Out of the night that covers me,
Black as the pit from pole to pole,
I thank whatever gods may be
For my unconquerable soul.
In the fell clutch of circumstance
I have not winced nor cried aloud.
Under the bludgeonings of chance
My head is bloody, but unbowed.
Beyond this place of wrath and tears
Looms but the Horror of the shade,
And yet the menace of the years
Finds and shall find me unafraid.
It matters not how strait the gate,
How charged with punishments the scroll,
I am the master of my fate:
I am the captain of my soul.
Politics or Religion? Of course, it was a time when it really mattered and could have a huge future impact. They both could be honorable occupations, for honorable and honest people.
With a little nudging from his friend, he didn’t have a chance. For that friend knew him well. The strategicfriend knew which choice was to be made. The friend knew what would make him chose — politics. The friend knew he would be a Champion for the cause.
“There are strong minds in every walk of life that will rise superior to the disadvantages of situation, and will command the tribute due to their merit, not only from the classes to which they particularly belong, but from the society in general.”
So wrote Alexander Hamilton in Federalist Paper #36, one the founding articles of the United States of America.
If this is not one of the best arguments for the importance of Temperament in the Human Wealth of Nations, then I don’t know what would be.
There is a fifth dimension, beyond that which is known to man.
It is a dimension as vast as space and as timeless as infinity. It is the middle ground between light and shadow, between science and superstition. And, it lies between the pit of man’s fears and the summit of his knowledge. This is the dimension of imagination. It is an area which we call the …
The classless morons from MTV‘s pop-culture phenomenon Jersey Shore returned this past Thursday for their last seasonas a cast together. Returning home from Florence Italy, the cast shot back-to-back seasons ending in their ‘home turf’ city of Seaside Heights. Though the cast is calling it quits as a collective, MTV recently signed lucrative spin-off deals with cast members ‘J-Woww’, ‘Snooki’, and ‘Pauly D’. Jennifer Farley (J-Woww) and Nicole Polizzi(Snooki)’sshow will follow their moronic exploits moving in a house together, while Paul Delvecchio(Pauly D)’sshow will follow his burgeoning career as an international DJ. Originally it was thought that Mike “the Situation” Sorrentino would also get his own full spin-off series but it seems that his specific brand of idiocy only warranted a “series-development deal”. Regardless of who’s idiocy is superior let’s take a look at the two remaining Jersey Shorestars who will continue to bless America with quality television programming.
DJ Pauly Delvecchio is a very young, loud, energetic and entertaining disc jockey from Rhode Island. Pauly D is responsible for a slew of wildly popular catch phrases and has a current twitter following of almost 3 million. Indeed Delvecchio is constantly making his roommates laugh and is by far the most entertaining of the group. Pauly’s endless line of witty quips and jokes have caught-on nationally among young adults, and his popularity has spawned a set of business-ventures for the young reality star. Dirty Couture is a clothing line “inspiring a lifestyle for an underground generation who seeks individuality through a musically infused self expressive style.” The young DJ also recently signed a record deal with rapper 50-Cent‘s G-unit Records, saying “I’m focusing on music. That’s my passion.” Outspoken, playful, fun-loving, and highly entertainingDJ Pauly D is undoubtedly a Performer Artisan. Indeed Pauly D has a strict “no drama” policy, as most Performers do, and will always try to lighten the mood when his roommates get into conflicts.
Playful and fun-loving, these expressive Artisans’ primary social interest lies in stimulating those around them, arousing their senses and their pleasurable emotions–charming them, in a sense, to cast off their concerns and lighten up. Such performers radiate warmth and festivity, and whether on the job, with friends, or with their families, they are able to lift others’ spirits with their contagious good humor and irrepressible joy of living. Please Understand Me II, p. 69
Nicole Elizabeth Polizzi was born in Santiago, Chile and was adopted when she was six months old by an Italian American couple. Growing up in New York among so many Italian Americans Nicole embraced the “Guido” culture despite not actually being of Italian heritage. Nicole was said to be the “breakout” star of Jersey Shore and her actions on the show have made her both wildly popular and the subject of public disdain. Polizzi burst into the Jersey Shore house with the phrase “Party’s Here!” and proceeded to act accordingly. After being shunned for a short period of time Polizzi wanted to make it clear that she was a genuine and warm-hearted person, and eventually won over her cast mates. Confident, outspoken, vivacious, but highly diplomaticNicole Polizzi is undoubtedly a Champion Idealist. Indeed Snooki brings a warm enthusiasm to her occupation of being a “meatball”, and is a hopeless (albeit new-age) romantic. Certainly Snooki has “championed” the Guido culture and the ‘Jersey Shore’ lifestyle.
Champions have a wide range and variety of emotions, and a great passion for novelty, and so can become bored rather quickly with both situations and people, and resist repeating experiences. Also, they can never quite shake the feeling that a part of themselves is split off, uninvolved in their experience. Thus, while they strive for emotional intensity, Champions often see themselves in some danger of losing touch with their real feelings. Please Understand Me II, p. 155
I’m over here trying to clean my sneaks, I can’t concentrate with all this fighting .. like they’re talkin’ about f*ckin’ relationships and my sneakers are dirty!
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