Before the word Ebonics came into play people called it “Nonstandard Negro English”. Because some people didn’t like that phrase, a group of black scholars changed it to Ebonics in 1973. Ebonics is a language variation on English. It’s differs in that it isn’t as literal as the proper english we have been taught to speak. It uses more metaphors and isn’t very literal. Also many words are shortened and spelled the way it sounds. When it is being spoken many people just cut off the last letter of the word in order to truncate the word.
If I am being completely honest, my work has been less than subpar. I haven’t turned in like anything for any teacher for the past two weeks. I am really slipping and I couldn’t tell you why.
It’s been really hard for me to focus these past couple months and I think my depression has come back full force. The only thing I want to do is sleep and watch Netflix. I have no idea how to fix it either. I went back on my medications but that doesn’t seem to be working for anything. I really need to solve this problem.
This week poses an interesting question; how much for you to snitch? I have asked three of my peers what they’re cost for snitching is. Their answers are as follows.
Brayan is a friend of mine and actually had a bit of difficulty in answering my question. It is a bit vague so I gave him a situation. You and your sibling get caught for a crime and if you tell the police it was all them and not you, you’ll will get something in return. What would they have to give you for you to snitch on your best friend? Brayan: “They couldn’t give me anything. I would rather go to jail with my sister.”
In our English class we are reading the book called The Spirit Catches You And You Fall Down. This book proposes a lot of interesting discussion points about medical professionals and how they treat patients who have their own ideas about how to heal certain ailments. In the book we look at the relationship between daughter and parents as well as doctor to patient. Because of these topics i have asked 5 people what they think makes a good parent and good doctor. They answered as follows.
Me and my family stay healthy by simply being. It’s actually quite strange but my family and I just don’t get sick.It’s very rare. Also, when we do get sick it’s all together. My sister my mom and I all get sick at around the same time. i thought it was because we lived in the same household but even when my sister went to college we all still get sick around the same time. I thought it was a really interesting phenomenon. Not only do we get sick together but we usually heal at around the same time as well. Although our methods of healing are different.
I am half Korean and as a kid I never would have thought that would hold how much I get paid and how far my education goes. I have read an article about how Asian women are paid more than other women but still less than than a white women. I believe this to be because of the cloud that hangs around me all the time which i have named “model minority”. This means I am expected to go above and beyond normal expectations and anything less than absolute success is absolute failure. You may guess that this can cause crippling anxiety for a young girl of 16 and you would be correct.
I honestly couldn’t believe the first tweet I saw with the #PrayforParis. Twitter was in uproar about the country. Twitter is basically where I get all the biggest update. I follow a lot of influential people from Bernie Sanders to Kim Kardashian. Say what you want about her but her name was auto corrected, meaning even Apple thinks she's important. But she had tweeted the hashtag and at that point I was frustrated because I couldn't get a straight answer about what happened in Paris only sadness about what had happened. So I began to dig.
The way you go through school now is different from what it was when they started school. Then it was learn for your future and now it's more of an absolute fear of failure. Personally, I if I even get a C I basically have a mental breakdown. Now instead of learning and focusing on bettering our minds it has become this mind trap in doing absolutely whatever you can to not fail your classes. I personally envy those that couldn't care less about their grades. That's a poisonous thought right there.
The article I found was not only on happiness but also how to pursue it and which is the proper way to do it. In a new study done by authors at Journal of Experimental Psychology: General, they asked people of different cultures how their strives for happiness works. This was done on the hypothesis that your culture can affect how you think of and attempt to find it. They surveyed 4 regions; the United States, Germany, Russia, and East Asia. What they found was that the countries fit into 2 categories, individualistic (U.S. and Germany) and collectivistic (Russians, Japanese, and Taiwanese).
I have many different ways I speak. All of them are English but not exactly the same type. For example I talk the way I talk with my mother but then a different more proper or academic type of English with larger SAT words and such. Then there’s the way you talk to strangers and then your friends and also not forgetting that special someone.