The first line. It feels like our lot in life is to live in a constant struggle. The struggle. That is what it is. Every day. Will it be good? Bad?- RA, NYC
A person who is determined and confident is like a baby turtle heading out to sea for its
But the rest of the world doesn’t seem to understand either. Everywhere I go it seems as though someone has focussed the brightest spotlight onto my every movement, highlighting every fear and insecurity. Everything about me has changed except my physical appearance. My beliefs. My values. My virtues. My dreams. Yet how can it not be as painfully obvious to everyone as it is to me? How can they possibly not see how drastically I’ve changed? That I’m desperately trying to make sense of a confusing world that I thought I had figured out? But they don’t see that. To them I’m no more than an identical replica to any other football jock. That I’m too wound up in nothing but my own selfish life to be able to maintain a conversation, that I bluffed my way through high school and now struggle to form a sentence. That I’m an exact match to the stereotype despised by so many. But all I want is one person. One person to prove to me that
The author is explaining his thoughts that could soon change the world. The world will keep on waiting if nobody will make a difference that can have an impact on someone so badly or greatly that can either make them change for the better or worse. In this quote he is speaking of how he is misunderstood, “ We’re all misunderstood, They say we stand for nothing and There’s no way we ever could Now we see everything that’s going wrong.” This quote is stating that ‘They’ have always said that they don’t have a purpose or isn’t really anyone special or needed here. Yet the artist tells us that no matter who says it, and what they have said, you need to believe that you do know that this world is wrong. Everyone in this world is living with a purpose it’s just if you actually believe in yourself then nobody can really bring your life down. He is saying that no matter what this world will keep on waiting until we can trust the things that we really don’t believe all the time. This song is stating that this new generation will one day take over this world and maybe the world will change.
You would never walk down a quiet block in my city, if you would ever walk through my city you would realize their trash everywhere, and if you entered my school you would see how ruthless it was and not one teacher cared. After seeing this you would wonder how an individual like me could stand to live here. I was always the one to be determined to succeed. No matter how many challenges I have come across I have never given up and was always continual. If someone told me I couldn’t do something I would try even harder to prove them wrong. I never really focused on others opinions but I had never wanted to be a factor, I knew
Sometimes you just have to [be ready, aim, and pull]. Life is not like a box of cake, it doesn’t come with instructions. You taught me that “going for it” is okay and that I might just surprise myself in the end. But you made it very clear that life’s most precious things come from hard work and risk taking in order to get to where you want to be; I couldn’t agree more. I believe those who live life from an instruction manual don’t experience all life has to offer. This chapter taught me to listen to myself and more importantly to my heart. Instead of standing at the edge of the pool, I’m going to jump in from now
yourself along the road of life, you will find your way again. The song is telling us to
Today might seem like the end of a long journey, but in reality, it’s just the beginning. There are far more doors to be opened, and much more experiences to be experienced. The road that lies ahead of us will not be easy, but instead something extremely challenging. There will be times that we feel we can’t go on, but knowing
In placement my therapist would always tell me “you don’t have to try so hard.” Which is a repeated line in the song. I suppose I lost almost all hope by being the only one believing in me, I gave up trying to make everyone happy by being myself and trying to do so good. So not long after I gave up on trying to be myself I began trying to fit in and acting like everyone else. I didn’t want to just be good, I wanted to be more than good enough. I wanted to be like everybody else around me who’s life’s seemed so much more perfect than mine.
I’m done running, “I’d rather be hated for being true than being loved for who I'm not” As the wind blows by, I decide to be myself, to live with no regrets and to love and accept my flaws inevitably, ignoring their opinions and bushes, I face the ripples of my fear by knotty all the exquisite endowment that people around me offers, I voice out and my opinion and speak the truth, break rules where I learn and appreciate new things, meet new types of camaraderie, being the one who asks a classmate what's the answer to the questions, making a friend laugh at your stupidity, listening to someone when they feel dramatic, laughing at someone else when they fall. This is a once in a lifetime experience I did all that can be done and because I did so. These little pieces make up my lives. Good or bad, long or short, I will always continue to hold every new improvement and opportunity that can make me a better person and strive to do better even though I cannot predict future... I can still bravely heading towards the
The lyrics that stood out within this song are “You don’t have to try so hard/ you don’t have to give it all away/ you just have to get up, get up, get up, get up/ you don’t have to change a single thing.” Caillat explains
Throughout my life I’ve chased the rush of victory, danger, and serenity. I’ve found boredom in an easy life, a life of reputation and a life of dullness. My one true goal in life is to find excitement, purpose, and euphoria. I’m not sure what job I should chase to reach my goals, but sometimes it's hard to distinguish if I’m really chasing a job, and a way of life, or if I’m just chasing a paycheck. We all seek a certain kind of high, that feeling of ecstasy is something we all crave. We as people find that high whatever way we can. The high I chase the high is by achieving dominance over my past self. I love the challenge of bettering myself everyday. Last year I barely missed my shot of placing at state wrestling. In order to improve who I am now versus who I once was, I must place at the state wrestling tournament this year, as this is my last year as a high school wrestler. If I fail and
I built a life and a stable professional career, helping people as an emergency technician at Portuguese Red Cross. I drew a circle of real and good friends and created roots buying a house in my hometown. These genes, even taking so long to express themselves, lead me, this year, to venture out with all the dreams on a journey with no return date.
Does this sound familiar to you? It is the lyrics to the song “Save my World”, which is an initiative of the Saving Gaia project by Mediacorp (savinggaia.sg). You would probably have heard the song countless of times on the television, radio and in public, but has it impacted you to do your part in saving our world?
I was going to open with an introduction. My plan was to set the mood proper – live the life and see the form. There are hundreds and thousands of people who know of powerful figures, it could be an old age pensioner that’s growing soft around the edges somewhat melting from the warmth of their own heart. At a young age, the idea that I could be part of a tasteful group created by a few ambitious kids galvanized. I had no desire for any amount of money as we were moulded like clay in somebody else’s hands. Looking back, we resembled two split panels of silk thread growing further apart as it reached the bait. It was all very well mixing with the mainstream to get one foot in the door, but our purity was soon overlooked. The feeling that I