Sunday, 3 July 2011
After the Vancouver Canucks lost in game seven of the stanley cup finals, the citazens downtown reacted by assaulting police officers, torching police cars, violence, and looting local stores in the area. I am a big hockey fan, and i felt the sadness and anger that the downtowners. But i think the way that they reacted was so immature and was really embarassing for all of those who lived in Vancouver. I dont understand why people would destroy and vandalise their own city. The riot was televised nationally, and the identity of Vancouver was deinitley tarnished. This being said, i dont think Vancouverites are directly to blame for the incidents that occured downtown. Before the game was even over, there were people going downtown that were not there as hockey fans, but were there to start trouble. Regardless, Vancouver fans still participated and that makes them responsible for what happened. I believe that those who looted and vandalised should be held accountable and if found, be punshed for what they did.
Sunday, 26 June 2011
There is no doubt in my mind that when it comes to being who are you are, it is better to be original as opposed to being a follower of trends. I think peope will give you more respect as an individual if you are your own person, and live life the way you want to live it. Personally i believe that being original, and living your life the way you want to live it, it alot more satisfying and fulfilling. Of course following a trend may be the more appealing choice for some people because it may get you into a popular circle of friends. But the way i see it this. By being original, u might infact create your own new trend, then is different from the typical norm that the media portrays. For me personally, i have never been one to follow trends, me and my group of friends have always been original and done our own thing. I have found that this way of life is much more enjoyable and my friends and I are always going to be original and be who we want to be.
In life people make mistakes, and I believe that regardless of those mistakes, people deserve a second chance aswell as forgiveness. I think some people have a harder time offering people forgiveness then others. i think that may be because of previous encounters with offering others forigveness. I think it is always the right choice to forgive others because in the end, you should do unto others what you would expect to be done to you in return. That being said, I think that it is also important to forgive but never forget. Experiences in your life, whether it be positive or negative, will always teach you something. The way I see it, if you choose not to learn from past experiences of being hurt, then you will continue to be hurt, and that is no ones fault but your own. Thats why i believe to always forgive, but never forget what has happened to u.
Friday, 17 June 2011
I believe that a key part of success is goal setting, and visualisation. I think that setting personal goals for yourself, whether it be shooting for the stars, or small things like setting a goal of keeping your room clean, is key to a persons success. I myself, have many personal goals that I constantly remind myself of. My dream is to one day play in the NHL. My screensaver on my phone is a NHL logo. I did this because now, whenever I look at my phone, I am constantly reminded of where I want to go, and what I have to do to get myself there. I have read multiple books on personal goals, and through my reading I have learned that some of the most successful people in the world set personal goals for themselves at a very young age. To achieve success I think it is important to not just set goals, but keep the goals very close to your heart. If you don’t put time and effort into creating your goals, and doing your absolute best to make sure those goals are achieved, then of course you are not going to get the results you are looking for. For me personally I think having my personal set of goals keeps me honest and on the right path.
Thursday, 16 June 2011
"It’s Better to Tell the Truth Poorly than to Lie Well."
Does it make more sense to lie and deal with the consequences later, or be honest and truthful and deal with the consequences now? I think we'd all like to believe that lying is the easy way out but really its no easier than just telling the simple truth. Too me being honest will yes sometimes create problems but will bring back good karma, where lying will only bite you in the end. No I'm not a saint, I can't say I don't once in a while tell a little white lie but I know from experience it never ends well. "Make yourself an honest man, and then you may be sure there is one less rascal in the world."