Monday, April 20, 2009

Critical Thinking 8

I would like to train exotic animals for my career. I know it sounds crazy and far fetched but I cannot think of anything else that I would want to do. The fundamental concept around this is caring for the animal and creating a relationship with it. I tried looking at the world through the eyes of an animal lover, but then I realized that I already am and I look at the world like that everyday. For example, today as I was going to school, on my road I hit a bird and there was nothing I could do about it. I was almost in tears. Throughout the rest of the day I was very attentive to all the birds around me.

Tuesday, April 14, 2009

Pre-Reading 5

I believe people are pretty heavily influenced by advertising. Actually it bothers me slightly when people say that they aren't. Even a person who doesn't watch TV or listen to the radio, the reason they go and buy something at any store is because of an advertisement. I don't think that an item isn't worth anything just because its being advertised. People conform...but I don't think that's as horrible as everyone makes it out to be, its OK to be like other people. And besides people who are nonconformist are technically conforming to that stereotype, so in essence there's no way of getting out of conforming and that's not a horrible thing.
I think I'm pretty influenced by advertising. When I watch a television commercial for food, I usually really want that food. And if I see an ad for one store over another I will probably go there. I don't understand why people see this as a bad thing though. I am the perfect consuming teenager that society wants me to be, and I find this slightly comical but I don't know why.

Critical Thinking 7

I would describe my style as fun-loving and casual. I like to identify myself with that. I would like to think that I my life is quite like that as well. This pertains to my fashion sense, my taste in music, and possibly even my career choice [maybe].
My career choice is clear but in a way vague as well; I am 100% sure that I want to work with animals. I am not sure that I will be able to train tigers for movies like I dream about every night though. But I am sure that I will be working with animals in some way or another in the future.
Animals have been here forever, longer than us to be exact. But humans did not start domesticating animals for a while. As for training animals to do spectacular things, I believe that is just as recent as when the circus came to America in 1793.