Is It True That Acting Quickly and Instinctively Is The Best Response In A Crisis? Or Are There Times When An Urgent Situation Requires Careful Consideration and a Slower Response?

In this essay I will be answering the question: Is It True That Acting Quickly and Instinctively Is The Best Response In A Crisis? Or Are There Times When An Urgent Situation Requires Careful Consideration and a Slower Response?

My personal opinion and answer to this question was that it truly depends on the situation, some situations need a fast reaction and others slower ones. But no matter what, remember that even though you are going through a bad time remember that staying strong and calm is the best way to get through the situation.

In a crisis or emergency anything could happen which makes it difficult to guess how you would react in a crisis.

 A crisis could be anything either a terrible natural disaster happened or a war breaks out in your area, but sometimes a crisis could be a family crisis, say if a family member dies suddenly and their children are left orphaned or one of your siblings ran away from home, so truly a crisis could be anything, which means your response to the crisis could be anything.

Here are two examples of acting quickly in a crisis and carefully considering the situation and having a slower response. Say if a huge Earthquake happened in your area, you would have to think quickly or use your gut instinct to decide what is best, to figure out a way to get out of the area quickly. In a situation like this a fast response is better.

But say if you were a parent and your child suddenly gets into a coma and your child is on life support, but their brain is dead. And you are told that you have to make the decision to pull a plug(this is a horrible situation, and I pray that is never happens to anyone), a slower response would better in a situation like this, because you have to consider the well being of your child and what is less selfish; keeping your child on life support, who will never be truly alive again, or pull the plug so your child can go on in peace. 

Personally I believe that both responses are good in different situations. You have to respond differently in a different type of crisis, so you can act well and make the right decision.

 I went through a nuclear disaster when I was younger, in Japan, and I remember my parents acting very quickly to make sure our family was safe and out of Japan as quickly as possible, and they were successful, my family was out of Japan two days after the disaster happened. So it truly depends on the situation you are in, or what your options are.

Conclusion

Going through a crisis of any form is a horrible situation to be in and I pray it never happens to anyone. In this essay I wrote about my opinion on the question: Is It True That Acting Quickly and Instinctively Is The Best Response In A Crisis? Or Are There Times When An Urgent Situation Requires Careful Consideration and a Slower Response?

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Do We Learn More After Finding Out We Have Made a Mistake or From Our Successful Actions

In this essay I will be answering the question Do We Learn More After Finding Out We Have Made a Mistake or From Our Successful Actions.

Everyone has made mistakes at one point in their lives, but probably most people have had successes too. Now do we learn more from our mistakes or from are successes? I believe that the answer to this question goes both ways; even though we do learn things from our mistakes we also learn something from are successes.

Here are two personal examples of me making a mistake and learning from it and having success and learning from it. When I was very young I used to think that you could outrun a dog(probably some adults can but definitely not a four year old child).

I learned from this mistake the hard way, when my grandparents dog came up to get a pat, I was scared of dogs then so I began to run, and the dog caught up with me, and in the end I got jumped on. For years after that I was very incredibly cautious with dogs, and never did anything to over excite them. I learned something from my silly mistake.

An example of a success I learned from was when I made it to provincials, I felt that I had just defeated the evil dragon of difficult provincial qualifying times. But I also was terrified, provincials to me then felt very scary, I felt that the world would be watching me.

 When I went to the actual provincial competition I realized it was the exact same as a regular swim meet, the pool was the size, there were the same swim rules, and even though there were a lot of people it still was little compared to what I thought. 

I did pretty well that day, and I had gained something when it came to confidence, I realized that no matter how big the competition was everything was the same when it came to the rules and the size of the pool. And since then I have become less nervous when it comes to competitions, which has benefited me when it comes to performance.

So I believe that it comes both ways and it depends on the situation, but usually when you make a mistake and you know what you did wrong you usually learn something, but that doesn’t mean you learn things when you have gained success.

Conclusion

Mistakes and successes are very important aspects when growing as a person and gaining experience. Without them it would be probably impossible to become a better person.

Don’t let mistakes put you down, be grateful for them, you have learned something and can be better, and if you have success, great! You have also learned something, that you have skill, and maybe next time you could do even better.

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Transistors


In this week’s essay I will be writing about Transistors: what they are, what are they used for, and how they are made
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What are they and what are they used for?

A Transistor simply is a very small electronic component that can do two jobs, a Transistor can also work as an amplifier or switch. A Transistor is very small and it weighs 0.000000000000000000000000000001 kilograms! Even though they are small they are very important and powerful.

When a Transistor works as an amplifier it takes a very small amount of electric current on one end, or an input current, which produces a larger electric current. When a Transistor works as a switch it takes a small electric current in one part of the Transistor which makes a larger electric current go through a different part of the Transistor, so technically a small electric current switches on a larger electric current.

How Are They Made?

A Transistor is made out of silicon. Silicon is commonly found in sand, and it’s a semiconductor, so it’s not conductive like a mineral such as copper, but it’s also not insulating like plastic. But if you do a process known as doping(a process when you treat silicon with impurities), then the silicon gains some “free” electrons. The impurities commonly used to dope silicon are, arsenic and phosphorus, but different minerals such as boron, gallium, and aluminum can be used.

Conclusion

Transistors are very important for almost all electronics, without them the speed and accuracy of our electronics today would be impossible.

What Gives Us More Pleasure and Satisfaction: The Pursuit of Our Desires or The Attainment of Them

In this essay I will be answering the question: What Gives Us More Pleasure and Satisfaction: The Pursuit of Our Desires or The Attainment of Them.

Humans have many desires which they pursue, and maybe even attain in the future; attaining a desire really depends sometimes say if the desire was a wrong one such as power, you will most likely not attain it, because God(I am not forcing beliefs upon anyone), will be preventing you from attaining that desire, which makes a pursuit of a wrong or bad desire very difficult and probably impossible.

 If God does not want that desire to be attained you will not attain it. There are some examples of bad desires being attained, but those attained desires will most likely backfire in the end.

I believe that pursuing a desire is not that satisfactory since you have not attained the desire yet, but attaining the desire on the other hand is much more satisfactory. This is because getting what you want or desired is always very satisfactory.

A personal example of this was when I obtained my desire to go to provincials, that was very satisfactory since I had worked very hard to attain that desire or goal, and it happened and worked out.

 Another personal example was when desired to get a one hundred percent for a math test, after days of studying I took the test and I did get the grade I desired, after that I felt very satisfied.

So definitely attaining a desire is much more satisfactory than pursuing it.

Conclusion

Pursuing desires is something that probably all humans do, and sometimes you do attain those desires. Attaining a desire is much more satisfactory though than pursuing a desire, because getting what you want is much more satisfactory than trying to get what you want. 

What Was Most Difficult Technique In The Book: How To Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie So Far For Me To Learn How To Do Well? Why?

The book How To Win Friends and Influence People, by Dale Carnegie, is a book about how to handle people, technically it is a self help book.There are two techniques particular in this book that are difficult for me to learn to do well. One: Let the Other Person Do All The Talking and two: Remembering Other People’s Names.

Technique One

This technique is difficult for me since I like to talk, and whenever I have a conversation with someone, and they are doing a lot of the talking I have this urge to speak. I have a difficult time being silent at a certain point of a conversation; I am not a bad listener, and I actually let the other people talk about themselves, and instead of interrupting I encourage, support them, and make them feel important, but when the conversation hits a certain point I want to talk about myself. This is probably something that most people feel, during a conversation.

Over time I have gotten better at controlling that urge, but I still get it, but after reading about this technique in the book I realized that I would be better with people if I get rid of this habit or at least control it very well, even better than I have been doing for awhile.

Technique Two

Remembering other people’s names is very important when you want to be successful when it comes to social interactions, it is not easy to remember every person’s name that you have ever spoken to.

This technique is difficult for me because I usually am too focused on the conversation, instead of focusing when the person says his/her name. This usually ends up by me asking the person what their name is again. This causes a sense of awkwardness between me and that person, which is never a good way to end a social interaction. Improving on this technique would make it much easier for me when it comes to dealing with people I do not know.

Conclusion

How To Win Friends and Influence People, is a very useful book and I highly recommend it to anyone, no matter how good they think they are when it comes to social interactions.

Tax Preparing Methods and Tax Refund Advances

In this essay I will be writing about the different tax preparing methods, and what tax preparing method I would choose. And what I think about tax refunds. (disclaimer: I am not from the US, so I had to pretend that I was from the US to write this essay properly).

Preparing Taxes

There are many different ways to prepare your taxes. The different ways are: having your taxes prepared by a professional tax preparer, an online tax preparer software, and finally do it by yourself. I would choose a combo of the first and last option, this is because getting an online tax preparer does not sound that safe to me, because there is the risk of getting hacked, which is not good. Having a professional help you prepare your taxes can be quite helpful since it saves “your” time to do other things; but most likely I would be preparing my taxes by myself. Doing it by hand is probably the safest and cheapest option, out of the three.

Tax Refund Advance

What is a tax refund advance? A tax refund advance is a short term loan that allows you to borrow money from your tax refund before you actually receive the money. Usually this type of loan has a high interest rate. The interest rate for this type of loan can be very high, maybe even up to almost 40%, which is ridiculous in my opinion. But there are still many other tax refund loans that are only 0% APR. 

In my opinion if the tax refund advance option has an interest rate involved, then I would only ever use it if I need money right away, for an important reason; other than that if the interest rate is very high, like almost 40% high, then what is the point to lose a good amount of money in order to use part of it right away.

Conclusion

This is my personal finance essay on tax preparation and tax refund advance.

A Letter To Parliament

To: British Parliament

From: Dreamer, delegate of the first Continental Congress.

In this letter we the colonists are redressing our grievances against the British Parliament. Much trouble has been caused, from these ridiculous acts of taxation, that has befallen the colonies. I shall now give a list of the grievances caused by these acts.

Grievance One: The Tea Act

The Tea Act was issued on May 10th, 1773, after the repeal of the Townshend Act(which was a tax on many items including tea, paper, lead, paper, and glass). Us colonists have been protesting this act; we have refused to accept British tea on our colonial shores.

 But yet has Parliament ignored us. Since Parliament has ignored this boycott, we will continue boycotting this act to the point that most of us colonists have stopped drinking tea altogether.

We will continue boycotting this act in particular, unless Parliament repeals these ridiculous taxation Acts.

Grievance Two: The Stamp Act

The Stamp Act(a tax on watermarked paper), was issued in 1765, and like the Tea Act we have also boycotted this act. This act is the most foolish that Parliament has issued, since it has caused trouble for both Britain and the Colonies. 

To repeal this foolish act, Parliament must end the requirement that watermarked paper has to be used in all legal documents, newspapers, and pamphlets.

If Parliament repeals these acts, the trouble with the colonists will cease. Till then the boycotting will continue.

Sincerely, Dreamer

Is It Always Essential To Tell The Truth or Are There Circumstances In Which It Is Better To Lie?

In this essay I will be answering the question: Is It Always Essential To Tell The Truth or Are There Circumstances In Which It Is Better To Lie? 

Telling the truth and being honest is important both morally and for your own good. Usually people tell each other the truth, but there are times when people lie to one another. 

Lying can damage relationships such as friendship, family, and etc, so I recommend you do not lie to your friends, family, or anyone in general, since it is wrong morally, and it can cause distrust and hatred between you and that person.

Now back to the point, yes I believe that there are some circumstances that lying is better(these examples most likely will never happen to you, they are just examples). Say if you lived during World War 2 in Germany, and you were hiding someone in your home that was getting hunted by the Nazis. And one day the Nazis have come to ask you questions and search your home. Would you be honest to the Nazis?

 If you were honest and told the truth in this situation you would be betraying the person you are hiding, and most likely if you do tell the truth it would be the death of you and the person that you are hiding.This is a an example of a very conflicting situation since, if you tell the truth, then that would be lying and betraying the other person, which is morally wrong, and if you lie you have also committed something morally wrong. This situation leaves you in a decision of which option is better. You would probably choose the latter option, at least I would.

A situation like this is one of those rare occasions when telling the truth can be a bad idea, but in almost all situations it is better to tell the truth.

Conclusion

In my opinion, telling the truth in all or almost all situations, unless it is a situation like above, is the best idea and chose to make. Sometimes lying can be pretty tempting, but whenever you get that temptation I recommend you think about the consequences and “is it a good idea,” think about it when you get the temptation.

Does The Present Education System Encourage Us To Admit Our Lack of Knowledge

One of the most important parts in our childhood is our school education. In this essay I will be discussing: does the current public school education system encourage us to admit our lack of knowledge?

As humans we do not know everything. But over the years of our lives we gain knowledge and experience, and a better understanding of life.

 Most humans learn something new each day. To learn more you must have a desire to learn, but also admit the fact that you are lacking in knowledge(we all lack knowledge in some way), admitting that you lack knowledge is difficult because we have pride, and lowering are egos by admitting that we have some things to learn, is something that we do not like to do. I don’t really like it(but I still do my best at it), and probably you don’t either.

Now back to the main point: does the current public school education system encourage us to admit our lack of knowledge? I believe that the current public school education does not encourage this. This is because most public school teachers are just paid to teach a subject, not to help the child to understand the subject and gain knowledge from the subject.

Another reason is the fact that a lot of children that go to public school are really not in the mood to gain knowledge. This is because their brains are distracted by other things such as television or video games. Most children who go to school consider school as pain and drag on their lives.

The final reason is because the school system does not care to teach children, to gain knowledge, they just teach the child the subject and not ensure that the child gains lifelong knowledge from the subject. This is one of the reasons why I am homeschooled.

Conclusion

In conclusion, the public school system in my opinion does not encourage a very important fact about gaining knowledge(admitting our lack of knowledge). This causes a problem for these children, since they have almost no motivation to learn, because they are not taught this important fact.

The Human Cell

A Cell is a very small and complex organism. There are an estimated, nearly forty trillion cells in the human body alone! But what is exactly a cell and what is its purpose in the human body? 

A Cell like I said above is a small and complex organism, but there are more details to a Cell. A  Cell is surrounded by a Plasma or Membrane, which covers the cell and separates it from the material outside the Cell. The center of a Cell is the Nucleus. The Nucleus determines how the Cell will function, inside the Nucleus it contains Chromosome, and inside the Chromosome is deoxyribonucleic, or DNA, and Ribonucleic acid, or RNA.

DNA is the molecule that contains all the information that is required to maintain and build a Cell. RNA is used to express the information that is stored in DNA. DNA and RNA are not responsible alone for the preservation and expression of the genetic material(s). 

Proteins are the second type of intracellular molecule. Protein substances are created by chains of smaller molecules, called Amino Acids(Amino Acids serve a variety of purposes, including catalytic and structural). 

The inside of a Cell is very busy and crowded. This is because a Cell contains many structures, liquid substances, and cytoplasm. A lot of action goes on in a Cell.

Conclusion

This is my report on the Human Cell.

Sources:

https://www.ck12.org/book/ck-12-human-biology/section/4.5/

https://www.nature.com/scitable/topicpage/what-is-a-cell-14023083/

https://training.seer.cancer.gov/anatomy/cells_tissues_membranes/cells/structure.html