Posts Tagged Advice

Life Should be a Celebration

“Man is born to live, not to prepare for life.”
Boris Pasternak

Today, I was considering the question of whether or not life is inherently good.  I closed my eyes and wondered if we were special, if what we were doing here was somehow exceptional.  For people of strong faith, God is the key that gives our lives a special essence of grandeur.  Although I do believe in a higher power, I wanted to dig deeper.  I am an optimist, and I wanted life to be precious. Read the rest of this entry »

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7 Reasons Why Facebook Sucks and You Should Get a Twitter

Hello there!

Now, I don’t claim to be an expert on social networking sites, but I have had my share of experience.  Having had Facebook for about four years now and having probably spent countless more hours on it than I would like to admit, I have a pretty good idea of how my “friends” interact on the net.

I recently started using Twitter, and I now understand the beauty of another social-networking outlet.  I’m going to go through 7 reasons why you should ditch your Facebook and get a Twitter right now.  Let’s get started.

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Diehard Sports Fans Play Emotional Lottery

People who truly love teams in professional sports are intriguing.  I can  hardly wrap my mind around how much money people filter into watching  sports on TV or going to live sporting events.  I mean, maybe I approach sports  from too logical of a perspective, but I find it difficult to comprehend the cult-  like following that I observe in the United States.  I can’t picture myself being  significantly emotionally invested in the outcome of a game that is being played  by a group of guys who I don’t even know.

Don’t get me wrong, I like sports. I  play most sports recreationally and especially enjoy golf.  I like going to live  sporting events.  I even like watching the occasional football or basketball game  on TV.  I do not, however, like sports enough to fork out thousands of dollars  for season tickets or spend countless hours memorizing player statistics.  I don’t enjoy spending most of my day talking to anyone who will listen about new  coaching staff members or a player’s possible injury. Read the rest of this entry »

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Is Technology an Entirely Positive Thing?

Based on my experience, it seems to me that many people  have a very positive view of technology, seeing it as an  avenue to less work and more fun. I feel that much of  technology today is made with the intention of helping  people, and succeeds in many ways, but also has negative side  effects or potential future consequences that are easy to  overlook or not consider.

The nuclear bomb development “helped” the United States win an arms race but also killed hundreds of thousands of people in Japan and has put very deadly weapons in the hands of unpredictable dictators. Televisions, gaming  consoles, and other home entertainment equipment have helped people to not be bored for decades but have also increased obesity and sedentary lifestyles, cut down on appreciation for nature, reduced actual human interaction, and most distressingly planted some very distorted world views in the minds of millions of American youth. Read the rest of this entry »

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The Essence of Adolescence

As I reach the final weeks of my teenage years, I am now beginning to feel the nostalgia of a less worrisome and more carefree time in my life.  The less responsibility you have, the easier it is to be happy.

I went through a lot of my younger years not realizing how happy I was because of the lack of worry in my life.  Now that I am in college and forced to be more self-sufficient, I find that I procrastinate duties quite frequently and get really stressed worrying about stuff coming up.

However, I still consider my college life to be the end of my years as a kid.  I definitely don’t feel like an adult, and I definitely have not taken on full adult responsibilities (whatever that means these days).  I feel that my next couple years of my undergraduate studies will be a time to soak in and appreciate the lingering times of carefree fun.

I will do everything as I move forward in my life to maintain the essence of my youth in spirit.  I hope I never become too blinded by unimportant obligations to remember not to take life too seriously.  Live the life you love.  Love the life you live. Deuces.

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