1Q: What questions does Julie, the author’s patient, have about the long-term effects of taking antidepressants? 1A: How could have the drugs affected her psychological development and core identity.
2Q: What does it mean that “depression is often a chronic, recurring illness”? 2A: Many younger people are beginning to take antidepressants.
3Q: How do the risks of taking antidepressants compare with the risks of not taking them? 3A: The risk of taking antidepressants is very slim, and after the risks of suicide attempts decreased, so did the risk of the treatment. 4Q: Why aren’t the available studies of antidepressants helpful in determining the drugs’ long-term effects, especially on those who begin treatment in their youth? 4A: No one knows about the effects of antidepressants in younger individuals.
5Q: Why is the public skeptical about research done by drug makers? 5A: There is no proof of the drug being a long-term threat to it’s patients. 6Q: What does the author suggest as one possible approach to the lack of reliable long-term studies of the effects of antidepressants? 6A: No one has enough information on the affects on antidepressant treatment in younger patients.
When I watched the montage of “Hamlet” impressions on the New York Times post, the one that stood out the most to me was the one with the girl holding the knife and saying “Take out arms against the sea of troubles!”. I think I like this one best because it seemed very Shakesperean. The girl was wearing a costume and she seemed like she was very in character.
I feel like I am a pretty good blogger, because I always write very accurate facebook statuses and I am a great writer. WordPress is a great way to practice blogging because when you post something onto that site, it give you motivation. On the contrary, however, I think I like to post more pictures and stories than blog posts and/or statuses, because I use social media more than blogging websites. I seem to notice younger people using Instagram, Snapchat, etc, while older people may use websites, such as blogger, or they might have their own facebook pages online.
I have not exactly sure what I would like to do with my life when I get older, but I have a couple of things in mind. One thing I would like to do is be a video editor or perhaps even a film director. These things spark my interest because when I was younger, I used to like making videos and movies with my grandpa, who is also good at editing videos. I also used to direct some of the movies we made. I am also taking a video production class at school this year, where we shoot short films and then we edit them. What I like about this class is that it gets you ready for perhaps one day doing video production as a career when you get older and that it teaches you most things you need to know about this hobby.
Another thing I had in mind was perhaps working with children with disabilities. I think this would be a great hobby for me because I love volunteering for clubs for special needs kids. I feel like I could help these kids in many different ways and change their lives around in a good way. Being a behavioral therapist, or perhaps a personal one-on-one aide are also fun ideas I have in mind.
Many vegans and animal activists know that in order for beef, pork, and poultry products to be made, animals on dairy and factory farms go through severe, hellish, and often sadistic torture. Animal Rights organizations, such as Mercy for Animals and PETA (People For the Ethical Treatment of Animals) tell you to go vegan so that you’re supporting your compassion for animal abuse. But then there’s so called “humanely raised” or “grass fed” meat, which means that farmers raise their animals from birth until slaughter and that they raise them in healthier environments. Farmers would never raise humanely raised animals in cages or feed them hormones that make them grow to unnatural sizes. Nor do these animals have to die a slow and painful death in a slaughterhouse. Instead, when humanely raised livestock is killed, the animals are killed really fast by having their throats slit. Most vegans consider even this to be a type of animal cruelty and they say that there is “no such thing as humane meat”.
There’s also people that prefer conventionally raised meat, or meat that comes from abused animals, rather. This is the type of meat you eat at restaurants such as McDonalds, Jack in the Box, and Burger King. While non-animal activists who may prefer humane meat over conventional are against animals mistreatment, they may also like to treat themselves to dinner at a barbeque place that doesn’t have humanely raised meat. A vegan person would say that person was supporting animal cruelty by eating conventionally raised barbeque pork ribs, but I don’t necessarily believe that you are supporting the cruelty of animals just by eating conventionally raised meat every once in a while. I also don’t think that people who eat McDonald’s are really supporting animal cruelty when they bite into those chicken McNuggets, but I think it’s mainly just the cruelty and abuse of the animal that has been killed that people are against.
I think that what Mark Twain is saying is that you should not let going to school get in the way of your education. What Twain may mean by this is that while school is your future and that having schooling is a very important part of life, you should not let that mess up your education. In other words, don’t put too much pressure on yourself. This statement could also mean don’t try to be perfect in school in order to get a perfect education.
Over the past two years of having Ms. Roth as an English teacher, I have learned how to become a better student, both mentally and physically. I think that having Edmodo and WordPress and following Ms. Roth on Instagram has helped me to become more familiar with my homework assignments because it seems to help me get a better understanding of what assignments she wants her students to complete while at home. In conclusion, I hope that by the end this school year, I get a whole lot of important information out of being in Ms. Roth’s class again this year, as this is the final year I will be one of her students.