During move in day for the Annex across the street my roommate's grandfather talked to my roommates and I about college. He described us as a band of brothers and that we are starting our lives here in college. That we are here to find ourselves and earn a degree in whatever field we are passionate about. Why this struck me as hard as it did was due to the fact that I was, at the time, very open to absorbing information. I had heard this many times before, but the situation just felt special. Almost as if the speech that he gave us prepared me for the storm that college can ensue if not handled properly.
We define the Issues of Evaluation as "Questions about whether something is good or bad, wrong or right, desirable or undesirable, effective of ineffective, valuable or worthless". Which to put simply is the way we judge some thing. Daily people evaluate situations, readings, sayings and more to allow another form of understanding what is being taken in. This also allows us to make a decision on how we feel and respond to a situation.
The most important state issue is the legalization of abortion. I will admit, I am a strong Catholic and that may have affected my opinion on the whole situation, but as I grow I have learned that I am not strongly against abortion just because of my background. I started to realize this when I met Armon Tavakoli. Armon always pit against me because he knew I have strong feelings for many things and I am not afraid to fight for my opinions. So when he learned about my rejection of abortion he wanted to know why, then he gave the opposing view points. I fought hard with him saying, "I have morals," and "I'm Catholic". Then he told me I wasn't allowed to use my religion, and I thought about it and agreed. I only fought harder and learned that it wasn't my religion that was my passion for this topic, my passion was my love for human life and taking that away before a child can be born is just wrong in my eyes. He agrees with me that abortion is bad, but he believes that if a woman is raped that she should have the decision to rid herself of the, "Burden of a child". Alas I stand strong with my opinion and I am happy to hear his, but he knows he is not going to sway me like a boat.