Script Logan: “Go to actions!” Olivia: “No go to directions for change.” Logan: “Who is This?” Olivia: “I am directions for change who are you?” Logan: “I am The status quo I keep up the cycle of Socialization.” Olivia: “Why would you do that The cycle is corrupt, twisted, messed up rigged for the lucky, and set up against the unlucky.” Logan: “I don’t understand where you are getting this from, all the cycle has ever been is a way for the human race to know and look at each other, without it we would be meaningless and have no idea how to move on with our lives. How would directions for change be better?” Olivia: “It’s better because change takes us out of this harsh cycle that we go through day to day, forcing us to go in better direction. Agent groups have more power than others which makes the cycle harder for those who don’t have the power or the options that agents do. This causes most of the unlucky people to band together and fight the system creating hope that there’s something better out there for them.” Logan: “But This is something everyone knows, a lot of people don’t like change, and for some people it is harder to change than other people. With this type of system people feel like they know it and feel safe in it, so leaving it would be scary.” Olivia: “But people aren't comfortable with this cycle anymore because it is racist sexist, and overall just degrading and harmful, and the reason why a lot of people can't succeed in life.” Logan: “Well maybe they should work harder so that they can succeed. Society is for the strong not the weak. We don’t need weak minded and weak willed people in society in this day in age, those types of people would just slow down the rest of the strong minded and strong willed.” Olivia: “Not everyone has the same chances and opportunities as other people so it is harder for them to get ahead in life, and I don’t think there is any weak minded or weak willed people, they just have different ways of handling problems and life throws different things at them. It doesn’t help that they are usually in target groups where they are looked down on for looking to be dumb, incompetent, and unsuited, but that's just what the world sees, what's really there is a group of people that can do it all but just don’t have any chances to.” Logan: “They have chances, there are soup kitchens, charities and loads of other stuff that good people donate too.” Olivia: True people do, do those things but it's not enough to help the vast majority of the people that need help. All the wealthy are sitting back in a huge house with all this money when they’re are so many people in the world that need that money. Logan: Well, I think you're wrong. l, Olivia: Agree to disagree then.
Moment In Time Over the food filled Thanksgiving week, when I was 6 years old my family and I were driving to Disneyland in our Ford Exhibition. For every mile we drove my heart jumped a little more.I was thinking of the image of all the wondrous fun at Disneyland.On the way we stopped at Legoland, and then we kept driving to Disneyland. When we got there, there was so much stuff to do like roller coasters, pirate islands, practice car courses, bumper cars, and Star Wars rides. Though to me, it was sort of a hard trip; I couldn't go on some of the cooler big rides. As I would go up to the ride with exploding excitement the man there operating it that would not let me on because I was too small and they said I did not meet the height requirement. I was not allowed on. This made my cheeks redden; my face got hot with anger. That didn’t last very long because soon it changed and my cheeks became cold and my heart hurt. I wanted to go on the amazing, exciting and adventurous rides, but the cold-hearted height rules would not allow the small and helpless me onto them.I would watch my brother, sister, and father go on them though, because for some reason the height gods found them worthy to be big enough. As my brother, sister, and father enjoyed the huge and scary, but fun roller coasters my mother and I had to go on these small and pathetic little kid rides with their cheesy songs and super bright and vivid colors meant to entice little kids. To me it was all just some lights and paint. The real fun was the roller coasters that shot you out at like one hundred miles an hour. Even though I was young I still knew why I wasn't allowed on the bigger rides and also why the smaller ones were kind of lame. Ever since I was little and from that trip I have always tried to be older than I am, more mature, and more like any old kids adults. It has reinforced the idea of the man box or just being a man in general because I have to do certain things to be considered strong enough, fast enough, or cool enough. From the trip and other things growing up I learned how to act and treat certain family friends. Even though a bunch of our friends consider me one of the youngest, I still tried to act older than I was at the time. Because of this I always thought that I had to prove myself to them and prove that I am stronger than I look. At a very young age I learned how to go toe to toe with a lot of the older people in my life, so I sort of missed out on being really little and playing like a regular kid with my friends. We were wrestling each other off of tubes going at 40 mph. Now, whether this has socialized me in a bad way or a good way is still a question in my head. On the one hand, I have more of a real concept of the world trying to keep up with all of my older friends and seeing them go through life struggles. Then on the other hand, I might have missed out on a lot of stuff in my youth. By paying too much attention to the older kids I could have missed something that might be important in the future that could have been in my past. I guess I really won’t know until I am older and find out if I missed something in my youth, or did I do well by keeping up? Now, am I more prepared for anything life throws at me? I don’t know. What I do know is this life is hard and you have to work hard to get things done, move on in life, get a good job, and have a good family. I also know that life is meant to be fun and pleasurable, so in both ways I guess I am right. We will just have to see when I get older. Logan Zick 11