6 Word Memoir

So, this post isn’t a required post for my class. But in an effort to make this blog more than just a required assignment, I’ve decided to make a new non-class post. I learned about something called the 6 word memoir today in my english class today. So I made a few 6 minute memoirs, and I’m pretty proud of them. So here goes my memoirs:

Growing old, easier than staying young

All my life I spent waiting

Dreaming big, Working hard, Living life

My life is a sitcom, seriously

Will dress better, when I graduate

Please remember, I am not perfect.

Unspoken words almost killed me, once.

Please feel free to leave your own 6 word memoirs in the comments below.

-Jen

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How Do I Know What I Know…. Assignment #2

This post is in response to an assignment. These reflect my carefully considered thoughts. If you have any other insight or appropriate discussion points please feel free to comment. I enjoy reading them.

-Jen

1.How do you understand the information you know?
I understand the information I know by careful consideration. Information that I know, or know to be true, has been verified by scholarly sources or I have personally found to be true over time. I find that I understand information and know it by using a nature of science outlook. This simply means that I understand information and know it to be as true as it is right now. Which means, by all of the means available to date, it is correct and true. However, over the course of time, what information I understand and know can and will change.

2.What is the source of your knowledge?
The source of my knowledge is collected over a variety of sources and mediums. My sources of knowledge when it comes to interpersonal matters has been collected over time by my own experiences, the experiences shared to me by others, and through media streams such as books, music, and movies. My source of knowledge for aspects of hard science-type facts is collected through a variety of journals, textbooks, and my own hands on experiences. When it comes to very polarizing topics of opinion my knowledge source comes from my own personal beliefs, both sides of the debate, and raw data.

3.How does the information you choose to acquire (or ignore) shape your perception of the world around you? What factors influence your choice to pay attention to or ignore something?
Anytime that information is acquired or ignored is shapes my perception of the world around me. For months I chose not too delve deep into the Benghazi attacks. I did this because I knew I would get very emotional about this subject due to my very deep beliefs on government and politics. So for months I acted like nothing was going on. And my idea of the government didn’t change at all. However, once I did read about what happened from several different sources (on all sides), my personal opinions of the government have changed. I chose to ignore information that I find irrelevant, extremely polarizing, or something that at this current time I don’t have time to try and fix. I pay attention to things that will directly affect me or I know I can get involved with.

4.Does the context in which you acquire or receive information matter?
Yes. I get a lot of information from facebook. I know that this isn’t necessarily the best source of information. However, I have enough friends that reside on both sides of all issues that I can read a selection of things that they post. From here, if I find it necessary to learn more about the information presented, I will delve into my own scholarly investigation. This happened after a good friend of mine was lucky enough to visit Congress and talk to a Senator that is on the committee for the Benghazi attacks. Since I didn’t know what was exactly going on, I was forced to research the subject matter on my own. However, I have several friends who are anti-guns and pro-guns. So I like to read both sides of their arguments on facebook. I also keep up on a lot of current science topics by “liking” the page I …. Love Science. From there, I get to read excerpts of information that matters to me.

5.At what point do you become wise about something? Do you believe you are wise? If so, explain and provide examples. If not, what is preventing you from becoming wise?
Someone becomes wise when they know something to be true, but doesn’t force it upon everyone. I believe there are things that I am wise about. I am wise when it comes to how to help teach people. I am wise when it comes to a few interpersonal issues. However, I know that I don’t know everything about each of these subjects and I am always willing to learn more. I think that helps with being wise.

What I know now……

I have learned a few things in the last day, especially about blogs and technology. Most of the things that I learned in class about blogs, decision-making, choices, information vs. knowledge, I already knew. However, after class I became much more aware of those types of things.

There are an overwhelming amount of decisions to be made daily. These decisions can range for easy ones like “What am I going to eat for breakfast?” or “Should I wake up now?”. To hard ones such as “Should I stay in the relationship I’m in now?” or “Am I making the right choices to move to Falls Church?”. I even made the choice to advise my friend on how or should he propose to the girl he’s with. Decisions rule our world today.

The way that I tend to make decisions are weighing all of my options and carefully considering the outcomes. I try to use a scientific approach and remove a lot of the feeling. However, I am an eternal optimist and romantic. I’ve made literally hundreds of decisions in the past 24hrs. and I’m sure I’ll make a hundred more before the day is over.

-Jen

My Very First Post….

This is my very first blog post ever. This blog is required of me for my STEM 251G class, information and computer literacy. This blog may turn into something different and more personal, however it may not. Most of the things that someone may want to know about me will likely show up on my About page. Please, generally speaking, be nice to me when it comes to comments for my assignments.

-Jen