February 14

Good Stuff

The quote I picked is:”Tellin’ the truth’s not cynical is it?” — “The way you tell it, it is” this quote is found in page (244). I first wanted to find out what “cynical” means so I looked it up and got this:”believing that people are motivated by self-interest; distrustful of human sincerity or integrity.” I think this is interesting because a lot of the time we seem to think that when ever we tell on someone or “snitch” people look at us like we have done something VERY wrong, and I think that that is not so, but that we are helping that person by informing someone who will be able to stop them from doing something they souldn’t. By doing this we help them understand what they did is wrong and the consequences that could have come because of their choices. I relate this to what Dill said because he was informing them of what his aunt does and most little kids tend to do the same about their family members. In the other hand I do think that we should try not to make the person feel bad when we do this, but that we should help them with empathy and love.

February 12

An Authority on Courage

The person  I chose is Henry Ford. If he were talking with my friend in need he would probably say something like this: “If you think you can do a thing or think you can’t do a thing, you’re right Coming together is a beginning, staying together is progress, and working together is success.Failure is simply the opportunity to begin again, this time more intelligently.”  When you choose to follow the right path it will never be easy, but if you continue the outcome will be of great value and importance. ” Quality means doing it right when no one is looking”.

 

February 2

Real Courage

I think that this definition is awesome because it shows that someone with courage is when someone is brave enough to keep going and to show everyone else that event though they might not win they will still stand for what they believe and will not give up. This is similar to what I believe because it’s also talking about how people are courageous when they not only do everything they can in order to win even thoug they won’t, but also that when we do this we are able to be courageous without having to be big and tough as is often depicted in movies or TV shows.

January 29

Persistence

I think that it is worth it ti try to win even if you know you are going to loose, because then you can show others that you don’t give up and that you are willing to prove t0 them you can do it even if there is litte hope. I think that you should try to do as much as you can to try to win, because if you truly give it your best you will be able to know that you did everything you could and that it’s out of your hands now. You would be able to live in peace even if you loose. In my oppinion this should be applied in all sircumstances. This shows us that Atticus knows what he wants and that he will do all that he can to accomplish it, and that he will not quit but instead continue to be persistent. I think that its good that he will sacrifice so much for this because it shows that he truly believes it is the right thing to do. I also think that it would teach his children an important lesson.

January 25

To Kill a Mockingbird–So Far

I think that this book is not one that I would read on my own, or if I did I would have stopped a loooong time ago, but I think that with Mr.Green explaining to  us what happens every time we read it has become more interesting and I’m starting to feel like it’s not as bad as I thought it would be. I like that they have a bit of mistery thrown in there and that we are able to really understand how things were back then, and how people had to live. I don’t like that in is moving very slowly, or at least that’s how it feels, and that we are stuck in just Jem and scout. I haven’t found out why it’s so popular yet, but I hope that we discover the truth behind the mistery about the Radleys before we finish.

 

January 17

Climbing Into Other People’s Skin

He means that she should try to see things from someone else’s point of view, or to put herself in someone else’s shoes. This will help her get along with all kinds of folks because she will be able to better understand their actions, and the way that they do things, aswell as their thoughts. She will also be able to relate to them, and try not to judge them so much. I know that when I do this it becomes easier to work with others, and I am able to comunicate with them in a more respectful way. It also helps me understand why they might do certain things that I don’t like, and how I can improve my opinnion about them. I think this is a great way to make friends and to get to know them. 

January 8

Empathy

Empathy is when someone can relate to something you are going through, and share your feelings to help you feel better. People need enpathy because it can be a good way to help your friends or to even make more friends as you help others. Pople should do everything they can to have empathy because they would have better relationships with others and would be able to understand their family, and friends better. An experience that I have had with empathy was when my family first came to the U.S.A. because it was really hard to leave all of our family and friends without knowing if you would ever see them again. During this time it was also hard for me to comunicate with others because of the differences in the language, but I had very good and nice teachers that helped me understand in school and to learn the labguage. I also had my family always there for me when I neded help because obiously they were going through the same things as I was. This helped me feel more comfortable here and to realize that I wasn’t going through all of that alone, and that I had people to talk to when ever I neded their help.

January 4

2nd Semester Goals and Aspirations!

The first semester I was really good at writing the essays, and I did a good job keeping up with my blog. I struggled with reading because I was not able to find a good book, so I wasn’t very inspired to read. This next semester I need to read more and a lot faster, I also whant to get better at annotating and writing about articles. to read more I  will try harder to find a book that interests me and I will find the time to read at least one chapter a day. I will also pay more attention to the articles we read so that it will become easier for me to annotate, and write responses.

 

December 14

Design Thinking

I think that this process is very useful because by doing it we can create what we need for the audience instead of something that no one. I think that we are using it in this class because it’s a good way to know what we need to write and how we need to do it when we are writing essays. I think it will be useful because it will help narrow down what we need to write and help us see how we need to do it without any extra details that people might not care about. By using this process I think I would become better at writing essays and my work will be more effective.

November 28

Promoting Change

In my opinion it is our responsability to promote change in society if  there is something going on that is not fair to everyone 0r if there is something that we feel is simply not right or that is not intended for the good of everyone. A good example of when we would have the responsability to promote change is in the declaration 0f independence, because it states that if the government was to change things like our rights then we do have the power to overthrow or change it so that we are able to get those rights back ” “unalienable rights” which the Declaration says have been given to all human beings by their Creator, and which governments are created to protect.”

 

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