Meaning of the word success, paper help (2500 words)

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Write a 2500 words paper, explore meaning of the word “success” from 6 various perspectives.

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Meaning of the word success, paper help (2500 words)

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Explore the meaning of the word “success” from 6 various perspectives. Different group of people have different standard on success, please investigate how 6 different social groups would interpret the word “success”. The goal of this essay is to establish something that cannot be empirically verified: the meaning of a word, in this case the word is “success”. After establishing a precedent for your preferred meaning, explain the difference it will make to use that meaning over another. In this section of the paper, you will want to provide specific examples of how the word’s meaning can or will influence decision-making and social action. The use of words should be objective, and free of evaluative words. Formatting requirements: 1. 2500 words total, not including endnotes and bibliography. 2. Use APA style in-text citation. Include no fewer than 7 references, and no more than 10. 3. Double-spaced, one-inch margins, 12 pt. font, Times New Roman. 4. No title page and title needed, just write the paper. Paper will be graded as follows: 1) A compelling thesis that gives reason for disputing the meaning of a word; 2) Well-organized and thorough research that lends credibility to your preferred meaning; 3) Successful organization of your research into easily readable sections; 4) No fewer than seven and no more than ten reliable sources; Read Mr. Lai(P27-P37) and Dixie(P81-P88) chapters in Underground America. Here’s the link to download Adobe Digital Editions: You’ll need this software to read the .acsm file of Underground America: Strictly follow the following rules to write this paper: 1. Write in this sequence: First paragraph: Tell story, like where you first heard the word success, and start questioning it. Write thesis, last sentence of the first paragraph should include 6 lens. Preview 6 lens. For example, you can write it like: I will explore the word “success” through the following six lens: Mr. Lai, Dixie, Democrat, Republican, homeless people, and wealthy people. Second paragraph: Define 1st lens. For example, you can write it like: Mr. Lai views success as … Research… put in-text quote… After the second paragraph: Put transition, like comparing 1st lens(Mr. Lai’s definition of success) to 2nd lens(Dixie definition of success). Then, Define 2nd lens, research, quote, expand. Then, put transition, comparing. Then, Define 3nd lens, research, quote, expand. Then, put transition, like how 3rd group lens(Democrat’s view on success) comparing to 4th group lens(Republican’s view on success). Then, define 4th lens, research, quote… After you write all 6 groups’ perspective of the word “success”, in the last paragraph: Conclude your paper with a brief summary of your argument and re-statement of your thesis. 2. Write author’s last name and year after the in-text quote, like: "_______"(Jackson, 2013) If no author, use website title in the in-text citation. 3. Bibliography should be hanging indent, including: (1)Last name, first initial. (2)Date (3)Lowercase title. (4)Retrieved from 4. Absolutely no PASSIVE VOICE in this paper!!! All the actions must have a DOer. Success as defined by _____ means ______. (Not OK) It’s the demonstration of uprooting all types of life bolster to a person. (Not OK, because no DOer, nobody’s uprooting) Democrats define the word success as … (OK) -------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------------1. You don’t have to define the word “success”, you can also change “success” to “happiness” if you feel easier to write. Other than Dixie and Mr. Lai’s views, you can change the 4 social groups “Democrat, Republican, homeless people, and wealthy people” to other social groups below: a. b. c. d. e. f. g. h. i. Low income High income The disabled community LGBTQ community female community low income community first generation college student community communities of people with various religions communities of people with various ethnicities ...
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More often, I have heard people use the terms success and happiness interchangeably
implying that these two words mean more or less the same thing. I first heard the word success
the when I was still young on the first day I was going to sit for exams. Since I was still young
at the time when I first heard the term success, nothing ever prompted me to seek for the
meaning of this word. One Friday evening, however, I decided to wind up my day with a novel
to help me relax after having a busy day. The story line of the book was interesting, and one
thing that caught my eyes in it was about happiness. The story tried to link the life of the main
character to happiness by showing how the immediate environment affected his happiness. The
way the author used word happiness made me gain interest in discovering the drivers behind it
and how it impacts on the people’s life. Success happens to have different meanings that vary
amongst various social groups. In this article, I will explore the meaning of success as in several
lenses as perceived by Dixie, Mr. Lai, high-income individuals, low-income individuals,
female community and first generation college student community.
Mr. Lai views success as being contented with the little one has as long as that little
make them happy (Urrea, 2002). He described himself as a simple kid who was not bothered
by anything that revolved around his life except for the basic needs. In his whole life, Mr. Lai
was only bothered by food, and as long as it was available, the rest did not count. His family
used to grow rice just like the other families within their neighborhood, but the man found
content with this kind of life irrespective of the kind of money they made.
In the light of contentment, Mr. Lai decided to drop out of school to search for a job
which would help him raise money to feed his family. The dropping out shows his regard
towards education as valueless which made her sisters follow suit. Mr. Lai also considers
success as freedom. He decided to go to America illegally because he thought he would go to
America to be free (Urrea, 2002).

In spite of being locked for a long time while being smuggled into the country, he still
had hope that he would get to America and bring his family there. When his children asked
him when he would be coming back home, he told them that he would not be coming back to
China, but he would bring them there in future. He ended up being in America without a job
after the manager of the hotel he used to work for attacked him with a grabber. He stays in a
hotel room which is shared by five people and on top of this problem, he had a loan for the
shark. He, however, does not regret coming to America and every time he calls his wife, he
assures her that all is well as long as he has something to eat and he has a roof over his head.
According to him, having basic needs implies success and happiness (Urrea, 2002).
Dixie, on the other hand, views success as being a good mother to her children, being
a good wife to her husband and taking care of her extended family (Urrea, 2002). She tries her
best to take good care of her children which prompts her to leave her job as a professional
teacher in Columbia and risk going to the United States of America, illegally, in search of a
good job. Dixie considers her actions as selfish since she is happy that she had to go through
all the mistreatments because of money but she is proud she made money which saw her send
her two children to university.
More so, she views the visit to Americas an adventure when she leaves her professional
and seeks something different for herself. However, she does not admit of the problems she
goes through and how she fails to achieve the goals she had set out to achieve, to her family.
As for being a good wife, Dixie was devoted to loving her husband no matter how he mistreated
her. Her husband physically assaults her for no genuine reasons, yet she does not leave him
(Urrea, 2002). After leaving her husband when the assaults became too unbearable, she finds
life even harder, but she learns to be a fighter from the situation. She left without her consent
and was only forced by circumstances. She did not want to be alone and leave her marriage
because she felt she would lose her value as a real woman. Some aspects in her, however, does

not change even after going through all the suffering. She remains loving and charitable to
other people. All these elements of Dixie’s life bring out her perception of success (Urrea,
In comparison to Dixie and Mr. Lai, low-income community defines happiness with
regard to satisfaction based on economic power (Brophy & Smith, 1997). Low income often
goes hand in hand with a high rate of consumption. Low income is often attributed to
unemployment and in most cases, it leads to a reduction in happiness. Most of the people from
a low-income community relate the rate of consumption to inequality which consequently leads
to satisfaction and the effects of status. According to research by Frank, the increase in the rate
of inequality which recently occurred in the United States affects the well-being of the lowincome and the middle-class community (Brophy & Smith, 1997). These people may thus end
up in debt while trying to increase their consumption which consequently leads to increase in
their financial insecurity.
More so, a formulation which is rank based was developed by Hopkins and Kornienko
in 2004 indicated that increase inequality leads to a larger density of people which are within
the middle income and low-income range. A larger density of people leads to a greater
consumption since they find more people they can potentially overtake. The low-income
people, on the other hand, have fewer people around them who they can compare themselves
Again, the low-income community has a relationship with the poor educational
background (Melaville, 2004). Most students who drop out of college come from economically
disadvantaged families because they are unable to persist to completion as compared to the
students who come from high-income households (Melaville, 2004). Most of the students from
this category usually do not graduate within the observed period as they tend to take longer to

complete their program. The primary cause of this is the fact that they are unable to raise tuition
fee at school which consequently makes them stay at home. The students thus end up spendi...

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