Marianna Gomes

Rio De Janeiro, Brazil

About Marianna

Languages

English

Areas of Expertise

Photography, Music

People don't know I'm good at

Astronomy. I love mainly the arts, but the Universe has been a subject of my attention for many years.

Comments & conversations

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Marianna Gomes
Posted over 3 years ago
Should High Schools implement condom availability programs?
Yeah, I know. For those who don't know, here in Brazil you can go to any health public post and get a bunch of the government condoms, that, must I add, have proven to bee much more resistant and effective than the brands you can buy. But you know, I've never been there to get those condoms for free. I buy them. To buy, you must have the will, the "guts" to face the cashier (it's not that big of a deal, teens!), you know, "it's a drag" And also for your info, the parents that put their child on private schools (such as my own mom and dad) are what we all call "SCARED MIDDLE CLASS" They are the adults that prefer not to resolve about issues, but makeup them. They stick in bad marriages for appearance. They are the people who let the internet raise their kids. They are the adults who lock the children up in big castles, so they will not see the dangers of the world (but one day they will, and will they be prepared?) And as you can imagine, they have no intimacy with their kids to talk about sex. How can we expect they will take and use condoms just because they are available, if even their parents never brought attention to it?
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Marianna Gomes
Posted over 3 years ago
Should High Schools implement condom availability programs?
In order to produce healthy adults, we must have been healthy adolescents. So yes, I think we should raise awareness. BUT... ...only distributing condoms and making them available won't help. They will just sit there in a box. Or they will take it, but not use it when The Moment comes. "They are awful, I don't feel good in it, I forgot in the spur of the moment" We have to explain that their comfort and pleasure is not without consequences. And it only has to happen "one quick time" I don't know many HIV+ people, only one and he's only an acquaintance from another town. So, you see, this is a far away reality for us, young people in most countries (I'm a 20 year old, also from Brazil), which leaves the danger out of sight (and therefore out of mind) We have to insist on the fact that diseases are silent villains. And, you know, besides from the diseases. and despite having birth control, condoms are the best way for a guy to be sure he won't make a baby. Because young girls these days are out of control. How will they be respected? They use their sex to get places, to get to people, to jobs. That is not so far away from using sex to get money, right? Sex should be enough by itself, and for yourself. And, as I've seen now with a close male friend of mine, they LIE. A lot. They will say they are on the pill and make you sure you can do everything without protection, and you know, it isn't hard to convince a guy of that, right? So the girls make babies. Not because they want to nurture a child, no. They use the child to get places too. Get more money, get that guy to stick with you for life. Those 15 minutes without a rubber don't sound too worthy now, right? Isn't that a bit fucked up? I still have no idea what kind of argument will make them realize the risks of sex life, but we must get there. And it must come from us, young people. They don't listen much to the elderly though they should. Um grande abra├žo, Lucas
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Marianna Gomes
Posted over 3 years ago
How would you change current education system?
I'm talking from Brazil, so all this might be already a reality in your country, or something that sounds coo-coo. But here's my opinion: I think that teaching shouldn't be exclusive to people with a master's degree . Not everyone has money/time to go through one, and we might miss some amazing people on the way. Instead, we should look at the person's whole experience: - Where has he been? - What has he done? - Can he pass along his knowledge in a clear manner? (pedagogy comes into place, and there should be basic cycle to teach teachers to teach. LOADS of bright people give lausy classes because they cannot teach.) Teachers shouldn't be only teachers aswell. Some of them have second jobs, but a lot don't. Why? It's a stressful and time-consuming job. If we arranged some form to have more teachers in specific areas, maybe those teachers would give 1 subject (that he/she is VERY good at) instead of 10 different subjects that he/she is very familiar with, but not an expert. And then the Science Teacher would turn into a Thermics Teacher, and he/she would also have plenty of time to keep experimenting temperatures in it's own time. Teachers who get consumed by their work tend to get stuck on what they first taught, even if years have past. They don't have time or passion to research new topics on their subjects. Then we would have updated classes, relaxed motivated teachers, and more complete agendas of study. I think we should also have creativity classes. Some schools have it, some don't. I think it should be global. - Raise questions and issues of various matters - Get in touch with the creative process at early age - Knowing you can, by yourself, make amazing things. They do not come only in stamped packages. - Learn to debate. Nowadays, arguing in a clear way is almost a surviving issue. So, basilly, I think we should narrow down. You wouldn't take your heart condition to a general doctor.
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Marianna Gomes
Posted over 3 years ago
Love vs. Connecting
Connecting is attaching in some way point A to B. (to C, to D...) Loving is impossible to explain. In order to love, you must connect. One is inside other, though connecting doesn't mean there's love. And love is not that exclusive. Maybe you are thinking in terms of only sexual love in our monogamic society. But I absolutely love all sorts of things. I've even had that fuzzy feeling in my stomach (that can't be mistaken: it was the falling in love feeling) about my own life, when a new phase was taking place. Love is the answer.