Character Development

Tony Stark is a constantly developing character. He learns from his mistakes and works to ensure the same mistakes won’t happen again. 

Now this does not mean he doesn’t make new mistakes. The point of good character development is that it isn’t straight forward. It’s two steps forward and three steps back, and if a character is improving in one thing, they’re going to mess up something else. 

Tony becomes a hero, but this comes at a price.  His mental health.

So while Iron Man is developing, and improving as a hero, Tony’s health is slipping to the background. When he is trying to handle his affairs during the palladium incident, he sabotages his own relationships. 

In Iron Man 3 we see Tony’s mental health brought to the forefront, and he realizes that taking care of himself is a necessity. At the end of the movie his attempts to improve his personal life cause him to destroy the armor’s he’s built.  However sometime before Civil War he’s returned to being Iron Man and his romantic relationship has slipped. 

As genius as Tony is, he can’t juggle everything at once, and since Iron Man one he’s nearly constantly shown that he values the world, and civilian lives more than he values his own health. He’s grown as a hero since Iron Man 1 and despite major hurdles and steps backward he continues to try to be the best hero, and person he can. 

Ultron, while awful originated from good intentions, Tony wanted to protect people, and when that went wrong he did everything in his power to prevent further problems, by supporting the Sokovia Accords despite his previous distrust of the government when it came to the Iron Man suit. 

I love Tony so much because he develops in a realistic way, while he is growing as a person he constantly struggles with managing all the aspects of his life, and his health. He’s a very human character, he struggles, and he fails, and he tries to fix his mistakes, and sometimes that goes wrong. No matter what happens though, he keeps trying. And despite his shortcomings, he always manages to pull himself out of a downward spiral. 

Chief of Staff is not a formal Cabinet position and does not need to be confirmed. Ditto Chief Strategist and the like. Calling your senators to complain about Bannon is not at all useful, and takes their attention away from things they can actually have an effect on.

Know your Cabinet positions: Vice President; the Secretaries of Agriculture, Commerce, Defense, Education, Energy, Health and Human Services, Homeland Security, Housing and Urban Development, Interior, Labor, State, Transportation, Treasury, and Veterans Affairs; Attorney General. These positions all require Congressional confirmation, and thus can be affected by calling your reps/senators. When Trump wants Giuliani to be AG or Arpaio to run Homeland Security, you can badger your representatives about blocking the nominations.

Ranking with the Cabinet – but appointed at the POTUS’ discretion and not subject to Congressional approval – are Chief of Staff, the heads of the EPA and OMB, ambassadors for the Trade and UN, and directors of the Council of Economic Advisers and Small Business Administration.

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  • i’m so bored of methods so i will either change into physical education, health and human development (bc i looove anatomy and sports science), or physics (prereqs woo)
  • i attend a select entry school so its super competitive + i’m stressed 110% of the time
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Neil deGrasse Tyson warns Trump's proposed budget would make America 'weak, sick, and stupid'

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Famous astrophysicist and cosmologist Neil deGrasse Tyson ripped President Donald Trump’s proposed budget, sending a series of tweets fashioned after Trump’s “Make America Great Again” slogan.

Tyson’s tweets attacked Trump’s proposed cuts to science agencies, health programs, education programs, and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA)

Business Insider previously reported on Donald Trump’s proposed budget, which cuts funding to: NASA, the US Departments of Treasury, Energy, the Interior, Housing and Urban Development, Transportation, Education, Commerce, Health and Human Services, Justice, Labor, Agriculture, the State Department, and the EPA.

Trump’s new budget would increase funding to the US Departments of Veteran’s Affairs, Homeland Security, and Defense

Here are some of the tweets from Tyson’s tweetstorm against Trump:

The fastest way to Make a America Weak Again: Cut science funds to our agencies that support it.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson)

March 19, 2017

The fastest way to Make America Sick Again: Cut funding to the National Institutes of Health

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson)

March 19, 2017

The fastest way to Make America Stupid: Cut funds to programs that support education.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson)

March 19, 2017

The fastest way to thwart Earth’s life-support systems for us all: Turn EPA into EDA — the Environmental Destruction Agency.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson)

March 19, 2017

Tyson also took a dig at the lack of diversity in Trump’s Cabinet, tweeting:

The very best way to support and feed your delusions: Surround yourself with people whose world views match yours exactly.

— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson)

March 19, 2017

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In the grand scheme of human history, awareness of mental health issues is a relatively recent development. It wasn’t even until the 60s and 70s that therapy, medication and other modern treatments became mainstream. Before that we would just throw people in the looney bin, give them electro-shock therapy or pull out all their teeth if they were schizophrenic or suffering from depression.

So it goes without saying that there were multitudes of people throughout history who were suffering from autism, addiction, bipolar disorder, ADHD and so on who were never treated. Many of these people went on to do great things- sometimes because of and sometimes in spite of their mental conditions. They were our Beethovens, our Lincolns, our Jeffersons and our Einsteins.

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[07/02/2016] • {26/100} • (7/30) • so today I just revised on some health definitions for our upcoming SAC on Friday *cries* and did some more set questions! For today’s 30 day studyblr challenge, the best advice I’ve ever received is to stop running a race that I wasn’t designed to compete in :)