I think something that interests me is building things. I had built a graduation table for my sisters graduation party. It looked like a large grad cap. I started from two pieces of plywood then I made a plan/blueprint with the specific measurements. Then, I screwed all the pieces together and painted it black. I covered it in chalkboard paint so people could write messages on it. That’s just one of the projects I have made but the process of building and planning just helps me take my mind off things. I sometimes draw out a bunch of lans that I know I can make in a few years and save them so I can work off of them later. This is one of the things that make me genuinely happy and I hope I will always be able to do it.
In todays world, racism is a real problem. It is a disease that infects and affects other people. I think racism sparks mostly from ignorance and lack of education, but also the way someone grows up. I think in todays society we have begun to normalize police brutality against people of color, and I think the death of George Floyd has sparked something in society and we are starting to make a change wether it’s with riots or peaceful protests. Although the riots are destructive, people of color have been fighting for change for years, and minimal change has occurred. When you and your family have been victims of oppression for so long, there is eventually a breaking point and I think we’ve reached it. Large businesses can rebuild their buildings, but the lives of victims will never be rebuilt. Our government and citizens have to focus on what to prioritize. For years people have been peacefully protesting and they have been ignored. Now, people are calling more attention to this subject, and the government is starting to listen. I think we need to figure out ways to call the governments attention in a better way rather than putting them against us, but they need to start showing signs of change first.
I think if there was a place to recycle soft plastics, I would. Although, It would most likely require me to drive somewhere further away than lets say, 10 minutes, it would be worth it as so much of my family’s trash is made up of soft plastics. These plastics can slowly make an impact on our own carbon footprint and maybe people would start to do the same as more people start to do it. It would be more practical to wait a little and let these specific plastics pile up and take them every few weeks so you wouldn’t have to constantly take them to whatever center there is.
I think the reason boys participate more in zooms may just be because of the type of people in our class, and some of the girls may be more shy than some of the boys who may be more outgoing. It might also take a while for someone to think of a question and by the time they do, it’s too late. This may be specific to our class/grade, because in other classes there have been more girls than boys asking questions. It may also have to do with how comfortable someone is asking a question in front of everyone and if they would rather talk to the teacher privately.