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?