- Look down the road 15-30 years? What will the world look like for your children? What will it look like for your grandchildren? Well I'll most likely be working by then... didn't realize how old I would be in that many years o.0. I'm not sure if I'll have children in 15 years...maybe 20, but I think they'll kind of be in an even more advanced stage than the children now. So even more devices/gadgets/gizmos and technology and basically operating machinery etc. I hope that makes sense. Hopefully it will somewhat level down for my grandchildren, but I don't think I'll have grandchildren in 30 years? I'll have to have had my children really early and then they'd have their children really early... but I still hope the technological age will have leveled off and people will have found better uses for it, like energy sources or reaching out to poorer societies. I'll try to let my kids (if I do have kids) know that I think that way :P
- What advice would you give the freshman version of yourself entering high school August 2015? This reminds me of Memoirs of a Teenage Amnesiac and when Will makes a playlist for Naomi (had to look up her name....) and one of the songs she thinks of (or something) is "Song I Wrote to Myself in the Future" :)
Well, first off, I'd feel kind of bad for my freshman self if I were just starting high school in 2015...so I'd warn myself and advise myself, strongly, that I should make the best of it. I shouldn't lose my identity--in fact, I should begin to develop it. Either by getting to know teachers (staying after class) or classmates, like what they like to read or write or do outside of school. I'd also tell myself to find something I'm passionate about, like running cross-country or hanging out with friends over the weekend. :) I think I'd just tell myself to embrace every moment as if it were my last, even if it's cliché, because clichés are actually often true. But that's enough for that question...
Weebly just deleted my entire answer to my last question...
Luckily I'm feeling patient today, so here's last one so that I won't have any more English homework tonight (yes!!).
Q: Think of one event in the past year that was significant at its time of occurrence, but has now faded into the background, that you feel deserves more attention again. Why do we need to pay attention to this event? Why is it still significant, despite the lack of attention or coverage?
A: I awkwardly thought this was supposed to apply to personal lives, but I guess it made "attention or coverage" in my life/realm of friends. Basically, I wrote an essay about my mental diseases and it freaked people out. Like, my teacher mentioned how I might "scare off" colleges and make my family really "ashamed". I think we need to pay attention to this in a different manner though. Instead of seeing it as a hindrance and negative period of my life, I think we should see how I've grown and developed from such struggles and adversity. I personally find it a sign of strength, that I've recognized my weakness (I feel like I'm getting all spiritual here...). But it's true. That's the only reason I find it significant. Not, "ohhh JoAnn has problemssss, don't talk to her, ewww" but "Wow, JoAnn is really different from before. That's amazing how much she can get out of such a rough time". You know?
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