Perseverance Through Positivity Analysis

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Perseverance through positivity Nobody is immune to conflict in their life. Conflict is defined as a struggle or clash between opposing forces. People can deal with conflict mentally and physically. There is conflict faced in the passages “Anne Frank The Diary of a Young Girl” by Anne Frank, Anne has to go into hiding with her family and friends while they are being persecuted in Germany and “Dear Miss Breed” by Joanne Oppenheim, the correspondence between the librarian Clara Breed and young Japanese Americans during World War ll. In these passages, the main response to conflict was maintaining a positive attitude. However, while many people do not believe that attitude has any effect on the success of the situation, conserving a positive attitude…show more content…
The article “Using Positive Reinforcement to Motivate others”, explains how positivity motivates others in a business environment, “One of the most overlooked and simple ways to engage employees is by expressing honest, sincere appreciation for their efforts. By expressing appreciation for the positive other people contribute, you will benefit as much as they will” (Carnegie). The way a person treats others is a direct indication of what they think of them. Many people do not realize this and the people around them become disengaged and often stressed that they do not think highly of them. Simple ways to motivate others include always staying positive, identifying a trait that is respected in an individual, offering a sincere strength comment, and explain to them a likeable quality that they are doing. Motivation does not have to be given by an employer or colleague to be important, it can have an impact when given by someone small such as Anne Frank. Anne Frank wrote in her diary, “It's more like being on vacation in some strange pension. Kind of an odd way to look at life in hiding, but that's how things are. The Annex is an ideal place to hide in. It may be damp and lopsided, but there's probably not a more comfortable hiding place in all of Amsterdam. No, in all of Holland”. As Anne’s family was disheartened at the fact that they had to disappear till the war was over. Anne, along with her father, soon convinced everyone that they were very fortunate by staying assertive. Another example of a young girl motivating others by staying optimistic is found in the book Dear Miss Breed, “This trip has made me realize the wonderful work of nature. Her delicate work in shaping the stone mountains, the beautiful coloring of the surroundings—it seemed as if I was looking at the picture or a painting of a genius” (Ogawa). Louise Ogawa knew that her circumstances while in the Japanese

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