July 10, 2012
Many parents yell at their kids and say that they are not active. They tell kids to put away their video games because they are not productive and are just a waste of time. The mass media also agrees, they say that video games cause violence in younger children and expose them to things that they should not seeing at their age.
The debate is that video games cause violence in younger children. Video games are similar to movies, they are not real and are just for entertainment. Also, video games have ratings on them, they tell you what age group should be playing what game. Parents should be responsible for letting their children play a game that has a mature rating, just like they should be responsible for letting their child watch a rated-R movie. I think that video games are a scapegoat to bad parenting. As a parent, they should know what their children are playing and watching. Even though its inevitable to block everything that they see, they should still be able to monitor what they watch or play. I don’t get why no one puts any kind of blame on television and movies and always are quick to blame video games.
There are far more positives than negatives when it comes to video games. Video games keep kids away from violence that they could be in. Kids are safer inside of their house shooting imaginary aliens rather than out on the streets causing chaos. Video games help keep kids and their minds active, instead of them going out smoking and drinking like many kids are doing in our generation now. There are even video games that are educational, there are games that help kids learn even more than they do in school. Let’s face it, what kid actually pays attention in class, I know I never did. I can honestly say I learned more jumping from platform to platform in Mario and trying to collecting rings in Sonic than learning useless equations in math.
Most parents want kids to sit at home and read books. Sorry, but no twelve-year-old wants to jump into an exciting book. They want to pick up a controller and try to catch every Pokemon they can. If you can get your kid to read book after book, then I give you all the credit in the world. Sure, reading can be good, but so can video games. You can learn the same amount in reading a book as you can playing a video game.
Take away video games and see what happens. Kids would go crazy, there would be more kids in trouble than ever. Video games are more than education, they are fun as well! Video games can help you learn without even knowing that you are learning. Playing puzzle games such as Tetris can help you lean the concept of recognizing and putting things where they belong and following an order, tell me how this is different from what you learn in math class, it is not. I say not only should kids play video games, but they should be encouraged to.
May 10, 2012
So your walking down the block in New York City. You see an old lady getting ready to cross the street. It is your picture perfect scenario to walk over there and help her. Make you feel good about helping an old lady and look like the good guy. Your all ready to go, waiting for the right moment, hoping that there are a lot of people around to see you do this good deed.
All of a sudden, here comes something flying toward this old lady. It is a red object, wait…no! You finally realize that it is a person hanging from a web. This mystery person swoops up the old lady, drops her on the other side of the street and continues on swinging from building to building on his web like nothing ever happened. Don’t lie, if that ever happened it would pretty awesome.
Imagine if all of your favorite superheroes came to life. All of the superheroes that we all idolized growing up, turned into reality!
Another day, another morning. You get ready to go to work once again, wake up, go outside and you get your daily newspaper. You turn to your left to say hello to your neighbor and you see this pretty cool looking car outside of his house. Looking closer you realize that is a the Bat Mobile, the same one that you use to watch on television as a kid. Making his way out of the car is Batman him self, he looks at you, gives you a wave and continues on his average day of fighting crime.
If superheros were real, there would be no need for a police force. Just think about it, who in their right mind would want to mess with a superhero with unnatural abilities that could take you down in an instant. Well of course if you are a villain like the Green Goblin or someone like that. Besides those crazy villains, there would be no one and I mean no one who would every stand toe to toe with a superhero in a fight.
Picture this, you get pulled over for going 35 mph over the speed limit. You lower your window to deal with a cop who is going to yell at you and then you realize, it is The Hulk. Yes, the giant green guy who can crush you into pieces if you dare to even give him a wrong look. I know I would say something like, “Sorry for speeding Mr. Green giant looking guy, just please don’t hurt me. It won’t happen again I promise.”
I would then take my ticket, not say a word and get the heck out of there. Of course if you paid The Flash a few dollars, he could take you to wherever you wanted to go in lighting fast time. You would never have to worry about another speeding ticket ever again.
Is it a crazy idea to have a world with real superheroes? I don’t think so at all. I think it is a win-win situation for everyone involved here.
Heck, let’s go as far as saying that there would be no need for a president. I think the Justice League would do a pretty good job of keeping our country safe.