There have been many times in my life where I have had to make a decision between right or wrong. Most of the times nobody would even know about my decision, and I could have easily gotten away with making the bad one. There wouldn’t be any reward for choosing the good one so what was even the point. But I always made the right choice. I always stayed true to myself and knew that choosing the bad option would not help to make me a better person. It wouldn’t make me feel good. It had no good benefits whatsoever. So, even if I was the only one who would ever know what choice I had made, I would always choose the right.
When Atticus says that Mr. Cunningham is basically a good man with some blind spots just like the rest of us. I personally think that if you go out with a group of people with the intention to literally kill a man for no good reason, whether or not you go through with it, I don’t think your a good man. I understand if you kill somebody who has your family at gun point or something. But if you go out of our way to kill somebody just because they are black, I don’t think that you are even allowed to call yourself a good person anymore.
On the Monday we had a substitute teacher. Due to the fact that I am writing this blog post means that it did not go very well. The sub seemed super chill and not very serious and I think that most of the students could tell that she would be easy to push around. Some students were playing music that does not quite fit in with the classroom environment. I personally, feel like I did pretty good. I didn’t quite understand the character belief windows assignment that we were supposed to do but I got some work done. The worst thing that I did was probably using the table as a foot rest, but the sub didn’t say anything so I didn’t think much of it.
I think that the definition of courage is standing up for what you believe in, and standing up for those people who can’t stand up for themselves. Defending the weak. Bravery. In the book Jem thinks that “real courage” is a man with a gun in his hands. someone who intimidates others into doing what they want. Atticus wants Jem to know that “real courage’ isn’t a man with a gun. He wants Jem to know that you don’t need a gun to be courageous, that courage is the ability to stand up to others and protect those who can’t protect themselves.
It is very important to be persistent. If you are not you will give up and you won’t go anywhere in your life. Without having persistence you will give up anytime something hard happens. Persistence is knowing when not to give up and when to keep moving forward and keep pushing and pushing until you get what you want. If you want to get better at something like a sport then you have to be able to persist through the pain and get stronger and stronger until you are good at the sport that you are trying to get good at.
Atticus Finch told Scout about how there is one simple thing she can learn to help her get along with all kinds of people. He said she needs to crawl into their skin and look at things for there point of view. He is telling Scout that you can’t judge people without knowing what they are going through and what things are happening in their lives. If scout can do this she will be better able to get along with people, understand, and relate to them more than if she just blindly judged everybody. I feel like this is an important thing that everyone should try to do before judging someone.
Everyone has a belief window that, based on the way that they were raised and the things have influenced their lives, can affect their actions. Your belief window will affect most if not all of your decisions in life. I feel like the whole idea of everybody having a belief window is a little bit weird but at the same time it makes a lot of sense to me. It makes sense that the things that you were taught when you were younger would eventually have a big impact on your decisions and the actions that you take when you grow up.
I have felt like I have kept up on my goals pretty well but maybe not as good as i could have been. About keeping myself pumped about school, yeah that didn’t really happen so I guess I’ll have to try that next term. As for finishing three books that didn’t happen either so I guess I didn’t really keep up to well on my goals but that just means that I’ll have to set higher goals and follow through on those in the next term and in the next semester so hopefully I will be able to do that.
It says in the description that we read an article about this, but I wasn’t here so I didn’t read the article so I don’t exactly know what I am supposed to be writing about but I’ll try my best. When I here 1% gain i think about only getting a little bit of progress done. Sometimes that can be frustrating only gaining 1% but if you keep pushing through and don’t slow down or get discouraged you eventually will make it too 100% and you will fell like you actually accomplished something, not like you just did something and that was that.
The story that I read was about a guy named He-man who was teleported away from his home to a place called The Land. The beginning didn’t catch my attention as well as I would have liked it to but it explained the beginning and a lot of the stuff that had happened before the time in which this story takes place. The story was pretty good but in the beginning there was a lot of repetition. I thought that the middle and end of the story were pretty good and the story ends on a cliffhanger that could lead to another story. I think that people who like action will like this story. I give this story a 7/10