Ideal Life Vs Real Life

Ideal Life Vs  Real Life

Do you ever feel like you're missing out on your ideal life?

Author: Tillie Lane


ISBN: 1646546121


Page: 94

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Do you ever feel like you're missing out on your ideal life? You know, the perfect life we all envision for ourselves? Let's face it: life is not for sissies. It seems we are always striving for the perfect, ideal life, but missing the mark (sometimes by a mile). I contend that our lives are overcomplicated by our own expectations. Relax! Take the wins and forget about the times things didn't go perfectly. Look for the humor in those times when things didn't quite make an "A" rating. I was never an "A" student anyway; how am I gonna start now? We don't all have the time or desire to grow organic orange trees, freshly squeeze the juice in non-plastic bottles, and make granola bars from scratch from nuts you foraged in the woods, and wheat grown in your backyard to take for soccer snacks. Grab that forty pack of water bottles, hack up those store-bought oranges, grab boxes of granola bars (one without nuts of course), and hand them out proudly. If little Johnny's mom snubs you because little Johnny can't eat or drink anything that contains gluten, sugar, artificial-anything and certainly not oranges that come in a bag from Walmart as anything that has touched plastic might irritate his precious skin-then let Johnny's mom bring the snacks for the rest of the season. You're off the hook and the problem is no longer on your plate. Your "failure" to provide the correct snacks is actually a win for you. You deserve a sticker! I have complied some short stories from my own life that seemed like epic failures, and sometimes were, and yet the earth still turned. Looking back, I can laugh at all the bumps in road, failed attempts at perfection, and botched or forgotten plans. I know you will be able to relate in one story or another, so feel free to laugh at my mistakes. Really, it won't hurt my feelings at all. Laugh it up! Oh, and one last thing, tell that unattainable ideal life to take a flying leap, and enjoy your real life.

Global Perspectives in Cross Cultural and Cross National Consumer Research

Global Perspectives in Cross Cultural and Cross National Consumer Research

In making this distinction, consumers reveal differing value priorities and value choices when required to express their value structures. Yet, the dichotomy of “real" versusideallife values has never been addressed in consumer ...

Author: Erdener Kaynak

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 9781136588372

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 250

View: 135

Global Perspectives in Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Consumer Research deals with several important issues crucial for greater understanding of international and cross-cultural consumer behavior. This understanding in turn can provide international marketers with valuable insights, such as conditions under which globalization may or may not work. The coverage in this book is interdisciplinary in nature, and the chapters discuss several constructs (intermediary variables, processes, and also other environmental influences) related to social, personal, and psychological components or consequences of culture. The book begins with a conceptual model of the effect of culture on consumer behavior, with the components and consequences of the cultural influences clearly identified in terms of social, personal, and psychological factors. The following chapters discuss general issues related to globalization and standardization, present conceptual approaches to propositions relating to multicultural contexts, and address consumer complaining behavior and responses to advertising. There are five chapters on empirical and methodological studies conducted in specific pairs of countries, with data obtained from Canada, Denmark, Japan, Germany, Poland, Romania, and the United States. In presenting readers with new information, Global Perspectives in Cross-Cultural and Cross-National Consumer Research spans these specific topics: the nature of cultural influence on consumer behavior globalization versus customization of international marketing strategy individualism versus collectivism right versus left symbolism product involvement consumer response to information technology interdependent versus independent cultures The contributors are well-known scholars in the international/cross-cultural marketing field; their chapters present state-of-the-art developments in this area. The coverage of the material is interdisciplinary in nature and is likely to benefit a broad audience, especially academic researchers in international or cross-cultural consumer research and librarians of research-oriented schools, universities, or organizations.
Categories: Business & Economics

Create Your Ideal Life

Create Your Ideal Life

models in a nuclear family may create a personal life script that incorporates the traditional pattern of division of labor and childcare for men and women. Women and men who were exposed to abusive role models or abusive acts such as ...

Author: Mary Zahm

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9781452025018

Category: Psychology

Page: 320

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Some pursue happiness — Others create it! — Anonymous The chief purpose of Create Your Ideal Life is to empower you to proactively (intentionally and consciously) and continually create your ideal life in a joyful and balanced fashion by following the holistic (emphasizing the importance of the whole and the interdependence of its parts) Life Creation Process described in it. Following the Life Creation Process will help you to gain the level of self-understanding required to optimize the quality of your life and achieve personal growth. As you read this book, you will be introduced to the key concepts of applied psychology of personal adjustment and growth. The term applied indicates that the material provided is practical and that you can readily use the concepts provided to create and control your self and your life. The words psychology of personal adjustment indicate that one focus of the book is upon “... the individual’s response to the physical, psychological, and social demands of the self, other people, and the environment” (Napoli, Kilbridge & Tebbs, 1996, p. 4). The words psychology of personal growth indicate that another focus is upon “... the process by which the individual changes his or her thoughts, feelings, or behaviors regarding the self, others, or the environment” (Napoli and others, 1996, p. 4). Additionally, you will learn effective strategies for exploring life choices and making decisions, managing life changes, changing self-defeating beliefs and habits, coping effectively with stress, and developing effective interpersonal relationships. You will also discover the important role that essential beliefs and core values play in the decision-making process and the problems that can arise out of value conflicts. I have provided true stories from my own life and from the lives of my family members, friends, and students to clarify and underscore key points. The stories are all true. However, some of the names were changed to protect each person’s privacy, except in cases where permission was granted to use the person’s real name. Throughout this book, I have used a cinematic (pertaining to the movie industry) analogy to explain the spiritual, psychological, physical, and social issues involved in personal adjustment and growth across the life span. I have used the cinematic analogy to both simplify and dramatize the key concepts in the holistic Life Creation Process in order to make them easier for you to understand, learn to use, and remember. In addition to the mnemonic (memory-enhancing) value of the cinematic analogy, I believe it makes the complex concepts involved in the holistic Life Creation Process easy to discuss with and teach other people. Most people are already familiar with the meaning of most of the movie industry terms used such as star, actor, screen image, script, cast, producer, director, and sequel, and they understand how all the key aspects of a movie can either contribute to its success or ruin the entire project. Therefore, using the cinematic terms makes it easier for people to comprehend how all the key aspects of their Ideal Future Life must be harmonious in order to achieve the desired results. As you complete the Life Creation Process Exercises, you will be directed to analyze the key aspects of your Present Life and create a script for your Ideal Future Life using techniques that are similar to those employed by successful movie stars, directors, producers, set designers, and script writers (e.g., DiTillio.;, 1995). You will also be guided to identify the Transitional Life goals that you will need to achieve in order to segue from living your Present Life to living your Ideal Future Life. The Ideal Future Life that you design at this present time is definitely not all there is or will ever be possible in your life. As you grow and change, you will update your vision of your ideal life. Learning the tools and techniques used in the Life Creation Process Exercises will empower you to continually recreate your Ideal Future Life through planned sequels in order to keep your life well balanced and overflowing with happiness and spiritual joy. The resources used for this book reflect my multidisciplinary approach to the Life Creation Process as well as my positive psychological orientation. I have included concepts from the traditional scholarly social-psychological literature, the popular self-help and self-improvement literature, and the media (plays, movies, tv, newspapers and magazines). The material includes both multidisciplinary academic resources and popular self-improvement resources that I have used, and found to be beneficial, during my own explorations in personal adjustment, growth, and Ideal Future Life creation. Most of the new material in this revised version of Create Your Ideal Life is from information that I have incorporated into my lectures, in-class exercises, and course assignments over the past 15 years.
Categories: Psychology

The Ideal Life and Other Unpublished Addresses

The Ideal Life and Other Unpublished Addresses

There the affections are trained—that love especially which is to abide when tongues have ceased and knowledge fails. There the gentle life reaches us, the true heavenlife. In one word, the family circle is the supreme conductor of ...

Author: Henry Drummond

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781625586629

Category: Religion

Page: 190

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The addresses which make up this volume were written by Professor Drummond between the years 1876 and 1881, and are now published in the hope that they may continue his work. Included here are "Ill-Temper," "Why Christ Must Depart," "Going to the Father," "The Eccentricity of Religion," "To Me to Live Is Christ," "Clairvoyance," "The Three Facts of Sin," "The Three Facts of Salvation," "Marvel Not," "Penitence," "The Man After God's Own Heart," "What is Your Life?," "What is God's Will?," "The Relation of the Will of God to Sanctification," and "How to Know the Will of God."
Categories: Religion

Life is in your hand

Life is in your hand

IDEALLIFE OR REALLIFE Karen Horney is a well-known psychoanalyst. She lived from 1885 - 1952. ... A person with a good psychology, sees that there is not much difference between an ideal life and a real life. An ideal life is the dream ...

Author: Damrong Pinkoon

Publisher: Damrong Pinkoon


Category: Body, Mind & Spirit

Page: 197

View: 359

Positive Thinking Book for everyone who loves to read good attitude story.
Categories: Body, Mind & Spirit

Real Life Christianity

Real Life Christianity

Our people are the most successful and prosperous in the history of the world. Not every single person is living the ideal life, but as an overall society we are doing well. And believe it or not, the opportunity is there for anyone, ...

Author: Alan Kelly

Publisher: Tate Publishing

ISBN: 9781607997108

Category: Religion

Page: 276

View: 469

So many in Christianity are confused about their beliefs, it's no wonder that those new to the faith have trouble knowing where to start. In "Real Life Christianity: 7 Basic Principles for Successful Christian Living," author Alan Kelly helps both kinds of readers see that with the right guide, it is not hard to bring our faith into our daily lives. Beginning with a solid foundation of who God is and who we are, "Real Life Christianity" then demonstrates what went wrong in our relationship with God and what God has done to redeem us. With these principles in place, Alan moves on to show in simple terms how God has planned for us to live a successful life by changing the way we think. This daily process of applying what we learn in the Bible to the routines and events of our real lives helps us to go from just surviving to flourishing, from living a hectic and harried life to living the abundant and prosperous life God promised in his word.
Categories: Religion

Real Life

Real Life

Maybe this day and the crushing reality of acknowledging that you have been living a fear-dominated life is just what you need ... For example, you should not define your ideal life as including a spouse who divorced you and has already ...

Author: Phil McGraw

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 9781439131565

Category: Self-Help

Page: 338

View: 753

Presents advice and coping strategies for dealing with crises in daily life, examining problems which can arise from such events as loss of a loved one, a physical or mental breakdown, or loss of a sense of purpose in life.
Categories: Self-Help

People Oriented Education Transformation

People Oriented Education Transformation

He needs to experience frustrations and setbacks as a good student does not come into being only by praise. ... Whether in class or after class, to feel the beauty and happiness of the real life requires norms and order.

Author: Zhaohui Chu

Publisher: Springer Nature

ISBN: 9789811663536

Category: Social Science

Page: 370

View: 580

This book explores the reforms sweeping China's educational sector. Traditionally dominated by rote learning, China's educational system has increasingly been criticized by the rising middle class for failing to foster creativity, for arbitrary placement of students, and for fostering regional inequities. Reforms to make Chinese education "people-oriented" are slowly but surely gaining steam, as the sector embraces comprehensive reforms. This book will be of interest to journalists, educators, and China watchers.
Categories: Social Science

Laughing Gods Weeping Virgins

Laughing Gods  Weeping Virgins

in the Catholic religious system, played with it and used it as 'fuel' for their feast. ... In the Feast of Fools, the conflict between high and low, hierarchy and lack of hierarchy, ideal life versus real Church was ventilated more ...

Author: Ingvild Sælid Gilhus

Publisher: Psychology Press

ISBN: 9780415161978

Category: Religion

Page: 199

View: 562

Laughing Gods, Weeping Virgins analyses how laughter has been used as a symbol in myths, rituals and festivals of Western religions, and has thus been inscribed in religious discourse. The Mesopotamian Anu, the Israelite Jahweh, the Greek Dionysos, the Gnostic Christ and the late modern Jesus were all laughing gods. Through their laughter, gods prove both their superiority and their proximity to humans. In this comprehensive study, Professor Gilhus examines the relationship between corporeal human laughter and spiritual divine laughter from c`ussical antiquity, to the Christian West and the modern era. She combines the study of the history of religion with social-scientific approaches, to provide an original and pertinent exploration of a universal human phenomenon, and its significance for the development of religions.
Categories: Religion

Advances in Cryptology CRYPTO 2004

Advances in Cryptology   CRYPTO 2004

In order to define a protocol π secure, it is compared with an ideal functionality F. Such a functionality can be ... and collects outputs from the honest players and communicates in the real-life execution with A and in the ideal-life ...

Author: Matt Franklin

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783540286288

Category: Computers

Page: 582

View: 456

Crypto 2004, the 24th Annual Crypto Conference, was sponsored by the Int- national Association for Cryptologic Research (IACR) in cooperation with the IEEE Computer Society Technical Committee on Security and Privacy and the Computer Science Department of the University of California at Santa Barbara. The program committee accepted 33 papers for presentation at the conf- ence. These were selected from a total of 211 submissions. Each paper received at least three independent reviews. The selection process included a Web-based discussion phase, and a one-day program committee meeting at New York U- versity. These proceedings include updated versions of the 33 accepted papers. The authors had a few weeks to revise them, aided by comments from the reviewers. However, the revisions were not subjected to any editorial review. Theconferenceprogramincludedtwoinvitedlectures.VictorShoup’sinvited talk was a survey on chosen ciphertext security in public-key encryption. Susan Landau’s invited talk was entitled “Security, Liberty, and Electronic Commu- cations”. Her extended abstract is included in these proceedings. We continued the tradition of a Rump Session, chaired by Stuart Haber. Those presentations (always short, often serious) are not included here.
Categories: Computers