Whether or not human beings have a natural instinct towards violence is a question we don’t often ponder. But, after much thought, I came to the conclusion that humans do, in fact, have a natural instinct towards violence, whether we realize it or not. I think this because humans seem to be generally attracted to danger and intensity. We sometimes get pulled into our curiosity of what will happen next, and dangerous acts and violence definitely do a good job at keeping us alert. When watching an MMA match or a football game, we want to know what will happen next. Also, when someone gets hurt in one of these sports, it can make us more excited because it supposedly makes the game more interesting. Continue reading “Do Humans Have A Natural Attraction To Violence?”
Recently, I was thinking of ways to see what people liked to read on my blog most. And then I saw that there were ways out there to make polls and surveys for you guys. So, I decided to make one! I hope to get a good idea of what you guys want more of in my blog!
By Emmi Lu
“And the winner of this year’s Overall Academic competition is… MEGAN PARKER!” The 53 students in our school sat there in the old gym where our assemblies took place, clapping for me. I couldn’t help but notice the looks they were hiding beneath their smiles, looks of disinterest and boredom. Our school assemblies were always the same, teachers almost asleep and students staring at the dim, outdated light fixtures surrounding the stage. Unlike my classmates, I was always motivated to do my best in whatever I did. I was like a sunflower in a field of weeds. Weeds. When it came to academics, that’s just how our small town in Montana was.
September 12th, 1992- First African-American woman in space!
Mae Jemison was born in Decatur, Alabama in 1956. When Mae Jemison was five years old, she was asked what she wanted to be when she grew up. Mae replied: “A scientist.” Not many women became scientists back then, and certainly few black women. Continue reading “Cool Women in History- Mae Jemison”
“I was too weak to say anything, too weak to help… Rain pelted me. I wanted to let it fall onto my tongue, I was desperately thirsty. But exhaustion wouldn’t let me open my mouth. Water, water everywhere nor any drop to drink. Everything else from the skiff, my water bottle and goggles and the other oar, was gone. On the way to rest with the Pinnacle on the bottom of the sea… How are we ever going to get home? I knew then what the answer was: We weren’t. We were lost now, too.”
I have always loved music. Whether it is choir, praise team, or musicals, I enjoy glorifying God through music. When I was younger, I sang just because I liked to do it, but now I sing mostly because I enjoy making people happy and serving others. I have done praise team all throughout middle school, I have been in plays such as Mary Poppins and Seussical, and I have participated in choir.
We should love others in everything we do. Loving others comes with being sincere and kind towards everybody, even if they aren’t nice to you back. Loving others doesn’t just need to happen when you want it to, but really loving others means doing it all the time. I think we should make loving others one of our top priorities every day.
This is a short story I wrote recently. It tells of the division in our world and how it is easier than we know to break the barriers between ourselves. I hope you can dig deep into the metaphors in the story and realize that Jesus can save and redeem even the hardest of situations if we only try to help others out:
“If you live trying to earn the acceptance of the world, you will always find rejection, but if you remember that you are fearfully and wonderfully made in the image of God, you will realize how accepted you have been all along by the Savior of the world.”
There are 2 tips that I think have been major parts of my life. These could potentially help all of you become the next generation of leaders in our country. Here are the two tips: