I need an opinion on this - page 3

Hey, all... one quick post then I'm going back to bed because my BIG FAT DOG is hiding under my computer desk. Its storming outside... she's such a ninny. Ok, for my nursing trends class (which I... Read More

  1. by   delirium
    Why is it that every thread I participate in today ends up wildly off topic?

    Oh I forgot to take my medication this morning.

  2. by   Q.
    Rebel, do you mean A Beautiful Mind?. Loved that movie.
  3. by   delirium
    I loved it, too. Have it on DVD actually, but my better half doesn't like it. She says its boring.

    But what does she know? She liked Mothman prophecies. I walked around hissing 'chapstick' at everyone for like a month after I saw it.
  4. by   Q.
    I have it on DVD too.
    How is it boring? Damn, that movie was done so well, I had problems letting go of his "roommate" and stuff.

    The only thing is the movie wasn't true to life. Nash was gay.
  5. by   rebelwaclause
    Originally posted by Susy K
    Rebel, do you mean A Beautiful Mind?. Loved that movie.
    :imbar

    ...Yeah, that one too!

  6. by   delirium
    Originally posted by llg

    About the letter to the congressman assignment ... Such letters are usually written (and such assignments are usually given) with the assumption that there is a bill before the Congress that addresses the issue. The purpose of the letter is to influence your Representative's response to the proposed bill. Is there such a bill before Congress related to your topic? If not, then your letter will probably be simply read and thrown away -- in other words, virtually wasted. With the current political climate, few Representatives are going to propose new legislation on such a topic in the near future. So, unless you know of a related bill to comment upon or have some reason to suspect that your Representative may have sufficient motivation already to sponsor a new bill, then your topic is probably not well-suited to the letter to a Congressman assignment.
    I just wanted to address this one issue. There actually is a bill before Congress, introduced in the House called the Children's Mental Health Service Expansion Act (H.R. 5078). That's part of the reason why I chose this topic initially.
  7. by   llg
    Originally posted by delirium
    I just wanted to address this one issue. There actually is a bill before Congress, introduced in the House called the Children's Mental Health Service Expansion Act (H.R. 5078). That's part of the reason why I chose this topic initially.
    Great. I didn't know what the status was. I just hated to see you spend all that effort only to have your letter thrown in the waste basket.

    Good luck with your studies and your career. While I haven't participated in other threads with you, I gather from this thread that this is not the first time you have "turned left while everyone else turned right" and followed your own path. I have a tendency to do that a little myself as my mind and education is a little different from many of my colleagues. At the age of 47 and having been a nurse since I was 22, I still struggle with the question of when to conform to be like everyone else and when to risk forging my own path. Sometimes it's best to do one, sometimes the other. It's not easy either way.

    llg
  8. by   2banurse
    Originally posted by Susy K

    The only thing is the movie wasn't true to life. Nash was gay.
    Where did you get this? I've done some research on Nash and there has been no mention of this. Not that there would be anything wrong with it as movies usually do take some creative license.

    Kris
  9. by   delirium
    You know, more than being the brave intellectual and forging my own path, I think its a matter of expectations. My own expectations, mostly. I often feel like I need to produce work more creative and of higher quality than other students, if only because of my class rank. Like I have a reputation to live up to.

    Totally of my own creation.

    I just wanted to address the part about the bill. Thank you for your thoughtful posts on this topic.

  10. by   hapeewendy
    thats a great topic!
    yer a geeeeeeeeeeeeeeenius
    I just finished this course (thank god)
    and despite my wanting to take a creative turn on a very boring subject (we didnt have a lot of choice in our topics) I couldnt call my paper "the pimping out of nursing jobs to unskilled workers"
    I had to instead , call it "the use of unregulated health care workers in place of rn's and the havoc it ensues"
    or something like that, truthfully I have put every tid bit from that class right outta my head
    I didnt like any of the courses I took last semester
    at least I sat in the back with the other underachievers

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