Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Reflect

Visuals in my life...
If you remember about three month ago I did a post about the visuals in my life, and how they impact my life. Well here I am again telling you in a reflective way about the visuals in my life. This semester I have realized just how much visuals impact me as a woman, and in realizing this I have become a very passionate person when it comes to preserving your self-esteem, and building your confidence.

So my reflection on the visuals in my life is based on this video:


While there are millions of adds everyday telling us to be better, faster, stronger, skinnier, prettier, more confident, and brilliant, you don't have to try so hard!  

So the visuals in my life now have more meaning to me...instead of picking up a magazine with a skinny model on it and thinking "God, I wish I had her abs", I now try and think to myself she worked hard for that body, and if I want I can work hard, and not obsess on how others view me. I look in the mirror and feel confident about the women I am, not feel like I need to change based on what the model looks like.


Because this image...
Fasiontimes.com

Is just as beautiful as this...

Because this is what really happens...





Monday, December 15, 2014

Gamification

Changing your perspective on the world of Gaming


So many people (myself included) at times have such negative perceptions of the gaming world. Well if you have just watched the video I posted about how gaming is shaping the creativity in our youth than I hope that your perspective has changed in the last 12 minutes. In my opinion creativity is something that can'not necessarily be taught, but can be inspired, and the world of gaming is the perfect place for that creativity to be inspired.

Creativity is dying, and along with that so is innovation. Yes, there are very brilliant minds out there, but the innovation that lies behind the creative mind is often too many times ignored. So before you tell your students or even your child or significant other to stop playing those stupid games...Stop and think to yourself without creativity we would not have innovation, and without innovation we would still be back in a world of dial up internet, not seeing relatives till the holidays (skype), and waiting much to long for a cup of coffee, when really you just want one cup (Keurig).



So what are you waiting for? Go, get innovating! 

Saturday, December 13, 2014

First Time Felon

When I sat down to watch the movie First Time Felon this afternoon, I had no idea that I would feel the way I felt when the movie was over. This movie is not only about a felon who needs to suffer the consequences, but it is also about a man who strives to change his ways in world that is not always willing to help those willing to change. 



My favorite quote in the movie is "It is not our job to straighten you out, it's yours...It is your responsibility." Even though this quote was incredibly appropriate for the situation of a felon, I found it powerful in the since that we are all responsible for straightening our own lives out. No matter what we do in life it is still up to us to be the change we want in life.

My "favorite" scene in the movie is also my least favorite scene in the movie because it shows how unwilling we as a society are sometimes at giving people a chance to be the change in their life. Even when this man is at his last resort and tries to just be himself and express his desire to change, this women still refused him a job, when she clearly had one to give him.
I'm not saying that it should be easy for a criminal to receive a job, because there are some criminals that deserved jail time, and should have to suffer those consequences. On the other hand I feel that it is very rare when a person fresh out jail/boot-camp desires a fresh start and wants to stick to it.

This movie taught me that in life everyone makes a few wrong decisions...what changes your life is if you get caught making that bad choice. I feel that there needs to be more programs set up for felons that are re-entering the work world, and I do agree that it does depend a lot on the what the crime was, but I don't think that should change the opportunity that one deserves to make it right.


Monday, December 8, 2014

Wag The Dog

Wag the dog...More like chase the tail. 

I recently watched the movie Wag The Dog. I was slightly amused, but more so I was disturbed that life could very much be like this in the political world. To catch you up for those of you who haven't seen it (considering it came out in 1997) watch this trailer of the film.

While you are watching think and ask yourself, could this happen in today's society? Or is it already happening? 



What a film right? Now could the President pull off a real war in today's' society? I really don't believe so, considering all of the social media we have, but I do believe that because of social media things similar to this could happen. Think about the millions of stories we hear when its voting season...do we have any clue if half of them are real? or are they just trying to distract us from the truth?
This made me think of Ebola...Yes Ebola is and was a very scary outbreak, but have you ever thought that maybe with how big the story got they were really trying to hide something else? Who knows, it could be possible.
I encourage you to watch this film. Even though it is an older film its shines light on how visuals play such a huge role in how we as society react to what we hear. Nobody starts to overreact until there is a film made, a photo posted, or a video uploaded whether it is a positive or negative reaction...Nobody reacts until they see it with their own eyes.

Here is another clip as I leave you...It's an older post but it just proves to us that there are people that believe that there is propaganda and that there is always a hidden message behind the story they are selling on TV.