Canada also tried to exterminate the Indians just like the USA but used subtle methods like diseases, starvation, Residential Schools and oppression. Then when we tried to do something for ourselves we were held back by the Govt. and many Canadians wouldn’t hire us or didn’t treat us very well when we got hired. Canada kept the truth well hidden by not exposing the truth or distorting stories so much that when they were exposing what happened there was very little, if any truth to what they’re saying. My story will expose some of these issues and how we had to struggle against overwhelming odds to do something with our lives but still weren’t able to work to our full potential.
What makes somebody a Loser, a person doomed to unfulfilled dreams and humiliation? Nobody is born to lose, and yet failure embodies our worst fears. The Loser is our national bogeyman, and his history over the past two hundred years reveals the dark side of success, how economic striving reshaped the self and soul of America. From colonial days to the Columbine tragedy, Scott Sandage explores how failure evolved from a business loss into a personality deficit, from a career setback to a gauge of our self-worth. From hundreds of private diaries, family letters, business records, and even early credit reports, Sandage reconstructs the dramas of real-life Willy Lomans. He unearths their confessions and denials, foolish hopes and lost faith, sticking places and changing times. Dreamers, suckers, and nobodies come to life in the major scenes of American history, like the Civil War and the approach of big business, showing how the national quest for success remade the individual ordeal of failure. Born Losers is a pioneering work of American cultural history, which connects everyday attitudes and anxieties about failure to lofty ideals of individualism and salesmanship of self. Sandage's storytelling will resonate with all of us as it brings to life forgotten men and women who wrestled with The Loser--the label and the experience--in the days when American capitalism was building a nation of winners.
Revealing that adolescent boys often identify themselves as losers, loners, and rebels, this book investigates the interior lives of boys as they develop their sense of self and begin the spiritual journey that will carry them throughout their lives. (Practical Life)
'When indefatigable obsession looms large as it does in Thomas Bernhard (and his revered precursor Kafka) the result for the reader is a strange exhilaration and the thrall at being admitted into the mind of a maddened, magical genius.' - Edna O'Brien Mid-century Austria. Three aspiring concert pianists - Wertheimer, Glenn Gould, and the narrator - have dedicated their lives to achieving the status of a virtuoso. But one day, two of them overhear Gould playing Bach's Goldberg Variations, and his incomparable genius instantly destroys them both. They are forced to abandon their musical ambitions: Wertheimer, over a tortured process of disintegration that sees him becoming obsessed with both writing and his own sister, with whom he has a quasi-incestuous relationship culminating in death; and the narrator, instantly, retreating into obscurity to write a book that he periodically destroys and restarts. Written as a monologue in one remarkable unbroken paragraph, Thomas Bernhard's dazzling meditation on failure, genius, and fame is a radical new reading experience: musical, paralysing, raging, and inimitable.
Cherokee Teardrops 1985 By James Richard Langston Cherokee teardrops, Soft, dark and deep, Shed by Cherokee women, Every time they weep. The tears of Cherokee women, Rolled down their cheeks, They cried for their nation, Their braves lay at their feet. Their homes all in ashes, Their children standing bare, They wiped Cherokee teardrops, With their long raven hair. A defeated Cherokee nation, Submitting to their fate, Were moved to Oklahoma, In the winter of thirty eight. Proud Cherokee teardrops, Shed on every hand, All because the white man, Found gold on Cherokee land. Cherokee teardrops, From southern mountains grand, Spread across this nation, To a wasted, dusty land. Cherokee teardrops, Falling on two stones, Left a trail of sadness, From their southern mountain homes.
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Canada also tried to exterminate the Indians just like the USA but used subtle methods like diseases, starvation, Residential Schools and oppression. Then when we tried to do something for ourselves we were held back by the Govt. and many Canadians wouldn't hire us or didn't treat us very well when we got hired. Canada kept the truth well hidden by not exposing the truth or distorting stories so much that when they were exposing what happened there was very little, if any truth to what they're saying. My story will expose some of these issues and how we had to struggle against overwhelming odds to do something with our lives but still weren't able to work to our full potential.
It's the long, hot summer of 1968. For ten-year-old Kathleen Slaven and her pals, the school holidays beckon. Into their run-down village in the west of Scotland arrives Tony, a real American kid, like the ones from the movies, ready to lead them into all kinds of adventure: gaining sweet revenge on their sadistic teacher Miss Grant on a trip to Ayr, discovering the unsettling secrets of 'Shaggy Island', and coming up with ways to outwit the people who screw up their lives - like the local parish priest Father Flynn. But the world they live in is a precarious one. And while they escape by playing at TV heroes and film stars, their mothers grow old before their time on broken promises, and fathers make a living in the coal mines or 'digging ditches, in the pissing rain', often boozing or gambling the wages away while their families go hungry. In an impoverished community, suffering and violence are never far from home. And even the optimism and escapism of their years cannot protect the children from the tragedies of life.
“Mind-expanding—and potentially even life-altering—advice on both a personal and business level” –Kirkus Reviews Your Mindset impacts everything you think, say and do. Your Mindset creates hope and hopelessness, success and failure. It is the software your brain uses to create attitude, experience, and achievement. It is also the filter that builds behavior. Your Mindset causes you to blame others for failure or learn from experienc e. Your Mindset helps you make sense of everything that happens. It is the prism through which you experience life. Research has shown those with a Results-Focused, Growth Mindset make more money and are happier than those who choose to limit themselves. Those with a fixed Mindset make excuses for setbacks instead of learning from mistakes. Your Mindset will help you build self-confidence and self-discipline. It will help you overcome any obstacle and any problem. In New Mindset New Results, discover how: TO ACHIEVE YOUR GOALS WITH A NEW RESULTS MINDSET TO BUILD A RESULTS-FOCUSED MINDSET YOUR MINDSET CHANGES YOUR BRAIN GREAT LEADERS USE A RESULTS MINDSET TO ACHIEVE THEIR GOALS TO DEVELOP A RESULTS MINDSET IN YOUR KIDS
"Young Master, why are there so many red dots on your neck?" When Yu Nai heard this, he immediately lowered his head. Indeed, spots were still scattered on the surface, and his face couldn't help but turn black. Lan Feng's face was calm. He stepped forward and naturally helped Nai to straighten her slightly opened collar. With an indifferent tone, he said, "It's nothing. There are many mosquitoes in the secret realm."