Nicholas Ashley

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Nicholas Ashley
Posted almost 2 years ago
Debate: The effects of texting on the next generation.
Interesting perspectives, I hadn’t considered a correlation drugs and texting, however the prescribed remedy for anxiety commonly comes in pill form (legal rout); curious? I too suffered from a form of Anxiety, Separation Anxiety. I turned my phone off recently for academic reasons (I find it funny I had to explain why my phone was turned off, another discussion perhaps) The point is, for little less than a week I suffered from not having my phone. I would constantly reach for my phone, even if I didn’t need it, and I knew I did not have it. Little by little I would reduce the amount of times I reached for my phone until little less than a week later I stopped doing so. It was as I imagine weaning off of a dependency would be It is true we humans communicate using a variety of channels besides text-messages, though we remove two necessary channels when using text messages. No sound, we have been identifying communication with sound since birth, and now we remove it. Also, are visual cues not crucial to communicating efficiently with one another? Some people say, “We use symbols and capitulation to express visual cues.” To this I say yes we do, however are those enough to replace the volume of Non-Verbal communication one experiences in face to face interaction? I find our youth gain access to technology (phones) early on nowadays, children as young as 9 and suspect younger. Also, it is interesting how text-messaging is increasing expediential in a relatively short amount of time (early 90’s to Now). Personal communicators are here to stay; I do not see trends slowing down. Has anyone noticed how many people walk around glued to their phone, giving off a message to not bother them, they are busy; ergo avoidance. Aforementioned, my phone separation anxiety experience (dependency), more people in their phones, less face to face interacting and less use of skills previously mentioned, thus diminishing necessary skills for non-technological comm
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Nicholas Ashley
Posted almost 2 years ago
Why are women so pressured into becoming this "beautiful" icon for society?
While I agree the media plays an influential role in exploiting women as sexual commodity, I would argue not definitively. Looking at this phenomenon with a macro lens, relatively recent times females have enjoyed limited rights. The country we live in was founded by wealthy Angelo Saxon MEN, not women. To this I attribute exploitation (women) of the female species due to men’s sexual appetite. Sad I admit, but true. You have a good question, “Why is it we try so hard to be accepted, we go through so much to look a certain way society wants us to?” To this I respond, why do you? Is it because we have been programed since birth to act a certain way? Are women afraid that if they simply stop putting up with this type of behavior then … what? Perhaps that is it; people might be afraid of the unknown, continuing to travel paths familiar. The unknown can be frightening and full of uncertainties. Though the inverse is unjust, at least people know where their road leads. Women go through so much to look a certain way because the are programmed from birth. Men do this, and women do that, characteristics learned at an early age. Furthermore, if one dose not wants to be labeled deviant, continue the status quo. This type of thinking will continue until eventually woman say, “we have had enough already, and we are not going to take it anymore.”