Caffeine and Existentialism
it's gonna assess my abilities so i know which math class i gotta take
this is all because if didn't try hard enough when i was in high school and only got a c- in math
kids: try your best. school is a valuable opportunity etc. etc.
NOW IT'S TIME TO STUDY THEM QUADRATIC EQUATIONS AND TRY TO REMEMBER WHAT AN ASYMPTOTE IS
monday night: started work on my biology poster, but went to bed at an acceptable time because i knew that...
tuesday night: pulled another all-nighter to finish my biology poster and also write my philosphy term paper.
wednesday night: stayed up till 3AM on my final biology lab report.
thursday night: went to bed at an acceptable time. slept 12 hours.
final casualty count: approx 24 hours of sleep lost. whew.
it's been a good semester hup hup
tune in next week for the legend of the exams
But that doesn't mean that it's a day not worth recognising. What follow are a few reasons why. In the United States of America (because that's where most of you live, let's be honest):
- Women are more likely than men to attain a post-secondary education.
- A greater percentage of men are unemployed.
- Men are more likely to become alcoholics.
- Men are more likely then women to receive a harsher sentence for an identical crime.
- Men are almost six times more likely to commit suicide than women.
My intention isn't to start an argument about sexism or gender inequality. Worldwide, women face -and have historically faced- much more discrimination than men. However, that doesn't mean that men don't have issues of their own that need to be addressed.
For example, the issue of alcoholism. Males are much more likely to become alcoholics; does this have something to do with how the consumption of alcohol is portrayed in the media? Or does it stem from our cultural disapproval of males asking for help, leaving them feeling like alcohol is the only way to cope with their problems?
My ideal world is one where everybody feels safe, accepted, and equal, regardless of their age, race, gender, or sexual orientation. That's why I'm so excited to be a part of this generation, where homosexual discrimination is finally starting to be eliminated, and more and more people are speaking out to address sexism against women. However, my ideal world can't come into being if we ignore the issues that plague half of the world's population. I encourage everyone to learn more about these issues, and I hope that, in the future, we'll be able to solve some of these problems, just like we're working today to solve the problems of inequality.
That said, happy International Men's Day.
I'm leaving the comments open in the hopes that intelligent, respectful discussion will occur. Unfortunately, many people have, in the past, shown themselves incapable of conversing politely, so I'll be keeping an eye on the discussion, and won't hesitate to lock it if things start getting out of hand. Play nice!
I know the word is overused, but the word epic is the best descriptor of this film. Everything about it is larger than life. It's a movie about giant robots fighting giant aliens, and it's unashamed of that. Instead of trying to cram in unnecessary subplots or romantic tension, it simply lets the audience enjoy what we really want to see:
Giant robots fighting giant aliens.
Along with that, it has some memorable characters with actual depth, a vivid, extremely detailed world, and a plot that, for the most part, keeps you on the edge of your seat. Sure, it has its flaws, but I wouldn't hesitate to call it a masterpiece.
I really have no excuse for waiting this long to see it. Don't make my mistake: if you haven't seen it yet, then fix that mistake as quickly as possible!
À Propos De Moi
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~A Brief History of Eyru~
July 13th, 2004
Purchased Premier Membership
July 16th, 2012
Judged Library Summer Olympics (Comedies Event)
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