Thursday, September 26, 2013

Bully- Redo

The video “Bully” By Lee Hirsch has become an epidemic because bullying has pushed kids to the point of not only hurting themselves but hurting others too. Bullying isn’t just when people push someone down or beat them up or have their lunch money stolen bullying is also calling people mean names and crushing their spirits or making hurtful rude comments. This documentary of bullying show’s people that there is bullying going on in the world and that it isn’t just a couple of kids in each school but more like the whole school bullying a couple of kids. It also helps people notice that if a person is a nobody that no one in the community will really care or stand up for the person getting bullied over if you're a politician kid or someone well known.
In the documentary “Bully” by Lee Hirsch demonstrates to people that the bullying is real and is happening and that the community or the school administrators won't care or help you unless if the problem becomes “big” enough in the society. Meaning that if someone is getting pushed around or called mean names nothing will happen until it reaches the point of suicide or assault. This leads people to believe that no matter what they do or what people they tell that no one can help them and the problem won’t cease to stop. Most adults try to make kids grow up too fast and deal with their own problems unless if its their own kids. Some school’s and officers do a great job of stopping bullying but mostly kids have to deal with it on themselves. Is it pride, fear, pain? Some tend to believe that it’s because they don’t know how to deal with the problem on their own so when they do go to adults for help and they don’t help they have nowhere else to turn. Soon people start to harm themselves or start hurting others starting a never ending circle of bullying. Lee Hirsch show’s us what is really happening in world and that bullying is really true and that people can stop it if they come together and face the problem. Hirsch show’s people that even though some of the teachers and parents in the community think that they’re making a difference even though they really aren’t. This leads people to think of new ways to stop bullying they can do differently to help stop bullying. People have started clubs and support groups, to try and help bullying but even if they do someone else will always be out there bullying. The truth behind it all is that even though you can have all the people in the world to stand up for you and help you get threw bullying the only person who can really get it to stop is the person getting bullied. Bullying is real and people can stop it all they really have to do is come together and stop taking it in silence.

Thursday, September 19, 2013

What Could you DO with $20,000

“What Could you Do with $20,000” by Blake Boles demonstrates what we could do with $20,000 dollars instead of spending it on college. He show’s people that instead of going to college and ending up in debt with the colleges you could have an apartment and you can travel around the world and use that twenty thousand for better things that will give you hands on life experience and that you can also get jobs and make extra cash on the way.  
    Blake Boles “What Could You Do with $20,000” show’s people that they don’t need college and that they are necessarily better without going to it. Boles gives us examples of his life how he did better without getting into college. He first started off by showing us what he could provide for himself with only 20K. First, he bought an apartment for 6 months and got a laptop. He also got high speed internet and still had a lot of money left over. What Boles then used that for was groceries and fun activities as well as traveling around the world and going to visit his family. Even after all of that he still has money left over and he still didn’t even mention all of the stuff that he can get for free and all the activities he can do! He goes on showing people that even though you haven’t gone to college you can still get a job and make extra money on the side. That’s not all you can also go be a free entern learning about the job you want and to see if its really meant for you. Although not many people agree with what Boles is trying to show us he still has a point. Most colleges are robbing us blind because we're going there to get a job that won't even pay us enough to pay off our college loans. With this Boles demonstrates to people that they don’t need to go to college to get a good job and make bank and that most people who do go to college and get a degree for a good job usually are worse off then not even going to college at all. How? With all of the debt they’re in when they graduate is worth more then the job that they went to college for. Why do people expect us to go to college and get a good job if in the end we won't even be able to use the money we earned. 

Sunday, September 15, 2013

Bully

The video “Bully” By Lee Hirsch has become an epidemic because bullying has pushed kids to the point of not only hurting themselves but as far as suicide. Bullying isn’t just when you see someone get pushed down or beat up or have their lunch money stolen bullying is also calling people mean names and crushing their spirits or saying hurtful stuff. This documentary of bullying show’s us that there is bullying going on in the world and that it isn’t just a couple of kids in each school but more of the whole school bullying a couple of kids. It also shows us that when you’re a nobody that no one in the community will really care or stand up for you over if you're a politician kid or someone well known.
    In the documentary “Bully” by Lee Hirsch shows us that the community or the school administrators won't care or help you unless if the problem becomes “big” enough in the society.This leads kids to believe that no matter what they do no one can help them and the problem won’t cease to stop. Most adults try to make kids grow up too fast and deal with their own problems unless if its their own kids. Some school’s and officers do a great job of stopping bullying but mostly kids have to deal with it on themselves. Is it pride, fear, pain? Some tend to believe that it’s because they don’t know how to deal with the problem on their own so when they do go to adults for help and they don’t help they have nowhere else to turn. Lee Hirsch show’s us what is really happening in world and that bullying is really true. Hirsch show’s us that even though some of the teachers and parents in the community think that they’re making a difference even though they really aren’t. This leads people to think what they can do differently to help stop bullying. People have started clubs and support groups, to try and help bullying but even if they do someone else will always be out there bullying. The truth behind it all is that even though you can have all the people in the world to stand up for you and help you get threw bullying the only person who can really get it to stop is the person getting bullied.  

Wednesday, September 11, 2013

What’s Wrong with the Teenage Minds” by Alison Gopnik is an article talks about teenagers that are growing up too fast or too slow teenagers. Some examples that Gopnik lists is that teenagers grow up faster than they use too by hitting puberty sooner then they used to and that sometimes they overestimate their rewards. Gopnik has done some research and wrote in the article that the reason why teens are hitting puberty earlier than they did in the past is because they  aren’t being as active. Gopnik also said most kids don’t have chores or very little chores causing them to not have as much discipline. Gopnik has also seen that teens who said they wouldn’t drink and drive they end up in a drinking and driving accident. Teens are also applying for jobs at the age of 14-16 but they get turned down because they are still young or have no experience at all. Some teenagers are even starting to get internships at the age of seven. Kids overestimate their reward from trying to grow up, having too much confidence and learning from their mistakes. Kids are also making bad choices in life such as smoking, drinking, and not doing their homework. The kids underestimate that this is a huge risk of their future such as not being able to go to college, not planning time very well, and having a job they don’t want. These are just some of the things Gopnik has listed in her article “What Wrong with the Teenage Minds.”

Reading “What’s Wrong with the Teenage Minds” by Alison Gopnik really shocked me and caught me off guard. What Gopnik wrote in her article is true most teenagers that end up smoking or drinking below age don’t end up with the future or jobs that they had wanted. The reason most teenager will disagree with this is because they don’t talk about the successful teenager the one who have finished college and has gotten a successful job. Yes, they probably went to their adulthood late or came out with some bad grades but they also ended up graduating out of college and getting good jobs. Kids who are underestimating the risks of drinking or not doing homework are the ones that usually have a job that they probably hate. They probably can’t leave their parent’s house and haven’t been to college yet. For the conclusion of this Gopnik is trying to say teens are just growing up too fast so they can get respect from their parents. Were trying to say that we don’t get any freedom from our parents. Teens aren’t growing up how they used to because we don’t live in the same generation as our parents did. Now we have technology and more responsibilities and even more stress added on because we don't just get first degree from our parents we also get it from teachers. She doesn’t understand that most teenagers go into drinking and smoking because they’ve been taught that it takes off the stress of all the work they have to do and all of the stress they get from their parents.