Archive for December, 2010

My basic goal is to learn more about happiness and how things are accomplished in life. Maybe I would consider learning more about peace and how the world is trying to cope with having none. I think that anything on these topics would help me accomplish more.

My second priorities are learning more on math and numbers, such as finance or accounting. I have also thought about learning more about animals and their behavior towards other animals and humans.

By May of 2011, I’d like to have a lot more knowledge on what I am focused on for life. As in my job, my hobby, where I’m headed in life. Some of this includes the things I said above.

A more immediate goal for me is understanding numbers, happiness, and animals is to read and research more on these topics. I want to have reasonably clear and supportable opinions about the following questions:

1. Why do people have dreams and nightmares?

2. Why is it always a stereotype that guys are tougher than girls?

3. If George Washington was never placed on this Earth, would there have ever been a 1st president?

4. Why does the English language have to be so difficult to the point here we have 2 different words with the same meaning?

5. If all of us were successful, would there be a need to be poor?

6. Over all, would the pros out way the cons or would it be vice versa towards the following question: Has technology done more good or more bad to our lives?

7. How can one say that recycling is good for the community and it saves energy and products, when it actually takes energy and more equipment to make the product recycleable/ re-used?

8. How come everything in english is always spread; rumors, secrets, viruses.. etc.

9. How come Fashion and music and stuff evolves from era to era?

10. How come all of the other countries are more poor than the US?

The 10 books on a scale from 1-10; 1 being best; 10 being worst:

1. The Nine Rooms of Happiness

a. Lucy Danziger and Catherine Birndorf, MD
b. 2010

c. non- fiction

d. I think it will be about not fussing over the little things and finding yourself in your happy place.

e. Only customer reviews

f. I put it on hold for Douglas County Libraries and I am #1 on the waiting list.

2. The Emotional Lives of Animals

a. Marc Bekoff

b. 2007

c. non- fiction

d. I think that it will be on an animal’s point of view in life.

e. Publishers Weekly

f. I put it on hold for Douglas County Libraries and I am #1 on the waiting list.

3. Some We Love, Some We Hate, and Some We Eat

a. Hal Herzog

b. 2010

c. non- fiction

d. He will probably try to justify the difference in animals and try to find out why they are all different in our eyes.

e. Publisher’s Weekly

f. I didnt order it but its on I looked at it on December 7th.

4. Eating Animals

a. Jonathan Safran Foer

b. 2009

c. non- fiction

d. Maybe he willl talk about the risks and the benefits of eating animals.

e. Publisher’s Weekly

f. I havent ordered it but its on I looked at it on December 9th.

5. The Happiness Project

a. Gretchen Rubin

b. 2009

c. non- fiction

d. I think that it will be about a girl who is inventing her own project, trying to make herself happier.

e. Publisher’s Weekly

f. I havent ordered it but I found it on I looked at it on December 7th.

6. A Writer’s Workbook

a. Caroline Sharp  

b. 2000

c. non- fiction

d. This book will hopefully give me daily things to work on and do if I feel upset.

e. Review

f. I havent ordered this but I found it on I looked at it on December 7th.

7. The Accounting Game

a. Darrell Mullis and Judith Orloff

b. 1998

c. non- fiction

d. It’s basically accounting for beginners.

e. Amazon Reviewer

f. I havent ordered it but I found it on I looked at it December 7th.

8. Happiness

a. Will Ferguson

b. 2001

c. non- fiction

d. Achieving happiness ( I’m hoping )

e. and Publisher’s Weekly

f. I havent ordered it but I found it on I look at it on December 9th.

9. Animal, Vegetable, or Woman?: A Feminest Critique of Ethical Vegetarianism.  

a. Kathryn Paxton George

b. doesnt say

c. non- fiction

d. I think that its gonna be about on a woman’s point of view on vegetarianism.

e. none

f. I didnt order it but I found it on I looked at it on December 9th.

10. Accounting Workbook for Dummies

a. John A. Tracy, CPA

b. 2006

c. non- fiction

d. It would help me learn more about accounting

e. no reviews

f. Havent ordered.

Part 1:  Book: __The How of Happiness__________  Pages: _40__ to 80 Due Date:  12 Nov

– Here, write a two paragraph (a paragraph being 5-7 sentences) summary or response to your reading

She shared some peoples happiness problems and how they solved them so they had happier life. She showed a graph of peoples happiness towards other things and stuff like that. She looked into family situations and found out that twins share a better family life and tend to have more fun. I took a quiz that was determined to found out what came more naturally to us, within the realm of happiness. And one last thing she did was look into genes and see if the happiness was genetic.

Part II:  Write your academic plan for the following week.  Please include:

– Number of pages you plan to read (and it needs to be a good-sized chunk)

I plan on reading to maybe 135 or 140.

– A one paragraph (5-7 sentence) statement that answers the following 3 questions:

1.  How is the reading going?  Too easy?  Too difficult?  Somewhere in between?

It’s easy to read but it keeps getting me bored. I might want to change books but hopefully it will get better.

2.  What does your reading make you want to learn more about?

I dont know if this book is making me want to learn more about this particular subject but I kind of want to study animals….

3.  Do you have any ideas for a short or long-term project that you’d like to accomplish based on what you’re reading?  Or, can you list one or two other books you’re thinking of reading?

The final bib post is the final project, right?