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Hope

Hope is a feeling that you have when you're expecting something to happen. I don't really know where hope comes from, I have never really thought about it. Maybe hope can be feeling, for example when you are feeling hopeful. You can lose hope a lot of times. When you are hopeful you are probably expecting a positive outcome, but once you see things aren't going as you expected them to go you start losing hope. You may feel as if there's nothing else you can do so you loose all hope and give up. But, you can also restore your hope. You can keep expecting a positive outcome and just because something isn't going the way you planned it to go you can try fixing it the way you needed it to go, and if you can't fix it and you feel as if there's little to no hope left hold onto that little hope that you have because hope is something you should never give up on. I have lost hope so many times on somethings I have been trying to do. I am reading a book titled Bad F…

Social Injustice

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I have watched many TED talks about social injustice. In fact I think I watched all nine that were on there. A TED talk that really caught my attention was Islamophobia killed my brother. Let's end the hate. In this TED talk Suzzane Barakat talks about how her brother and his wife, along with a friend were murdered execution style by their racist neighbor. Now, the man turned himself in which may have seen like the right thing to do but the way he did it wasn't. When he turned himself in he said he had killed them over a parking dispute, that was false. Once the news got a hold of that information that had used the story they were told and it spread like wild fire. Barakat and her family were devastated but what made it even were was the information about her brothers death was wrong. This just shows that Islamophobia does exist and not all believe that or just don't care because its not affecting them or their family, so they ignore it. We all need wake up and see what i…

"The One who Walked Away from Omelas"

In the story "The One who Walked Away from Omelas" they have a perfect society where they are safe in but there is a child who is in the basement who is miserable and can not be saved. If the child is given care their perfect society crumble. The child is the one that is giving them their perfect society, they have sacrificed that child unwillingly just so they can have their perfect society. That is not ok no one deserves to be neglected and maybe if the tables were turned on one of the parents there and that was their child they would have been eager to give them their care. Would they give their child in the basement care? Would they tell them kind words? Would they sacrifice their perfect society for their child? The people who are walking away from Omelas they have a different mindset. They are walking alone in the dark to the unknown. You can say they are that they are thinking out of the box they don't want to be part of that society. How selfish can a human be th…

"The Surprising Science of Happiness"

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In the Dan Gilbert's Ted Talk "The Surprising Science of Happiness" he discusses how we become miserable when we don't get what we want. He explains how our psychological immune system helps us so we don't become "miserable". He describes how our psychological immune system helps us change our view of the world when something goes wrong so that we can feel better. He then gives an example of an experiment with Harvard students. He explains how the psychological immune system work best when we are stuck. He lets the students take pictures around campus and lets them only keep one of the 2 pictures they had kept. In one group they have a chance to exchange the pictures and the other group has to stick with the picture they chose. He saw that the group that couldn't exchange the picture were happier with their results. The other group were deliberating if they should keep the picture or return for the other. The other group did better because they knew…

Happiness

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Someone who makes me happy is my sister. My sister and I always hang out whenever we can because she works and I go to school. We have a lot of things in common although there is a 10 year gap. We love going out and doing activities such as ice skating, mini golf, camping, etc. Happiness to me is something that brings me  joy, puts a smile on my face and makes me forgot all of my worries for the time being. Whenever my mom goes to visit my grandma she always says that all her worries and pain go away because she is focused on my mom and loves spending time with her and I think that's how happiness should feel like. Happiness is important because its an emotion that us as individuals need just like when we are sad when we lose a loved one or maybe something else happens that may upset us, it's emotions we all have. The secret to having happiness is not hard, in fact I think it's just letting all of worries go for a moment and do something you enjoy doing. Such as, spending…

Favorite place

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My favorite place to go when i was younger was to work with my dad. After school my dad would pick me up when it was his time to be with me and take me to his work. My dad was a chef and he made the best food ever and the perks were that I got to taste his food. He would take me to his work and by then everyone one would know me and would always greet me and give me hugs. The kitchen had smelled so good you could here the pan clinking, the food sizzling, and could hear them yelling at each other orders. I would sit down next to my dad and once in a while he would grab a spoon and let me taste what he was making and i'd tell if it was good or bad. The smell in the kitchen was great you could smell the spices the sauces they used and many more. I remember one time my dad had made pasta and i love pasta so much and he made the best pasta with tomato sauce and garlic bread. I don't remember where he worked or where it was located but we had made a lot of memories in the kitchen, e…

Out of Your Comfort Zone

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I don't really like getting out of my comfort zone too much. I just like to stay home, read and listen to music. In the TED talk "Try something new for 30 days"  Matt Cutts had talked about trying something new for 30 days. During the video I had seen how he said within those 30 days he said that those were those most memorable 30 days that he has ever experienced. He had tried something new out of his comfort zone and it was a great 30 days for him, and he had gotten so many things accomplished that he has been wanting to do that he hasn't done. One thing I have done that was out of my comfort zone was when I hiked up Cowles Mountain with my sister. I don't really like to exercise, I prefer to just stay home and relax. When I went to go hike up Cowles Mountain it was a really fun experience and a not so well experience too. Going up the hill was complete torture and I thought I wasn't going to make it up because there were so many rocks to climb up. Once I g…