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Back To School Random Thought (The Tip of the Iceberg Series)

Sometimes the weirdest ideas are the most spontaneous. If the idea is really good as you expand on it and share it, maybe, just maybe, it gets even better.
After discussing my analogy/theory with a friend ;) she made me realize that it might just make sense…

While everyone is staying up late for back to school reasons, or procrastinating their summer extravaganza….
Let me remind you about school, in the real world.

I swear going to post-secondary is like a relationship. Now it may not exactly fulfill the exact definition of what people call a relationship but it has many pros than cons.

1. This isn’t a game

It takes a lot of work and dedication to STAY in it. It involves planning, spending countless hours, lack of sleep, and commitment just to keep it alive.

2. A relationship the general public says you should have

Of course, being in a relationship is entirely a choice not an obligation. Although, society in the 21st century expects all young adults/adults to be well-educated just for survival. One can possibly survive without pursuing post-secondary, but it’s not the idealistic choice.

It causes people to ask many questions like
“Where is this going???” “Do I see a future??” “Is what I’m doing now good for the long run???”

Difference is that, the style and duration are controlled variables due to your choice which of course varies between people.

3. You will develop feelings in SOME way

At some point you’ll ask yourself if you’re happy with what you’re doing. Some people do it for the money, some people do it for love.
If you’re lucky, you may just get both.

Also the weird thing is you’re going to “argue” with all the stress that builds up in the relationship. Sometimes it’s more of a love/hate relationship, but even with all of the stress that is going on with a SIGNIFICANT amount of cost, most likely you don’t find yourself breaking up.
If you fail, you try again next semester.

4. Hard to get

Sometimes it plays a game called hard to get on you when you’re being wait listed, or you’re applying for a specific type of school/program and you’re not sure if it’s being reciprocated…..
Usually with these games it takes luck, and maybe even a few letters of persuasion….

5. Online Courses

Some people don’t like waking up and going to school, so they prefer doing distance-education or online courses. Pretty much it works the same way as a long distance relationship or those online dating sites like “e-harmony.edu” (my friend’s idea =) ) where you get educated online, and one day you’ll meet and you’ll be applying what you’ve learned in real life….

6. Competition

All relationships involve some sort of competition.
With nerdiness involved: In Biology there are multiple relationships such as predator-prey, mutualism, parasitic, etc
This one is more like competition to be the “best mate” and increase your max potential. Meaning there is a huge competition to get the best grades/high GPA…
Also in order to be the “best mate” you gotta be fit as well, meaning some schools look for students that are flexible (eg. volunteer hours, athletic, work experience, etc) a well rounded person basically….
Competition within the circle would be one trying to get into a specific honors class, or a program, or even graduate and get into med school where there are limited seating for many applicants…
It always involves comparison to see who is the best, which is not fair.

7. Cheating

Some people get tired of doing hard work and just want to play around. This involves cheating.
Peer pressure with friends, or outside factors can heavily contribute since it’s very tempting if you somehow find your unwritten final exam lying around on your professor’s table…..
Once you do cheat, you will be FORCED to leave the relationship once you get caught…and can damage your record and perspective on how others will view you.

8. Graduation

Once you’ve stayed fully committed to your relationship, and you want to seal the deal, you graduate which seems analogous to marriage…So conGRADulations!
But what keeps a marriage healthy is practicing what you’ve learned, and that is by finding a job with it…..
If you’ve lasted for 20 years with that job and you’re happy, congratulations you’ve just maintained a long lasting marriage.

9. Enjoy/have fun

Now, I know this sounds weird. Enjoy education?? In ways you do, maybe you’ve had a really interesting lecture that changed your outlook on life, or you have learned a really cool fact about the Chemistry of a single atom but you look at those moments and see the beauty of what you’ve just learned as something you enjoy….like the feeling one may feel like the butterflies in their stomach or the spark of inspiration that shines in your eyes….
If you hate these moments, or the topic that you’re studying, why are you still in it? Are you really just in it for the money in the long run?

10. Convention

Some people prefer certain styles of relationships.
Some parents want their children to have a university degree/Ph. D where some just want to go to trades school for their education

There are many different relationships and sometimes society conforms us to a specific one because one believes that is the best way for success.

In the end, it’s all about what YOU want. Sometimes you have to think about survival, but majority of all the questions in life are what does ONE person want and even I have lots of trouble answering that question


Credits to my friend for helping me expand my random idea ;) (You know who you are)

Note: I am sure there are many loop holes, but I’m just trying to see the bright side of things….

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"I’ve been making a list of the things they don’t teach you at school. They don’t teach you how to love somebody. They don’t teach you how to be famous. They don’t teach you how to be rich or how to be poor. They don’t teach you how to walk away from someone you don’t love any longer. They don’t teach you how to know what’s going on in someone else’s mind. They don’t teach you what to say to someone who’s dying. They don’t teach you anything worth knowing."

— Neil Gaiman (via psych-facts)

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Bonus Hard Mode: No using outside sources, and that includes using google maps to figure out your location from signs or landmarks

…I had plans today but now.

THE AIRPORT GAME IS BACK.

FUCK THIS GAME
LAST TIME I PLAYED IT DUMPED ME IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORWAY
I PLAYED FOR LIKE 8 HOURS BEFORE BREAKING DOWN CRYING

OMG NO STOP THIS GAME IS MY LIFE!!!

IT’S BACK

WHY IS THIS BACK

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HEY TUMBLR, LET’S PLAY A GAME

To play this game, go to MapCrunch, select “hide location”, make sure you have all countries unselected, and click go. What this will do is drop you in a random part of the world. It’s as if you woke up on the side of a road in an unfamiliar country. The goal of the game is to find your way to an airport so you can return home. 

Bonus Hard Mode: No using outside sources, and that includes using google maps to figure out your location from signs or landmarks

…I had plans today but now.

THE AIRPORT GAME IS BACK.

FUCK THIS GAME

LAST TIME I PLAYED IT DUMPED ME IN THE MOUNTAINS OF NORWAY

I PLAYED FOR LIKE 8 HOURS BEFORE BREAKING DOWN CRYING

OMG NO STOP THIS GAME IS MY LIFE!!!

IT’S BACK

WHY IS THIS BACK

WHYYYYY

oh shit

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Changing Melodies

Every note and chord played
In sync or off key
Changing key signatures
To missing song lists
Messing up and being confused
60 min once a week
Three/four years a running
Playing the same melody

Few words were spoken
Smiles all around
Little jokes here and there
Bright and friendly disposition
A blast to work alongside with
Despite the lack of words
Makes up for in music

Looked at me with watery eyes
Can’t help but have that sinking feeling
That the last song was played
And the final note has diminished to silence

If I could miss a simple melody
It’ll be worse if it was a concerto
But sadly, songs change
A different melody must be played
Even though it’s not going to be the same

60 min once a week
Three/four years a running
It’s time that we start
Changing melodies

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Just a Feeling

The way they look at you
And they way they say each word
A hint of sourness in their underlying demeanor
That took away all of the sweetness that you used to like

The little changes you see in someone
Over an extended period of time
From the tiniest of details
To the grandest of gestures
Form a collage of differences
That transform a person entirely

Forming new likes and dislikes
Habits and hobbies
Social surroundings
Conforming and shaping their own identity
Shaving away their past and who they used to be

You can feel them slipping away
Common interests start diminishing
Hits you to the point
That what you had for so long is in the past
Times are changing
People change

The way they look at you
And they way they say each word
A hint of sourness in their underlying demeanor
That took away all of the sweetness that you used to like

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"And I never want to let you down
Forgive me if I slip away
When all that I’ve known is lost and found
I promise you I, I’ll come back to you one day"
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Good thing I’m the only worker then….

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Here we go again….Tip of the iceberg

Privileges: To me they are anything in life that can be taken away

All of these are perspectives, of what you value as a person and what you decide to value…..

People have the right to express their faith
Not saying that I disagree with the line, but in a different outlook I consider it as a privilege, not a right.
In many ways it is a right, it is FAIR for a person to express their faith in God however they would like to show it. Freedom of Rights and all those other stuff that people create allow us to do so, but think of it is a privilege…
Not many people are able to express their religion in the past/present/or even future around the world, people are being tortured, bullied or even killed for attempting….
Technically, people do have the RIGHT to express their faith
But to express their faith FREELY is a privilege that most of us take for granted in whatever faith we follow.

Commonly, we look at it as part of our routine, something we must do, to build and strengthen our relationship with God, and at times we forget why we’re going to church when sleeping in is the better option….
To go on a bus, and have a random stranger ask you where you’re going on an early Sunday morning and tell them it’s church without criticizing you or putting you down because of your faith….that is a privilege.

Relationships
This is a HUGE one, not only in a general aspect but in the fact that people abuse their relationships all the time. Physical, verbal, or even indirectly where it gets to the point that it gets used so much like an old dirty rag that no one wants to put in the laundry…..

Any relationship encountered is a privilege….
Who you get to meet in your family/have are all privileges given to you.
Some people don’t get to meet their mothers, fathers, uncles, or even siblings. Even if they do, they don’t get the same time as you do. Maybe you get less, maybe you get more, but whatever time you get with that person, that is a privilege in itself.
We tend to look at the little ones, who probably don’t get to meet the ones they love for very long, we pity them, and feel bad for not having what we have. The sad truth in life, is that, that is their privilege, and it’s not fair that is different than from what you and I probably have.

Who you get to have as friends is also a privilege
Each person has an independent mind. A mind to choose and think for themselves. Why would they choose you to be your friend, a true friend if you’re serious….
Friends are the easiest relationships to break it off with, you either go by distance/lack of communication/or an argument over something serious (or not) and you move on with your life and find new friends because it’s easier and you can have multiples of them…
But friends are the easiest to form close bonds with or great bonds with and that is a privilege. Time within your friendship can be predictable, depending on the foundation of it. It could be a term, a couple of years, or even 40, but again, those are ALL privileges which are not the same for everyone.
People do have the right to have a friend, no one should be stopping you, but your relationship that you build is a privilege.

Having a significant other is a privilege…
I personally think the fact that most couples don’t take the time to ponder on this aspect is the reason why there are many failed relationships, but that’s okay, we’re all human.
Just like what I’ve generally said about the others, this can apply to here as well about time spent together…..
Based on my observations, lack of communication and understanding is a major issue. Needs, wants, matching schedules, just don’t match.
And that is completely normal and expected…
But remembering that what you two have is a privilege is sometimes the key, knowing that it is possible that you may lose the person can sometimes help keep it intact. I guess that’s why some people say jealousy is a good thing, except the thing is, this is not jealousy.
Whatever conflict you two may have, there is always a solution which will always involve sacrifice and compromise, or if it’s petty, take it as a lesson for next time on improvements between you two and move forward because time between you two is ticking and neither of you want to waste it. OR you can just throw your privilege away but you are doing so at your own risk.
Put two people together, it’s gonna get messy, a beautiful mess.
Or it can look pretty on the outside but inside it’s still gonna be a mess. I guess it’s how you clean up your mess and fix it which will show others and most importantly yourselves how you’re appreciating each others privilege.

TIME
Anyone reading this can relate, this is one of the most common and important privileges people like to appreciate.
Like I have said about the above, and probably what you already know and appreciated time is limited.
We each don’t get the same amount of time in the world, and that in itself is a privilege.
But sometimes the greatest fear is not using it wisely, and not having enough time.
Most of us are either afraid to die, or they’re not ready.
Christians don’t have that fear of dying or at least those with incredible faith do not. But it is normal for even devoted believers of God to still have that fear as they turn to God in times to trouble…
But it is those who are not ready to die are the ones who fear the most.
To leave the ones we love, incomplete living, incomplete necessary things that need to be done are all what’s stopping us….
But remember not all of us have the same amount of time to live, we will not all experience the same amount of privileges….
Just like that Hollywood Game Night game called Clue Boom that’s our life. A “random” amount of time is set, and you keep playing until suddenly it just strikes you on the face telling you time is up.

I am amazed by the people who are ready to die. Those are the people who know how to play Clue Boom wisely, and those are the people who appreciate the privilege they get to have whether it’s 13, 48, or 90 years of living.

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Abstract Arguments

Questions and mysteries
Finding words of explanation
To ideas one cannot scientifically prove or show through data
To describe how powerful
A glance, a stare, a simple gesture
That one gives
Can give out a direct definition
Of every emotion, intent, hints of despair with the help of their eyes

When asked to explain
Why and how
Will come knocking at your door
Days or weeks you ponder
Searching for hard evidence
Against abstract arguments

Failure to do so
Will be broadcasted as biased
Narrow minded opinions
That will be frowned upon

What one can mostly do
Is just smile
And say it was just a feeling
It doesn’t matter
As you move on to listen to the answers
Based off of science, law, and logic

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"During out lives we struggle to forget. And it’s foolish to assume that forgetting is altogether a bad thing. Memory is a bruise still tender. History is a pile of blades and manacles. And forgetting can sometimes be the most creative and life-sustaining thing that we can ever hope to accomplish. The problem happens when we become too good at forgetting. When somehow we forget to forget, and we blunder into circumstances that we consciously should have avoided. This is how we awaken to the stories buried deep within our sleeping selves or trafficked quietly through the touch of others. This is how we’re shaken by vague scents or tastes. How we’re stolen by an obscure word, an undertow dragging us back and down and away."