Seriously? SERIOUSLY?!?!

I’m not exactly known for being a particularly optimistic person. Usually I end up seeing the negative side of things before I gradually, and ever so slowly, begin to recognize the more positive side. In fact, when I say “seriously?!?” it’s my way of saying “Are you kidding me? I can not believe you have the nerve to do that to me/right in front of my face.” So, below is a list of some of the things that drive me absolutely insane:

  1. Communicating with Anyone During Movies/TV Shows: This is one of my biggest pet peeves, I absolutely hate when people in the same room or theater as me are either talking to each other, on the phone, texting, or adding their own commentary that nobody wants to hear. If you have an opinion about whatever we are watching, please, please, save it for after the show or movie is over.
  2. Applauding During Movies: Last year, my friends and I had the brilliant idea (yes, that was sarcasm) to go see Divergent on the day it came out in theaters with about a hundred other screaming, giggling (pre-) teen girls. Besides the group of girls behind us who wouldn’t be quiet for about 1/3 of the movie, everything was going smoothly until one of the male characters took off his shirt. That’s when the clapping began and occurred intermittently throughout the movie. I understand that it may seem fun to clap at some of the apparent “high points” of the movie, but it also tends to spark conversations and makes it difficult for others to hear the dialogue spoken afterwards. After all, I still don’t know what Tobias said to Tris after he took his shirt off.teenagedgirlscristinayang Continue reading

Who are we?

We spend most of the beginning of our lives figuring out who we want to be, what we want to do, where we want to go, and so on and so forth. But how do these decisions and the ever-changing events in our lives end up shaping who we become? What alters our decisions and choices and makes us, us? What role do the people we meet and emotions we face play, in who we eventually become? And how do they also change us for the better or for the worse? While there is no certain or definite answer to any of these questions, let’s try to answer some of them anyways and hopefully discover more about who we are and what shapes us as human beings.

Throughout our lives, our relationships with family, friends, teachers, and other people we spend time with will influence our decisions, emotions, and actions. As a kid, they provide a model for what is acceptable behavior and teach us how we should apply their example to our own actions. As we grow older, we use their decisions and the outcomes of these decisions to further determine our own actions and what the potential outcome for ourselves might be. These people we trust provide the information we need to make good decisions while simultaneously, build good character and values.

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