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My Definition of Success

Always be yourself, express yourself, have faith in yourself, do not go out and look for a successful personality and duplicate it.

– Bruce Lee –

What is success? Society is always striving for a definition to define it and how others can and have achieved it. This paper will illustrate the definition of success, what makes society success or not success, and what my personal definition of success is. This will show how twisted and materialistic people can really be in today’s world.

In the definition success is the achievement of something desired, planned, or attempted. Many people feel that they have lived up to this definition. In the article by Alan Ruddock he states “society has been transformed by economic success and is now a much harsher place, full of grim individualists who measure success by the accumulation of wealth.” For example many feel Bill Gates is a success because he created Microsoft and is one of the richest individuals in the world. He is also very giving with his money by giving it away to many charities which will benefit others. One with that kind of money has billions to give away. No one person can have that much and not give some away because they already have everything they could possible want. A school system could also be considered successful depending on how many of their students graduate and do well on the standardized test which the state gives out. For many suburban schools they are very successful because of the teachers the city is bringing in to teach their children. In my home town we are one of the best school systems in the state of Ohio because we live in a wealthier neighborhood and also we have the money to pay for newer text books and other th…

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…y matter are your family and friends and those whose lives you have touched.

As you can see society definitely needs to be relooked at on what they think is successful. People are becoming more and more greedy. They only care about themselves and don’t look at the bigger picture of life. Success needs to be thought of as a journey not just the end result. Whether my own definition or the definition I feel we can all benefit from understanding what success really is.

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Ruddock, Alan. “Dependency, not success, creates a weak society.” 3 April 2005. Features; Erie News 19. 4 November 2008.

Shah, Sonali. “Podium: Don’t hold back the disabled.” 6 January 1999. COMMENT pg. 4. 4 November 2008.

Legal and Geographic Issues on the Internet

Legal and Geographic Issues on the Internet

Abstract Many states and nations have conflicting laws regarding what type of digital content is legal. When content is legal at its place of origin but illegal where it is downloaded the laws become unenforceable because no single jurisdiction applies. International cooperation and Internet fragmentation are potential solutions, but neither is currently viable. This paper discusses how the transfer of content across geographic boundaries on the Internet impacts the legal system.

The Internet has connected the world like no previous technology ever could. It allows nearly instant communication and data access across the entire globe. Internetworking technologies have given rise to Cyberspace, a digital world in which traditional notions of geography are meaningless. Factors such as distance and national boundaries now can be easily ignored when transferring data. While this creates many new opportunities, however, new legal problems relating to data transfer have arisen.

In most parts of the world, laws exist which govern information transfer. Such laws include censorship of obscene or dangerous messages and media, regulation of phone use, and so forth. Most of these laws, however, date from before the creation of the Internet, and they are inadequate and ineffective when applied to cyberspace. The main problem is jurisdiction. When people transfer illegal content across political borders using the Internet, where and under what jurisdiction did the illegal transfer take place? Furthermore, many nations (and even states) have wildly differing laws regarding what constitutes illegal content. This gives rise to a commonplace situation…

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