I think what I’ll remember most is the nonstop talking and uncalled-for constant class discussions. Some of them were pretty interesting, I’ll give you that, but sometimes I just want some piece and quiet. A lot of them were frustrating because people just talked over people and others couldn’t always get a word in outside of that half of the class that kept being rowdy.
I personally think that we should not teach so much Shakespeare because I hate it. I get that it works different parts of your brain or whatever, but I just don’t like it. Also, there’s a ridiculous amount of death being taught.
Out of the books that I’ve read with literary merits, I didn’t really find a favorite. I was, however, disappointed with Never Let Me Go because it was just missing the heartbreaking moments that the reviewers were talking about. Maybe I’m just heartless, I don’t know.
“You see, if everyone is special, then no one is.”
I agree with that entire paragraph. All we care about is whether or not we get some kind of physical proof that we did something or that we tried something. And when we find out that there isn’t a participation trophy or ribbon involved, our pride gets hurt a little bit and we no longer have an interest in the matter. We all want to be the best and be able to rub it in someone’s face.
“…do whatever you do for no reason other than you love it and believe in its importance.”
When you think about the paragraph above, you can see why someone may do something because of the title or things that may come with it. Sure, you might not like it, but it pays the bills.
Sometimes thoughts like that irritate me because why would a person do something they hate because of the money involved or the authoritative power that comes with it? But then I realize that I’m one of those people. I catch myself thinking about how much money I could make going into Computer Science. I could make about twice as much money by myself coding, as my parents do combined. But the more I think about it, the more I realize how much I enjoy working at Toys R Us and would probably be happier there not making that much than in some corporate building typing away all day despite the fact that I’d be banking.
I walked in and am overwhelmed,
stacks and stacks upon the shelves,
Blue reactangles, red squares,
even yellow ones shaped like pears,
flat green to represent grass,
limited edition pink ones to add a little sass!
Then I look on and see the sets,
everything I need to make them the best
Minecraft, Star Wars,
even Ninja Turtles!
If I want something more simple,
there are birds,
cars, robots, monkeys,
or even dogs, almost absurd!
I leave the store arms filled,
hands prepaired to build.
My wallet may be bare,
but I cannot get myself to care!
“You can fail at what you don’t want, so you might as well take a chance on what you love.”
I think that’s a true statement. I would rather fail at a hard job that I find extremely interesting than at a safe mediocre job that a simpleton could do perfectly in their sleep. You can’t fully enjoy your life if your working a nine to five doing something that you couldn’t possibly care less about. If you can fail at absolutely anything, why not go for the gold?
“Life doesn’t happen to you, it happens for you.”
I think that everyone’s lives are predestined. I think that someone somewhere created a plan for everyone and that whatever they chose is set in stone. I believe that we can hope and wish for certain things to happen all we want, but if they weren’t a part of that someone’s plan for us, then they won’t happen. If you were meant to fail at something, it will happen regardless of whether or not you want to. So in a sense, I agree that life does happen for you.
I’m reading Never Let Me Go by Kazuo Ishiguro.
I’m exactly half way through the book, so page number 144.
Aside from about two words and some British lingo that pops up every once in a while, I wouldn’t say that there’s anything rather difficult in this book. The British lingo isn’t even much of an issue because I can gather what Ishiguro is saying by using context clues.
I don’t love the book as of right now, but it’s good in a couple of places. I’m just more of a romance/heartbreak kind of person and with that being said, I’m ready for the heartbreaking section to happen already… TIME better not be lying to me.
I like to think that Kathy is eventually going to get together with Tommy and that the heartbreaking moment is going to be one of them giving their final donation that ends up taking their life. I get that that sounds a little messed up, but for some odd reason I find that kind of stuff interesting.
Transhumanism is the idea of merging people with technology to enhance human capabilities and surpass limitations in basically every sense.
This makes me think of COD: Black Ops 3 because it’s about transhumanism in warfare. While some things are just external devices, others are mechanisms inside of their bodies or are just limbs that have been replaced by technology. Regardless of how they are connected to a person, they still surpass ‘normal’ human abilities.
Some positive potential in transhumanist practice would be artificial limbs that can actually be used.
Some negative potential in transhumanism would be getting so fond of our enhancements that we would continually seek out new or better things to replace the parts of ourselves that physically makes us human, because we are physically limited. Eventually we may end up being more mechanical than flesh and bone. I also think that at one point, we’ll find ourselves crossing the Rubicon with this, in the sense that we will get so advanced and ahead of ourselves, that we will create something that can over power us or think for itself and enslave the human race.
I think there should be a team or committee that decides what is scientifically ethical. The team being a group made up of people who are strong in their belief that transhumanism is the best way to move forward in the world, people who are extremely against the idea of man merging with machines, as well as a set of neutral people to try to keep peace amongst the opposing sides, all of whom are selected and voted on through a series of elections held for the open public. They should base their decisions on whether or not their creations, or combination of creations, still leaves the person in control of their thoughts and actions, and so long as these additions to their person still leaves them human. Human being whatever the committee and society agree an appropriate and acceptable definition of human is.
My personality type is ISFJ. ISFJ’s tend to place a strong emphasis on conventional behavior.
Some writing habits include writing a good chunk of a paper in my head, writing best when given detailed instructions, writing unorganized papers, and beginning writing when there’s a deadline for an assignment.
I don’t agree with the statement “Focus on their audience and the impact of their writing.” or “Engages in prewriting activities such as outlines.”Because I focus more on just getting the assignment done. I only do prewriting activities when they are required and even then, I make one after the paper is completed. I just pull sentences from the paper and call it a day. I do, however, agree with the statement “Needs a quiet place to complete writing tasks.” Because I most definitely need silence to keep my thoughts straight and concentrate.
One strength I have in writing is finding quotes or sentences that I like and being able to write an entire paper around them. One area of improvement would either be starting papers more than 3 hours before the deadline or just getting myself to stick to one topic throughout the paper instead of changing it half way through and having to rewrite the other half later on. My lack of concentration skills plays a good part in my poor writing abilities.