It the family who you don't know that are the most fun to see-Unknown
Family is important Even if you don’t know them. Family has always been an important part of my life. Every year me and my family have a “norton family Christmas” (moms side last name) at my Grandpas and Memeres house. While I don’t know a lot of the people there I still enjoy seeing distant relatives. Sure it’s awkward at times and I always hear the comment “wow, your so tall!” I still love it every time. I especially love my cousins Elle and Easton who are six and one and a half. Easton for some reason loves me and my dad a lot. He screams whenever he sees me or him. Whenever he’s in someone else’s arms he screams or whines a little and reaches out for me or my dad to hold him. Elle is a six year old imaginative, playful, and enthusiastic ball of energy-don’t let her have chocolate! She bounces off the walls for hours-. At this party there is delicious food and dessert (made by my Memere). But the best part is the gifts because every adult is assigned a is assigned a kid to by a gift for. It’s halirious because the adult who’s assign kid is opening the gift has a bead of sweat dripping down there forehead, they are so nervous about weather or not the kid will like the gift. The kid always reacts graciously sometimes they look at the gift and say “oh, thanks”, having no idea what the gift is. While this tradition is so much fun the best part is I get to see family that I don’t see a lot I can catch up with everyone and ask how there year is going. In reality while everyone changes year to year and new things happen they will always listen to your story’s and your boring (but fun to tell) story’s. I love this tradition and I hope it continues years to come.
Ignorance will be the death of many- unknown
We’ve all been ignorant before, but sometimes our ignorance will get us hurt. In the book, To Build A Fire by Jack London a man tries to travel of the Yukon alone. He is unprepared for and ignorant of the -75 degree weather. He is alone with out any back up and only a meal and some matches. He acts like he’s trying to show off to someone, that he is tough and he can survive alone, but there’s no one to impress but himself. Eventually his bad decision catches up with him and he gets himself into trouble. “the sun was absent from the sky. This fact did not worry the man.” this quote shows his attitude towards the Yukon, he’s is unfazed. He was on a trip with his friends and they were going to stick together but the man wanted to get some wood, so he split off from them. Even though a wise man had told him never go alone, he was unwise not to listen to him. He was inexperienced and unprepared for the elements. He had little to no experience out in the wild like this, but while he was inexperienced he still thought that “he was glad without a sled.”. He had nothing to cover his freezing face and he had very little food. His ignorance and pride affected his decision making negatively. A dog was trailing along with him and even the dog’s instincts told him of the danger, but the man kept marching on to prove himself.
“The dog did the brute had its instinct. It experienced a vague but menacing apprehension that subdued it and made it slink along at the man's heels, and that made it question eagerly every unwonted movement of the man as if expecting him to go into camp or to seek shelter somewhere and build a fire. The dog had learned fire, and it wanted fire, or else to burrow under the snow and cuddle its warmth away from the air.
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The dog was smart enough to realize that the weather was bad. The man had no care for the weather. His pure stupidity ended up getting him killed. The mans dog who was following him followed him for fire and support. The man had nothing to give the dog. The man hadn’t listened to the old man who told him not to go alone, he had scoffed at him. He died because when he failed and he was unable to support himself he had no one to help. This man should have listened to the old man, but his pride got the best of him.