Nicole Lough

Phoenix, AZ, United States

About Nicole

Bio

Hardly anyone calls me Nicole, and I enjoy that because I worry that my name is too plain and American. There is nothing wrong being American and plain-Jane, but I wish I had a grand family lineage and traditions that I could pass on to strangers and companions. I don't though. And when they ask for my race for applications, I put 'white not Hispanic' since that is the only category I fit in. Even though I am the majority in my country, I feel as the minority like i'm flour but everyone keeps confusing me as sugar. None of this should matter because skin and heritage is not what outlines or defines anyone, yet it is there under everyone's feet and in the lines of their hands. It is something unknown to me, and I just want to know. My future and present is consisting of global awareness and more importantly self-awareness on my global community. Knowledge now is my mother and father, and dynamic experience became my heritage. So, if you're curious about me, contact me! With this all in mind, let me explain to you a path I wish to partake upon. I will save up for a little while (CANNOT WASTE TIME) and then head for California. Where I will study writing, even though I slip-n-slide words and phrases and grammar and I am sorry If none of this is making sense. Anyways, next after Cali is Europe, specifically Spain and Italy. I promise myself I will travel many places but those are my plan A B C and D. Wish me luck. Hope to hear from someone far, far away from Arizona.

An idea worth spreading

Sexual knowledge can reduce pregnancies especially in younger women. And this is a quote from H.G. Wells: Civilization is a race between chaos and education. Also, technology is the source for majority of catastrophe.

I'm passionate about

Global reform, the pursuit of sexual and bodily knowledge, the arts specifically writing and theater, and animals protection

Talk to me about

Anything.

People don't know I'm good at

Not much. I am not as great as Jay Gatsby or as brilliant as the sun and the sky but I am .01 % genetically different from every other human being on this planet, and I intend to show the world that's

Comments & conversations

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Nicole Lough
Posted almost 4 years ago
What do you believe are the factors contributing to the downfall of American Education?
So, here my opinions. I am not an expert at the school system. I've read a several articles and had many deep conversations with teachers, parents, and others such about our schooling, and this is what i have outlined. We need to redirect our money in our school systems specifically in creativity classes such as art and music which has a huge affect in society. Think about it. Every advertisement, entertainment, and/or instant gratification are crafted by artists. Especially the united states, we should be supporting our imaginative entrepreneurs instead of dwindling them. Next, is recess. Schools keep cutting recess time for more time in class room without evaluating the consequences. Recess helps children burst out all the energy they bottled in an undisciplined environment. Physical education is still controlled, not free moving running and time to grow and socialize. Without recess kids are getting fat and restless. I gained this information from an article about Harvard Students not being able stay still and unable to communicate with others properly. With no recess, we are creating a bunch of twitchy, anti-social adults. All right now, where was I? Another thing, this is a tangent. One teacher put her own money in making a class full of desks that were non-biased to left and right hands and had a stool instead of chair so they could choose to sit or stand. Also a place for their feet that they could kick. Anyways, yeah definitely our culture puts no importance on education. Alright I do not know enough about standardized testing to know how bad its is or not. Now middle school has too much puberty going on. My own opinion, sex classes making it not a forbidden fruit would help very much in teenage pregnancies. Alright I have more ideas about highschool, but i gotta go. Bye.
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Nicole Lough
Posted almost 4 years ago
Should the U.S. continue to employ Affirmative Action, or should private schools be allowed to discriminate?
Well, I agree with you. Affirmative action was based on amending the wrongdoings in racism and compensating for those lost years. But we do still need it. Especially in my state Arizona. I have plenty of illegal immigrant friends that deserve to go to college and cannot. Its usually because their parents came here when they were very young and America has always been there home. With affirmative action, they can get scholarships and not add to the dropout population. Without things such as the dream act, affirmative action is the only buffer they have. Don't get me wrong, affirmative action is completely not fair. Applying for college was almost impossible. I was able to get no scholarships mostly because I am a white girl not going into engineering or have a military family. And, I have excellent grades too; top 17% in my school. But cannot afford university with just this, and i received no financial aid. But, I wonder what would happen if it disappeared. As I said, its a very tricky question.
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Nicole Lough
Posted almost 4 years ago
Should governments be allowed to criminalize victimless acts?
Well not that crime wouldn't exist, I meant that crime specifically wouldn't exist i.e. if drugs were legal then no one would get charged with procession or MIC or any of those silly laws. Although I would not make meth legal, and cocaine I would put limitations on it like i believe Germany has. Meth would not be legal because people cannot take responsibility for their actions one bit. One problem specifically with American government, it that its too moral. Instead paying attention to scientific facts such as marijuana is not significantly unhealthy besides the smoking aspect, gays couples are natural to be in love, and other things i could get into, they think that God is their ruler. As we say in our pledge: I pledge allegiance to the flag... one nation under God..." :
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Nicole Lough
Posted almost 4 years ago
No emotion is negative or positive.
Ha very interesting angle. Although, I do not agree. Emotions started as evolution shows, ways to keep our community together and overcome our surroundings; to communicate beyond just speaking but with reason which gave us language. Language is speaking with reason. So to explain, fear taught us how not to get killed. The emotion of love came from mammals to care for their offspring. Guilt and Pride sprung from social primates, so they could travel, protect, and be a community.These emotions were formed and passed on due to natural selection. But now. Now we are so over-populated, natural selection does not exist. We do not need to survive anymore therefore every trait gets passed on. Even the ones consider "negative". I.E. A person wants to kill thyself because he is so horribly sad. Well why would the animal kingdom pass this down? It does not help us survive. Actually, it does the opposite. So emotions had positive and negative effect because we have evolve to creatures where self-awareness is major impact on our behavior and life
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Nicole Lough
Posted almost 4 years ago
Should the U.S. continue to employ Affirmative Action, or should private schools be allowed to discriminate?
So, I have been following your guy's conversation, and hope this clears things up. I feel inalienable rights are not something a paper dignifies, but we dignify ourselves. Our choice is our inalienable right whether we live in totalitarian or democracy. Every situation presents its choices. We have the right to claim them no matter what. Everyone has the needs for a body and everyone has a brain that will function for those needs and make choices for them - that is what I believe inalienable rights are. So when country says it will protect your inalienable rights, they mean, giving you an increase range of choice without effecting the health of the state or person and providing an increase standard of living where the body is taken care of. I hope that made sense. So yes a paper really can protect these rights, but we will always be born with a freewill mind and situation with thousand of choices that we alone can dignify ourselves with.