Monday, September 19, 2016

Understanding someone else

                 Atticus Finch is an intellectual individual from To Kill a Mockingbird, by Harper Lee. He is a lawyer and quite wise. In the book he says, "You never really understand a person until you consider things from his point of view." I'm sure many would consider what he said into different meanings and they could all be correct. To explain further, he is talking about a boy who's family has very little money but what he said could be generalized to any person. In simpler terms, what he means is that no one can know why someone does something unless you live the same way they live, or do as they do. He said this because they had a little poor boy over for dinner and his daughter, scout questioned the way he ate. Most children don't realize that everyone is raised different and that affects the way they act. Scout had not grown up the same way the other little boy did so she shouldn't be questioning the way he does things. People are shaped when growing up. They learn to do this and not to do that but everyone is brought up differently. and of course this poor boy doesn't get food often but when he did he ate a lot and that makes sense. Scout was privileged enough to have a meals everyday so she wouldn't be able to understand why the boy ate the way he did. Atticus wanted to let scout know that their family, who eats plenty wouldn't understand the struggles a poor family has, whether it be food, education, or clothing wise. Scout most likely learned from what her father said. She would know that from now on she won't be able to judge someone properly until she has lived the way they have lived.

Friday, September 16, 2016

Soccer community


When being apart of a community, to function properly there has to be some rules. For example I was apart of a soccer team and we managed very well when we followed the unwritten and written rules. In soccer we have a bunch of chaotic teens in one place with 2-3 coaches and without some rules it would be chaotic. Some of the unwritten rules that are extremely helpful is of course no talking while the coach is explaining something. Of course sometimes it’s harder to focus than other times but not being attentive during explaination time could very well result in confusion and most definitely annoyance from not only the coach but other members of the team. If we wanted things to run smoothly then paying attention was very important. Another unwritten rule is being supportive of others. Believe it or not, not many girls on our team were perfect at soccer. We always had great enthusiasm for people who would try a new move and if anyone ever made a mistake - which happens often - we were sure to let them know that just trying was enough. Written rules are just as important as the unwritten ones. In soccer there are plenty of rules for the games. You can’t use your hands, no pushing, goalies can’t touch the ball with their hands outside the eighteen yard box and of course no trash talking. If no one followed these, there would be no point in even playing because it wouldn’t be soccer anymore. Rules are very important when participating in some kind of community. Rules pretty much make a community. And i have no idea how to end this thing. RIP my writing skill