Is the glass half empty or half full?

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  • Is The Glass Half Full Or Half Empty?

    "A strong positive mental attitude will create more miracles than any wonder drug" Patricia Neal There are many advantages that can be gained by simply thinking positive thoughts. One such advantage is the important role it plays in daily stress management. Our ability to cope with stress is to a certain extent governed by our outlook on life. Generally, the more positive outlook on life that we have, the greater our stress coping ability will be. Is the glass half full or half empty? Your outlook on life will influence the ease of which you handle life turmoil and to a certain extent, it will also determine your mental as well as physical well-being. An optimistic person will generally be healthier, more resilient in the face of life trauma…

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  • The Benefits Of Arsenic Essay

    One of the worst pieces of advice I 've ever been given is to look at the glass as half full. Which, I mean, I understand the idea, but shouldn 't we be a little more specific about the contents of the cup? What if the glass has arsenic in it? Regardless of whether it 's half full or half empty, if you take a sip you 're going to die -- and who is drinking from this class anyway? I guess the assumption is you drink from your own cup, but the scenario completely changes when someone else gets…

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  • The Importance Of Metaphorical Glass Of Life

    of controversy and discourse exists on the metaphorical glass of life and how we should view its contents, whether it be through a “pessimistic” or “optimistic” eye. However I do not think these two titles should be the only ideas viewed within this topic. There remains one aspect of contemplation that represents itself untapped. It is the way in which we create and uphold hope. Hope often caresses and carries its owner, but only occasionally does it offer consistently positive effects. This…

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  • Luck Is A Matter Of Preparation Meeting Opportunity Analysis

    preparation that Oprah Winfrey has in mind. As these preparations are not necessary as you may have just gone to the casino to see a movie and have dinner with absolutely no intention of gambling, There were many occasions where I would go into the casino and just do that with never a thought to gamble and never gambling. On the other hand I would sometimes at the least minute decide just put the last $2 in a machine to see what happens. Many times I would lose all the money and on occasion I…

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  • International Relations, Realism, And Constructivism

    Studying international relations is consolidating of all of the information that we receive from the media, and examining it from numerous, and opposing points of view. There are three theories in international relations Realism, Liberalism, and Constructivism to study international relations you must first understand each of these theories and how they relate or differ. Each theory in international relations is essentially a different approach to problem solving in the international…

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  • A Character Analysis: A Walk To Beautiful By Jimmy Wayne

    However, much to my surprise, the book was an enjoyable read. The content in the book was truly eye opening and made me realize that there are many people out in the world who have it way worse than me; my problems in life do not even compare to others. Lastly, because of Jimmy Wayne and his book, I now have a brighter outlook on life and realize that everything happens for a reason. Rather than seeing the glass half empty, I now see it half…

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  • Personal Narrative: How Adoption Changed My Life

    more, I accepted that I could not live with my mother anymore. I learned that hope for a brighter day can get me through anything. The steps I learned to finally be ok with my new situation would help me later on with anything else I would have to go through. My childhood was more difficult than I think it should have been. I had been through more by the time I was five than any of the other kids I knew. At first I chose to have negative thoughts, I would think about how I missed my mom, and…

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  • My Vietnamese Identity

    This is especially the case when a Department Chair of the college, where the protagonist works, assigns him homework. The homework is to simply list the characteristics that he sees in himself as both an Orient and Occident. As an Orient he came up with a list that says, “self-effacing, respectful of authority, worried about others’ opinions, usually quiet, always trying to please, teacup is half empty, say yes when I mean no, almost always look to the past, prefer to follow, comfortable in a…

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  • Identical Twin Compare And Contrast

    A lot of people think just because you’re an identical twin, that you must be the same in every aspect of your life as the other person. In my case, and in others, being an identical twin doesn’t prove that we are the same in all areas of life. I have an identical twin sister, named Emily. Emily is pessimistic, high maintenance and very well organized. I, on the other hand, am more optimistic, open-minded and easygoing. We have the basic similarity of our physical aspect because we are…

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  • Everyone Leaves Summary

    Guerra writes,”I’m in Havana, and I try, I try to go forward, a little each day”(254). Through all the obstacles and challenges in her life Nieve has become a strong independent woman. Now she has to learn to live with where she is in life at the moment and wait for destiny to happen. After all the different events that happened in Nieve’s life, she has shown to be persistent in reaching her own happiness. Although her father turned out to be the opposite and did not protect her, her mother…

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