Hey everyone, call me Nathan. I am a student at MSSU and I am a psychology major. I love to write stories and poetry and even essays.
A Perspective on Life
There is patience and consistence in temperance, kindness and empathy in ubiquitous understanding, as well as strength and stability in modesty. I have understood the difference between achieving knowledge and achieving wisdom, and from what I have learned I have decided that I am neither wise nor knowledgeable.
Underlining Message in "Open Water" by Thrice
“Open Water” was written by Dustin M. Kensrue, Edward C. Breckenridge, James R. Breckenridge, and Teppei Teranishi and was released in their fifth studio album known as the Alchemy Index Vol. I & II in October 2007 and April 2008. The Alchemy Index is a concept album with two discs containing six songs each. The first set of six songs in Vol. I would represent the classical element fire and the other six songs on Vol. II would represent the classical element of water. Of course the same concept applies to the Alchemy Index Vol. III and IV album disc set; Vol. III representing Air and Vol. IV representing Earth.
Ten Personality Disorders
Here is a list of ten personality disorders. CLUSTER A PERSONALITY DISORDERS Sufferers of Schizoid Personality Disorder are often seen as cold and detached because of the lack of emotion or by a limited range of emotion. They are indifferent to praise and often have a lack of close relationships. They often experience a low sex drive as well as social isolation. SPD is a Cluster A personality disorder.
Expository Research: Paganism
Research Disclosure & Introduction: In the intent of culling a correct analysis from a representative sample of people, the researcher will be unequivocally impartial and examine via direct interview from those of both religious and non-religious backgrounds as well as those of separate cultures and ethnicities and as well as a variety of age and sex. The religious background, age, sex, ethnicity and/or cultural background of the researcher will not be voiced or communicated in any way.
Sociology: Strain Theory
Strain Theory: Robert Merton’s Social Experiment In 1957, Robert K. Merton developed the Strain theory. It is a sociological and criminological term that primarily suggests that those who cannot hope to achieve some kind of “American dream” will receive the constant burden of not necessarily being rejected for not achieving their goals, but not having the resources that others were granted, to achieve the goals themselves. Therefore, people, specifically adolescents, resort to committing crimes. Today, Strain theorists acknowledge that this is not always the case, but instead that it is only for some but not most individuals. Ryan E. Spohn’s article, published in 2012 regarding criminogenic strain and influence on peers, searches to explain in what conditions and environments tend to result, specifically, the adolescent populace into deviant adaptations.
Cause & Effect: Dissociative Identity Disorder
Dissociative identity disorder is a mental illness characterized by two or more distinct personalities, each with their own unique history and interests as well as mannerisms and various other behaviours. This is caused by, generally, a traumatic event where the sufferer copes by initially creating a coexisting character(s). Trauma is initially a “...behavioral state resulting from severe mental or emotional stress…” as defined by Merriam Webster dictionary. Often, when dissociation has repeated the possibility of separating into a unique identity(s) rise. Dissociated experiences can generally result in breaking conscious awareness. Most often the cause of dissociation is a history of child abuse or sexual assault, the trauma impacts the individual by severely corrupting the sufferer's ability to function as a fully realized individual by alternating their sense of self. This can commonly be referred to conversion disorder where the individual who suffers a traumatic experience may suppress the pain and subconsciously alternate behavioural or physical attributions. For instance, if a woman witnesses a gruesome murder, then her subconsciousness might subliminally choose to ignore this and thusly affect her physical ability to see.
My Body Is A Cage by Arcade Fire
Arcade Fire had been one of the most admired indie-rock bands of the early 2000’s who toured alongside the band U2. They were rewarded a Grammy nomination for Best Alternative Music Album and performed their hit song “Wake Up” with a now-deceased David Bowie. Their second album Neon Bible, of early 2007, was first released in the UK and then in the US a day later on March 6th. It later became number two on the Billboard 200 chart and sold 92,000 copies its first week since the album’s debut. Their song “My Body is a Cage” inspired wonder and a sense of melancholy hysteria behind the many meanings and interpretations of the lyrics.
Psychology: Dissociative Disorders
There is a significant controversy regarding mental disorders in our society regarding frequent confusion of classifications, but not only is this a common problem among countries everywhere, the real issue that remains critically problematic today is the strenuous evaluation salient for accurate diagnosis and speculation for the mentally disturbed. Currently, the contemporary statistical analysis of the disorders that plague us is unequivocally compromising our psychological health and is detrimental to how we behave and think. In 2009, an estimated 1 percent of the world population suffered from schizophrenia; in the United States alone, 3.2 million individuals were professionally diagnosed with schizophrenia, which is a considerable amount regarding the rarity of this infliction. According to the fifth and current edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM-5), 1.5 percent of the American adult population alone suffers from Dissociative Identity Disorder as of 2013 (also the publication year of the DSM-5), although some doctors will estimate averages as high as 3-5 percent.
People Have Not Been Properly Educated: Mental Illness
I can taste every passive aggressive remark like the bile in my throat. On any given Facebook post, I could claim that two plus two is unequivocally the distance between the sun and the moon, give esoteric information backing my conclusion with six supporting details and a graph, and still some dubious individual would argue that two plus two is equivalent to a square circle left to ferment in peanut butter with not even a glimmer of logic to support it. I say this because I would be as close to educating the masses that two plus two, in fact, equals four as opposed to show how absolutely pointless it is to reason with the unreasonable. People are doing the same with mental illness, they romanticize it, confuse one diagnosis with another, and they fake it without a glimmer of logic to understand it. People are uneducated.
Child Molestation Resolved by Castration?
Upon closing one’s eyes and whilst imagining, before your visage stands a chorus of prepubescent Roman Catholic alter boys with more than exceptional voices. Envision the angelic swell of crescendos dissolving into soft innocuous melodies before once again rising with majestic velocities. Heavenly, right? Not quite. Many boys were stripped of their clothes, drugged with opium, and given warm baths before their testicles were systematically removed by a trained professional (Jenkins 9). With every family during the early 1500s competing for their child to become the next big thing, perhaps it is agreeable that their methods were a bit questionable. It is quite unfortunate, however, that this archaic piece of history is somewhat irrelevant yet not completely superfluous as its motive is one of many that still takes precedence in our modern civilizations. Instead of subjecting boys to great lengths to devote oneself to music, the subject for which this paper is writ is a touch distasteful and is in no way melodious but atrocious.