• I enjoyed this post and everytime I watch to music video I notice something new. There are a lot of deep messages in this video. That main one that I noticed was that people only show the good things going on in some people’s lives but they don’t show their problems and things that need to be fixed.

  • After reading your post, I agree with what you’re saying about how we attract what we are thinking about. I have heard that you attract what you fear in the past. I think that’s true. In sports for example, if you fear injury you are more likely to get injured.

  • I think that this is great confidence heading into graduation. I find it important to have confidence and I think that will help you be successful

  • Matt commented on the post, Guns vs. Kids? 1 month, 2 weeks ago

    I also find the US’s gun laws interesting compared to other countries. I think that if the US banned some types of guns (the ones most common in shootings) then that would create a positive impact.

  • The death penalty has been around for a while and people have called for it to be abolished. I think that if someone committed that serious of a crime then they should have to go to prison because they would

    • Matt, I really enjoyed how you managed to use opposing ideas in order to make your argument stronger. You used set amounts of data to also get your point across. I think this article I’ve linked to would help you out. It is a list of 50 facts about the death penalty, so you can get more supporting ideas. https://deathpenaltyinfo.org/50-Facts

    • I think this article is very interesting! The death penalty is a big subject to discuss and I think this article did a good job on introducing the pros and cons. Here is another article you may find interesting https://deathpenalty.org

    • I totally agree with your statement. If a person commits a crime worthy of the death penalty, they should be given life in prison. Great work!

    • Matt,
      Your arguments are solid and you gave credible resources, however I think you could have organized your ideas and evidence in way that is easier to read. This is a very interesting topic and I am curious to know what stance you hold after doing research. Here is an article that argues for the “death of the death penalty”: http://time.com/deathpenalty/ . I look forward to reading more from you.

    • Matt, I liked your topic and the points you presented. They were interesting and expressed you views on the matter as well as highlighting the opposing view on the death penalty, I personally believe that the death penalty is somewhat of a flawed system and we could live without it though it is a debate worth having. If wanting some more statistics or different points of view I think you should check out Amnesty International’s article on the death penalty: https://www.amnestyusa.org/issues/death-penalty/?gclid=Cj0KCQjwguDeBRDCARIsAGxuU8b3W7xPLfBMoQ05KPSXMwj-Wf3uyuUlJWU_0Ht29SGDT1LBe63Vp4QaAqvXEALw_wcB

  • Matt commented on the post, Will I Ever Open Up ? 2 months ago

    I can relate to what you said because I also find it hard to open up to others. But I think that once you do others will be accepting and helpful.

  • Matt commented on the post, My shadow box 2 months ago

    Edwin, I appreciate how you are proud of where you are from regardless of negative stereotypes that people have about your city. I think that is great to be yourself and not worry about what people stereotype you as.

  • Matt commented on the post, Is America free? 2 months ago

    I also think that people should be free to say what they want. I think that freedom of speech is one of the most important American values. It is important for people to share their thoughts on politics and issues.

  • Matt commented on the post, Soccer is Life! 2 months ago

    I don’t play or watch soccer, but I can imagine it being hard. I think that every sport has its own difficulties. Here is an article that makes a case for every sport being difficult: https://www.coloradoan.com/story/sports/high-school-sports/2013/09/23/whats-the-hardest-high-school-sport-its-complicated/28936167/

  • Matt commented on the post, What’s happening now 2 months ago

    I liked when you said “people don’t pay attention to things that are happening in society they try to be blind and pretend like nothing happens.” I feel like that was one of the main messages in the music video. I think that people need to be more aware of other’s problems instead of just their own.

  • I agree with your post Conor. Having confidence is very important. This reminds me of “fake it till you make it.” I think that works.

  • Being able to live is the most important human right. Living requires being healthy. But not everyone has access to living healthy. Many Americans cannot afford healthcare and have to ignore illness to save money.

    • I like how you approach this issue, Matt. I am a pretty practical person, and I like to think that many of the problems arising in the world, especially health care, are driven by numbers and hard data. You draw attention to the simple cause and effect of lack of money and exacerbated medical problems. I think you ought to look into how free health care has worked in some the “25 wealthiest countries” you mention. Indeed, people do need regular, fair treatment in a modern world that can afford it to them.

    • I like the attention to detail Matt! But despite the US being one of the wealthiest nations on the planet there are still many issues preventing us from having universal healthcare. We provide healthcare programs for the poor and elderly, but opening it up to the entire population would be a major tax burden on the typical tax payer. It would also be directly against our capitalist economy. Healthcare providers have to compete for costumers, but with universal healthcare the government provides it with no competition. I do believe however healthcare should be a right, but there is simply too many obstacles in the way.

    • Hi Matt,

      I agree with you and believe that we all should have access to free health care. However, like you mentioned, as of right now it is just not possible, while it may be in the future. There have been steps that have been taken, such as free health seminars and other similar events. When you said “…health care for very serious illness or injury should be free”, I tend to disagree. While it definitely should not be as expensive as it is, it would be very difficult to support our economy and other important structures if it were so. Overall you did a nice job!

      -Vibha

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