12.06.2010

Snow

The traffic outside is insane thanks to the weather. It’s literally impossible to see two feet in front of you from all the snow.
Anyway, I’m now sitting at home, cozy in my pajamas. ☺
I wanted to show you an article I had to write for English, since I had the freedom to write about whatever I wanted.

3012: Better or Worse?

This week in Hollywood there’s talk of a new movie being released called 3012. Contrary to 2012, it’s all about what is going to happen if humans still roam the planet next millennium. Based on the novel by Jane Smith, it provides an unwanted point of view of all the problems with this generation. This leads to the million-dollar question: do we really want future generations to look back to their ancestors and think they were too busy on their iPhones to try and make the world a better place? If so, wouldn’t being alive in 3012 be much worse than it is now?
The movie is set to be released next May. Jane Smith, the author of the novel it is based upon is pretty busy working with the screenwriter, but managed to phone in this morning from Los Angeles. “I wrote the book to show everyone what is happening to our world. I was so glad when Universal Pictures wanted to turn it into a movie, because it further proves my point that no one really reads anymore. There is a greater of chance of teens going to see the movie than actually sitting down to read a lengthy novel.” Smith continues to point out how today’s teens have an unsettling lack of morals and responsibility. But why? How has the generation become so corrupted beyond repair? “Kids today are ultimately spoiled with electronics; they simply cannot live without them. Billion-dollar corporations continue to invent more and more, just to make money. They do not care about the consequences of people being addicted to texting or Facebook and the repercussions when it comes to being in a classroom. Schools are continuously filled with kids who spend their classes texting instead of paying attention and as a result, grades have gone down. Trade school is becoming more and more in demand, simply because the youth do not want to go to college.”
However true this may be, there are two extremes to the issue. Some decide to be as educated as possible, and attend both college and university while others are lucky to receive their high school diploma. But what’s going to happen when the first possibility diminishes and everyone becomes too lazy to go to college? Who will be our doctors, our lawyers? Our politicians, our caregivers?
The unnerving aspect is that unfortunately for most people, there is no problem. It never occurred to them that now is the time to change. Nothing is being done about this situation. How can we solve a problem while others don’t even know there is a problem?
The odds are horrifyingly slim of any changes; we are far too ignorant at this point. Now all we can do is hope that this self-inflicted doom is miraculously stopped. – Nina Morena


What do you think of it?

Also, I have to write another one of those formal five-paragraph responses. I’m expected to connect The Sniper by Liam O’Flaherty to something else I read. I was thinking of connecting the whole ‘curiosity killed the cat’ idea to the novel The Devil Wears Prada (Lauren Weisberger). My point? Andy wants to be considered to work for Runway magazine, but ends up wishing she didn’t anymore because of her over demanding boss.
























XOXO,
Nina

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