The World I Live In and Optimism

The World I Live In and Optimism
Author: Helen Keller
Publsiher: Courier Corporation
Total Pages: 128
Release: 2012-03-08
ISBN: 0486140598
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World I Live In and Optimism Book Excerpt:

These poetic, inspiring essays offer remarkable insights into the world of a gifted woman who was deaf and blind. Keller relates her impressions, perceived through the senses and imagination, of the world's beauty and promise.

The Story of My Life the World I Live In and Optimism

The Story of My Life  the World I Live In  and Optimism
Author: Helen Keller
Publsiher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
Total Pages: 304
Release: 2016-12-22
ISBN: 9781541248618
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Story of My Life the World I Live In and Optimism Book Excerpt:

Helen Keller was a social activist and author who became the first deaf-blind person to earn a bachelors degree. A serious illness left Keller deaf and blind as an infant but that did not stop her from becoming one of the greatest and most inspirational people in American history. The Story of My Life, published in 1903, is an autobiography which details Keller's early life. The book is notable as it describes Keller's experiences with Anne Sullivan, her instructor and lifelong companion. The World I Live In, published in 1908, is a book which provides excellent insight into Keller's mind. Optimism is an essay Keller wrote in 1903 on how people need to focus more on the positives in life.

The World I Live In and Optimism

The World I Live In and Optimism
Author: Helen Keller
Publsiher: Digireads.com
Total Pages: 76
Release: 2020-03-09
ISBN: 9781420967616
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World I Live In and Optimism Book Excerpt:

Helen Keller was an American author, lecturer, and political activist. At nineteen months, she suffered an illness that left her deaf, blind, and eventually mute. Helen remained in a lonely state of sensory deprivation until she reached the age of six, when Anne Sullivan (also visually impaired) was employed by the Keller family to tutor her. As a member of the Socialist Party of America and the Wobblies, Helen campaigned for women's suffrage, worker's rights, and socialism, as well as many other leftist causes. She was the first deaf and blind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. After her 1904 graduation from Radcliffe with honors in German and English, Helen wrote profusely, completing a total of 12 published books and numerous articles. First published in 1908, "The World I live In" offers Helen's remarkable insight of the world's beauty perceived through the sensations of touch, smell, and vibration, together with the workings of a powerful imagination. It is her most personal and intellectually adventurous work that transforms a reader's appreciation for her extraordinary achievements. Also included in this collection is Keller's 1903 inspirational essay "Optimism". This edition is printed on premium acid-free paper.

Helen Keller Collection Novels

Helen Keller  Collection Novels
Author: Helen Keller,Professor of Public Law European Law and International Law Helen Keller
Publsiher: CreateSpace
Total Pages: 312
Release: 2014-06-28
ISBN: 9781500338329
Category: Literary Collections
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Helen Keller Collection Novels Book Excerpt:

Helen Adams Keller (1880 - 1968) was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a bachelor of arts degree. At age 22, Keller published her autobiography, The Story of My Life (1903). Keller wrote The World I Live In in 1908, giving readers an insight into how she felt about the world. In this book: Story of My Life The Song of the Stone Wall The World I Live In Optimism, An Essay

The World I Live In

The World I Live In
Author: Helen Keller
Publsiher: New York Review of Books
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2004-01-31
ISBN: 1590170679
Category: Biography & Autobiography
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World I Live In Book Excerpt:

Out of print for nearly a century, The World I Live In is Helen Keller's most personal and intellectually adventurous work—one that transforms our appreciation of her extraordinary achievements. Here this preternaturally gifted deaf and blind young woman closely describes her sensations and the workings of her imagination, while making the pro-vocative argument that the whole spectrum of the senses lies open to her through the medium of language. Standing in the line of the works of Emerson and Thoreau, The World I Live In is a profoundly suggestive exercise in self-invention, and a true, rediscovered classic of American literature. This new edition of The World I Live In also includes Helen Keller's early essay "Optimism," as well as her first published work, "My Story," written when she was twelve.

Dark Matters

Dark Matters
Author: Mara van der Lugt
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 472
Release: 2021-09-21
ISBN: 0691226156
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Dark Matters Book Excerpt:

An intellectual history of the philosophers who grappled with the problem of evil, and the case for why pessimism still holds moral value for us today In the seventeenth and eighteenth centuries, philosophers engaged in heated debates on the question of how God could have allowed evil and suffering in a creation that is supposedly good. Dark Matters traces how the competing philosophical traditions of optimism and pessimism arose from early modern debates about the problem of evil, and makes a compelling case for the rediscovery of pessimism as a source for compassion, consolation, and perhaps even hope. Bringing to life one of the most vibrant eras in the history of philosophy, Mara van der Lugt discusses legendary figures such as Leibniz, Hume, Voltaire, Rousseau, Kant, and Schopenhauer. She also introduces readers to less familiar names, such as Bayle, King, La Mettrie, and Maupertuis. Van der Lugt describes not only how the earliest optimists and pessimists were deeply concerned with finding an answer to the question of the value of existence that does justice to the reality of human suffering, but also how they were fundamentally divided over what such an answer should look like. A breathtaking work of intellectual history by one of today's leading scholars, Dark Matters reveals how the crucial moral aim of pessimism is to find a way of speaking about suffering that offers consolation and does justice to the fragility of life.

The Joy of Living

The Joy of Living
Author: Dr. Orison Swett Marden
Publsiher: Gildan Media LLC aka G&D Media
Total Pages: 310
Release: 2020-03-04
ISBN: 1722524367
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Joy of Living Book Excerpt:

This is a cheerful and optimistic book on the pleasures to be found every day.Intended for those seeking the pot of gold at the end of the rainbow, the author points out that you should find the jewels strewn along the way instead. Marden offers twenty-six chapters of common-sense advice for the average man or woman who is overworked, striving and struggling to get ahead—what he believes to be the American way of life. With chapters including “The Strain to Keep Up Appearances,” and “Postponed Enjoyment,” the author offers hopeful, inspiring, and illuminating messages and ideas, pointing out that happiness is more a condition of mind than of environment, and he offers the reader many opportunities to find joy in the common things found in daily life. Pointing out that there is a positive chemistry in a cheerful mind, so therefore health and happiness are related, Marden goes on to show how happiness can be cultivated.

Opting for Optimism

Opting for Optimism
Author: Gary D. Moyer
Publsiher: Fulton Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 126
Release: 2022-04-04
ISBN: 1638601593
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Opting for Optimism Book Excerpt:

"Simply Captivating" - Tom Ziglar, CEO of Zig Ziglar Let's face it: we live in a predominantly negative world, and it seems to be getting worse. You see it in the economy, our politics, and our relationships. It's evident in the social unrest and the social media. And it's easy to get caught in the current of negativity and swept away in pessimism. When that happens it can make our lives and those around us less than joyful - even downright miserable. Been there? What's worse - if you happen to be a Bible believer who struggles with negativity you can feel ashamed - especially if you've been told that people of faith should be happy all the time. Maybe some of the "optimists" you've met have been so extreme in their positivity they're scary. Or, perhaps you're just simply not a natural optimist and want to learn how to have a happier, more fulfilling life. If any of this sounds familiar - get ready for some good news. There is hope! There are things you can do to become more optimistic. You can actually choose optimism! Gary D. Moyer is living proof. Gary grew up with a negative mindset -a natural talent for finding the downside to life. Today he is known as an optimist and encourager, sharing with people everywhere how to embrace a more positive life. This book is not just a compilation of some nice ideas about optimism, but is results-oriented, giving practical steps you can take right away to begin a new, optimistic, more fulfilling life - including the "missing link" other self-help books miss, to help convert your learning into action.

A Colourful Dose of Optimism

A Colourful Dose of Optimism
Author: Jules Standish
Publsiher: John Hunt Publishing
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2022-05-27
ISBN: 1789049288
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

A Colourful Dose of Optimism Book Excerpt:

If we could write ourselves a prescription today, would it be for instant happiness and joy, optimism and hope? In the current climate of anxiety and uncertainty, let's take control of the things that we can change in a positive way.

Powered by Hope Positivity and Optimism

Powered by Hope  Positivity  and Optimism
Author: Ekram Haque
Publsiher: LifeRich Publishing
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2018-09-12
ISBN: 1489719547
Category: Religion
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Powered by Hope Positivity and Optimism Book Excerpt:

The prevalence of evil has clouded our vision and our judgment, causing us to sink in despair. We are unable to see that there is also good in this world. We are forgetting to be hopeful, positive, and optimistic. This book demonstrates that the good is more powerful than the evil, no matter how prevalent the latter is. It implores us to never stop hoping, thinking positive, and being optimistic in the face of despair and evil. And it reminds us that religion, science, and our own innate nature testify to the power of hope, positivity, and optimism.

Engineering Vision Technology Revolution Optimism

Engineering Vision Technology Revolution   Optimism
Author: Purnendu Ghosh
Publsiher: New India Publishing Agency
Total Pages: 192
Release: 2020-06-18
ISBN: 9389571812
Category: Computers
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Engineering Vision Technology Revolution Optimism Book Excerpt:

We live in the world where nothing is difficult, if there is market. There is therefore the dilemma of want and need. Technology wants, what life wants. Using technologies, it seems, it is possible to do anything and produce anything. The centre of gravity of engineering profession is shifting. The world wants confident engineers who can foresee and manage the unknown and unexpected problems. Engineers are expected to understand global issues, and the nuances of working in a culturally diverse space. They are expected to appreciate, more than before, the human dimensions of emerging technologies. There are many questions, such as - Do I take pride in designing a thing and manufacturing it, as I take pride in packaging it? Are we cultivating the right kind of engineering mindset? What a general engineering toolkit must contain? Are there enough challenging jobs in the manufacturing industry to attract good engineers? Is it right to allow the creation of future elites who have augmented themselves with artificial intelligence and genetic engineering, without inventing a way to manage their superhuman abilities? Can there be better engineering than life itself? Should we be optimistic about the future of technology? Are we working harder than we are required to work? Can technology improve work-life balance? Is the society ready to accept the exponential development challenges? These, and many such issues are the concerns of science, engineering, technology and society. This book is an attempt to deliberate upon these issues for the welfare of humankind.

Generation Optimism

Generation Optimism
Author: Juan David Campolargo
Publsiher: New Degree Press
Total Pages: 184
Release: 2019-12-04
ISBN: 1641376589
Category: Body, Mind & Spirit
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Generation Optimism Book Excerpt:

Gen Z is one of the most pessimistic in the history of humankind, yet every aspect of life — education, entertainment, healthcare, information, medicine, science, sports, technology — has never been better. Why then do we think the world is getting worse? Generation Optimism is about how to create the next generation of doers and dreamers. Optimism is a skill and like any other skill, as with happiness, coding, or public speaking, it can be learned. In reading this book, you will: * Gain a deep understanding of our human psychology and why we are wired to be negative * Read inspiring stories of people like Mark Cuban and others as they took the journey of optimism * Learn to alter your perspective if optimism is not your strong suit Learn the advantages of living an optimistic life and dare to be an optimist! Order your copy of Generation Optimism today!

Optimism in the Viral Pandemic

Optimism in the Viral Pandemic
Author: Romain U. DuFour
Publsiher: Covenant Books, Inc.
Total Pages: 150
Release: 2021-11-23
ISBN: 1638852863
Category: Social Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimism in the Viral Pandemic Book Excerpt:

Optimism in the Viral Pandemic by Romain U. DuFour __________________________________

Ocean Ecology

Ocean Ecology
Author: J. Emmett Duffy
Publsiher: Princeton University Press
Total Pages: 464
Release: 2021-08-03
ISBN: 0691161550
Category: Science
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Ocean Ecology Book Excerpt:

A comprehensive introduction to ocean ecology and a new way of thinking about ocean life Marine ecology is more interdisciplinary, broader in scope, and more intimately linked to human activities than ever before. Ocean Ecology provides advanced undergraduates, graduate students, and practitioners with an integrated approach to marine ecology that reflects these new scientific realities, and prepares students for the challenges of studying and managing the ocean as a complex adaptive system. This authoritative and accessible textbook advances a framework based on interactions among four major features of marine ecosystems—geomorphology, the abiotic environment, biodiversity, and biogeochemistry—and shows how life is a driver of environmental conditions and dynamics. Ocean Ecology explains the ecological processes that link organismal to ecosystem scales and that shape the major types of ocean ecosystems, historically and in today's Anthropocene world. Provides an integrated new approach to understanding and managing the ocean Shows how biological diversity is the heart of functioning ecosystems Spans genes to earth systems, surface to seafloor, and estuary to ocean gyre Links species composition, trait distribution, and other ecological structures to the functioning of ecosystems Explains how fishing, fossil fuel combustion, industrial fertilizer use, and other human impacts are transforming the Anthropocene ocean An essential textbook for students and an invaluable resource for practitioners

The World as Will and Idea

The World as Will and Idea
Author: Arthur Schopenhauer
Publsiher: Library of Alexandria
Total Pages: 135
Release: 1957
ISBN: 1465553517
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World as Will and Idea Book Excerpt:

The Limits of Optimism

The Limits of Optimism
Author: Maurizio Valsania
Publsiher: University of Virginia Press
Total Pages: 224
Release: 2011-08-03
ISBN: 0813931517
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Limits of Optimism Book Excerpt:

The Limits of Optimism works to dispel persistent notions about Jefferson’s allegedly paradoxical and sphinx-like quality. Maurizio Valsania shows that Jefferson’s multifaceted character and personality are to a large extent the logical outcome of an anti-metaphysical, enlightened, and humility-oriented approach to reality. That Jefferson’s mind and priorities changed over time and in response to changing circumstances indicates neither incoherence, hypocrisy, nor pathology. Valsania’s reading of Jefferson, the Enlightenment, and negativity helps to make sense of the many paradoxes typically associated with that eighteenth-century thinker. At the same time, it provides a corrective to the common though erroneous equation of Enlightenment thinking with rationalism and shallow optimism.

Optimism

Optimism
Author: Helen Keller
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 26
Release: 2012-12-19
ISBN: 162558556X
Category: Self-Help
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

Optimism Book Excerpt:

Helen Adams Keller was an American writer and social activist; an illness (possibly scarlet fever or meningitis) at the age of 19 months left her deaf and blind. No matter how dull, or how mean, or how wise a man is, he feels that happiness is his indisputable right. It is curious to observe what different ideals of happiness people cherish, and in what singular places they look for this well-spring of their life. Many look for it in the hoarding of riches, some in the pride of power, and others in the achievements of art and literature; a few seek it in the exploration of their own minds, or in search for knowledge. Most people measure their happiness in terms of physical pleasure and material possession. Could they win some visible goal which they have set on the horizon, how happy they could be! Lacking this gift or that circumstance, they would be miserable. If happiness is to be so measured, I who cannot hear or see have every reason to sit in a corner with folded hands and weep. If I am happy in spite of my deprivations, if my happiness is so deep that it is a faith, so thoughtful that it becomes a philosophy of life, - if, in short, I am an optimist, my testimony to the creed of optimism is worth hearing. Helen Keller was left blind and deaf by a terrible disease at the age of 19 months, trapped in a shell of incomprehensibility. With the help of Annie Sullivan, she was able to overcome these handicaps and educate herself. Shortly after her autobiography, My Story, appeared in 1900, this book on Optimism was also published.

The Case for Rational Optimism

The Case for Rational Optimism
Author: Frank Robinson
Publsiher: Routledge
Total Pages: 344
Release: 2017-07-28
ISBN: 1351485490
Category: Philosophy
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The Case for Rational Optimism Book Excerpt:

The Case for Rational Optimism tackles a host of challenging subjects in an engaging, accessible, down-to-earth style. It is intellectually serious, ceaselessly intriguing, and devoid of banalities. While other books in this genre tend to be oriented toward self-help, this volume brings evolutionary biology, neuroscience, psychology, sociology, economics, and a keen sense of history to the topic. Robinson begins with three goals: making the case for feeling good about oneself, about humanity in general, and about the global situation. He addresses such seemingly disparate subjects as selfi shness versus altruism, mind and free will, human nature, and issues relating to economics, technology, the environment, and more. Unifying these ideas into a coherent philosophical whole are central concepts: evolution has endowed our species with more good qualities than bad, and why; those qualities, and our use of reason, are the foundations of civilization, and how; and, consistent with our nature, we make a better world by valuing human life therefore enabling others to fl ourish in ways they freely choose. The Case for Rational Optimism argues that the highly challenging conditions confronting early man created a Darwinian selective pressure for cooperation, even altruism, among members of a tribe. Th e author fi nds evidence for this in the way our brains work, and in observable human behavior. He argues against existential despair over the human condition. Even though there probably is no grand celestial design investing life with meaning, he considers this liberating, giving every person the freedom to craft their own meaning. To Robinson, whether sentient beings experience suff ering or joy is the only thing that matters; without emotive highs and lows, the Universe would hardly matter.

To Live to Think to Hope

To Live  to Think  to Hope
Author: Helen Keller
Publsiher: Matthew Gordon
Total Pages: 196
Release: 2011
ISBN: 1466398086
Category: History
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

To Live to Think to Hope Book Excerpt:

One of the most enigmatic figures in history, Helen went from being locked in a prison of darkness and silence, to one of the most well-respected philosophers and beacons of change in the modern world. Now, with this book, one can experience Helen's most inspirational & life changing thoughts. Covering the entirety of her life, "To Live, To Think, To Hope" compiles over 700 quotes by Helen Keller on topics such as optimism, friendship, nature, religion, life, death & many more. The quotes come from Helen's various writings (many of which are out-of-print), all of which are sourced. This book also contains a selection of Helen's poetry, as well as photographs of Helen. More than a quote book, each topic begins with a short introduction, which, when read in full, produces a narrative of Helen's life. Thus, the book can either be read from cover to cover as a story, or when a little inspiration is needed, the book can be picked up and read from any spot. Makes a great gift for those in need of inspiration.

The World I Live In and Optimism

The World I Live In and Optimism
Author: Lukas Bell
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 110
Release: 2019-04-21
ISBN: 9781095430613
Category: Electronic Book
Language: EN, FR, DE, ES & NL

The World I Live In and Optimism Book Excerpt:

Perfect for personal use, or for your whole office. Get yours today.Whether on your desk at home or in your bag on the go our professionally designed! Specifications: Cover Finish: Matte Dimensions: 6" x 9" (15.24 x 22.86 cm) Interior: Blank, White Paper, Unlined Pages: 110