oops, mondays are going to by my hardest day to blog, since i put everything in to scouts that day.
So i missed yesturday's mission. Which was:
How important do you think education is?
Well do you want the short answer or the long answer?
Short answer: i think education is the single most important resource we have.
Long answer: I think that most of the problems we face in this country revolve around education. I feel that some people lose out on an education because of their health. We don't promote healthyness in this country. We talk about weightloss, and eating veggies and ruining cookie monster for future generations of kids. We talk about pills and medications, and stuff. But what we DONT do is whole body wellness. Mental health is important. Example:
Well if i'm broke, i have chronic asthma, not to mention the $200 a month that i can't afford for the medications to maintain my asthma. i can't get a job in this economy, its my last semester of college and i have to think about student loans to pay back, i have to figure out if i can afford gas for the rest of the semester to get to school, to graduate, i can't stand being at home because of the above average level of craziness that is going on there, and we can't AFFORD healthy foods and i'm splitting a pack of ramen with my sister for dinner... and all i can think about during class is how thirsty i am and can't stop coughing. and if i can scrounge up the ludacris $1.50 for a soda out of the bottom of my bookbag.... how much learning is really going on? I'll help you out there: NONE. and just to help you guys out... this is what's ACTUALLY going on in my head this very minute along with several other things, like my take home test which is for philosphy that might as well have been written in chinese... oh wait IT IS!!!!! I don't speak a lick of chinese either. oh, except we do have more than ramen noodles, but only because my mother is buying the food and not me
I think that education is the greatest thing we can pass on to our children, and to others. however we are clearly dividing this country in half with those that can afford an education, and those that can't.
and i dont mean college. I went to a middle school where i was held back in math because my 5th grade teacher thought i was anti-social and couldn't handle REAL math. Guess what... i wasn't anti-social, i thought that kids in my class were imature idiots. I was never able to catch up in math. my 12th grade year i took 2 extra math classes to get to the level my sister was in, and she was in the 8th grade. My HS advisor wouldn't let my take the SATs, because i wasn't college material... What does that even mean? I'm 28 and just now reaching the level i should have been at when i was 22. Why? because the school system held me back, and i was never able to catch up. Was i capable? yes! They took my out of GT classes to put my in inclusion because i needed to make friends... ok... take me out of the class with all my friends since KINDERGARTEN and put me with strangers... that will do it.
i live in baltimore, and was FORTUNATE enough to go to county schools, but if i lived 5 houses to the left i would have had to go to Baltimore City schools. Guess what... WORST school system in the country. so bad that oprah considered bailing them out financially. Why is it the worst? generations of people not properly educated in common sense pass on their ignorance to others who are then left in charge to lead the masses.
I feel like we are seeing echo's of this in our current political climate. i feel like screaming at the major political parties saying LOOK YOU IDIOTS.... YOU BOTH GOT US IN THIS MESS BECAUSE YOU ARE REPEATING THE SAME MISTAKES OVER AND OVER! obviously they didn't learn from them yet...
so look children: pay attention in history class, learn what events lead to the great depression, world war 2, and look at what we are doing now, do they seem to echo?
i could rant some more... but i'll move on to music
day 10: put your ipod on shuffle and list the 1st 10 songs
I did this with great joy. I haven't found anyone with as diverse a taste in music as me... so maybe this list will give you a taste of who i am.
and i promise i didn't edit this, it's really what came up.
1: Changes by david bowie
2: Rubber ducky by Ernie from Sesame Street
3: Chemical party by gavin degraw
4: everytime we touch by cascada
5: you make me feel so young by frank sinatra
6: thats why god made mexico-tim mcgraw
7: Never again-kelly clarkson
8: 1985-bowling for soup
9: i just died in your arms - cutting crew
10: right round -flo rida
so what's playing on your ipod today?