Finding Paradise

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Finding paradise

I’ve written hundreds of thousands of words,
created a safe haven for my sanity,
to tell myself that every single memory
doesn’t need an answer to the question of why,

Everyone says that it gets better,
and I do believe that it doesn’t get worse.
but every time you find a place to be happy
we find other things that will captivate our eye

I’m not a kid anymore, I’ve been alive for almost 7300 days now.
and I still haven’t figured out what it is to be truly me,
because turning pages is different than turning a new leaf,
you can’t live anew, you have to go on.

even if you’re sad, or unhappy
you can’t just wish to disappear,
as if you’ve never felt being happy like,
all the almosts and maybes,

because it never gets easy. nothing does,
we tend to panic every time we’re unhappy
and we’re everything that we never wanted to be,
just because we want to be happy

and to pretend that everything is okay,
just to convince ourselves not to break,
is the most painful lie that exists
because paradise is gone, and we’re still here.

 

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Cherry Teraytay
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The poem was beutiful.

Kim Santiago
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Absolutely right. In this world, a lot of people tend to find their paradise. But the true paradise is within one’s self.

Angela Mae Posadas
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Angela Mae Posadas

Socratic method by socrates

Christelle Mae
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Cartesian Dualism – Descartes

–Christelle Mae Misperos, ACT185

justlive
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The self is being describe as a new person just like Socrates initiated understanding thy self one must know his / her goal in order to achive it and be happy

John Rey Dungca
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John Rey Dungca

John Rey Dungca ACT 184 . Socratic Method because it brings a person’s latent ideas into clear consciousness. or simply what she feels or thinks is what she does.

justlive
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The self is like a new person that needs to adopt with every possible change, just like socrates initiated we should know our self so we can achieve our goal easily

Vanessa Alvarez
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Cartesian Dualism – Descartes

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Macnell Joseph Panlaqui

Socratic Method – Socrates

Camielle Brucal
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Socratic method by Socrates.

According to Spcrates, the Socratic Method is a way to seek truths by your own lights. I think the one way to know ourselves and the truth about ourselves is through our own.

Carmella Jane Caligan
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Carmella Jane Caligan

Socratic method of Socrates

Celina O. De Jesus
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Socratice method by Socrates. According to Socrates the human life is supposed to be for one to achieve both personal and spiritual growth. An individual will be able to understand their true nature when they examine and reflect on the life they are living. It is important to refelct on our life to know our purpose, value and behavior. Therefore if we do not make time to understand our subconscious we will unconscious be living a repetitive life with no meaning.

Jascha Zurbito
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The Philosopher that involve in this poem is Socrates this poem talks about Knowing Thyself. The character in this oem don’t know himself that’s why he keeps on pretending.

Chila Prado
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Socratic Method – Socrates
This is a way of finding truth with your own lights. Meaning, you, yourself, has the responsibility to examine your own life to realize what kind of life you are living. We should help ourselves discover things about us, and in our lives in general.

Patricia Gwen Ramos
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Ramos, Patricia Gwen Louise P. ACT184 – Socratic method by Socrates. This concept was manifested in this poem because it was about asking and trying hard to answer with the use of critical thinking. It was about self-examination which was Socrates’ main focus.

Patricia Gwen Ramos
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Ramos, Patricia Gwen Louise P. ACT184 – Socratic method by Socrates. This concept was manifested in the poem because it was about asking an trying hard to answer with the use of critical thinking. It was about self-examination which was Socrates’ main focus.

Ashley Nhicollete Dela Rosa
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Ashley Nhicollete Dela Rosa

Cartesian Dualism

Dela Rosa, Ashley Nhicollete G. ACT184

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Cartesian Dualism

Greianne Naron
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Socratic Method by Socrates— this method requires a critical thinking in order to seek the truth about ourselves in order for us to live a meaningful life.

Kristelle June Sandrino
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Cartesian Dualism
ACT181

Princess Leah Banoy
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Princess Leah Banoy

For me this poem embodied the philosophy of Rene Descartes of Cartesian Dualism and “I think therefore I am”. It is because as what the is author trying to say about pretending, it clearly shows that the mind could really influence the body, and the body can also influence the mind. I also agree with what Descartesis trying to say that the immaterial mind and the material body are two completely different types of substances and that they interact with each other. Wherein sometimes, what we are thinking and feeling could be shown differently by our pysical reactions and actions… Read more »

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Princess Leah Banoy

Princess Leah Banoy Act 184 For me this poem embodied the philosophy of Rene Descartes of Cartesian Dualism and “I think therefore I am”. It is because as what the is author trying to say about pretending, it clearly shows that the mind could really influence the body, and the body can also influence the mind. I also agree with what Descartesis trying to say that the immaterial mind and the material body are two completely different types of substances and that they interact with each other. Wherein sometimes, what we are thinking and feeling could be shown differently by… Read more »

Shiela Mae Camagan
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cogito ergo sum – Rene Descartes

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Ma. Alcyra Aira M. Santos- ACT184

I think it is the Socrates method of Socrates. The subject in the poem which is one’s self is still in the process of knowing their own identity and I think the best way to know yourself is by your own means and by your own discovery. The subject of the poem manifested that the individual expected something else but it turns out that he/she is the other way around or in completely opposite.

Joshua Bautista
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Socratic method-socrates

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Keycie Ann Arevalo
ACT 182

Socratic method by Socrates.

-According to Socrates, the socratic method is a way to seek truths by knowing your own. I think the one way to know ourselves and the truth about ourselves is to know first ourselves before others. Also, we know ourselves better rather than how anyone know us.

Cherry Mae Rose Dickenson
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Yeah, all of us are just prentending like we are totally fine or happy but the inner side we’re not but we need to live according to our family and friends and also I do believe that God has a plan for you just wait for His perfect timing and I wil assure you, you will never be sad or fell lonely.

Socratic Method by Socrates

Jamaica Bonifacio
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Jamaica Bonifacio

Cartesiam dualism by Descartes

Erica Lola
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Erica Lola

The poem is leaning toward to the theory of “cogito ergo sum” or “I think therefore I am by Rene Descartes.

Lea Jane V. Pedarse
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Cartesian Dualism- Rene Descartes

Danna Ganibo
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Cartesian Dualism
Descartes

Mary Rose Salut
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The “self” in the poem was confused about defining who he/she is. He/She is in the process of knowing his/her self. It somehow potrays the concept of “Know Thyself” by Socrates.

Kim Carlo de Villa
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Kim Carlo de Villa

Socratic method by Socrates

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Cartesian Dualism by Rene Descartes

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Cartesian dualism of Rene Descartes

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Ashley Angelique Asinas

socratic method

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Socratic method by socrates

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Jacklyn Mapalo

Socratic method-Socrates the concept of know thy self

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Anne Klein Serrano

Know thyself by Socrates

Anabel Adecer
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Socratic Method by Socrates.

Ana Adecer
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Ana Adecer

Socratic Method by Socrates.

Kiana Joy Rara
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socratice method- Socrates

Bryan Dinong
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Socratic method by Socrates.

According to Spcrates, the Socratic Method is a way to seek truths by your own lights.

ACT185

Eloisa Mae Fundar
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For me, the self being discussed in the poem was connected to the theory of Cartesian Dualism, which is a theory or system of thought that regards a domain of reality in terms of two independent principles, especially mind and matter. In the poem, I can see that he is confused in the aspects of life and just trying to accept everything besides it is between man and nature.

ACT186

Krishia Delarmente
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Krishia Delarmente

Rene Descartes in his work “I think therefore I am” because the person in the poem realized who he really is.

Mico Pederio
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Looking for the best version of yourself wouldn’t be that fun and challenging without facing some problems and questions. Cartesian dualism- Rene Decartes

Argentina Delacruz
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socratic method by socrates – it is self examining, or knowing thyself by critical thinking

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Find the true paradise and you might find your true self.

Rupert John G. De Guzman
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Socratic Method

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Mary Ann Luces

Socratic method – Socrates
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