Jeremiah 29:11

“For I know the plans I have for you, declares the Lord, plans for welfare and not for evil, to give you a future and a hope.” (Jeremiah 29:11)

Wednesday, January 3, 2018

logan paul

Well, in the wake of the breaking of 2018, the whole Logan Paul suicide forest thing blew UP on twitter. As someone who simply canNot stand not giving my opinion and making things right, here are my thoughts.

First of all, I've never had actual suicidal thoughts, so I can't speak from the perspective of someone who has experienced it and is particularly sensitive about this. Also, I didn't actually watch the video, so everything I've seen is secondhand (from twitter) and his apologies.

I do believe what Logan Paul did was wrong. I mean, who doesn't? I don't disagree that what he did was very inappropriate and insensitive to those who are actually dealing with these types of issues. 

With that said, hear me out. I also think he might have actually had good intentions about raising suicide awareness. I myself am terrible at expressing my thought processes through words. Or actions. I have always been terrible at writing out what I know and talking and describing thoughts and emotions and what goes through my brain everyday. And for instance, this post. I have my opinions, but I'm unable to adequately express what I'm actually thinking. So even if I have the BEST of intentions, sometimes with my inability to express something important makes it seem like it's a much smaller thing than it is. As someone who's very bad at expressing themselves in words, I can understand what he was trying to do.

I think this is partially what he was trying to do. He was trying to raise awareness, but by going about it the wrong way. He tried to make a video, but he went about the wrong way. Very wrong. (I've seen that he did demonitize the video from the start, which also supports that he was actually in fact not to gain from it)

Now, as for his response (the laughing and the thumbnail and all that), I really can't say. This is where the super inappropriate and insensitive part is at. At no point in time should one ever, EVER see a body and then be laughing at it within its proximity. However, he also did not expect TO SEE a dead body while walking in the, albeit "haunted," woods. That may just be a normal reaction (aka a reaction where he really just didn't know how to react), and he wanted to document that segment of his life, as he does all the other parts of his life. So he filmed it. Whether or not he should have posted that is debatable, but the fact remains that he did.

Now for his apologies, I do think part of that is the hate, and part of that is genuine. He definitely did take it down because of the vehement response, and a lot of his apologies was directed towards the "hate." (Although, that is a natural reaction when one has millions of viewers on YouTube). But I also think that he is sorry for what he's done. And I think that even if he's sorry, we should forgive him. Because God's already forgiven him, and so should we. We have all done stupid things that we didn't think through, and by the grace of God, we are forgiven, and I think he should be forgive too by us and by the rest of the internet™.

*gets off my soapbox and probably posts this on the internet™ because I am like that*

Sunday, February 26, 2017

About the Evolution of the Reaction of The Public Schooled Specimen of Human Beings to Homeschoolings

So... I wrote this as a comment on someone's blog and thought it was absolute gold, so here, enjoy it. (Also I need to keep it somewhere so I can c/p for future reference)

As the (overly specific) title says, here is the reactions of public schooled persons when I tell you that I'm homeschooled.
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"What school do you go to?" "Oh, I'm homeschooled" "Oh, cool" <--- elementary
"What school do you go to?" "Oh, I'm homeschooled" "Oh I wish I could do that" <---middle school
"What school do you go to?" "Oh, I'm homeschooled" "?!?!?!? PEOPLE DO THIS BUT LIKE ARE YOU LIKE SOCIAL AND CAN YOU TALK ENGLISH AND DO YOU DO SCHOOL IN YOUR PAJAMAS AND DO YOU HAVE FRIENDS AND WUT ?!?!?!!" <---high school

Yeah, basically.

Friday, January 20, 2017

Letter from Birmingham Jail

Third paragraph from the end-
Never before have I written so long a letter. I'm afraid it is much too long to take your precious time. I can assure you that it would have been much shorter if I had been writing from a comfortable desk, but what else can one do when he is alone in a narrow jail cell, other than write long letters, think long thoughts and pray long prayers?
I LOVE IT.
I appreciate all the sarcasm

Also I haven't posted on this blog in forever and I'm pretty sure it's dying because twitter is way more interesting and also because my thoughts usually fit into 140 char. But for quotes like this, I'm still resorting to this blog.

We'll see what the future holds for this blog. 

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Political Situation

"Donald Trump is the new president!"
said a 3 year old kid to me
"Yes, he is! He's going to be president"
chimes another kid

Like what the heck how on earth do these kids know what a president is, let alone Donald Trump?
Like I didn't even know what a president was when I was 3

#AWANACubbies2016

Monday, November 7, 2016

OKAY SO SELF SO PLEASE

like why did you go
"oh I can't figure out these three math problems, so I'm going to skip them for now"
that's reasonable
right?

Well, okay, fine, that's okay.
Then you leave about enough space for 30 problems
THEN you start your new page
Title it and everything
AND THEN NOT DO A FLIPPING PROBLEM

like I'd totes forgive you if you'd done math, because that's math I won't have to procrastinate on do.
But if you JUST SIMPLY TITLE IT?

IMMA KILL YOU
Oh, wait the culprit 'twas myself
I take that back

So now I'm left with a notebook with 2 blank pages
and one with a title

SO WHAT AM I SUPPOSED TO DO WITH THESE BLANK PAGES BEFORE MY OCD KILLS ME?

Saturday, November 5, 2016

Musician's life

I have two things to write about so I'll do them both

First, me earlier:

*Eats food*
*is in the middle of a bite*
"Oh, wait, I forgot"
*goes and plays piano for an hour*
*returns to food*
*takes another bite*

Second, also me earlier
How to totally confuzzle a musician:
Have them play two pieces consecutively, one with 5 sharps and another with 6 flats.

Thursday, November 3, 2016

#FlytheW

Okay, so I'm not a Cubs fan
you would know if this you followed my twitter.

I do like seeing history made
And man, did they ever

First win in 108 years
first team to rally from a three-games-to-one Series deficit since Kansas City did so in 1985
and
 the first to do it on the road since Pittsburgh in 1979

AND LIKE I'M SO HAPPY