During yesterday’s class session, my group presented our book, This Chair Rocks. Though the book was very eye opening and had lots of information and evidence, I felt that some of its claims were a bit far-fetched. For example, one argument that the author makes is that being anti-aging means to be anti-living and thus also anti-breathing. I understood the correlation between these words, but I felt that the author was making the issues of anti-aging to generalized. But other than that, the book helped me be more conscious of my actions and the things that I say when it comes to age. At the end of class, the other half of the class presented their Oral History Project, and each one was very touching. It was shocking to see that almost every single EP has endured such difficult hardships. Usually, people don’t think that it is normal for others to experience such rough obstacles in life, but all of the EPs faced these difficulties and came out on top. It was inspiring to see how each EP handled their situation and learn from that experience. It was also really adorable to see how touched Trish felt after witnessing everyone’s projects. She seemed really happy and impressed with what she saw, and I can only imagine how fulfilled she felt seeing people read her book and then implementing its ideas on their own. After the presentations, I was reminded of how much I love my family and the whole time I just wanted to call my mom to make sure her and the rest of my family were okay.