Davis English 9

Monday, October 18, 2010

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?

26 Comments:

  • At 12:27 PM , Blogger riley said...

    I felt as though i was in some sort of fiction story, movie, or book that you only hear of never experience. And because i had never experienced something remotely similar to this new emotions were being made. Not only was i thinking about how i was acting in this situation but how others i may know be acting in this place.

     
  • At 12:28 PM , Blogger brads13 said...

    i think in a way it would be good because your would not have to to worry about anything anymore. your future is set in stone and its not good or bad. but also in the same since you miss out on so much life you have to life.

     
  • At 12:28 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    James Dalrymple Ill i can think about now is death, death and no happiness. I feel cold and alone with no one to care for me. I think hat maybe this is how the Jews felt they were stripped of everything no family no friends nothing . you cant be scared because that shows weakness. No emotion i fell like weeping because it reminds me of loss and times of sorrow but i cant because that is weakness :(

     
  • At 12:29 PM , Blogger tkskoda said...

    I felt like nothing. I felt rejected like nothing mattered anymore. No body was different and everyone just went on doing what they were forced to. No emotions or feelings.

     
  • At 12:29 PM , Blogger Hayden said...

    I feel very relaxed and worry free. For the most part though i feel depressed and like all the meaning of life is taken away from me. I have nothing to make me who I am but most importantly I am taken away from those whom I love and make me who I am today. If i could get one thing back it would be my family and friends.I like who i am and my identity and would never want anyone to feel like that.

     
  • At 12:29 PM , Blogger Jenni M #2 said...

    When Mrs. Davis was reading to us that prompt at first I felt very sad. I was trying to imagine getting taken away from my family, and never being able to see them again. I thought of the Holocaust, and how this story was almost exactly like them just not as bad. I imagined having no music and joys. Everyone emotionless. This would be truly terrible. Cleaning toilets for the rest of my life, and then having all of my previous memories to dwell on. My identity taken away from me, and not knowing who I was anymore would be a nightmare.

     
  • At 12:29 PM , Blogger tyler said...

    I Felt like i was back in the olden days where people where in touch with nature and it felt kinda relaxing or almost relieving of stress in a way

     
  • At 12:29 PM , Blogger BLingo said...

    Is this was my life. So plain and no emotions. I don't really no what to do. I would really wanna do anything. See anyone or talk to anyone. I would just wanna sit in a room and wish things could go back to the way they were. Living with my family. Hanging with friends and listening to music. i would want it all back. The things i have now are the things that keep me alive, that remind me that this is why i'm living and this is why i am here.

     
  • At 12:30 PM , Blogger mckennab16 said...

    if that was true...if that was my life...i don't know what i would feel. literally i wouldn't have feeling or emotions.... that would be different and weird.Why would we be live that way..? If i didn't have emotions or feelings...how would i know who i am? Am i a happy person? sad?depressed? what am i?

     
  • At 12:30 PM , Blogger jake said...

    when i was listening to that it mad me feel mad because i would never want to live with any one exactly like me it would be horrible and it would be boring to just see the same people every day. also while i wad listening to it mad me mad that i would have to clean the public stadium everyday and no one would live me or any thing like that.

     
  • At 12:30 PM , Blogger william said...

    In my opinion, some parts are good, and some parts are bad. For example leaving my family and never see them again is good to for me in my condition, but the part where all my possessions are gone too is bad. Also that my job is cleaning toilets everyday for the rest of my life is not good, but about not having any hurt feelings is good. Finally, I think it's interesting to have the music with it, it fits in a strange way. A really calm music but a very sad story.

     
  • At 12:30 PM , Blogger Michael M. 6 said...

    My reaction to the imagery activity was it was depressing knowing that you do not have any memories and have no life. it was also relaxing knowing you did one thing a day everyday so its not that confusing. Last, this imagery activity left me thinking about my life and how i should be active not lazy and sitting around. All in all this is my response to the imagery activity.

     
  • At 12:30 PM , Blogger mtombaugh said...

    i thought that if that was me i wouldn't have to worry any more my life would be simple and i don't know if i would like it because i wouldn't be able to feel anything. but i liked being able to imagine that to realize how good my life is.

     
  • At 12:30 PM , Blogger ShannonW. said...

    In a way, living this life would be good because you wouldn't have to worry about anything anymore, but then again, it wouldn't be a good thing cause you wouldn't have your individuality, your not different, everyone is the same in every way.

     
  • At 12:31 PM , Blogger Ava Kalhoefer said...

    As I was in the process, all I could really see myself doing was forming into a robot-like creature. Did not talk, did not eat or sleep, only took orders still a self being. In the real old though, It made me scared, mostly because I lost my own identity and family, less the fact that I would be like that forever. Although, I did wonder if it was possible to go back to my regular life, which made me wonder how all of this happened in the first place. Wouldn't I have known about all this and try to fight back? It seems the entire thing is a double- ended arrow, bad both ways.

     
  • At 12:31 PM , Blogger megan j said...

    All that I could think about how my relationships will be ruined. I felt sad. I wished that I had been a different person so I did not have to go through that. I wanted my old life back, even though it may not be perfect, its better than the imagery. I wished that the people I loved and who loved me did not feel the same way i felt through this process. I wondered if this was only a select number of people, or everybody in the world has their own type of something like that.I felt a source of calmness, I felt as if this were a peaceful dream that I would wake up from in a few minutes, I even felt that this is something different that the same old, so in a way i wanted to try it and see what it would be like. The music also made me feel very calm and peaceful.

     
  • At 12:32 PM , Blogger Russell O 12 said...

    Wow that was really weird but yet interesting. It was really calming but the facts that were being stated were kinda harsh. Cleaning toilets all day, emotions removed, and you can't have any pleasures. It was also interesting because think of the people in Africa who just work work work and never have any pleasures. Think of how boring life would be. Now I feel bad for taking everything for granted.

     
  • At 12:32 PM , Blogger StevenG24 said...

    I think that life wouldn't be that bad if you were put in situation like this. Just because if you don't no what emotions there are, what other things are out there then you not missing out on anything because what you don't know doesn't hurt you. If you didn't lose your memories i think this would be horrible and extremely boring to get taken away and put in this situation.

     
  • At 12:33 PM , Blogger Davis said...

    james dalrymple I think the conforming to what others want u to be is wrong . Being like yourself is better then following the crowd. If we all followed the crowd there would be no leaders no president no one for the followers to follow

     
  • At 12:33 PM , Blogger skittleluva37 said...

    This made me feel sad. Thinking i had no purpose in life and throughout the whole story i was told i could only see me by myself sitting in the middle of no where. Wind blowing through my hair but unable to feel it. I am given a very good life with friends and family who surround me with love. I can't imagine not having all of it. I think this is how Jewish families felt when they were taken to camps in WW2.

     
  • At 12:34 PM , Blogger triggs7 said...

    The story put a lot of emotions into my head. even when you said there was no emotion, i still felt something, but i don't know what it was.

     
  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger Jaybird95 said...

    What now live my life go on with no real thought do my job go home and do it over and over till the day I die. I could not go crazy I have no emotions. all of us that are now in this situation are the same just with different jobs a number

     
  • At 12:35 PM , Blogger Ineque R. said...

    I felt like everything was taken away from me. The life that Mrs. Davis was describing to us seemed sad and depressing. I wouldn't enjoy my life very much if it was like that. Even if I didn't have anything to worry about, i would still be missing out on all the things to do in life

     
  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger KameronnG29 said...

    I believe that I would not care. I have no feeling I am numb. I would have no memory of friends, family, or anything that would be pleasing.

     
  • At 12:36 PM , Blogger AveryL said...

    I see a dull world covered in gray and filled with emptiness. I would wonder how i came to be at that place and at that time. Since my emotions don't exist I wouldn't know what to say or how i feel. I wouldn't meet anybody new or interesting, since i was basically in a world of me. Nothing would be the same anymore, nor will it ever be. I imagine my job to just be a daily routine, like school. No complaining just getting up and going. How would we speak to each other? Would it just be a simple wave, or would we talk, almost like talking to yourself. I'm empty inside now, no feelings, the numbness in my body longs on as i would drag my feet to an from work. Could this be a world that you'd imagine yourself in? Not that I could ever dream of.

     
  • At 12:38 PM , Blogger brandon said...

    I think that if I were ever given the choice to do this or not I would really have no choice other then no. I guess it wouldn't be that bad if all emotions were wiped out of my system. But putting up with myself i don't know if thats a good thing or a bad thing.

     

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