This article was a nice change in pace from a lot of the heavier topics being written about! This made me smile and think about all the videos I’ve seen of this. At the time I had no idea there was such a huge community for bread stapling and it makes me think about all the other insane reddit blogs that must exist. I think it’s awesome that this…[Read more]
I like the idea behind this because I think hugging can help a lot, however in severe cases hugging and physical contact may insight panic, anxiety and trauma in certain people. I also think that in recent years physical contact has been normalized to only be acceptable within romantic relationships which isn’t the case, I think by normalizing…[Read more]
In recent years, police brutality has become a major issue especially along the lines of bias’ and discrimination of minorities including, race, gender, sexual orientation, class, etc. Police brutality is o
There are so many issues that intersect with your topic–politic/political beliefs, experiences with the police, ideas about the police from childhood/family, race, gender, location/neighborhood, individuals (civilians and officers), etc. Definitely a complex issue and I love how you establish credibility by stating there will be no “one size fits all” solution to creating better relationships. I am excited to read about your solutions!
This reminds me of media diversions of the publics’ attention. I think the reason so many of these issues get looked over by everyday people is that modern-day media is always bringing up something else such as memes, or something some political leader said that may make you upset depending on which political side you lean towards. Although these…[Read more]
Even with the “skip a straw, save a turtle” trend going around, many followers of this don’t recognize or care about the other plastic the comes from cups or lids. Like you said many people just hop on this bandwagon without realizing what they’re actually doing. Much like how joining the trend of juuling or vaping can be harmful to our bodies,…[Read more]
I absolutely agree with your opinion that climate change cannot be ignored and leaders of nations, developing or developed, must be concerned with the consequences of a warming earth. Sadly, I don’t think many people will start to care or devote resources to reversing climate change until it impacts them in “their own backyard.”
Hi Addison, I completely agree with you, it makes me happy to see young people seeking action. The internet has given so many people who previously had practically no voice, the opportunity to share their ideas and provoke people and politicians.
Your argument is very well put and I agree with it completely. Even now as some politicians back people like Greta Thunberg and Tom Steyer, we have to wait and see if any real changes happen, or if it is once again just talk with no action. You also brought up a good point with the short-sightedness of politicians and humans as a whole. We often ignore results that will come after we are gone, ignoring that it will impact our children and future generations.
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