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    Personal Narrative: Home

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    It was completely different from Athens. Our second stop was on a small beautiful island called Capri. It was a jet-setters city for the rich and the famous. Luxury brand stores , expensive clothing, well dressed people, beautiful buildings and fancy cuisines was what made the city so compelling. One of Capri’s most iconic sights I had the chance to travel to was the Faraglioni. They were three towering rock formations formed by raging waves and forceful winds throughout years and years. My attempt of capturing its beauty was impossible, but it was truly the heart and soul of Capri. I was on a boat, the sun shining its brightest and it 's heats radiating onto my skin made it memorable. Everything was breathtaking, a surreal moment that I never experienced before. I embraced its beauty, I praised its rugged peaks and sharp edges, looking at the rocks. As I stared at the shimmering waters surrounding me, I was overwhelmed with natures presence…

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    Eliade Sacred Space

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    In The Sacred and the Profane, Mircea Eliade traces the existence of sacred spaces and what characteristics each area follows to determine what defines a sacred space. Eliade has identified five elements of every sacred space. For a place to be sacred, there has to be a hierophany, cosmogonic qualities, a threshold, and where heavenly and earthly come to meet and has to have a break in the homogeneity of the space. To examine further, we explored Stonehill’s Chapel of Mary to see if it qualifies…

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    Nietzsche specifically speaks about the possibility of meaning of life and bearing the burden of life in the condition of "that which must come". This is the eternal return of the same. Zoroastra defines the condition of bearing of life as the underestanding of the eternal recurrent situation. What does he see in future that helps him bear the life? He responds that "And all my creating and striving amounts to this, that I create and piece together into one, what is now fragment and riddle and…

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    Nietzsche’s myth is a metaphor designed to motivate all of the characters in the book to take their actions more seriously; to live with a demeanor that leads to actions that are worthy of eternal repetition. Nietzsche’s concept of eternal return is not easily understood in a literal sense— it is to be interpreted as a myth accepted for its objective value. Therefore, Nietzsche’s concept behind the eternal return is simply that “humanity cannot live without some sense of purpose and meaning in…

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    forever, while others think Rome never was stopped entirely. Through the readings of the City of God, one can only conclude that Augustine was in fact a continuationist. Augustine describes the City of God as “those who live according to God”. They are the ones who put God before themselves, and do right on earth to live eternally. They are not focused on events in present time, but what will come from it at the end. Augustine stated that “The families which live by faith look for those eternal…

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    The idea of forming a better society quickly manifest itself in several unique forms. Some took to writing and planning the best ways to organize and shape a city. Others built the cities in the way they felt would best suit the needs of it’s people. All over the globe men and women debated in both literature and city planning what the best way was to plan human society. The likes of Thomas Moore wrote through their books that the best way to achieve a Utopia like state was to create a city in…

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    Please give me back the time I spent with you!!!” Then she turned on the vehicle and ran away like a lightning. I still continued my journey. I flew over the ocean. I flew over a couple islands. And I arrived an island called “Meditation Island” After I entering the island, I met a monk wearing purple cape. I asked him “Is there true happiness in this island?” He smiled and answered “Yes! Of course! Because you can have a spiritual awakening in this island. You are spirit, so you will…

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    Venice Persuasive Essay

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    is unanimous: Venice is the a lot of admirable city-limits in the world, and the alone one that can absolutely be declared as unique. Anniversary architectonics is a plan of art, with their adorableness added if reflected on the canals that cantankerous the city. Its bewitched backdrop is alluring and amazing at aboriginal sight, evoking the activity of entering the ambience of a real-life bogie tale. It's conceivably even arbitrary to all added cities to alarm Venice a city, as it is a abode…

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    My parents grew up in the only neighborhood in 1960s Phoenix zoned for Blacks and Mexicans. That neighborhood, South Phoenix, was also the only place in 517 square miles of city zoned for waste dumps, sewage treatment, and mercury-spewing cement plants. The federal government began trying to desegregate Phoenix in the 1970s, but my parents stayed south. They didn’t have much of a choice: they were priced out of anywhere else. Right out of high school, my dad began putting in long hours driving…

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    education as a way of using the “city as a classroom” and “nature” as well as “integrated social and ecological [system]” (2-5). There are numerous ways to become involved in urban environmental educational projects. Fortunately, “urban environmental education continues to reinvent itself” in many ways (Cornell University Civic Ecology Lab). Used to focus on social-ecological systems, urban environmental education uses many forms of community based practices “such as...streamside…

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