Feeling like you belong to smething important and feeling as if your are being excluded are too completely different feelings. Both circumstances involve some type of feelings that often can be explained as being the opposite of eachother. Whenever I feel like an outsider I find myself feeling a lot of sadness and often asking myslef why am i doing wrong and why don't I belong here. However, when I'm in a situation where I do feel included and truly part of something that is important, I am having a good time and I am just focusing on the task at hand. I don't have any negativbe thoughts running through my mind and I'm free from all other outisde distractions. Being part of something important, in a way makes me feel more important and more focused on whatever I am doing. I honestly hate when I feel like I am an outsider because how much anger and sadness those moments provide. It isn't a joyful feeling and I only have a constant supply of negative thoughts running through my mind which last until I go to sleep that same day and its gone the nextday. One point in my life where I felt as if I was being excluded was during basketball season of my freshman year of high school. I was very excited to be named a starter before the first game of the season but, as the season went on I began to loose track of my grades. Midway through the season I found out that I was actually failing three classes and was unable to participate in all team activities, which meant that I could no longer practice or play. Having to watch my team practice and play games just made me feel as if I no longer existed and like I didn't matter to the team anymore. I was so embarrased to tell people why I couldn't play when they would ask me and I spent a lot of days that season wondering what I was doing and why had this happened to me. These are not enjoyable circumstances and something that doesn't happen when you feel like you are part of something. When I feel like I am part of something important it is a complete 360 degree turn from being an outsider. I feel as if I have a stronger purpose and a stronger sense of security. During my sophmore year of high school I was named one of the captains of the junior varsity football team. I had a great preseason and I earned the trust of my coaches to be considered a leader on the team. I had more duties and more authoruity then the other players that weren't captains, which made me feel very confident on and off the football field. During my games and when I was practicing I was focused and focused on one thing only, which was football. I didn't have any negative and nagging thoughts going through my mind constabtly that prevented me from feeling confident and secure. As the captian I knew that I was more the just a player and someone that was truly part of something that was important and established. Players and coaches would come up and ask me questions or how I was doing, which then reassured me that I existed and they knew I was there. I think that when you are being made felt part of something important that it carries over to other parts of your life and fills you with a regained…
Suicide Short Response Paper
Individuals and Families (HHS-4M1)
Friday, April 26, 2013
Reading the information on Suicide amongst teens made me really think and become intrigued by the information provided on the topic. Suicide is generally a touchy subject for most people, including myself, but especially after reading the actual facts about it I’ve realized just how important the problem actually is, and how much people overlook it. Personally, I think allot of…
An Ethical Dilemma
In this paper I will be discussing the ethical dilemma that Jan is faced with and what I think she should do concerning it. I will be explaining factors that contribute to employees not operating ethically in business and the steps that employees an take to make the most appropriate decision. Lastly, I will explain the steps an organization can take to ensure that all parts of the organization operate ethically.
Jan is an employee for JLT Cincinnati, she works in the Human…
January 12, 2015
MGMT 300: Short Paper 1
The Uses and Effects of 360 Degree Performance Appraisals
An age old question in the minds of every manager, “How do I improve my employee’s performance?” For some, the answer to this question lies in a managerial tool known as 360 degree performance appraisals. Before going into some of the pros and cons of this tool, it must first be defined. The goal of the 360 degree performance appraisal is to identify an employee’s strengths and weaknesses…
Short Paper #1
(From the syllabus)
Short Papers: You will write 4 short papers (2 pages each, 1½ spaced) that are designed to help
you hone basic and practical reading, explication, and analytical skills. I will provide a prompt
related to the readings and class discussion. These papers can be interpretive in nature. They will
also be graded on your adequate preparation (or lack thereof) of the readings.
The paper should demonstrate your ability: (1) to focus on a topic and…
IT-650-X4282, Principles of Database Design
September 7, 2014
Cloud computing can basically be defined as doing work on your local computer, but storing the data on a server at another location. Before entrusting your data to someone else, there are 5 advantages and disadvantages you should consider.
Advantages of Cloud Computing
Convenience. You can access your data anywhere you can connect to the Internet.
Security. Most companies use industrial…
The purpose of this paper is to discuss and analyze the opportunity of implementing a rewards loyalty program in the Cabo San Viejo resort and Cabo San Viejo day spas.
Cabo San Viejo
Dave and Florence Blumenthal founded Cabo San Viejo Resort in 1977. The resort was built on the site of a former peach orchard in Palm Springs, California. The successful change in Dave’s lifestyle inspired the creation of the resort. They created a place where individuals with…
Technology and Culture
Short Paper #2
August 1st, 2014
According to the U.S Legal definitions Cyber-bullying can be defined as the usage of the Internet or a mobile device to harm another’s person well being by intimidating, humiliating and/or falsely discrediting. ”Cyber-bullying involves the use of information and communication technologies to support deliberate, repeated, and hostile behavior by an individual or group, that is intended to harm others." - Bill Belsey, President, Bullying…
Dr. Erin Livingston
2 February 2015
Can Beauty Be In More Than One Object At One Time?
It is said that beauty is in the eye of the beholder. What that means is the perception of beauty is subjective depending on an individual and what they find to be beautiful or have beauty. Beauty, by definition, is the quality present in a thing that gives intense pleasure or deep satisfaction to the mind, whether arising from sensory manifestations such as shape, color, sound…
November 11, 2013
A Hope in the Unseen Paper
Cedric Jennings, from A Hope in the Unseen, is an African American male who struggles with his personal identity relating to his education and future because of his own background and where he comes from. Throughout the novel we see a progression of where he ranks in the social stratification of American culture. Many aspects of Cedric’s life influence his progression within this system.
In the beginning of the novel we see…
Short Paper II: Successful Strategy
Embry Riddle Aeronautical University
Customers are better educated and informed than ever before which has resulted in them becoming more discriminating and demanding. In order to deal with these changes organizations must be adaptable. They must react to change in a positive manner and be prepared in advance for the changes to come. According to Miles D. White, CEO of the Abbott Company, to build a sustainable business enterprise that can grow and thrive…