I Try To Be A Good Person

  • Auteur: Trisha Callella-Jones
  • ISBN: 9781574713374
  • Date de sortie: 1998-03-01
  • Collection: Creative Teaching Press
  • Total Download: 6347
  • Total Read: 9175

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A young girl demonstrates the traits of honesty, caring, good sportsmanship, helpfulness, friendship, patience and selflessness in a variety of school settings.

Trying Not to Try

  • Auteur: Edward Slingerland
  • ISBN: 0770437621
  • Date de sortie: 2014-03-04
  • Collection: Crown
  • Total Download: 5248
  • Total Read: 9766

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A deeply original exploration of the power of spontaneity—an ancient Chinese ideal that cognitive scientists are only now beginning to understand—and why it is so essential to our well-being Why is it always hard to fall asleep the night before an important meeting? Or be charming and relaxed on a first date? What is it about a politician who seems wooden or a comedian whose jokes fall flat or an athlete who chokes? In all of these cases, striving seems to backfire. In Trying Not To Try, Edward Slingerland explains why we find spontaneity so elusive, and shows how early Chinese thought points the way to happier, more authentic lives. We’ve long been told that the way to achieve our goals is through careful reasoning and conscious effort. But recent research suggests that many aspects of a satisfying life, like happiness and spontaneity, are best pursued indirectly. The early Chinese philosophers knew this, and they wrote extensively about an effortless way of being in the world, which they called wu-wei (ooo-way). They believed it was the source of all success in life, and they developed various strategies for getting it and hanging on to it. With clarity and wit, Slingerland introduces us to these thinkers and the marvelous characters in their texts, from the butcher whose blade glides effortlessly through an ox to the wood carver who sees his sculpture simply emerge from a solid block. Slingerland uncovers a direct line from wu-wei to the Force in Star Wars, explains why wu-wei is more powerful than flow, and tells us what it all means for getting a date. He also shows how new research reveals what’s happening in the brain when we’re in a state of wu-wei—why it makes us happy and effective and trustworthy, and how it might have even made civilization possible. Through stories of mythical creatures and drunken cart riders, jazz musicians and Japanese motorcycle gangs, Slingerland effortlessly blends Eastern thought and cutting-edge science to show us how we can live more fulfilling lives. Trying Not To Try is mind-expanding and deeply pleasurable, the perfect antidote to our striving modern culture. From the Hardcover edition.

Try and Stick with It

  • Auteur: Cheri J. Meiners
  • ISBN: 1575427958
  • Date de sortie: 2004-09-15
  • Collection: Free Spirit Publishing
  • Total Download: 8220
  • Total Read: 7905

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It’s hard to try new things—for adults as well as children. It’s even harder to stay the course when something is more difficult than we thought it would be, or when things don’t work out the way we hoped. Yet flexibility and perseverance are essential to success in all areas of life, at all ages and stages. This book introduces children to the benefits of trying something new and the basics of stick-to-it-iveness. Includes suggestions adults can use to reinforce the ideas and skills being taught.

Try to Control Yourself

  • Auteur: Dan Malleck
  • ISBN: 0774822228
  • Date de sortie: 2012-05-10
  • Collection: UBC Press
  • Total Download: 2664
  • Total Read: 4815

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The prohibition era of gangsters and bootleggers has captured our imagination. But what happened when the government turned the taps back on? Dan Malleck shows that, contrary to popular belief, post-prohibition Ontario was an age when the government struggled to please both the “wets” and the “dries.” Rather than pandering to temperance groups, officials sought to define and promote manageable drinking spaces in which citizens would follow the rules of proper drinking and foster self-control. Post-prohibition liquor control was not a restrictive regulatory force but rather something more pragmatic – a bureaucratic attempt to balance temperance with recognition that prohibition was unsustainable.

Try umsee s Wings

  • Auteur: Patricia Bee
  • ISBN: 9781425709204
  • Date de sortie: 2007-02
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  • Total Read: 2616

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  • Auteur: Karen Okulicz
  • ISBN: 9780964426009
  • Date de sortie: 1995-01-01
  • Collection: K-Slaw Incorporated
  • Total Download: 1536
  • Total Read: 2026

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Gives the unemployed practical advice on getting government assistance, reassessing one's skills and goals, and planning a job search strategy

Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing

  • Auteur: Alan Dundes
  • ISBN: 9780814323588
  • Date de sortie: 1991
  • Collection: Wayne State University Press
  • Total Download: 1992
  • Total Read: 3712

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Never Try to Teach a Pig to Sing documents the thriving folklore tradition that circulates in the workplace. Alan Dundes and Carl Pagter have collected more than two hundred and fifty "signs of the times"—the office memoranda, parodies, cartoons, and poems that daily make their way through copy machines, interoffice mail systems, and fax machines and are affixed to bulletin boards and water coolers. The rich vein of urban folklore tapped by this imaginative volume constitutes a great testament to one of the world's most prolific authors—anonymous. The popularity of the items featured in this timely book is apparent by their reproduction in mass or popular cultural form—as greeting cards, plaques, and bumper stickers—reminding us of the inevitable interplay between folklore and mass culture. Dundes and Pagter clearly demonstrate the existence of folklore in the modern urban technological world and refute the notion that folklore reflects only the past.
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