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Positivity Post #10

I think that a short post should suffice for tonight. If the truth be told, I’m extremely tired, and I don’t want to be late for my first day back at school. I’m somewhat excited to be going back, if only for the reason that I was extremely bored over the break, and I now want something to do. Some classes should be interesting given the occurrence some recent, unnamed, events. Oh well, nothing to do but look into the future with a smile on my face =].

Positivity Post #9

I wonder sometimes about the fate of humanity. December 21, 2012 is getting closer and closer, and time is running out. Of course, the feeling of impending disaster is only applicable to those who believe in this theory. I don’t care either way. From what I’ve heard, if there is a cataclysm, then all humans will die, and there’s nothing that I can do to stop it: so why worry about it? If nothing happens, the conspiracy theorists and doomsayers will simply come up with a new hypothesis about the way the world will end. So where does the worrying come into play? The answer is simple; it doesn’t. There is absolutely no need to worry about the things which you can’t change. No matter how firmly you proclaim your atheism, all humans have to accept that there are forces acting upon our rock that are much greater than our own. While these forces may not be divine, they can certainly be all-encompassing. We are told in our childhood that all humans are made of cosmic material and that is true; the elements found within our bodies are also found within stars. Our seasons, our tides, even the effect upon our bodies by our Moon, are all events that we cannot control. Even though we can’t control them, we don’t worry about them, although they do affect us adversely at some times. Similarly, why should we be worried about the course that nature has planned for us? The Earth, its flora and fauna, its mountains, volcanoes, oceans, and glaciers, have all been around for billions of years before the evolution of humans, and they will continue to exist for millennia after we are gone. We are an inconsequential addition to the mass of this planet, so we should not worry ourselves about its fate. An asteroid the size of a continent could be on a collision course with Earth at this very moment, and we would be powerless to stop it. Our Sun could have sent out a massive solar flare, capable of disrupting electronic communications worldwide, and we wouldn’t even know until 8 minutes later, by which time it would be too late to take any action. The world might come to an end in 2012, or it might not. In either case, we should spend more time with our loved ones, as much as we can, so that we do not feel regret when our time finally, indubitably, arrives.

Positivity Post #8

I remember, 5 years ago when we bought this house, that I thought it was absolutely amazing. What I didn’t anticipate is that all the hard work my parents and I put into it could make it look even better. We turned a concrete bunker (our basement) into an amazing multi-purpose room, complete with books, toys, exercise machines, and couches. We even went so far as to buy curtains for the windows from India in order to spruce it up. And today, my dad and I installed more curtains, curtain rods, and curtain holdbacks all over our house. To most people, this would seem like a chore; to me, it is an opportunity to spend more quality time with my parents =].

After many months, I got the chance to sit down with my parents and watch a Hindi movie. Now usually I despise these movies, as they are usually rubbish, with no offense to the actors. These movies are just mass-produced, and are often intended for the poor, nearly illiterate population that resides in India. However, the movie I saw tonight was called No One Killed Jessica. Now, while this may seem like another B-grade film, it actually wasn’t. This is a great movie, which provides an eye-opening insight into the Indian justice system. It’s about a young girl who gets shot at a nightclub, and the struggles that her sister faces while trying to get the killer sentenced. As with everything in India, this is not easy. The family of the killer starts to pay off the witnesses to the murder, and it is only with the help of a prominent news anchor that the truth is revealed. This may seem a little far-fetched, but it is based on a true story. In the end, more than 200,000 people were rooting for this girl that they had never met before, because the miscarriage of justice made them all feel insecure. Instead of just sitting on their hands, however, these people brought about a change with peaceful demonstrations, in much the same way as their predecessors did during the time of Gandhi and the British Raj. All this happened as recently as 2006. The fact that people from all parts of such a diverse country can come together in support of one stranger, and ultimately bring about a positive change, gives me hope for the future of my motherland =).

Positivity Post #6

Have you ever heard really good music? I guess that “good” is a variable term, open to definition in the minds of all. For me, good songs are old songs. Not the super old “Golden Oldies,” but songs from the ’80s and ’90s are some of my favourite. I’m talking about Bob Marley, Europe, Survivor, and even some Daft Punk. This music is brilliant in its composition, and the lyrics to some of these songs are absolutely mind-blowing. While I admit that many contemporary songs are fabulous, my heart lies in the past, with the good old “Buffalo Soldier.”

Positivity Post #5

This is somewhat related to my previous Positivity Post, in that it’s about spending time with my parents. Today, for the first time in a LONG time, I got the chance to sit down with my family and eat dinner, without any arguments or incidents in general. Usually it’s me causing these arguments, but tonight went very nicely. I learned a lot about my parents’ childhoods, and about their individual struggles through their early years. For the first time in my life, I’m getting to know the people who have raised me to become the person I am today. Their persistence has given me the values that I adhere to today, and that I will pass on in the future =].

Positivity Post #4

Spending time with your loved ones is never a bad thing. In fact, I believe that we don’t spend enough time with our families, especially as teenagers. We wake up (grudgingly) early in the morning to go to school. We have limited contact with our parents at this time, because everyone is in a rush to get to school or to go to work. We don’t see them throughout the day, and when we get home, we sit in our rooms, studying or chatting on Facebook and MSN. We, as teenagers, need to take the time out of our busy schedules and utilize that time with our parents. They have dedicated their lives into making us who we are today, and we should reciprocate that love in any way we can. Spending a little time with my parents really brightened up my day today =].

Positivity Post #3

Today what inspired me was having a long, in-depth conversation with my mom about my aunt. I explained to her about the value and joys in life, and she seemed to understand, and even become a bit more cheerful after our talk. This made me smile more as well, because as we all know, spreading happiness is my new goal =].

Positivity Post #2

Weirdly enough, today my happiness came from being able to get back to work. Lifeguarding is actually a pretty demanding job, and the skills I learn through it, along with the people I meet every day, are enough to make it all worthwhile. Besides, it feels good to get paid again =D.

Positivity Post #1

These posts of mine are going to range between extremely short and quite long. This is because some of my posts will not require an explanation, while some will.

So for my first post about happiness and positivity:

Today what made me happy was that the message that I tried to get across in my “New Year” post is having an impact on the people who read it. I am glad to know that even in such a sad situation, there is a learning experience to be had. Even if such a situation ever occurs again, God forbid, I know that I will have the strength and courage to face it. And I now know, from all the readers of my “New Year” post, that these people will have the inspiration and optimism to move forward as well.