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If You Don't Swim, You'll Drown

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“Success seems to be connected with actions. Successful people keep moving. They make mistakes, but they don’t quit.” Ben Sweetland came to the conclusion of the bitter truth that we call reality, with just these few simple words. Many people today believe that the only way to become successful, is to get everything right the first time, and always hit the ball out of the park. While this sure does impact being successful, it is not the way to go about truly having success. However, one can become successful through a term known as ‘hard work’. Both “Careers in Robotics: A Case Study” and “Team Builds ‘Sociable’ Robot” prove Robert Collier’s “Success is the sum of small efforts, ...view middle of the document...

” In this, one is able to see that for the past twenty years, roughly, educators, engineers, and inventors have been working together ‘day in and day out’ in order to create the success they are just now beginning to see with the robot ‘Kismet’. We see in this passage that repetition of hard work is needed for success, when we turn to this phenomenon we call Kismet.

However, while both “Career in Robotics: A Case Study” and “Team Builds ‘Sociable’ Robot” do a fine job of proving Robert Collier’s quote, “Success is the sum of small efforts, repeated day in and day out,” to be true, the piece of literature that honestly provides the most amount of evidence to support this claim, is “The Writer”, by Richard Wilbur. Now, the reason I have brought up such a preposterous proposal of taking the support for Robert Collier’s quote from “The Writer”, as opposed to the texts assigned, is simply because the only story that accurately tells of how hard the struggle is before reaching success, is that of “The Writer”. In Richard...


Compare and Persuade/US Progun vs Antigun/Armed and ready to defend freedom./You only win an arms race, if you don't play

1732 words - 7 pages Justice Programs, US Department of Justice. US Government, 3 Sept 2009.Samuelson, Tracey D. "Arizona allows guns in bars. Should any place be off-limits?" The Christian Science Monitor, 20 Sept. 2009."Police: Armed Men Stop Carjacking." Post-Newsweek Stations Inc.,Sept. 30, 2009You only win an arms race, if you don't play.I grew up in a poor neighborhood of a major west coast city. My parents split when I was eight and

Personal Choice and Responsibility: Don't Blame McDonalds if You Are Obese

3075 words - 12 pages experience, which he called “Super Size Me”, at the Sundance Film Festival and won the title of best director of a documentary. Is the fast food industry to blame for getting him so sick? His experiment shows that regulating your diet to eating just McDonalds could get you unhealthy and sick, but that’s where the problem lies. If one limits their food intake to just fast food, problems will arise. He also lacks other argumentative factors that are

im a bad writer so sorry if you don't like it - school - paper

866 words - 4 pages will all have different opinions on others so if you discriminatory then I recommend you don’t. So just watch out because many don’t notice when they are picking on a person because of their character, actions, or personalities. They might be judging on stereotypes. But I think it would good to get the experience and open you if up to new things. Sources Used · · Page 180 – 186 “ Leadership Education II: Communication, Awareness, And Leadership” my ROTC book ·

The Guggenheim Museum

1760 words - 7 pages out: you're very German, you know that? I don't mean to invoke stereotypes, but maybe you'll know what I mean when I say you don't seem like a typical Chinese? N. used to say that too. When I was young I invented my own weltanschauung. I imagined that all of history was myth, I imagined that all the world had come about recently, I imagined that everything prior to that was just make-believe, backward extrapolation. Perhaps it had all

The Science behind Swimming. Assignment was to analyze and explain in an essay what allows humans to swim

825 words - 3 pages swim.Considering these factors, it can be seen that swimming is the most forgiving sport for the athletically unfit. They can be as competitive as the gym jockeys because they find it just as difficult, if not easier, while staying afloat. The properties of water allow most animals, heavy or light, to swim. They allow huge structures like ships and huge animals like the elephant to swim without much concern. Without muscle, you can't move; without fat, you can't float; and without water (both in the body and in the pool), you can't swim.

House of Mirrors

1725 words - 7 pages !" And then it hits me. Izzy can't swim. She couldn't save Penny. But I can. Pulling Izzy backwards, I half drag her away from the edge of the dock, afraid of having her fall in as well. She struggles against me, but I don't have time to explain myself. Penny's about to drown. She hasn't come up for about fifteen seconds now, and time was ticking away. I ran back to the edge of the dock, skidding to a stop before I fall in. Then, taking a

Becoming A Navy Seal

1147 words - 5 pages do, it is apart of their job. Being able to do all the swimming takes a long time to get physically fit for. Being able to perform 50 meter underwater swim; underwater knot tying; drown proofing test; basic lifesaving test; 1200 meter pool swim with fins in 45-min; 1 mile bay swim with fins in 50-min; 1 mile ocean swim with fins in 50-min' 1.5 mile ocean swim with fins in 70-min; 2 mile ocean swim in 95-min. When you get done go ahead and run to

Chasing Perfection

2188 words - 9 pages , expecting an answer."I have a dinner to get back to, if you don't mind," I turn on my heels and continue to walk, feeling the frills of my dress sweep against my calves. I picked it up earlier today. It was on sale, $185.00 at Ann Taylor, if you were wondering. It's perfect for almost any semi-formal or formal occasion."If you keep chasing perfection, you'll find yourself running in circles," she calls out."I'm not chasing perfection, silly," I

What Doesn't Kill You Makes You Stronger

1353 words - 6 pages , before things get back to normal”. “Okay”. Just then, the group of strong, elderly explorers came back. “Did you guys find anything?” “Nope, just a bunch of animals and trees.” Kim explained. “I think it's best if we all just get some rest and wait for another boat or plane to come along. If anything, we can just try exploring again tomorrow. We have all the necessities we nedneed “It's okay, I can't actually swim anyways”. “Same here

During swim season last year, we had many hard swim

620 words - 2 pages During swim season last year, we had many hard swim meets. One of which turned out to be a total disaster swim meet. Our last swim meet of the season was a total disaster because we had a different coach , swimmers were out sick, and our dissapointed real coach afterwords. When you have a different swim coach for a meet, it is very hard to do what your supposed to do. For example, usually the coach tells you to start to get ready for your

Comparison and conclusions about the nature of knowledge between knowing a friend and knowing how to swim, knowing a scientific theory and knowing a historical period

1037 words - 4 pages We can compare many things and people only by each quality. Contrasting them with their qualities will be at the same time easy and hard. Comparing a friend with something that is not alive, like knowing how to swim are two different things. A friend for example is a human being as everybody, who will help you anytime you want, give you support, understand and love you. According to Jane Sequichie Hifler, "In every man there is something wherein

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