Wednesday, March 18, 2015

Due Monday, March 30


How are you carrying the fire? For yourself? For others? 

How will you carry the fire in your future?


Type 300+ words.

18 comments:

Jaeden Spurling said...

I am carrying the fire by taking care of my babies at my daycare that I work at. Doodlebugs and Dinosaurs. Carrying the fire can be really difficult at times. When there is babies crying and you have done everything you can for them but they won't stop, it's really frustrating and hard to keep carrying the fire. But, you push through and do what you have to do. Being strong and not letting your anger get to you is carrying the fire. How I carry the fire for myself is being positive about my day, and being positive about negative situations. Yes, they get hard sometimes, but there are people who have it way worse in the world and I am just thankful for what I have and what I am able to do with my life. Being positive is a great way to carry the fire. That is what I try to do everyday. No one ever said that carrying the fire was easy, just like the father and son in the book, they have it extremely tough but they still push on and continue to carry the fire. I think carry the fire means to push on when things get rough, or keep believing that there is good in the bad. Carrying the fire can be good and bad, it really just depends on what situation you're in and how you deal with it. Making the best out of the worst situations. I try to help others carry the fire, being there for someone with support and kindness can really go along way, but someone has to be in the right mindset to carry the fire. If you don’t believe in yourself, then you can’t carry the fire. You have to believe that you can do anything, and if you really set your mind to it, you can do whatever you want, you just have to believe and carry the fire.

Dylan Decker said...

I think that these days people don't really know how to carry the fire. It's kind of hard to explain but in order to carry the fire you have to leave the world in a safe place for your children and you also need to teach them what its like to be in the real world and to have them preserve it as much as they can. So far we have been doing a terrible job at preserving this life for our future generation. The way I think it the only way for me to carry the tourch to others is to be proud of what you have done and think that whoever you are passing the torch to will know how to take care of themselves and others. The way I am carrying the fire for others is I will try my best to teach others about what I have been through and my mistakes and show others not to do the things that I know and experienced to know that it's wrong. The only way to learn in this world is to learn things from people who have experienced these things in their life and there are also things that you have to learn yourself. The biggest thing is life choices such as who you hang out with, what kind of job you are looking for, what kind of crowd you are into and other bad stuff. Its important tho that if you find that you have a problem that you either take care of it or find some way to control it or otherwise make sure you are able to get help from someone who has been through it and knows how to deal with things like that. This is coming from someone who has been through all the shit that this world delivers. The only way for me to carry the fire on is for me myself to feel responsible enough for my own actions and then after i have myself figured out then it will be time to teach others what I have learned and I think thats the most important thing in life is to learn from your mistakes and once you are mature enough then you will be able to carry it on to someone else who needs the help you once needed.

Anonymous said...

I am carrying the fire by getting up every day and going to work to provide for others who are not capable of doing the task by themselves. So by that I mean I go to work to provide goods and a service for others, much like others provide goods and services for me when I am not at work. I carry the fire for myself for selfish reasons. I carry it for the opportunity of seeing tomorrow’s sunset, for the thought of having my own family, for the hope of retiring when I’m older. I carry the fire for reasons that benefit me, but only a few of them benefit me. I carry the fire for others, for those who can’t carry it themselves, for the soldiers who have given their lives so I can live in this country, for the thought that my small part in trying to make this world a better place that our children and our grandchildren to grow up in.
Jake Garner

zach thomas said...

Zach Thomas
Period 4
March 24, 2015
I believe carrying the fire is where you take care of people in need not people who want things. The people that want things will not always get things because all you hear is “I want I want.” I carry the fire by taking care of the people who get sick and cannot do things for themselves. I believe help them is very important because they can’t do much outside or even inside sometimes. My life I have broken bones and gotten sick a lot and my family always took care of me. Caring the fire is not about pride, it’s about the feeling you feel after helping someone in need. I have helped family and friends with problems they have or thoughts of self-harm. My friends will come to me because they know I am a good listener and if they call and I am busy I will call back. My family has taught me something on how to carry the fire but over the years I have learned from teachers and just seeing people who just help someone cross the road. My friends and I all carry the fire one way or another just by how we treat of families and our elders out in the big world. I believe carrying the fire shows that you are trustworthy and will be there if anyone is in need or just ask for help. Since the beginning of my sixth grade year I was always helping my grandparents out on the farm just by mowing, cleaning things up, or even just being there for company. My family is important to me and yes we have our fights but we all calm down at some point and try and work out all of our problems. So carrying the fire is a huge part of my life and I believe in some way everyone is carrying the fire in his or hers lives.

Joshua White said...

well my name is josh and i carry the fire in many different ways, one physical way is i'm a cook and am becoming a very powerful cook and can cook many meals by my self. Perkins is training me to be a power cook where i can cook 30 peoples meals under 20 minutes. So at work I carry the fire at night by making food fast and getting it out to the customers as fast as possible but still making the food taste good and not burned or over cooked because who want crap food when they go out to eat. Also i carry the fire for my siblings because my 3 little brothers and little sister always look up to me and say they always wanna be with me and do things with me but after a while that stuff gets annoying and i kinda just wanna lie sometimes and say no im busy or no i dont wanna do anything but if i lie to them i know that they will be sad and upset and begin to not trust me but at that point i would no longer be carrying the fire i would be slowly putting out the fire. Lastly I carry the fire for my self because Monday March 30th im getting a new car and I will have car payments and insurance to pay so it will be my job to carry the fire inside me to make money make my payments on time and just work any hours that work has me scheduled and go in and work anytime that work calls me in because during the school week I go to school about 25 hours a week and i work about 34-38 hours a week at Perkins doing what I like cooking.

Caleb Van Hemert said...

I am carrying the fire by merely getting up every morning and going to school. I am also carrying the fire by being kind to people and not being mean to them. When I go to work even when I don't want to that is also carrying the fire because it shows that I have character. I also am carrying the fire because respect everyone for there differences and for what they love to do. Caring for people is a really good atribute to have because as the saying goes "what goes around comes around." If you are nice to a person then in the future if you ask them for a favor or something they will be more ought to do it for you. I'm not saying just be nice to people because you want them to do things for you. I'm saying be nice and kind to them no matter what because that is the right thing to do. I am nice to people not because I am expecting anything in return but because it is the right thing to do and I love being nice and friendly to people. So many people are carrying the fire but there are still people that aren't carrying the fire, or they are carrying the fire in a negative way. I am also carrying the fire because I chose to do this blog task and listen to my teacher.

taborr ellenbecker said...

I am caring the fire by helping others and teaching others what they don't know and what they want to know. I will carry the fire with Bradley when we do our presentation on how to take down and reassemble a motor. We will answer question that our class mates ask of us and we will answer them to the best of our ability. When we do our presentation we will carry the fire by showing and helping others tear the motor down and build it again. Our class mates will carry the fire when we do out presentation by asking us question and keeping the fire burning with the questions.
I burn The fire for myself with my work ethic because if I didn't have the work ethic I have, I wouldn't have anything I have. If I didn't have anything I have I really don't know where I would be because car are my life.... People don't understand how much cars are a part of me. CARS are probably half of me. I carry the fire by loving what I love and doing what I do. What I do makes me who I am and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. Cars are my passion. It’s a really really expensive life style.
Others carry the fire by being there for people that need it. When someone needs help. Trust me I know. And trust me it helps when someone can relate and really help out with what’s going on in your life. That is the main reason why others carry the fire. Others also carry the fire by motivating others in this school, but others don’t care about others only about themselves because they think that they are better than everyone else in this school. This is bs. Because they are not better than anyone else, those people are just preppy kids that get everything that they want in life. And like I said before,,, I will truly laugh at them when life hits them!!!!!!!!!!!

Austin Sorenson said...

Theirs a lot of reasons why I am carrying the fire my first reason would be i am moving in with my cousin to help pay rent because he needs another room mate to pay bills he is struggling and it is a great situation i am going to be in I am moving in with my cousin Kevin who lives in Iowa city whitch is about an hour away from my dad the only reason i am moving there is because of my dads health if he does go down in the hospital again i want to be there i am basically his care taker since you probably don't know my dad has constantly been very ill having the staff infection recently in December he has bad rheumatoid arthritis and i need to be there for him when he gets older me and him are close i would take a bullet for him but as i was saying i am moving down there to get close to him so i can help him i could be carrying the fire by not taking an offer for my sister and working for her husband in California i chose my dad because he needs my help more than her husband needs me i am also carrying the fire by getting a dog and taking care of him so i can learn the responsibility for a puppy soon to be a very good hunting dog in case we do go into an apocalyptic world at-least we can hunt down food i will learn so some day i can be a parent and hopefully my son or daughter when i am very sick or ill will be my caretaker and not put me in a retirement home so when you say are you caring the fire i believe yes i am i will go to work right after i graduate work my a$$ off and hopefully succeed in life for my family and grandparents in heaven The lord will take me there i just have to follow where he wants me to go he is the leader and that's why i am choosing to go towards my dad because the lord is making me his caretaker and i wouldn't change my decision in any way because i feel its right.

Anonymous said...

Kallie Folk
Caring the fire for myself and others. I would say I carry the fire in many different ways for others. I work at taco bell as a manger. I have to make sure my crew is in line and everything is done right. Making sure we have enough food for our guest. Also making sure we have a clean store and good service. Sometimes it’s hard to make sure everything’s done and is done right. I feel like I’m watching older kids. Also getting all my manger stuff done. I need to get that done for the people in the morning and making sure we get all the money. To make sure that it’s all there and if not we have to figure out what happen to it. Being a manger is a lot of work but it’s also nice being able to hold the fire for others. Also feel like I carry the fire for some of my friends. One of them would be Alisha. She is wonderful. I never have found a friend as honest, caring, and loving. So to show her that I’m here I try to carry the fire for her. I try to be her rock so when she falls I will catch her. That when she calls I’m there in a heartbeat. When she needs something I hope to it and get it for her or at least try. Friends mean a lot to me so when you have good ones like Alisha and Jessica you carry the fire for them. Also how do I carry the fire for myself is one is having a job. To work all the time and to have money to buy things. Also going to be a young mom. I feel like I work as much as I can to make sure my little one will can have everything she deserves. I feel like I work so hard to just make sure I can have everything I want without having my parents buy it for me. I feel like I carry the fire in so many ways and they are all helpful to others and me.

Andrew Alexander said...

I am carrying the fire by helping at the middle school first and second period for my internship. This morning I made another reading guide for a student with a disability. I made my first reading for the student last week. The student came up to me this morning and thanked me and I knew then that I was carrying the fire.

bradley racing said...

I believe i am carrying the fire by helping people get threw what they are struggling with. I also think i carry the fire outside of school because i help other people work on there cars and what ever they they need fixed. I am carrying the fire at school to by getting all my work done and graduating on time. Another reason i am carrying the fire is that i always help others get there stuff done because if they need help i will be there to help them. Another reason i carry the fire is that i am always helping at the races when people get a flat or need something done on there car.

Alisha Elznic said...

How am I carrying the fire, a better question would be how aint I carrying the fire. Everyday I do my best to help out as many people as I possibly can. Whether it be showing them how to do something, teaching them right from wrong, showing how to care, and just what not to do. Especially to the kids younger than me, because I hope that even after I’m gone the good generosity of South Dakota and other people in this world will stay and continue on for as long as possible. During the week day I get up in the morning help my mom out a little bit and then head to school. While I’m there I do my best to stay wide awake, learn as much as I can, and carry the fire by getting my diploma while setting a good example to my little sister and others younger than me. After school when I’m not working and Kallies not working, I carry the fire by doing the best to help her prepare for her baby girl. I make sure shes eating healthy, working out, and to make sure shes carrying the fire in her belly just right. On weekends and occasionally after school I work to carry the fire. I clean rooms and cook breakfast for people staying at the hotel. I do my best to make sure everyone is happy and satisfied with where they're staying, and if their not I do everything I can to fix it and turn their frown upside down. One day I plan on carrying the fire by having a kid of my own. When I do I’m gonna pass all my traditions down to them and teach them how to have great manners and be polite to others so one day they can carry and pass the fire on to their young.

Taia Tupy said...

How I carry the fire every day is by coming to school becoming smarter, stay positive if someone is low I try to help them through what ever it is that is making them sad. I also carry the fire at home by helping my parents around the house and keeping the house clean. I carry the fire everyday by trying to help Kevin speak better English. I believe our English class carries the fire by helping Kevin everyday as a whole by learning new things about mad max. If do good for others they shall do great things in return. I think you could also carry the fire by doing good deeds for teachers, the community, or the people around you. I carry the fire by learning new things at school everyday, at home, throughout the community. I carry the fire by becoming a better driver every day. I carry the fire helping out my grandparents when they need it, I carry the fire when we go out to eat I help pay for the check a great once in awhile. I also like to help carry the fire by being kind to others and making new friends. I carry the fire by helping my family feel beer when they are sick. I carry the fire by using my own money when I can I need somthing I dont like asking my parents for money for stuff. I also like carrying the fire by helping people become smarter, wiser, brighter and a bigger person, if someone needs help with something I give it my all and I try to help them to my best abilities. I believe this is part of the reason I want to become a teacher some day because I love helping kids and teachers have made a very big influence in my life.

Anonymous said...

I am carrying the fire by giving others good advice when they need it. I believe everyone carries some type of fire. I am carrying the fire by waking up everyday and going to school and doing whats right and treating others with respect also I carry the fire for myself because I believe in myself I believe that anyone can do anything and everything that you know could and can be used for the good or maybe even the bad. I am carrying the fire for others in a way were others can come to me asking for advice and ill give them what they want to know. How will I carry the fire in my future? I will carry the fire in many ways it could be for the good or it could be for the bad. You cant really talk about your destiny but you can think about what you want to do and maybe you can shape your destiny into what you want it to become. I will the carry the fire by doing whats right. What I mean by doing whats right is whatever happens and whatever comes up I will do the right thing. I will carry the fire for me and I will do whats best for me and the opportunities that come to me I will take advantage of them to better me off in the future.
Dylan Widmann
PD. 4
Mr. Christensen

Caleb Andree said...

I am carrying the fire by interacting with my classmates. The classmates I not have very much longer scenic I’m looking forward to graduate in May. I will end the fire with a diploma in my hand start a new one to begin my own life and a fresh start to make my dreams come to live and my future upcoming. My disshines that I make now are more value than ever. I have people counting on me everywhere I go to improve my life better than I had as a kid. I hope the very best for those who is going to graduate and the teacher I hope the best for them and all the fun times in class we had.

Jacob Leonard said...

One way I carry the fire for myself is by getting up everyday and going to school and CTE. I try really hard to stay focused and get good grades so I can graduate. I carry the fire with other people by being a good friend and helpful. I help my mom around the house and yard, I also help watch my cousin when they need a babysitter. The way I plan to carry the fire into the future is to continue trying my best, doing what I have to do to achieve my goals and be the best person I can be, and to live my life doing things I'm passionate about.

Riley Bennett said...

In my life, I hope to carry the fire by solving problems for people and discussing their thoughts on issues in the world. My favorite things to do consist of fixing computers and debating about current world events. Personally, I don't believe that those things carry the fire as much as others do, but at least it's something. In my future, I hope to carry the fire by doing my best at my career and help others understand what I do and why I do it. If I can make someone's day better by fixing something or discussing issues, I definitely will. Without a career, what can you enjoy in life? Not having a job sounds like fun, but you don't have nearly as many experiences with people. My dad works as a manager at Menards and every day after work, he tells me about some of the great and not-so-great people that he helped. Many times, my dad comes home and seems so worn out, but his attitude is almost always a happy one. In my opinion, that's carrying the fire. I am also aware that the whole "I love helping others" speech is really clique, but it's true. When you help someone and they thank you, it is a great feeling. Another thing that you can do to carry the fire is tell people why you feel the way that you do about certain topics. It seems that certain people don't like another group of people because of their beliefs or customs, yet they don't take the time to get to know those people or why they do the things that they do. Maybe if you carried the fire and passed your knowledge onto them, the world would be a better and more understanding place. These are the reasons that I want to carry the fire. You can help yourself by helping others. Whether you fix their computer or just try to understand them, you are carrying the fire.

Joe Irvine said...

I am carrying the fire by being myself. also by going to school full time and working full time over 40 hours for each and spending my time for the better of everything not just wasting it on pointless things in life. I carry the fire for others by being there for them and supporting them like my family and caring for them when they are sick and doing things for my family like making them supper when my parents are still at work. I will carry the fire in the future by working enough to support a family and by raising said family and showing my kids there is more to life then just thinking about themselves and showing them to be compassionate about others like i am for them.