Memorial Day and Veteran's Day are not the same thing. Veteran's Day is a day for appreciating those who volunteered to protect the nation in battle. Memorial Day, on the other hand, is a day dedicated to reflecting on and appreciating those who have passed in combat. These people gave their lives to preserve the freedom that every American citizen is able to enjoy, and for that we look back and appreciate their sacrifice.
So this Monday, we celebrate Memorial Day in appreciation and acknowledgment of these brave people who willfully gave their lives to war. Their selflessness will not go unnoticed. Happy Memorial Day
A college major is something you focus on in college in order to maintain a degree in that specific category. I think I'd like to major in something like journalism or educational practices because I believe I can accurately portray current and past events without bias, and I find happiness in helping people understand concepts and algorithms.
Poverty is a real problem in the United States. Poverty is when a person or family cannot earn enough money to fully support their own lifestyle. In fact, 19.9% of the residents around near where I live fall under the poverty level. The problem could be because of poor life decisions. Or maybe the economy is to blame.
It's officially 2014! Happy New Year! 2013 is finally over, and there were a lot of mentionable things, good and bad, that happened last year.
A famous tradition is to make a New Year's Resolution; A promise to one's self, or a goal that one sets for ones' self that that person makes at the beginning of a year to mark a new beginning. So I made a list of a few New Year's Resolutions that I hope to accomplish this year.
1.) Pay more attention in class. Of course! This sort of thing could help anyone easily glide through schoolwork effectively and efficiently. Only good can come from it, right? I need to concentrate on the important work at hand.
2.) Make it a more important priority to arrive at school on time. I've noticed I've been late a lot lately-- even if by 2 or 3 minutes. My resolution is to leave earlier so that I'm not always late.
3.) Be more patient. I have little/no patience for...well...anything. A lot of the time, you can't always control how fast everything happens. So being impatient only makes you more angry, instead of leading to anything productive.
4.) Read more. Reading is great for your imagination and creativity, as well as your comprehension and understanding. Plus, its just fun.
5.) Be more spontaneous. Life can't always consist of following a routine and settling into a boring, mind-numbing life, can't it? Why even have a life if you're going to spend every day doing the same thing? Every once-in-a-while, I should try to do something fun or light-hearted or unexpected. Just because.
Being proactive is a choice, not what is conflicted upon you. What is thrown at you is nothing but a variable, a medium. But how you choose to respond to it dictates your level of misery or bliss. How you react to any given situation you happen to be in at the moment will change the result in how you feel. So, in conclusion, misery is a choice, not a consequence or fate.
The 12x12x12 idea is the theory that first impressions are based on the number 12. For example, most people begin to make inferences about you from twelve feet away. Based on what you wear, how you look and your appearance, and your facial expression, those people will guess certain details about you, maybe without even knowing it.
Next up is the twelve-inch parameter. From this distance, things are mostly about your mannerisms, behaviors, how you speak, and what you say. This gives people even more information about your personality as well as what type of person you are.
But, most importantly, the first twelve words you speak tell people where you are from, who you are, your upbringing, attitude, and every other bit of information needed
I just watched a video called 'Speak With Conviction' by an American public speaker named Taylor Mali. He gave a speech about how the newer generation, 'Generation Y,' speaks with an upward inflection at the end of every sentence, as if everything spoken by that person was a question. This technique of speaking evokes a sense of 'uncertainty,' which isn't good if you're trying to exude confidence. For example, if you were being interviewed for a job opportunity, you wouldn't end every statement as a question. He also spoke about putting the word "like" in your sentences unnecessarily. Doing this has the same effect as ending your sentence in an upward inflection. So, basically, his speech was about having more 'conviction' in your mannerisms and evoking confidence by speaking with certainty and authority.