My initial impression of the work is that it makes no sense. I am not good at trying to figure out the meaning of something when it comes to these. Our section wasn’t to bad, but it was still not fun to do. His transcendentalist philosophy affects his writing. You can tell by his views in the work, though a lot of things have different meanings than what you first originally think of. I think the most important line in our sections is, “I have no mockings or arguments, I witness and wait.”. This line especially helps with conveying the theme. He can’t control everything, all the good and bad stuff in the world. He knows this, so instead of getting all worried he just sits back and waits. I’m having a lot of difficulties with this. Trying to decipher the meaning is hard. I thought we did a good job at figuring out what he meant. When we went up a lot of stuff was wrong but I guess it just be like that.
I do agree that the government is best which governs least to some extent. The role of the government is to make sure everything is in order and listening to the people on issues that are going on their own society and the world. The told of the government to the citizens to to respect their rights and to keep society safe. I understand what he’s saying. We definitely have the best government in the entire world, but that doesn’t mean it is perfect. People can control the system to their advantage and control the world behind closed doors. The kind of government that commends my respect is one that is not corrupt and one that is fair. Do I think this is possible? No, not really. There will always be a way to take advantage of the system. But that kind of government would make it fair for everyone unlike how it is now. The role of civil disobedience today is still important. When there is something that is not right, the people can make their voice heard and make change. It is not always a good thing but it is very effective. It is still effective because people have emotions and like to rebel. Most of the time is is for the right reason, but sometimes it can be unjust.
Before this unit I did not know how to properly debate and all the good stuff. I watch videos of people debating but never really understood what they were truly doing. I would have arguments and debates before, but never actually having to prepare and be ready. Learning how arguing works you has improved my ability of beating people. I never had any form when it came to debating/ arguing before. I would still win most of the times but it not because I was better, just that the other person did not know how to argue either. But know knowing how it works, it has made it a lot easier to defeat whoever you are debating. Most people my age did not know how to debate properly. It was usually just a bunch of nonsense but since whoever was debating didn’t know, it worked. But now, arguments have gotten better and are more harder to debate if you also do not know what to do. There are tons of adults that don’t know how to debate, but it was something that I did not know. An adult could have a bad argument but it was hard because of not knowing what they were trying to do. It has gotten easier to see where the conversation is going and is easier to control it so you win. Developing a valid argument is so much easier now. You can also better understand your opponents argument because you know how it was constructed. Being good a debating is hard, but practicing and learning has made it easier to do. It was hard in the beginning and still is not easy not, but I do have a better understanding.
My topic that I got is pro modify school days. This is not my personal position on this issue. I don’t really have a strong stance on ether side, but I am more on the side of leaving it the same. I don’t know a whole lot about this issue, all I know is that people want to push back the day so kids can get more sleep. When looking up this topic, i found overwhelming people saying we should start school later for many health reasons. I am going to talk about how just moving school back a little bit will have more positive than negative on everyone. An ethical issue on this topic regards the health of the kids. I would bring up how there are studies that show kids performing better when pushing back the school start time even 30 minutes. Mental health is a big issue in today’s world. People are more aware of it and take it more serious than ever. Kids need more sleep to improve their mental health and their overall learning experience. 60% of children under the age of 18 complained of being tired during the day, according to their parents, and 15% said they fell asleep at school during the year. I would use this as an ethical point. Kids are not getting enough sleep and we now knowing this but not doing anything about it. There are a few emotions I could bring into play. Everyone who went to school every knows the dreaded felling of getting up n the morning and not getting enough sleep. People will be understanding of this issue and even mad. With all the research showing that kids under preform when not getting enough sleep, and we knowing about it yet nothing is changing.
A current issue which could be up for debate is whether or not marijuana should be legalized. One side wants it to be legalized, the other does not. The pro sides main points are boosts the economy, traffic deaths and DUI decrease, it becomes regulated and safer, takes money from drug cartels and the black market, it is safer than alcohol and tobacco. The con sides main points are it creates steep costs for society, may increase teen use, traffic accidents and deaths increase, it is addictive and dependence will increase with legalization, the black market benefit, more medical emergencies, it harms the brain, harms the health of users and people around them. I’m on the pro side because it is safer then tobacco and alcohol. If you’re doing it on your own time and your not harming anyone. why not. Also, I want it to be an option instead of taking hard pill after when you go to the hospital. My school year has gone pretty good so far. I would like to get my grades up to the 90s instead of 85s. I am improving myself by working out everyday. This year is going to go very good i can already tell. The plan is to just lift until like June and just see how it goes. Hopefully I will be in good shape by then. Something that would prevent me from going would be myself. But that is not happening anytime soon so I will be good. I have been and will keep going to lift and get in shape. It would let me add a picture but I will make my own.
It was basically impossible to follow every virtue because no one is perfect. But in the process of trying, it makes you a better person. When I first tried it out it was hard. It was hard because I don’t live by a set of rules that I try to follow. I forgot about some of the virtues or just didn’t care to be strict about. But as the week went on, I got better about following the virtues. I don’t think I could personally follow these for life. I don’t think anyone could because everyone messes up and slips. Overall, it was interesting to see how you could change for the better. I don’t know what else to say and I’m not even close to finishing this blog 🙁 . Well hope you have a great Christmas break🎄!
My first impression of the poem is it is confusing. I am not good at getting the references or the meanings so it did not make sense. I think the theme has something to do with a guy who is sad who uses the model train station as an escape. I honestly have no clue though. There were a bunch of different ideas for the theme, but it’s just confusing. These questions were not easier then Eldorado. In Eldorado, I understood what the theme was and I was able to answer the questions a lot easier. In this poem, I do not know the theme really. Writing poems has not helped me in analyzing poems. I had no clue what I was doing while writing them and reading them and trying to analyze them is hard. I have no clue what to write now and I still have to do the essay tonight so this is all I got.
My perception of poetry was modified a little since we started our intro into poetry. I still do not like poetry at all, but seeing how poem are wrote and the meanings was interesting. Writing poetry with requirements was bad. I had no clue how to incorporate the required stuff I had to put in. I’m not the best writer and having to have meaning was not enjoyable. But by seeing what to do, it makes you realize that poetry is very complex and confusing. In my first poem, nothing really made sense and there was no real meaning. In my second poem, I attempted to add meaning and all that other good stuff but still failed. The second one was still better because I actually tired, kinda. In the first poem, I didn’t really follow a process. I just rhymed words and made a rhythm pattern. In the second poem, I tired to add a message/meaning to the poem. Also, I tired to add a better rhythm pattern. The second poem is about a guy named Jakey who is mad,sad, and jealous. His friend and him become distant and are no longer friends. Jakey becomes upset with life and does nothing all the time. He eventually sees his old friend Spencer hanging out with Mike. Jakey is enraged and wants to fight Spencer because he started hanging out with someone more cool and popular. The poems theme is when jealously gets the best of you, it never ends well for anyone. In the story, Jakey is wearing a green shirt to illustrate greed and jealousy. Visuals play a big part for people to better understand what every they are trying to understand. Some people can not paint the picture in their head and visuals help. For my poem or anyone who is not the best at writing, visuals will illustrate what the author was trying to portray in the writing. Also, when people read other people’s work, they might misinterpret what the author was trying to say. Visuals make it more clear and better to understand for some people.
I do not like poetry at all. I can not write poetry and especially do not like reading it. When we read poems in class, I did not get the meaning at first. The thing I do not like about poems the most is trying to find the theme/meaning. Each person perceives the poem differently and that makes it difficult and understanding the meaning behind the poem. I didn’t like any of the poems in class for that reason. For example, we read Eldorado in class. It made no sense at all. Then we had to interpret the meaning of what we thought the poem meant. Everyone had different ideas that we discussed to try and find the theme. I had no clue what the theme was because I do not read poetry a lot. Once the entire class went over the theme, the poem made more sense. It gave the words a deeper meaning after knowing what the theme was supposed to be. Having to do that every time we read a poem just to understand it is the reason I have no interest in poetry. I am not good with poetry and writing it is even harder. Trying to come up with things that make sense is not for me. My poem is about a boy who has something wrong with him and he barely moves. He becomes depressed and he can’t take it any longer. I have absolutely no clue how this poem came about. I’ve been trying to come up with something for so long and this is the only poem that made any sense when it was written out. I did not mean it for it to be so grim, but that’s how it turned out to be. He is stuck in his mind all day and can not escape. The family knows he is getting worse and worse but there is nothing they can do to help him. He finally has enough and decides to jump from his window. I was watching Law and Order and I think the messed up people had an influence while I was writing this.
Ima keep it real with you chief, I have to take the L on this.