I, too, sing America.
I am a changed person.
They mistreated me due to my beliefs,
And made stereotypes.
But I kept going,
So did others.
I’ll be an equal.
And when I’m in public,
Because I have,
They’ll see how diverse we all are,
And be ashamed.
I, too, am America.
To be American is to be born or live in America/the USA. To be of English descent and live in the "new world." The American Life is the lifestyle of an American citizen. That could mean anything due to bias. It could mean fat, dumb, McDonald's-eating trash. It could mean patriotic, respectful, and polite. It could be nuke-loving, warmongering, haters of world peace. It could be helpful, caring citizens. Through the eyes of most Americans, the American way is to be patriotic and helping out society. Other people consider this differently, mostly because of stereotypes, which have tainted this image. When Trump got elected, everyone now thinks America is turning racist. This might be true for some people, not all Americans are like that. But in conclusion, the American life can mean anything. Many people have different opinions on this matter, so there is no official definition. But the most basic definition is to simply live in the USA. But you can make it whatever you want it to be.
As you can see, this red brick house and poster of multiple people is a part of my TLP project. This symbolizes how the adults and children's point of view varies from one single object. It parallels how communities, such as adult communities, have parallel beliefs. The adults view the house in worth of numbers, while the children describe it in total depth and details. This can show the theme of communities follow patterns of growth and change by showing how as the children community grows into the adult community, they follow the same pattern of change in their points of view.
The following image is describing the mind perceiving an object. When the mind is perceiving something, it is thinking. Descartes' quote, "I think, therefore I am," applies to this image because thinking is an irrefutable truth (undeniable fact) and what do you do when your mind perceives? That's right, you think. Though remember, the mind thinking and perceiving is an irrefutable truth, but the object perceived isn't. Those objects can change due to everyone's perspective being different, meaning it is not just one thing. This in other words shows that the mind thinking is the only thing that can be proven true, because you know you are thinking when you do so.
For my Mini Abstract Ladder Project, I chose the universal topic Change which relates to the bottom animal, narwhal because their conservation status is always changing because they are closer and closer to becoming endangered. So first of all narwhal was at the bottom, which then relates to the next rung of abstraction, whales. Whales are Antarctic marine animals, so that is my next rung. Of course, they live in the Antarctic, so Antarctic goes after Antarctic marine animals. The Antarctic relates to snowy times because it is so clod. Winter is usually associated with snow and Winter is a season. The seasons cause melting due to the change in the seasons, which finally relates to the topic of change. My abstract art of change is symbolizing the 4 seasons as plain colors, and the scribbles and circles change color and size with every season they go to, which represents change throughout the seasons.
My thoughts on the quote, "I think, therefore I am," by Rene Descartes are pretty straight forward. Some scientists are making theories doubting this quote saying, "Oh, we aren't real and are all figments of our imagination even though we perceive ourselves to be real, or we are part of some sort of matrix!" but I for one, believe this quote is true. What I think it means is that if we believe hard enough in something, don't have sufficient evidence to prove otherwise, and by our logic would seem true, it is true. Examples are if we are alive or not. I seem to be alive, having all the characteristics of one to be alive. I'm breathing, I'm sentient, and I need energy to survive. I have no further evidence to prove that I am not, and by my logic, why wouldn't I be alive? I think I am alive, therefore I am alive.
Well at the time of writing this, August 25, 2016, I am an Honors 8th grader enrolled in Mendez Fundamental Intermediate. My name is Justin Flores and I welcome you to my English Language Arts blog! Here I will post various things about my ELA class and other things related. Anyways, have a good day!