H. P. Lovecraft once said “the oldest and strongest emotion of mankind is fear, and the oldest and strongest kind of fear is fear of the unknown”. He is implying that one may fear the thought of change but is tired of one's old way of living. Many people can feel trapped and buried with tradition, emotions, and general way of life. Many people are scared of change but do not feel like it will be a positive change. An individual can be overwhelmed by tradition and may crave for change.
Home. An alternative life kept from the outside world. Behind closed doors, it can be filled with tension but others may see happiness. Life outside my home is my escape from the anxiety that’s built from within the walls of what is called my home. But now, it’s not fully a family with just me and my mother. We’re all separated, living different lives, but we’re good and stable. Others just know the outcome of how my family is right now while a few know the whole story. My home has so many memories I don’t want to remember, but it has shaped who I am today, especially being separated from my little brother and the events leading up to it.
Imagine you are walking in a city, and amongst the crowded street, you notice a man. He isn’t walking, just sitting down out of sight. He doesn’t make a sound. However, he stands out the most out of everyone else. As you pass you see a cardboard sign with the writing asking for money in the corner of your eye. In addition, to his unpleasant smell, long beard, and messy hair it seems he is invisible. So many people pass by him still they walk on with their day as if nothing even happened. They just look at him with either pity or disgust, and even both. Often times, people experience things in their life that often force them to lose everything and live out on the streets, or many times it is by choice that they live on the streets. Frequently, we just pass by people and look down on them since they have no home; but who is to say they don’t have a home? Home is not the house you live in or the country you belong to. It is a place that incites certain feelings and those feeling are what makes a place home. The people on the streets with no “home” may simply find that anywhere in the world is where they call home. Home has two specific set of values that make it more than just a place which are privacy, and safety.
Certain circumstances can change a person for the better or for the worse. In “The Red Convertible” by Louise Erdrich, she demonstrates how the Vietnam War completely altered a young man’s personality. Two brothers, Henry and Lyman, who has an inseparable bond in the beginning of the story were portrayed also as best friends. The two of them travel everywhere in a glossy, red convertible they bought together during the summer. The red convertible shows the unique connection they have together. As time passes, their relationship quality becomes damaged because of a series of factors, including a war Henry was sent off to. In a person’s life, certain aspects can be a trigger for life altering changes. Henry and Lyman’s relationship experiences dramatic changes from buying a convertible and taking it on road trips, to Henry becoming a unfamiliar face to his family.
Why do some people move away from their hometown and some never leave? The answer to that is they probably want to move out of the cold, move to another state for college, they want to live in a state that has four seasons, for different job purposes, or even to live closer to their family members.
Their family had a problem when her father was fired from his work that they need to transfer residence. They moved to a house and have a life which is far from what her family used to have. This has been heartbreaking for her mother but her father showed a positive attitude towards it. His father had a hard time balancing his work due to his alcoholism. It was also shown in the movie how he was almost fired and his employer just gave him a chance for the
Have you ever moved houses? What about cities? Or states? Moving for many people is normal and doesn 't affect them whether they move to a different neighborhood or to a city far away. Some enjoy experiencing new places and new people, basically starting a new life. Those people probably want to branch out and expand farther from their roots. Some people on the other hand would like to just stay where they grew up with friends and family. Me, I was one of those people. I never imagined my life away from the home and the people I grew up with. Moving away from my hometown was one of my biggest challenges in life.
Now we can try to imagine what it would be like to be away from our home and family for twenty years, but the reality is we have no idea how hard it would be. We would get really lonely and bored being alone with no one there who loved us. If you ever commit to something you know may take you away from home for a while, you should make sure it's something you really want to do. In the world today there are many ways of communicating, but sometimes those options are not available. Imagine that at one point there wasn't anything people could use to communicate with their family, so when they were on long journeys they had no idea what was happening at home. People today shouldn’t take the things they have for granted. This doesn't mean they shouldn't live life the way they choose, but they should definitely consider all the facts. We all have to be smart about the things we choose to do, because one day our family may not be there to help or to greet us when we return. The choices made impact both the person making the choices and the people around
Have you ever felt safe somewhere, but realized your only protection was ignorance? In Jacqueline Woodson’s When a Southern Town Broke a Heart, she introduces the idea that as you grow and change, so does your meaning of home. Over the course of the story, Woodson matures and grows older, and her ideas about the town she grew up in become different. When she was a nine year old girl, Woodson and her sister returned to their hometown of Greenville, South Carolina by train. During the school year, they lived together in Downtown Brooklyn, and travelled to. Once Jacqueline has tasted the sweet life of freedom and privilege in New York, she realizes how ignorant she was about Greenville. Her Grandmother had been protecting her from the racism and segregation that permeated the town like a disease. Through metaphor and character growth, it seems obvious that Woodson is trying to convey the theme that perceptions of home can grow and changes as one grows older.
Today’s world is living very quickly. Most people try to adjust to the routine that we are given, so working, meeting with each other, spending holidays and the other way back. That is how society works - Fast. It can be easily compared to a giant organism in which every cell has different role, but they all have to cooperate???. Looks smoothly???, but have we ever thought what happens if the organism is sick? Naturally it recovers, but it also loses few of the diseased cells. These lost cells can be compared to humans, but not to these resourceful and ingenious, but rather to these abandoned and ditched by society. And honestly, they have really hard times, because modern society do not stop to help, and they are often unaided. Left just for themselves. Naturally, there is also a family to support which in our organism analogy can be compared to cure, but not in every case family seems to be a good worshipper, same as not every cure helps. Sometimes cure can even have the reversed effect. Just like family for whom such poor human entity is only a burden. Then in fact such entity ends up at best vegetating, but the most frequent scenario is just death. There are not many examples of such literature, but we should remind about one of the most bizarre and weird novel dedicated to this particular issues of alienation and isolation which is titled “Metamorphosis”. It is a book written in 1915 by Franz Kafka and depicts life of a man who in one night goes through a
Chapter six introduces a new character from the story “Seedfolks”, Sam. A seventy-eight-year-old man, who lived in Cleveland and desired to connect all the people from his neighborhood. Since he worked for thirty-six years for different groups and organizations, his mission was to help out all the people. Being an old activist, he spent his entire life to make the world better by promoting world government, planning conferences on civil disobedience, raising money, filling envelopes. A fighter who was always involved in helping out people in need; he continued his job after retirement by switching the battleground, from the entire world to a small neighborhood on Gibb Street.
Do you believe that the government has the right to control an individual? Anthem, Ayn Rand, Fiction. Individuals have the freedom to basically be anything and do anything they would like and the government has no right to take that away from them. The government does not have the right to control an individual.
“Travelling – it leaves you speechless, then turns you into a storyteller.” – Ibn Battuta. My passion is learning about life through travelling and exploring new things. It excites me when I visit new places, learn about different cultures, and see other people live a life that is different from mine. I just love to travel because it makes me realize that the world is so beautiful and there is so much to admire and treasure. Furthermore, i love the feeling I get when I explore new ideas, histories, beliefs, and scenarios. It not only increases my knowledge, but also helps me overcome problems that I am dealing with. I get to experience life’s problems, pleasures, and I come out of my personal bubble to become a better person by exploring new cultures. Travelling is my passion because it’s something that I am not afraid to chase after. I get to learn more and more about myself and I am able to expand my horizons every time I travel.
The home is a sanctuary of love and peace. It is the place where one feels entrenched upon. We do not talk of a physical structure which holds the living room, garage, and bedroom; but rather, of home and its embodiment in entirety. We talk of people as a home or people who causes something to become home. Moreover are events, memories, and experiences which relate to a person’s most comfortable feelings. It is something each and ever person possess.
Actually, one of the biggest problems and is not taken into account is the fact that as technology gets to cover a large part of the lives of all people making itself indispensable, but at the same time causing multiples problems by overuse.