Empty your mind, be formless. Shapeless, like water. If you put water into a cup, it becomes the cup. You put water into a bottle and it becomes the bottle. You put it in a teapot it becomes the teapot. Now, water can flow or it can crash. Be water, my friend.

by Bruce Lee

lunes, 6 de junio de 2016

Lack of commitment in our society and bipolar disorder

What does 'commitment' mean? Now that we come to the end of the school year, rate your teachers, your parents, your friends...and obviously yourselves regarding the degree of commitment you show in your everyday life.

Some people, especially politicians, are very keen on saying:

"Do as I say, not as I do" (6 Minute English, BBC Learning English)


This lack of commitment is the doom of our society, especially serious among our younger generations. 

Have a look around and you will see that those people who succeed in life have a high degree of commitment to what they do, such is the case of Muhammed Ali, Rafa Nadal, Martin Luther King, Nelson Mandela...

We have also seen this bipolar disorder in the book we had to read in 4º ESO for the third term Dr Jekyll & Mr Hyde. Remember that R. L. Stevenson wrote this novel probably thinking about  the case of Deacon Brodie. Where did he live? What other famous novel was written by R.L. Stevenson?

Article to read:

The Real Jekyll & Hyde? The Deacon Brodie story (BBC)


And here's a cartoon film to watch about the strange case of Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde  >>



Here's the link to the audiobook

Here's the project done by Alex España (4º ESO B)  >>>>

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  2. For a start, commitment means both dedication and promise. Lack of commitment happens when someone says one thing and does another.

    On the one hand, politicians get used to do this because they often promise that they will do what people want and finally they don’t, so people discover what they are really like and they protest. Nowadays, being a politician should be a difficult job as they are under scrutiny every moment. About teens, I don’t think that there is a great lack of commitment because each one is different from the others and it depends on everyone’s lifestyle.
    On the other hand, I have read the book Dr Jekyll and Mr Hyde, where I saw the bipolar disorder that Dr Jekyll suffered. It is curious seeing how a person has different behaviours. The story tells probably about Deacon Brudie, who lived in Edinburgh. Its author, Robert Louis Stevenson wrote Treasure Island, A Child’s Garden of Verses, Kidnapped, too.

    All in all, I think that if you say one thing, you have to do it, like that, you’ll have a great success in your life.

    Andrea Gutiérrez López

  3. Bipolar disorder is a mental illness that includes serious episodes of mania and depression. The disease causes mood swings, from being very happy to feeling extremely depressed and hopeless. Bipolar disorder is a very serious and hard problem.
    The causes of this disorder are not entirely clear. They can be genetic, that is, they are inherited by the family. Another cause may be an abnormal structure of brain functions..
    Bipolar disorder usually begins in the late teens or early adulthood but children and adults may also suffer from it. Illness, generally, lasts a lifetime.
    From my point of view this disease is very hard both for the person who suffers it and for the people around it, it is very difficult to live with changing moods, you can be very happy and ten minutes very sad, in addition to the disorder bipolar brings with it depression, terrible manias, self-injurious behaviors, talk only ..

  4. Bipolarity or also called bipolar disorder is a mental illness that causes extreme changes in mood. Periods of feeling sad or depressed can alternate with periods of feeling very happy and active. People who suffer from it experience unusual changes in mood, energy perception and behavior. A person knows if he is bipolar if he suffers from depressive phases such as tiredness, apathy, lack of sleep.
    The causes of this disorder are not very clear. They may be genetic or they may also be an abnormal structure of brain functions.
    Bipolar disorder affects men and women equally, this disease in general can last for a lifetime.

    I believe that living with a person suffering from this disease is difficult to live with, although the person suffering from this disease is also difficult to live with mood swings

  5. Robert Louis Stevenson was born on 13th November 1850 in Edinburgh .He was a poet,a essayist and scotish novelist.He started training as an engineerand then as a  lawier,but he always interested  in literature in an early age and at the age of twenty five he devoted his life to literature.He had to travel  far to find suitable climates for their health,because he got sick  of tuberculosis.He is the author of works like Irland Travel,The srange Case of Dr .Jeckyll and Mr.Hyde....He traveled in many places.Finally,he died on 3rd December 1944  in Samoa,at only 44 years old.