In my early years, I hadn't given much thought to the depth of this city, only knowing bits and pieces of the puzzle that I was trying to put together in my head. However, as the years went by, I grew accustomed to the city, its people, and its ways. This city influenced and shaped my persona into the individual I am today. This city taught me a great deal of what
Acceptance is the first building-block when entering a group. If accredited by those in your association, this leads to belonging with everyone, and then finally being treated like close acquaintances no matter what the situation is. This behavior is displayed throughout in the stories, The Outsiders and West Side Story. In the fictional novel The Outsiders by S.E. Hinton, the main character, Ponyboy, belongs to a diverse gang of delinquents, each of them with different qualities and aspects, but as divergent as they all are, they always welcome one another like a family. In the fictional play West Side Story by Arthur Laurents, there is a character named Tony who has gradually grown distant from his old gang, the Jets, although his fellow
There are the cops like Bryant and Gaff who appear gloomy and unemotional just doing there jobs and having little regard for the replicants or "skin jobs" as Bryant called them. Asians are shown frequently the movie and make up the bulk of people on the street. This makes the city look like a big China town with the Asians selling anything from take away food to manufactured animals. These people must not be important enough to go to the off world colonies or don't want to go. The rest of people shown are street scums, cripples, midgets and sick people like J.R Sebastion who has a life shortening disease. Lastly there is Tyrell who is the powerful god like figure who seems to rule and dominate the city with the towering buildings.
My freshmen year, it took me a while to start talking to new people because I was super shy. However, due to my performance in my races, people started to learn my name and actually reached out to me to get to know me. Therefore, I began to become familiar and more comfortable with the members on my team. I decided that I needed to do the same and connect with others my sophomore year. To do so, I started to join various school clubs and attend my church’s youth services, where I met new people. Now my peers see me as a “social butterfly”.
At the beginning of twelfth grade, I met a group of people through a mutual friend. I did not enjoy being around such a large group at first, and I
Explore how perceptions of belonging and not belonging can be influenced by connections to places.
The vibe of the whole place was like the country, yet we were in the city.
I felt intimidated and uneasy while I was introducing myself to the group because I did not get a reaction from them, thus, I was unsure if they were uncomfortable with my presence. Although, I perceived that they seemed to be a quiet group because when I initially entered no one was mingling,
invited to any social events, I took the opportunity to hangout with some friends. The team
The world view of the Navajo who had lived for many centuries on the high Colorado Plateau was one of living in balance with all of nature, as the stewards of their vast homeland which covered parts of four modern states. They had no concept of religion as being something separate from living day to day and prayed to many spirits. It was also a matriarchal society and had no single powerful leader as their pastoral lifestyle living in scattered independent family groups require no such entity. This brought them repeatedly into conflict with Spanish, Mexicans and increasingly by the mid-nineteenth century, Americans as these practices were contrary to their male dominated religiously monolithic societal values. The long standing history
challenge. Joining multiple clubs allowed me to meet new people and make new friends, both of which I would not
Compared to the city, the country has far less crime and many feel comfortable leaving their doors
Bill Bryson’s “A Walk in the Woods” is a book that epitomizes the struggles that one needs to go through in order to better themselves. This is evident with the main characters. They are two middle aged men named Bryson, a man who resideds in New Hampshire and Katz, Bryson’s overweight alcoholic college friend from Iowa. When he thought of someone to accompany him, a grumpy college friend named Katz came to mind. As they started off, Bryson started off with the goal that the trail was only being hiked as a way to see the grand nation of America, but it lead to so much more as it uncovered many important topics. This is true because the trail was filled with adventure in discovering America’s heartland and realizing their own personal
It really shocks me to be an outsider to this city life, although many argue that this is not the city at all. I have to disagree, when you come from a town of about two thousand people, this place is a huge booming metropolis to me, filled with late-night hang-outs, trendy coffee shops, and malls within five minutes from your house. I usually drive anywhere from thirty minutes to an hour to get anywhere I can buy anything, besides gas, which my town only has one place for.