How can Percy Make Better Choices for Himself and his Community?
According to Newsela.com, the article Neurodiversity: a Different view of ADHD. The article shows that ADHD is a kind of distraction 6 million young people under the age of 17 has. On the other hand, Percy Jackson is 12. It shows that Percy has the distraction ADHD. If Percy wants a to make some better choices, he should make more friends, care about friends, and focus on certain .
Percy can have a better life by making more friends to keep him happy and healthy. An article posted by Taking Charge of your Health & Wellbeing from the University of Minnesota said 148 studies found that you can live healthier and longer if you have strong relationship. This can tell us that Percy should try and make more friends at camp half blood to get him a healthy and longer life. Therefore, in the book, Percy only said about his only two friends Annabeth and Grover. Based on the evidence, Percy only had two friends. Grover is the one he knew at school, and Annabeth was the person that showed him around camp. When the article is talking about healthier, it says the research by psychologist Sheldon Cohen told us college students who reported having strong relationships were half as likely to catch a cold.” This experiments data should be told to everyone. It can prove that close relationships are extremely important.
Percy should care more about his friends. That will make both him and his friends happy. “ Showing up at parties tell friends that we’re thinking of them and adding positivity to their lives, making them feel loved.” Nelson said. Nelson is a friendship expert. Caring is important, they can tell you care about them if you go to a party. However, in the book, Grover gave Percy his summer address on the page 44 in the ibook, the address is a camp which is camp Half Blood. Percy didn’t go, but when Grover found he and his mother at the beach, Percy’s mom thought that it was time she had to sent Percy to camp. This can show that Percy didn’t really care about what Grover was talking about. He decided he wanted a normal holiday. Just like what Nelson said, “ Showing up at parties tell friends that we’re thinking of them and adding positivity to their lives, making them feel loved.” Same when Grover gave Percy his summer address, Percy didn’t care about it.
Percy should focus more on his important tasks. For example, i He said that on page 11, Percy asked a question. “Am I a troubled kid? Yeah. You could say that.” In the ibook, page 12 and 13, Percy said that in the fifth grade trip, he accidently blew up the school bus with a Revolutionary canon. On the fourth grade trip, he accidently pulled the wrong lever and make his class make an unplanned swim. He gave these examples himself. The reason is because he said he is a troubled kid. These can be scenes of ADHD, like I said, ADHD. ADHD stands for Attention-Deficit/Hyperactivity Disorder. Personally I don’t understand these words when they said ADHD is a sickness that young people have. This is a distraction sickness. Percy on the other side has ADHD. He is not focus and curious of what is going on like pulling a lever and playing with a canon cart. This shows a sign of ADHD when he is focused on something else whether then the school task.
If Percy wants a to make some better choices, he should focus on certain tasks, care about friends, and make more friends. Friendship can make him healthy, make more friends in camp he can gain more stress, catch a cold, and live a short life. If Grover and Annabeth are not his friends, He will be completely alone with his mother.
“Having good friends can improve our well-being, especially during the holidays.” Newsela, newsela.com/read/holidays-friends-health/id/47905/.
“Neurodiversity: A different view of ADHD.” Newsela, newsela.com/read/elem-new-ways-to-think-about-ADHD/id/41715/.
Percy Jackson and the Lighting Thief. E-book, Rick Riordan. Percy Jackson 1.
“Why Personal Relationships Are Important.” University of Minnesota, www.takingcharge.csh.umn.edu/why-personal-relationships-are-important.