Month: March 2019

Discomfort

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In this article, the authors tells us how he has been able to come to a guiding principal of believing in discomfort while preparing for a week long biking trip in the Rocky Mountains. The author portrays how to live life to its fullest, you can’t always be comfortable. As he was getting ready for the biking trip, he tells us how he was trying to pack clothing that would suit all the weather conditions that he was about to experience. His wife tells him that he will simply not always be comfortable every minute he is there. Changing his focus point from comfort, he has an amazing trip after all of the hard work to get to the top of the mountain. I was interested in this article because of the title. When I read that it was titled Discomfort, I had a feeling that the moral of this essay was having to do with how sometimes you have to experience discomfort in life in order to fulfill your experiences. I liked how the author starts off by revealing what he means by discomfort; by saying that the reason he wears ties it not just because he cares about his appearance, but because after experiencing the discomfort, he is able to experience comfort. When he says this, he makes it clear to the reader that his moral is not about whether our chair is in the right position or our pillows are made of memory foam. This article connects to the human condition in the way that we make choices based on what we are comfortable with doing everyday. Sometimes we chose to do what we are comfortable with, even if the option that will cause discomfort will better us in the long run.

Foods and Nutrition 12 – February Lab Reflection

See a Penny, Pick it Up…

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In this essay, the author compares pennies that she finds on the ground to her life experiences and the people she has met along the journey. She portrays how even though not all of the pennies are pretty or aesthetically pleasing, we shouldn’t take these moments and turn them into negative forces. Every penny, every event, every person we meet along our journey is going to reveal new experiences whether they’re good or bad, this is what makes us who we are. This essay is interesting to me because as I was reading it, the content really opened my eyes to see that there is more to life than wonderful experiences. This essay opens up your eyes to see the reality, and I like how the author keeps an optimistic attitude throughout the essay. As I was reading some of her experiences that she used as examples, I was able to connect them to some of my own experiences that did not end up being ideal to me, which really drew me into the essay. I also thought to myself how I could look back on some of those experiences and turn them into learning experiences rather than just bumps in the road.

 

Foods and Nutrition 12 – Waste Reflection

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