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Wednesday, October 15, 2014

Passion project update 2

    Its been 2 weeks since the last update. Since then my team and I have continued our research. I have personally learned more about the deaf culture. Specifically about all the societies and organizations that are available in the deaf community. We have also learned various new signs and have finished assigning names to the other members in our group. I have also begun researching schools for the deaf. Our project is progressing quickly.

Monday, September 29, 2014

Passion Project update #1

     So far we have been getting a lot of work done on our project. We have a good 12 slides. Our group also has assigned each of us a name in sign language. Finally we have started to learn some basic signs. we are just going to continue with our research and try to learn as much as we can.

Friday, September 26, 2014

Empathic Socialibity

     Empathic socialibity is such a pressing issue. People today don't care enough. I know that's a very vague statement and doesn't apply to everyone but I will explain. I think our generation was raised in a way that people can ignore the issues of our time. Children these days have their noses do deep in their phones that they have no idea what's going on in the world around them. I am even guilty of this. Sometimes the only reason I know about current events is because sometimes I see them trending on twitter. So much of teens don't know whats going on and how it could directly effect them. An example of this is the Isis. America is bombing Isis and half of my peers have no idea what is going on. To be honest I'm a little lost myself. It's hard to feel empathetic about something you know nothing about. That's why I believe as the future generation we should know more about the current events going on in other countries. Our ability to feel empathy could be a life or death situation and could be the turning point for our generation. 

    Last night I was watching the new show Red Band Society and the episode was all about empathy. There was a part in the episode where the narrator was talking about empathy and your ability to feel it. It said something like you cant begin to feel empathy until you look at yourself and feel something yourself. Your feelings need to be present to feel anything for anyone else. A character also said that sometimes you dont need to know how the other person feels, you just need to sit beside them. 

     Empathy is a hard concept to grasp. How can you begin to feel for others if you don't know how you feel yourself? How can you feel for another country or anything on a larger scale if you can't empathize your peers? At this point I believe that the human race could not extend our empathy to each other. To accomplish this every single person would have to change their ways. I'm not even sure how to imagine such an emphatic society....

Tuesday, March 25, 2014

Project update

        So far we have made progress on our project. We have tested everyone in the class. Many people could not do some of the tests. We still have to test ourselves and record that data. My group also still have to record the data of our family. Finally we will research and compare the data of our families to find out if they're "genetic". I assume it's going to be hard to find if some of our tests are genetic or just derived from skills. I am excited to continue this project!