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Adventure
An adventure is an exciting experience that is typically a bold, sometimes risky, undertaking.[1] Adventures may be activities with some potential for physical danger such as traveling, exploring, skydiving, mountain climbing, scuba diving, river rafting or participating in extreme sports.Contents1 Motivation 2 Mythology and fiction2.1 Outdoors 2.2 Questing 2.3 Video games3 Nonfiction works 4 Adventure
Adventure
sports 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksMotivation[edit] Adventurous experiences create psychological arousal,[2] which can be interpreted as negative (e.g. fear) or positive (e.g. flow)
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Learning
Learning
Learning
is the process of acquiring new or modifying existing knowledge, behaviors, skills, values, or preferences.[1] The ability to learn is possessed by humans, animals, and some machines, and there is also evidence for some kind of learning in some plants.[2] Some learning is immediate, induced by a single event (e.g. being burned by a hot stove), but much skill and knowledge accumulates from repeated experiences. The changes induced by learning often last a lifetime, and it is hard to distinguish learned material that seems to be "lost" from that which cannot be retrieved.[3] Human learning begins before birth and continues until death as a consequence of ongoing interactions between person and environment. The nature and processes involved in learning are studied in many fields, including educational psychology, neuropsychology, experimental psychology, and pedagogy
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The Travels Of Marco Polo
Book of the Marvels of the World (French: Livre des Merveilles du Monde) or Description of the World (Devisement du Monde), in Italian Il Milione (The Million) or Oriente Poliano and in English commonly called The Travels of Marco Polo, is a 13th-century travelogue written down by Rustichello da Pisa from stories told by Marco Polo, describing Polo's travels through Asia between 1271 and 1295, and his experiences at the court of Kublai Khan.[1][2] The book was written in Old French
Old French
by romance writer Rustichello da Pisa, who worked from accounts which he had heard from Marco Polo
Marco Polo
when they were imprisoned together in Genoa.[3] From the beginning, there has been incredulity over Polo's sometimes fabulous stories, as well as a scholarly debate in recent times
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Knight Errant
A knight-errant[1] (or knight errant[2]) is a figure of medieval chivalric romance literature. The adjective errant (meaning "wandering, roving") indicates how the knight-errant would wander the land in search of adventures to prove his chivalric virtues, either in knightly duels (pas d'armes) or in some other pursuit of courtly love.Contents1 Description 2 Romance 3 In modern literature 4 Bogatyrs of Kievan Rus' 5 In East Asian cultures 6 See also 7 ReferencesDescription[edit] In medieval Europe, knight-errantry existed only in literature, although many fictional works from this time period present themselves as historical non-fiction.[3] The handful of knights-errant that existed were well-to-do young men inspired to enact what they had read about in romances.[4][5] The template of the knight-errant were the heroes of the Round Table of the Arthurian cycle
Arthurian cycle
such as Gawain, Lancelot
Lancelot
and Percival
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The Odyssey
The Odyssey
The Odyssey
(/ˈɒdəsi/;[1] Greek: Ὀδύσσεια Odýsseia, pronounced [o.dýs.sej.ja] in Classical Attic) is one of two major ancient Greek epic poems attributed to Homer. It is, in part, a sequel to the Iliad, the other work ascribed to Homer. The Odyssey
The Odyssey
is fundamental to the modern Western canon; it is the second-oldest extant work of Western literature, while the Iliad
Iliad
is the oldest. Scholars believe the Odyssey
Odyssey
was composed near the end of the 8th century BC, somewhere in Ionia, the Greek coastal region of Anatolia.[2] The poem mainly focuses on the Greek hero Odysseus
Odysseus
(known as Ulysses in Roman myths), king of Ithaca, and his journey home after the fall of Troy
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Fear
Fear
Fear
is a feeling induced by perceived danger or threat that occurs in certain types of organisms, which causes a change in metabolic and organ functions and ultimately a change in behavior, such as fleeing, hiding, or freezing from perceived traumatic events. Fear
Fear
in human beings may occur in response to a specific stimulus occurring in the present, or in anticipation or expectation of a future threat perceived as a risk to body or life. The fear response arises from the perception of danger leading to confrontation with or escape from/avoiding the threat (also known as the fight-or-flight response), which in extreme cases of fear (horror and terror) can be a freeze response or paralysis. In humans and animals, fear is modulated by the process of cognition and learning. Thus fear is judged as rational or appropriate and irrational or inappropriate. An irrational fear is called a phobia. Psychologists such as John B
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Arousal
Arousal
Arousal
is the physiological and psychological state of being awoken or of sense organs stimulated to a point of perception. It involves activation of the ascending reticular activating system (ARAS) in the brain, which mediates wakefulness, the autonomic nervous system, and the endocrine system, leading to increased heart rate and blood pressure and a condition of sensory alertness, mobility, and readiness to respond. Arousal
Arousal
is mediated by several different neural systems
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Gold Digging
Gold digging
Gold digging
is a type of transactional relationship[1] in which people engage in romantic relationships for money rather than love. When it turns into marriage it is a type of marriage of convenience. Peggy Hopkins Joyce
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Flow (psychology)
In positive psychology, flow, also known colloquially as being in the zone, is the mental state of operation in which a person performing an activity is fully immersed in a feeling of energized focus, full involvement, and enjoyment in the process of the activity. In essence, flow is characterized by complete absorption in what one does, and a resulting loss in one's sense of space and time. Named by Mihály Csíkszentmihályi in 1975, the concept has been widely referred to across a variety of fields (and has an especially big recognition in occupational therapy), though the concept has existed for thousands of years under other names, notably in some Eastern religions.[1] Flow shares many characteristics with hyperfocus. However, hyperfocus is not always described in a positive light. Some examples include spending "too much" time playing video games or getting side-tracked and pleasurably absorbed by one aspect of an assignment or task to the detriment of the overall assignment
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Mother Nature
Mother
Mother
Nature
Nature
(sometimes known as Mother
Mother
Earth
Earth
or the Earth-Mother) is a common personification of nature that focuses on the life-giving and nurturing aspects of nature by embodying it, in the form of the mother.Contents1 Western tradition history1.1 Greek myth 1.2 Ancient Rome2 Indigenous peoples of the Americas 3 Southeast Asia 4 Popular culture 5 See also 6 References 7 External linksWestern tradition history[edit] Mother
Mother
Nature
Nature
image, 17th century alchemical text, Atalanta FugiensThe word "nature" comes from the Latin
Latin
word, "natura", meaning birth or character (see nature (innate)). In English its first recorded use (in the sense of the entirety of the phenomena of the world) was in 1266 A.D.
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Meriwether Lewis
Meriwether Lewis
Meriwether Lewis
(August 18, 1774 – October 11, 1809) was an American explorer, soldier, politician, and public administrator, best known for his role as the leader of the Lewis and Clark
Lewis and Clark
Expedition, also known as the Corps of Discovery, with William Clark. Their mission was to explore the territory of the Louisiana Purchase, establish trade with, and sovereignty over the natives near the Missouri River, and claim the Pacific Northwest
Pacific Northwest
and Oregon Country
Oregon Country
for the United States
United States
before European nations
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William Clark
William Clark
William Clark
(August 1, 1770 – September 1, 1838) was an American explorer, soldier, Indian agent, and territorial governor.[1] A native of Virginia, he grew up in prestatehood Kentucky
Kentucky
before later settling in what became the state of Missouri. Clark was a planter and slaveholder.[2] Along with Meriwether Lewis, Clark helped lead the Lewis and Clark Expedition of 1804 to 1806 across the Louisiana Purchase
Louisiana Purchase
to the Pacific Ocean, and claimed the Pacific Northwest for the United States.[3] Before the expedition, he served in a militia and the United States Army. Afterward, he served in a militia and as governor of the Missouri
Missouri
Territory
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Sustainability
Sustainability
Sustainability
is the ability to exist constantly. In the 21st century, it refers generally to the capacity for the biosphere and human civilisation to coexist
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Joseph Campbell
Joseph John Campbell (March 26, 1904 – October 30, 1987) was an American mythologist who worked in comparative mythology and comparative religion. His work covers many aspects of the human experience. Campbell's magnum opus is his book The Hero
Hero
with a Thousand Faces (1949), in which he discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world mythologies. Since the book's publication, Campbell's theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists
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Risk
Risk
Risk
is the potential of gaining or losing something of value. Values (such as physical health, social status, emotional well-being, or financial wealth) can be gained or lost when taking risk resulting from a given action or inaction, foreseen or unforeseen (planned or not planned). Risk
Risk
can also be defined as the intentional interaction with uncertainty.[1] Uncertainty
Uncertainty
is a potential, unpredictable, and uncontrollable outcome; risk is a consequence of action taken in spite of uncertainty.[2] Risk perception is the subjective judgment people make about the severity and probability of a risk, and may vary person to person
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The Hero With A Thousand Faces
The Hero
Hero
with a Thousand Faces (first published in 1949) is a work of comparative mythology by American mythologist Joseph Campbell. In this book, Campbell discusses his theory of the journey of the archetypal hero found in world mythologies. Since publication of The Hero
Hero
with a Thousand Faces, Campbell's theory has been consciously applied by a wide variety of modern writers and artists. The best known is perhaps George Lucas, who has acknowledged Campbell's influence on the Star Wars
Star Wars
films.[1] The Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell
Foundation and New World Library issued a new edition of The Hero
Hero
with a Thousand Faces in July 2008 as part of the Collected Works of Joseph Campbell
Joseph Campbell
series of books, audio and video recordings
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