http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/07/happiness-and-money-2/Money is surprisingly bad at making us happy, even the richest nation in history is getting less and less pleased with life.

in time , there is no really good satisfaction in dollars, by rising income’s and prices, we are not happy.
not many peopel speak of happiness, many speak of depression, anger, anxiety, not much satisfaction or joy, happiness does not really exist.
(200 pages)
money can’t buy happiness, but it sure can buy lots of things that contribute mightily to happiness.
The relationship between money and happiness is pretty darned small,”
Money doesn’t buy happiness, but success does
Money doesn’t buy happiness, and now there’s a study to prove it.
Inhabitants of wealthy countries tend to grow more miserable as their economy grows richer, according to research.
Do you think that money is the most important thing in the world?
most americans believe that they need money to be happy.
according to credit cars, there are some things they cant buy.
do people change when they have money? yes they do change, it shows who they really are.
Money motivates different people to do different things.
Money Does Not Buy Much Happiness
why is money everything to you?
money can make people do strange things
why are people so greedy?
Telling from the inside store of the rich and famouy, what money does. (pages ?N/A)
too much for our own good. (book passage.com, they explain, on film)
This explains what troubles people, health and money, it has up to 265 pages
money can buy happiness but only to a certain point
apparently money does make you happy
money cant buy happiness, but lack of moeny can cause unhappiness
dont rely on money to buy real happiness
if money buys happiness, why are the rich grumpy? not rich enough!
being happy doesnt last long, only at certain times.
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For my audience, i may use people who are rich, and see their view, or also use people who want to be like famous. I want to show the audience of rich or wanna be famous people how money cant buy happiness, but in their case, it can. i want ot show them that maybe money has changed their personality, their views, how money has controlled them and the only thing that can make them happy is money. Its hard for them to see that people or other things can make them happy too, without money, but money has like ruled their life, thats allt hey want or need is money, becasue al it does is buy them happiness. Their values and interest would be; how like money changes them, why they need it to be happy, how they cant really rely on anything else, besides moeny. For the age, it would probably would be like mid 20’s to 40’s or maybe higher. These people, all they do is work and work, all they want is money, nothing else becasue thats the only thing that makes them happy.  or thats so how it seems to me and maybe others too. These will probably influence to the approach to my project about how maybe certain ages have certain additutes because of their money that they are making, just to make them happy or thats just their life, money, money, money…. This project, to the audience, may lure them in, i think they would want ot know how money just affects them in their daily life. how it basically controls them, maybe they will be more cautious on how they use it, or they make their happiness, maybe they would want to just see how money isnt everything, how money cant buy happiness.. I am doing my project just to show certain people how money and fame isnt everything they need just to be happy, they dont need it, besides buying food and stuff but, buying useless things, meaningless things. my project is for showing people out there who have no idea what to do but live their life and make money day after day, who spoil themselves till they rot and are just completly happy with things they do not need, with things that only make them happy for such a small period of time. I wan tot show them that money can go toward better things that can make others happy, that can buy other peopel happiness, and have you happy with your choice, but still, money cant buy happiness forever. only for short periods of time.. they need to see whats more out there besides money. they dont need it to be happy.

“My Topic”

Posted: September 24, 2010 in My Project

For the final project, i was going to choose something that interested me. Something that i could get into, something that maybe i could get help on or get ideas on. My topic is going to be; “Money Can’t Buy Happiness”. But to whom i have talked to, apparently money can buy happiness. But i have a few different views. Like if you’re rich or something, ya your going to spend money  jsut to get everythign you want in the whole world. Or you are goign to cherish your money like some people do, they spend it wisely. Or you can be a poorish person and cherish all the money you get, or if you win like the latto or something, you might freak out and go bankrupt from blowing all the money on everythign you wanted. Or you can just cherish, like i said. You can jsut take it in so many different ways, so i might end up getting a graph or somethign ans show everyone how money can effect your minds, your personality, everything. How does money really create happiness, it can create it, but it can also spoil it too. i cant explain in a good way but, money can jsut create happiness in many ways, by getting things you want, or actually having money for a change in your life from maybe being poor. or money can only buy you happiness for up to a day or two, maybe or possibly a week. you can get something you have always wanted, then not pay any attention to it once you buy it, or it goes in the junk room. how can money possibly make you happe all the time?? i rather cherish it, buy a few nice things i never have had, and just spend my money wisely. sometiems money can change your personality from nice to “bitchy”, or it can change you from nice to greedy, poor to happy. it does many things, but do we really need it to be happy?  what does money do to us? i want ot research and look up things to see what money really does to up, how it majes us happy, rich, greedy and more.

3 ann. bib. #3

Posted: September 15, 2010 in Annotated Bibliography

@GOOD. “@GOOD Asks: Should Student Test Scores Be Used to Evaluate Teachers?” Web log post. MSN GOOD. MSN, 14 Sept. 2010. Web. 14 Sept. 2010. <http://www.good.is/post/good-asks-should-student-test-scores-be-used-to-evaluate-teachers/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+good%2Flbvp+%28GOOD+Main+RSS+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader&gt;.

To me, my response is yes and no. Students need to go to the teacher to get help if their score is really low. But yet the teacher needs to pick it up to actually help the student themselves if they see they are struggling. But in another sense, parents need to step up to, to their children ans see whats going on or just to help them, so they don’t struggle.  But yet, the teacher has to deal with so much that its hard. The teachers have to deal with low grades, they have to help the kids, they have to keep everyone in the same area as in keep them all caught up. But its hard for a teacher to keep all these kids learning together and having the same grades. Student test scores should not be used to evaluate teachers, its jsut not fair, its not right and well, its not their fault the students get a low test score for whatever reason they have.

Pousman, Barry. “Children Can No Longer Beg in the Streets of Senegal.” MSN GOOD. MSN, 13 Sept. 2010. Web. 14 Sept. 2010. <http://www.good.is/post/children-can-no-longer-beg-in-the-streets-of-senegal/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+good%2Flbvp+%28GOOD+Main+RSS+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader&gt;.

According to the article; three weeks ago, courts in Senegal rules that Muslim holy men were no longer allowed to enlist the children to beg on their behalf. According to the New York Times, flocks of young ragged boys , known as “talibes”, have traditionally spent many hours a day walking barefoot through busy streets, holding tin cans and begging for change- which they deliver to the holy men, or “marabouts”. There are about 50,000 kids on the streets right now. The marabouts depend on the pitiful gleanings of the children for their own livelihood .  To me this is just wrong, the children have to leave school just to go out to pick up these few cents for these holy men that don’t feel like working. But the children deserve much better, better clothes, a better life, not begging for money not even for themselves, for worthless begging men.

“Crime’s Down Again. But Why?” Web log post. Crime’s Down Again. But Why? MSN GOOD, 15 Sept. 2010. Web. 15 Sept. 2010. http://www.good.is/post/crime-s-down-again-but-why/?utm_source=feedburner&utm_medium=feed&utm_campaign=Feed%3A+good%2Flbvp+%28GOOD+Main+RSS+Feed%29&utm_content=Google+Reader.
according to the article/graph, According to the FBI’s latest Crime in the United States, violent crimes and property crimes declined during 2009, compared to the same series in 2008. This is one thing that we can still be happy about, the crime rate is still falling! (they have been since the early 1990’s) Crime is linked to long-term concentrated poverty and deprivation. so what it Mark Klieman says; the fewer crimes, the more cops and the more cells per crime, so crime declines and crime increases both tend to feed on themselves. To me, i think its great that crimes are going down, but apparently its not linked to unemployment, crimes take a long-term time.

3 annotated. bib #2

Posted: September 8, 2010 in Annotated Bibliography

http://www.nytimes.com/2010/03/27/opinion/27elkind.html

According to Davil Elkind, RECESS is no longer child’s play. Schools around the country, concerned about bullying and arguments over the use of the equipment, are increasingly hiring “recess coaches” to oversee students’ free time. the article says; Playworks, a nonprofit training company that has placed coaches at 170 schools from Boston to Los Angeles, is now expanding thanks to an $18 million grant from the Robert Wood Johnson Foundation. a critic says, that this thing shall go on that kids should still have imaginary times during the school atleast at some school sand for some kids. childhood has just changed so radically over the years, so the trend makes sense.  children these days are gowing up in a world that is completely different form what their parents knew. kids these days know more about the environmental threats than of the natural world. then want the kids to spend more time with electronics and more than play recess, then want more of the acadimics. its like our culture has changed over night. kids used to figure out things for them selves. now everything is set for them, less imagnative. children just dont participate in free things anymore.. things have indeed changed.

http://www.good.is/post/inconvenient-youth-is-the-new-one-stop-shop-for-teens-fighting-climate-change/

according to the article, What do you do if you want to live green but have no influence on household consumption or legislation? That’s the problem that faces teenagers across the world. That is, until now. The Climate Project’s new Inconvenient Youth website is the new one-stop shop for eco-minded teens. Its purpose is to educate the public about the harmful effects of climate change and work toward solutions at a grassroots level worldwide. it is an effort to train about 1,000. The Climate Project now has eight international branches with more than 3,000 presenters worldwide. Their new Inconvenient Youth initiative is the first to put teens front and center instead of throwing them a bone as an afterthought. its apparently not a website, its a community, they are trying to build a community. as the article says it is a place where people create a dialog and encourage and empower one another to take action. to me it seems like we already have that, but they are trying to advance it a little more, not trying to call it a website, i think they are trying to persuade and to try almost brainwashing people. addicting like myspace and facebook. but this is gonna be a talk, a youth group, kinda, all presented to by a climate slideshow.  it is up and runnign alreaddy. known as Earth Day, April 22.

http://www.good.is/post/how-teens-are-thinking-globally-and-acting-locally/

teens are trying to help out these days. they are trying to help out by Going Green. it is great that middle and high schools are spreading it, to colleges, universities and more all across the country. everythign starts out small, efforts are mare to raise awareness and work to lessen local and glab impact. according to the article; The lifestyle component includes cosmetics and personal care products, fashion, and home, among many other aspects of daily life. they(we) believe that conscious consumption is critical and has the power to shift mass markets. In particular, our work with schools uses the campus as a palette for exploration of greener alternatives in four categories: landscape, janitorial supplies, food service, and classroom products. Think globally, act locally. Any and all progress is rooted in education, particularly of young people, and communication; when information is available and alternatives are accessible, people think critically and initiate change. according to this lady, follow these..

All of my work furthers a (not-so-simple) personal mission: To inspire a generation of conscious citizens and bring about universal global health for the environment and its inhabitants.

Here are seven simple steps to follow:

1) Use organic and chemical free personal care, body products, and cosmetics. Focus on the four universal essentials: soap, shampoo, deodorant, and toothpaste.
2) Purchase clothes made of organic cotton (conventional cotton is one of the most pesticide-laden crops in the world) or other sustainable fibers—or go for vintage!
3) Eat organic and locally grown produce. Buy food made with wholesome organic and fair trade ingredients. Pack a lunch with biocompostable containers and utensils.
4) Carpool, ride the bus, bike, or walk. Work to lessen your carbon footprint when it comes to transportation.
5) Seek out recycled and 100% post-consumer paper, notebooks, binders, etc. and refillable or recycled pens and pencils.
6) Swap single-use, leaching plastic water bottles for durable reusable metal ones without plastic liners.
7) Take a reusable tote with you to the grocery markets and to other stores as well! Say no to both paper and plastic.

3 Annotated bibliography’s

Posted: September 2, 2010 in Uncategorized

http://www.wired.com/wiredscience/2010/07/happiness-and-money-2/

Why money makes us unhappy. The levels of wealth have an extremely modest impact on levels of happiness, especially in developed countries. its sad, the richest nation in history, is becoming less pleased with life. in this world, it means, the more money, the more pleasure. we havebeen led to believe that dollars are delight in a fungible form, as the article says. A question comes up; “why doesnt money make us happy?” a man says, doing things that once brought me pleasure, and now it no longer does? by all the money we spend on expensive things that we enjoyed at first, makes us not enjoy the rest of the stuff in our every day life. we treat ourselves, but we end up spoiling ourselves with these things. by looking at money, it makes us less interested in releashing the minor pleasures of life.

http://incharacter.org/observation/smotherly-love/

It would seem the most natural and welcome thing in the world for a mother to express compassion for her children. (article says) a mother, when her child needs her, she is there to comfort, to be in their happiness, to sooth the pain, and more. the mother does everything without yelling “you kids are driving me nuts”. but mothers go with things that the child does, like saying things when walking on a bridge, talking to the child in understanding ways, maybe see a dead bird. the mother makes the child realize it and trying making the child do whats best. like “should we make a funeral for the poor thing?”. and saying everythign is a part of life. mothers always have a way of saying things. children feel things deeply when young, life crying over soemthing little, fighting over an armrest. the mother always has to deal with it, make things fair and sooths everything. parents are called apon to react. they always find a way to make things better.

http://bigthink.com/ideas/19883

Empathy is a complicated emotion, even for mice. (says the article) its like a mouse will act to someone in pain, but the mouse will act more in pain. or a monkey will help, only in friendly terms. but it says our species adds another layer of complication. this is basically saying that The Brain responds to any action performed by “one of us”, not to just signs of trouble. the brain makes you think of feel what a person feels. like if you see someone in pain, you stop and think about what if you were in that situation, in pain. its a way to look at human behavior. according toi the artical, it says ” It’s great to be able to ask people if they feel empathy, but it’s even better if you can measure it as well.” sometimes when you see pain or something, you can respond less if you have a low opinion of the person being hurt. alot of the people out there respond to more stuff if the person is of the same race. they respond more to it. everyone can also react that way by only watching a person drink a glass of water, like whites respond more to whites than to blacks or others. there are alot of tests out there, to measure degreese, the way the brain responds, how much care peopeol have toward others, just the way they respond, and many more.

summary: compared to us and homosapiens (monkey like things) we both can seem pretty smart but sometimes in aspects of life for us, we are really really dumb. and according to laurie, its embarrassing on out part about how we make mistakes and they just blow up in our face all the time, and we don’t thing much about it. we make bad and consistant errors all the time. we end up messing things up based on what kind of economy we are in. we are always looking for more complex things but end up not making it right. according to lauri, possibilities of the origins of our mistakes are our environment is designed badly, and also out minds are designed badly. we seemed built just to make errors in our life time.  is what we really need is a population that is smart but does not have all the technologies that we have, maybe not even human language. one things about this monkey ( that is shown) is that she lacks in the area that we most likely mess up in the most. what if she was here, with the same context as up, would she make the same mistakes as we do? Laurie tried giving the monkey some stuff to see if she could figure out the stuff like we do, she wants to try making the monkey learn how to use money like we do. she gave the monkey a token, its useless to us but not the monkey. then the monkey realizes that they can hand the token over to a person so that they could maybe end up giving it up for some food, as in like buying from a market like we do. they wanted the monkey to try and do something like we do, by making them look smart in a way, what would the monkey spontainously do if this was their currency? when you think of this, you think of all the smart things that humans do and you wounder if these monkeys could do the same thing. you might actually have the monkeys start paying attention to the price, how much they give, the tokens. they trained the monkey to walk into a store, go to the store clerk guy  but they are students but the monkeys trade a bag of tokens for an object. the monkeys are being trained to look at sales and prices and the amount of food given. for example, the monkey goes up, gets a choice of a bowl with one grape, and another with two, they went with he two pieces so they get more for less. monkeys do have some of the same mess ups as we do, they don’t save, they spend all they have at once. they trade off and take all they can at the same time. lack on their part.

once people get an opportunity or a chance to do something like, lets say you get $1000, and a more risky choice as a coin either says you gain more money or stay the same. or would you go the more safer way and just get 500 no matter what. or now you can loose money, either loose $1000 or nothing form $2000, or only loose 500. people go with more risky, than safe. its just the way people think and feel better about…. anyways, people just don’t like loss, so they become more risky. monkeys turned out to be the same, they wanna be risky but safe. they are risky once things have change form when it first started. monkeys get things wrong like we do. and humans are smart, they are inspirational to everyone else. but we have to recognize, we have limitations, we must over come them, and we can use the world that we designed to figure them out.

Passion later in life

Posted: August 18, 2010 in Education

In life, later on when i go to go to college after senior year, i am planning on going to Arapahoe community college, or the community college of Denver, so that i can get my basics done so that i can hopefully transfer after two years or so, to another college. I need a Tech school. I want to stay in Colorado for college and my future. I want to major in Radiology which is x-rays if nobody knew that, but my passion may change. But i am more likely to stay with radiology because that is what i am interested in right now in high school.  I have always been interested in the medical field because a lot of my family have done or are doing stuff in the medical field. I just grew up around the stuff, and my dad gave me the ideas, and it just sounded right for me.It works for me because i want to help people in life. I always want to help, so i will be contributing my time, to help another person out with their life.

With me going in to the medical field, i will help a lot of people, medical work is always needed in the world, it is a better good. And i think i would be good at it because it is very useful and commonly needed in life. Radiology and the medical field is one of the main things that everyone needs. I or we, the medical field, can help millions of people, we can contribute many things like health, care, x-rays for my case, and many other things along those lines.

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Posted: August 12, 2010 in Uncategorized

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