THE GOLD” I always told you kids don’t buy it unless ya got the money.”” Hey let’s go grab a bite to eat.”” Yeah! that sounds good. I heard there is a new restaurant down on Grand that’s suppose to be good.”” Okay”, said my friend Shannon. We arrived at the restaurant and sat down. The waiter brought our menus.” I’m gonna get the broiled salmon in creamy herb sauce”” I’m gonna have the vegi ravioli” Shannon said.” MMMM that sounds good.” I replied. The server brought our food and we enjoyed catching up with each other.” Wow that was so delicious wasn’t it?”” Yeah, hey this one is on me because I think you treated last time.”” Thanks” Shannon replied. Then I whipped out my shiny Gold Platinum card at 3. 9%. The waiter came by with that little black waiter case thing and a couple of mints. We paid and then we left.” Say do you mind if we go by the mall real quick I just want to check a new store that’s opened up?” Shannon replied, ” sure that’s cool.”” I just gotta pull into the Super America for some gas.” I said.” I’ll pump you pay?” Shannon said.” Sure.” I responded. I dashed in to the SA and headed to pay. I noticed an article about alien babies that I hadheard about.” I read that one” a voice came from behind. I turned around and it was a short bald guy with a bag of cheetos in his hand.” Really, how was it ? Worth $1. 95?”” Yeah” he said. So I grabbed it. Then I remembered that I needed some oil for my car. I grabbed some Valvoline and got back in line.” That will be $27. 09 please.”” Shoot, I don’t have enough cash.” So I whipped out the gold again and zooooom we were off to the mall.” Let’s check out that new clothing store on the second floor. It’s supposed to be really cheep. I’d also like to go to that CD shop.”” O. K., but I need to go to the cash machine first,” Shannon said.” Great,” I said, ” I’ll meet you in the chocolate factory.” There I was in the chocolate shop waiting for Shannon, when I remembered that my mother’s birthday was coming up. So I thought I’d buy her some nice chocolates. The coffee beans looked tempting as well.” I’ll have a pound of the french roast chocolate coffee and these chocolates as well.”” That will be $31. 95,” the lady said. I gave her my card and then I saw Shannon coming towards the store.” O. K., let’s go,” I said. We then shopped for the rest of the afternoon. On the way home I said to Shannon, ” I can’t believe I bought $270. 00 worth of clothes1″” Don’t feel so bad, I’m sure you needed those seven sweaters,” Shannon informed me. But I knew I didn’t need them at all. What I did know, is that I should have listened to my dad. I got home and felt so bad, I ate all the chocolates. Top of FormRate This Paper: 12345Bottom of FormLength: 1005 words (2. 9 double-spaced pages)Rating: Red (FREE)
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Final Paper. The concept of written laws and their place in government is one of the key points of discussion in the Platonic dialog the Statesman. In this philosophical work, a dialog on the nature of the statesmanship is discussed in order to determine what it is that defines the true statesman from all of those who may lay claim to this title. This dialog employs different methods of dialectic as Plato begins to depart from the Socratic method of argumentation. In this dialog Socrates is replaced as the leader of the discussion by the stranger who engages the young Socrates in a discussion about the statesman. Among the different argumentative methods that are used by Plato in this dialog division and myth play a central role in the development of the arguments put forth by the stranger as he leads the young Socrates along the dialectic path toward the nature of the statesman. The statesman is compared to a shepherd or caretaker of the human ” flock.” The conclusion that comes from division says that the statesman is one who: Issues commands (with a science) of his own intellect over the human race. This is the first conclusion that the dialog arrives at via the method of division. The dialog, however, does not end here as the stranger suggests that their definition is still wanting of clarity because there are still some (physicians, farmers, merchants, etc…) who would lay claim to the title of shepherds of humanity. For this reason a new approach to the argument must be undertaken: ” then we must begin by a new starting-point and travel by a different road” (Statesman 268 D.)This new approach that is taken in their search for a definition of the statesman leads the stranger to use myth in order to show young Socrates what it is that the shepherd of the human flock does. It is in the development of this myth that it is shown why the statesman can be separated from many of those who would lay claim to his title. The myth that is used by Plato in this dialog revolves around the idea of the world as being a living creature. In the myth that is introduced the existence of the world is divided into two epochs, the Age of Kronos and the Age of Zeus. As the myth goes the world is endowed with motion, but alone it cannot move eternally. During a period of time the world is allowed to run on its own energy. This period, however, comes to an end as the world’s power and autonomy begins to dwindle. The only way that order can be restored to the world is by divine intervention which is what results as the epoch reaches its climax. For a period of time the motion of the world is reversed and guided by the hand of a divine Shepard who tends to all the needs of those inhabiting the world. The god takes complete control of the affairs of the world as it is restored and reenergized by his hand. Once the world has reacquired its own power to move, the god withdraws his will and the world is again left to move on its own. The period in which the world is guided by god is called the Age of Kronos and the period of global autonomy is known as the Age of Zeus. The use of this myth serves the purpose of explaining what the statesman does as a Shepard of the human flock. In the Age of Kronos the need for statesman is met by the guidance provided by the divine shepherd. In the age of Zeus the world can no longer depend on divine intervention and guidance, and thus its inhabitants must provide for themselves and rule themselves, on account of the new found autonomy they have been endowed with “… and they had to direct their own lives and take care of themselves” (274 D.)Without a divine ruler politics came to the forefront as an issue that had to be addressed by the citizens of the world; because of this the need of a statesman arises in the age of Zeus, which is the age of our existence. The arrival of the age of independence from divine guidance meant that one had to look for guidance elsewhere, namely to ourselves. The divine shepherd is replaced by our statesmen who are to take the responsibility of leading the ” flock.” In the search for the best form of governance the stranger (or Plato as author) puts before the young Socrates Six possible forms of government which come in the following combinations: rule by one, rule by a few, and rule by many. Each one of these forms can follow to distinct paths one in which its rule is guided by law and one in which it is not. From the dialog it is determined that all of the possible forms of government during the age of Zeus are merely imperfect imitations of the rule experienced in the Age of Kronos under the guidance of the divine; the task that is undertaken at this point is to determine which of the possibilities is the best and closest match to the kingly art seen in the Age of Kronos. The form of government that closest matches the ideal is rule by one under the law; and for Plato the only law that is of any true importance and value is law derived from the science of statesmanship and not written law ” This rule with episteme is what is seen in the Age of Kronos. As a the divine shepherd, the deity that rules during the age of Kronos is perfectly capable of ruling over the world and its inhabitants without the need for written precepts or the guidance of custom and/or historical tradition. The ruling god in the Age of Kronos is able to apply the law of his kingly art to each and every individual situation as it arises. Off the CuffDo people always know what to say next? To use actions never thought of ahead of time? To carry on a conversation when the person talking to you throws out a question way off base, and yourself, the person receiving the question, doesn’t know what to say? Welcome to the world of Improvisation. We all know how these questions make us feel, using improvisation is just the fancy term used. A theatrical skill used in comedies, dramas, and mostly in small time theatre groups (The Groundlings). Improvisation, the ability to compose, to make, recite, invent, or arrange offhand. Some points of view in a theatre perspective are a look ahead on train of thought, actions with movement, and where exactly is this going, (the ultimate meaning). When people talk in conversations, they usually think of what they are going to say, a category, or subject. A look ahead, or train of thought is always a skill. Improvisation is also included in a scene or conversation that what ever comes out of the mouth at a steady pace and make some sort of sense. In many comical theatre groups today, they use improvisation by using the audiences’ thoughts or suggestions. So now the actors or actresses have to make up a scene using not their own thoughts, but the audiences, and make sense. An action with movement is another term of Improvisation used in theatre. To use movement makes the point or thought the person is trying to get across a lot clearer. Actions that have no meaning with the conversation may confuse some people. For example, if someone is in a business meeting is talking a respective manner while at the same time is performing the act of skiing down a hill, the person seeing and hearing this would be confused. The action he/she would want to use is legs crossed, hands folded, and looking into the persons eyes while talking. No dialog can still move a conversation or theatrical scene. It all depends on how it is done. Where is this going? The thought usually pops up in an individual’s head at one time. To have an ultimate meaning is another important manner in improvisation. To think of dialog is a skill many people do not have. In crowds, or groups, some people have to talk from note cards or a letter with an outline. Others can talk all day without those because they have the use of their brain that outputs dialog that makes sense with the conversation. In theatrical groups when faced with a scene of improv, to have it get to the point and make sense, and have an ultimate ending or conclusion would be reaching the objective or a job well done. People express themselves in different ways. Improvisation hopefully gets them to organize thoughts in their head. Not everyone has this trait, and some are still trying to learn it in either classes or books. Improvisation, the ability to compose, to make, recite, invent, or arrange offhand. Some points of view in a theatre perspective are a look ahead on train of thought, actions with movement, and where exactly is this going, (the ultimate meaning). Now just think of what is next in your file of thoughts, is it useful to a conversation, or is it just jabber. To have it make sense is the tricky part.
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