Davis English 9

Friday, October 09, 2009

Guided Imagery Reaction


Without talking, without critiquing your thoughts, write down your reaction: emotions, wonderings, questions...

What if that was true? What if that was your life?

40 Comments:

  • At 12:55 PM , Blogger Allen said...

    whao

     
  • At 12:57 PM , Blogger isaac3777ahsfootball said...

    i wold hate it if this was my life becoues you cant do any thing fun you dont even rember any thing fun all life would be stripted from you and there would be no joy or any feeling at all

     
  • At 12:57 PM , Blogger JTJ10 said...

    if that was true your life would be pointless there would be no reason for living. the only people you would know would be the others like you. your family would be sad but you wouldn't feel anything. your memories of friends, family, life, and emotions would go away and you would slowly die in thought of what life used to be.

     
  • At 12:57 PM , Blogger NS said...

    I don't think that I would like my life. It would be a long and terrible life. To wear the same clothes everyday would be bad but no technology too would be terrible. Having no name and no family would make everyone exactly the same. Being the same as everyone else would not be fun. It seems like that world would be a dark and painful one. Nobody would enjoy living. It would not be a fun place.

     
  • At 12:58 PM , Blogger JM65 said...

    It would be horrible to not be able to remember ur family friends or ur own name. I think that the worst feeling would be not remembering any of ur memories because if i could not remember all the good times iv had with friends, and family then there rely is not point in living because its not fun anymore.

     
  • At 12:59 PM , Blogger Justin said...

    I am wondering how they would get me and how would they be able to take our emotions and feelings away. Also wound't people be able tell that were slaves if they saw us in a grey robe cleaning stuff?
    If that was my life i would have to live it because if i had no emotions or memories i would not know anything so i would not know what to do except clean those toliets.There would be know were to go and you would not want to go with ur memorie.

     
  • At 12:59 PM , Blogger TD said...

    After hearing all that I feel numb. A little sad because I'll never get too see my family again. I wonder what kind of world this would be. Cleaning toilets nfor the rest of my life doesn't sound fun or good. I would be depressed for the rest of my life if I had to do the things in the story.If I had no personal belongings to even keep me occupied I would drive myself insane. I wouldn't be able to cope with nothing to do but scrub toilets. I never want to live in a world like this.

     
  • At 12:59 PM , Blogger valgavi23 said...

    I am guided into a world that seems like a world that no one would like to live in. You feel like you are living in a routine and there is nothing to look forward to in your life. Just the same thing over and over again. Everything around you just seems like a shadow and all you have to do is get to the end of the day without any happiness. You life is dull and emotionless. There is no way you can remember anything because it seems like you have lived the same day over and over again.

     
  • At 12:59 PM , Blogger ryans2013 said...

    I was very relaxed and I didn't really feel like I was anywhere. For a while I felt like a was floating and weightless. my emotions going into to thing were poor and the one coming out are very positive. This was a good experience for me.

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger jrlval2 said...

    If I became Freedom 1256 I would hardly have a life anymore. Having no feelings, being numb, that isn't living. I would wonder every day; what happened before this? Why can't I remember? What did I do to get a life full of dirty toilets?
    I also can not help but think of all the others that were just like me; wouldn't we bond after years of doing the same thing?

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger howdy95 said...

    What imppresment is this? I am not a slave, I have a right to make a choice for myself. Who has the right, to make decisions for me or any others. Where is my family, where is my life? Has anyone even tried to revolt against this? Is every one O.K.? a human being cannot be surpressed, this reign of rule will fall.

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger Buffunicorn said...

    I would be very confused and angry. I would want my old life back. Doing the same job everyday would be miserable. I would be trying to figure out who i was. I would try to find out what my past was like family. My anger would cause me to revolt.

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger Luke Marshall said...

    if this happened to me I don't know how i would continue on living that would be really horrible. I can't live without my friends or family members, I would be sad all the time. If this was real then I would try to escape but I probably wouldnt be able to so I would try my hardest to be as happy as i could even if I wasn't I would try to find a happy place by thinking of my old life at home and everything that i had before this happened.

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger Moriah said...

    I think that it would be a horrible life. To have everything taken away from you! You wouldn't even have a name for anyone to call you! It reminds me of the Holocaust when they were given a number and worked all their life unless they lived long enough to be saved. It would be torture to have no orriginality, just a number. I can't imagine having to clean toilets every day. I'm wondering what would happenn if you didn't want to clean toilets, would you be in trouble if you went against it? When would you have breaks? Where would you live? Could you make friends in those conditions? I find it very hard to believe that happening to someone! Is this a fictional book or true?

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger Katey said...

    That sucks. What is this? Who did this to me? Did this happen to everyone, or just certain selection of people. When I heard that you lose all emotions and memories, I thought about how difficult and horrible that would be. I have so many memories, it would have to be the most awful, horrible, cruel thing ever to forget everything. Why is this happening to people? Does something happen to your brain? Does this happen to your family too? If it does, why can't we ever see them again? I would not even want to live if life was going to be like this.

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger JTJ10 said...

    nick good job saying that you wouldn't want to live like that.

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger theshort1 said...

    If that was true and i had to go threw that and through that, and throw away my life. And be stripped of everything that i own and be given a gray robe. I don't even know what i would do. I would say that i would be very depressed and lonely. But i would not even be able to feel that much or be able to have an emotions. I think that i would just feel blank, and selfless.

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger Lexi612 said...

    If that was my life i would hate it, especially since I have such a great life now and for that all to go away for something so boring, emotionless, and different would be horrible. I wonder if they could really do that to people and I would imagine people would go insane. I don't think anyone could be happy with that kind of lifestyle because we have a lot of emotion in our everyday lives and it can make a lot of difference.

     
  • At 1:00 PM , Blogger ravinous pear said...

    If that was true i would wonder what would happen to my family and friends. I would wonder, are they in the situation? if this were true the biggest question i would have is who is making me do this? how did i not know about all these other people exactly like me? If this were my life i probably couldn't accept it and i would try to resist.

     
  • At 1:01 PM , Blogger Kaley said...

    If that was our life being numb. Would there be any point to life? Having no feeling not being able to even think for yourself. Practically just being a slave to whom ever.Having no identity. I would be a robot having to love the horrible life or not so horrible life I've been given not being able to make it better or change my circumstance. Even though we think it would be horrible if we were in that situation we wouldn't be able to feel so we wouldn't care but others on the outsibe would probably fight for our freedom. So basically don't let others think for you ar you will become numb to life.

     
  • At 1:01 PM , Blogger NS said...

    TD I understand how you felt and I felt the same way. I completely agree

     
  • At 1:01 PM , Blogger ryans2013 said...

    Allen, Really. You need to type somemore again!

     
  • At 1:01 PM , Blogger Savannah said...

    It was depressing sad, and cruel. All memories erased, never being able to see your family again. During this guided imagery activity, I felt sad, neglected, unloved. I know that some people in other countries feel this every day. I can't imagine what it would be like to live that life. I wouldn't be able to survive in a world like that. I would have no memories, no family. No life. The life in me would be gone. Being numb to my surroundings, feeling no emotions, completely numb. The job in this activity made me feel insignificant. I felt like I wasn't ever going to have a future. Never going to know what my childhood memories were, what my family was like, what I had aspired to be. Sent to live with people exactly like me would be nothing. I wouldn't have been able to live with something like that. I felt sad about this, and didn't feel important, like I was simple an accessory to the picture, such as a blade of grass in a glorious picture of a mountain topped with snow. I felt nothing but sadness and despair. Now I know how people in other countries feel like when they do daily activities.

     
  • At 1:01 PM , Blogger nacho.man said...

    Why does no one try to help? It would sometimes be nice to feel no emotions like sadness. But having no life, just cleaning. What would happen if you tried to change your life, like find happiness or try to live for something and not just what someone tells you to do?

     
  • At 1:01 PM , Blogger baby_chick123 said...

    If that was my life i would absolutely hate it. Not being able to see my family or friends again would hurt me the most because i love them dearly and i never want to lose them. I would die for them if I had to. not being able to have any of my personal belongs that i either need or love would be bad too, I love my clothes, ipod, cell phone, puppy, stuffed animals, bed, house room, and even my big walk-in closet. I would hate having to live with people that were exactly like me in every way, sure we like the same stuff, have the same styles, and have the same personal belongings but I would rather have friends that were different from me and had different life styles that I did. If my only belonging was a boring gray bathrobe then that would completely suck. And my job that I would have to work for the rest of my life wouldn't be so hot either... i mean cleaning public toilets at a stadium is just the grossest thing that has ever crossed my mind recently.

     
  • At 1:01 PM , Blogger TD said...

    valgavi23
    I agree with you. If I lived the same day over and over again I would go crazy.

     
  • At 1:01 PM , Blogger crawdaddy19 said...

    That would be the worst. Not being able to see your family ever again. Just like that no more family no more friends no more anything that you loved before. Then having to go to someplace where there are only people like you. That would be terrible because life is about meeting new and different people that are not like you. It would also be bad to lose all your possessions and only be given a gray robe and that is all. Everyone like that too would be terrible. It would also be bad to have to clean a stadiums bathrooms. Those things are gross and nasty and to be the one that has to clean them would be terrible. There is no reason to live really if that was your life.

     
  • At 1:02 PM , Blogger JasonB said...

    When we closed our eyes and relaxed our muscles and i herd her say all of those things i started to forget everything that has happened in my life and i started to think were i was. If this were real and i had to live my life as a person with a gray robe cleaning up the toilets of a stadium and without thinking i would probably loose my mind because my life would be so dull and unexciting.

     
  • At 1:02 PM , Blogger dancingbaby23 said...

    It horrible! How could anyone do that? I can never again see my friends or family? thats wrong! Is this another form of the Holocaust? Is this just me who this happen to? What gonna happen to my family? Feeling no emotion I guess would be the worse. I don't think I could live knowing that my friends and my family might have to go through this. Truthfully I don't even know really what to think or feel, but sad. almost like I'm left in the dark not being able to know anything about where your going, who's going with you, is this just you, how do you really know how to feel?

     
  • At 1:02 PM , Blogger Luke Marshall said...

    Moriah-

    I like your connection to the Holocaust

     
  • At 1:02 PM , Blogger isaac3777ahsfootball said...

    ya i agree with jlynn life would be horibal if it was like that

     
  • At 1:02 PM , Blogger ravinous pear said...

    Issac what would you do about it?

    PS. you spelled because rong

     
  • At 1:02 PM , Blogger Prettynpink62091 said...

    When you were talking I felt this big Gray heavy coat sweep across me. I knew i wasn't in that position but i felt it, the emptiness in my heart. The thought have not having a name... no identity. In my head i pictured everything around me gray.There was no sound.I could see myself cleaning the bathroom and being so unhappy.I just wanted to get out of there and be with my family with my cloths my possessions... have color in my life again, in my soul. It was weird I never felt so empty before. It wasn't really happing but i felt like it was.

     
  • At 1:02 PM , Blogger Allen said...

    i would be very confused, id live my life, do my job, and make friends but i would wonder. where did i come from, whho am i, where am i, what happened and what have i done with my life in the past? exploring is what i'd try and do often, find new places meet new people. mostly though finding out who i was, where ive been, and whats happened in my life? who are all these people im with and why are we the same?

     
  • At 1:02 PM , Blogger jrlval2 said...

    Valgavi23; I agree with what you said. Living in this world unimaginable word you would have nothing to look forward to. There would be no point in living.

     
  • At 1:03 PM , Blogger Veronica said...

    When thinking about nothing but how my life was changed, I felt drained of everything in both a good and bad way. I felt drained of stress and of worry. But I soon found a world that was different and even worse than reality its self. This world was cold, dark, and unnatural. I was overwhelmed by this feeling when I was taking through the guided imagery activity. I was told that I had been erased of my name, taken from my family, put with people that were just as similar to me. I was at first relieved to know that I still had my personality, but soon after emotions and personality was stripped away from me. I felt like I was in the same situation that was like the holocaust, though the thing was I had no feeling, no way to react to my situation. I felt appreciation for reality.

     
  • At 1:03 PM , Blogger Zach said...

    I felt like the character was abandoned and had no family anymore and is in a state of numbness. I felt as if I was part of the story even though the story had not even been told yet. The story of this persons life seems like a depressing story of someone in the midst of war within their own community so that the parents sent their kids away for their own good.

     
  • At 1:03 PM , Blogger da-artistBS said...

    I felt, gray in a sense. I didn't feel strong happiness, gratefulness, hope, anything. Nor did I feel sadness, isolation, or desperation. I was neutral.
    It did shock me though. Looking back on what I heard, the situation seemed very similar to the holocaust.(taking away of basic human freedoms/rights)
    As Mrs. Davis talked, and the music played, I pictured a boy, maybe 12 or 13. Draped over his shoulders was a gray robe, and he had red hair and blue eyes. I believe that this was a sub-conscience connection with the name given:freedom

     
  • At 1:05 PM , Blogger jfootball25 said...

    That would be the worst thing ever. I would kill myself. The thing that would drive me insane is the part that I don't remember my family. The name that they gave is freedom when they had no freedom. this would be the worst life ever

     
  • At 1:07 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    Imagine a life, where nothing that matters to you matters to anyone else. The intensity of all the tthings building up within and being able to share it with no one. Think about having to wake up and do the same thing everyday, wake up, work, maybe eat a little something, then go to sleep. Imagine no friends, no family, no one to rely on or talk to. All your belongings stripped from you and all given to you is a grey robe. This grey robe has to represent yourself and soon enough, your personality goes along with all your things. Everything is gone and you can never get it back.

     

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