Tuesday, March 3, 2009

Another Exciting Blog Post by Enrique!

I think there are several morals to this story. The first moral is about how hands on service is hands down a more effective teaching method than in class instruction. I think this is 100% true. You can learn about something in a classroom in a million different ways. While some may think that this prepares them for things in the real world, there is only one thing that truly does prepare you, hands on practice. We are learning about so many different things in SLICE, but it will not really hit us until we go on out trip. Once we go on our trip we will learn so much more than any speech, and group presentation, or any class discussion could have taught us. The second moral that I took from this was that hopefully our service will make an impact. While what we do in San Diego may not be remembered in 100 years, it does not mean that it is not important. But hopefully by helping out we can make the future a somewhat better place, and our children will want to better the world too.

As far as having a society where people do not have to live in shelters…I don’t know if that is in our future. While its nice to dream of that ideal world where everyone has a place, and no one is on the streets, its rather unrealistic. If we want this dream to be a reality, then we will have to be united, and truly focus on making this true. But honestly, I think that people are too busy doing their own things in order to focus on such a tall order.

1 comment:

Lyndsey Grinstead said...

I agree with you about how speeches can say a lot and how stories can help, but that the experience alone is what will teach us our most valuable lessons. I too hope that some day we will all become united and bring about change.