Tuesday, November 25, 2014
“You may lie”. Hearing “You may lie”, that is something huge. I think that in a community where grammar is highly used, that is extremely odd to hear. This is odd because in this community everything is supposed to be perfect and there are to be absolutely no screw ups. Also lying is making a decision, and in this community you don't make choices for yourself, they are made for you. Being able to chose is what makes this community imperfect. Lying in general is a bad thing to do, but if you think about it that is what the head elders are doing to everyone in the community. In this community lying is against their law, but the head elders do it because they don't let these people know that there is more than just a few different communities out there.
To be completely honest we have no idea if there is more than just elsewhere. In my own opinion, if you have seen “The Maze Runner” I think it may be a bit like that, where there are scientist who are in control of the community. To be honest at this minute we can not make any assumptions just yet because we have exactly no idea what is out beyond the community. All that we know for right now is that this is a community of lies and liars. To me if I were to lie that would be a good and bad thing. this would be good because you could probably get away with a lot of things. According to http://www.goodreads.com/quotes/tag/lies,Mark Twain once said “If you tell the truth, you don't have to remember anything”. Thats how lying can go wrong, its better to just tell the truth than to lie, because when you lie the only person you hurt is yourself. Also lying makes you think that what ever you are lying about is the truth. A fact from http://io9.com/10-things-you-didnt-know-about-lying-1175676651 states that ‘All Americans lie at least once a day and think they got away with it.” Also from this website I quote “Compulsive lying makes you smarter”, now look I do not agree with lying. But could lying make you smarter that is the question? I think that it may make you smarter, but you don’t have to always lie. Lying can also be one of the WORST thing to do. Lying in my opinion is like a drug, and this drug is very addictive. I know people that are compulsive liars, and they tell me it’s hard to not lie sometimes.
Monday, November 24, 2014
“If everything’s the same, then there aren't any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!” This quote from “The Giver” expresses Jonas’ anger toward the sameness and order of the community. It gives us the idea that he wants to change the world he lives in.
Decisions are extremely important. They separate us from machines. We need decisions because without them we aren't human. Imagine if all 7 billion people in the world couldn’t choose. Would you want to live in that world? I think not, because decisions are one of the most important things in a person’s life. One little choice to wear blue instead of orange can change the whole outcome of a day. We need decisions, they make sure we are in control, not someone else.What if we didn't have decisions? Life would be horrible! Everyone would be a drone sent out to do their task. Without decisions we wouldn't be human! The average person makes about 228 decisions a day. Now if we didn't make those decisions we would be like a dog, trained to do what our master wants when the master wants it. There wouldn't be a point to living. Would you want to live without being able to make decisions? I know I wouldn't; I’d rather die!
Sunday, November 23, 2014
The quote, “If everything’s the same, then there aren’t any choices! I want to wake up in the morning and decide things!” is a crucial thought to my life. Differences let you make a choice, and being the same would be plain. We can create a careless or good choice. Our feelings and mind affects our choices at times. There are times we want to have courage, so we take the chance anyways. It turns out to be the wrong choice and we end up facing the consequence. The consequence can be a variety of things. One consequence can have a more immense effect than the other. Choices are crucial. One choice can turn anything around fast.
According to James E. Faust, he says that choices can give us opportunities and if we delay it then the chance may never be there again. The statement is accurate because every second we have a chance to have a different result depending on what we decide. In “The Giver,” Jonas has a successful plan but chooses to take Gabriel with him which makes the situation change. Jonas could have stayed in the community, but he decided to take the chance to leave at night because he was striving to see a world of colors and differences. What I choose to speak, say, or do in my life can affect me and others. Choices can be mistakes or wonderful events, but we still absorb knowledge from them. Choices give us understanding on the situation and which choice is the wisest.. Everything is a choice in our life, and the reason we have choices is because of differences.
Sunday, November 2, 2014
Bullying is something that shouldn’t be in our world today. Many people don’t think about bullying, and that’s part of the problem. We should try our best to prevent bullying around the world. Maybe we can start being nice to one another and not being rude or obnoxious. We shouldn’t judge people by their hair style or the clothes they wear. Maybe they like wearing those things. Many people are being bullied in today’s world because of how they look and that’s unnecessary. Would you like if someone bullied you because of how you look? I know I wouldn’t.When someone is getting bullied, they get hurt. They may not be physically hurt, but they are hurt on the inside. You should be the person preventing bullying! Think about what it would be like if you were the victim. No one in the world wants to be bullied, but there are some cruel people out there that are doing it! If you see someone getting bullied, tell someone! Don’t just sit there and let it happen. Go to a teacher, or a staff member, and pick up for the person that is getting bullied. Talk to the person getting bullied, help them feel better. You can make an end to bullying, but only if you try!