Polymer Design Journal #1- The Birth of Polyprotec

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According to Business Insider, nearly 60% of iPhone users think about the protective qualities when buying a phone case. People want to keep their phone safe and secure. These cases, although protective, are quite expensive as well (usually more than $10 as one source notes), these cases also lack design. In other words, these cases suck. We provide an alternative using polymer, which are a large molecules made up of repeating subunits called monomers. Polymer, much like playdoh, is an adjustable material that allows for flexibility. Unlike the current products on offer which usually go over $10, pieces of polymer which can be used to protect your phone by attaching to the edges costs less than $3. Most importantly, seeing as polymers are molecules created on the premise of different smaller molecules, you can tailor-made your polymer using a variety of colours and even texture alternatives. For the more stylish of you, according to bankrate, you can have your polymer on the edges of your phone over your stylish Supreme phone case.

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Hope Diminishes

Roads erected. Landscape barren. Households turned flat and grey. What used to be prosperity has been utterly eroded to a endless land of grey barren. Tears shed. Hope lost. The faith that once existed has been utterly destroyed by the institution of what used to mark China but now constitutes for the dehumanising of these people. The tap runs dry, wooden road stalls into fiber, houses deserted, families separated. This is the byproduct of Xi Jingping’s ambitions for China, which on one hand, is to preserve Chinese culture, but on the other, destroying these families. However, many demolitions, like this one, have been previously accused of burning coal and polluting the areas around them. In the end, China must make a tradeoff: can we negate the thousands in the temporary shelters for the development of elitist infrastructure?

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Nature will be the Death of me

 

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Six figures to starving to death in Alaska, riches to rags. In Jon Krakauer’s Into the Wild he depicts Christopher McCandless short but yet fruitful life of abuse, success, and living off the wild. For may multimedia post, I decided to create an imagery of what Chris’s Facebook page would’ve looked like in his last 2 years of life. Like the most fortunate of us, born to a family worth 6-figures corresponds to an abundant and fruitful future. But unlike me, or every other child who has gotten a fight with their parents, McCandless took it seriously. Born to the son of a successful Nasa engineer, who was in the book, was hinted for abusing Chris with words like “their differences over the years(118)”. Upon this fury, and a cult of personality that clashed with his father’s as his father had a habit of “staring his co workers down when they failed to meet his requirements (132)”. In other words, his father has a strong desire and a sense of objectivity for what is right. Filed with his desire and his own ambitions, Christopher had strong desires with his moral compass and empathy fuled by the hatred and bourgeois of his upbringing. An example of such was his desire to go to college, his parents managed to convince him to go to Emory by not saying the usual reteric of university is inline with success but simply “going to university will allow you to help people more(34)”. As this was reflected in my post of his true thoughts about higher education as he saw it as plunder to the less privileged of society. Moreover, the other 3 posts describe life for him or at least the happy days of his great odysseys or in other words, what he hoped for life to be living low profile as a part of his character and giving to the poor. All in all, even though he met his brutal demise, there was a positive aspect of nature for him and nature appealed to him more than anything else. Looking down on Chris’ life, he left a loving family for the Alaskan woods. Were living his personal desires and way of life justified when he left his family? Did he deserve his fate or was God too harsh on Chris?

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Gaddafi: Journals from Coup to Couped

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The Syrian Arab Spring: In Plain English

Situated in our modern world of intel globalization, it is difficult to live out your days without hearing about the Arab world. It has been 7 years since the initial spark, 500,000 people have died, the war ongoing. Moreover, this revolution has evolved beyond a revolution of the removal of Bashar Al-Assad but a huge “proxy war” for other powers. American and Russian strike bombers fill the sky, Turkish troops actively engaged, and Saudi Arabia along with the Gulf States pouring money to fund extreme Islamic groups. The Arab Spring in general, in that aspect, was far more than protesting or even violence but a multinational proxy war similar to that of Korea and Vietnam 60 years ago. Airstrikes continue to fill the skies, chemical weapons used twice, all of these actions have led to 5 million Syrians displaced and hundreds more to come with every single day. The politics of the Arab world has severely changed as multiple of the once most powerful men are ousted and many more are being protested. Even amidst the constant paranoia over Syria, many people still insist to live a normal life. Schools were bombed, so new schools were created. Hospitals destroyed, but new ones made by voluntary workers who insist life must go on as normal. As the Syrian war is ongoing it’s impossible to predict the future but the present has taught us certainly no mercy.

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Treasure

By Paulo Coelho, The Alchemist tells the story of a boy named Santiago and his quest in following his personal legend, or his treasure, as I called it. Lines 2-3 express a sense of regret in what happened to the crystal merchant and what happens to many of us in real life. In the instance of the crystal merchant, “all I wanted to do was put enough money to start this shop… and could go to Mecca(54)”. However, as he reflects upon life with regret seeing many people headed to Mecca whom pass by his shop turned out to be much poorer than him. In the status quo and after decades in crystal trade, the merchant is “already used to the way things are(57)”. Moreover, that crystal merchant is more than just some guy in the story but a direct reflection of millions in life. As children, we dream about becoming chefs- not working at Goldman Sachs. But after making 7 figures and a nice house, our lives are nice but we fail to follow our treasure and destiny God has sent us with. As seen in real life, this complex relationship is one that materialistic success and failure to achieve your destiny are achieved simultaneously. This relationship can be explained in this quote: “Such is the destiny of all who forget God; so perishes the hope of the godless (Job 8:13 NIV bible)”. That is to say, we become successful men but not in our destiny, forgetting that one childhood ambition, forgetting that one goal God set us for it to be our destiny. You lose god. You lose his guidance such as omens. The boy realises all of this, hence, lines 4-10. Lines 11-14 show the rewards God gives to his followers, rather it be inhuman powers or fate. My poem ends when the boy has gotten to Egypt but there was no treasure. In the end, it’s not about the mountaintop but the climb. Your life will remembered not for your moment of triumph but your ability to reach that moment of triumph.

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Following your Personal Legend

 

“I’m following my personal legend. It’s not something you would understand (111, Coelho)”. In the Alchemist, Paulo Coelho challenges us to find our ‘personal legend’. Personal legends can be anything from turning led into gold or even as ridiculous as chasing for some piece of treasure. For Santiago, his personal legend was a series of omens whom he followed for hundreds of kilometers.

 

The boy, Santiago, started off as a shepherd in southern Andalusia. He spent his days herding sheep and navigating them from town-to-town to sell their wool. As he put it “All they (the sheep) think about is food and water (11)”. The first omen came to Santiago in a dream. He dreamed that there was a treasure in a place called ‘Egypt’ and that the treasure would be near the pyramids. After which, while reading in a park, he pumped into an old man who turned out to be the king of Salem. The king of Salem told the boy about the “world’s greatest lie (18)” which is that at a certain point in our lives, we lose control of what’s happening to us and everything is simultaneously decided by fate and arbitrariness. That is to say, at that stage of life, one has no sense to omens. Which have been proved by our own lives. For example, we grow up thinking about becoming magicians and chefs or even teachers. However, we get to a point in our lives when we follow not what we love but systematic procedures based on the norms of society like becoming lawyers and going to Yale when you simply want to be a magician. I’m sure even the most successful of us, who go on to work at Goldman Sachs did not grow up dreaming about becoming a banker and analyzing stocks all day. That is to say, we become slaves to our materialistic desires instead of ambition. To work hard not because of passion but for the sake of paying off debts or buying that new car. That is what happens when you don’t follow your personal legend.

 

Following your personal legend is not an easy journey but an arduous one. There was a conflict in Santiago’s mind. For example, when the King of Salem was asking about the amount of sheep and the quality of a life being a shepherd. The boy replied “Enough (20)”. The old, wise king replied, “I can’t help you if you feel you’ve got enough sheep (20)”. This response demonstrates the boy’s internal conflict. The boy is more than satisfied leaving his parents with just 3 coins and now accumulating a few dozen sheep. He loves to explore the hills and valleys of Andalusia and read books. However, a voice inside him that he can’t get rid of tells him to go to Egypt in search of his treasure. Keeping in mind that a foot journey from Spain to Egypt will require the boy to sell his flock and everything he has. Does he give up his entire life to search for some treasure that might not exist in some foreign land? Nonetheless, he decides to embark anyways.

 

 

When the boy first arrived in Africa via a ferry from Spain, he called the etiquette of Africans “A practice of infidels (34)”. He could not speak Arabic or know which direction Egypt was in. Later that day, he met another Spanish speaker, however, he stole Santiago’s money. Now moneyless and clueless, he also discovered a hole in his wallet where he kept 2 stones the King of Salem gave him. The stones were black and white and acted like a magic 8 ball in making the decision of yes and no. He didn’t bother stitching the hole back as he thought “the stones can fall at any time they wanted (26)”. As he figured even though the stones might we worth much, if God wanted the stones to fall out, they will fall out anyway. Later on, while exploring the city, he found a crystal merchant who gave him food as “The Koran requires me to feed a hungry person (29)”. He also discovered that Egypt is farther than he thought, he would need the money to join a caravan. With that in mind, he decided to help the crystal merchant. Whom he later realized to have failed to follow his personal legend of going to Mecca. The merchant was just like the boy “When I(the merchant) was young, all I wanted to do was put enough money in the shop. I thought someday I’d be rich and could go to Mecca (30).” That was a perfect example of when one feels fulfilled and decide to not go to Mecca. The merchant has a personal legend of going to Mecca, however, he didn’t have the funds so decided to start a crystal shop to get them. After a while and decades selling crystal, he has enough with his life already. Now he decided not to go to Mecca after all as it has become “The thought of Mecca is what keeps me alive… If my dream was realized, I’ll have no reason to go on living (31).”

 

Later on, the boy and the crystal merchant become rich by selling tea in crystal glasses. As the boy has learned their tea would always be more attractive than the tea of other shops because “men are attracted to beauty (32).” The boy has accumulated enough wealth to go back to Spain and double his flock of 60 sheep. However, he decided to go to the Pyramids. Later on, with the money he earned, he joined a caravan. The journey was cut short due to some clashes of tribes in the desert and so they rested at an oasis. One day, while walking around the oasis, the boy has observed 2 hawks fighting. An ordinary event to any other individual, he has sensed that war would be on the way. He walked back into the oasis and told the Chieftain of his findings. Soon enough, an army invaded.  Later that night, he met a strange man who drew blood onto him and instructed for him to visit his hut. He had met the Alchemist. The alchemist guided the boy through the desert to the pyramids until they were cut short by a tribal group. The alchemist told the tribal group that the boy could turn himself into the wind can blow off the village. They wanted to see the boy do that. The boy felt pressured as “your life depended on it (68)”. With that said, the boy learned the soul of the world and tried to turn himself into the wind. The book now reaches its pinnacle in which the boy turns himself into the wind. During that scene that violates every law of nature, Coelho uses the most believable texts to why the boy is able to turn himself into the wind- he’s trying to make it realistic. The reason he comes up with it truly phenomenal. When one embarks on the odyssey of their personal legend that God has bestowed upon him, God is actively with you. This was seen with the examples of omens, God trying to signal to Santiago danger is coming. This situation is a perfect example of that, Santiago’s life is under risk. So Santiago channels the ‘soul of the world’ of which God bestowed upon him to use. To tell all that life is about love and to help others whenever needed. That is the principal standpoint of things like Christianity, and with that premise in mind, God decided to help the boy. That climax of the book also symbolizes that God will be and will always be with you when you have fulfilled your existence on this planet: to follow your personal legend.

 

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Soundtrack for Hillbilly Elegy: change in a culture of crisis

Set in the dawn of a new era for people on the “iron rust belt”, millions of jobs lost to globalization, the only mum and dad he knew dead. In different angles, Hillbilly Elegy reflects change on Hillbilly society and the American Midwest in general. From having a ‘mountain dew mouth’ to asking questions like “is there added sugar? Is this healthy for me?(164-5)”. Hillbilly Elegy reflects the change of his life and macro hillbilly society. Since many songs also make change, I decided to make a soundtrack.

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1. Sign of the Times– Harry Styles

“Just stop your crying, it’s a sign of the times
Welcome to the final show
Hope you’re wearing your best clothes
You can’t bribe the door on your way to the sky
You look pretty good down here
But you ain’t really good”

Such verses from the song symbolize a time of change. J.D and Harry Styles tells us that ignorance is a poison for change. For example, “His (Obama’s) wife tells us we shouldn’t be feeding our kids certain foods (191)… We hate her for it not because we think she wrong but because we know she’s right(191)”. Such quotes symbolize that ignorance often stems away from righteousness and thus should not be pursued. Harry Styles tells us the same when he says “can’t bribe the door on your way to the sky”. The sky as in heaven. When you bribe somebody you are providing capitol for good treatment, he tells us you can’t to it, sugar-coating things don’t bring you to betterment.

2. 7 years – Lucas Graham

“It was a big big world, but we thought we were bigger
pushing each other to the limits, we were learning quicker”

Born to a father he never knew and a mother who “lost her job for rollerblading in the emergency room (112)”. Both his supposedly ‘adults’ behaved worse than him. As a tween

J.D Vance, he needed an aide for his growth. His sister did too. Relying on ‘TV dinners ‘and instant hamburgers they got their way in life. They struggled as “we recei

ved a letter of the school district informing us that… my parents must be summoned before the board (114)”. So what did the 2 under aged kids do? They forged their mother’s signature. Such experience marked crucial for J.

D Vance, as neither him or her sister knew how to manage themselves. Nonetheless, “I(J.D) began to see my sister as the real adult, not my mother (115)”.

3. Counting Stars-One Republic

“Lately I’ve been losing sleep
dreaming about the things we could be
But baby, I’ve been, and I’ve been praying hard
Said no more counting dollars
We’ll be counting starts
Oh We’ll be counting stars”

Growing up a rough life, J.D vance was under constant trauma. For example, “He was the best dad anyone could ask for (109)”. Those were the words of young Vance as his grandfather died. As his mom was essentially a crack addict and the only 2 people he knew Maw Maw and Paw Paw were gone. This was a period that only added oil to the problems of J.D. He had to sustain himself with Lindsay and now the people who paid his bills have died. As seen in the song “I’ve been losing sleep” and such descriptions are of trauma. We lose sleep and stay awake because we’re paranoid. J.D felt the same.

4. Hall of Fame– The Script

“You can be the greatest, you can be the best
You can be the King Kong bangin’ on your chest
You can beat the world, you can beat the war
You can talk to God, go bangin’ on his door
You can throw your hands up, you can beat the clock
You can move a mountain, you can break rocks
You can be a master, don’t wait for luck
Dedicate yourself and you gon’ find yourself”

J.D vance’s story was one of success. He went from living in one of the poorest postal codes on a forgotten area of America. Then, becoming the only one in his family and his high school to attend an ivy league school. He went from rags to riches. A crack addict mom and no real parents to being a millionaire. This song also marks a story of success but more importantly one of motivation. J.D vance never lost hope and turned to drugs. He told himself that he can rise above his circumstances and be the first one to go to university. Lines like “You can be the best” drives motivation and encouragement not to give in.

5. Too Good at Goodbyes– Sam Smith

“But every time you hurt me, the less that I cry
And every time you leave me, the quicker these tears dry
And every time you walk out, the less I love you
Baby, we don’t stand a chance, it’s sad but it’s true”

Not even an adult, J.D has seen both his icons die. Maw Maw and Paw Paw. The only 2 big adults, the ones who paid his bills, the ones who’ve taught his life mottos of Hillbilly loyalty. He felt impeccable remorse as they died. As Sam Smith also stated of his tears. Tears of memory and remorse. This links directly to the song as both men feel remorse and have lost the ones whom they love most. Moreover, the last line of “baby we don’t stand a chance It’s sad but it’s true”. As they died, J.D had to rely to his sister, Lindsay. Both under 18 they had to somehow make themselves meals and sustain a house.

6. Better in Time– Leona Lewis

“It’s been the longest winter without you
I didn’t know where to turn to
See, somehow I can’t forget you
After all that we’ve been through

When you reverse winter to summer, you have Vance’s situation. Returning from Marine boot camp, he felt himself alone. It was a big big world, his only icons of Maw Maw and Paw Paw were gone, Lindsay got married and moved. Now he was all alone. As symbolized in the song of “I didn’t know where to turn to”. Having no idea how to live in this world all by yourself.

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The Boxer Rebellion-what happened

As for our humanities field trip, we visited the former Beijing Legation area (where the foreigners were before 1900). We learned what took place a hundred and seventeen years ago on where we were standing. Such a visit also further enrich our understanding and shaped our personal view of who the Boxers were. Although the event itself was quite insignificant compared to some other fights for independence, it nonetheless shaped China’s next era of development and globalisation.

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Hardwork does not achieve success- take risks, be bold, be a wet sponge for information

 

“They want us to be shepards to these kids. But no one wants to talk about the fact that many of them are raised by wolves”- J.D Vance. Maw Maw with a 44 caliber pistol under her waste, A mother that desires your piss so she can pass a drug test, and a sister who forges your mother’s signature. That was the life of the young J.D Vance as he portrayed his growth in the award winning novel, Hillbilly Elegy, whom tackles America’s problem and breaks barriers of stereotypes in a every dividing nation of inequality. A book themed about upward mobility and personal agency through his rise of social classes, telling his through hilarious stories.

Stereotypes suggests the labels of “white trash” and “destined to fail” for people like J.D Vance. For people who see their own mother pulling a gun on them, for people who see cannabis growing on their lawns.

Growing up, J.D has no ‘real’ mother. He had nobody to tuck him in and say “I love you”. Although it seems quite insignificant to us as the journée typique of our parents- We’ve gotten used to it. So has J.D. Nurtured by hate, drugs, and a ‘mountain dew mouth’. Infact, his sole model Maw Maw, advocated for many of this violent behavior: “You never start the fight, but you always end the fight if someone else starts it(66)”. Nevertheless, what all of this fighting taught him was loyalty. He knew has was in a crap situation, hence, he needed the help from all the “straight minded people” he could get.  However, the blends of loyalty to his family and his will to fight produced vengeance. For example, when he as a mere 10 year old. His sister, Lindsay, had her first boyfriend. However, that was cut short and he saw her heartbroken. Hence, one day he bumped into his sister’s ex on the street. And despite the 40 pounds and 5 years he had on J.D, he charged him. “For the first two times he pushed me down easily. (66) ”The third time I charged him: “ he had enough and proceeded to beat the **** out of me (66)”. Infact, Maw Maw didn’t just go around and tell J.D to to beat up people, she did it herself. As a women well above 65, she still has guts to take a gun and point it at people to search their cars. This bizarre thing happened when they we’re walking out of church and J.D wasn’t among them simply because he had to use the bathroom. Maw Maw and Paw Paw grew suspicious, they went to point of: “Paw Paw ran to the car, and grabbed a .44 magnum for himself and a special .38 for Maw Maw (106)” (.44  and .38 were guns). Then the duo of 70+ year olds proceeded to: “search cars like they were ********* DEA agents”. This to J.D means that his sole role model and life coach advocates for him to do the same.

If I was in that situation, my parents would scold me for being dumb since I picked on a 15 year old while being elementary- not Vance’s. When he ran for her house with a bloody body and a crooked face, his Maw Maw said “You did real good (67)” and proceeded to use the first aid kit. Such shaped Hillbilly children of the ‘Iron Rust Belt’, they knew of vengeance for the sake of loyalty. All this begs on simple question: Why doesn’t anybody call the police?  After all,

It was “quite common” to see your child being beat up looking like he’s disabled. The answer was simple: “Hillbilly loyalty”. Although vengeance existed to the spectrum of murder they knew they were all suffering. Thus, it would be a betrayal like sinful act to let others suffer more by pressing charges.

She was our mother too (172)” Those we’re the words of Lindsay- the sister of J.D. Upon the death of Maw Maw and since the beginnings of J.D:  He had no real mother. Infact, it was typical for him to move every 6 months at best because his mother kept getting divorced. Although such rituals have plagued his upbringing, he did eventually however get tired of such. Thus, he decided to live with his original dad, Ken. At Ken’s house, he was in a foreign situation. Not because there was Crack growing in the backyard and that his step brothers smoked it. Instead, it was because Ken and his wife never fought. He felt out of place. For a child nurtured by the scenery of violence from his mother and Maw Maw. Maw Maw once told Paw Paw (granddad) to never get drunk again or he’ll die. However, one day he came back drunk. Hence, she stuck to her promise, pouring gasoline over his body than she proceeded to light him in flames- he was saved by his child, who came in with a hose. Thus, to the extent our stereotypes- picture drug addicts in slum areas- it has extended beyond that. The poor not only took/ not took drugs, nevertheless, it remained as a fragment of their life, that continues to plague the adults of tomorrow. When you see your parents blend together with violence and fighting, that naturally makes you think that such acts are justified and fall in the framework of righteousness. Thus, they pursue such acts which we deem to be harassment.  They’re stuck not because they’re dumb, rather it’s because of the nurturing they get.

To most of the few million individuals on the iron rust belt, they’re stuck in a “poverty trap” that’s hard to escape.  We know it’s hard, they know it’s hard, our president knows it’s hard. Commonly speaking, when people fail, they have incentives to blame others- That’s universal. These hillbillies are no different. As for the example J.D gave in Hillbilly Elegy, it simply was as follows. Once at the local pub, he encounters a man who quit his job because he’s “too lazy to wake up in the morning”. He later goes on Twitter and rants about how the “obama economy” has ruined his life.  J.D vance was able to look at this angle not with the premier goal to reduce his shame and build glory upon him by scapegoating others. He instead opted for a bigger worldview, hence, he was able to make justified decisions. Studying hard eventually, than going to the marines, then coming back not to be subjected to suffering like many others, but to thrive. He attended Ohio state and juggled 4 jobs in a rigorous schedule and he never complained. After 2 years he has already acquired his bachelor’s degree despite it being a 4-year program and he had all the extra juggling on him. After which, he goes to Yale. He really did go from rags to riches, 6 step dads to 6 figures in annual income.  As J.D stands at the helm and figure of achieving the American Dream- All can succeed in an endeavor of hard work and failing well.

In the end, J.D was no genius in his own words. He simply remarks himself as: “I have a nice job, a happy marriage, a comfortable home, and two lively dogs(1)”. That fits him in the same bracket of tens of millions of other Americans. However, what J.D could face that the people who are stuck in poverty cannot is simply truth. People aren’t idiots when they say they make no mistakes, instead, they just don’t wanna confess. Everybody has those cringy moments that you flinch every time you recall it. It’s not a matter of gold coating yourself, it’s simply a matter of failing fell. J.D failed and did stupid things like many other kids, smoking pot, breaking his nose a few dozen times. And even when he was at Yale he wrote stupid essays that got torn by his mentors. That sounds like the lows of the rest of us. However, J.D doesn’t make excuses even though they exist. He doesn’t slam Obama and not vote for him because he was black. He called him a genius. “He is a good father when most of us aren’t(191)… His wife tell us we shouldn’t be feeding our kids certain foods (191)… We hate her for it not because we think she wrong but because we know she’s right (191)”. The Hillbillies aren’t idiots who don’t relies their mistakes. It’s a matter of acceptance and having the will to accept that you treated your children badly, hence, motivating you to treat them better. Motivating you to go out and get paying job so you can see your children on weekends instead of smoking off your burdens. So you can be a proud father for one your children look up to.

In conclusion, J.D’s story is not one about luck or even hard work. It’s about having a brain and keeping a flame of willpower upon which motivates you to wake up every morning and work a stressful job. Hard work doesn’t give you success as Vance said- There’s plenty of people to work hard like his grandad at Armco but only earn $11 an hour. Working smart and having the ability to fail well. Every time you screw up, you know how to not screw up in the future. You take risks so achieve that extra more, because the parts of a job we’re confident with doesn’t earn us money. Being a laywer and citing the constitution doesn’t win you law battles, what does it that you have the ability to turn the evidence of others against them- because there’s always somebody who works harder than you, who has more evidence than you do. All in all, J.D’s Hillbilly Elegy comes at a time when we have Trump in office. These people voted Trump not because they’re idiots but because Trump addressed the iron rust belt and opposed globalization. Hillbilly Elegy not only cracks us up at his stories, but digs in to why income inequalities exist, why some are more “fortunate than others”. All in all, J.D tells us not to hope for the best in your current situation, but rather to take risks like he did and hop on opportunities. He joined the Marines even though he was weak, he applied for Yale even though he had no faith but still worked his butt off on his essays. This message is clear: we all hope for upward mobility, personal agency, and stability. We don’t do this from ambition or hard work. You can only work hard and be good if your confident, when you’re confident you’re not stretching your ability. Thus, not achieving your rise. Instead: Be bold, take risks, fall down and come back up thinking that it hurt just only to brush yourself clean and carry on with an idea of how not to do that again.  Although this seems quite insignificant for those of us who achieved success. But the fact of the matter even putting aside all his advice stated previous is still important. Ironically, we hate Trump, Trump loses his election in the Upper and Higher classes of individuals. But what is at stake here, is that it tells us why people vote for Trump. This inspired me personally to view these hillbillies beyond the tags we place upon them as drug addicts and failures. It’s beyond that. We know its hard for them to get rich because income inequalities exist so they live on welfare. What we don’t know is a justified view of their political views who seems anti sematic towards races. Hillbilly elegy justifies that for us. Hillbilly elegy also connected to be to realize: “The poor are plagued in a welfare trap not for their stupidity, but because the system and tables and turned against them.” It also tells the hardworking people who are well of in a white collared job to work harder because you can and will always achieve more. It tells not to blame them for wasting our tax dollars when we can’t buy something, it instead tells us why affirmative action needs to exist- which is heavily voted against in richer societies. Hillbilly Elegy not only reveals the truth about our stereotypes, it justifies their actions, and tells us to blame ourselves and achieve more and help others. Hillbilly Loyalty seems unlawful, but instead it’s a compassion we lack when 40 million lawsuits are fired every year.

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