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International Friendship

International Friendship

Before talking about friendship on an international level, peace—both positive and negative—first needs to be addressed. As we’ve talked about in class several times, peace is general defined by lack of war not be existence of friendly relations. Oelsner calls this positive and negative peace. Negative peace is defined by the absence of war (the(…)

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Friendship in Music

Friendship in Music

Since music classes in elementary school, music has enhanced my life and my friendships. It began in choir where there was no instrument required, only a passion for singing Christmas songs to please our parents. In middle school I moved on to playing the trombone and that’s where I began to fall in love with(…)

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Better Together

Better Together

The Loing Canal at Moret Alfred Sisley In looking around the galleries at the Allen, I was drawn to this Sisley piece because it made me smile. After a few minutes, I realized that it was, in part, because I could easily imagine myself at that very canal. Though I haven’t been to Loing Canal,(…)

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Setting Foundations for Friendship

Setting Foundations for Friendship

  Before institutionalization of friendship happens at an international scale, friendship first needs to develop on a national level. The world is more interconnected than ever but as a result, it seems like America is becoming more divided. Sweeping generalizations about entire countries are made. For example, claims that China is stealing American jobs overseas(…)

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Common Grounds of Friendship

The common conceptual grounds of friendship in the traditional perspectives of Iranian, Christian and Secular traditions is the emphasis on community as well as the concept of friendship as a method of cultivating virtue. Friendship cannot be talked about without community, perhaps that goes without saying, but community is not necessarily friendship but friendships are(…)

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Olivia Tsang: Technology Confining Humans To Boxes

Olivia Tsang: Technology Confining Humans To Boxes

In Japan there is a phenomenon called NEET (Not in Education, Employment, or Training), also known as hikikomori. The literal translation is “pulling inward” or “withdrawal.” The term refers to the condition as well as recluses who withdraw from all social life with varying degrees of extreme isolation. In some cases, hikikomori continue their lifestyle(…)

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