Thursday, December 17, 2015

Grudges

From the article, "The Healing Power of Holding a Grudge0" by Simon Doonan, I agree with what he is saying based on the stories about his friend, that guy who shot his girlfriend, and a rape case.
In the story of when Simon's friend was killed and the killer killed himself afterwards, Simon says that a preacher suggested that it wasn't too early to be thinking of forgiveness. If my friend was murdered, and the killer killed himself, I would still want justice to be done so it doesn't happen to others. The other story of the guy who shot his girlfriend in the head in 2010, and left her clinging to life support, the uncle of that girl said that he would like to say to the guy face to face, that he forgives him for what he has done. I personally, would want the guy to be punished for what he has done, so it can show others that if you do something like this, then you will be punished. I'm not trying to sound like an awful dictator who doesn't care if people live or die, I'm trying to say that you can't just shoot someone and get away with it. Finally, in the rape case, the mother forgave the accused. But instead of offering to forgive him, she told him off, and to take his punishment like a man. Simon says that you can separate the forgivable, from the unforgivable. So from this article piece, I completely agree with what Simon Doonan is saying about grudges being kinda helpful. Because if you try to go through life, turning the other cheek all the time, then it's going to be a long, stressful life.

Thursday, October 8, 2015

Suli Breaks Video, "I Will Not Let An Exam Result Decide My Fate||Spoken Word"

In Suli Breaks' video that I have watched, I would say a major theme that he communicates is that kids in schools are just there to get a grade and leave. From the words and images he shows, I say that kids aren't taking there education seriously. His overall message is to actually pay attention in school and remember the stuff you learn, so you can use what you learned productively. 
I agree with his message because we are not in school for nothing, we are here to learn what the teachers teach to us, and to use what they have taught for later use.
I believe that what he said about people in schools not caring if they need what they are taught, is kind of both true, and not true. I say this because depending on what you want to be, depicts on what you need to remember for life.

Friday, September 25, 2015

Conflicts between parents and children of the Hitler Youth

The Conflicts between parents and children of the Hitler Youth

In World War 2, Germany, there were conflicts between children of the Hitler Youth, and their parents. Sometimes, they would disagree on certain things only because that their parents weren't trained as the children were at their age. The children were taught to praise Hitler, and to think of him as a role model, and the parents weren't. This was difficult for the parents because they didn't have much control over the children, and they couldn't be role models for them. The children wouldn't look up to their parents as much as Hitler, and parents wouldn't be teaching their kids themselves, the Hitler Youth would.