Something my dad always tells me is to take everything with a filter. Basically, he too wants me to listen to myself listen. We described this in the work day as an infinite game. Something you strive for every day, but will never achieve to its fullest potential. I decided that since its something that my dad tells me every day and since we talked so extensively about it in the workshop, this is probably something about myself that I should start examining. As a listener, I am mediocre.…Continue
What I hunger for in life is to make a positive contribution to society. I want to live my life with meaning and live to my best potential everyday. Also, I want to make a difference in this world and not just go through the motions everyday. Life goes by way too fast and I hope to make a difference in this world.
Last week Friday an important event took place in the lives of all private schools on my island! We had BAISS, which is the biggest Track and Field Event during the school year here in The Bahamas.The 'other school' as us QC Comets put it, St. Augustine's College or SAC for short, won for their 25 year straight. :| Awesome right? Congratulations to them, though I am a bit bitter inside because last year we lost by only 48…Continue
So this past weekend at the leadership day we discussed our internal project. A project that we as an individual work on that will better ourselves. Later on we'll do an external project... but for now focus on this one. At first I said anger for the reason that when I get angry I usually react in a bad way and I become very deconstructive. After I left though I thought to myself. Anger is something that after reading some self help books, could be fixed. Something that isn't that....deep. I…Continue
The peace vigil has continually persisted 24 hours a day 365 days a year in spite of snow, rain, freezing cold, wilting humidity, court battles, harassment, arrests and beatings. There have been 5 Presidents in the…Continue
I Am Hungry for …
Inner peace. It sounds like such a cliché, I know. However, I hunger for an inner calmness as an escape from the busy-ness of everyday tasks and commitments. An image of a yogi sitting in peaceful posture is a perfect picture of what would satiate my hunger. I think with all we have become accustomed to with digital technology, we have limited our opportunity for simple quietness. We have become unfamiliar with it – as if it were a basic human resource.
I am so glad we got a chance to go to the waste farmer's farm as we are working on an agriculture project to better our school community. This program really is an amazing one and I hope the new group enjoys and takes full advantage of it.
i am bold i aam me sweet smart strong and expressive. I used to hide behind the mask im fine, but not anymore i have emerged from below that iceberg and im now showing my face. Im am derisa and im a BOLD LEADER!!!!!
I hunger for perfection. Although I’m well aware that this is impossible, I can’t help but want it. I want to be flawless. I want to be perfect. Every time I make a mistake do something dumb I can’t help but live it over and over again in my head. I become so fixated on my flaws, on all the things I’ve done wrong. Even if everyone else has forgotten my mistake, I can’t. I just can’t let go of it all. Perhaps there is some good to this though, because since I remember the things I’ve…Continue
Older people always say my generation is "the future of America." Something I hunger for is to be inspired and to inspire others. I want to inspire people to make a difference now. We are not the future, we are the present. I feel like we can make changes in our high schools everyday. As teens, we can't stop wars and save lives, or end world hunger just yet. But being nice to any random person, even just a smile in the hall, may make someone's day or change their life forever! We may still…Continue
Why are the elderly treated like they still don’t have life left inside of them? I hunger for our country to have a better system when it comes to older citizens who might not have the financial means to pay for an elaborate retirement home, or have family nearby to take care of them. Since I work with youth, many people might be surprised when I talk about senior citizens, but in reality, they are the reason why I am involved in the work I do. I witnessed my grandma suffer from…Continue
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I hunger for an uninhibited connection to what I would call the Divine, The Great Spirit, The Mother or the Father, the Grandmother or the Grandfather. All of the above. The city can be hard on me on a day to day basis. I long for the Mountains, for the Canyons, for the embrace of the rugged and sometimes the harsh places of the world. Sometimes those places are also soft and warm. I wonder after the vastness,…Continue
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One thing I hunger for is enjoying life. This seems stupid since obviously I love my life, but it's true. To me, it seems like a lot of times I get caught up in working so hard in school and always trying to do my best that I feel like just enjoying life and being a stupid teenager is...unnecessary. "Forget ding dong ditching and prank calls-that's rude and stupid" I tell myself. But yet-that's part of growing up right? I think a lot of times people stick me in the category of "that prep"…Continue
...every single child, no matter what zip code they live in, to have the opportunity to attend a school where they will learn, they will be challenged, they will be treated fairly by the school, and they will LOVE to wake up every day and go to school. I attended a public high school a half mile from my house and never even thought about a different school because my school had everything I wanted. In my city now, if you live on the "wrong" block, you have to attend a school where only 26%…Continue
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While looking at other blog posts and doing some of my own self-reflecting, I see that hunger for success and achievement is a very common theme. Within myself, I know that I am a very ambitious person that strives to be the best and succeed in all that I am able. However, beyond that, I think that something I hunger for is to never set limitations for myself, and to never be in a position where I am "trapped", or unable to advance in virtually any area of my life.
To elaborate, I…Continue
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Something I hunger for that might surprise people if I told them is self-acceptance. Everyone around me knows that I'm ambitious, but as far as I know, very few of them are aware that what I really want is to love myself. I want to look back on everything I've done and feel proud. Our society has taught us to always strive to be better, which is great, but I want to just sit down for a minute and be content with myself. I don't want to look at other kids my age and see all the ways that…Continue