Tuesday, January 11, 2011

Reflections as I eat Doritos in Bed

Yes, I really am munching on some Doritos. I never believed in the whole "lose weight" resolution anyway. It's fine...

Anyhow, in consideration to all of the things that have been happening, I feel that I should lay out a couple of things.

It's a lengthy, rant-y post! You've been warned!

I am sure you have heard about the shootings in Tucson, which is about 2 hours away from where I live and where I plan to go to college (Now it's questionable). Everyone has been struck with shock and pure grief, especially Arizonans. What are we to do with such a random outburst of violence? It's like you can feel the sadness that was evoked from Loughner's stupid actions. He was psychotic, bent on independence and an idle understanding of the government. People were killed, blood was shed and it's something we will never get over.

On Sunday, a hate profile on Facebook was created that featured pictures of other students and had nasty, hurtful captions with them. Of course, the user of this profile was anonymous and the profile had pictures of several people I knew and thought positively of and a few that were my friends. I mean, these were some mean captions, let me tell you. Stuff that they would not want everyone to know about.

On top of that, a close friend of mine was accused of being the person behind this! I have known her for a while now, and she would never hurt a fly. I honestly think she is a phenomenal, kind person and it upsets me that someone would even consider her. First of all, how much of a coward can you be to hide anonymously behind a facebook profile?! And second of all, why would someone be dropping names when the consequences of these accusations is public hatred and ostracism? Honestly, how could you live with yourself?

Three students at our school was killed or committed suicide. Three, in half a year. Whoever this person is has no heart whatsoever because our school has taken casualties because of the injustice in the world. Careless, heartless people lead to innocent people getting hurt. Basically, it all gets me upset.

OH, and don't you freakaleaking HATE when people call someone out or put too much info on their facebook statuses? An ex-friend of mine kept posting lewd, ignorant comments about my good friend wanting to pick a fight with her (long story, but justified). Keep your lives private, people! Yes, the whole premise of FB is to connect with people, but it's annoying and immature to let everyone know every detail in your "exciting" life. Let's just be mature here.

Woo sah.

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 So what are we supposed to do when the odds are turned against us? Realize that happiness is just as contagious as negativity. Learning to give genuine comments and realize that 99% of all people are really nice and kind is a step. Maybe it's my own ignorance, but I refuse to believe someone is a bad person UNTIL I get to know them very well. And it's never happened so far. Life is a cycle. Ups, downs, flatlines. The sooner we expect that, the easier and happier life will become. And you can take THAT to the bank!

Okay I have to stop eating now and get the crumbs off my shirt. Before I eat the whole bag. That's happened before, but let's not talk about that...

*If you actually read my post til the end, I salute you.*


1 comment:

  1. Hey Soy! Did you Pres. Obama's speech? If so, what did you think about it? How do you feel about Sarah Palin's rebuttle against the media? I really enjoy your blog, hope that you respond...



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