Thursday, April 17, 2014

Maggie's Reading Response and Global Awareness writing exercise

1) The Revolution of Spirit stood out the most to me. This woman had been incarcerated for 15 years and chose to give up her family to not be exiled from her country. She stood up for peace and practiced non-violence and received the Nobel Prize while being incarcerated. She says "The quest for democracy in Burma is the struggle of a people to live whole, meaningful lives as free and equal members of the world community. It is part of the unceasing human endeavor to prove that the spirit of a man can transcend the flaws of his nature." She was released from detention in 2010 and now aims to become the president of post-reform Myanmar.

2) Malaysia airlines flight 370. The plane went missing last month after what is thought to be the pilot signed off and said good night. It then went off course and still today hasn't been found. Currently they are having planes and ships and now subs going down to the Indian Ocean floor to try and pick up pings from the box before the black box runs out of battery. Nothing has been detected yet. My hope is that they will find this plane and have some information that may help the families of the passengers get some closure. We should care because these are people we are talking about, we should care about all man kind and their well being. It is our allies out there attempting to find this missing plane. America should do it's part and aiding the victims of this tragic accident.


  1. I also think that writing was the most influential. Having a girl do so much for her beliefs I think is truly remarkable. I did not know that she was recently released, that makes me happy that she is now able to work for what she believes in without being held captive.
    I personally have continued to keep up with any new information on the flight and I find it crazy that they know so little about it. With all of the technology we have today you would think they would have some kind of information at this point.

  2. I enjoyed the revolution of peace speech as well and I think she is very brave for all of her accomplishments. I like how you chose the missing airplane for your crisis. It is such a weird and scary situation and it is sad to think of all the families and people out there who have still not found any closure as to what happened.

  3. I really feel for those families that had relatives on that flight. I know if I had a family member on that flight I would be sadden by the fact that they're gone, but it would also drive me crazy not knowing where they are. I also agree we should care for all man kind.