Topic: “A Negative Outlook on Life Vs. A Positive Outlook on Life” Thesis statement- My topic is a’ Negative Outlook on Life Vs. A Positive Outlook on Life’. It is the study on the differences of having negative/ positive thinking –1. What it does to the human mind and health 2. The outcome of a way a person thinks and response. 3. How to change your thinking to be more disciplined. 4. The difference of having a positive outlook on life and how it can make a person’s life much better. “A Negative Outlook Vs. A Positive Outlook on Life” Negative thinking is a way of thinking that only bad things may happen.
A definition for the negative would be not positive, without affirmative statement or demonstration, indirect; a negative argument, a negative morality, negative criticism, a negative opinion. (Brainy Quote, 2011) Positive thinking just means that you approach the unpleasantness in a more positive and productive way. You think the best is going to happen, not the worst. Positive thinking can be more like having a outlook on life as a pessimistic because if your thoughts are mostly positive than your likely to be an optimist which is someone who practices positive thinking.
One thing that might help to be a positive thinker is to use a process called “Thought- stopping” this helps you change how you think so you feel better by changing your thinking it will take some time. You need to try practicing thought-stopping everyday in which if a negative thought begins to come your way you are able to just stop for a minute and get control of your mind and make yourself think positive instead an after a while you will be able to stop unwanted thoughts right away much faster. (WebMD, 2011 The negative outlook cripples the human spirit whereas the positive outlook strengthens the human spirit.
It seems that most of the time there is more effect on the superior side of things when the positive over rides the negative. A negative attitude is self-defeating and brings unbelief to the inner person and causes the person to feel defeated, depressed and worthless yet, a positive attitude is self-motivating, shows integrity and brings more confidence to inner person. (Personal, 2011) There are also a lot of health benefits by having a positive outlook by having a better psychological and physical well being, lower rate of depression and distress which can bring a increased life span.
Then on the other hand if you are a negative thinker you will have more problems like having more stress, more health issues because of all the tension that can be caused from thinking on the negative. The constant stress that flows from a negative attitude also saps one’s energy, focus and motivation. So between choosing to be a positive thinker is a much wiser choice to live in life then being a negative thinker which brings much regret and grief in the end of it all.
I believe that if a person makes up in his/hers mind to try and be positive and have self control and be positive that they will end up having more peace in their life and become a better person and will not worry as much. It is all up to the person if they want to portray a negative lifestyle they can yet I do believe they would be a more happier person if they took control of their life and trained themselves to be a positive and full of ambition thinker. In conclusion, the sky would be the limit of what great things would become for a person with great dreams and expectations for a positive view and way of life.
It just makes a person have more self worth and Confidence about themselves and only increases ones knowledge of knowing they will and can be more successful in the future to come.
As we enter the final unit of ENC 1101, it is a good time to consider the ways in which your ideas about writing have changed throughout this semester. For this assignment, respond to the following:
Chapter 5 “Writing and Rhetoric as a Field of Study” provides several ideas/concepts that are important to the field of Writing and Rhetoric. Identify at least one of these ideas/concepts that you more fully understand now than you did at the beginning of ENC 1101. What is this idea, and what specifically do you understand now that you did not before? What specific parts of our class (activities, discussions, and/or readings) do you think has impacted this change in your understanding?
During Week 1 of our course, you shared your personal perspectives on writing in “Reflecting on my ideas about writing.” Specifically, you responded to a series of 10 questions. Look back over these 10 responses. Identify at least 2 specific ideas you had about writing at the start of the semester that is different now. What was your original idea about writing and what specifically has changed about this idea? What specific parts of our class (activities, discussions, and/or readings) do you think has impacted these changes in your perspectives about writing?
You must respond to both to receive full credit. Organize your response in a way that makes it easy for me to understand.
Your total response should be at least 300 words.
Step 1: Post your answers the interview questions: In your own words, how do you define writing? What is writing?
What do you think makes a piece of writing really good?
When you have been given a writing assignment for school, how do you typically get started? What do you do when you are writing and you get stuck?
Think about the times in which you have received feedback on your writing. Has this generally been a positive experience for you? Why or why not?
What is a career goal you have, and how do you see writing fitting into this career?
How often do you look at what others have written and think about why their writing works well or doesn’t work well? What kind of writing do you typically like to read?
What kind of writing do you typically do on your phone? On your computer? With pen and paper? How are these different for you? Which do you prefer?
Think about the different ways in which you change your communication practices based on who you are around. This might include speaking/writing more or less formally or speaking/writing in a different language altogether. What are some examples of times in which the context you are in impacts the way that you communicate? For example, do you communicate differently with your family than you do with your friends? How is your communication at home different than it is at school and/or at work? Do you find some forms of speaking/writing to be more or less acceptable in the various parts of your life?
What is one of your strengths as a writer?
What is one of your struggles as a writer?
Interview questions1. Writing refers to the act of using symbols like alphabets, numbers, spaces, and punctuations to communicate ideas and thoughts that are readable comprehensively.2. Correct sentence structures, minimal grammatical errors, and fluency of articulated ideas.3. I start by reviewing the question a couple of times to understand it better. Next would be to refer to my notes on where the assignment has been tested. 4. I would say, often, it has been a positive experience because I have practiced writing for a couple of years, which makes it easy for me to articulate my ideas comprehensively. However, those few times happen once in a while where I get negative feedback that helps me know my weak point and work towards being better and not repeating the same mistakes.5. One of my career goals is to have a job in IT. Writing is of great importance as it will ensure that I am free from grammatical errors and can be understood easily by others.6. I try to read at least one novel a month during my free time. It helps to sharpen my skills and learn better how to write fluent, grammatically correct structures. It also makes me think about how they came about perfecting their writing skills. At times I get to read documents that are not grammatically correct, and instead of judging them quickly, I try to understand the reason behind them.7. I am intrigued mostly by narrative and descriptive writing styles. I like to conduct thorough research on specific topics before jolting down my findings. 8. The target audience affect significantly how I speak or write. Some of the factors I consider are age, background, education levels, my relationship with them, and the target message. For example, when I am with my friends, I am very free and can speak vulgar language the way I like, but I try to use respectful words once I am at home. This often limits my capacity to express myself freely. The people we speak to affect the forms of speaking and writing. 9. I bet it is clarity. I can distill ideas and thoughts into a simple language that gets easily understood by others.10. One of the struggles I face is not being taken seriously. Some people don’t appreciate the amount of work and effort that I put in when working on a piece of writing