I personally believe that television in today’s society plays many important roles. For instance, at least for me, I like to catch up every now and then on a few of the news stories that have been making the headlines. Also, these news stories have the ability of reaching a far-wider audience than what most mass media would allow for. I am of the belief that some television programs are actually quite educational and useful in respects other than delivering upon the news. This can be seen in those programs that convey the many different ways technology can be used for the betterment of society. Not only do some programs illustrate technology, others show plenty of illuminating material about the natural wonders of the world. Those types of programs can definitely be considered appropriate in many instances even for a child growing up. This is because when children learn about others, they can become more open-minded and curious about the beliefs and customs that other people have. Another way I find TV useful is during those times where I just would like to relax following a hectic or chaotic event. In those times, I tend to be more liberal with the channels and specific shows that can be watched.
I have come to the conclusion that there are some times in my life where I am a leader, and other times where I am a follower. For example, nowadays, I believe most situations call for me to be a leader. This can be seen in performing actions that are meant to help others or make people’s situations easier for them to handle. I enjoy this aspect of my life, and I am always willing to attempt to exert myself according to the behests of the people I am associating with. The instances that call for me to be both a leader and a follower are mainly those in which I am part of a team. In this case, we all must work together to attempt to achieve a set purpose. I usually enjoy these events as long as everyone involved shares the view that no one is to be held in esteem over another. On the other hand, mainly when I was younger, most instances simply called for me to be a follower. This was seen in attending school and always making sure to listen to the teachers’ instructions, create good homework, and attempt to receive high grades/markings. The leaders in those instances were in my opinion for the most part the teachers, or principals, or other people who required my scholarly attention. There are those people who say even when you are performing actions that seem to be those of a follower, you can still be considered a leader depending on your attitude toward the situations. I guess much of my attitude can be seen in that light, because I truly did attempt to be somewhat of a superb student. That is something I have been wondering about lately; whether someone is a leader or a follower is largely dependent on one’s view surrounding the experience.
Green and shimmering fields abound through this path. Beams of light waft down among the vegetation. Flowers blossom all along the pathway and provide a temporary shelter for an adventurous rabbit. This path curves through hills and numerous oak trees. One not travel very far in order to encounter a few stones jutting out from among the hills. Many cliffs with openings at their bottoms loom over the path. These openings allow for a traveler to stride along through, paying no heed to any dangers of falling rocks or biting winds. The other side is noticeable from each entrance, and one can observe continued trees scattered about. After passing through each tunnel, a continued presence of sparkling fields and lush hills is revealed. Low-hanging clouds poise gray tufts of haze over the winding journey.
I have never really been that hardcore of a video game person. In fact, I’ve never been much of a fan of video games at all. The most I played video games was back when I was about thirteen or so. And that was because I was told to play them. I do find some aspects of these games interesting, such as being able to control your character’s movements and noticing some fascinating settings. I just never told myself “I would like to play a lot of video games”. But I would like to describe some more benefits of playing them, even though it’ll likely be a few days before I play another one. The aspect of different levels and different themes throughout the game is really interesting. Some of the backdrops and settings are actually quite wonderful at times. I also like the aspect of learning how to continually improve your character’s movements and/or actions. Continually learning how to improve these can mimic the action of learning how to improve oneself in the real world. Of course, there are some video games that in my opinion go a bit too far with violence or otherwise unnecessary things such as talking smack about others. But a lot of games are in fact actually fun to play (at least for me). I enjoy comedic elements and over the top characters every now and then. I guess in the larger populace we will clearly find differences of opinion regarding these issues.
Every now and then there can be a little friendly competition, or some signs of a competitiveness building among our close friends. This can be considered beneficial in some instances, but in others it can be downright damaging. We certainly have some effect on the outcome of these situations. It’s usually important that we don’t take too personally some aspects of just minor competitions. For instance, we must have some degree of self-esteem. If that starts to dwindle away, the door is opened to a higher chance of vulnerability. Of course, this all really depends on what the competitive nature is actually all about. Minor games or contests should not be seen as a big deal in the long run. If the friend is actually beginning to take advantage of us, that’s a huge warning sign we need to either communicate frankly about the issue or begin backing away from the “friendship”.
Another way we can handle a little competitiveness is by figuratively or explicitly cheering each other on. This is especially true when it involves sports or some friendly games. If we show our support for the other person/people involved, that tends to invite their own support and encouragement. On the other hand, there are always going to be those people who cheat, take out their frustration on others, or otherwise try to bring those they’re competing against down. If that’s the case, the reality is sometimes these people are not ever going to change. Depending on the friendship, we can communicate the issue with them, but sometimes it’s best to pull away from a relationship that can become devastating.
I believe that gratitude is a significant factor in maintaining or creating high levels of satisfaction. There are certainly many ways we can show gratitude or an appreciation for things we’ve experienced that bring us joy. I’m of the impression that the characteristics of gratitude are such that it is not just a “trait” only some people have. This is important to consider because it means we can allow gratitude to help shape our lives for the better. I’ve learned that graciousness can also help to cut down levels of pessimism or indignation. Letting people know we are thankful through writing letters is quite an obvious method for delivering on this promise. Another way is to let them know upfront and directly. By spreading graciousness we can spread even more levels of happiness and pleasure. Not only that, but we can distribute the awareness that thankfulness oftentimes builds more strength to help those going through hard experiences. A lot of the condition also depends on our own ability to sympathize with others.