Month: March 2017

BE YOURSELF. OUR GENERATION 

I had to share this.. 

Our Generation

“Our generation is so obsessed with the idea of perfection

Society has consumed us with the thought of how we are meant to be

At first it was skinny

Now it is thick

What’s next?

We are influenced by terms that are not even real words

Such as

Baddie

Slay

Boo

Swag

Icy

Bae

We look up to celebrities who are addicted to fame, drugs and money

They taught us quotes such as “Yolo” and “Turn down for what”

Lyrics have become angrier, raunchier, and discriminating

Is this really role model criteria?

All I see in college  and high school is a bunch of people who hate each other pretending to be friends

It is no longer a place to learn

Instead it’s all about

Passing

Failing

Appearances

And who you surround yourself with

College  is hell

A girl cries

People laugh

She thought she could trust him

Now the whole school has seen her naked

A guy lets a girl know how beautiful she is to him

Screenshots

Tweets

WhatsApp 

All social media 

100 Favorites and likes 

All because he sounded “Thirsty”

People aren’t even dating anymore

You only find “Things” “Hook ups” and “Friends with benefits”

We meet on social media,Twitter, Instagram, Facebook  by “Sliding into dm’s”

Which leads to talking

Catching feelings

Sleeping together

And ending as strangers

This generation has lost the meaning of romance

We toss around “‘I love you’s” like they’re “‘Hello’s”

We give our bodies to people who don’t care

And we are judged by the amount of people we have let in

Our generation relies on alcohol, drugs, and parties

We drink to get drunk

Drunk texts

Drunk hook ups

Drunk driving

Drunk decisions

Drugs are easy to find

When stressed

When happy

When lonely

When bored

Parties are no longer about celebrations

It’s for

Beer pong

Shots

Smoking

Sex

Our generation tried to grow up too fast

People of this generation do not talk

Only exchange links

We are masked by computer and phone screens

Confrontation has turned into

140 characters

Text

Status

And if we are lucky, a phone call

Doorbells are not rung

Instead a “Here” text is sent

Rather than being ignored physically

It is now just a “Read” text

Yet, it still hurts just the same

Because getting no message is also a message

Technology has ruined adventuring

We do not go out in the rain because our iPhones will be ruined

We do not camp because service is unavailable

We do not venture beyond places without outlets

Too many adolescents have addictions to superficial things

iPads, iPhones, tablets have substituted outdoor activities for Apps you can download freely

Parents complain all the time about this messed up generation

About how we are the wasted youth

But let’s not let them forget

They raised us

Times have changed

Parents have no idea what it’s like to be a teenager in this generation

We are constantly compared

Surrounded by peer pressure

And mislead by people who we thought cared

And even through all the bad, our generation still has hope”

Our Generation-




Zoe Tempesta and Lorna Stephenson

Señorista

​For now, she’d rather be single. There are so many positive things that comes with being single that she’s learned to appreciate. 

If she’s single, she won’t be cheated on. 

If she’s single, she won’t be be disappointed. 

If she’s single, she won’t be taken for granted. 

If she’s single, she won’t be lied to. 

If she’s single, she won’t have expectations. 

If she’s single, she won’t be jealous. 

If she’s single, she won’t be made to look like a fool. 

If she’s single, she won’t be all up in her feelings.

 If she’s single, she won’t be vulnerable. 

If she’s single, she won’t lose herself. 

If she’s single, she won’t feel like she isn’t good enough. 

If she’s single, she won’t be dependent on someone else to make her happy. 

If she’s single, she won’t be needing anybody to be there for her. 

If she’s single, she won’t have to deal with stupid arguments. 

If she’s single, she won’t have to be a part of pointless fighting. 

If she’s single, she can’t have her trust damaged.

 If she’s single, she can’t have her heart broken.
There are times where it gets lonely, but then she remembers why she prefers staying single in the first place and that’s because she loves herself enough to know what her worth is and she is never settling for anything less than that ever again. So for now, she isn’t in a rush to fall in love. When it’s time, it’s time.

MY PERSPECTIVE 

Stop calling people who don’t call you. Stop visiting people who don’t know where you live. Stop making time for people who don’t have time for you. Stop spending on people who don’t spend on you. Stop thinking about people who don’t think about you. You will make yourself emotionally bankrupt.
You can love someone from a distance and wish them well.. and I’m not just talking about romantic relationships but all relationships; friends, family, boyfriends. Take how people treat you as a cue and stop exerting yourself and giving love where it’s neither returned or appreciated. Life is difficult enough without having to beg people for their love and attention. The least you can do for yourself is to surround yourself with people who genuinely love and care about you. And most importantly, surround yourself with people that don’t see you as an option. There’s nothing worse than people who treat you like you’re replaceable. Life can be short or long depending on how you live it.