i really really really need to spend time somewhere that isn’t MICA and isn’t home. i need excitement, an adventure, something to satiate my wanderlust for more than a few hours. i need time to myself and time with new people and time that isn’t spent doing assignments.
i need fresh air in so many ways (and i don’t know when i’m going to get it).
i really really want to get a cheap video camera because i want to start filming more things. just my daily life, time with friends, things like that. it’s wonderful to watch things and remember them fondly.
who will go adventuring with me this summer? we can go camping, hiking, on a road trip, anything. we can go anywhere and do anything and not have to worry, we can just enjoy little things and big things and explore and meet strangers and make memories and no matter where we go when can look up at the sky and know we’re still under the same sky as everyone and anyone and it will be wonderful! i just want to see things i’ve never seen and go somewhere i’ve never been and share happiness and smiles and love everywhere!
it can be ridiculously easy to get caught up in things that are getting you down, and lately, i’ve been focusing all too much on negative feelings like stress and anxiety.
however, with each passing day, i’ve been re-realizing more and more…
sometimes you just have to take a step back and realize that life is absolutely beautiful. it is what you make of it, and no matter what situation you may be in, you can choose to make it amazing and astounding, and you can learn from each experience, good or bad.
i am more than thankful for the people and moments in my life, and i need to always remember how incredibly wonderful everything can truly be. i should take knowledge or enlightenment from each day. i should celebrate the people i have in my life, always, and celebrate the fact that i’m here.
life is a gift, and we should be grateful for it.
there are some things that i learn about (often due to news sources and other places on the internet) that just sicken and sadden me so much. i’ve seen such terrible videos of crimes (assault, murder even) being committed, read about so much ridicule and bullying, heard awful tales of awful things… it’s heartbreaking.
how can some people be so incredibly cruel and heartless? we are the only species that kills so recklessly, so disgustingly. i am shocked and appalled by some of the things i read and watch and hear about…
i just wish to spread the ideas of peace and compassion; i want everyone to share tolerance, acceptance, love, and generosity. there is no reason not to. if everyone could do so there literally wouldn’t be any reason for even starting violence or acts of hatred in the first place because what would we have to disagree about? if we were to all realize that we are all human and that we can get along, there would be no cause for any unnecessary and unwanted brutality and hate, there would simply be cause for harmony and good will.
just remember to be kind and treat others as you want to be treated, no matter what platform, internet or reality. to treat them as everyone should be treated. as respected human beings with a life to live.
there’s a girl from my high school who went to rehab for drugs and alcohol, came back to our high school, and was sober for two years. she’s now in college and all of her statuses and wall posts are about partying and getting drunk and high… i just… i don’t get why you would waste all of that effort just because you’re in a new environment or because you want to fit in. i think people would probably respect you way more if you were to try to keep up being drug/alcohol free. it’s not like anyone’s going to hate you for it. i mean, i get that college is a place where everything seems accessible and easy to get your hands on and ‘everybody is doing it’ or whatever, but the entire point of getting sober is staying sober, and you don’t have to drink/smoke/do drugs to have fun! what do people not get about that?!
but anyway, i feel like she’s gonna fall right back into the rut and just end up in rehab again.
it’s a shame if you ask me.
i always have wondered why people think violence, abuse, killing, etc. are acceptable reactions to anything.
we need to remember as humans that murder, war, fighting, and all things of the sort have never solved a thing. they have never made things easier. can you think of a single war that has settled anything without causing death and grief of so many people? can you think of one instance where a shooting in the city or a terrorist attack has gotten anything good accomplished? these tragic actions have never been the solution to any problem.
people need to bear in mind that the best and most effective way to handle situations is through using sensible communication, patience, understanding, and cooperation. sure, it may seem easiest to let tempers flare and to allow for things to quickly spiral out of hand. as horrifying as it is, slaughter and massacre seem like instant gratification to many sick, twisted minds. but such methods are obviously not working.
nothing has been amended because over ninety innocents were just killed in norway. nothing has been fixed because two people in my city of philadelphia were recently shot and killed over a damn parking space. nothing has improved since sending soldiers to iraq, for our country or for theirs. think of all of the local and global crises… have they straightened anything out?
i know i’m an overly empathetic girl, but i can’t help but feel for every single person who has lost someone to senseless, pointless killing. it’s incredibly sad. so, so many people are affected by these calamities… not just the deceased, but the families and friends, the communities, the cities, the countries, and frankly, the entire world. grief is universal, and when something disastrous happens, everyone feels it in one way or another. this fact alone gives me hope that we, the human race, can keep that fact in mind and change for the better.
it is cowardly and ineffective of us to let ourselves get angry or aggressive in any situation. to keep our composure and listen with sensibility - as well as having a heart and caring for others - is much wiser and ultimately much more beneficial. no matter what.
as dismal as thoughts of death and tragedy are, i can’t forget all the good that goes on in the world, and that’s what keeps me upbeat. i know that the human race is full of love and charity and kindness. i know that we have the ability to reach out and help each other, so we must have the ability to overcome and outgrow such unavailing brutality.
and as overly optimistic as it may seem of me, i hope that someday, society can come to realize this and actually do something about it. i hope that someday, people will learn to act rationally and compassionately and see what a positive difference it can make.
for now, each one of us can do our own parts by loving and living peacefully and acting tirelessly with benevolence and care towards others. we need to stay optimistic and be grateful for the beautiful people and things in our lives, to spread happiness and hope to all, and to remember that doing good will always feel good and end well.