10.21.2009

it's not rocket science.

i find it amusing how we realize certain things at certain times.. even when we also realize it may have simply been common sense all along.

case in point,
it's important to let people live their own lives they way they want to.

you're here, i'm here, we're all here on earth. we all sleep, breathe, eat, smile, cry, scream, dance, sing, laugh, and love. we all get upset, frustrated, excited, disappointed, embarrassed, sad, and happy. we all have parents, brothers, sisters, grandparents, aunts, uncles, cousins, friends, neighbors, and coworkers. many of us are identical in race, blood type, height, weight, eye color, and gender. some of us even share likes and dislikes, preferences, careers, or other interests. but you know what?

we're all different. and there's a reason for that.

we all have our own brains; our own consciences; our own individual bodies and minds and lives to live. and that's exactly how it should be.

it shouldn't doesn't matter if someone's white or black, blonde or brunette, male or female, blue-eyed or brown-eyed, gay or straight, employed or living below the poverty line. none of this really defines who a person is. as much as society tries to teach and convince everyone that there is one "right" way to live, one "successful" route to a happy life, they're completely and utterly wrong. baseball might be an entire way of life for one person: they've played it all their life and pursue a career in it and end up in the mlb with a multi-million dollar contract with the red sox. for another, physics might be their passion; they study hard throughout their tens of years of education, get accepted into a prestigious university and end up winning the nobel prize for success in their studies. is one of these a more desirable goal than the other? sure.. but only depending on who you are. not everybody wants to be an mvp; not everybody wants to be a brainiac; not everybody wants to save the world or go skydiving or be religious or go pre-med or have children or even be physically fit. want to know why? it's because we're all different. and thank goodness for that.

our world is beaming with diversity. sure, we all evolved from a tiny cell or were created by some higher being or whatever else you choose to believe, but interally and externally we are are all different in so many ways, shapes, and forms. life would be so boring if everyone had the same exact thoughts, feelings, hobbies, interests, likes and dislikes all at the same exact time. we'd lose all desire to interact with one another. and what's the fun in that?

i guess my main point is that i'm tired of all the stereotypes that fill up our society about how to live and how not to live. being a straight, upper class white man shouldn't doesn't necessarily define you as successful and happy. if you're happy that way, then great, kudos to you. but that doesn't mean everyone else in the world wants to live their life the same way you're living yours. so please, let people make their own decisions; let them make their own "mistakes;" let them eat all they want, sleep all day, form new relationships, experiment with different styles, or try new things. it might not be the way you'd choose to live your life, but you have to understand that that's okay. let them do what makes them happy, let them choose to surround themselves with the people who really make them smile. if they're genuinely happy, then that alone should be enough to make you happy as well. you can give people advice and share your own personal stories, but don't force them to believe what you believe or practice whatever it is that you're preaching. do what you want with your own life, and give everyone else their rightful opportunity to do the same.

as for myself, i'm a middle-class, teenage, mormon, hispanic, brown haired, hazel-eyed female. i like swinging, shopping, tap dancing, boys, photography, running, acting, traveling, and new york city. my favorite color's purple and i love jr. bacon cheeseburgers. my biggest dream is singing center stage on broadway someday. i can't go a day without listening to music and i absolutely love the beatles. i think 500 days of summer is the best movie ever and that people who donate blood are some of the greatest people alive. and you know what else?

i love being different.

3 comments:

  1. um.. you are definately upper middle class. :) i miss your different self. see you this weekend? PS I love the new layout.

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  2. i miss you too. why didn't i see you this weekend? and thanks (: sunday night dinner or something different?

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  3. aww i love this. and i like the new layout too. i'll call you tomorrow about mikey's game ( :

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