If I posted one thought per post, I would have a ton of mini posts, and I think that would be a bit annoying to read through, so I'm just going to make a conglomeration of my thoughts into this one post. Here we go!
I know, right? What a way to start off. Of course, this subject is quite large, but my thoughts concerning unemployment as of now do not have enough content to fulfill a post.
I found out that in America, the unemployment rate is about 4.9% which sounds like a pretty small number, but over millions of people, it really adds up. So I let the thought dwell in my brain, did a little math, and realized how large of a percentage 4.9% really was.
I go to a pretty decent-sized high school; in total, there are about 2300 students. Assuming that my school is not completely made up of overachievers, that would mean that about 113 people, or about 28 people in each grade of my school will be unemployed. And this is only within my school! It's such a frightening and strange thought that I still cannot fully comprehend.
2. Effort level in school
Five types of people exist in every school: those who try hard and get good grades (overachievers), those who don't try but somehow get good/okay grades (lazy and smart), those who put in the effort and get okay grades (the norm), those who put in their all but get bad/okay grades (almost there), and those who just don't care at all and fail or are close to failing their classes (). I would place myself somewhere in the first two categories, depending on the day.
What I've been thinking about is why there has to be that last category, where people just don't care about school at all. Why can't people just appreciate the free education that they're receiving? I mean, I'd understand if they were a genius that knew what they were doing and where they were going, but for most situations, that's not the case. It's not like you can really survive in this world with only street smarts. Well, I guess you can, but that's going down a dark path that probably doesn't end well. I suppose it's just that people don't truly appreciate what they have until they lose it.
I've gotten a lot of homework in a specific class recently, and I was wondering whether it was aiding or actually hindering my learning. I'm supposed to take notes in this very specific manner that my teacher has shown me, but I find it a little difficult to learn efficiently with this method note-taking.
I'll break this part down into two sections. The first part will be about learning, and the second will be about efficiency.
In terms of learning, it's really helpful. First of all, everything is handwritten, which has been proven to be a better note-taking method than typing everything out because your brain has to process what you have to write and all that jazz. However, not only is it handwritten, it's in PEN. Meaning that I have to carefully think about every letter I'm going to write, aiding in my memorization of the facts. I also read over the section that I'm supposed to take notes on multiple times so I don't miss anything. I pick up all the small details that I may not have noticed previously, while understanding the overarching story. The only aspect of this note-taking style that I really dislike is how I have to format everything to my teacher's preference. I do not believe that I absorb the information I need to as well as I do from notes in my own formatting.
As you may have already figured, taking notes for this class is not a very fast process. It takes me hours to work through about 30 pages. It's ridiculous how long I take for this madness. As a result, I lose time for other HW.
It's been a month of school, and I already feel pretty tired. I'll just take everything day by day and enjoy youth while I can.
I've just been feeling lonely. I see and talk to most of my friends every day, but perhaps I don't interact with them enough. I feel like I'm broken, but I don't know what to fix.
I've actually started therapy sessions with myself. I just sit myself down and think. I start with easy questions such as, "How are you feeling right now?" and "How much sleep have you getting for the past week?" Then I move onto questions to find the root of my feelings. It's really interesting to have a conversation with yourself. You learn and admit things about and to yourself that you might not have figured out otherwise.
In a way, this blog is kind of a giant step in self-discovery. I'm glad that I've stuck with it.
Well, that's all for now! Did you guys like this post? Do you peeps think about similar things? If not, what do you guys wonder about?
To the readers of this blog, in my last thought, I (vaguely) explained how I do self-therapy. If you're feeling down, want to discover new things about yourself, or just have nothing to do, I absolutely recommend trying talking to yourself as if you were both the therapist as well as the patient. In order to create a better world, we need to start with ourselves. It won't help if we were all sad and mopey, would it? Please try it before you form your opinions about this practice!
Here's to deep thoughts and a better mentality!