Wednesday, April 20, 2016
This weeks topic is once again a sensitive one, please refrain from reading if you have a problem with it. Bullying is something that everyone has experienced, at least some point in their lives. Bullying is a sensitive topic for everyone, no one likes to be bullied or hear about someone close to them being bullied. It is a horrible feeling indeed. Bullying can change everything about a person, it can make a person paranoid, insecure, or even anxious. Hearing a bullying story always hurts because you know the person being bullied is affected and damaged inside. Though the bullied might not display their hurt on the outside they are hurting inside, words do hurt, and the words mean how a person actually feels about you. There are many forms of bullying such as verbal bullying, cyber bullying, secretive bullying and many more. Bullying can leave a person mentally and emotionally unstable or even emotionally detached because they feel as if they can not trust anyone. What makes a bully a bully? Is it because someone bullied them so they feel as if they should bully someone else to feel superior? Is it because they have a bad home life? Truthfully I don't know but, what I do know is that bullying is offensive, and hurtful to many and although it can't be stopped, more should be done to prevent it.
Friday, April 1, 2016
Homelessness is known to be an extremely hard hitting depressing topic to talk about. America is a first world country, the land of the free, the land of opportunity but why are there so many people out of jobs and homeless today? When you see a homeless person or hear a story about a homeless person your heart can't help but to feel heavy, no one should have to go through that. Living outside in extreme weather conditions are certainly not health, not only do the homeless live outside in severe weather but they are also constantly harassed by the police. Homelessness and police brutality can go hand to hand considering some police officers beat innocent homeless people for just trying to find a place to sleep. What also impacts homelessness is low employment levels and the lack of a job, if the individual can't find a job how will they make money to pay rent or food. There is an argumentative side to this topic where someone could say the homeless chose this lifestyle but that is not always the case. No one deserves to live a life being scared, hungry, and living on the streets, a goal in my life is to help the homeless to the best of my ability. I personally make food baskets to take the homeless and I also volunteer at a food shelter, seeing a homeless person hurts me and I just want to help the homeless for the better.