You Are as Good as it Gets (the right one)

You Are as Good as it Gets (the right one) - Qahash 1 Jared...

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Qahash 1 Jared Qahash Dr. Aronow Advanced Placement Composition 16 November 2015 You Are as Good as it Gets The gleam of the yellow rays pierce through the morning clouds, giving a sense of peace. A family gawks upon the blaze, eyes locked upon the impalpable figure (Periphrasis). After an exhausting race, the Gelada baboons stare upon the morning sunrise perched upon the mountaintop. The glazed rays hiss in the air, like a weave of snakes. The sun opens its innermost glare, as if the eyes of Medusa have calcified the primates’ bodies (Simile). Seconds, minutes, hours fly by, and the baboons have yet to move from their petrified state (“Sun-Worshipping Baboons…” 1). To the perception of a human, even the thought of gazing upon a sunrise for a few minutes, is often considered a waste of time. Society morphs the natural clock with an acceleration that few can keep up with. Every moment where progress is not being made, must be stuffed with tasks with some sort of profit. What are the tangible benefits from staring at a light, millions of kilometers away? There are none. It must be inferred that this habitual action, comparative to brushing teeth every morning, implies a benefit. A sort of abstract benefit; something the human eye cannot identify. This “thing”, “benefit”, whatever it may be, keeps this baboon family coming back every daybreak. Nature has a funny way of separating intuitive creatures from wild, instinctive fiends. The intuitive types look for cognitive necessities, and challenging tasks to put the mind to the test; in an effort to find something to gain from. The instinctive types are looking to live and kill, with life or death in their eyes. Despite the conspicuous differences in these types, both use neurological power to make decisions. In the intuitive creature, emotion guides whether a task is
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Qahash 2 deemed beneficial. However, in the instinctive aspect, the mind is wired to a twisted, Darwin- like function. For example, take a gorilla and a snake. The gorilla has the mental ability to memorize and imitate, as well as develop family relationships (“A New Species…” 6). In a different aspect, the snake uses the mind to decide where to strike, and how to conserve energy (“Snakes” 2). It is often overlooked that the intellectual aspect leads to the progression of the
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