Sunday, August 21, 2016

Courage must be created.

Growing up in life I was always the conservative quite kid, and to some extent I still am now. I've always been the one to watch not the one to act. I've always been the one to listen not say. I never knew why I was like this and I hated it with a severe passion. I had an awakening this past weekend when watching the summer Olympics. It came from asking myself what do I not have that they have, and the one thing that kept coming to mind was confidence and courage. 

Then I had to ask myself how I get these things. I found that you can't find courage you have to make it. I came to the conclusion that it takes will to make courage. I can't be given courage by anyone no matter how many people try to motivate me or tell me I’m special. They can push me and pick me up but in the end I have to want it without a doubt. 

I believe that I don't have to be the quiet kid that’s just sits in the corner and listens. I can have courage to express my ideas and options. If I have the courage to do all the work without letting it overwhelm me I can pass these hard IB classes and set myself up for a good future. Even if it means writing a blog for TOK and a close reading for literature at midnight.

I also believe that I can I can achieve my of dream of competing in the Olympics one day using courage. My coaches have told me I’m talented and have a lot of potential. My mom has basically engraved it my brain with how much she says it, but for some odd reason I don’t feel like I am that good. I feel like there is a part of me deep-down that knows I am good and wants to prove it to the world. The other part witch is dominating has a fear of getting his hopes up. It is afraid of failure. It is the main reason why I have not been bold or daring. If im going to ever surmount to anything and leave my mark of on the world. Im going to need courage to overcome fear so that I can reach success. I believe I have an incredible amount of potential and that courage will help me use it.    

Monday, August 15, 2016

What does it mean to know something

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 As I wake up from a nap I shouldn't of taken i wonder what does it mean to know something. Personally I think this is a hard topic to discuss because it no something I think about often. It is one of those things that has a general meaning that everyone has their own perception on it.

When I took a while to think about I think there are many different ways of knowing. For example when I learn 12 times 5 is 60 is different from when I say I know my music in band class. In the 12 times 5 example it is more of a pre-set standard from old dead white guys that is known. Everyone can agree that 12 times 5 is 60. When we come to band situation I can say I know my music then i go to play it and i hit a couple wrong notes, but I played the general part. To my instructor knowing my music is playing every not in time within the sound of the ensemble. I think the other kind of knowing is that kind where it depends on their persons personal opinion. There is no right or right to know.

Trying to answer this question has really make me do heavy duty thinking witch is not really my specialty. To start I had to think of whats the first thing that comes to mind when I think about knowing. the first thing that came to my mind was knowledge. This because I think their is a direct relation between the two.The definition of knowledge facts, information, and skills acquired by a person through experience or education; the theoretical or practical understanding of a subject. This definition has two key factors experience and understanding. 

Experience is a  big part in the act of knowing because it is like causation of knowing. When we experience things we tend to say we know them. For example if you experience riding your bike you say u know how to ride a bike. Before that experience we don't tend to say we know how to ride a bike, but as i was thinking about this it brought up some more questions. Like how do we know how to breath and see as soon as we are born without experiencing it. Are we born with knowledge? This is why knowing is more than just Experience. Another example of this the act of forgetting. When we forget things do we not know them. We experienced them and or understood them yet we don't know them. Yet we can remember them, so is the information stored in the back of brains? In that case even if we forget things we must still know them, but not be able to recall them. The real question when do we truly not know something.