So far in the faith and media course, commercials seem to have been the main focus. A somewhat “deeper meaning” has been revealed to us students. It is now understood that nothing seen in an advertisement is a coincidence. Every color, action, and sound has been premeditated for the gain of money or power. I choose the commercial “Best Buy: Ozzy vs. Bieber” for my analysis mainly because I am a Justin Bieber fan, but also because I found this advertisement creative and amusing.
It implies we have to change, starting from internal personality to external personality. Analysis and Comments on seven habits Habit 1 Be Proactive If you don’t walk forward, who else can make you walk forward? Therefore, being proactive is the principle of personal vision. In my opinion, people are always looking for excuses to be lazy, and then waste their life in the excuses. One of the big differences between successful people and unsuccessful people is that successful people would achieve their goals and dreams proactively and better their life.
We have been told that success and failure are part and parcel of life and that we should not be afraid of failures because failures make us stronger in life. There is an old motto that runs – if at first you don’t succeed, try, try, and try again. Around us, motivational speakers seem to be singing the same tune – which we ought to learn from failures and only after rectifying our mistakes will we reach the pinnacle of success. However, even after listening to these motivational talks, I am scared of failure. When someone fails, he/she becomes shattered because he/she realises that his hard work has gone down the drain.
People may think too much about their ambitions and lose focus, causing their failure. If they want to avert their failure, they could still lose logical reasoning while trying to protect themselves. Finally, if they do succeed, they may lose satisfaction with what they have and will want more, becoming blind with greed. It is bad to over think ambition. One way that over ambition leads to downfall is that people will think too much about their goals, and they will no longer pay attention to that which is around them, even if they think they are.
In reality, it’s a book about passion. About imagination and dreaming. It’s a book to remind you of what it was like to be a child filled with limitless potential and wonder. Sharma uses terms like “rusty soul” and “Kaizan” – the Japanese concept of constant and never ending improvement to make us aware of our actions, and how they affect our long term happiness and achievements. Ultimately though, The Monk Who Sold His Ferrari is a book about getting the most from every second of every day – appreciating what you have now, while you work to achieve all that you desire.
Parasocial relationships can be a good thing because there are no arguments, no one is ever disappointed and there is no risk of an end to the relationship. The parasocial relationship can be explained by the Absorption-addiction Model. This model includes 3 stages, entertainment social, intense-personal and borderline-pathological. Katie’s behaviour is nothing to be worries about because most people never go beyond admiring celebrities for their entertainment, which is level one. Parasocial relationships are not necessarily dysfunctional as they may actually offer a range of benefits.
Of course most of the people outside will fail at their lives dreams because of normal reasons like financial or mental blocks. As for me and the rest that would jump in we would be living like kings and seeing life in a way that we always strived for in the first place. If someone gives you a way to have everything you want and need no matter the stipulations you just can’t pass that up. The first reason I believe this would be an idea people shouldn’t pass up is because of the amount of peace and happiness it would bring to this cruel world. Imagine if all the unhappy people and the mentally unstable people could escape the world they despise so bad.
We actually sit down and ask each other the first question that pops into our heads. I think that the self- disclosure that we shear has had a big impact on us getting engaged and wanting to spend our lives together. I do agree that self- disclosure is important and directly related to satisfaction in relationships. I think that self- disclosure keeps relationships interesting because you learn something new about each other every day. If there was no self- disclosure in a relationship I think that it would get boring never learning anything new about your significant other.
Optimism is a priority for a happy lifestyle; without it, many people do not achieve the things that they possibly could with positive thinking. Optimism is so important to have because throughout our lives, we will face unfortunate situations that make us want to hang our heads in discouragement and keep us from doing the things we want to do in our life. With optimism, people are able to cope with everyday problems life throws at them with ease, because they always remember within the darkest nights, stars will shine the brightest. Without optimism, life could throw the smallest hardship your way and it could turn out for the worst. With a good mindset, you will realize that nothing is the end of the world.
"Optimism About The Future" “optimism about the future” it’s discussed what constitutes happiness about the future, and explains techniques for improving happiness in that domain. This chapter also explained that importance of the types of explanatory style: permanence and pensiveness, and the importance of learning to argue with oneself. There are two crucial dimensions of explanatory style, permanence and pensiveness. Permanence can either be pessimistic or optimistic. Permanence pessimistic refers to people who think that bad events in their lives are permanent and think about bad things in terms of “always” or “never,” for example “exams are always hard” or “diets never work.” In the other hand permanence optimistic refers to people who believe good events have permanent causes.