Open Reading (1 & 2)

For the first two sources that you will use when you do some open reading for the topics and themes for your second paper, please post a response here. In addition, please post an APA reference for the source. Do your best!

27 Responses to Open Reading (1 & 2)

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  2. Janete says:

    I thought that it was very interesting to know that risk taking personality could be a trait genetically transmitted to ensure the survival of the human race since prehistorical times. As there are no more need to fight against animals and other humans, people with this make up seek another outlet for their needs, like extreme sports or sometimes dangerous addictions. Maybe it would be interesting to write about this kind of research.

  3. Hang Le says:

    In ” Living on the Edge: extreme sports and their role in society”, Julia Smith mentions Type T people that are not only the mountain climbing but also they are could be inventors, entrepreneurs, and explorers. They want to find some more extreme sports or something that are more interesting or adventure. Also they can be influent to do something really bad. Some Type T are born with and they feel normal life that is easy and boring for them. Therefore, Type T people are more copious types.

    Julia Smith (2006, August 9). Climbing, Hiking, Mountaineering : SummitPost. Retrieved April 10, 2013, from http://www.summitpost.org/

  4. Fatimah says:

    Type T are not just an adventures, they are also leaders, discoverers, inventors. And Dr. Kenneth is one of the example(Smith, 2006).

    It’s not a condition that Type T person are just adventures, they also people who want to change the world in somehow.

  5. Marco says:

    I like the idea that the pleasure obtained from extreme sports only is achieved by those who has “self-discipline, hard work and a healthy lifestyle”. I agree with this point of view. For instance, many people want to feel adrenaline and then they commite abuse of drugs, sex, gambling, etc. These are all easy ways to obtain pleasure; moreover their consequences are very bad for those involved in excessive use of them. Now when you think pleasure comes after hard work the consequences are very different, usually they are good consequences.

    I. What are the other types of human behavior? A , Z , W, ? love seeking, knowledge seeking?

    II. Is it possible people live without fear as the risk takers and adventures?

    Smith, J. (2006). Living on the Edge: Extreme Sports and Their Role in Society. SourceWork (pp. 157–158).

  6. Marco says:

    To have some singular skills and to consider yourself as a server of higher purposes are two important characteristics in heroes that I agree with Tollefson in ‘ Is a Hero Really Nothing but a Sandwich?’. Indiana Jones and Rin Tin Tin are two great heroes from fictional stories that I really admired because they are very smart, but they are also very human in their treatment with others. Differently of James Bond or Mission Impossible they look very real. Also I believe that the same traits counts from real persons like important politicians, artists or athletes. For instance Usain Bolt and Michael Phelps are heroes from the Olympics Games; however, if they not consider their friends and community as important to their achievements we can’t say they are complete heroes.
    Sometimes some heroes don’t have any superskill, but they do have very high moral qualities that helps many people. Gandhi and Martin Luther King Jr. are two famous personalities that illustrate this case.

    I What are the different types of heroes in our society? Do we have more real or fictional heroes?

    II. Why do we change our heroes over time? Are there heroes who stay over time?

    Tollefson, T. (2006). Is a Hero Really Nothing but a Sandwich? SourceWork (p. 160).

  7. help2013rick says:

    Fatimah says:

    Miraiam mentioned in her article that there are five characteristics that the heroes have, the availability of these characteristics differs from one hero to another. Heroes share these characteristics which are respecting for human life, faith in effectiveness of choice, original perspective, courage, and public or unpublic heroism (Polster, 2001).
    Polster.M. (2001).Eve’s Daughters. Gestalt Journal Press

  8. help2013rick says:

    Nozomi says:

    Eve’s Daughter. (2001). (pp. 161–163). the United States: Gestalt Journal Press.

    The writer suggests that many normal women and men can become heroes. And she indicates five characteristics of Heroes; respect for human rights, faith in one’s ability to make a difference, original perspective, physical and mental courage and public and unpublic impact. Although she says they are important elements of heroes, she states that all of them are not completely required but standard to consider what the heroes.

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  10. luciakye says:

    Triumph of the U.S. society!!!
    The idea of ‘praising type T personality’ makes education in the United States very unique.
    It supports and encourages ‘united society’ structured by immigrants, which becomes more than majority by 2050. In my opinion it must be one of important governing philosophy.
    Predictably disciplined type T person achieves a lot and it is specially an excellent basic for adolescents. To distinguish with unearthly heroism, people might need ‘grounding system’ individually.

    Questions are:
    Where is the grounding system? in education or media?
    What is the side effects of encouraged type T personality in society? Is there any person abandoned?

    Smith, J. (2006) Living on the edge: Extreme sports and their role in society. SourceWork (p.157-158)

    • help2013rick says:

      Nice Ideas, Lucia!
      (^_^ )

      • luciakye says:

        Can I correct my writing after posting it? found grammar mistakes here and there.

        Question: What does your numbering mean with open reading boards, such as 1&2, 3&4, 5&6? Is there any categorization for?

      • help2013rick says:

        Hi Lucia!

        Yes, you can correct your writing, even after posting it. I encourage it!

        “1&2” means the first and second reading in the Risk theme at the back of our textbook. So, we are posting one response for each of the first 6 readings. And we are also posting citations for each response, making these citations with the online tools on our resources page. So, on the Online Readings (1&2) page, you can post a response and citation for the first two reading sources.

        Do you understand?

  11. luciakye says:

    lots of thanks to you, Rick, for having this blog!!!
    I can work on writing class while I’m taking care of my sick daughter.
    cheers!!

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  13. luciakye says:

    Mr.Tollefson states on sufficient condition of hero with its being and capabilities.
    And he insists that the community, which hero is in, varies meaning of hero. To distinguish hero from just a celebrity, when someone is worthy of imitation, but he serves only his own fame, then he is not a hero, but a celebrity.

    American society is more focused on celebrity, compare to European one. The more society supports heroism the more lack of individuality there is. When society supports more individuality, then people are more tolerant with flaw of heroes as well.
    To name it – Celebrity Complex : How much the society is depending on celebrity.
    example) Korea, Japan > U.S. > Europe

    Tollefson,T., (1993) Is a Hero Really Nothing but a Sandwich? SourceWork (p.160)

  14. luciakye says:

    Rewriting of the first:
    Triumph of the U.S. society!!!
    The idea of ‘supporting type T personality’ makes education in the United States very unique.
    It supports and encourages ‘united society’, which is structured by immigrants, who become more than majority by 2050.
    In my opinion it must be one of the important governing philosophy, ‘Support type T’.
    Predictably, a disciplined type T person achieves many tasks and, that is excellent basics specially for adolescents. To develop real heroism from unearthly and immature heroism, people might need a system for ‘Grounding Individual’.

    Questions are:
    Where is the grounding system? in education or media, or both?
    What is the side effects of encouraged type T personality in society? Is there any person abandoned?

    Smith, J. (2006) Living on the edge: Extreme sports and their role in society. SourceWork (p.157-158)

  15. Ewelina says:

    I found an article written by Smith, „Living on the Edge: Extreme Sports and their Role In Society” fascinating. I think there are many useful information about people’s perception on individuals interested in extreme sports. Especially educating is part where author writes about predisposition of people who are involved in such sports, like genetic ones or so called T-type personality. I think it would be nice to write about, what risk means for different people or it different types.

    Smith, J. (2006). Living on the Edge: Extreme Sports and Their Role in Society.

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