Have you heard of those people who pinch pennies, clip coupons, and track all of their expenses? Pretty weird, right? To many, yes, they are weird. They waste their time. They should get a higher-paying job so they don’t have to do those silly things. That’s one perspective, but there is another. To others, they are smart. They make their current income stretch farther and work harder than someone with a higher income can! I look forward to defending that statement but to start, let’s agree on a definition for the ambiguous term, "budget".
In my first year of teaching, I gained insight into the ways that Hispanic youth thrive and sometimes suffer in the American education system. To be clear, this is not a rant aimed at the injustices done to minorities in the American education system. I simply want to share what I learned as a professional educator and how working at a mostly-Hispanic school changed my perspective on a few things. As a caveat, my experiences might differ drastically from someone in another Hispanic culture. Nevertheless, here are my observations.
When someone listens to metal music, they usually respond with either a resounding "Yeah!" with corresponding headbanging or a cringing "No!" with consequent plugging of the ears. Those who love the genre, "metalheads" as they are sometimes called, recognize at least three things that draw them to the genre. Ironically, it may be precisely what deters others from it.
Every time you click, a rock begins to fall.