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I was really interested with the topic of this article. everyone can relate with what the author is talking about. He talks about how we are not reluctant enough when we purchase the small things. He uses persuasive words to capture the readers attention. He also uses an antithesis. The author talks about how it’s not big purchases that is effecting our money, but the little things in life; like “expensive coffees.

Teens and Tech

How Using Social Media Affects Teenagers

I was interested with the topic because I think plenty of people talk about this subject, but only see it through one view. How technology has taken over teenagers and their lifestyles has become a negative is beyond me. In the article the use formal words like “intimidating” or “intense” to scary the readers. the stigma is so big that it’s usually makes its  way into movie through the dystopian genre. For example black mirror. The whole program is about showing the readers what it’s like to see a more negative use of technology in the world.

Bonus Poem

Anxiety

Anxiety sounds like the phone call you were to reluctant to make

Anxiety looks like a thousand eyes all looking at you

Anxiety feels like the weight of the world on your shoulders

Anxiety smells like the stress sweat on your armpits

Anxiety taste like a dry mouth

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Temptation

https://www.newyorker.com/magazine/2009/05/18/dont-2

I read this article because it was about temptation, and how to control it. The article talks about how people who can control their temptation as children will be more successful later in life. In the article it talks about an experiment made to test peoples will power. It either you eat 1 treat right away, or you eat 2 treats later. I could relate to some of the people in the experiment because of my lack of will power. I always tell myself that I should only eat a few cookies, or go to bed early, but I find myself that I’ve eaten the entire box of cookies, or that I end up going to bed at 2am in the morning. What i liked about the writing style was that it was informative. almost every paragraph gave tips, or facts on how to deal with temptation.

what is means to be polite

https://medium.com/message/how-to-be-polite-9bf1e69e888c

I was interested in this article because it was about politeness, and how to be more polite. In the article, the author talks about his experiences of him being polite in high school, and how it was very difficult for his politeness to be noticed. He also talked about how when he was noticed for his politeness it was because he was coming off too strong. I can relate to the author about this. I often say sorry to people even when i don’t need to. Because i say sorry so often, people think that I am ‘soft’ or ‘weak’. I am just trying to be polite. What I liked about this article is that it felt like it was a conversation. When I read it, it felt like i was listening to another person and not reading an article off the internet.

Gandalf

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Gandalf through Alison’s thesis and her observations. Alison write how she notices the small things she does to the black population do to her. Even though she is white she still tries to speak to the Africans in their native language and not the language the local white people speak. She walks with the Africans instead of riding in a car. The story talks about how the racism in South Africa is very subtle. But with what she said in her thesis, little acts of kindness can  help make that go away. You don’t have to be a radical to see change in what is wrong. With my experience, i work at a fast food restaurant and i often see other costumers helping other costumers. Whether it is giving extra change when others are short, or helping to clean up when other people drop their food.

Miss Brill

The story shows a type of hypocrisy in everyone. We like to think and judge others by how they look or act but often forget that people do that to us. In the story Miss Brill looks at another old woman and silently judges her for it, when she herself is also an old woman. We usually do not see, what we judge on others, on us because we do not like to see ourselves in a negative light. When we judge others i think that it is important to look into a mirror and check if what we judged on others, is something that we also have on us.

Golding vs Rousseau

Golding vs Rousseau

 

Introduction:

William Golding was right, and that men are born evil and with laws and policies only then will they be civilized. In the website titled Was prehistoric man responsible for first ever war crime? , by Sarah Knapton,  Taken from the telegraph.co.uk reinforces that argument. For instance, the article states that German archeologist have found a mass grave, filled with 26 people, that dates back 4000 BCE during the early Neolithic era. The bodies found in the grave showed signs of torture; the humans were possibly mutilate before and after their untimely deaths. In the article it states that “Although mass graves have been found before from the stone age, it is the first time that skeletons have shown evidence of needless violence” (Telegraph.co.uk). The humans that were responsible for the massacre had no reason to mutilate and/or torture the bodies before or after their deaths, yet they still went ahead and did it. Furthermore, the archeologist that worked in the death pit have stated that each of the bodies found in the death pit had a common theme: each of the bodies bone’s in their lower half have been broken. In addition, the site also had arrowheads near the bodies . The fractured bones shows signs that the killers might have used clubs or other blunt weapons, whereas the arrowheads ,and the wounds caused by it, might’ve been from bowmen that were most likely a part of the killers. In the article it states that “for the first time there was evidence of deliberate and systematic smashing of the lower leg bones of a number of individuals” (Telegraph.co.uk). The fact that there was evidence of systematic violence in early humans shows that violence really is natural in our behavior. The article shows us that, as a species, violence comes to us naturally as learning a language. The concept of warfare has been with us since before documented history and will continue to be with us in the future. Golding was right, people are violent and that laws and policies are needed to keep us civilized .

Knapton, Sarah. “Was Prehistoric Man Responsible for First Ever War Crime?” The Telegraph. Telegraph Media Group, 17 Aug. 2015. Web. 08 June 2017.

National Geographic and Jason Silva Tell Humanity’s ‘Origins’ Story – Exclusive First Look

 

When I was younger, winter was always an exciting season for someone my age because of all the fun activities you could do with snow. The most popular thing my friends and I did when it snowed was to make snow forts and have a big snowball fight. One day while my friends and I were in the middle of building a fort and group of kids we did not know came to us. They asked us if they could play with us in the snowball fight. Of course we said yes because we knew that the more people join the bigger and better the snowball fight would be. As we were playing the group of kids started to play unfairly. They would use their sleds as shields, making it impossible to get them out of the game. Me and my friends got mad and told them to stop, but they did not listen and continued anyway. Tension grew and a fight broke out. What was supposed to be a fun snowball fight ended up being a lawless brawl.

Cutural Identity

According to “Hey, Mr.GQ!” By Christian Allaire, he says that he noticed the increasing appropriation of his native culture in the fashion industry and the integrity of his culture is something he constantl fights for. The biggest problem that the fashion industry has is that they do not know the difference between cultural appropriation and cultural appreciation. The 2 things are very different from each other. Cultural appreciation is when someone respects a culture enough to take the time and learn about it, talk to the people among the culture, and understand its history of the culture. Cultural appropriation is when someone adopts something from another culture and denies or ignores the people among that particular culture. The fashion industry should educate themselves by asking people who are native before they make offensive attire.

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