"Be the Change you wish to see in the world" -Gandhi "I will be a Hummingbird, I will do the best that I can." -Wangari Maathai "Where stereotypes begin with a grain of truth, cliches begin with a boulder" - George Watsky "And she's gonna learn, that this life will hit you - hard - in the face - wait for you to get back up just so it can kick you in the stomach, but getting the wind knocked out of you is the only way to remind your lungs, how much they like the taste of air." - Sarah Kay "Do not fear what has blown up. If you must, fear the unexploded." -Suheir Hammad

Continuation

Ok so on my last blog I talked to you about basically how technology has ruined us. Let me clear things up. This is because when people are given choice like that, they sometimes choose to abuse. This leads to the things mentioned prior. So now, what sucks, is that even though I want to kick technology in the butt, I can't. Because the only way to survive in this world is with technology. By survive I mean, live a fulfilling life. Education systems now require tech credits. We can't run from it. We also have the ability to become hermits and live in the forest. So that's always a choice. But it's sad how dependent we are on technology. It's very very sad. I want to have the world, for just one day, not use technology. Just one day. To see what we would do. Walk where we need to go. To talk to people. Don't buy anything. On a Saturday, so no one is late for work. Just to try it out. Hmm. I'll spread the word somehow.....Just try it though. Try even an hour. Then when you get good. Go the whole day. Wait for the sun to go down. Then do one day. Just ease into it.....

Simple.


*Play the music at the bottom*Think of something simple in your life. Isn't it nice. Nothing to worry about. It just does what it does without you having to waist time worrying about it. Just the occasional check up to say hi. Can't think of anything? Think of the sun. The earth. The rain. The earthly things around you. Not man made, or planted. But the things that were always there. They're nice right? Self sufficient. So why do we surround ourself with things/people who may better our lives for an extended amount of time, but later cause stress. Either fixing, mending, or replacing. This includes the expenses of course to do all of this. Either financially or emotionally. I was trying to figure out why I enjoyed learning so much about history at the beginning of the year, but found it a drag near the end of first semester. I uncovered the mystery. I've always been fascinated with early life. How in touch they were with nature. How simple they were, and also how much they accomplished.

Early Civilizations:
Agriculture
Civilizations
Culture
Language

Modern Civilizations:
Cellphone
Internet
Movies
Religion
War

Now of course given we don't know EVERYTHING about hunter/gatherers, but they were a lot more in touch with what was around them. They were simple, without worrying about what other's thoughts. Things of today are too complicated. We get too emotional. We need to just let ourselves relax. Worry about what matters. Bills? no. Eating out? no. Cellphones? no. (yes I realize I just said that) Internet? no. We should worry about the things that matter. The simple things. These things matter, and always don't need to be worried about. As green as this sounds, how often do you worry about the sun? The trees? The ocean? Nope. They've always been there for you. Just providing what you need, without wanting anything in return. Unlike how we are today. Never need to be fixed, unless you give the trees and grass and plants some of that fertilizer crap. That stuff will enhance for awhile but what happens when you go up? You have to fall back down. The plants get sick. Let them live normally, they'll survive. I want you all to think. What do you need to worry about in your life? Those things aren't simple are they? Now think of what you don't need to worry about? Love those things. Because everything else nowadays is like a drug. Like technology. (every type of technology imaginable). It makes our lives better for awhile. We're on a "high" but eventually we have to come back down, and when we do, it hurts. We see evil things. Then we blame others. Like Satan. Yes he's bad. But he didn't place porn on your computer. He placed the advancement of computers. We don't need them. They were nice to be able to email grandma, but now you have a virus and Timmy can't get on cause he's only 4 and he doesn't need to know things just yet. But have you ever had to worry about sitting outside? Yes it might rain, but things dry up. Awe...is your new shirt ruined? Why did you buy such a nice shirt anyway? You don't need it. And that money could've been used elsewhere. I don't care if you think I'm a green freak...I don't care if you think I'm high(which I'm not). It's true what I'm saying. And you know it is. People of the beginning of time had it figured out. Why did we try to "make it better" and mess it up?

Why?

So I'm in a very "deep" mood.

I want to know why there are certain rules. No Murder, burglary, vandalism, I get that. But social rules like, You can't wear that. You can't say that. You can't do that. It's wrong. And yet most of us abide by them. Why? Why do we conform to what others think is best, even though they're learning as you do. Why do we make fun of what other people are doing wearing or saying? Who said that it wasn't cool? And what makes you cool? Why do we try to stop other's creativity? Why do we think that lives need to be lived a certain way? Why are there ideas of the perfect american family? With a mother, who stays at home but is always made up and cleaning the house. A father, who works with a briefcase at a cubicle job. A son who plays soccer and has only guy friends with brown hair and freckles. A daughter who always has long brown braids and plays with Barbie and her girl scouts. And Spot, their lovable golden retriever in their two story red brick house surrounded by a white picket fence. Now I want all of you to think how close that is to your own life. If it's so different, then why do we have ideas of perfection? Perfection is meeting your own standard for yourself. So why are there exclusive clubs? Why are there qualifications? Why is there a reason for the word rejection? Why do you think we have suicide, columbine, hatred, drug abuse, divorce, lies, hypocrites. Because we're all trying to meet this "perfect" standard in life. Where did this standard come from? Why hasn't it been abolished?

Why are people so simple-minded? Why don't people wonder anymore? Why don't kids want to learn anymore? They take it as punishment. Because the education system says kids need to know quantum mechanics for life, and also where Mesopatamia is located and why it's important to history. They say we need to know how to do math with no application but a passing grade for college. But if it's so important, how come when kids ask there parents for help, the parents don't remember? Because it's not important. It's stored in short term memory until Mid terms or Finals. Then when the kid finds something they personally are interested in, they quickly remove algebra, chemistry, and history. This, in my opinion, makes learning this stuff useless. But kids need to take it to get into a good college. But average grades and average extracurriculars don't get an average kid anywhere.

So back to the perfect american family. Their average. So when average johnny applies for average college, he won't make it, because he's too average. He's then forced to work at a low end job tearing his family slowly apart.

So once again, why is being the perfect average american family good? Why must we follow society's social class rules? When that gets us no where but into depression?

If you pull anything from my blog, pull this:
Follow what you believe, yearn for your passion, fight for your individuality. This will in turn make you a stronger happier and more unique individual. Ready for what the world has to offer you and not made too comfortable by your "perfect life".