Is Acting Quickly and Instinctively During A Crisis Always Best?

When we are faced with a crisis or decision, an answer is needed.  In what situations should we think lengthy or quickly?  There are situations when a learning and well contemplated answer is beneficial.  There are also situations when an immediate and effective answer is valuable.   

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Do We Learn More from Mistakes or Successes?

We learn from both our mistakes and successes.  When I am baking and I burn a cake in the oven, I learn from that mistake.  Next time I bake the cake for less time, and it is done perfectly, I learn from my success.  I believe we learn more from mistakes, because when we are young, we generally do more things wrong than right. 

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Are We Always Willing to Listen to Advice?

When advice is most needed, we often push it away.  We are stubborn and independent and think we are weak if others help.  We do not always listen to advice, even if it is good advice because we think we know better. When someone is in desperate need of advice, do we more commonly listen or ignore it? 

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Is the Pursuit of Happiness A Fundamental Right?

It is believed that the pursuit of happiness is a fundamental right, but it is also believed that attainment of happiness remains elusive.  “Life, Liberty and the pursuit of happiness” is a well-known phrase stated in the Constitution.  This phrase gives three examples of rights which the Declaration says have been given to all humans by their Creator and governments are supposed to protect them. 

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Three SAR Branches

United States Pacific Air Forces

Pacific Air Forces is a major command of the United States Air Force. The Pacific Air Force is headquartered at Joint Base Pearl Harbor, Hawaii.  Over the last sixty-five plus years the Pacific Air Force has been engaged in combat between Korean and Vietnam Wars, Operations Desert Storm, Southern Watch, Northern Watch, Enduring Freedom, and Iraqi Freedom.

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Is It Always Essential to Tell the Truth?

When put in a situation where you have two options, to lie or state the truth, the truth is consistently superior.  There are also situations where telling the absolute truth is not the best notion. At a young age we are taught to tell the truth, but there are circumstances where it is correct to say something else, not a lie, but something different.  

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The Bill of Rights

After the Declaration of Independence was introduced in 1776, the American states immediately started to write state constitutions and the state bills of rights.  George Mason was the architect of Virginia’s Bill of Rights, which inspired other states’ bills of rights and the Federal Bill of Rights.   Mason’s document was the model for the bills of rights in other states, and eventually the Federal Bill of Rights.

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Does Our Current Education System Encourage Us to Admit Our Lack of Knowledge?

Our current education system has many faults.  Whether you attend a public or private school, you are not receiving the greatest education possible.  Because of our faulty education system, students often continue through school without understanding the material taught, resulting in a student with little knowledge.  When a student is faced with difficult material, they often continue without understanding the given information.  This happens because of the peer pressure students are faced with in school.  It may be embarrassing when you fail an exam or are unable to complete the assigned homework because of its difficulty.  This is generally different for homeschooled students.

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Do We Only Value What We Struggle For?

Everyone values something.  Some value relationships, others money, but we all have something that is greatly valuable.  I personally believe that we do not only value what we struggle for.  There are items that people consistently struggle for including a roof over their heads or food on the table.  There are also other nonphysical things that I value, but do not struggle to retain like love from my friends and family.

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