Blog #13


Do you collect autographed baseballs, hockey pucks, ticket stubs, funky earrings, classic video games or anything else? Sometimes we decide to hold on to a few objects because we think they will be valuable someday, or because we just can’t bear to part with them for sentimental reasons. Do you plan on saving any of your belongings for the future?

I don’t collect or save anything. Even when I was younger I never saw anything worth saving that was just an everyday item. In the future I don’t think i am going to save anything unless it has value or meaning to me.


Young people, especially boys, are playing bloodier and more realistic video games than ever before, and scientists are looking for links between real life violence and violent video games. However, the research so far is inconclusive.  What do you think? Do violent video games make people more violent in real life? Why or why not?

I don’t think that the video games are the problem. I think that how a kid is raised has a major affect on the mark a video game will make.  I think that the kids don’t really see the impact a video game can make but it is also a responcibility of the parents to make sure that they aren’t getting too ‘into the game’.


Blog #12

Q1 – Should children have complete control over the clothes they wear, and other aspects of their physical appearance, like hairstyles and makeup?Or should parents have a say in how their children present themselves to the world?

I think that there should be limits set on the clothing and make up a child should wear. I think very young kids should have complete freedom in what they wear so they can learn what they like and how to express themselves in their clothes. But when teenagers start wearing provocative clothes is isn’t acceptable.

Q2 – An organization called A Complaint Free World is trying to help people give up the habit of what it deems a toxic form of communication. Do you feel that this is a good goal to have? Do you think complaining is bad for those who do it and those who listen to other people complain?

I don’t think it is okay for people to complain all the time. Occasinally I think it is fine, but some people take it too far.  People should not complain about things they take for granted, but I am guilty of that.

Blog #11

Q1 – Should comments among friends made on Facebook be considered private? Or should we expect that anything said on social media might be viewed by the world?

And if our boss doesn’t like what we write on Facebook, Twitter or other social media, should it be grounds for getting fired?

I think that social media should be private towards co-workers, employers and employees.  People should not go through employees’ social media because there could be information or material that the person did not want a co-worker to see. On the other hand, facebook is public. We should learn to be cautious about what we post and the material we are making avalible to the world.

Q2 – Have you ever witnessed someone doing something wrong–whether a bully picking on someone weaker or someone committing a crime? If so, what did you do? Why?

Do you think bystanders have a responsibility to intervene when they witness wrongdoing?

Yes, I have. I have been around people ‘commiting crimes’, but usually these are things that I don’t see as wrong. I don’t join in but I don’t see why I see the point in stopping them. If people are going to be ‘bad, then I don’t have the power to make them stop doing ‘bad’ things. People wil do whatever they want whether I think its wrong or not.  Bystanders don’t really have an effect on people because if someone really wants to do something, they won’t stop.

Blog #10

Q1 – Are you a fan of a particular sports team — or actor, television show, musician, band, movie, writer or anything else? Fanhood can bring you joy, and make feel like you’re part of a community with other like-minded people. Has being a fan of something or someone ever seemed to define you as a person?

I am obsessed with the show Dexter. I have watched every episode and its one of those shows that just pulls you in so you can’t stop watching. None of my friends watch Dexter too so I don’t really have a ‘fanbase’. The show hasen’t really changed me as a person. It did make my interest in murder and stuff bigger.

Q2 – We can’t help but watch them. Whether it’s “Gangnam Style” or videos about sports tricks, we watch — then tell our friends to watch — and pretty soon a video has gone viral. What are your favorite viral videos? Why?

I like videos that Shaycarl makes because he is a family guy and he is such a good role-model. He lives sucha normal life and he is just awesome. I also like to watch pet videos (tea-cup pigs and dogs). I don’t know why I like to watch them, I just like so look at how cute they are.