Gentle Violet

Gentle Violet

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Just wanted to ramble about a few things. :)
If you'd like to read my thoughts on another topic, do let me know in the comments and I could make a part 2.
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Summary

Just wanted to ramble about a few things. :)
If you'd like to read my thoughts on another topic, do let me know in the comments and I could make a part 2.

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Submitted: March 25, 2017

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Submitted: March 24, 2017

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-Do you ever just look at people and get this sudden realization that they have a life of their own, just like you do? I mean, of course they have, but we are always so caught up in our own world and our own problems, that we often forget the fact that every single breathing individual around us has their own world, too, filled with sunshine and rainy clouds and memories of spring. Everyone, from that beggar on the street, to the supermarket cashier you awkwardly try to talk to, to that one classmate/fellow employee you never really got chummy with, to your neurotic neighbor, and even to your own parents. They all have daydreams and awkward moments and embarrassing stories and weird quirks. They all have their tastes and preferences in music and movies and food and clothes. They've all experimented with substances and felt heartbreaks and went through shit. They all have memories and insomniac thoughts they'd love to tell to a special someone. We're all the same; emotional beings who just want to be loved.

-If there’s one thing I would tell boys and girls my age, it would be this: Don’t put yourself in a box. Don’t try to define yourself and don’t listen to others who do. You’re a sprout, enjoy the ups and downs and changes of growing up, and don’t be afraid of what’s yet to come. Try new things, buy cool clothes, change your hairstyle from time to time. Someday when you’re a tree, you’ll look back at all the happy memories, and the sad ones who left their scars, and you’ll smile.

-I don't really know how to reply when my friends say they want a blond guy or a tan guy or a cute guy or a ‘whatever’ guy. "Appearance does matter". "When people see you for the first time they'll see your looks not your personality". Sure, looking good does matter, but you don't have to fit any skewered beauty standard. Don't get me wrong, just like everybody else, I have a type: I like it when a guy is tall and a bit more feminine, I don't mind it if he waxes or if he applies eyeliner or if he has long hair. Aggressive, "macho" guys repel me. But, I'm not hard-pressed on dating a guy who's exactly like that. If he's well groomed, has good hygiene, and takes care of his skin and body, he's good to go. On the other hand, confidence is beautiful. Eye contact is beautiful. A kind smile when you're nervously talking to him is beautiful. Intelligence is sexy. Charisma is sexy. Passion is sexy. Staying up talking about everything till 3 AM is a perfect date. Those things are what I absolutely do want in a guy.

-I love how the sky is like God’s canvas. Sometimes it’s a calm blue with snowy clouds. At night it’s a husky blue adorned with shimmering, pale prisms. Other times it’s an intense, melancholic orange and red. Or a cutesy sweet pink with cotton candy clouds. Sometimes it’s even grey from the concealing clouds. Maybe the heavens know our favorite colors, and want us to see them every day. Colors are our emotions and our solace. Colors are who we are. I’m brown (more of a light beige) but with a pink spirit, what about you?

-A big number of things has become digital in my generation. We download songs or purchase them from Itunes instead of buying a CD. Books can be read online instead of while held in our hands. We do our research with Wikipedia instead of going to the library or sifting through a stack of books. We don't talk to our kids anymore, we stick them in front of a tablet where they watch obnoxious Youtube videos made for their age group. Nobody buys photo albums anymore, it's all selfies on our mobiles. Christmas visits became "Merry Christmas" texts on Whatsapp. There are so many other examples. Not only are we raising a generation of impatient, socially impaired people, but all those forms of education and culture and entertainment are now right beneath our fingertips. What if because they're now so easy to get, they'll lose their worth? My niece has- no joke- 500 pictures from before she turned one. ONE. She's almost two now and that number doubled. Me and pretty much everyone I know whose age is in the two digits only have a couple baby pictures in a dusty album. And you know what? We cherish them. But how on Earth will she cherish half a thousand pictures per year?

-I watched a video about what would happen to the Earth if humans were to suddenly disappear. 30 million years afterwards, there wouldn’t be any trace of humankind’s existence, but nature would go on and on, evergreen and never vanishing. Our world doesn’t need us to stay alive, but we need it. Yet how many of us appreciate its beauty while we are still living? How many of us actually make efforts to preserve it? I was on a hiking trip a few weeks ago with about 40 other people from my school, and I was one of the very few who occasionally made a few stops to bask in the view. It was beautiful, but sadly everybody was concerned with taking photos of themselves and complaining about being tired. Sigh, this and so many other things is why I’m disappointed in people. Oh well, at least I enjoyed the day. I’m looking forward to when I’ll go hiking again.



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