Adjectives

An adjective is a word that describes a noun or pronoun. Without adjectives it would be hard for us to express what we mean when we are talking about ourselves or others. We describe people, places, things, animals and etc on what they look like or when we talk about their characteristics.

I’ve learned about adjectives during my 3rd grade in grade school. We were tought when to use it and how to use it. At the same time my teacher tought us the proper way to use them, like for instance the use of negative adjectives such as ugly, weak and etc. We should be mindful of the words that come out of our mouth because we never know if we are offending someone or a group of people.

I agree with my teacher, but at the same time I disagree because adjectives are just words to describe something. Unless we say it to others. And even if we say it the other way like ugly= less desirable, the outcome is still negative if the person you are refering to hears that, for example.

I had a chat conversation with a friend. She asked me how am I doing. I replied, I’m still the same except that I’m fat now. Then she said that why would I say such a thing and that I should not say the word fat because it’s like shaming the plus size community. I told her that the one I was describing to as fat is no other than myself and it is not fat shaming others because I was refering to myself and even if I use “got bigger”, still it is the same. So, how should I describe myself then? And besides, I don’t see fat as a negative word. In my opinion, we should use this word often to get rid of the negative association to fat shaming. And do not forget, there is nothing wrong in being fat!

The world today is full of negativity, criticisms and “in betweens”. Simple and small things get complicated and hurtful because people do not listen. They only hear what they want to hear. Hence, making respect one sided. Meaning, if you have the same mindset as them, you gain their respect.

 

 

 

They still deserve our respect.

No matter who they are or what they have done in their lives, they are still human beings that need to be respected and treated as if they are our friends or family. They may act as if they do not recognize the world anymore, but remember they have once built this land before you were born. Do not also forget that one day you will also be needing a helping hand, to guide you with your medicines, help you eat and help you walk.

So please be nice to them, at least. Smile and tell them how glad you are to see them.

Why don’t you?

Cooperate with others

Share resources with others

Ask if you need something

Take care of the environment

Act as a unit

Set aside personal ambitions

Respect others

Love each other

Is it a hard thing to do? We are all in the same planet. We breathe the same air. We are under one atmosphere. We share a moon and a sun.

I can’t take what is happening in our world right now. The killings, corruption and occupation. Don’t forget the war too. Sometimes I wish that some scary looking aliens would come to our planet and teach humanity a lesson.

Thought of the day.

Respect is getting rare nowadays. Some people think that just because there is a freedom of speech they can say/do whatever they want without considering other people’s beliefs, traditions and norms. I’m not saying that we have to shut up when someone try to oppress us but to act like civilized individuals. You don’t expect a group of people to respect you when you make fun of their religion, for example. Just saying.