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Being Generous Essay Examples

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The Importance of Perseverance
Perseverance plays an important role when it comes to making it in life. I was raised by the saying, "The best way to help yourself, is through helping others." As a young child, I did not really understand what this meant. As I grew older, the meaning became clearer. Up until the time I was nine, it was just me and my m...
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Meaning of Generosity
Eeryone has their own version of generosity. One of the definitions of generosity in the dictionary online is “generosity is freedom from meanness and smallness of mind or character.” I want to say that definition to me means to be nice and that means I am being generous. No one I know wakes up in the morning and say’s “hey...
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How I Was Wrongfully Accused of Murder
Justice is blind. It cannot see the truth. The truth that I am innocent. Wrongly accused of a callous murder. There I stood in the middle of a courtroom surrounded by strangers. Strangers who are just about to decide whether I am worthy of a descent life or not. Thoughts were racing through my head. What would my family thi...
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An Analysis of Wang Lung Character in the Good Earth by Pearl S. Buck
Pearl S. Buck shows her readers the many faces of Wang Lung in her book, The Good Earth. Wang Lung is a rice farmer who gains all his wealth through the land. He struggles to move from poverty to a well respected wealthy man. Wang Lungs character portrays a man's unselfishness, determination, and loyalty towards his fami...
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A Study of the Life and Inventions of Alexander Graham Bell
is a name of great significance in American
history today. A skillful inventor and generous philanthropist, he astounded
the world with his intuitive ideas that proved to be both innovative and
extremely practical in the latter half of the 19th century. Most notable, of
course, are Bell's work in developing the telephone an...
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The Altruistic Life of Mother Teresa, a Widely Admired Missionary
Mother Teresa is a gift from God that has been sent down on Earth to help people who needs her help. She is a well known person throughout the world for devoting her life in helping the poor, the homeless, the sick, and the dying. Her faith in loving, serving, and respecting those who are poor and deprived gives us po...
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An Story About A Generous Act of the Lady Next Door
The Lady Next Door A few years ago this lady who moved in to the neighborhood, just about wintertime and if you like cold weather, well you better get used to it. Now about that lady, she was real quiet kind of humble in her own way of core. Every one in the town was a bit dramatic toward her because of her life style. I l...
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Wearing Your Heart on Your Sleeve
In our society, one usually learns that it is not always smart to be too nice to everyone they meet. People who are too nice often learn from life experiences not to be so kind. Kindness can become a weakness in one’s life. A person might learn it is not always right to put too much trust into someone. Wearing your heart on...
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Do Actions Speak Louder than Words?
Many people believe that if you do one thing wrong, you are automatically bad. Actions don't always reflect someone's ability to be a "good person" but mostly everyone will judge people on their actions not on what they really have to offer.Everyone in the world has made a mistake in their life, and not every person in the...
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Character Traits of a Good Leader
Last summer I had the opportunity to go to Camp Ozark, a Christian based summer camp. When I arrived at camp I met my counselor who embodies many of the identified characteristics of leadership. Even after camp was through she continued in making an impact on my life, by regularly visiting with me at lunch. These visits sh...
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An Introduction to the Creative Essay on the Topic of Being Nervous
TRUE!---- nervous---very,--- very dreadfully nervous I had been -- and am; but why will you say that I am mad? The disease had sharpened my senses- not destroyed - not dulled them. Above all was the sense of hearing acute. I heard all things in heaven and on earth. I heard many things below the earth. How, then am I ma...
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Helping Students Excel Academically and Socially in Middle School
Welcome to middle school. The two years of an adolescence's life, that
they either love forever, or hate with a passion. In the end though, one
must find a way to get through them. It may sound challenging, but this
task is quite simpler then thought of. Three key qualities to help children
excel both socially and academica...
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The Benefits and Importance of Boosting Self Esteem in Children
Self esteem is how a person feels about themselves and the feeling of pride they have in their self. If a student has a low self esteem this could affect their life and simple task they do everyday especially in school and with their school work. Its good to feel good about yourself but the bad thing is that this could mak...
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Why I Want to Be a Veterinarian
It has been twenty two years of my life, and I never seem to be able to find what I like about myself. What I am sure about though, is that I want to be an animal doctor. A veterinarian, who is able to help the animals around the world, and this, is probably the only thing that I like about myself, the only thing I feel pos...
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Why Life Is Like a Box of Chocolates: My Personal Experience
“Life is like a box of chocolates, you never know what you’ll get.” This quote may be true in many ways and very much applies to me. The choices I made and will make mold who I become little by little. The decisions I make come together and create who I will become in the future. Sometimes the decisions I make, make me rea...
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The Bully
As I walked down the aisle, I was filled with joy to hear my name announced by the principal to come and receive an award. It was a beautiful Monday morning, when I entered my middle school called OAK CREEK MIDDLE SCHOOL. As soon as I got in the school, I went to my locker I picked up my stuff and went to my homeroom. Wh...
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The Importance of Interpersonal Communication
I was always told that thinking about yourself would never get you anywhere, but taking the time out to think about others would get you somewhere. Also you have to do for yourself, before you can do for others. I believe that these quotes helped me get through my experience of helping others. As I did my three good deeds...
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The Silence of Yew Berries
Cheri was a young girl of about fifteen years of age. She had long beautiful chestnut hair that extended past her arms, and green eyes so bright that they could scintillate sparks. Although she was rather shorter than average she didn’t mind at all. Cheri tried to be very distant from people considering the fact that she...
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The Importance of Having College Education
Having a college education can change an individual life completely. In today’s economy everyone’s competing for jobs and having a college degree can put you a step in front of your completion. By having a college degree you can be better off finically in the future, you can be a good role model, and you have pride and you...
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An Analysis of George Orwell's Novel Animal Farm
“People will ignore their misfortunes and their interests when they are in competition with their pleasures.” (French Proverb) According to this quote when a person is fighting or competing for something, they often forget what it happening to them, and if what they are doing is right or wrong. Human nature is something tha...
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Values I Have Learnt from My Role Model
In the past it seemed like fitting in was the most important thing in the world. I was embarrassed if my friends didn’t believe the same things as me, and I didn’t want to be thought of as different. It was hard to stand firm in my beliefs when so many people around me were criticizing them. My cousin, Christy, has always...
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How It Feels like to Be an Outsider
Being an outsider is one of the things I have experience moving to a new place. Moving to a little town coming from a big city is one major thing, I will explain how I become an outsider there. I did not know anybody in that little town. As I was driving toward into the town I just keep seeing only trees than buildings. Mor...
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Interpreting a Quote
In the quote “I’ve learned that people will forget what you said, People will forget what you did, but people will never forget how you made them feel.” There are plenty of meanings that can be interpreted. When I first read this quote nothing came to mind. I needed to read it multiple times to get a meaning. The meaning t...
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Enduring Competition
Walking on the court, I felt tension in the room, I knew this game of volleyball wouldn’t be friendly nor easy, so I knew I had to get serious and let out my competitive side. My team rotates because we’ve won the point, and suddenly I freeze because I knew it was my turn to serve. I take a look at the score, and my face tu...
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Living below the Poverty Line: Is It Intentional?
Even though there are some that are homeless due to their own lack or willingness to work to become self-sufficient. There are many living below poverty in the U.S. today, not because the lack of education nor what many Americans like to say “the poor cause their own poverty” the poor are willing and able to work hard if gi...
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