Power Of Positive Thinking In Hatchet By Gary Paulsen

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When people are getting through hard times in their lives, it’s always better to think positive. An article by Dallas Morning News and a book by Gary Paulsen, has shown the power of positive thinking. Paulsen's’ book ‘Hatchet’ is about a boy name Brian Robeson, who survived a plane crash and how positive thinking helped him have hope that everything will be okay and how he will survive. In the article “Juvenile justice program teaches boys life lesson and accountability’’ it states how positive thinking has helped people with their life and characteristic. Both the article and the book represents the theme of man vs. nature, and the beginning of manhood, and the power of positive thinking. In Gary Paulsen's book ‘Hatchet’ it first shows how …show more content…

It wasn’t just that it was wrong to do, or that it was considered incorrect. It was more that that- it didn’t work. (Hatchet 82)
Here Brian starts to cry after a porcupine sharp spines poke him when he was sleeping. He starts to think negative and worries about his safety. He then realizes the important rule of survival, which was crying won’t do anything, crying will not help him survive but it didn;t mean that is was wrong. Crying won’t help him survive. Later in the story, he starts to be positive and learn to get up when you fall down:
Come on, he thought, baring his teeth in the darkness-come on. Is this the best you can do-is that all you can hit me with
-a moose and a tornado? Well, he thought, holding his ribs and smiling, then spitting mosquitoes out of his mouth. Well, that won’t get the job done. That was the difference now. He had changed, and he was tough. I’m tough where it …show more content…

A program that helps boys who are sent to juvenile and help them become the best person that they can be. The program, called Diversion Male Court (DCM) it teaches boys about life lessons and about accountability, respect, responsibility, and empathy. According the Dr. Terry Smith, an executive director of DCM, “These men and teaching them how to be men.” The program practically monitors and teaches the boys how to be mature especially their decisions in life. They can help kids who develop some bad habits and made bad decisions to turn their lives around for the better. The process of doing that they would need to be positive, especially with the kids that go there start off with a negative view in

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