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Depression

This topic is sensitive, but I wanted to talk about it anyway. A lot of people don’t treat depression as an actual illness. They don’t understand that it’s actually a big deal until it’s too late. They say the wrong things at the wrong time to people suffering from depression. This makes it difficult for these people to talk about it and come out of it. People say things like, “This is just a phase” and “Try to think positive thoughts” and “You just need to get out and live a little”. Or even worse things like, “You were just laughing at a joke. How could you be depressed?”. Mental illnesses aren’t treated as serious things. They’re taken for granted. Because it’s either “just a phase” or you’re “doing it for attention”. And some people act like it’s a taboo topic. It shouldn’t be. Depression should be recognized as a real, dangerous thing. Society needs to be kind to depressed people and get them the help they require. And we’ve got to stop telling them to try harder to be happy because it’s not easy. It’s not easy to get out of depression. Because everything loses meaning when you’re depressed. The entire universe seems to be against you and you want to isolate yourself from everything. You start to self destruct and then you stop feeling things. And when the going gets too difficult, you take an extreme step because you don’t think you have a choice. But there is a choice. There are things in the world to live for and one just has to find them and hold on to them. And that’s not going to be possible if the whole world treats you like shit because you’re depressed. Depression is as real as cancer or diabetes or any other disease. It has to be treated with the same level of sincerity. A little bit of love and understanding can do so much in the world. And that’s all people need to do. Spread a little love and be a little more understanding instead of shunning things they don’t understand.

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Paradoxes to drive you mad

I came across these paradoxes that I think are really cool. If these drive you a little crazy, don’t worry.

  1. Grandfather Paradox– Imagine that you go back in time and kill your grandfather. By doing this, you prevent the existence of your father or mother, thereby preventing your own existence. If you don’t exist, it means that you didn’t go back in time to kill your grandfather. So that means your grandfather didn’t die, your mother or father exists and so do you. Aren’t you going crazy right now?
  2. Liar’s Paradox– This one is about a statement that states, “This sentence is false.” Now the question is whether this statement is true or false. If “This sentence is false” is false, it means it must be true because it’s claiming that the sentence is false. But if “This sentence is false” is true, then it must be false because it says it’s false. Suddenly these words don’t even make sense. It’s all gibberish.
  3. Barber Paradox– A barber only shaves people who do not shave themselves. Does he shave himself? Try answering it with a yes and then with a no. You won’t get anywhere.

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Wow! Right? You’re probably scratching your head right now. Aren’t you? Well, you’re not the only one going crazy. And it turns out that there are so many of these baffling paradoxes to make you go completely bonkers. I think they’re incredibly fun to think about though. People have tried to work around these paradoxes and come up with solutions worth checking out.

My current playlist.

Listen to ‘Dusk till Dawn’ by Zayn and Sia if you haven’t already! That song is amazing and I can’t get it out of my head! I’ve been playing it on a loop lately and I’m obsessed! And I think Zayn and Sia’s voices go together really well! I kind of just had to mention it! That’s what’s on my playlist right now! Oh wait. And other than that, ‘Despacito’ may have started to die down a little, but it’s still an amazing, really catchy song. Also listen to ‘Stay’ by Zedd and Alessia Cara and ‘No Promises’ by Cheat Codes and Demi Lovato. And that’s it. That’s all I have to say for now. Au revoir!

My obsession with the human brain

Hola amigos! It’s been forever since I last posted (not that anyone cares), but I’m glad to be back!

This is going to be a little weird though. You’re probably going to think I’m crazy. I think the human brain looks incredibly appealing. When I see pictures of it, I actually feel like eating it. You definitely think I’m crazy now!

Tell me this does not look appealing. I can’t possibly be the only one who thinks it does. I have a sudden obsession with the human brain now, so here I am, talking about it.

Anyway, you’ve probably heard of these myths about the human brain. Well, it turns out they’re false. I wanted to talk about some of these myths so here they are!

  • The popular myth that we only use 10% of our brains turns out to be completely wrong. We use most of our brain almost all the time.
  • This one was always my favorite. You know how we talk about left-brained and right-brained people? Well, there is apparently no such thing. We all use our brain as a whole so you can’t really differentiate between people based on which side of the brain they use.
  • Did you know that alcohol doesn’t really ‘kill’ brain cells? It only damages the connective tissue at the end of neurons.
  • There’s nothing special about listening to Mozart, although listening to certain kinds of music does improve memory and concentration. The Mozart effect has been debunked.

I’ve spent the last few days completely obsessed with brains. My obsessions usually last pretty long so I’m probably going to go back to fantasizing about eating brains. Sorry my first post in months is so weird, but if you’re reading this, you signed up for the weirdness. I hope you’re not really grossed out. I do like telling people I’m a zombie. Anyway, I’m done rambling about brains so bye!

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Cyberbullying and Miscommunication on the Internet.

Electronic devices have taken away our ability to communicate properly with one another. It’s just so easy to hide behind a screen and say anything. Behind that screen, we can be anyone we want to be, say anything we want to say and actually feel safe while doing it. What we don’t realize is while we’re enjoying the freedom we get this way, we end up hurting other people. Sometimes it’s intentional. No one can catch you if you sit behind a computer screen and say harsh things to people so you feel the need to do it. Sometimes, you just feel so secure behind the screen that your darkest thoughts come to the surface. You end up being your worst self. Cyberbullies might just be sweet, caring people in real life. You never know.

Social media is a major zone for cyberbullying. The comments section is where most of it seems to happen. The victims are threatened, humiliated or harassed over the internet, but they can’t admit that they’ve been bullied online. The internet can do a whole lot of damage. Technology gives people a whole new platform to destroy each other. Humans are destructive creatures and we will never stop trying to hurt each other.

But people on the internet might say things they don’t mean or have their words interpreted in the wrong way. The internet causes so many misunderstandings that would never happen in a real life conversations. It’s amazing how your voice tone or facial expressions or physical gestures contribute so much to a conversation and prevent misinterpretation of anything you say. Why can’t people just talk things out face to face or over the phone? They could avoid a whole lot of nonsense.

Now that I’m talking about this, I should say that I was one of those people who sit behind the screen of their device and say and do the worst things. I acted out at some of my best friends and insulted them and I didn’t even realize what I’d done until it was too late. It’s weird how I transformed into a completely different person behind that screen. No one knew who I was anymore. It took me a lot of time to realize that I didn’t know either. I was just consumed by that other person. The Mr. Hyde to my Dr. Jekyll. The internet seems to bring out the worst in me. I’m angrier and ruder and just plain horrible. After it’s over, I play victim every single time. But I was never a victim. I was a perpetrator amd I’m obviously not proud of it.

I think important conversations shouldn’t be had on the internet. People have to watch what they say and make sure they don’t completely change into someone they don’t know. State your opinions, but don’t hurt anyone in the process of proving yourself right. Everyone you know loves the person you are in real life. Nobody likes the evil person behind the screen. 

The internet might seem like the best invention in the world, but it’s flawed, just like anything else. Don’t let it turn you into something you’re not because you might end up losing something important to you. And don’t ever say anything that could hurt someone you didn’t intend to hurt. Rude things you say on the internet seem right when you’re not the one getting hurt. Cyberbullying can even cause victims to want to kill themselves. And the bullies don’t even seem to realize they’re hurting someone quite badly. If we actually got it into our heads that it’s not okay to hurt someone online because no one can see or hear us, we might have a chance at stopping Cyberbullying. 

 

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A letter to my worst enemy.

Dear Math,

I’ve spent years struggling to keep up with your problems. It only gets harder every year. I knew I hated you from the very beginning. I just wasn’t sure why, until I started to realize that you hated me too. 

You made it easy for other people to solve your problems, but it was always difficult for me. I ended up spending so much time trying to understand why you needed other people to find you solutions. I’m still waiting for the day when solving your problems will actually benefit me in some way. I don’t even get paid for it! You have way too many problems and I’m just not the right person to solve them. I don’t understand why you can’t just grow up and solve them yourself! I think you decided that I wouldn’t succeed when you first met me and you decided to increase the difficulty of your problems so I would just quit.

Your plan actually worked! Every single time I get stuck, I quit. The only drawback for you is that I’m forced to resume trying to find your solutions and your ‘x’. Your ‘x’ clearly doesn’t want to be found by me. Neither does your ‘y’ or your ‘a’ or any of your other variables.

I wish you would just let me win for once. If you did that, I would leave you and never bother you again. Just let go of your ego for once and I’ll let go of mine. Let’s not indulge our mutual hatred and lose our chance to be rid of each other. I hope you consider this. I will see you very soon. Until then, goodbye.

Yours sincerely,

                          grammarprincess31  

My anti-bucket list

Here’s a list of things I never want to do while I’m alive.

  • Run a marathon(Why does anyone do it?)
  • Get piercings (I already have ear piercings, but those don’t count.)
  • Give up coffee
  • Do drugs (You probably saw that coming.)
  • Spell ‘life’ as ‘lyf’ while messaging someone (There are more examples for that kind of abuse of the English language. I can’t handle any of them.)
  • Shoot an animal
  • Go on a diet(I love to eat. A diet isn’t even possible for me.)
  • Be invisible
  • Write a test for fun (Whoever does that should get a life, but that’s just my opinion.)
  • Go on a road trip alone
  • Become a rich snob (I’d rather be broke.)
  • Lose someone/something I love

    Is it possible to be selfless?

    Most people are selfish. There are also some people who do incredible selfless things for other beings. Are they really selfless though? Someone once told me that people may pretend to care a lot about the ones they love, but in the end, they only care about themselves. I’ve always been an incredibly selfish person. I had a reason for every stupid thing I did, but I also started to question the reason behind every nice thing I did for someone. I realized that I had a selfish motive behind everything I did. 

    Maybe I do good things expecting a ‘thank you’ in return so that I feel like they owe me something and I can use it as leverage later. Sometimes I do those things just because I want to make a better image for myself. Either way, I do it because I think that it’ll benefit me in some way. I noticed that if I didn’t get thanked for something I did for someone, I wasn’t satisfied. I started to think. What if every good deed, every work of charity, every sacrifice is made so that the doer benefits from it,whether he realizes it or not? 

    If you say that there really are selfless people who do things exclusively for other people and not themselves, I don’t think there are. Sometimes they don’t even know that they’re helping someone for themselves until the need arises for them to use the receiver’s gratitude to their advantage. If you talk about religious people who do charitable deeds all the time, they’re doing it because they think it will get them closer to God. If there is an extraordinary politician doing good things, he just wants people to vote for him in the next elections. He’ll probably become a part of the politician stereotype and be a fraud after he’s won the elections. 

    Everything a person does is for more money, a better image, a better life, better relations with family, a better anything which will benefit him in some way or the other, even if it is minute.  Humans were made selfish and there is no exception to that. Every selfless act is hiding a selfish motive. It’s not humanly possible to be selfless.

    Now that I’ve popped this idea into your head, I hope you don’t waste too much time looking for the motive behind everything someone does for you. I do think it would be interesting to look for your own motives. You might be surprised by what you find.