Well, I should start off by saying i am not a blonde, but I do have blonde-haired friends and have been called a blonde. No, I don’t look blonde, I have darker brown hair, and was called this, because I might have missed and easy question on a test or made a “stupid” remark, but the fact is, people ridicule blondes and for a reason no one knows. So why is it still going on? Obviously blondes are just as smart as girls and brunettes can be dumb as well. Why is it people say blondes get everything or are luckier, I mean we are all girls, why should hair color be different? It doesn’t change personalities. T.V portrays blondes as having all the luck, but are so stupid they fall into the luck. It then portrays brunettes as being the geeky smart ones. Now, it may seem like, “oh what does she know, it’s just a joke and nobody treats blondes any different than brunettes.” Well, I agree, but…it does happen all around us and we just don’t notice. I am not saying blondes are dumb, but I am saying how when people look at a blonde at the beach, they don’t see how they could be smart. They are portrayed to be “fun.” If you’ve ever seen legally blonde, you know exactly what I mean, but why do we still think this way. We are automatically judging, even if it’s not mean. We need to take time to acknowledge that blondes are smart and not to judge people by their looks. It could surprise you what’s underneath.
No, I am not an Ugg wearing, mocha frapp. loving, selfie taking girl. In fact I don’t go to Starbucks, I don’t wear Uggs very often and I rarely take selfie’s. Because i’m a girl I am instantly stereotyped for wearing yoga pants. Our generation has caused boys and everyone around us to to think that we get our nails done weekly and go to the mall at LEAST once a week. I assure you, however, if you’re a boy reading this, girls are much more than that. We like to hike, play sports, get dirty, and yes, chip a nail once in a while. I know hard to believe right? No! Of course not, most girls are like me and honestly there is probably way more to the girl you think is stupid because she does wear yoga pants, and Uggs, and likes Starbucks. Now, this may sound like a stereotype for guys, but it’s not meant to be that way. Anyways, we live in a world full of stereotypes, and even if people don’t believe them, they still accept them and make fun of them because they have the stereotypes to back them up. Girls aren’t given enough credit, and I can go on about the discrimination of blondes and brunettes too, but I will save that for next week.
So, I’m in class and the kid next to me is having a conversation with another person. They talk about the usually stuff, but he happens to mention that girls aren’t as strong as boys. First of all that is very untrue. I understand that in the role of evolution, men are the ones who are supposed to have the more muscle, it’s just the way life was meant to be, but now that we are far from being cave men and cave women, the world should start to understand that women can, in fact, be just as strong. It’s ridiculous to think that during PE testings, girls get to have an extension on their time while boys don’t or when doing push-ups, girls don’t have to do full body ones. There are plenty of girls that can do just as many push-ups as a guy, and in fact when I was at a fair, I beat all the guys in the push-up contest. Even in some countries, women are banned from speaking their minds, going outside without a man, and getting an education. How can one side of the world be so different from the other? We can do something to change that.
Women are very underestimated, and we go through so much that it’s crazy to even think otherwise. As women we go through so much pain in our lives, men couldn’t deal with. We go through childbirth and we get reminded we won’t have to go through child-birth monthly. When it was World War II, who was it that dealt with ALL the work at home, while men were off fighting? That was women. Our country stayed in great shape without men and great shape with them, so why, even in 2014, is it still a male dominant world? As I see it, men and women are pretty close to equal, but there are still differences and tiny wrinkles that nobody seems to notice that will soon smooth out.
Most people don’t understand the great things music does for you. Not only does it cause you to think and spur ideas, but opens you up and makes you give into your emotions. Schools are cutting music programs all around the country, and pushing it aside as though it’s not as important as school. In my opinion, music is one class that should be saved. Children nowadays hide away and cower into their video games and electronics. Now I’m not saying they don’t listen to music, because it’s become very clear that they do, but the music they listen to has no meaning and it gives positive encouragement to bad ideas. Teens don’t really know how much that music effects them. Teaching musical education at younger age can actually help a child’s brain when they become old.
Music is a big part of a person’s life, especially teens. Angry, frustrated teens, turn to music for guidance, because it’s the “only thing” that understands them, but if they’ve grown up with mean, loud music, then they’re bound to listen to it when they’re angry, and will make it worse. If the grow up with calmer classical music, they’re more able to relax and listen to that music when they’re upset. Musical education is needed for new generations, and by canceling it out of our equation, will only cause us to get the answer wrong.
Here is an article on music and how it effects the brain: http://www.healthline.com/health-news/mental-music-in-the-womb-boosts-auditory-system-110813
Why shouldn’t we feel comfortable with ourselves? Why do we feel judged and unaccepted? Society makes sure that if we are anything less than perfect, we’re not pretty or skinny, etc. But who gets to say and put a title on perfect? Who makes the rules? People want model bodies that aren’t necessarily realistic. Models in magazines are transformed and altered to look a certain way due to digital editing. The others who model clothing, are anorexic or starved almost to the point where they look like a skeleton. To be honest, I would rather have curves than bones. It’s NOT attractive.
If this is the standard for perfect, why would you want to be it? I know what you’re thinking, however, “I don’t want to be those models, I want to be like a Victoria’s Secret model and have a thigh gap.” Well, first of all Victoria’s secret models aren’t perfect either, and thigh gap, really? Studies actually prove that even with no skin and just muscle, if you have narrow set hips, there is no chance for you to actually have a thigh gap, unless you eat away at your muscle by not eating. Even though it is possible to have a thigh gap with wider set hips, it will still take a while, and, again, it won’t be a big thigh gap unless you eat some muscle as well.
My overall message, is that you shouldn’t transform yourself to be something that’s, in the end, unhealthy and really look beyond what you see on tv and magazines.
This video helped me and can help you in your efforts to achieve anything.
Who are we?
We are the people who travel millions of miles without stopping. The people who will risk lives to make sure our friends and families survive. We make choices, choices that will alter the lives of millions of people. We take risks so others can have examples. We grow stronger everyday without even knowing it. We are the future to help give a better tommorow. We give hope to people who have none. We have pride in our country and we survive and strive to live, really live.
How do we want to go on? How do we want to be remembered? Do we want to be known for the generation that caused more wars, more famine, more job loss, or the generation that turns everything around for everyone? The generation I want to be a part of is right in front of us, and do we wish to take it? The potential and all the tools we need are right in front of us. Grasp it…..Hold on to it……Achieve it