Richard Saul Wurman

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  • Verbal Miscommunication

    While most people growing up and attending school received the most recognition when they got correct answers, not questions. As life continues, this incentive continues. In a discussion between comedian Louis C.K. and the creator of the TED conference, Richard Saul Wurman, Wurman makes an interesting comment that, “In school, we are rewarded for having the answer, not for asking a good question. Which may explain why kids—who start off asking endless “why” and “what if” questions—gradually ask fewer and fewer of them as they progress through grade school.’” (Wurman). Children begin to learn at young ages that it is “more important” to have the right answers instead of the right questions. Therefore, children stop asking questions which then results in them not being able to gain deeper insights. This difficulty to gain deeper insights thus holds back children, who grow up to becoming adults, to become creators and to change the world. Without questions, people are not able to gain the knowledge required to accomplish such triumphs. On the other hand, asking too many questions can cause someone to be less independent on their own thinking. When someone…

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  • Divergent Characters In The Holy Bible

    Divergently, David became known throughout the Holy Bible in multiple stories. To begin with, King Saul had failed his kingdom, so Samuel, a prophet, was in search of a new king (Pope 72). While in a pondering motion, Samuel heard God speaking to him, “I will send thee to Jesse, the Bethlehemite: for I have provided a king among his many sons” (1 Samuel 16:1). Insolently, Jesse and seven of his sons went to the palace and God rejected each one. While David was tending the sheep, God anointed him…

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  • Solomon's Disobedience

    why did the people of Israel desire a king? Saul, David, and Solomon are the most well-known kings of Israel, and the common attribute that each king either excelled in or struggled with was obedience. Obedience is what God asked from each king; unfortunately, not every king obeyed the commands of the Lord. Originally, they were not supposed to a king, but the people of Israel did not trust God and wanted to follow other nations. Samuel at the time was getting old and decided to appoint his sons…

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  • The Book Of Judges

    to predict what Israel does about God not wanting them to have a king. Samuel intercedes for Israel and God says that they can have a king, but He ain’t happy about it. God anoints Saul as king over Israel which ventrally ends up going horribly, just as God told Israel it would. Saul inevitably falls out of favor with God, and God anoints a new king named David. God really really loves David. He even goes so far as to call David “a man after God’s own heart,” which had to be the biggest…

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  • Essay On King David

    they were given a king to rule them. Saul was chosen to become king but the most the people rejected him from the start. After Saul’s sin, God anoints a new king to one day take his place, David. David will become the better king over Saul. After David’s reign, another king takes charge and divides the Israel due to his sin against God. God has plans for everyone; people are given the option to follow God’s ways. When man goes against God or refuses to listen to God’s advice, there are always…

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  • Tale Of Three Kings Book Report

    King David, King Absalom, and King Saul. G. Edwards has mastered the authorship of styles and techniques of leadership. He describes how the process they went through to become king, the brokenness they experienced and the familiar question was raised about what type of king you are or will become. At least once in everyone’s lifespan will experience a form or pain and brokenness. Whether from loss of family member, something that happened in childhood, or parents’ divorce. When you become…

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  • Characteristics Of Good Leaders In The Odyssey

    Qualities that good leaders should have are courage, trustworthiness, and wisdom. Odysseus in the Odyssey and Samuel, Saul, and David in the Books of Samuel, all display these characteristics. Most people think that a leader is supposed to be perfect and have no flaws but that is not true. Odysseus, Samuel, Saul and David all had their own faults while leading but they still managed to lead victoriously. The first quality that a good leader should have is courage. Courage is the ability to do…

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  • Saul And David Analysis

    God imparts a lesson on rulers both secular and theocratic by allowing the people of Israel to defy His wishes that He would be their only God and leader. God allows them to be led by a king, albeit one whose appointment comes with His approval. God conveys a lesson in the books of Samuel, to all rulers that can be seen through a close comparison of the two kings He chooses, Saul and David. The decisions, motivations, and experiences had by these kings show significant differences and the…

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  • Evaluating King David By David Bosworth

    Steussy, whose critical attention is to the aesthetic, literary concerns of the text rather than historical matters behind the text. She identifies in detail how the text compares David and Saul. Her portrait of David is not one-sided as those of Halpern’s and McKenzie. Through these scholars, Bosworth is successful in providing proof of the different characterizations of David. The next claim that Bosworth discusses is the problem of assuming that David murdered his way to the throne. He…

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  • Mother Child Narratives And The Kingdom Of God Analysis

    of Hannah from the book of Samuel. Hannah was the wife of Elkanah but she was unable to have children. Hannah prayed for a son and promised that her son would become a priest. God blessed her and she gave birth to a son named Samuel. The name Samual is significant because later Samuel is the one who asks God for a king of Israel. Just like god hears Hannah, God hears Samuel and gives Israel a king. Hannah also sings songs that use verbage that is used in battle. She sings “My mouth is wide over…

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