Friday, 13 December 2013

Kendra and Caitlin's Vids That Make You Go Hmmm . . .

Category: Change
Theme: Change Your Life


"What if money was no object- Alan Watts" - YouTube http://youtu.be/mnFUDVpFwFQ

 
vs.
 
"Back to the Start- Chipotle" - YouTube (http://youtu.be/aMfSGt6rHos)
 
 
Quickwrite:
 
What if- What would you do if money was no object?
Back to- Do you think about where your food comes from? Why/why not?
 
 
 

25 comments:

Emily Pedreira said...

I liked the first video the most because I it was talking about something I believe we all tend to think about. In our world money comes before everything, including of happiness. The amount of love someone's has for you is depended on how much they spend on you. This topic is really great for this time of year for two reasons. First, the holiday season, I think we all need to step back and realize the real reason for the season and stop putting so much emphasis on how much money we can spend on each other and out doing someone with a more expensive gift. Second, because it is my senior year and I have been making decisions on what I want to do in my future. I definitely think I would rather do something that makes me happy over what will make me the most money. If money wasn't an object I think I'd want to do missions somewhere around the world, helping people who don't have the same rights as me, especially working with women and children. Luckily, when I began thinking about my future, I decided to try to fulfill this passion accept in my own city and country. I hope that as I get older I can continue to chose my happiness and passion over money.

Harrison Johnson said...

The second video stood out to me honestly, we don't know what goes on with the animals we eat and it's kinda sick and sad. I don't want to be the type of person to treat the animals like they are in prison instead of a loving farm with sunlight and all the food they can eat. I didn't use to think about where my food come from when I ate it but this video shine a new light on to the situation and will now be careful of what I eat.

Justice Tait said...

I think the first video had more of an impact on me, I would rather live a short life full of things I love doing than a life full of things I hate doing. If money was no object I would be out doing everything I could in life , instead of wasting it away trying to make money to keep on living. I think the world would be better without money, everyone could do anything they wanted without having to worry about money.

Colby Kiss said...

I think the first video wins because because it brings up such an important topic and that is that not everything is about money, you have to live your life and do the things you love. Without doing what you love and stepping out of the box you're just another person stuck in this cycle of what we call life .. If money was no object and I could do what ever I wanted I most certainly wouldn't be working I would be playing lacrosse, making music and being with my friends all the time, really just doing the things I love

Jeremy Woods said...

I liked the first video more because I thought it was more inspirational and it brought up a message that I agree with. I think that in out society we only think about money and success, but does money equal success or does happiness equal success? A life is best lived when you enjoy what you're doing and having fun. I think we should all live as if money is no object, but it's hard to do. We live in a very materialistic world that revolves around income and your financial state. To answer the Quickwrite question if I think about where my food comes from, I dont. I'm not a vegetarian or vegan and I don't eat organically. Generally I don't think about where/how my food is made.

Carly Bretecher said...

I liked the first one the best, because he is totally right! If money was no object, then I would do much more than one thing. Travel, skydive, sing, go somewhere hot in these freezing Winnipeg temperatures. There's an endless possibility. I would be a travel journalist, and an author, and a singer, and an actress. I would be a poet and a stay at home mother and so many other things.

I do think about where my food comes from sometimes. But not always, because I don't really fend for myself. My parents but food and whatever is on the table for supper is usually what I eat. I like to try and eat healthy, but that doesn't necessarily mean it's all organic or natural! We live in a society of processed foods and it's very hard to avoid them.

Alaya Smeaton said...

I liked the first one better I think. The reason why I liked it was because it really made me think a little more in depth of what I wanna do after high school. That video was a little more personal because we're all almost done high school, it's not always about money it's about being happy and I have to keep that in mind when I decide what I want to do with my life and my future.
If money was no object I would probably be a professional swimmer. I love to swim so if I could do that as a career that would be a dream come true.

Ashlyn Erickson said...

I think that the first video wins. I like the idea of living your life to the fullest everyday, and doing what you love. It makes me think of what I want to do when i graduate, and if it's what I love to do.

If money was no object, I'd probably start by travelling the world and doing things that I wouldn't do now. I'd buy clothes and food that I wouldn't be able to purchase now. I would love to be able to go anywhere or do what I love as a job. I do think about where my food comes from a lot of the time. I know things are processed and full of bad stuff, so I take that into consideration when I eat certain foods. But sometimes that food is cheaper and easier to access, which is why we have such a large problem with processed foods.

Casey Clair said...

I think the first video won. I like how it's more about what you want to do with the choices you have in life. The second video could almost fit into that because choosing organic food and such is something you could choose. I just like how the first video is very broad about doing what you want in life without worrying so much about money. I just feel the first video has more people that can relate to it.

I money wasn't an object, I would probably do a lot of things. I would learn how to play the guitar, piano, I would take dance classes and continue with soccer like I always have. I would probably do a lot of the same things except I would express them more. I would still want to be a counsellor or psychiatric nurse and I would still just live the way I live.
I actually don't think about where my food comes from. I know I don't get organic foods but I still eat it. I hate how corporations kill their animals so brutally and how lots of bad products are put into some foods but in the end I know I don't really think about it often.

Michelle Zhou said...

I liked the first video about money better because it made me reevaluate my choices - am I going to university for something I enjoy or am I simply going into it because it guarantees me a career that pays a lot? If money were no object, I would spend my life doing things I really enjoy; working with animals, painting, writing, travelling the world. I'm going into sciences at UofW and I'm nervous because I don't know if I'll enjoy it or not. I wish we weren't so concerned with making money; I wouldn't have to worry so much and I could spend more time doing things I love.

I know that a lot of the food I eat is genetically modified and altered. I know that my food is not natural at all, but at least I don't think I'm eating natural when I'm not. Honestly, it doesn't bother me that much. I just try to keep a balanced between affordable and natural because I know my family can't always afford organic food (it's way more expensive most of the time). So, as long as I'm eating healthy I'm okay with that. I wish we didn't modify our food so much, but I mean what can you do? GMO's allow us to produce more food & feed more people. There are pros and cons, as there is with everything.

Donovan Ross said...

I like the second video more because most people really don't think where there food comes from and to me everyone should because food is a huge part of our life's. We need it to survive especially healthy foods of course. If money wasn't an object I would probably die because u need money to survive, we'll in most parts of the world. It would a very difficult life. I always think about where my food comes from because it is very important to know that you are getting the right foods.

Madelaine Lapointe said...

I liked both videos but the first one really stood out to me because I think many people revolve their lives around money. Happiness, love, friendship and choice of work all depend on money. I feel that especially in my senior year with having to choose what I want to do with my life after school, is hard because I know what I like, but I might not make the most money. I have always felt the push from family and friends to go into sciences, but deep down inside I know I strongly dislike sciences and could never be happy going into that field. If money wasn't an object I think people would do a lot more of what they love to do and what makes them happy. People wouldn't be so caught up in buying there way through life with objects. It would be very life changing to realize what is truly important to you without having money in the way of your decisions.

Cody Calcutt said...

I think the first video is the winer because it tells you what you can and can't not do for your life. I think that if you have the money because you could do is pay the bills.

Jared Courchene said...

I say the second video wins because I personally like chipotle and the I didn't really pay attention to the first video by accident. The part of the second video I did catch was really interesting, but the second video was more powerful to me because there was no words only things shown and a song to get it's point across.

If money was no object I would travel the world and just see all the things that needs to be seen. I never think about where my food comes from but for the most part I should because I, like most people love to eat at McDonald's one of the most questionable fast food restaurants. I never think about it because that's not the first thing on my mind ever because I'm usually thinking about just getting the food in my belly.

Bethany Rempel said...

I like the video about if money were no object the best. I think that is a really good way to look at life and what you want to do. I think that people definitely get caught up I'm the idea of earning money. I think if money were no object I wouldn't be so worried about going to school and gettin a career. I think would want to travel a lot more and do lots f missions work in other countries.

I honestly don't really think that much about where my food comes from. I try my best to eat healthy food and stay away from processesed stuff but things like production of crops and meat are kind of beyond the control of the consumer. To an extent you can try and buy stuff that is gmo free or "organic" but a lot of the time it is more expensive and also not exactly as advertised.

Shelby Yankoski said...

To me the second video won. I really enjoyed the way it wanted to get it's point across in a different way, the animation was cool. I did like how the first video wasn't animation to give you the feel of reality . The song in the second one also made it interesting and was a good song for the video and if you listen to the words they all fit well into what the video was trying to say .
I actually always do think about where my food comes from I think about how every little thing is made or grown or which animals it is from. I wonder how they got it and how it got to me. I don't really know why I wonder but I always want to know what I am eating, it's just something that always crosses my mind.

Taryn Wichenko said...

I liked the first video better, the question "what if money was no object" because this is something that recently I have been finding myself thinking about quite a bit and I felt they hit the mark quite accurately with my opinions.

What if money was no object? I think that this means people would spend their lives trying to be happy. Jobs people choose would be based on if they liked them, not how much money they will get from them. And hopefully people would spend more time on their relationships with people and caring for others. I feel that people would be much happier in the end and be richer in many other ways other than money.

"Mesure your life in love" -Rent

maddie swidnicki said...

definetely the first video, people are so caught up in how.to make money and maintain thatvthroughout life because you need money but of course if money wasnt an object i would be trying to do everything i love and am slighlty talented at but unfortanetly you need money to live and do what you love, but how i wish it wasnt an object things would be much easier and school wouldnt be a problem cause youvgotta pay for university, if it wasnt i would take everything i had an interest in and.hopefully succeed.

Kellie J said...

I preferred the second video better. I think it had a good representation of the evolution of industrialization and how times have changed. I think maybe we should try to get back to our roots and do things the traditional way.
I don't know what would happen if money was not an object. I already have it etched into my mind and life that money is basically everything. I know that may sound harsh but I feel like it is true. Don't get me wrong, money does not certainly buy us happiness. We could definitely live without money as we would have love and compassion to drive us. I just feel like money is a huge part of our lives, it would hard to depart from that idea of "money."

Kellie J said...

I preferred the second video better. I think it had a good representation of the evolution of industrialization and how times have changed. I think maybe we should try to get back to our roots and do things the traditional way.
I don't know what would happen if money was not an object. I already have it etched into my mind and life that money is basically everything. I know that may sound harsh but I feel like it is true. Don't get me wrong, money does not certainly buy us happiness. We could definitely live without money as we would have love and compassion to drive us. I just feel like money is a huge part of our lives, it would hard to depart from that idea of "money."

Katherine Gursky said...

The second video was more appealing to me, but the first video I thought was better. It made me realize that we should all do the things we love and forget about the money, because it's absurd to do something that you hate for the rest of your life just for the money. If money was no object I'd like to do acting. I've acted ever since I was a kid, I put on my own shows and took acting classes, even performed on Rainbow Stage in Kildonan Park. It's where my heart is. I know it's one of the hardest industries to make it in, but it is possible and I love it so much. And with the loving support of my parents, I could totally see myself going for it.

Rebecca Roger said...

I liked the "Back to the Start" video better because it really got me thinking about how our food is produced and how big GMO and mass food production companies are taking over the way we eat. The food they produce is artificial and unhealthy, and the meat is mistreated during production. I don't agree with mistreating animals for our "benefit", especially when it's not even really benefiting us anyway.
If money weren't an object, I would travel the world. Go to all the places I want to see, learn new cultures and eat new cuisines. Maybe then I would figure out what I actually want to do with my life.
I do think about where my food comes from, because I've been taught that it doesn't come from good places, unless it's organic. I don't change the way I eat though, because I am not the one who grocery shops and cooks for my family, and I have no control over the food my mom cooks and buys for the family.

Braxton Anderson said...

The reason i choose the first video as the winner is because I really loved the first video due to it relating to where I am at in life. High School is going to end soon and like many others I will have to decided what I want to do with me life. And this video's message goes along with my belief of you should do what makes you happy rather what pays the most.

Personally the 1# thing I want to do for a living, is to make Video Game content to help people improve themselves in game and in life. Along with becoming a "Pro Player" in the LCS (League of Legends championship Series).

Tara McLauchlan said...

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Danielle Robak said...

I liked the first video more. This video really got me thinking about how all of us rely on money. We rely on money to be happy, to get from place to place and to just live and enjoy life. How are we supposed to have fun, do what we want and not worry about money when everything requires money!? We have to work to live, we have to work to support others and we have to work to just get through the day. How do we live life and enjoy?
If money was no object the world would be a better place. Many of us would be enjoying things we love and doing things we do best. I would definitely be living life to the fullest and enjoying every moment I could.