Bryanna O'Mara

Beverly, MA, United States

About Bryanna

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Museum collections planning and care

Comments & conversations

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Bryanna O'Mara
Posted over 3 years ago
On what kind of world would all the children eat?
I don't ever see hate and prejudice being eradicated from the human race because we are just that - human. We are a species that is ruled by emotion, and we cannot pick and choose which emotions we want to feel. For example, I think all kids should have religious education included in their education - not because I am religious (I'm not) but because I think we tend to think negatively of things we do not understand so why aren't we educating people to do just that. And sadly these types of things where "the few ruin it for the many". Regardless of this I am very optimistic, but I also feel we that to change things we have to be educated on what what is happening. That means we all need to be a little bit realistic as well. The realist in me is what believes that human can never be truly 100% all the time positive. But the optimist in me wants to reach for that goal anyways! I'm not sure I explained myself well enough but I hope you got the gist of it! And I have enjoyed our dialog as well!
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Bryanna O'Mara
Posted over 3 years ago
An online platform for sharing manners
I love this idea. I was raised with the idea that you should always be polite, respectful, and use another's ideal customs/manners, especially when you are the visitor. But so often this is difficult to do, as these can vary so much even within a single culture. What a wonderful way to try and bring a little bit more understanding to the world and help people get along with one another more comfortably. After looking at your bid book I find I like the idea even more. I like that one can browse, search, or start questions in a forum like atmosphere. I like that the comments area seems to provide an opportunity for debate and tweaking of the answers to such questions. And I particularly love that various media forms can be attached to the answers so that you have real life examples on how to act/move/speak etc. I also like the clean cut look and the colors of the mock up site. Also the mock posters for the campaign were great. They made me stop to figure out just what was going on, ask myself how I would feel if someone passed a bowl directly over the top of my head, then provided me with an opportunity to ask people to please not do that!
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Bryanna O'Mara
Posted over 3 years ago
Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls
That must have been very frightening for you as a parent to have to explain, but also them as children to understand that these things are happening in the world. I hope you are able to watch it yourself and then use that as a springboard to discuss the issue with them. It is never too early to teach empathy and understanding.
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Bryanna O'Mara
Posted over 3 years ago
Leymah Gbowee: Unlock the intelligence, passion, greatness of girls
I think she focuses on female education because in Africa, a land dominated by men, she feels that if she can educate girls to see their own worth and potential they can then stand up for themselves and their rights. Women there are taught that they are not worthy of respect, education, the right to vote, etc and they believe it. So how can she make men believe that women are worth all those things if the women don't believe it themselves? Once these women are educated they can try to change others views - whether in their entire town or village or just in their own family by educating their own sons and daughters.
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Bryanna O'Mara
Posted over 3 years ago
On what kind of world would all the children eat?
I do agree that most people (at least that I know!) work more hours than is healthy, and that does have a negative effect on their relationships and health. But I disagree that giving people more leisure time will lessen their desire for money. We live in a world that is driven by consumerism and our perceived status is based off of what we own. A lot of people would still be lusting after that top 1%'s cars, clothes, houses, lives, etc. And at $30 an hour I know I would volunteer to pick up a shift or two extra for some of those perks.
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Bryanna O'Mara
Posted over 3 years ago
On what kind of world would all the children eat?
I agree. The population would explode with this amount of leisure time, and then we would still be fighting the same problem of too many mouths to feed. Also I don't think a lot of industries could survive on a 3 day workweek - but farmers would definitely be number 1 on the list.
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Bryanna O'Mara
Posted over 3 years ago
On what kind of world would all the children eat?
Honestly I don't think any government or even an NGO can ever succeed completely. True they will make an amazing difference to some compared to doing nothing at all, but sadly I don't ever see the human race EVER completely overcoming our negative feelings towards one another. And this is so so sad. But that doesn't mean we can't work toward that goal anyways! And we should be doing just that! And hopefully over time the NGO's can teach our multifaceted governments a few tips on how best to achieve betterment for ourselves and others.
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Bryanna O'Mara
Posted over 3 years ago
Taylor Wilson: Yup, I built a nuclear fusion reactor
This young man deserves respect here. He accomplished something not a lot of others have done and is definitely more mature than other 17 year olds. He should be congratulated on his intelligence and hard work - not criticized for not being humble enough. He is trying to express that kids have the power to make changes if allowed the chance, and several negative posters on this thread don't seem like they would give these children those chances.
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Bryanna O'Mara
Posted over 3 years ago
On what kind of world would all the children eat?
One where we as a people truly care for one another regardless of race, religion, gender, sexual orientation, or political ideal. We have to ability now to feed us all - but this is hampered by the time it takes for one country with the surplus to make offers or deals, determine the cheapest logistics, or tackle 10 other "problems" before they can actually commit to those countries with the need. And in the meantime people are dying, children are starving, and the rest of the world who is not seeing it with their own eyes is trying to remain ignorant because emotionally that is the easier path.