William Faulkner - Banquet Speech William Faulkner's speech at the Nobel Banquet at the City Hall in Stockholm, December 10, 1950 * Listen to an Audio Recording of William Faulkner's Banquet Speech (paragraph 1-4) ** 3 min. Ladies and gentlemen, I feel that this award was not made to me as a man, but to my work - a life's work in the agony and sweat of the human spirit, not for glory and least of all for profit, but to create out of the materials of the human spirit something which did not exist before. Our tragedy today is a general and universal physical fear so long sustained by now that we can even bear it. He must learn them again. Until he relearns these things, he will write as though he stood among and watched the end of man. I refuse to accept this. From Nobel Lectures, Literature 1901-1967, Editor Horst Frenz, Elsevier Publishing Company, Amsterdam, 1969 * The speech was apparently revised by the author for publication in The Faulkner Reader. To cite this pageMLA style: "William Faulkner - Banquet Speech".
A Splintered Mind: ADHD: Bored of Boredom - Five Ways to Bear It. One Way to Beat It. - Douglas Cootey Last week's column didn't strike a chord in as many people as others I've written. I can only think that is a good thing. There is hope for the survival of the species. We can't all live like maniacs at the far edge, dangling off cliffs, betting the house on a football game, juggling machetes, etc...but would you be surprised to learn that all that high stimulation activity is a subset of something you probably CAN relate to? The seventh symptom in Hallowell and Ratey's Diagnostic Criteria for Attention Deficit Disorder in Adults is: 7. If there is one aspect of AD/HD I wish people who don't have it could fully understand it is the intolerance of boredom. Where was I again? Certainly people who don't have attention deficit disorder cannot relate with this intolerance for boredom. We want to focus. What can we do about it? There are two aspects to this problem that have two different solutions: 1) Paying attention when you're supposed to and 2) avoiding boredom in a constructive way.
DEVELOPING EXAMPLES OF KNOWLEDGE ISSUES excercise Back to HOME > IB TOK > KNOWLEDGE ISSUESKNOWLEDGE ISSUES EXAMPLES Don't forget what we are looking for:KNOWLEDGE ISSUE: an open-ended question which is about knowledge, stated in terms of ToK vocabulary and precise in the relationships between ToK concepts. A KI is developed or extracted from a Real-Life Situation as found in a stimulus such as an article, film, book, picture. For example, can you think of a possible KI for the real-life situation suggested by the two posters below? POSSIBLE KI: Can carefully chosen images communicate feelings which language cannot? 3 From the statements you have made, consider the questions below.Are all the view-points equally valid?
ADHD and Adults: Helpful Tips for Beating Boredom Because the ADHD brain thrives on interesting, challenging and novel tasks, it’s really hard for people with ADHD to complete anything that bores them. This has nothing to do with laziness or some character flaw. Rather, it’s the nature of ADHD. In her book The Elephant in the ADHD Room: Beating Boredom as the Secret to Managing ADHD Letitia Sweitzer, M.Ed., BCC, ACC, defines boredom as “the feeling of too little stimulation.” She features a quote from ADHD expert Edward M. Hallowell, M.D., from the book Delivered from Distraction. Sweitzer also quotes this 2002 article by Colorado psychiatrist William W. For persons with ADHD, the ability to maintain attention and impulse control is determined by one factor — if the task is interesting, desired or challenging, the individual with ADHD has no problem with distractibility or impulsivity. Intolerance to boredom can affect all areas of your life, from completing tasks at work to maintaining a household. Elements of Interest Top Joys
Eight Ways to Find People Like You » This Offbeat Life I may well have found the secret to getting unstuck. Find a place to belong. Find people like you. A young woman at Chris Guillebeau’s 1000-maniac gathering in Portland, Oregon, the World Domination Summit, discovered that after enduring geographic and social isolation, she traveled 5000 miles away, and there was the answer to her isolation – she found “People Like Her.” It occurred to me that this is also, for me, at the very heart of every frustrated moment in my current life. So. I can’t find people like me.They already have each other and there’s no room for me.I can’t figure out how to reciprocate.I can’t afford to be with those people.I’m not sure these people are people like me.I’m not worthy.Fill your calendar with interesting possibilities.Exercise leadership and assemble your own group. 1. This part is simple and success builds quickly when you put in the time. Here’s the transcript.Here’s the 23 minute video.The Cliff’s Notes version: Get Out. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8.
Boredom: ADHDer's Greatest Enemy | ADDA - Attention Deficit Disorder Association When we are bored, it can be difficult to muster up the energy and motivation to get anything accomplished. To make matters worse, the bored ADHD mind desperately seeks out stimulation, which can lead to impulsive behavior or getting stuck in negative thinking patterns. In short, boredom often leads to trouble. The ADHD brain seeks out stimulation, and it doesn’t differentiate between positive and negative. Focus on your passion. Spending time having fun and enjoying life is not selfish, it’s an important part of self-care and makes you more productive in the long run. Ally Martin is an ADHD Coach in Hilton Head, South Carolina.
'+windowtitle+' We often think about the future as being in front of us and the past as being at our back – as we walk, places we pass are behind us, and places we have yet to reach lie ahead. But not every culture views time the same way. For instance, although the Arabic dialect spoken in Morocco refers to time in the same way that English does, previous research suggests that Moroccans have a tendency to see the past as being in front of them and the future as being behind them. Psychological scientist Juanma de la Fuente of the University of Granada and colleagues hypothesized that differences in how we perceive time result not from language or from how our bodies are oriented, but from whether we’re more focused on the past or the future. In the first of a series of experiments, 125 Spanish and Moroccan college students read a story and viewed a cartoon character with a box in front of him and a box behind him. De la Fuente and colleagues also looked at within-culture differences.
Beat Boredom with ADHD: Stay Motivated, Energized, and On-Task Boredom stresses people with ADHD more than those who haven't been diagnosed with the condition. In fact, some research suggests that boredom plays a key role in three ADHD symptoms: 1. Inattention: If you are bored with a task, you lose focus. 2. 3. ADHD involves inadequate activation of the chemical dopamine across the synapses of the brain. People with ADHD have less diffusion of dopamine in the brain's synapses than do non-ADHDers, so they do not get the same degree of satisfaction from doing ordinary tasks. The brains of ADHDers are always seeking interest, more physical or mental stimulation. Escaping or shaping boredom is, therefore, a critical skill for those with ADHD because their ability to sustain focus at work and at home is neurologically dependent on the stimulation of interest. Interests vary from person to person. To identify your Elements of Interest, think about activities that are pleasant, joyful, or satisfying to you. Next: Escape Boredom page 1 2 3 next »
Cognitive Distortions And Socializing Many of the problems and conflicts people face are sustained in part by distorted, maladaptive thinking: Someone who's shy often sees other people as more critical and judgmental than they really are. A person struggling with anxiety may see the world as exaggeratedly dangerous, and underestimate their ability to cope. Someone who's depressed will look at everything through a bleak, hopeless, pessimistic lens. Chronically angry people often read hostile intent into the other people's neutral or benignly thoughtless actions. A man who's insecure in his relationships may constantly interpret what his girlfriend says as a sign she doesn't really like him. I could easily give hundreds more examples. This article will describe these main cognitive distortions. As you read the descriptions below you'll likely notice that several of the distortions blur into each other or produce similar outcomes. All-or-Nothing Thinking / Black and White Thinking Seeing things in simplistic, absolute terms.
Trouble With Transitions For ADHD Adults. How To Manage Them Many adults with ADHD have trouble with transitions. I.e., starting things, stopping things and switching between tasks. Here are notes from The December 2012 Meeting of My Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group. Here are more notes from past Vancouver Adult ADD Support Group meetings. Topic: Trouble With Transitions. Facilitator: Pete Quily Thanks for Megan and Cara for taking the notes. Mentioned the new online medication pharmacy price comparison tool Pharmacy Compass. by miheco Why do ADDers have more trouble starting somethings? Becomes uninteresting when we have to do it. See the whole elephant sometimes the whole herd Overwhelmed Guilt Fear of failure/success Too long of task list No useful structure Distractions Perfectionism Unrealistic expectation Lack of clarity “Ya,ya,ya,ya,ya” = go away. Over committing Saying yes without knowing what yes really means. People pleasing All or nothing attitude Cognitive distortions Appropriate preparation-low energy motivation Appropriate plan Reduce frustration 1.
Social Mistakes Intellectual People Can Make Being smart is awesome. Smart people have an easier time of life and contribute more to the world. I think everyone should develop their intellects. However, there are some social mistakes that are mainly made by people who identify themselves as being intellectuals. I think these behaviors originate in the messages about intelligence that some people learn as they're growing up. There's also a loose culture among people who think of themselves as smarter than average, and many of the behaviors below can be picked up through it. Unnecessarily telling people about random trivia This one is usually pretty minor and harmless. Getting overly discouraged when others aren't enthusiastic about their interests A brainy person may become interested in an esoteric and/or highly technical topic and feel discouraged when everyone seems to brush them off when they try to talk about it. Being intellectually showy and arrogant Inappropriately correcting people There are a few reasons people may do this:
Attention restoration theory Attention Restoration Theory (ART) asserts that people can concentrate better after spending time in nature, or even looking at scenes of nature. Natural environments abound with "soft fascinations" which a person can reflect upon in "effortless attention", such as clouds moving across the sky, leaves rustling in a breeze or water bubbling over rocks in a stream. The theory was developed by Rachel and Stephen Kaplan in the 1980s in their book The experience of nature: A psychological perspective, and has since been found by others to hold true in medical outcomes as well as intellectual task attention, as described below. Berman et al. discuss the foundation of the Attention Restoration Theory (ART). Directed attention Attention Restoration Theory describes a person as being in several states of attention: Directed attentionDirected attention fatigueEffortless attentionRestored attention Tasks that require mental effort draw upon "directed attention". Stress reduction
The Life Story Interview :: Foley Center :: Northwestern University [back to Instruments] The life story model of adult identity is one of a number of new approaches in psychology and the social sciences that emphasize narrative and the storied nature of human conduct. Research on life stories can be conducted in many different ways -- some qualitative and some quantitative. This is an interview about the story of your life. Please know that my purpose in doing this interview is not to figure out what is wrong with you or to do some kind of deep clinical analysis! I think you will enjoy the interview. Please begin by thinking about your life as if it were a book or novel. [Note to interviewer: The interviewer should feel free to ask questions of clarification and elaboration throughout the interview, but especially in this first part. Now that you have described the overall plot outline for your life, I would like you to focus in on a few key scenes that stand out in the story. 1. 2. 3. 4. 5. 6. 7. 8. Now, we’re going to talk about the future. 1. 2. 3.