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How do Facebook, Twitter, and social media affect your friendships outside of the internet?

I graduated from elementary school, a lot of my friends had gone to different schools than me. A lot of my friendships I had in fifth grade are now forgotten because I have not seen many of my friends in years. There are a few exceptions, however. One of my best friends has been able to stay in touch with me because we often play video games online together. While I have not heard from many of my old friends in forever, I still hear from one of them almost every day thanks to social media.

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What kind of action can be taken to protect the environment?

I believe laws can be increased to help stop pollution. Most of the environment issues revolve around pollution and global warming. While talking about global warming I believe that people should try to use more efficient ways of heating.

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How do Facebook, Twitter, and social media affect your friendships outside of the internet?

yes this does affect my community outside of the Internet because I know a couple of people who are not in the best place right now because of Facebook and other social media networks and how it affects me is every time I try to get the attention of the people who are fighting I JUST GET MORE AND MORE PUT ON ME when im not even in the situation.

Sometimes I wish Facebook wasn’t even created because it’s just more violence to the world everywhere.

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What is something you wish everybody in your community cared about?

I wish everyone would care about drugs. Not taking them, I’m not supporting these substances, but taking care not to acquire them. You can get really messed up. When I look at some of my neighbors and see what it has done to them, I just feel so upset. Upset that they can’t fight the addiction to the end, or won’t even try. Upset that even after numerous messages about the crack houses or weed houses, or whatever, the cops still don’t come. Upset knowing that these people who I have known since I was little are still taking drugs, and that they probably will be when I get into college, when I earn my degree, and probably even after I get home to an empty, new house. Can’t they just be aware of the fact that they get skinnier and skinnier, waste away. That their hoodies pour over them now, and realize that they have to stop. Waste away till death, or pick up the rescue signal and start over. How can they not see the damage I see?

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What advice would you give on making healthy decisions?

My son struggled with a disability when he started school. He felt awful about his academic abilities, but excelled in his athletic pursuits. He struggled all through elementary school and I was constantly trying to encourage him when he would say he was so stupid . He was finally tested in the 5th grade. My intuition was right–I had a child with as much intelligence as his sisters. His IQ was not his problem, it was his self-perception, and of course, his difficulty with reading. I spent years telling my son he was not stupid, and that all he had to do was believe it. Yes, I told him he could do anything. Would I ever have told him to forget being an academic and pursue only what he excelled at athletics? Absolutely not. I firmly believe that all that stands between someone’s dreams and a life of mediocrity is their self-limiting beliefs. Fast forward to today. My son is 27 years old. He played collegiate soccer while earning good grades his first year. He decided to quit soccer to focus on a career in medicine. Did I tell him he wouldn’t be able to do that? NO. He earned his BSN, worked a couple years in critical care nursing, went to graduate school instead of med school, and is now a PA in a surgical practice. He scrubs into the OR every day, starting, assisting, and closing procedures. He is my hero. And a genius.

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Why do people litter? What is something you wish everybody in your community cared about?

Story: It is appropriate to think that people litter because they do not have any proper place to throw away their waste, but I have been down garbage-filled streets with trashcans on the side-walks. Seeing this makes me think that people litter because they are just plain lazy.

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Topic of Your Story: What is something you wish everybody in your community cared about?

Story: Teen Pregnancy is very stupid, dumb, and just sad. You have your whole life in front of you, why have a baby?

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Topic of Your Story: Why do people litter?

Story:
I think because they’re lazy, and maybe they don’t realize the kind of damage it can do. Whenever I see people litter I get mad, but I’m sometimes afraid to say something to them.

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Topic of Your Story: How do facebook, twitter, and social media affect your friendships outside of the internet?

Story:
Mostly friends share links with me on the internet. We get to know each other better through the things we like to look at online.

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