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To My Fellow Millennials

 

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The literal definition of superficial is simply ‘on the surface.’ Conversations about the day-to-day affairs without more depth added are superficial conversations. There is a balance between seriousness and playfulness, and we need both sides for a healthy and well-rounded conversation. I am speaking on behalf of seriousness, given that most conversations with friends and strangers alike are usually superficial and cordial, and am advocating that the American public, and the Millennial generation specifically, start having a bit more critical and serious conversations. I don’t mean negatively serious or emotionally passionate, but critical and open-minded dialogue about how we are living our lives and how we might better live them. I think there is already a growing passion emerging for this type of deeper connection. I hope we can hone in on that passion and channel it further.

Unfortunately, the reality of our times is one of great uncertainty and angst. This is not entirely the fault of our current generation. We inherited this position, just like the generation before us inherited there’s. However, the oldest of the millennials are now in their mid-thirties. I myself am turning 23 this year and my friends are about the same age. We are just finishing college while the oldest millennials have families and careers by now and the youngest are finishing high school and just now entering college. The people of the Millennial generation are no longer children. We can no longer make excuses for the way in which we live our lives, because now, like it or not, the way we live matters. Continue reading To My Fellow Millennials

Just Water

12:44 AM.

Late night or early morning? If I were to tell someone what part of the day it was technically, I would call it very early morning. For that is what it is, it is past midnight and is therefore the next morning. But it does not feel like a morning. Only in another four to five hours will it finally feel like morning. If it were ten PM, it would technically still be the day. The day of yesterday. But it would be night, the sun had set. It would feel as if the day was over and night had begun, but there would still be two more hours of the day left. Right now it is tomorrow. But I have not gone to sleep yet, so I feel like it is still part of yesterday. So here I am, transitioning into tomorrow while it is still today.

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There are no days. There is only a sky that goes from light to dark. But before it gets to dark it must get dimmer, and before it gets light it must get brighter. Sometimes the night is lighter than other nights, and sometimes the day is darker than other days. So what is day and night? There is no day and no night, there is only transition.

If change is constant then there is no reason to fear. We are all going to be different the next moment, and that moment will be realized in one of infinite ways. If anything is possible in the next moment, then why fear? A meteor could end my life right now…

Makes it all silly… Life in general. Continue reading Just Water