Friday, December 31, 2010

Setback Saturday (Friday, New Year's Eve Edition): Ride the Trip

What is a trip? Is it something you take with family or friends? Did you take too many drugs and began freaking out? Or maybe you just hit a part of your life where the road is getting harder and harder to follow. This is very common in this day and age to have a sense or feeling of not being able to ride the trip of life anymore. According to statistics, people jumping off the trip and stopping are higher than ever. Medications for anything and everything fill your TV screens like they are fine to take without and issues even though they will explain the side effects after telling you how good the drug will make you feel. So with that said, my question to you is what trip should you ride, an outside trip or your very own?

A trip can be understood in many ways. It can be you taking a physical ride away from the world, or riding right into what the world has to offer, or even taking a ride that lands you on the your mind of course. Trips are what life is all about. Without a trip, where is the story? Should trips be avoided? Should we all avoid each other and stay in our houses without venturing out to interact with other life forms? Are opinions and viewpoints what make trips great?

I hope all of you who read this by now understand that when I say trips, I am talking about things in life that make you happy, sad, angry, excited, bored, scared, hurt, and any other emotion you can think of that I didn't mention. You must make the best out of trips you have. Life in this world is limited and you never know when it can end. Why live in a trip if you dont have to? Riding a trip is more of a mindset than a physical trip. Being rich is not a trip, being happy is. Being crippled is not a trip, feeling sad is. Taking drugs is not a trip, avoiding problems with those drugs is a trip. If you want to ride a trip that never gets old, look at life ten-fold. To have a happy trip does not mean being the greatest, or the richest, or having fame, a happy trip is what you make out of a situation. They say the poorest people in the world are the happiest because they found a medium of being satisfied with what they have instead of what they want. They also say the people you see as amazing and great have the lowest self esteem from what they had to do to get where they wanted to be. My thought to you is I expressed two extremes, where do you lie and how will you change to make your trip a positive one instead of being negative?

Setback: Dont avoid the trip, ride it until you think you had enough. And when you had enough, find another destination.

Tuesday, December 28, 2010

Movie Uprising: Legion

In the past few months, I watched a movie that blew my mind with the amount of underlying messages they were showing. Legion is a movie about a girl that is the chosen one. This girl had no idea why she was chosen or had any inclination that something in the world was about to happen to cause her to be "taken" or killed. The majority of the movie is plotted in a restaurant that is in the middle of the desert. None of the people in the restaurant at the current time know that something crazy is going to happen until an old lady walks in and orders a raw steak. She gladly devours the fly engrossed steak and immediately begins shape shifting into something not of this world. Immediately, she tries to attack the chosen one but is stopped by her "protector." As the movie continues, everyone in the diner at the time realize they were ALL chosen to be apart of these end of days in a positive way.

What really interested me about this movie was how the movie did not choose a single religion to base the movie under. Yes the protector of the "chosen one" is an angel, but he did not act like your typical angel. He cursed, he had no problem killing, he was fighting against his own savior. Both angels and demons were coming to kill one person and one person only. He was alone in the world of saving the chosen one. If the chosen one died, the world ended as they knew it. If she survived the plague that was coming to kill her, the people of earth would see another day of positive instead of perishing into hell. You never fully find out why people were coming to kill her but to see angels and demons coming in masses to a deserted diner to kill one person freaked me out.

It made me think of what to really believe. Who to really believe. Yes, it is a movie that is completely fiction but it opened my mind to thinking outside of the box because of how controversy the movie could be taken. The people who wrote and directed the movie were not afraid to show good and evil agreeing to end a world that we know too well. There seemed to be no such thing as a blessing or a miracle anymore and I never thought of something like that.

I didn't really have a direction to where this was going. I just really thought this was an interesting movie that people should watch because it makes you think.

Monday, December 27, 2010

A Day in Pittsburgh

This is me being hype and testing out my new camera. Enjoy.

Sunday, December 26, 2010

Moral Monday (Sunday Edition): The Best Summer Ever

Last summer was easily the best summer I ever had. From the people I met, to the things I did with the people, to the new places I adventured to, to the new doors that have opened in my life, to everything else that made it an amazing summer. The summer started back with a bang when a friend of mine came into town to visit and network with people. As I hung out with him on his adventures through town, I came across many people that I saw as prime individuals to keep in touch with as well since they would be in the area of my inhabitance. From getting to know these people more and more, I came to notice how cool these individuals are to know personally.

What's interesting abou these people is how many dont really know them on a more personal level. I found it really cool to have the insider and see these people for who they are instead of being out of the loop. To hear about how they came to be where they are was pretty interesting as well. In past lives and interests, they were B-Boys, Grad students, police officers, flight attendants, hockey players, and the list goes on. To see where they came from and what they have become currently inspired me to never let a single goal depict your future. See things in life as stepping stones getting you to see what you really want to become. Never settle on something if it doesn't satisfy you the way you want to be satisfied. These people had many things most may love to have going for there selves. Girls, money, a fan base, fun jobs, and connections to all over the nation, maybe even the world. Seems like a great opportunity for sure.

The point I am getting at is I learned to be happy again. As I adventure through the treacherous struggles of college work, I forgot how to be happy with myself and my abilities. I forgot what it was like to enjoy what I do. I forgot how to love myself for what I have accomplished instead of for what I havent accomplished. I learned how to be care free and live my life without regrets. With that said, my task for you is to evaluate your life and see if you forgot to be happy when you go to work, or hang out with family or friends, or even just being by yourself. Make your happiness.

Moral: Are you happy to say you are happy or are you just saying it?

I Fell Off

I fell off the religious teachings of blog writing. It is time for me to come back in full force and make some moves. I cannot believe I have gone an entire semester without writing a single thing about anything! There is so much to write about also...Savagery. Well, I am back #thatisall