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. 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?
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? Look at the KI you developed.Is it open-ended without an obvious answer and leading to discussion?Is it about knowledge and not in a specific subject such as science, human sciences or ethics?
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.”
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.” In a place that says “You Belong Here.”
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. This is why it is so important to avoid falling into the boredom rut, where thoughts and distractability can run amok!
'+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. You forget details, make careless mistakes, or doodle and daydream. 2. 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.
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. Starting Things, Stopping Them And Switching Gears 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. For example, a kid may have been told from a young age that he's special for being smart, he should base his whole sense of self-worth around that, and that his intelligence makes him better than other people.
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).
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. One of the main research tools used at the Foley Center is the Life Story Interview. [Download as PDF]Dan P.