Up until the time I read the book, I had theimpression that wolfs where among the meanest creatures on the planet. I may have received this impression from childhood fairy tales that were told to me. After reading the book severl times, my impression of wolfs had changed. I no longer viewed wolfs as mean creatues, but instead viewed them as primarly passive creatures. Their intent was not to harm, but to survive.
Animal behavior becamea primary interest of mine after reading the book, Never Cry Wolf. Although, I am not a wildlife major, I have assisted in a wildlife study on wolfs. I would have never gained this experience if I had not read Never Cry wolf. The knowledge I gained from the book has opened my eyes to nature.
In the summer of 1981 I worked for the Army Corps of Engineers on the Warm Springs Dam Project. Muchto my objections I was to spend the entire summer living alone, without my wife, since she had obligations to keep in Eureka, California.
The project was located 7 miles southwest of Cloverdale, Ca., in an area which is essentially agricultural. Housing in the area was very scarce and the lodging which could be found was either too expensive or unsuitable. By my own preference, I decided itwould be nice to camp out in the woods for the entire duration of the summer.
At first the evenings after work were hot but beautifully peaceful. It didn't take long though until I found my self bored to death looking for something to do besides play solitare. How did the people in the early days of our world stand life without television. I was forced to find some other means of entertainmentwhich just happened to be reading.
The only reading material which was at my camp was a book left there by my wife on her last visit entitled "The Stix Complex." This book to most of the world I'm sure has no great literary value, but to me, it was the greatest entertainment I had ever found. I realized that in the reading of a book, ones own imagination can bring out much more detail in a storythan television ever could.
I don't feel that it was the specific book that struck me so much that summer, and it probably could have been any book. I realized that we expect to be entertained by television and movies so much that we forget that we can entertain ourselves to a much higher degree. I still watch television, but I now read much more for enjoyment.
High school just wasn’t for me.High school just isn’t for a lot of people, but adult society has its grasp on today’s youth, trying to manipulate them to conform to whatever they think is an acceptable teenager. They need to let it go. Although today’s teenagers are not as experienced in the ways of life, they among the smartest people in the world. Teenagers should be educated on what rights they have and how they can usethem to their advantage. In my personal experience, I found a way around the system, and I believe everyone can. Because when it comes down to it, you don’t always have to choose the path that is laid out in front of you. There are other options.
Now, I grew up in Garden City, I always did pretty good in school , and always considered myself a pretty contempt child, but my mother pasted away inAugust 1999 when I was twelve. Since then I’ve basically never respected any adult guardian figures in my life. I became severely depressed and uncontrollably rebellious. I absolutely hated going to school. I hated just being there, and I hated my teachers but mostly I despised all the happy people. I always caused as much mayhem as I could and just flat out refused to do anything. Maybe it was a...