Cypress Lake High School

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City/State: Lehigh, FL
High School: Cypress Lake High School
College: East Carolina University
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ScreenName: amb06h Hey! My name is Anna, and I'm 19 years old. I'm a sophomore at Florida State University majoring in Recreation & Leisure Services Administration. [ More ]
City/State: Tallahassee, FL
High School: Cypress Lake High School
College: Florida State University
 
 
ScreenName: cupidgonegoing Hello, I'm Luisana. I'm currently attending IADT (International Academy of Design and Technology) in Orlando, Fl., where I am majoring in Fashion Design... [ More ]
City/State: orlando, FL
High School: Cypress Lake High School
College: International Academy of Design & Tech
 
 
ScreenName: pat Pat here, I am 49 and have graduated from FGCU with a masters in Physical Therapy, but am 4 pts short of passing the State Board Exam to practice. Now... [ More ]
City/State: Fort Myers, FL
High School: Cypress Lake High School
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Recent Posts

Subject: Good Luck!

Forum: Good Luck!
Good morning guys!


I'm going to be taking a break from CNET this week because I start a new job tomorrow and need to deal with the anxiety surrounding that before I can get back into coming up with topics! As such I wanted to make a happy post just to wish everyone here good luck with whatever you have coming up these next few weeks! Whether you just need a bit of encouragement now that the weekend is over or whether you have something actually approaching you're worried about, I wish you all well!


Good luck this week! I'll be popping in to vote when I can and will try and comment on the days I'm not so overwhelmed.

Best,
Elissa

Subject: Re: Social Media is deterring change!

Forum: Social Media is deterring change!
Hey Jess,

The issue at least based on my own social media news feed is that people want to post their opinions but don't allow for a discussion. For example, a woman in my town made a page on Facebook for the town. She seems to think creating a Facebook page makes her a website owner and kind of gets a power trip from it. Anyways, she made a post after all the school shootings and flat out said that people who disagree with her aren't allowed to comment. Basically, I agree with you. Social media allows people to feel like they're being an activist for their cause and to feel like they're being heard. The reality is, I'll scroll right along most of the time because people turn very aggressive with these types of discussions online. I see people post things they most certainly wouldn't say to someone's face.

I also feel like people are less helpful with activism in the real world if they feel they did their part online. People will add a filter to their picture, like and share posts, and make statuses that show they care, but none of that changes things in real life. I wonder how many online activists really practice what they preach online.

Great post! I'm really interested in reading all the responses!

Elissa

Subject: Re: Do we put to much value in appearance?

Forum: Do we put to much value in appearance?
Hi Tera,

I think everyone makes judgments in their head that they try and fight off. What determines the kind of person you are isn't the first thought you have, it's what you chose to act on. So, even if you make a snap judgment if you hold back and don't say anything mean then you are not a bad person for those judgments!

I agree that our society places a lot of value on physical attractiveness. I've never found myself attractive, honestly I'm pretty plain. I intentionally avoid makeup because I think it could make for a dangerous path to try too hard to make yourself fit society's expectations. I guess because I don't think I'm all that and a bag of chips myself I don't chose who to spend time with based on looks. Actually, I think I may avoid people who look too put together because it's a bit intimidating! The only times I'm not up for getting to know someone better is if I'm going on dates. Attractiveness definitely plays in for me there.

I also have to say I like your thoughts on how appearances also include showing off wealth or implied wealth, Abby. I think that's a great point! This is one area I do sadly try and act on myself. I bought a Northface because everyone had one, bought a Michael Kors purse because again, every girl had one, bough Uggs for the same reason. I'm not well off by any standards but I got a lot of comfort in blending in with the well off people around me. I do it less today, but I do sale hunt at thrift stores for certain brands with the intention to fit in with appearances.

Great post!
Elissa

Subject: Re: What is your secondary career choice?

Forum: What is your secondary career choice?
Hey Bluesapphire,

I love this question! I am currently trying to learn all I can about combining my passion for research with an Industrial Organizational psychology career. I'm having some trouble truly understanding the career path (getting a lot of conflicting information) so I've thought a lot about my other "dream jobs". My second choice would be opening my own cafe. It wouldn't make a ton of money, I realize and accept that. I see other cafe's with my idea opening all over the world and I really want my own! I think my I/O career goal is the more likely path, but I won't ever forget the other dream. A third plan would be to re-do my degree and be an editor. I love English and think a career in editing would fit my interests well!

Fun post, thanks!
Elissa

Subject: Social media and FOMO

Forum: Social media and FOMO
Good morning everyone! Congrats to this weeks winners!

The other day I was scrolling through Facebook. An old classmate of mine posted a month after her last vacation that she's off on another tropical getaway in a month. I scrolled a bit farther and saw two other friends talking about upcoming vacations. I unfollowed all three of them (not unfriended, just snoozed seeing their posts) because I felt so jealous as I'm just getting back into work after a 6 month unemployment period and know it'll be a while before I have the time or can afford a vacation.


It got me thinking, does social media make us more jealous or is this just a fear of missing out? Do you think we'd have FOMO without social media? Do you still use social media or are you one of the many who deleted Facebook this past year?


Looking forward to your thoughts on this! Good luck this week :)
Elissa