b. i. This commercial is advertising Ameriquest Mortgages.
ii. I like this ad because It shows a more serious poduct in a fun way.
iii. The target audience is younger adults (20-35) who are buying thier first home.
iv. This product is avaliable for anyone to buy, and it is not targeting any specific ethnicity.
v. The main color in the ad is white, as it is set in a hospital, which represents cleanliness and mainly inncocence since the comany’s motto is ‘don’t judge too quickly’. The overall mood is set as serious, with hints of humor and grief through out the commercial that show that you shouldn’t judge.
c. The overall image that the company is trying to create is that even in the most serious situations they won’t judge. In all, Ameriquest Mortgags will fit to the needs of its customers in mostly every situation.
d. Judging by the quality and thought put into this ad, I think that some people would invest in buying a mortgage with Ameriquest. People need to be able to rely on a company that considers their audience appropriately, and as I see it, Ameriquest did that.
e. Overall, I found that media shapes our society’s actions acceptance of ideas, since without showing what is new and happening in our society nobody would be able to show how they feel in our society.
Dear Constable Roy,
Remember me – Clare Palin ? I was the beggar on the streets in Spain that you threw in the Aranjuez Prison. After I finished my sentence I was broke so the government in Hillmore offered me some free land in their country! I am completely isolated from everyone except for two friends named Max Gaver and Liza Novick who came with me from the prison. We are doing quite well if I do say so myself, with our friendly neighbors and our now plentiful food! Although life is just so utterly peachy here there is a large scarcity of rich people! None to steal any hearty soup or bread from.
My friends and I have made some great shelters on the side of the hills, and we have been able to get some great food from killing the surrounding animals. Being in this small country has given me a new opportunity to have a different life with not many restrictions and no guards. We have many resources like wheat, deer, moose, gold, and ice which are very plentiful for us. The endless labour keeps us quite busy from skinning animals to hand swathing our wheat field and it all turns into valuable products. The main capital products we have are blankets and coats from animal pelts, as well as fresh melted mountain water that we trade for other capital products. Max and Liza had two children that were fit to be traded with other nations. The main scarcity we have in Hillmore is trees and a fresh water current which we have received when trading our resources and children with other surrounding nations. With our newly replenished resources, life has been quite good compared to when we first arrived. Liza gave birth to three more kids, two of which were traded for sheep and chickens, while the other one died of salmonella poisioning from the chickens.
Now, after a total of 8 years on this plot of land, our apple tree has grown to produce hearty fruits, and Liza has, yet again, had two children. Due to the lack of space in our caves, we constructed a better house with enough space for all the five people in our land. The new home is a great place to raise Liza’s children, as it will protect them from the harsh weather and sparse diseases. Our chickens have also grown quite large and eggs have become quite quite abundant in our area, providing protein and nutrients for the children. I hope that we can keep our small but steady economy going for a while so that the queen will continue to let us keep our land for more years to come. If we cannot keep our plot of land, I can assure you that I will not be coming back to Spain for a while, but the day today is April 1st so just kidding! If all else fails Max, Liza and I will be catching the next boat directly back to Spain. I hope all is well for Sapin until I come back!
Should Canada be concerned on how they have lived up the charter in the past 110 years? Yes, they should be! In previous years, when large events have disrupted our society, Canada has had minimal couth in dealing with the issues. In the following report cars, I will be comparing and contrasting how Canada has dealt with Immigration issues along the lines of the Charter and The Immigration and Refugee Protection Act. “Don’t live down to expectations. Go out there and do something remarkable!” Wendy Wasserstein
A – Meets fully with no flaws.
B – Acceptable standard – some changes needed
C – Well below average – needs many changes
F – Does not meet any standards – all information flawed
When regarding mobility rights, I graded Canada with a B. The definition of mobility rights under the charter states, according to section 6 – subsection 1, that “Every citizen of Canada has the right to enter, remain in, and leave Canada.” The main event that caused Canada to push off the charter was the Japanese bombing Pearl Harbor in the 1940’s, and the Canadian Government assuming guilt of the Japanese-Canadians. After assuming that the Japanese people in Canada were terrorists to our country, the government sent them to isolated internment camps in the Rockies. Being in the camps restricted the Japanese citizen’s rights to move around to anywhere outside of their restrictive barriers. Another example of a time when Canadian’s rights were violated mobility-wise was when Tamil tribe refugees came from Sri Lanka in 2010. A report had been given that some of the Tamil people were human smugglers that were against Canadian humanitarian values, and they were assumed guilty. The Tamilians were detained in jails, and were not allowed to leave their cells, and this shows that the government jumps to unneeded conclusions.
“Both expectations and memories are more than mere images founded on previous experiences.” Samuel Alexander
Recently, a few immigration uprisings have concerned the Canadian Government, causing them to overlook some rights, causing me to grade them with a C. The rights that were overseen were the legal rights that say, “Every citizen of Canada has the right to be declared innocent until proven guilty.” In 2010, when Tamil refugees came, their mobility were constrained, as well as their legal rights. After arriving they were detained, and not allowed to leave, which restricted their mobility. Their legal rights were offended when the Canadian Government completely switched the words of the Charter, and assumed the Tamil refugees to be guilty until they could be proven innocent. The Tamil people came to Canada to escape the very concern of being called immediately guilty. On Canada’s part, acting this brings them down a grade of popularity when wanting to draw in immigrants.
“Confounding people’s expectations was a way to maintain integrity.” Lindsey Buckingham
Home is where the heart is, even when devastation and poverty overtake you. Even hundreds of miles from home the bond of a family’s love can never be broken.
In the book I Am A Taxi the main character, Diego Juarez, is faced with many challenges in his life, like trying to stay safe in unusual surroundings. After being taken to the deep jungles of Bolivia by a malicious group of Americans, Diego must use his wits to decide who to trust, just to save his life. After outsmarting many people he encountered on his prolonged journey, with the help of a Bolivian Soldier he befriended, Diego managed to get home to his loving family. Through many days of watching Diego managed to track down some of the criminals that wronged Diego and his family.
Quote 1 – “Were leaving tomorrow.” Pg. 85
This statement was said by Mando while him and Diego were talking in the town square. His comment was quite abrupt, as they were talking about soccer, when the subject of leaving Cochabamba popped up. Since he spat the words out quite quickly and out of the blue, Mando was showing Diego that he wanted to leave his life behind soon. I took this quote as a sense of carelessness and quick thinking, on Mando’s part, and it is quite obvious that he doesn’t have a set life plan, and just wants money.
My Thoughts 1 – ‘Release your inner courage.’ Mando and Diego both had to build up their courage to even consider getting illegal jobs in the Bolivian jungle. Their courage shaped the whole unique storyline of the book.
Quote 2 – “I’ll be back in two weeks, “he whispered into the noise of the engine pg. 96
After agreeing to go with Mando to work for some men in the Bolivian jungle, Diego whispers back to his home in sadness. By travelling into the uncharted areas of Bolivia, Diego risks never seeing his parents or Corina ever again, and he hopes to find confidence. Even though Diego knew his decision could mean great danger, he was on the quest for the well being of his family, and getting money would ensure them to all be happy and healthy.
My Thoughts 2 – ‘Escape, fly free and touch the sky.’ At San Sebastien Prison
Diego felt caged in even though he worked as a taxi and ran errands outside in the town. After talking the thoughts of money for his family into consideration, Diego decided to leave Cochabamba with Mando to get jobs in the jungle.
Picture 1 – I used a picture of a bird looking out of its’ closed cage. It represents Diego feeling restricted from life in San Sebastien.
Picture 2 – Secondly I used a picture of an empty birdcage that has the door open on the side. This picture is meant to represent Diego’s decision to go with Mando to the jungle, and him leaving Cochabamba.
Quote 3 – “We don’t need smart boys, we need stupid boys with strong backs and strong legs.” Pg. 106 The main leader of the coca camps is a man named Rock who spat the words at Diego. The group only wanted Bolivian boys who would work underpaid and without any hassle, and Diego didn’t fit that category. He would try to outsmart the people in the camp, as well as challenging their authority as leaders of a corrupt organization.
My Thoughts 3 – ‘Challenge yourself to redemption.’ I used this quote to represent that Diego was trying to prove that he has strength and potential in his work. He is also striving to redeem himself in the entire job in order to get paid to support his family.
Quote 4 – “You don’t want me to know your name.” Pg.115 While trying to explain to Rock what his name was, Diego had these words thrown upon him. After this encounter, Diego decided to steer clear of Rock, which was a smart choice on both parts. Knowing Diego’s name would allow Rock to be able to track him through his many connections in Bolivia.
Song 1 – I chose the song My Name is Kay to represent how Rock doesn’t care to know Diego’s name. A few lyrics of the song are; you just keep on talking, don’t know what my name is. Ever since you walked in, acting like your famous. Rock just kept on going with his work, without
knowing Diego’s name, and after arriving at the camp Rock was acting like he was in charge, which he wasn’t.
Quote 5 – ‘He saw his friend’s body smashed on the river boulders deep in the canyon.’ Pg. 169 This is a significant quote in my novel since it turns the whole books around, with Mando dead, and Diego devastated. This event happened quite abruptly, since one minute they we at the camp, the next over the edge of a cliff.
My Thoughts 4 – ‘A journey for TRUTH in the jungle of life.’ I paired this quote with Mando’s death, since Diego is finding out that without Mando he can’t be at the camp. Many new truths are revealed; like that Smith didn’t care if Mando was dead, as he didn’t have to pay him anymore.
Quote 6 – “I am god.” Smith said. “ Serve me well, and I will bless you. Curse me and you will find yourself in hell.” Pg.178 In the midst of dangerously holding Diego out of a flying helicopter, Smith murmured these words
to him. He is basically threatening Diego to follow his orders or else he will end up killing him, like Mando.
My Thoughts 5 – ‘ Fight for Freedom.’ I chose this quote to go with Diego’s reaction to Smith’s threat. He is trying to regain his rightful freedoms, away from the cocaine dealers, just with his family. He had to use his intellects to get out of the situation, which is what is mean by ‘fight’.
Quote 7 – “Those are our leaves a female voice said behind him.” Pg.193 After running through the jungle for many days, Diego came across a coca farm and started eating the leaves. After staying in the plantation area for a few minutes, Bonita found him, and consulted him on eating her leaves.
Picture 3 – I painted a picture of coca leaves to represent the sacred leaves Diego borrowed. The leaves play an important part in the whole stony, as they landed Diego’s parents in jail, took Diego to the jungle, and affected the lives of many Bolivians.
Quote 8 & 9 – “I think we should shoot him.”(Bonita) “ How can we shoot him, Bonita, when we have no bullets.” (Mrs. Ricardo) Pg.196 These two statements show the hatred Bonita has for Diego, and the poor and laid back personality of the Ricardo family.
Picture 4 – I painted a picture of a peaceful Bolivia family’s farm, to show the serene, but poor beauty of the Ricardo’s home. The colors I used are bright and cheery, used to symbolize the happiness of the Ricardos’
and their village.
Picture 5 – Lastly I drew a picture of an Andean Cocalero (Bolivian Coca Farmer), to represent the everyday lives of the Bolivian village that Diego came across. The picture shows a Cocalero picking the coca leaves and placing them into a box to dry.
Overall, through the entire books, Diego ended up ‘Taking the long road home,’ and finding his way back to Cochabamba with the help of a Bolivia soldier. The song Coming Home by Diddy-Dirty Money reminded me of the book I am a taxi on the note that Diego is striving to find his way home.
The title of my book is Sacred Leaf, and the book has this title because… the author is portraying the coca leaf as a sacred gift. The main concern of the whole story is respect of the coca leaves for their initial uses, like making traditional Bolivian Coca Tea, or handcrafting useful medicines. The title is also going against the corrupt productions of cocaine from the natural leaves. In the conflicts of Diego’s stay in the mountains, the Bolivian Government took all of the famer’s coca leaves away, as they assumed they we creating illegal products with them.
Can I summarize this character nutshell? Yes, the main character Diego Juarez is a twelve-year-old boy from the town of Cochabamba, Bolivia. Diego lives with his mother and sister in San Sebastian Women’s Prison, since his parents were suspected for smuggling illegal products. Diego is a caring and adventurous boy who likes to take many risks, all for his family’s sake. The main characteristics that separate Diego from others include him being smart and knows how to solve problems for many different events. Overall Diego is a round character, who develops new personalities throughout the book, but still keeps the loyal and confident personality he started with.
This term the theme of the novels we are reading is Safe Haven and this novel fits the theme because… Diego is searching for a safe place to call home. After being deported to the deadly cocaine pits, and being lost in the jungle, Diego only wants to be home with his family. Living in the jungles of Bolivia could never be safe, due to all the increasing dangers from venomous snakes, poisonous plants, and varying climates. Throughout the book we are guided through the inspirational journey of Diego finding his way home.
On the morning of February 8th, the junior high classes had the opportunity to take part in the B.L.A.S.T program, provided by the Lung Association of Alberta and NWT. This was a valuable activity for all of the junior high classes, as it provided quality information on many topics the concerning many youth. BLAST, which stands for Building Leadership for Action in Schools Today, and the acronym basically says what this program did for us. BLAST built a healthy strand of leadership in our classes, and promoted many healthy choices like not smoking or chewing tobacco. Throughout three informative stations we learned the subliminal messages of advertisements, ingredients of cigarettes, and the negative and harmful effects of cigarettes and tobacco.
Through the long hassles of convincing people to purchase their products, tobacco companies spend millions of dollars in meaningless advertising.From selectively colouring magazine pages, to adding their messages into popular candies, the corrupt companies will do whatever it takes to suck in a crowd. We also learned that to fill an addict’s need for their acquired tastes and a cigarette company’s wallet, many deadly chemicals are added to cigarettes including rat poisoning, antifreeze, battery acid, and nicotine. After smoking or even inhaling excess second-hand smoke, many diseases and cancers can form in your body, with the most common ones being heart disease and lung cancer. Smoking and chewing tobacco can ruin your entire life, and I know that I will always make the positive and health choice of never smoking.
Bookmark Prompt – Read Between The Lines! – Inference
While in the dangerous area ” The jungle stopped. The ground dropped away into a canyon. All that stood between them and the river far, far below was a bridge made of rope and a narrow strip of planks tied together. Some of the planks were missing.”What did I expect to happen? Well, I was assuming that Diego and Mando would safely move across the bridge, away from their group, but that didn’t happen. “Mando turned around and let go of the guide rope – maybe to show off, maybe to wave. Diego never knew.” “Mando! Diego screamed, darting out to the edge of the ridge, he feet slipping and fumbling in the soft earth and loose stones. He saw his friend’s body smashed on the river boulders deep in the canyon.” After the death of Mando, Diego was taken back to the camp, by the leader Smith, only to find that they would not let him leave their sight.
After arriving at the new camp Diego escapes, only to be followed by Smith, the ‘gringo’(American) of the group. While following Diego, Smith falls into quicksand, and it doesn’t tell me, but I think… that Diego left him there and he died in the quicksand. Due to the death of Mando, Diego’s best friend, in the previous days, he was seeking revenge on Smith, thus letting him die. This book has many ups and downs, from losing helpful characters, to completing a valuable task, which doesn’t make this event too surprising. In my opinion, without the death of Smith, the book would never tie the loose ends of when Mando died, and the event summed up one of the main challenges.
After drowning Smith in the quicksand, night overcame Diego and he was forced the retire in the depths of the jungle away from any towns or people. When the morning came, since he was in the jungle all night, Diego went on a search for food, when he came across a coca plantation, where he started eating the fresh leaves. As he was weaving through the rows of coca trees, “Those are our leaves,” a female voice behind him said.” As he turned around there was a girl pointing an very old rifle at him, whose name was Bonita Ricardo, and her family owned a small coca plantation in the hills of Bolivia. These two characters became enemies because… Diego ate some of the Ricardo’s coca leaves without permission. Bonita stayed mad for quite a while, but later in Diego’s stay the two bond and become good friends.
I thought that the main character, Marta, was quite sophisticated and quiet in this book, but I changed my opinion when… Marta told Peter “I’m sick of being sensible.” Marta said this comment quite quickly, and then decided that she would like to go dancing at the large casino across the river. Taking the risk of going to the Casino meant Marta, being Jewish, would miss her curfew and risk being deported as she was in a public restaurant with non-Jewish citizens. She probably decided to take this daring chance, since an opportunity to be somewhat free wouldn’t arise for any Jewish citizens for quite a while. Marta may have also assumed that her family could someday be sent to a concentration camp, so making the best of their current lives would be a good choice. I can relate to the main character Marta, in the sense that I am sophisticated at times, but when there is an opportunity to have an enjoyable time, I take it. Another was I can relate to her is that her personal is quite similar to mine, since we both attempt to make the best of a bad situation for the well-being of family and friends. I found, when referring to the quote Marta said, that people can change, even in the worst times of life.
I asked myself questions about… why the people of Budapest didn’t like the Jewish residents of the town. Since everyone should be treated equally and fairly, all of the citizens in the town should have gotten along quite nicely, despite what race or religion they were. With many people saying remarks around the lines of “Jewish trash,” she said, sneering. “Don’t both me!” , the quality of life for Jewish citizens is downgraded greatly. Aside from equality and fairness, quality is also an important factor for life, as it sustains many other things shaping our life. Other factors downgrading the Jewish citizen’s quality of life include the yellow stars, crowded yellow star houses, and unbearable food shortages. These qualities are ones that no person should have to live by, and thats why I a proud to be a free Canadian citizen. I hope that someday the whole world will be able to change, and become a free world with equality, fairness, and mutual respect.
I realized I didn’t understand… why Jewish people weren’t allowed to purchase meat to eat and cook with. For growing families, in the time this book was set, meat was a hearty part of many meals. After the issues of the era were explained in further detail, I concluded that meat was scarce due to shortage of field space and the extra mouths to feed for war. Due to the people of Budapest not enjoying the Jewish people’s company, they decided not to give them any meat, which caused many other foods to go scarce at the store. During this time many residents became sick, since they were strictly vegtarian, like I am. My family has had many years to adjust to not eating meat, but the lower classed people of Budapest had it thrown upon them quite quickly, with little time to adjust. In Canada we are fortunate enough to be able to buy quality foods of any type without too much hassle.
Who are the difference makers in our world, and how do they affect our society?
Take a moment and think; what make somebody a difference maker? For Marc Garneau(2), and Maude Barlow(2) it is making a difference in our world by promoting actions in the fields of government and society. Engaging themselves in helping with personal and family issues is the role of both Oprah Winfrey(2) and Lynn Johnston(2). Last but not least the man behind world-renowned film company, none other than Walt Disney, who inspired the world with creative entertainment. So whatever the occupation or interests, these people still make a valuable difference in our lives.
The main influence for the changes a difference maker brings to the world is their occupation. Marc Garneau is an avid and dedicated worker of many fields even at the age of 63, as he is currently he is a Liberal MP for the Westmount area of Montreal. In previous years Mr. Garneau was an engineer, and was a member of the Canadian Forces for 12 years, but the main impact on how he made a difference was being the first Canadian to travel into space. From the similar areas of work comes Maude Barlow who is also active in many areas of the Canadian Government. Mrs. Barlow is the National Chairperson on the Council of Canadians, the Senior Advisor on Water; she chairs the Washington-based Food and Water Watch, and is a councilor on the Hamburg-based World Future Council. She also has founded The International Forum on Globalization in San Francisco, as well as The Blue Plant Project. Jumping over to the difference makers recognizing issues in everyday life we have Lynn Johnston, a Canadian cartoonist for the comic strip “ For Better of For Worse.” Lynn attended the Vancouver School of Arts, hoping to become an animator, but she ended up working as a medical artist at McMaster University for 5 years. Another difference maker in this category is TV sensation Oprah Winfrey; she is also a philanthropist who strives to increase the quality of life of everyone, and she has had jobs at many places in the TV and Radio industries. Previously Oprah has worked at various radio and news stations in Nashville, Baltimore, and Chicago and a month into working at AM Chicago, her ratings exceeded those of Donahue, thus starting The Oprah Winfrey Show. The next year, in 2000, she started The Oprah magazine, all about women’s lifestyle; Oprah has also starred in many films and musical on Broadway. Last but not least we have, in the entertainment category, Walt Disney, who was the created of Disney Films and Parks. The start of Walt’s career was when he tried to join the army in 1918, but was underage and rejected so he became a Red Cross Aid, and drove an ambulance in France. He started his job in entertainment by creating the company “Laugh-o-Gram”, which went bankrupt, so he moved to Hollywood and started making short films, where he became an animator and started Disney. No matter what genre of careers anyone pursues, they can still make a difference for the world in their own unique ways. “If a jobs is worth doing, it’s worth doing well.” – Unknown
Goals that difference makers accomplish in their lifetime also reflect on the changes they bring in society. The main goal that Marc Garneau wanted to accomplish in his life was to be the first Canadian to travel into space, and in 1984 he flew aboard the Challenger shuttle as a payload specialist to fulfill his goal. By striving to carry out his unique potentials, Mr. Garneau has inspired many people by saying everyone should follow their dreams, as they are possible. Maude Barlow, another proud difference maker, has been striving to accomplish her goal of making water a universal right and giving water issues transparency internationally. Maude has made a difference by caring for the Earth, and encouraging others to do the same. Next, we will go back over to our section of life and well being where we have Lynn Johnston who endeavors to aide families in common problems encountered in her life. Her main goal was to take her skills of drawing to help inspire families worldwide, and she has made a difference by providing adequate advice for many concerned people. Another person in this category is Oprah Winfrey whose main goal in life, which has been accomplished, was to influence and touch on people’s lives. A pending goal for Oprah is to stop people from judging on race or religion; she has still made a difference in our world by inspiring everyone to have self-confidence and to just be yourself. Back over in the entertainment category, we have Walt Disney, whose goal was to create a clean and organized theme park. He also strived to create many forms of entertainment for adults and children alike, and today has changed the world by introducing it to the wonderful thrills of positive messages through his many books, movies, and other Disney Media. “The goal you set must be challenging. At the same time, it should be realistic and attainable, not impossible to reach. It should be challenging enough to make you stretch, but not so far that you break.” - Rick Hansen
To show how great the difference makers in our world are, awards and honors have been given out to them. For Marc Garneau, many of his awards are associated to his efforts in space exploration, and his work with the military. Some of these awards Mr. Garneau was given include the NASA Exceptional Service Medal in 1997, the NASA Spaced Flight Medals in 1984 and 1996, and the Canadian Military Decoration in 1980. Maude Barlow is also a proud recipient of many Awards and Honors(2),including the Right Livelihood Awardin 2005, and the Canadian Environment Awards in 2008. Lynn Johnston also has many notable awards and honors including the Reuben Award in 1985, made a member of The Order of Canada in 1992, and was awarded The Gemini Award in 1987. Being another successful advocate for issues in life, Oprah has also received a number of Awards and Honors. Some of these achievements include her Newsweek award for Most Important Person in Books and Media in 1997, admitted to the Broadcasting and Cable Hall of Fame in 2002, and received the Crystal Pillar Award from the National Academy of Television Arts & Sciences in 2011. For his outstanding work in creating quality films and books, Mr. Walt Disney has also received many Academy Awards, and he held the most, with the record of 22 awards in the competitive categories, and 4 honorary awards. Some of these including an Honorary Award for creating Mickey Mouse in 1932, and another Honorary Award for creating Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs in 1938. So, whether a difference maker is deceased or is still living, they will always be remembered with their everlasting awards and honours. “I hope for the best, it’s great to be nominated even once in your life.”- Christina Aguilera
One of the main reasons that people are considered difference makers is that they have the courtesy to donate, create, and become part of organizations. Marc Garneau has been named the Honorary Fellow of the Canadian Aeronautics and Space Institute and Honorary Member of the Canadian Society of Aviation medicine in 1988. He also is a member of… the Association of Professional Engineers of Nova Scotia, Navy League of Canada, and of the International Academy of Astronautics in 2002, the National Honorary Patron of Hope Air and Project North Star and is the President of the Board of the McGill Chamber Orchestra. Maude Barlow also belongs to many groups, but they are mostly all about preserving water and the Earth, like the Council of Canadians, UN General Assembly, made a campaign to recognize water as a human right, Food and Water Watch, and he World Future Council. Maude has also founded the International Forum on Globalization, and the co-founder of the Blue Planet Project. As a spin-off of her marvelous cartoons, Lynn Johnston has created the Farley Foundation, and has contributes to Raising Readers, and the North Bay Hospital. Oprah has created the following organizations that donate to other foundations in need; they are Oprah’s Angel Network, The O-Ambassadors Program, and The Oprah Winfrey Leadership Academy Foundation. Walt Disney has created The Disney Worldwide Conservation Fund, and he was a member of The Order of DeMolay in his youth. These many supported organizations go on the record to show just how generous a difference maker can be. “We make a living by what we get; we make a life by what we give.”- Winston Churchill
Difference maker’s childhoods’ also affect how their life goes on, in the sense that it shapes their whole world. In Marc Garneau’s childhood, he enjoyed many types of sciences, and he was thrilled at the fact his father was in the military. Military also ran in the family generations, thus leading Marc to pursue a career in military and combat fields. Maude Barlow’s family had a large impact on her life since father was an activist for associations like the Reformation of Canadian Prison Systems, and with positive decisions he inspired her to also become a social activist. In Lynn Johnston’s childhood somebody robbed their house, and after that event her whole view on life changed, since she wondered why people do certain destructive things.Oprah childhood was the main reason she proposed change as she was abused as a child – physically, sexually, and mentally. She also lived in many different family locations with a poor childhood, where she was teased due to her potato sack dresses and unique race. In Walt Disney’s childhood, he pursued his first career by sketching small pictures to sell to his neighbors for extra money, and his sister helped him make art with tar on their house, which is how Disney came to be! “Good habits formed at youth make all the difference.” - Aristotle
So, whatever the unique career someone decides to pursue is, or the daring act they want to perform difference can be made big or small, if you have the courage to recognize them. “Some people give time, some money, some their skills and connections, some literally give their life’s blood. But everyone has something to give.”- Barbara Bush
The book Tell Me Whyby Eric Walters has been a key resource full of quality information in creating this essay.