bible reading

Indeed, this is our boast, the testimony of our conscience: we have behaved in the world with frankness and godly sincerity, not by earthly wisdom but by the grace of God—and all the more towards you. For we write to you nothing other than what you can read and also understand; I hope you will understand until the end— as you have already understood us in part—that on the day of the Lord Jesus we are your boast even as you are our boast.

we are proud of god this reading is saying and he is proud of us. boasting is somone talking with excessive pride and self-satisfaction about one’s achievements, possessions, or abilities. It is telling us that boasting is something that lord does and that we do back. Every one has boasted in their life about something they are proud of.

Consciousness is the state or quality of awareness, or, of being aware of an external object or something within oneself. this relates to this reading because, when you are conscious about something you can be proud. talking about your life and achievements is something that puts you in a conscious place.

when i read this it made e think of people who boast a lot. people who do this can sometimes get super annoying, people who talk only about them ad their achievements can get out of control to a point that that is the only thing they talk about.

I am proud of god and we should boast about him, he is somthing that we should talk about. He loves us like how we love him, maybe up there he boasts about us. He is full of love for each one of us.

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BNW final response

“Man can be scientifically manipulated”.

In Brave New World humans are mass produced in factories. This process is called Bokanovsky process. It is described in the book as, where the embryo is cloned and split into 96 identical copies. The embryos then get split into five castes and then minus and plus, the groups are Alpha, Beta, Gamma, Delta, and Epsilon.  They scientifically modify everyone and control exactly who they make based on what they are looking for.

Aldous Huxley suggests psychological manipulation will become more popular in the future. So in brave new world we talk about conditioning, everyone is almost hypnotized to do something  certain way. One example how they do this is by introducing hypnopedia (sleep teaching). This is the process of putting voices underneath the children’s pillow that are trying to brain wash them into accepting the values of state.

The children don’t have a understanding of what is happening, they are taught to memorize it but never will understand it. Everyone’s thoughts, feelings and opinions are taken away. Everyone with this type of teaching is in theory the same person with same thoughts and feelings, there s no uniqueness to teach individual.

in this book all this conditioning and manipulation that they do to these; what the book calls “humans” makes them actually seem very inhuman. Being human means to have all of these objective qualities, Mass, charge, weight, life, grow, reproduce, take food, active, feeling, pain, sense danger, communicate, affection, adaptability, understanding, conscience, love. The “humans” in this book don’t have the ability to feel anything besides what they are suppose feel. Huxley predicted that our world in the future would be just like how it is described in the book but in fact it is completely opposite. our world now has so many different genders, personalities, and nationalities. Each person is unique, and has their own personalities.

Brave new world also describes the “humans” as unable to reproduce. an objective quality of humans is to reproduce. IN BNW the children are trained to play games like centrifugal bumble puppy, which is a game that is based of of having sex. so why should they be allowed and encouraged to have erotic play but not be allowed or discouraged to have children or reproduce. People have sex casually all the time in this book and think its okay, but there is one character who thinks it should be with someone you love. John viewed love in a romantic way and sex only happened after marriage, he didn’t or wasn’t into casual sex.

In my  opinion our world is so much better then Huxley’s world. our world encourages freedom and not conditioning, love not just sex, reproduction not just pleasure, opinions not to study how you should think. I think our world is so cool how we can all choose how we want to act or who we want to be. freedom of choice is amazing and should be encouraged.

Prospectors trail

Norman. Norman takes risk by being a prospector, he is clumsy, he has insomnia, and is married to Jennifer. Jennifer pushes him around. Their relationship is is not good and is going downhill because Jenifer is too controlling of Norman. The tent Jennifer and Norman sleep in is also falling apart.

Jennifer. Jennifer Holds Norman back from his dreams, she doesn’t like nature, where they are sleeping or anything about Norman. We focused on how she had a sharp eye for things but could also see the big picture, and that is a important trait. she is rude and makes ultimatums like how she will leave Norman if he wears jacket.

Roy. Roy likes the country cause its laid back, hes wise he says “the right ones stay” hes talking about their relationship. Doesn’t have to convince Elsie to stay, she sees the potential unlike Jennifer.

The people in this short story do seem like real people because the still get in arguments, they act how people would act int the woods and they gave specific traits. Yes their are stereotypes in this book. we talked about them the plaid jackets the authentic northern experience, and duct tape.

Roy’s plaid jacket represented leadership. Norman looked up to him when he wanted to follow him around when prospecting. Norman’s plaid jacket at the end represented freedom. He wore it to because it made him happy and eventually led for his break up with Jennifer, which made him more free and even happier.

Realitionships

Further Arrivals by Margaret Atwood is mainly about a immigrants coming to Canada and what they face while trying to enter Canada, they face assimilation, change, and difficulties within themselves. The poem talks about them leaving their old home and moving to Canada to start a new life. Before reading this poem we found out by reading other poems that Margaret Atwood puts violence and paranoia into her poems.

She talks about their struggles for example when  they entered here she ”entered a large darkness” which can be interpreted as depression. In the poem it aslo say show she “refuses to look in the mirror” what shes trying to say here is that by assimilation they couldn’t even see who the really were anymore. Margaret Atwood wrights about how relationships are, truly, with conflicts and all.

Death of a Young Son by Drowning is the other poem that caught my attention it relates to this other poem because they both talk about things that happened in there life, land and new places. In the death of a young son  by drowning we thought at first it was about abortion then as we explored it more we realized it was not.

The mom describes land as ”the land I floated on”. “Plunged into distant regions” is meaning how the son left the mother and into a new area kind of like how in the other story it was describing first nations also entering to a new home. . When the boy is dying the mother struggled to save him but couldn’t that why she used the line ”but could not claim to touch”.

These two story are both about very deep topics and hard things that people had to go through. They were both very interesting and a lot of emotions came up when reading these.

 

Macbeth: Fear

The definition of fear is having an unpleasant emotion caused by the belief that someone or something is dangerous, likely to cause pain, or a threat. There are many types of fear and and can rage from small to extreme. Phobia is a word used to describe a fear, some phobias are irrational and can be very extreme, such as dacrophobia, this phobia is the fear of making decisions, you think that if you make a decision it can cause horrible things to happen. more common phobias include claustrophobia or arachnophobia.

There are a few different ways to deal with fears, or phobias. Going to counselling, talking to a therapist, or sometimes trying to face those fears can help get rid of them or lower the fear level.  Avoiding it is not a good idea if you are trying to get rid of your fears because makes you more fearful and anxious about it. If you don’t face your fears it will turn into a bigger problem making it harder to resolve.

If you want to help a friend with a fear you need to be supportive and stay calm. Everyone has different fears and different ways to cope with them. As a friend you can ask them if they want to go see theripsit because they might be able to offer more help using things like exposure therapy, or talking it out. if they would like your help you can start to slowly introduce them into the fear. You can also talk about the fear can also help a lot. Never force it on a person it can make the fear worse.

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Fear can make you act out irrationally, it can cause anxiety attacks, can play with your mind and make you do things that you don’t want to. The feeling of fear can change your metabolic, organ functions, and behavior. Constantly having fear can cause relationships to change, being always scared and not doing things your friends would want to do can decrease the amount of time spent together which can decrease the level of friendship or relationship you have. It can cause eating disorders, if you are scared to make decisions, to not eat, to eat, or being scared of certain types of food can either increase your mount of consumption or decrease it which is not good.

I deal with my own fears by trying to face them, though sometimes it can be hard in the long run I know it will be beneficial to try to face them. I am terrified of the dentist, when we drive past the dentist I begin to cry even if were not going there.  When we go to the dentist my body tenses up, but I have gotten a lot better though I used to lock my self in the car and refuse to go in. facing fears is way better then hiding from them, Its scary when you fist try to face them but as you continually do it it can get better.

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More information:

http://phobialist.com/

 

Where hope grows

Having special needs is defined as needing particular educational requirements resulting from learning difficulties, physical disability, or emotional and behavioural difficulties. There are people with special needs all over this world, in the towns we live in, schools we go to or even places we live. Saying there are not people in my life with special needs would be wrong, because there is everywhere.

There is one certain special needs kid that I know, she doesn’t go to my school, but she is in the same town, she is very polite, kind, and considerate to others. When this person talks to me she is knowledgeable and gives good advice, since knowing this person my life has been somewhat changed. She shows me that no matter what is going on in your life there is always something that can make you smile. she has physical disabilities that can make her very hard to understand but the bits and pieces you do hear and understand are very kind and you can take some great advice from her. knowing how she is treated because she is different sometimes makes me really sad, because no one deserves that treatment. No one is perfect, so why does someone who looks or talks a little different get treated so much worse, then someone who is popular but a bully. I believe everyone should be treated equally by others, and that you should treat others they way you wish to be treated.

In my school there is many kids who have some sort of “special needs”, or kids in the past years who have as well. Varying from kids who cannot fully control their behaviour, to kids who have physical disabilities, and all the different levels in between. Our school supports these kids and welcomes them into our building, our teachers help them with what they need as well our school provides them with a aid to assist them through out the day. As for our students, I would like to say we have a pretty great school with lots of amazing kids, however there still are those kids who treat kids with special needs poorly because of their looks or way the talk, which is very disheartening.

There are several people in our  community who you will see walking down the street, at community events, or just doing daily life things. They are always very friendly and will usually carry on a bit of a conversation with you. For example jimmy is a man with a certain type of special needs, you will see him at every town event, wandering the streets with his dog, and with his friends from the lions club. He is always super friendly and will talk your ear off about whats been going on with his life and his dog. our community is super inclusive to these people and will welcome them into anything that they would like to do.

Our world is also very inclusive with people with special needs. In small towns everyone knows who they are and welcomes them in. In larger cities there is places and groups where these people can go and talk, play games and hang out with their friends or other members of these groups. we all feel to a certain extent to include these people and think of ways we can. although not all people view them as equal I believe we can get there in the future and everyone can be more socially inclusive toward these people.

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