This world lacks manners, but more than before? I don’t know. It’d be good to put all manners on a balancing scale to measure. Due to technology, it is a simple fact that we are able to see more than we used to. Yes, it seems like society is going downhill and it overshadows the goodness that exists within it.
People can be rude online, because they can anonymously do so, and that could be a reflection from their daily lives; they are one of those people who talk behind each others’ backs. We have all done it at some point. It is in our nature to complain, but is also in nature to be good. You don’t see newborn babies calling each other names – okay, they can’t talk, but they are not evil – and fine, you do see toddlers calling each other ‘poopy face,’ but that’s not the point.
My point is, we need to start overshadowing the bad. Treat others with kindness and respect, and if they hurt you, then well, call them ‘poopy face’ and walk away (believe, randomness shocks people). I say this because it seems that kindness and respect are becoming so rare, so much so that people misunderstand your kindness with you having ulterior motives. Dude, I’m kind and smile because that’s how I would be treated, not because I want to go out with you. I help you because I want to help, not because I eventually expect you to help me (hey, if you do, I will gladly accept it).
We can’t become a society where we doubt the goodness and mistrust people. Sadly, there is a lot of evil, but the world is big and we can start with small steps.
❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤
I was talking to my best friend the other day, and we watched a YouTube video about a reporter asking teenagers about their favourite boy singer or boy band (you know who I’m talking about). We were both in shock and almost about to barf. These teenagers told the reporter that it would be okay if their favourite singer were to enforce violence to get what they way, or that they can get away with anything because they’re ‘gods’ to them. ARE YOU KIDDING ME???? Had my parents heard me talk like that when I was a teenager, they would’ve built a dungeon and locked me in it for the rest of my life. Well, not really, but you know what I mean. I was taught self-respect AND to respect others since I was a fetus – someone would say thank you, and I would shake in the womb as a sign of ‘you’re welcome’.
Oh, I loved my boy bands when I was a teenager; Backstreet Boys, N*Sync, Westlife, New Kids on the Block (not my generation, though), Savage Garden, etc. I remember putting up posters of semi-shirtless Brian Littrell and Nick Carter, and drooling at the thought of meeting them one day – yes, I was going to marry them (pfft, teenage hormones). But, despite all my raging hormones, naive thoughts and dreams, I never worshipped them like gods, I would have never justified any acts of violence from them, nor did I ever disrespected the elder. I’m not going to pretend there weren’t crazy teenagers back then, because our technology was not as advanced (I feel like a dinosaur now, and I’m only 26 darn it!) as today, but it’s amazing how as an adult my perspective has changed so much and all I feel is sadness for what I see through the media. What is going on in this world? Is it because peer pressure has become too public thanks to media? Could some parents be blamed for this? After all, the video showed a DAD justifying an act of violence by saying as long as you’re a teenager, everything bad that you do should be taken lightly.
I get it, some of these artists are their role models, but that doesn’t mean they must justify their mistakes. It scares me to see that they can’t tell the difference between right and wrong. It’s like a chain of bad influences. It only takes one kid to shift the course of others, and some parents do find themselves helpless to help their teenagers – I feel for them. It’d just be nice if we all were in the same level. Is it too much to ask to be respectful? To be kind and loving to others?
❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤
I don’t kill, I don’t hurt others, I may not like being in crowds, but that doesn’t mean I don’t love people. I love animals, I love to walk, I love to dream, I love to write, I love to read, I love to stay still. I’m not a doctor, I’m not a CEO, I’m not a lawyer, I’m not an Engineer. I’m an artist, and that’s who I am. Is that so hard to accept?
“You should be a CEO. You should be a lawyer. You should be a private investigator.”
“You should be,” is what I’ve heard so many times. But, how about who I want to be? Why can’t some people accept who I really am? If I’m not self-destructing or hurting others, if what I do makes me happy, why can’t they accept it? I’m not going to succumb to peer pressure and follow what others think I should do. I never have and I don’t plan to do it any time for the rest of my life. I’m going to follow my dreams and leave the legacy I was born to pass on. Money isn’t everything. Money isn’t going to buy me immortality, but my dreams are going to grant me everlasting happiness. Whenever my time comes, I want to close my eyes and smile knowing I achieved my happiness and inspired others.
I have two choices, let others rule my life and become the woman I shouldn’t be, or realize my dreams and become the woman I was born to be. I choose the latter.
❤ ❤ ❤ Love, Ellie ❤ ❤ ❤