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Thoughts After Watching Ancient Futures Learning From Ladakh And Planet In Peril

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Spending my free time on the Internet or in front of a television are my main forms of learning. Even though I do learn a lot of new things on a daily basis from blogs and news hubs, I must say the best form of learning will always be in the classroom. After watching Ancient Futures Learning from Ladakh and Planet in Peril I learned that I am simply oblivious of what occurs in the world. It is incredible to have the opportunity in a few hours to see how other people live in so many different parts of the world. The films inspired me to want to travel more and experience things that I do not get to in New Jersey.

Wanting to travel more may be an odd reaction to the films we saw in class but my points for wanting to do so are valid. There are many reasons why people people travel. Some people travel because they need a vacation, while other do so because they are on a business trip. No matter the reason we travel we always come back learning something new. Cultures change from state to state, and we learned this specifically in the films. I’d love to have the opportunity to be Anderson Cooper or the other reporters and travel the world like they do. It’s one thing to watch a film and it is another to actually experience it first hand. One scene that specifically stands out is one of the more graphic parts of the the film. The scene is with CNN news reporter Lisa Ling reporting the death of an elephant. The elephant was just killed a few days and the smell is so putrid it almost brings her to tears. Watching that scene made me so angry because it was confusing to me why people would do such a thing to an innocent creature. On the other spectrum in a different scene we see the same reporter on a boat in Costa Rica experiencing the killing of an animal that most people find not so innocent. Here we see fishermen fishing for sharks, but only using the sharks for their valued fins. We later come to find out they use these fins to make something I would have never imagined, I was simply awed to find out they were killing these sharks to make soup. It is also important to mention that the idea of travel is important to learn about others, but we also need to remember that travel is a main component on how disease spread to different regions.

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