Hi Abigail. This was really inspiring to read. It is funny because our generation is always told we are lazy and we get nothing done, but we are working harder than most any other generation. I got a job at a younger age than any person in my family had before, but I was still told I never worked hard enough. Maybe it is a human thing to suppress…[Read more]
Feel free to go look at my last Youth Voices post titled, “How the world is ending.” I totally called it. Earth desperately needed a break from humanity, and the wildfires weren’t enough, so we were given a globa
Joshua, this makes sense, but I would like to expand on your idea. I don’t disagree with you, but I think that working out in the sense of going to the gym or doing planned workouts is not the most natural thing in the world. There is nothing wrong with it obviously, but I think the outdoors can be a powerful exercise for the mind and body.…[Read more]
In 2012 everyone thought the world was going to end but it seemed so silly. I remember being at a little 9-year-old at a soccer game trying to grasp the idea of there being no tomorrow, so my teammates and I
I really liked your post. I liked how you connected your childhood past to connect with what is happening in the world. The world is being destroyed by humans and eventually the Earth will not be livable.
Hello Zya. I agree with much of what you said, but I think that it would be interesting for you to know that size-ism is actually not targeted at female athletes. Male athletes struggle with body positivity just as much as female athletes. Your comment about the 250 ibs man being celebrated can be true on the football field, but the 125 ibs kid…[Read more]
Sam, I completely agree with you. People think that because America has problems it can’t be the greatest country. This video, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VMqcLUqYqrs is supposed to show that America is worse than all these other countries in all these separate fields and therefore cannot be the greatest country. The thing is, we can never be…[Read more]
The gun debate is one of the most heated debates in this country at the moment. In my opinion there is a higher amount of controversy because of a lack of understanding of the opposing opinion. This do
Hey max, I really liked you take on gun control, having written my post on gun control a couple weeks ago. How you went into deeper explanation of gun control was most interesting because to many people do not understand gun control completely. I found an article that goes into more about gun control that you might find interesting, https://study.com/academy/lesson/what-is-gun-control-facts-laws-pros-cons.html
Hi Max, your post is really good. I think the gun control is a hard thing. The company who sell guns have lots of power. They can’t let you change it easily. The best way to do it is still need to do more on the regulation. Also American should be more strict on gun control, just like Japan. Every gun and bullet need to be record. Here is a link might help you: https://gun-control.procon.org/
With all due respect Samuel, who plans on banning all guns? This is a common misconception. The word control does not mean abolish. Some people want to ban all guns, but that is a select few. Most liberal affiliated people just want gun control that they feel can create a better handle on the gun epidemic created in our society. If you can site a…[Read more]
Hello Ava. This was very interesting and I completely agree. I think that as we grow older our parents stop affecting us quite as much, and we start to develop our own thoughts which can create conflict. An article I read said “while young children emulate their parents early on, adolescents and adults who recognize negative behavior can manage…[Read more]
I think this article addresses one of the biggest problems in the United States today. Several Americans are clinging to one side and will refuse to accept what the other side wants to say. Intellectual discussions involving people with all points of view working out their differences are necessary to build a better America.
Hello, I disagree with you because of the cost effectiveness. There are already fences on the boarder in places that the wall would be placed. How would a thicker barrier make that much of a difference? In terms of stopping drugs and such it is literally only the difference of how strong the throwing arm is on the Mexican side of the boarder. Fox…[Read more]
Wuyou, I respectfully disagree with you relating to your views on marijuana specifically. First off, there has literately never been a death directly related to marijuana, so when you say that Colorado legalizing Marijuana has created more deaths it is hard to understand how. Also, if there is a problem in addiction for a drug that is in excess…[Read more]
I remember the playground as a kid. It was full of burning hot sand and rusty slides. There was such a simplicity to it, which is why I loved it. That playground was taken down and replaced by large plastic
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