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May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor

I recently reread The Hunger Games and picked up on a couple of things that I didn’t notice the first time I read it. The story obviously outlines the basic needs of human amusement and also shows how immoral the entertainment world can be. I believe that it shows the more destructive ways of individuals and it shows how much people will strain under pressure. The book is based around an event that the government named The Hunger Games. Basically, the reason that the entire event started was because one of the districts in future America rebelled against the government. The uprising resulted in the government basically bombing and killing off the entire district. The government did this to show the rest of the districts that no matter what happened, it would have complete and total domination. The reason the government called it The Hunger Games was because each of the districts was forced to struggle immensely with hunger and starvation. Two tributes, a male and a female, were chosen from each district to fight to the death, and whichever individual won the entire game basically would get all of the food they could ever need for their district. On one hand, I believe this story showed how immoral the government could be considering they really had complete control over everything and they turned killing people into entertainment. In this book the people went through their entire lives worrying about if they would be put into the games, as well as worrying if their future children would be put into them. On the other hand, I think the book showed how hard people work to create entertainment. The whole basis of the games was to a) show people that the government was stronger than all of the other districts and to b) have people celebrate the gruesome deaths of others while watching the games on the television. People in each of the districts were absolutely obsessed with watching The Hunger Games and I really think this represents how insane the entertainment world can be. The fact that people refused to fight against the government to end the games is absolutely vile to me. It disgusts me that people could actually enjoy watching others being killed.

10 Ways to be a Bad Dad

On Mike Dariano

I don't know everything about how to be a good father, I probably don't know half or a tenth of it. All I can really testify to is that I know how to keep children alive, whether I'm good father or not I don't know. I do know ways to be a bad dad because sometimes I am.

In writing this list I was saddened by how many moments I've had displaying these things. Ooof. Thanks to @jaltucher, jamesaltucher.com who wrote a similar post on being a bad husband.

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