Isolation in a Big World: Reflection on the Social Network In my opinion, the film The Social Network, directed by David Fincher, was a great experience to view. Although the film was pretty much two hours of fast-paced dialogue, there’s truly a deeper meaning behind the film and the way the characters acted. It was definitely a film that will make you think. This film isn’t the ordinary slow-paced drama/biographies you’re used to, therefore it was tough to follow at the beginning. I believe that this film was shot so perfectly to match today’s 21st century society. The characters in the film followed exactly the way we act and behave today because Facebook was created. Facebook has changed human life. People no longer call each other on their phone’s to talk, instead they inbox each other or instant message each other. Relationships are affected now by who posts on the opposite partner’s wall, who likes their profile picture, and who they instant message. Our lives can now be ruined with a click of a button. Our society doesn’t function the way it used to because everyone is “addicted” to Facebook. I came across a post on Pinterest about “Facebook Psychology” and I was surprised to learn that doctors can officially diagnose patients with Internet Addiction Disorder and an average human being now has an average of an 8 second attention span, compared to 12 seconds, when Facebook was not created. It wasn’t a surprise to me as a viewer when Eduardo’s girlfriend, Christy, was angry that his relationship status on Facebook wasn’t changed to in a relationship. This shows that the director really knew how to portray people who live today because even I would be mad if my boyfriend’s relationship status was single! In the film, Mark also had a continuing inner competition with himself which could describe many of people who live today. He constantly wanted to be better, create new ideas, and make Facebook that much better. He was never fully satisfied with what he created and always wanted to be the person “on top”. I think this was because he wanted to show to his ex what he was capable of and wanted to impress her. With Facebook’s constant reloading of new posts and photos, many people get discouraged of themselves and their lives and have a competition to be better. Girls are always taking new pictures of themselves to use as their profile picture hoping to get more likes than all the other “pretty” girls to impress other guys, and guys are constantly posting new pictures of their abs/arm muscles to show off to guys and get more girls. It’s a constant battlefield “out there”. It’s pretty sad how our lives revolve around a website on the internet. In this film, Mark Zuckerberg is the creator of Facebook and I find it so ironic how he is so socially awkward and isolated from the whole world, but creates the perfect website to connect the whole world into one. I think the way Mark was shot was stunning. It was shot after shot of him looking like he was emotionless, but something about the way he was shot like that made me feel like there’s so many things rushing in his mind. This made me feel like no “normal” human being can understand the difficulty of being so intelligent. The way he was shot gave me a sense of that he truly is not an “asshole”, but deep-down he must be just really insecure. Although Mark is truly a genius, I think he has a hard time expressing positive feelings. After leaving the bar, he walks to his dorm alone and going opposite of the direction of traffic which could show that Mark is truly isolated and an outsider. As the creator of Facebook, you would obviously have to be very smart, but it’s a surprise to me how awkward of a person he is. This is where the film’s tagline comes to play, “You don't get to 500 million friends without making a few enemies”. Mark goes through the creation of Facebook and faces many challenges through greed, jealousy, and success. Of course through the business of
I have reflected on many lifestyle factors that I believe to be important for healthy development and optimal living, and the following five are ones I feel are most important. These are physical health, relationships/family, global awareness/cultural adeptness, career-focus, and learning/education.
I value physical health as important goal. I think that being physically healthy allows an individual to have a sound mind as well. When you are physically…
over the world. Some say that is it easy to hack and access Facebook accounts. Privacy changes are clearly intended to push Facebook users to publicly share even more information than before. The changes will actually reduce the amount of control that users have over some of their personal data.
It has a very great impact if not it will not be able to overcome the popularity of Friendship wherein people are relying and benefitting from the said social site. In comparison with any other social networking…
but can slow for 6-15 months for 50% of patients
Respite Care – short-term, temporary relief for those caring for people with disabilities
Social Theories of Aging
Disengagement Theory – Until 60s or 70s, thought that disengaging from society will increase happiness
Socioemotional Selectivity Theory – older adults become more selective about their social networks.
Older adults spend more time with familiar individuals with whom they have had rewarding relationships
Selective Optimization with Compensation…
and boys are uninformed and often have no advance for puberty changes
Shocking and sometimes disturbing experience
Girls tend to tell a friend about getting their period, unlike boys who tend to not tell anyone
A. Pubertal Change, Emotion, and Social Behavior
Higher peaks in emotional experiences
Adolescents want more privacy
Resist spending time with family
Become more argumentative with parents (curfew, dating, driving)
A. Pubertal Timing
Early maturing boys are relaxed…
What are the BIG questions we ask in life?
What happens after death?
What's right and wrong?
What's my future?
What is a religion?
A religion is a belief or custom practised by a group of people
What is Religion
Religion has been defined in many ways:
- belief in, worship of, or obedience to a supernatural power or powers considered to be divine or to have control of human destiny.
Religion often involves:
Belief in something beyond the ordinary
The use of ordinary things to help…
included a significant reading list which can be accessed in the Chaplain folder of the 1st BDE portal (see link below). Working group themes were:
How can leaders develop their own resilience and nurture resilience in Soldier.
Use of narrative reflection for self and professional development.
PTSD / PT growth /symptoms and treatment
Overview of the role of MRT
A critical review of GAT
Leadership, unit command climate, professionalism and their relationship to Soldier resilience
1) Discuss different organization structures and identify the type of organizational structure that do you thinks suitable for your selected organization?
• Organizational structure is the way in witch an organization’s activities (job tasks) are divided, organized and coordinated.
• Organizational structure is the way in which and work, authority resources of an organization have been divided among members.
Types of organizational…
the impact that this might have on my child’s sense of wellbeing.
The scope and breath of media violence is something we grapple with in everyday life. The nature of media violence, its presence, context and its relationship to violence in the real world has generated many decades of debate. Current marketing and media trends seem to indicate that the existence of violence in the media is not going away but is, in fact, evolving into something more calamitous. To understand media violence, one must…
my vacation went poorly, the whole trip is ruined". Such thoughts can lead to generalizing one negative experience to other situations or the same situation in the future. Like a house of cards, for depressive thinkers using this style, their whole world can crumble when one thing goes wrong.
Tips on dealing with Anxiety
• Remember: Worrying does not change anything. Only constructive action can bring about results - although realize that there are some things we just can't control. Remember…
make sense (logical consistency), explain as much crime as possible (scope), and be as concise as possible (parsimony). Most important, the theory must be true or correct (validity). Having met these basic goals, the theory must then have some real world applications and policy implications. Questions 5
1. Before you began reading this book, what was your personal theory of crime causation? Which of the theories introduced in this chapter came closest to your personal view? 2. If any given theory…