Monday, March 31, 2014

Pondering The Life Span

Should scientist try to help people beat old age so we can live radically longer lives? Why?
I do not think that scientist should try to help people beat old age.  Why I think this is because we have gone an extremely long time living life normally, letting older aged people die on their own when their body is ready, without any problems.  So why would we start changing that now?  That could cause major complications and health increases financially, like Mr. Callahan said.  I feel like we shouldn't have scientist attempt to make the life time longer because what is someone body isn't prepared to live longer and they're ready to go? Then what?  I just feel like it's a terriable idea. 

What would be the benefits of a scientific breakthrough that allowed people to live radically longer lives? 
The only benefit I could think of based on this so called "scientific breakthrough" would be allowing older men and women to live longer to see their families.  I'm not sure if this breakthrough would give you an exact year of when you would die but as for me I feel that I wouldn't want to know.  But then again, if you do have children, grand children, great grandchildren, etc. this breakthrough could give you the opportunity to know exactly how long you have with your family or just in general an comforting feeling knowing that you have time with them that in previous years, like now, you wouldn't have had.  Thats the only benefit I can think of. 

How long would you want to live, if you could choose your life span?
If I could choose how long I wanted to live I would probably say around 97 because my Nana Mann lived to be 97 and that seemed to be a long enough life for me.  She lived a "long life" like Mr. Callahan said and I would like to live to be that age and do everything she had done in her life.  

Friday, March 14, 2014

Advertisements

Where do you encounter advertising?
I often see advertising or hear advertising on billboards, pandora, radios, tv, cartons, websites, cereal boxes, everywhere.

Which specific advertisements "stick in your head?"
The ones that stay in my head are the ones that are sad, factual, funny, creative, etc. 

What makes these advertisements memorable?  
What makes them memorable is they either connect to my life somehow or they are colorful, artistic, funny, catchy, etc.

Do you think advertisements have an effect on your personal interests? Why or why not?
Not exactly but I suppose what the advertisement is about really depends on if it effects me or not.  Why I think that is because often I find advertisements annoying because they are around so often but once in a while I will see one or hear one that tells me about something I was thinking about doing or looking at.  For example, dress shop advertisements like Davids Bridal talking about all their new prom dresses coming in.  Something that doesn't effect my personal interest though is cigarette advertisements because I think they are disgusting and I have no interest in them whatsoever.  

Thursday, March 6, 2014

Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated

PODCAST LINK:
Below is the link to my Belief podcast.  To get to the video, click on the link that will bring you to another page, click download and listen away!
https://docs.google.com/a/rsu5.org/file/d/0B-TocDn0ShjteXVxa0JiallvMm8/edit

                 Treat Others The Way You Want To Be Treated
                        
        "Treat others the way you want to be treated."  Have you parents or elders ever said this to you? Did you ever notice what happens when you change how you treat your peers, teammates or co-workers?  Or maybe even how you feel when someone is disrespectful to you and you can't do much about it?  Well when I was a young girl, that specific motto was told to me on almost a daily basis.  My mother wanted to drill that thought into my head so I never, ever forgot it because it is such an important rule to live your life by.  
          Fourth grade seemed to be the year that this motto was most important to me.  I had just began going to school at Walton Elementary School in Auburn where there I met my two "bestfriends" Nachole and Alyssa.  Shortly after I started my school year there I began to notice that almost on a daily basis I would be ignored by my friends for no apparent reason.  I began to become concerned that I was doing something wrong or that I wasn't liked, which was one of my worst fears considering I had never been alone or friendless.  Every so often they would say harsh words to me which made me feel absolutely worthless.  I didn't think anyone deserved the type of treatment they were giving me.  So, I began to find new friends that treated me the way I wanted to be treated.  I was respectful, kind, and caring to them and the new group of girls I became friends treated me the same in return.  Brigette and Austie became my new, caring friends. Which like any young girls would do, once Nachole and Alyssa noticed that I found new friends, it made them even more upset with me.  That's when I realized that they weren't worth my stress because if they were true friends they would have been kind to me from the first day we met and continued to be throughout our friendship.  Once I had these new friends, when Nachole and Alyssa attempted to talk to me I just ignored them because I knew that if I became friends with them again, they would just treat me unkindly and not how I treated them, with respect and compassion.
        So, I believe that you should treat others the way you want to be treated. If someone is rude to you, why be friends with them? There are other people that are much kinder and will be just as nice to you as you are to them.  If you want to treat someone nicely, someone will be nice to you back.  If you chose to be rude and negative then you'll most likely get the same reaction or attitude back. Treat others the way you want to be treated and you can live a life in a more positive situation, that is something that I strongly believe.