Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Hope

Anyone in the world can have hope. Hope is that little spirit inside of you that doesn't give up. It always stays there but sometimes it gets lost and has to find its way back. People can have hope about different things and that some people lose hope and they don't believe. I know that you can find your way no matter what you do and you just can't give up. You always need to have hope and hope is what will help you fight. I think that once you are strong and hopeful, you can achieve anything. I know some people go through hard times in their lives but you have to have hope and have to work hard to get out. Anything is possible of you put your mind to it and it can help you in the long run. I have lost hope at some point and it was horrible, so I worked very hard to get it back. Hope is key to surviving. You have to have hope for something and it will help you a lot. It can be very hard for other people and that can really hurt them. Hope is what can cause that little spirit in you to rise up and dream big. No matter who you are or where you're from, you can always get hope and help you achieve your goals.

Thursday, March 16, 2017

Response to Omelas #5

I think that the story of Omelas had a lot of meaning behind it and one of the major symbols behind it is about the society of which we live in now. I think that the true meaning behind the story is that the little boy that is suffering for the rest of the Omelas society to be happy symbolizes child labor in other countries. Children from different countries make the goods for other big countries and they are forced to do it. The people of Omelas couldn't live anymore if the little boy stopped suffering. They all relied on his suffering to make themselves happy. You can look at the story any way you want. It has a lot of meaning behind it and it can be different for other people. There are a lot of things about Omelas that say a lot about our society today. Like child labor, a child someplace else in a different country is forced to work for big countries in the western society. There can be many times when people know what is happening but has to accept the fact that it happens. I think this is where the story relates to us and it explains to us a lot of stuff. At the end of the story of Omelas, it says that there were people that walked away from Omelas and that they went somewhere that only they knew of. I think that symbolizes the culture today and that when you know something is wrong you have to go and do something about it.

Tuesday, March 14, 2017

Social Justice #4

Social Justice is really important to the communities and society. It can affect many different people and can also show us how people really are. There are many forms of Injustices. For example, poverty is an Injustice and it shouldn't happen. People deserved to have a good life and not be on poverty with their family. People are also stuck in war-torn countries such as Syria and Iraq and they have no place to go. I know that there are many people that are trying to end poverty and it will take a long time. There are many injustices that happen around the world that can affect us any day. Helping others and showing them the right ways will benefit us all in the future. I know that I have seen many injustices in my life, and some of them you can't control. I do my best to make everything right and to help everybody in need. There are even injustices where you don't think there are. An example is schools, they are in some sort of an injustice. You are forced to come to school, forced to sit and learn, and forced to stay until the end of the school day. Many people will argue that is a injustice but they all have their own opinions. People have to all help each other and fight injustices together. I know that there are a lot of people that don't agree with each other we all have to unite and create a better world for everyone.

Wednesday, January 25, 2017

Summary and reflection on Gilbert's talk

Gilbert's claim in the Ted Talk is that you can be happy in any way and find the positive in many things. He also says there is something called "Synthetic Happiness" and it is when you create your own happiness and it comes to you. Gilbert explains that happiness is unpredictable and most people can create their own or become more naturally happy. Gilbert also explains that in our minds, we have an experience simulator. By this, he means that we know what might happen when we didn't even do it yet or try it. For example, you don't make a liver and onion smoothie and sell it to people because you already know that they won't like it. People tend to be happy where ever the live and try to make it easy on themselves and they start to look on the bright side of things.

There are many things to take away from this. Some of the things are that it all depends on the person to what makes them happy and what doesn't. Most people are happy because they make the positives out of the bad things and they really enjoy themselves. A lot of people should know that happiness comes in many ways and you can control what makes you happy. Many people can choose their happiness and what makes them really happy. The Ted Talk goes many ways and has different meanings to different people. I know that I personally took something from this video and that I now know a little bit more things now.

Tuesday, January 17, 2017

Happiness

Happiness is something that makes you smile or make you feel good inside. There are a lot of things that make me happy and joyful. I think everybody has their own kind of happiness and what makes them happy. Life is filled with ups and downs but you have to learn to cherish the happy and good times. Personally, I think that family and friends make me happy. Also, playing sports or video games or hanging out with friends. Eating food and sleeping are things that also make me happy. I know that there are people that aren't happy and look at life as something depressing and full of pain. People need to know that happiness comes in many ways so you have to find your own way or try to find something that brings joy into your life. Happiness is
something that you can always find, but you can always lose too. For example, if your having fun with your friends at an amusement park and next thing you know you get a phone call saying that your mom got into a bad car crash and is in the hospital. You have to always be grateful and cherish all the good moments in life. Happiness can give you hope and something worth living for. Happiness is very important in life and is very important to have. I know that I am grateful for the happiness and joy that I have everyday.

Thursday, December 1, 2016

Grit

Grit is a good thing to have as a person so you can learn from it and grow. Many people that I've seen have grit and they have good perseverance. I think that you need those attributes to succeed in life and make it far. I personally don't have grit but I am working on it and I am getting there. Grit can help people in many ways like getting better at school or getting better at a sport or other things. Grit is very important not just to make yourself a better person but also when you succeed in other things. You can learn a lot from the world depending on your attitude and grit. I know that people may need to work on their qualities in order for them to be more successful in the future and I am one of them. I try to make myself a better person by self-discipline and other things like that. Being passionate about something can really help you out in the future and your success. Most people don't really challenge themselves therefor not many of them can move on when there are obstacles in their way. Grit does not have to do anything with IQ or being smart, its about being passionate and hardworking about something. You have to succeed in different things and be able to overcome them. Grit is a really helpful quality to have and parents need to teach their kids how to be more gritty and be hardworking. Anyone can succeed in life if you put your mind to it and your passionate about it.

Thursday, November 17, 2016

Self-Control

I think I have a lot of self-control and it is easy for me to control myself and make good decisions when I need to. I think that a lot of people lack self-control and give in easily. But in order to have good self-control, you must commit to yourself and be a hard worker so that you can get what ever you want. There have been a lot of times where I've had to have self-control or discipline myself. For example, when I play a competitive sport, I hate losing so whenever were are down points or we're behind, I start to heat up. But I try to control myself and try to cool myself off. I know it can be hard sometimes in different situations but you always have to have control and just keep working hard. With self-control, you also should have self-discipline and good leadership. You need to have those because those can help you with trying to be a better person and a better leader. Most of the time people fall into peer pressure and do what other people tell them to do but you have to have good self-control and learn how to not fall into the pressure. Having self-control can benefit you in life a lot and it can have a large impact on you. It has helped me a lot with things that I have been through and it is good to have. You just have to work very hard and don't give up on things that you want to achieve. Anyone can have self-control, they just need to work for it.