Sunday, February 27, 2011

Intentions Mean Very Little

When you put something out to the public you generally have a very specific intention on people's reaction should be. Most of the time, it has to do with how you think you would react. Sometimes you don't think about possible reactions and you just let out whatever seems to pop up in your brain. Those are the times that start scandal. Though your intentions could have been completely innocent, most of what is let out can not be taken back. You can try to dilute whatever has come out of it, but with the internet everything is very public and very open. For example, did any of you hear about the girl on YouTube that posted a video crying and yelling at the people who have left hateful comments. Her father appeared on the screen yelling very loudly. The girl was only eleven and almost all of her videos had very blunt profanity and inappropriate language for such a young kid. Her last video that included the intense yelling made her a YouTube star. Of course, not in the way she intended. Her videos were just for fun I suppose but when her last video went viral almost every YouTuber felt the need to make fun of, someone even made a remixed song out of it. Her intention was to make all the haters leave her alone but it led to thousands of people laughing at her expense. That video and all her others will never go away. Her YouTube channel was deleted but with the amount of people using her clips to make fun of her she will never go away. The same goes for any kind of social networking posts, blog posts, text messages, everything that uses a computer to write. This isn't about bullying because I've already talked about that. I just want to tell you all to think ahead of what people's reaction might be. Posting something that can be possibly offensive is not a good idea. EVERYONE can see it!! If police see it there can be punishment despite the fact that might not have wanted to hurt or offend anyone. Think about what you say because people interpret things in different ways...Just try to be respectful when you say something and listen to what people have to say even if you don't entirely agree with it. =)

Sunday, February 13, 2011

Kiss Me Goodbye, I'm Defying Gravity!

So tonight I saw the play Wicked. I was absolutely inspired. I decided I get inspired by incredibly random stuff. Anyway, if you haven't seen Wicked or read the book (which I have yet read so I don't really know if it's like the musical) it's basically about the Wicked Witch of the West, Elphaba. She's not evil, but because of appearance people assume she is. A lot of people treat Elphaba mean and rude before they even talk to her. She is truly a good person and no matter how hard she tries to get people to see that, only a couple people really give her the chance. You think I'm going to write about not judging based on appearance right? Wrong, I've done that enough already. Though the play is AMAZING and the music is absolutely epic, the thing that has made me crazy is how freakin' fabulous these people's voices were!! Not seeing where I am going with this? Just wait a little...Seeing them up there just made me think how I could never see a single one of them as a doctor or a lawyer. Their talent just radiated off the stage and I don't think they could be anything else but performers. Yes, I've seen plays and musicals before but I've never really tried to think about their talent much until I actually got a valid opinion on what "talent" is. Seeing people up there doing the best they possibly could at the thing they loved the most is what made the play amazing. Those people truly care about how well they're doing, and we all should care about our jobs right? Thing is, that takes me to the thought of hating my future job. It's a scary thought right? How I'm going to make a life for myself is one of the weirdest and hardest things to think of EVER. At some point I came to the conclusion that we all have voices. I'm far to young to really know what mine is yet, I still have time. We all have a mark to leave on the earth. I don't think we really know how we're changing people, even when we are.  The performers I saw tonight were quite literally, using their voices to make themselves known. Though you might not be a singer, your talent is your voice. I don't know what you wanna be when you grow up but when you get there, just remember that you're changing people's lives. You don't have to be known world-wide to help change the world. Don't let anyone stop you from being who you are. Don't let anyone stop you on your path to be you. Change the world!! DEFY GRAVITY!!

Thursday, February 10, 2011

Stop The Hate, Congratulate!!

Will you people just stop hating on one another so dang much!! You are not better because of what you look like or where you come from. Thinking you're above someone else doesn't mean you're going to exceed in life. You're background doesn't define your future. No one is ugly, stupid, unworthy, or whatever else you want to say. We're all just people, and no one can make you something you're not. Confidence is something a lot of us lack, but it's because of those people that want to make other feel down, below them. Every single person is perfect, no one is more perfect than another. We all have talents and we're all special. I'm not saying you shouldn't be jealous because that's just human, and sometimes it makes you push a little harder to do better. That doesn't mean that once you have succeeded that you should think of yourself as better than anyone. We should all be happy for each other, applaud one another's talents.
I know this blog won't change the world. Maybe no one in the world even cares but if I can just inspire one person to be a little nicer to another than I've succeeded in increasing the peace. =)

Saturday, February 5, 2011

My Complaint About Complainers

Seriously if you're going to complain about something and it really bothers you then you should do something about it. Best place for people to complain? Facebook. That's all there is!! Complaints about school, friends, EVERYTHING!! I'm not going to say I don't complain because that would be the biggest lie EVER. It just bothers me when the only thing people want to talk about is how suck-ish something is, but they won't actually take a step to change things. Like I said, I complain, and I don't usually do things about it but it's not the only thing I like to post on Facebook.

ps...this is my way of doing something about complainers...