Religion as we know it is as diverse as the people, wildlife, and every single object in this world we may come across on. Religion serves as a daily purpose and especially even a guide to life for any culture. Some might even say having no religion is a religion because your belief is what dictates fact or fiction in your own opinion. It may not be recognized by the majority, but as long as it serves you a purpose all we can do is respect your decision no matter how much it defies someone else’s. Religion has such an…


Cinema is one of the world’s greatest forms of entertainment that has been created. It has been used to tell stories, give us thrills, educate us, and even amuse us. Like art, it comes in many different genres that allows the creator and viewers to work with and enjoy. When it comes down to creating a film as stated “In film, as on the stage, conventions are conditions that audiences agree to accept as real.” (276.9.1) These conventions that come together to make any film includes all of the following such as: sound, camera angles, color, time, and more complex…


Throughout history freedom has always been something we were born with and something we were meant to have. Personally, I feel as if natural freedom has been stripped away from us and has forced us to be limited to a point where people are kept in check. In all honesty, if everyone were allowed to actually do whatever they want, whenever they want, I believe that there would be a chaotic society with no order whatsoever. As stated in the chapter, “… freedom of the will does not exist, there are too many factors governing our choices.” (494.16.3) Society has…


Nature is the very thing that describes beauty in uniqueness in every aspect of life. As far as we can date back nature has served many purposes for humankind, whether it is for shelter, medicinal procedures, and just a sight for sore eyes for us to be able to feel its presence during the still moments of life. As far as we know science has been able to prove things in nature such as plants having lives, but the question that comes to mind is that, is nature the first thing on Earth besides people to have a soul? There…


Life as we know it can be described as a blessing that was given to us in order to fulfill our existence with countless experiences. The thing about life is that it comes with a limited life expectancy that varies into the unknown for each individual. It’s almost scary to think that we are given a life with no say in the matter just to be introduced with certain death no matter what path(s) we may decide to take on the journey of life. In previous chapters we’ve mentioned things that life is full of such as love and happiness…


Love can be defined in various ways, whether it’s physically, emotionally, non-verbally, or verbally. Everyone has their own definition of what love actually is, but there is a general description that society has given the simple, yet complex word. The definition of love has morphed itself into something different where “love” is not just two people living together with a family that might as well be labeled as roommates rather than lovers. Love is not something you cannot just jump into; it is a gradual thing that allows you to become physically and emotionally connected with your desired partner or…


Happiness is the very thing that gets us through life at any given moment. It is what motivates us to strive to do better while it feeds our self-interest and others around us. Some may say happiness is the amount of dopamine that transmits throughout our brain and body which leaves us feeling satisfied in a way only you can personally feel. Everyone finds happiness in different things, that’s what makes the explanation of it so broad and general. Personally, it’s shocking how when people ask me the question of “what makes you happy?” my mind goes completely blank in…


Often times when we come across new and even familiar people, we often judge them by their morals. Their ability for decision making lies within the fact that if they think and decide on things differently from you. Even from a young age we are taught right from wrong and good and bad. Through life, we are able to apply those aspects in our lives based on our everyday decisions we may come across on. These decisions being made are what arises these moral problems that both artists and philosophers were set out to question what is really right and…


One of the basic and fairly important senses that God has equipped us with is hearing. Being able to hear lets us determine our location, asses if a situation is dangerous or not, and of course, be able to listen effectively while feeding the brain with information and wonderful combinations of melodies. In this chapter, it describes all the wondrous impacts and various types of genres music have had towards people and how vital it is to our well-being and how different emotions can be brought up with it. Music is so essential that we may have a certain type…


In chapter five, I feel as if art plays a major role in the humanities itself. Art is so precious to the point that people will steal and try to recreate these unique pieces for their astonishing beauty. Like myths or legends, art is able to tell us a part of history. Not through words, but rather through a series of images/performances, portraits, and sculptures that is told in the viewpoint of the artists themselves. As stated in the chapter it will offer us a “… brief introduction to the visual arts: painting, sculpture, architecture, photography, and computer art.” (105.5.4)…

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