Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hope

Hope, is it real, is it tangible? Is it a force that is created by deity, or is it merely a concept that humans have made up? I know not much of hope but from what I can infer: hope is a like very risky decision. Risky in the sense where you are basically gambling, not money, but an action or idea that you desire to play out in a better scenario. Hope is made when people are at halt or are too sluggish to finish an outcome and want to see better results. People who despise hope are not necessarily people whom sought malice, but people who are exhausted from the constant gambling and losing the majority of the time. One day a student made a decision, hoping their friend would come back. They never even bothered to look back.

Friday, March 31, 2017

"The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas"

After reading "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas", I have concluded that Omelas is the perfect society or utopia. Here's the catch, there is a child who suffers. This child is lives in a dark basement, has no education what so ever, is blamed for anything that bad happens, and is used as a scapegoat. This scapegoat symbolizes the fact that we can buy anything and it's relatively easy to purchase. Not everything is sunshine and flowers, much like the "The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas", workers who make these products get pennies for there labor whereas we pay probably $70-$100 for these products.

Monday, March 13, 2017

Social Injustice

After viewing Kimberlé Crenshaw, in her own Ted Talk regarding social injustice with African-American women, I wondered to myself "how many types of injustice is there?". I also realize that all problems can't be fixed, but bringing awareness is important.
Crenshaw makes a valid point by stating facts about African-American women. One thing she says is that society would focus on a Blak man who is killed by a police officer rather than a women who is killed. I also watched the Islamophobia and I was sad to hear that a sister had lost her brother and sister in law. Because of the actions of a individual who chose to show is message unnecessarily extreme, the lives of two happy people, not that different from you, died. It makes you ponder whether the world is really had changed.

Wednesday, March 1, 2017

Off topic

So this blog won't have anything to do with the social justice ted talks, it's just somewhere where I can talk. It's really scary to know that anyone can view what you are saying or post, that's why I don't really like social media. I've been going off and on on my mood. I read an essay I wrote in history about my greatest challenges, and I smiled because it's been 2 years since I've graduated from middle school, and was the super shy kid that didn't talk at all. Time goes by fast, in the next 2 years I'm going to college and don't know how to feel about it. Sometimes I feel blue because I don't really enjoy school anymore, It's not really fun anymore. I had a blast in 9th grade, but it's like I want to sleep and not do anything. my extracurricular activities are what are holding me up. Also, I don't really feel accepted with m friends anymore, but that might just be me. That's about it I don't know where my life is heading but I'll try to manage it. I also need to improve my writing, I was reading some blogs and they had the best writing I've ever seen.

Friday, February 3, 2017

Love

I'd never thought I'd do something as clichĂ© as love but Valentine's day is right around the corner, and sometimes I love love. Mandy Len Catron acknowledges all the references to love there is, from being negative to violent but meaning it in a loving way. For example smitten is being struck hard, it’s also being strongly attached to someone. Catron then explains her first relationship that she had, and she thought that love was supposed to be hurtful in a way. Catron states that people that are in love can have the same levels of serotonin compared to people with mental illness. She also states that the metaphors we use can really change the way we think especially about love. She concludes with her saying don’t think about yourself as much, think about your relationship as a whole.

Friday, January 27, 2017

The Science of Happiness

Dan Gilbert has spoken in a ted talks, regarding the science in happiness. He says that the human mind has evolved for over two million years, and developed the frontal lobe. Gilbert also came out with a poll saying that after a year a paraplegic and a lottery winner are equally happy. Gilbert says that synthetic happiness is making the most of a bad situation real happiness is getting what you want when you want. I feel as if Gilbert makes a well informed speech on ted talks, and I agree with. We all want something whether in be a companion, materialistic, or emotional items, whatever that is it makes happy. With synthetic happiness like Gilbert says, synthetic happiness is what you make of a bad situation.

Monday, January 9, 2017

Happiness


Happiness is a very hard topic to understand, because a lot of people are either unhappy or can find their happiness. For example I have a hard time finding my happiness, but my sister does a good job to help me find it. Other people fall back into the net of depression because they can not find their happiness. Happiness is not a good or bad thing it is a neutral emotion, some people use happiness in good ways others use it in harmful ways. Happiness can cure anyone, you can be at rock bottom but your settings disappear with happiness. A simple way to surround yourself with happiness is to be your true self, and surround yourself in stuff that you like whether it be hobbies, people, or items. Many people have their lives centered to work a 9-5 job, and do not have much time to do any activities they like, which is why many people fall into depression.