You are the architect of your own life: it is yours to make or to mar. By the power of thoughts you are building; are you building aright? The power of thought, as Emerson says, is a spirital power. It is the greatest power that man has at his disposal.
The Robin Hood stories come from the time we call the Middle Ages, about the years 1000 to 1500. They are "folk" stories. That is, they were told by - or to - the people of the small farms and villages. Not the rich. Not the lords and ladies. Folk heroes like Robin Hood help the common people when those with power are unjust. Those who hear the stories feel that the hero is "on our side
UNREST and pain and sorrow are the shadows of life. There is no heart in all the world that has not felt the sting of pain, no mind that has not been tossed upon the dark waters of trouble, no eye that has not wept the hot, blinding tears of unspeakable anguish. There is no house- hold where the Great Destroyers, disease and death, have not entered, severing heart from heart, and casting over all the dark pall of sorrow.
Finding Your Power to Be HappyThis book teaches that happiness is natural and that learning to be happy can lead to better relationships, better health, more success and a longer life. It describes seven practices that incorporate both ancient and new wisdom to help you learn how to find this happiness within yourself. The truth is, happiness can be had with little effort. Nothing in your life has to change. This book teaches that, no matter what your circumstances are in life, you can be happy.
Language and Power in Blogs systematically analyses the discursive practices of bloggers and their readers in eight English-language personal/diary blogs. The main focus is thereby placed on ties between these practices and power. The book demonstrates that the exercise of power in this mode can be studied via the analysis of conversational control (turn-taking, speakership and topic control), coupled with research on agreements and disagreements. In this vein, it reveals that control of the floor is strongly tied not solely to rates of participation, but more strikingly to the types of contributions interlocutors make.
The Mighty Child offers an existentialist approach to the theorization and criticism of children’s literature, nuancing the academic claim that children’s literature, specifically defined as ‘didactic’, alienates childhood from adulthood and disempowers its implied child reader. This volume recentres the theoretical debate around the constructions of time and power which characterize conceptions of childhood and adulthood in children’s literature.