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  • Amarylis,
    I really enjoyed reading your blog post! I definitely agree with the idea that language is essentially our culture and identity in that without a way to communicate, all our traditions, customs, and the spread of ideas would not be possible. I also think that it is important to note the different languages of each culture are unique…Read More

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    The Impact of Language on Emotions

    Have you ever been so angry or completely overcome with joy that it took you forever to string together a sentence that properly described the way you were feeling? Now imagine a scenario in which your language was completely...

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    • Dear Megan,
      I am very intrigued in your post because I personally loved the movie and book The Giver! It is so interesting to think about how different life would be without something that most of us take for granted everyday: the ability to speak our minds through whatever words we please. One thing that you said that stands out to me is that “Without this freedom, you would eventually lose all sense of true emotion, which would then greatly impact your language and your perspective of the world” because I completely agree that our ability to express ourselves in our own words is what makes us our authentic and true selves. I enjoyed reading this post because it is crazy to imagine our life without the ability to express all of our emotions in our words, because that is an integral part of what makes us humans. Clearly life would be so boring and basically lifeless without this freedom of speech and expression, which reveals how powerful language is. Thanks for sharing!! 🙂

  • Maggie, I really enjoyed reading your post and found it very interesting! I really like how you focused on the positive impact that technology has had on empathy, especially the ability to further communicate through technological advances. I have always assumed that technology would have more of a negative impact on empathy, as it seems to be…Read More

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    What Sets Heroes Apart From Villains?

    Having empathy gives seemingly normal people the ability to be heroes through their bravery to understand those who feel misunderstood and alone in the world. All heroes are opposed by villains. The main difference between the two is the...

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    • I really like how you explained the differences between villians and heros and how they can relate to that show. I thought that it was a strong comparison because the characters in that show have to deal with seeing the lack of empathy in people on a daily basis. I agree that watching shows can help us develop empathy and understand different points of views!

    • Dear Megan, I am impressed with your essay because I didn’t think that an FBI agent would ever empathy a killer. Also, I never realized that FBI agents deal with horrifying cases. One sentence that stands out for me is “It is very difficult to sympathize and empathize with a killer, however, at the end of the day they are all better people for it.” In my opinion, I don’t agree with this statement because most killers are not good people at the end of the day. They love to hurt people and they know what they’re doing are wrong. It doesn’t matter if they apologize repeatedly, to me they are bad people. Thank you for your writing. I look forward to seeing what you write next because I like how you showed the difference between a hero and a villain and how you provided examples like Criminal Minds.

    • Dear Megan,
      Im interested in the way you explained your point and how you described the word “hero”. One thing that you said that had stood out for me was “We don’t have to rescue someone from a burning building or put our lives in danger in order to be considered a hero. Real heros are made through the ability to look at both sides of the story.” I think this is true because in order to fully understand a situation and see where there was an issue/ an issue occurred, you have to look at it from both point of views. I look forward to see what you will write next due to how open minded this post is.

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  • Ceceli, I really liked how you showed both positive and negative aspects of being an only child. Having multiple siblings, I’ve always wondered what being an only child was like, and I had never considered that only children would have increased intelligence and creativity. I think it would be interesting to see if growing up with your cousins m…Read More

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