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A Belated New Year

6 Jan

So it’s a new year.
And that means resolutions.
Resolutions can be very good and very bad in some ways. They are good because they inspire us to change our bad habits and make ourselves a better person. However, these resolutions can also be what brings us down. We become so focused on who we are and our flaws and how we must change ourselves. We let these ideas run away in our imagination and we realize that we are not the beautiful perfect creatures that we thought we were. And that sucks. It’s like getting your pride stabbed when you’re most vunerable.
I was texting one of my best guy friends who I have become very close to in the past few months, and he confessed to me that he was not satisfied with who he was. Even though I think of him as a wonderful person and look up to him, he still feels flawed. However, he has accepted those flaws and just tries to be himself, which I respect greatly. I myself have the same problem, I am not satisfied with who I am and what I look like. I sometimes wish I was someone else, but I’ve come to realize this past year and a half that I can’t be someone I’m not. And talking to this guy really helped me even more. I recognize my flaws, I just need to embrace them as well.
And that’s my resolution. To stay true to myself, even if people can’t handle me. Because in the end, nobody likes a fake girl. And that’s exactly the opposite of who I want to be.
I have also made a resolution to blog more. Stupid interwebz glitches. ._.

Taking My Life and Sacrificing it??!!

3 Oct

Why do so many people want to kill themselves?
I’m not saying that you, the person sitting here and reading this post is suicidal, but I know that some people who read this blog will instantly take one look at this and be offended. You people who are suicidal will instantly shut down the computer or throw your iphone and write sad poetry in your diary and cry and scream into your pillow because the world hates suicidal people.
That is not true.
So keep reading, please.
I know a few people who are suicidal, AND I LOVE THEM! If they say that the world hates them, that nobody cares about them, that they should go and die in a hole, I say NO. You should NOT kill yourself. You DO have a future, contrary to your narrow point of view. If I hear a friend is thinking of killing himself or herself, I will pick up my phone and call them. Normally they tell me that they think nobody cares about them. Well, would I be talking to them if I didn’t care? Nope. But I am talking to you, so I must care. No matter how much you hate your life, it will get better. Gawd, it’s your teenage years. It’s going to rocky and your emotions are going to change like a roller-coaster. I know. I’m speaking from personal experience here.
I’m not saying that I am the wisest person on the internet, and I know that I can’t solve all your problems, but I do know that you are worth it, and killing yourself won’t help you in the least. It just makes it worse for your friends because they want to help you. It grieves them when you take your life because they can ot help but feel guilty because they couldn’t stop you from pulling the trigger or slitting your wrist or overdosing on pills. So don’t even think about sacrificing yourself. It seems almost selfish and makes you seem weak because you couldn’t handle life. Life isn’t fair, and it’s never going to be fair. Look at the poor people in Africa! They eat dirt and bathe once a month because they can’t earn the money to buy a house, or even build one in the first place. All we as American teens really worry about is our breakups and relationships. Why waste your life when millions are struggling to survive in a harsh and unforgiving world? Don’t. Do. It.
Survive.
Make a difference.
In 2007, suicide was the 7th leading cause of death. Over 36,000 people in the U.S. kill themselves each year. Here are the 6 main reasons people kill themselves:

They’re depressed. Everyone gets depressed sometime in their life, it’s not the end of the world.

They’re psychotic. You could possibly need a thearapist.

They’re Impulsive. Like OCD.

They’re crying out for help. Hit me up. I can offer some comfort, or ask a trusted adult for help. Call the police. Call 9-1-1.

They have a philosophical desire to die. That, I cannot solve and it scares me that you think that you have to die simply because of your philosophy.

They’ve made a mistake. An accident, such as oxygen induced high.

Why, I ask you. Why? What real ligitimate reason gives you an excuse to steal yourself away? To waste all of your potential?

Nothing. There is no reason.

In Honor of the Fallen

10 Sep

I know that I am a day early, but I just wanted to talk about 9/11 and be serious for once. But, before I get to that, I want to salute Sergeant Sean Michael Flannery, Wyomissing’s hometown hero. Sergeant Flannery died while fighting for our country. He loved soccer, and was a generous and humble person. His friends all looked up to him and he had great leadership qualities. Please hold a moment of silence for Sean in honor of his service.
And now, we come to 9/11. This day was a day of great tragedy for America. On this day, over 3,000 died at the hands of terrorist hijackers who took posession of jets and brought down the Twin Towers, hit the Pentagon, and crashed in Pennsylvania. (Some say that the 4th plane was aiming for the White House or the Capitol, but those few people on the plane who stood up to the terrorists stopped them.) I was only four at the time but even now, a decade later, we as a country unite in memory of 9/11. President Bush had been visiting a 2nd grade class at the time, when one of the white house officials told him about the planes crashing. There is a picture in my history class that captured Bush’s reaction to the news. He looked concerned and shocked, as we all were on that fateful day. Thousands of people held vigil for the lost, and a sense of patriotism bonded We The People together. As the 10th Anniversery of 9/11 approaches, remember what that event means to our country, and fly our flag proudly.
Sincerly, The Kreative Kat.

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