Amazing Kids! Magazine

Staff Q & A: What have you learned from past generations that helps you today?

By the Amazing Kids! Staff


Want to know a little more about the Youth Staff here? Check out our Q&A with some of the Online Magazine staff members; their responses to these questions are below!

What have you learned from past generations that helps you today?

Mindy Yang (Editor-in-Chief): I have learned the importance of culture and individual identity. Heritage is what defines the world and creates the beautiful art, traditions and morals that we follow today. Without these important impacts, the world would be completely different. I love exploring the diversity in the world and am thankful for the individualistic ideas and cultures that have been preserved for others to discover.

Sean Traynor (Editorial Advisor and Contributing Writer):  I learned from my parents and grandparents that memories are better than possessions. If you need a smile or a peaceful place, a memory can take you there. Possessions are easily replaced and are never worth arguing over.

Isabella Taylor (Poetry Editor): What I have learned from past generations is reflected in my painting and poetry.  If it had not been for the impressionist and abstract expressionist artists I would not be creating my work as I do today.  I have learned use of color through deKooning and other masters like Monet.  In my poetry, I would not have sestinas, haikus, sonnets and even free form to be influenced and inspired by.  I have learned from the poets before me such as Shakespeare, Plath, Keats, Dickinson and modern day poets like Louise Gluck.  I am grateful to the past because they have given me my present.

Ryan Traynor (Contributing Writer): I’ve learned from family that they will always be there for me no matter what. Anyone that has gotten into trouble in our family has always gotten support through thick and thin. Knowing that you’ll have people in your life for many, many years helps you to overlook many small things that bug you and makes you feel comfortable to go to them for support. The link through the generations is always there, giving a special bond that allows easy conversations, understanding and support.