Monday, April 18, 2016
When someone was mad at me and yelled at me, I stayed quiet and let them talk. I didn't want to interrupt or yell back, I simply just wanted to stay quiet and let the person talk; which I did. I knew that if I spoke or even said one word the person would've let me talk anyway, and there would be a lot more arguing and yelling, which, I didn't want. I let the person explain themselves and then after I told them how I felt about the situation. Yelling and arguing wasn't necessary and when I tried to explain that, they just kept yelling, and because the person wouldn't listen to me, I decided to argue and scream back. I regret doing that because it just led to more and more screaming and drama. If I stayed quiet, the conversation would've ended quicker, and that's what I wanted because I hate having arguments and I cant handle them well.
Monday, March 14, 2016
If it was from Fathers perspective, it wouldnt be as exciting. Jonas has details/memories about things that dont exist in his community. We wouldnt know that snow or sunlight didnt exist in his community. Jonas finds out about colors and love. We wouldnt know that colors didnt exist or that love doesnt exist.
I would rather live in a society where I am given the freedom to make my own choices because I want to experience different adventures and having the joy of making right choices. I want to live a life where I choose what I want to wear or where I want to go. I dont want to get a job at 12 or get a job chosen for me. I should be able to choose my own job and whatever I want to do.
Thursday, March 10, 2016
I listen to a lot of different types of music so its kind of difficult to choose only three songs. But theres one song that in my opinion is really catchy and I can listen to it all day. The song is called Somebody Else by The 1975.
This other song is one that means a lot to me and that I can also listen to all day. The song is called Truce by Twenty One Pilots. The song has a lot of really meaningful lyrics like, "stay alive", "you will die, but know your life is free, take pride in what is sure to die." Its a very short song but it means a lot to me.
This last song is one that always gets me in a good mood and makes me wanna just jump everywhere. The song is "This Aint a Scene it's an Arms Race" by Fall Out Boy. Okay but Patrick's 2007 sideburns, Joe's 2007 puffy hair, Andy's 2007 long hair, and Petes 2007 guyliner though.
I would rather be known while im alive then when I'm dead because I want to be able to encourage and inspire a lot of people while I'm alive. It wont matter if I'm forgotten when I'm dead because I influenced and impacted several peoples lives while I was alive.
Monday, February 29, 2016
The song, 'Imagine' by John Lennon is about imagining what the world would be like with nothing that separates everyone. Like religion, countries, possessions, greed, and hunger. The song is saying that the world would be a more peaceful and superior place.
I thought that Salomon brought up a good point. Our lives would be completely different. We wouldnt be able to learn anything. Like learning in school about math or reading. Or learning how to play an instrument. We need to know about historical events because we need to learn from our mistakes. If we do something we cant do, we cant learn how do to it because we're just gonna keep messing up and making mistakes.
Jonas is learning about things that dont exist and happen in his community. The first thing 'The Giver' showed Jonas was snow. Jonas didnt know what snow was because it doesnt snow in his community so hes never seen it before. He was surprised and saw snowflakes falling from the sky. He was very cheerful and excited when he slid down the hill because he has never experienced that before. Then Jonas experienced sunburn. Jonas was experiencing pain when the giver showed Jonas sunshine and sunburn.
Monday, February 22, 2016
I would definitely would rather live in my society than Jonas' society. I dont want my choices to be chosen for me because then my life wouldnt be as exciting. I want to live a life with choices and adventures. I want to travel and not be stuck in my community all the time.
In my opinion, there isn't a lot of good things about someone choosing a career for me. I would want to do something I enjoy, and have fun doing. I should be able to choose what career I want to do. If someone chooses something I don't enjoy doing, and theres no way to change my career, I would be miserable. 1 thing that is good about having my decisions made for me is that if I cant decide between two things, someone chose for me.