If you saw a diverse group of high school students waiting at the airport eagerly holding up signs, barely able to contain their excitement, the last thing you would expect is that they are part of a Chinese exchange student program.
But on that particular Sunday afternoon, the host students indeed attracted a great deal of attention with their enthusiasm and vivacity.
Students at our school were hosting students from both China and Argentina; the cultural exchange proved very enriching, bringing together American, Argentinian, and Chinese students, a rare occurrence.
In a society that often tends to stereotype people based on their race (among other things), this program really pushed interaction to overcome this sort of ignorance.
Our school community embraced their arrival with open-mindedness and made them feel unconditionally welcome in our hallways. Continue reading
I adore the details.
If you’re a teenager and you’re told to make a decision, you will embrace the adolescent mindset of wanting to go to parties and hang out with friends, a generally immature mentality that I refer to as limited in perspective.
If you’re an adult and you’re given an important choice to make, you’ll be rather (often overly) mature about the way you weigh your options.
When I make important decisions, I think I try to be really mature about everything, but often that’s not a realistic representation. I believe (more) in the concept of being “global in perspective.”
Would you like to play the game of five? Consider a decision; consider the repercussions of this choice in 5 days? 5 weeks? months? years? If you’re concerned about a negative consequence that might result, decide the importance of such an outcome. I seldom realize how minuscule a seemingly-disastrous outcome would be until I think about it in the span of a few years.
I’ll reason through a major decision. I’ll consider how it affects everyone I know, but mainly myself. You are, ultimately, the center of your world, having lived in your body and seen from your perspective, and your perspective only.
Daily Prompt: How are you more likely to make an important decision — by reasoning through it, or by going with your gut?
Well I believe this is the first reblog of mine. I think these are values that we’ve all subconsciously realized to be absolutely, utterly beautiful.
These qualities demonstrate selflessness and a general understanding of world, and life. While no one is ever perfect, someone to comprehends how to better their personality and their relationships with other people always has a certain sense of maturity and placidity sequestered to their personality.
So, I’ve decided to change things up a little bit.
After all, change can be beneficial.
Of course, I’m still adjusting to the new layout and there will probably be a couple technical errors on old posts for the next couple of days as I continue to adapt, but I think these things will smooth themselves out soon.
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Would you like to help me out? I did a writing challenge a couple weeks ago and now there’s a poll where you can vote for whichever submissions you liked the most. IT WOULD BE SO NICE IF YOU GUYS VOTED FOR ME!
So here’s the link, and thanks to anyone who does votes!
And if anyone would like to re-read what I wrote for this challenge, here’s the link to that!
Finally, here is a song that I am currently enjoying:
When the first egg was eaten: “Dude, what are you doing? That just came from a chicken’s butt.*” “But…it’s so ovalish and smooth.” “Well…at least heat it up first.” “…Fine, I guess.”
What were they thinking??
That is all for today.
*Technically, the correct term for where an egg comes from is cloaca. Thanks to a friend for correcting me!