A term used to describe someone who has finally freed him/herself from personal-evaluation.
"To succeed in the world, we do everything we can to appear successful."
-Francois Duc de La Rochefoucauld
One who believes that the business, personal affairs and destiny of his/her comparatively weak neighbor, could and should be more efficiently managed through the forcible intervention and operational restructuring of an outside influence, namely, the power that said imperialist represents. This, the imperialist believes, would inevitably prove to be advantageous to both parties.
Although history is filled with such individuals, three in particular stand out among the most prominent of imperialists.
1) Napoleon Bonaparte (1769-1821); Emperor of France, master of Europe.
2) Genghis Khan (1167-1227); commander of the “Golden Horde”, self-proclaimed and unchallenged “universal ruler”.
3) Howard Schultz (1953---?); chairman and chief global strategist of Starbucks, the leading retailer, roaster and brand of specialty coffee in the world.
One who refuses to adhere to or conform to the ways and standards of others, and thus has instead decided to live by his/her own unique standards and unorthodox practices just like all the other unique and unorthodox individualists.
"I'm not very much of an individualist."
1. An argument for the cause of the present.
2. The study of man’s previous disasters, taught to ensure that future generations will never make the embarrassing mistake of repeating them, but will instead set about making new and even more complicated blunders.
3. The study of catastrophic events and the assholes that caused them. While preparing for an historical exam, one should note that any individual mentioned in the assigned textbook who was responsible for the death of at least a quarter of a million people, is probably worth mentioning on the test.
History is in itself an example.
An omnivorous mammal, commonly known to the scientific community as, “homo sapiens”, whose precise evolutionary origins remain in dispute. Though some believe that human beings are distinguished from other creatures through the unique possession of a “soul”, others believe that it is the desire of humans to find a sense of “meaning” and “purpose” in their finite existence which separates man from other beasts. A poodle, for instance, cares not whether its existence serves any greater purpose than its own being. Such thoughts have probably never even occurred to any poodle through out history, nor a gorilla or even a dolphin for that matter. Nor are they ever likely to.
"Cheer up, you're only human."
The occurrence of what one might describe to be something of the nature of a momentous disaster which later provokes heart wrenching sorrow. Some examples of what may correctly be deemed to be “tragic” might include; unrequited love, premature death, or game six of the 2003 National League Championship.
"All perform their tragic play, there struts Hamlet, there is Lear." Yeats
A holiday in October where men dress up, and women dress down.
Classic Halloween examples include women dressing up like animals, nurses and "bad cops" while men dawn robes of the clergy.