My friend don't understand me, they don't understand why I act out like that, they don't even tried to understand it. Once I think why I have no friends, I find out, I have to change and improve myself. Before, I wandering for friends, but after I change myself, I become an insider. I got friends, but even I have friends, I could see some outsider with no friend. The insiders act kind to the outsider, only when they are face to face.
Schulte mentions that, “But perhaps what we haven’t fully understood yet is that today, there is no one “typical” family. The breadwinner-homemaker family, the norm since the dawn of the Industrial Revolution in the 19th century, is being replaced by a new norm of diversity” (Schulte). Family life in the 1950s is one of the most looked back upon generations, because it was so closely following the second World War, and was the beginning of the Baby Boomer generation. Because a lot of the soldiers were returning from the war to their wives to have children, the
In this article, “The Gift of Years: Legacy,” the author Joan Chittester reflects on the importance of leaving a legacy behind. By legacy, she does not mean this in tangible items, monetary form, or an insurance policy. She discusses the immaterial legacy that is shaped by our actions on how we live our lives each day. She brings to light the question of whether we are living our lives in a way that we would want people to remember us. Because whether we want them to or not, people will remember; they will recall if we selflessly acted in kindness or if we acted in cruel or selfish ways.
Although this short story could be considered as an easy read, the message that Andy Weir conveyed had an impact on how I viewed life. Initially, when I gazed at the length of the short story, I didn’t expect much. It was hard for me to image how a story that short could have such a strong effect on me. Even though I view myself as an agnostic, meaning that I don’t exactly have an opinion on reincarnation or the afterlife, this story inexplicably astonished me. In fact, it blew my mind!
The most important lesson that I have attained is that home is where your family is. After worrying so much about all of our material goods, we finally realized that it's not about the beds or dressers that make a home, it's about the people that surround you that make it home. The people that make you comfortable or bring out the best in you is where you call home. Over the past year, I had to call many different places 'home', but I have realized that those places were not my home at all if my family wasn't by my side. I believe God is always trying to teach us new lessons.
In a rather sad way, he realizes his mistake of devoting basically his whole life to schooling and lacking the social communication skills, through the use of education. A case of this is seen with his questioning who will remember him, “Who besides my dissertation director and a few faculty members, would ever read that I wrote negatively (for that is how this idea first occurred to me): my need to think so much and so abstractly about my parents and our relationship was in itself an indication of my long education.” ( ) The previous statement above can be similar to the story of Scrooge in “A Christmas Carol” were similar to Richard is stubborn in his idea of not celebrating Christmas, or in Richard’s case not embracing his family and his cultural heritage. Typically, a person can’t change someone’s viewpoint without a radical idea; a negative can’t be replaced with a much stronger positive force. The negative experiences that Richard’s experience has far more supremacy, then the positive experiences on the given negatives are harder to resolve and in turn he usually associate his family and culture in a rather bad light given these events in
Many things have inspired my life, but I feel extremely lucky that I came from a family of immigrants. My Mom, Dad, and their families immigrated from Cuba fleeing Castro's harsh regime and looking for a better way of life. My Mother arrived in Chicago in the late 60's, the Civil Rights Act had recently been passed, and discrimination and restlessness was still about. She not only faced the tough language barrier, but tells me stories of how she dealt with bigotry and bullying in school. On the other hand, my Father immigrated in 1980 via the Mariel Boatlift.
This experience was a terrible one for my family and I, because we took him in as family for years and in the end betrayed us. Now I pick my friends carefully seeing who else they hang out with and what they do with their free time. I keep my friends distant now because of what happened. I don 't want that to ever happen again, although the people I hang out with now don’t seem like they would do it but seth didn 't seem like he would either. I still see Seth around pillager at times and talk to him occasionally.
I was so different from my other classmates, that I wanted to adopt new culture to become “normal”. I had not appreciated what my family has gone through and how their culture was apart of my history. Lastly, when his sister said, “What’s this crap about getting dressed up”(4), demonstrates the difference his family had between the fantasy families seen on television. It shows how they were not appreciative and grateful of what they were given. Growing up, I didn’t get why I had a small
I know how it feels to be left out, and let me tell you, it’s not fun. This year, I have been working my hardest to be someone others can lean on. My main goal right now is to be a friend to everyone. Sometimes, it’s hard to go and talk to the new girl or sit by the boy on the end of the table, because we fear that others will judge us for it, but in reality, that is far from true. When people see that you are kind and caring, they will begin to look up to you.