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Jack of all trades, master of none "Jack of all trades, master of none" is a figure of speech used in reference to a person that is competent with many skills, but is not necessarily outstanding in any particular one. The earliest recorded versions of the phrase do not contain the second part. Indeed they are broadly positive in tone. Such a Jack of all trades may be a master of integration, as such an individual knows enough from many learned trades and skills to be able to bring his or her disciplines together in a practical manner. This person is a generalist rather than an expert (Specialist). Origins[edit] In 1612, the English-language version of the phrase appeared in the book "Essays and Characters of a Prison" by English writer Geffray Mynshul (Minshull)[3] originally published in 1618,[4] and probably based on the author's experience while held at Gray's Inn, London, when imprisoned for debt.[5] "Master of none"[edit] "Jack of all trades, master of none, Certainly better than a master of one" In other languages[edit]

Stoicism Philosophical system Stoicism is a school of Hellenistic philosophy founded by Zeno of Citium in Athens in the early 3rd century BCE. It is a philosophy of personal virtue ethics informed by its system of logic and its views on the natural world, asserting that the practice of virtue is both necessary and sufficient to achieve eudaimonia (happiness, lit. 'good spiritedness'): one flourishes by living an ethical life. The Stoics identified the path to eudaimonia with a life spent practicing virtue and living in accordance with nature. Stoicism flourished throughout the Roman and Greek world until the 3rd century CE, and among its adherents was Emperor Marcus Aurelius. History[edit] Scholars[who?] Philosophical system[edit] Philosophy does not promise to secure anything external for man, otherwise it would be admitting something that lies beyond its proper subject-matter. Chrysippus, the third leader of the Stoic school, wrote over 300 books on logic. Logic[edit] Categories[edit] Physics[edit]

Draw a pig personality test Lemmings, Unite! Be True to Yourself? “This above all,” says the old counselor to his son, advising the lad before his departure for France to play the young aristocrat on tour, “to thine own self be true.” Maintain that truth, he says, and then it will follow, “as the night the day, / Thou canst not then be false to any man.” Shakespeare, alas, is so great a poet that his readers sometimes mistake deliberate banality for wisdom. This famous line is a case in point. It is uttered by Polonius, a shallow, prating, tedious old man, who is anything but straightforward in his behavior. He encourages his daughter Ophelia to play hard to get, to land the prince who loves her; he sends a servant to France to spy on his son; and he is slain while hiding behind the curtain in the Queen’s room in order to eavesdrop on her conversation with Hamlet. It’s easy enough to enjoy a hearty laugh at the stupidity of the change. Why attach any importance to something so petty? I say that people who swear to do as they like cannot be led.

Independent Soul. Your result for The Golden Compass Daemon Test ... You are calm and logical, but not unemotional. You are an introvert, at heart, preferring to read alone than be subjected to the crush and noise of a big party or bar. You have a few friends and family, whose presence you welcome - to a point. Even they can wear on your nerves eventually, and you need to retreat back into your personal space for a while so you can recharge. Your energy comes in bursts, after which you need a long nap or a couple of evenings at home to recuperate. You are comfortable with yourself, and reasonably confident. You are a good and sympathetic listener, and are aware of your friend's emotional states. While you are not afraid of conflict, you do not seek it, either. Your daemon's form would represent your calm, introverted nature, your cool logic, and your impatience with crowds of people. Suggested forms: Peregrine Falcon, Snowy Owl, Snow Leopard, Siberian Tiger, Osprey.

A Terrific 2012: Top 15 Inspirational Pictures to Start New Year on a Positive Note There are times when life punches down everybody. But Rocky isn’t the only one who can get back up again. With the right amount of inspiration, you can soldier on, no matter how tough things get. Drawing Personality Test Everyone knows that a proper landscape drawing contains a mountain a path, like a dirt hiking trail or even a paved highway some trees. So be sure to include those in your picture below -- just click and hold the mouse button to draw. Feel free to be creative!

50 Ways to Strive for Excellence in Life The society in which you grow up determines by and large how you perceive excellence and the goal of getting the very best out of your life. Some cultures might attribute excellence to a few brilliant, hard-working, exceptional cases. Other cultures, such as the one in which I grew up, value modesty and urge people to try to be “average”. Excellence, however, is for all of us. Excellence is about getting the most out of our talents. Excellence is about trying to make a little dent in the world, so that when we move on, we will have left behind a better place for those who follow. You might think that striving for excellence means perfectionism. Perfectionism is about shielding yourself for the fear of failure, it is about uncertainty and doubt. Achieving excellence is a project that takes effort in many different aspects of life. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. 9. 10. 11. 12. 13. 14. 15. 16. 17. 18. 19. 20. 21. 22. 23. 24. 25. 26. 27. 28. 29. 30. 31. 32. 33. 34. 35. 36. 37. 38. 39. 40. 41. 42.

Multi-Faceted Soul Your result for The Golden Compass Daemon Test ... In a way, you are a truly balanced person. You have a good sense of self, but you have periods of worry and self doubt. You don't like to be alone a lot, but you don't like being constantly surrounded, either. You can be shy in some situations and bold in others. You tend to adapt yourself to match the situations in which you find yourself. Your daemon would represent your multi-faceted and ever-changing personality, as well as people's tendency to idealize you. Suggested forms: Swan, Elephant, Koala, Panda, Chameleon, Wolf.

The most beautiful death Brave New World novelist Aldous Huxley was diagnosed with cancer in 1960, at which point his health slowly began to deteriorate. On his deathbed in November of 1963, just as he was passing away, Aldous — a man who for many years had been fascinated with the effects of psychedelic drugs since being introduced to mescaline in 1953 — asked his wife Laura to administer him with LSD. She agreed. The following letter — an incredibly moving, detailed account of Aldous's last days — was written by Laura just days after her husband's death and sent to his older brother Julian. Transcript follows. 6233 Mulholland Highway Los Angeles 28, California December 8, 1963Dearest Julian and Juliette:There is so much I want to tell you about the last week of Aldous' life and particularly the last day.