Monday, December 16, 2013

Instagram Envy

I think it's perfectly fine to post pictures of your most exotic retreats and doing your favorite things that make people wish they were doing them too. It's not a competition, but if you're doing something you want people to know about you should be able to share it with them. The people following you on Instagram should be people who will be happy to see you enjoying yourself not the people who would be jealous and annoyed. That's why I disagree with David Coggins who said that you shouldn't post "trophies" on Instagram, why not? It's a place where you can share your experiences with your friends.

Wednesday, December 4, 2013

Old People

I don't want to live until I'm incredibly old. I'm perfectly fine dying before my body starts to give out and I can't hold in the feces that my tired old self is creating. I never want to get to the point where I need help to keep myself going because of aging. 65 sounds fine by me, and if I make it to 70 without falling apart then that's a couple extra years. Once I start to lose control if certain things though I'm gone.

There are little to no benefits of keeping the elderly around even longer. We send them to nursing homes to die already. Getting them out of public view so we can pretend they have good lives as they slowly die while we pay out our backsides to keep them breathing. The quality of life is practically non existent when you're just a body struggling to stay alive while all the young people still with lives to live are paying so much, hindering their own lives, to keep yours going.

Friday, November 8, 2013

Bullying is bad, Adam..

1. Pranks cross the line into bullying when the person who is being pranked can't just shake it off afterwords. Once someone starts being hurt by it then it is bullying. Up until that point it's just harmless fun.

3. Once upon a time, I was just a small boy looking to play some football. As I trotted onto the field a big hairy man approached coughAdamBrobstcough. He ran up to me and slapped me in the face. He then proceeded to grab me and tapped me to the field goal post. He then began throwing footballs at my face, boy does he have a strong arm.

2. Intention doesn't really matter because just because you weren't trying to offend someone doesn't mean you didn't. The reaction is all that really matters because that's what you take away from the situation. Intentions don't always lead to the reaction you wanted. Don't be a bully, don't be like Adam.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

Creativity in School

The things you learn in high school are all just what a group of people decides you need to know. You get no chance to actually learn something you're interested in or develop yourself outside if the standard. Once out of high school we aren't going to use half of the information we receive. We spend years getting information that we may not apply. There should be far more choice in the direction your curriculum goes in high school instead of being forced to receive the exact same cookie cutter courses. I have little interest in many classes that I'm required to take and have almost no choice in the types of classes I'm in.

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Opening moment.

http://www.cnn.com/2013/09/18/world/americas/mexico-severe-weather/index.html?hpt=hp_t3


Tuesday, September 17, 2013

What makes a good interview?

A good interview is one that gives a lot of good solid information on the topic/person that you are trying to get information on. The interview is only as good as the questions you ask so having good, solid questions is important. Many things go into making an interview question good, but the most important thing is that it is an open ended question that allows for a well developed response. Asking someone a yes or no question in an interview doesn't really give much information about whatever you asked about, instead it's better to ask them how they personally feel about a certain topic. This gives the opinion of the person who matters in the interview and allows you to gain a lot more information.

Friday, September 13, 2013

Journalism

Journalism is pure excitement. A good piece of journalism really gets you into the story and makes you want to read on. Journalism can be good and bad depending on how accurate it is. Bias can also determine the difference between good and bad journalism. Having a certain bias one way or another can often hinder some if the truth of the piece or prevent both view points from being evenly explained. The most common place I run into journalism is reading the newspaper. I'm interested in journalism because it's how I get most of my news information and with good journalism it can get you all the facts you need about a certain event.