Warning: Yes I realize this is a tantrum but I have a point. Bare with me.
I’m getting real sick and tired of everyone’s opinions lately. Especially when they are about ridiculous things. I can HONESTLY say I have never noticed that Starbucks had “special” red cup until this last week. Seriously people? It’s a freaking cup. Get over your basic selves. Oh some pretty girl on Instagram called social media evil? How dare she. Target made an “OCD” shirt that is so offensive? Guess what. People miss use and “self diagnose” the term OCD everyday! McDonald’s has breakfast all day now? Wait, that’s awesome…
I realize that everyone has their own experiences and responses to these “controversial” topics for a reason but don’t you think we are throwing these things a bit out of proportion? Do you even know what is going on in the world right now? Let me break it down for you:
-In the last week alone 3 children under the age of 10 have been brutally tortured and murdered
-The government has confirmed that combat has been happening in the middle east
-Two planes have crashed and killed (combined) over 500 people
-We are deciding on a new President of the United States (who are you voting for?)
-China is allowing people to have more than one child now
-China’s stock market has also crashed twice and their government has been shut down
-Greece is in an economic crisis as well
-Europe has announced they will take in 800,000 refugees in the next year
-The largest ever US bank data breach happened the other day with over 100 million people effected
Just to name a few. I could go on and on about bigger issues going on that we really should be focusing on but I won’t. I learned a long time ago that sometimes little things really do matter and strongly effect people’s lives. I am not discrediting anyone’s opinions or feelings about these topics; I’m just really tired of what people waste their energy on. Also, I hate that everyone dressed up as Star Wars this year. I get it, a new one is coming out. But that is besides the point.
It is so sad for me to realize that the society we currently live in is more concerned about red cups and people celebrating Christmas before Thanksgiving than actual issues. We spend so much time, energy, and effort on small things that in the long run truly have no effect on our lives or future lives. We should be spreading that passion and energy to things that coincide with our values.
I feel like people these days are so afraid to voice their opinion because they care too much about what other people will think about them or because they are afraid to make change. I am no exception to this. I have kept quiet about some topics because I know that they are sensitive and I am afraid of hurting feelings of people close to me or creating a big debate that I really don’t want to be a part of. Don’t get me wrong, I am not afraid to voice my opinion if it directly effects me or someone I love so pick your battles I guess.
Anyways, I am not really sure where I was going with this. I just wanted people to know that I am aware of what’s going on in the world but I also am aware of what is important and what won’t matter two weeks from now. Or maybe I was just inspired by this post
on The Daily Tay which I completely agree with….
I challenge everyone to evaluate your values and truly think about what you want to be in the next 10 years and surround yourself with people, activities, etc. that will get you there.
Okay, I’m done.