“Christmas Time”

Everyone loves Christmas time. Or so it seems. Even though I don’t celebrate Christmas, I love this time of year. Winter is my favorite season for lots of reasons, but one of the main ones is that everyone appears happier. Upon discussing this with my family, my father disagreed. He said that when he goes out to run errands this time of year, everyone is more vicious that normal. One theory is that people are happy and jolly, but only around their family. Out in the real world where they don’t know everyone personally, they don’t care about anyone but

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Being Genuine

All day everyday if you’re out in the world, you’re engaging in small talk. I can’t stand small talk- but I can fake it. Is that the best method though?  Recently I realized that when I encounter a moment where someone is expressing complete sincerity, I was startled. During a secret Santa card gifting, the person who made my card wrote really nice things, so I asked them if they’re a “hug” person. They said yes and we promptly hugged. It was the best hug I’ve experienced in a startlingly long time. I’m trying to think of a better way

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Eugenics 

This rant and summary is in relation to the article “Can we engineer love and morality?” By Richard Weikart September 14th, 2012.  Oxford philosophy professor Julian Salvulescu made his “moral enhancement” eugenics campaign public. Historian Richard Weikart finds scientific fault with Salvulescu’s ideas as well as personal conflicts regarding values. Salvulescu’s plan is to provide selective and voluntary abortions for genetically “less moral” embryos.The philosopher believes our values are entirely genetic and we can create a better world through selecting the apparently moral embryos. This is a tempting idea from a philosophical standpoint, especially with all of the recent worldwide

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Destroyed Dreams Confirmed

Remember that post I wrote on hoverboards recently? Yeah. Amazon is officially not selling them due to the spontaneous combustion. I’m sad, but at least there won’t be any more rolling flame starters being sold.  I’ve recently been dealing with confidence. I’ve been feeling pretty confident recently- I started freelance writing on iWriter and got a pretty sweet gig. On the side of that, I wrote a couple articles for other people and I’ve only gotten one rejection. Ironically, that one rejection was an article I wrote titled “How to Find Your Inner Confidence”. I’m so glad I got a

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Hoverboard High Hopes Destroyed

Like any other fun-loving sci fi nerd, I was thrilled when the new two wheeled, self stabilizing scooter/hoverboards came out. I’ve been begging all my friends and family to buy me one as a present but now I’m not so sure that I want one. As the days go by, more and more mishaps have been occurring on these boards- bus crashes, spontaneous combustions, and malfunctions. No thank you! An overlooked contributing factors to these tragedies are consumer ignorance. No one wants to admit their fault, but some of the people spending $300+ on a hoverboard are not checking the weight

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The Title Is Not the Story

Six word stories are really interesting and poetic. The point is that they leave a lot to the imagination, but I’m not sure I’m okay with that. I love them, don’t get me wrong, but I was assigned to write a six word memoir. A memoir is a small chunk of your life described, but everywhere on the internet people are treating them like autobiographies. Can anything be described in six words? I don’t think so, but I’m open to be proven wrong.   For now, here is my “six word autobiography”…   Just another tired teen attempting originality.