Thanks for posting on this discussion topic. I really enjoyed reading your piece. One part really stood out to me as I read along, when you said that “many citizens believe that the American dream is purely materialistic.” I found this sentence particularly interesting because I hadn’t really thought about this before and it is scarily…[Read more]
I really enjoyed reading your piece. I found your use of descriptors enhanced my understanding of your shadow box very well. It made it very easy to understand you as a person and a little bit of your background too where you talk about how your “race is Latino, my ethnicity is Mexican, and my nationality is American.” I found it a…[Read more]
The American culture is being drastically changed for the worse by new familial status quos in family and by political views. Out of the three pieces that I read one poem called ‘Let America be America Again’ by
Sam, this was a well- written post. I really liked the line where you said “we are wasting the hard work, dedication and sacrifice of decades of people’s lives that all worked so that we could be here today,” because you are absolutely right and I have never thought of it that way. Also, I enjoyed your wording of calling Americans “dreamers.” I believe that the American Dream is not what it used to be and materialism has taken over. I think this article https://www.thebalance.com/what-is-the-american-dream-today-3306027 will be interesting to you. Hope to hear from you again.
Sam, this was an important and interesting topic to talk about. I liked it when you said, “Even though many people want to stop this division between American Citizens, I don’t think people realize that they have the power to change and do something about this problem, or maybe they don’t know what they can do to help”. I liked this sentence because noting that American don’t realize that they have the power to change really hits you. Today in the news you see tons of things about President Trump and many people feel as though they cannot do a thing to change his views, but then you have the people who do realize that the people are the change and protest against his view points, for instance, the NFL. In the news we see NFL players on their knees during the National Anthem even though President Trump talked against it.
Thank you for the fantastic post.
The German word Schadenfreude is a very interesting choice for your favorite word. I find that due to its tough translation into english that it is hard for some people to understand and describe but I think you did a very good job of portraying it. This word is very relatable in some situations for everyone, at one time or another…[Read more]
I found your post really intriguing. I liked how you talked about how people go out of their way to help others even when it’s not convenient. I agree to the idea that it’s good to remember people that have helped you.
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