Saturday, April 21, 2012

Exploration Five

 "In the Presence of Fear", it has made me discover an entire new outlook on how a vairety of things have changed over time throughout society. a subject that I feel that has changed my own community are the small town shops. Wal-Mart has taken over the city, resulting in a negative outcome for those small businesses. There are many problems with this, such as traditional views for families and not being able to provide for their loved ones. I feel that obtaining your own small town shop can be desribed as a trade, skill and art. It's a trade because it is most likely past down from family history. It's a skill to keep the business open, and from competing with other stores that may be larger and have a abundance of supplies. Also, its an art, because not a lot of small town shops still exist, and over time has become a beauty to those in and out of the community. This is valuable for two reasons, it allows tradition to be continued and teaches a lesson to those who are younger in the community that we should spend our money locally to keep the town alive. Small town shops allow families job opportunities.


  1. its sad how some family cant be able to provide for their loved ones.

  2. I agree with your arguments, they are very valuable for many reasons that you stated.