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    relationship is failing, ruining our health, and so on. But researchers have found that looking at your Facebook profile for five minutes a day can actually raise your self-esteem. Even though gazing at your own reflection—on Facebook—is usually called narcissism, your Facebook profile is a place to see yourself in a positive light, without slipping into dishonesty. A new study suggests that spending time with the online…

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    Originally, Greek Mythology was a part of the Ancient Greece religion, a set of stories about the gods, goddesses, heroes and rituals. Greek Mythology consists of the twelve Olympians who were the major deities comprising of Zeus, Hera, Poseidon, Demeter, Athena, Apollo, Artemis, Ares, Aphrodite, Hephaestus, Hermes and either Hestia or Dionysus (Greekmythologytoday.com, 2017). They came into power by dethroning the Titans who were the children of Uranus (Heaven) and Gaea (Earth). During the era…

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    Hellenistic Individualism

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    The framework of the Hellenistic world can be seen during the life and reign of Alexander the Great. His role in developing the Hellenistic culture sprouts from his conquering of the Persian empire, and mixing the many cultures that were already present with Hellenic culture and ideas. This mixture of ideas moved the Hellenic’s three primary lenses of thought: humanism, idealism, and rationalism to a Hellenistic concept of three similar lenses: individualism, realism, and empiricism. This…

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    The Gods In King Lear

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    parricides did all the thunder bend” (King Lear 2.1.47-8), Edmund, for example, repeatedly insinuates that he considers himself on par with the gods, commanding them to do his bidding and intimating that he understands how their minds operate. Edmund’s narcissism, it seems, has skewed his perceptions of what gods truly represent: the existence of power much greater than man’s. Edmund’s example reiterates the notion that the gods of King Lear essentially exist in the manner that the believer…

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    we would reject is his arrogance. People of 2016 like it when people are more humble and don’t act like they’re the center of the universe. In Greece at the time, arrogance may have been considered courage to many people, but to us we may call it narcissism. Hercules showed this trait by thinking he was on the same level as the gods. When…

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    In Beastly, Kyle Kingson is a pampered, popular, and superficial high school student who bullies anyone he deems inferior to him. His narcissism is propelled by his physical appearance and social status, which further motivates him to tyrannize his classmates. One person Kyle humiliates is a witch, and she gets revenge on Kyle by transforming him into a beast as unattractive as his personality is. In Kafka’s The Metamorphosis, Gregor wakes up on a peculiar morning to find out he has shockingly…

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    Elliot Rodgers Essay

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    Elliot Rodgers was born on June 24, 1991 from two loving, young and successful parents involved in the film industry. Li-Chin Rodger who was a Malaysian research assistant for a film company and Peter Rodger, a British filmmaker and photographer. Peter is known for his part as assistant director for the film: The Hunger Games. Elliot was born in London, England and raised there till he was 5 years of age. Shortly after celebrating Elliot’s 5th birthday was when his sister, Georgia Rodgers was…

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    Influence by technology, Myopia has emerged in the hearts of man. The American people have developed this mentality of it is all about me. Sayings like “YOLO’ and “Let me take a selfie,” show just how self-absorbed our culture truly is. People care way too much about themselves and their own wants rather than about the needs of others. Lynn Sherr wrote an article that speaks about this sense of entitlement that Americans have developed. They think that they have a right to things and deserve to…

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    Great Gatsby Criticism

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    In the novel, “The Great Gatsby”, by F. Scott Fitzgerald, the author writes about a collection of characters and their pursual of desires, which reveal the flaws in each character and inevitable tragedy. The story follows the protagonist, Nick Carraway, a middle class outsider who travels to West Egg seeking wealth, prosperity and gratification in order to fulfill his ambition of becoming a successful business man of bonds; all the while, he covertly observes the conflict between aspiring…

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    there are many reasons why standardized testing is flawed. While many government officials believe that standardized testing has more advantages than disadvantages, parents, teachers and students are facing oppressed teaching, a bleak education, narcissism, and a lack of respect for teaching. “We don’t need more data that continue to compare students to each other. We don’t need more standardized test data to keep telling the kids in the 95th percentile how superior they are and the kids who…

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