Reflect on your experiences of living 24 hours without a "WANT" item and your experience of living 24 hours without a "NEED" item. How did you feel? What was the hardest part of this experience? How would your life be different if you were homeless and could no longer use these items?

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Lucas Kim
12/11/2011 8:25pm

Want: IPod
I was feeling really bored. I couldn't listen to the music. If I am a homless, my life would be really boring.

Need: Food
I couldn't move. I was really hungry. If I am homeless, I will die.

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George
02/03/2012 1:19pm

i feel you man

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Christina George
12/12/2011 4:33pm

Reflection on “Want” items

I decided to go without my cell phone, computer, and tv for 24 hrs. This was extremely hard for me, since I use these items so much. I chose these items because I thought they would be the most challenging to live without. They were many negative effects, in my opinion that resulted from the nonuse of these items. Without my computer, I couldn’t go on Facebook(connect with friends), YouTube (listen to music), or any of the other sites that I usually go to. Without my cell phone, I couldn’t connect with friends (text or call). Without watching tv, I couldn’t see any of my favorite shows. The positive effects are that I spent more quality time with my family and I was able to entertain myself in other ways (read books). What I learned is that I really live without these “everyday” items and have it not truly affect me in a drastic way.

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Christina George
12/12/2011 4:50pm

Reflection of the “Need” item

I went without using a blow dryer for 24hrs. I chose this item, because it was one of the only “need” items I could think of. The only actual negative effect was that I had to dry my hair with a towel, which took a bit of time. There was no positive effects. What I learned from this whole experience is that it is much harder to do without an item I “need” than an item I “want”.

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Brittany Bither
12/12/2011 9:24pm

I went without my cellphone for 24 hours. It was very difficult at the time but allowed me to appreciate it even more.I also went without hot water which was also very hard but made me have compassion on those who don't have hot showers. If I really was homeless I think it would be different because I would not be dwelling on it all the time.

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Hailey Hur
12/12/2011 9:35pm

<24hours without the item I NEED>
I went 24hours without using the electronic lights. The reason why I chose the light is that it is one of the most essential items in our life. Without the light, I couldn’t feel that much inconvenient during the day because of the sunlight. But in the night, I couldn’t do anything, such as doing homework or reading books because I couldn’t see anything. However, there was also the positive effect that I could sleep early. Since I couldn’t do anything at night, I went to bed earlier than usual. Through this activity, I learned that the light is very important in our life than I thought, although we don’t recognize it. By the electronic light, we can do anything in anytime.
<24hours without the item I WANT>
I went 24hours without using the notebook. The reason why I chose the note book is that the notebook is I want my notebook everyday than any other items. There was dozens of negative effects without my notebook. First of all, I couldn’t do games, reading webtoons, or watching Korean TV programs after school, which is my hobby. Also, I had to do all my homework by my hand instead of using ‘Microsoft Word’. It was so inefficient and inconvenience. However, I could sleep earlier than my usual weekend sleep time because I didn’t play the computer games or watching the videos until late. Through this activity, I learn that how I live conveniently with notebook.

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AnnabelLee
12/12/2011 10:36pm

Activity #4. What Would I do Without..?
Questions
1) A description of the items you went 24 hours without using
*Cell phone: I decided to live without my cell phone for 24 hours. It was on my WANT list. I use my cell phone when I call to someone, send a text message, or use the Internet.
*Food: I chose food from my NEED list. Food is one of the most important necessities in our lives.
2) Why you chose those items
*Cell phone: I spend most of time using my cell phone. I text my friends, use the Internet, and make a call. Even though a cell phone is not a necessity, it is true that I depend a great deal on it. So, I have always wondered how my life would be if I didn’t have a cell phone.
*Food: It is a widely known fact that people cannot live without food. If they do not eat food, they cannot live even if they might stand for several days. However, I just wanted to know and feel how big the influence of food on people is.
3) Were there any negative effects of living without these items?
*Cell phone: Yes, there were some negative effects of living without cell phone. First of all, I couldn’t contact with my friends. When I have my cell phone, I can contact with people whenever I want to, but when I don’t have it, I have to send an e-mail or leave a message on facebook and wait until they check my message. Also, I had to use other’s phone when I had to call my uncle. I felt sorry to my friend while I was using her phone.
*Food: Yes, there were negative effects of living without eating food as well. The most significant problem was that I had no energy because I had not eaten anything that day. I could not concentrate on lectures and could not do anything that requires a great deal of concentration. Moreover, I had been in a bad mood for the whole day.
4) Were there any positive effects of living without these items?
*Cell phone: Yes, I could save my time a lot. I always feel like wasting time when I use text messaging without any particular purpose. I know that sending too much text message is both a waste of time and money, but I could find myself texting friends till late in the night. But, when I didn’t use text messaging, I could save my time and finish my assignments much earlier than usual.
*Food: Yes. I didn’t have to choose what to eat for my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, I saved my money for the lunch. (I usually buy something to eat at school lunch time.)
5) What did you learn?
I learned that these items (cell phone, food) are very important to my life and bring me a big satisfaction and comfort. I began to think that I am so fortunate to have almost everything that are necessary for people to live, and even the things that can satisfy my needs. Even though I just lived without my cell phone and food each for one day, I found it so inconvenient. Also, I thought that those who do not have items that people must have to live must be going through many hardships. So, I decided to help these people as far as possible. I may be able to give them some necessities such as clothes, food, or even money to buy those things. I really want to be a small help to them.

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AnnabelLee
12/12/2011 10:37pm

Questions
1) A description of the items you went 24 hours without using
*Cell phone: I decided to live without my cell phone for 24 hours. It was on my WANT list. I use my cell phone when I call to someone, send a text message, or use the Internet.
*Food: I chose food from my NEED list. Food is one of the most important necessities in our lives.

2) Why you chose those items
*Cell phone: I spend most of time using my cell phone. I text my friends, use the Internet, and make a call. Even though a cell phone is not a necessity, it is true that I depend a great deal on it. So, I have always wondered how my life would be if I didn’t have a cell phone.
*Food: It is a widely known fact that people cannot live without food. If they do not eat food, they cannot live even if they might stand for several days. However, I just wanted to know and feel how big the influence of food on people is.

3) Were there any negative effects of living without these items?
*Cell phone: Yes, there were some negative effects of living without cell phone. First of all, I couldn’t contact with my friends. When I have my cell phone, I can contact with people whenever I want to, but when I don’t have it, I have to send an e-mail or leave a message on facebook and wait until they check my message. Also, I had to use other’s phone when I had to call my uncle. I felt sorry to my friend while I was using her phone.
*Food: Yes, there were negative effects of living without eating food as well. The most significant problem was that I had no energy because I had not eaten anything that day. I could not concentrate on lectures and could not do anything that requires a great deal of concentration. Moreover, I had been in a bad mood for the whole day.

4) Were there any positive effects of living without these items?
*Cell phone: Yes, I could save my time a lot. I always feel like wasting time when I use text messaging without any particular purpose. I know that sending too much text message is both a waste of time and money, but I could find myself texting friends till late in the night. But, when I didn’t use text messaging, I could save my time and finish my assignments much earlier than usual.
*Food: Yes. I didn’t have to choose what to eat for my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, I saved my money for the lunch. (I usually buy something to eat at school lunch time.)

5) What did you learn?
I learned that these items (cell phone, food) are very important to my life and bring me a big satisfaction and comfort. I began to think that I am so fortunate to have almost everything that are necessary for people to live, and even the things that can satisfy my needs. Even though I just lived without my cell phone and food each for one day, I found it so inconvenient. Also, I thought that those who do not have items that people must have to live must be going through many hardships. So, I decided to help these people as far as possible. I may be able to give them some necessities such as clothes, food, or even money to buy those things. I really want to be a small help to them.

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Annabel Lee
12/12/2011 11:02pm

I decided to live without my cell phone for 24 hours. It was on my WANT list. I spend most of time using my cell phone. I text my friends, use the Internet, and make a call. Even though a cell phone is not a necessity, it is true that I depend a great deal on it. So, I have always wondered how my life would be if I didn’t have a cell phone. When I have my cell phone, I can contact with people whenever I want to, but when I don’t have it, I have to send an e-mail or leave a message on Facebook and wait until they check my message. Also, I had to use other’s phone when I had to call my uncle. However, I could save my time a lot and finish my assignments much earlier than usual.

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Annabel Lee
12/12/2011 11:02pm

I chose food from my NEED list. Food is one of the most important necessities in our lives. I just wanted to know and feel how big the influence of food on people is. The most significant problem was that I had no energy because I had not eaten anything that day. I could not concentrate on lectures and could not do anything that requires a high level of concentration. Moreover, I had been in a bad mood for the whole day. However, I didn’t have to choose what to eat for my breakfast, lunch, and dinner. Also, I saved my money for the lunch.

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Annabel Lee
12/12/2011 11:04pm

I learned that these items (cell phone, food) are very important to my life and bring me a big satisfaction and comfort. I began to think that I am so fortunate to have almost everything that are necessary for people to live, and even the things that can satisfy my needs. Also, I thought that those who do not have items that people must have to live must be going through many hardships. So, I decided to help these people as far as possible. I may be able to give them some necessities such as clothes, food, or even money to buy those things.

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Jaylon Nelson
01/05/2012 11:38am

This is the WANT that I chose to go with out for 24 hours:

I chose to go without my bed, blanket and pillow. I chose to go without these things so that I could feel what it is like to go without a nice, comfortable place to sleep. I slept in sweats, socks and a sweatshirt so I wouldn't get cold. I used a balled up sweatshirt as a pillow. Some negative effects of not having a nice place to sleep are that your back will start to hurt, your neck will start to hurt and you also won't get a very good night sleep because you are sleeping on the hard ground. My little brother tried going without these things too, but ended up getting into his bed in the middle of the night. The positive effects of not sleeping on a bed with a blanket and pillow were that it made me appreciate having a bed to sleep in and be thankful that I have a bed. I learned that it is most likely hard for many people to get a good nights sleep on the ground.

This is the NEED that I chose to go without for 24 hours:

I chose to go without eating three meals and having no snacks in one day. I chose this because most homeless people don't eat three meals a day and can't have snacks whenever they feel like it. Some negative effects of not eating three meals a day are that you start to feel sick, you can't focus on what you are doing, your head starts to hurt and you feel like you are going to throw up. The positive effects of going without three meals was that it made me appreciate having money to buy food and having a pantry and refrigerator full of food and a microwave to heat up food when I want. I learned that we are very fortunate to have three meals a day so that we can stay healthy and grow strong.

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Brittany ;)
02/03/2012 1:23pm

well..... my want item i put down was my job.. working at Hollister. i get horrible hours and onnly work like once a week anyway so i went a day without spending money. this was difficult because it literally costs money to do everything! even eat taco bell.. even though i know the guy Maxx that works there. me and erin visit him everyday. but this ONE day i couldnt get taco bell.. :( it was pretty cool though. i wish i could go longer without using money so that it would be so much easier to save.. sadly.. the government makes our economy so bad and its pretty impossible to do that.

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Shahni
02/06/2012 8:31pm

Going without something I want for 24 hours is a difficult thing. I chose music. Because I play bass guitar and sing this wasn't an easy task because sometimes, without noticing, I can be doing schoolwork and start singing a song that just pops up in my head. Although I got through it, I somehow also needed it because my music teachers were somewhat upset with me because I didn't log in practice minutes and it affected my ability to play and sing my pieces. I love music and listen to it everyday, those 24 hours I felt were close to punishment even though I know I did nothing wrong. Those 24 hours without something I wanted made me realize that something as little as that as I want is really little compared to what other people, less fortunate people want more meaningful things.

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Mitch
02/06/2012 11:51pm

Living without television for one day was certainly not a mission impossible. While I normally will catch the news for atleast 1 hour a day just to stay informed, many different mediums such as newspapers and radio. On Saturday, I did not watch television however I was too preoccupied with other activites that I did not really notice. Besides, Sunday is my favorite television day since my favorite tv show 60 minutes is on and helps keep me informed as well as my other favorite tv show Law and Order. As far as I am concerned, TV is a "want" that someone can live without all though it is nice to have in order to relax and unwind. There are many other ways to obtain the news without having to watch television as I outlined previously. Nevertheless, I believe that television similar to movies,sports, comedy, and all other forms of entertainment provide a release for individuals that can ultimtely improve one's mental state without paying too much for entertainment.

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Shelby H.
02/06/2012 11:58pm

Want: Music
This was quite possibly one of the hardest things I've ever had to do. I have music playing literally every minute of the day and to not listen to anything for 24 hours was, well, quiet. In a way it was interesting to listen to the world and all the sounds it has to offer, but on the other hand it left me to my thoughts which wasn't always the best. Either way it make me think a lot, and notice more than I usually notice in life. I love music, but hearing music from the world around me is also quite nice.

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Justin
02/07/2012 12:01am

It's amazing how hard it is to go without something you use everyday. I decided to go without games on everything from my phone to my PC. It's very hard to think how bad we can be so addicted to things we obviously don't need, though we think we do. Luxuries, like games or T.V. waste our time, and it's when we're doing these things that we could be doing ssomething productive like learniong a new skill or studying for school.

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Taylor
02/07/2012 6:04am

The "want" item I choose to go without for 24 hours was my computer. I've had to go 6 months without it before (which I eventually got used to) so having to go 24 hours without it wasn't necessarily painful. I found myself marginally bored without being able to sit and peruse the internet, but ultimately I think my computer is something I'd be able to live without (when it doesn't apply to school work.)

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Christy
02/07/2012 8:11am

I went for 24 hours with watching TV. I didn't think much about it when I started because I didn't think I watched much TV to begin with. But, when I found myself getting bored I noticed I would go for the remote - and then remind myself that I couldn't! This pushed me to find something else to do. And honestly, almost anything else is usually more meaningful than turning on the tube. But, for the purposes of this assignment, I also realized that TV is a bit of a comfort to me and that if I were homeless, that would be one less comfort in life I would have. Like Shahni mentioned in her post - I don't know what I would do without the other comforts in life that are more meaningful - or with the necessities that many homeless people go without on a daily basis.

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Jahna
02/07/2012 9:47am

I went 24 hours without using my cell phone on Saturday. Doing this was way more difficult than I thought it would be. Not having my phone to call or text people made making plans, checking up on people and looking things up extremely hard. I had no way of contacting my family and friends and it made me feel disconnected. By taking my biggest want item away for 24 hours I learned how much I depend and use my phone for connection purposes. I realized that not having a way to talk to people or a way of letting them know you are okay or where you are must be very hard and it gets you to worry at times. I am thankful for what I have and I learned a lot from this experience.

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hyubert.
02/10/2012 2:43pm

wow. takes heart to do that. by the way i like your name :)

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Luke
02/07/2012 10:42am

There is an event my church participates in that is called the 30 hour famine. We go 30 hours without food and during that time we feed homeless people in venice or ventura with the chili we made the last night. I have participated in this for the last 4 years. I really like this event and I feel this is the kind of service that I can really get behind in my church. Im not a very religious, what I really go for is the amount of outreach my church provides to participate in.

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Matt
02/07/2012 10:44am

I decided to go 24 hours without using the television. This was very difficult for me because I use the television for playing games, watching movies, watching TV shows, and talking to friends. When I started the 24 hours I didn't know what to do with all of the extra time that I had, I also didn't want to cheat by doing all of these things on my computer so for 24 hours I also refrained from using my computer for anything besides school work. During my time not using the TV I was able to have time to ride my bike as well as have more time to do school work. It was a positive experience and after this experience I'm going to use the TV a lot less so I will be able to focus more on school and riding my bike with my friends.

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Sivan
02/07/2012 10:50am

I went 24 hours without the computer. Other than for accessing schoolwork, the computer is definitely a want. Many surf the internet for interesting news and funny clips, using the computer to divert their attention away from life's stresses. When I cannot talk face to face with someone, the computer is my main form of communication. I send and receive emails from friends, family, teachers, and prospective college coaches. Communication with college coaches for a respective sport is essential as chemistry with the coach and team are key to a student athlete's happiness at a university. Social networking sites are nice to use every once in a while to reconnect with friends and catch up. Being away from the computer for 24 hours was certainly a big challenge for me but you learn to have more appreciation for something when you experience not having it at all.

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Brittany !!!! :D
02/10/2012 2:41pm

okay guys... the need item. so since 24 hours without water was ruled out, i went without "shelter." i say "shelter" because most everyone i know is used to a house or apartment or some form of building over our head to protect us. but have you ever slept in a car? worst most uncomfortable experience ever. since im smart and decided to sleep in the back seat of my convertable (which made it EXTREMLY cold...) i was literally in beetle position for 3 hours.. the only 3hours i was able to sleep.1:30-4:30. it was horrid. so i finally made my einstein move and migrated to the drivers seat and leaned it back to sleep for 1 more hour from about 5:30-6:30.i really dont like sleeping in my car.

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Luke
02/13/2012 11:00am

This wednesday I decided to go without sleep because i felt i could not pull off any of the other needs to go without. I woke up wednesday morning and it felt like any other day, but the hard part was still to come. I didn't really think about not sleeping the whole day because in a normal day I don't usually sleep. When night came around i started watching t.v and i felt myself dosing off so I decided I needed to do something else, something that would get the blood pumping. I realized that the gym is open until twelve on weekdays so I went to the gym. When I came back there was no way I was going to sleep then. I was so wound up. the rest of the night was me on the computer, doing school work or playing guitar. Going without sleep is not only very frustrating it isn't good for you.

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Shahni
02/13/2012 9:44pm

I went 24 hours without shelter. I, as Brittany, did sleep in my car. It was an unreal experience because I am so used to my comfortable bed. It made me realize many people in our world don't have the luxury of a comfy bed they go to at the end of the day and release all the stress of the day by laying on that bed. My car was really uncomfortable, being a teenager, my mother says, I tend to keep my car really, I mean REALLY messy. It was a horrible experience and I hope I will never have to do that again because the next day it was really hard to stay awake from tossing and turning all night in my car. Also, I parked on a street with streetlights and when I sleep comfortably I don't like to be bothered by lights, this was a problem for me and I didn't like it very much. I hope that at anytime in my life I will never have to do that again unwillingly.

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Sivan
02/13/2012 11:23pm

I went without clothes. Ok I'm kidding... But the need I went without was food (solids) . I did have water and a protein shake. It was very difficult for me to do because I really am in love with food. It didn't seem possible for me to focus after awhile. After receiving a headache and enough stomach growling than I could tolerate, I discontinued the fast.

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MItch
02/14/2012 8:44am

Need: I went without shelter for one day. I decided to sleep in the car. The problem with sleeping in the car is that it gets extremely cold over night and I was only able to get about 4 hours of sleep in.

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Justin
02/14/2012 10:25am

This time, I went 24 hours without sleep. SLeep is obviously a NEED, and it's hard to go 24 hours withouut it. MOst people willl sleep 8 hours a day, and to not sleep any isn't normal. you get a little more aggitated, and you become just very exhasted. for me personally, after about 3 hurs like that, i'm no longer tired.

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02/14/2012 10:30am

i went 24 hours without food and i was starving. it was pretty intense

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Sinjin L
02/14/2012 10:33am

Want: I went without my Ipod for 24hrs. I use my Ipod all the time when just sitting around, doing school work, or driving in the car. Going without it was pretty difficult. I usually listen to it while driving but instead I had to listen to the radio which sucked! The entire day just seemed dull and boring, I was itching to use it, but didn't. Who knew such a little thing can make a day alot more entertaining.

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Sinjin L
02/14/2012 10:36am

Need: I went 24hrs without sleep. Not sleeping for 24hrs was ALOT more difficult than I thought. At about the 19hr my body felt SO unbelievably fatigue I thought I was going to pass out. I didnt want to do anything but lie down but I knew if I would I would fall asleep, so I just kept myself busy and listened to music. After the 24hrs passed I slept for 15hrs straight! SLEEP is a MUST NEED!

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Taylor
02/14/2012 10:53am

The "need" I choose to go without for 24 hours was sleep. Going any extended period of time without sleep is a difficult task for me. I found that as I neared the 24 hour mark, I became more irritable, nauseous, and slap-happy. I imagine that someone without a home would have to go long periods of time without sleep because they can't exactly lay down anywhere whenever they want to get a nap in. I couldn't imagine having to live like that, it would absolutely suck.

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Jahna
02/22/2012 11:39am

Need: The need item that I went without for 24 hours was food. Not eating for 24 hours is diffidently difficult to do. I made it through the day but I didn’t feel like I had as much energy. I realized that we are constantly surrounded by food…restaurants, people eating food, fast food places, grocery stores…food is everywhere. I do not ever find myself wondering and be concerned when and what my next meal will be or even if I will have one. This challenge got me to understand that not having food is a problem and that I should be careful and more aware of not letting food go to waste.

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bob
03/05/2012 11:48am

aw

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Cammy T.
05/21/2013 10:37am

Need: Internet
I didn't go on facebook, hotmail, or any website for 24 hours. I chose to go without the internet because it seemed like the hardest one to do besides food and water. The good thing about not going on the internet is that I can go outside and play with my neighbors and have fun. The bad thing is that I won't be able to sit and fool around on the computer. I learned that I can also have fun without the internet.

Want: Television
I chose to go without Dora, Spongebob, or Blues Clues for a whole day. I chose to go without TV because it would be very challenging for me. When I didn't watch TV, I was super bored and lonely. I went outside and explored my backyard for the first time in years. I threw a rock at a lizard and it's tail grew back after it fell off. I had lots of fun by myself in my own backyard. I learned that without TV, I could still do fun activities.

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Aija
12/12/2013 7:12am

My thing I choose was my daily workout routine. I chose this because it is part of my everyday. Going without it for a day made me feel sick, like a withdrawal. I was also really, really tired the next morning and had a headache. I could not go without this for more than a day.

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Rachel
12/12/2013 7:16am

The item that I went without is my TV. I chose this item because I watch TV a lot, and I wanted to see what it would feel like to not watch TV. I was sort of difficult for me because I had nothing to do at all. I would have read something, but I don't reading at night. There weren't really any good things about it that I noticed except that I would be saving money on our electricity bill. I learned that I don't really need what I want, and that not watching TV lets me notice what else is going on around me.

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Sam B.
12/12/2013 7:17am

I went without the type of socks that I wear. They are quite nice and I love them. They go up to the middle of my shin. It felt very weird not wearing them. My legs felt very cold. I felt like my legs were naked. I also had a tan line from my normal socks so that was showing. I think that if I didn't wear my normal socks a lot then it wouldn't be such a big deal. I'm dying.

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Shant
12/12/2013 7:21am

I chose to go without one of my wants: Rubik's Cubes and any other three-dimensional puzzles. This was difficult for me because Rubik's Cubes are my biggest source of entertainment at school. I realized that they actually end up distracting me from whatever we are doing in class... Not what I really wanted to find out, but you know. This was the item I chose to go without because they have a very important value to me. I remember certain people through my cubes, and I treasure these cubes for that. Also, I see certain life values in my cubes. What ended up happening was that I resorted to tossing around a stress ball. This was just as addicting/time-consuming, but did not require the amount of mental focus.

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Jason
12/12/2013 7:22am

Need- I went without reading for 24 hours. To choose this because I read A LOT. The negative effects of this were that I could not waste time very fast and was bored. The positive effects were that I learned how to be creative and make new games to play.

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Michelle S
12/12/2013 7:22am

I went twenty-four hours without a WANT. I went without reading and writing my books/novels.
I chose this because I am constantly reading and writing.
I wouldn't say that there were any negative or positive effects. Frankly, instead of reading/writing I watched TV. I don't watch TV very often only about once every month.
I learned that if I am ever homeless, I hope that I will have something to read.

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Nate
12/12/2013 7:24am

I didn't do a "need", but I decided to do a "want". My "want" I went without was playing any sort of instruments. It was quite boring, but not that serious of a change. It left be bored with little to occupy myself with. It's an eye opener to why some homeless people use illegal stimulants. The boredom caused by a lack objects to occupy themselves may cause them to resort to drugs and alcohol to entertain themselves in a way.

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Lia
12/12/2013 7:25am

I chose to go without writing my story. Now you may think that's not something big or worthwhile giving up, but to me it is. I've been working on my story for a few months now and I love how the plot is coming along. Sadly, for at least a month or so I had writers block and had no ideas for my story. Then one day after no progress, I had a mine of ideas for the present and future plot. I was so excited because I could write again. Then when our teacher gave this assignment, this was one of the only things I could possibly give up. If you knew me, you would know I couldn't give up my phone or reading. It messed me because, I was able to write my story everyday but now I couldn't write for a day. I had to hold in my ideas and keep my self from writing my story. I had to and did chose this "Want" because I know it would challenge my mind and it did. I use my electronics to write my story and not paper. It's just easier to write on my computer or phone because I can see my mistakes and know what I spelled wrong. It's also easier to write when I'm outside of my house because then, if I had an idea I could've easily type it. If I was homeless and had no paper or an electronic then I would probably not have the story I've been writing right now. I can't imagine having that life without books to read or write. I am thankful for what I have to use now. Thanks :)

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Emma
12/12/2013 7:37am

I had to go without a "WANT" at first i had choose not to play or practice piano and at first i though this would be easy and i could do it but then i decided to change my want to not playing or using my iPhone. At first when I thought of not using my phone or going with out it i though that I wouldn't be able to go with out because i would miss listening to music because i do that all the time. I would miss a post on Edmodo and we would have a assignment due the next day that i wouldn't know about or our wintergaurd leader would post a rotine, ask us a question, or post something that i would miss. Another reason i wasn't sure if i should give up my phone for 24 hours and change it to another want is if a friend from school texted me a question or needed to know if something was due and i wouldn't be able to help they might be worried about not getting it done and getting a bad grade or not knowing if something is due and if i have a question i would someone to tell or let me know and not neing able to help somene with a question would be hard. Also I wouldn't be able to read on my phone which I love to do to. I would a have a calender so i could calculate how long until something is due or how long until christmas because i don't have a calendar in my room or in the house cause we all the calendars on our phone. Plus I didn't have any homework that night so i had nothing to do and I was board. There were some positive effects of not having my phone. I cleaned up my room and straightened up my craft room. Also since I changed my want to not using my phone I was able to practice to piano which at first i was going to give up for 24 hours. What I learned from this is that i use my phone for everything

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