Victory is Mine

After listening to both of the victory speeches by Democratic nominee, Bill De Blasio and Republic Nominee, Joe Lhota I noticed that they¬†had many similarities and some differences. Starting with Bill De Blasio one main thing that stood out to me was that he is a¬†very family oriented person. He based most of achievements being successful because of his family. His family not only being¬†his wife, daughter and son but the whole democratic team that stood with him along the way. Bill De¬†Blasio¬†also based his speech on the sad day we will never forget,¬†9/11. He said on that day the heroic figures of¬†New York didn’t think twice about¬†laying down their lives for complete strangers. The main goal was to make sure no one was left behind and that is what he is going to accomplish. He wants to make sure everyone is serviced.¬†He was told that he was “Guilty of being to bold.” Guilty of being to bold because people found that asking for a little more tax from the wealthy was to much, the sights that were set for children were to high and the quality of his thinking was to strong. But he¬†believes that being bold is what being¬†a true new Yorker consists.¬†Not settling for less as he said is a chance he can not afford to take. He wants to ensure that every child has the same opportunity to get a proper education. He wants to change the fact that¬†half our country is living below standards and in poverty.¬†He disagrees with the way the police is portraying the¬†stop and frisk movement and feels like they are mainly tackling people of color.¬†Overall Bill De Blasios main factor to continue to strengthen his people in the best way possible.

Unlike Bill De Blasio, Joe Lhota had a different approach. He was mainly focused on decreasing taxes and creating more well paying jobs. He agreed with the way that the police were portraying the stop and frisk policy. He states that he will unify city and create a new and different vision. everyone Wants safer streets and he believes that can happen if we support the NYPD. He is determined that he can bring crime rates down and what ever he says will be done. Having experience and being able to balance out difficult situations is who he believes should be the mayor. Its not about being a democrat or a republican its about who can stand strong through everything. In comparison to Bill De he also believes that every child should have the same opportunity to attend college. opening more charter schools and making the economy for affordable is his mission. He stands as a honest man and states the truth about everything that he says and sees.

In connection to our views on happiness I feel that¬†to these¬†candidates happiness comes from seeing their city and people grow. knowing that what they said during their speeches¬†comes to play and doesn’t just¬†disappear after they are elected. It seems to me¬†Bill De Blasios¬†happiness draws from the unity of the people of new York and Joe Lhotas happiness comes from provided effectual change¬†in new York.¬†For them it does not seem to be all about money but more on what changes and improvements¬†needs to¬†be made.


Happiness for Sale!

In Sunja Lubmirsky’s article “How to Buy Happiness” points out the main factor of happiness. She believes that having possessions and materialistic things is not important if you have¬†not experienced anything in life. She spoke to an Ivy League educated plastic surgeon with booming¬†private practice about how happy he was. although he owned many expensive things that did make him happy. research showed that if you have these things and your basic needs are¬†not met you happiness will not increase. She also studied and came to the conclusion just like Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton¬†who wrote¬†that spending your wealth with others will make your chances of becoming happier greater. Using the money that we have and outing it towards something that will help us grow is another in which she felt would help gain happiness. Buying more time meaning if we spend our money to give us more open and free time will make room for things you weren’t able to do before. At the end of her article she asked the question “What good is money if it cant but happiness?” and her answer was simply stating its not what you have but its what you do with what you have.

whenever somebody says that its not about the money its about life experience I automatically agree. People fail to realize if they buy a fancy car or a big house that does not mean that the sadness or depression that u faced in your old car or your small apartment will go away. if you used the money to do something you enjoy or go somewhere you always wanted to go is what would make you happy. When you do share amongst your peers, loves ones and friends is increases your happiness not only because you shared but because you did something for someone other than yourself. So instead of buying a fancy car or a new gold watch go somewhere excited and share that excitement with someone else and you will be happier than ever.

Questions on Chapter One

-Describe problems in living and how individuals experience these problems in terms of their sense of well-being.

Some problems that individuals experience in life is not being excepted for who they are, not treated the same because of race, ethnicity or religion or judged by how financial stable they are. People experience these problems in terms of their sense of well-being by other people judgment and actions towards them. Sometimes you face difficulties making friends and growing connections with people because you go through that is beyond your  control or because you live a certain lifestyle.

-Describe how can human services networking aid in the well-being of clients.

Human Services networking can aid in the well-being of clients because they would be open to many people who would be able to help them. They would also be able to broaden their knowledge on what they can do to help themselves and who they can turn to when this help is needed.

-Describe how utilizing an interdisciplinary approach within the work of a human service professional can aid to the well-being of a client/society.

When using an interdisciplinary approach with the work of a human service professional makes their job better and also make what they can offer to a client/society better. It can aid to the well being of them because now that you can see from more that one point of view you can help others see things in more than one way and you can help people in different ways.

-Describe how social care, social control and rehabilitation contributes to the well being of an individual? Society?

Social care, social control and rehabilitation contributes to the well-being of an individual and society in many ways. Social care focuses mainly on people who cant care for themselves and gives little more help on meeting their social needs. Social control is a little m ore strict in which they focus more on who receives those services and how they receive it. rehabilitation helps people get back to where they were before certain situations occurred.

-Describe how the relationship between the worker and client can be an integral part in the well-being of a client.

Growing a relationship between a worker and a client can be an integral part in the well-being of a client because once you create that connection you can the unlock and get a break through with the client. The client will now be more open with you and it will no longer be a difficulty for to help the client with certain things.

-Describe the clinical/professional job tasks the human service professional performs in aiding the well-being goals of the client

Being a generalist human service worker aids in the well-being of those they serve because now you can inform the outside world with information to help better themselves. you are the one who can get people to want to better themselves to come and do so by what you inform them with.

-Describe how evidence based practice knowledge can be utilized by the professional to aid in the clients well-being.

Evidence based practice can be utilized in a great way because then it would not be hard for to understand things about a client. you will now be able to discover and unfold issues are problems quicker and more sufficient.




Can you buy happiness?

Many people ask the question can money give you happiness? Well, according to the article¬†“How to Buy Happiness” written by Elizabeth Dunn and Michael Norton studies show that money does not make u any happier. They actually realized that having a great amount of money actually makes¬†you think a little bit¬†more about yourself. They saw that what makes¬†you happy are what you experience in life. For example people gain happiness from what they do more than from what they have. They also proved that spending money on others makes people happy. Elizabeth and Michael experimented this conclusion by handing out Starbucks¬†gift cards. The people¬†who treated someone else and shared it came out to be the happiest. By combining giving and experiences It creates “the perfect happiness intervention”.

I absolutely agree with this article. Both authors studies people who moved from a smaller space to a large space and only found one thing. They found that the only thing that changed was the difference in size. It did not make them any more happier. Personally I believe that happiness comes from you. Having valuables and a lot of money or even fame does nothing but give you more attention. Sometimes all it does is keep you stagnant and keeps u feeling the same as before. Things that you do, places that you go and the people that surrounds you is what creates your own happiness.


Hey Everyone!

Hello everyone my name is Tinika c Welsh, and I am 21 years old. My birthday is February 25,1993 (team Pisces lol).¬†I was born in the beautiful of Grenada and grew up in Brooklyn. I attended Thomas Jefferson H.S and graduated in 2011. I’ve been a cheerleader for¬†4 years and a coach for 2¬†years. I love to sing ,dance and¬†play sports.¬†I have 2 older brothers and 1 younger sister. I’m very social and outspoken. I am a huge people person and very nice when you get to know me. As many of you probably noticed I smile all day long :-).¬†I’m always happy and excited¬†and eager to learn. my dream is to one day become a great psychologist and to help young adults become something in life.¬†I love to travel and throughout my life I want to visit every continent in this world. I hope that we all have fun in this class and pass with¬†HIGH GRADES!!!!

Census on towns happiness

After reading this article “How Happy¬†Are You? A census wants to know”¬†I realized one thing, it is extremely difficult to capture exactly what someone’s happiness is as a whole. Officials in Somerville, Massachusetts wanted to find out a little bit more¬†about their peoples well being so they created and sent out a census. after receiving answers back from¬†more than 7,500 people they realized that everyone’s happiness are different. One question that was asked was “how satisfied are you with your life in general?” and one man’s response was ‘I¬†would like to be three inches taller and speak Quechua fluently.”¬†Peoples happiness can stem¬†from many things. One man’s response¬†really stated a true fact and he said that a survey such as this all has to deal with the person and the mood that their in.¬†The officials then realized that most peoples happiness depends the situation in which they are¬†in.¬†So after this¬†census they came to a¬†realization that in order to improve happiness u have to improve the peoples areas of interests and surroundings.