When I was young, I never thought that I would want to have anything to do with a STEM career. I always thought that it wasn’t something that women did, and therefore I couldn’t do it. It wasn’t until I was in high school started learning more about science and hearing encouragement from my teachers that I realized that pursuing a career in science would be possible. Just like how Chimamanda Adichie says in her Ted Talk, “The single story creates stereotypes, and the problem with stereotypes is not that they are untrue, but that they are incomplete. They make one story become the only story.” I had only one single story of a scientist, and that was usually
From society being scared of it, how it was uncharted because of that, and also how someone like Equality 7-2521 thrived and became a different and stronger person from being alone in nature. The type of society that he (Equality 7-2521) lives in is very strict. He couldn’t be who he wanted to be or do what he wanted to do, because if he did then he would get punished for it. I’m sure that when he got exiled from society he was probably scared, but at the same time was relieved or curious to what else was out there. He couldn’t do much in society.
According to Gerald Jampolsky, author of Change Your mind: Change Your Life, “[…] We are afraid that we are going to be hurt, rejected or unloved again and are fearful of the future because we believe that the awful past is doomed to repeat itself. When this is our belief, we find that is impossible to be happy in the present. Instead we spend our time superimposing the past upon the present.” This quote implies that by holding on to the pain from our past, it prevents us from thriving in our current lives. We have no control over the past, however, the present moment provides us with the ability to make actual changes that will dictate our future. When we perceive the past to be the directors of the future, we overlook the importance of the present.
Throughout her stay at Manzanar, Jeanne struggled with her identity. Jeanne was trying to figure out who she was and what she was going to become. When Jeanne first wanted to try something new, she did not know if she should try Japanese or American activities. Jeanne expresses her confusion when she states “even at ten, before I really knew what waited outside, the Japanese in me could not compete with that. It tried in camp, and many times later, in one form or another”(Houston 84).
Knowing that Klee Wyck went through a transformation without Carr’s input changed the way I interpret her work. At first I believed Carr’s re-published pieces were just an autobiography of her experiences among the Indigenous people for others entertainment, however, after gaining knowledge on Klee Wyck, my assumptions were incorrect. Carr’s stories are about the European missionaries negative effect on the Indigenous people’s culture and lifestyle, however, Irwin and Co.’s lead editor, William H. Clarke, destroyed that completely. I no longer believe that Clarke’s changes to Klee Wyck were to make the book appropriate in a Canadian school but to censor significant portions that criticized European
I believe that since I learned that I will become an even more ethical communicator in life and see other people’s views better. Before I took this class I did not know about Carter at all and after reading and getting to know his steps to Integrity it has made me better at communication. The last thing that challenged me was getting to know about the other races and how they have completely different views that I myself. I was never a person to even grasp anyone’s view other than myself, but this class has helped me become better at listening
However, I never completed the book. Rarely, do I not finish a book; I was intrigued to try it again. Consequently, emotionally I was not able to handle Janis’s journey nor did I trust in beyond knowing. I was not ready to look with in and trust my own experiences. After more growth and discovery in myself and a new maturity level, her book has brought me hope and guidance to trust my own intuition.
I too had already given up on the idea that I was going to college. The discovering age as Gonzales describes it completely disoriented me; I was no longer feeling the same aspirations because everything I had set my goals on was being questioned because of all my limitations. I’m currently 23 turning 24 soon and I feel that I’m already at the coping age. I see all the effort I have put into school, but is it really going to pay off or will my options continue to be limited. After experiencing this my perspective towards my family didn’t change drastically, but before there was no sense of pride, which could be because I was younger and didn’t understand.
Something such as returning back to school was long gone and in my past goals. After a couple of years I never thought I would end up going back to school since everything that I wanted was going good and according to plan. However sometimes we are faced with tough situations where we must find other resources in order to improve and better ourselves. Going back to school was one of the most important and wise decisions that I have ever made. Finding well-qualified candidates for a job or career nowadays is a challenge, especially in the field that I am currently in; law enforcement.
I believe the efforts we do not make in prior life can be mistakes or setbacks for our future goals. At the time, we may lack knowledge which could help us reach goals that we did not know we wanted in prior years. For me, this goal was to be a member of the Incarnate Word High School National Honor Society. I met all but one of the requirements which was to maintain an average of 94 or higher. As a freshman, I thought this was out of reach for me and pointless to work toward so I decided to put NHS out of my sight.
Technology seems to touch the lives of everyone in one way or another. In fact, without technology, the RN-BSN program I completed from Chamberlain back in 2010 would have been impossible. Consequently, I probably would not have gone to graduate school and obtain my Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner degree. Thus, I would not be in this class, writing this very paper. It is amazing how many things are made possible because of system renovation technology.
I have been given the opportunity to complete extra credit by sharing my views on an article. I chose The Science of Why New Year 's Resolutions Don 't Work by Susan Weinschenk. The article is about how many people don’t complete their new year’s goals because the goals are too drastic and they don’t use “actual science to change behavior”. Susan stated how “to change a new habit you essentially have to create a new one, so whether you are changing an existing habit or creating a new one, the “scientific” method for doing so is the same.” So, in order to create a new habit you have to add onto an already existing habit or create a small new one. Everyone has hundreds of habits currently, so this part of the process shouldn 't be hard.
I would want to do it over because if I joined earlier, I would have had more experience in the dairy industry and with my public speaking. With the extra experience, I would have had more opportunities to practice my public speaking. As the St. Lawrence Dairy Princess, I have to go give speeches at many types of meetings. I would also been more comfortable about running for county princess and wouldn’t have been so nervous. When you run for Dairy Princess, you need to give a speech and I was really nervous because this was the first time I would be giving a speech.
Buddhism is a very intriguing religion to study and to be a part of. Before I learned about Buddhism, I thought it was just about Monks and meditating. Little did I know, it is much more, it’s a lifestyle. The first time I actually wanted to learn more about Buddhism was from the movie The Hangover Part II. I know that does sound weird and crazy, but in the movie, the characters Alan Garner, Phil Wenneck, and Stu Price, portrayed by Zach Galifianakis, Bradley Cooper, and Ed Helms, somehow kidnapped a monk and now have to return the monk to his temple.