Alcohol Essay, Research Paper
Sean Fleming Period 1
Mr. Schwartz Final Exam
The topic alcohol brings many things to mind. In my immediate family the only people that drink any type of alcohol are my mother and father. When my dad comes home from work he usually has a beer for a little relaxation and my mom has a glass of wine for dinner. I feel that they are moderate drinkers and I also feel that it sets a good example for my brother and I. If we hadn’t gone over this topic in class I would never have known what type of drinkers they were. Now that I think of it I have one relative who has not always lived the good life. If I was writing this paper 8 years ago my aunt Ann would be drinking very heavily right now. That’s because she was an Alcoholic. She was in very bad shape for a while until we found her a place to get rehabilitated. During those hard times her husband had to take care of the kids so she wouldn’t put bad images into their heads. Now she has recovered and life is great. I was very concerned for her safety and Now that I learned from my notes there are so many things wrong with heavy drinking and that the consequences are to severe I won’t do what she did. A couple of other relatives that I have are my uncles. One time me, my father, and two of my uncles went to a bar. Everyone had a alcoholic beverage except me. As time went on my two uncles got pretty wasted and were creating a scene. I felt very uncomfortable and wondered if they knew exactly how stupid they looked. In the future when I am older and have kids of my own I will remember how my father drank in moderation and I will do the same. Unlike my Aunt and two Uncles.
In many households all over the world people are sucking tar, smoke, nicotine, and other harmful ingredients from cigarettes down into their lungs. In class you talked about how over time you could develop cancer and other lung aliments which will cut short your time on this planet. I definitely don’t want that to happen. No one in my family smokes but I do have friends who do. I keep telling my friends how it’s going to kill them but they don’t listen. They keep giving me answers like “you have to die sometime” or “I’m not sick right now so who cares.” I tell them that their family and friends care but they just ignore me. I know that I need to stay away from cigarettes and cigars because I play sports like golf and I love to ride my bike. If I started to smoke it would decrease my performance of whatever I was doing. That wouldn’t be smart because if I ran track the effects of my smoking could cause me to lose a race. Another effect it would have would have on my life is my breath and clothes would smell of smoke and that might make it hard to get a date. Also you said that smoking detererates and the voice box and pops the alveoli in your lungs. That would mean there is a chance of me loosing my voice. If I couldn’t talk then I would probably go insane.
Mental Health 2
If everyone had perfect mental health the world would be very different. There would be no need for mental hospitals, psychologists, and nurses to take care of the mentally handicapped. Many people give weird or dirty looks at mentally challenged people like they weren’t even human. But they are human just like you and me. I know this because I have an aunt that suffers from Down Syndrome. She lives in Ireland with my Grandfather. When I visit I see that she can do almost everything physically that a normal person can do. When it comes to thinking she has a hard time but that’s ok because she has me or anyone else to give her that boost she needs. You would think that being around this type of person would make you feel very uncomfortable but to me it doesn’t because I have been taught that they are people too. Because of that one extra chromosome it changes the person completely. You can’t catch down syndrome you have to be born with it. I work with a person with Down Syndrome and it’s cool because you get to teach them how to do stuff and you have to help them out. You spoke about how people with mental problems go to places to help them get better or stay focused. I know that the guy I work with goes to the they take care of him when he’s not working. Since I now understand mentally challenged people I can interact act with them better.
Family Life Education
There are millions of reasons parents get separated/divorced. It might be they have nothing in common, maybe they are fed up with each others attitudes or maybe they split because of children. My parents are not divorced but my friends parents are and that can make going over to my friends house a pain. If I go over one of my friends house and the parents are fighting and cursing. I feel like I shouldn’t be there but I keep going because my friend says it’s ok. Sometimes I go over to my buddies house and I say something about my dad but they don’t have a dad to talk about so I feel bad. I think that if I were to get married I would make sure the person I was marring was the right one for me. Health taught me ways to help the situation. I know that marriage can’t always work out but if you know it’s not going to work don’t have kids just to save the marriage. In my opinion that would be stupid because if you already have problems it’s only going to add to them.
“Wanna hit” someone asks me “No thanks” I say because I want to live past twenty. Drugs can mess you up pretty bad. I know because my best friend was kicked out of school for drug possession. When he first started he said It feels cool when you do it. Now he’s out of school he lost his job and who knows what other drugs he has tried. I know he has tried hallucinogens but I don’t know what else. Health has made me aware of the consequences of drug use. Your heart can become damaged you could get aids from sharing needles, and drugs can mess up your thoughts and movements. A long term affect of drugs is if you have a police record of drug use and you apply for a job you could be turned down because of that. Maybe if my friend took this class he would stop but who knows.
I n Health class I learned about subjects that I would have only grazed but because we explored them much deeper I now have a greater understanding of those subjects. This class influenced me to keep myself in shape and out of trouble. If I keep to my word and do just that I will be a better person.