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A Very Disturbing Trend

Posted: June 12, 2010

Over the last few years, a very disturbing trend has developed among our country’s youth. The ability to focus seems to have vanished. The problem becomes extremely apparent as students prepare for college and when they begin attending college.

There is no doubt that trying to get into a good school takes a lot of work, but the amount of time it is taking children to study has grown disproportionately to the added demands placed upon them. In other words, they are taking far longer to absorb their material due to a lack of mental focus.

There are of course exceptions, but as a general rule, the ability to focus seems to have diminished. When I was younger, we were thought of as the MTV generation. (That’s right, when MTV actually played music.) With fast paced editing and constant stimulation, it was thought that we would have trouble focusing on one thing for any length of time. It can certainly be argued that this trait was indicative of my generation, but this trend seems to have continued and it is an epidemic with today’s youth. The constant barrage of video games, media, the internet, and text messaging has seemed to turn our young minds to mush.


Ong Bak /Thai Warrior Chase Scene…

Posted: June 11, 2010

If you haven’t yet had the chance, I highly recommend buying or renting the movie “Ong Bak”. Tony Jaa’s athleticism is amazing. The fight scenes are great as well. If you don’t mind reading subtitles, I feel that the original Thai version of the film is better than the US version. In either case, the action sequences are the same, and this movie made Tony Jaa an action icon in the martial arts community.

The following is a short clip from the film. Let me know what you think of this clip, and of the movie if you have seen it.


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