I don't know why people complain that my posts are friends only.
I don't do this to be a snob. This journal does not contain anything against people without good reason. I'm not doing this to be better than anyone, or to be selfish. There's nothing for show in here. This isn't a substitute for saying something in real life. You won't find hypocrisy in here, unless for sarcastic intents and purposes. I don't hide behind the words in this journal and expect everyone to just accept them without a fight. I'm cool with what others have to say, unless I have good reason or strong convictions against it (i.e. random sayings without any coherent explanation), and will likely be perfectly fine with your self expressions. I actually learn from my experiences and don't dismiss them in order to deliberately attempt to ruin someone.
This is my journal.
My thoughts, my feelings, my emotion, my boredom, my passion, my sorrow, my being...it's me. And some people can't seem to accept that I am me and I'm not afraid to be me. I can't help but, after all. If I offend you, simply remove my journal from your friends list, or disassociate yourself from me. I don't expect everyone to always get along with everything, ever. I just expect basic respect for others' right to freedom of speech.
I do complain about things that bother me a lot in this journal. If you don't want to see it, then don't read it. I curse a lot.
Point is, I'm not out to offend, or gossip, or do anything other than just express myself at the given moment. I get annoyed easily, and passionately express my views with words that I feel fit to do the job. If my language or beliefs seem harsh to you, then that's just how strongly I feel about the subject, take it or leave it. I'm just an individual who's not always content with the hand life has dealt him. Label me if you must, adjectives are necessary to describe people, but don't do so without legitimate reasons.
Nobody is perfect, folks.
We're all only human, though some like to think otherwise.
If I say something you disagree with, whether because of your ideals or the facts aren't straight, then comment, dammit, and let me know. This isn't online for no reason, it's not a waste of space, or a joke. I'm not on Livejournal just to follow others or be trendy. I'm doing this for myself, and inviting others to take part in it if they want.
Everyone wants to be unique.
Everyone wants to fit in.
When we look around today at people in general, we usually see groups of people who look exactly the same. All white teenage girls look like Britney Spears. All white teenage boys look like they belong in the 70's. The other day, I went to a restaurant and saw a group of four gentlemen in their early 30's to mid 40's. They were all wearing khaki shorts, thin, tucked-in golfing shirts and visors. At first I thought they must be on some team or something. Then I realized that they were just a couple of guys hanging out. I guess they had been golfing or something, but why does the occasion have to dictate the dress? Even the color of their shirts was the same ho-hum, sandy brownish boredom. Hell, white people say all black people look alike and black people say all white people look alike even.
It's obvious that MTV, TV in general and, even more widespread, society in general has programmed us into thinking that we all have to act a certain way, dress a certain way, look a certain way, speak a certain way and, most importantly, spend our hard earned coin in a certain way. In Pavlov's experiments, his dogs were trained to bark every time a bell rang. Now, we're trained to rush to the stores and buy a cd every time MTV says there's a new #1.
These are all examples of society telling us what to like and what we should buy. If these things make you happy, then fine. If you really feel like spending money on them, fine. But, do they really make you happy?
So, we're all alike...right?
Then again, you have the "outcast" part of society. The rebelious group that wants to be different from everyone else. But, in trying to be different, aren't they being the same?
No matter who you are and what your situation is, there is someone out there with the exact same problems as you. There are billions of people in the world. By laws of probability, I am right. You don't even have to use the entire world's population. Use your country's, your state's even. Hell, I wager that you can find someone in your own town that is going through or has been through the exact same things that you are.
It doesn't matter how unique we are, there are certain threads that bind together certain groups of people. In fact, all of us are bound together by some of these threads. So, I guess what I'm trying to say is be yourself, but never be alone...because no matter how you may try to get away from it, you never are. There's always someone that you'll have something in common with.
I just got through burning a cd. It is a nice little mix of anime theme songs, a few alternative songs and even some pop. Why do you care? Well, you probably don't. But, the message I'm trying to deliver can be summed up by reading the first sentence over again. By burning my own cd, I was able to put together about 19 tracks of music that I like. I didn't pay over a hundred dollars (no joke) buying all the cd's necessary to compose the one that I just burned. We've all done this before, no big deal.
But I think we just need to live our lives with the simple philosophy of burning our own cd's. No, not the part with the RIAA breathing down your neck because their rich artists aren't getting even richer. That's not what life is about. So what is life about? Do things you like - things that make you happy. Be nice. Play fair with others. Just relax and be mellow about situations that appear beyond your control, because worrying and/or bitching about them won't make things any better. And most importantly, don't be an asshole...unless you have a website.
"Being an individual too often means being alone, and the human creature was never meant to be alone." - Albert Einstein