Change: It’s All About Perspective

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Photo of Mt. St. Helens                                Photo 2013 Smith @ ( CC BY-ND 2.0)

As I get closer and closer to graduating high school and entering college, I realize that changes will happen in my life very soon.  And to be perfectly honest, the idea of change in my life and the idea of losing stability is terrifying for me.  Yet change can be seen as the very thing that drives life forward.  Although we are accustomed to the idea of homeostasis, change happens all the time, on a molecular level, an ecological level, and in my own life.  Let’s take a deep look into how change drives science and beyond.

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Don’t get Mad, Get Even

AngerWhen a cartoon character gets angry, steams comes out the ears, red creeps over the body from head to toe and there may even be an explosion or two. It’s not as entertaining to watch in real life, but the state of anger causes physical effects in us as well. The response varies from person to person, but some symptoms include teeth grinding, fists clenching, flushing, paling, prickly sensations, numbness, sweating, muscle tensions and temperature changes.  Continue reading

Tick Tock

time “It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, it was the age of wisdom, it was the age of foolishness, it was the epoch of belief, it was the epoch of incredulity, it was the season of Light, it was the season of Darkness, it was the spring of hope, it was the winter of despair, we had everything before us, we had nothing before us, we were all going direct to Heaven, we were all going direct the other way…”, Charles Dickens. Continue reading

3 Pokemon in Real World Perspective

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So Pokemon X and Y came out last month, and while I was in countless battles I could help but look in the Pokedex.  As it turns out, according to the Pokedex, Pokemon can be very strange and very deadly.  Under real word perspective, that is comparing Pokemon and what they can do to things that we are familiar with, we can be pretty thankful that Pokemon don’t exist in our world.

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Death

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Death. Dying is a thing that everyone fears and views as a horrible thing because people think of all the things they never got to do and the things they wanted to do, but when all your organs and brain shut off and stop working and you don’t feel anything including pain. Some people see this as a time of comfort and forever rest though.  This afterlife can finally offer that eternal bliss we all wanted.

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Anxiety and Fear

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“It is the unknown we fear when we look upon death and darkness, nothing more.”  This quote from Albus Dumbledore in Harry Potter and the Half Blood Prince during the cave scene is striking.  It talks about the nature of fear and why things are to be feared.  But lets go more in depth about this subject, as well all are familiar with this feeling.  Similarly another thing that is related to fear is anxiety, and these two feelings are actually very closely related and correspond, but why? And more importantly what causes fear and anxiety?  In the good spirit of Halloween let’s talk about these feelings of fright and jitters in all different ways.

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Happiness: It’s All About Attitude

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The other day in my English class, we had an essay topic related to happiness. More specifically, it was asking us to write our thoughts on whether being happy with what we have good, or does it unmotivated us to strive for something better.  For the limited 25 minutes we had to write about it certainly made my essay rushed, but this really got me thinking. What exactly is happiness? And does being happy with what we have a bad thing? Lets find out.

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What Is Guilt?

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All of us have make mistakes, no question about that. And in our minds, we may have felt responsible for wrong doing, an offense or just doing something we knew we shouldn’t have done. For example, we may have cheated on a test, or made our friends feel terrible about themselves for something we said or did. But what would it feel like, to live your life in guilt, and what exactly is guilt?

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