According to the article “Be a Gamer, save the world” by Jane McGonigal, in the world, we are living in, games are able to be the main element in answering to the challenges of the real world. Although, there are some people who think that playing a game is the waste of time and make mind to not work normally. There are quite a lot of people in the world that they are spending a lot of money and time for playing video games. It doesn’t mean those people who are playing games don’t care about real life and they don’t have any work to do, but they have jobs, children, parents and they are students in schools. Also, they have other life responsibilities to care about. There are some great points in the games that are beneficial for players.
Have you ever wondered how so many people can play video games for hours? Or how gamers can connect to people in the “virtual world” and learn life lessons? In the book, Reality Is Broken: Why Games Make Us Better and How They Can Change the World and the article “Becoming Part of Something Bigger Than ourselves” by Jane McGonigal says “the single best way to add meaning to our lives is to connect our daily actions to something bigger than ourselves and the bigger, the better” (446). In 2009, McGonigal’s best video game, SuperBetter, went viral. The popularity from the video game increased gamers to battle health challenges like depression and anxiety. Mcgonigal's video game also increased better communication skills between friends, family,
In “Identity, Authority, and learning to Write in New Workplaces,” Elizabeth Wardle attempts to explain how identity and authority issues affect the process of enculturation for workers in new environments. Wardle argues that the issues of identity and authority can affect one’s assimilation in a new working environment and that miscommunication with the two can lead to one being viewed as a “tool” and stress.
Jane Long was a beautiful woman who was married to James Long, the filibuster. James Long was in the first filibuster expedition and Jane Long was the Mother of Texas. She had hard journeys but never gave up. She has been one of the greatest woman in history only to be remembered to this day.
Was Jane long really the mother of Texas?I think not . It all started on july 23 1798 , when Jane Herbert wilkinson was born. When Jane was born the doctors thought that she was dead and then proceeded to shoved her in a night stand drawer while they saved her mother's life.When the doctors opened the nightstand drawer they discovered Jane Herbert Wilkinson alive and well. Jane was the tenth child in her family.Sadly,Jane’s father died when jane was only one years old .Jane later became an orphan at the age of fourteen. After jane's mom died she moved in with her aunt .Jane’s family was very wealthy, so wealthy that Jane got her own slave named Kian , they were really good friends and when Jane was sixteen she was on her way to school and Kian told her about a very handsome man that was a doctor and persuaded her to skip school and meet him ,she then proceeded to introduced her to James long ,her future husband. Jane later got married to James long in may of 1815 and had her first child when she was only eighteen years old .In September of 1821 jane was expecting her second child and stayed behind at a post while james,her husband left ,she vowed to not leave till he returned but , he never did. She had her child in a very harsh winter,on the Bolivar peninsula in december of 1821. Jane and her slave,Kian fought starvation for over two weeks.She claimed to be the first english-speaking woman to give birth in Texas but, we know now that she wasn't.Soon after she found out that she was a widow in 1822 at the age of twenty four .
In Ernest Gaines novel, The Autobiography of Miss Jane Pittman, he stresses the importance of education of black men from the period of slavery to the civil rights movement. Education has not always been available to African Americans. During the time of slavery education was very limited as not many people were educated, especially blacks. Schools for blacks were often destroyed and those found teaching them were usually killed. A lack of education was one way that whites were able to keep control over blacks along with violence to make people scared to challenge their treatment. Throughout the book there were several educated black men that made their way into Miss Jane's life, two of which were raised by Miss Jane and were like children
Cynthia White was found guilty of felony murder and cruelty to children in the death of her 3 year old son in 1992. Her convictions were affirmed in White v. State, 265 Ga. 392 (456 SE2d 587) (1995). She filed a “Petition for Resentencing Under the First Offenders Act” in July of 2016. She now appeals from the trial court's denial of that motion.
The issue goes further than not treating mental illness but, as well, physical illness. Bridgett Fogel was doing time for traffic violations as well as driving under the influence. She entered prison knowing she was pregnant, she had also reported server cramps and discharge, yet was deemed healthy with no further medical care. When her water broke, she had reportedly urinated herself, finally after nine hours in the prison infirmary she was transported to the hospital and gave birth. Her child never made it (Glazer, 2017). Her story is not the only one. Her situation is not the only one, child example. Diseases such as Hepatitis C and HIC/AIDS rates triple in prisoners, however, prisons often do not have the money for resources to treat
Molly redden explains why black women are facing death when breast cancer take control showing an increase of mortality in them rather than in white women. Redden mentions in the 2012, there were forty-two percent of black women will die having this disease. According to American Cancer Society, the researcher discuss death rate toll is expected to increase to a colossal amount. In other words, Redden believes that the American Cancer Society said to be that these black women are likely to be in danger as disconsolate, for that reason, they will hit harder than other races. The author finds significantly number of high risk factor, which contributed towards black women. As a result, this deadly disease of cancer becoming an issue for black
It was interesting how you talked about the changes in opinion of photography. Actually, I've read an article on Julia Margaret Cameron's "fancy-subject", which featured costumed sitters arranged in often dramatic scenes from sources such as the bible, Shakespeare, and mythology. Essentially, the author argued that the use of photography gave the images a certain charm and how what the viewer is looking at is really a "housemaid" dressed as Guinevere or a regular man dressed as John the Baptist, but never truly what they are portraying. Furthermore, the author argued that theater is able transcend the actor's self, but photography can not. Finally, the author pointed out the "truth" in the photographs, such as a drapery used as "water". It's
In the TedTalk “Gaming can Make a Better World” Jane McGonigal tackles the stigma around video games being a waste of time and how they can actually contribute to a healthier, more fulfilling life. McGonigal first goes over the top give regrets people have at the deathbed and how in reality, video games can help make life more fulfilling by reinforcing familial and friendship bonds, help dramatically boost moods, help in self-expression and allow people to be their true selves. She cites various scientific studies and research and thus effectively uses the logos persuasion technique. At one point she also the ethos appeal by citing one of her previous TedTalks. This allows her to build her credibility and persuade readers to be more willing
Many clients who have experienced trauma or sexual abuse believe that what happened to them define their life as they are. They usually feel damaged, guilt, depressed, anger, hopeless, and helpless. Clients focus on the bad thoughts, negative feelings, and forget about the good qualities, characteristics, and people who show care and live in their life. This therapeutic game intervention focus on their positive attributes, their support systems, and their positive life experiences.
But the only thing stopping them is their disbelief in being able to change the real world and not just the virtual world. She later brings up the work of an economist named Edward Castronova looking for a reason for people putting many hours and cash in a video game. As he puts it "We're witnessing what amounts to no less than a mass exodus to virtual worlds and online game environments." Backing up his claim by stating how gamers do more things in video games than they do in real life because of the feedback and rewards they get from gaming than living. This led Jane into to thinking about how we can make the world function like a game to get gamers to be able to contribute to the real world as they would in the virtual world. Helping not only us but also helping them with their struggles of feeling like they are no help to humanity and that they aren't able to do what they do in gaming can't be done in society. Then Jane gave a history lesson on a game that was played with a sheep's knuckle, and how it was invented in the kingdom of Lydia, during a time of famine. Since games are used to escape real world problems. This allowed the kingdom to endure 18 years of famine.
Scientists based at the University of Cambridge, Sweden’s Karolinska Institutet, and the University of Oxford examined subjects who have seen videos of actual traumatic events, including those that result in death, and then had some of them play Tetris as a way to help them rid their mind of those traumatic images.
Gloria Naylor is saying that the way she has learned about words and heard them were not always as the negative word they actually are. That the way she first heard a word or who says it around her has an impact on the meaning individually for her. I do agree with this because just like how you talk or the words you actually say, are impacted by those around you. So why is your meaning of a word not effected by those around you