Poetry is a form of an impactful and influential style of literature, purposely emphasizing and expressing an author’s voice and message. After experiencing firsthand bullying and witnessing others being bullied, Shane Koyczan has become a forceful advocate in spreading awareness about bullying. He writes emotion evoking poems that he will produce on stage or in videos in which he includes a visual background and music. Vancouver’s Olympics included a performance of one of Shane Koyczan’s famous poems that moved the world watching the opening ceremonies. Two of Shane’s most stunning poems are “To This Day” and “Troll.” “To This Day” was published February 19, 2013 as an introduction to his new anti-bullying project in hope that the, “message (will) have a far reaching and long lasting effect in confronting bullying” (2013). The later poem, “Troll,” was published September 14, 2014 as another poem to confront bullying. Both poems are brilliant and full of heart grabbing moments that spread an understanding of bullying and why it should be stopped. There are also many differences between the poems that make each unforgettable. Shane Koyczan is passionate about spreading awareness to stop bullying and he uses his talent of creating powerful poetry to make his message impactful and memorable.
Nowadays, it seems that we are too busy making a living that we tend to forget how to make a meaningful life. We are all dreaming of some magical things will happen instead of enjoying a beautiful little thing happens around us. The main thing is we don’t know if we will wake up tomorrow when we go to sleep tonight. Therefore, rather than hardly put off a living, reminds ourselves to enjoy every minute of our live as if it is the last minute. Denise Levertov, the author of the poem “Living”, illustrates the philosophy of living a simple life is to live entirely in the present without thinking about what will happen next in the future. The reason for that philosophy is because happiness is not what you have but how you feel toward what you have and how you accept it.
The article “What is a Life Worth?” By Amanda Ripley gives support to Feinberg on the issue of placing a value on a human life. Ripley includes evidence of two different social class families the Sparacio family and the Fields family. Sparacio family included a current trader and a part-time school psychologist as the occupation of the parents. While the Fields family only had one income which was from a security guard. Even though the Sparacio family holds a higher social class than the Fields family, The Fields were awarded $444,010 due to having three more children than the twin two-year-old sparacio family which were only awarded a small compensation of $138,000. The widow Cheri Sparacio states “This was just one screw-up after another”
Seven boroughs in London contain no new grave space, and a further 19 will be unable to meet expected demand for burials over the next 20 years, according to local authorities.
Neil Postman is deeply worried about what technology can do to a culture or, more importantly, what technology can undo in a culture. In the case of television, Postman believes that, by happily surrendering ourselves to it, Americans are losing the ability to conduct and participate in meaningful, rational public discourse and public affairs. Or, to put it another way, TV is undoing public discourse and, as the title of his book Amusing Ourselves to Death suggests, we are willing accomplices.
While replaying the Life Alert commercial I had a 76 year old African American male walk by my computer and ask what I was watching. He happens to be a retired police officer who provides security for the building where I work and is also a theology professor at a local community college whom I’ve known for over six years. I explained to him the idea behind the assignment and I received an expected reaction. Being a working senior citizen who works two jobs and is still very active he found not only the Life Alert portrayal comical but he also referenced other commercials targeting older adults as well. He joked and laughed about the way older adults including him are stereotyped and said in his case and many others those portrayals are far
Susie Steiner in her article “Top five regrets of the dying” an informational piece Implicitly states that most people do not live their lives as they feel they should have.
In the blog post “Is Instant News Healthy” by Amy Burkman, Burkman explores the pros and cons of getting news in the heat of the moment. Burkman mentions that, getting news instantly can be beneficial to those locally affected, but for those who are not it can provide false information.
One of the main things I noticed throughout the “Waging a Living” is that no matter how tough time’s got, everyone was constantly trying to better their situation. They weren't necessarily doing it for themselves, but for their children.
A Stolen Life begins with Jaycee Dugard introducing her family and summarizing her life at home before the abduction. On June 10th, 1991, Jaycee left for school and was never to return home. She was abducted from the side of the road by a man named Phillip. Phillip brought her back to his home and explained what he had done and why. He did not go into much detail and so Jaycee continued to ask questions, but did not receive answers. Phillip took Jaycee to his bathroom where he proceeded to undress her. Jaycee cried and screamed, saying she had wanted to go home, but Phillip ignored it. Phillip then moved her outside to a shed. This is her bedroom. Sometimes Phillip would move Jaycee to the shed beside the one she normally resides in. This one
The directors of the “Life and Death at the Bored” is ABC News and is broadcasted on the show 20/20 and this show is known for their interviews and stories that are told by these investigations that go on for years finding evidence and this documentary is based on a life and death situations that happen at the bored everyday. The directors of this documentary took almost 5 years or even more to gather so much information. However, there may be more to the story than what they shared because it is still an ongoing investigation. There will be people who feel sympathy or be careless about situations like this because they think that the 16 year-old boy deserved it because he was going to cross the border with drugs. The Life and Death at the
In the book Stayin’ Alive historian Jefferson Cowie writes a very engaging explanation of the political and cultural aspects that effected white workers’ economic individuality and what damaged a “vibrant, multi-cultural, and gender conscious conceptualization of class” (Stayin Alive, Cowie. 72). A single portion of the narrative touches on the rise of the New Right while another tracks the breakdown of working-class cultural idols. New Deal liberalism and the growth of a New Right founded upon a white working-class cultural conservatism are both not a new story. In Stayin’ Alive, the essential catastrophe of the 1970s was not only the Watergate incident, stagflation, racial conflict, and the local scuffles over the Vietnam War, however;
The three ethical news values I feel relatesshe best to the story are community, reciprocity, and equity (ME,35-36). Community is very relevant throughout because Johnson turned to his community for support and a voice. He felt it was their right as citizen’s to know what was happening in their local paper. Reciprocity, another ethical news value was something that the Tribune Company lacked. They were so focused on making a profit they weren't considering the feelings of their employee’s or their reader’s, and on a level were disrespectful too the both. The third ethical news value that was prevalent throughout the story was equity. Johnson took it upon himself to make sure all employee’s received justice by making the story known to the
Controversy has never been limited to whether there is or there is not an increment in weekend mortality rate, but extended to causes behind this suggested higher mortality rate. The list of possible reasons are many; for example some authors speculated that although lower staffing levels at the weekend could
Though our society has adapted and developed, inequality remains prevalent all around the world. Our society assigns value to human live based on ethnicity and gender. Currently around the world there are over 30 million slaves in which 60,000 are in the United States. Even though slavery has been abolished in nearly every country many people still measure the value of individuals in cents and dollars. Should life be calculated in terms of money? How should we as a society assign value to a persons life? I personally believe that you can't assign a price to someones life and you shouldn’t It’s both politically and morally unjust.