Some of you asked for samples of my work...Here are the links to my partial scripts on the site...They have been changed since they were posted, so if you really are interested, e mail me a request to see them...: http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=89436&highlight=#89436 http://fxhome.com/forums/viewtopic.php?p=86724&highlight=#86724
I also decided to post a few essays from school...This first one is a take on John Swifts 'A Humble Offer' only with a new topic chosen by me...
A Humble Offer: Dealing With Taxes
It is with the utmost respect that I present such an issue before the population of this great and relentless nation. For it is the great attitude and spirit of America that keeps perspiration a necessity in the workplace. Therefore, I do so humbly offer a solution to a plague that has clutched the helpless citizens of what should supposedly be a free and democratic country. In these troubling, disturbing times a rich family is defined as a family that has a combined income of over one-hundred thousand dollars; this of course according to the liberals, and you must excuse my poor use of the political nomenclature because I never mean to corner such communistic and tyrannical people into a bad name. However, it is crucial to the survival of this country that the robin-hood style of government and taxes be put to a stop. In this nation, five percent of the population pays more than fifty percent of the taxes. Yet some fifty percent of the population pays only four percent of the taxes. This creates an undeniably wide middle class, leaving many of the hard working families left to give up some fifty percent of their pay check paying for the grossly irresponsible and demeaning people that do not fend for them selves in what can only be touted as a socialistic government. It is due to these insecurities against our nation and the floundering of the money that is stolen from hard working people that I do so lustily offer my solution; the government, from this day forward, will tax no one within the bounds of the United States.
This may come as a complete shock to many, but please be assured that it will greatly enhance the economy ten fold. For starters, people will now receive their full pay check instead of noticing a huge miscalculation from the IRS, because we all know that the government pats itself on the back many times over in the course of a year. Because they have their entire paycheck, they will most certainly have more money than when they started out; some will even have double what they used to make. More money in the pockets of consumers means that more money will be spent on frivolous items. What does this mean? This can only mean that Tickle Me Elmo toys and Furby’s will rule once again, and the demand for new addicting things to spend money on will most certainly stir new demands. More people will want to go to their favorite expensive restaurant more often; after all, they have double the money they used to have. And what does a company do when demand is high? They must feed the need of the consumers, so they hire mass amounts of workers that may need little to no training whatsoever. Along with increased spending comes the feeling of charity. Noticing that they have more annual income, people will feel a need to give back to the community. This money will only go to the most important programs, leaving stupid and intolerant programs to cease being. After all, if people do not give their money willingly to a cause, is it really that important to begin with?
With the rise of the population, the rise of people mooching off of government (tax payers) money never stops rising. Therefore, with no tax money going to these poor yet ignorant souls, it will increase their desire to find a job and to benefit society even more so. They will easily be able to find jobs due to the increased need for a workforce.
You may be wondering why I am so adamant in my sentiment for tax breaks for everyone. I can assure everyone hear that I will definitely not benefit from my offer, because for at least another 4 years I will not pay taxes anyway. As a lover of all people, I consider it my duty to look out for all of those in need. Money causes many problems in our society, and so more money in the pockets of Americans will give more hope to those who have lost confidence in our communistic government. We shall welcome in an old idea into a new era of capitalism, competitiveness, ingenuity. After all, why did we fight the British if it was not for their horrible ideals about taxation without representation?
Here's one more piece of work, from the past year...It was a paper on time...
Time: The Myth of Control
People who say time controls us are wasting not only their breath; they are wasting time that they could be using to say meaningful things that actually pertain to new ideas of time. As humans, we all know about time, and that it continues to pass us by on a daily basis. In grade school, we learn how to tell time and the importance of being able to distinguish dates and whatnot. However, after we learn of its significance in the world, we tend to think little about it. Even so, it continues to push us around as its slave; as creatures of this earth we are dependant on time. Having established that, many believe there is little else to think about. Do your homework, finish your chores, hang out with friends. Why must I think about time? What about those thirty minutes a guy spent sitting, racking his brain, nervously awaiting the arrival of his date; or what about the fifteen minutes the basketball fan spent staring off into space in the stands, waiting for the game to start. Were these people wasting their time? To judge their use of time would be futile and prove nothing. Therefore, it is my conjecture that time will continue to shape, mold, kill. For ultimately, it is time, or for that matter, the lack of time we possess, that brings upon our demise.
Throughout the years of education, it is proposed to us that we should spend our time wisely, save our time accordingly and that it is preposterous to waste such a valuable thing as time. Yet, the irony remains that the younger persuasion is held back because of time. How so, you may ask; without experience in the world, a child will accomplish very little. This leads to the natural progression of questioning, how is experience gained? Through time, trials, tribulations, maturity is profoundly affected for the betterment of all God’s creatures. Would a five year old boy skinning his knee and the ensuing ride to the hospital be a waste of time? After all, the hospital was forty-five minutes out of the way, and the family missed the youngest daughters dance recital. The five year old boy will grow up and relive his accident many times; he will remember the pain and be changed for the better. However, this boy must also realize that he never owned time; for time itself is endless and infinite in nature. Many claim it to be ‘their time’ when a glorious achievement befuddles itself upon them. Even so, these people do not realize time is not of our creation; while we can count it, spend it and lose it, time cannot be possessed, it can only be borrowed.
Vaishnava philosophy implies that, “every sincere discussion about time ultimately has to lead us toward religion.” (Krishna) Religions today do often tell their followers the overwhelmingly powerful actions of time; at the same time, it can be seen that many people of the world that are not religious see time as an enemy. Time is something to be conquered, something to take advantage of, something to use at your own discretion. To believe in such a notion would be similar to telling someone to take a hold of the all knowing God and tell him how to run this world. Tampering with such a thing as fate, which also can be construed as time, is a dangerous hobby that many enjoy dabbling in. In the end, I believe that we should realize time exists and that we cannot shape time; time shapes us. Stop worrying about it. Some will say writing is a waste of time; for me, doing something you enjoy is never a waste.
Krishna, Hare. Vaishnava Philosophy "Time I Am". 1997
9 Feb. 2003 < http://www.iskcon.org/main/twohk/philo/roots/time.htm>
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