Belonging is the finest thing in the world that knows how to belong to oneself. You have to belong to yourself before you belong to society. Belonging is a quite a hard concept, as you can argue that people who don’t want to belong actually "belong" to a group of people who don’t want to belong. But what is belonging? One idea is that you belong when you feel comfortable with people who have similar objectives, goals, and aims as you. But, as i realised while analysing a film in fact it’s for this unit, if you don’t feel comfortable with the group you believe you belong to, then even if you have the same goals for example cricket. Even though everyone’s goal is to win, should the team not befriend you, make you feel like you are excluded from the team, then you don’t really feel that you belong to the team so it’s basically what belonging is about.
My first text is about a song by my island home by Christina Anu and how the singer portrays aspects of belonging through her song lyrics. Firstly she explores the idea that belonging to people or places shapes our identity and then she explores how the barriers which prevent belonging can create a need to belong. The song Island Home shares her perception that belonging to certain people or place creates our ideology of life and where we rightfully belong. We live by the sea and My home is Australia this use of language shows pride and belonging to Australia. This creates and brings belong into place where our perspective of belonging to be one of happiness. Belonging is evident in the song in the boat on the sea again, and I holding that long turtle spear, and I feel close to where it must be. The composer emphasises the point that her home must be by the sea because that’s where she is from and where she feels that she belongs, the pride of her belonging. We create our own identity from the feelings and affections we have with belonging to certain societies and their way of life. Inclusion and isolation...
...Letter 1: Approval of Developement
Mr C. L. Ever
The Daily Mail
22 Stock Market Street
Jonaburg, Free State
23 March 2012
The lead front page story on 25 March “ Green Light for Green Acres in Green Fields” refers to the approval for the new mixed industrial and residential development in the suburb of Green Fields.
Many residents of Green Fields have been fighting the Green Acres development for years and will probably continue to petition and crusade against it. I personally feel that they are short sighted and naïve.
Those against the development fail to see the long term advantages for Green Fields, and they definitely can't have studied the plans for the project.
Green Acres will consist of housing for most income brackets, shops, a cinema complex, two schools, a hospital, places of worship for different religions and the list goes on. Within all of this there will be space zoned for light industry and small businesses and office parks. Spread throughout this will be a green belt which links three parks. This is not a city that will grow in any erratic way, but rather a well planned, co-ordinated live-work-play space about which the residents can feel proud, and in which they can live comfortably.
It will be a place where Nelson Mandela's “Rainbow Nation” can live the dream. Rather than taking away the heart and soul of Green Fields, the new development will become the heart of the community. A...
...Dear Mr. John Adams,
I am writing this letter in regards to the recent article that was printed in the Sydney Morning Herald earlier this week criticizing the study of Shakespeare in school and how it should be removed from the year 9 syllabuses. One of Shakespeare’s most famous works is the play of Romeo and Juliet which is also one of the world’s best-known love stories. A play such as Romeo and Juliet incorporates profound themes of human nature, father and daughter relationships and the inevitability of fate. In addition, exposing students to a multitude of literary techniques, challenges students with difficult language and style, expresses a profound knowledge of human behavior and offers insight into the world around us. Simply stated, I believe students should study Romeo and Juliet in school because of the incredible value within the play.
The play centres around the rivalry between two families, the Montagues and the Capulets, and the victims of this conflict. As the play progresses, it reveals how human beings are capable of many things. They can be incredibly nice and generous, but they can also be very greedy, selfish, and deceptive. This is particularly suitable given the key theme of human behavior. In Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet, Shakespeare demonstrates how even the kindest person can be deceiving to a lot of people or how money can make people do almost anything. This play teaches the audience that these characteristics is something...
Monika’s Doggie Rescue covered a holistic statistics released by NSW government that a huge number of dogs and cates were killed in NSW everyday in 2011.
The news called “NSW kills 150 dogs and cats everyday” had looked that 7600 pets were killed by council pound in 2010. Of the 50,000 abandon dogs in NSW pounds, over 1/3 of them were killed there .(Monika’s Doggie Rescue, 2011)
This year, the issues of abandon dogs become more serious. Monika’s Doggie Rescue is experiencing an unprecedented increase in the number in mature dogs being dumped at the pound in recent months becasse dogs are living longer than people’s expectation and people abandon them after they pass the cutest puppy time.
“Each week we are now getting a few dogs 10 or even 15 years old” says Monika, the owner of Monika’s Doggie Rescue“Never before have we seen so many middle aged dogs and right now we have more than 50 mature dogs looking for homes (2013).”
Continently breeding and abandon animals makes the number of abandon dogs keep increasing dramatically each year. “Yet we continue to breed more and more puppies each year. Why? Many of these puppies just end up losing their lives the very next year. “ Monika says.
So far, Monika’s Doggie Rescue has rescued 10,443 dogs. Unfortunately, the rescue shelter is facing to be closed because it is full of capacity. It is impossible for rescue to shelter rescue the abandon animals endlessly. Control the breeding and...
...In A Letter to the Editor, the writer makes it clear to the reader that he believes the cheating which was observed in Monroe College is justifiable. The writer claims that society’s view on cheating is flawed and that in many instances, not only is cheating acceptable, but it’s also necessary for success. He goes on to assert that the act of cheating is a lifeline for many people and that it’s a way of sharing information, helping each other in need, similar to “if you were going into an unknown wilderness, you would take along the things you knew were needed for survival” (A Letter to the Editor). Nevertheless, the writer’s claim cannot be granted credible, not because of the morality behind cheating, but because the flaws in the authors’ logic validating cheating. In the writer’s letter, his argument is filled with logical fallacies, no credibility, and facts which are hard to prove.
In her argument the writer makes use of a great deal of logical fallacies which ultimately invalidate her claims. The first argument which the writer makes is that since many people at Monroe College are Puritans and many students cheat, it makes cheating ok. Yet, what the writer doesn’t understand is the genetic fallacy that was employed. Firstly, just because people are Puritans it can’t be concluded that they always do the right thing. Secondly, even if the first claim that Puritans always end up doing the right...
Letter to the Editor |
Stewart S. Smith |
POLS 2101Maria J. AlboUniversity of North Georgia1/18/2013
January 17, 2013
P.O. Box 790387
St. Louis, MO 63179-0387
Dear Mr. Birk:
Marriage is sacred, and everyone deserves to be with the one they love regardless of their sexual orientation. In an article that appeared on October 2, 2012 on the Star Tribune website, you stated that "marriage is sacred" and that it "should be between a man and a woman." Although the former is correct, I hope you can revise your opinion on the latter.
In your article there are some quotes that were chosen that state "I am my brother's keeper" and "love your neighbor as yourself", which are both from the Bible. There is nothing wrong with these being from the Bible, but if the argument is structured for a governmental audience, and if it is fighting against the legalization of homosexual marriage, the Bible is a non-valid source. We as a country "shall make no law respecting an establishment of religion,"(US Const) nor can we associate with any religion as a deciding factor in our lawmaking. These quotes are also used to deride the cliché "live and let live," yet this country was founded on, and still stands for, the freedom from anyone telling another that they can or cannot do something. This principal that the United States tries to stand for is portrayed perfectly in the words "live and let...
...Letter to the Editor: The comparison of texting to impaired driving performance
Chamberlain College of nursing
LETTER TO THE EDITOR THE COMPARISON OF TEXTING TO IMPAIRED DRIVING PREFORMANCE
I’m writing in response to Paola Pascual- Ferra, Yu Liu, & Michael J. Beatty
“ A Meta – Analytic comparison of the Effects of Text Messaging to Substance - Induced Impairment on driving performance .” featured in the Communication Research Reports 7-9 2012.
I have read with interest this impressive Meta – analysis that you have published.
From the perspective as an active participant in operating a vehicle it is a growing concern that texting while driving is a potential risk in the public safety and can be compared with substance induced impairment while operating a vehicle.
As of now 44 States, DC, Puerto Rico, Guam and the US Virgin Islands band text
Messaging for all drivers.
And even though our society has a taboo against drinking and driving, drug and or tobacco use, driving without a seatbelt “ people grossly under estimate the risk associated with texting and driving.” As stated in the study form : ( Atchley, Atwood, & Boulton, 2010; Robins 2009). There are laws against driving impaired or driving under the influence as well as driving intoxicated or driving without a seatbelt or the use of mobile devices.
These laws are made to protect us from doing harm and from being harmed through...
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Illegal solid waste disposal on Willies Street in Bedford Town is being taking place. This garbage along the roadside is the root cause of creating several problems regarding people’s health and in maintaining the road for an undisturbed traffic.
It’s been over a year that people commit the outrageous crime of throwing garbage along the road side of Willies Street and there is no action being taken against it by the local government which is affecting the smooth flow of traffic and people’s health. Bedford being the rural area is being neglected by the government and local district to be the cause of such problems. People here have less awareness how this garbage can cause several health issues and pollution. May be they simply ignore the reality and adopt the shortcut of throwing the garbage on the road following others doing the same and making it a rotten heap or we could call their own made dump station instead of throwing it in the dump station which is far from their residence. How outrageously ignorant one could be? There are no proper disposal methods introduced to the villagers neither any proper dump station, if there is any, they burn all the garbage and cause air pollution which is also dangerous and unhealthy for people. Moreover, government have limited budget to spend over the cleanliness of the roads along with clearing off the garbage.
The terrible affects of the above mentioned problem are not only visual irritation,...