Topic Essay 8

Topic: Does working with others lead to better results than acting as an individual?

I believe that in most cases, working with others leads to better results. Multiple people working could speed up the process of something needing to be done, and it could result in a better job being done.

However, this entirely depends on the people you’re working with, how much they get done, etc. It depends of the competence of your team. For this, many get frustrated working with their team, and usually end up doing what needs to be done completely or somewhat alone.

And it depends on the task as well. Some tasks are better performed alone, some are better performed working with others. The volume of the task can define this. Smaller tasks don’t need you working with others, while larger ones do.

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John Quincy Adams

John Quincy Adams was the 6th president of the United States. He was born in Massachusetts in 1767 to John and Abigail Adams. Quincy’s education was a very odd case, as he did not go to school, but studied under his cousin and his father’s law clerk.

When he was just 11 years old, Quincy attended his father on his trips around Europe. This proved to be beneficial on Quincy’s end, Continue reading

Topic Essay 7

Topic: Do we put too much emphasis on self-reliance and independence, and are we afraid of admitting that we need other people in our lives?

I believe that we do put too much emphasis on self-reliance, as well as us being afraid of admitting we need other people in our lives. From my personal experience, it’s safe to say that a lot of emphasis is put on self-reliance.

Many people say that they only way to get by in this world is by being on your own. Trusting no one, just doing a job, and paying bills. That’s how you’re supposedly get by in this world. This message is ingrained in your head as you grow older. I believe this is what causes the fear of admitting you need other people.

I believe our society puts way too much emphasis on being by yourself in this world. Truthfully though, there is no real way to self-reliant or independent. It’s okay to admit you need other people in your life. One’s life would be miserable without others, after all.

Topic Essay 6

Topic: Is it true that when we most need advice we are least willing to listen to it? Or is good advice always welcome? 

I believe that when we most need advice, we’re least willing to listen to it. I take my stance from personal experience, I’ve been in situations where I need advice, and where when I get it, I don’t listen to it.

Of course, my stance alone can’t speak for all. There are some people out there who may be more open minded towards good advice, and willing to accept it. However, judging from what I’ve seen from other people and myself, I keep my stance on not listening to advice when we need it.

Many times in homeschool, I’ve asked my sister for advice for essays or something, and whatever advice she gives me I usually ignore and find my own way on things. There have been multiple instances where I have ignored advice given to me when I’ve needed it, and I’ve seen people ignore the advice that was given to them. Therefore, I believe when we most need advice we are least willing to listen to it.

Topic Essay 5

Topic: Is it true that acting quickly and instinctively is the best response to a crisis? Or are there times when an urgent situation requires a more careful consideration and a slower response?

I believe that certain situations, it is better to carefully consider what courses of actions to take. However, there is simply not enough time in those situations to carefully consider what to do, so many people resort to acting quickly.

There may be and are situations where acting quickly is the best option. However, I believe that there for many situations, prior training and drills could help with one’s decisions during the situation.

For example, if a fire were to occur, an escape plan would help. However, if one goes without that, I believe careful consideration would be required, as acting instinctively may strike panic, making the person’s decisions awfully dangerous.

Topic Essay 4

Topic: Do we learn more from finding out that we have made mistakes or from our successful actions?

I believe that we learn more from finding out we’ve made a mistake. Successful actions do teach us something, but I believe mistakes teach us more. Like a trial and error principal, you learn how an action couldn’t be successful of you make a mistake in doing it.

You learn the wrong ways to do an action. You learn a lot more from making mistakes than you do during a successful action. Again, successful actions do help you learn. They help you learn that the way you did that action was correct.

But technically speaking, you do learn more from making mistakes. You learn the wrong ways of doing an action, which you wouldn’t have known if you successfully done the action. repetitive

7 Years War

The 7 Years War took place between the dates of 1750-1760, and was a war between France and Britain. There were several skirmishes prior to the war, but it was only declared in 1756.

When the war was declared, Britain made heavy military preparations, such as allying with other countries. Despite this, the British wished to avoid a massive war, and this wish was crushed when the French managed to capture an island the British had conquered almost immediately after the war was declared. Continue reading