Wednesday, December 2, 2015
The world would definitely not be a better place if everyone was the same skin color. I mainly disagree with the statement, because if everyone was the same then we would lose our ethnic backgrounds and all of our traditions that we enjoy doing with our families. Also, because everyone would have the same personality, so their would be no differences to enjoy about each other. Another reason is because people wouldn't look at each other as an individuals, but as the same. Also another reasons are that people would not be able to express differences within one another.
Lastly if everyone was the same skin color the world would be boring, because their would be no fun holidays to celebrate, because we are all the same color skin. Also all of our history that we learn today would be totally different because we would all be the same color for example there would be no slaves so the Civil War would not have happened and also all of the other war between the different races that we have in our world today. Overall, I strongly disagree with the statement, because I would would rather live with different races, because why can learn different things instead of being like everyone else around me.
The world would not be a better place if people were the same color, because of the effects it could have. Even if there is more cooperation the world would have less of an ethnic background. Even if people are the same color their, personalities would still be different. My background is Asian. I wouldn’t have that if people were the same color. The world would be less eventful and more boring.
Even with the great effects it would also bring bad. People having the same color could also hurt society. If people are the same color there will be less diversity and lead to a lack of free will because of less choices. Even without racism the world would still have a problem with freedom. People wouldn’t have control over their body they wouldn’t know who they are. For example their ethnic background will always be unknown to them, and they will never know their history. Everything from the past will mean NOTHING to anyone if every was the same color. I believe that if we were the same it would taint this world.
I believe that the world would not be a better place if everyone was the same color because the world would be dull and there wouldn’t be any differences to learn about it. If everyone was the same color there wouldn’t be any ethnic backgrounds such as traditions, agriculture, and religions. Being the same color would change society; society would be less judgmental to people and everyone would probably act the same because there’s no differences
There would be less racism in today’s world if everyone was the same skin color, and there would be more peace with other races and their beliefs. Another advantage would be less popularity contests between some races and arguments about racism. If everyone were the same there would be no rumors about other races. If everyone was the same color society would be less judgmental about races and everyone would feel like equal which we are but some people don't believe it. Also if everyone was the same color there would less world problems like terrorism and violence in some countries. However if everyone was the same color there wouldn't be no history about our race.
The world could and couldn’t be a better place if everyone was the same color, because there are pros and cons. The world could be a better place because everyone would get along better, because there would be no arguments about which race is superior to the other. There would be no violence between races, lately there has been a lot of new reports about white cops killing black citizens for no reason. If everyone was the same color there wouldn’t be any reports like that. A lot of people judge another race because on how they act or what their culture is, but if everyone was the same color there would be none of that.The world also wouldn’t be a better place if everyone was the same color because, everyone would lose their ethnic backgrounds. There would be no differences to learn from. We also wouldn’t have freedom of choice. Our history of how our nation was formed would all be changed. Since there are more pros than cons the world would be a better place if everyone was the same color.
Tuesday, December 9, 2014
The quote “Memories are forever,” is a strong statement. Once you make memories, you can’t remove them. They’re always going to be there. People make many memories, some that they like and some that they don’t like. No matter what, you’re always going to have an image of the memory once you create it. Memories are everlasting, and everyone in the world has them. I believe that happiness comes from memories. Sadness can also come from memories, but happiness should always overcome sadness. When I think of memories, I think about all of the happy times that I’ve had. Christmas is a happy memory that I like to think about. I like the memory of Christmas because it’s always a happy time of the year. Everyone’s cheerful and music is played all around.
Memories happen everyday. You can create memories at home, outside, and even in school. They’re always going to be on your mind. When you think of the past, you think about the memories that happened there. Even when you think about family, the memories come to you. Memories occur everyday and sometimes people can’t control memories. It’s what you do that creates the memory. While you’re spending time with someone and having fun, you're creating a memory.
In conclusion, everyone creates memories everyday. Many times you don’t even know you’re creating a memory, it just happens. I like to create happy memories that I can remember forever. Memories can be happy, sad, and even depressing. Happiness is all your memory should be about.
Tuesday, December 2, 2014
Neysa Porter November 14, 2014
You May Lie
Whether you know it or not, our world revolves around lies. You never know what is true and what is a lie. It’s very simple and could either hurt or pleasure someone. Lying can be very hypocritical to those who dislike it. For instance, for me personally I do not like those who lie to me. Although, I can admit I have lied before and it’s not a thing to be happy for doing but I have. Lying could be for good purposes or bad purposes but it’s a fact the majority of people lie for bad purposes. Lying is what blinds the world to seek the truth, it tests our fate.
I believe that sometimes lies can be a good thing for people. A lot of people may not know the truth but it can be a good thing to hide the truth from certain people in certain predicaments. Even though I dislike being lied to, sometimes it’s the best for me and people around the world. When people lie they can cover the truth. For example, a Father gives his daughter a hideous Christmas sweater. She lies to him and says she likes it, however she was trying to protect his feeling from getting hurt. This clearly explains to you how lying can sometimes be for good purposes. It sometimes shows your love and care towards a person you don’t want to hurt. Lies cover up the truth and the truth can be even more painful that a lie.
When you think of the word “lie”, you mainly think of the word in the negative category. That is accurate because lies are usually negative. For example, A boy pours milk all over the teacher’s desk. When the teacher asks who did it the boy decides to lie and blame it on another classmate. This results to the other classmate getting in detention. This is how lies can be betrayed into a negative role. When people lie to hurt someone's feelings, it can cause a lot of controversy, conflict, and harm. Horrible lies results to horrible thoughts and leads to horrible actions. Lying can also break trust and honesty that someone once had. Lies can break apart friendships, families, marriages, and bonds that once was unbreakable until lies are formed. “ One lie can ruin a Million truths”. This quote from tumblr simply shows how lies overpower the truth and that it hurts more to accept a lie rather that the truth.As you can see, lies can be both harmful and uplifting, its both 50/50. It can be positive by lying to prevent someones feeling from getting hurt. Lying could also be negative because if someone constantly lies it can be hard to gain full trust again. “Lie “ is a powerful word and reflects your image as a person and how you treat others. Lies are much stronger than truth.
Tuesday, November 25, 2014
“You may lie”. Hearing “You may lie”, that is something huge. I think that in a community where grammar is highly used, that is extremely odd to hear. This is odd because in this community everything is supposed to be perfect and there are to be absolutely no screw ups. Also lying is making a decision, and in this community you don't make choices for yourself, they are made for you. Being able to chose is what makes this community imperfect. Lying in general is a bad thing to do, but if you think about it that is what the head elders are doing to everyone in the community. In this community lying is against their law, but the head elders do it because they don't let these people know that there is more than just a few different communities out there.
To be completely honest we have no idea if there is more than just elsewhere. In my own opinion, if you have seen “The Maze Runner” I think it may be a bit like that, where there are scientist who are in control of the community. To be honest at this minute we can not make any assumptions just yet because we have exactly no idea what is out beyond the community. All that we know for right now is that this is a community of lies and liars. To me if I were to lie that would be a good and bad thing. this would be good because you could probably get away with a lot of things. According to http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/lies,Mark Twain once said “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything”. Thats how lying can go wrong, its better to just tell the truth than to lie, because when you lie the only person you hurt is yourself. Also lying makes you think that what ever you are lying about is the truth. A fact from http://io9.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-lying-1175676651 states that ‘All Americans lie at least once a day and think they got away with it.” Also from this website I quote “Compulsive lying makes you smarter”, now look I do not agree with lying. But could lying make you smarter that is the question? I think that it may make you smarter, but you don’t have to always lie. Lying can also be one of the WORST thing to do. Lying in my opinion is like a drug, and this drug is very addictive. I know people that are compulsive liars, and they tell me it’s hard to not lie sometimes.
Monday, November 24, 2014
“If everything’s the same, then there aren't any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!” This quote from “The Giver” expresses Jonas’ anger toward the sameness and order of the community. It gives us the idea that he wants to change the world he lives in.
Decisions are extremely important. They separate us from machines. We need decisions because without them we aren't human. Imagine if all 7 billion people in the world couldn’t choose. Would you want to live in that world? I think not, because decisions are one of the most important things in a person’s life. One little choice to wear blue instead of orange can change the whole outcome of a day. We need decisions, they make sure we are in control, not someone else.What if we didn't have decisions? Life would be horrible! Everyone would be a drone sent out to do their task. Without decisions we wouldn't be human! The average person makes about 228 decisions a day. Now if we didn't make those decisions we would be like a dog, trained to do what our master wants when the master wants it. There wouldn't be a point to living. Would you want to live without being able to make decisions? I know I wouldn't; I’d rather die!
Sunday, November 23, 2014
The quote, “If everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!” is a crucial thought to my life. Differences let you make a choice, and being the same would be plain. We can create a careless or good choice. Our feelings and mind affects our choices at times. There are times we want to have courage, so we take the chance anyways. It turns out to be the wrong choice and we end up facing the consequence. The consequence can be a variety of things. One consequence can have a more immense effect than the other. Choices are crucial. One choice can turn anything around fast.
According to James E. Faust, he says that choices can give us opportunities and if we delay it then the chance may never be there again. The statement is accurate because every second we have a chance to have a different result depending on what we decide. In “The Giver,” Jonas has a successful plan but chooses to take Gabriel with him which makes the situation change. Jonas could have stayed in the community, but he decided to take the chance to leave at night because he was striving to see a world of colors and differences. What I choose to speak, say, or do in my life can affect me and others. Choices can be mistakes or wonderful events, but we still absorb knowledge from them. Choices give us understanding on the situation and which choice is the wisest.. Everything is a choice in our life, and the reason we have choices is because of differences.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Bullying is something that shouldn’t be in our world today. Many people don’t think about bullying, and that’s part of the problem. We should try our best to prevent bullying around the world. Maybe we can start being nice to one another and not being rude or obnoxious. We shouldn’t judge people by their hair style or the clothes they wear. Maybe they like wearing those things. Many people are being bullied in today’s world because of how they look and that’s unnecessary. Would you like if someone bullied you because of how you look? I know I wouldn’t.When someone is getting bullied, they get hurt. They may not be physically hurt, but they are hurt on the inside. You should be the person preventing bullying! Think about what it would be like if you were the victim. No one in the world wants to be bullied, but there are some cruel people out there that are doing it! If you see someone getting bullied, tell someone! Don’t just sit there and let it happen. Go to a teacher, or a staff member, and pick up for the person that is getting bullied. Talk to the person getting bullied, help them feel better. You can make an end to bullying, but only if you try!