“Hackschooling Makes Me Happy” and Bud Hunts Blog Response Blog 3
Due-Sunday, June 19, 2016
I usually don’t like reading things or watching videos that my teachers tell me to read and watch because I find them boring and difficult to comprehend or even to remember for that matter. But both the video, “Hackschooling Makes Me Happy” and Bud Hunt’s Blog Post, I thought were very interesting. I loved the views that both resources provided about learning. I also liked the metaphors that were used at the start of each resource.
The part of the “Hackschooling Makes Me Happy” that I liked the most were the 8 things that are to be practiced in order to stay happy and healthy according to the Science of being happy and healthy. They are; exercise, diet and nutrition, time in nature, contribution and service, relationships, recreation, relaxation and stress management, religious and spiritual beliefs and practices. I feel that each of these categories is super important and that we need to incorporate and make time for each one in our daily, or weekly lives.
As a health and physical education teacher, which I am studying to be, I know just how crucial each of the 8 categories listed in the paragraph above are to our health. If we stay healthy most mentally and physically, and develop solid positive relationships with those around us, we will be happy. If we learn new things every day, things that are both beneficial and that really interest us that will help to keep our lives interesting as well as rewarding. When we know how to relax and manage stress and when we enjoy life and we love what we are doing, our lives are so much more desirable and we are naturally much happier.
I feel like today, being happy is a major issue within our society. People kill, practice substance abuse, live in unhealthy unstable relationships, surround themselves with drama and the negativity of others, bully and bring pain and harm to those around them, and on and on and on. Our world is so corrupt and violent today because people are not happy. And they go looking for happiness in all of the wrong places. Too often people think that money, fame, being popular or cool, and fitting in with the “in” crowd will make them happy. But does it?
I think that we can clearly see the answer to that question by simply looking at famous or well established actors, actresses, singers, professional athletes and the like. They often have more money than they know what to do with. Kids and fans admire and look up to them. Youth want to be just like them. It really looks like they have everything they could ever want. But it is obviously that even with all of these material things they are still not happy as they turn to drugs and commit crimes. People today are so caught up in the materialistic things of this world and they expect those things to bring them happiness. But they don’t because they are just material items.
When we enjoy the natural things around us like nature and when we take part in fun learning experiences like with recreational activities we are truly engaging with the natural environment around us. When we offer our time to make contributions and take part in helping to better our communities, we feel rewarded from our efforts because we know that we did something to help. Practicing diet and exercise are also super important because without them, how can we expect our bodies to carry our daily tasks and to take part in work or fun energetic, or even relaxing past times when we aren’t healthy? We have to eat right and exercise to keep our bodies strong so that we can enjoy the natural things around us.
And when we are healthy, we are happy. When we are happy, we are healthy. The two operate very close to each other and often go hand in hand.
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