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A Feature of Language

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One of Jesse McCartney's hit singles is about body language. He makes it clear, when reading through his lyrics, that he (like most teenagers) needs some help on reading certain forms of body language.

Body Language is defined as a form of nonverbal communication consisting of body postures, gestures, facial expressions, tone of voice, and eye movements.
This can also be defined as extralinguistic information.

Teenagers struggle, now more than ever, on reading body language.
This is due to many new technologies, including:

-texting
-calling
-facebook
-email
-skype

....SO MUCH INFORMATION IS BEING BLOCKED AND MISUNDERSTOOD!

An example was given in the book of a simple situation including a girl just saying "It's just awful in here!"

How do we figure out what she's referring too? This is where body language interpretation is a necessity.

Is she in a hot room?
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Is she on a crowded bus?
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Or is she smelling something fishy?
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We would only be able to determine this by reading into her body language or by viewing the extralinguistic information that is being given.

One of (possibly the most important) features of language, is as simple as body language.
So turn the phones off and close the computers, even you, Jesse McCartney.

The Power of Dreams

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Have you ever woken up in the morning after a great night's sleep and thought
"ARGH, I wish I could have finished that dream?"
Well, what if you could finish it.
Not even just finish it, but determine the ending, how would it look?
How would it end?


"Without a dream, without a belief, you can't act.
You must think it, you must dream it before you do it."
- Ryan Harty

Dreams don't have to only happen in our unconscious mind (mental phenomenom that occurs at a time which the person is unaware). Let these dreams propel you to believe that anything is possible in our absolute consciousness.
Ryan Harty and Clive Barker both took ahold of their unconcious and conscious dreams and beliefs and strived to reach them.

"A dream moves you whether you're sleeping, eating, thinking or awake"
-Clive Barker

If we stay mentally stable and always believe in ourselves, we are unstoppable. Dreams allow us to think of the impossible, but we, we have the mind-power to achieve these dreams.

All our dreams can come true, if we have the courage to pursue them.
-Walt Disney

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