My eighth grade year was different than every other year. In good ways or bad ways, I know I learned a lot. I have experiences I can now take away, and build off of in the future. This year was definitely a turning point in my life. My teachers didn’t act like “teachers”, more like welcoming friends that guided me torward the right direction. The memories I have aren’t many, but they taught me more than you’d think. I showed myself so many new aspects about myself I wasn’t aware of before. Social studies class obviously allowed me to express myself, including my talents and proving my ability to do way more than I believed I could. I wish I had done some things differently. I wish I tried harder than I did, because I know I would’ve had better outcomes. I knew this whole year that I could impress any teacher with some effort put into it, which I did. Sometimes I would lay back and wonder what would happen if I tried to take a quiz or test with no preparation. It sounds like I was lazy, but I found out some flaws in myself, and even some impressive things. But the most important thing that happened in my last year of middle school, is that I found out who I am and who I want to be. After each day goes by, I’m starting to notice that they’re becoming the same person… and that’s one of the best things I’ve accomplished.
Mr. Bogush asked my class, what action would your name be if it was a verb? (A really long time ago…)
But I never wrote a post answering it.
If meg was a verb, it’d be to eat celery with Taylor, on a Tuesday evening.
I was recently asked by Mr. Bogush the following question:
Do you define a person by their actions or their intentions, why?
My response to this is that we define people from their intentions. Or, at least we should. We had a discussion in class about the different scenarios and whether or not we would judge someone by their action or if we would judge them by their intentions. Whenever someone does something, they had a somewhat intention to do it.
If you still are “on the fence” on what side you are on, action or intention, check out this story.
I recently finished a school project for Mr. Bogush. We were told to create a digital movie based on an African American who made history, and/or made an impact on our world today. I chose to do my project on Rosa Parks. Here is my final outcome:
Tell me what you think.
“What do random acts of kindness mean to you?”
I’ve read other bloggers’ posts on this topic, and I was surprised. I didn’t realize how many different ways you can interpret it, (although most said things like “It’s a nice thing you do for someone, randomly.”) So, I’ve concluded that it can mean several different things. It really depends on what ‘task’ you complete. Whether it’s holding the door for someone, complimenting someone, standing up for someone, thanking your parents, etc. It may be “random”, but after doing it so much, it should become a natural thing. After all, random acts of kindness really should already be acts we already fulfill daily. But when given the task to go out and do it, randomly, we seem to enjoy the feeling more.
It should be something everyone does, occasionally. (And more likely, something people do without intention.) We all can agree on ourselves being sometimes too selfish, and sometimes we think about ourselves and our own feelings rather than others. Therefore, being given the challenge of completing random acts of kindness, it will prevent us from doing so and allow us to be kind.
Here is what nana had to say:
I’ve been tagged. Thanks Rob.
Ten things I would like to accomplish before I die are…
1. Learn the importance outside of textbooks and novels, then teach others of my knowledge.
2. Be an inspirational figure to someone.
3. Eat a whole whopper in one minute. (Matt!)
4. Find love, peace, and harmony within another.
5. Become a journalist.
6. Perfect my flaws and weaknesses.
7. Be able to say that I know who I am and what I want in life, and mean it.
8. See the unexplainable. — TRAVEL TO JAPAN WITH EMILY.
9. Meet someone as accepting and understanding as myself.
10. Discover and understand the unknown aspects of life.
This is my response to this post about wonderful places.
When I think about a wonderful place, I think it would be a place of peace and happiness. It would be a place of acceptance. A place where there’s no worries, a place full of new discoveries, a place where all you need is love. This wonderful place would have music, everywhere. I’d want it to be a place that everyone could feel at home going to, because it would have no trouble, depression, judgement, or sadness. Everyone there could be true to themselves along with everyone else. Everyone would be happy.
I have not found this place yet.
I think the most powerful thing you can say to someone, is to tell them they are your hero and they could accomplish anything. It really sends them a personal, inner accomplishment..
“The quality of my life is determined by the quality of my _____.”
Drive, or perseverance, because in order to have a good life you have to dream. But dreams mean nothing unless you actually go for them… you have to be determined to fulfull your hopes. That’s what makes a good life, chasing after what you want and hopefully one day finally grasping it.
My fellow Americans, let today be the first day of a new, improved America. Now is the time for change. Eight years of more of the same is enough. We must recharge America. Our economy is near rock bottom. Our citizens are living in poverty. Our sons and daughters are dying in a war every day. The students in our schools are in need of better programs. As your President, I am committed to the revitalization of American and the rejuvenation of the American spirit. I am focused on change.
We all understand that America is in the midst of crisis. Today we as Americans face the daily struggles of sending our troops out at war, dealing with our weakening economy, poverty, over-expensed health care, etc. These obstacles are real. They are serious, there are many. I believe now is the time for change, and change, is what will be met.
We are a strong nation. We have endured many hardships. It’s time for us Americans to help out other Americans. Yes, there is much work to be done. But we will never give up, because we are the strongest nation, let’s continue to be true to this title. Let’s start by building a new foundation for the growth of our country. Let’s restore science, let’s discover new ways to fuel our energy for our factories. Let’s find new ways of transportation. We all are aware of the issues, and we all know it’s impossible to do alone. Join me, America. We are one nation; we can do anything we put our mind to. Help me as we rebuild our country. All we can possibly need to fulfill this task – determination combining with perseverance.
We need to take our experiences of the past, our knowledge of our present, and our hope of the future to reclaim our place at the top. Together, let’s feed our hungry, house our homeless, employ our jobless and heal our sick. Let us focus on our people without losing sight of our less fortunate in other countries. We need to take back our neighborhoods and schools – fight the war on drugs and violence in a united effort. Americans must protect our children from predators, assuring that such evil will be punished. The family unit needs to be strengthened. Personal responsibility must be reinforced. We need to put our citizens back to work. It is time to buy and sell American.
Change – to become or make different. Yes, we need to change. America needs to become a nation of strength, tolerance and patriotism. We need not be Irish-Americans, Italian-Americans, Polish-Americans, nor any of the like anymore. We are Americans. We are a great nation. We are the future. We are hope. And I am YOUR President.