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- No. Because birth order affects children's personalities. - A child's personality is determined by whether one is an only child, the oldest,a middle, or the youngest child. How Your Birth Order Influences Your Life Adjustment Lucille K. Forer In the article " How Your Birth Order Influences Your Life Adjustment," the author Lucille Forer writes how people's birth order influences their characters and personality. The author says that other family members' expectations toward each child according to their birth decide their roles in their family, and the roles become part of his/her self-concept. A person's birth order influences him to develop certain attitudes toward other people and helps him develop specific patterns of behavior.  According to Forer, birth orders consist of only child, oldest child, middle child, or youngest child, each with their own responsibilities and authority over the others. The authority or power refers to

Surely You’re Joking, Mr. Feynman!

Richard P. Feynman, USA (1918-1988) SUMMARY : When Mr Feynman committed a social error during a tea party organised by the Dean of his college, then after he learned to behave correctly in a social gathering. In the beginning, he used to sit only with groups of physics but when he started sitting with a group of other disciplines like zoology, and biology, then, he became the top student in the college. This essay tries to say that lot of fun, different kinds of interests in different disciplines and interdisciplinary approaches are the key to successful learning. This essay recounts Feynman's life through his childhood education. He appears as confident, interesting and inspiring. He discovers that he is a great artist, musician, scientist and critic, too.  The essay talks about the importance of a sociocultural environment that directly influences learning. People who are talented and genuine can adjust to any corner of the world by exploring and using their knowledge. The essay