“Never forget what you are, for surely the world will not. Make it your strength. Then it can never be your weakness. Armor yourself in it, and it will never be used to hurt you.” (George R.R. Martin) I like this quote because it pertains to the novel Caucasia by Danzy Senna. In the novel, Birdie who is the main character is growing up and trying to be aware of this idea of race and her identity. She is bi racial and her identity is formed by how others perceive her. Caucasia illustrates Birdies confusion with her identity differences and race that is seen through her viewpoint.
"There is no point treating a depressed person as though she were just feeling sad, saying, There now, hang on, you’ll get over it. Sadness is more or less like a head cold- with patience, it passes. Depression is like cancer." (Depression is not sadness, how to cope with depression, 2014, p. 1) This quote from The Bean Trees by Barbara Kingsolver illustrates well the issue of mental depression. According to Merriam-Webster, depression is, “a serious medical condition in which a person feels very sad, hopeless and unimportant and is often unable to live in a normal way.” While much of this is true, many people with depression find ways to blend in and conform with the rest of society. The main issue with depression is not necessarily the symptoms,
In fahrenheit 451, Mildred wants to kill herself because she is very unhappy. Some might argue that she is just sick, but that isn’t all because she depicts signs that she is depressed, lonely, and lacks the feeling of love. This could all be causes of society having a negative effect on Mildred and her wellbeing; technology, obsession, and being unable to cope with her emotion are all factors that play into Mildred life.
Growing up in South Carolina it was very adventurous. A warm night on October 03 2000 in West Palm Beach, FL Griz was born. I was born in JFK Hospital. But as soon as I born I moved to Dale, SC. All throughout elementary and middle school, I was called Dequan. But when high school started I was called Griz. My pops is a Chef in Florida. After high school, he went to a collinear art school to be a chef. My mother is Nurse at the Bluffton dialysis. After high school, she went to college at the trident university to be a nurse. My mother and pops met and high school and until senior year. I am the oldest out of all my siblings, but I had a sibling that passed away when I was younger. I have 3 siblings. I have two brothers named Aj and tiger and
Jack has to go back to the doctors today. The coughing is like normal now. It 's like every five minutes he 'll cough like three to four times. I 'm really worried for him. This was all so sudden, and it 's freaky as all shit. At least I have support from my friends, Mark, Madi, Matt, and Ryan. I just hope it 's not too serious. I just hope. I got out of bed, after lying there for thirty minutes after Jack left. I groggily went to my closet and grabbed random clothes. I went into the shower and washed myself off.
I am not a heinous person by nature but if I have to, but I can be rude. First off, I don’t know you personally, but I’ve heard of you. Also, no, I’m not good because sometimes life is really horrible, and currently it sucks. Yes, I’m a mess, but I can throw myself together and get through the day. I understand how difficult losing someone close to you is, but I don’t deserve to be guilt tripped by you. I didn’t make any hateful comments about you because I don’t know who you are Abby. Your name was mentioned twice. I said and I quote (because I wrote it), “I wrote that part in the beginning of October because I was incredibly hurt when I found out your new best friend, Abby, was moving or going to Webb.” I also said,
My family is bizarre -- really bizarre. Rodrigo, my dad, has a total of eleven siblings, making him the twelfth child. Mirna, my mother, has four siblings. All of their siblings had children, which results in there being about more than one hundred cousins, some that I don’t even know. We have a large family, like a circus show.
My older brother is the toughest, smartest, most competitive guy you will ever met. Sometimes I wish I wish I was more like him, more popular, not getting beat on… My mom and dad are even tough. I don’t understand how I tie into this family at all. My entire family is tough, for gosh sake, my mom will go hunting with us instead of staying home and cleaning and cooking like others mothers. She bare-handedly killed a bear with a small hunting knife without my brother or my dad’s
A lot of people wonder, who is Andrew Graves? Well, I’ll tell you right now. I was born on June 28, 2003 at the Kalamazoo Hospital, and I go to the Gull Lake Middle School. I have three main, very different topics, such as: My family, Gymnastics, and California. I will talk first about my family.
Do people ever stop and think that a certain song has changed their mood completely? One minute they were mad and the next they are sad. Or that music can help people with illnesses and disabilities. How music can affect the brain, emotions, memory and so much more. Music plays a key part in today’s society. It really has an impact on just about everyone. So how does music affect everyone in its own way?
Hi, I’m……well I guess you know what I am by now. It’s funny how we met so easily remember when you slept over brain’s house the other day and you felt weird. Well here I am, the parasite you were trying to scratch off your body but it never worked. See I told you it was funny well funny for me in a way. I’m sorry if my kids caused you that rash you been itching for the past couple of days, they been a complete mess. We hated brains body so when you sleeping we went into your body. Word of advice you should watch where you sleep because brains room was very dirty. The one thing I hate that people who I “live” with do is when they go to the doctor to tell him/her about the those little things that look like chicken pox. Yep those are my babies.
Grades six through eight were full of learning new things and transitioning from a child to and young adult. If my memory serves me right, my first day of school was a frightening experience. This experience was made even more complicated since my sister and I were not on the school record. My first day of middle school was the most stressful first day I’ve had yet. Shortly after the chaos ended I could settle into my new school. My sixes grade year was my first year that I participated in my church mission trip. This trip taught me to be respectful and mature. This knowledge helped me in middle school and continues to help me to this day. I not only had to transition to being mature, but I had to get use to having multiple teacher and
In mid-November ,2015 I left my home and went to a therapeutic boarding school. There were many rules about what you could and could not do. I felt like the nutcase , the crazy one but no one ever said anything like that to me. It was more like my parents saying she 's not crazy she just doesn 't think and takes everything too seriously. My first night I walked into the bathroom couldn 't find the light switch and cried in the darkroom. I wanted to go home I felt like I was literally dying of homesickness but once I started working I knew everything was going to be okay because I was getting better I was happier. On visits I did watch my cousins arriving at my house they ran from car to house excited and quickly ran to embrace me with a
Self expression is a term many people use. The meaning of it is how you show your true self around people expressing thoughts, feelings, and ideas. Many of it can be seen through art, writing, music, and dance. People show themselves with many different expressions. It can be any type of art and even writing. Some people have art when it come to make up they might be really good at making other people look better than they already do or even by how they write. For example some people will right all these happy books with happy endings and some people write sad books with sad endings. Everyone is different. Other expressions can be how they dress, act, and even by their voice. Personally i show my best self in many ways but one of them is how i dress. I
Neuro Linguistic Programming (NLP) is the study of human excellence through the understanding of our thought process (Neuro), how the way we use language influences us and the people around us (Linguistics) and our interactive process that enables us to make decisions in our lives (Programming). It is the science and art of excellence which is derived from analyzing how the best people in various fields achieve their success (What is NLP, n.d.). NLP forms the basis for this module, Mind Quest for Excellence, as NLP is the art of modelling excellence by studying how to further improve ourselves and enrich our lives. This report will be covering two main concepts I have learnt in this module, NLP presuppositions and Meta-programmes, and how I