I think you make a great point, people need to actually try and educate themselves more. People get stuck in echo-chambers and never feel the need to go out and challenge their beliefs. Whether you agree with a point or not, I believe we should all absorb media that may not be our norm.
I think this is a really cool development with your research, though it may have shifted your focus. I think it’s great for people to see that we actually are making progress on pollution, even though it seems grim. Can’t wait to see where this takes you!
I am with you on your point that GMOs are a force of good and not evil. They could be very beneficial in coming years, especially with increasing populations. I think in the future, you should spend a little more time proofreading, but other than that great essay! I’m excited to see where your research takes you!
I have had some great advancements in my thinking on the topic of cryptocurrencies. I started out this project mainly with many of the pros in my head and not seriously considering many of the cons, I think
I’ve started researching the effects of Bitcoin on the economy and the background workings of this cryptocurrency. It has been fascinating learning about the way cryptocurrency is put into circulation and how tr
Almost all words are equal. I believe that nearly every word should have equal usage, no matter their spelling or length. Certain words get a bad rap because of the way they’ve been used in the past, or because
Hi Andrew I think that this is a really good piece the only problem is that we do not swear in school to prepare ourselves for the real professional world. The purpose of education is to prepare children for the real world and swearing is not tolerated in professional discourse. Some swear words do contain powerful meanings but for the vast majority of students using them in their careers will only be detrimental.
You have an interesting point of view. I’ve heard of arguments for the use of swear words but never in this way. You also have nice depth into your views and a strong voice in your writing. I have to disagree with you however. I believe we should have swear words. Just because they are “bad” they caring more meaning and can spice things up. I also believe that there is a sense of respect that goes with them as well. When speaking to a teacher, boss, or elder family member, there is a certain respect that can be given when not using fowl words. What you are implying is a big social shift that I don’t see happening very soon… Interesting idea though. I would be careful when challenging this social contracts though.
I definitely agree that many people take “being PC” way too far. I think the chieftain head is a great example of that. The reality of our world is that we have much greater issues present than someone being offended by something someone said that wasn’t intended to harm. There are much better things out there that we should be focusing…[Read more]
I really love the fact that stuff like this is coming more into the light and being more accepted by society. I think these are people that need equality and have a tough time in society as it is, so getting this figured out will be a huge step forward. I think there are many ways these problems can be resolved, even as simple as adding in a…[Read more]
There is a huge, monumental issue with our candidates for the presidential election this year. All opinions on issues, political topics, or ideas aside, we are dealing with complete and total jerks. Neither of
I agree with all you have to say in this article. This election seems to have become a turning point in our political world, but not in a good way. The candidates are both unpopular, and through their actions, politics are becoming even more polarizing. You are right in saying that both candidates have troubling pasts. I think this is another reason this is such an interesting election to watch. Good article.
I think this is a fascinating and very unorthodox view of this story and you made some great observations! I personally loved the euphemisms you found as I never would have even noticed them unless pointed out. You also said that his kiss was described very dryly and I think it would be interesting to look at romantic moments between…[Read more]
I totally agree with what you said. I think that, though it may be tough to tell your kids “no” when they are young, it will make their entire life afterwards much, much easier for them. It will teach them that they arent entitled and that they have to work to achieve things and sets them up for a life of hard work and…[Read more]
I like the idea behind your thoughts, I totally agree there should be more gun control. I think they should do more intensive background checks, a psych test, and some sort of proof that they are a model citizen. I think you should also keep in mind that the US and Germany have very very different populations, both in size and cultural…[Read more]
“Keep up! Only a few more miles to go buddy,” my cousin called back to me, he was tall, two years older than me, and does trips like this all the time. Ever since I was 7 or 8, my Dad and I have gone on
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