I Need It!
November 15, 2011
Filed under Features
Everyday items, pets, friends and family can mean the world to a person. In one’s eyes a stuffed animal could be just an object, but to another it may unlock the magical world of a person’s childhood. There are many objects that people love at NDP, but one might discover a surprise as to what means the most to this community.
Out of the two hundred sixty-five people of the NDP community, including teachers and students surveyed, there were extremely varied results. It is amazing to see some of the items that are so important to the people here. Out of the two hundred sixty-five people, thirty-one said that they could not live without social networking sites such as Facebook, Tumblr and Twitter, while thirty-seven people said that their phones or iPods were necessities. Twenty-one girls said that they cannot live without their favorite food, and sixteen state that they would be lost without shopping days and clothing. Some voters chose a less materialistic necessity with family and friends being the highest vote with sixty-seven people. Family pets received twenty-two votes and boys had twenty-six. Only fourteen of the target population has a personal item that they could not imagine life without. Some of these interesting personal items include a blanket, artwork, computers, books, sleeping, pillows, Justin Bieber, Taylor Swift, chapstick, nail polish and a strong relationship with God. Sydney White cannot live without “Finding Nemo” and has a giant stuffed pillow of Nemo! Kat Mullin loves her pet rock, and Katie Camille loves Loyola boys. Many people at NDP agree that relationships with loved ones and real people are the most important necessities of all.