Wednesday, August 31, 2016

Journal 2

Hey guys! My name is Chelsey Brown. I'm a sophomore this year at OSUM, and my major is English Law. I also graduated high school a year early. I love to travel and experience new cultures. I'm a dog lover, I have a giant yellow lab and a fat pug! I'm originally from Columbus but now live in Delaware. I work at Chipotle in Delaware, and have been for 2 years now. I also just recently got promoted to a management position. In my free time I love to watch Netflix and hang with friends!

In the book Holding On by David Isay, the profile that meant the most to me was the very first one called "Steam Train" Maury Graham. I was really interested in this profile because I could connect it to the real world and life experiences. In this profile, Graham speaks about the difference between a bum, and a hobo. In the profile he says " A bum is someone who wants something from nothing". I really connected to this in the real world because there are so many people who are homeless or claim to be that beg for money, but don't want to work for it by getting a real job. I also connected to his definition of a bum, because I know a lot of people who try to live off the government so they don't have to work for anything( they want something from nothing). When he speaks about a hobo, he says "I'm a class a little higher than that". Have you got any work I can do?" (Isay, 20). This was interesting to me because in today's society its not common to come across a homeless person that is not a bum, according to Graham's definitions. Recently I went to New York and saw many homeless people, which none of were looking for work, they were all begging for money. So when reading this it made me think, do they consider themselves a bum, or a hobo? If there is a difference in today's society. I loved this profile, it was so interesting and fun to read.

1 comment:

  1. I am also a fellow dog lover! At the moment, I have two great dane puppies and will be getting a basset hound within the next year or so. I liked the part of your response where you mentioned the bums of today. It seems like the number of bums that come to mind outweighs the number of hobos. This is saddening because by the way "Steam Train" was describing them, I would much rather see and interact with hobos than bums who only want free handouts.


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