Do We Wear Masks Essay

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1. Do we wear masks? How is it either good or bad depending upon the circumstances?

Yes in certain cases we do wear masks. It could be used in a good or bad way. You could be covering an assortment of different situations. In some cases it could be something sensitive or it could be hiding something deceitful. I believe everyone has worn some type of mask.
2. Comment on the following: “Martin Luther King, Jr. was right: We can overcome, despite adversity, the trend toward mediocrity, and the temptation to rationalize our weaknesses. You simply cannot keep a good person down.”

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I’ve always taken a cautious approach. In some cases I’ve gone about it different but for the most part it’s been cautious. I can deal well with change. I have been able to adapt to any environment and become accustomed to the change.

4. After reviewing your responses to the Life Events Stress Test from last week, briefly describe three major causes of stress in your life. Tell how you plan to minimize or eliminate these stressors

I believe work is my major cause of stress. It is what consumes most of my time and energy. School is my secondary, it too involves a great deal of time and energy. Personal life is my third, I believe I worry too much about my future. My plan to eliminate these stresses is to one, realize that these are necessary steps of my life and I must carry on with them. Two, I get a great deal of relief with jogging and cycling. When out on the open road all my stresses go away.

5. One of the learning outcomes of this course is “Adult learners will come to a new understanding of themselves and others through self-discovery.” As you responded to the items on the Work Life Balance Self-Discovery Worksheet, what were some of your self-discoveries?

I realize I worry about my future too much due to the fact that I’m 30 years old and still not where I want to be in life. I desire so to be successful but know there’s a long road ahead. I know I need to make some changes in my life but are unable to at this time. Once I complete this degree I will be greatly relieved and will be able to move on.

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