The Importance of Making Lists
The Importance of Making Lists We all make lists, whether in electronic or paper form or, as I do, some combination of both. Surely most of our phones are filled with lists and our offices and homes with notepads full of checklists, as well as sticky notes covering our desks and computers. Lists are a vital tool for time management and for making sure everything you need to get done gets done. However, they are only an effective tool if they are properly utilized. In order to properly utilize lists, one should be aware of the various types of lists and the proper methods, tips, and tricks for using the tool efficiently.
Love and hate are a lot alike
Love and hate. These two emotions are polar opposites. Yet, few realize they are alike in many ways. Both involve disagreements and arguments, petty differences and disputes.
The Quiet Child
As I set up camp for the night after collecting my payment from the village, I couldn’t help but reflect on the strange day. As I was wandering through town a spotted a curious little girl. She was maybe 7 or 8. She was quiet and her face betrayed great sadness, but also strangely a positive and cheerful outlook on life. She never saw me, but I inquired about her with the villagers. They told me a story that was tragic, even for an orphan. When she was a toddler her dad perished in a war. Then a few months later her mother and elder sister perished from a disease that ravaged the town. Her older brother was then killed a year later by thieves. She was then taken in by villagers who tolerated her, but only reluctantly. She was very… unique.
The Importance of Erring for Clarity Over Conciseness
Conciseness is very important in writing, especially in news articles, blog posts, filling out forms, and in other forms of writing where space is limited and words must be conserved. However, conciseness should not come at the cost of clarity. Sure, unnecessary details can be omitted in favor of generality, but unnecessary confusion and ambiguity should not be created.
I am set to be released today. They say I’m reformed, that I am not a threat to society. But I really don’t want to be released. I don’t feel like I deserve it. I killed a man, and even though I have worked every day to better myself and to help others in an attempt to make up for what I did, nothing can ever make it right. The parole board is offering me mercy, they say I deserve it. But do I truly deserve it?