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Monday, December 17, 2012

20 Young Children, 6 Adults, and Himself

         On Friday, December 14,2012, 20 children and six adults lost their life because someone lost their mind. A man in Connecticut forced his way into an elementary school killing innocent people including his parents. This man was armed with two handguns and a shotgun. Okay, now you might be thinking, how did he get the guns? It turns out they were his mothers guns. This is a massacre that has upset many people all over the world. Just the thought of young innocent children losing their life because of one man's stupidity. Many people think he had a mental illness, but who knows.
         One teacher hid her children in the closets and cabinets and told the man they were in the gym. She was shot. Not just the family's of the victims are going through this tragedy, the whole world is right with them. A few weeks before Christmas and twenty angles wont be celebrating it with their family. Twenty angles won't see how it feels to graduate collage. Twenty angles can't help change the world in the future and that's all because of one man. Continue to pray for all the victims of 14/12. They will always be loved.

Sunday, December 16, 2012

Elementary School shooting


    During Friday at 9 pm, twenty children had died at Sandy Hook Elementary. These kids were going to school to learn. The kids at the school were looking forward to Christmas and spending time with there families. The kid's that had died had so much more life to live.  It's pretty insane because the shooter was the kindergarten teachers's son. The people in this world have to realize that they have to stop wearing about their self's.

Friday, November 16, 2012

Would the world be better If everybody was the same

The world would not be a better place if everyone was the same color because the world would still have problems. The world would still have people killing or hurting each other. There would still be people who don't like you and the world would still have problems. There would still be people out there who want to hurt you. There would be people out there who are just with t o hurt you for no reason or there just mad at the world. If the would was the same color the world would not be fun and people would get sick of seeing the same thing everything everyday. The would is build on being different not the same.

Thursday, November 15, 2012

If everyone was the same color would the world truly be a better place?

Would terrible things such as racism and race riots still exist if everyone was the same color? No. These kinds of things do nothing except pollute our nation and bring unhappiness to the the citizens of the universe and would simply be abolished if everyone was the same color.  Being from a dilapidated neighborhood where racial tensions are extremely high and race riots happen on a weekly basis, I would love for everyone to be the same color.  Also, the idea of everyone being the same color would eliminate horrible racial groups such as the Ku Klux Klan and save many innocent lives.  For generations back that  lead to my grandfather's childhood, the same racial riot between whites and blacks has been going on and seems never ending but would have never even originated if everyone was the same complexion.
Now, some may argue that life would be unexciting and dull, but everyone would still have their own personalities, physical features besides skin color, and possess the freedom to make choices that will separate them from any other human being.  I know and see people who are terribly scarred for life and disabled from a meaningless riot.  Life, in my personal opinion, would be less violent and much safer.  I hope you understand why he world would be a much better place if everyone was the same color and the benefits it would bring the people of the universe

Wednesday, November 14, 2012

Can a colorless world change us or keep us the same?


If people were the same color in the world, it could be a better place because you wouldn't  be so quick to put people in a group or assume because you're a race that you're this when there is a slight chance you aren't. If there is sameness of color there would be less discrimination and gangs and if you talk about someone color it would be like you're talking about yourself. There are many examples on how race is a big problem in our world like if you're Black ,most people assume that you're loud,ignorant and you talk with improper language, also you have a very ghetto name and come from a rough neighborhood. If you’re White, you're probably proper, have a high paying job and speak with correct language. If you are a Mexicans then most people think they are just maids and gangbangers who come over illegally to take our jobs and pollute our streets with violence when really every race that I know or have learned about was about violence.If you are  Asians  then most people think that they are smart and came from their country to escape sweatshops. Now people might think because you’re the same color that you can pick on something different like hair or weight or height but they are things that you can change or can benefit you as a person. For example, if you are tall you could be a model or an athlete. If you're short you could be a gymnast. If your fat you can lose weight. Every person was given a talent or aspect for them to work with that could benefit them and if they don't think it does they can fix or change it.

Does everyone have to be the same color???


Color?
I personally do not think it would be better if everyone were the same color because being different is what makes us human and if we're not human then what are we? I do believe that if we were all the same color racism would have never happened but that’s what life is about, making the wrong choices and making up for them. Being the same color won’t solve anything, everyone would still have their differences and others still may not like them, but again that’s part of being human. Same color or not problems will still occur.

Colors in the giver.


 

I don’t think the world would be a better place without color. I'm saying that because life would be dull. Everybody looking the same is not the best because then you will get confused some times. People would want to be there selfs not what others want them to be. The world is fine the way it is with colors. People feel comfortable walking around and seeing different colors.


Sameness for the better


Do you think things like racism and segregation would be if there was not color? Well, I don’t. If there was not color i think the world would be more peaceful because people wouldn't have to worry about the color of their skin. There would also be less crime and there would not be blacks versus whites. The would be less crimes about the colored people saying this is their territory. There would be less people trying to bully the colored and the non colored in schools. You Would he less about the colored guy jumping off a bridge because he was bullied.There would be more people united because they wouldn't be able to laugh at the someone because we all look the same in color of our skin.

Colorless world? Where they do that at????


If the world had people of the same color there still would be problems. If your were the same color as the next person, people will try to find something else to bully you about,. I firmly believe that  when you are the same color people would try to mess with you if they think you are too tall, too short, too fat or too skinny.  I believe that people should not be the same color to just have a better world. Being the same would not create diversity and people would not like to be friends with people who are like them. In my humble opinion, being in the sameness would not make to world a better place because there are more issue on earth other than being the same color.

Community That Has the Same Skin Color.

To me , I think it would be better  if we were all the same skin color. One reason is that there will be  racism. It would be fair because everything is the same except their personalities. Everyone will fit  perfectly in their community. There should be nothing wrong with it because everyone is the same by color and race.

Monday, November 12, 2012

Would We Have Problems If We Were The Same Color?

         I believe that the world wouldn't have less problems if we were the same color. We would still have problems even if there weren't any racial problems. No one would know about the differences in skin if we were all the same color and no one would tease each other because of his or her skin color, but we would still have problems because people would pick on others for different things. I believe that people would also start creating more and more problems by picking on others because of their hair color or eye color. People would even pick on people because of their weight or even height. It probably wouldn't be as bad as racial problems but I know no one likes to be picked on. So, that would create a huge commotion. It would probably start up these problems again, not just about skin, but about hair and eye color, too. That would most likely be just as bad as problems about differences in skin color. 

The positive things about being the same

Why are we all not the same color of skin? I think all of us being the same will benefit this country. This should allow us to progress and not brought down from people who bully others because they are not the same. People would feel more confident about who they are and how they express themselves rather than being teased at laughed at by people. Also, racism would be stopped because we would all be the same color and race. People would no longer need to die over which race is better than the other.Sameness will allow this to stop because we will all alike.

Skin color

I do believe that if everyone was the same color the world would be a better place. Why I believe this is because there would be a lot less hatred and racism, also the things that had happened in the past would have most likely been avoided. There would have been no sufferings and no deaths to the cause of slavery and everyone would have been treated with proper respect and the freedom they were born with. Also if we were to all be the same color there would be no hate crimes or racial gangs do to the diverse skin colors. It is most definitely an upsetting thing to say that with being a different skin color people automatically think you are an evil doing person.

What If We Were All The Same Color, Would If Really Matter

What if we were really all the same color? Would it be easier? Would it be more challenging?
I feel it would be easier if we were all the same color. There would be less conflict between people. Everyone is so judgemental and they want to say what they want no matter if it hurts your feeling or not like if you are skinny or fat. If we were all the same color maybe there would be less people dying of unnecessary causes like for instance if someone stole something from someone usually  the person would most likely say something threatening to you. I feel as if in today’s world if would be better if everyone would keep their bad thoughts about you to themselves.

People Being The Same Color Would Be Great


I think the world would be a better place if everyone were to be the same color. If everyone was the same color there would be no racism, and people would not be treated differently because of their skin. People being the same color could change history, like the civil war which was fought because of slavery, if everyone was the same color they we would not enslave each other. People are often mistreated because of their skin color. Some people think it is okay to be racist, but they are not thinking of how that person feels when you use a racial slur towards them, well it is not okay. Racism and ethnic discrimination in the United States is a big problem. Since everyone is not the same color I think governments all over the world should enforce strict laws against judging people by their skin color.


Sunday, November 11, 2012

If we were all the same color would the world really be a better place?

         In my opinion, I don't think the world would be a better place if we were all the same color. If everyone was the same color it would be removing one conflict for another. People would find other reasons to not get along whether it would be they are too fat or too skinny too tall or too small too smart or too dumb. I believe human beings as a species are inherently combative.

Would the world be a better place if everyone was the same color?

There are many ways the world can become a better place, but every one being the same color is not one. Humans are humans despite what color they are. Just because people are a different color does not mean they want bad things for the world or to hurt you. Many people think that there would be no crimes or fights, if everyone was the same color, but they need to think about how many crimes and fights there are that involve people that are the same color.Would global warming be over if every one was the same color? Would there be an end to hunger and starvation? Would there be no more drugs or alcohol? The answer is no. The world would still be the same if everyone was the same color. 

Thursday, November 8, 2012

If we were the same color, life wouldn't be easier.

            If we were all the same color, life would not be easier. It is true that if we were all the same color people wouldn't be able to be racist with one another, but they will still make fun of you for other things such as, height, weight, how you talk, how you dress etc. People will try to find something else to make fun of them for, and that is the truth. The people who have to go through this, won't get away from it just because we're all the same color. What I have seen in this world, people don't make fun of one another because of their color, they make fun of them because of how they dress/act. I'm not saying it doesn't happen in the world, but I have seen very little of this happening. I see people get made fun of because of how they dress and how they act. Look at the people who have committed suicide, their reason for it wasn't because of others making fun of them because of their color, the reason was others kept torturing the person and making fun of them because of how they dress, act, look, talk, everything. They kept pointing out the person's flaws and never stopped, this caused that person to give up and commit suicide. In today's world, you can't please anyone no matter what you do to change yourself.

Thursday, October 4, 2012

Banning Books is Horrible!


           

         After the age of eight, all books should be available to read and not banned. I think you start to mature and should be able to read all books after eight years old. Bad things should not be introduced to a kid under eight, because that is the time that helps you understand what is bad and what is good. If you read stuff that is bad than you will be bad at a young age and the other way around. Most kids that are bad as kids turn out bad as adults.
          
          As an adult or teen you want to expand your knowledge. This is why you should be able to read any book you want. Some great books were banned such as "The Catcher in the Rye" and "Harry Potter." Know Harry Potter has its theme park, this means banning books does not stop people from reading it. This is why I think banning books from adults is a bad idea.

          

Why ban books we need to learn?

     I think that banning book is unnecessary because we all need our own choice. We live in a free country for a reason.  The reason i think we should have our own choice it because we know our self better than anyone else. Also i think they shouldn't ban books because we are going to learn or we need to learn about  the things around us. I know some of the crimes are reacting in reality sometimes but those people are idiots because they should know they aren't going to really get away with it like in the book. the should understand that the book is fiction. Like the shooting that happened at that movie theater. They say that guy was mental but even if he was mental he should of been on medication or he should of had people that helps him get  around. I think that they shouldn't ban book because they need us to learn that what happens in this book yous shouldn't do at all.

Banning Books

I don't think books should banned. They might want to ban books because they think it is inappropriate, think kids will get ideas from books and act them out, or they just don't want there kids to read it. Books bring people entertainment and excitement. While reading you can learn new things. It can help you expand your vocabulary and expand your mind and make you think more or differently they you have before. 

Banned Books

I don't believe that books should be banned. Why I believe this is because if there is something you don't like that someone is writing about, you don't have to read it. You and someone else will have different opinions on things. Maybe that person will absolutely love the book while you dislike what they are saying. No books should be banned because everyone has a different perspective on things. Why I think books are banned is because people maybe think they are looking out for people especially younger kids but honestly I think that parents should be the judge of what there kids read and I think people should be aloud to read and write whatever they want.

Is Banning Books really necessary?

Why would you ban a book if every individual should be smart enough and know what to do with the information the author gives them?  What do you as a person get from banning books except taking away a great source of information?  Books give us all sorts of information so why would you ban some of them?  If you don't like a certain book then don't read it, it's that simple.  Banning books is never then answer to your disagreement with a certain book and you should really just be mature enough to stay away from it.  Books are a great source of information and none of them deserve to be banned.

What if somebody banned a book you really loved, wouldn't you be upset or angry?  The Giver is a really great book but you need to be mature enough to be able to deal with the information that it possesses.  If you don't want your child reading a certain book then prevent him from doing so, but don't prevent a whole state or country from doing so.   Banning books isn't the right thing to do and needs to be abolished.  I say this because many people love books such as The Giver or How to Kill a Mockingbird so why would you prevent them from reading a book they liked so much?

Should Books Really Be Banned ???

I believe banning books can be a good thing and a bad thing. It can be a good thing because there are these people out there that read books about fake crime scene and try to recreate the book in real life. That can possibly lead to something worse like people dying. Banning books can be a bad thing because everyone has a favorite book/author that they like to read. So if that book goes on the banning list then it might make people stop reading. Then the sales of book will go higher because people are not buying the books. Those were just a few my thoughts on banning book.

Banning Books



       Banning Books is not necessary Because there allot of things you can learn about in books. It might be fiction or not nonfiction but people all have their own opinion just because you don't understand it or you might think it's to inappropriate doesn't mean everybody thinks it. That's your own opinion know matter what. Everybody should be able to look at any book they want to. There might be books out there that people like and use are banning them left and right. I believe that the only time a book should be banned is when a school has it and it's to inappropriate for them to read. Banning books is the worst thing you can do because people might really like it and its like your taking a piece of their favriot  thing away.

Banning books really???????

     

      Some people would say that books should be banned. I can firmly disagree with that statement. I believe that books shouldn't be banned. I think that people should have the freedom of choice to  decide if they want to read a book or not. People have free will, therefore you should decide if the book is appropriate. I believe no books should be banned, because the author is sometimes trying to inform you about a certain subject.

    In my humbled opinion I believe that books open up a new world to people. Books give children a world to explore. To ban books is like to take away a child's imagination. I know that some books might be inappropriate, but you shouldn't ban them. From personal experience I know that books are a gate way out of some of the situations you see around you.                                                              

     Books shouldn't be banned because it a reason be hide the author's writing. Books that are banned some people might still read them. Instead of banning books you should have a reader discretion warning. Books should not be banned!                                                              

    

Banning Books

         Why do people ban books? I think people ban books do not like to read. Why would you want to take away education from people of all ages. People are wrong for stealing from us we should decide if we want to read a book that has inappropriate things such as language or content. banning books is taking away away freedoms that we should have. Would you like people taking things you love?

      Books are to be respected not kept lock and key from people. Books teach us different things such as how to do something or learn how to do something. Books are made to get people involved into them and to have a good time. Book are exciting and fun and should never be banned. So place do not ban books that benefit people because with books everybody wins.   

       

Banning Books

                I don't think books should be banned because the author worked really hard on it. Some people might have other opinions about it, some might like, some might not, but this goes for every boo. The reason why they banned books most likely wasn't intentional by the author. The author probably had other reasons for writing the book. If some things were inappropriate, then maybe it was supposed to tell you something. The book might be supposed to tell you how bad or wrong something is. Books should not be banned, you may dislike the book because of reasons, but others might like it for other reasons. 
               I believe banning books is not necessary. The person trying to push banning books is wrong, in my opinion. Everyone has their opinions, but you shouldn't ban books just because you don't like it or believe it's inappropriate. There are people who like the books that are banned. Teachers give books for their students to read that are more mature because they want them to learn about this world. They want them to know what's out there. The book that they give the students could be teaching them not to do. It most likely shows the consequences of things people do that are wrong. It will teach the students not to do it, and to know what's good and what's bad. 

Banned Book

         

          I believe that books shouldn't be banned because once you reach a certain age your mind start to wonder about things and your body change also and some of  the books we read today help you to cope with those feeling. The reasoning for books being banned, I think is that they don't want kids to be exposed to certain material or want them to know something that could ruin someone reputation. I think people planned books because they might give out an idea that teachers parents or even the government wouldn't want you to know, so it wont give out any idea to the general public.

   

Banning Books

Some books should be banned. Types of books that should be banned are ones that release government secrets, military secrets, someone's private life, and books that tell about someone's life without permission. Other than that books are okay. People say books can hurt, but how it is not the book's fault it is the person reading it. Why ban books? You cannot stop someone from reading a book, that person has freedom.

Friday, September 21, 2012

What Is Family History To You?

      Family history is that imporatant to you?. Well it is to me because without knowing family history or family in itself I wouldn't be the person who I would be today. Without family is like missing apart of yourself or not knowing yourself fully. I like to think of family like this it's a very big puzzle. The very first piece determine where the second piece is coming from and so, but that puzzle never finish because family never finishes,whether they are alive or deceased they are apart of your family puzzle that will never finish but interesting to watch as it grows bigger.

Like most family members, you share common or similar traits,habits,or action and you wouldn't even know that you have family to tell you that you look like family like I mentioned in the first paragraph family is like a puzzle all the pieces are the same but fit into different spots on the puzzle and that is exactly like family your all related but from different generations and that why family and it's history is important to know what you are and what family memeber you act like which make fit into that particular part of the puzzle and that what make your family puzzle and you special and without family you probably wouldn't know yourself as a being.

Family Histories




        No real need to know about family history. I disagree about what this is saying because peoples children are going to want to know were there great grand parents came from and they aren't going to now. This is a shame to all the family's that had great people in there family's. Like actors, sport player, mayors, presidents or maybe, vikings. Just because your mad about some thing that happened in the past doesn't mean you don't tell your kid about it.

Alot of people should figure out what happened in there family history so that they can share with somebody. It is important because so much thing happened in the past and your family my be apart of it. We all have somebody great in our family famous or not they should still be known. So spread about what happened in your family history.

Families Shall Express Their Feelings

Families will feel closer when they share their feelings on a daily basis; kids need to express what troubles they are having at school or at events such as football practice. My mother makes it of high importance that I tell her everything that is going on at school, with my friends, with my coaches, and with anything she feels the need to. A kid who isn't sharing their feelings with their mother, father, or guardian will begin to feel very angry, upset, or even depressed. Incidents such as the one many of you heard of, when the bloody massacre happened at the Batman movie in Colorado. This terrible scene was due to the fact that the person didn't get his feelings out to his mother or father and let all that depression build up inside of him and suddenly exploded. This huge, bloody, family-destroying massacre could have simply been prevented with just a talk every now and then at mealtime. If every family in the whole world expressed their feeling with each other I guarantee that you will see if not no, little to one incidents like the, "Batman Massacre." No one shall let all their feelings from years ago ruin their lives today only because they didn't let them out or share them with anyone.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Competition and Jealousy Between Adult

All adult are always competing with each other. Other people are just jealousy of each other. One of the many places where adults are competing and jealousy of each other is there neighborhood. One way they compete is who has more deceleration during the holidays. Another way is who has the bigger and more wonderful house. Who kids are doing the best in school and sports. What their children does as a hobby like learning a new language, having a special talent, and etc. The big one is who has the better job and makes more money and this where jealousy comes in.
 You can tell when someone is making more when they buy more valuable items. So then some tries to by something way more valuable items then them. Sometime people are just jealous of their husband and wives. Is  how much money they make from their jobs. They are sometime of each other children. That why their is so much competition and jealousy between adults in there comminitiy.

Why I think social studies should be taught.


          History should be taught just as much or maybe more than any other subject. There are many reasons that history should be taught. The most important reason in my eyes, is that you learn from others mistakes. Here is an example, if Hitler and Napoleon trying to conquer Russia and failing was not taught in history, many others would of did the same thing. This is only one of multiple reasons why history should be taught.

          Another reason why I think history should be taught because it is a good thing to know about other people. It is very important to know about other people. This is so you have a full knowledge of the world. It can also give you new ideas for other things.This is why I think social studies should be taught to people. 

should all kid have the same things

All kids in American should have the same things because kids are getting picked on because they have different things. The kids are being picking on because have different things like hair cuts, shoes, book bags, uniforms,religion. If kids all have the same things they will not be picked on. If kids are beings bullying because the have different things.

If kids have the same thing other kid might start playing with them. Kids should have the same things so other kid willn't bully them.The Kid will help other when they are not being bulled

Unemployment

There was a question asked "in a perfect world would there be unemployment". No I don't think there would be. In a perfect world you wouldn't have to worry about losing your job. Unemployment can be very devastating to many families. I don't think anybody would want to be worried about how they are going to pay a bill or how they are going to put food on a table. Personally I know what it's like to have a parent that is unemployed. My stepfather was unemployed for almost two years. I seen my parents struggle to make ends meet but they did it. The unemployment rate in Philadelphia is at 11.6%. Throughout the country the unemployment rate is at 8.1%. Even though this dosen't seem like alot it is almost 10% of the work force and there's nothing perfect about that.

Does history need to be learned?

History is one of the most important things you learn in school. I fell everyone should learn it. Why not learn it? It tells us how our country was formed, it tells you about your family ancestors,how some inventions came to be, how the country was nearly destroyed, and how we came to be in this place called america. I do not understand how students dislike, or get bored. Wouldn't you want to learned about things that could have affected your life,or even existence? So yes history does need to be learned, show the students who dislike or get bored that it is fun and exciting!

Jealousy and Competition

       Jealousy is usually the main problem in most teenage girls. They do some stupid things because of jealousy. They try to make the other person look bad because they're jealous. They want to be better than that person. They'll do anything, no matter what it is to ruin the other person's image. They don't want some person better than them, they want to be the top. Because of this, a lot of problems develop. I've been that person who's image was trying to be ruined. There were some girls who tried to do stupid things to make me look bad, but I didn't let it get to me. They disliked me a lot, but I didn't do anything to them. Jealousy took over them and they came to hate me as time moved on. I do get a jealous sometimes, but I don't do anything like this, I just move on with my life. You have to realize there are going to be people smarter, prettier, funnier, and etc. but no one can replace you. There is probably a lot of other girls who have gone through the same thing as this. Problems came about in our lives that wasn't even necessary. These things I have said, could have not happened, but some girls let jealousy get to them and they do reckless things. In my opinion, when girls do things like this, they're ruining their own image, not the person they're jealous of.
       Competition is the main problem in most teenage guys. For some guys, they take competition way too seriously. In their mind, it's all about winning. If they don't win, they get really angry or get mad at their teammates for not doing a "good job". They could lose a lot of friends because of this. They forget the fun in the things they play and only think about winning. If they only think about winning, they'll lose that fun they had. If they lost, they probably would've thought it wasn't fun, simply because they didn't win. They have to learn it's not about winning or losing, but having fun. The problems I have listed, most likely can't disappear, but that's just life.

An Ideal Community

Why I believe an ideal community would not have any jealousy or competition is because a lot of fighting and arguing starts because of jealousy and competition. Not only fighting and arguing but inside it makes you feel like your not as good and that you need to be better. The feeling of not being good enough and feeling like you need to change who you are just so you can fit in can be the worst emotional pain you will ever feel. Being the age that I am you hear a lot of people not liking each other and most likely the reason to that is because the other person has something they don't. We all have to admit that from time to time we all do get a little jealous but to some people there jealousy takes over and they do not such smart things.

Over Populating? What!


       Some may say that over population is such a problem that families should only be aloud to have two children, but i say that is nonsense. First off, some people already have more then two children. What's going to happen to the rest of them? Their has to be a consequence. Plenty of older kids plan on having more then 2 kids when they become an adult. It's not fair to the parents or the kids. I understand there are some kids that are the only child and its not all that bad but you have to look at both sides. If families are only aloud to have two children there will be a lot of families upset and the families that already have two children or less won't have to worry about anything. Okay yes, over populating is a big problem but its really not a good idea to tell families how many children they can and can't have.
                                                         
          

"Is there really a need to learn about you family history"

I just answered a question saying "There is no real need to learn about your family history". I strongly disagree with that. I think we should all know where we come from and where are families come from. I think because we each have a family history so we should look into it and find new relatives that were alive during the wars. Now and Days all you have to do is go on a website and type in your last name and a whole bunch of info will come up. You can also look up your families health and possibly find a problem that runs in the family. Finally those where my thoughts and feeling on this topic.   

Overpopulation: Seriously?!

I know that overpopulation is a big problem, but should a couple, who want to have a big family, stop at two kids?! I know that starvation can occur when you have a big family. But, some of the kids can split rations of food with each other so they won't starve. I understand that some families already can't afford enough food to feed anyone in their family, so why have more children and stress yourself? But, if you are a person who wants to have a lot of children and you have enough money to feed them all, why not have many children? If you are a person who has extra money that you can buy food with, you should donate it to the families who are hungry?

   If the world does get to the point where overpopulation is a big problem, well, I say families who want many kids should stop at three kids, not two. Now, if the world doesn't get to that point, then let families make a bigger generation. I think the world would not get to that point because, sadly, people die everyday. I think that the families who cannot afford to feed all of their kids right now, and are still having kids, are very wrong to do that. Overpopulation, some people think it may happen, but I think it may not happen. There is a possibility, but in my opinion, a low possibility. You see, I have three siblings, and that is why I'm defending myself and others, against people who say overpopulation is a problem and that families should stop at two kids. If my parents did stop at two kids, I wouldn't be here today. So, when you say overpopulation is a problem, think about the babies who haven't been born yet and are taking the place of the people who have passed.


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Importance of History

People say history is fairly not important but I say it is part of who we are. History forged nations and destroyed them. While some people know our American history, younger people dislike it and think is something they should not learn it. History tells about how our nation got to the power it is today. History tells about marvelous inventions and their creators. It tells us what inspired people to build these things that we use to day such as cars cell phones and so many more. History also has a dark side throughout it there has been many devastating and brutal wars, their have been plagues also that would ravage country's to there core.

After all of what I just told you is only a tiny silver part of what history offers to us and yet people think it is boring. History needs to be taught to these people who refuse to learn to learn it because they are missing out on so much and it is a shame on their part. In my opinion I love to learn about our history from watching shows about to reading about I like it because it fun to learn. History should not be treated as garbage it should be taught. History should be respected just like you and me.

Why should children have and do the same things?

The reasons I think we shouldn't have the same things is because if I downloaded and app to my iPad, and I thought it was cool I want to be the one to tell people about it. If we had the same things that would mean when I downloaded the app it would appear on my friends I pad. So by time I got to them and told them about it the would have already tried the app for themselves. Also If we have the same privileges and possessions that's not giving the child that likes androids an android he would got and apple iPhone because the child next door got and iPhone.
My cousin and I always compare our music on iTunes because we like to see who got this cool song and who didn't. If we all got the somethings me and my cousin would have had the same song and there are some song of his that i don't like. I have one question i would like someone to answer. Would the town that we live in have the same things such as emails, apple ids, Facebook, and Twitter accounts. If so that would violate our personal privacy. I sure know that i wouldn't want to be on my personal accounts. If it was only in the city of Philadelphia and my friend was on the accounts and my friend that lives in Allentown he or she would think that there talking to me because it says i'm online.
If all children had the same privileges that means the kids who wanted to play football would also have to play basketball because there are kids playing basketball. There are some children who could play or do both and could be good at it.

Wednesday, September 19, 2012

Only allowed to have two children (are you kidding me)

In a survey it said that in utopia the population was over populated. Therefore the people in the community wasn't allowed to have more than two children. Many will agree with this statement. Many people would say that if you were allowed to have more than two children to community would have more problems. Suck as the need to work because you would have to provide for more than two children in your home.
I disagree with this statement. If you are only allowed to have two children then the community would not keep prospering. Also if this would happened, the community would have less people to help the community to grow. For me that isn't right. I think that that would be cruel.
In my family I have more than two sisters, which would mean that two of us would be killed or would have not been born. Also when I am ready to start my family, I plan to have more than two children. In my humbled opinion, I believe that having two children wouldn't be part of a "perfect community." My prospective of this statement is that I wouldn't like to live in that community. To me that wouldn't be a perfect community!
( This to me is a "perfect community!"
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Thursday, September 13, 2012

Cheating Scandal

Just watched a short clip on the cheating scandal in Harvard university. I thought it was quite weird to hear about cheating in Harvard. Hearing about all the qualifications you need to get into Harvard you would think student would think twice about cheating. Being able to attend Harvard would be a big accomplishment and to throw that all away by cheating is not worth it all. Your better off studying and figuring it out yourself because all you are doing is cheating yourself. Also I think your cheating your family.

CHEATING! In Harvard, that a head scratcher!

I saw a video on a cheating scandal at Harvard. What cheating means to me is that you are taking somebody work. First, why would you cheat in a Ivy league school. They got in there from their  knowledge they  know. Second, when they for the interview they sure enough told the main rules of go there. Another thing is that did they really think that they could have cheated and got away with it. Just because  its a take home exams doesn't mean that you cheat off each other and peristalses.

Harvard Cheating Scandal: Major Setback

Yesterday morning I watched the Harvard cheating scandal and I thought to myself this is a major setback for this Ivy league school which was rated on the top university in the country and for this to happen it might take Harvard a while to get back from this shocking scandal. With this scandal comes suspension and consequences for the student who were involved the consequences can be anything that the teachers want to give them because they trusted them to do a test so its like a slap int he face for the for trusting kids to do something that they are suspected of them. The suspension part comes in for the innocence kids who did what was suspected of them who knew nothing about this but still has to suffer because kids have to cheat to get a good grade and past and didn't care what the consequences was or what it will do to the students who werent involved.

Harvard Cheating Scandal

I have recently watched a video about kids in Harvard University who were given a take home test. The officials at Harvard are saying that they were cheating. The students might have collaborated with each other so that they can get answers. This might cause the students to get suspended or even expelled. People are picking up for both sides because you cant it was really both of there sides. In my opinion it was a bad idea for the teachers to give them the take home test because they should of expected them to cheat off of each other. It is also the students fault because they were given rules for the test and they had broke them. If it was me to decide I would blame both of them.

Wednesday, September 12, 2012

"Cheating Scandal at Havard." (should it really be called a cheating scandal ?)

In a recent video I watched there was cheating scandal at Harvard University. Student were giving a take home test. Some of the students collaborated with other student about answer to the test. Which went against the university code. The university is conducting an investigation on the scandal. The university is making decision on what should they do to the students who did the scandal.
Many would say that collaborating with other students on a take home test is cheating. In my humble opinion, I think they were not cheating. If you are giving a take home test, you would have the right to get all the help you can get. This incident shouldn't be considered as cheating nor a scandal. If the professor didn't get specific instruction on the test, the students should have known what they should do and not do. With a take home test you should find every resource you can to help you get the answer you need.
I think the university should consider this a trial and error. The university should make sure that the rule are strictly reinforced so that this don't happened again in the future.

Harvard Cheating Scandal

After just watching a short video clip on the Harvard Cheating Scandal and hearing from four different student's point of view I say confidently that the students did not cheat but only collaborated. As far as the plaigerizm goes, I don't know but as an educational guess I would suggest that they did not. Harvard is an outstanding university and it is in many people's goals in life to get there; so why would a very intelligent student do such a foolish thing? Collaboration is a very important tool that we use often in my eight grade classroom. We use goggle documents which is a great way to share documents with your teacher and collaborate with your friends and classmates. Our teachers here at St. Gabriel School express strongly the importance of collaboration day in and day out. The suspects of the cheating scandal were doing a take home exam and are accused of collaborating and getting answers off each other. This is a very important subject and you will here my opinion on the consequences in the following paragraph.

If what the professors at Harvard are saying is true the students should be expelled from the university immediately. I stress this opinion because if the students only get suspended then students all over the campus may take cheating as a joke and do it frequently. If these were foolish enough to attempting such a thing and risk getting exempted from this fabulous university they do not deserve to be there at all. If i were to ever get excepted into a great college such as Harvard University I would do as good as my abilities would allow me to do so. After hearing my opinions do you think these students should get what they rightfully deserve?

Why Cheat At Harvard?

Harvard is one of the hardest schools to get into, so if you get in then your obviously smart, so why cheat and plagiarize? I think that it is just wrong because all the other students have to work to their full potential while some other students just cheat, its just not fair. If the instructions of the exam state that you are not allowed to collaborate and plagiarize then don't do it. It's fairly simple just to follow instructions. Even if the exam is hard that still does not give you the right to cheat, plagiarism is one of the most used things when it comes to writing. The students should be expelled because how do the staff of Harvard know what else they have cheated on, they could have cheated to get into Harvard! It is lack of intelligence to think that you can cheat and plagiarize without it being noticed.

Cheating Scandal At Harvard

Many have heard of the cheating scandal at Harvard University. It was said that a group of students worked together on a take home test and supposedly use plagiarism. Working together on the quiz was bad enough but they made it worst when that chose to use plagiarism. I believe that they should be expelled from Harvard University because apparently they aren't ready to take on the hard work that comes with being at such a great school as Harvard University.

Opinions: Harvard Cheating Scandal


Earlier, I watched a video on the Harvard Cheating Scandal. I have to say that I was a little confused. I was confused because if your teacher or professor gives you a take home "test," you should know not to plagiarize. You should use your own knowledge and not someone else's. Also, I think the professors were very naive to give the students a take home test because if I were to be on of the students, I would probably collaborate with my classmates, too. I think if had ever cheated on a test, my parents would not be too happy about that. I think you should never cheat on a test because I think you're taking away from your own knowledge, and even if you don't know something, don't cheat, take an educated guess. Thats mostly what I do, I think that even if you don't know that you have a test coming up, you should study anyway. I think the students should know that you should not collaborate on a test. But, I think they should just get suspended, not expelled.

Cheating is intolerable!

As a student, I fully disagree with people who cheat. If students are around others who are cheating and getting the grades they need it can cause them to follow. This is why cheating is getting popular throughout the world. Even in huge universities such as Harvard in the recent scandal they were involved in. Students who cheat should definitely have punishments such as a zero in there assignment, suspension, or even explosion. Cheating is can be an embarrassment to you and your school.

The scandal in Harvard University is a perfect example of cheating and what happens when you cheat. Harvard is the best school you can go to in the country. If a student comes from Harvard they can have almost any job they want, but fifty one student ruined that because of a massive cheating scandal. These students have cheated on a take home exam given out the introduction to congress class which was said to be one of Harvard's easiest classes the year before. Now these students face a one year suspension and for the students who have already graduated the revocation of their diplomas.




Were Harvard students really cheating?

I watch a video about the cheating scandal in Harvard and i'm going to tell you my option about cheating. Well to me it depends what the person cheats on. If they cheated to get get there licences the I think that is bad because if you really don't know how to drive then the person could harm many of people on the road with them. In Harvard the teacher gave the students a take home test. Now of course one student was going to cheat. It's Harvard which is a hard school to get into. I don't think the should get expelled make them do the test in school and the show them what could of had if the were to do it by them self. If they do it another time that's when they should get expelled or suspended depending on what they cheated on.

Cheating

Recently I watched a video from Harvard University about a cheating scandal. The students there were collaborating on a take home exam. In my opinion yes I do think cheating is wrong but I think that it was bound to happen. Students are going to think that because they aren't in school that they can go behind the teachers back cheat and get away with it. I don't think they needed to cheat they got in the school for being smart so they should use the knowledge they have to do the exam. They should also use the knowledge they have to know not to cheat. I don't think it is fair for the other students who had to work hard for the exam and do it on their own. I think the students should get expelled because how do you know that their not going to do it again and other students could look at what they did do it and think they can get away with it.

Cheater Cheater Pumpkin Eater

I recently saw a video about students from Harvard University cheating on a take home spring exam. They where collaborating 4 students spoke and told us how they felt about the situation all four student said a lot of great things but one stood out to me and she was a sophomore and she said "how do you know the students where aloud to call or talk to each other about the exam. I do think it was cheating but if they did not have a history of cheating then the teacher must of trusted them. I think there punishment should to be expelled. If they really wanted to be at Harvard then they would really take there time and study and take the exam right. After all they are in one of the best collages in the United States and another person would die to go to Harvard and take their place.

Cheating

I have recently watched a video about people collaborating on a take home exam at Harvard University. Four people gave their thoughts on it and all of them thought of it as cheating, I agree. It's one grade for one person. If you're collaborating, you most likely have the same answers. Plus, this is also an Ivy League college, you have to be really smart to get in. If they cheated on this take home exam then they would've cheated when they tried to get into Harvard. The teacher must have had a lot of trust on these students if they let them take the exam home. You never know what they could do with a take home exam, they could google answers, ask people, and etc. I don't even know why they would think they would get away with it because if it is a take home exam and this is Harvard, they probably checked deeply into it, making sure no one cheating or anything like that. They did it, got caught, and now they have to face consequences, either get off with a warning or be expelled completely from Harvard. I think they're most likely going to get expelled because, simply this is Harvard, not many get in. Harvard has earned its title as an Ivy League and they probably wouldn't want people who have cheated attend this University. They only want students who are going to be committed to their work and do it the best of their ability.

cheating


We just watched a video about Harvard University cheating scandal. Cheating is a big deal because you can get into trouble or worst get locked up.cheating and copyright are the same thing. In the video kid in Havard was talking at the take home test and some of them got a warning and some got kick out of the school. Now Hardvard is trying to stop their student from cheating.

The problem with cheating

Cheating when caught is a very serious thing and must be dealt with. Recently I watched a video on a cheating scandal in Harvard University. The accused students were doing a take home exam and were apparently collaborating and getting answers from each other. I think cheating is a serious problem and must be eliminated from schools and universities. Also, I think people should be taught the consequences of cheating in school. These students were wrong and they knew it and if you ask me I think they knew that they were going to get caught.

I go to St. Gabriel School and here teachers want us to collaberate together for our benefit of learning not to cheat on something as serious as an exam. These students should get want the deserve a trip straight to home becase they should get expelled. Harvard is a prestine Unversity and should not get brought down by a group of michevious people that cheated on an exam. At St. Gabe's teachers would not even think of students cheating in class. By the time you have read this blog do you think these students should get there just deserts.




Wednesday, April 25, 2012

Carpe Diem


I don’t really want much from life. Maybe get a nice house, a nice family, and what not. Although, the thing I want at my  most from life is to be able to say I made a difference. I want to proclaim that I made a positive change in a large community. I want to leave that lasting effect that not many people can do. Maybe I can invent something and be the next great Thomas Edison or maybe I can walk set foot on a new world and be the next Neil Armstrong. I want to be able to look back at life and say that I did what no one else could do. I want to do what everyone else thought was impossible.
Change often means doing something that we are not accustomed to doing. It is necessary because through it, we evolve and develop as a species. Change is not possible in one day. Rather, we must small steps towards the change. These small steps can be doing the change, whatever it may be, once a week, then every other day, then daily, then hourly. Change will let us learn new things, develop new skills, and become better overall.

Carpe Diem


What I want from my life is success and happiness. I want to live in peace and luxury.
I would also want to be able to repay my parents for they do for me and give back what they gave me. My parents have tried so hard to give me everything I need and want. And they try to give me good education by sending me to good schools and hiring tutors. But I don’t take advantage of that and I just don’t care. But I want to change that and repay them for everything. Change is necessary to life because change can be for the good or be for the worst but it will always happen to you eventually. Its not change that’s important but how you adapt to the changes in your life that are important. Change in my life now is necessary because with me moving from grade school to high school and graduating eighth grade a lot of change is happening in my life now. I’m also becoming older and having more responsibilities and trying to not conform with others.It is important to treat everyday like its your last because that day might be your last day.
To live life to the fullest because you never know when your going to die even if you're young and have many more years ahead. To think that one die you’ll day is hard but most older people learn to cope with it and try to make everyday count and worth living for. Sure there will be bad days but you’ll get through them and there will be good days which people always look forward to. this is the only life you have so live it to the\ best of your abilities.To live is to question and to die is to have all the answers. So when you make everyday count it will be worth it when you do die. That is way it is important to treat each day ,as if it were your last because you never know when your going to die, So just live your life.

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Seize the day!

     What do you want from life? Being fourteen, and still very young I am not exactly sure. Throughout my life I find myself always asking myself this question, but could never find the answer. Life is something that is given to you, and it is your job to basically make your life a living. What I want from life, is happiness. I don't want to fortune, or the fame, because even people with all the money in the world still find themselves without happiness. I want good memories, and I want the bad memories so I can learn from them and strive. Although, my life has had some ordeals that I did not yet recover from, I realized that you cannot have a rainbow without a little rain. Pain is something that occurs to remind us that we are still living, and if there is no pain there is no gain. Henry David Thoreau once quoted “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life... and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Henry David Thoreau basically means that he regrets the decisions he has made and regrets not living his life to the fullest. 
    Change is something that I believe everybody should consider. Many people think that change is a bad thing, and it can in some situations. We should all want to change in some way but for the better, but it is not always easy. By changing myself I want to become more responsible, and to gain more integrity. Also, I would want to change the way I look at life, and my future. By changing, you become more mature, and maturity is what I would like to gain more of. 
     Most of us do not know how long we are going to live, and when your on your death bed you start to wish you knew. Life is something that we shouldn't waste, because every minute counts. You should savor every moment of life because it can go by faster then you'll ever expect. So what I mean is you should treat every day as if it was going to be your last and that you knew it was going to be your last. Don't be shy, have fun even when your doing something boring, and appreciate your life no matter how hard it gets. 


-Ava Washington

Carpe Diem

“I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life, and see if I could not learn what it had to teach, and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived”

This quote from Henry David Thoreau can have an infinite amount of meanings and interpretations. However, I say that Thoreau wanted to escape into a place where he could be alone with his thoughts and venture into a new area in which he could examine his mind. He wanted to discern the important things in life, so when he was ready to die he could say he has lived his life in the best way possible, instead of not  having lived at all.
I am not a greedy man. I do not wish for all the treasures and knowledge that the world possess. Instead, I would rather want to make a modest living and reside in a well-kept area so I could raise my children with my wife. I don’t need, nor do I want the most  flamboyant  of items. A nice car that could meet my needs and a moderately sized house in which my family could live comfortably is what I want. I was taught to give, never to want.  
Change is absolutely necessary. Although it may be hard, it would pay off in the long run. Everything around us is constantly changing so it is only logical to change with it. However, this does not mean that we should change for the worse. We should change to better ourselves so that we can rise above the negative. Change also helps us mature and brings opportunities.  
It is vital to live each day like there is no tomorrow because in reality, there actually might not be a tomorrow for us. There are so many possibilities that could harm us even when we take precautions. It isn’t worth not doing what you love or believe in out of fear because come tomorrow, the opportunity may be lost forever. Now I’m not say that you should run around in the streets with a chicken costume on screaming your lungs out, but you should do the things you enjoy when you are still capable of doing so. As the saying goes, “you aren’t getting any younger.” We were given life for a reason, why waste it?
Christian Reda

Carpe Diam



                            What I want from life is less crime in our world so that everyone would be safe because today our world is filled with anger and hate and then when it gets to serious people start running around killing each other. Life would be different without crimes in our world and maybe everyone could get along and be friends. And I also think that people would know each other more if everybody communicated in a good way.I can change by looking at things in a different way and being kind and generous to people in need. I also feel as if crimes happen today because someone in that persons family gets killed and they feel as if they need revenge on another person.

                               And I think that some people want change and some people don't because they think that the world is fine because of drugs and crimes and they are the ones who cause the crimes. We can all relate to a time when we really wanted the world to change and every child in the world can make that happen by getting envolved and standing up to what is right. One of the people that is trying to change the world right now is Obama but some people don't like Obama so they don't even cor operate with him so the world isn't really changing that much. But I also think that if I really try hard than I can change the world but it would take a lot of time and effort and facts and information. And if a lot of children would help and get envolved also than there would be a lot of change.
                               When I was doing my Research paper for eighth grade I learned that a lot of the crimes today are caused by violent video games. Some of the crimes that happen are caused by children also because of violent video games and violent movies and a way that we can stop crimes is by taking away those movies and video games. One other thing that I learned was that some children can kill other people is because their mom and dad split up when they were little so they have always been angry.

"Carpe Diem"

    Life is a gift that consists of beauty and freedom and is granted to all individuals, who are given the opportunity of performing what they highly presume is the correct way of traveling the path to success. Many might believe that life is a miserable punishment inflicted upon those unworthy of happiness. However, the fundamentals of life state that there will be unsatisfactory moments that we will eventually experience. Life provides us with the capability of transforming those dark moments into ones that are easily conformable to and pleasurable. Henry David Thoreau once quoted “I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life... and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived.” Henry David Thoreau, according to the phrase, regretted the decision he made in life because he felt as if he did not live it sufficiently. I however, aspire to live life accordingly before my final days approach. I seek a successful future by sacrificing what is required of me at a young age in order to enjoy my adulthood. I intend to live in accordance with my dreams and avoid the author’s fate.
    When viewing life from my perspective, I believe that a connection exists between one’s individuality and desires. To further elucidate my beliefs, a person will eventually experience changes in life that he/she will learn to appreciate. Once these changes are used toward your advantage, you will begin to prosper, as it allows you to state your beliefs in the presence of conformity, which will then increase your confidence and earn you respect. I desire to achieve many things in my lifetime, including: academic excellence, a respected reputation, and an auspicious career. However, in order to obtain what I want, I must either correct the flaws I currently possess by changing myself or allow fate to perform this action. This is a necessity because everyone has imperfections they must rectify. One must also treat everyday as it was their last because as humans, we cannot predict the future. Life may surprise us with death the moment we least expect it. So do not squander any opportunity you are given, as it may be limited for a short duration of time, and live life with an optimistic perspective.
   

Carpe Diem - Seize The Day

"I went to the woods because I wished to live deliberately, to front only the essential facts of life . . . and not, when I came to die, discover that I had not lived."            
- Henry David Thoreau, Where I Lived And What I Lived for

    
When it comes to poems, there are a numerous amount of interpretations from many all over the world. Be it correct or incorrect, I believe the phrase above from Thoreau's "Where I Lived And What I Lived For" depicts an unsuccessful individualist. In an attempt to escape the lifestyle of a city, or in this case, to break away from conformists, he was not able to live life to its fullest due to craze of individuality and conformism. I personally do not believe in individuality or conformism in themselves, rather I believe in the components that make them up. I believe in my ability to make decisions accompanied by my willpower to persevere through peer pressure and the opinions of others.
I don’t want an excessive amount from life. I don’t see myself acquiring a large amount of fame and fortune. I simply desire a satisfying area to live in, a child of my own or adopted should the opportunity to have my own child never come, possibly more than one but I’m not sure if I could handle that, a fairly sized house, and a successful career. There are other possibilities that I am considering but what I listed are my primary goals. Of course, as the Earth ages with time, change, a necessary element of existence stands as a potential opponent. For the better or worse, change is necessary. Who you are and what you believe in derives from change. Without change, which can be somewhat connected or risks, life itself could never progress and develop.
It is important to treat each day as if it were your last because our life could end at any moment without a warning. When you set your mind into thinking that you do not have much time left, you strive to live without restraints and die without regrets. In my opinion, treating each day as if it were your last could also lead to extreme paranoia. I experienced it myself. Due to the nature of my area and areas close to it, I was convinced that my family and I could fall victim to many things. A particular thought tortured me when I slept, the thought of one individual or more barging into our house and committing a robbery and murder. It’s as my father says, there is no tomorrow, only yesterday and today.

Carpe Diem- Y.C


After reading Henry David Thoreau’s “Where I Lived and What I Lived For,” I feel that I want to accomplish many things, and to not be filled with regret for what I did not do. I enjoyed the part where Thoreau said, “I wanted to live deep and suck out all the marrow of life.” I liked this part because I want to live my life to the fullest and to live every moment as if it is the last. Also, this inspires me to look at the positive aspect of everything. I want many things in my lifetime. I want to get all I deserve and to give all I can. I also want my life to be an honest one. I want life itself to be fair and just. Even though I may run across many unjust things, life can only be fair if I make it so. Change is a necessary element of existence because even though change to some people may be painful because they fear it, others know that change provides new opportunities for them. For example, if I had never come to the United States, I may not have so many opportunities in my life right now. We, as people, need changes in our lives because we cannot feel happiness without changes. Our lives would be dull and blue without the changes that enable us to experience new things.
It is important that we treat each day as if it is our last because we never know what tomorrow may bring. Just like the flowers that come and go, our lives are similar. If we live each day of our lives as if it is our last, we can seize the day. If we live each day as our last, we can strive to do good things so that people will remember our deeds well. We will also appreciate people and things more if we treat each day as our last because how many people everyday embraces their family members and tells them that they love them? If we live each day as if it is our last, we can fully embrace life and feel how fragile and valuable every second is.

Carpe Diem

     What I want from life is complicated. I want life to be full of excitement and good memories! I don't want life to be full of depression and bad memories. I want life to be everlasting! Instead life plays tricks on some people and sadly it gets cut short. My life is a mixture of depression and excitement which is normal but, I feel more depressed than happy. I would like to conquer my goals before time is up, because you never know when you are going to die.      I am not a big fan of change. Yes, in some areas of my life I do feel that change is necessary and in others I don't. For example, my judgement towards people is not the best. I would like to change basing things off of the way people look and actually trying to hear what they have to say and seeing what their personality is like. Another thing I would like to change is my attitude. I get aggravated over the tiniest things and I am not a person who likes to lose. I would like to work on not being such a sore loser and learning to cooperate with my classmates and instead of getting upset with them maybe give them a pat on the back for at least making an effort.      Henry David Thoreau in the poem made it clear that when people are on their death bed, they usually say something about not living life to the fullest and living life alone instead of taking journeys and exploring what is out in the world! I do believe everyone should live life to the fullest and enjoy what you have while you can. Life is a beautiful gift given to us by God. So, I state this, Why waste it? Why stay in all day and be miserable by yourself? In my opinion, the only people who should be in the house and are the elderly and sick. I believe they should be in the house because, what could they do? They are old and sick , it's not much they could do. I myself need to start living life a little more than I am doing now. Live life to the fullest and remember seize the day!

Carpe Diam -khalia

I feel that I can do anything when I put my mind to it I would like to do many things with my life. When I am older I want to run a veterinarian business all by myself and I will do anything that I try because I am not a quitter . I hope anything I will achieve can make a difference in my life and in my community and make others realize life is Full of encouragement and I believe I can do anything in life today and when I am older.Change is good for the better. Change helps people go through tough situations at times, We all need to change things about ourselves whether it is emotions , attitude, getting better grades we all need to change for the better. I would like to change my study habits get good grades. My attitude when I talk back to my mom and yell at her.
I seriously need to change. Changing is good for the soul. I have a question for you what do you need to change?