Tuesday, May 27, 2014

Fear

When people are very scared they do a lot of things. They shake and act irrationally or maybe not even act at all. Some people are just so shocked by fear that they don't do anything, they simply shut down. Some people scream or curse and what not. Fear has many different affects in many people. It also depends in the situation.  Extreme fear makes most people act irrationally and they make quick compulsive decisions. Fear sort of clouds the mind and makes rational thinking hard for most people. There isn't necessarily one solid look of fear for everyone, but everyone has their own look of fear no doubt. Like many things you master fear through experience. The more you feel fear the better you will become at dealing with it.

Friday, May 2, 2014

How does people view of success differ from one another?

Lots of people, in fact most of the world view success as money. If you have nice cars and a big house and a boat and other amenities then most people view you as successful. Which is most likely pretty true. Generally rich people have gone to college and worked hard all their lives to get an education. Some people get rich from sports or acting and they also work hard to get where they are. Those people are pretty successful. They aren't completely successful though. I think success is being happy. You need a lot to be happy and simply being rich mighth not get you complete happiness. You need friends, love, family, health, and other basic needs. Having money also definitely makes you happy and therefore successful. Other people probably have a different view of mine. They might only care about money or not care about money at all. I would personally say that success has a lot to do with happiness and hard work.

Monday, March 31, 2014

Living Longer

I don't think scientists should try to make life drastically longer. They should definitely try to find ways to fight different disease and things but making life drastically longer might not be great. Becoming old is probably not a good time. There is a point in time where life stops giving you things and starts taking things from you. Living a longer life doesn't mean living a fuller one. Changing the length that someone lives won't make their life way better. When you get old you might not be able to do all the things that you wanted to do because well you are old. What scientists should do, if they could, is find a way to elongate the years of someone's youth and middle age and make the elderly years go quicker. What I mean is that it would be better if you could spend most of your life in good health and condition and then the years of decaying go quick. If scientists were to make a way to elongate life it would make many many changes good and bad. It would bring the life expectancy up and such.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Advertising

I encounter ads all over the place. Out on the street or on tv especially and also on the internet.  Advertisements about things I am interested in generally stick with me. Also ads that are really horrible or really good stick with me as well. For example Super Bowl  commercials or horrible ones like the chapter 11 furniture commercials. Super Bowl ads are generally real funny and that's why I remember them. If the ad is about something I want then I will most likely remember it just because I want whatever was on the ad. The commercials that are just absolutely horrible are also memorable because they are just so cheesy or plain or something to that extent. Some ads make me want to get whatever was being advertised. If I see an ad on the internet about some kind of guitar or a fishing pole or something then I will want to get it, even though I might not actually buy it. Some ads make me not want to buy that product. For example, I am never going to chapter 11 furniture I hate their ads. They are so plain and boring and repetitive. It's like they want people to talk about how horrible they are.

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Good fortune comes to those who deserve it.

Here is a link to my podcast https://drive.google.com/a/hs.rsu5.org/file/d/0B5GrdI3G2l2peXBvWmpzYTRBdWM/edit?usp=sharing

 "Good fortune comes to those who deserve it" a statement I really believe. However, I never even thought if it until I was In the third grade. My grandfather had been diagnosed with bacterial meningitis. My grandfather is a great guy although he might look like he is a bit of a sketchy character. He certainly does not dress to impress. He is always in his work clothes because he is working almost all the time. He wears jeans with holes and paint stains, a shirt that is equally as dirty and an old hat that I'm pretty sure he has worn since birth. This reminds me of another statement of belief I have, don't judge a book by its cover. He is nice as can be even though he certainly doesn't appear to be that way. He works on his boat out on Chebeague Island where he lives. Everyone on Chebeague knows each other, it is a small community. So when the news came around that my grandfather was in a hospital in Massachusetts with bacterial meningitis everyone was devastated as were we and the rest of his family.

He stayed in the hospital for a long time. It was a a few months and he wasn't getting better. It didn't look good and we all knew it and so did he. Miraculously he started to recover and his condition started improving. It was really a miracle if I have ever seen one. Lots of people when they recover from bacterial meningitis have a handicap. This is because bacterial meningitis is an infection and swelling of the brain which can really mess someone up. Fortunately for my grandfather he didn't develop any handicaps and is now back at work on his boat on Chebeague island. It was a shock to all of us and the doctors how well he had recovered.

This is a great story for my belief quote. I believe that he lived because he was a good person and good fate comes to those who deserve it. I am a man of religion and I do have faith which is also probably why I believe in this statement so much. Some people don't believe this statement because they know they are good people and they don't seem to have much good in their live. I know everyone has something good in their life. Just think about it you have friends and family and all sorts of things. I hope I have been able to convince you that good fortune comes to those who deserve it.


Wednesday, February 26, 2014

This is believe reflection.

One thing that worked really well for me while doing my this I believe essay was basing it on a story. It was easy to write because I just told the story and made the connection to my belief statement. It is a pretty serious story too which I think helps make my point more evident to the reader. I didn't drift off of the topic or anything because I just went with my story. Perhaps if we do writing similar to this in the future I will use real events from my own life to make the writing better such as I have done here.

Tuesday, February 4, 2014

Encyclopedia of me

Alan Jackson,
I love most all types of music I really do. Alan Jackson is one artist that makes me stop and listen. To songs of his in particular I really love. Those songs are "where were you when the world stopped turning" and "remember when". Those songs really mean a lot to me.

Music,
As you can see ,due to the fact that all three of these posts are about music, I really love music. I constantly listen to music and play it. Since I was five I have played the piano and now I am in the concert band playing sax and also play guitar and bass on my own. Music helps me to think sometimes and it puts me in a good mood or helps me get pumped for a game or get amped up at the gym. Music is a necessary component of my life.


Practice makes perfect,
This statement is oh so true. I am a great example of this. I have been playing guitar for 3 years and I had a teacher for about one month when I first started. After that I relied on my self to learn how to play. I practice everyday as long as I can because I love to play. I would consider myself an incredible player not to brag. I can honestly say to anyone that practice does make perfect.