The novel “An Unquiet Mind” starts off describing the life of a young girl, Kay. Early off in Kay’s life she is experiencing traumatizing life events. One of those events is a very close encounter with a plane that flew over the elementary playground very low and “It flew into the trees, exploding directly in front of us” (12). Early on it seems much easier to see how she developed the mental illness, manic-depressive (bipolar) illness. Also, her father showed signs of a bipolar illness and maybe it could be heredity. Another traumatizing event was when Kay and her family moved to California and the complete shock from the change in background. This switch also leads to Kay drinking before she attends classes for high school. Just at the age of 16, Kay is beginning to see just how much her mood swings are affecting her friends and how the bipolar illness is changing her life. The first D of abnormality that will help to describe Kay’s illness is deviance. This is how the patient differs from society’s norms. An example that is very clear from the novel is when Kay has an urge for a particular book she wants to read. It starts off normal about wanting one book, “I ran off to the bookstore to track down a copy of it, which I did.” (42-43) but she leaves “with at least twenty other books” (43). This is the very deviant from what people without the illness would do. Another event that occurred during the maniac cycle that is deviant is the purchase of a horse for
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We also learn about the new SAT and its essay component, which some college completely ignore. Some college and universities are eliminating their requirement for the SAT or ACT in an effort to minimize their importance and stress that surrounds them.
Although CHEER may seem hard and overwhelming to students, they have to push themselves to achieve an A in both courses. Establishing a growth mindset in summer school is key to being successful in the classes that are being taken. Students should take advantage of tutoring and lab time that is offered. Wisely using both opportunities, CHEER students have the ability to obtain an A in both courses. In order to do so, students have to keep a healthy brain by getting rest, exercising and living a healthy lifestyle. By doing such things, students will be prompt and ready for class.
In her first journal entry Kaysen tells how the decision for her to go to McLean Hospital was based on a twenty minute conversation with a psychiatrist. Kaysen had been picking at her acne and been acting out in ways which would not be considered unusual for teens today, but at the time it was a sufficient excuse for commitment to an institution. In an interview, Kaysen further develops the idea that her illness was influenced by outside factors saying, “ [Her] retrospective account of her confinement at McLean Hospital makes a cultural intervention that challenges the notion that mental illness is rooted solely in the individual.” (Kaysan, 18). Being surrounded by girls with serious illnesses forced Kaysen to assume the role of a girl with a real mental illness. Society forced her to find something wrong with herself in an attempt to fit in. Kaysen questions what mental illness truly is. She asks,“Was everybody seeing this stuff and acting as though they weren't? Was insanity just a matter of dropping the act?” (Kaysen 41). Because Kaysen was labeled as being mentally ill although she was not, it became hard for her to tell what truly pronounced someone as mentally ill. Was everyone slightly crazy or were just some better at hiding it then others? Living in such an uptight society, people had no choice but to put on an act of perfection. When someone began to “drop the
In the book “Out of my Mind” by Sharon M. Draper, the main character in the book, Melody, has a rare disease called cerebral palsy. This affects her physically and emotionally, for she can’t control her movements or talk. This doesn’t give her a very good chance of building a social life.
The first speech I choose to watch is titled ‘The Art of Asking” by Amanda Palmer. At first glance, due to her drawn-on eyebrows and short messy hairstyle, most people would have immediately pushed judgment on her. But, Palmer proves everyone wrong. As Palmer reveals later in the speech, she is a part of the band Grand Theft Orchestra. Through a very powerful story, Palmer persuades her audience; we shouldn 't fight the fact that digital content is easy to access and music should be freely shared by everyone. She goes on to suggest that artists can and should be directly supported by fans.
In Annie Dillard’s essay “Sight into Insight” she talks about one of mankind’s most value sense, the ability to see. Annie writes about how she views the world in her very own handpicked words which results in me being so mesmerized by her writing, because she explains her picture of the world in such a matter that will disassemble, reassemble and rotate your viewpoint of the colorful world just like a Rubik’s cube. I believe the main idea in her essay “Sight into Insight” was that she tried to teach us how to perceive the world in a new way. She wants the audience and herself to see more than what meets the eye, she shows us how by letting us relieve her childhood memories and by scientifically proving the existence of “disguised” beauty.
In We Learn Nothing by Tim Kreider “The Czar’s Daughter” and “Averted Vision,” both exchanges about only accepting certain details’ in a relationship and accepting what you want to see. I don’t agree with Tim Kreider seeing only part of what is going on is harmful for a relationship to grow any further than where it stand at that moment in time. Seeing the full reality of a situation help us living our lives, pushes us to reach our full potential in a relationship. When somebody only tells you parts of the details, what they are doing is hiding secrets behind their partner. Tim Kreider said “It turns out that when there is some conspicuous gap or contradiction at the center of someone’s existences, there is probably a very specific, obvious reason for it, and the reason you’re avoiding confronting it directly is that it’s something you don’t want to know” (Kreider, 2012, p.36). Ultimately, one needs to accept the situation to be with that person in a relationship or confront the situation with a chance of losing them. The quality of a relationship and where it goes is determined by our growing action to grow together closer to that individual. Having that support and strength to overcome any obstacle that life will throw at one is easier in an honest and respectable relationship.
Truth, novel was written by Tanya Lloyd Kyi, published in the United States of America, 2003. Truth novel talks about an adult who got murdered during a high school house party. Everyone who was at the house party seem to know who did it and why, but nobody has the bravery to tell the police. The main character Jen was at the party and she saw the body. Jen thought that she had her own investigation to know who was responsible. In addition to, the police started to do their investigation and started asking the people who were at the party, who did it, and what happened that night at the party. The detachment was investigating the possibility that more than one assailant may have been involved in the attack. As a reporter for the school TV show,
An unquiet mind is a book about bipolar disorder. What sets this book apart is that while the author, Dr. Kay Jamison, is a clinical psychologist and a professor of psychiatry at Johns Hopkins; she also suffers from bipolar disorder. The book begins with a narrative of Dr. Jamison and a colleague running around, physically. They use their positions as professors of psychiatry to respond to the concern shown by a police officer who notices them. This begins an examination of the events of Dr. Jamison's life so far and how her bipolar disorder, or "manic-depressive illness," contributes to her method of existence.
With recognition of Judy Blundell listening to music that originated from the era of post-WWII, while writing her book What I Saw and How I lied, readers are able to correlate it to the development of the main character Evie, and how it impacts her actions towards a romantic interest. Blundell, who typically publishes under the pseudonym of Jude Watson, is an American author who writes books for teenagers and adults. Although she is a highly recognized writer for other books, Blundell was able to receive the prestigious National Book Award for What I Saw and How I lied. In an interview about her achievement that was conducted by The School Library Journal, she was posed with the question of what influenced her to create Evie the way she did.
If discrimination was still as serious like it was back in the day, many people wouldn’t have the privilege that they have now. Books like “The Help” written by Kathryn Stockett help realize how it affects people. Numerous people suffer from things like religious neglect & other discrimination scenarios. People will have better jobs & better opportunities to have a better living. Discrimination is a troubling problem in our world & society today.
For a quick give away; “The Naked Truth” is a biography of a teen who contracts (HIV). “I was born Marvelyn Brown, a little black girl in Nashville, Tennessee, on May 7, 1984, but I wouldn’t understand the significance of my existence until it was threatened a couple of decades later. At just 19 years of age, I was unsure what was killing me and, even more disturbing, unwilling to fight.
regarding one's present experience and a specific introduction towards this experience, described by interest, openness, and acceptance. For Kabat-Zinn (2003), mindfulness includes deliberately giving careful consideration to one's continuous tactile, cognitive, and sensitive experience, without expounding upon or judging any piece of this experience. The idea of mindfulness has been produced and expounded primarily by the psychologist, Ellen Langer, in spite of the fact that it likewise has roots in Eastern philosophy. Mindfulness is not a simple idea to characterize but rather it can be best comprehended as the procedure of drawing novel differentiation. It doesn't make a difference whether what is seen is vital or inconsequential the length
Doris Lessing’s article “Group Minds,” discusses the impact of group conformity, and how it not only affects the community, but individualism as well. Lessing points out how people’s mentality and thinking patterns change if they are included in a group. Similar to Lessing’s story of the experiment with the sticks, Solomon E. Asch describes a college scenario using white cards and black lines, where both the situations have a vast majority of people standing together to do what they are told and saying the wrong answer, while the few students who have the correct answer uphold this answer until they soon “yield to the majority” (599). Doris Lessing describes this act of complying with society as “obey[ing] the atmosphere” because they are following
In our daily lives we encounter temptations and regardless of resisting or falling for them is due to the amount of willpower you posses. In the book The willpower Instinct by Kelly McGonigal, demonstrates how stress can affect our daily lives by causing us to act irrationally by listening to our temptations however through, her teaching of self-control, motivation, and the beneficial aspect of controlling your willpower can lead to a successful and healthy human being. Facing these temptations can be difficult when dealt with, but through the willpower experiments the cause and effects of temptations can be learned from. One willpower challenge I currently have is my poor habit of spending money due to the temptations that occurs when I’m mostly with my social peers, but through gaining self-control, a better sense of self-awareness, and motivation progresses me through this challenge.