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Re: The Burn

I see where you're going with this, and I see you've put a lot of thought into this comment, but I may have to disagree. I understand what you mean by the goodness in both genders, and how there are qualities in one that may not be in the other. I just believe they aren't comparable in the way you're looking at it as being. If women and men were treated 100% equal, the two genders still wouldn't be equal. There are biological 'tasks' assigned to each gender, evolutionary differences built...
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Re: The Burn (week 4)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
That is a topic people wouldn't want to raise in fear of racism.I Also wonder why white in weddings and black in burial,black spots and also why white Ferraris rides on black wheels,am just kidding.I personally likes black so i think its personal matters
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Re: The Burn (week 4)

I think any colour is neautral with its meaning. Once cultures, religions and people start putting lables on it, using it to represent somthing or calling it a 'bad or good colour', thats when we come up with our beliefs.
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Re: The Burn

That is definitely a very interesting quote. I always find it amazing how your memory can change or morph as time goes on and the the event has been told many times over.
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Re: The Burn (week 4)

Very interesting quote! I like your theory that black and white and their meanings in different cultures have to do with skin colour. I remember hearing once that in Asia (I think) that women wear black wedding dresses instead of white. Maybe that has to do with your idea as well.
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Re: The Burn (week 4)

Taryn Gendron (LFAS) ·
That's a very cool insight, as though our cultures are almost subconsciously racist, even after all the movements that have happened. I wonder if in places that still hold very racist minds, such as deeper in America, a stronger connotation is held with these two shades?
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Re: The Burn

Taryn Gendron (LFAS) ·
I totally agree! And I like your saying that memories are abstract, because it's true that when you go to a place from your memory you don't think of the specific images, but rather the emotions you had, emotions being a very abstract thing in life.
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Re: Burn

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
The word culture is derived from the Latin word 'cultura' which means 'field ' or 'medium'. The best way to understand people's culture is delving into their territory and mingling with them. Meanwhile you may not require to get into the fire to see how it burns.
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Re: The Burn (week 4)

Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) ·
i think colour meanings are different from person to person.i also tend to think that its mythical.its not always that black symbolizes bad things, like in the Kenyan flag it symbolizes the colour of us Kenyans.
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Re: The Burn (week 4)

yeah black is associated with a lot of bad things like if a person is told to draw Satan i bet they would probably draw him in this colour.you also find like in games like pool table if the black ball gives you more point....stolen goods are sold in a black market....this colour is associated with ll the bad stuffs
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Re: The Burn (week 4)

Gloria Serianae (Loise) ·
Thats kinda interesting because it really depends with the persons opinion.we all think differently and by that we all have different opinions on different colours.
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Re: The Burn (week 5)

Gender equity may be possible but I think it's very hard to change the psychological view of seeing one gender as more superior to the other.Up until now many women still see men as more superior to them
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Re: The Burn (week 5)

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
I very much agree with you Desi.....in the current world we are in today gender equity has always been one of the problems posed in the world .....but I think that in future generations.....this will begin to change.
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Re: BURN!!!

i have actually observed this after some sleep.does it have a cure.
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Re: THE BURN / DISABILITY

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
I tend to agree with you on that,in kenya there were incidences of people pretending to be disabled in order to get help from people so not many would trust the disabled anymore,another thing is exploitation by the rich people who would swallow the money allocated to the disabled so they remain poor and in difficult situations!
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Re: Burn- week 5

Taylor Testini (Alumni) ·
Feeling compassion and pitying someone are two different things. You can feel compassion for someone and want to help them. Pitying means that you feel sorry for them and think them beneath you. To pity someone is to put them down. To feel compassion is to express humanity.
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Re: Burn- week 5

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
But how can we stop pitying them while they are in the streets begging for food and money?
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Re: Burn- week 5

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
I think if we treated the disabled people as equals it would be much better because some of them do not like to be pitied much but there others who use their conditions for other selfish purposes,by feeling compassion form for them and helping them out would be great too......
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Re: THE BURN / DISABILITY

waruingi moses (tigithi) ·
To me i think its true since we have so many disabled in the streets on which some are pretenders that was one of the reason i decided to work on this project
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Sarnaver Mwende (Alumni) ·
its so annoy if we start thinking of how people don't consider the well being of nature.yet their lives rely on it .how do you think we can change their perspective ? and how can we restore the nature back to what it was in the past years so as to avoid the futures tragedy?
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
Pollution and environment destruction awareness are everywhere. Throughout my years in school, I have been exposed to several documentaries and lessons surrounding nature and pollution yet, I still see some of my classmates littering and not recycling or composting. I always try to get their attention and tell them that what they did was wrong. There are littering fines here up to $1000 but I see pollution and garbage everyday. I feel guilty because I know that I could have re-used something...
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
I think people has this metality that they are not gonna live forever,they then wonder how they are to cater for the future.It all ignorant,greed and hopelessness that drive people to environmental pollution
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
That is an amazing thought. I have never thought of that or considered that.
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Fadhili Katana (Alumni) ·
Let me tell you Maya maximum of people in Kenya cut trees for the seek of earning their living .you know Kenya is one of a developing countries and so there are poor and rich people over there and then it is so hard to stop them from cutting the trees because even other leaders are supporting them.for the government to make sure that the trees are conserved ,they should ensure the people in charge are not corrupt in any way or the other.I also wonder do this people think for our future...
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Re: The Burn (Week 3)

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
I think humans live to destroy the nature for their own benefits this because they don't see the future of tomorrow they just think about today,and its very touching when you see people destroying the environment why? don't we use the available resources and care for the rest for the next generation ,i think to have more we should first care for the small we have,conserve the environment conserve our life.
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Re: The Burn: week 7 cycle 2

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
disability is not inability.
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Re: The Burn: week 7 cycle 2

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
yeah I think some of the disabled don't want to feel underestimated and that's why they don't want to be treated different from others.
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Re: research on disability

Gloria Serianae (Loise) ·
people with disability hate to be seen as disabled
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Re: The Burn: week 6 cycle 2

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
I tend to agree with you Delaney because some people don't decide to die poor its just some life circumstance that make them to do so or lets say its just fate.
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Re: research on disability

Josh Groom ·
Many people that are inflicted with illnesses or disabilities often want to show themselves as strong willed, so they'll try to be tough in public, so that they'll be accepted, and not feel like outcasts. It's definitely something that can be hard to relate to though if you don't have a disability.
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Re: The Burn-week 1

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
Yes i tend to agree with you,you can observe that when one first introduces his or her idea that looks awkward people tend to laugh but later realize that it was senseful.
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Re: The Burn: week 6 cycle 2

Maya Nue-Lee (Alumni) ·
Also, it really depends on the individual and what "poor" means to them. I can change for everybody.
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Re: The Burn-week 1

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
ON my opinion creativity is all about your likes and what u love.
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Re: The Burn-week 1

Banice Mwangi (Loise) ·
Many people always think that having the most loved idea means you are correct but at times its wise to courageously bring up your ideas or opinions on things you wish to without shying off.Mistakes are to be corrected though during a group meeting we had yesterday someone said that mistakes can at times be celebrated.Being able to express your creative ideas takes courage in which case most people lack.
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Re: The Burn

Benson Muiru Ndegwa ·
i think there is a great importance of youths participating in oral history since they can help to pass information and help young generations
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Re: The Burn-week 1

Samuel Kariuki (Tigithi) ·
some people are afraid of making mistakes hence hindering their creativity .we are suppose to accept our weaknesses for us to progress in life
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Re: The Burn

Francis Wachira (Tigithi) ·
I think it is good when they learn on their culture because they learn the things concerning them and this help in preventing in extinction of that culture.
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Re: research on disability

Megan Courtney (Alumni-LFAS) ·
This person probably doesn't want you to show him mercy because he wants to be treated just like everyone else. If a disabled person always feels as if everyone feels sorry for them, they will never truly know if what are doing in their life has value.
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Re: The Burn: Cycle 3 Week 2

Allan Waithira (Thome) ·
hi Delaney,good project...i absolutely have to keep close to this. Am still stranded and am yet to figure out why a girl has to inherit anything whereas she has no bride to pay, neither does she have a family ta take care of.Maybe some other people like me tend to still live in the so called tradition that really favors the boy child so much unlike the girl child
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Re: The Second Burn

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
It has always bothered me when films portray people from different parts of the world,or even alien races, as English-speaking individuals. I find that a lot of people from North America expect everyone else to learn English in order to accommodate them. Often, when North Americans travel to different parts of the world they seem almost insulted that natives don't speak English when we rarely make any effort to learn their language. Perhaps this entitlement stems from growing up watching...
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Re: The Burn

Josie Schmidt (LFAS) ·
that's a really neat perspective. i hadn't thought of it that way. what about the people who have changed the world? i wonder if they thought the same way when they were younger? did they ever think they could do what they did? i think that lots of motivation in students comes from something that they personally are passionate about not something that someone is asking them to do.
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Re: Burn 1.2

Paige Hunter (LFAS-Alumni) ·
Thanks Desi!
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Re: The Burn

Interesting thought,some people just take things for granted.Many people own pets but they have never stopped and asked themselves why they own them.I don't own a pet but I'm open to the idea of owning one.I think people sometimes want to escape the pressures of the normal world and for this reason they keep pets to keep them happy,free and relieved ,the same reason people go on vacations.These motives change from person to person,some just keep them because they are in an environment where...
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Re: The burn

Chelsea Ross (Alumni) ·
I am not the one who asked this question. Jordan Macharia did and I posted my opinion about it through a burn.
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Re: The burn

Joy Evans Wangui (Loise) ·
i quite agree with you Mageto since talent without education is some what "meaningless."Though people say that not everyone is talented very well academically....i think that one requires education because he or she will need some social skills and will need to work on his languages with other people.
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Re: The burn

Kaltuma Abdi ·
Education is important to a persons life because apart from having knowledge it gives one confidence of doing a particular thing
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Re: The burn

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
I thought it's was Chelsea's post,am sorry for the mistake,next time I will be very keen..,thanks for responses all of you.
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Re: The burn

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
I have heard of countries which students study in one things for instance a footballer goes to an football academy.......and he comes out to be a profession in that....instead of learning some of these things which some of them will not help you.
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Re: A Burn

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
I agree completely with you Evan,some of us humans don't even care about their bodies,they pump drugs and other harmful stuffs in their bodies not caring for what effects they may cause that's why I encourage guidance and counciling programs on such people
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Re: A Burn

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Definitely, and it is quite sad to see people get consumed by gluttony and temptation. Another part of the problem is the live fast-die hard attitude that comes from mainstream society, which is completely centred on the short-term fun and rarely stops to think about the long-term consequences from potential self-impairing actions like taking drugs. I agree that counseling programs are great for those individuals who are in need of help, but they are only focused on the results of the cause...
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