Day one: On day one of the second week at Global Ethics and Conflict Resolution Summer Symposium 2011 we first of course like we always do every morning had 9 am morning wake up Activity, where I don’t quite remember what it was about because I was half asleep, haha. So after morning Wake Up, we went to the CMA building and had a very debated not very traditional Make The Case where we discussed if a town half the size of Austin should get free Wi Fi, of course you would think “Hey it’s free, let’s go for it!” But we have to look deeper into the situation than that because it could not only help it could also do the complete opposite. I really enjoyed how passionate and into the situation people got but in the end we really didn’t get anywhere because it was so unorganized and heated that everyone just yelled and blah blah blah.
So after the first make the case we had another somewhat Make the Case Activity that wasn’t very traditional aswell. It was about if Box hunting cheatahs is right or wrong. Same situation here, it was so heated and unorganized that a lot of people got angry and frustrated, that we weren’t seeing eye to eye that we got no where and ended up a little flustered with our opponents. But I am very happy to know that even when our debates get out of hand and we get mad at each other, that it doesn’t really affect our relationships with each other and that reasures me that if I want to speak my opionion that no one will hate me for it or ruin a friendship over it.
After we had lunch had Blog and Video Planning, and I am really excited about my group this week and our ideas, they seem like really good ideas.
Ending the day with good dinner and tired people from all the stressful debating and planning, we had a break and had movie time, which I enjoyed soooo much. And I thank everyone who made a wonderful day like this happen, I wouldn’t trade any of it for the world.