Journals
1/25/17-  Define philosophy.  Do you feel it is important? Why or why not?  What is the function of philosophy in our society?

1/26/17- What is the role of education?  How do you feel about our current educational system?  Would you change anything? Why/Why not?

1/28/17- "Give me 6 hours to chop down a tree, and I will spend the first 4 sharpening the axe." Abraham Lincoln.
What does this mean and how can you apply it to your life?

1/31/17- Create a character and describe him/her using only the room they are in. This means NO direct characterization, only indirect.  

2/1/17- Rainsford states, "The world is made up of two classes- the hunters and the huntees."  What does this mean? What would you replace "hunter and huntee" with to make it applicable to your life? Do you agree that there are only two types of people?

2/2/17- Write 10 context laden sentences utilizing your vocabulary words.

2/6/17- "By three methods we may learn wisdom: first by reflection, which is noblest; second, by imitation, which is easiest; and third, by experience, which is the bitterest." Confucius
What does this mean? Use real world examples to exemplify this quote.

2/8/17 "Perhaps it is impossible to wear an identity without becoming what you pretend to be." Orson Scott Card- Ender's Game‚Äč  What does this mean? Do you agree? Why or why not? 

2/13/17- "We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark, the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid if the light."- Plato
What does this mean and do you see any examples of this in our society.

2/14/17- Define Love. Consider the different aspects and circumstances under which one is considered to be in love.

2/15/17- Write a story using 10 of your vocab words.

2/16/17- What are the qualities of a perfect revenge?

2/20/17- "Remember, upon the conduct of each depends the fate of all."- Alexander the Great
What does this mean? Do you agree? How can we apply this to society?

2/21/17- Write a story utilizing 10 of your vocabulary words.

2/23/17- "Passion rules reason"- Terry Goodkind
What does this mean?

2/24/17- Define Poetry.  Do you like it? Why or why not?

3/1/17- "Virtue itself turns vice being misapplied, and vice sometime by action dignified." - Shakespeare
What does this couplet from Romeo and Juliet mean?