Thursday, August 27, 2009
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Saturday, August 22, 2009
Friday, August 21, 2009
Monday, August 17, 2009
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Friday, August 14, 2009
Thursday, August 13, 2009
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
Monday, August 10, 2009
Its not hard to work out, I'm sure we can all pick on those immature traits of our parents.
So when i say 'act your age' I'm just referring to the stereotypical belief that you mature with age.
Here's whats got me:
The law that 18+ are classed as Adults.
That sex is illegal under the age of 16.
Yet an 18+ and a 16 year old can have sex.
Which technically means its ok for an 80 year old to have sex with a 16 year old.
But a 'just turned 18 y.o and a 15 y.o' cant.
Three years difference... or seventy?
Stupid laws... reasonable morals?
My point being:
An english teacher at my school.
Feels it necessary to became highly engaged in an immature bitch session of a group of "mature" jealous students, who have nothing better to do with their lives than treat Madison and I like a Hollywood magazine couple, to find gossip and find a slight sense of entertainment in their lame excuse for a life.
YES: I am 18.
NO: she's not 14.
YES: i know 15 is not much better.
YES: We have sex.
FYI: I honestly thought she was 19 when i met her.
Why? Because she is so matured compared to most the dead shits* I have to deal with,
and she is physically, insanely beautiful, and most 15 year olds are not.
When i found out she was 15 i was like :O and felt bad.
I've asked randoms how old they think she is from first impression and they all said 19!
SO: What i learnt in Sex Education...
The body is physically ready to have sex at the age of 13 (Puberty)
But they say mentally, you're not ready until 16.
Well let me just say, to the two-faced-slut who is trying to root as many people as she can... is it 27 now?
You're an immature bitch... and although you might be 3 years older, you're definitely 10 years dumber.
Please refrain from starting a third period of English dedicated to a class bitch session over two people who are ZERO concern to your life whatsoever.
And to the teacher**, shouldn't you be addressing the course of the HSC?
To all of you.
Say your shit to my face...
and I'll do the same.
*Few people are capable of expressing with equanimity opinions which differ from the prejudices of their social environment. Most people are even incapable of forming such opinions. - Albert Einstein
- This was the "best answer" in response to the 18/15 relationship on yahoo... what a joke.
Its illegal if they are having sex.
But what why would he have interest in a 15 year old girl?
at 18 his supposed to be going out drinking, having a job and a girlfriend his own age.
I think you should leave them to it, they will split up soon just make sure they are not having sex.
**I never teach my pupils. I only attempt to provide the conditions in which they can learn. - Albert Einstein.
Take a leaf out of his book teachers.
Speaking of Love...
Friday, August 7, 2009
Thursday, August 6, 2009
Judd? Why have you never drank alcohol?
I wouldn't bother telling you in person...
So here goes nothing:
Growing up I have very fond memories of my Mum.
Thousands of them.
I have next to nothing when it comes to memories of my Dad.
The only memories of him are him up 'his' end of the house, on his couch with a 6 pack of VB next to him.
Him coming home from the pub every night late drunk and angry.
I think the nicest thing i can remember him doing was buying me a KitKat while I entertained myself at the Kinross Pub all day while my mum slept, as she does night duty.
We as a family lived in constant fear of him. Im not going to elaborate further of the things he did to cause this fear.
But 'I' just took him as a joke as a kid, which is the best thing i could've done.
It meant i considered him in no way a family member,
and this 'smartass hatred' I had towards him helped disconnect any attatchment i had towards him.
So when the divorce finally took place when I was 10 or so...
it did not at all affect me negatively.
I remember we actually had a party.
It was one of the best things that could of happened i thought.
Although i did not care at all, that I had such a bad Father, I guess it has played a big role in my original opinions of Alcohol.
I think the thing that hurts the most, is when I get told stories of him and see photo's of him previous of him becoming wrecked by alcohol.
He was this young, rad/good-looking guy... photo's of him and my mum oversea's and stuff.
Some of the things he used to do and say were honestly hilarious.
Not that I ever met him.
Its this extreme contrast i see in him. That shows how negatively alcohol corrupts the brain and the body.
He now looks like an escaped convict, withering away... alone.
I remember whenever I was a shithead to my mum growing up, or even now...
She used to say "You're turning out to be just like him!"
This scared me. Terrified me really.
I thank her for this though! Don't worry.
It was at these young years of my life I had already sworn off ever drinking alcohol.
And comments like that made that vow to myself stronger and stronger.
Every member in my dads family seemed to turn out the same, and i compared that with my mum's family whom i loved greatly.
I want to be the greatness in my Dad, not the Worst.
One day I want him to realise what life he could of lived when he looks at me.
Rather than just calling me a faggot or a poofter, like he did throughout my childhood.
So there's my background.
Now to continue further into this.
When it finally came into that age of high school when
the big fuss and craze is over drinking I remember I first dealt with
telling people NO, i dont want to drink.
For some reason it was extremely hard for people to accept.
Even my closest friends would still nag me 4 years into it.
They've given up now haha which is good... and probably due to the increase of interest involving STRAIGHT EDGE.
When i saw people drinking, i just looked at it and would see them drinking poison.
Thats all they were doing... Poisoning their brains. Paralyzing themselves. They not likely to drink something labelled POISON but for some reason alcohol just get the big tick of 'acceptable'.
But back to the period of "underage drinking"
as much as it revolted me, i would get tempted...
especially when I wasn't feeling confident or shy, and
all my drinking friends would be oh so confident.
But i stuck at my guns. Im glad i did.
So now recently i've come to realise.
People who drink at a young ages either seem to mature much earlier, or just wind up failures of life.
So at this point in in time.
I'm becoming friends with the people who I would have probably despised when i was 13. The people who used to get smashed at 13.
But the thing i've come to realise...
They experienced that at immature stages of they're life.
and now they're all hitting the age of 18 (the age where now its meant to be appropriate) they're over it. They've done that and experienced it and now they would prefer to live with a life without it. Edge.
Which I really enjoy.
It says something about "clubbing" and that stupid cliche question you get asked when you tell someone you're 18...
"ooh have you gone out yet!?"
Don't even get me started on how much despise i have for the "NIGHT CLUB" scene... nothing but a good oppurtunity for ignorant girls to get raped by sleazy men.
I seriously have more fun at any party, without alcohol consumption, than people who do drink.
I feel good the next morning.
I dont regret anything, i dont spend my night crying or throwing my guts up. It's great.
So my tip for you is.
If Alcohol has become a nessecity in your life.
If you cant go to a party and not have fun without it then... you need to find some people who get you high on life. People you feel comfortable and confident around.
I remember during year 8 we had these two extreme, macho, strong freaks come to our school and do a performance of stuff like blowing up waterbottles with the strength of there lungs... and one of them later gave a bit of an inspirational speech about how he had never let alcohol pass his lips. It really inspired me, as before that i had never heard of anyone who had gone through life without a drop of alcohol. So this helped me keep my mind focused on who "I" was, and what i stood for throughout the tempted years of my life.
So just ask yourself...
has alcohol become a part of how you're shaped?
If it has, then make this impact a positive experience of change, not that you have to not ever drink again. but just make sure it doesnt shape to consume you. A learning experience.
Because I have seen it. Severly.
And i can see it... people that are shaping up in that direction.
So... THAT is why when people ask me "why don't you drink?" i usually give a false reason like "i just dont".
I hope that helps clear it all up for everyone.
And no i don't claim edge...
partially because i feel a bit more 'superior' :S
but its just a different story.
I respect straight edge people SO much though.
So yeh. this is me.
I want my first tattoo to have the text unpoisoned, what do you think?
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
What is the goal of education? Making honor role? Or making sense of the world?
Once upon a time a child is born who, after spending many days blissfully watching how his fingers move and realising the beauty of the sun that shines through his window every morning, enters his first year of what will be the focus of his next decade of life: school.
And so, as he embarks upon his educational career, he learns many things.
First of all, he's taught that there's a difference between learning and living...
as if learning is here in the school building, and living is outside, and there's no correlation between the two. Except of course the 4 hours of Strict Study maybe. As if what he did for the first five years of his life - like discovering language - wasn't learning at all.
He learn that to be confused or wrong is a crime. The school wants Right Answers, and he learns countless ways to con the teacher into thinking he knows something he doesn't; he learns to cheat. He also learns to be lazy. Before school began he worked for hours and hours, with no thought of reward, to make sense of the world. But in school he learns that no one does anything they don't have to and he learns to be bored.
Do I speak personally?
That our educational system misdirects the youth of today?
Don't get me wrong. Education is vital.
But the system is.. like many things... grocely imperfect.
And the problem comes with the misconception that learning begins just after the first bell rings and stops after graduation.
Education is a lifelong process.
But Parents and Teachers 'teach' kids that the reward for learning is not knowledge but a good report card,
there's no wonder that the problem is lack of motivation.
I think that the point of education is not to teach what to think but how to think.
That way, even if we don't remember, say, the quadratic formula, we still know how to problem solve. And that way, the FAQs of the classroom:
What's the point of this? Why do I need to know this? - will disappear into oblivion.
Why do kids learn?
To get good grades.
Why get good grades?
To get into a good UNI (Fulfil parents dreams).
Why a good UNI?
Because then, as everyone knows and has been brainwashed to believe, we will be more likely to lead a happy, successful, and fulfilling life, with endless oppurtunities.
What a motivation.
Frankly, I think that if people are not learning for the sake of learning itself, they're missing the point.
Why come to a place 250 days out of your year if you have no interest in what you're doing there besides basically preparing for the rest of your life?
When at that age you should be exploring what life is.
The problem is, the stress and the pressure of failing... even if they're not prepared to start giving it their all, its this idea that your a faiure in life that they fear, its what parents and teachers believe. So when one has four hours of homework a night plus sports and music and work and whatever else one happens to be involved in...
One doesn't have time to see the beauty in the world (or whats left of it).
Its not enough for me just to Criticize. As I learnt in School, yet probably could've well worked out on my own, that its not enough to make a valid point. You've got to provide evidence, proof or what you would have done better...
What do we need to do?
I think, for one, that learning should be a more active process.
It's a bit ironic to learn about the world by being taken out of it.
Get rid of the emphasis on grades.
How is it possible to stick a number on a piece of writing or a piece of art or music?
Sure enough Maths is reasonably straight answered. But HSC results!
Boy do they love to toss that phrase around! HSC results are crap.
Kids work so hard for a bunch of percentage scores. and the final UAI is nothing like what they actually deserved. However grading may be justified with explanations, it shows the student that what counts in the end is not whether he has learned the material and will apply it or use it to enrich his life, but that a high number will get him into a good University.
How do you truly measure what someone knows?
"Let the child learn what every educated person must someday learn, how to measure his own understanding."
What is the goal of education? Making honor role? Or making sense of the world?
It's a bit off topic... but im just on the line of thought: Why is spirituality not ever touched on in school...? Only in Religious schools. Spirituality should not be associated with Religion, as it is an aspect on its own; Much better too, without the corruption of Religion. I've learnt SO much on my own, every night after school. Yet i feel i've learnt none of what i find important at school.
I want to learn the bigger picture of this lifetime, how it came to be (and no, I don't think evolution or creation is correct, i'll tell you what i believe in a later blog) etc,
Before I start to care about all the seemingly little, pointless things i'm taught.