Wednesday, January 11, 2017

Happiness

Happiness to me is when you are unconditionally full of joy. What makes me happy is doing hair and makeup, music, dancing, friends and family, including the fun time we have together, food, and shopping. Basically the times when i cant help but to smile. Happiness is important because without it, in my opinion, there's no point in life. The secret to being happy is so just smile and see things in a positive way, so you can get that warm bubbly feelings that will just make you, happy. Why are so many people unhappy? Maybe because they don't have friends, family, not even a special person in their life. Or maybe might have too many bad and unpleasant memories that they think there's so more chances for good and untroubled memories. It could also be the fact that they have nothing to relate to in a positive way. Like for example, music brings me joy because there is a big variety of songs with different emotions, beats and rhythms that can relate to my mood or to make me feel better. Maybe those people that aren't happy don't know how to make themselves happy. However, i feel that everybody has had at least one memorable moment that brings a smile to their face, so everyone IS capable of being happy. Some people just make it and expectation.

Friday, December 16, 2016

#9

How much self control do i have? I have plenty of self control but it depend on the situation in my opinion. If its the kind of self control that you need to wait in line patiently or the self control you need to sit down and do your homework when you wanna watch TV or listen to music, then i feel that's mandatory self control. You should automatically have been raised to have that kind of self control. The kind of self control i have trouble with is when there someone that is being out of line and disrespectful towards me. In that situation most people would say to be the bigger person and mature enough to walk away but i have trouble with that. Therefore, your self control has a lot to do with your personality and how you present yourself. I feel like i can say i have a very good amount of self control and there are three types of self control i know of. 1) impulse control; the ability to stop and thin before taking action. 2) Emotional control; the ability to manage feelings by thinking about goals 3) Movement control; the ability to control body movements. Those are the types of control that are needed to taught as a child because its important. On that point, i learned all of those types of self control and i am great with them.

Wednesday, November 2, 2016

Stereotypes/Misperceptions

Everyone has stereotyped or misunderstood, or for sure been stereotyped themselves. Stereotypes, prejudice, and discrimination are understood as related but different concepts. It refers to the attributes that people think characterize a group. Any time you grouping races or individuals together and make a judgment about them without knowing them, that’s stereotyping. Racial remarks, sexual remarks, and gender remarks are the biggest stereotypes. For example, people stereotype black people are the best at sports, how men are strong and do all the work, how girls aren’t as good at sports as guys are, how asians are good at math, how muslims are terrorist, or how blondes are dumb. Stereotyping is not only hurtful, it is also wrong. Even if the stereotype is correct in some cases, constantly putting someone down based on your preconceived perceptions will not encourage them to succeed. It could lead to bullying behavior. For example, many gays and lesbians are afraid to admit their sexuality in fear of being judged. Or like in high school people judge others by the way of their appearance. I remember my freshman year how females would categorize me as a “hoe” because i was pretty and all the guys would try to talk to me. I’m still defined as that but the only difference is that now i don’t care what people think because the people that call me that, don’t know me enough to call me that. My point is that stereotyping still doesn’t define anyone or anything because most of the time they aren’t true.

Out of your Comfort Zone

Stepping outside your comfort zone is important. In our comfort zone, there is a sense of familiarity, security and certainty. When we step outside of our comfort zone, we’re taking a risk, and opening ourselves up to the possibility of stress and anxiety. Any new skill always feels awkward and stressful at first, but the more you do it, the more comfortable it will be. I feel like life is too short for you to never try anything new. I have to admit that I’m like that. For example, when i'm at a restaurant I’m always ordering the same thing because I’m scared that whatever i try, I’m not going to like, so I just get the same stuff, or the simple stuff that everybody would like. I don’t like to go out and try new things because i’m scared what the income might be, thinking if it’s safe or not, what the consequences are. Stepping outside your comfort zone is hard, but it helps you and makes you learn throughout life. Although you can’t help but to be scared, it’ll help you learn what’s right and wrong for you and what’s best. For example, when i promoted from middle school, I was terrified to have to step out my comfort zone and go to high school with all these older kids that might not like me. However, when I did come my freshman year wasn’t the best, but i learned from it and it shaped me into the person i am today. It taught me that I’m only here to do one thing, to graduate and move on and stepping outside another one of my comfort zones, college. Life itself is a comfort zone you have to step out of.

Life as a Reader


I'm not much of a reader, but I've never really been up for non-fiction types. I enjoy to read about something that's unreal. I feel like everybody already lives in reality and we deserve some adventure in the fairy tale world. Reading about an old president is a little too basic for me. It seems too realistic to just sit down and read about, almost like i already know what I'm going to read. I want to read something that surprises me and makes my mind go places. To think of think someone else wouldn't think of. When it comes to school assigned readings, i find those lifeless and dry, because there all the same. Yeah, they have a lesson or information we need to know, but the only story i've read throughout my whole high school experience that has actually interested me was the Odyssey. When i was in middle school the only books i would read over and over again was the Diary of a Wimpy Kid series and the Dork Diary series. They were both like diaries, but one was in the perspective of a boy and the other of a girl. I liked those because they weren’t just based on one plot. There was always something new and unexpected going on. To me, having the same stuff going through 200 pages is boring at i won’t want to read it. Therefore most books are like that so i prefer not to read.

Wednesday, October 5, 2016

Who have I imitated or emulated myself to?

A person i have imitated or emulated myself to is my Mom. My mom had to raise herself since she was 12. My grandma was addicted to drugs when my mo was young and my mom was put into the system. My mom was adopted but then ran away from that home, then was put back in the system again. However, once again ran away from that home. My mom got in contact with her uncle and her uncle signed a lease so my mom could have her own apartment to live in. My mom worked two jobs and took care of school. My mom was ahead in school so she graduated at 16. One of the places she used to work at is the place where her and my dad met. My dad use to sell drugs and didn't have his head into his school work, so he didn't graduate and my mom changed that for him. She made him stop selling drugs and made him go back to school and graduate. My mom married my dad, then had me and my 2 brothers, became a stay at home mom and took care of all of us. She recently went to culinary school and started her own catering business. She plans on buying a food truck and serve her food through there. I would emulate myself to my mom because she is my hero and I know she is a person that i would want to be in the future.

Friday, September 30, 2016

Object that represents my life

An object that represents my life is music notes. Music has been a big part of my life because my hobby is dancing. Dancing is a way to let out my emotions and make me feel better if I'm sad. Recently, i have gone through a really bad break up and the connection i had with the music i listened to made me feel better. The thought of that someone feels or felt the same way that i did made me feel like i wasn't alone. When I'm happy and have a lot of energy I put my earphones on and dance around the room to music. When i get upset or sad i just listen to music with a positive message and i look at the situation I'm in, in a positive way. Music has changed so much throughout the years. The history behind music is just fascinating to me. From the Beatles all the way to Janet and Michael Jackson. From Tupac to Suge Knight, even Eazy-E. Then It was Nelly to Snoop Dogg. Now its Drake to Rich Homie Quan. Now in 2016 , music has no meaning if it's not about money, partying, drinking ans drugs and sex. Most artist now a days don't really have a voice, it's mostly all auto-tune and all the artist that actually have a voice and sing/rap lyrics that mean something, they get pushed to the side because it didn't make the hit list. Music has changed drastically but it still represents me because It allows me to be myself and express how i feel. As far as dancing goes, I wouldn't be able to dance if it wasn't for music, so I'm grateful.