English 4-1984

Respond to the following question in two well-written paragraphs :

****Have you ever rebelled against something?  First, explain the situation.  Then, share your reasons for rebelling.  Were you justified in rebelling?  Were you successful?What did you learn from the experience?

 

THEN…respond to two of your classmates’ posts, providing genuine, thoughtful responses.

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35 thoughts on “English 4-1984

  1. Madyson Finney

    In my opinion, I would not consider myself a huge rebel. There were not many days that I would have rebelled against my parents, peers, or elders. However, there is a certain time that I did stand up for myself against people that I did not agree with. During last year’s cheer season, there were a group of girls who had different opinions than I did. When I voiced my opinion, they were surprised. This is because I did not used to be the person who would tell anyone what I thought. I “rebelled” against them because I thought that what they were doing was not right. So I wanted to make my opinion clear to see if it would change the situation and to my surprise it did.

    I used to be the person that would sit back and let other people decide how my future went. Going through this situation helped me gain confidence about myself, about who I was. I would say that I have completely changed. I now have the confidence to tell people what I think and how I feel without having the fear that they will not agree with me. I have grown to be a stronger person in everyday life.

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    1. Kalyn Nipper

      I think what you said to the other cheerleaders really says something about you and your character. You stood up for what you believed to be right in the time it needed to be said and in the end it made you a better person. I think that’s what this assignment was really about, to show the good qualities we all possess when it comes down to the time it really matters. I’m glad you have more confidence in your opinions Mady. 🙂

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    2. Sarah Skinner

      Mady I think what you did took a lot of nerve. I know how that experience can go I had the same situation happen during dance. But when you know what’s right and speak out it helps you and the people around you become better people.

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    3. Gavin Stines

      I agree your rebellion was needed in your life, and you stepped up and took care of what you had to take care of. I’m glad you stood up and voiced your opinion like you did it shows strength and leadership, both of which your cheer team needed.

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  2. Madison Ray

    I have rebelled against Benjamin a couple of times with my absences over the past year. I have a medical issue on file with my constant migraines. Mr. Benjamin always tries to get me to bring in a doctors note every time I miss a day, or if I don’t its a result in a detention or a suspention. It is a waste of money to go in to the walk in clinic everyday you have a migraine, for a doctors note when they are just going to tell you the same thing. As of right now I have a doctors note that is for every time I miss a day of school because of these migraines.

    I have been successful with getting out of bringing a doctors note to school every day I miss for my migraines. It isn’t always easy to “take some ibuprofen and suck it up.” Yes i hate missing the days of school that I do, but I always make up my work and get it turned in on time.

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    1. Sarah Skinner

      I think if they know that you have bad migraines they should understand, especially if you have a doctors note. I agree about going to the walk in it can get very expensive to go every time you get one.

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    2. John

      I agree with your rebellion Madi. I hate our school’s absence policy. I feel as if the student has a parent or guardian calling the school and says that they are sick then that should be allowed and should not count against the student. But I know our school is all about getting their money from the state for students that come to school.

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    3. Tristen Winkler

      I think your rebellion was completely called for. I feel as though Mr. Benjamin didn’t fully understand the situation you were in. I myself have had a migraine before and I can understand the pain that you go through. It is not worth going to a hospital for but you also can’t focus on your studies if you go to school. Nothing gets accomplished because you are to focused on what feels like your brain is being split apart.

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    4. Dylan Allen

      I agree and Disagree with you Madi. I think that those absences should be excused up to a certain point. Depending on the amount of days you miss. You cant just not come to school because of a migraine all the time. I can see where Benjamin is coming from.

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  3. Kalyn Nipper

    Have I ever rebelled against something or someone? I have tried rebelling, but it usually does not end well. I tend to disagree with my parents and their rules so therefore we aren’t always seeing eye to eye. Usually our disagreements are over curfew or if I can go hang out with people. They always tell me I should get more friends and be a teenager, but when it comes to the time I want to hang out with someone I always get shut down and told I need to stay home more and spend time with our family. Occasionally I stay out a little later than I’m allowed to, but I always have to deal with the consequences.
    I’m never justified when it comes to rebelling because I’m never right. I am always in the wrong and I know it. So, now I just stay at home and occasionally on weekends I spend time with other people, but it’s not too often that that happens. I just get good ole’ quality “family time” and I have to enjoy myself or I won’t get to do what I want in the future. Rebelling was not made for me.

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    1. Gavin Stines

      I would say to rebel harder. I wouldn’t give up so easy on something as important as having friends and being able to hang with them. I would sit down and talk to them and see why it is they do the things they do. I respect the decision to just chill out about it, shows maturity.

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  4. Sarah Skinner

    I think i have rebelled against my parents about what my curfew is. My parents are strict on what time they want me home. When i started to go out with friends they would want me home by 8:30 and i asked them to stay out longer they would refuse. So i would stay out latter and latter even though they would get mad.

    I think that me rebelling had helped with me being able to stay out longer. I think my parents finally understood that i can be out later without getting in to trouble. My parents didn’t like it but they have accepted it.

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  5. John

    Have I ever rebelled against anything? Yes, I have not rebelled against many things but I still have rebelled. The rebelling that stands out to me the most is when Mr. Benjamin got mad a me for not having my pass book. I did not agree that it was necessary to carry a book that said my name on it. There are cameras all around the school to monitor students. Therefore, we do not need pass books. He then went on to give me a verbal warning, which I thought was worthless to give out.
    Since I think the rule about pass books is stupid, I will continue to not carry mine. I will take the punishment that Mr. Benjamin gives me because that is my protest against the rule. I have not carried a pass book my entire high school career and I am just as fine as every other stupid that carries their book.

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    1. Kalyn Nipper

      I agree with the passbook issue, John. I don’t see a need for them to be on us at all times either. If the teacher’s know where we are going and they have cameras on us in every inch of the school, it should not result in a detention or punishment.

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    2. Kayla Tuttle

      I agree with you very much so! Even though I carry mine with me I would rebel against if I had the courage and there wasn’t such a hefty punishment. I think it’s a waste of time too. If we have cameras in the school why do we need to fill a pass book out? It still doesn’t make since to me either John! Good points!! 🙂

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    3. Tristen Winkler

      I think you are right. It shows a great deal of bravery that you will stick up for what you believe in. I say keep doing what you are doing and maybe someday the rules will be changed because of one person speaking out.

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    4. Dylan Allen

      I completely agree with you John. Being such a small school the administrators know everyone. There is no need to carry a passbook around every time you go in the hallway. I don’t think there is a need for them at all. You should not be punished for not having a passbook in the hallway.

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  6. TonyIbishi

    I have rebelled against something. It happened when I was younger in over seas. For some reason, kids tend to start smoking cigarettes and drink at a really young age. I knew a few kids that started smoking at 11 and still smoke to this day. I think that peer pressure had a big role in them starting. I went out one night in my town where everyone hangs out and of course i see young kids smoking, I was about 12 at the time. Obviously they asked me if I wanted to smoke with them, I said no. I knew in my town people knew everything, everybody ratted each other out, so I knew better, and smoking wasn’t for me.
    I rebelled against this situation because smoking doesn’t fit my type of character. Also, I knew someone would tell a mom then that mom would tell mine, things spread really fast over there. I was proud of myself for saying no. Eventually, some of the kids that were smoking or drinking were caught by their parents, which didn’t end well. I learned from this experience that there’s times where you have to say no to help yourself in serious situations.

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    1. Madyson Finney

      In my opinion, this is one of the best forms or rebellion that there is. Not only are you helping yourself stay healthy, but you are helping to stop the fight of underage smoking and drinking. It is something to be very proud to be able to say no to something that everyone else is telling you to do. Good job Tony. This rebellion is really admirable.

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  7. Chance Trigalet

    There has been a few times that I have “rebeled”. One time that sticks out to me is when I was suppose to be home by 10 o’clock but one of my friends needed his truck jumped because his battery was dead. My dad was not happy that I was late getting home but I feel as if the situation was justified. I was helping a friend in need and there should be no reason for my dad to be mad.

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    1. Connor Lomax

      I think it’s cool that you put yourself last in this situation to help out a friend. I would’ve done the exact same thing as you and wouldn’t have cared about the punishment. I think you’re dad should have complimented you for doing a good deed rather than been angry at you.

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    2. John

      I feel parents should be more understanding, even though my parents are not very strict with my curfew. I think your dad should have understood and respected what you were doing for a friend. Sometimes parents I guess just do not believe us fully even though we are good kids. Although, I do understand that parents want the best for their children, I think parents and their children should compromise.

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    3. Logan Rome

      Sounds pretty similar to my situation, in my opinion were both justified and had good reasons for our actions. We both feel as if our parents were angry for no real purpose. I’m sure many people would’ve done the same thing we did.

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  8. Madyson Finney

    I agree with you chance. I have also been through many times that I have been through this type of situation. I also think that you were justified in helping your friend. Unless you did not text him and tell him where you were at and what you were doing, there is really no reason for him to be upset with you.

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  9. Dylan Allen

    I have rebelled against something many times in my life. The one time that came to mind after reading the prompt was the time I walked out of basketball practice in 3rd grade. The coach was making everyone run timed sprints. The guards had to run the down and back in a certain amount of time and the bigs had to run it in a different amount of time. If someone didn’t make it, you had to do it again. A kid from the bigs group didn’t make it the first 5 times. After that i decided it was unfair that i had to run again and again because a big couldn’t make it in time. I walked off the floor and told the coach i was done. Then left practice.

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    1. Connor Lomax

      I would agree with you completely on it being unfair considering you had done everything right and that you were being punished for someone else being lazy. While I agree, I don’t know if I would have told the coach I was done and walked out of practice. Overall, this was really funny considering i’ve been apart of this struggle of having to run multiple lines in basketball practice.

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  10. Connor Lomax

    Having rebelled against many things in my life I have many to choose to talk about, but there is only one that sticks out to me. When I was younger I used to be an avid gamer along with many of my friends. We were nocturnal, staying up until sunrise and going to bed at 8 o’clock in the a.m. and waking up at 5 o’clock p.m. to play. My parents grounded me from playing with my friends for an entire week just for arguing with my sister. I found this to be an unfair punishment considering I didn’t start the argument. Not even one day into being grounded, I snuck up to my parent’s room while they were at work and took back my Xbox. I plugged it back in to play with my friends and would put it back in my parent’s room until later that night so they didn’t find out. I continued this throughout the entire week and was never caught.

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    1. Dori Thomas

      I think the actions you took were justified. Siblings argue all the time, no one is always going to get along with someone 24/7. Your parents punishment was far too harsh for something so trivial. I see nothing wrong with doing something you enjoyed with your friends.

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    2. Logan Rome

      I have had a similar situation with this one, only my parents took it from me because I stay up too late during the night. They thought that it was unhealthy to stay up all night. I explained to them that I was fine, it wasn’t affecting my grades or hurting me in anyway. They eventually let it go.

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  11. Gavin Stines

    I have rebelled one time that is worth even talking about. My parents and I were not getting along at all and always argued. One night we got into it pretty bad and i had enough, i packed two bags and while my dad was upstairs I climbed out of the window and snuck out. I ran away for a whole month this past summer and i refused to go home i didn’t agree with my dads rules. I did not come home until we agreed on some things, long story short things changed, and i don’t regret being rebellious at all.

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    1. Kayla Tuttle

      I totally agree with your scenario and I know that I would agree that with the way you handled it was smart it could of scared them a little and it could of knocked some sense into them. Maybe it was the best way to handle it because if you already talked about it to them then yes I agree. Good rebellion story!! 🙂

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  12. Kayla Tuttle

    In my opinion I rebel quite often. It may not be in school but when I do it is mainly at home. My parents and I fight a lot. So my mom and I got into a fight one day about something that I can’t even remember what our argument was even about. One thing I do remember is that she told me to get out of her house so I walked to my friends house and I talked to her mother. Her mother said I should go to my grandma’s house and I knew my mom would be worried but I didn’t care at the time. So she drove me all the way to Covington. When I got there my grandma wasn’t there so we called her and she was out golfing. So my friends mother waited there and we called her and found out there was a key somewhere around the house. So after a while my grandma came home and my friends mom went home. We talked it out and she called my mom and my wanted me to come home but instead I stayed with my grandma. She even had my step-dad come and get me and I told him “No” too. I think I did the right thing because if I did that I knew we would get in another big fight. I learned that my mom and I can’t live together in the same household. So after high school I will be going to my grandma’s and living with her. So that is my rebellion story.

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    1. Dori Thomas

      I think you did the right thing. Some people just can’t get along together all the time and if you would be happier at your grandmothers, then I see no reason not to live with her!

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  13. Dori Thomas

    During my 8th grade year my history teacher and class sponsor, Ms. K, as we called her, devised a plan to, more or less, scare the 5th grade class. She wanted to show them that they could not act like they did then, once they got to junior high. The set-up of the school made it to where the 5th graders had to go use our bathrooms, and every day they would go to the restrooms at the same time. Our teachers’ plan was to have one of us in the class “back talk” her, and she would, basically, just lay into one of us. So she asked the class which student would be the most likely to have talked back if it was an actual incident, and they all said that it would be me.

    I was known for being the one who would argue with people, even the principle a couple times, if I thought something was not being handled right, or even if I simply did not agree. I had no problem speaking up for others if they were too scared to, sometimes even if they were just too nice of a person to stand up for themselves. I realize now that I am older that there are far better ways to go about showing my discomfort with something that is, or was, occurring. That experience may not have been me truly rebelling in the usual sense, but to me that was the most remember able one. It showed me that sometimes a little, yelling for lack of a better word, can be beneficial in certain instances.

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  14. Logan Rome

    I haven’t ever really “rebelled” against anything in my life. The worst thing I can think of would be coming home past curfew because I was helping a friend. One time I can remember pretty well was when a friend had run out of gas on the way from Danville. He was stranded and didn’t have any way to get gas, it was too far to walk anywhere. I chose to give him a ride to get gas from his house and then back to his car. This made me about thirty minutes late getting home. My parents seemed to think it wasn’t a good enough reason to break the law. I disagreed with them but that’s about the closest I have become to rebelling

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