I’m a Big Kid Now…

Honestly, I have grown a ton this year. I really enjoyed this year, because of mainly my core classes, believe it or not. I really learned to calm down about things that are opposing pinions. My best accomplishment was going to Nationals for ballroom, and taking second. I gained a lot of friends, and I learned a ton. Seminary was a little rough. I don’t know what else to write about, so I’m just going to flatter Mr. Green. Mr. Green, you are the best person in this entire Universe. If Thanos was real, he wouldn’t be able to touch you.

Secret Secrets are no Fun; Secret Secrets Hurt Someone…

Secrets suck. I have had many people in my life who have had to learn this the hard way. I know someone who was sexually abused for many years. It took 6 years to tell anyone, and it destroyed them. To this day, they have trouble with certain trust issues and people thinking he was lying. Another example is my dad. My dad has been a druggie for many years, and has really struggled with gaining our trust back, because he has lied so many times. Let me clarify, I do not want any pity, that isn’t why I said these things, I just wanted you to know that there are real life examples of secrets really destroying people and relationships.

Love Moderately…

I am a very opinionated person when it comes to politics. I recognized this flaw about me. I tried to change to make things better between my relationships with people with opposing views. I had a really hard time with trying to fix it because it was based on love: Love for my country, love for my freedom, and love for my family. When people have certain opinions that can danger any of those things, I get scared and I get heated. I have finally learned that I don’t need to defend those ideas as much as I used to, because it will all be fine.

Hatred…

I try not to hate anyone, but there was this one person about three years ago. This dude was really annoying, but he was extremely hurtful to me. I will admit that I kinda started some issues with him that made it worse for the both of us. I have found since then that the most important thing to do is to confront the problem very early on, so that the resentment doesn’t deepen, and you are able to start forgiving each other. My mother experienced this in a negative way this last week. Someone that worked at her office was being really rude to some of the surrounding companies, so the companies didn’t like her. My mom said something about it and it thoroughly offended her employee. Things got so bad between them because her co-worker wouldn’t talk to her about the problem, and even got the boss in on it, that my mom quit her job.

What happened with the sub…

Well, I wasn’t there, so I’m just gonna tell you how a class should be when a sub is here. When there is a sub, we should give more respect to them than we do our normal teachers. This does not mean that we shouldn’t treat our regular teachers with disrespect, but we should make a good impression on the sub. That being said, some substitutes really just suck. We just have to live with that. We still can’t make life really hard for them even though we might really want to. We need to remember that everyone has their own personality and emotions.

Self Assessment…

One of the most important social things we can learn is recognizing what we are doing, whether it be right or wrong. If all we do is blame other people for our problems, we end up stuck in this loop of self pity and losing people we care about. I have a friend who treated everyone like garbage because she legitimately didn’t think anything was her fault, and what happened to her? Her entire friend group left her. She found new friends, but it took a long time, and to this day she hasn’t changed her thinking. She is no fun to be around. Don’t let this situation happen to you.

How I Feel about To Kill a Mockingbird…

I really, really enjoyed this book, and would recommend it to literally anyone who likes anything book related. I never really knew why this book was such a big deal until we finished it. I generally liked the story. It gave me a sense of really how terrible people were during the Depression. I loved the symbolism that was throughout the whole book. I didn’t understand what the big thing with Boo Radley was until we finished and I was able to see how it all tied together. Really well written. I personally would give this 5 stars. Definitely worth the time. 

Good Stuff from To Kill a Mockingbird…

Miss Rachael, Dill’s Aunt, states, “If a man like Atticus wants to butt his head against a stone wall, it’s his head.” We can take a very strong message from this one statement, and I believe Harper Lee meant it to be this way. Why do we care what other people are doing? I believe that there are many reasons. If we wish to have popularity, we look at what the popular people are doing. However it can also turn the wrong way. Sometimes if we want to be popular, we look at what the unpopular people are doing, and make fun of them just because they are doing something that isn’t considered cool, when really we shouldn’t care.

An Authority on Courage and Integrity…

When faced with a hard decision, you have the responsibility to push through it. How you do that is not up to me. You have to find in yourself the strength to do the harder right and not the easier wrong. We all need to face certain struggles in our life in order to learn and grow. When we go through our life, we will be faced with people who simply don’t like us, who oppose us on everything we do, and will do anything to stop us. It is our decision to do what is right, or to stoop to their level.

 

I chose my brother-in-law Josh.

Blind Spots…

Who are we to decide who is a good or a bad person? We all do things that we end up regretting. Sometimes, people get drunk and start driving, and they did a stupid thing, and they may have killed somebody. Does this really mean that they are bad people at heart? If that is so, then how is it that we expect people to forgive us for our shortcomings, or our faults. It isn’t fair to say that someone who has faults is inherently a horrible person, because we all have certain things that we believe and don’t believe. Walter Cunningham wanted to lynch Tom, and he did that based on his growing up and his beliefs. I don’t believe that he was a truly bad person.