I have chosen to do the Extended Comments style blog post. I am basing my extended comments off of Christys Blog.
Hi Christy! I wanted to start off by saying I really enjoyed the entirety of your blog post! (Including the very funny picture at the end)
Your first quote was one that I also found to be very powerful. It truly shows the strength of youth and how strong they can be. Being in a tough situation that they are, they can still find a way to be full of joy and make the most out of a tough situation. I agree with your response to the quote of how it is fascinating that children can do this, no matter the case. They way you said "The more a person has, the less happy they seem" was a fantastic way to phrase a major aspect of this reading.
The fact that an area where this happens in the world is shocking. Your second quote describes the event where people can come and get clean needles for their addictions, and also receive condoms. The worst part is that they bring their children with them. I do however only slightly disagree with one this you said. You seemed to think that the whole area where this happens is unnecessary and should not be a thing especially with the volunteers. I agree in the sense that I wish this was not a necessary thing, but I do believe that because this scenario exists in the world it is beneficial to have the volunteers hand out these goods. If if was not for this then the spread of blood born pathogens and unprotected sex would happen even more than it already does. That could cause the spread of diseases such as HIV/AIDS, or cause unwanted pregnancies.
I thoroughly enjoyed reading your blog and I hope we can discuss it more at another time :)
~One point I would like to talk about in class is whether or not people think that the volunteers handing out needles and such are a positive resource to use, or should not a available.