Would this be a good idea to write about?

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Korey
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Would this be a good idea to write about?

Postby Korey » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:01 pm

I plan to start out my PS by expressing my interest in a UG philosophy class. Specifically, what interested me most about the class were the different thoughts of Heraclitus and how he felt that many things in the world could only be described by a duality and a mixing of extreme opposite elements.
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After this introduction, I want to demonstrate how this philosophy applies to me by showing the opposite environments in which I deal with on a day to day basis.
By day, I go to school in NYC, perhaps one of the most diverse and expressive cities in the world. By night, I act as a caretaker and live with my 70 year old grandfather who has Alzheimer's.
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From there I intend to discuss how all of this connects to why I want to practice law:
Mainly, on the surface of things, people tend to see in a simplistic manner. However, beneath them (relate this back to the fact that my fellow students did not see my "caretaker" side), they are a powerful mixing of opposites which cannot always be easily understood. From this, I want to practice law because it will allow me to explore these different aspects of interpretation and look beyond the simplistic.


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This is obviously a VERY ROUGH AND VAGUE outline of what I intend to do. I know that there is no conclusion and many parts are lacking strong connections etc etc.
I am just looking for some feedback as to whether my thinking is along the right lines, or should I throw these thoughts away and start over?
I feel like if I execute this well, it will include many different aspects that the TLS PS article suggests, however, I could be completely wrong and that's why I am asking. :lol:

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gin
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Re: Would this be a good idea to write about?

Postby gin » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:04 pm

Dude, that's extremely similar to my PS. I think you should write it and post it to get a clearer view but I think it's a good idea. If you want an example of "what not to do" you can look at mine (its a couple of threads down)

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The Gentleman
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Re: Would this be a good idea to write about?

Postby The Gentleman » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:09 pm

I could see this working. Just don't open with a quote from Heraclitus. (No offense gin)

Korey
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Re: Would this be a good idea to write about?

Postby Korey » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:10 pm

gin wrote:Dude, that's extremely similar to my PS. I think you should write it and post it to get a clearer view but I think it's a good idea. If you want an example of "what not to do" you can look at mine (its a couple of threads down)


No offense intended but I am a little confused :) If you have a similar idea, and your suggesting I look at yours for an example of "what not to do".. how is it a good idea. :lol:

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Re: Would this be a good idea to write about?

Postby gin » Tue Nov 09, 2010 11:13 pm

none taken.
I just got a little to unfocused and went off topic for various reasons. I have the feeling it's about to get scrapped anyway




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