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  • Bobby,

    Now I know what’s going through your head when we see movies together haha! Your tone of voice was humorous, and made me laugh out loud! I agree with your explanation of rating a movie a 1/10… it is so bad that it becomes funny. Also, I agree with your statements about Adam Sandler. I do not find the delivery of his lines humorous or…[Read more]

  • “Showing emotion is a sign of weakness”- this stigma has made us think sharing our feelings is something that we shouldn’t do. Think, how many people do you hear openly admit they attend weekly therapy sessions?

    • Bobby replied 4 weeks ago

      Averi,
      I agree that the stigma, showing “emotion is bad” is a falsehood. But I would still say feeling vulnerable is a not a good thing all time, it’s an unfortunate reality of life that not many will care, or they pretend to care, sharing what you feel to anyone is a dangerous game, so sharing emotions to the people that matter is a tricky line to balance. But when you do share what you feel it is totally worth it and find someone who cares, it is totally worth it. I bet you are loyal to the friends you have.
      Bobby

    • Katie replied 4 weeks ago

      Honestly? This is amazing. I love this so much and I started tearing up when reading this. The only thing I would like to add is that it’s very important to show the things you’re struggling with (illness-wise) because although ableist people may discriminate against you, many people will still love and accept you

    • Averi!

      I love this. I agree with everything you stated above. Nowadays, especially, its really easy for us to make up our emotions or hide them behind the screen of a phone, or with a post on instagram, twitter, etc. Emotions are natural, and being sad or angry is just as important as being happy or excited. It is okay to not be okay all of the time. Emotions are good.

      Thank you for sharing(:

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  • Please post your results, I’m interested to see what people had to say.

  • Thank you for your feedback Sara!
    Yes, the fact is, nursing homes can be sad. But like I said, many of them have improved their living conditions. For example, I work in a care center myself, and we take them on outings for interactions outside of their living space. But, what I’m trying to communicate is that some of these individuals shouldn’t…[Read more]

  • Leo,
    I am apologetic and filled with sorrow that these feelings of not belonging, based on one’s ethnicity, are still prevalent in today’s society. The United States of America is not living up to the expectations of its Constitution, and have since Charlottesville, taken steps back. We pride ourselves on the freedoms and opportunities this…[Read more]

  • Thank you for your feedback Truman.
    You mentioned that you personally have great reverence for those who have come before you, but that is not the case in many other situations. I believe that’s because we have been told that care centers are the solution. Having this mind set allows family members not to make sacrifices for their elders, in…[Read more]

  • Lindsay,
    You mentioned that twins either take on a lead role in the family, or a younger role. I’m curious, what would you say determines that decision? You said you took on the younger role, is that because your sister was “technically” born first, or is there other factors?

    Averi

  • In the United States of America, older indiviudals are often seen as a burden in American households. Often times, when a person reaches a certain age, it is the norm to move them into a care center facility.

    • Dear Averi,
      I am very interested in your opinions on the American culture and how we have such a tendency to put our elderly relatives into care homes when they can no longer care for themselves. Its interesting because I have always felt a reverence to those that came before me and it seems to be just an important part of our journey through life to at one point be cared for by those that we once cared for as they enter the last years of their life. Its also interesting to look into the lack of proper care our elders receive while living in a care home, its just so interesting to me that a person no matter their age can just be brushed aside so easily by the family that they belong to and instead put into a care home where they are mistreated and sometimes not very well cared for.

      • Thank you for your feedback Truman.
        You mentioned that you personally have great reverence for those who have come before you, but that is not the case in many other situations. I believe that’s because we have been told that care centers are the solution. Having this mind set allows family members not to make sacrifices for their elders, in order to care for their well being. While working in a care center myself, I have seen how residents have attachment issues and constantly want to talk to their family members. I’m not saying these residents are unloved, because that would be untrue; but I am admitting that these individuals are treated as a burden rather than a human being sometimes. It can be sad to watch, which is why I wrote about this topic. I wanted to enlighten our generation about how separating their elders can often times lead to loneliness and an unfulfilled life.

    • Thank you for your feedback Sara!
      Yes, the fact is, nursing homes can be sad. But like I said, many of them have improved their living conditions. For example, I work in a care center myself, and we take them on outings for interactions outside of their living space. But, what I’m trying to communicate is that some of these individuals shouldn’t be living in these facilities. There is cases where there are serious medical conditions involved that must be monitored on a 24/7 basis. In these circumstances, I would agree that it would be the responsible decision to utilize the resources and professionals that nursing homes offer. But, it is not right to simply send someone to live in a care center because it’s “to hard” to have them around, there must be a balance.

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