Yesterday I threw out an old jar of peanut butter with only about an inch left. It no longer served a purpose, as I had purchased a new and improved jar. As I began to toss the jar towards the garbage, I was reminded of an essay I had just read. In his essay Dumpster Diving, Lars Eighner suggests that when we throw away items, homeless people can find a way to make use out of whatever it is. Therefore, if we don't want there to be bums on the street, it is inferred that we shouldn't throw anything extra out. I myself was not supporting the homeless community, or being wasteful, I was just trying to make room in the cabinet. If I would have kept that inch of peanut butter, it wouldn't have made the world's population of homeless people try
We often choose what world we live in, who is associate with provolone what kind of lives we live. Choice is all around, but by choosing one life, another is missed out on. The book "On Dumpster Diving" by Las Eigher describes a man who went from the infinite, yet meaning choice of consumerism and academia, to the difficult, fulfilling and possibly more infinite world of homelessness and dumpster diving and conveys just how deprived humanity's consumer life has left it of critical thinking and general appreciation for what we have.
Tuck Northrop should receive the Beard Award because I truly cannot think of a person who is as caring and kind as he is and also excels in so many areas. I’m a junior at Fairfield Ludlowe High School, and though Tuck is not one of my academic teachers, he coaches me in both the fall and spring on our high school sailing team.
Students are nominated by their teachers and guidance counselors, and are judged on their intellectual engagement, creativity, and commitment to community. I was presented this award at the annual academic awards.
After receiving the award, I continue to visit the residents at St. Barnabas and share my gifts of music, by playing the piano, flute, and leading group sing-a-longs. I throw myself into my activities and do so with a happy, humble heart. An important quality I possess includes my integrity and respect. I always uphold strong moral integrity and respect those around me. I understand that you must treat others as you would want to be treated, and to be respected, you must do the right thing even when no one is watching. I am a strong leader as I am a person who takes action and gets involved, in order to help others and the team. When I see an opportunity to be supportive and to lend a helping hand, I jump in. I am not a person who sits in the background and waits for someone else to do something. I am a go-getter, who thrives on helping those around me. I am very organized with all of my activities, both academically and socially. I input over 200%. I understand that without a strong work ethic and passion, only the minimal will be accomplished. As Class Secretary for the past four years and as upcoming National Honor Society Peer-Tutoring Coordinator, I remain organized in sending emails, marking attendance, collaborating new ideas and fundraising opportunities, and encouraging others. I am an effective communicator as I understand that each voice matters. I do not speak just to hear my own voice, and I value the thoughts of others. I speak up when I have
The “Monkey Garden” descriptive writing was one of the most beneficial daily assignments that we have done all year. We received a paper to fill in different categories including images, sounds, emotions etc. After analyzing the writing of Sandra Cisneros we received the chance to do a free write about our favorite place. I thought this process was beneficial because of how we listened to her writings and had to pick out the details when we heard them. When Mrs. Rowe gave us the chance to write our own story, it helped to solidify the recognition of rhetoric within an author’s piece. It helped me use the word choice in the text to figure out the tone of the author, it is similar to reading between the lines. I got the chance to capture a
Homelessness has been an increasingly difficult problem to solve within America. Though it affects many, nearly one-fourth of homeless people are veterans, most of which have served in Vietnam or have had an honorable discharge. “Dumpster Diving,” by Lars Eichner is a nonfiction short story about how society is quick to judge people based on their possessions. Eichner narrates this short story as a homeless man forced to survive by living off of the discarded materials of the people whom are more privileged than him. His tone throughout the story is sarcastic and condescending toward the educated audience he is projecting to, often lying and making fun of them. Eichner urges the audience to gain more respect for
The essay “On Dumpster Diving“, by Lars Eighner is based on a man who speaks of his survival as a homeless man accompanied by his dog named Lizbeth. Not only does he explain his strategies living out of dumpsters, but also the lessons he has learned as a scavenger. Most importantly I think the true message he was trying to get across is that we waste way more then we think we do, it’s in our nature.
Eighner has written an article called “On Dumpster Diving” were he talks about the life of dumpster diving and about all the valuable things people throw away. In his article, he mentions college student and all the things they throw out. Mainly how they throw out fresh food and things they just don’t need anymore. Many college students do tend to throw out fresh food when the semester is about to end or when they are going on break, they also throw away things they don’t want their parents to see. Eighner makes his points reasonable when he talks about college students and the items they throw away, but it seems like he was being a bit harsh on his points, making college students seem selfish and like if they only go to college to act wild.
In the American society, a lot of things are being thrown away. Sometimes those things that is been tossed are still valuable to us. There are also times that people that dumpster dive are not all homeless or poor anymore. I don’t think this changes people’s thinking dumpster diving will raise awareness neither will reduce the amount of stuff thrown away. I think is it simply showing that we can not control what is being thrown out and from being a throwaway society. The essay “Dumpster Diving” by Lars Eighner talks about his own experience of living out of a dumpster. In his essay, it illustrates how wasteful people can be sometimes. people not only throwing food but also furniture, clothing and other household items.
Dumpster Diving is an essay written by Lars Eighner. The Texan and former homeless man who roamed the streets searching for food from unpleasant sites in order to help him survive the harsh times. His loss of income made him to get food from garbage sites, which he refers to as ‘Dumpster’ He wrote this essay to express his experience as a homeless and destitute person. The essay gives a detailed explanation of how people like him struggle to get food from dump sites and the dangers they face. Eighner used basic English to describe the process of scavenging and its consequences in the essay.
“My Daily Dives in the Dumpster” by Lars Eighner is about a homeless person, explaining the strategies of surviving from dumpster. The narrator began “dumpster diving about a year before became a homeless” (114). The author explains how at first he felt ashamed of being through trash. “Everything seems to stink” (115).This stage passes with experience and he realized that most disposed items are valuable and can be reused. Eighner feels bad for all those rich people who waste a lot of items that may be valuable to others.
I believe that I, Laura Benitez, deserve the Tim Acklin Award because I always intend to exceed the expectations that are given to me. I was raised and taught that going above and beyond is the only way to work. Whether it be in schoolwork or doing simple errands, working harder and doing more than is expected is what sets me apart from others. It is very easy to become idle and to find the easy way out, but I have aimed to always push myself and become engaged with stimulating groups of people. Throughout high school, I have held multiple leadership roles and committed to different activities. I was able to maintain these extra-curriculars, athletic training, and a GPA of 4.18. Even without official leadership positions, I always strive to be a helpful leadership position at work and especially in athletic training. I remember learning many skills from upperclassmen
In the essay “Dumpster Diving,” by Lars Eighner tells the story of a homeless man who speaks of his survival on the streets. Eighner was not your everyday, typical type of guy. He has an interested in Dumpsters, the year he became homeless he took pleasure in ‘dumpster diving’. Eighner gives information about what it takes to be a professional scavenger. Eighner talks about his success scavenging “Except for jeans, all my clothes come from the dumpster” (192). He talks about how he is a consumer but a ‘less wasteful’ one. Throughout the essay Eighner shows the importance of one man's trash is another man's treasure. Diving has made Eighner realize things that people got rid of by throwing away, still have good use in it. He gained a lot of