Monday, January 24, 2011

Today I Was Forced to Think...uh oh...

So today at school we learned a little about Columbine and a lot about the first girl killed in the Columbine shooting, Rachel Scott. Some representatives from Rachel's Challenge talked to us about how they are making Rachel's voice heard, even now that she's gone. Basically, Rachel's Challenge calls for us to be kind to others and be grateful for those in our lives. That's not all of course, but if you want more information you can go here ---> So, anyway, it made me think. A lot of what we were told was that she wanted to make a difference. She didn't want to be ordinary or average, she saw herself changing people's lives. Obviously, Rachel's dreams came true because she's inspiring so many people (including Chuck Norris, hold the jokes) to start a chain reaction of kindness. Her story absolutely inspired me!! It was a little depressing but it made me...think.
First, Rachel stood up for the underdogs. The kids that people thought weren't good enough. We all should do that. Make people feel accepted. Why? Put yourself in those kid's shoes. Not having friends, felling self-conscious, insecure, and all you want is a friend to talk to. I'm not say we should make friends with everyone we see but we can all use a few more friends. Be nice to other people, that's something I think we can all do.
I started to think about who I want to be and the people in my life that will help me get there. I ultimately want to be a writer, and possibly a teacher. It just doesn't seem like enough though. I want to be an activist for peace. Whoever reads what I write, I went them to be inspired. I want them to feel like they can make a huge difference, even if it's just something they think of as small. That's what Rachel wanted to do. Writing is the only thing I know how to do that I think can really reach out to people. I knew what I wanted to write, but I never knew what. Then i thought about it. Why would I influence people with negative thoughts when I can inspire!!
I also thought about how much i'm inspired by people, even when I don't realize it. I want to thank you all for inspiring me to do what I do. I love everyone. I used to say I love everyone until they give me a reason not to but i realize that's not fair. Sometimes people are having a bad day, or dealing with something I have no idea about. So, I love everyone. There's good in every single person and great potential to inspire.
Be like Rachel, refuse to be considered average. You're not and all you need to do is work a little harder to be heard. Thank you Rachel Scott for inspiring me today, and everyone else I know or meet for inspiring me every other day.

I Can't Even Believe This

So, I was only going to post once tonight but I found the most amazing video on Youtube!! I was so surprised it only has about twenty thousand views because I absolutely LOVE this!!
Here it is --->  Please, please, PLEASE watch this because I think it is so absolutely fantastically amazing...You guys think we can make that movie a reality in 11/11/11? I think so, but just watch the video. It seriously made me cry!! =)

I spent a little more time on Youtube and found yet another video, and really whole channel that absolutely inspired me. See? Youtube isn't just a place for people to try and get famous off of!! I love this channel. If you have the ability to help, I really hope you do because it's simply amazing. This is the first video I saw (which made me cry) but if you go through some of the other videos they are just...AMAZING!! INSPIRING!! FABULOUS!! Every good word you can think of is really what this whole thing is about!!

I want to  thank the vlogbrothers because I found out about these through their channels. Go check them out too but their videos don't have much to do with peace haha.

I love these videos and I really hope you take the time to watch them!!

Sunday, January 23, 2011

Oh Yeah! Midnight Post!!

So...I really have nothing to say but I try to post as often as I can and I just haven't lately. I have no reason why I haven't..I really just haven't sat down to write anything. I like how just a few days without posting feels like a really long time to me. I think I'm addicted...Do they have a support group for that? Something like The People Who Have No Lives So They Spend All Their Time Posting On Blogs No One Is Really Reading...Yeah that sounds legit.

Hi, My name is Killjoy and I'm addicted to blogging. ha ha. Well, admitting it is the first step right? are some more pictures. Peaceful, inspiring, and not made by me. ;)

Wednesday, January 19, 2011

I Support...Abortion

Okay, so new thing on here. I'm gonna start actually saying what I support. Only once in a while though because it's really hard to make this posts sound non-judgmental. Just remember that I do not judge other people's opinions, in fact I encourage your sharing them. I'll try to stick with how I've been approaching things so far but...okay here goes.
I support abortion. I am completely pro-choice and don't try and tell me I'll go to hell because of it because only God makes that decision. For me and for everyone. Does that sound bad, since I'm a Catholic, and you'd think "killing" would be non-peaceful. I have reasons, I promise. I'll start by saying I would never, ever be able to have an abortion but that's just me. I don't so much support the fact that it is in a sense killing a human being. I understand that some people think of abortion this way. I support the option. Women fought for so long to get rights and I think having a kid or not should be a choice given to us. I would like to say I don't support abortion because I don't think it should be a woman's first choice. Unfortunately, there are so many unwanted babies in the world that I feel sometimes not having a child would be of benefit to that child. I look at it in a somewhat religious way. I think that sometimes a child's life with God would be so much better than the life that they would be given on earth. I realize that if my mother had chosen abortion, I wouldn't be here. Yes, I have an argument for that too. My mom loved me enough to have me, as did all of yours. Some women just don't love what they've produced. why should those innocent children suffer? Be abused, killed even and they have no way of defending themselves.
Okay, so I should get a little bit more specific because at this point I probably sound like some crazy chick that likes the thought of killing babies. As I said before, I don't. I honestly do not love the thought of it but I don't know every situation. If a woman is raped, has medical problems, or anything to that affect I really think abortion is an option. Maybe not the best one, but it's something nonetheless. I'd rather hear of someone having an abortion than someone giving a child a horrible life. If a woman really can't support a child and she knows that then I think it would be better to give it up for adoption, but I can see why she would choose an abortion. You have to think of what a woman that really does love their child would have to go through. If she can't support it and she can't live with herself giving it up for adoption, maybe not having it sounds like an okay option. It really just depends on the situation (for me anyway) and I don't think people should judge the option because sometimes it's the best choice for the woman and the child.
So, point is, my opinion on abortion is a little...odd. I don't have one feeling toward it. I don't think it's a first option and it should definitely not be taken lightly. Doing the things (you know what I mean when I say "things") you do to have babies, you should definitely go in thinking you could get pregnant but things happen. People make mistakes. So, I support the woman that have made the choice to have an abortion because I have absolutely no right to judge them. I support being given the option, because every woman has a different story. I do not support whoring around and using abortion as an easy escape.
I'm going to have sooooo many people hate me for this and it completely goes against my religion but I have a right to my own opinion. I don't expect anyone to feel the way I do about this but...I'll throw it out to the world anyway. Again, hateful comments will be reported and deleted but I do want to know your opinion and I will respect it, as long as your respectful towards mine. This only has to do with PEACE because it's such a touchy debate topic. Everyone fights over it but really they only fight over the idea of it. Not really the women involved or the different situations at hand. Anyway, this is really long so I'll just stop writing now. Before that though you should go here if you agree with my opinions cause it's a pretty cool website (it's also where I got the picture). --->

Big Kids With Big Fears...

When we're little we fear the dark, the boogyman, bugs, all kinds of stuff that most of us grow out of at some point. Some of those fears stay with us though. My biggest biggest fear is showing my writing. Not exactly the kind i do on here (though I'm never extremely confident in this either), but more my creative writing. I love writing, more than I like doing most other things, but I just don't know what people are going to say. And I think that's what drives a lot of our fears. Not knowing. We're scared of the dark because we can't see as well, therefore we don't know some of what's happening. We're scared of bugs because we don't know if they'll kill us, make us sick, whatever. In seventh grade I had a teacher that made us write creative pieces almost all the time. That's actually when I decided i really liked it, but thing is we had to present what we wrote. Unfortunately, my teacher seemed to think I was actually good at writing and would make me read more than others or she would let students read what I didn't present as a possible inspiration for their own writing. It was flattering and freakishly annoying at the same time. Though I never got very much criticism, aside from conventional mistakes, I hated it. I'm still not over that, and I'm not sure if I'll ever be but that won't stop me from writing. No one can make you not do what you love most.
So at this point you're probably saying "Dude, this is way off topic. Why are you talking about this?" I'm talking about this as an ode to those who influence us. The artists, politicians, visionaries, those who fight for what they believe in. All of those people we may not know personally but inspire us to help make a change. I would imagine a lot of those people had fears. Maybe public speaking, camera shy, who knows? We don't, because they conquered that fear for the bigger picture. They thought it was so important to share their thoughts that they got over it and gave us their voice (figuratively in some cases). Just because someone speaks out doesn't mean they don't have fears. For those who have fears, it stops you sometimes. Especially if you're fighting for something that not everyone is going to agree with you on. The risk many people take is being shot down (again, figuratively but quite literally in some cases) and meeting their full potential in the fight. Take the risk, look past your fears because if you believe in something it is absolutely worth it. Support helps you get over those fears and helps you keep on fighting, even when you're having doubts. Thank you all for reading this and giving me a little bit of support and helping keep up the writing. I love you all!!

Angry Face For You!!

So....cyber bullying. If you don't know what that is, it's basically threatening or hurtful messages sent in texts, emails, and any social networking site. It's happened to all of us, or at least most of us. It's not fun and it hurts just as much as something being said to your face. If you are someone that has decided it's okay to send this stuff, you have some major issues kid. Sometimes you don't think of the effects a text message can have but it really isn't something to play around with. Calling someone a loser, poser, what have you, isn't nice whether it's said face to face or through a message. I've talked about a form of bullying before but this is different because sometimes you can say something and not really know you're bullying someone. All you have to remember is that if you don't have something nice to say, DON'T SAY IT!! If you think someone's Facebook post is stupid, keep that to yourself. If you think someone's a poser, don't send them a text because it's not something they need to know anyway. If you're doing it to play around, just wait until you're with that person face to face when they can see for sure you are just kidding. Writing "jk" on something doesn't make it better, it doesn't change what you said. Things sound different online, they can be interpreted different, and sometimes you can get in major trouble with someone without truly trying to hurt them. If you have been cyber bullied, it's okay. Like I said it's happened to all of us. Just ignore it because those people aren't worth your time. If they can't even say it to your face then they're not worth arguing with.
Go here to help spread the PEACE and STOP cyber bullying. ------>

Monday, January 10, 2011

Fabulous Killjoy's Words of Inspiration for the Day

These pictures aren't really about peace exactly but they're kind of cute and inspirational. Maybe they can inspire to make your voice heard, whether it's about PEACE or not. I just want to remind you that the people that inspire us have the courage to speak out. May you all find it in yourselves to make yourself heard.  ;) I love you all, and I believe you can make a difference. =)

Jesus Nazis

I have recently discovered the Jesuits and there are some pretty ridiculous but freakishly hilarious conspiracy theories concerning them.  So apparently, the Jesuits sank the Titanic. It's funny right?! Anyway, basically Jesuits are very religious Jesus lovers that are usually considered extremists. Though I will not diss on the Jesuits they do try to push their religion on people. I sincerely despise when people try to push religious beliefs on others. We don't know whose religion is right and whose is wrong. I've talked quite extensively about this before but it's just one of things you can never talk about enough. Anyway, I just thought I'd say I now know some things about the Jesuits. It's all silly but Google "Jesuit conspiracy theories" and you'll find some great stuff. Like seriously some of the funniest things ever!!!

Monday, January 3, 2011

*insert offensive title*

I have now mastered the key to getting more people to read your blog. Misleading, possibly offensive, and most likely disappointing titles. If you'll look at the titles of my most popular blogs they are the ones that could sprout some major debate. I LOVE IT!! I realize no one wants to just read me preach some of my teenage wisdom. People want something they can fight. Something that they are absolutely passionate about and everyone wants to make their die-hard view known and heard. It's awesome!! Oddly enough it makes me pretty pumped. I want people to throw out what they think. I want people to feel like their opinions can make a difference because that's exactly what I'm trying to do. No, I am not a self-consumed teenager with too much time on her hands, in desperate need of feeling cooler to people I don't even know. Okay, well it's mostly true. I do have too much time on my hands but I don't want think blog to be all about me. I don't want people who click on my page to feel like they're just supposed to accept my opinion and move on. Obviously, I haven't put up too many debate topics. I know my titles are completely misleading in that they have some ridiculously eye-catching title and the actual text is all about loving each other and each other's opinions. I promise that soon there will be some posts where everyone and their mother is going to want to disagree with me. At this point though, I'm content with people just hearing some opinions I have that they aren't too passionate about to debate against (I'm sorry, but it's the only thing I can assume when no one is commenting). If you're reading this from the links I've been leaving on Facebook I would love for you all to comment on the Facebook post, just telling what I could do better. On here too of course, if that doesn't go without saying. Yes, I do want advice because I don't think this blog is everything it could be. This is my first blog post of the new year and I think it's a good start.
I love you all!!