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Kelly Fig English 1310 Word count 09-23-00 BELIEFS The realization had hit me It was as if this unknown force which I could not escape or hide from struck my whole body The smell of the air became faint like the times when you become cold Could this really be true The liver transplant is scheduled in less than twenty-four hours and I was about to make the most important decision in my life When mentioning to my mob friends to do whatever it takes to get a liver I did not in any which way or mean to have them kill an alien priest The situation that has been brought forth may be reviewed through Machiavelli Lao-Tzu and my own beliefs As a father with three elementary children I would likely keep the liver and try my best to fulfill life to its fullest Niccolo Machiavelli 1469-1527 was an aristocrat from Florence Italy His beliefs were to do whatever was necessary to stay in power If it meant cruel deceit and outright lying then those actions were to take place Because of Machiavelli beliefs he would more than likely accept the liver If it meant that an alien priest was killed in order to save his life then so be it Individually I do feel somewhat persuaded by Machiavellis decision but I would personally take different approaches and actions toward the situation In addition Lao-Tzus beliefs are somewhat different from those of Machiavelli It has been noted that Lao-Tzu birthdeath dates are unknown Most traditions believe he was born in the state of Chu around the time of the sixth century BC Lao-Tzu believes that if you leave things as they are things will eventually fall into place Lao-Tzu strongly believes in the thoughts from the Tao-te Ching In it it states because he believes in himself he does not try to convince others and the master sees things as they
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