What comes with being thankful?
What comes with being thankful? Joy? Happiness? Love? Being thankful depends on the perspective of each individual, the challenges they have faced, how they face those challenges, and what being thankful means to them. Some may see thankfulness as something that comes from what you have, rather than seeing the greatness they have achieved, the challenges they have overcome and the people who have supported them and stood by them in times of need. This year we have faced many challenges including job loss, loss of income, loss of social gatherings and adapting to the new format of online learning. With each challenge came potential to fail or to be great. Not only has my school become an online format but my six-year-old son has also switched to an online format for his first-grade class. Though it was a tough transition in the beginning I have tired, failed, and tired again. In learning to teach my son, new ways to learn my own material and adapt to the challenges faced by the pandemic at hand, I have discovered my true potential and what I can achieve if I put my all into my schoolwork. Being thankful is about more than what you are given. Being thankful is about the hardship's we face and the ability to work hard and get though them. For me being thankful is a way of expressing the joys in life that help make who we are and who we have become. Looking back on the challenges we’ve faced and being able to say we made it through them is one of the many reasons to be thankful in today’s world of tragedy.
The American Dream
A Propagandized Society Influenced by Industrial Capitalism Miller’s play “Death of a Salesman” has the reputation of the Great American Play of the 20th century. Miller goes into depth about a family so concerned with achieving the American Dream that it leads to their downfall. The American Dream is the idea that any American regardless of their socioeconomic status is given the equal opportunity to rise in social status and achieve wealth. This dream helped in raising morale until the economic downfall during the early 1900’s. Using the correlation between this dream and the influence of the Great depression Miller’s play effectively describes the effects capitalism has had on the economic factors, and lifestyles of American’s controlled by a propagandized society for greed and money. Miller has a strong influence based opinion on socialism and how the Great Depression had a drastic effect on the lifestyle of many American’s.
Extrinsic Motivation Aids Students in the Learning Process
“Beep, beep, beep,” I reach over to swipe on my phone and shut off my fifth alarm of the morning. “Ok time to get up,” I tell myself. I wake up after a long night's rest; eyes low like the flowers before the sunlight wakes them. As they adjust to the light, I sluggishly make my way out of bed, like how a dog stretches its legs to go outside after laying on the floor all night. For those that no me I am not a morning person. I need at least thirty minutes to wake up without people bothering me or talking to me or I tend to be irritable. Before I knew it, it was time to head out for my first day of college. I grab a protein bar from the cabinet and start to eat it as a grab my backpack and head outside. I get in my jeep and put Pandora on my radio, changing the station I had on the night before to the I prevail station I have saved on my phone. I put my sunglasses on, and blast my music as I light a cigarette and pull out of my driveway. It's a beautiful summer day, not a cloud in the sky. There was a slight breeze causing the trees to sway back and forth, as if they were dancing under the moonlight. I had my windows down to soak in the rays of sunshine and breath in the fresh air as I drove; until I reached the 7eleven gas station. I pulled up to the curb just outside the front of the store. I’m pretty sure you’re not supposed to park their, but everyone always does. I went inside to grab a monster energy drink. I paid for my purchase, got back into my jeep, took a deep breath resumed my music and drove until I arrived at three rivers community college. I arrived at school twenty-five minutes early for class. I took a sip from my monster before grabbing my backpack and walking into school. The can had water droplets running down the sides from the temperature change making my hand wet and cold, like when you pick up wet snow in your bare hands to throw a snowball. I wiped my hand on my pants to dry it from the condensation. I opened the door of the jeep, sprayed myself with axe body spray to mask the scent of cigarettes and stepped out onto the hot pavement. The landscapers were in the process of mowing when I arrived at school. The minute I got out of my car the air smelled crisp and earthy, like it had rained the night before, after the first few breaths of fresh air I started to sneeze from the pollen. I made my way through the parking lot locking my vehicle as I shut the door. It was summer so there aren't too many vehicles in the parking lot. Thankfully I was able to get a spot out front.
What are soft skills?
Personal characteristics that enhance interactions, performance, and success are soft skills. These behaviors are less concrete and difficult to observe and evaluate. Soft skills are needed for any job title you may have whether it be retail, food services, or in this case in health care. These soft skills utilize various behaviors to interact and socialize with others. Some examples of these skills include attitudes, optimism, people skills, work ethic, reliability, kindness, empathy, and many others. If soft skills are so essential, then why is it that “93% of students entering the work force do not have soft skills adequately developed for their role.” (NHA) To answer this question we look at the shifts in focus on education. Unfortunately face to face interaction has declined with the age of millennial's and the Gen Z population, making personal interactions much less likely today. Due to the quick growth of social media and the internet, people are spending more time active online rather than spending that time in person with someone. If you lack the experience it can be hard to teach and learn these soft skills.
Since 1999 more than 100,000 American’s die every year due to medical harm. This number quickly doubles if you include hospital incurred infections. The goal of Chasing zero’s is simple, to bring deaths due to medical error to zero. Medical errors can ultimately be prevented if taken seriously. Safety of the patient is and should be our top priority as medical staff. How has safety changed over the years? It begins with the last 10-12 years of talking about safety, but not actually doing anything to implement it. As of more recently things have been implemented in order to protect the safety of our patients. These include the empowerment of staff members, a check list, and new technology. These three things if taken into consideration and implemented by the healthcare systems could change the safety of patients all over America.
Situation: The coronavirus pandemic is pushing America into a mental health crisis! With the current pandemic at hand anxiety and depression is on the rise and spreading fast. “Three months into the coronavirus pandemic, the country is on the verge of another health crisis, with daily doses of death, isolation and fear generating widespread psychological trauma” (Wan). The U.S. is not prepared to take on the mental health crisis that faces us today. Many facilities that focus on mental health are struggling to get their companies online to reach the people who need the help. The cost, and licensing, along with the lack of federal funding and reimbursement from the government is a huge concern in providing the care needed by society today. “Community behavioral health centers — which treat populations most at risk — are struggling to stay financially solvent and have begun closing programs” (Wan). This is a rising concern as suicide rates and overdoses have already begun increasing since the pandemic began. Mental health problems can affect anyone, it doesn’t matter who you are. The risk is increasing especially in those who work the front lines; this includes health care workers, grocery clerks, and delivery people. “The suicides of two New York health-care workers highlight the risks, especially to those combating the pandemic. Lorna Breen, a top New York emergency room doctor, had spent weeks contending with coronavirus patients flooding her hospital […] She had no history of mental illness, her relatives have said in interviews, but struggled increasingly with the emotional weight of the outbreak before she died. Days later, reports emerged that a Bronx emergency medical technician also killed himself” (Wan). The impact of mental health problems is a challenge that needs to be faced more now than ever.