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Wednesday, October 30, 2013

Integrity? Are you honest or not?


A person of integrity lives through their morals of being honest and being ethical. In our world today, there aren't many people of integrity but there are still people out there. Examples of being a person of integrity are living up to your morals and being honest. I would like to be a person of integrity. I know I am not because I don’t live to moral principles and I’m not always honest. I wish I was a person of integrity.

 I’m not really sure if I am a person of integrity anymore. I can’t really tell if  I am or not. I don’t steal, but I’m not honest all the time, so I guess I can’t be considered a person of integrity. Today in the world, we need more people of integrity. For everyone to be a person of integrity you need to live up to moral principles, be honest, and ethical. So overall, being a person integrity could make the world a better place and of course I couldn't live up to be a person of integrity. Are you a person of Integrity? If you are what would be your advice for someone who wants to be?
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Integrity for life?

A person of integrity lives by the rules of honesty, kindness, morals and caring for others. They live with virtues and morals that they know or believe are right. In my opinion, a moral person may lie to some extent or be honest to some extent. A person of integrity does not always live by Google’s definition of integrity but by what is right wrong and just.
In my opinion a person who lives in integrity is not always right in the way that they live. Some people live with too much integrity by being a bit too honest or having too many morals that they are no longer a person but a robot that doesn't know anything but what they believe is right, which isn't always bad but could be if they strive too hard. Next,there are people who live with little or some integrity. They will live by what they know is right but in some cases stretch or twist the rules for their own wants or desires. Me, for example, I will make it look like I did everything I had to but in reality I didn't do anything at all except mess around. I am usually honest but I am not the person who has “noticeable integrity” or “ recognizable virtues”. I live by what I believe is right and still make mistakes. Finally, there are people who have no integrity at all. They are not honest, moral, appreciative, kind or even have the slightest bit of care. These people are not wrong for how they act in any way in my opinion they have their own rights and they have free will, but it is acceptable to disagree or not feel right  about these people but we have no right to judge.

I myself am partially a person of integrity. I lied and all those other things but I always paid the price. Integrity has never truly been the thing I cared about, it has always been something I said that I only have to do when I get older or I do it at certain moments it has honestly never been a true priority. I’m not saying I lie all the time or that I’m always purposely doing the wrong thing. All I’m saying is that until a few hours, days , or weeks ago I never really cared for the word integrity or really even completely understood it. Integrity has never been a word in my vocabulary, now it is a word I will try to live by.

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A person of integrity lives in honesty. A person of integrity is a person you can trust with anything or anyone. I don’t know many people that live in integrity, they would find a wallet and probably take the money that’s in the wallet. If I found money on the street I would ask whose money  it is and if no one responds, it’s mine.It’s a whole different story finding a wallet because they have all of their identity and they would probably live off the money in the wallet. If I were to find a wallet I would definitely return the wallet and with everything inside.
          I’m a person of integrity.My friend at my campround lost $53 and he asked me if I saw it, I looked around and I saw the money sitting under a chair next to the pool nearbye; I returned the money and he rewarded me. Some people would have probably taken that money but I returned it as a person of integrity. I like being an honest person because everybody likes someone to be honest to you. Being a person of integrity is better than lying to someone and having all of this weight on your chest. That’s why if you tell the truth matters will be better!

Integrity: do you have it?

What is integrity? In my opinion, integrity is when an opportunity occurs where you can make a profit by doing the wrong thing, but you do the right thing instead, not because someone is watching, but out of the goodness of your heart. In our world today not many people are left who have integrity. If the opportunity occurs many people will just do what is beneficial for them, rather than what is the right thing to do.  A person of integrity lives a moral, honest life. In order to live a life of integrity you must do what is right. Say you see someone forget something, but it is something that you want or need, a person of integrity wouldn’t even have to think twice about giving it to it’s rightful owner. Having integrity isn’t just doing the right thing when someone is watching, or when the situation is major. You must do the right, and moral thing everyday. In school if you are having trouble with your work, a person of integrity would ask for help, a person without integrity would take answers from others. Integrity is a pretty hard thing to have, but it is easier to live a moral life if you are taught to live that way.

I try my best in my everyday life to have integrity. Some days it is harder than others, because maybe you forgot to study for a test, or you found money on the ground that does not belong to you. Even though it is really hard when things like that happen, you must do what is right. I always think I must react how I would want others to react if the situation was the other way around. I am not always a person of integrity, but most of the time I try my best to do what is honest and right. I want to live a life of integrity, and as I get older, but right now I am not really a person of integrity. Even though I am not always a person of integrity,  if I find something that doesn’t belong to me I am not going to keep it, even if I do need it. There may be some doubt in my own head, and the heads of others, but I will do what is moral no matter what the circumstances.

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A person with integrity lives their life with pride and justice. Integrity means to live an honest and moral life and that’s what these people do. They don’t need to live their life like this but they do. They do it because it’s the right thing to do not because of fame or money . The life of a person with integrity isn't one filled with admiration and praise but one filled with righteous and kind acts of service to the world. Why must everyone think when they did something right there should be a prize for them. In fact no prize should be given to anyone; we are all humans why must we need money or gifts in order to help others. I believe it’s enough to know that people thank you for your deeds and your kindness,but then again a little gift never did hurt anyone.     I hate myself sometimes,mostly because i don’t live with integrity. I wish and try so much to be a good friend and person but It seems people love to treat me like dirt. I’ll help people.  I hate people who i never liked or people who don’t talk to me. I don’t know why but it’s the way i am and hate it because people think  I'm a big push over but maybe that is what integrity is, being helpful no matter what happens. I don’t care! I just hope I’m doing the right thing... i just hope!


Are You A Person Of Integrity? You Decide!!!

You might ask a thousand people a thousand times and get thousands of different answers but the real definition of integrity is the quality of being honest and having strong moral principles or righteousness. Integrity is honesty, ethics, morality, virtue, and just plain decency. Without these qualities in a person you are more like an empty shell with nothing to fill it but dark promises of the future that will never happen. Integrity is a key component to how a person builds up their moral principles and without it you will be left without any key aspects to how life works. This is also a huge trait that tells someone your values. In my eyes without integrity you really have no values when it comes to your moral or spiritual life. If you think that integrity is not important to your current lives then you're dead wrong! How would you like it if someone walked behind your best friend when you were getting lunch and saw a twenty dollar bill fall out of his/her pocket, then took it and you were behind the culprit? What would you do and how would you feel? If everyone was a participant in integrity we would have nothing to worry about but sadly enough, we have plenty to worry about!
While integrity is an easy concept to grasp you aren’t just born with it. You have to earn integrity just as you have to earn God’s grace, through hard work and dedication. Having a good example to follow is also a very important factor in gaining integrity. To me the source of one’s own integrity is the parents of those who live by a moral code. As a kid, your parents always teach you things that you may not have thought of as integrity since you just saw it as simple constructive corrections. One example of the ways parents teach you integrity is through telling you as a kid that you must always thank someone for a gift that you are given- this teaches you to always be thankful for the things you are given. You see, integrity is important to how life around the world works and as many scientific theories even prove, everything good or bad has a source!
To me a person with integrity must live a very fulfilling life. A person with integrity is someone who knows exactly where their morals should be when it comes to regular everyday life and their future. Through these qualities that come with integrity this person may go about their day with a constant idea of virtue in the back of their minds.  I do believe that I have gained some integrity but I still have my weak points. Even as a young child, a toddler even, I was always willing to help others. Everyday, I volunteer myself for something different when it comes to school, parish, or after-school activities so that must mean something. Though I do enjoy helping others and seeing their faces happy or filled with joy, there are definitely still times (though none come to mind) that I was a person who lacked integrity... I believe that at times I do have my points where integrity takes over but there’s always room for improvement!

Anyone can have integrity in their lives and it just takes a little work. It’s best too!

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A person of integrity lives with honesty and virtue. People of integrity would give back a lost book, or wallet, or purse, no matter how much money is in it, or how bad they really want it. I have seen people with integrity, but not often. I thank them for being the most caring and honest people. They know that the right thing to do is always better than the wrong thing!! I see people with integrity as having a heart for others’ problems! People with integrity can go home knowing they did the right thing for the right reason. If they want to help give something to someone because they know that someone is struggling in their doings then they will. If they found out someone had lost something that could possibly be very close to that someone then they would find every possible way to give it back.

           I am not a person that lives with integrity. Maybe sometimes I live with integrity, but I know that one day I will find a dollar bill, pick it up and just give up on finding whose it is. I will take it because there is no use in trying to find someone. I mean it is just a dollar bill, but I am not living with integrity if I do take it. Maybe I could give it away. Maybe I could donate it. If I can’t even do that, then what's the point? I do help people find things they have lost or may have been left behind somewhere where they know it could be but overall. I’m nothing special. My thinking is that if I were to be a person that lives with integrity. I would have to always find a way to help or give back something to someone. I can’t! Sometimes it’s hard! I am not fully a person that lives with integrity, but if I find a way to help someone. I will.

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In our world people do not have integrity. To live with integrity is not to be greedy, dishonest or untruthful. I am not honest at all times but I do try to be truthful. One time I was not moral was when a cashier at a coffee shop gave me the wrong amount of change and I did not tell her. One time I was honest was when my friend dropped ten dollars and I picked it up for her. Integrity is doing the right thing and being pure. If everyone was pure the world would be a great place. A person of integrity follows in the footsteps of Jesus. A person of this lifestyle would not allow others to live without integrity. Like Jesus, they would teach others how to follow the path of righteousness and to be a sincere person.
I do not think one person could live with partial integrity. Either you are honest, sincere,and just or you are corrupt, rude,and/or unfair. I am not always honest so I would deny that I live with integrity. Honestly it takes some getting used to to be all of those things. When I was growing up there were an abundance of  unpolite and unjust people in my neighborhood. I would love to be a person of integrity. My teacher Mrs. Carboni is one of the people who inspires me to live with integrity. A person with integrity will most likely end up in a successful position and that is where I want to be. I know that goal can be reached if I live w

Integrity by Anirah Drew

How does a person of Integrity live? A person can live by integrity by being honest, reliable, and having moral principles. I have to say that after reading “ Thank you M’am” I realized that many other people do not live with integrity. They are the people who lie constantly or steal from other people repeatedly . By a guess, you can tell who does and doesn't live with integrity. You should always have integrity or soon people will lose trust in you . When you lie to your best friend saying that you didn't go to that other party but you really did is a good example. The other girl will slowly lose trust in her best friend. Integrity is important to have as a quality in your life.
I don’t live by integrity. I usually lie to my parents or siblings so I won’t get in trouble.
Once I lied to my sister Maya saying that I didn't steal her money but I did so that we could have the same amount as each other. She still doesn't know ‘till this day ( Sorry Maya ). It’s hard for me sometimes to be honest. I lie constantly to hide things or because I don’t want to hurt others. When I speak my mind, I sometimes get ridiculed for it. I don’t live by integrity because I usually lie all the time. I mean I am honest when I need to or feel like it but besides that I lie. I find it harder to tell the truth. It’s really difficult to explain to people that for me being honest is harder. Basically, I am not a girl of integrity.

I want to live a life of integrity. I’m trying to be honest with other people so that I can be a person of integrity. I hope that in the future I can say to myself that I was a person of integrity.

Be Honest Not Dishonest!


What is INTEGRITY ? Integrity is the quality of being honest , loyal and having strong moral principles. A person of integrity lives with honesty. People with integrity do not steal or Lie. I would say that I am a person of integrity because I do not steal , have never stolen , and never will steal. I have come across so many situations that have tested my integrity. For example , I was sitting outside in my tent one day and I found a twenty dollar bill. I knew it wasn't mine because I didn't lose any money.  I could have easily kept the money for myself but I thought about being honest. It was my best friend’s money that she dropped when she came over. I felt so much better knowing that I was honest and had given her money back.

How do people have strong moral principles ? Some people are raised with morals and integrity and others just know it’s the right thing to do. I believe that every person should have integrity because it makes our world a better place in the end. Are you a person of INTEGRITY ?

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Are You a Person with Integrity??

A person who lives with integrity is someone who is surrounded with temptation and sin but they still choose to do the right thing. Even though they may benefit from the sin and gain something, a person with integrity keeps their thoughts moral and virtuous. They are honest and if their opinion hurts someone then they try their best to make it less offensive. People with integrity usually are the people on the news returning valuable stolen items. A homeless man, Billy Ray Harris, finds an engagement ring one day. Instead of pawning or selling the expensive ring, Harris returns the ring to it’s rightful owner. That man is a perfect example of integrity. Even though he was poor, he still did the right thing. People with integrity don’t accept rewards, but they do however receive good karma. If you live with integrity, then you will have a  positive outcome. In today’s world, integrity is like rainbows. You see it rarely, but when you do, it’s a beautiful sight. Just giving up your seat on a crowded bus to the elderly or pregnant mothers are simple acts of integrity. It may not really affect you none, but to that person it might’ve made their day just a little better. Integrity isn't even considered a chore. There’s a slight chance at least once in your day you did something that represents integrity. Even though our world is corrupt, once in a while we get to see a rainbow.

I never really considered myself a person of integrity. Maybe once or twice I've done something that would sort of fall into the category, but never something that’s made an impact. I would like to be a person of integrity, and there’s nothing really stopping me. I feel as though I just don’t recognize a chance to show the world that integrity still exists. I have given up some of my things for others, but honestly there was nothing I have done that would've changed somebody's perspective of people. To me, showing more integrity is a goal I want to accomplish this year. I want to be able to call myself “A person of integrity” without lying. However, I will try to do little acts of integrity, because I never know how a person might react to it. If I try harder and do what’s moral, I could also be the rainbow everyone looks at in awe.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Proper Grammar is a MUST !!

   If you think you don't need to know proper grammar then maybe you should just go live with a cow in a barn. Grammar is one of the most common things that people use improperly in their everyday lives. Some people think that just because you are not a teacher , writer , or even a journalist that you don't need to use the proper grammar.  WRONG , you should always used proper grammar everywhere you go. Kyle Wiens the author of " I  wont Hire People who use poor grammar ! Here's Why. " wont even hire a person who is qualified for the job that uses poor grammar. Well , I'm not a grammar sticker like Kyle Wiens  , but I strongly believe that you should always use correct grammar. I am convinced that you will not get accepted to your dream high school or college , or even get hired for a job using improper grammar. Don't you agree ? 
    People  judge you if you can't tell the difference between to , too , or two . People should just keep in mind that using the correct grammar is a must on blog post , Facebook statuses , or even a in e-mail. In my opinion , if you use improper grammar , people will think that you are uneducated or just plain stupid!

Monday, September 16, 2013

Who cares 4 grammar?

          The article " I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why" is article by and about Kyle Wiens and how he is a "grammar stickler" and wouldn't give someone a job if the didn't have almost perfect grammar. He gives all his employees (even the people who's jobs have nothing to do with grammar) a monthly grammar test, which I believe is a absurd and useless idea. He says  that people judge you if you can't tell the difference between there, they're, and their which is true but why should it matter how people judge you it's a slight learning curve that you can fix if you want to. There is no reason for you to care what others think or for your grammar to be perfect. In his article he says that performance, creativity, and intelligence involve grammar. Which I believe is completely ridiculous. Your creativity and job performance have nothing to do with your grammar they have to do with nothing other than your will to try. 
          Kyle Wiens' article "I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar"  was in my opinion harsh and opinionated. His idea that if you have bad grammar you are most likely bad at  other actions. Which is telling people who have bad grammar they  probably can't stack books. If you can't separate to and too you have a slight learning curve that does not mean  you shouldn't get a job you do.      

Does Grammar Matter?


     In the blog "I won't hire people who use poor grammar here's why By Kyle Wiens." The author distinctively points out on how Grammar is a number one importance for today's world whether it is applying for a job or using social media, like Facebook, Twitter, and blogs etc. I thoroughly agree with this article because I also feel that grammar should be a number once importance for us. Grammar is a big thing but I don't mind some slang here and there talking to some friends, I am not what some people call a Grammar "Stickler". When you are applying for a job make sure you don't make any grammar mistakes or misspell anything on your job application. My whole point was to make sure you don't make a fool of yourself and use bad grammar, and make sure you use proper grammar for important things.       

Do you have good grammar!!!!! By Carlton Patterson

After reading Kyle Wiens blog on grammar I can infer that good grammar is a great thing to have.
Having good grammar could be the one thing that keeps you from getting your dream job. For me grammar is necessary in school and in the workplace. Many people will think of you as an unintelligible  person.

        I agree with  Mr. Wiens about grammar . Making grammar mistakes can lead to common mistakes in the workplace while stocking shelves or counting money. If I was an owner of a multi-million dollar company I wouldn't bother  with an applicant that uses bad grammar.Mr . Wiens is a bit of a grammar Nazi and to some people he might simply be exaggerating, but in my personal opinion grammar is a big deal. 

Thursday, September 12, 2013

You Think Grammar Ain't Not Important???? By Michael Leopanto

In the blog, "I Won't Hire People Who Use Poor Grammar. Here's Why By Kyle Wiens," the Author passionately expresses his feelings and views on people who use poor grammar. Through his writing I think it would be safe to say that one of his "Pet-Peeve's" is a poorly spoken and written employee (or just person at all). Kyle Wiens believes that even if a software designer has every other qualification for a job but has poor grammar they should be passed up for the job. Mr. Wiens claims that he has a zero tolerance level for poor grammar and also feels that every business starts with good employees which in his opinion includes good grammar as a quality. Kyle Wiens has strong opinions on how he runs his business. I agree with him completely.

Many things that Kyle Wiens stated in his blog stood out strong to me. One thing that stood out to me the most was when Kyle Wiens said "Good grammar is credibility, even on the internet," he then continued to explain that good grammar is important even in social medias, blogs, and texts. This stood out to me so greatly because this is one thing with grammar that I could say that I am a "stickler" with. When it comes to things like this I feel as though some people do not understand the importance of good grammer. Many people feel that grammar is of no importance in their younger years. These people are completely wrong. At my age grammar should be of top priority when it comes to not just school, but even when it comes to life in a whole. Overall I feel that grammar is one of the most important aspects of life and that Kyle Wiens expressed my opinion in the best way possible.

Grammar-Friend or Foe by Anirah Drew

         Trust me, we all made grammar mistakes before. Grammar is one of the most common things people make mistakes over. Personally I think grammar is hard and could take some time to learn. Then there are people who just don't use proper grammar at all. Kyle Weins' article "I won't hire people who use poor grammar, he say that some might call his approach to grammar extreme. Grammar was taught in grade school and if you are 20 looking for a job and you have bad grammar, you can kiss your chances goodbye.
        Weins says that people who make fewer grammar mistakes on a grammar test also make fewer mistakes when they are doing something completely unrelated to writing. Grammar is super important to all ages. Have you ever had to correct someones grammar every time they talk? It annoys you, doesn't it? Kyle Weins is a grammar stickler which means he has a low tolerance for grammar. I mean, texting is a different story. You're with your friends and you use slang or you text in slang. That's okay on some levels but if you are talking to me and I can't understand you because of your wide use of slang, stop talking immediately or I will flip. If you think grammar doesn't apply for an easy job, you're soo wrong. Every job has a grammar test so you won't get the easy way out applying for a janitor or waitress. Kyle Weins got his point across by saying that he will not hire you if your grammar is terrible even if you are perfect for the job. End of discussion.
           Look, You will be judge by your grammar. Use it all the time so you wont have to be judge. Easy as that.

Grammar is EVERYTHING! By Amaya Drew

         Grammar is one of the essentials you learn in Grade school. You should carry grammar on until you die. I feel if you don't have grammar, you have nothing! From essays to resumes, poor grammar is the result of failing or being passed for the job. We all make grammar mistakes, but when you use it poorly in your everyday life, it's just shows others that you're not such a bright person. I admit to making the simple grammar mistake of "your and you're" form time to time, but you live and learn. Some don't really think so.
         In the article "I won't hire people who use poor grammar, Wiens explains that even if you are superb in skills and technique, you WILL NOT be hired if you fail to use correct grammar. This is something I totally believe in. You won't be working as a writer,but how would you make your company look if all of their employees are mixing up "your and you're." It just give the company a bad look. Wiens also says that grammar is credibility, especially on the Internet. How many times on Social networking sites have you commented "it's you're, not your" or "you used there when it's they're" on a status or tweet? I'm guessing an abundance, correct? It is indeed annoying, and you are very tired of commenting the same mistakes. One of Wien's statements in the article stood out to me the most. He said "Good grammar makes good business sense, not just to writers". I simply love it. You could be applying for a job as a waiter, but you should still have your grammar in tact. If you talk to me like you've missed out on grade school, I will not tip you as much. This applies to all jobs. It's just the way it works. Teenagers are the epitome of bad grammar. We use slang in our everyday world. If you use this slang in front of your friends, fine. However, in school or in the work place, you should be able to write a summary without having your teacher rip their hair out or cry in a corner. I also like when Wiens explained that applicants who make less grammar mistakes make less mistakes in the work place. I'm not in total agreement with him. If you are a A+ student, then the slang you use with your friends should not affect you. If it does, then you should really consider laying the slang off a little.
          Grammar is part of life. I have yet to perfect it. In all honesty, no one will. However, if you have the grammar of a 5 year old, you might want to work on that before entering any work.

Grammar Matters Two by: Emily Hodge

Kyle Wiens, the Author of the blog "I won't hire people who use poor grammar here's why," has a no tolerance approach to grammar mistakes.  He believes that even if you have all the qualifications for a job, but use poor grammar you should not be hired.  If you are going for a job interview at either of his businesses,"iFixit and Dozuki," you better be prepared for his mandatory grammar test. Also if you believe grammar isn't important in any job, this isn't the job for you.  If you don't think grammar is important, then you will think other important things are unimportant. If  you make simple grammar mistakes, then think of the mistakes you will make stocking shelves, or programming software. In my opinion his hiring ethic is better than others.
If you are going for a job interview and you use improper grammar, it will just make you sound unintelligent. Usage of improper grammar makes you sound unintelligent all together.  When you are texting it is a different story.  The entire point of texting is to send a quick message, which in most cases means using improper grammar.  So if you are texting someone, in my opinion improper grammar is okay, but if you are speaking to a teacher, going for a job interview, etc, improper grammar makes you seem uneducated, and just plain stupid.

Why Should We use Good Grammar?

           Grammar is necessary  to learn and have because it shows manners. A man named Kyle Wiens CEO of  repair website called is a big time grammar stickler.  He believes that grammar is very important and if you don't know good grammar you're out of luck with the job. He will not hire anyone who does not know grammar. Kyle Weins states "the minute you say one word that is not correctly said you will be asked to leave the interview". Good grammar is credibility especially on the internet. I agree with all of Kyle Wiens beliefs but he is very strict on interviews which would not be me. If I interviewed a person I my self would for that person to use necessary grammar instead of slang words. Slang words are words that do not sound good going together. He wants you're grammar to be great because thats all the job relies. Thank you for reading this please comment if you have questions.

Why I would not hire a with poor grammar skills

                   I have recently read a article about a CEO of a company and how he despises horrible grammar skills in his applicants. I am in favor of this man's zero tolerance grammar policy and am here to continue his blog with a few of his points. Grammar Is used everyday by everyone no matter how horrible it's used.  Many people believe that grammar does not relate to other subjects such as social skills. I assure u it does would you like a person to come up to you and say ''Yo you ain't seen my school did ya.'' Do you see what i mean it sound like rubbish and I do occasionally you such horrible grammar skills but only in the present of good friends. The jest of it is that you should practice good grammar skills . Do I mean talk like a well mannered king no but think of a future job or date you want these people to take you seriously. To all those who have taken your time to read this blog thank you and comment if you like.      

Grammar Is Awethome!

                 I feel like grammar is important in life. Even though you can play a sport or build a machine, you also need to know how to spell and speak properly. In the article, Kyle Wiens clearly states that people who use poor grammar are stupid. I don't really agree with that statement. I think that if people use poor grammar are not really trying at all. Usually over texts or Facebook I see people using the words "u" instead of "you" or "r" instead of "are", and that really gives me a different perspective on how those people speak in real life. I don' really want to judge people on how they speak, but I want them to know that sometimes when they text just one letter for fun over a text, that letter could also be a mistake you make on a report or test. I do think people should try more on using proper grammar. You can do it if you try! Can't you?

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Friday, March 15, 2013

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People much older than I am think that people my age are all less mature than they were and we are far more irresponsible. I think that they forget how they were when they were a kid. Truth is, it's a different time with different kids. Nowadays  there are celebrity kids doing drugs and drinking alcohol, so they immediately connected their behavior to ours. They need to see through that. They would be angry if we say that they are old and complain too much. I'm pretty sure that they did the so called “childish” games when they we teenagers too. They have been though alot which helps your mind mature. We are still learning and our minds are just beginning to mature. I think they need to respect our goals as a teen and stop judging us.
Older people are on the computer complaining about us being on the computer. This make the all hypocrites. On a lady, that claims she is a “expert” on youth, writes an artical about how the youth is on the computer to much. When she is the one on the computer writing it. She also says “that is our problem” in the same article. Another older man from thinks he is doing right by trying to figure out “why we are the way we are” and “what we are missing”. I think this man is putting us down and judging all of us based on a couple of us. This is completely unfair. If we said all older people hate technology the one that love it will get mad. Same with us the judge our whole generation of a few kids our age. Now we are mad. They all think that if life was hard for them it needs to be hard for us.

I feel that they just need to give us younger people some room. Judging like they are is not how people should be. This is not different than judging the poor or someone with a different color. Prejudice is a candidate for the thing that are going to destroy us humans. Not just older people but all different people need to stop being prejudice.

Thursday, March 7, 2013

Prejudice Of People In Philadelphia

People who live in other cities think that people in Philadelphia are horrible. I chose this topic because I am from Philadelphia. I don’t understand why some people think that people in Philadelphia are not nice. I feel that some of the people who say that people from here are horrible are wrong. Most people here are nice so the people who say they are not are wrong
The people here are very nice; they have good manners and say please and thank you. So why would people from other cities say these things; maybe because they
just dislike people from Philadelphia. There are even websites dedicated to people hating Philadelphia. Some of the people who say mean things about people from here have probably never visited, just heard things. I don’t understand why though, the people from here are friendly.

Yes, there is a prejudice about people from here. Even though I have no facts about it, but I did find websites about the topic that mostly opinion based, I think I am right. I’m sure not everyone from other cities hates people from here. I believe that the people from here are not horrible. Philadelphia a great place, it has a lot of history like the Liberty Bell, the Constitution was signed, the Declaration of Independence was written here. We also have a diverse culture here. Philadelphia is a great place to live.

Wednesday, February 27, 2013


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“Dubstep is a genre of electronic dance music that originated in South London, England, and the United Kingdom.” Many people who know of dubstep think that this does not allow talent when in fact it does in some cases. Some talents that would be beneficial for making this type of music would be being able to play drums or a keyboard. Then in some cases people just use a computer with a special type of software.
Some of the opinions that I found on this topic are many people do not like this genre. Some people can be very close minded when talking about this like in some cases saying that only “idiots” listen to it or people who don't have good taste in music. I would say for starters I don't believe that there is an actual bad taste in music. Music was made for all people to enjoy so no matter what kind of music you listen to I would not consider you having a “bad taste”. One of the artist of this genre named Skrillex has won three grammys. He has also been nominated for many other awards.
One thing that I wanted to get through to people about this article is not to be so close minded about dubstep. Before you say such negative things about it educate yourself. I can see why some people don't like it because at first I didn't like it much. I believe that the prejudice does exist.

People who go to other schools think that people who go to St.Gabriel School

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People who go to other schools think that people who go to St.Gabriel School

are poor and have no money because the school is in a  bad neighborhood, but some people think we are good kids and well behaved.When we play other schools in sports they think we are a bad group of kids because we always get into each other faces.
In my opinion, kids from St Gabriel are kind and like to help out in and out of school. At our school, we are good and smart because the teacher pushes us to try our best in whatever we do.The teachers do not give up on us.
I believe that the prejudice is  valid because there are people out there who don't like people who go to St Gabe’s.There are adults and children who don’t like adults and children who go to St.Gabe’s. If given the opportunity, people will see what we are truly made of at St. Gabriel School!

Prejudice against people who listen to metal, rock, etc..

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People who don’t like metal, rock, or other genres similar to these like I do have many opinions on other people. Some people do say things about people who listen to music that they don’t particularly like. I do think there is a prejudice against people who do listen to it. To some people it can be mean and hurtful and in most cases untrue.
Some opinions I found are that people who listen to this type of music are emo( if you don't know it is what some people refer to others who listen to thins music), scene( this is also what some people refer to other who listen to this music), depressed, antisocial, are mad at the world, hate everything, and self harm. Also, what was said is everyone who listens to this has long black hair, only wears black, and has a bunch of tattoos and piercings. People also assume that they are atheists, worship the devil, and are going to hell. This is not true. Yes, there are people who listen to this music that do self harm, are depressed, and all the other things I have stated, but it is not everyone. I listen to this music a lot and I have never harmed myself, I am not mad at the world, and I don’t hate everything. Some people do have tattoos and piercings, but not everyone does. I don’t have any. Also, not everyone worships the devil and is not atheist, like I’m Catholic. It is said that if you listen to it you have a bad music taste. I don’t think it is true. Music is made for people to enjoy. If you don’t like a certain type of music then just don’t listen to it.  
To me it is a prejudice because people are stereotyping others. Most of the things people say about these people is not true and unfair. People should just leave their opinions to themselves and let people be!.

Prejudice is Alive in the hearts of adults to teens!

People that are much older than me think that people my age are irresponsible and lazy.  Some people say that we don’t listen and that we’re all disrespectful. I think they’re wrong. Not all of us are rude and disrespectful. Most of us are not like that . Some elders say we’re all immature and that we aren’t very wise about our choices. I feel like people shouldn’t judge us just because they’ve met one person who is rude, arrogant, or never makes the right choice. I feel like there is too much prejudice coming from elders and that they assume too many things about us. I also feel that prejudice is mean and horrid. Especially if it is used against a minor. I will be proving that this kind of prejudice does exist in the world.
A lot of people think that kids my age are immature and just careless because I’ve seen adults call kids immature because of their silliness or because they’re just laughing at something that adults think isn’t funny. Prejudice can affect all people, not just kids. It can affect all ages and harm all people mentally and possibly physically. Prejudice can cause peoples’ self-esteem to lower. It can cause them to think that there is something wrong with them when there’s really not anything wrong with them. One person posted on the internet that she thought teenage girls who wear makeup look ridiculous. She is very prejudice on the way most teenage girls dress too. Tony from the UK says that kids use too much slang when they talk. Tami from Ireland says that teachers says the kids there are untrained. Another person named Stevan R. says that kids dress ridiculously these days. Some adults say that kids mess around too much and that they don’t care about anything or anyone but themselves. There really are no facts that connect to adults being prejudice against young kids, but from all the opinions and the things I’ve seen happen, I think it’s very convincing and possible that adults are prejudice against young kids.
I think the kids are just trying to be themselves and express themselves. Some adults don’t understand that prejudice can make a huge effect on kids’ lives. I feel like adults are very wrong being prejudice against anyone. Adults have also been giving kids labels. This kind of prejudice is happening all around the world because I’ve seen it happen and many other people also said it happens. I don’t like the fact that this is happening, but it is. Prejudice is not something someone should encourage because I know they wouldn’t want that happening to them. This kind of prejudice is also valid because people just can’t keep their feelings to themselves or they’re just plain mean. I honestly don’t understand why people use prejudice especially if they know it hurts others. I despise when people put labels on others because of the way they dress or from the way they act. Don’t judge, even if you think you know a lot about that person. Prejudice can cause too much tension and I strongly believe it should not be used.

Prejudice about music exists

People who don’t like rap and dubstep think people like me who do like this kind of music are prone to do alcohol and drugs. They think that we are depressed. I don’t think that’s true because I don't do drugs or drink alcohol. I don’t have an addiction to weed or any types of drugs. I think they all should allow everyone to listen to whatever speaks to them.
People say that rap is setting a bad example for young children. I find this to be an opinion because I've been listening to rap since I was about seven years old but kids have minds of their own and they also know right from wrong. I don't think you’re going to see seven year olds buying guns and selling drugs because songs say thats what got them rich. I found that people say that rap makes you only think about money, sex and drugs. I know many people that listen to rap music. I asked them what they thought about it. They said they think about their futures. Some said they think about money because they wanted to become rich in life.  “Rap makes children of all ages think there aren’t any consequences for their actions.” I think about most things before I do things and many people make wrong decisions at times but we all have to experience the worst to get to our best. Dubstep makes you depressed? Wrong, because it gets people like me pumped before basketball games and other sports. Dubstep is just a bass driven electronic music. If dubstep was such a terrible type of music Skrillex wouldn’t have won a grammy.
I know prejudice is very valid because there are many people that think all  these things about people that listen to rap and dubstep.  I think this prejudice is very idiotic and childish because we shouldn’t be judged by what we do in our lives or what we listen to. I think the world would even be better without everyone putting their opinions in other people’s lifestyles.

Teens vs. Older People

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What do people much older than I am think that people my age?  I feel that the people as old as me are lazy. We spend too much time on the internet, stay up too late. We act immature, and we party to much. I believe some of these things are true; But a lot of the time we are stereotyped.
Some of the facts I found were that the majority of teens don’t get the 8 1/2 to 9 1/2 hours of sleep because of the internet. It has also been said that teens are on the computer for 31 hours a week. I feel that one major reason teens are on the internet and not playing outside is because of the crime rate. In today’s world it is very dangerous to go outside. You have to be afraid of getting beat up or getting your belongings stolen from you. That is why I feel so many of us turn to the internet or video games because when you are in your house you don’t have to be afraid of getting into trouble. Older people should look at that because when they were our age it was safe to go out and play and that was all they had to do. Now this is all what we have to do.
In conclusion, I feel that a lot of the time older people don’t look at how much the times have changed. Many older people are very one sided and only want to hear what they feel like hearing. I think they should open up their eyes to the new generation and see what is out there new to learn.

Teen vs. People Older Than Them

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People much older than I am think that people my age tend to be immature. They say we blame others for all our problems, but some of us are responsible and act mature get generalized with the kids who are not like that. We, as teenagers are generalized. Our behavior is blamed on peers, television, movies, and video games.
The teenage years are very experimental. It is a time when we are trying to find out who we are and where we fit in. I want to be independent but I also want boundaries. I will try different things like piercings, dyed hair, music, and maybe drugs, alcohol and maybe even sex. Some of this behavior may seem very strange to our parents and other adults, but this is normal behavior. I change my appearance because it is important to me, and keeping up with the trends, makes me feel accepted. I may withdraw from family activities and hanging with friends because they are more like me than the adults in my life. You think that I have nothing to worry about but some days I don't like myself or anyone else.
The generalizations about people my age are just that - generalization. I believe that older people should take the time to get to know me. I am funny caring, and bright and I may teach you something. People see us as spoiled brats, but that is an unfair opinion. I or any teen that you may know deserves to be treated as an individual. I may fall into peer pressure and/or alcohol. Some kids do get addicted but I am telling you if you notice a difference in my behavior and mood make me aware of it. Just ask me what is going on sometimes.

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People much older than I am think that people my age are not capable of doing the things that older teenagers do. We aren't as fun as them, but they have to realize we are kids we are reckless just like some adults but we don’t do as many bad things as them. We are able to do anything they do so I don’t know why they think they're so much better than us. The kids these days actually know how to have fun without always getting in trouble all the time.
Another thing about adults is that if we don’t drink beer or smoke cigarettes we’re just a waste of their time. They won't do anything with us because we are nothing like them. I'm not saying that’s all of them but three fourths of them are that way. People think we have to do drugs to hang with them. When they were kids that’s how they might have had to do things. The neighborhoods are starting to change. When I become older I will make sure that if the kids want to hang with we us older teenagers they can. I also want to make sure that when they are in trouble they don’t hide from their wrong doings. I will teach them how to protect themselves from anything harming them. Also, I will treat all of them like they're my own brother.
I am starting to realize that older teenagers aren't that much more fun than us. We all act the same, nobody is special.  Kids should be eligible to hang with who they want and how they want no matter what their age is. I hope people start to realize not to be prejudice and just let them be.

Do you really think teens are irresponsible?

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          “You’re so irresponsible and you never take responsibility for your actions!” This is what people much older than I am think about people my age. I believe that there is a prejudice among older and younger people. People older than me think that my age group is lazy, irresponsible, and has a lack of respect. Also, people much older than me think that I party alot and I don’t care about my life. I truly believe that this prejudice is alive in our world today!
The behavior that teenagers show is the result of neurobiology.  It isn’t the result of raging hormones or defiance according to the research on teen developmental stage. I believe that this is true because when I make a decision it is based on my first thought. Also, when I don’t listen to my parents that’s not what I was planning to do, but that’s how it goes. It was also researched that teen brains aren’t developed like adults older than the age 21. Therefore, we can’t make wise decisions like older people would like us to. I hear a lot of times parents saying, “use your brain,” but we are using our brains the way we can!
However, just because some teens do make decisions that aren’t wise doesn’t mean that older people have to use that against us. Although teen brains aren’t fully developed, you shouldn’t use that as an excuse to act out of pure defiance! We are not being irresponsible!


Philadelphia stinks!

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Philly has to be the worst place ever! People who live in other cities think that people in Philadelphia are just rude.  I chose this topic because I thought it would be interesting to know what people think of Philadelphians and Philadelphia. A lot of the things people think about Philadelphia aren’t true but then again they are. I think most of the things they say can be facts but a lot of it is just opinion. I don’t like the fact that some people think that all people in Philadelphia are the same. Some people like to be crazy and reckless and others would rather excel in their duties.
I found that Philadelphia is ranked the second dirtiest city in America. That is one of the things people hate about Philadelphia and I agree. Philadelphia is a very dirty city but its not like people don’t try to clean the streets. There are many places in Philadelphia that are absolutely clean. Someone stated that Philadelphia is filled with nothing but druggies and girls that don't treat themselves correctly. Yes, that’s true but as I said before that's not all people that live in Philadelphia. You can't just look at a few people and say all Philadelphians are like that.
The things people say about Philadelphia are just crazy. Prejudice against Philadelphia definitely exists. There’s no question about it. I think people need to grow up and realize that there are problems in cities everywhere. There’s no reason to point fingers at people in Philadelphia. Philadelphia has to be the greatest place ever! Philly has to be a wonderful place to be if willing to accept some minor mistakes here and there. Shout out! What do you think?

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People much older than I am think that people my age are not responsible. They do not rely on people my age, because they think they can’t handle it. I have seen a lot of this happening. There are many other things older people think about us.
You can tell older people think you’re not responsible because if they need help with something important, they’ll look over you. They’ll try to find someone older to help them with it. They assume younger people are immature. They think we are lazy. Some people might be lazy, but not everyone is. Six out of ten young people already volunteer with community agencies. Almost nine out of ten teenagers would volunteer to take part in programs to help prevent crime if they knew how to get involved with their communities. From this fact, it proves we are all not lazy. They’ll think you are always childish and can never be serious, but that’s not true. I would say younger people these days know more now. A lot of them have gone through things that people their age shouldn’t. This caused them to know more. We may not be as mature as adults now, but it took them time to get there. Younger people nowadays are pretty mature for their age. Older people think we make irrational decisions. I would say we all make irrational decisions. This makes us learn from our mistakes and become wiser. If you don’t make mistakes, you’ll never learn. Adults do make irrational decisions like we do, it’s not just us. Older and younger people become wiser over the years. Adults also think we do bad things outside of school. I kind of think they almost think we’re in a gang. It’s because of how our world is today. It’s putting a bad name to us as young people. Youth are less likely to be charged with violent crimes than adults.

Assuming we do these things is wrong. Some people may be like this, but not the whole generation. Adults need to give us a chance. We can prove them wrong. They might think differently, but if they give us a chance and look at how we act, we can prove them wrong. There is prejudice against young people.

Prejudice against people in Philly.

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People who live in other states think that people in Pennsylvania are stuck up. To me I think this is somewhat true but then again I don’t. Everyone has something diverse about them that others don’t have. I’m not stuck up, I’m just a smart person. Being stuck up is when you think you’re all that and seem not to care for and/or about others. I care about everyone and everything and I don’t think of myself more than I do others and I don’t think that I’m necessarily all that.
Some people even said that they love the history and environment of Pennsylvania period. I love the way that Pennsylvania is made but even though I love it that doesn't mean I don’t want to try other places or go across the world. That just means that I love how it is and I love the way that many people treat me. For those people to say that they don’t like Pennsylvania only because of the place is not fair at all.  Many people have their own opinions on Philadelphia but there’s always a good part of a city, country, state, or even nation. The environment in Philadelphia isn't even that bad. There are not that many burnt down places. Like of course Philadelphia has the hood or the “ghetto” as people refer to places in which people are poor, hardly have any food and or items of their own, and who are selling some type of illegal item. Okay fine Philadelphia does have some burnt down places but it is not like that everywhere in PA. I actually like Philadelphia, Pennsylvania because many of the people here, you can trust, but you can’t trust everyone.
I love Philadelphia but I like New York even more. Honestly, people that hate Philadelphia haven’t been here and they hate it and don’t even have a reason for it. There are so many amazing places in Philadelphia and I will always love living here. I do not think this prejudice should exist.