One cannot have the best of both worlds. For example, Daniel Webster had to sacrifice his stubborn views on slavery for the betterment of the American Union when he chose to advocate Henry Clay's Compromise of 1850. But is that not what choices are all about: making sacrifices? Did Oscar Wilde's Dorian Gray not have to sacrifice morality for aestheticism and inevitably face the consequences? A choice can not be made without a sacrifice evident ...
Today's choices affect my future because all of my actions have consequences. Every choice made has consequences, either good or bad. The path less taken may create a better outcome for me in my future, but my choices made today help me to get on the path for success. Today's choices affect more than my future; they also affect my character and how I appear toward other people. If I make a good choice, I ...
Today's choices affect my future because I may not be here tomorrow. Before I move along, I assure everyone that I am not suicidal and am not medicated with anti-depressants or any other drugs regarding the end of a person's life. I'm simply stating a fact. A person's anatomy is incredibly fragile, and day-to-day life has various risks. I prefer to risk it all. One of my greatest achievements in life has been my tennis. ...
A person makes thousands of decisions a day. These decisions are based on the benefits and consequences of the future. Our decisions will affect our futures, whether we like it or not. Many people make decisions without considering the consequences; these decisions affect many lives. Decisions are most crucial in living a healthy and beneficial life. The choices I make today affect my future jobs, my voice in the environment around me, and my health.
In a practical sense, the definition of the word "choice," a decision made from a range of options, falls blatantly short of what the word implies. A choice is a decision made from a range of options, but the definition does not entail what, if anything, occurs afterward. In reality, a choice, no matter how small, always has consequences. Therefore, it is logical to assume the choices that one makes today have a direct impact ...
Today's choices shape my future because the way we handle foreign affairs affects us domestically, which unfortunately most people, including politicians, don't seem to realize. By making enemies around the world with our pushy, power-hungry policies, we alienate ourselves as a nation, making us vulnerable. We should seek alliances and build channels of communication, otherwise we may be losing innocent lives that we would never even imagine would be put in harm's way.
In my dream, my life was a hallway. It stretched ahead with doors on either side. Some doors were wide open with bright lights that beckoned me to enter. Some were barely ajar and some were firmly shut and locked. It did not take much poking around to realize that the locked doors were options for my life that I would never dream of exploring, such as the door with "Petty Thief" scratched across the ...
The future of downtown Gainesville is looking a little less square. Last week, the Gainesville City Council unanimously approved a zoning request for a $35 million development in midtown that will feature a 13-story hotel and two 11-story office buildings on Jesse Jewell Parkway. Gainesville's Wendell Starke, owner of City View LLC, has joined forces with Atlanta-based P.C. Management Co. to form Gainesville City Center LLC, which will oversee the 5.5 acre project.
Hall County Sheriff Steve Cronic says it's simply about enforcing the law. Latino advocates call it a misguided step that could lead to a exodus of workers and damage an already tenuous relationship between Hispanics and authorities. However one views the provisions of the local-federal immigration enforcement partnership known as 287(g), it seems certain to have a noticeable impact in Gainesville and Hall County.
Gary Michael Hilton put a lot of miles on his Chevrolet Astro van in the days following Meredith Emerson's New Years Day disappearance, authorities believe. Between the afternoon of Jan. 1 and the evening of Jan. 4, Hilton, who authorities charged with abducting and killing Emerson, was placed in at least six counties and seen by or talked to numerous people. During much of that time, Emerson remained alive, according to officials.
It's a January phenomenon as predictable as cold weather: Fitness centers are flooded with new members, as people seek to make good on their New Year's resolutions to get in shape.
The Times staff asked local officials about their Christmas wishes for the community: "What would you ask for if you could have any Christmas wish come true?" Here are their responses.
The Feast of Our Lady of Guadalupe ended on Wednesday, but the implications of the rare rites performed by priests of the Archdiocese of Atlanta during the celebration may continue to effect the area's immigration controversy. During the celebrations, the priests in Archdiocese of Atlanta performed a coronation ceremony for the first time in the over 50-year history of the Archdiocese.
The president I am looking for will expect us to be engaged citizens -- active, informed, responsible citizens -- and not mere supplicants, demanding ever more services and benefits.
Whether you consider the Bush presidency a success or a failure, one thing is certain: We will have a new president in 2009.
Perhaps no nation has navigated such massive change in so short a time as China has since the late 1970s. My most recent trip there reconfirmed what an endlessly fascinating blend of opposites the country encompasses: East meets West, ancient meets modern, Third World meets First World, and political communism meets economic capitalism. Yet China has skillfully integrated these contradictions to create its most successful society in 5,000 years.
WASHINGTON - How can "comprehensive immigration reform" benefit our American children and grandchildren, who will prosper from or suffer the consequences of our decisions?
WASHINGTON - Throughout our nation's history, the world's biggest risk takers, boldest thinkers and hardest workers have flocked to America's shores in pursuit of greater freedom and opportunity.
ALEXANDRIA, Va. - Virtually all Americans will be required to have health insurance under the Affordable Care Act starting in 2014, and President Obama especially wants young, healthy people to sign up.
WASHINGTON - What's generally termed ObamaCare wasn't the brainstorm of President Obama, but an Alice in Wonderland "witches brew" concocted in 2010 by Senate Majority Leader Harry Reid and then House Speaker Nancy Pelosi with generous advice from Big Pharma, Big Insurance and the AARP.
The most important fact of life is death. Yet, we spend our whole lives busily running away from that fact to create an ever-more complex world of endless trivial tasks and diversions. But the ultimate reality is that our time here is so limited and ever closer to the end.
In the aftermath of the Boston bombings, many are asking how someone who came to America at the age of 9, attended some of our best schools, captained the wrestling team, went to the prom and became a citizen could have inflicted such a devastating attack on our society.
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