After reading Welcome to the Ark by Stephanie S. Tolan, I have begun to wonder about the true capabilities of human brains. This book was written as a science fiction novel about four individuals who can mentally connect and accomplish things just by thinking about it.There are people out here in the real world who believe our minds are capable of more than we know.
Whenever anyone thinks of culture, they think of how it’s something beautiful that allows us to express ourselves, relate to others, and create art. But can culture be something ugly? Are there some cultures that are just completely awful, or is culture solely something to be proud of, something to love? In actuality, all of our cultures are a mixture of good and bad. Culture is both positive and negative because of the way it connects us, influences our thoughts and actions, and how it affects our society.
As someone who is a huge bookworm and reads every single day, “The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Nighttime” by Mark Haddon was a book that I highly enjoyed. I came into the project feeling really disappointed and uninterested seeing as it was an assigned reading and not a genre that I’m usually interested in. That changed, however, when I opened the book to the first page and my attention was immediately snatched with the blunt introduction of, “There was a garden fork sticking out of the dog”, and it never wandered after that.
Can culture be both restricting and liberating? We have always said that culture is a way to connect and express ourselves with others but are there restrictions from culture that may hinder you from being the best you can be? Does this mean that culture has both positives and negatives?
I cannot relate to this subject because it seems that in my situation the thing is I do not own a personal phone. The closest thing to that would be the plethora of social networks that I am a member of.
The worst thing is both of my parents have cell phones and they have texting. Both of my sisters have cell phones. The two of them have received their first personal phone when they were in sixth grade. Now here an eight grade student I am the only one in my family who doesn't have a phone.
On the first page of TheGreat Gatsby by F. Scott Fitzgerald there is a quote from the narrator's father. It states, "whenever you feel like criticizing anyone just remember that all the people in this world haven't had the advantages that you've had." I can personally relate to this statement. I was born into a middle class family and therefore have had some more advantages than other kids. My parents constantly remind me of this fact. They always make sure I realize the advantages I've had and appreciate them.