COLL148 Course Discussions Week 2

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COLL148 Course Discussions Week 2
When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” What do you think …

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COLL148 Course Discussions Week 2

COLL148 Course Discussions Week 2

All Students Posts 37 Pages 

Personal Power All Students Posts – 19 Pages

A Clint Eastwood quote states, “Respect your efforts, respect yourself. Self-respect leads to self-discipline. When you have both firmly under your belt, that’s real power.” What do you think that he means by this? What does this quote mean to you? The second sentence in Clint Eastwood’s quote to be key – “self-respect leads to self-discipline” – let’s talk first about self-respect – what is it? I think it involves at least four things that I’d like to share … To me, self-respect is the ability to:

  • Raise above all disappointments, neglects and setbacks in life (you know they will happen – how are you going to handle them? Emotionally or logically?)
  • Know our real self without any prejudice (we all have faults – ignoring them won’t make them go away – our best recourse is acknowledge them and work toward change)
  • Strengthen our willpower through self- discipline with a motive to control emotions (if you have the ability to understand your emotions and be aware that others may not be able to, that’s a strength that you have to leverage)
  • Exercise control over our thoughts (constantly worrying about things that may or may not happen detracts from an effort to focus on what you want to accomplish)…

Passion for Reading  All Students Posts – 18 Pages 

This is an interesting topic – the practical reason we’re talking about this now is that you’re in a position to develop a passion for reading … Let’s bring in some facts from a study by the National Endowment for the Arts … It indicates that there are more readers who can read but don’t than we do reads who can’t read at all – yet we focus on those who can’t rather than encourage those that can to read more …

Here’s another fact – the percentage of Americans who can read anything for pleasure in the 25-44 year old age group has experienced a 10% decline in the past 5 years (To Read or Not to Read, 2011)
Why? Is the percentage of readers negatively affected by television, internet?
Do you enjoy reading? Do you often read books, magazines, newspapers, or web pages when you are not required to do so? How do some people develop the motivation and skills to be a passionate reader?…