Not that this is huge spoiler alert, but if you didn't see The Walking Dead on February 22, 2015 and wish to not know anything, you may want to skip over this.
While watching TWD last night, two new characters to the show shared a kiss. This is not unlike the show to show anything like that. These two characters were both men, also not shy to the show with Tara and her former love (RIP) being displayed.
Why do I bring this up? I heard and read negative comments toward the new gay couple of the apocalypse. If I recall correctly, people don't often fuss about a girl and guy relationship occurring, a kiss between the two or even more. Aside from if they don't like the two together, that will cause a riot among fans.
With this, though, fans are frowning on the couple for the fact that they are gay. I saw a lot of "ew's" and "that's just what we needs" being thrown around about it. Why do these people find it ok for others to display their affection, yet not homosexuals?
I understand, it may be uncomfortable because it's different. It's not what, for the most part, we are used to. So can't you just turn away from the screen for moment while it's going on instead of making a huge deal out of it?
Many people frown on this because they believe it to be wrong. Their religion says it's wrong, or they find it disgusting, or it's just not the normal thing to do, run through these beings' minds. Does God not say to love everyone? Does being different have to be looked down on?
You don't have to be homosexual yourself, you don't even have to love the concept of it. Why not start out but just refraining from remarking negative comments when this happens on the television? As accepting homosexuality is the goal of my current generation, it's not going to happen over night, especially with our parents and superiors not on board and continuing to teach otherwise.
This is why, we as a generation, should do our best to stop this from happening with any new generation. In any small way we can, we should use ours voices to let everyone know that this is a part of life. Some states may still be against it, but we have come so far already we can't stop now.
We should encourage others to open up their minds and see the world for the way it is. As I try to work on the people around me in my life by pointing out when they make a rude comment, I feel as if I am helping in some small way, hoping they will see another angle.
Adjusting to homosexuality in public is going to be hard for certain people who have always seen life as one way and are forced to see it another. People will say "it's the fact that they are overly affectionate in public, like they're rubbing it in our face." I do agree this sometimes happen, and I can see why they do it too. I will also say being overly affectionate in public for anyone is just not for me.
That can be justified as a stereotype though, which are still everywhere you look. You may not have money to campaign for what you believe in, but you do have a voice.
We should all use our voice to stand up for what we believe in. Not shove beliefs down others' throats, but teach them a different way to live so that maybe, we can someday all live together without such petty differences.
Everyone says how they don't care what people think of them, and some people actually don't. I congratulate those people. It is hard to be those people who truly never care.
It's part of human nature for us to care at some point what certain people think of is. With jobs, we always want those who are hiring us to like us. I'm willing to be a little different for a job. It's not as easy not to care.
I for one, really want to be one of those people who don't give a f*ck what anyone out there thinks. I'd love to literally not care what anyone thinks of me. Sounds awesome! Although, I care time to time what others think of me.
This why I, and others, should not give a f*ck what anyone thinks.
1. You can go in public looking how you want.
Personally, I love putting myself together before leaving the house most days, but that's for me. If you never care what you look like, you shouldn't have to care what others will say about you.
2. You can say "f*ck you" to all.
You're not afraid of being judged for any reason. Someone thinks you're a bitch? F*ck you! They can say all they want but it doesn't even phase you.
3. Most opinions don't matter.
Aside from maybe getting a job or house you want, why do others opinions matter? They shouldn't. It'd be cool to not care about anyone's opinion, but I'm not there yet.
4. You won't have fake friends.
For the most part. If you are you, and don't pretend to be anyone else, then you'll know people are in your life because they want to be.
5. You'll feel better in general.
No one wants to pretend to be serious all the time or proper. Be you and you'll feel happier than you would otherwise.
6. You have less worries.
You usually worry and think about things a lot more whens someone has something negative to say about you and it matters. Not caring about what they say or think will give you more peace and less to dwell on.
I’m sure you’ve heard the song “Titanium” by David Guetta and Sia. If you haven’t, take a listen because you’ve been hiding under a rock for some time now.
I absolutely love this song, still. The beats are awesome, upbeat, jammable. Then you listen to the lyrics and what they mean; deep, meaningful, inspiring.
This is why this song is my life anthem, my life’s theme song. With the combination of the beat and lyrics, it’s perfect. Especially the lyrics, they are just, what is another word for perfect?
So I’m going to convince you to make this your anthem too. Why? I don’t know, because these lyrics just need to be heard.
Put on the song, listen to the lyrics, feel the music. This my translation of the song and what it means.
This song is all being strong, being the bigger person in all situations. I’m not going to listen to the bad things you have to say to me, no matter how many times you voice them or how loudly. It’s not gonna get through to me, I’m wearing a shield to fend off your hurtful words and actions (bullets.) I may get down, feel awful, but you better believe I’m getting up, you won’t keep me down.
I’m bulletproof. So fire away, fire away, because you’re not getting in my head. You’re trying and trying to bring me down. You shoot me down, but I won’t fall, and why you ask? I’m titanium. I’m a strong, a force to be reckoned with. You think you’re getting through this? Try again, I am powerful! (And so is this beat now.)
This verse get’s a little more deeper than the first one in meaning. You cut me down, but you’ll have further to fall. Opinion, with karma, you’ll get yours for what you’re doing to me. You are attacking me in the first place with no cause, but for the thrill. In the end, you’ll fall alone. Sticks and stones may break my bones, and maybe my retaliation, if any, means nothing to you. In fact, you think it means nothing.
Chorus. (Yes, I am titanium, b*itch.)
Not a lyric expert, but what I hear. You have a stone cold heart and you’re firing at the ones who run, the ones who don’t want any of it. You love that bullet proof glass, even though you are trying so hard, there’s no getting through.
I won’t fall, I am titanium. Shoot me down all you want, but I will still be hear standing in the end. You, will fall. I, will stand tall, strong, invincible to your torture.
Did I convince you, at all? Titaniums unite!
Giving up has always been a sign of weakness, right? The last thing anyone wants to be is weak. Therefore, we should never give up on what makes us happy and what we want out of life.
When you want something in your life so badly, you will do anything and everything you can to get it, then hold onto it for as long as it is possible. Although, you can't always hold on to everything, unfortunately.
Even if what we want gets taken away from us, time after time of regaining it, we still refuse to give up. We can lose something a hundred times, but wanting it badly enough, we will try and try again until it's in our reach again.
Then, what if our want becomes wants, and there are several things we are striving for? What if our wants coincide with each other, and it's physically impossible to have all our wants right now? We may be selfish beings, but we do realize when it's time to stop.
You can never have everything you want at once. Our wants must come in singles, and we can only be granted one at a time. Though, if we hold onto that first want, we can strive for the next want and end up having two things we want.
No, you do not get everything you want in life, but why can't you have it all? I may want love, my own place, the perfect job, and a puppy all right now, but we know that life doesn't work quite like that.
If I can have one of those things and be working on the next, then I am set in life. I have accomplished one of my wants, and will strive to achieve the next one, while holding on to what I currently have. I am someone, though, who is not ok with losing what I have.
So we will fight for what we want, it's what we've done and what we'll always do. We'll be stubborn to hell and back, until what we want is ours.
Like I said, everything doesn't flow in at once. Eventually, you will get what you want, and even along the way, change what we want. Sometimes, changing what we want or putting it off for a bigger want, is what we must do.
BUT, never give up on your wants. You can always find a way to get them sometime, but maybe now is not the time.
So keep the wants you have and cherish them, whether it be a great job, a relationship, or your little apartment you love so much. Giving up your dreams is just silly.
With this said, never give up, and hold on to what you have.
Everyone is always looking for love. You want in a relationship, now, and nothing is going to stop you. You're searching high and low for the perfect person because being single is old and you're sick of being the third wheel.
With Valentine's Day just passing and today being Single Awareness Day, you're terribly aware that you have yet to find a relationship and you're valentine was your bed and Netflix. This is it, you will find someone!
Yet, that is the problem. You are desperate for love and will end up settling for someone who isn't right. No one can blame you, many of us have been there. We also know that this is the worst way to get into a relationship.
Forcing love with someone who you normally wouldn't fall for isn't healthy for a relationship. This is why you should take a minute, and stop.
Even though looking for love seems best, waiting for love is better. Here's why:
1. It is not forced.
When you wait for love to come around, it comes naturally. When you are looking at every person you meet as a potential partner, you are digging for things you like about this person. You're trying to put together a love that would not otherwise exist. Do you ever like to be forced to do something or forced to make a decision? Being forceful, even when forcing love, will not work.
2. You'll miss out on the real thing.
While you're out trying to make relationships, the real thing may be right in front of you and you'll be too busy to notice. Had you just been single a little while longer, love would have found you sooner.
3. It's an instant connection.
When love finds you, it's great. You found someone, without looking, and it's better than those fake relationships. This is love, blooming, and I guarantee you'll like it a lot better than anything else.
4. You'll appreciate the time you spent single.
A relationship is great and all, but the time you spend single in your life can teach you a lot about yourself and how you do independently. You must perfect your single-self before you get into a serious relationship. If you're running around looking for a relationship, you might not be ready for one yet.
5. You'll have no regrets.
When you find love without looking, you won't regret anything decisions or time wasted before hand. When finding a good relationship, it's hard to find things you regret with something like that in your life. No one wants regret, avoiding making that happen is the best way.
Chelsea Blake: My views on life and writing whatever my heart desires.