Blog 13

My topic for the debate is Border Wall. My assigned position is to not build the wall, the con side. No, this is not my personal position on this debate. I believe the wall should be built to keep people out. The topic is extremely controversial for many, but I stand on building it for sure. I know that not building the wall will save the U.S. millions of dollars, and offer many people a chance at a new life and a new start. On google, I noticed they have a go fund me going to raise money for the wall. That is kind of stupid because if Trump wanted the wall so bad, he would pay for it and stop expecting otherwise. It also isn’t to great that he is shutting our government down. Although, it basically advises us of things we already know about. I plan to address the topic as best I can, although I don’t side with it which makes it hard. I will state my main point about the cost and how we are taking many peoples chance at a happy life away. Another point about how all the drama from the wall is causing problems for everyone because Trump is a broke whiny adult. This whole debate reflects on racism in a way because we are keeping different races out of our country, due to fear of job loss and terrorists. We judge others based on previous experiences in our country. Many people are upset and sad over these occurrences. Clearly, Mexicans and others would be sad about their chance being taken away from them. Also, anyone who supports the con side would show pity towards other countries. Then you have the people who don’t show sympathy for these people, such as myself. We are more excited about keeping people out because of our belief that you shouldn’t be able to run to another country when things get rough, so you should stay in your country. We feel more excitement and less emotion for those people than others. Hence, although I don’t support this debate I will do my best to win.

Virtues

I took a week and tried to follow Franklin’s virtues. To be honest, it wasn’t easy, and I probably broke quite a few which makes me wonder how he survived using his virtues. Especially, since you can violate some of them and not cause any damage. At the same time, there are a couple that I didn’t violate because they don’t associate with my life. Temperance was hard because I always put myself in food comas, but the drinking half I followed because I don’t drink. Also, tranquility, I am so easily distracted no matter what I’m doing. The only time I can’t be distracted is when I am asleep. Silence was also not easy because I have trouble keeping my mouth shut when people say stupid things, I like to voice my opinion in all honesty. I also failed humility, order, Industry, and probably sincerity. Now that I look at it I didn’t do 3/4 of these. I sleep a lot and don’t value my time, and I am unorganized. The ones I did keep up were cleanliness, resolution , chastity, and moderation. I solved problems that needed to be fixed, and I kept clean. I mean, I guess those are good for the ones I completed. I partially kept up frugality, because I try to do good when I have the opportunity to do so. Overall, this seems impossible for the average person to do, Franklin probably suffered from this. I don’t see a reason to wanna be perfect when no one is and you can just be yourself. Even maybe just try one virtue a week, instead of fifteen all at once. I failed attempting to complete his virtues, and even if I put full effort in to I don’t think I could follow them because I can’t just change my personality over twenty four hours to act like a completely different way, and personally I wouldn’t wanna be perfect. Good luck to anyone who chooses to follow them though.

 

Changes

The school year has been good and bad, I have had good days and really bad days. I personally would change my decisions for this year and be more focused on my school work even throughout my stress. I want to improve my work-ethic and my concentration skills so I can get good grades and be successful. I just need to focus more and care more, and stop letting personal stuff get in my way of my education. This week I will be making sure I am caught up on things and not to fall behind. Although, another stress trigger could create me to not do these things, because when I am dealing with personal life things, I cannot focus. I will do my best to make the most of 2019 though, because I just wanna have a decent year overall.

There are so many topics to debate about in today’s world. For example, pro-choice and pro-life, gun laws, immigration, etc. A debate I would like to argue on would be the legalization of marijuana. There are two sides. You either want it to be legal or not legal. Reasons it should be legalized are things like, it really isn’t harmful, or addicting. I know people who are perfectly fine and have no issues. Although, at the same time it is a gateway drug to other things, which makes it bad. I personally, think it should be legalized because if you’re smart, you’ll be careful, or you won’t do it at all. Also, many people already do it, yet it is illegal. They barely catch people too which means police are not doing a very good job. I am very close on both sides though, and not even sure about my choice. It should be highly considered, because there are many pros and cons to each side for sure. I think the fact that it can be a gateway is bad though. Hence, I would argue about the legalization of marijuana.