For my blog post, I will be talking about why I think School is too long. I do think education is necessary in one's life as a teenager. It's important that we are educated and know the key information to help us for the future.The thing is at the same time I think school is way to stressful and long. For example, think about it, we have school for about 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. I think that's crazy because more than 70% the week we spend most of our time at a desk doing work.Since the age of 5 we've been exposed to the working lifestyle.Even when we were little kids we were assigned homework.We never really get a break from this even as adults we will be working 5 days a week.High School is supposed to be difficult because its preparing us for when we have to have jobs, but I think school for us teens is way too difficult and causes us a lot of unwanted stress.I read somewhere that 70% of the reason teenagers are stressed is because of the weight on our shoulders to do well in tests and assignments.I think in the future the school system should add 1 more day of weekend so that its a bit more fair, school days will still be longer and stuff but at least we'll have a much longer weekend, a break from school .One day makes a huge difference. I also think the school system should make homework on weekends banned.Weekends are supposed to be the few days in the week we can do whatever we want, hangout with friends, just have a break!! Yet most of the time we are given homework at the end of the week,and then in the end we have no free time during the weekend.
We’ve all heard of area 51. Whether it be in a book, movie, or from a story whispered around a campfire, you’ve probably at some point heard of this mysterious government building. Located about 150 miles from Los Vegas, it has been called an “Air Force base” that houses government scientists in complete secrecy. They try to tell the public that area 51 is classified for purpose of national security, but what are they hiding? What is so secretive that it requires maximum security and total classification that must be kept secret from the entire world? Well many have theorised that the government is hiding aliens and or alien spacecrafts. The first bit of evidence to ever see area 51 as more than a military aircraft testing zone was the incident in Roswell New Mexico, 1947. Brazel, a farmer, heard a very loud crash in his field so he went to investigate. Upon closer inspection on the crash sight, he fond pieces of plastic and silver metal scraps that he did not recognise. He called the sheriff, who was just as baffled by the findings as Brazel. The sheriff called the military. When the military arrived they came with fully armed vehicles and carted the debris away. Once this story hit the media, many came up and spoke out about how they saw this mysterious object crash from the sky. The government had told the public, that this was in fact a balloon that they had been testing for something they call “project Mogul”. It was said that project Mogul was a top secret project that was designed to detect sound waves in the upper atmosphere from Soviet atom bombs tests by flying microphones on trains of balloons at high altitudes. Some accepted this explanation, but others we're very sceptical. There was a video released of a supposed dissection of the aliens said to come from this crash, but that video was later debunked as a fake.The Roswell incident, as it’s most commonly referred to, is the turning point in all alien sightings. After this incident, reported “alien sightings” skyrocketed. This is around the time where people started to question the true intentions on area 51 and what work they were really doing. In 1989 a man by the name of Bob Lazar did an interview with local news that really solidified peoples belief of area 51 and their alien conspiracy. He is said to be the one who outed the truth about what happens in area 51. He claimed he worked in a lad within area 51 underground. He told local news all about the multiple disc shaped crafts much too small for any human to maneuver. He had been talking to his friends about all the space crafts and he tried to sneak them in to show them the crafts. He was inevitably caught and fired. The government tried to deny these claims and said he never even worked for them. This is a classic he said she said story and people who believe in aliens use this incident as further proof while sceptics stay sceptics. The true happenings within this secret government lab as of now is still greatly debated and very few know what's really going on.
A lot of people say that dogs are better than cats because they love their owners more. While studies have shown that dogs show more affection towards their owners, cats are not just cold hearted animals, they’re are capable of love. I myself have two cats at home, and even though it took awhile, they’re both very affectionate. I think the reason that people assume cats aren’t as affectionate as dogs is because dogs are extremely friendly when you first meet them. A lot of my neighbours have dogs and every time I’ve met them they’re always extremely friendly and want attention. Cats are different. It can take a long time for cats to get used to you before they give you attention. Both of my cats are currently 5 years old and it took one of them 4 years before she sat on my mom’s lap for the first time. When we first got her, we had to be in the room for at least 15 minutes before she’d even come out of her hiding place. Now she sleeps in my parents room and loves to get affection. I’ve also read that cats don’t know when you’re feeling down, and again, that is wrong. Whenever someone from my family has had a bad day, my cats won’t leave them alone. I’ll be sitting in my room doing my homework and both of my cats will come up and give me affection to try and make me feel better. Cats know when you’re feeling sad. I don’t know why, they just do. Also, cats are very loyal. Everytime I come home from school in the afternoon my cats are sitting at the window, waiting for me. If I walk up to the window they’ll meow at me and then jump off the table and go to the door to see me. After they’ve given me affection and sat with me while I’m doing my homework, one of them will go and sit on the chair in front of the door and wait for my mom to come home. Also, whenever I go to a friend’s house for the night, or my mom goes on a trip, my cats will sleep on our beds. They’ll walk around the house and meow, then they’ll go into our room and lie on our beds. So in conclusion, I’d just like to say, dogs are not better that cats just because dogs seem to love their owners more. Cats are capable of showing love and affection but it just takes longer for cats to get comfortable with humans than dogs.
The Canadian health programme suggest that every kid should do a minimum of one hour of activity a day to stay healthy. This is very true one hour of activities a day could make a big impact on your health life and even your mental life, the reason it makes a big impact is that kids these days mostly watch televison or Youtube and eat food when there not at home. When kids are at school they mostly sit down all day with a bunch of energy but that’s why schools have lunch breaks so the kids could go outside or go to the gym and do activities, which is very smart as they get rid of all there energy and get fresh air and get ready for the next class, but what do they do when their at home?
Good thing school’s give time to kids to do activities because a lot of kids won’t do their one hour of exercise or activities if they stayed at home all day, on average most kids and teens watch TV for the whole day which is very bad for their health and mental health. The one hour of activities a day could make a big difference in your life, when you do your activities your body starts exercising and gets you stronger and your mind is now relaxing from the TV screen and is now getting fresh air and thinking about the activity or exercise your doing which could make a big difference in life.
This idea isn’t only for kids it’s for everyone, when you get older and retire a lot of people don’t know what to do with themselves so they just stay home and watch TV which again is very unhealthy. This causes a lot of older people to gain wait and start having problems with their body, an idea for these people is to start taking long walks just so your body is moving and your mind is on something else then looking at a screen.
There are many positives about doing activities. First of all you stay in shape, you also get to rest your eyes and your body will start feeling great which is the best part. If you start having trouble to exercise and don’t feel like doing it just remember it’s only one hour of twenty-four hours so it won’t take long and you will start feeling great and everyone in our world will be happier.
Most people don't know much about the various cultures and religions of ancient civilizations. But today, I hope to allow you to learn about a specific deity I've always been fascinated by... that deity is the Triple Goddess.
The concept of the Triple Goddess reaches back to the time when Paganism was the largest religion in the world. Triple Goddesses are the representation of feminine energy, rebirth and psychic abilities, always depicted as three aspects. These three entities are, the Maiden, the Mother, and the Crone (though there are others, more ancient versions, this is the Neo-Pagan version), symbolized either by the Triple Moon (comprised of a waxing, full and waning moon) or the Triple Spiral.
But what exactly do the three aspects represent?
Well, the main quality the Maiden entity represents, is the idea of new beginnings, as well as youth, excitement, enchantment and female energy. Because of this idea of new beginnings and youth, the Maiden aspect was often celebrated during the Spring Equinox, known in Wiccan culture as the festival Ostara, when the world is awakening from its winter slumber. A festival, I may add, was most commonly used to celebrate the Maiden Germanic goddess by the name of Ostara, or Eostre. This festival is known in modern times as Easter.
Next, the Mother aspect. The idea of the Mother makes the Mother Goddesses, which are generally not triple entities, relate to the Triple Goddesses. This aspect is representative of power, fulfillment, fertility, but mainly the concept of new life. Worshippers of the Triple Goddess, almost all of them being women, in whatever form they choose to worship her, or them, in, often planned to bear children at the time of year when the Mother aspect was said to be strongest, the Summer Solstice, Litha.
The final aspect is that of the Crone. The Crone is mainly the spiritual representation of great wisdom, but also of magic and the underworld. Because of this, she's said to rule the cold season, her reign starting on the Wiccan Samhain, the ancient version of Halloween. She's looked to by her worshippers when they're in need to make a difficult decision and are seeking wisdom.
Now, there's two different versions of the Triple Goddesses pertaining to these three aspects. The first is that each aspect is represented by the same, triple goddess, either as three maidens, or one singular crone entity. An example of this is the Celtic battle goddess, the Morrigan, which has three aspects, Anu, Badb and Nemain, and the Greek witchcraft goddess, Hecate, who's three aspects aren't named.
The other belief is that different goddesses represent each of the three aspects, instead of one goddess representing all three. For example, the Greek triad of goddesses, the Maiden, Persephone, the Mother, Demeter, and the Crone, Hecate.
Today, the Triple Goddesses are still being worshipped by Neo-Pagans throughout the world, the most popular being worship of Hecate and the Morrigan, though there are many others. Hopefully, you have learned something interesting about this intriguing type of deity.