For me, this movie was less about sports and boxing and more about the human capacity. We are limited individuals who strive our best to achieve what we want and sometimes it’s not enough. Rocky was just that. He used to be okay with being just average. He floated around only existing when he didn’t reach his full potential. Mickey tells him why saying “You had the talent to become a good fighter, but instead of that, you become a legbreaker to some cheap, second rate loanshark!” Rocky says that “It’s a living.” Is that really true? Is he truly living or is he merely existing?
We’re still learning from stories thousands of years ago. Often, many of these stories have been remade into a more modern setting. However, the underlying meaning and the things that we learn from them never change. People are able to forge what the story means to them and how it relates. Not only is it for what is happening to them now but also in the future. People change, yet the power of stories never do for some reason. Morals are an inherent aspect of humans whether it be aided by religion or simply with their own compass. We utilize stories to learn from them each in our own personal way.
Stories transport us to a different world. We’re able to live through the characters, feel their emotions, the environment, the mood. Stories create connections not only in the person but between people and makes a common foothold to where people can engage and discuss. No one doubts the legacy of stories or their importance yet most would not even consider telling stories or those that do don’t think of themselves as good storytellers. There’s a few reasons I’ve been able to see.
- difficulty gauging what details to include
- retaining listeners’ attention
- No good stories
- going off topic
Often in our lives we are told to turn the other cheek or that an eye for an eye makes the whole world blind. Karma seems like it never comes at opportune times and people get away with crimes all the time. In times of injustice, people like to take matters into their own hands and exact their own punishment. Others restrain themselves and instead allow the police to handle it. What’s appropriate for when?
I’ve never before watched anime in my life. Not even Dragon Ball Z. I’ve finally succumbed to the pressure and watched Attack on Titan. It’s been the best thing for me since last weekend when I got 8 hours of sleep. I’ve never even though of joining that crowd and being associated with that culture and here’s a couple reasons why I changed my mind.
With the new Common Core standards, students are expected to be able to communicate effectively. Sometimes even Honors kids have trouble doing that. What do we have to do to make sure we can present a point of view and make sure that people can absorb information efficiently? How do you debate? How do you work in a team environment?
16We all struggle to achieve what we really want. Whether it’s life goals, a project, or exercise, they’re all difficult to make gains in and get things done. Sometimes we lack the willpower, the discipline, and the determination to accomplish what it is we need to get done. There are several mindsets one can use to overcome procrastination. Continue reading