Saturday, 11 February 2017

Two Sides To Every Story - Rose

In my opinion two sides to every story means that what you've heard about a person or a place may not necessarily be true. Stereotypes are silly assumptions and until you personally know from first-hand experience what a place or a person is like you have no right to pass judgement. 

Stereotyping is pointless, it limits yourself and others. It doesn't give you the chance to form opinions of your own and it doesn't allow you to learn from different people and cultures.

This video has helped me to realise a lot about our world and how we do something so negative on a daily basis without even realising it. This has been a huge eye opener for me and hopefully for everyone else who's seen the video.


Two sides to every story.- Bailey

I think that there are two sides to a story means that you can't judge a book by its cover. If you’ve just basing your assumptions off what people have told you it by not be completely true and just because one person who is African is a bad guy doesn't mean everyone in Africa is like that.


The ted talk taught me that there is always two sides to every story and you can't just assume things are true unless you've have seen them or you have lived it.  There also might be another side to this person that you have not seen or heard about.

In conclusion, I think that we can’t judge someone by what they look like, where they're from and who their parents are, etc, and we need to remember to try and find another side to the person before thinking you know everything.

Two Sides To Every Story - Reilly

'Two sides to every story' means that there is almost always another way to see someone, other than the way you first perceive them. Sometimes you have to get to know them better in order to understand them and see their other side, rather than judging them from first impressions or based on things you have heard. This can also be related to how people who are close to you and people who aren't, see you in different ways.

Two sides to every story is related to stereotypes. The way we see someone or a group of people, which most of the time, is not the truth. We are raised hearing these cliches, without having the chance to figure out the other side to the story ourselves. We judge people too fast on the way they look or their religion. This makes it seem as if we are separated into groups based on race, gender, culture and sexuality. Essentially, as if we are not equal. Which is what we all should and need to be.

There are always two sides to a story, sometimes you need to read the story to discover the true meaning before you conclude that it is bad before you pick it up. The story is much deeper than to what meets the eye and therefore cannot be recognised without overlooking the stereotypes and finding the other side of the story, the right side.

Thursday, 9 February 2017

Two Sides to a Story - Maddie

Two sides of a story, you're not thinking or looking at something in one way. The way that people assume that a person of a certain religion, or from a certain place, is automatically an image or part of the stories you have heard about where they are from.

People should be ashamed. Ashamed of what humanity has turned too. Ashamed that we are teaching new generations, the people that are in charge of our future, that people can be seen, or are often seen, in one way. A way that is racist. Sexist. A way that eliminates the possibility that they are diverse and are not all the same. A way that assumes that they automatically are poor or have anything to do with what is happening on the news. This is disgraceful. We, need to change this.

I, myself, did not consider this until we watched the Ted talk in class. It has changed my perspective on the way people are viewed and even imagined. I have set myself a new goal. A goal to make sure that in the many days too come, I will not see anyone in one way. I am only just one person, but we need many more to change.

There will always be two sides too a story, and I will never forget that again.

Two Sides To A Story - Ana.K

I think that having two sides to a story can be defined as sometimes stereotyping other people due to the way you perceived them when you first met. Through literature and media we have been exposed to stereotyping and cliches that have morphed into our reality. As Chimamanda Adichie explained in her speech, all of the characters in western books she read were blonde, white-skinned, blue-eyed and drank ginger beer. This was how Chimamanda wrote about the characters in her own stories until she discovered African literature.

I think that we all need to think about finding 'the African literature' in our life. The other side of everyone's story. The side you did not think about when you first were introduced to someone. The way you first perceived them. I know that we are probably all guilty of stereotyping or guessing someones personality before getting to know them. I guess that is just how are brains work now. We are trying to jump ahead of ourselves in order to label that person. It is just like how Chimamanda's American roommate assumed that she would not know how to speak English or use the stove.

Overall I think that sometimes we need to remind ourselves that anything essential is invisible to the eye.

The Dangers of a Single Story - Video


Two Sides to a Story - Bodhi

Two sides to every story is a way to describe the description of a person, entity or object from multiple perspectives. Having two sides to every story helps show the full story of what is being talked about, showing the full depth and meaning to that thing.

-Bodhi