YouTube seems be ab area of media that can be more raw and unfiltered then other media outlets. For example almost anyone can upload a video onto YouTube. I was just watching one the other day that my friend told me about. this video had gone “viral” and a lot of people had seen it. There was even a word the video used that was now being used as slang. The person how made the video was famous almost over night. It was interesting how a simple kid in his basement could create a word that would be used by millions almost overnight. This word was then accepted and used by our culture. So by using social media a kid created a word to be used by his culture.
Our speaker was very interesting to here from this week. It is crazy that two men from Utah would decide to head to africa to mine gold. In just a few mouths he went from living in suburban Utah with a restate job to working with tribal chefs in Africa to mine gold. A complete culture change and life change to the max. From paved cubed and guttered streets to mud huts and non English speaking natives.
I was really impressed with the LGBT guest we had last Friday. It would take a great deal of courage to sit in front of a class of people and explain how you feel. It was very insightful to learn how each of them felt and the stories about how they came to be were they are at. I have only had limited contact with any person that would fall under the umbrella of LGBT. I had never herd first person about some of the life challenges they face. It was very interesting to learn about how the different family reacted. Both supportive and non supportive. There was a lot of difference between each person in the group. some seemed to show how they were by what they were. wail one of them seemed to not want that to be the case.
I have a friend that lives in taxes and he married a black women. she was from the south and he was from Utah. They meet wail on a LDS mission and after started dating and got married. Although both being LDS and having similarity they still had a lot of differences. Her family was not LDS and were a little stand offish when they introduced him to them. He told me that they expected different things from him then he would have expected. Also they completely did not like that fact that they got married so quick. Still he is learning to deal with his mother and father in law.