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Is there really any privacy anymore?

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Well, it all depends on how you look at it. The less public you are about things, the more silent you are…

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The first thing that pops into my head when someone says “challenge” is

Why is it that people play the “my horse is bigger than your horse” thing? I think it has to do with human nature and how humans all want to be the alpha. I watch it all the time with people who aren’t even the top dog. It’s funny to see people struggle for the top rank when there is someone better than them.

In the case of Pokemon, Ash and Gary are always trying to one-up each other. Ash-and-Gary-ash-ketchum-10888934-985-615_8589But what I think is funny is the fact they they still have  a lot to learn. My brother is the same way, but it doesn’t have to be just one person he competes with. He likes to show everyone up. Even with subjects that he has never been introduced to. “If I was to do that, I still could blow you out of the water.” And when he tries it, he blames his failure on something other than him being faulty. I just think it’s funny.

Now I’m not saying that girls don’t compete like this, but it is just way too funny to entertain yourself with a good ol’ man challenge.

 

Curve Ball

Okay, today I am switching it up.

Listen to this song. I want to know your thoughts on what you think this is saying. This band is one of my two favorite bands and I am curious as to what you guys think about them…

“Car Radio” -Twenty One Pilots

Songwriters: JOSEPH, TYLER

I ponder of something great
My lungs will fill and then deflate
They fill with fire
Exhale desire
I know it’s dire
My time today

I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once bought
‘Cause somebody stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in silence

Sometimes quiet is violent
I find it hard to hide it
My pride is no longer inside
It’s on my sleeve
My skin will scream
Reminding me of
Who I killed inside my dream
I hate this car that I’m driving
There’s no hiding for me
I’m forced to deal with what I feel
There is no distraction to mask what is real
I could pull the steering wheel

I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once bought
‘Cause somebody stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in silence

I ponder of something terrifying
‘Cause this time there’s no sound to hide behind
I find over the course of our human existence
One thing consists of consistence
And it’s that we’re all battling fear
Oh dear, I don’t know if we know why we’re here
Oh my,
Too deep
Please stop thinking
I liked it better when my car had sound

There are things we can do
But from the things that work there are only two
And from the two that we choose to do
Peace will win
And fear will lose
There’s faith and there’s sleep
We need to pick on please because
Faith is to be awake
And to be awake is for us to think
And for us to think is to be alive a
And I will try with every rhyme
To come across like I am dying
To let you know you need to try to think

I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once bought
‘Cause somebody stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in silence

I ponder of something great
My lungs will fill and then deflate
They fill with fire
Exhale desire
I know it’s dire
My time today

I have these thoughts
So often I ought
To replace that slot
With what I once bought
‘Cause somebody stole
My car radio
And now I just sit in silence

The Fame Blame

If you were famous, what how would you act? Everyone would probably say that they would buy things they need and then give to charity. In reality, all we we is fame going to their heads. I’m not saying that, that this happens to all of the famous, but it happens most of the time. That doesn’t mean fame is bad because fame can help a lot of things.

When I think of when fame goes to a person’s head is when 004Ash goes to the Indigo League and because he qualified for the league, he thought that everyone wanted to talk to him, get his autograph, and see his pokemon. Really, it was him thinking that everyone wanted his attention. Really, being proud that you have made a huge accomplishment is just fine because it not only builds your confidence up, but it gives you the self esteem that you need to to well the next time even if you happen to have failed the first time. That was the sort of thing that Ash didn’t realize when he had lost to his friend Richie. When he lost, he was crushed and couldn’t really function. That’s why he stayed in bed and sulked in everything that went wrong instead of looking at the positives.

See, fame can be a good thing and a bad thing. Fame gives you the boost that you need to be confident in yourself, but it can also start to make you blame other people and make up excuses as to why you failed. Ash got a taste of it when he lost because at first, he thought that it would be awkward to face a friend of his so he thought that their friendship would be ruined when one of them lost. You can see a bit of sportsmanship before the match when Ash and Richie make a pact to be friends no matter what because they both can learn things from each other. The shock of his loss, made it hard for Ash to see the good in it, but when Professor Oak had shed light on the good that came out of the battle, Ash came out of his loser’s slump and cheered Richie on in the rest of the league.

Fame can bring out the best and worst of people. I believe that no matter what, you will see both the best and the worst because in the end, it is what makes you who you are. Just remember…

“Never let the fear of striking out keep you from playing the game.”

-Babe Ruth

Love what you have

Can you say that you are proud of how you treat your parent’s? A lot of people can’t. Your parents, first of all, made the decision to have you so that is the reason for your existence. Did you know that the average cost of a newborn is around $9,000-$11,000 for the the first year? Also, did you know that by the time you were 17, your parents spent around $250,000?

I would like to just say that with just the cost to raise you, you owe your parents so many “thank yous.” Goddammit+Ash+get+your+shit+together.+First+he+doesn+t+age_b97ab2_4882200How could you deny that parents are unappreciated or at least under appreciated? You can’t. Even if they weren’t able to spend that money on you, they have twisted arms and legs to make sure you have had a good life no matter if it is raising you a certain way or putting you in different care to ensure a better life for you?

That is what is missing in Pokemon sometimes. In some episodes, the characters will talk about their parents or say that they miss them, but they really don’t show appreciation towards their parents. Ash, knows that his mom has the best intentions for him, but he really doesn’t give back to show that her good intentions never go unnoticed.

Now, I know I am not perfect so I will say that I have been guilty of unappreciation towards my parents. But one thing that I can say is that because of my living circumstances, I have learned how to work hard, give my best to the people who deserve the best, and help those that need it. I wouldn’t have learned any of that if I didn’t have the wonderful parents that I have. That’s why I give them the world when I can because I am in this world because of them.

I love you, Mom and Dad.

 

Take a step toawrds “new”

If people would to describe me, they would say that I am always busy. And their right, but I do it not to make money or keep busy. I do it to expand my knowledge in things to potentially help me later on in life. The same goes for meeting people. I really like meeting new people because there is a weird since of underestimation on the first impression of a person when you first see them. You can usually make an assumption about a person and judge them before the first word is even said. Despite of the fun of being wrong when you meet a person that looks prissy, but is later found out to be just like you, I have fun with just the act of meeting them.

That’s why I wish I could travel like Ash and his gang because they meet new people all of the time. I mean, it is a bit weird that Ash’s mom let him start traveling around the world at age 10,diamondpearlseries--article_image but just think of all of the things you could experience. The things you would learn from the people you meet. It seems almost endless on the possibilities that could influence you for the future. And all of that comes from the confidence of meeting new people and trying new things.

When I was a member of FFA, I met so many people and consequently, that opened up more opportunities for me. I made friends, formed connections and established a more confident part of me just by getting past any judgmental barriers. I recommend everyone to find that group or organization they could belong to, to open the new path possibilities for your future.

No Time for Fun Time

Oh, the joys being so close to break, but yet so far. It is the time of cramming not only for students, but the professors as well. They want to cram all of the planned assignments they can because they know that they didn’t plan everything in enough time. Having that for every professor makes me have to cram every assignment in a little time space that I don’t have. During this time, the meaning of relaxation is forgotten because it simply isn’t in the schedule.

Speaking of relaxation, h4195df3cI think I am going to go on a rant about it. How come there are people that can relax all of the time and get better grades? I just hate how I work so hard in my classes, work my buns off to support myself, and the only thing I get out of the deal is a paycheck, and average grade, and a “you will do better next time” speech from everyone. I guess I just don’t like it when people are naturally better at everything. It’s not their fault, but I still get mad.

Just think of it this way, if you were in Ash’s position of trying to train for the league. He is focused on training, but because he is naturally good at things, you see him doing fun things, laying back, and relaxing. If it were me, I would be sweating profusely while trying to building up strategies and combinations of pokemon to win. With all of that effort that I put into it, I still wouldn’t get the place I want and I would be sacrificing relaxation time.

I guess if you try to stay positive, you could just remind yourself that the harder you work, the more it will pay off in the long run. If it means giving up relaxation temporarily, then why not if you will be rewarded later?