- Yale Wang
A discussion-style school club to address societal issues | possible activities include films, event updates, and a jam session
This conversation focuses mainly on teens and school clubs. Often, youth feel pressured from all sides, given assignments people often don't know how to do, and other issues faced in daily life. Communication issues between students and teachers get complex. So complex, in fact, that often I lose my own train of thought and start doubting that there's actually a problem. Yet, for the past year, I've had the resolve to start a new club at school, to discuss a variety of subjects.
People often feel very busy, and most dislike it strongly. So what if I created a club against busy-ness? The first name is the "Doofus club"--not many people like it, perhaps out of fear of being labelled. This has a history too, that name.
Maybe we're not ready to admit our collective weaknesses, nor discuss the fundamentals of human nature and society. Yet we see campaigns like Kony 2012: the main message in my opinion is the fact that any person can now spread an idea--although the focus on the "one man" was too concentrated, and problematic.
This is my first conversation post here, and hopefully not my last, so please be patient at all times.
In September, I created this list of potential discussion topics:
Cameras and use of technology
Non-sequitur: causes and implications
Significance of pyramids
What’s the weather like today?
Books we’ve read
People we’ve seen
Aspects of interpersonal discussion
Character: what is it?
Rumours you have heard about
Does religion exist?
How to start a conversation
Thinking: tips and tricks
Role of the police force
How to talk to people from Africa
Movies and junk
Recycling and food
Food and hobbies
Interests and symbols
Music and items
Fish and ammonia
Obviously, rather scattered, and I had food on my mind. However, this medium could serve as an important venue addressing near-ubiquitous problems such as bullying.
All are welcome to contribute ideas - metadiscussion!