March 3, 2013
Millions of people pay money to play the lottery. There is not one person in the world who wouldn’t like to win a few million dollars. What if by some crazy chance you happened to win? Would you justify it by saying you were lucky or was it fate?
Being lucky or unlucky is something you are not born with. It is something that just happens. Sometimes there is no reasoning for things that happen.
People like to use the word fate because it justifies something that happened. It gives a definitive meaning to the question, why?
Many people tend to think that fate is going to lead them on their path of life. Some think that they were born with some sort of purpose or contribution that they are going to make one day. Many people who are religious believe in fate and destiny as well. I am pretty religious myself, and I think that you can have faith, but it’s to hard believe in fate.
Finding a heads up penny on the street is considered good luck, but why? I really don’t understand who came up with this idea. Did some lucky guy find a heads up penny on the ground and this lead to his luck? Maybe, it was lucky for him, but why the heck would it be lucky for me!
The sun will rise tomorrow and life will go on if you have luck, fate, neither or both.
December 5, 2012
Heal The World
Make It A Better Place
For You And For Me
And The Entire Human Race
There Are People Dying
If You Care Enough
For The Living
Make A Better Place
For You And For Me
Say what you want about Michael Jackson, but these words are some of the most inspirational worlds ever spoken. The only thing is these words still carry the same problem now like they did many years ago.
We can speak change, we can talk about it everyday, but it is something that will never happen unless there people behind it. The world is divided in two, the people who want change, but don’t show it through their actions and people who speak though their actions and don’t care about change.
No matter how hard you try no one can change the world on their own.
Becoming president and preaching about change won’t do anything. There will never be a hundred percent of people on board with your idea and that is what leads to conflict.
The world will never be healed. It has already suffered so much damages thorough out its life time. We are there just to stick a big band-aid on it and pretend that the problem is gone. Once the band-aid inevitably falls off, the problems will surface once again.
To heal the world make it a better place we need to start with ourselves. It’s just so hard to make a change in this world because people say they will change and might make a change for a day, but they will never stay committed.
As the world turns, we can only hope that one day the people who grace this beautiful planet realize how lucky they are to be on it. Instead of destroying each other,we need to all come together and make a positive change, not one that tears us apart.
I’m just a small voice in the crowd. Your normal, wide-eyed, guy from New Jersey who watches as the world spreads negative messages. I still hold on to hope that one day we realize what we are doing to our planet and make a change for you and for me before it’s too late.
November 18, 2012
Money, looks and power. If you have any of these three, you are ahead of the game, well according to our society. We get so consumed in trying to get to the top and impressing others, we forget to take a stop and think. We forget to take a second and worry about the perception of ourselves instead of the perception of how others view us.
Preppy, punk, jock, nerd, emo are all common stereotypes that people fall into. It is done so easily too, if you go outside wearing nothing but black there are sure to be whispers about your appearance. I have seen it and I live it everyday.
Appearance and style is such an important part of today’s society, we forget to remember that there is a person behind those clothes. There is a person with emotions, feeling and a heart. If someone wants to wear all black, all pink or yellow or whatever, they have the right to do so.
I disagree with a lot about clothing and fashion, but one thing it does is that it gives the ability to express yourself.
When expressing yourself, remember to act, dress and express yourself the way that YOU want to. Don’t do it because of attention, don’t do it because it will make you popular do it because it is truly you.
Don’t try to mimic what you see on television and on magazines, start your own trend and be your own person. Trends are started just for the sake of popularity. If you’re different, but you are being yourself it does not matter what anyone in the world thinks. As long as you are expressing yourself and are happy, who cares?
Be an individual, express yourself, be you.
October 24, 2012
When I say Superman, you think cape. When I say Batman, you think black suit. How about The Hulk? Giant, green guy who is too big for his own good? Yup, you got it! Every superhero has style and some styles are definitely better than others. When your out there fighting crime, it’s pretty obvious that you need a cool outfit to do so. The costume is just as important as the person inside of it.
Ring, ring, ring and your awaken by the screeching sound of the phone. Finally, you drag your self out of bed, wipe your eyes and give a big morning stretch. Slowly you pick up the phone and to your surprise it’s the Green Lantern! He said, he wants you to come to his birthday party.
The catch is that only super heroes are invited and everyone needs a costume. He says that you can pick out any costume you want and only have a few hours until the party!
Immediately, you jump out off your couch, put on your socks and run to the closest Halloween store. Once you get there, you realize that you might have went to the wrong place. Unless you want to dress up like a clown or a ghost this isn’t the place for legit superhero costumes.
Finally, you return to your house, get out your sketch book and begin to plan out your costume.
Now the pencil is in your hand and your blanking out! It is a lot harder than it seemed at first, right?
Me personally, I would have to make sure my superhero costume was comfortable. Luckily, for The Hulk all he wears are sweatpants, while someone like Iron Man has to wear an annoying iron suit. I would definitely make sure my suit was comfy.
Next, it’s all about the mask. I would want a mask similar to the one that Wolverine from X-Men would wear. That mask was freaking awesome. I would take that mask, make it black and add some blue pinstripes along the side. For my suit, I would want a suit that was similar to Batman, but I would want it to have some blue lines that ran down it to match the mask, preferably cool neon ones that shined in the dark.
Last, but not least I would take whatever shoes The Flash has. That dude is fast as heck! I would just hope his shoes came in a size 10.5.
Now my suit is planned out and I can go save the world and drink some punch at the party!
October 4, 2012
The sky is black and all of the electricity is off. No street lights or anything, only light from the moon and stars illuminate the sky. All of a sudden, running towards you are millions of hungry zombies eating everything in sight!
I know that I will never understand the obsession over the new zombie and vampire trends. One thing I do know, it would be pretty cool if there ever was a real zombie attack.
It’s 6 a.m. and you turn on the news to see what is going on around the world. This is what you see scrolling at the bottom of the television…
BREAKING NEWS: Zombie attack coming in 24 hours. Be prepared… or else.
1. Well, the first thing I would do was scream! After done screaming, I would start my preparation.
2. Next, I would go to the closest dollar store and get some cheap food. Stores like ShopRite and Stop and Shop are overpriced anyway. If I survive the zombie attack, I’m hoping that I have some money left over.
3. After the dollar store, next on your list would be some sort of weapon. Since I really don’t condone the use of firearms, I’m thinking more of a broom. I know, I know, a broom really wouldn’t help too much. Fine, I guess since it is a zombie attack, I suppose you would need some sort of gun. Hopefully it is a gun that didn’t actually kill the zombie, but paralyze him so he doesn’t move. Just make sure you don’t hurt the poor zombie, he doesn’t know any better.
Weapon, check √
4. Now it’s time for to prepare your house for a zombie break-in. Make sure that you have lots and lots of boards and wood. Also, lots and lots of nails and a hammer. I’m warning you, make sure that every single window and door is locked down tightly. Double, even triple board up your windows and doors. Also, if you have time, try to call your carpenter as well. Make sure that your roof doesn’t have any holes, as well as your floors. Nothing is more annoying than a zombie crashing through your roof and landing on your brand new carpet.
From the looks of it, I think your ready to go! Just remember, have a little sympathy for the zombie. I’m sure they have families at home and bills they need to pay after the attack is over. Heck, who knows maybe after it’s all said and done, you can invite one over for dinner!
September 24, 2012
Hello, excuse me, is this thing on?
I was told that I have only one minute to talk and I have a few things to say. My name is Vincent and I’m just your normal 21 year-old kid from New Jersey. I sit back, live life and try to learn new things along the way. I stay out of trouble and always keep family and others above everything else. I’m here because I was promised by the President of the United States that I have one minute to say whatever is on my mind. This is my first time in front of a camera, let alone being on television, so just bare with me, I might come off as a little nervous.
Well let me begin, my first issue is war, why are we still in it and why are our troops overseas? I thought that we have achieved our mission. I know, many agree and many disagree with me, but I’m just looking at it from my point of view. We promised to send troops home, but many are still out on duty. No one should be out in different countries, they need to be home in the United States. If we are out overseas to look for oil then we don’t need soldiers to do so. Nothing good ever comes out of war, send home all of our troops.
Next, television and music. I am tired and fed up of what music is played on the radio and what is shown all over the world. It is just ridiculous and inappropriate that we are spreading these kind of messages to our younger generations. Many are wondering why, why are we in debt, why are there no jobs and why is the economy is down? I think the messages through music and television are part of the reason why.
Kids turn on the radio or turn on the television and reenact what they see. Girls think that it is okay to be sluts and boys think that it is okay to be pimps. Then we sit back and wonder why there are so many teenagers who are pregnant. Instead of going out and trying to pursue an education or better the world, many kids are sitting home sleeping through life, hoping that the world is handed to them.
It is not entirely their fault, some of the blame falls on the media and you Mr. President. It is the media that wants to make money. They know what sells and that is why they put this sexual, degrading products on the radio and on television. For some reason or another, people love to watch and listen to it and the media knows that. They know that views equals money. Do they care about the message that they are sending out? No. They are self-centered people who only care about themselves.
I’m sorry, but Mr. President, you sit up in your office behind your millions of dollars as the world turns and things get worse. The poor keep getting poorer and the rich keep getting richer. Yet, behind it all you promise change, you promise a different life and a different future for the children of tomorrow. I was naive to realize it, but what you said was mostly a lie. I’m not singling you out Mr. President, I’m talking about you as well as the presidents before you and presidents who are next to follow. All of whom promise the world, but never deliver.
I think that I have surpassed my one minute limit. I am sorry if I have offended any one with this speech, but I’m just speaking from the heart.
Just like Martin Luther King Jr. had a dream, I too have a dream.
I dream that the world can one day wake up and realize some of its flaws instead of glorifying itself. I dream for a bright future and a brighter tomorrow.
Thank you all for your time.
August 25, 2012
“Do not miss your chance to blow. This opportunity comes once in a life time.” Those were the words spoken by Eminem in one of his most popular songs, Lose Yourself. In my opinion, these words he spoke sum up what life is all about.
One life and one opportunity to be whatever you want to be. Each person is born with a blank page and the ability to write whatever they want on this page.
For some, they could take the page and write an award-winning novel. While others could take that same page and turn it into a paper airplane.
You can do whatever you want to do with your own individual page. Life is whatever you want it to be and you are the author of the story that you want to write.
What is the meaning of life. Sure life is defined in a dictionary with a definite meaning, but life is something that really can’t be defined. Life is the most cherished thing that you have and is something that many people take for granted everyday. Life might not always be beautiful, but it is up to you to define your own meaning of what life really is. Some people sit back and wait for things to go their way. They have dreams, but don’t have the will power or the motivation to go out and accomplish things that they want to do. Instead of sitting back and waiting, go out and make strides to reach those dreams. Sitting back and waiting is only going to delay you from reaching your dreams.
Take a chance, reach for the stars. Who cares if you take a chance and it doesn’t work out. Would you rather live with the regrets of not taking a chance or live knowing you tried, but it just didn’t work out. Succeed or fail, the sun is still going to rise the next day. Pick your self up, dust your self off and move on.
Be lucky for the things you have and don’t live a life with any regrets. Take your shot and if you miss just take another. Just remember that you miss 100% of the shots that you never take. Don’t take life for granted and don’t dwell on the negative things that you go through. Just try to live life the way you want and don’t be influenced by anyone else.
August 1, 2012
Wouldn’t life be so much better if you had super powers?
I mean come on, the ability to fly, shoot lasers from your eyes or run at the speed of light would be pretty epic. What if one day you had the ability to chose one super power that you could have for the rest of your life?
So you wake up and check your mail for your daily bills and you see this mysterious letter. This is not any ordinary letter, it is in a blue envelope and is stamped with a yellow S-shaped logo. You look at it from all angles just to make sure it’s safe and finally get the courage to open this mysterious letter. Reading through the letter, you can’t believe what you have just read. It was from Superman himself and he has selected you to be his new sidekick. He said that you could have one super power of your choice, any one you could think of. He also said that he is flying over to your house tomorrow to pick you up!
Here it is, the ultimate decision. You thought choosing what to eat for breakfast was a tough decision, but how about this one. One super power that you can have for the rest of your life. If it was me I would have to sit down and think about this one.
Let’s start with flying, this one would be a popular choice of many. It would be cool, but there are already other things that fly, like planes and birds. I fear that I would hit into a bird on my way to beat down some evil villain. Next on my list would be laser beams, the kind that Cyclops from X-Men has. Laser beams are pretty awesome and would definitely be useful if you would have to fight some evil villains. What if an evil villain had non-breakable metal suit? Never thought of that did you, exactly. I don’t think that would be the best choice.
I think I have it. The ultimate super power of all-time and it is… wait for it… wait for it… invisibility! That has to be the winner, right? You could walk through walls, sneak behind villains and attack them or even sneak into the White House to see what the president really does on a day-to-day basis. Invisibility would definitely be my choice. You could even go to the super market, switch on the invisibility mode, take the candy bar you wanted and head on out. Invisibility would not only help against fighting villains, but it would also help you in many other ways as well.
When it comes down to it and the choice of any super power to choose for life, give me my invisibility!
July 22, 2012
What does the word beautiful really mean?
Is it what the media tells us is beautiful or is it really that beauty is in the eye of the beholder? I believe beauty is defined by what the media tells us. It shown to us in every magazine, commercial and television show. Just because beauty is shown in that way, doesn’t mean what it is defined as.
Many people take one look in a mirror and they look away. They say to themselves that they are not “beautiful” and say that they don’t have the perfect eyes, nose or teeth. Then again what does the word, perfect actually mean? The answer is the word, perfect and the word beautiful is whatever you want it to mean. It is a perception, just because someone thinks that something is beautiful or attractive it doesn’t have to mean that you believe the same exact thing.
I really want to know who is the person that invented mirrors. I believe they can be categorized under the top five worst inventions of all time. The only point of a mirror is for someone at themselves and identify their flaws instead of identifying their something good about them self. Even so-called actors and actresses look in the mirror and even though they are considered “perfect” they can still point out flaws about them self. If these “beautiful” people thought they were fine the way they are, then why do they go out and spend millions of designer clothes and cosmetic surgery? It is so they can try to look their best at all times, or what people consider “looking their best”.
Look at any front page of a magazine and tell what do you see. You see the media’s idea of the most attractive person. Why is this the model of what is considered beautiful? Instead of having the most attractive person on the cover of a magazine, how about you put someone who as actually made in impact on someone’s life. I am talking about someone who doesn’t go around, flaunt their looks and collect their paychecks. Try putting someone in the spotlight who has invented something that made a difference or maybe someone who spent their time helping others. Those are people who deserve to be on magazine covers and have cameras follow them around.
Next time you look into the mirror, just think. I want you to think, is this what I want to be? Do these clothes, shoes, and style fit who I really am.
Make sure you are being the person that you want to be and not the person you want others to think you are. Stay true to yourself and don’t change for anyone, no matter what others think of you.
People can call you unattractive and this and that, but so what? That is their opinion and who cares what they may think. Want to know the real definition of beautiful? The people who don’t judge a book by a cover are the true definition of beautiful. Someone who can be them self without worrying what others think of them is what the word “beautiful” really means.
July 1, 2012
Fashion is something that is always changing. Fitting in and being up to date with “cool” trends is always desired. Let’s face it, no one likes being the person out of the loop and not being included. Whenever there is a new pair of shoes or a new popular brand with a line if new releases, people line up with wallets in hand. They are ready to spend crazy amounts of money to get the popular, new, trendy clothes.
I get it, in the judge a book by its cover world that we live in now, people want to look there best. Tell me though, why do people buy these hundred-dollar branded pieces of apparel? What is the difference between buying a fancy new Coach bag and taking a bag and writing a C on it? To me there is no difference. People judge others on the brands they wear and its pretty sad. There is a reason why the most missed day of school for younger kids is the first day. The reason is because all of the kids come to school with their new shoes and backpacks trying to show off. Kids judge others who don’t have the nice clothes like they do and the fashion industry deserves a good deal of the blame. I think that people need to stop buying these brand-name products and stop pouring money in these industries to keep them going.
“We all self-conscious, I’m just the first to admit it.”
This is a line in the Kanye West song, All Falls Down. Honestly, he could not be any more correct. Face it, when you go to the store, instead of buying the cheaper shirt or pair of jeans, you go straight for the fancy designer clothes. It’s not a bad thing to admit to it, there are millions of people who do the same the same thing.
Fashion is always changing and I think its time that it changes again. Stop with the over priced Juicy Couture bags, shoes, etc. Make a brand that is cheap and affordable. Lose the models and the attention that you try to achieve with your products. If these companies lowered their prices and made their products accessible and easier to buy, they make more money and would be saving so much discrimination and self-consciousness in the world as well, without even knowing it. I say we all make a change for that.