A not very timely note

This was a blog I once wrote during my high school and early college years. I keep it around for nostalgic purposes, but it is quite obviously no longer updated. I am looking to make a more professional blog presence in the future, but I still like to look at where I was mentally at certain points in time.

- G. Jan 2013



Monday, March 31, 2008

"Motivation" by G.

Motivation. Its like gas for a car, the battery in your I-pod, the caffeine swirling around in your coffee. It's essential, motivation is. Because once you think of some goal that you want to accomplish, you need to keep the fire alive. To stay motivated for anything, you have to know why the heck you are doing it. Throughout your little journey to reach whatever goal you set, you should always keep the end in mind. If you have a motivation that is like a unstoppable inferno then you are a lucky person. Your lucky, because eventually you can accomplish pretty much anything. I'm afraid for anything that goes between you and your goals, cause your motivation will give the one-two punch to anything standing in your way.

Sunday, March 30, 2008

"Ignorance" by Strlight99

Ignorance is bliss, or so I've been told. I've heard it's why children are so happy, running around without a care in the world. They have no idea what's going on around them, or how hurtful the world can really be. People dying, alone in their apartment, men and women being forced to sell themselves on the street, just to have enough cash to eat the next day; kids are oblivious to the harsh realities we are faced with day in and day out.

Well, is ignorance actually bliss? No one can really say, really. Everyone has a different view on life itself, good or bad. I may not know first handedly what it's like to live out on the streets, or even to be forced to succumb to the vile hell of prostitution; I know enough from the environment around me that life isn't a box of chocolates. Things comes at you fast, whether you like it or not. It's not about if you are ready to move on with your life, start college or get a real job. You always have to be on your toes, regardless of your surroundings. Nothing's pretty.

So, what's the whole premise of this? Am I trying to tell you to grow up? No, I'm not. The world is a cruel, cruel place, and if you don't want to wise up, fine. It's my opinion, not yours. Quite frankly, I don't really care if you listen to my words or not. This is just my venting on the society we live in today.

"America's World Policeism" by Shinji

America, in a way, does act like a world police. They are always bringing Democracy to countries that do not have it. They are at a constant struggle with the Communists. A prime example of this was with Stalin. Stalin kept trying to convert all the countries in Europe to Communism and the USA kept on struggling to bring those countries to Democracy. If those countries wish to be Communist, let them. Personally, I do like my Democracy, but other countries can have Communism if they so wish. Each country should be able to have its own unique type of government. Each country’s culture(s) should also be able to be free instead of being influenced by America’s world policeism. Canada is on the right track. Its multiculturalistic approach enables each culture living in the country to practice their own religion, traditions, etc. The government is there, but it does not control the people in a way that restricts them. In conclusion, I think that America should lay off a little on the world policeism and allow other countries to do what they want to do. Not everyone has to be American.

"Think Fluidly" by G.

When we think of stuff, it's usually pretty solid. We know that the sun will rise in the morning. We know that 1 plus 1 will probably be 2. We know that we definitely deserve that pay raise...maybe. Unfortunately, negative thoughts are just as solid as positive ones. Our self image is a example of something that is solid and hard to change. If some guy thinks that he is good looking or very sociable, that guy probably wouldn't have many doubts about that. And if another guy thinks they are ugly or weird, that would probably be solid in his mind as well. They say that you should think outside the box, and that is definitely true. But if those thoughts are still as solid as a brick and resistant to change, it doesn't do you much good. This is the same for religion, beliefs, and solving problems. Some people want to know how to be smarter. The most simple thing you can do is to think fluidly. No one really likes a person who thinks that they are always right, and think everyone else is wrong. Being open to other things enriches your mind, and makes you smarter in the end. If you believe that anything can be changed, including yourself, then you will be much better off. Also when you think fluidly, your giving a nice little boost to your creativity. The greatest inventions sure as heck didn't come from people who thought the way everyone else did. They thought of things that were unique, using their unique ways of thinking. The point is, don't just think outside that "box", be sure you are always open to change and new ideas.

Friday, March 21, 2008

"Human" by G.

I'm a human. Hopefully you are too. But what does that actually mean? I mean, we are animals like any other. We have basic survival instincts and desires. But we also have a wonderful gift. While we lack the strength of a lion, the wings of a bird, or the speed of a cheetah, we do have this pink colored mass of jelly in our skulls. And it is this organ that gives us the most powerful thing of all; thought. We have the power of imagination and creativity. We can create machines that can do what we are physically incapable of doing, make planes that soar across the skies, even cars that can reach breakneck speeds. In essence, humans have the power to create pretty much anything, and that sets us apart from other animal species. Of course, today's world isn't the perfect utopia that it could be. But the fact is, as human beings, we are special and we have power that we can't even imagine. Maybe one day, society will realize how much time we have wasted fighting each other, and that only when we all come together as one race, the human race, we can use our power to achieve miracles that for now we can only dream of. Sure, this all sounds kinda wishy-washy; I don't believe that we are going to become some perfect utopia or anything. However, I do think that we can all come to a better understanding of the world around us, and the people that inhabit it. So life goes on, people look at the price of gas and get unexplained cases of heartburn, they watch the news and see the comings and goings of our human society. Sometimes its easy to feel almost insignificant, kinda like a single grain of sand on the beach. Just remember that you aren't a tiny grain of sand, you are a human being, and you can do some pretty amazing things.

Hey

Hi; to anyone who chose to take a few minutes and check this out, thanks. I guess I'll be known as "G"; it's just my last initial. Anyways, I've chosen to make this blog today for a few reasons that I won't bore you with now. I'll cut right to the chase; This isn't some random journal about me yapping about hating life or saving a two headed ferret or Hillary Clinton being the devil, oh no. I'm more interested in bringing up some topics, but mainly giving advice, solutions, and my own thoughts on whatever you bring up. Who knows, maybe this blog will go somewhere, maybe it will swim with the fishes. So please, leave a few comments, questions, or stuff you want me to talk about.
G.