This week when we were writing our Terra notes, I learned that humans are very selfish. We do things to benefit ourselves without thinking of the outcome to the rest of the environment around us. For example, we take animals away from their habitats so we can grow our crops hand have land. Two of our basic needs, food and shelter. When I thought about it we were basically taking away their basic need for our own to be fulfilled, shelter.
Something new I also learned is how passionate I am about the social issue I chose for the project, body image. We come in different shapes and sizes; and people think that’s a “problem”. I knew that, but I thought about something other than being “skinny” or “fat”, muscles on women. This is something that doesn’t really come up in the issue of “body image”. I have always been interested in this, I never understood why people were so against strong women. “I don’t want to get too bulky or too muscular”, we have had this drilled in our heads because of social standards and how women shouldn’t be strong like how men should be, because that's their job not ours. I notice this everywhere, from my mom and sister, being self conscious for having big shoulders, my friends saying they want to workout, but don’t want super marked calfs… I don’t understand. When a woman is proud of her body because she worked for it and you look amazing, thats badass! It shouldn’t be looked down as an unusual thing, or a bad thing. We should have the same standards of guys that have muscles.
I feel like this week I really learned about finding meaning behind things, actually thinking about how the little things affect our lives. I realized a lot of things I didn’t even know I was interested in. I just wonder if always doing this; being aware of why things are done or shouldn't be done will change our perspective in many other things. I challenge myself to incorporate this thinking into my daily routine.
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Hi, my name is Anna Nicole.