We did our abstraction ladder and picture on systems. The abstract art shows that we grow up thinking that our relationships are just full of happiness but they really aren't. The lines going towards the point in the middle represent our imagination and thoughts on love stories. Once we get there, our eyes are opened up to the reality of love and we find out that it is not all fun and games. Our ladder started off with the story Beauty and the Beast because it is a love story that makes kid's imagine perfect love like that. Then, our ladder went off into love story, teenagers, soulmates, love, commitment, tradition, and finally systems. We chose systems as our universal theme topic because this is how today's society grows up, it is a cycle that will continue for a long time.
Rene Descartes quote, "I think therefore I am" can be a very confusing quote that makes us wonder. At first, I thought this quote was about being confident about yourself and not caring what other say, but it doesn't. "I think therefore I am", means that Descartes knows he is real because he is able to think about certain things. Thinking makes us real.