Tuesday, February 25, 2014


How much control do you think you have over your fate?

I would like to believe that I can accomplish anything, that I control my own destiny wholeheartedly, that in some way the fate of my life is in my hands. While thinking this though, a small part of my conscious banters to itself, what if something else is controlling your fate? What if your life has already been planned out and you just have to follow the cue cards of life? So therefore I am uncertain if I have full control of my life, or none at all.

Do you feel your fate is already predetermined by your lineage — your parents and ancestors? Or do you feel you are in the driver’s seat in determining your own success?

I believe that my families lineage plays a role in my fate, the fact that both my grandparents were and are well off allowed my parents to have better portions of life, for example a good place to live and a college education. Therefore since my parents were able to afford a education I believe it set them up for a better life, which in turn may perhaps set me up with the necessities to follow in their footsteps and have a successful life too.

Do you think you will be better or worse off than your parents? In what ways? Why?

I believe I will be worse off then my parents for a time, because of the fact of how much the world has changed in the job market since then. My dad and mom grew up with competitive attitudes which in turn made them ambitious people, while I on the other hand feel no pressure to figure out what I want to do on life which will surely be a problem later on.

Monday, February 10, 2014

Creativity Classes

What problems on these students’ lists also annoy you?
I may not be an attendant at buffalo university and may have never been too the student union but the solution is something I find an interest in, in Freeport there Is no place for the youth to go and hang out so if a 24 hour chill-zone was introduced it could solve that problem.
What problems at your school or in your home or neighborhood can you identify?
The hallways are too crowded in school and there's too much bumping and shoving. The senior door had the handles removed so we couldn't open it ourselves.
How could you solve at least one of them?
Classes in Freeport could have different departure times, maybe the first bell is for seniors and then the second can be for junior and sophomores then the last is for the freshman.
Do you wish you could take a class in creative studies? Why or why not? 
Yes I do wish I could take a class in creative studies, because I feel it would be interesting and I would have fun also regular school has drained my creativity.

Monday, February 3, 2014

The Art of the Interview

Sawatzki's rules of interviewing are don't ask yes or no questions because you might only get those as the answer, also keep the questions short to get the interviewee to talk more, and don't ask questions with charged words because they could turn the interviewee off and not want to participate. When interviewing you do not want to ramble and have a batter of words, you want to keep it short. Some challenges I have had personally with interviews is finding someone to interview and then asking them the right questions to get good information that I can quote in a paper. I can follow Sawatzki's rules of interviewing and also pick my sources more carefully.