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Re: The Burn

Thanks Audrey! I'm glad to see you are interested (:
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Re: BRAIN

Interesting topic. Keep going! I'm excited to see your research, because I've never thought about the brain development of smart animals. We always studied the complex human brain in school, but never compared to the one of an elephant for example.
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Re: BRAIN

Victor Mageto (Alumni) ·
Wow! This is really sweet and and intresting, according to my perspective I find human beings to be thinking differently from other animals, for instance no animal has the ability to critically think and make wise decision like as opposed to human being. But I still agree that other animal tend to be smart than others, but think differently.
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Re: A Burn

Dale William Ngatia (Thome) ·
Another hindrance i thought as i read this post is that Culture pulls them behind as they cannot abandon them.
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Re: A Burn

Allan Waithira (Thome) ·
This so called tradition has some archaic traits of which we, as human beings have to do away with. I practically cannot figure out the mere importance of F GM.It of course leads to more torture to the victim rather than what the culture say is the benefit. I looking forward to joining you in this journey of fighting this wicked and outdated quire culture.Keep it up
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Re: A Burn

Evan McFee (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Don't forget that culture isn't just something that drags people into the past. It is part of one's identity of knowing one's roots where one came from. For example, if you were to be placed in an unfamiliar location somewhere in the world, the only thing tying you to your past self would be your memories of your culture and practices. However, tradition can be de-constructive when a civilization fails to adapt to the current modes of thought for the sake of doing things the way they always...
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Re: The Burn

Good point. Wherever I see street art, I first think about the concept behind and the topics, which they criticize. But I never really thought about the argument, that it also gives the city colour and identification. Even if its often not legal, in some cities are even famous for their street art and people just travel to the cities to see them. For example London or Mexico city have a lot of famous street art and tourists, which bring the city money, sometimes just come to see the murals...
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Re: The Burn

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
I agree. I've always wanted to improve my eating habits, but have struggled. It wasn't until I did this project and learned about how my diet is affecting my cognitive function and physical health that I actually started to make changes. It seemed very overwhelming at first, but starting off with smaller changes made it more manageable. One of the first changes I made was finding healthier alternatives to my favourite junk foods; I found that easier than just cutting out foods that I enjoy.
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Re: THE BURN: Heartbreak // BROADEN YOUR THINKING

Wow I didn't even see this till now! It's cool seeing someone taking the information I found and connecting it to their life and other information they found, so thank you for sharing this.
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Re: THE BURN: Heartbreak // BROADEN YOUR THINKING

Banice Mwangi (Loise) ·
does the ability to handle heartbreaks go hand in hand with ones age.Like would it be easier for an old person to handle trauma brought by heartbreaks than it would be for someone say aged 20
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Re: Burn 1.2

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

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 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 / 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: 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 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: 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 CHILD ABUSE BY JOY WANGUI

Ken Saibuli (Tigithi) ·
It is an interesting topic ,but i think the government have set rules and regulation that governs and protect children .If a parent is caught abusing children he/she should be taken to court and face the charges ... no negotiations.
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Re: THE BURN CHILD ABUSE BY JOY WANGUI

Denis Chege (Tigithi) ·
Mageto...... I also love love this topic on child abuse,What i think is the government should add the orphanages,That is suitable than for them to suffer in their employees house they better be in the orphanages where they get every thing even free education.
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Re: The Burn

Desi Chek (Alumni-LFAS) ·
Thank you. I have a family member who suffers from brain damage as a result of severe malnutrition in prenatal development. It's neither his fault nor his mother's, but it's something that will continue to affect him and his family for the rest of their lives. It's incredibly unfair that something completely out of someone's control can affect them in such a harsh and permanent way.
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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

Eunice Lui (Alumni) ·
Hearing of your sudden interest in athletics makes me really really really happy!!!! But ignore the whole idea of sports for a moment. Who wants to lose in life? Whether it's having the lowest score of the class or not qualifying for a competition. Losing is degrading over all. The way I see it, sports is a time to train people what it feels like to lose and work around their feelings.
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Re: The Burn

Hmm wow. That's a really interesting point. By phrasing it that way I realize that I am actually pretty competitive. When it comes to grades, I hate losing. If a close friend of mine does better in math or something, despite the fact I like them and were friends, I want to punch them in the face or something. Haha - maybe someday yet I'll actually be able to participate in the sports fan kingdom
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Re: Burn

Theresa Geider (Alumni-LFAS) ·
With compassion, I think its somthig we are wired and born to do. Take love for example, we cannot be artificially programed to love someone/something. I think emotions such as love, compassion, empathy and gentleness has to come from within.
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Re: The Burn

Jerry Chao ·
To add to Eunice's and your point now that I look back, sports and academics is very simlar in a way that it can be competive. Example: Jessica studies very hard for her grades, but she got a mark which is below her expectation. She feels upset about her grades because she genuinely cares and that itself is proof that she can be competive about her academics. But on the other hand, if she were to be playing a sport which she disliked and happen to lose. Let's say she told herself she tried,...
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Re: The Burn

Stephen Kinyua (Thome) ·
This is truly very interesting and educative research.It would however be more convincing if you included some videos and pictures.I look forward to seeing the end of your research.good luck
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Re: Burn 1.6

Mr. Mburu (Admin) ·
This is a good research. The leaf you might require to borrow is a resource person with whom you can walk the culture of the fining! This will give you the intricacies of the cultural values to avoid harping on precarious cultural dogma. However take heart and proceed. I'm following this research closely.
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Re: Burn 1.6

Anika Zak (Alumni) ·
The issue of shark fining has indeed a multitude of more abysmal layers than the usual biological crisis due to its undeniable cultural significance. I think that because of this it is a unique issue and subsequently merits a unique societal response.
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Re: The Burn

Anika Zak (Alumni) ·
Good on ya for endeavoring to break the "offender/victim, good/evil" stereotypes, when referencing the topic of Restorative Justice. I find them to nearly dehumanize the perpetrator, painting a portrait of the lawless, unfeeling, causeless vandal, thus hindering true enlightenment into their stories. I know you are focusing more on the juvenile Restorative Justice aspect of crime, but I'd love to see you explore modern day prisons and how your research can be applied there. Just a thought.
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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: 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: 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 7 cycle 2

George Gitonga (Alumni) ·
disability is not inability.
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Re: research on disability

Gloria Serianae (Loise) ·
people with disability hate to be seen as disabled
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