November 18, 2010

Friday. graduation

a short post today.
i have just graduated high school and feel... ecstatic! tonight i will be joining my brother at his formal and graduation; i am so proud of him and all he has achieved in the last twelve years, and want to wish him all the luck in the world for whatever he chooses to persue in life. i love you brother.
happy 'spring break' everyone!


November 17, 2010

Wednesday. nature or nurture?

the nature/nurture debate is something i find very interesting and thought provoking.. i have heard both sides of this debate many times at school, as i took both biology and study of society as electives during my senior years.
some people believe that when a someone is born, it is their environment that shapes who they will become as a person. this is the sociological perspective. they believe that children are a blank canvas, ready to be painted with whatever colours and images those around them see fit. there are so many different sociological theories surrounding the behavioural and psychological development of children, and how they are effected by their surroundings as they mature - right from infantry. the other side of the debate argues that people are born with certain characteristics; predispositioned for violence and aggression, perhaps... or born with an unbelievable musical talent. both sides of this debate are reasonable, and provide evidence to support. so much so, that i believe both theories to be right; but only to an extent.
i have myself witnessed great joy in the past few weeks, with the arrival of two new little nephews and a second cousin. born into homes full of love and adoration.


November 15, 2010

Monday. perspective

have you ever looked into a mirror, only to see through another mirror? double reflections.. ever held a mirror up behind your head to see what your hair looks like? maybe gone into a change room where on every wall hung a full length mirror, and looking into one meant looking through to another? i hope i havn't lost you yet..
i find myself lost in these reflections; these reflections that seem to give a whole new image of what was previously there. to see yourself from a new angle, from a new perspective. to see yourself how others see you. to see yourself and, just for a moment, mistake your own reflection for someone else.
ive often stood outside a classroom, looking behind me via the reflective windows, thinking.. this must be how new students see the grounds. unfamiliar and confusing. am i making sense?