Wednesday, November 12, 2008

Rope Up!

Life is not fun when someone is falling over the edge and has nothing to hold them back. Therefore, people must rope up with someone who has similar problems and the two people could work together and have a rope between them.

I named my post "Rope Up" because I have ropes tied to different people for different problems. One major example is my basketball team. We are very competitive and push each other allowing the team to improve as a whole and individually. The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens has a small exerpt about roping up with someone in a similar situation and let the two work together to overcome at the same time. I have many ropes tied to Colin, my older brother, and he has the same tied back. Thinking I am a clone, many people do not see the simile in us. In some areas, we do not have ropes tied to each other and cannot save the other if in trouble. All of the time, we kindle each other, but such actions show brotherly love and nothing else. But underneath all of the fussing and fighting, there are many ropes holding us together.

Simile: A stated comparison (usually formed with "like" or "as") between two fundamentally dissimilar things that have certain qualities in common.

Thursday, November 6, 2008

The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens #1

I have recently been reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens, a book worth reading if someone wants to straighten their lives out. In one particular part of the book, a story is told about a boy growing from the 90 pound weakling (metaphorically speaking, he would be a walking stick) to the football team captain and had the "Best Body" award. I can reference this story to my life because, as in his life, I have made a commitment to getting stronger and heavier while going to the gym every single night and practicing as hard as I can. I feel this is the only way to reach nirvana within myself. The same story was written by the boy in the book and i guess my eye was caught on the selection because of my personal goal and experience.

From my point of view, I am positive everyone reading The 7 Habits of Highly Effective Teens will better their lives in many different ways. The guide has helped a lot of people's lives and could help out someone else in need.

Metaphor: an implied comparison between two unlike things that actually have something important in common