Hope is like happiness it does not come easy. For example, some people have a hard time having hope in their friends, family and even their self. There are many definitions of hope to people example, wanting something to happen, trust, and a feeling expectation and desire of something. Hope can probably be restored by having faith in somebody.
Things that give me hope is people that stay positive and have no negative impact because it's always a good thing to stay positive. When being negative, you always think of the bad in life or what may happen. One of my life story about hope is very depressing kind of. The story is when I was going into junior high, I have had a hard time putting into my divorced parents because of the unnecessary arguments and the broken promises they have made but at some point I just gave up on them. Also, today I do the same but now have been focusing on myself and what I intend to do after I graduate because you can´t always rely on your parents for everything you have to start doing things for your self to get you where you want to be in life.
Tuesday, March 28, 2017
In the story ¨ The Ones Who Walk Away from Omelas¨ I noticed that the child in the basement of the story has been practically abandoned. At times a group of people may come in the basement to kick the child and make her/him stand. The child is very terrified because her/him is wondering what's going on and why haven't she/he left the basement. The child is frightened and used to scream for help at night and the child is so thin that there is no calves to its legs; belly protrudes; lives on half-bowl of corn meal and grease a day.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017
Social Justice is important for many things like for example racism, homophobia, gender, masculinities, poverty and etc. Social justice is a place where people can achieve what they are capable of doing and with everyone who is born should be able to have a dream of their own and not force to live anybody else dreams. Even though people are being told they can´t do certain things because of their background of what they have done in the past, it does not matter. There is a saying that is ¨ As long as you put your mind, work, and dedication to it. You can do anything.¨ Unfortunately, this tradition that we have in this world, it's not there yet. Some of the issues we have today that need to pay attention to are racism and human rights. The reason I say that because many people don´t agree that the world is post-racial for many reasons but racism and human rights violations take forms to practice on what´s happening right now in the world. In many countries, there are attempts to limit the rights of people who are poor and colored.
Thursday, February 23, 2017
The Need To Know
Do you ever wake up and wonder when you will truly be happy in life?
Happiness is the best thing in life but it doesn´t come easy, it's like learning from your mistakes and through experience. In life, you can make one little decision and it can take all of your happiness away. There's a knowing fact that if you're depressed and you tell yourself constantly that you're happy, you'll become happy it's the knowing that your not happy that will make you sad. I watched a video about this woman who was completely happy and healthy and was always outdoors but with one doctor's visit, it all changed. The doctor had told her that she have had cancer for almost two months, her response was that she feels completely fine and that it can't be true. The only reason why she felt ¨okay¨ was because she didn't know she was sick. When you wake up with a positive attitude you'll have a better perspective in life but as soon as you get bad news you become down. Within a week she was on medication for depression. You can be the poorest person on earth and still be happy just for the simple fact that you're still alive. People in less fortunate countries are happy with their day-to-day life because they never had more than that, if you never lived lavishly you will not want that life back because ¨you can't want something you never had,¨, for example, the movie ¨Shelter¨ one of the main characters had it all. She had the American dream and lost all over a heroin addiction. The reason why she could crave the lavish life is because what she had before her life went downhill. According to Judith Rich, ¨ happiness happens when we're not ¨trying¨ so hard, when not totally obsessed with ¨being happy¨ but rather living in the natural flow of our soul's agenda.¨
Thursday, February 2, 2017
In the TED Talk ¨the surprising science of happiness¨, Dan Gilbert talks about an idea on how people are miserable if people don get what they want and our ¨physological immune system¨ lets people truly feel happy when things don´t go how they want it to. Which ¨physological immune system¨ is defined as a system of cognitive processes, largely non-conscious cognitive processes that help people change the way people look at the world. In the TED Talk, Gilbert talks about a lot of things that are the human brain, impact bias, synthetic happiness. Gilbert says the human brain over the course of out evolution, nearly tripled according to one-and-a-quarter-pound brain of our ancestor, Habilis to almost three-pound meatloaf. But one reason our brain got big is because it got a new part called ¨frontal lobe¨. Also, A ¨impact bias¨ is a tendency for the simulator to work badly and a ¨synthetic happiness¨ is people think happiness can be found.
Thursday, January 12, 2017
What makes me happy? I haven't found out what makes me happy because I've been through a lot in the past years but yet I'd have memorable moments in life but it's not like being happy most of the time those are just moments that I had. But along the way in the future, I'm sure one day I will find happiness. Happiness is a mental or emotional state of well-being defined by positive or pleasant emotions ranging from contentment to intense joy. Happy mental states may also reflect judgments by a person about their overall well-being For many people to be happy they stay with at positive attitude without letting no types of negativity in their life to ruin their happiness. But at a time when that negativity does come, it can bring people down but overall, having a positive mindset is good to keep yourself in a good mood at all times. Also, some people don't know how to be happy at times because of their life or how they interpret things.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016
The amount of self-control I have is like a 6-10. The reason its a 6-10 because at times I can control myself but it depends on what type of situation it is. For example, when I get mad versus when I get frustrated. One anecdotes when some one made me mad, didn't go as well because usually when I get mad I walk away or I shut my self down and don't talk to no-one. Also sometimes when I get mad i either talk to my cousin or my best friend Camielle.