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    this point as he mentions how the workplaces efficiency is increased when the workers are happy in the present. The happier that the workers are, the better their minds will think and produce results. Leaders can help inspire this, which is why the best companies have the strongest leaders. Many people may have a negative perspective on life. Achor mentions how in the news, a lot of the stories are negative, so that is all that people see. If all that people hear about at work is the negative things that are going on, then they will begin to believe that their work is bad. This may lead to poor results for a company. Sinek mentions how Samuel Pierpont Langley is not a well-known name as he failed to be the first to develop and device to fly as the Wright brothers had. Sinek also points out that even though the Wright brothers were first, Langley could have built off their design to make it better, but he had quit. His mindset was that he failed, so he more than likely did not care anymore. Having a negative mindset like this is not beneficial for a workplace and when there are negative minds, especially at the leadership role, then the company can easily fail. During my experience playing varsity basketball in high school, I took it upon myself to be a leader for my team. It is pretty easy to explain why people are on a basketball team; they want to play basketball. The reason I played, I wanted to be successful, and I also wanted my teammates to be successful. It could…

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    This could be because it is someone else’s dream or simply due to the fact that they might have dreamt of doing something else with their life. Simon Sinek speaks of Samuel Pierpont Langley and the Wright Brothers in depth. Mr. Langley, an exceptionally smart man, whom had access to all the brilliant minds of his day, held a seat at Harvard, was a well-connected and was given $50,000.00 by the War Department to come up with the first flying machine. In contrast, the Wright Brothers, who never…

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    The play The Crucible is about the power of rebellion and (later) mass hysteria. Shown in the first act is a power struggle in which Abigail is defiant and dares to talk back to her minister uncle, Reverend Parris. Abigail’s actions towards her self-centered uncle foreshadow the power she and her friends would later gain. Due to the need of a scapegoat during hard times, the people of Salem, Massachusetts were quick to believe in witchcraft. Although some of the people accused seemed highly…

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    they are the abandoners of the individuals with the injustice behaviors. A king was one that people turned to for help in difficult times, and protected them when they needed one. Those were qualities and characteristics that the ancient Hebrews demanded and expected from a king. However, the king that was chosen lacked not only some of these characteristics, but also failed to meet these high expectations. “We want a king over us. Then we will be like all the other nations, with a king to…

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    A common term used to describe a situation in which various people all suffer from similar hysterical symptoms - either from a phantom illness or an inexplicable event, is mass hysteria. In Arthur Miller’s play ‘The Crucible’ the town of Salem, Massachusetts, is thrown into mass hysteria when the the word witchcraft spreads about the town. Those who have cried witchcraft have gathered at the home of Reverend Samuel Parris to see the girl, Betty Parris, who has been affected by the ‘Devil’s dark…

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    The biblical book of 1 Samuel lays out the foundation of some of ancient Israelis most famous and influential kings, describing in detail the rise of king David, and the reign of his predecessor Saul. However, while presented as Israeli history, the tales of Samuel possess a clear bias in favor of King David, as the text attempts to exonerate him of any wrongdoing during his rise to king. 1 Samuel 25, a small excerpt from this larger kingship narrative, possesses important social and literal…

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    This famous quote is yelled through the town to warn them the British were advancing. Paul Revere was ordered to ride to Lexington by Joseph Warren to warn Samuel Adams and John Hancock about the troops planning to attack. On the morning of April 19, 1775 the Battle of Lexington and Concord took place sparking the beginning of the American Revolutionary War. Even with the war occurring, the colonists still wanted their independence and King George the 3rd wanted to put an end to these…

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    During the periods between the end of the Seven Years War and the American Revolution, the colonies began to use no taxation without representation as both a primary force motivating the American revolutionary movement and a symbol for democracy. After the Seven Years War, the colonies began to realize their representation in Parliament was very limited, as they were being taxed against their will. Then, as thoughts of a Revolution heightened, the colonies began to realize their representation…

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    black man which would add to the shame of being white trash; therefore, Bob had to do everything in his power to cover it up. Price and Ruby also went to the same extent to cover up the fact that they were prostitutes. Prostitution is a crime in the United States resulting in imprisonment which made the girls tremble at the thought of it; therefore, they too needed to do everything in their power to avoid the consequences of such a disgraceful act. As these trials’ characteristics are…

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    play written by Arthur Miller, focusses on the horrific Salem Witch Trials that ran rampage in 1692. The disastrous events which took place shattered the Puritan society, and destroyed many of the religious values that the Puritans hold so dear. Even though this play was written in 1953, Arthur Miller includes many stylistic devices to give the play an authentic feel. Miller uses a plethora of these devices in order to make readers feel as if they are actually in the 1690s, however, the most…

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