Monday, November 14, 2011

Silent Protesting

I learned many things during my years at school: I learned about my countries history, I learned that A2 + B2 = C2 and I learned that silent protesting gets you no where if you don't do it right.

It's not that I have a problem with any of the causes that people are supporting but the way most people do it is just not logical. What is putting tape over your mouth and not talking to anyone for a whole day suppose to do? Oh sorry, I almost forgot that we all are psychic and can read each others minds so when we want to know their cause for being silent we can just read their minds.

Come on you guys, we got poster all over talking about how "silence hurts" and telling us to speak up about whats going on. If you're going to be silent about a protest then at least wear a sign or carry cards or something that will be able to tell people who see you why you are doing what you are doing.

But I guess being silent is the answer now since the first amendment right which gives of the freedom of speech and assembly don't really matter any more since it's so old. Plus who needs to talk when we can just read each other minds?

Tuesday, November 8, 2011

Pride and Prejudice

So my AP English Lit teacher has been forcing us to read a little book by the name of Pride and Prejudice. It's basically about a bunch of girls who want to be married off and how much their lives suck.

To tell you the truth I was actually looking forward to reading the book at first when my teacher was talking about the book before we got them. I also remembered how I had a lot of friends who have read the book before and liked it so I thought I would probably like it too.

But what I didn't realize at that time was that just about all of those friends of mine who read and liked the book were girls and many didn't have the same taste in books as me.

Anyways after reading the first chapter of the book for the third time, I realized that this wouldn't be a fun book for me. The word choice, sentence structure, giving characters multiple names without telling the reader and constant talk of marriage really messed with my head. I couldn't take it all down and after awhile I kind of didn't even care anymore.

I know that there might be a lot of people who might like the book, for some odd reason, out there and I got no problem with that. Just don't start talking about it in a group with me unless you want me to complain about it.

Tuesday, November 1, 2011

Being a Teen

I'm seventeen right now and I'll be eighteen in a few months so I've been a teenager for about five years now. But a certain adult that I have to deal with every once in awhile sees us in a different way then we are.

According to this woman, all teenagers are bad. All teenagers go out with friends to smoke weed and get drunk. All teenagers are in gangs and go out and pick fights with people. All teenagers go out and party to have sex and do drugs. All teenagers disobey their parents and steal from them. All teenagers use their money on clothes and jewelry and tattoos and nothing useful.

I'm pretty sure that all teenagers are not like this. I know I'm not and I don't know any one person who does all of this stuff. I understand that we teenagers are not the very best people but that don't mean we don't anything good.

I'm tired of being looked down on because of my age, that my every move needs to be watched because I'm young. That nothing I do can or will be right and everything I do is wrong. I'm tired of my generation of teens not getting the credit that we deserve for the stuff that we do.

But I guess since adults are always right the stuff she said is true about all teens and I guess since I don't do any of that stuff that I must not be a real teen at all.