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Worth

Most people tend to weigh which is greater from a decision process. Is what you are losing greater than what you stand to gain?

In reality people ought to measure the worth of the loss compared to the gain. Sure you might be gaining more from a decision than what you stand to lose, but ask yourself this: is what you are gaining more important than what you lose? It’s not always about the numbers. You might save ten people and kill one in an accident, but what if the ten people you saved are serial killers and the one you killed was a humble mother at home? Which loss then is greater?

You might think that the more people you lose the harder it is to bare, but in truth you might lose just one person and feel like the world has ended and yet lose three people and still be ok.

Don’t give the small things the same worth as the things that truly matter. Know what is important in your life. Whose love is worth cherishing and which friends are worth fighting for. Just because you have 500 friends on fb or a thousand followers on any social media means that that’s how many will be there for you when you need help.

Never lose sight of what and who truly mattets in your life!

 
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Posted by on May 14, 2016 in Me. You. US, Social Life, The Globe

 

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Puppets

Do you ever feel like you’re a puppet in someone else’s life? That every move you make, every action you do, every word you say or do not say is somehow controlled by someone else? You carefully choose the words to keep to yourself and which one to say out loud, only because you’re afraid of what they might think or of hurting them?

You try so hard to pull away and be your own person, but in the end still find yourself doing things according to how they would feel, act, respond etc. Of course there is that time you get so angry and think “I don’t care if this hurts them or not, I’m gonna do as I please and say what I think”? And maybe for a couple of minutes you contemplate the idea of doing as you please and forget about how they would feel, and for a couple of minutes you feel like yourself again; yet that small precious moment suddenly disappears and you find yourself a puppet once again.

It’s a cruel thing to think that your life is not your own. To think that the one person who makes you happy is also the reason you can be completely and utterly devastated with your life. But the worst part is when you are so down because of them and they don’t give a damn about it, and yet you still totally depend on their change of mind/heart in order to make you better. This is the part where you realize you are a real puppet.

You pull away for a moment, only to realize that your master had merely slightly loosened the ropes, to make you believe that you could actually escape. How cruel is it that you only get a make-believe of your freedom? To be constantly reminded that you cannot escape, that no matter how much you pull and grapple, you’ll never be completely free.

And then you start asking yourself questions of how you ever let this happen. When did you become a puppet? When did you let someone else have so much control over your own life? How did you not see it and stop it?

But then again, all this is pointless now and you are left lifting arms, and making steps that are not your own, saying words that aren’t yours and hiding the things you really want to say.

Pull on puppet-master. Pull on your strings and make me sing and dance to your tune.

 
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Posted by on April 26, 2016 in Me. You. US, Social Life, The Globe

 

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Take a Breath

Close your eyes

Take a breath

Open your arms

Reach out to the world

You will find what

You have been looking for.

Don’t be afraid

Of the road ahead of you

There are obstacles

Many times you will fall

Just look up and you

will find me

I’ll be there to lift you up

Just reach out

And I’ll be there

Close your eyes

Take a breath

Don’t be afraid to call out

There’s a friend waiting for you

Just call out

Close your eyes

Take a breath.

 

 
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Posted by on March 16, 2016 in Poetry, Tori's Poetry

 

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The Power of Fear

The Power of Fear

Have you ever watched “Inside Out”? Most of you will probably say no, mostly because it’s a cartoon. But I’ve watched that movie at least five times and each time I’ve learned something different.

The first time I watched it, it was mostly just for laughs. I’d seen the trailer and felt that it would be a great movie to laugh at. The second time I watched it was because I wanted to relax my mind and forget about the difficulties of life.

But by the time I watched it a third time, I realized something more – The voices in the head. We all have these little voices in our head that always tells us what to do, but most of us ignore them. If you have seen “Inside Out” you would remember the part where Riley starts losing her Core Memories-her personality, the things that made her who she was. When “Joy” got sucked out of HQ, Riley was no longer happy, Anger, Disgust and Fear took over. From Anger she lashed out at her parents, with Fear she run away from home and out of Disgust she stopped caring about the things that mattered to her anymore.

Sometimes it’s not that we do not want to be happy, but there is that part of us that leaves us and other emotions take over us that overwhelm everything else we could be feeling. The biggest one of all is usually fear. We are so afraid of the outcome, of how it will affect us that we do not take any chances. The fear we have inside us becomes so overwhelming that we end up losing more by not doing

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Let the voices inside you be your guide. Sometimes they are not so bad if you listen carefully. It’s ok to be afraid, or get angry or annoyed, and certainly to be sad because it’s only through these that you find real Joy.

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Even so, there are certain things that we lose through life, we move, we change friends, meet new people, start over. This could be scary and sad. And you know what, it’s okay to be sad, it’s okay to cry a little, because sometimes once you’re able to cry it out, you’re able to let go and move on – sometimes, it’s okay to let Sadness take over before we can have Joy again.

The voices inside our head are very important to us. They are like a small guidebook inside us that tells us this is wrong, this is right, don’t go this way, don’t say this. But the moment we stop listening to these little voices is when our world begins to fall into pieces and we lose ourselves in the process.

 
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Posted by on March 2, 2016 in Me. You. US, Social Life, The Globe

 

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I see them all

I saw the way you

looked at me

like I was some kind

of a lost cause

a thing in desperate need

of rescue

I saw the way you were

whispering

Like the things you said

were too gruesome

for me to hear

I see the way you avoid me

like an infectious disease

you pas so far

away from me

so as to not get infected

I can see them all

I see them all

I understand them all

 
 

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THE ROLE OF SOCIAL MEDIA TOWARDS PROMOTING READERSHIP

When you hear the word “Social Media” what exactly comes into your mind? Most people would think of Tweeter, Facebook, WhatsApp, and Instagram. However, there are so many others that most of us are not aware of but only the few who have the interest to use them. For example, Kindle, Ebook, UB Reader, Amazon and so many others. It’s not that people are not aware of these media, they are. They just do not have any interest in them because they do not have the features that they are interested in.

A lot of people use the social media to communicate with their friends, families and even strangers. Sadly most of these communications are completely useless and pointless. They do not add nor subtract anything from their lives. They post pictures and update their status, they like stupid posts simply because they are funny or because they appeal to them. Yet, the social media can be used for a wide range of things – even big cooperation now uses social media such as Tweeter, Facebook, Skype etc to communicate with its customers.

If a person can spend almost 16hours a day on Tweeter or Instagram or WhatsApp chatting and updating their pages or whatever, why can’t they spend one hour just to read something, to develop themselves. Media has made if so much easier for us to have access to reading materials, and this does not only include novels and magazines, but we also have newspapers and articles and so many other things. You can literally find anything on the internet. So why do people waste their time uploading pictures and changing statuses instead of promoting something that is for the development of all.

People do not like to read. Probably 80% of people do not like to read. Reading is a habit, a hobby, a way to relax your mind and get lost in someone else’s life. But people do not understand this because most of them grew up with the mentality that reading is boring, a punishment that is given when you do something wrong. So now, how do you make reading fun and more appealing to others?

The social media is a medium that the world has grown accustomed to, something that at least 85% of the world uses for communication. Why? Because it is FUN. It is EASY. The social media can be used in so many ways to help people know and understand the importance of reading. Not just for themselves but also for their friends, families, and children. The social media is not being fully utilized. If eight people out of ten have access to social media network and use it for fun, why wouldn’t they use it also for reading? If it was presented in a fun manner, put down like a fun thing to do, wouldn’t they actually use it? Wouldn’t we have more readers in the world?

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2016 in Uncategorized

 

Perfection

Many people think that you love a person because they are perfect. It couldn’t be further from the truth.

The way you love someone, the way you look at them and treat them, the way you appreciate them and take care of them, that is what makes them perfect. You do not love a person because they are perfect, you love them in a manner that from your eyes, they are perfect.

You love them despite their flaws. We all have flaws, each and everyone of us. These flaws are the reason why we are not perfect, it is the reason why we love despite these flaws. Trying to deny that you have these flaws is denying who you are. A person who loves you will also love your flaws, because they are who you are. They will overlook these flaws because once you truly love someone, those flaws are just like any other attribute that defines them.

A person is perfect because you love them. Don’t expect someone to be perfect for you to love them, because they’ll never be. They’ll only be perfect from your eye, by the way you look at them, the way you make them feel, the way you get through things and live through the obstacles that life throws at you both – that is the only way you will feel that the person you love is perfect.

Perfection is not an attribute we have, it is a gift that you bestow upon the person you love wholeheartedly, unconditionally – you will never even notice their flaws

 
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Posted by on February 18, 2016 in Drama, Me. You. US, Social Life, The Globe

 

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