Strawberries are honest By: Sara Wallon, Director, EHS I have always loved strawberries. When I was little I was always overly excited about the first flat of red, juicy berries my grandmother would bring in. However, if I turned my back on those delicious, plump, scarlet berries, even for a just a quick moment, I would come back and find the entire flat of berries hulled, cut, and sitting in sugar. It was always such a disappointment that none of those berries survived their sugary fate to shortcake. Now, don’t get me wrong, I love a good strawberry shortcake, but I have always preferred the pure sweetness of the honest strawberry. Changing directions, but not topics. I recently reviewed a safety program that claimed to Motivate People to Work Safe – this statement really puzzled me. Are there really people out there who aren’t motivated to work safely, are there people out there would who would work safely, but can’t find a compelling reason to…I mean after all, what’s in it for them? Isn’t it safe to say that workers are intrinsically motivated to work in a way that will keep them from getting killed? I think we should be mindful to the fact the primary role of the human central nervous system is to keep people from harm; it’s hard wired into our bodies to avoid things that will harm us. People are designed to keep themselves alive. So why do people behave unsafely? Lots of reasons, actually, but here are a few of what I believe are the most common: Human Error.
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No two things could be more different than apples and oranges. Just by looking at them one can see many different characteristics that set them apart from each other. Apples are red, yellow, russet, and sometimes striped in color and oranges are usually orange. Oranges have to be peeled before one can eat them. These two different fruits grow in different parts of the world, on different trees, and in different climates. What could these complete opposites have in common? Surprisingly they share many qualities that really do make them a lot alike.
Today was going exceptionally well for me. My mom said we were going apple picking. We get there and play for a while. After a while we decide to go on the tractor. We hop onto the back of the wagon and go riding on the short trail. When we arrive, I see rows and rows of trees with apples hanging off of the hands of their arms. “It’s time to go apple picking!” I think to myself excitedly.
In the introduction and chapter one of Drive: The Surprising Truth About What Motivates Us, Daniel H. Pink expressed how behavioral science can change the common understanding of people’s driving force and suggests a more helpful way to better performance. Pink mentioned that there are two main drives that are powered by behavior. First is the biological drive which comes from within individuals and the second drive comes from without rewards and punishments the environment provides for performing in particular ways. However, a scientist named Harry F. Harlow came up with a third drive after experimenting with monkeys and Harlow called it the “intrinsic motivation.” Harlow said that to completely comprehend the human condition, people have
The embedded programing in humans for motivations derive from an inner belief to change something in his or her life. In the Novel Fahrenheit 451 by Ray Bradbury the protagonist Guy Montag retaliates from the dense society. In the repressed civilization Bradbury set in Fahrenheit 451 Guy Montag is shown how unhappy he is, enlightening him to change how he lives his life. Not everyone in the novel is filled with desire to comprehend and be enlightened, Guy Montag’s wife is a representation of society's laid-back attitude. With the society running with no care or drive to accomplish anything, the will for them to live becomes non apparent. Without motivations life is dulled, and sometimes people may not have any until someone enlightens them with a new perspective.
Just imagine driving down the road and a car swerves onto the opposite side and crashes into an oncoming car. Many things could have caused that driver to lose control of his car and create a dangerous situation. The driver could have been messing on different types of technology, trying to eat the croissants that was buy one get a coffee free at McDonald’s that morning or could have easily spilled the hot coffee all over the work outfit for the day. The driver could have had a late night and is now dozing off into the other lane and causing the dangerous crash. Many of the word’s drivers today have developed dangerous habits that could potentially put other people on the road in danger also.
Strawberries are perhaps the most popular berries in the world, with their bright color, beautiful shape and awesome nutritious content. Add to that their sweet, delicious taste, almost everybody loves strawberries. They can be eaten as they are or incorporated in various recipes including milkshakes, cakes or other types of desserts. They are known to be rich in vitamins and flavonoids, which are excellent for health but ironically, they are also responsible for undesirable allergic reactions. Children love strawberries but here are some things to remember when considering feeding strawberries to babies.
As we continue our march through the technological age, it is easy to see how technologies have affected all parts of our day-to-day lives. In “Sinister Fruitiness,” Stevens writes about how pervasive technologies have changed human existence in developed countries. Written in the mid-90s, before the real surge of internet and digital innovation, Stevens was already commenting on how people had begun to align their circadian rhythms so that their days gave them convenient windows to log-in and check their e-mails (414). Socializing has changed as the imbrication of physical and digital realities continues to intensify. Our body-language skills continue to erode in an age of remote interaction, where people are accustomed to documenting and narrating their lives for “on-line friends, many of whom we’ve never met” (414). In Neuromancer, Gibson portrays a technology-rich cyberpunk world whose synthesis of computer-science and biology seems predictive of our current social direction. In Gibson’s world, technological progress has had a significant effect on gender norms, as genderless cyber-space and cyborg body transformations muddle the basic biological distinctions between man and woman. As part of a postmodern commentary, Gibson uses technology as a gender-deconstructing tool, highlighting present-day patriarchal gender
Nearly every driver is aware that speeding is dangerous. They are taught this fact in their driver's education course before getting their license and have doubtless heard plenty of public safety messages stating this. Yet, they continue to speed and contribute to the yearly carnage of speeding related fatalities. Why do they do this? As it turns out, there is no one single reason. Here are six common reasons why people speed:
The average person will naturally considered safety as a key virtue in life, for it is a natural instincts. Working in an unsafe environment, or living and raising a family in a destructive neighborhood titled to crime can construct an unnatural and limited feeling to an individual, and will generally result
Oranges are Not the Only Fruits by Jeanette Winterson seems like an experimental novel which Winterson provides an ‘autobiographical account of the struggle for self-identification and self-recovery’ ( Botescu Sireteanu 2007:78). In this essay working class identity and religiosity will be explored. Can we identify a person by their working class or their religion? Throughout the novel class, identity and religiosity has been explored in a variety of ways. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit combines the experience of discovering one’s sexuality with the struggle to build a personal identity.
Everyone has been a dangerous driver at one point. We are all human, it is all too easy to be distracted by something while driving, or to make bad and impulsive decisions. Distractions can come from many things, it could be your morning coffee or a snack you brought along, or the phone ringing in your pocket. The music CD or the need to change the radio station, sometimes even the passengers in your vehicle. These things take your mind and eyes off the road, and results in dangerous driving. Besides distractions, dangerous driving could also be a result of poor or impulsive decision making. This could be speeding because you are in a rush to get somewhere on time. You could be under the influence of drugs and alcohol, or be irritated on the road and make rash decisions to “get back” at the other drivers. All these mistakes and decisions can cause a life. Considering the fact that seven people are killed each day in motor vehicle accidents, being unsafe on the road is truly an unwise decision.
So far we 've realized that our Safety Brain owns us and controls us. Based on illogical, irrational thinking, it decides what is safe or not (remember, the Safety Brain sees every situation as life or death!)
The world whizzed past me in the comfort of the car, the cold blanket of air unable to reach my pale skin through closed windows and blasting heaters. The radio was quiet, the music providing ambience on top of the rumbling of the car’s engine. The last beat of the current song ended, filling the car with silence. After a few heartbeats, on came the next song, and I turned my head to look at the radio, hand outstretching to turn the dial up. As the strong, pulsing notes of the electric guitar filled my car, a smile came on to my face. It pulled me back, all those years ago, to a night I was ready to party and had hoped it would never end.
Many of today’s drivers have bad dangerous habits. The number of road accidents has increased immensely. Reckless driving habits causes majority of these accidents. Many of today’s drivers have dangerous driving habits. In our day-to-day lives, you will ultimately cross paths with a careless driver. Some people survive these accidents while others do not. Reckless driving can be seen all the time. These drivers do not only put their lives in danger but also the lives of other innocent people.