Monday, March 31, 2014

Should we prolong death?

  • Yes I agree with the author, adding years to our lives won't make it any fuller. This might sound mean, but if you made bad decisions in your life and by the time you're 80, you still haven't changed, then you can't just use this to live longer so you can make better choices. If you wanted to be a better person you should've already changed, or done something by now. Also for those people who did make good decisions, why do you need to live longer when you've already had the best life you could have. I know this term annoys a lot of people, but YOLO, and it's true you do only live once, life is full of second chances,but it's that life that was full of second chances that you're only gonna get to live it once. 
I do think that if scientists could beat old age it would be a great break through in science, but you live your life and you want to live everyday to the fullest because you never know what's going to happen the next day. It's true you never know what's going to happen, and we all know the day is going to come, why prolong it. I'm scared of death everyone is, but when I get up there is age I know that I don't want to prolong my life any longer, I want to go peacefully, and I want to go when I go, I'll go when my time is up. Also for those people who have diseases and are suffering, why would you want to prolong that, I know I wouldn't, it's like deciding if you should put down your dog, you don't want to you want them to keep living, but you know if they keep living, they're going to suffer. Going back to you never know what's going to happen, prolonging age might be good for some elderly people, but what about the people who die in a car crash or have cancer or  die when you're a baby or text while something happened to them when they're younger that they have no control over. How are we going to prolong those deaths? They're so many accidents that happen to young people, who many of us think shouldn't have died yet, it wasn't their time.

Friday, March 14, 2014

Advertisements

I encounter advertisements on TV, on the internet, on billboards, on the sides of vehicles,  they're everywhere, they're always someone trying to sell something. Advertisements that stick in my head are ones that have that annoying, but yet catchy theme song, or they repeatedly say something, also the funny commercials that you actually like. The advertisement that I'll never forget is the nike commercial, where the guy and girl are singing and running, she has on nike shoes, but he doesn't do he doesn't make it all the way, and the whole time they're singing I will run to you. Advertisements also effect my personal interests because if you see an add and go somewhere later that day or the next day and you see that everyone has one, you think you have to have one. Advertisements that keep nagging you on and on about heir product and how you must have it, or hurry up this offer isn't going to last long, they're going fast, they'll say anything to get you to by their product, also they keep maying the offer better and better, to make it sound like a great deal.  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

I believe that your success will only go as far as you let it

Success can be different to many people, it's measured in many different ways. Everyone has goals in life, things they want to accomplish or be successful in. When I set goals for myself and accomplish them, that's my success. I also have many goals that I haven't gotten to yet, goals for the future, I want to do everything I can now to be successful in those goals. I believe that your success will only go as far as you let it. I'm the one that decides what I want to do. Some things might get in the way of it, obstacles, but I can always get through and solve those obstacles– I need to believe in myself so I can go far. Believing in yourself is a big part in your success, if I don't push myself or think that I can do it, then how can I get anywhere. Family and friends that believe also help, by them thinking I can gives me more of a reason to know that I can do it. Another big part of success is how hard you try and work for it. I see too many people today giving up, losing hope so easily. Whenever I see that I tell myself that I won't give up as easily as they did, I will give it my all and try my hardest.
The littlest things can be thought of as success, as well as the biggest. I've had success in my past and I have things in my future that I'd like to be successes. I used to struggle with school and not put my all into it. I thought I was putting my all into it, but my focus wasn't there. I wanted to do well, but I gave up to easily. I didn't want to give up, but at the time I thought I couldn't do anything. I used to sit there and stare at my homework trying to remember the lesson that day that I had, yet again, spaced out on. I tried everything to help myself, but at the time there was no extra school help for me. When the opportunity finally came for me to go in before or after school to get help, I took it. That extra help was just the push I needed to help me understand everything better. That help, and me pushing myself more, I am now able to do well in school and get through it. Going from giving up easily to being able to do school easily is my success. Everyday I can get through school now is a success for me. It's a success for me because I pushed myself to do better, I let myself get to this success.

Here is a link to my podcast:
https://drive.google.com/file/d/0ByaUPDF3KtAeZHF3NlN6N2tEdEk/edit?usp=sharing