Odysseus and the Roadblocks of Life Michael Jordan once said, “If you're trying to achieve, there will be roadblocks.” However, wholeheartedly I believe in that. No matter what you're trying to do, everything in this crazy thing we call life will come with challenges, and obstacles along the way. You can never achieve anything if you give up the first time something knocks you down.
“ More students fail ninth grade than any other in high school”. The writer Korbey and Willens argues ninth grade is the most important grade. It's important for students to stay on track ninth grade year. When students fail their ninth year , it's hard for them to bring their self up. It's hard to transition to ninth grade because students have to try even harder to pass.
Life will always have its setbacks, but it is those unfortunate circumstances which will build up a human 's character and disposition; “What doesn 't kill you makes you stronger.” - Kelly Clarkson. Roman poet Horace wrote, “Adversity has the effect of eliciting talents which in prosperous circumstances would have lain dormant.” I completely agree with Horace’s perspective of the way people operate, adversity can be beneficial in the development of a person 's character. Difficult situations can draw out people’s hidden aptitude in which under normal situations they would have remained undercover.
In the story The Outsiders, Cherry Valance said "things are rough all over". By this she means that the greasers aren't the only ones who have it hard. The Socs have more wealth but they have problems that money can't solve. The greasers don't have much money and think that money will solve their problems when it wont. The Socs have it hard because they don't want to be good and act nice all the time like they are expected to.
One thing the every human can agree on is that life is challenging. There are going to be moments when you accomplish your goal. However, everyone is going to fail at some point in their lives. Every time you fall you have to get back up again. One successful person that has raised every time she fell is Joy Mangano.
“The Blue Bowl,” written by Jane Kenyon represents how hard is to lose someone that we love, even if it is a pet. The author describes how she and her friends buried a cat, and how depressed they felt the next day. Kenyon provides a clear description of the of the physical and emotional context surrounding the event. “Like primitives we buried the cat” (Kenyon), phrase that suggests that they were not even thinking in what was happening at the moment. I think it is typical reaction that most people have when we are going through a bad moment in our lives.
In life times are not always easy, sometimes the unexpected happens and you have to adapt accordingly. During these hard times, it shows who a person truly is on the inside. Many people panic and are not fit for tough situations, but others thrive in these situations. The kind of person who thrives, and are built for tough situations I think are the kind of people you should be friends with and surround yourself with. The fact that a persons true colors show during a crisis is shown in real life personal experiences, and also throughout most literature and movies.
The transition from Middle School to High School is extremely different on many levels. Many people that have already made their transition describe their Middle School experience as demanding and challenging. Be aware that in High School, you are given more freedom and opportunities. The size of the school is changed drastically. You need to come to the reality that you are surrounded by peoples who are four years older than you, adults.
TEACHING YOUR CHILD TO BE SAFE – PART TWO Instilling safety without creating fear As we previously discussed in PART ONE, becoming a parent is a wonderful experience but it can be fraught with fears, and none more so than fear for the safety of our beloved children. However, our fears can transfer to our offspring and make them even more nervous than necessary. However much we feel the need to protect them from every possible form of danger, we need to teach them to take care of themselves; by recognising risks and potentially harmful situations, without creating fearful and anxious children.
Every child dreams of going to college. They at a young age always have one dream of succeeding and accomplishing one dream job they always have wanted. Every child has a different dream but that dream would not go on without doing their homework through school. Homework has been around since as early as the year of 1095. Homework at that time generally acted as a form of punishment for students.