climbing onto other peoples skin is like saying walking a mile in other peoples shoes. What Atticus is saying is seeing what the other peoples point of views in certain topics. The admonition to walk a mile in someone else’s shoes means before judging someone, you must understand his experiences, challenges, thought processes, etc. You have to understand what the person is going through and what their dealing with before you judge them. None of us were born into the exact same situation, although some of our situations may be similar they are not the same. We have to see things from other peoples point of view so we can understand why they are acting the way that they are. It is really helpful to understand why people are doing things the way that they are, because if you just judge people right off the bat then you will never know what its like living in their shoes.
Empathy, What empathy means to me is to understand what people are going through weather it’s joyful or sorrowful. The real definition for empathy is the ability to understand and share the feelings of another. people do need empathy because you can’t go through life alone and having people understand you really helps. Knowing different people like your friends and family are or were going through the same thing really helps you realize that we aren’t alone in this world
This first semester of English was pretty chill. The subject / thing I was best in was my blog and annotating poems and short story’s. But the things I struggled with was writing the essays. I have a very short attention span and it’s hard for me to focus on one topic for a long period of time. I’m also a pro at procrastinating, which means I usually saved the majority of my essay till the night before it was due or it would be lase because we had 2 weeks to do it and I still didn’t do it and forgot about it (don’t do that its stupid) So this year i’m going to work on doing me essays on time and not waiting till the last minute. And I am going to ask for help of I don’t understand a certain topic or meaning.
If your like me you have your own way of wanting to learn things. But how do we know what to put into our lesson if we don’t know what will catch the listener / readers attention? Design thinking is a great process to help us know how our peers like learning about things and what will catch their attention. We figured out that the majority of our class likes learning about the central idea and the theme of what we are talking about. But if we talked about like the history the story / poem was set in then the people we were teaching wouldn’t want to pay attention because it’s boring, but if we teach more about the things that we want to learn and a little bit of the other stuff then we will have more kids paying attention in class and more kids getting things out of the lesson.
We can all agree that there need to be some changes in our society, but who is in charge in making these changes. obviously the government need to make some changes (electing a better president.) But also we can make a change in society today. We do have a responsibility to make change in today’s world. i know that some things we do not have control over because of the government, but we have control over some things too. Us people need to have more of a say in what we do as a country and as a society. People need to be treated with respect and everyone have the same rights. Yes we have come a long way in changing peoples rights but there are still some changes that we can make. We all need to treat each other with respect that’s one of the things we can change. Just think, if everyone was nicer we would live in a much better world.
The book that I found most interesting is “If I ever got out of here” written by Eric Gansworth. This book is about a Native American twelve year old boy who is in seventh-grade named Lewis who feels like no one likes him and that he a special force field that isolates him from his classmates. But this year there is a new kid named George in his class and he is hoping to finally have a friend. As Lewis and George start getting to know each other they discover that they both love music and especially the Beatles. Lewis is trying to keep George away from his family because they are very strict about people outside their culture, meanwhile George is being bullied by a boy named Evan and he is trying resist being the target of his bullying.
I have recently read the short story Harrison Bergeron and it talks about everyone being equal. The definition of equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities. How i define equality is that everyone has the same rights and is treated with respect. It doesn’t matter if you are black or white, catholic or jewish, rich or poor, gay or straight, fat or skinny. None of that matters, we should all be treated with the same respect of everyone else. But in the society that we live in everyone is judging people for who they are and it’s not okay. People are out there killing themselves because of the things people are judging them for. We are having wars because of these things!!! We are all different and unique in our own ways. It doesn’t matter where you come from everybody should be treated with respect. No one is better than anyone else because in the end, we are all people and we all deserve respect.
Here is the story of how I died… i wont give my name for i deserved this death because of my actions.
When I was young I always had this thing for Halloween, it was always my favorite holiday because I got to play pranks and scare people but of the changed on October 31, 1999. That morning my girlfriend came to come pick me up for school. When she came in she handed me this doll and told me “I found this at the store and thought your little sister might like it.” I was kind of suspicious at first but i know my girlfriend would never ever do anything to harm me or my family, so I handed the doll to my little sister and went off to school. When I got home from school i was suppose to watch my little sister because my parents were going out withe their friends. When I walked through the door I called her name and no answer, I called her again, and no answer… I was feeling very apprehensive I knew something was up so i went down to her room to find the poll on her bed… But not just one doll… two of them, one looking just like my little sister! Then I realized that the car was still in the garage and I ran into my parents room to find them as doll’s too. I gathered all of the doll’s and cried in my room… And realized that now I was a doll too.
The definition of equality is the state of being equal, especially in status, rights, and opportunities, which is saying that all people should be treated with equal respect, not more than others. Even though some people are born with a good family and a good life and other people are unfortunate and don’t get to have those things, that doesn’t mean that they should be treated differently. The government is supposed to be making sure every body is getting treated how they should be. It doesn’t matter if you are black or white, catholic or jewish, rich or poor, gay or straight, fat or skinny. None of that matters, we should all be treated with the same respect of everyone else. But in the society that we live in everyone is judging people for who they are and it’s not okay. People are out there killing themselves because of the things people are judging them for. We are having wars because of these things!!! It doesn’t freaking matter what you may look like or what your background is. All that matters is that we are people and all people needed to be treated with respect.