that’s not filled in”, a rather positive interpretation of a word that is usually viewed with…

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    Benjamin Franklin believed that every person can become more wealthy, healthy, and wise through hard work and self discipline. I believe in his belief because it doesn’t matter how difficult or easy it is to accomplish a goal; at the end of the day, what counts is the satisfaction of the work and experience a person puts into it. Franklin didn’t favor luck or opportunities, but instead became successful through hard work. Franklin was many things such as an author, inventor, scientist, and a…

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    George Washington was a strong fighter with good battle strategies. He specifically helped the Patriots win the American Revolution by assisting in the defeat the British at the Battle of Yorktown with the help the French army, and by simply being the commander of the Patriot Continental Army. Without George Washington as commander, the Continental Army would not have been successful in defeating the British. Benjamin Franklin proposed many great ideas about separating from England during the…

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    Doug. Common Sense Powerpoint. Woodbury. 16. Print. “Small islands, not capable of protecting themselves, are the proper objects for kingdoms to take under their care; but there is something absurd, in supposing a continent to be perpetually governed by an island” (Thomas Paine). Paine, Thomas. Common Sense. Charlottesville, Va.: U of Virginia Library, 1993. Print. “WILLIAM THE CONQUEROR WAS A FRENCHMEN LANDING WITH AN ARMED FORCE AND ESTABLISHING HIMSELF KING OF ENGLAND AGAINST THE CONSENT OF…

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    Franklin’s body (History.com 4). Franklin will soon after invent the most important necessity people will need for typical daily life. Benjamin Franklin was born on January 17, 1706 in colonial Boston (History.com 2). Josiah Franklin, his father, was a full time soap/candle maker. Franklin’s dad was married twice and had 17 children, him being the eighth…

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    Enlightenment was impeccable because it triggered that shift in mind and that desire to obtain freedom; to build a righteous nation without the oppression of the British Empire. It not only defined the American Revolution, but it defined hundreds of years of political affairs and decisions because nowadays American presidents still take their decisions based on the dogmatic and philosophical ideals of the Enlightenment. We are still able to see the effects of the Enlightenment and the colossal…

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    The ‘American dream’ is an often debated term- generally believed to encourage entrepreneurship, tolerance and liberty. While debated, the mark of a country’s intentions can be seen in whom they respect or whom they deem to be important or relevant. Colonial America struggled to adhere to their desire for freedom. What seemed a black and white definition was in actuality only favorable to a select few. As in Europe, the rich white men were at ease and power, whilst the lower classes had…

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    face of the United States. Some used their strength and power, but these two individuals helped change the United States with their education. The knowledge that Benjamin Franklin and Fredrick Douglas have is much respected. It is the reason why their names are still being used today. These men changed the world for the people they stand up for. Benjamin Franklin helped the Colonials to gain independence from Britain. Fredrick Douglas help identify the wrongs in slavery and helped give the ideas…

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