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Thoughts on ‘Toot Your Horn’

Published January 19, 2014 by adventuresandthoughtbubbles

This week, I actually wasn’t able to type in advance for 365 Days. The other night, as I was typing out my “Toot Your Horn” post, I realized that it was REALLY hard. I was struggling to find things I liked about me.

I texted some of my friends and asked them what they liked about themselves too. The first reply came 30 minutes after I sent the question. It had only 4 things on it, so I asked why the reply took so long. Her answer: I really don’t know. It was so hard to think of something I liked about me.

The other replies came after, and I asked them what took so long, their answers were somewhat similar

That got me wondering… why is it so hard for some people to appreciate themselves?

The answer came to me when I recalled the previous quarter of school. We talked about commercials and ads in Media Class.

Basically, media contorts reality. It’s heavily edited in the visual aspect, to make people, things, and places look more attractive.

We start watching TV at around age 5-6, right? That’s when we see all the people, even cartoons, that we base our definition of ‘Pretty’ on. And then, you grow up, wanting to be like these people on TV. Be as pretty, tall, skinny. But you can’t look like them. Why? Because they aren’t completely real. They get filmed, then edited. They could look like frogs when they’re filmed, and look like J.Lo in the output.

This is honestly something most people my age don’t realize. Which is why they don’t eat lunch, wear makeup, burn their hair with irons, and wear heels.

So I promise from now onwards that I will not aim to look like those girls on TV. I will eat, I won’t use an iron, I will not wear makeup [unless needed] till I am 16, I will be healthy. I will not change my appearance for the pleasure of others. I will not compare myself to others. I will love myself

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Multi Colored

Published January 6, 2014 by adventuresandthoughtbubbles

I don’t have the slightest idea why, but I think I’m kind of emotionally unstable. Or is it mentally unstable?

One minute, I’m the most happy-go-lucky kittysaurus. The next, I’m like a sad, little pug. My moods change so quickly. It scares me. I don’t know, it’s like, my brain can’t pick the right mood for me at certain times. There are times I’m getting yelled at and I’m grinning. When I fall, I don’t even say ow. I LAUGH. It scares me.

Other times, I don’t feel anything. I’m not sad, happy, angry, excited or whatever. I’m just…present

It’s like I’m a rainbow, but not of colour, one of emotion. A LOT of it.

 

Oh well, at least, I’m multi colored

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The People You Meet in Life

Published December 30, 2013 by adventuresandthoughtbubbles

In your lifespan, you will meet certain types of people who help you get better at surviving at the video game we call life. You may not like all the types of people that you meet, but, they help you grow and shape you into who you are.

1. The Rescuer

This is the person who just magically pops out of no where when you’re having problems. He/she is your knight. Whether it’s a shoulder to cry on, or your favorite candy, this person will do what it takes to make you cheer up. Be warned though, sometimes we abuse this person. We take this person for granted. It’s easy because this person is always there when you need him/her. So take extra caution. When you abuse things or people, they often disappear. Not out of hatred or whatever negative thing though. They will do what it takes to keep you from getting hurt. BUT, they also want you to become a better person. The Rescuer works hand-in-hand with the Guardian Angel sometimes

2. The Guardian Angel

Your guardian angel is the one who warns you when something is about to go wrong, this causes us to often think that they’re buzz kills or goody goodies. But no, They just want to make sure that you stay safe and make the right choices. Next time someone tells you that what you’re about to do something wrong, please don’t brush them off, reconsider what you’re about to do, think about the aftershock of what you’re about to do, consider the people affected. This could save you a lot of trouble of doing something over or trying to repair broken trust.

3. The Needy

These are the people who come to you for help. They help teach you to be strong so you can help them get through their troubles. They come in different forms; your classmate in need of a pen, a puppy begging you to play, a friend in need of advice or a person to listen to her troubles.. You may not know them all. Some might be complete strangers, some you might know, some you might not even like. And it’s your choice if you want to help them or not. You may benefit or not. Just know that they asked you for help for a reason. This is a challenge. It may seem small, but in the help you’ve done, you could’ve kept a person hopeful, you might have kept a person in doubt from doing something drastic.

4. The Switch

The Switch is that person who you never know which side he’s on. One minute, he’s siding with The Enemy, and the next, he’s fending for you. We’ll never understand his patterns of switching. But we know what he’s there to teach us. He’s there to teach us how to put our guards up. He may be the reason of your first heartbreak, or your first fight with your BFF. But in the future, you MIGHT just be glad you met him cause he taught you about his type of person, the type of person you need to protect yourself from. He’s probably one of the people who The Rescuer saved you from and The Guardian Angel warned you about.

5. The Enemy

We all have one. The Enemy in our lives could be the popular girl in school, a family member who is jealous of your abilities, or simply a person who just does not want you to succeed. I know what you’re thinking. ‘How could someone like _____ help me in life?’ Well, let me tell you my dears, The Enemy plays the most important role in our growing as people. They teach us how to defend ourselves. They are the people who tell us we can’t do it. They are the reason we may cry at night. But, they are also the reason we succeed. They are our drive to do better. Let me give you an example: In a high school setting, in the end, doesn’t the ‘loser’ almost always end up in a better place than the popular ones? Like how Jerry ALWAYS beat Tom

These are the people you meet along the way. Who are they in your life?

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