Friday, June 5. 2009
To everything there is a season,
a time for every purpose under the sun.
A time to be born and a time to die;
a time to plant and a time to pluck up that which is planted;
a time to kill and a time to heal ...
a time to weep and a time to laugh;
a time to mourn and a time to dance ...
a time to embrace and a time to refrain from embracing;
a time to lose and a time to seek;
a time to rend and a time to sew
a time to keep silent and a time to speak;
a time to love and a time to hate;
a time for war and a time for peace.
- Ecclesiastes 3:1-8
What time is it now?
I met some of you ten months ago, and I gave you this quote on the day I met you. We've done a lot of things since then - including welcoming an infusion of new blood into the class midway through - and now that we're about to say goodbye, I wanted to bring that quote full circle.
I don't know whether this is a good time for you, or a bad one. All I know is that these days are memorable, no matter how you're spending them.
And in six days, you’ll leave class after a bell for the last time.
You’ll walk out the door into a sunny afternoon. Thirty-six hours later, the Arcadia High School campus will be a relic of your past – an immediate past, but a relic all the same.
Since there’s no moving backward through time, we might as well look forward to the rapidly approaching future.
After all, it’s not like anyone tells you when it’s OK to start making a difference.
You just start making one.
1984 represents a very dark view of the future. I assume that each of you sees our likely future differently…but that’s just an assumption.
To tell you the truth, I don’t really have any idea of what you see when I ask you to think about what the world will look like in a decade.
I mean, did you think the world would look this way when you were eight? What did you think it would look like? Should we be driving flying cars, or using a transporter, or living on the moon?
That’s the subject of the final (official) blog post: What will the future look like?
While our class looks to the past (via our literature) in order to grapple with important questions, I’m interested to learn what each of you thinks about the future. Our class is about searching for human potential; do you think humanity will reach it within your lifetime?
The formal questions:
– How do you see the next few years playing out for yourself? What do you expect or hope will happen from a personal standpoint?
– What will the country look like in five or ten years? What will you be talking about when you come back for your reunions? What about when your children finish studying SFHP and graduate from high school?
– Are we moving in a positive direction as human beings – getting closer to fulfilling our potential, whatever that may mean – or sliding backwards? Do you feel hopeful about the future? Worried? Conflicted? Pessimistic?
– What do you think the future holds for us – and how will you be part of it?
Since this is the last official blog you’ll write for the class, I hope you’ll put a lot of thought into what you choose to write.
This blog is worth twice as much as the usual entry, and should be twice as long – a minimum four-paragraph (seven sentences per paragraph) entry instead of a two-paragraph post.
The usual guidelines regarding feedback still apply, and you’ll find you have a lot to say to your peers – and that they have a lot to say to you. Please conduct all discussions as respectfully as you usually do, and participate – don’t stand on the sidelines!
This response is due by Monday, June 8th at 11:59pm.
There will be another post for extra credit next week…and after that, we’ll finish off the blog with an alumni/goodbye thread!
Best of luck, as always, and I hope you enjoy your weekend! You've earned it.
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Ever since I have chosen my career, I have essentially planned out my life and figured out the general course of what to do. The far future plans are still relatively unknown, like looking into a shot glass and only seeing blurred colors. However, the immediate future, the two-to-four years in college, have been set. They are not set in stone, but you could see it as being set in clay that will eventually harden as time passes by. I will work myself to sweat and tears to get to the point where I am qualified to intern for Pixar or another major animation studio in California by Junior year in college. I would like to continue working as an intern between Junior and Senior year, in order to build connections. The general plan for the ten years after college mostly revolves around working as an animator for major studios, to get a better grip on the animation industry. Depending on how much I enjoy working at said animation studio, I might pursue my own animation projects, possibly entering them into various art and film festivals. I realize that this is a very idealized standpoint, but dreams are a necessary launching point in order to achieve any sort of success. I know I probably will not achieve this dream completely, especially the latter portion, but anything is worth a try. I simply love what I am doing.
I hope that the world of tomorrow will be a more tolerable place to live. Based on just Arcadia High School peers, I have realized that we are a generation of forward-thinkers, regardless of political status. We want a world that everyone can be proud of. It is rather coincidental, if not convenient, that we are living in a time of great economic crisis and worldly turmoil. Change will happen because of these rapidly spinning events, for better or worse. My idealism says that we will change for the better if we make it so, for everyone's sake, especially the later generations. When I come back to meet everyone again in ten years, I want to know what has happened to everyone. I do not want to judge them, however; I feel it is more important to have comfort in knowing that they are all right than judging them on success. As for when my children graduate, I think that will be the day that I finally realize I am not that young anymore. I hope they can make it through life the way they want to, and remember the guidance I gave them.
This current generation holds the potential to moving to a positive trend, but I have my doubts. There are so many people who clutch on to archaic lines of thought. I am not directing this to any specific person or political alignment, but more or less to people who are too stubborn to change their ways to benefit all of society. However, it is true that this goal of "world peace" is extremely abstract in nature and rather unobtainable for long periods of time. What is this plan to achieve "world peace?" By nature, I am an optimist, but when it comes to the subject of the future, I am lukewarm. I believe the world can become a better place, but the idea of how boggles my mind, and makes me reconsider my optimism. What worries me is if the world flips on its side and crawls backwards into a pseudo-dark age of terror and paranoia. I do not think it will happen, but there will always be that seed of doubt.
As some of you may or may not know, I dabble a little in reading Tarot cards. They fascinate me because of people's interests in the future. I am an amateur reader at best, but my readings concerning other people's relationships have been quite spot-on. It is funny to see the expressions on the other person's face, asking me what they should do to save their relationship or to "have a chance" with someone, which is another perk of Tarot reading. They honest-to-god believe that Tarot cards can read the future. On the other hand, I do believe Tarot cards can indeed tell the future, but only to only a certain extent. The future, at least on a personal level, is full of opportunities and open doors, and what the Tarot cards say are no exceptions either. Tarot reading is the art of deducing a possible future based on the person's personality, possible going-on events, and what they have been doing. If a person is fully aware of their actions and personality, they do not need any divination to figure out possible futures; they can figure this out on their own. This is true for all of us, and I want people to realize this. Everyone is responsible for their own future. It may be influenced by outside factors but everything lies with you. If we continue to go down the narrow path to destruction, that is entirely our fault as a planet, not because of some invisible third-party influence that just happens to dislike us. I will take part in what I feel is right; I am not one to sit idly by when one can do something to change the future for the better. We control our lives, so we control what the future can hold for everyone.
(If you want my personal opinion on the future, I believe there will be a zombie outbreak due to advances in nanotechnology, to the point where nanobots can enter our brain through our ears while we sleep, and take control of our nerve endings. It will then turn said sleeping person into a mindless being, completely under the control of someone, or something else. I better start learning how to use a gun and making molotov cocktails and other homemade bombs when need be. Just a personal thought. )
you may be right about the zombies tamara ive been dreaming about those dudes this week they might be a deja vu i agree totally about it and i think that it is really cool that you have your almost whole future planned out at least you have a plan it was good being in your class while it lasted.
Hey Tamara! I agree with everything you said. Your personality is very unique indeed. I like how you are positive and sincere about the future. You are a great artist and I know you will achieve your dream. I love zombies and especially the Resident Evil Series. It would be exciting if a zombie outbreak ever happens in the future. You never know right?
Tamara, I remembered way back in the beginning of the year when you gave your reflective speech for Mrs. Boris' Myth to Science Fiction class. I'll never forget that speech and honestly, it was one of the best ones I heard in the class. I actually remember you going first (: You seemed so passionate about what you wanted to do and I remember thinking, right after you were done with your speech, how I wish I were as passionate as you in what you wanted to do. Keep dreaming big, Tamara. I have a good feeling you'll succeed.
Haha, your blog was very interesting. Peculiar, I must say. I never really understood your perspective -but now I get a sense of things. It's interesting that I can learn alot from you from now what you say, or what you know,but what you expect of things to come. I never really thought of things the way you see them, I love your word choice, though. Very eloquent.
Haha, I think your zombie side of you makes you artistic. I hope to see your work one of these days! Keep your head up. By the way I love the zombie movies!
Your perspective on the future is awesome and interesting, and I agree. So many possiblilities and oppertunities, but its all how you play the cards dealt to you. And about that zombie thing - bring em on, I have pretty good aim I could shoot em (lies, dont bring em on, I'd be scared), but the thought of being mindless and having your mind get taken over by outside forces completely terrifies me haha.
I can really see you in Pixar companies in several years as I wrote on your yearbook. Sometimes I am bothered by the same question of HOW the world can become a better place. But then I realize that it is somewhat impossible for us to suddenly switch to a different civilization. We must develop slowly, with a goal, and steadily. The thing is, no one knows what is the best for us yet, everything raises pros and cons. It is just so complicated to comprise.
Haha i totally agree with you about the aombie outbreak. I think we will go to the market and only have those self serve machine, and school will have comouters for teachers. I country is going to advance in technology that there will be no need for customers service.
the next few years i have not planned yet but i have planned the months i will be leaving on a plane to San Fransisco on the 13th for a job with my uncle who is the head of the D.M.V in Vallejo i will not stop playing the drums i actually plan to play a an Pentecostal church in the city of Vallejo this is particularly important to my future because these kinds of churches are really serious with their music they praise the lord with passion. This should skyrocket my drumming skills to where i need them to be more of an professional drummer.
in my power point presentation i never told the class if i were going to follow this profession, it is obviouse that i will but that is not the point: the point is that i worked so hard in my high school life working on playing the drums i played in the marching band and in a jazz band in middle school but i never tried to work on my work in class i would try to make friends and be the class clown. what i am trying to say is that if i dont do this with myh life i would have waisted my high school life on nothing and i dont want to do that so i will do what i love and have always enjoyed doing. My grandfather McKinley always told me to love what ever job i do in life because i will be stuck with it for awhile he said he never wanted me to be the kind of boy who never worked and just sat around. so i played the drums that worked to my advantage because i can sit around on my but and just move my arms and legs and i get to see the world i get to travel so i kept his promise without keeping it. Any ways i am goin g to work at an D.M.V for awhile and play the drums at the same time. i want independence so bad that it hurts all my life i have had to depend on my father for everything it was so bad that it crippled me educationally, and financially i dont want that i need independence in life to survive i had no freedom and that is what i am aiming for. i am going to work harder than i have ever worked in my life and i believe that this will give me my independence.
in five or ten years i believe the economy will have already taken a big financial hit and we will finally have hit an second great depression we will be working harder to be paid oil and gas will have gone down drastically because of the falling economy we will need more and more money from china and other countries that we already are borrowing from. the unemployment rate will have be at an all time low. the government will take a drastic measure and rob some big place for money and we will be in a big war just like the one in the new terminator movie the war will raise the economies health a little bit by giving jobs to American workers by building weapons. this will turn into a nuclear war and destruction will be every where and death will be in the millions. thus ending the world in radiation poisoning and the survivors will create a new colony and thus making something like the story 1984.
growing up as a pastors child has its perks, one is i am already born into the christian religion and am faithfully following the rules lol, i am expected to read the bible fully and have read the whole bible. mr feraco supprisingly asked me on thursday about a book i have read and asked me about it, it made me feel weird that he asked the dumbest person about this particular book i h do have one thing to say to mr feraco you did come to the right person because i went back into that book and read some of it again and found more things the second time i read it just like you said and that is that saul was his original name and his blinding was planned by the most high for the ultimate plane to create the christian church and to set a solid foundation for the christian religion. now known as paul he took his vision from god and transformed the religion to what is now taking it to the roman citizens he was eventually was beheaded for spreading the good news. That was your answer mr feraco glad to help. Me i am hopeful of the future because i am going to graduate from the great school of arcadia high and taught by the greatest teacher of all time mr feraco.
the future has a great space for us to fill it holds something for us i dont know what it is but i do know that i am looking forward to the future because i am going to be a professional drummer and will be a famous one at that that is what part i am going to play in the future.
Thanks for the help, sir; rest assured that I will ask again if further questions arise!
In regards to the second paragraph, I hope not! haha. I want to be a musician too. Guitarist in a band. And I just wanted to wish you the best of luck Artis! You may joke around a lot in class, but you seem serious about this and I have total respect for you, and I wish you the best.
I am afraid that this is going to be one of my worst blogs. I never think of the future, I barely make plans for a next week weekend and all that is in my mind relating the future is college. I like to live in the present and enjoy what I have in my hands right now, things that I might need in a later moment will come to me by themselves, there is no actual need to worry about something that is not even here yet. It doesn’t mean that I do not prepare for what might come, I want to be ready to live in the future world, that is why I am studying now, but I don’t really know which challenges I will face when I face the world “alone”. Life for me is measured in moments. Those from the past are to be remembered but not to be repeated. Those from the future are to be looked upon with hope and not with fear. And right now is the only moment that matters, you will only be where you are right now this only one time, enjoy it and live your life to the max, feel that each moment you are spending living is worthwhile dying for, after all, you never know when you could be gone.
“What time is it now?”
Now is the time to live and to be happy, to work hard and enjoy what you have. Right now we are about to take one crucial decision of our lives, what are we doing after high school? But instead of worrying that we might not take the right decision, we should look at the possibilities we can achieve if we take the right one. There will be a time to change direction if needed, but now is the time to take one. The past and the future are just merely illusions, the only REAL thing that we have right now is the present, and so my only advice is to make the best out of it. What time is it now? It is the time to take action, to wake up and start walking on our own to what our heart most desires, what ever that is for each one of us. It is the time to live.
Having that said…this looks like a graduation speech haha. But anyway, I do not have ANY idea of what the world will look in a decade. And I don’t really think that it is important to even bother to think about it. It will look the way it has to look with the issues that will have to be faced at that point. Human beings, as all the other animals, and the world itself, adapt to the environment they live in OR die trying to. I can picture myself maybe with a short beard, but I do not picture myself as an architect, even though that is what I want to study and what I want to do, I don’t really need to be an architect to be the person I desire to be. Being an architect might help me live in this society, but it will not make a better person. Maybe a more wealthy one, but not richer. I can picture myself living with a family, but that is one of the things that will come to me when I am supposed to have it. Not that I wont be “protected” to wait “when is it my time to be a dad” but, it is something that I will start planning when I am mature enough to handle such a situation. My life has had hard moments, but I have never had to face something that I am not mentally prepared to handle. It does not mean I have had an easy or hard life, or that I am the most mature person of my age, but I think we adapt to the circumstances we have to face. So what ever the world might be in a decade I will be able to handle it and adapt to it, or I will die trying to. Hopefully I will fall on the first group . But my basic point with all this is that, we should not be scared of the future, what ever it might bring we should welcome it with the best attitudes and strength within ourselves to face bad or good times. And if life turns its back on you…grab its butt! Having something to laugh about always helps in hard times as well .
I want my last paragraph to be meaningful and to say something worthwhile reading, so I will post it at a later time when I think of something good hehe.
Hey Victor! It is very tough to think about the future. I feel the same way. If only time stops but of course that can' t happen. Everyone should focus on the present more than anything else and you are smart to realize that. You would be a great architect because you seem dedicated and motivated. Great job and your post was worth reading!
The past is gone, and the future unknown. The human being has feared the unknown since ancient times, it is a natural mechanism for preservation, if you approach an animal you have never seen before you might get two outcomes. You found dinner, or you are dinner. We also (for some reason) fear change, we as teens experience a lot of new things, but with the time, we slowly fall into a routine. But the fool fears change; the smart one uses it to his advantage. Therefore we should not be afraid of the mysteries of the future, they will slowly show themselves to us in a manner we can accept them. And don’t be afraid to change as a person, as far as I am concerned that is the only way to mature. Just keep what you think is good for you and share it. Change will come to our lives one way or another, and it already came to us in a way that is pretty hard to ignore. “Change has come to America”. Appreciate what you have, and use the tools you have been provided in life to your advantage, do not fear what is out there, no reward is for those who do not seek it. And if you think the world is bad on its own, make the difference and shape it to goodness. We are the generation of change; so let the world know it.
It's interesting because you say that this may be your worst blog because you've never thought into the future, you never plan ahead. I feel like mine was my worst because I'm all planned out. I'm all about planning ahead -so much that it's almost as if...I've said it all so it's nothing new. That's actually really interesting. But yeah, I really liked your blog -it really shows off who you are and your take on life, the future, bleak or bright. With Feraco's question "what time is it now" all I could think was that, it's 8:47 p.m. I seem to be stuck in a mindset I can't break free of, the mindset of the now and the near future -I can't think beyond it. But maybe sometime soon -I'll have to!
I really like your optimism . The second paragraph especially stuck out to me because I agree that we should live for the moment. I also admire what you said about the possibilities we have if we make the right decision because everyone is scared about making the wrong one, when in actuality we should consider what the right one has in store for us!
I totally see and agree your views and thoughts on living in the present. Maybe not the best idea not to plan for the weeks in my opinion, because I am trying to be more organized in my life, but I agree on what you mean by not worrying about the future and living in the moment. It all makes sense and I think that best brings happiness, not worrying about anything and just living without any worries besides what is in front of you.
Hey Victor, I really liked reading your blog becuase a lot of your thoughts relates to my own. People need to stop worrying about what the future holds and make their present what they want it to be. Great JOB!
It is really important that we learn from our failures, or as you said, take it as a joke and move on. Whatever happens to us will sure allow us to accommodate at the end, so there is no need to worry about it. It is definitely a time to take actions and to live with the choices that you selected, no matter right or wrong. Because from any of the choices, you will learn something that is precious and unique.
I am going to miss you on the blog! hahaha I feel like I know you so well. You have so many amazing things to say. I agree with you that I don't really think about the future too much, but, enough to get by. I am going to try to achieve my goals but I have no idea what I want out of my life in ten years so we shall see. I think you should give a graduation speech
Over the next few years, I definitely see myself going to college and finding something I am passionate about and working in that field. Honestly, I do not know if that will happen. I do know I am going to college and going to finish, but I do not know if I can find something in four years that I would want to do. I think we have no control over the future and there will always be unexpected things that could either benefit or even tarnish our futures. Even looking at my life now, I would never have thought this is what my life would look like when I was a little girl. I do not want to make too many promises to myself and create obligations that I do not know if I will be able to uphold because I do not know what is going to happen in the future. I am just hopeful that things will work out the way I want them to and if they don’t I will just have to reevaluate my situation. I really hope I gain a lot of knowledge that I could not gain from reading a book. Personally, I expect and hope to have complete responsibility for myself and have the independence I need to be financially stable, which will probably occur after I graduate from college. I hope I meet a lot of different people and make many new friends that can teach me things that not many people I know now could. I also hope I am able to maintain relationships I have now. I know that realistically, most people are not friends with the same people they were friends with in high school for the rest of their lives, but I do not want to lose contact with everyone. I will probably change in ways I cannot even imagine at this point in my life.
From a racial standpoint, I think there will be more mixture in the United States and eventually, in the far future, I think people will be more accepting of different races. I also think that by then, there will be more biracial children, who are of many races. People will be small percentages of many races instead of half one race and half of another. Obviously to get to that point, people now, will become more accepting of different cultures and races. As time goes on, I think we get closer and closer to that point. Obviously, racism will never go away but I think there will be less people who do discriminate against other races. Also, I think that over time, there will be more of a global culture, with so many international businesses and corporations. People can go to many different countries and find similarities within their own native culture. I know that these changes will not happen over the course of five or even ten years, but I think we will begin to change in this way. Economically, in five or ten years, I think the economy will have settled down and more people will be employed. People, banks and corporations will be more cautious and somewhat frugal. Banks are not going to loan money to everyone and will be more cautious in lending to unqualified people. I think people will lose confidence in financial institutions. As for my childrens’ generations, I think we will be at war with another marginalized group with conflicting beliefs. I think we will always have conflicts with another group as we always have, and our children will have similar experiences with a different group of people.
I do think we are slowly moving toward our potential as human beings. I think that every generation has their faults, which may temporarily set us back but will someday be fixed. For instance, passing Prop 8, in my opinion, was definitely a setback for our society. If everyone were more accepting of other’s beliefs, giving people the right to marry someone they love would be as simple as it sounds. I was really disappointed in our state when I heard that this proposition did pass, but I do still feel hopeful that we will make a comeback. As a country, we have progressed through racism, sexism and many other controversial disputes, I think we will eventually overcome this one as well. Also, by electing our first African American president, I think we are also moving forward. Having such a strong impact on young people to vote, I think it shows that younger generations can accomplish anything, which really showed through this election. If the younger generations continue to take action for their beliefs, we will continue to move forward and become a more unified, accepting country, which will move us closer to fulfilling our potential as human beings.
As a whole, I think the future holds lots of changes for us. As a country, we have been changing for decades and decades, coming closer to fulfilling our human potential. I think we will always have conflicts similar to the ones we have today and the ones we have had for years. I just am very hopeful that as a whole, everyone will continue to be better and move forward. I think that more and more people will be accepted by ore groups as time goes on. I also believe that we will make more medical advances and hopefully find a cure to cancer as soon as possible. As time goes on, we will continue to make many more technological advances and our children will be more technologically savvy than us, just as we are to our parents. I would want to be a part of these changes by teaching my kids that people are all equal and should be treated that way. I honestly do not know what other roles I will play in progressing to a better future, other than teaching my own children.
In the next few years, I hope to travel and experience all sorts of new things I have never tried before. Since high school, I haven’t gone much outside of the state or taken some time to relax and have fun, so hopefully, my next few years will make up for that. I would probably spend more quality time with my friends and family, something that I am deficient in currently. The next few years in college will definitely make me a more independent, reliable, sociable, and caring person. I’d like to take life as it comes and be happy with what I get. Hopefully, I will get a balanced star in the five concerns- enlightenment, independence, identity, security, and love, as I pursue for improvement in areas that are weaker than the others. Eventually, I will work towards these goals in my life—career success, a family, a nice house and car.
Sadly, the future seems pretty dim. In five or ten years, our country will be deeply in debt and the recession will be quite long-lasting. Since our economic downturn, people are losing their jobs and a number of bankruptcies have occurred. When I come out of college, I may not be able to find a job and support myself. I may have to compete with others who have a higher education degree than me or even my teachers! This is absolutely not what I want because there will be a lot of competition as demand rises and supply decreases. When I come back for my reunions, I will have changed. I will be more professional, mature, and acknowledge truths as they come by. Up till high school is the moral and psychological growth of teenagers. In ten years, I will probably be more stable and not as excited about life because I have experienced a lot. Will I be working? Married? Rich? Have kids? Achieved everything I wanted in life? That’s a scary question, but I think I will have completed many dreams and answered many questions I have on my mind right now.
I am a bit worried about the future of Americans because our national debt has been increasing. The future generations will have to carry a load of burden and learn to save tremendously. As well, it is said that there will be water shortages and that fishes will die out within fifty years due to pollution. On the bright side, there will be newer technologies to facilitate our lives. I think that human beings are progressing, but many do things that benefit themselves instead of contributing for the greater good. For example, developing solar panels can save a lot of energy and money in the long run, but most people and businesses choose to not invest in alternative energy because it is expensive and groundless. Therefore, they choose to stick with burning fossil fuel and gasoline to run their companies, cars, etc., which in turn damages the environment. In the future, it would be great if people can learn to save and consume less if they want to preserve earth and its intrinsic value longer.
Whether good or bad, the future is defiantly up to what we make of it. Life has infinite possibilities and dreams can be accomplished through hard-work and determination. I will be part of it by making good changes for the world as a whole. I hope to use my knowledge and experiences for the greater good in the future. As a decade or a few past by, I will look back at all the things I have attempted and done. I will have learned a lot from previous mistakes I made and change for the better. They will always be a memory for me and I will probably wish to go back to those days when I was in high school. Right now, all I can think of is to pursue everything I want to do in life and live my happiest. It was a great experience to be in this class because I could write my thoughts out. Perhaps, if this thread is still alive after many years, I can reminiscence all my feelings and thoughts while writing this.
It is true that the America’s economy crisis is getting worse and worse and it looks like it will not get better for a few years. Therefore, we need to get our acts together and think about the future. But also enjoy every moment with have with our family, friend, and etc.
“Life has infinite possibilities and dreams can be accomplished through hard-work and determination.” I totally agree with this, therefore everyone, especially me, need to work harder to reach our goals. This is really informational, Good Job!
You have a good point with the example regarding how if people want to preserve earth longer they should value the products so that we are not wasting the earth away. Many people do not see the point of just saving the one drop of water or saving the extra 5 minutes of energy by flicking the lights off because they do not know the ultimate effect. This is one of the reasons we are in this economic recession.
I think this is the most and earliest I had ever posted =O... Go Eric!
The next couple of years I still see myself in school trying to find out what I want to do in my life. I have been bouncing around from being an accountant, to a pharmacist, to a teacher, and finally to a child psychologist. I really do not know what to do in my life. I really hope that I figure out what I want to do with my life before it is too late. However, I know I will be happy with whatever I am left with, because I know I tried my best and I got what I deserve. If what I got was worse than I actually deserve, I do not mind because everything happens for a reason. As long as if I am helping someone or something I am okay with it. Every little help would change the world for the better. Pay it forward guys!
I think the country will get back into shape but for some reason I do not believe that we will still be number one. Four years ago my mother has been warning me about all this stuff that is happening right now. She compares our American economy a ball, whatever comes up must comes down and what is down must come up. That is why I do not worry much, because I trust my mom and she is like an 8-ball to me. She knows everything! She has been telling me that China will be number one (yay go China, maybe they will make that place smell better).
When I come back to my reunion I guess I would be talking about the good old days! Sorry but, I really cannot think about what I would say because it gets me sad when I think about it. I do not know if I am happy or if I am sad, I had butterflies in my stomach since prom till now. I guess I know I am going to be missing high school a lot.
First of all, I really hope my kids will turn out better than me. I am not saying that I am a bad guy or anything; I just would want my kid to be an awesome person. I would do anything to make a friend happy and do almost anything I can to help them. The problem is I only do this to my friends. I want my kid to help the world instead of a small group of people. I know it is hard to do but if my kid does not want to do it—then it is fine. I do not want to force anything upon them.
I believe my grandpa’s unspoken dreams were to help change the world for the better. Many people say they want to change the world for the better but they do not do it. My grandpa in the other hand did his part. He opened up schools in Vietnam, he saved people’s lives (I am not kidding either! He got some gold medal thing from a guy he saved), he contributed to the community, he gave most of his money to help fix the Pan village over at Hainam (PRETTY COOL HUH, I HAVE A FAMILY VILLAGE OVER THERE and I have to go back at least once to sign my name in a book), and the rest of the money went to his kids. I guess what I am trying to say is that, we as human beings will get closer to fulfill our potential. I do feel hopeful for the future because I believe that with every little help, it will go a long way.
The future should look bright! Something I learned from all my school years is that “no matter what happens everything will be okay… there is a bright side to every situation”. Plus I hope that I am there to help make the world a better place. I do not exactly know how I am going to do this, but after realizing and being inspired by what my grandpa did—I believe I can do it also. I know it is easier said than done but maybe one day when you guys watch TV you guys will see me doing what I do and you guys would say “HEY!! I KNOW HIM!” and at the end of the clip you guys will hear me say "HAYYY" ;].
Finally, I would just like to say! Thanks everyone for a great year! I never thought that this day would come so soon. I have been thinking about what to say for 20 minutes and I have nothing else to say. I am just so speechless. So… BYE!
Great post, you did a great job. I too would like to see my kids better than me, I want Maximus to be the super child! I believe by the time we have children times will be totally different and scary to look back and see that tickets used to cost only 11 dollars and soon be something like 25! It has been good being pals, keep in touch!
Eric! I feel you man, I don't know what to do in my life either! I think everyone is feeling the same way, so don't worry about it. That time will come when you'll finally find the dream job that you will be happy with. I also love your optimistic view towards the end of the first paragraph. Because yeah everyone doesn't get what they want, but as long as you know that you've achieved the highest of your ability then there's nothing you need to dread about.
HEY HEY ERIC.
So after reading your blog, you kind of knocked some reality into me. I wrote this blog thinking completely positive becuase that is how I feel at the moment, but when you wrote about our country being number one is a slim chance, is kinda true. Of course we do not know what is in store for us, but i believe either way we can still make it out alright. GOOD JOB!
Yup, according to what I learn in economy, the economic is like a wave it goes up and down and on and on. Therefore, the economics will go back in shape eventually. I also believe that everyone are sad but happy all at the same time about leaving high school and becoming a real adult and starting taking responsibilities seriously. It is fun and interesting reading your writing, Good Job!
My future is pretty much set in my point of view but of course it might change. Usually I do not like talking about my future because I might jinx it but overall, the next three to four years will be focusing on school and education. I probably have to work to avoid loans which I do not mind. I am not worried about getting into debt because education is more important to me than anything else. You only live once, right? Debt should not be the biggest concern in one’s life. I hope to get a bachelor’s degree in art and maybe get a fun career right after school. I will probably change my career every 10 years because I heard it is healthy for the mind. I am very interested in a Ghost Hunting career but that is never going to happen. You have to be rich in order to do that type of career. I only hope for an exciting life, that is it. I want to choose a career that will scare me to death.
In ten years how would the country look like? I do not know if it is true that the world is going to end in 2012 but it should not matter if it is true or not. United States will probably look like the same as usual. I do not think we are going to have flying cars in the next ten years. Maybe the economy will get better throughout the years. The population will keep increasing, more buildings built, and also technology will only get better. If I ever come back to reunions, I will just talk about the weather and maybe anything important in that time. I also want to know what the teachers are up to including the 2009 graduates. I do not want to have my own kids but I do want to adopt kids. I will just tell them to enjoy life and not take life too seriously. I will also tell them education is the most important in life.
I think we are moving in an okay direction but it is not great. I think this generation is becoming lazy because of the advanced technology. Back then, everyone seemed motivated because there was not any advance technology. Sure this generation has potential if the people stick to their dream and not give up so easily. People should at least acquire new skills throughout the years so they can pass it down to their children. I do not want to worry about the future; I already have things to worry about now. The future does not worry me most, only the present. I want to focus more on the present than the future.
The future does hold opportunities for us. We just have to use it in a cautious manner. Our generation can achieve something if we try hard. I really want to help my country in some way and I might join the National Guard part-time. I feel that I should at least do something useful while I am still alive. I do not want to be “just another brick in the wall”. I also might do a global type of volunteer like going to other countries and help in some way. All I want in my life is to be a good partisan and also have an exciting life.
Jessica, I had no idea that your future was set for you! Whenever we had conversations about what we were going to do after high school, you always seemed unsure of what you were going to do. I remember that at first it was to become a pastry chef and then own a bakery, and recently it has changed to becoming a tour director. I like how your optimistic about the future. Whatever you chose to do, I'm sure you'll chose to do what you love to do...and that's the most important thing.
You are right when you say that debt should not be one of the major concerns in one life. And therefore I recommend that you are careful when asking for money loans. It is very interesting for me to see how many people in the US live in debt their entire lives. They buy and buy and buy until the credit card can give no more money and spend the rest of their lives paying those bills. And the worst part is, they buy things they don’t even need. I like fast cars, but I wouldn’t buy one too expensive unless I would be able to pay it “quick”. A house is one of my highest goals, but also one that I would have to think very carefully. I HATE to be in debt, I hate the sensation of not being able to spend the money I have because I know I owe money to someone else. Therefore I live (at least for now) debt-free. I think people also abuse the help of the government; there is no such thing as bankruptcy in Mexico. (I mean of course we have that word when someone is broke) but the government wont pay your debts if you cannot pay them. Even sometimes your debt might be transferred to your familiars if you die. So, it is not usual to live owing a lot of stuff in Mexico. And I also agree with you when you say that our generation is lazy. I do believe we have the potential to push this world even further, but we have set our minds to do it, because if we don’t nobody else will. Good post .
You want a career that scares you to death? haha. that does sound fun and it just shows how crazy you are because then things will always be exciting. I heard about the 2012 thing but I don't think that should scare anyone from doing what they love. And I somewhat agree that the future might not have drastically change but I do think that we will learn to be more accepting towards things hopefully. I hope for you the best in whatever it is that you choose to pursue. (:
When I begin to think about the future, I look into the past, wondering how I perceived my future to be when I was young, and how I perceive it to be now. It’s amazing how much more positive a view I had on the world when I was young. Many times when I think of the near future, I think of greatness on the football field, in the classroom, and out in the social scene (getting to know many people, being well liked, etc.). Yet when I consider all these, I know that I cannot combine all three. I have to pick and choose my battles and prioritize my future, knowing full well I will lack in one thing or the other. I can have two out of the three, but not all of them. In all honesty, with the devastating knee injury I sustained my senior season in football, I don’t know if I will ever be able to be the kind of athlete that I once was. My explosiveness is only ¾’s of what it was, my speed is not quite the same, and it is disheartening to know that. I do believe that if I continue to work hard, I may have a chance of getting back to full form, attaining my ability back. Football prowess is less likelihood then I want it to be. Academic prowess however, I have full potential to choose whether I’m going to be successful, mediocre, or poor. Socially, I’m sure I’ll do just fine. I seem to get along with people generally and understand how to converse well. My near future appears bright.
When I consider my long-term future, I delve into mystery and unknown, a type that I don’t generally like to acknowledge but one that must be. I don’t know what will happen after college, because it all depends on what I do when I’m in college. Knowing myself and how much my future depends on school, I’m going to dedicate myself to being the best I can academically, because that is where doors are opened into the job and moneymaking world. As long as I work hard, I will find solitude in knowing that I was successful and was able to be hired for a great job because of it. That is my goal, and whether I attain it or not depends on how much I truly dedicate myself to it, as I have always done. I expect myself to grow wiser, and more understanding to other concepts. I want to continue to learn and absorb as much information as I can, to constantly be improving daily. I always was taught that everyone has something positive in them; it’s what you take out of it that matters, and that is how I will try to approach everyday.
I don’t really think the country will change all that much in the next five or ten years. I believe the cars on the road will be very different, and the way we conserve and manage electricity, gas, coal and energy sources will be very different. Other than that, life itself will continue to go on, finding enjoyment in athletics, video games, board games, family life, and music. Some things never change, and those aspects of life will be there for forever. I do believe the era of the Suburbia will dissipate and people will generally start flocking to smaller homes, apartments, and smaller living quarters. The more populated we get; the less land there is to build on. I think water will be a major factor in where people begin to live as well. Fresh water is such a valuable commodity, it is completely underestimated. I believe our biggest problems, politically will be Congress’ ability to push aside party politics and put the country first. I don’t know what life will be like when my kids graduate from high school but I’m sure society will be very populated, jobs will be harder, competition will continue to grow, and the U.S. will continue to lead the world. That is what I believe will happen. Every time a crisis comes into play, the U.S. adapts and comes out of it a stronger nation, and I think this is no different. We will eventually have to pay for our debt, but that is a price to pay for growth.
It’s so hard to tell if we are moving in a positive direction as human beings. In Arcadia, we live in this little bubble where there is very little crime, wealthy neighborhoods and where people are generally more educated. We are one of the few places where a B is a poor grade and where the norm is for people to go to a four-year university. That is irregular in the majority of the nation. I’ve been fortunate enough to grow up here, but it has deprived me of really acknowledging what is going on with the majority of the population in the U.S. When I talk to people outside of Arcadia, or when I talk to people who have not had the educational opportunities, I don’t find them to be dumb, but just uninformed. I feel if people have had the opportunities I have, they would understand and have a bit brighter view of the future. I am worried about the future of the United States because of the way our economy has grown to be so dependant upon importation. I have a grim view for the future but I also feel hopeful because we are a nation of continuous adaptation and a land where anything is possible. I truly believe that. America will always and forever be the land of opportunity. We are leaders, and I hope we stay that way.
Before anything else, I'd like to thank you for playing your heart out so many Friday nights. Fall is just a bunch of leaves falling out of trees until you hear the Apaches roar.
We're graduating at markedly different times ... or have we... If I'm not mistaken, you graduated my freshman year and went to continue your education as a Bruin. At the time, America was in the midst of understanding its financial crisis and the UC__ and the word "broke" didn't really go together. In 2009, there was less of this and more of that and so on and so forth.
I've read quite a few of the blog posts on my year's blog thread and in all honesty, I think your blog would have fit perfectly in my thread. Three years later, the world isn't nearly as different as most of us thought it would be.
Anyway, in your third and fourth paragraphs it seems as though you took a combination of APES and a class with Mr. Beckwith. I'm actually curious if I'm right or not.
I truly hope you're doing well.
All the best,
In the next few years, four precisely, I plan on going to college. In those four years on college, I plan to be to a better person. But what exactly does it mean to become a better person? In class a couple days ago, we were asked this question and since my plan for the next few years involves becoming a better person, I will share what I wrote down when we were asked this question.
To me, becoming a better person means to know yourself, to know who you really are and not give in to other peoples’ opinions because you feel obligated to. I have struggled with the issue of my identity most of my high school years and surprisingly, I only found that out in the beginning of my senior year. Looking back on my freshman, sophomore, and junior year, I saw an Edzelle that did not really do things that she wanted to do. She was a person that succumbed to others’ views and opinions and as a result, did not really have any of her own. She took classes that would be helpful for the field of medicine because that’s what her parents wanted her to do. She never really thought about what she wanted to do because she didn’t feel she needed to. Her parents were set and stone for her becoming a nurse, a doctor, a pharmacists, anything that was health-care related. By her senior, she wished to have explored more of what was offered to her rather than taking mostly science and math classes.
I know that I can’t go back and change everything therefore I won’t regret what has already been done. What I can hope for though is a better future. That’s why in the next ten and so years, I will hope to see a world full of growth and imagination. With these aspects, I believe that our country can reach close to its full potential. Of course there will be new inventions and of course the next generation will be much different from ours. Look at how much has changed in the last decade. There will definitely be more changes in the next ten years. I don’t know what the country will look in the next five to ten years and I highly doubt that anyone else knows either. What I’m hoping for though, is a better place than the one we live in. Problems will always be there and there will never be a perfect world. After all, no one would want to live in a perfect world if they really think about it. In the end, I hope my kids will live a life worth living.
As of now, many may think that we are moving in a negative direction, particularly because of the economic situation we are in now. I believe that is a problem of the present only and does not have to be a problem of the future. I have a very good feeling that we will get out of the situation we are in now. History can prove it. The people of the Great Depression can prove it. It is part of the business cycle and no matter how much our country tries to avoid it, recessions will always still happen. Life is built on ups and downs and we can’t always be up. If there were no downs, there would be no growth, no learning, and nothing better to hope for. We always need something to believe in, as portrayed by the …And the Earth Did Not Devour Him, otherwise we won’t keep going on.
We young adults and the children of today are part of the future. We are the hope of tomorrow, the hope ten years from now. I think it is our job to propel the world because we are the suppliers of gas to the world’s vast tank. Without us, the world will not function. I am only one out of the billions of people in the world but that does not mean that I can’t make a difference. Each and every one of us can make a difference whether it be big or small. The size of the difference does not matter but what matters is that we did make a difference. It may be small like helping someone with a math problem or big like discovering a cure but either of these will surely put a smile on someone’s face. I will be part of this difference by improving who I am, by caring for others and the world that we live in.
I totally agree, but I think that is what high school is for. To figure yourself out, and if you are lost and confused, you now know what you have to do in college. This eight year span is about finding who we really are and knowing that we are worth something. As for the government, I totally agree. It is a cycle. We learned that in economics. But so many people do not know this. Can you imagine how different the world would be in if people knew this? It could make a huge difference. Nicely said, Edzelle!
Edzelle, I always find your blogs interesting and amusing. I know that we are looking foward in working in the almost the same field, so I hope all of your hopes and dreams come true. I sincerely mean that.
The next few years are a complete mystery. What I want to happen and what will happen are probably completely different. What I see happening in my future is obviously college. I plan to go to college, first I plan to go to Fullerton junior college, and after I’ve been looking into culinary school. Culinary school is a good stepping stone for me. It’ll help me understand my passion more, and also help me know if this really is something I can do. When I’m older I expect to have a job, a solid job, one that I love to do, one that allows me to do what I want, and one that helps me keep a solid lifestyle. Anything can happen. People are the ones in charge of their own lives, there’s nothing we can’t do.
All our futures are unexpected. None of us know what will happen, and I like it that way. Life is all about the unexpected, and I believe that’s what makes life so interesting. It’s all because we never know what will happen. We don’t know what’ll happen tomorrow, we don’t know what’ll happen in 5 years, we don’t know anything. So I believe the future will hold…everything. There’s never a limit to what we can achieve. We hear that all the time, “you can do anything if you put your mind to it” and it sounds so corny, but it’s the truth. I used to hate when people said that to me, but it really is true there’s never a limit to what we can achieve. The only thing holding us back is us. I believe sometimes people just need to get out of there own way.
It’s weird to think about my children coming and studying SFHP. It seems like such a long time away. I believe our children will be living completely different lives then we are. Who knows maybe their lives will be harder, maybe they’ll be easier. Nobody knows, all people can do is wonder. Our children’s future depends on how we live our lives now. I believe our children’s lives will be easier. Yes parts of it will be hard, but I believe everything will be more advanced. Maybe flying cars, robot butlers, who knows, I believe anything can happen.
Who knows what will happen when we all come back for our reunion. Maybe nothing will change. Maybe the same people will still hate each other; maybe well have those same groups, the jocks and the nerds. I believe when we go back for a reunion it’ll be high school all over again. We always see in the movies when people come back nothing ever changes, faces will change, and bodies will change but never personalities. All of us will move on, but I think apart of us will always stay embedded in the halls of Arcadia. High school holds some of our best memories, I don’t know about everyone else, but high school was truly one on the best times in my life. I’ve had so many memories both good and bad, and each memory has in some way helped shaped who I am today.
This class has given me so much, and I’ve learned more in this one class then I think I’ve learned in any other. This has truly been a great year, and a thanks goes to Mr. Feraco. One of he hardest working teaches I’ve ever seen, and one of the best. I’ve grown so much over the past year and I hope to never stop. I wish everyone luck in their futures.
Congratulations CLASS OF 2009!!
I agree with you, Cassy. So much of our future depends on us. It is true, more often than not, we are the ones standing in our own way. It is nice to see someone look so positively into the future - the unknown future. For some, the anxiety gets the best of us. Because we do not know what to expect, we wish just to stay in the same spot and never move. At least this way we know what to expect and how to react. But, in reality, this is not the way to go. What do we learn from this? Routine. But like you said, life is all about spontaneity. That is what makes life so amazing and worth living - the surprises.
I share your desire for a career that will allow me to keep a solid lifestyle and a happy one. I do not expect to be a millionare (which wouldn’t be that bad either), but just a simple “normal” life of greatness. I just cannot imagine my children going to SFHP class. It would be something that to a point I would not like to happen. I do not want my children to follow the exact same path that I did, I want them to chose their own, if they decide SFHP is the class for them, then I am all for it; but I wont push them to that. Just imagine, by the time we have children (probably) Mr. Feraco will have his own as well and basically we will look the same age as Mr. Feraco. Our children will not believe he was our teacher XD. But anyhow, what ever has to be will be and there is nothing we can do about it, lets just try to get on that thing that will happen, and not get run over by “it”.
I also agree with you Cassy! I believe that its us who decides our future! I hope you have a great future ahead of you as a culinary chef! I hope you have a great lifestyle and dream as a chef...hopefully you'll open your own restaurant in the future!
The idea of taking your passion and making it a successful career for yourself is something that we both share. The fact that you do what you love makes it seems as you never have to work a day in your life. Its fun that you chose a career that is not common. I don’t know many chefs, so when you said what you wanted to do as a career I was excited to hear about it. I love the feeling when I tell people what I do and they smile because they have never met someone that has done that. Keep on going with your career because I can tell you know it well. I hope that if you open a restaurant, a catering business, or a school maybe you will succeed with excellence.
In the next few years, I see myself as the President of the United States of America. =] In reality, I see myself in college attending PCC working my butt off to transfer to UCLA. I see myself not really having a social life, but hopefully getting a job and working and schooling and if time, trying to fit going to beach into my schedule. I hope that with the motivation within myself that I have found because of this class, I carry that going to PCC and hopefully become a Bruin and do great there. Hopefully, this store that I have been clawing at will give me a job so I can make some money to spend on things that I want and not with my parents’ money.
In my opinion, I see the country’s recession becoming worse than it is currently. If not worse, then just as bad at it is right now for a very long time. Not just the country itself, but I see the upcoming generations becoming worse. With all the experience that I’ve had with the younger teenage world, I see no respect and courtesy for the elders and I may be a hypocrite for saying this, but believe that the students younger than us are much more spoiled than the class of 09. With that said, I see the upcoming generations making it even worse then it already is in any way possible. When I come back for my reunion, I will hopefully talk about a great education and job that I will have, and a great family and talk about my children. Hopefully stay in touch with all my close friends from High School and talk about the great experiences that I have had in college.
For the future, I am very worried. With all the rumors of our global crisis, such as global warming and etc, the weather now is just so unpredictable and unpleasant; rain during June?... I don’t really know if we are moving in forward in a positive direction, it’s hard to tell because I don’t know if sliding backwards is the positive way as well. As all I know is that, with the problems we have present, we all have to deal with what we have right in front of us and take care of it, and sooner or later, it will all slowly fall back into pieces. The biggest crisis we are in right now with the recession is a huge hole that our country has dug itself. I am scared of taxes going up, profits becoming very difficult to make. I don’t want to be those old folks talking about how a bottle of pop was only 25 cents, but be talking about how a soda was 1.50 when I only become around mid thirties because the price for a soda might be very shockingly higher than 1.50. The times are getting a lot rougher and tougher, the thought of working very hard in college and getting the job you want; but because of the recession, being laid off and not being able to provide for my family. That is what scares me.
I really don’t know what hold for us in the future. We are such a crisis that all I can think about is how I’m going to survive and nothing else. As technology will get better, cars will get safer; hopefully globally we will become environmentally better, I see the future with a great fight that our generation has to put up a fight against.
It is hard to believe how much has changed through the years. The people of the past had the privilege of not worrying about the world ending. The economy is down and may get worse but it just means that you have to keep pushing harder to make it in life. Even though it doesn’t sound fun, when you make your money its all worth, especially when you get to vacation. One more thing, make sure you keep your social life when you go to college, trust me on this one. I went almost all senior year with no life in order to work and it’s really tough because it makes everything else harder. Keep your goals high because your going to make it just fine.
I completely share your sentiments on how the younger kids treat elders. I know we love have our resilience, because after all we are still teenagers, we are supposed to be fiesty. But we also need to learn how to respect those who have come before us and learn from them. Maybe its their immaturity, or maybe its just how kids are being raised. I don't know. I do agree that we need to face the problems at hand, because we have many. They need to be addressed and putting them off is just going to continue hurting us in the long run. Nice work SON!
It is nice to know that you have a far-reaching goal. It shows your determination and ambition very well. Getting a job and spending money from what you earned, instead of using your parent’s money, is a great step for independence. I also aim for that in college. I concur with you that the recession will bring future generations a tremendous amount of burden. This includes price inflation, higher taxes, and fewer jobs. It is worrisome for all of us, so better create a savings account quick!
Eddie like you I want to transfer out of Colorado Blvd. University haha. I think you should have a better outlook on your social status. You can't become socially akward like the kids whose main priority is hw hw hw.. If you have all the knowledge and don't know how to say it its useless. You can't talk to books..
I see the next few years as nothing but excitement. Of course I will run into those bumps in the road and it will take a lot of effort to get past them, but that is what will make this adventure so much fun. I am about to embark on this journey that presents so many opportunities. I feel proud to have had so many opportunities during my young adulthood; I cannot even fathom what can come next. I will be more independent, though not one hundred percent, I will be able to do what I want to when I want to do it, but most of all, I will be able to make my own mark. Being a liberated teenager is young person’s dream. This dream is finally coming true for me. I plan on studying Psychology and some day in the future, becoming a psychologist.
What will the country look like in five years? That is hard to answer. We have seen that anything can happen in very little time. My hope is that we will be out of this recession and back to our more prosperous periods. One thing that has gained a lot of attention lately is that of same-sex marriage. I see this topic seeking approval in the near future, which makes me very happy. When my kids finish high school the campus will be brand new. Not only will the courses and the curricula change, I am sure, but also the people and the demographic. This class is an exciting course to take, especially at this pivotal point in our lives. I can only hope that my kids leave with the same message – there is hope for humanity, we all are worth something.
I feel hopeful about our future. There are so many positive influences this generation has had the chance to learn from; there should be no room for misfortune. Though, this is not the case. If there is anything that I have learned during these past eighteen years, it is that we cannot live alone. Some have a selfish mindset, whereas, if you want to make it, we need to help each other out. We need to be thinking not only about ourselves, but also our community, and after that, the bigger picture – the world; for example, the devastating genocide occurring right now in Darfur, Sudan. There are many actions that could and should be taken, but it is because we are so concentrated on ourselves and only doing what is better for ourselves, that people are being killed in far corners of the earth because they are neglected. If we continue to allow this to happen, and not stand up for these injustices, how can we expect our world to get better? How can we be so sure that our future looks bright? It is when I think of these situations that I become pessimistic and begin to question the morals of humanity.
I think the future holds opportunities for all of us. Some big and some small, but chances to make a difference nonetheless. We will have the opportunity to go completely green to save the environment, which in turn, ultimately saves us and brings a brighter future for our children. We will have the chance to create the unthinkable – possibly even flying cars – and put these inventions to the test. At some time or another, we will all be part of something we never thought would happen. Currently, we are part of history – experiencing the first black American president. If these are the types of events we get to witness in the future, I am ready! I am excited to tell my children and grandchildren about the McCain/Obama campaign and how I was old enough to understand what was really happening when President Obama was elected. This is all part of the cycle – being present and having stories of historical events and familial memories, and sharing them with our children. This is how history is written.
I am happy to see that we both see lives as an adventure, and that the bumps in the road make it more interesting. Honestly, the best moment is when you conquer a challenge and then you celebrate. The fact that we are part of history will definitely make the stories we tell more interesting. It’s great to see your enthusiasm about life. Great Blog!
very powerful! You are right, there are very inspiring people in our generation. We need to give them the power to lead us in the right direction. There is so much hope for the future! It is exciting to think of all the good that the future can hold, and better yet, it is all in our hands!!
Sam, I totally agree with you. Life is all about the adventure; it's all about the ride we go through to get to where we want to be. The hick-ups and the mess ups only make us stronger individuals. I loved your blog, I was way intense, you have a fresh outlook on life and it’s good to see. Good Job Sam
I don’t know where I would be in the future. Nothing is set in stones for me, I mean; I would like to know where I would be in a few years from now, maybe 5 years. But whatever happens will probably end up happening. All I know it will be a complete mystery that’s for sure. My goals after high school will stay the same; I want to pursue teaching as a career specifically in elementary, mainly working with special education children – resource specialist program (RSP) like me. Becoming an elementary school teacher, that’s my passion and dream that I’ve always wanted. I would like to continue following into the direction because I love working with children and I think that I would be a good teacher and a role model to the younger generation. I’m going to attend Citrus College for two to three years to finish my G.E. and then afterwards hopefully transfer to Cal State Fullerton, Cal Poly Pomona, or Cal State Los Angeles. Those are the three schools that I’m indecisive about. But no matter which three schools I decide, I know that I will attend a good school with a great teachings program. I expect myself in the future, to have a solid career in my major that makes me happy and fulfilled. I hope that my life will continue to get better and take off from there! Anything can happen and I’m looking forward to it!
No one can really predict their future; I mean our future is undecided. I think that’s what makes our lives interesting and worth living because we don’t know what to expect or what will happen. What will happen five to ten years from now, tomorrow or next week for that matter. I think it’s fascinating because life is unexpected. I think it’s us that hold the future in our hands. I don’t think anyone should stop you from pursuing something in life that truly makes you happy. I don’t think we should give in to anyone else’s personal opinion because in the end, it’s your own opinion that makes a difference.
I don’t know what will happen when we all attend our reunion. There might be some people who changed drastically and others who never really changed a bit since they left high school. I think it’s going to be high school all over again; there might be people who hated high school, and others who thought differently about it, they probably thought high school was the best time of their lives. I think high school holds some of our best memories. I mean, for me, I had some pretty good memories this year; I had the best time in Arcadia. Some of my memories consisted of the good and the bad times. Some of them made me a stronger person who I am today.
I think it would be strange to see my kids attending and studying SFHP. I think our future depends on our kids because it depends on how we’re living our own lives right now. So it’s being written. Maybe my kids will live a pretty easy life, or maybe they might live a hard one. I really don’t know it will be hard to predict.
This class has given me the opportunity to learn so much from it. This has been a truly great senior year and a great class. Mr. Feraco, you are one of the hardest working teachers I know, I don’t think I met any other teachers who check their emails late at night, posts long blog assignments or make us think about other things that we never have before. I have learned so much from this class and I’m glad to have to have taken this class! This class makes me view things differently now, I look at them from two aspects. The good and the bad. I hope you continue to change lives because you have changed mine completely! I hope that in the future, I will have one your kids in my classroom! I wish everyone good luck and success in the future! CONGRADULATIONS CLASS OF 2009!!
I agree with you. Life is unpredictable but that is what makes it fun because you never expect anything. And I do think that it is us that make out the future. I don't think we can expect a future if we don't make it happen. And I also agree with your last paragraph. Well good luck with becoming an elementary school teacher and everything else that you want to do.
Well the way I see it my future will be somewhat the same as it is now. I am going to PCC in the fall while I continue to work to help pay off student loans. The only difference is that I will able to drive and take on some more independence. The goal that is really on my mind is to have some fun with friends. I have lost so much contact with them that it’s been as if I don’t have any. With driving privileges hopefully comes some fun in the future. All this will be the same lifestyle as this year but not before an adventure. A trip to Canada to work will help pick my spirits up. In a long run, it will be education and more work in hopes of having my father retire; it’s only fair to him as he has worked since the age of 13. As soon as a high paying job comes after college, it will be seriously party time 24/7. The most important part of my future is to end up raising my children and training horses as my father and grandfather did.
America in general is a very beautiful place on so many levels. It has has wildlife, cities, technology, culture, and amazing people. I am very excited to see the new technology to come because I just like pressing buttons on expensive things. The wildlife is very concerning for me; because every year the homes of animals are taken away in order to make room for more people. No offense to the people but I don’t want to wipe out the animals and have pure people. Nature is beautiful and just as important to the world as technology. I really hope that the world does not turn robotic because I find no beauty in that. I honestly the world will advance but the proper decisions will come eventually. At the reunion, I will be talking about the average sports and the memories that I can remember. When my children graduate, I know that they will be ready as independent individuals in the advance world.
The future is very tricky for me to think about because what I usually say will happen never does. I think that we will eventually get back up to a stable economy. California is a state that I think needs major improvement; unfortunately, California has a horrible, lying governor right now but hopefully there will be an improvement. I do feel worried about the future not economy-wise but as the earth itself. I think that more effort in improving the earth is needed. As far as the human race goes human potential is dependent on every individual. I guess the human race is moving forward. The need to attend children in corrupted places is necessary. I myself have had family members go down the wrong path. There is opportunity for improvement in this powerful country to improve, one problem at a time.
To our parents we are the future. The president of 2031 could be in my food science class for all I know. Based on the impressive senior project presentations I have seen, there is no worry in my mind for the future to be bright. It seems that our generation has much to bring to this world and in very creative ways. I hope that our architects will build safer and more beautiful buildings and the doctors to improve medication. The way I want to be a part of the future is to raise my children to be responsible and successful so they can help the world. I can only hope to make a substantial amount of money to start some organizations for the things I love, and feel that needs help. If that does happen, I will be satisfied as to think that I contributed to the future.
What I love about your writing is the passion that you show in it. I really admire how you care so much about your family name and want to continue the legacy in your own future! I can tell that you have a lot of goals and with the determination that you have you will reach them in no time . Dont ever lose your motivation!
I admire and in a way envy your ways on pursuing in coming what you really believe in. You work so hard; sacrificing friendship and what not. You inspire me to become more independent and try to really push myself in towards becoming a great successful person which I hope to be some day. Partying 24/7?. haha, that seems a little too crazy, in my opinion, you are not missing out on much, but of course experience is always a genuine thing to keep in life. Best of luck on your training career and hope you become successful in your career, it seems to me that it is something you are very passionate about which is very inspirational to me.
In the next four years I see myself accomplishing a lot of different things. First, I see myself learning how to deal with a social life with studies. I want to focus and take the most out of the oppurtunities that I have from going to college. I want to be able to come out of college having a better work ethic and absorb everything that is thrown my way. Being at a school where it is known for its parties will be a good test for my future I believe, it will teach me to manage my time wisely in order to accomplish my task at hand. Some might not believe this but I am actually a really shy person to strangers. I see my self trying to improve my confidence in that aspect at life, because that will be very important for a business standpoint. College will be a great test for me; it will show how ready I am for the real world and I feel confident that I will succeed
My opinion of the country from five years to ten years is a big difference. I believe that in five years we will be just be getting out of the recession and all that jazz. Our country will look a lot better in five years, I feel a lot of people are going to be more understanding of how their actions affect the country. I think we will learn from this recession, with all of the bankruptcies of major companies such as GM, WaMu, and so on. But in ten years will be a total different story. I predict that we will be successfully back on top, and our economy will be great again. As I look back to when I was in third grade, which is about ten years from now, I see technology at that time that could not be beat. At then there was the N64, gameboys, and the playstation, I thought nothing could get better then these objects. But as time passed, computers significantly improved, television with high def looks better then real life, and there are just to many great inventions that blow my mind away. So in ten years I can see not just our country, but the whole world more technological then now. I cant predict what exactly if I could I would make bank, but every day we see technology get better, smaller and lighter the future holds many possibilities even maybe another world war. When I come back for reunions I will be excited to see all of my old friends and catch up, but I think we will all be talking about politics, technology and funny college stories. When my kids graduate from high school, not even my imagination can predict the cool new gadgets and toys they will have then.
I really don’t think that us as human beings are going into a positive direction. There is never peace in the world, everyone always hates somebody. There has been many movies on how humans have been ruining the planet and we are not doing what we are suppose to be. For the senior movie we got to watch for free in the beginning of the year, The Day The Earth Stood Still it showed that humans do not respect what they are given and need to change and enjoy life. We are always worried about making money; however you get that good or bad. We should be more focused on respecting the earth and other human beings. By respecting other humans, all countries will have to get along, which I can never see happening. But if everyone just attempts to make the earth a better place, then we will be fine. Until 2012 or a huge asteroid we have time to change the world and make it enjoyable and a better place for everyone.
When I look into the future I see many possible outcomes, either Obama does what everyone is hoping he will do and make America come out of this crisis we are in or he fails and an epic downfall of America. I really dought that we as Americans will ever come to that situation, we will obviously find a way it might take a few tries but we will be better eventually. We will bring a different type of experiences then our parents have, we live in a totally different society then our parents and they did as well. So I see that our future will be bright, we are experienced with technology and will only get better, so I see us becoming more dependent on technology like I Robot or Futurama. In the future we can reach for the stars. Possibly we can live on mars or explore the entire Milky Way, the future holds plenty of possibilities. I may not make a invention that is as big as the Ipod or become the President, but in my own little small way I will change others people’s lives for the better I hope. Whatever my opportunities are when I am older I will make sure that I do my best to accomplish everything I can.
Congratulations Class of ’09!!!
- Although I haven’t met everyone, I wish everyone the best of luck! DO WORK!
I feel like America has nowhere to go but UP! We sank so low, I don't really know if Obama will be responsible for America coming back up, just the fact we sank so low, there was no where to go but up. And that rise, is due to the American people. The more efficient we work, the more we sacrifice for our country, the better we become. People are starting to learn the value of saving money, investing, education, and the importance of actually having a job. That is what is making America's comeback. We are working together because we know that if we don't, we will fall. Rise together or fall together, that is the future.
I guess college could make you a more responsible person since you are forced to plan your schedule alone without anyone’s help. Make sure not to party too much! :] It is predictable that the future will have a lot of newer and more advanced technologies than today, making our world more efficient and productive. I agree that on some aspects, humans are not moving in a positive direction. They are always looking for more than what they have, which leads to greed. On the other hand, ambition can make our planet a better place because competition keeps people striving for their best. That’s why we have different kinds of level paying jobs—white, pink, or blue collar workers, etc.
Thats a major thing I need to work on in the next few years as well. Being more confident and outgoing around people. With the field I want to go into, the most imprtant thing in the world (besides writing good music when it comes to being in a band) is networking, and I have to try to meet, talk and make connections with as many people as I can in the music industry, and this is no easy feat for a shy guy like me. I wish you nothing but the best!
The future will defiantly be tough to handle as incoming college freshmen. We will need to adapt to everything as quickly as possible. I like you positive outlook on our countries future. However I don't think we will be living on Mars.
It's really interesting how we're asked to write about delving into the future and inspect what we have in hold for us when I'm nowhere near what I wanted to be 10 years ago. Have you ever really thought of it in that sense? The fact that the present was once the “future”? 10 years ago I would've expected much less of myself, now, I don't know if I do that in order to exceed my own expectations, or if I just have low self-esteem, but I guess that'll never really be clear to me. As for the future, 10 years ago I think I expected it to be a little like the movie “The Fifth Element” with Bruce Willis. Flying cabs, flying take-out, seeds that you throw into the microwave that become epic meals within seconds, automated everything, sleep in a button, etc. A world afloat of possibilities, literally. That's not true, the most highly upgraded set of technology would be blu-ray, HD, and Macbooks.
Speaking of Macbooks, Apple seems to be a company that is constantly changing. It is constantly of the future and never ceases to amaze me. On Saturday my mom got me my going away to college/graduation gift, my very own macbook. There's a current promotion that gives me a free iTouch and printer with a rebate. I got the Macbook for the original price, two days later (today) my good friend leaves me a comment on my social networking site “They updated the macbook...” APPLE is SKETCH. After contemplating over which macbook to get, I find that the one I have is now offered as a macbook pro with a $300 dollar decrease in price. I am bewildered and flustered, I drive down to the store on Colorado and discuss this with the salesperson. In short, if I had wanted to get an exchange it would've been a $150 re-packaging fee (since I opened it...) and I would still be losing money. However, I used my ever-so persuasive speaking skills and kindly, yet aggressively, asked for the difference in the macbook (considering there would be a decrease in price with the one I currently have). I got an estimate of $500 back.
I don't know what the future holds for me. Aside from modern technology -there's nothing profound I can speak about on this subject. It's weird because I would usually write the required amount and more for the regular blogs, whereas now I'm asked to write double the usual – and I'm stuck. It's hard for me to talk about things that haven't already happened because I'm obviously not as passionate about those things. So I'm sorry to let down anyone who reads this, but I'm not ready. I'm not ready to leave this place, after contemplating what I should write on this blog, I'm not ready to write it. My future is bright, that I know. What it holds? No one knows. Haha, MAYBE if I write a real awful blog, it won't feel as if it ends here, because I always make an effort to end on a good note -so I have a ways to go, nothing ends here.
I recently re-read one of my all time favorite books, The Time Traveler's Wife. In short, it's about a man who has this disease “CDP” he's a chronologically-displaced person. Think alternate universes in Star Trek, so in a sense there are very many alternate universes and in each universe, he's living at a certain age, so anytime he time travels –there's two of him that end up in one place at a time. It sounds confusing but you'll get the hang of it. Anyways, sometimes I wish I was like him...I wish that I could live my life out of order. It seems that my life is all ABOUT order. I am OCD organized. It is ridiculous, sometimes I wish that I can be like that because I know I can't literally coerce myself into being disorderly –but if I had no choice, maybe I could. I wish I knew what the future held, so I could have something to look forward to. But then again – that's foolish thinking. If I know what the future holds, I'd reach that potential and never go further. I just wouldn't be Lisa Hung –and that's what this is really all about...being me.
I loved reading your blog and I could see how your answers connected to the questions in the prompt. I also thought that we would have been a world with flying cars and meals in seconds! haha. The world is advancing in technology though, especially Apple. Apple products just keep getting smaller and thinner! Glad you got $500 back though haha (: and I also love that you really believe in staying true to yourself , no matter what!
The way my mind plays my life is that I will be attending PCC for a couple years then transfer to a University and continue my own studies in Nursing; meanwhile settling down maybe with someone; and by then I will already be working in a hospital making a comfortable pay. This all takes time though. I know for a fact that during this long journey I am going to be very discouraged and may want to give up but after reading Martha’s story; I never want to give up on my dream. I have the privilege to even get such an opportunity and it’s up to me to earn it or not. I expect myself to push very hard on myself; almost like a work and no play. I know this is the time where I cannot fool around with my schooling. I hope to succeed this way.
The future holds great things for everyone. I believe in order to have such a great future there is a certain way to live up to it. One way is to receive the fruits that life gives out. When I come back to my reunion I know I will have the greatest things to talk about. Such as; how well I have succeeded, but keep myself humble. I especially hope my children will have a SFHP teacher just as great as my teacher was. He has taught me to really open my eyes and mind to new things. It may seem like I haven’t learned much, or changed but I have. My determination to shoot for the stars is at its highest!
I feel as if we have made progress but take one step forward then two steps back. I am close to reaching my potential but haven’t really by the way I have been abusing my school work with work. Work is my main priority which is bad but I almost feel like I am obligated to work more than school. Nevertheless, I keep reminding myself that in order to get a better job, I need to get a better education. I am very worried that maybe I won’t succeed in the areas I need to pass to become an R.N. I don’t feel like I can handle such large amounts of work since this has been my first year without the use of Recourse. Then again, this is just one of the many trials in my life I have to fight through to be the best I know I am. I know for a fact I will make it, there is nothing else in this world I would rather do than to be like what Martha said “A public servant”.
The future holds nothing but mysteries. I wish I could say what it will hold for me but that’s why the term future is used. It’s not meant for us to know because we will cheat and try to take all the easy routes. Maybe the reason why the hardest journeys always benefit us in the end with happiness is because what breaks us, only makes us tougher. Life is like money, if we always have it handed over to us, we never learn to appreciate it, but when we earn it we cherish it longer. I will be a part of this by being the best I can be and fighting for what I know is right in my heart. I will never give up on my dreams, I will get what I want.
Nothing in my life has ever been constant, so I am sitting here thinking to myself… “Why am I so scared of graduating?” “Why am I so scared of the future?” When everything in my life has always been under constant change, you would figure that I would be prepared to face any kind obstacle that the “real world” challenges me with. The problem is that I am not ready, because I have grown up around the same people since I was five years old, if you went to Longley Way then you went to Dana and if you went to Dana you would end up at Arcadia High, even if you got separated by middle schools, you would all meet up at the same place. So, what I am trying to get at is that I am not ready to lose all the relationships I have spent years building. Sure we say that we’ll always be friends but how likely is that when one person is on the east coast and the other billions of miles away… realistically speaking, it’s going to be hard keeping in touch with people after high school and that’s why we cry at graduation and hope that high school will never end. I wish I could be more optimistic about this, the future freaks me out way too much.
I hope that ten years from now when we all will look back at what we had put in our time capsules that we won’t be embarrassed at how we look like, what we wore or how we acted like in the video CDs we put together because ourselves now, is the only time in our lives where we know how to have fun, still be kids, but know how to be adults. I hope that the world in ten years will be different, that everyone would respect the value of money and spend wiser. I hope that people, who can give, will give. I hope that gays will be granted with their right to marry. I hope that ten years from now, I’ll see all my classmates successful but still have the same spirit they have now, I hope that the many stresses that jobs put on them don’t change their personalities but most importantly, I hope that I won’t let society change me or my strong beliefs.
As for which direction I think our future is heading to, I am a bit worried because as we all learned in our government and economy classes, our nation has dug itself into a debt so deep that it’s close to impossible to take ourselves out. I hope that one day we will stop spending on unnecessary things and focus on the fact that we are in trillions dollars of debt. I also hope that we appreciate things more so that we stop taking advantage of the fact that our O-zone layer is quickly decaying. I belive that everything can be fixed if people are more informed. I cannot predict how the future will turn out but change starts with one person at a time, and we all need to take apart in that.
On a different topic, Doing makeup is my passion but I also have another hidden craze that I would like to share with you all before I’ll never get the chance to share it again! I LOVE cooking and I can literally spend hours in the kitchen; this past thanksgiving, I cooked thanksgiving dinner for my family of 17, I love creating my own recipes and working in a team. I know that some people might not think too much of the senior project but the senior project was the one thing that helped me decide between these two fields and I have decided to keep practicing on my skills in the cosmetology industry but pursue a career culinary arts. I feel that this is the right decision because I know that one of my stronger qualities is working in a group and I can use my color coordination that I’ve learned with working with makeup to create elaborate beautiful dishes. This Thursday I am visiting La Cordon Bleu California School of Culinary Arts and I’m so excited for it! I wish the best of luck to all of you in college; we will always be Apaches for life. Arcadia Class of 2009, you’ll always be a part of me.
I believe that at least for me, we are not scared of graduating, we are truly happy for it but we are afraid of our futures. Now, we are truly reliable for our future, not guided by our parents and friends we've grown up with. It will be tough to know that these people we have grown great friendships with will soon be just a memory, I was at dinner with my uncle and he was saying how once everyone goes to college you sort of forget about your high school friends. It will be tough letting go of what we have but will be good for our own good. Have a great future! lol sounds kinda lame
Jackie i agree i know ill be sad on graduation day, but at the same time, graduation is part of life. Saying good bye to friends will be hard, but we know the true friends always stay close. I know your future will be bright jackie, you just have to keep your eye on the ball!!!!
This is the first time I've read one of my sister's posts. Maybe its just me, but I feel that the voices in our writings are really similar. It's pretty crazy!
It really makes me smile reading her last paragraph about going into culinary arts. She's accomplished so much in this field in such a short period of time and I'm really happy for her because we can all see that she really wanted this. Proud of you sis
As we get ready to graduate a lot of us have been reminiscing about the past and trying hard not to let go of the relationships that we’ve made during these few, yet important, years of high school. Though I’ve been doing much of that myself, I’ve more so been contemplating the future and what it holds after we toss our funny looking hats and move on to college. For me, college will not be the wild and crazy experience that the media raves about. I plan (and hope to stick to this plan) to stay focused on my career, which will most likely be physical therapy, and get through school as quickly and efficiently as I can. My specific expectations are to finish GE’s at a community college and transfer, perhaps to Cal State Long Beach, to pursue a career in physical therapy. Because these plans are not set in stone I feel like I still have a lot of freedom and big choices to make about my future. With this comes a lot of responsibility that well prepared for and ready to handle. Obviously I plan to finish school and get a good start in my career, so aside from that my goals from a personal standpoint are to continue constantly growing by questioning my morals and continuing to stand by my opinions.
The country will be totally “green” and environmentally friendly. It’s a trend that our generation was quick to follow and I think that it is something that will probably stick around. The whole concept of being “green” is being advocated to get us out of this recession- it creates jobs while simultaneously betters the environment. When we come back for our reunion things will be very different at Arcadia High School. We won’t be walking through the same halls that have been there for years and years. The school will no longer feel like home and will probably be barely recognizable. When my children graduate from high school (if they were to graduate from AHS) they would have the luxuries that we’ve seen affecting our routes to class- the new science buildings, a more professional theatre, better technology, and a more upscale campus altogether. It would be a surprise to me if everything were not converted to touch screen for ease of access. It would probably be safe to assume that our kids will rarely need to pick up a book, as new things like Kindles are coming out where you have thousands of pages and books right in the palm of your hand. I see the country continuing the technological phenomenon that has been started and only furthering advancements to bigger and better things.
Our generation is definitely moving forward in a positive direction. We have shown that we are open to change by electing an African American president for the first time this year. With that, I feel like our generation advocates equality for everyone, no matter what gender, sexuality, or political views they may have. We are getting closer to fulfilling our potential as human beings because we are working together more efficiently and cooperatively. I feel hopeful about the future because our generation shows a lot of optimism, which shows potential for new ideas and solutions to the nation’s conflicts. I don’t think that human potential is something that can ever necessarily be reached as there will always be something to improve on; we are, however, taking steps closer to the potential that we have to live in a world of equality that people have fought for over the past decades.
The future holds endless possibilities for us. We have yet to achieve so many things in this world and our generation can be the one to make changes. As long as we keep open minds and accept new ideas then our search for human potential will go far. We still have a lot to learn as we make our way into college and start our careers, but I hope to make a change by impacting someone else’s life. It would mean a lot to me to be able to inspire others to lend a hand to anyone in need. I am going to be a part of the new future because I hope to influence the world of dance by spreading the word about dance medicine. There are very few centers in the country dedicated to dance medicine and I hope to be a part of one of them one day. All in all I am very hopeful about our future. Though we may never see each other again each of us will be tremendous at something and make a difference in some way.
Hey Lauren. What I admire about you is that you have grown so much in so little time. I remember when we first met in mr. C's class. We were messing around with friends and having fun. Since then you have showed more love for dancing. By leaving song and trying a new dance class you show that you are dedicated on expanding your knowledge. Then you became rose princess, I was so happy the day I found out because I new that you would do great. All these eperiences have helped you grow and now your on your way to a great career. Keep on growing, persevere, and achieve greatness.
Hey Lauren. What I admire about you is that you have grown so much in so little time. I remember when we first met in mr. C's class. We were messing around with friends and having fun. Since then you have showed more love for dancing. By leaving song and trying a new dance class you show that you are dedicated on expanding your knowledge. Then you became rose princess, I was so happy the day I found out because I new that you would do great. All these eperiences have helped you grow and now your on your way to a great career. Keep on growing, persevere, and achieve greatness.
My future is very cloudy for me right at the moment I am just focusing on graduating high school first. However if I had to give you a rough draft of what my next few years may be like I would have to say, first get a stable job, hopefuly move out, and of course go to PCC and hopefuly transfers to another college and live happily ever after. What I expect to happen is sadly live at home for most of the summer hopefuly not longer, and also I do expect to get my act together and do well in college and transfer to a good school. What I hope happens is win the lotto and not work or go to school ever but that is not going to happen so, I hope it all works out fine for me.
I think that our country in five or ten years will look like star wars with it hover cars and what not...Na I am just kidding, I am no clue at all what the future will look like I don't even know what I am doing a month from now. At my reunion I think that I will be bragging about my kids and wife, and hopefully the good job that I might have. As for my kids I just hope and wish the best for them, and they are happy with what ever they have and what they may be doing at the time.
I think that our world is stuck in a big cycle and things will never change, there are just too many people in the world to please and it is pretty much impossible for all the world to be at peace. I do not think that we are sliping and rising just moving up and down and there are no real big changes. I would say that I feel pessimistic about the world's future because, there are too many bad and dumb people with alot of power and guns in the world for there to be any good changes.
Like I said in the paragraph above I feel that the world will not change much and if it does hopefuly it is for the better. As for me I am content with going through the motions, as long as I got money then I am good I don't feel the need to be a hero. This is selfish to say but as long as it does not effect me and the people that I care about they why bother it is most likely that I will not see any changes in my lifetime.
I have my college years planned and pretty set, but I have no idea if it will plan out the way I want to. Because I am not able to get any financial help from my parents, and the fact that the economy is bad so its hard to get a job, I might not be able to do all the things I plan. What I can see for myself is moving out before college starts and getting an apartment with a few friends. To pay for this I need to find a job finally. Then once I transfer to cal poly pomona, I hope that my cousin will buy his house by then so me and my friend from my band can rent a room in his house, which will be much more convenient. Throughout all four years of college I plan on continuing playing in bands, and hopefully stick with my new band I currently am in throughout and gain a lot of experience. Also I plan on booking concerts professionally which I have already started doing, managing some friends bands, continuing my clothing company, working as a sound engineer at my friends music venue, and interning at a record label (I'm majoring in Music Business). One problem with all of this is money. Im looking forward to living on my own so much, but its a scary thing because seeing my parents struggle with it month to month, how is it going to be easier for me? Plus paying for college and a new computer and all the necessities. Being in a band can be almost as expensive as living on your own as well. Buying equipment, getting stuff fixed, gas money for touring and playing shows, pressing CD's to give out for free outside of venues and sell at shows, paying for recording, buying merchandise to sell at shows. It all adds up incredibly quick with the hopes that it will pay off in the future, and for most bands, it doesn't. Keeping my clothing company going costs more money than it makes me. I'm having to shut it down for the summer in hopes I can have enough money to start by the new school year again. And all of my music business ventures are going to take up a lot of my time, probably time I wont always have. The music industry is a very hard place to get your foot into the door. and when your in, there's some more, and some more. I've also come to realize that everything I want to do much relies on other people. Sometimes my luck can be in their hands. But I'll make my own luck and "make" those people help me out by working hard and being persistent in this crumbling music industry. But I know everything is going to work out just fine. I know I'm going run into a lot of hardships and fail a lot, but from all those experiences I will learn, and when one door closes, another always opens. Thats how its been for me in the past, and thats the way its going to be in the future. If not, how hard is it to open a door for myself, right?
I have no Idea what the country will look like in the future. Its really hard to tell. I think that more and more of our morals as a society will diminish or be compromised as time goes by, as the past has already taught us, but that doesn't mean I don't have hope for the future. I think we're going to live in a pretty great place. For some maybe not, but hopefully this world will be a place people are happy with. Its weird thinking about where we will be technologically too, I mean, we're already so advanced, what's going to happen next? Indestructible computers that never slow down? Don't be silly, big business will never let that happen. Maybe Mac will grow bigger than PC, and the new minimum standard for computer storage will be a terabyte. Oh how that will be one of the happiest days of my life. But when I come back to my reunion, I will probably reminisce with my old friends about how weird and awesome we were, how much fun we had, and how much we learned about ourselves in SFHP, and discuss whether or not all those times we wrote about our futures on those blogs actually came true.
As a society I think we have a lot of hope. Though, I do think we are sliding backwards. As far as world conflicts, politics, all of that, I am very pessimistic. But on a smaller scale, if you focus on human beings individually, you can see so much potential, hope, kindness, and a peace about everyone. Just from this class I've learned so much about people and I am so optimistic about the future because I see nothing but good people in this class. But as far as larger scale problems, people just need to stop treating this world like a business and just do what's right.
The future is unpredictable. Its a little scary, but so exciting as well. Hopefully We'll live to see great things happen, and maybe be apart of that greatness. All we can do is live up to our full potential, and strive to be the best people we can be, and just wait and see what happens.
As we are all preparing to graduate from high school, life will move on to another point. College life will be totally different from high school. We can see as more fun but at the same time is more work and even harder. I know that everything will be different and I have to plan out things myself, my way. I expect myself to grow and learn at the same time. Growing more independent and learning from my mistakes and realizing what this world is all about. I hope to grow a deeper knowledge through the four years in college and experiencing more things. I goal is to not only build up a passion for future career but build up my own potential as a human being.
I do not know how the country will be like after five or ten years. But I know that people will change and improve so it will possible be a better place for people to live. When we come back for our reunions, it will be extremely different, people will change and we won't be the students sitting in class listening to the teachers lecture. We will probably share our life experience with each other and take about future goals and plans for life. Everything will simply just change and be different. We will probably tell the students our life experience and share our life journey with them. We will probably tell our kids how will life be like after high school and all the hard things that they will experience as they turn older.
I definitely have a positive feeling toward the future. I know the fact that everyone is improving slowly and this world is improving every second of life. Things changes slowly as time passes by which lead to a better environment and a better place for people to live. Even kids are getting smarter and education is becoming better as well. People are becoming more open minded and they will think deeper not only for themselves but for others as well. As people are developing new ideas and aspects, things will change and become better. So I feel that this future world will turn better and better no matter if is for us or for the next generation.
I believe that the future can hold anything for us. Because we are the people who make things change and develop new ideas. We can make things to work out as long as we are here for each other. I know that I still have a lot of things to learn through out life. But I hope that I will be able to help out people that needs help. I hope that using my experience of life can impact our next generation. Make them have a more positive thinking and live through life more happily.
I see myself going to PCC after I graduate. I plan to transfer out into a university after two years. Hopefully, I’ll be able to transfer to UCLA. While in college I’ll get a part-time job to earn some extra money. I just hope that the job I get won’t be something I hate, but I’ll take whatever I can get. I’m still not sure in what career I am going to pursue. Though, I do plan on majoring in chemistry or math, so maybe I’ll be a pharmacist or an accountant. I’m not planning on doing anything too special or amazing.
In five to ten years, I’m hoping that this country will be able to pull itself out of the recession. I don’t expect us to fall into a depression anytime soon, but it may happen so it’s best to prepare for the worst. I don’t see myself coming back for reunions. I hate reliving past experiences, especially experiences of places I’m not too fond of. As for kids, I don’t want to look that far ahead into the future yet. Besides, I don’t plan on staying in Arcadia because the houses here are way too expensive. I’m not even sure my kids will even take a SFHP class.
As of now, I’m not sure where we as humans are headed. There are some events that make it seem as if we are progressing and yet there are others where it feels as if we are sliding back. I’d like to remain optimistic even though I fear for the future generations. Something just tells me that things are not going to go so well for people in later generations. Since technology is developing at such a rapid rate, maybe robots and machines will become so advanced that they eventually enslave the human race.
I don’t like looking forward to the future. Time already flies by faster than it should. It feels like just yesterday that I just started high school. Pretty soon, we’ll all be old and senile, and the worst part is that all this will happen in a blink of an eye.
I see myself living a live that I have hoped to gain. I’m guessing I would still be doing deep hardcore studying, since I really hope to end up really high above to try to get a good job. I would expect myself to have gotten a degree from college and hopefully get something that is even more meaningful than just that. I might be a pessimistic person, since I was raised thinking in a million direction, but by then, I will have narrowed it down to something a lot more simpler. I hope that I can get a good job to support myself. I also hope that the economy can be fixed so that there will be even more opportunities to benefit from. I wish that the world will also fix itself (psychologically).
I think the country will look like the same wasteland as 1984, not trying to be too pessimistic, but the people who are in power now and on forth, seem to have higher standards to the point of impossible. I think that people would be drowning in greed, where there’ll be another “O’ Brien” in the world to conquer over. There are many possibilities, but this is what I think, from personal studies and knowing. When I come back for my reunions, I would talk about the past and the newest future, since those are meaningful times. I would also talk about my current lifestyle and job, since I tend to be boring like that. When my children finish studying, I would just hope for the best of them, along with hoping that they’ll get to do something they wish. I would also talk about what they experience, even if they end up calling me telling me not to say that.
Humans are the strangest creatures in the world. Humans tend to bend differently based on how they grew up or how they were influenced. I think that people will be drowning in greed with the desire to even “conquer the world”, if that is even made possible. People tend to move in a cycle, with the repetition of the past, like how Hitler made the same mistake as Napoleon, when he attacked Russia. Because we do not look at the past far enough, we will repeat it. We’re not fulfilling our potential nor reversing that, because we are not something new; we are the past. I am worried about the future, since the people will be murdered by their own thoughts due to failures in economy.
I think the future holds “nothingness”, if that is possible. Everything has its point of destruction, somehow, somewhere. The way that the government is runned all around the world is the worse way possible, since people cannot be straight enough to actually get through with something. People’s standard raise higher and higher where it would be like asking a 2-year old to run 100 meters in 1 second. People greed raise to a new standard even passing generation, trying to do better than the past generation. I personally believe that people will be runned down by their own greed, since they suffer instead of strive. So the new question is whether there is an end to creativity, greed, and desire.
I will be part of it, by not taking part of it (if it makes sense), since in the world described above, people are totally tempted on doing things. I’m not someone who would want to think like that, although I think I am already part of that system of thinking. I have my own greed to fulfill, since I have already started it. “Once greed begins, it can only grow to the point of infinite; it is impossible to get rid of it, once it is gained.”
Sometimes, I view the world that we currently live in with an pessimistic way too. A image of the world become like the destroyed world in the movie that is black and white. I hope the economy will be better soon so people can have more opportunities for jobs and live a happy life. Because, right now, no one is really that happy due to the economy crisis. Therefore, we should all work harder in order to survive and get a good job in the future.
I don’t know what is exactly going to happen in the future. But I do know that I will be attending college and pursuing my chosen career. Hopefully, I can also get a job this summer somewhere. I hope that in college, I will be able to find myself and figure out what it is that I want to get out of life. I just hope that I succeed and keep striving for what I want. I’m slightly afraid of what is to come because it’s not like the daily routine that we’ve had for the past 4 years. I’ll actually be out in the real world. No more wandering the halls; no more seeing the same people; no more hearing the bell when its time to go. So many things are going to change. But I am also excited cause I’ll be able to face new challenges and experience new things that will shape me into the person that I am to become.
I think at our reunion, we’ll be reminiscing about the good times that we had at Arcadia. And we’ll be telling stories about our lives and how far we’ve come since our high school years. I hope that my kids get the same experience for out of this class as I did or maybe even better. I, kind of hope that technology isn’t such a big deal but we know that it always will be because technology is always going to advance. The reason is because hardly do I see kids nowadays going outside and just kicking a soccer ball around for fun. Most of us are glued to video games, television, youtube, facebook, and etc. I know some of you might disagree but it’s just my point of view, so don’t rip me to shred if you disagree.
I think that we’re slowly making our way through this. I don’t think were moving backwards. I think if people are more aware of what is happening then maybe we will be able to move forward. There are things that can change to make us fulfill our potential. And I know that we are capable of making changes. But for now, we’re slowly moving along. I’m kind of worried about the future but I also know that we will be able to make it through.
The future is fairly unpredictable. I don’t know what lies ahead. It could potentially get better or it may worsen, we won’t really know until it happens. But hopefully, the future is better for past, current, and future generations. I have faith that the future will be better for all of us. I think the country will still have difficult times but we will have our good times too. I don’t know how I’ll be apart of this. There are so many things I can do. The sky really is the limit.
I'm not fully sure what will happen in the upcomming years. I believe it's going to be hard because i need to fisish everything that I have pushed back, from reading to making music. The future is very unclear to me. My future, personally, will be a curved road and it won't be a straight path until much later. And the cracks along the road that I'll face, I'll take as a gift because I can only learn fom them. What I do know about my future is that I plan to become wiser in every sense. I know that in the next few years that I will be working my butt off, making a lot of music and writing because I have to work to reach the dream.
Due to the advancements in technology, in the upcommnig years everybody will be overweight. "Wally" gives us a good perspective on this. To be honest, I have no idea what this world will be like. The downfall is equal to the rise, or maybe greater. It's like one step forward, and two steps back. Too much small problems covering up the big problems. We have too much great minds set on the problem of finance and too many companies are just being greedy. The minimum is what everyone needs, be greatful for that, but I still believe people will turn around. I still have hope for the future. You never know whats going to happen. In the future we might be talking about new ideas, and speaking of different viewpoints of EVERYTHING instead of concerning ourselves in war. That would be great. The world needs versatility.
I think we are moving in a positive direction, but not all the time. We deal with a lot of small problems when we really need to deal with big ones. We need to deal with things like equality. There is so much potential hidden under the rug. People with great skills and voices are kept hidden, and I believe its our job as a community to get those people heard. We need to stop this arguement over money and live for the sake of living. Life is to be taken advantaged of, and when we do that we use our full potential. I still believe that people will turn their heads and see the unseen. I think that we will reach another period of enlightment and we can come together to read, write, and learn from eachother.
I think the future is bright for everyone. We are all playing on a level field and anyone can do anything. If we are to make a good future we have to work on the present, or so I've learned from "Back to the Future". Live for the future by living for the moment. I will play a part in the future by becoming the wises I can be (which isn't much) and teach the next generation about my mistakes, because that's the only way to learn.
"if you have the opportunity to play this game of life you need to appreciate every moment. a lot of people don`t appreciate the moment until it`s passed” - Kanye West
I love your where you state that we need to live for the sake of living. That is so true my friend! People worry to much about what is going wrong in their life and what they can gain (material wise). The only reward that I find truly satisfying is pure joy. The joy in waking up in the morning to a new day and the joy in just being with the ones I love. I love your positiveness!
GOOD JOB NOEL!
You really showed your thoughts in this blog and I enjoyed reading them. I like how you stated that we need to work on the present. That is very true. The present is what makes our future. That is why I believe in.
Noel, I loved this line from your blog, "Live for the future by living for the moment." That really stood out to me. I also liked how you mentioned that you were going to teach the next generation about your mistakes, because that is the only way to learn. I agree with that! I think the mistakes we make in life are not bad, as long as we learn from them and take away something valuable from them.
When I was a kid, I imagine the future to be full of robots and human can gain control over them. I also imagine cars that can hover in the air on a sky freeway, like the scene that we can only see in the movies. Just by thinking about that it give me hope and excitement to move on with my childhood. However, this idea I had when I was a little boy now seems to be like a fantasy and dream, and is like it will never happen. Now, since I am a little more mature, I think of the future in a more grown up perspective. Of course I still think the future will be better than the present, but without the childish imaginations. At times, I am afraid to think about the future because it terrifies me, but other times it excites me.
Sometimes, I am afraid to know the future because I think I am just not ready to be fully grown up. I heard from the older generation that being a student is way much easy and pleasant than working. I believe this is true because I worked in a toy store before, and I had to work hard to meet the expectations. I fear the anxiety that the future holds for me and I am afraid that I cannot meet my own goal. Maybe some part of me is not ready to be independent and still want to depend on my parents. College also scare me because I realize that I have to study very hard to transfer from PCC to a good four years college for my major, which means I will have less time for myself. However, even if I and horrified by what the future holds for me, I am also excited to see what will happen.
People say that future is always full of endless possibilities, which give hope to people. We will want to do better in order to reach for our goals and dream. We look forward to the future because there are many opportunities waiting for us to discover and reach for. In the future I want to be a person who look back and say to myself “I don’t regret a thing I did in my life.” Therefore I want to do my best to reach to my dream career starting now, and try to put all my abilities to their maximum level. I want to search for my own happiness in life and be happy with myself. Thus, my parents will be proud of me.
Later in the future, I think the technology will improve even more. The next generation will go to school without carrying books but a electronic books. Later on, cell phone, ipod, laptop, and etc will be old-fashion to them. Maybe in the future, all the car that people drive will be without oil and the environment will be in a better shape than now. Every school, the teachers will start using computer screen instead of white boards with markers. The future can be of imagination and dream, which is really interesting. Therefore, we should view future in a more happy way and be excited.
Like most of us, I will be in college for the next four or five years. My goals for college are quite simple:
1.) to gain a greater understanding of who I am
2.) Figure out a possible career
3.) travel to different states/countries
4.) Exceed academically
5.) HAVE FUN!
I am beyond excited to discover the world outside of high school. Although I will miss my HS friends and life, I know everything ends with in its own time. I guess I just need to accept that it is over and focus on the future. Dwelling on graduation and the end just makes me sad, so I try not to think about it too much. The future holds so much for me. It is a fresh start, a new life, that I can shape any way I desire. Nothing is as exciting then getting a chance to recreate your life in a new place with new people.
The future of the world, that is a hard one to predict. I can't really make a prediction, but I can hold hopes for the future. The biggest one would have to be more acceptance in the world. I want people to embrace each other's differences. Another hope is more peace. With acceptance I believe peace will come, bring an end to wars. I guess you can only hope then. The human race has a long way to go before any of my hopes are accomplished. The world is constantly changing. It is constantly improving. But it will never be perfect. The world (it's inhabitants more so) will always have flaws. As we fix one flaw, we will continuously move on to the next one and the next one for fixing. I believe that in the next decade the US will move on a break away from old pretenses. More freedoms and opportunities will be available to more people. I guess I am just an optimistic and believe only good can come.
It has been a long year and many decisions has came my way. I can see myself heading towards PCC where i get another chance to start all over. It is my goal to seek as many friends as possible as i enjoy being around others. i look forward to my next two years in college as i learn that responsibilities have doubled. I feel there are going to be great obstacles for me to climb. For worst comes to worst, doesn't seem to bother me however there were times were i felt like giving up and i hope i will never reach it again. in the end i would want to feel i am able to do what i want and how i want to do it. I know my birthday is coming up and when i turn 18, i will get the freedom i always wanted.
The future is so vague for me but i am looking forward to having the best time as i can. As the country is currently, i find it hard to even think of how bad it can get. My only hope is to find a decent part time job and head to school afterwords. First step into being an adult. Taking a step at a time seems the better way at times such as now. I am certain in ten years everyone will have a trophy of their kind. A trophy of achievement either in a family or the dream job. My trophy will definitely be a family as i wish to settle and join the father life.
I can't even imagine how confused i am of the future. Nothing seems to be constant as the society seems to be heading backwards. The biggest fear of failure will appear and especially harder to recover from it. How can i not be confused?
The future is another world i can't wait to see. As i will be among everyone else doing daily stressful jobs. I also can't wait to see how technology will evolve knowing gadgets get better everyday. As time goes by hopefully new jobs will appear with new duties that may open many opportunities. I only hope i will be apart of it and in the end be able to only do what i enjoy doing.
I hope to get a trophy for an achievement too! I never saw having a family as a trophy but now I do. I feel you seek a trophy as one does a family. We strive to show them off and make sure they are taken care of too. Now I feel what you are trying to say; the gift of life is as a trophy, kept dear and protected.
i love your optimistic view going to pcc and ''starting all over again.'' because its true, you get to start fresh again and really show what your true capabilities are. since it seems like you want to transfer to a school like la or Berkeley afterwards! keep it up, i know you'll succeed if you just believe in yourself.
It is most important to find your calling or your passion. That' s what I am eager to explore. I want to find out just where my talents lie ultimately.
the steps that I have chosen as a teacher I will follow through and if that' s my highest calling so be it. Still it does not constantly feed my energies. I read an article that my father wrote on his marble sulptor friend Eino. Here Eino recalls walking on a street in Venice when almost a voice told him, Eino, you must become a sculptor. I guess it' s something like that I am looking for, something with a definite message.
How the country will look is a very difficult one to answer. After all who has a psychic power. I think something like this is most fun when you take it out in 5 or 10 years and read it for comparisons. I think Mr. F will do that with ours. But that' s fair, and to see the changes in the different waves of students must be one of the treasures of being a teacher. Am I right Mr. F ?
I do feel optimistic. Surely a lot more than I was when I was out of AHS and just itching to get back in.
And now here I am somewhat sad at leaving it behind. Goodbye forever, dear friend. I know that I do want to become a better human being. I think that may well be our main mission in life outside of becoming billionaire celebrities . I don' t think that we are getting better as a breed but I don' t know whether we are supposed to be getting better. If this place earth is paradise then we might not keep on looking and seeking.
I think the future holds some wonderful things for me and for us all. I think that the crisis has made a lot of people look at priorities and when the problem straightens itself out I think we will benefit from lifestyle improvements that did not come at a price. That' s one of the reasons that I see this whole 'depression' as a great opportunity. An opportunity to look into the future and mold it with your visions. If we work on the positive aspects I know that we will be rewarded by a more just society. In other words, a better society .
All year long I have been thinking of my future. We stress about college acceptance and other key steps to beginning our new lives. But what is a new life? Are you reborn? In a way you are being reprogrammed or reborn but you carry your knowledge of the past and what you truly learned over the years. The future acts as another chapter of life. We are constantly rewriting new chapter to keep the page clean and push all the rest behind us. Yes, we can flip through the book (recall memories) but I feel we are also constantly writing our lives. Our hopes and dream lie within the future but do not put them on the paper until we have ink (they have been fulfilled).
I am the kind of person whom is more hardworking than people give credit for. I do not mean to “toot” my own horn but “toot toot”. I feel I can do anything I set my mind to. Over the year I have gained more personal confidence in myself. I now feel I am fearless and worthy of doing what I choose. I see myself working about twenty five hours a week which is high for a full timer, but I have two jobs. I without a doubt will be going to school full time no matter what. I fear the college stories of being twenty five and still at a junior college level. I am pending a semester at Pasadena City College in Fall 2009. I will be starting in the fall under any conditions, there will be no reason why I should feel the need to take a semester off. One semester turns into two than three and soon enough I will be a year behind if I get distracted. I see myself determined and willing to embrace new responsibilities. I hope everything works out which I am positive that is also everyone else.
Our country runs of responsibilities of others. The change of responsibilities changes depending on the terms. “Change” and “Yes we can” will keep the United States in the right direction. I feel over the next five or so years we will have created so much more change that will effect us positively and little negatively. I hope the unemployment rate does not rise and sticks between three and four percent, ideally conditioner. We will hopefully be talking of many new changes and new businesses that have jump stated the economy. What goes up much come down and then goes up; thinks can not stay terrible forever. My classmates will be hitting each other in their walkers and wheelchairs and canes, wondering how we have come so far in our generation. Ten seconds later we will be returned to a “living center for active senior citizens”. I strive for positive true change with no fluff of issues. I am sure my children graduating from high school will have more technology but still a simplistic learning atmosphere as I have endured as a student. I hope I will be able to see Mr. Feraco with the wife and my children accepting their diplomas. My children will hopefully have a wonderful new outlook upon life after enduring the search for human potential course.
During the beginning of my SFHP course I though our generation was worse than the previous and so on. Each generation was becoming worse. I now find myself thinking completely opposite of the situation. Yes you can argue both sides and each generation does have their good and bad views from others. I feel we are moving in a positive way and towards the light of change. We have made so many changes that have improved the lives of many American in the last year alone it would be ridiculous to not call any recognition; both political and social able exc. I have no worry that the future will be great. All we can do at this time is Hope and strive for an even better tomorrow. We must do anything and everything to help each other and the economy. I only worry about the people that are stuck in their own ways of how the world isn’t changing. We will improve on everything entirely and create a better tomorrow; we can make our hopes a reality.
Well I see the world somewhat drifting in a straight line with our current recession, not getting any worse, nor getting any better. So in terms of this affecting me I believe that if I stick to my course of action that I have planned out, I’ll be able to fly past this depressing time. I expect myself to start college with a very good attitude to begin with and then continue to work hard. And with their accelerated learning program, my expected graduation date will be January 26, 2012. I’ll have a Bachelor’s of Science Degree in Game Art & Design. I’m currently 17 and my birthday is in September. I hope to be one of the first college graduates to receive a six figure income right after college before I turn twenty one.
From then on it’s hard for me to plan ahead because I do not know enough information to support any further predictions. But I do have a big dream, to create a portable virtual reality console from which you can plan anywhere at any time. And with this, come developed to what I believe to be the greatest fighting video game ever. (from what my friends say it sounds like a 50 year process lol). With this game I hope to unite the players from around the world to socialize and communicate with other people from around the world. With this game play we can put all our stressful nature of destroying each other into a “harmless” form in which people can do as they please to their hearts content. Then we will be able to rid ourselves of some bad habits.
The country in ten years? Hmmmm…. It’s hard for me to picture the country’s’ fate or destiny, clouded by the dark side, indeed it is. But I hope for the better that we will begin to see an uprising of purity and honesty. With that our world can rebuild itself and begin to finally realize the potential it is capable of. I hope my children will be able to grow up in a society without worry, segregation, racism, or cruelty. But I believe that we still must educate in order to learn from and avoid these thoughts which have limited our own potential. We can only reach our full potential for success when we as human beings begin to realize that we all search for happiness in the end. We all want to love and be loved, so we do the most ridiculous things in order to grab attention. Thus we have what is now our present world. We must all unify in order to live to see tomorrow’s future.
But we must also plan for the worst; someone might just go power hungry and start getting some very sinister thoughts. Then comes an all out nuclear attack in a fight for power and we all might get wiped out or we might have built life sustaining space station for some to escape to. Or maybe we might have that whole “machines will take over the world” apocalypse. But the most “exciting” would probably be a zombie invasion in which we would have to find shelter and weaponry to defend ourselves until we can find a cure. I really hope that none of these ever come true, but one can’t be too prepared for anything in advance. I can see in a different perspective that the governments will crumble and along with it most of the world as we are basically the life line of the world. I definitely hope for a better future, but what happens if we do find our “current” vision of true human potential? What next? How far can we go in progression and adaptation? In our quest for human potential, we might even end up destroying one another. We may never know, but it’s best to leave that matter each time zones “present” time.
This upcoming fall I will be attending PCC. The two years I plan on attending the school, I plan to discover what my passions are and what it is that will make me happy. After those two years I hope and expect to transfer to a four-year. That strongly looking to be Cal-Poly Pomona if I stick to majoring in civil engineering. I really don't know if this is something I'll end up doing. If I do I have more of a mapped out future. I am going into it very open minded, but I am also staying open to all my other options. I expect to become more independet and find a center with all the points in my star coming closer around me. Being so unsure does get me nervous at times, but I try to be optimistic about what's to come.
I can't remember what I thought things would be like when I was eight or even if I thought much about the future. I can't really recall what came after the thoughts, "I can't wait to grow up". Now looking back how I cherish those times I could enjoy the simplier things wiyhout worrying about the more complicated aspects of life. In five years the economy will have hopefully worked well on it's way to repair this crisis. I will have graduated from college, and there will be a new generation in need for jobs and a start to their careers. Obama will motly have been re-elected and on his second term as President of the Uniated states, but that can only truely be dertermined after things have played out these next four years. Ten years from now at my highschool reunion, I'll probably be talking about all the cahnges everyone has gone through physically. I see it as a moment to look back and reminice about how life has just passed by so quickly, and probably how it feels like it was so long ago but I can remember it like it was yesterday. Children, maybe? I can't imagine that now or even consider it really.
As humans I see us definately not sliding backwards but taking a new directon to life. Taat could have a positive or negative effect but a new direction that's for sure. I'd like to stay hopeful, with the news saying our water supply is scarce leaves you to questiion if we will even have the basic supplies to survive? This does worry me, but the earth is a remarkable thing, and I believe it will continue to fuel us with what we need. Have we reached our full potential? I don't think so and as long as the human mind continues to function the possibilities will continue to be endless. I mean we've sent someone to the moon!
I want to make a difference and do my part in making this world a better place for the future generations and I can start one individual at a time. Maybe by the time my children have graduated high school there will be solar and lunar powered cars? There are so many "green products" out there, I'd like to be apart of preserving the earth. I still have a lot to figure out and even more to learn. The future will unfold as I live it and I plan to do so as a better person then I am now.
Good job and yayy for saving the earth! Anyways, I really thing that your optimism is beneficial to you. I believe if you stay optimistic about your goals and dreams and work hard, you will achieve them. You are so brilliant and can do anything you set your mind to.
thanks haley!! your just darling, i really am going to miss you. hopefully we hangout a few times in the summer. i'd realy like that (:
In the next few years I really hope to make something of myself. I’m sure I won’t be a full adult by that time but I hopefully I’ll be headed in the right direction. I will do everything I can to keep myself from ever having to hit rock bottom before I start to climb, I want to be able to learn from others mistakes rather than make tons of terrible decisions. More physically I hope that within the next few years I am able to move out of state. I would like to create a healthy, growing and stable relationship, whether that be with my current boyfriend or with someone I meet later on. Even broader than this I want to meet new friends who will encourage me to grow into the woman I want to be. More than anything I hope to make a difference, I hope to never be blindsided by my own life and my own problems but rather be more outward and willing to help others with their problems.
I would really like to hope that the country will look better in ten years but I feel like it’s very unlikely. I think that until we decide that the country’s welfare is more important than our individual rights we won’t be able to improve. And as prude as this sounds I think our country lacks morals as a whole. If we look at history the great Roman Empire was brought down by their addictions to sex and gambling, the less morals they held the faster they fell apart. I hope that’s not where we are headed but I don’t doubt it being a possibility. Eventually our country needs to stop being ruled by corporations and begin to do things that benefit their citizens. Unless big businesses can stop their selfishness, our country is on the verge of destruction
At this particular era we as a people are stagnating, less and less people are working to do the extraordinary or even to do the minimum. Most people don’t strive to be more than they are but rather stay in their comfort zones and let life happen. This generation doesn’t have any Martin Luthers, or John Lennons instead were a group of Parsons falling into the backdrop and just letting things happen. I really want to feel hopeful about the future but I constantly fall to the side of pessimism. In order to turn this around we would need someone bold, willing to call out an entire nation on their faults (someone like Chuck Norris). A man (or woman) with a plan to turn things around in a way that benefits everyone.
I think the future holds some huge reality shocks and I think this economic crisis is just the first of many, The next will probably include a giant lizard, somewhat like Godzilla, going about and terrorizing our country. When we still wont listen every state will break apart into separate islands (due to all of the fighting), lose contact with one another and be forced to start new countries on their own. The government will then call on Chuck Norris, vacationing in his favorite country (Chuck), to lasso all of the newly separated countries and bring them back together. He will of course leave out Texas from the re-United States and add it onto Chuck creating a large super-state, so appealing that everyone will immediately move from the re-United States to Chuck Immediately. What a fine future indeed.
I really like and admire how you approach the world and its is issues. Most people try to look at it from a more opotimistic point of view just as I do, but you really bring reality into the picture.I never really thought of those issues in the terms you described. I completely agree that we need to do things to benefit our citizens and not just huge corporations. Good Job and Good luck next year!
Ah, Godzilla and Chuck Norris, sounds like a pretty good future to me . I agree with you on wanting to be optimistic about the future but finding it to be very hard. Everything you had to say was really good, I just hope our country isn't destroyed by itself in the end.
As far as how I see the next few years playing out for myself, I plan on going to PCC for a quarter, then applying to Art Center College of Design after I finish my portfolio at PCC. Then I might possibly be interning for a graphic design company that runs a magazine and clothing line aside from designing. From then, I hope to incorporate graphic design with music and see what happens from then on. I really hope to become more independent. Right now my family is having a really hard time accepting the fact that I am growing up, especially my mom. They have not really allowed me to be independent when it comes to a lot of things, but now that they see I have to make decisions on my own, they are starting to realize that I am becoming a young adult. It is hard for me to accept as well, as I do not feel ready to be out in the “real world” on my own. In time though, I do hope to become less dependent on my parents and more independent when I am on my own.
I am not really sure what the country will look like in five or ten years. We might be out of this recession, or maybe not, but I feel like our generation of teens has become more aware of the world beyond our own. More people care about charities and helping others, more than I have seen when I was growing up. More teens want to make a difference in their world, which is truly inspiring and I hope that continues to be the case ten years from now. When I come back for my reunions, I would be talking about all the good times we had in high school and all the times I never forgot until that day, the times that shaped me and my friends into whom we became. There are so many moments in high school that I intend to cherish for the rest of my life. I cannot wait to retell those moments at our ten-year reunion.
As pessimistic as this may sound, I think that human beings are sliding backwards. But there is a brighter side to what I think, because at the same time, I believe human beings are also getting somewhat closer to our potential. The reason why I think humans are going in a negative direction is because nowadays, we tend to take advantage of a lot of things we have, but do not cherish. For instance, most children here do not like attending school, but in other parts of our world where children are less fortunate, they do not have the opportunity to go to school even if they want to. We have a lot of things that other people do not, and because we are so used to them, we tend to take them for granted. It is not until they are taken away from us that we understand its true value. I feel slightly hopeful for the future yet slightly worried because I hope our generation will be one that considers the world beyond their own – a compassionate generation that wants to change the lives of others, one way or another.
I think the future holds many great things for us because we are advancing in many ways, but at the same time, we are going to have to deal with our economy and build it back up. The future holds many endless possibilities; changes will constantly be made and newer things will constantly be introduced. There will be ups and downs, but I think if humans can overcome the issues we have at hand now, we will be better able to handle situations in the future. Hopefully we will become a generation that uses our past to make our future even better. I believe that everyone has a purpose, and although things may not look so bright because of this recession and our economy, everyone can make a difference. Whether it be recycling your bottles and cans, or being involved in a charity, everyone has the ability to help and make the world a better place.
Our country is full of hope, dreams and encouragement, but unfortunately also of failure, disappointment and animosity. There is good and evil in everything, because we as human beings are not made out to perfection, we are living a life of decisions and choices. Those choices lead to accomplishing goals and being hit down by our own mistakes. The future is becoming the present and our present is fading to the past, but I never thought in a million years that we would be here today. Equality and people being as one is becoming more and more common; which is such an exciting future to look forward too. They say our generation is the one for change and I want to be apart of that. We are seeing change now, with Obama as our president and the people making sacrifices for others just to hold on is the change I hope will continue and just strengthen. Education is becoming more and more difficult because I believe they are pushing us to our full potential. But what does potential really mean? I believe it means room for improvement, but that it never runs out. We can always improve no matter how hard we think we are pushing ourselves. So that is why I see our future so much brighter then what it already is.
The future is a scary thing. Only if we allow it to be.
We walk into everyday with a blindfold on that slowly starts to unravel before we expect it. To some that is a horrifying thing to hear, but to me its so exciting. I like the fact that we don’t know what our future holds. It gives me time to just enjoy the moment of what I do know about. We can’t control everything on how our future may turn out, but we can control a lot and make it pretty close to what we expect it to be. It can be worrying at times because some things are out of our hands, but that is why we call it life. We say we “Live Life to Its Fullest” but how can we when we are worrying about the future? The philosophical baseline I have set for myself is to stop worrying and analyzing everything that may happen and just enjoy everything that does happen. I believe we can live our lives and make our future to its full potential, if we just focus on what is happening now. I strongly believe that if we do that, then we have more time to prevent our mistakes, rather then letting them slip right by because we are wondering what is ahead and not what is now.
Our country is progressing in such a fast speed, that I am not fully sure how it will be in 10 years. I know I have a clear conscious of how amazed I am of how far we have come even now. If I were to guess, I believe we wouldn’t have flying cars just yet, but we will have made products that will protect our environment rather then destroy it. That is what is most important as of now. We have the intelligence to figure out how to better ourselves and I can’t wait to see what we come up with. I hope that when I have kids that they will get to experience high school for what it is now, but just with better learning essentials. I say this because I feel that high school is a time of traditional fun and improvement. I want them to get the best education that is provided but as well as live it just like I did. I do see myself being jealous when they will be able to have a laptop on every desk they sit at, but overall I’m excited for that type of progress. I’m also anxious for change to further it self in our country, because I believe we are changing for the better and it will stay that way. I wish for my kids to grow up in a world of peace, but as well as sacrifice. I want them to learn that they can’t just have anything they want. Yes, there may be nicer things available to them, but they still have to work hard to get it. If I can control one thing that the future will hold, it will be to make the learning experience easier on children. I want them to reach their full potential, but not in such a competitive spirit. I wish that Education was easier for them to accomplish meaning colleges acceptances. We deserve to experience the same education and from there I believe the ones who take advantage will be the ones who succeed. Our future will progress for the better, because that is all we will allow it to do.
Now for me. I am extremely excited, scared, anxious and nervous for what my future holds for me. I plan to attend PCC because it was better for me to do so, but I hope my hard work mentality wont fail me now. It is very easy to get distracted in a college like PCC, so I hope my future holds my self transferring after two years rather then taking extra classes trying to catch up. But that is when our future is in our hands starts to kick in. I know I can work hard so I am going to do it. I am getting my own apartment, and in a few years I want to be able to say “I can do it all on my own”. That is what I really want. There isn’t a great feeling then telling someone what you have accomplished by yourself, because you are taking full credit for the work that is being shown. The sky is the limit and I can’t wait to reach it. I know it is going to take a lot of hard work, but I look at my senior year and this class and I know if I can survive this, then why will it be impossible for me to do anything else? I am not quite sure where I will be when I go back to my reunion, but I do know that I will be able to say I am happy, because of the potential I found in my self that I don’t want to let go.
At this stage of the game, we should be grown ups, ready to step into the society with mature minds, somewhat accompanied with innocence. It is time for us to know the outside world, to break the protective bubble that is formed by our family and our school, and to challenge ourselves to beyond the boundaries. That’s how we will learn; we enlighten ourselves through experience, from trial-and-errors that leads to success, even for once out of ten times. It is time to develop our own interest on certain field, whether it’s astronomy, chemistry, mathematics, administration, or everything. We live up to our hopes that we will achieve our goals in the future, but how? Some of us have little idea of the path to the future, and some planned out everything that can possibly happen. But none of us is sure that our plan is exactly what is going to happen, none of us is positive that every little piece is going to match up with the big ones and put together an awesome painting. It is time to leave behind our kiddish behaviors and begin to talk, act, and think like an adult. In as short as three months, we are going to be surrounded by people who are three years older rather than three years younger than us. We are going to be the ones the seniors “boo” at during an assembly and soon, the seniors who boo at the freshmen. It is going to be as fast as high school, people are going to change dramatically before we even notice our hair grew longer. It is time for everything but to repeat what we have done before. Try something new, and it will sure surprise you.
There are, not surprisingly, infinite outcomes for the future. It may be as peaceful as heaven, or it may be in a relentless war. It may be the owner of numerous technologies that we have never seen in our modern world, or it may be the image of a globe full of destructed buildings. It may end on December 21st, 2012 just like the Mayans predicted, or it may peacefully depict the sunrise on the 22nd. It may be dead, or it may be alive. No one knows the definite outcome for one hundred percent; it all depends on what we believe in. I think yes, it is going to be more technological advanced, because it had been like this for generations, from wood to paper to computers, from radio to television to 3D images, from cave to huts to buildings. When we recall our past we are given the power to predict our future in a trend. But someday, sometime, everything will end, just like how the Mayan calendar ends on the day of December 21st. It is too specific of my logic, of course, but it is the consequence that must be undertaken by all human beings—the destruction of Earth. It’s approach, no matter in three years, thirty years, or three hundred year, remains a myth to all of us.
The next few years is going to be a stretch for me. I have set my goal to get straight A’s in college, to participate in as many clubs as possible, to earn enough money that I can declare independent from my parent. And I know there is only a small possibility that the future is going to turn out as I planned. Seven years ago, I thought I would get into Harvard; I had not one single idea of what it is. As time elapses quickly and more information and statistics are shown to me, I lowered my hope year after year. I must accept the level I am at right now. Maybe this is how it goes, the older I grow, the more realistic I am. But reality is often too cruel to face. From a personal standpoint, I wish the future ends right here. I wish a new civilization began just like the beginning of ours. I wish we have gone back to be cavemen with our sharp sticks for fishes, but never smart enough to build a boat. I wish we could cuddle around our bon fire but never realize the frame produces carbon dioxide. I wish things were simpler, that everyday would be spent with our loved ones, with no various ringtones from cell phones, no pollutions and global warming, with no alarms and helicopter noises.
I see my views as very optimistic perspectives for the future, even though some people may treat them as tragedies. The world is getting too complicated, too much to handle, and too busy. The rhythm of the footsteps on the streets accelerates everyday, on a crowded street each person rushes to arrive at his/her extravagant office on time, works efficiently the entire day till five o’clock, and finishes off the day with a delicious dinner. It is a typical routine for most Americans, but what are they working for? What do they get from the jobs? Where is the joy of life? How does it change the inevitable? I can see myself like that, my children, grandchildren, all work like everyone else, maybe with higher ranks and better salary, but never happier. They will have to handle more than just calculus, computer science, and economics that my grandma had never imagined when she was little. It is too little time for too much.
When I look into the future I have a positive outlook on everything. I don't get how people find all the bad things about life and think about them. The first thing that I see in the future is crying because I won't be able to do anymore blogs! ..haha jk... I see myself going to PCC with all the homies and living it up like everyday is a weekend . Hopefully transfer out and experience the real college life. During college I want to have fun but also build an education that will help me at what ever I do. I hope to pay off my car by working a lot and having the money to do what ever I want.
During the summer and breaks from school and work I want to travel the world and try to play all the elite golf courses. I've been to Europe and Hawaii tons of times but I want to try something more adventurous like hiking Machu Picchu and sky-diving over the reef of Australia. I want to get away from the family vacations and fend for myself and go where ever the road takes me. The main thing I want to do is sky-dive.. I may not seem like an adventurous person but this has fascinated me ever since my cousins told me about it. I also want to get in tip top physical shape so the academy will be a piece of cake.
In the future future I see myself as a CHP officer with a small family nice home and the perfect (to me) life. I want to keep in touch will all of my friends and go to the river and do old people stuff with them haha. For our country I don't think things will change to much. The economy will hopefully turn around but technological advances wont change much. We wont have flying cars or cars that run off water. I hope it will stay the same because they are to confusing as it is.
When I come back to our reunions I hope I don't learn too much new stuff about people. I want to keep a connection with all of my friends and have updates about there life often. I love having the best group of friends and know college and the "real-world" wont separate us too much. I'll enjoy seeing all of the teachers. Overall the future will rock!...
PCC MY DOOD!! maybe i'll see you around, lol. and you better say hi to me at the least!
Oh wow your summer sounds amazing, hope you get a chance to experience it all.
Your outlook on life is great, hope to see you sround maybe we'll have english together again. haha
Haha your first paragraph makes me laugh. I agree with you though we should thinkl more positive. I think today people like to think about the worst things that can happen and not the good that can come out.
I can’t really say how the next few years of my life is going to pan out. I don’t think that anyone can really say what the future holds for them. People have an idea of what the future could possibly do, but never really what is going to be because no one knows what events can occur that will change your life. Maybe school doesn’t work out for everyone and I have to find a job with no college education. Then maybe I have to find somewhere to live because my parents don’t want to take care of me anymore. Not saying that my parents will do that to me but my point is that nothing is ever set in stone. Not one person can really say that they know what their life is going to be like in the future. We can only hope on what we want our lives to be in the future.
I’m not really sure what the country will look like in five or ten years. I hope that the country will be completely green. I hope that there won’t be that big of a recession going on by that time. Hopefully we will be able to talk about all the happy time we had this past year. Also talks may consist of how Barack Obama has helped the country become more “green”. I want to be able to talk to you Feraco about how your teaching career is going and what exactly has changed in the school system since we left. When my children finish high school I can only hope that they will get the opportunity to have a teacher with at least half knowledge and excitement for their job as you. I want my child to come out of their classes feeling not that learned something but that they have experienced something. Learning can only take a person so far after all. We only learn from our experiences.
I feel that this generation is moving toward a positive direction because we already care so much about who is taking care of our country and also for the people around us. That alone shows that we have the potential in order to make this world a better place. Maybe one day I will be able to say that the president of the United States sat right in my SFHP class as what I think of as one of the greatest teachers of all time taught us not only to think for ourselves but to care for others also. I think that this important because if we don’t care for each other then who will. I’m pretty sure that we are not going to come up with some government program where we go to a building and have someone pat us on the back and send us back into the world to start working again. At least I hope it is not this way.
I think that future holds nothing but possibilities for us all. The possibility for change, look we already have our first black president. That alone is a big stepping stone in itself. This sets the bar high for what I think can only turn out to be good things for our country. Hopefully my children won’t have to worry about as many things as we do now that we are entering the real world. I wouldn’t wish this on anyone. This may be a hard time for everyone, but I think that we can push through this and come back five times stronger. I feel for every great tragedy come many great triumphs. Look the great depression happened then many people gained jobs because of government intervention. I’m not saying that government can fix everything, but we can work with our government to make things better for our futures.
When I think back, the past few years have gone by pretty fast. I can remember my freshman and sophomore classes, messing around in summer school, and waiting for senior year to finally come. And suddenly i'm at the end of my senior year, anxious to graduate. I've always been one to take time to think about my life as it is now and what it could be in the future. I wonder what I'll look like, what kind of friends I'll make, and what things i will have managed to accomplish. The furture is uncertain, but that doesnt stop me from attempting to map it out.
First stop is college, Cal State LA to be exact. My plans there are simple; get good grades, major in Criminal Justice, meet new people, get involved, and have fun. Sounds pretty easy to me, but i'm pretty sure its not all as easy as it sounds. I'll just have to wait and find out. As far as outside of school goals go, i dont really have any other than to stay true to who I am no matter what obstacles I encounter, and to just live life. I have no idea what the world has in store for me but i'm eager to find out.
Growing up I always thought I'dbe more afraid of graduating and moving on into the real world and becoming an adult. As I went through high school and matured along the way I became more anxious to get out into the real world. My parents have always told me that I try growing up to fast, but i guess i'm just eager to see what the furture has is store for me. From working two jobs to help the family, school, and having fun, I've definitely become more independent. I don't rely on my parents for gas money or money to go out, i pay for my own car insurance, manage my own appointments (doctors, dentist, etc.), work, and still find time to have fun. I may not be completely on my own but it's as close as I can get to it for the time being. I'm content with who I am now i'm just curious to see how much my opinions and views will change within the next few years.
I love life and all the mysteries and experiences it has to offer. I can't wait until high school becomes a memory and college becomes the experience. What boggles my mind more is wondering what the world will be like in the next few years to come. I think I'd rather not think about it and just be surprised when I witness the change. Life is full of opportunities and i'm ready to jump out and grab them. My only hope is that I can remain focused on my ultimate goals, stay true to myself, and enjoy life.
It's definitely tough to say goodbye to a foundation that many of us have found solace in for so long, or for some others (like myself), we may finally relax only to be uprooted from the ground again and thrown into the 'unknown.' Four years ago, I had no idea I would become Varsity Tennis Captain for 2 years, take 4 AP's my entire high school career, and get rejected from all the major colleges I wanted to get into, thus resulting in my enrollment at Pasadena City College. From here on out, I know that I will be unable to enjoy morally pleasing events such as Prom or school assemblies, and that I will have to dedicate more time than ever into my studies, as my major (Biochemistry) does require an intense amount of work to be done to transfer. During these next few years, I hope to get a better idea of what exactly it is that I am getting myself into, as I already know the road to becoming a medical doctor is an extremely difficult.
The country will definitely be different from what we see today, as there will be a flourishing economy (obviously from recovery). New types of careers will be innovated to support the upcoming years. The environment will improve greatly, as there will be a reformation in use of resources - transportation for one. Electric cars have already begun their quest to becoming a major use of transportation, and other alternate sources of energy will be used (wind, solar, maybe even nuclear). With Obama's plans for environmental issue already implemented, air quality will improve greatly and overall pollution will go down.
As human beings, we strive for a better future, and with such events as Obama becoming President, the economic recession of last year, and natural disasters impacting the world, change has definitely come. Overall, I feel that in times of need humans collaborate and create new plans to better society. In this case, I hope to save lives and give people second chances in life, as I strive to become a better person and reach MY potential.
After our graduation on June 12, I plan on giving myself a little break from school for the next 3 months before I start pursuing my dream. I will be attending Pasadena City College in the upcoming fall. Although I plan on going to UCLA after a 2 year transfer, it is easier much said than done. Because of the economic crisis, I will be competing against many other scholars who are on the same path I am to UCLA. From then on, I plan on majoring in electronical engineering. My goal may seem unrealistic but the sky is no limit if I give all my effort; I want to design an electronic that will make living easier. I am not aware of what device I want to create yet, but I will prefer the thought of my creation to help everyone.
At my reunion, I hope to see all my high school friends. We will talk about our journey we experienced after highschool. I do not have any idea of how my reunion will be; except with the following question from past classmates, "how have you been!" Although do want to get married in my late 20's, I do not yet know if I will have a girlfriend/wife by the time of the reunion. The future holds many surpises in it's bag of tricks.
I do believe us humans are closer to reaching our fullest potential with every step. We have been getting closer ever since the cavemen discovered the most important element in life, fire. Ever since then, we have changed physically and emotionally. Our technology has also been driven out of this universe. Who knows what we will be able to create in the next few years. For example, music players have changed extravagantly, from portable CD players to Ipods.
I can still remember when i had to change the batteries from my CD player because the batteries had run out of life. It has almost been a decade since then and now we have created Ipods; a music player that can hold thousands of songs on while being more conveniant and smaller than a regular CD-Player.
I can't say I remember those days with the battery changing because I never had one back then but i can say I still remember how to use those little tapes. I guess back then I wasn't up to date. I am now though haha.
It's nice to hear for once that you are actually having the thought at least that your girlfriend may be your wife, instead of assuming no right away.
The title of this blog really does sum up how I see myself in the next few years. I am extremely freaked out and I really don’t see myself becoming what I want to become. Who’s to say what the future lies ahead of us? Whether it is our economy that’s still heading us down as it is slowly recovering or global warming that is slowly melting us away? Then I see myself in the next few years when I’m around twenty-eight, graduated from college, having my dream job, living the good life, etc. But to accomplish all of that really does take a lot time and effort. I really can’t see myself accomplishing of all these goals! Everything seems to be happening too quickly, I mean… in just a few days, my fellow senior class of 09 are graduating! I remember when Mr. Feraco had us asked if we would want to see ourselves in the future. And to put it shortly for me, the answer would be no. I think faith has chosen its path for all of us, and I wouldn’t want to spoil for lies ahead for me.
From my POV, the country will look like what everyone expects it to be. Technology would have advanced like no other! There would be flying cars… robot built in homes; everything would be technology! When I come back and reunite with my classmates, I hope to see all my friends accomplish all their goals and become very successful. I think we would talk about our foolish years in high school, the stupid mistakes we did, the troubles that we’ve caused. But most definitely, it would be hilarious if per. 3 SFHP 2nd semester kids came together and reminisced about taking the hardest class of our lives with Mr. Feraco. If I live long enough to still be living in Arcadia, and if Mr. Feraco would still be at Arcadia teaching this class. I would most definitely force them to take this course and have them be just as challenged as I was. I thought SFHP really pushed me to think beyond the bubble especially with those philosophical questions. And when they graduate, I can’t possibly think of any other stuff we humans will be inventing. Who knows?
I feel worried about the future, with everything that’s happening at the moment. I look towards the future as the world ending kind of stuff: global warming, judgment day (I know that sounds ridiculous), but yeah… etc. With our generation that is being left with the troubles that our current generation is leaving us with behind is so horrible. I feel optimistic for the future though, I hope the world turns out to become a better place. I think if we aren’t heading towards a “positive direction” as of right now, then we probably will in the future. Because then where else would we be striving towards, failure?
I think the future holds for us a lot of opportunities for us because we are for a fact the “land of opportunities.” Our generation is the hope for what our future lies ahead of us. And I believe that if we are able to work together in going towards that “positive direction,” our future will be shine brightly for us. As for the last blog of the semester, I’d like to say… congrats to all of you. WE MADE IT! Senior class of 09’
Closing my eyes, visioning my path into the future makes me curious. Life as of now, has strangled me and yet at the same time rewarded me. I mean, usually when I say I believe something is going to happen, it usually does. Sometimes there may be a few alterations however what I expected happened. This can be considered good luck or bad luck depending on the situation. I wonder though, if leaving high school and entering college will have the same kind of concept. People gossip and talk about how college will change you forever. I would like to challenge their statement. In my picture, I expect life to be the same flow with the addition and/or subtraction and/or multiplication of people. By that I mean that life after high school is going to be the same just with different people entering, leaving or joining in. The future will separate many of my lovers including friends and family however this does not mean our hearts will be far apart. I like to believe nothing will tear certain kind of bonds apart. I really do.
Life’s path will divide into two paths. The right one is to pursue my career and keep close distance with my family. My left one is to strictly follow and push through the obstacles of whatever it takes in order to succeed into my career. I hope to take the left one for a better and more stable future for my family. If I take a glance at my choices, they both seem to have a bright start. The flaw with the right one is that it will hold me back in life. Family has always held me back with many opportunities, even college. I have the grades, the people skills to be able to attend a great school however I was not motivated enough because in my head I knew there is not point in trying too hard because I can not leave my father and three sisters behind like that. I always have to consider my family first that I forget to consider myself. This happens so often that it becomes a natural habit to help others instead of myself first. I know I need to start putting myself top priority in the future or else I will never be able to push forward with this little string attached to me.
Life will be different in the sense that people are changing. I feel as if people and the society is slowly decaying because of the booming technological advances. The more convenient and easier life will be, the more worse the human population will grow to be. People can never learn to b simply satisfied with what they have in our generation. Even though we have too much of one pile we still want more because our selfishness told us to. This is just one example of how the human race will slowly fall. So long as life provides its easy way out, people will take them.
For that matter I am worried that the future is unstable. Then again the future will always be unstable because of the unknown. I know that I will be there to make small changes of improvement here and there but nothing too big. I will be there long enough to make a spark but not to light a real fire. My goal is to leave a mark. As the future worsens, I hope the human kind will finally take the chance to appreciate what they have and find other ways to better life rather then to make life easier. It will only make us lazy and hope for the wrong things in life. I want to grow to love and appreciate what I have and not be bitter for more of what I already have. Life should be viewed as a gift that should not be exchanged or altered because of its flaws.
The title of the blog definitely describes how I feel about the future. I am afraid what it holds for us as a nation, as a world, and just me as a person. I look at the senior project I did and I think, “me? A sound designer? Really?” I cant see myself really as anything except a student, a daughter, or a friend, because that’s all I have been my whole life. I look toward the future and can only hope that it holds many bright things for me. I would love to pursue my dreams in sound but who knows maybe I will fall in love with something totally different in college, that is if I survive college. I am terrified about going to college. As of now I don’t have a dorm and I don’t know if I’m going to have a place to live but my first reactions were “Dorms? Ewww! I don’t want to share a bathroom with like 30 people.” I’ve been an only child my whole life so college will be a big change for me, and its scary.
As a nation it is really hard to say where we will be in ten years. If things follow the pattern they usually do we will be up and running again by then with no problems but you never know. I think that the fact that were going through this recession actually brings us all together more than it tears us apart. Sure people are suffering but for the most part we are ALL suffering and that bring us together with a common bond. I think we need to realize what we have and not be so greedy and this is helping us accomplish that. As far as what my kids will study in SFHP I think that they will probably study pretty similar things. I don’t think any of the issues we face today will ever really go away and they will be searching for the same human potential that we did all year.
I want to be hopeful for the future of human beings I really do but it is so difficult for me. I don’t generally like being politically controversial or really controversial at all but I do think that this is an appropriate topic for this. I like to think that our generation is moving in the right direction, moving forward and not moving back but I see backwards motion. Gay marriage was legalized in California, and then months later those rights were striped away. I know not everyone agrees with me and that is fine but I see that as a big step backwards keeping the same ideals that we had before despite the fact that we are an apparently very liberal state, I just don’t understand. Now gay marriage is illegal but those who were married are okay. I am glad for the ones who made it in time but that is not what this country is about, that is not equal and totally not fair. I just see things going totally the opposite way after how far we have come and it really hurts me. I can only hope that our generation will continue to be forward thinking people, whether you agree with my stance on that issue or not, we all need to improve this country and our world.
I think that all things considered our future is very bright, although it might not look that way at this moment. This generation has to learn how to change things and make a difference. After all this time we have all come this far to graduation and I know that the sky is the limit for all of us. Congratulations to everyone in the class of 2009! We can make a difference!
“I got a crazy teacher, he wears dark glasses
Things are going great, and they're only getting better
I'm doing all right, getting good grades
The future's so bright, I gotta wear shades”
woah The only child? I wonder what that felt like. I have three annoying brats by my side constantly! Well, I have to thank them because they are the ones who really matured me through my life.
Making a difference is going to be hard in this generation but who really knows eh? This generation is known for its many outstanding effects.
In the next few years I see my self being stressed out doing all my pre recs for the nursing program. I see myself growing into someone more responsible and independent. I will be less dependent of my parents and have a life of my own. I will be able to make all my decisions on my own, yes I will take advise from my parents but I need to learn to make my own decisions, because if I don’t I will never know what is really out there. I hope that in those few years of gaining independence that I will not regret anything. I don’t want to be that person who changes and fails out there first semester, so for this reason I will try and make wise decisions and not let anyone change my mind.
When reunion comes to time I think we will all have grown and matured. Each of us will be our own person and have our life’s set for the most part. I’m sure some of us will have hit some bumps in the road but I have faith that all of us will be able get over it. I’m sure when we all see each other we will talk about everything we have accomplished over the years. We will discuss the past and talk about everything we went through in a chapter of our life.
The future is a scary thing to think about because no one knows what it truly holds. I think that if I you have made a plan for yourself the future is not as scary. Yes at times I am worry that I will face problems and won’t be able to over come them, but then I think that everything happens for a reason. I think that if I worry too much about the future I may forget about tomorrow. I don’t think we should worry to much about the future we should go day by day and just try to keep going forward and improve things everyday. I think if we go step by step it is easier and less overwhelming.
It is scary to think about life with children right now. I love children but right now I am definitely not mature enough to raise a child of my own. In the future I definitely see my self having children. I think that when my children go to school they will have so much more to learn and will be smarter. I think schools will have computer teachers because we are advancing in technology. When my child graduates and is on there way to college they will have so many opportunities, there will be schools for every career so know is left out. They will come out of high school knowing college is a must and advance is college as well. There will be more colleges opening so that everyone has the opportunity to better themselves.
Sam, I totally agree with you. Life is all about the adventure; it's all about the ride we go through to get to where we want to be. The hick-ups and the mess ups only make us stronger individuals. I loved your blog, I was way intense, you have a fresh outlook on life and it’s good to see. Good Job Sam
sorry this was a comment to samantha's post.....ooopppss!
The next few years of my life is become more scary as i think about it. I have a goal, I know what to do i just gotta take that first step into the world and get my life moving.I want to keep seeing this girl i met because she makes he the happiest person ever and understands my thought process and encourages me to get on with my life. this summer i plan to keep my part time job at peppers that i work friday, saturday, and sunday; but also get a full time job doing air conditioning. with all this money by the time my first semester of college rolls around at Mount SAC i will have something to lean back on. At college i have to take classes for my AA plus fire science classes so that i can get into the sixteen week fire academy there. I am not ready to give up football and i really am considering playing college, the coaches want me too also. I don't wanna play because i don't want to put too much on my plate but i love it. i am battling myself with this decision. I also want to movie out really soon because i can't handle it here with my parents, i getting mocked all the time and i think that if i get out then i will be more responsible. These next couple of years is the begginning of an epic journey i can't wait for. I really want to be a firefighter, theres a loss for words sometimes and it means the world to me. i really hope that i can stay focused in college and not get distracted like i did in high school. i hope my personal life doesn't effect my studies again and i get where i need to go. I just need to remember that im not really missing out if im missing a party or hanging out with my friends. I just hope everything works out and i keep my loved ones close to me and don't loose anyone else.
The country in five years will not look to good. i think now we are in a slump. we are in a Bear economy because we are going down which is not good at al. WE are in yet another recession which is worse then ever. we are headed into a depression which we can't handle with all the poverty and unemployment going on right now. i think the war will be over and we will be back home again not wasting money on things not needed. Issues will be dealt with Obahma will be impeached lol! jk this country will fall but then get better than it ever has been. I think when i get back i will talk at my reunion about my life and what it took to get their the sacrifices i made and the things i gained, My family or eachother. When my kids graduate i will be the happiest guy ever, start worrying about college and start settling down and working for a life where everyone is happy.
I am moving in the right direction for my life but im not perfect i make mistakes, i would like to say that i don't care about anything, but i doo alot and when something happens to me i get discouraged. i Just really need to focus and not let things get to me be smart not lazy, and owe it to myself to suceed and give my everything with everything i do. I don't think im sliding backwards at all because i doing things for my future, i moving forward weith a positive attitude and hopefully i remains in me. My future totally looks good, it will take alot of work that im so willing to put in too but i not worried, i have looked forward to this moment forever.
The future for everyone is promising. We will eventually find a way where everyone is happy and everythings good. BUt i think some of the bad things in this world are meant to be happening to make this world a peaceful place, keep it moving forward with positve attitudes. the future is what we make of it so we should do our best and take everything thats throwm at us and hit it out of the park.
Personally, this is where i struggle in writting the most. I am not yet capable of accuratly refining my thoughts of the future into words for the simple reason that i dont have any idea of what the future holds for me. A lot of people say this and they say that they mean it. I completely understand where they are coming from. When i think about the future of Trevor Novak, i think something different every time. The only reoccuring theme that i have been able to find in each scenario is that i will be going to college in Colorado. I am more excited than i have every been before in my life, but i have no idea what i am going to do! I feel like my future looks promising because i know i wont give up and i know that im going to have fun, but i dont know how those things are going to happen. I dont know what is going to motivate me and keep me going through school. Its weird how I, like so many other kids, have looked forward to gradute high school and go to college, but yet I dont know what that part of my future will look like. I'm going to go schedule my classes, and they're going to be the ones that sound good at that time because i havent found something that is going to point me in an awesome direction. I do know, however, that my time spent will not not be wasted. I will mature more and get closer to balancing out my star.
My hopes of this country, however high they may seem, are to obviously get out of this economic turmoil that we're in, and to keep advancing all around. I feel that we are making huge steps forward in the area natural fuels and "living green". I think these are key elements in securing a better future for ourselves. I think when we come back to our reunions, well all catch up on the years we've spent apart and see how everyone spent their time. I do feel like in that time talking to others in the reunion, something will click in me, or at least i'll be thinking about, how everyone has bettered themselves, and changed who they are from their old high school selves. Its scary to me to think about the conversation i will have with Jeff M. in 10 years from now. Him standing a good couple of inches taller than me, while i asak him how his college volleyball was a couple years ago (i'm positive we'll keep in touch).
The search for someones full potential is an amazing journey that i honestly dont think i will finish. I plan on trying as hard as i can, but i dont think its possible to know truly what one person can do. I think, no matter where we are as a human race, we will always be looking for the next best thing. Its inevitable. Why stop at something good, when you can create something thats even better? I am hopeful that the people of this earth will continue thinking and continue being creative, passionate, and determined. I am confident that they will do so as well.
I think my future, as of now, consists of me getting a job that allows me to make a difference. With this job, i will make a difference somehow, someway. Whether is be big or small, i have done something. I am going to find happiness in something that will keep me personally motivated and i will stay on that path. I am well supported by family and friends, so i know i will not be alone. I hope to settle down somewhere with a special someone who believes in me and who will follow me into the depths of life until i have reached my potenial. I know that i am not alone on the journey because i think almost everyone is looking to see how far they can go. There is a certian initiative, a kind of pilot light inside of people, that when the fire is turned on, they wont stop for anything. They will keep searching for whats right for them. I think that this class, especially you Mr. Feraco, has sparked my pilot light, and that only life and my own self motivated ways can ignight that fire and push me to where i need to go.
In the next few years, I have hopes and aspirations to become very successful. My parents are currently having major monetary issues, and I feel as if it is my duty to step up and help out the best that I can. Since I have finished high school, I now understand that it’s the adult world now. It’s time to take matters essentially into my own hands, and start making extreme changes to my life. Its time to start working towards my career. I’d like to be a chiropractor one day, and I understand that that takes much hard work and dedication. In the next couple of years I’d like to start making some investments in my life as well. I’d like to save up enough money to purchase a car pretty soon. I feel like if im going to be an “adult”, I need some transportation which will give me some freedom and inner respect. I don’t think I am quite ready for it yet, but I would also like to start looking into housing for myself. I feel like I need to move out of my childhood habitat in order to start developing my adult habitat. I know that it will be hard, because I’ve heard it from my brother who moved out nearly three years ago. He constantly tells me about his daily struggles and tribulations he has to go through everyday. Looking for a job, making monthly house and car payments, and still trying to be a teenager. As my mom told me the other day, “It’s time to wake up and smell the coffee!”. I just hope that I can be strong enough, mentally and physically to succeed at the very least.
In five or ten years, I think that we will be out of a recession, and everything will be back to normal, hopefully. I think we will have had much time to sort all of our finances back, and our debts will be getting paid back. At our 10 year reunions, I hope that I have good stories to tell. I hope I can be able to say that im independent from my family, that I am in a stable relationship, and that I am on the right path to success. I would like to get married at the age of about 26, and have 2 or 3 children immediately after that. I will bring my pictures to the reunion! Haha I hope that if people are struggling, I am able to give them advice that can help make their life better. I think that would be the best feeling in the world, especially since we pretty much grew up around eachother. I don’t think my children will be done with SFHP classes in ten years because Im not having kids that fast haha. When my kids do finally graduate from high school, I cant even imagine. That will probably be a major turning point in my life. I will feel like its time for them to be put to the test, with everything that I’ve taught them. High school was their time for learning how to become an adult, and after graduation is when they would have to put it o use, I guess it would kind of be like my “final essay test”, to tell me if I was a good parent or not.
Sometimes I worry about us humans. I feel that our technology is kind of taking over us. Think about it, How often nowadays do you call someone. People are much more likely to receive a text message rather than a sincere phone call. The 21st century has done this to us, which is unfortunate. I think this era will make people less emotional, simply because you can give off any kind of vibe through a text message, and the other person will never know if you are sincere or not. I feel hopeful about the future, only because I want to see what it has in store for me. I want to see how hard it really is, just so I can say that I lived through it. I guess we can all admit that we are sort of worried. We are also curious, at least I am. I’m just eager to live it.
In the future, with technology advancing the way it is, I know there will be some crazy inventions. I hope that doesn’t make us people like, uncommunicative if that’s a word. Haha Actually it is I just checked on dictionary.com Im sure it will though, because its already kind of starting to happen. As for me being apart of it, im not trying to be a civil rights leader or anything, just a chiropractor. I don’t think my style is trying to really change the world. Whatever it gives me, I will just be the strong person that lives through it.
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