May 11, 2015
April 06, 2015
April 04, 2015
Looking back on all of the things that happened just a short time ago can sometimes make us realize how naive we were and how silly the choices we made were. But as the saying goes, hindsight is 20/20. However, it leaves me wondering how things would have been if none of those things had happened. What would the result be if someone had died who is still alive now? What kind of a person would I be today if I were still in that relationship? What if I had not made some of the mistakes that I have made? How would these things have altered the present?
But it is very hard to glimpse the future. The best we can do is look back and see how certain occurrences have caused certain ripples in the present. To our present selves, we may look back and think "how could I have not seen the effect that would have?" But are we any less naive now, or ever? We cannot possibly see all of the threads of our lives and the lives that impact us or where they lead. All we can do is make the very best of our every situation and appreciate every passing moment of time. For the clock ticks on, it does not stop for us.
March 04, 2015
2 tbs brown sugar
1/4 tsp vanilla
2 tsp milk
4.5 tbs flour
1/8 tsp baking powder
2-3 drops of vanilla (if mixture is too dry or too thick)
2 tbs chocolate chips
February 24, 2015
Anyway, the real reason I came here to post today was because I'm currently applying for scholarships. One of the applications required an essay which must be voted on. The essay contestants with the most popular votes will get the scholarship. This is super duper important to me, so if you would please spend just a moment voting for my essay, I would be absolutely thrilled. You can vote for it at the bottom of the essay.
Thank you, and if you voted, thank you even more!
November 22, 2014
November 14, 2014
It is truly depressing that we cannot express ourselves.
If we show too much emotion in public, we are the weirdos and the freaks in society. Even from a young age I'm sure we all knew there was that one kid in class who would cry at just about everything. Some of the bolder kids would call him a cry-baby.
But let me ask you this: what do we find so terrible about expressing our emotions?
Emotions are natural. Shouldn't we be able to express ourselves without fear of rejection? I do not mean to say that we should be allowed to endanger other people's lives by expressing our anger and flipping tables. But namely sadness. What is so bad about sadness? I would say society expects us to maintain a bold, perfect face in life, and only show happiness. Happiness and perfection are the great ideals in life. But shouldn't it be socially acceptable to be sad? We all feel sad or depressed sometimes. And I can tell you from experience that bottling it down so that no body can see it is not healthy. Nor is it honest. Is it not a blatant lie to smile and say "I'm doing great!" when you are really ready to shatter?
But if we consider it, society expects lies and deceit in other forms too. We are expected to meet certain standards of beauty. We are told that if we hide the way we really look that we will somehow be "better". This is not good or healthy either.
So why, if it is not healthy or honest, do we hide how we really feel? I believe that if we instead chose to be blatantly honest with our friends, family, and relationships, we could avoid a lot of the conflict that happens. So much confusion is caused by a person who hides their true feelings or who sugar coats a morsel of it so as not to be offensive to others. In my experience, this has lead to the destruction of friendships which otherwise could have been fixed with pure honesty.