Journal #9 and 10
“Inner climate” pg. 693
Paragraph 1- Implies change is a constant and therefore inevitable. Paragraph 2- Describes two types of “heat”. Environmental and social-political. Links the emotions of the individual to outward disorder and violence. Paragraph 3- Inner peace would be the most important of all. Accept what can’t be changed. Positive outward change is only possible after your inner emotional problems have been tended to. Warns to think before you act. Paragraph 4- Calls for a balance between inner heat and cool. Paragraph 5- Concludes. Little gestures can make a difference even if it’s only noticeable to him. Thesis
Environmental issues can only be meaningfully addressed after people have first addressed their own inner issues. Summary
Pico Iyer’s uses heat in various ways throughout his essay, “Inner Climate”. Iyer starts out by describing how heat in our outward climate causes changes. He then talks about how our “inner waters” (694) need to be tended to before our “outer environment” (694) can be healed. He concludes by telling us about his own small changes that may not change the world, still have a small impact on changing things slowly.
“Small Change: Why the Revolution Will Not Be Tweeted’ pg. 411 Paragraph 1-4- February 1, 1960. Racism is real. Greensboro NC. 4 black men meant to start a change. Paragraph 5-6- Protest was growing. Spread across the South within a week without social media. Paragraph 7- Social media like Facebook and Twitter have given voices to people and causes who might have not been heard otherwise. Paragraph 8-9- Modern technology has lessened the importance of the history of communication and activism. Paragraph 10-14- Activism decades ago was driven by strong ties and committed individuals willing to face the repercussions of their actions for the cause they believed in. Everyone knew at least one other person in the protests. Paragraph 15-19-...
Links: Paragraph 1-4- February 1, 1960. Racism is real. Greensboro NC. 4 black men meant to start a change.
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