The childhood story that I used was one of my favorites, "The Lorax"

What happens in this story is a man goes to a place with beautiful trees and animals, but he does not appreciate them farther than what they can do for him. He cuts down a tree and makes "thneed", a "revolutionary" invention that can do anything. A magical creature called the Lorax, who speaks for the trees, tells him that he needs to stop making thneeds because he is hurting others, even though he is helping himself. During the story his business harms the environment to the point were all the animals have to leave, but he decides to keep on working. Eventually he uses up all of the trees and is no longer able to make thneeds, so his entire business falls apart, leaving him alone and unloved.

I think that the implication of this story are that we can't expect everything to go our way without working for it. I understand this because the Once-ler says "UNLESS someone like you cares a whole awful lot, nothing is going to get better. It's not." What are some other things that aren't going to get better without more attention?

I also believe an implication is that we need to understand that our actions have consequences that can effect other people as well as ourselves. I understand this because even though the Once-ler's actions did not affect himself, it caused the birds, bears, and fish to have to leave their home to avoid death. What are some things in our own lives that hurt other people, but help ourselves?

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2 years ago
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I believe your implications were well stated, considering you gave context clues to support "we can't expect everything to go our way without working for it" overall good presentation

2 years ago
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I agree with your implications because all your actions have consequences. They can be either good or bad. but they related to real life.

2 years ago
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Very short presentation but I didn't really understand the implication. I can kind of relate to your implication but not really. You kind of lost me during this presentation.

2 years ago
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The implication about working for things is great. Some people want to get things that they didn't work for. Your have to work to earn money, use money to get things, and earn things yourself!

2 years ago
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Very nice summary Jacob, also great job and relating them to real life because we really need to watch our actions and the results of them.

2 years ago
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I agree with your implication that things don't always go our way. Sometimes we work really hard at things in life and never get to experience the part where they reach their goal and that is only because life is not fair and things don't always go our way even though we really want them to.

2 years ago
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I agree with what #sampson10 said

2 years ago
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I agree with both your implications, though the first is very relatable to my life. If someone doesn't work for something, they'll never achieve it and if it did work that way, it'd be very unfair to the people that do work for it. I did get lost during the presentation though.

2 years ago
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completely agree with @sampson10

2 years ago
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I like your implications, you may unintentionally hurt others if you aren't careful.