Now I am looking forward to furthering my education after high school and taking care of my family the way I always wanted. In final conclusion, being on probation was a bizarre journey. Also, taught me a lot in life from start to end. Which started to show me that my friends weren’t for me, I did thing I regretted, I ended back on probation, and it made me the person I am today. I will never look back at that particular experience.
Documents 1 and 5 do not directly show support or contempt for Buddhism, but rather give another perspective of the religion. Document 1 comes from a sermon preached by the Buddha himself. “The Four Noble Truths” shows us the basic guidelines of the religion. This information is vital because many people who just simply chose a side of the fight for or against Buddhism may not actually know what the religion represents. By reading the sermon, the Chinese citizens could form a better understanding of Buddhism.
Steven Pinker made so very interesting arguments in The Blank Slate that caused me to question and try to rationalize how I truly came about to become the person that I am today. When I was younger I was always taught to believe that God has some plan for me and that everything that occurred in my life was all apart of some grand master plan that God had laid out for me and not to worry and that everything was going to work out fine as long as I was a good person. I believed that people were definitely born inherently good and that certain factors for whatever reason caused people to lose sight of that and become corrupted and acting poorly. I believed that we all have a soul and are free to make whatever choices we want but we should try to
WEEK 1: CULTURAL IDENTITY I always thought that the definition of culture was the way a group of people behave socially, which was influenced by their cultural background like race, religion, rituals and origin. Activity 1 challenged the way I thought about my own culture. I used to think my culture was typical Australian, but when asked to describe my own customs, I realised that I do not eat seafood or pork, like many Australians, and that this is because of a religious belief that my parents and extended family held. I now think that culture is different for every person, as they choose the customs that they find meaningful and are influenced by peers and family. Kaur Klair (2018) said that what we eat, wear and how we act is determined by our culture, but I also think those things are influenced by many factors as everyone’s culture is
Chris Crutcher , wrote this book for teens to open up more to their parents to speak out when they’re feeling a certain way. Not bottle up their emotions and become stressed and depressed over the situations they’re put in. He also wrote this for parents who ride they kids to the point where they’d rather die than play sports. Sports are supposed to be fun and entertaining. But if you as a parent put your child down and make them feel bad for doing something wrong is where you mess up.
I’ve always been this way, but when I was younger I was described as simply “shy.” This was never the case, though, I was much worse than shy. I was scared of people, the world, everything. Think Chuckie from the children’s show “Rugrats,” if you’ve seen it. Because of my anxiety, I have a tendency to make things much worse in my head than they actually are. Many people are able to work through issues and move on, but for me, even once they’ve been “resolved” I constantly rethink the situation over and over in my head.
Martin Luther King once said, “The ultimate measure of a man is not where he stands in moments of comfort and convenience, but where he stands at times of challenge and controversy.” I believe that this quote describes that a person shows his or her true colors when they are challenged. One time Dr. King inspired me to face my fear and keep moving forward. I have always had a big fear of public speaking and the thought of it had always sent me into an agitated state of stuttering and sweaty palms. I was always nervous when I had to present in front of my class for little projects and book reports, it has gotten better over the years, but I would never volunteer to go first or volunteer at all, I would just wait for the teacher to call on me. Everything was
In my opinion, it shows that I am someone who overcomes adversity. Quitting was not an option for me, I knew I would have to face the beast sometime, and I decided I would do it with some assistance. Struggling through this has made me a stronger person today, one that never gives in to any challenge he faces. There are millions of people who cope with depression, so I made it my personal mission to support anyone I know who has had to live with this awful mental disorder. Still to this day not many people know of what I had suffered through, but I can see how it has morphed me into a confident, more considerate
Before my dad’s death in 1989 I had suffered from mental, sexual, and physical abuse at different times, from different people. I blamed him for not stopping it, for not saving me, and his death added to my pile of excuses to fail. An alcoholic right from the start, I learned how to drink like the pros around me: as fast as I could until the bottle was empty. I found this fun and the lack of accountability was empowering. I hated being weak and I especially hated being the victim, so I became manipulative, and took advantage of the weakness of others.
I have struggled with depression for as long as I can remember. When I look back to my childhood the only think that comes up is crying and taunting. Being an only child was difficult as there was no one to protect me from the endless comments about my appearance. This coupled with the fact that I am undocumented led me to hate myself, to the extent that I resorted to harming myself and even contemplating not being alive anymore. I developed an unhealthy view of myself and resorted to making myself puke after meals, to appease the taunting engrained in my mind.