This have been an interesting year, odd, but
interesting. During this year I have experienced many things that I otherwise
would not be able to understand anywhere else. One of which I say is the most
interesting to me would be "Human Behavior." Near the beginning of
this year the whole class was given a book that goes by the name "The Lord
of The Flies." The name may sound odd; in fact, the name really isn't all
that big of a deal in the book. The story itself is about a group of kids that crash-landed
on an island with on adults. They were all smart little things so they started
to work together in order to survive. They started was a simple system
with everyone working together. The older kids hunt while the younger ones
build huts and such. However, everything is bound to change after being
there for so long. Not long after the older kids dyed their hands crimson with
the blood of their first kill, they started to act, well, wild in a way or at
lest that’s how we would describe it. In the end, the group split apart into
two groups. One side just want to live the way they are on the island, the
other wants to go back. But in the end the ones who wish to stay won the
battle. But a battle is not won without blood spill and in this case, 2-3 died.
This book simply explains basic human behavior. We humans are not born to live the way we do
now. We are born to kill others in order to survive.
(A more detailed paper can be found HERE)
with the basic human instincts out of the way, time to rant about how the society
has affected our simple minds. Here is something that happened not long ago.
Sometime during 2012, there was a pipeline being built from Alaska to the US.
What is it used for? Once the monster is complete it will haul tons and tons of
Tar Sand into the US. The tar sand can be extracted for crude oil. This type of
oil is extremely unclean and will cause many problems in peoples' heath
conditions. However it doesn’t end there. Even during the
building of said pipeline, there were many sad stories about how the next
topic, Greed, turned everyday cubical workers and politicians into creatures
unworthy of the word "human." The oil price in the US is rising day
by day. People want cheaper oil. I mean who wouldn't? But in order to obtain
one thing, another is lost. In this case for our greed, our humanity is lost.
The workers desperate for work in order to earn money did everything they could
in order to start building the pipe. Why do they want money? Simple, because
they just WANT money. In our current society, money is the beginning
and the end of everything. With enough of that green paper, you could even
build a casino on the moon. So in order to obtain some of that paper, the
workers abandoned their humanity and did many things that should not be done.
One of the stories floating about the news web is how they forced an old lady
off her own land. She have been living there for ages, everything she have and
had was there on that land. From her house to her ranch to her dear memories.
The workers however didn't even bat their eyelashes and just forced her out of
her home where she spent nearly all her life. One could ask, "Aren’t they
being ordered to do so?" To which I reply, "elementary dear
Watson!" The answer is simple; it is the politicians and the corporations
that issued the orders. However this does not excuse their behaviors. But the
politicians and the corporations are just as guilty. They did this all to gain
wealth, money, dough, lettuce. However you wish to call it, my favorite way is
to call them paper since that is what they are. The politician’s gains favor
with people and thus reelection, meaning more cash. The corporations want more
cash to build more stuff to earn more cash. So in the end we are all caught in
the endless cycle of greed, unable to escape. Greed is something everything
alive have, however in our case, we are the only creatures on this planet that
would stab someone in the back just to get paper colored in green.
(Some poems about this subject is HERE)
after all that the image of humans to me is the equivalent to that of a piece
of trash. But not all hope is lost. There was once a man
named Ghadi who was rather short. He was skinny as a twig and weak as a breeze.
But this man defeated one of the mightiest empires in existence during that era
using words and starving himself half to death. Now he is a shining star of
hope in this dark, toxic cloud of humanity. He used his words to defeat the British
and it worked out rather well! A wise man once said, "The pen is mightier
then the sword..." in this case the guns and bullets. What it means is that using knowledge, nothing
is unachievable. During the years that he fought the British power, he never
once encouraged violence, but nothing ever goes smoothly. During one of these
nonviolence protests, there was a fight. No one was killed for as far as I can
remember, but because of this, it totally destroyed everything Ghadi have
worked for. Because of this, he decided to fast until all violent actions have
been stopped. With nothing but water, this man starved himself for a whole
month. Seeing his determination, everyone stopped what he or she was doing.
Once again Ghadi surprised the world with his actions. Not long after he has
finally done the unthinkable, he have defeated the British Empire. Not once,
not twice but three times he broke the way the world goes round and made it
spin his way. He was and still should be a roll model for everyone. But sadly
this great man's life end with a bang, as in a bullet flying through his body.
Though he's body have perished, he's thoughts won't. Those who have listened to
he's teaching will forever remember his words. These words of wisdom will be
passed day one after another, until the whole world knows them by heart. (Link HERE)
onto a different subject, how about English journal entrees? Out of the many that we did, this one is my
favorite. The question was something along the lines of beliefs. To believe
something is good, however when one believes something too much, it would no
longer help. Instead, it will cause harm to the believer.
(More Details HERE at EJ 41)
one entree that intrigued me was English journal 41. It was for us to write a
poem starting with the phrase, "Never shall I forget..." Using this,
I wrote my poem based on repeating this line at the beginning of every line. It
turned out rather well.
but not least the project that interested me the most this year would be the
play. It was something where I can let my imagination go loose. Since it is not
limited by most requirements, I had a lot of fun writing my play. But sadly at
the time of writing this, it is not complete. But since it is already 40+ pages
long I say is still a good read. I will finish this something during the