Author Archives: Thought Student

About Thought Student

A lover of learning who blogs about history, life and opinions at thoughtstudent.wordpress.com

Choices and Kindness

When given the choice between being right or being kind, choose kind. – Dr. Wayne W. Dyer If you’ve missed it, recently a new movie came out, it’s called Wonder, and it is based on the 2012 novel of the … Continue reading

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On Being a Writer

It is perhaps one of the hardest names which you can call yourself because it is not something you can back up. You can’t get it from a degree (although some degrees can make you better). It can be hard to prove … Continue reading

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Giving Thanks For . . . People

Well it’s been a year, and now we have the opportunity to remember all that we have to be thankful for. I am often tempted to complain, but because I knew that Thanksgiving was approaching, I have been asking myself … Continue reading

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The Beginning of the Reformation

Tomorrow marks 500 years since the date many people consider to be the start of the Protestant Reformation. Although these events are disputed by some, I find it interesting to consider how one small act can shape history. On the … Continue reading

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Stories of Life, Part 8

I’ve known for a while that there are songs which make me feel a certain way but I’ve recently noticed that there are songs which make me remember certain people. The music I listen to is a reminder of my … Continue reading

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The Moon

Before telescopes came into common use, the moon was thought to be perfect, without blemish. But through closer examination with a telescope, it was discovered that the moon was not perfectly spherical rather it was covered with craters and mountains. … Continue reading

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Social Structure in Pompeii

Even though the social structure of Pompeii and Herculaneum was clearly defined,  social mobility was possible and many people took advantage of it. The lowest level of society were the slaves. They were mainly foreigners although some Romans sold themselves … Continue reading

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