So this blog is slightly late, like over a month so I’m just gonna go through some virtues I violated throughout this month since I can’t remember everything I violated the weekend this was assigned. So to start off the main and most important virtue I violated was Industry which is basically about how to keep your time organized and not procrastinate, but seeing that this blog is a month late I think I procrastinated pretty badly, and all the times that I could have done it I chose not too because I had better things to do, like watch Netflix. Now one thing I do remember from the weekend this was assigned is that I slept over at Joeys house and ate a whole box of zebra cakes along with a whole of captain crunch, but just the berries kind, so I violated the temperance virtue since I ate so much. Another virtue I have violated many times and every single day is the sincerity virtue since I basically make fun of chad all day everyday. Another virtue is silence, I violated this because a lot of the stuff I say is said not to benefit people but to put them down and make them sad or angry, and I’ve made fun of a lot of people in the past month, but all in good spirits because I’m not a bully or anything like that. And finally the last virtue I violated was frugality since I bought a 15 dollar pick of destiny, from the greatest movie of all time Tenacious D and the Pick of Destiny, and I don’t really see it as a waste of money since its a guitar pick forged from the tooth of Satan himself, but my mom thinks its a waste so I guess I violated that virtue.
The article I chose for this blog is, “Why these friendly robots can’t be good friends to our kids.” The article talks about how there are these new robots being made that are like little friends to kids, and their argument is that the kids won’t learn any social skills with these robots since they are not real people, and have no actual emotion. But my argument against this, is that robots actually teach kids more social skills at an early age than anything else. One reason I think this is because I found a story about a kid with autism who had a robot that talks to him and makes him feel loved. Anthony, the kid, had many different therapy sessions with Zeno, the robot, and every time he went to one of these therapy sessions he started feeling more and more relaxed, until Zeno was like one of his best friends, and for a kid that has no friends that really means a lot. Another way robots are actually helping kids is how some of these social robots are being used to teach kids. These robots were being used in pre-schools to help kids learn math, and even art skills. Eventually these kids would grow to love the robots and take them everywhere because in the kids mind these robots are just like anyone else, they feel and think and love. The main reason that people are fighting against this is that they think its ethically wrong to make a child be friends with something that isn’t real and doesn’t think at all, but I think its the opposite because these are young kids we are talking about, and a lot of younger kids especially with disabilities don’t have a lot of friends and these robots can teach them basic social skills that will help these kids in the future. Also for the people that say that these relationships are not authentic, yoiu have to remember that people have relationships with non human things everyday, whether that be a pet, or a car, or anything you hold dear to you, ell this is all the same with these robots, you can love them and hold them and they can be just as a good a friend to a kid as a pet. So in conclusion, robots are actually very good friends to children and can teach them social skills rather than deprive them of the skills
My topic for the debate we will be doing in class is for gun control, and I will be fighting on the con side of the argument. So I will mainly be talking about how having gun control is a bad thing. This view on the topic is not particularly my view on the topic. My view is that there should be some restrictions on gun control like background checks and limits to what guns you are allowed to purchase, but not too many to where it limits our second amendment rights to where its basically not there anymore. I already know that background checks are required as of now with buying guns and that some guns are illegal to buy unless you’re like some big government dude. With a quick google search on gun control one of the first thing that came up was a pro con website giving differing views on either side of the gun control issue. Another website that showed up with a google search was the Wikipedia page and a page with facts on gun control. For a logical approach on this topic i’m going to find credible graphs and charts on differing topics within the fight on gun control. An ethical issue in this is that people might think it unethical to be able to buy guns without any control on how you get to buying it like background checks, because then anybody could buy a gun which can be very dangerous because hat if that person is a serial killer or just any mentally unstable person. One big emotion that I can bring in to play in this argument is patriotism, since it is our second amendment right to be able to own guns, and if you deny anyone that, then you are bringing shame to our country.