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Action Is Power

Posted: July 25, 2013 in Jazzmine Mack

Agency is a human or living thing in the world that has some kind of awareness of their actions. Agency may be known as a goal directed activity. This theory allows people to be aware of his physical activity and the goals that the activity is aimed at realizing. When an agent intends on taken an action he implements a kind of direct control or guidance over their own behavior. Agency also has to do with finding self-happiness because not only do you have to take an intentional action but you also have to be happy and enjoy what it is that you do.

Agency allows you take action in your everyday life. This concept is very useful because it helps develop a moral understating of happiness and how to take action. Personally in my everyday life agency is very useful because I can actually put all my desires into effect. One way I’m putting agency to use in my everyday life is by not allowing the down fall or lack of support prevent me from furthering my education and my desire to travel the world . Being that I have always had the desire to travel I will continue push forward every day to get to where I need with or without the help. As people become more aware of how affective this concept is their will be happy active agents and less stressful ones.

Agency can be a huge weapon. One way agency can be used as a weapon is by overcoming what people may say and actually pursue what it is you desired from the start. Many times people don’t realize that it’s not all about self and words can bring people down. For example someone may say that because of my lack of support I will not get a chance to travel the world, but I am still progressing even after the negativity.

In conclusion, I am able to say that agency is a physical activity and goal reached by desire and compassion. Agency is a very useful concept if able to stay focus on what you desire to do most. On the other hand it can also be used as a weapon to prove the actions is stronger than words.



Posted: July 10, 2013 in Jazzmine Mack, Uncategorized

As Sartre begins to talk about “existence precedes essence” it allows me to go deeper into thought about existence and essence, and what it actually means. The word existence is the fact or state of living or having objective reality. The word essence is the intrinsic nature or indispensable quality of something, especially something abstract, which determines its character. Now that we have a better understanding of these words I can further explain the actual meaning of “Existence precedes essence”. The idea that existence precedes essence means that a human being, as well as human reality, exists prior to any concepts of who I am. A person is born a blank slate; there is no universal design common to all of mankind. Since no preformed essence or definition exists of what is means to “be human,” a person must form his/her own conception of essence by asserting control of and responsibility for his/her actions and choices. Consequently, a human being gains his/her essence through individual choices and actions. This is a theory which involves elements of responsibility and freedom in regards to human choice.

I agree with this because I had no control over me being brought into the world, which means no one has control over my destination. Sartre says, “Man is responsible for what he is”. I am responsible for the outcome of my life. There is no one over me to say what it is that I am and am not supposed to do such as a guideline or layout to life. It is much like the saying “you can lead a horse to water, but you can’t make him drink it.” I chose if I drink.

My goal in which I wish to accomplish is to attend college and become a successful child psychologist. Why go to college or become a child psychologist? When you attend college you allow yourself to advance in a higher level of education and receive a degree in any field you wish to deeper your studies or desire to start a career. A child psychologist mainly deals with the study of a child’s mind and behavior. The reason why I would like to become one is so that I could help adolescence with their problems. When studying the mind and understanding the child’s point of view you tend to talk a lot and get to encourage them to do great things as they get older and develop great life skills. Another reason why I would like to attend college is so I could learn to prioritize things better and gain a more since of independence.

Should a person begin college immediately after High School? No, I feel a person should not have to attend college immediately if not financially or academically ready to take on these responsibilities. Why? For example, during my four years of high school I had a lot of trouble with prioritizing and my emotions this had a major impact on my grades and my mental mind set about school. If I do this is in college this could have a greater affect as well as my parents who had similar problems. When it came time for them to make the decision to go to college my parents was rushed into school so they did not actually have time to properly prepare, which unfortunately caused them to dropout and not receive a degree. I do not want this to happen to me.