Why Thunderstorms Are Dangerous

Thunderstorms can be classified as dangerous, for many reasons.

In thunderstorms, many changes to the weather are present. For example, lightning is present. Lightning strikes causes injuries to 240,000 people a year, and cause about an estimated 6,000 deaths worldwide in a year. Lightning can also cause fire to buildings, being a leading cause of barn fires.

There are also other conditions associated with thunderstorms, such as strong winds, tornadoes, and rain/hail (depending on the temperature).

Other conditions, such as floods, power outages, and flash floods have occurred during thunderstorms, flash floods specifically being one of the primary causes of death in a thunderstorm.


Topic Essay

Topic: Is homeschooling beneficial for students?

I believe that homeschooling is beneficial for students in many ways, and here’s why.

Homeschooling, no matter the curriculum chosen, presents a pace that fits to you. Usually, in public schools, pacing is based on every student. If a student(s) falls behind, curricular progression is halted, and only starts again when said student(s) catches up to the rest of the class. However, with homeschooling, you don’t need to wait for a student(s) to catch up to you to progress. If you get stuck, you don’t need to worry about holding up a class to catch up. It’s at your own pace, and you don’t need to worry about being inconvenienced/inconveniencing others.

As well, you can learn faster in homeschool. Public schooling requires a certain number of days learnt on a single topic, however in homeschool, you can go as fast as you need.

Another pro to homeschool, you don’t need to wake up early in the morning to get on a bus, and you don’t necessarily have homework to complete.

The Civil War

The Civil War was a war that took place between 1861 to 1865. It first broke out as a debate if black people should further remain slaves. Those who supported slavery being completely abolished were called the Union, while those who opposed it were called the Confederate.

The war started with the debate becoming a hotter topic, and eventually the southern states, those who opposed slavery abolishment, declared secession from the north, becoming the Confederate States of America. Continue reading

Life of Butterflies

Butterflies are probably one of the most pretty insects. They’re small like most others, but what sets them apart from other insects is their colorful, symmetrical wings.

Butterflies start off as caterpillars, everyone knows. They emerge outside of their small, cylinder egg, and start eating the leaf their mother left them on. Not much really happens in their larva stage, all they do is eat, and eat, and eat. But this assists them later on.

Truthfully, they’re storing energy. As everyone knows, caterpillars eventually go under metamorphosis, but it takes a lot of energy to make that cocoon. So, while they’re young, they eat to make completely changing a little bit easier. Continue reading

Topic Essay 9

Topic: Is it better to care deeply about something or to remain emotionally detached?

As with most of my topic essays, I believe that it’s completely dependent on the object. However, to many people, it may seem better to remain emotionally detached to things. Humans, for example, all eventually die, and the grief of their department may be too overbearing for some. Therefore, some people think it’s better to remain unattached to those humans, to avoid that grief.

However, I believe that it is better to care deeply about something/someone. The thought of it eventually being gone is a difficult one, and when it comes, it may be depressing. Remaining detached, however, may affect your thoughts of the thing, potentially ruining the relationship or negatively changing your emotions towards said thing.

And so, I believe it’s better to care deeply. I believe you shouldn’t worry about the time when the object perishes. All you should do is care for the object, and don’t worry about the future.

Topic Essay 8

Topic: Does working with others lead to better results than acting as an individual?

I believe that in most cases, working with others leads to better results. Multiple people working could speed up the process of something needing to be done, and it could result in a better job being done.

However, this entirely depends on the people you’re working with, how much they get done, etc. It depends of the competence of your team. For this, many get frustrated working with their team, and usually end up doing what needs to be done completely or somewhat alone.

And it depends on the task as well. Some tasks are better performed alone, some are better performed working with others. The volume of the task can define this. Smaller tasks don’t need you working with others, while larger ones do.

Topic Essay 7

Topic: Do we put too much emphasis on self-reliance and independence, and are we afraid of admitting that we need other people in our lives?

I believe that we do put too much emphasis on self-reliance, as well as us being afraid of admitting we need other people in our lives. From my personal experience, it’s safe to say that a lot of emphasis is put on self-reliance.

Many people say that they only way to get by in this world is by being on your own. Trusting no one, just doing a job, and paying bills. That’s how you’re supposedly get by in this world. This message is ingrained in your head as you grow older. I believe this is what causes the fear of admitting you need other people.

I believe our society puts way too much emphasis on being by yourself in this world. Truthfully though, there is no real way to self-reliant or independent. It’s okay to admit you need other people in your life. One’s life would be miserable without others, after all.