Response to Daily Prompt: Too Soon


Can anything be funny, or are some things off limits?

 

All the readers of my blog can probably assume I will be talking about bullying in this post. There are plenty of times when jokes or simple comments are taken to far and boundaries aren’t realized at the right point. There are jokes I am stunned to hear that I’ve heard in the first year of middle school. There was a joke I am too uncertain of typing up because I do not want any younger readers to see the joke, but that should give you an idea. I don’t want to type it up because of it’s content.

 

If I am with a group of friends and someone says I joke I feel or believe is too far, I will say so. When I’m with friends, I expect they will respect my wish for the joke to be left alone. It’s easy to be in a group of friends, be having a great time, and then let something slip that you thought would work out but didn’t.

 

I think it is critical that the person acknowledge this mistake, so that it can be accepted as a mistake and then left alone, so the group of friends can easily move on from this slip up.

 

My personal opinion…things like making fun of homeless citizens, general bullying, hating on, say, the city council/department for failing to do something, and general heckling of anyone or thing. There are exceptions, of course, but they are few and far between.

 

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Response to Daily Prompt: P.C.


Is political correctness a useful concept, or does it stifle honest discussion?

 

Political correctness has it’s own use in it’s own way. It is good at some points, while it simply hinders and hurts conversation in other places. If I am having an interview for my first job with an interviewer, I’m going to be politically correct; if I am sitting somewhere with a group of my good friends, I am going to focus on having fun, not being politically correct. This would rid lots of fun from discussions if I did not go along with nonsensical jokes. However, I have my own boundaries to watch. I will not stoop to a level of insulting a disadvantages group because of a joke.

 

Political correctness is something you use and apply in a case-by-case basis.

 

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Response to Daily Prompt: ( YAWN )


What bores you?

 

There are several different things that bore me. I’ll list the top three.

 

1. What bores me is sitting at a desk for several hours, listening to an instructor of some sort speaking(which I might even be intrigued in) and constantly being pestered by the class bullies, who might be doing simple things like shooting spit balls at me or making faces; childish things that are just distracting.

2. Getting lectured by people you have never seen, heard, or thought of before. When I do something, I have a reason for it. When someone starts lecturing me on how stupid something is, how weird it is, or how wrong it is, about something I am doing, I find it boring, and occasionally somewhat irritating, because the person is not aware of my reasons and intentions of performing this action.

3. I find notebooks especially boring. Writing notes over and over again (whether I know I’ll need them or not) Is a really hard thing for me to sit and do for an hour or more.

Now, I almost put bullies on this list, just because the same situations over and over is boring, however, I decided not to as bullies definitely prevent difficult, non-boring challenges.

 

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Response to Daily Prompt: Everything Changes


Walking down the street, you encounter a folded piece of paper on the sidewalk. You pick it up and read it and immediately, your life has changed. Describe this experience.

 

If I picked up a piece of paper and read something that changed my life, it could be one of two things- Bullying no longer existed in the world, or that thousands of people around the world had joined together and had created a massive antii-bullying group, and wanted me to join in on the group to give input, ideas, and thoughts. I know there are some groups like this already around the world, but none on the level or scale they should be.

 

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Response to Daily Prompt: You, The Sandwhich


If a restaurant were to name something after you, what would it be? Describe it. (Bonus points if you give us a recipe!)

If a restaurant named an item after me, I would want them to name a sandwhich ‘The anti-bully’ sandwich-Reduced fat, wheat bread, low fat meat, and healthy vegetables.

Recipe:

Two pieces of wheat bread

Four thin slices of your choice of meat: Ham, Turkey, or Roast Beef

Three thin slices of your choice of cheese: Cheddar, American, Bleu, or Monterrey Jack

Mustard or Mayo fashioned in the letters: Anti-Bully

Any of the following: Lettuce, Tomato, Spinach, Pepper, Cucumber, Olives

 

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Response to Daily Prompt: There’s No Place Like Home


If you had the opportunity to live a nomadic life, traveling from place to place, would you do it? Do you need a home base? What makes a place “home” to you?

 

I would not take a nomadic life like this. I love having a home base where I can feel comfortable knowing I can come home to it at anytime and rejuvenate any spent energy. I also wouldn’t want to travel from place to place because of the lack of communication with friends and family.

 

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Response to Daily Prompt: Fly on the Wall


If you could be a “fly on the wall” anywhere and at any time in history, where and when would you choose?

 

If I could be a fly on the wall at anytime in history, it would be in colonial times when George Washington was making military choices for the Revolutionary War. This would allow me to get a more exact perspective point of view on his personality and his character. And, come on! Seeing all these famous people that will become heroes in our day? Epic!

 

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Response to Daily Prompt: 21st Century Citizen


Do you belong in this day and age? Do you feel comfortable being a citizen of the 21st-century? If you do, explain why — and if you don’t, when in human history would you rather be?

 

If we’re talking about socialism and other people my age, I do not fit in–I am a person who does different things than the average person my age, and I am glad I do.

However, I am comfortable being here. I guess you could say, if we are simply talking about technology use and modern devices and tools, then, yes, I would say I fit in. I enjoy simple things from our day and age, like computers and phones, and the ability to send a message at the click or tap of a few buttons still leaves me awed.

 

 

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Response to Daily Prompt: Morality Play


Where do your morals come from — your family? Your faith? Your philosophical worldview? How do you deal with those who don’t share them, or derive them from a different source?

 

What is a moral? How do we know if something is a moral or a belief? I believe that a moral is something that you guide your life upo , but not let completely dictate what you do. If I have a moral that I am only goingto have pasta every Tuesday, there will be an occasional exception–it’s my dad exception, and we’re eating Italian, so I am going to have pasta. That’s what I belief is a good moral–so I’ll tell you where mine come from.

 

I can say with assurance that a lot of my morals come from my mom–Treat others how you expect to be treated,(not how you want to be treated) save half of the good of something for later so you can enjoy it all throughout the day, week, or month, and (sigh) there is more than video games to do during the weekend, to name a few.

I would say some of my others come from my teachers, instructors, and counselors at my school. To name two, one is that you should put in the best work to get the best payoff in twenty years, and that I should treat people knowing when I’m almost done with high school, other people(most, at least) will mature up, and might change their minds about me.

I guess one of the last places I get my morals from is the internet–Be friendly, but don’t trust a person or people at the first ‘Hello!’

 

When someone doesn’t share my world views, I simply state my own, not expecting adaptation by them, but hoping for acknowledgment. As long as a person can acknowledge my views, and I can acknowledge theirs, we get along just fine.

 

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