"Mind, Body, Strength"

Farrell, Casey (2012) "Mind, Body, Strength". [Essay or Creative Nonfiction]

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    With every life comes conflict, with every conflict there comes a solution. From this solution we can continue to live our lives with meaning and purpose, but only if this solution is obtained in a flourishing manner. Fairly recently I experienced an internal conflict that not only affected me, but my family and friends as well. By overcoming this conflict I have learned what it means to have a flourishing life and how to live for other people. If I had handled this conflict differently and “was better than just strong” (Greitens 11) perhaps the outcome would have been different. Through evaluating a conflict in my life using Eric Greitens paradox of being strong to do good, and doing good to be strong, from The Heart and the Fist, I have learned how resolving difficult conflicts can create new meaning in ones life (Greitens 11).

    Item Type: Essay or Creative Nonfiction
    Created by Student or Faculty: Student
    Additional Information: Common Reading Experience Writing Award: 2nd Place, Freshman/Sophmore division
    Uncontrolled Keywords: eating disorders, personal growth
    Subjects: School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > English
    Interdisciplinary > Pre-Health
    School of Natural and Behavioral Sciences > Public Health
    School of Arts, Humanities, and Social Sciences > Writing Program
    Depositing User: Marie-Elise Wheatwind
    Date Deposited: 24 Apr 2013 14:49
    Last Modified: 24 Apr 2013 14:49
    URI: http://eprints.fortlewis.edu/id/eprint/164

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