The steps are:
The steps are:
When i saw that the weekly challenge is Atop, my instant thought was
I’m on top of the world, ‘ey
I’m on top of the world, ‘ey
Been dreaming of this since a child
I’m on top of the world
Imagine Dragons are perfect in this situation.
I’m not on the top of the world, but where i am now is enough.
I have picures of my small town from atop. I like to take a pictures of this town even tho I do not like it so much.
It has its own quallities and beauty.
The reason i don’t like it so much is that it’s very small. I’m seeing same people every day, i’m walking in the same streets, and it gets kinda boring. I crave for bigger cities and the whole new mass of people , but it is how it is. I still love my town no matter what.
It’s beginning of the March and the winter is almost gone! Weather is so beautiful and we can take off our winter jackets for a while – FINALLY.
I’m trying to use this kind of weather to the maximum. It’s sunny, warm for this time of year and a great opportunity to hang out with your friends!
I recently met one guy from my school who is a little asocial. But it’s because just some people can understand him. I’m so happy that I’m one of them.
I’m the kind of person who will try to make everyone smile, I just do not let anyone to be sad in front of me, because I love to be the reason of people’s smile. I think that’s because I’m really positive person and a few days ago i got a compliment that I am like a spring. That’s the most beautiful thing someone can say to you, it’s amazing.
The thing with this friend of mine is that he is really dark person, he is so emotional and sad, but he tries to hide it with dark humor. He has problems in his family, he is gay and he is in a really hard position, especially in our small town. My two best friends an I decided to change that. We want to make him happy, and it’s our mission to show him that we love him and that he is worth of our attention. I guess that’s the way it’s gonna get easier for him to fight with his thoughts when he’s alone.
Today we dragged him out of the house and we were taking a long walk around the whole town. We went on the highest place from where you can see the whole town, we were out all day and we felt so beautiful and peaceful. We were taking pictures of the nature, sky, small things and everything that we found interesting. It was great.
Because of that I love to say little things make our lives complete. Not big, or materialistic but little things like walk in the afternoon with your best friends, nature and fresh air.
I really believe that we can save our friend, he got under our skin right away! So we want to make him happy as much as we can and he have to know that we want him in our squad, he makes us laugh and makes us great with his uniqueness. Wish us luck! 🙂
You know the feeling when you start reading some book and you think that it’s going to have a happy end (at least you hope so)? Well, that’s great, isn’t it?
And do you know the feeling when you cry your eyes out in the end of the book because it is just too sad? That happened to me. I can’t remember when was the last time i cried trough like last 5 chapters of the book. It really sucks, but it makes you do something, like it made me.
I just finished reading it today, and it made me write about it.
You all know book The Fault In Our Stars, right? We all cried while we were reading a book or watching a movie because it’s a love story where one dies at the end because of illness. This book i read has story which is similar to that.
All the Bright Places is a story of a boy called Finch and a girl named Violet.
The story about a girl who learns to live from a boy who wants to die.
Finch meets Violet on top of a school bell tower, where he intends to jump and kill himself but ends up saving Violet from killing herself. And that’s where their story begins.
I don’t wanna give any spoilers because you NEED to read the whole book, but in the end Finch is killing himself, and it shows another problem of our community.
He feels lonely, rejected, like he does not belong to his society, he is problematic because other schoolmates made him like that by their mocking and underestimation, but when he met Violet he felt like he belonged somewhere for once in life – he belonged to HER.
But wait, i don’t want to tell you the whole story. I said: YOU NEED TO READ THE BOOK.
I want to talk about a large number of suicides that are committed and how young people suffer and go through hard stuff in their heads just because they do not have appropriate person to talk to, just like Finch. His family didn’t even visit his room every once in a while, his father treated him like garbage, his peers called him weird, so what’s left for him?
According to Bullying Statistics site:
In this world too many adults still see bullying as “just part of being a kid”.
THAT’S A SERIOUS PROBLEM PEOPLE.
The statistics on bullying and suicide are alarming:
- Suicide is the third leading cause of death among young people, resulting in about 4,400 deaths per year, according to the CDC. For every suicide among young people, there are at least 100 suicide attempts. Over 14 percent of high school students have considered suicide, and almost 7 percent have attempted it.
- Bully victims are between 2 to 9 times more likely to consider suicide than non-victims, according to studies by Yale University
- A study in Britain found that at least half of suicides among young people are related to bullying
- 10 to 14 year old girls may be at even higher risk for suicide, according to the study above
- According to statistics reported by ABC News, nearly 30 percent of students are either bullies or victims of bullying, and 160,000 kids stay home from school every day because of fear of bullying
Don’t you think that is sad? A lot? Unnecessary?
Yeah, i think so too.
This world should have much more people who are right for teens and willing to help them, world should pay attention on youth because young people are future. And what will this world do if number of suicides between young people becomes larger?
Finch had his own psychologists, but he didn’t want him to know all of his feelings. He often lied to him and told him that everything was fine, that he was fine. But in reality, it wasn’t. He was used to rejection by other people and he didn’t feel the need of talking.
One day, he had ran away from home, and few weeks after that he drowned looking for the bottom of the Blue Hole (you’ll know what i’m talking about when you read it). And the worst of all, Violet finds him dead there, and the whole scene is just too hard for imagining. That’s the reason i cried so much. As a matter of fact i’m still crying. I can’t accept the fact that he’s gone, that he left his family, his Violet who loved him. I just can’t. I connected with this book so much that i read it in one breath. I was a ghost among them in all of their adventures, i was enjoying with them. I was pretty sure that they were going to have happy end. But life is so cruel. He thought that no one is going to be sad or to even notice when he’s gone, but he made a mistake. The whole school was sad, all teachers, students, his parents, all that he knew were sad. He was remembered as a Weird Finch, and they all cried after him.
I cannot stop thinking about people who committed suicide. I just feel need to make them important somehow. They deserve it. This book absolutely changed my view of the world. I want to let all the people who have this kind of thoughts know that THEY ARE NOT ALONE.
YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
YOU SHOULD ALWAYS LOOK FOR HELP AND YOU SHOULDN’T THINK THAT YOU ARE NOT GOOD ENOUGH FOR THIS WORLD. YOU ARE.
AND DO NOT BE ASHAMED IF YOU HAVE A PROBLEM, IT’S NOT SHAME.
Thing that made me cry even harder is that at the end of the book there is a page with all numbers, emails and addresses of all mental health clinics in my country, and above all that,there was a big title: REMEMBER THAT YOU ARE NOT ALONE!
Situation that inspired Jennifer Niven to write this beautiful book, this masterpiece, was just the situation Violet was in. She found a person that she loved so much dead one day, and she went trough hard trauma, and i’m glad that she took all of the strength she needed to create this book. I think she’s going to change a lot of lives, like she changed mine.
Not that older generations have better qualities than young people, but the fact is: WE ARE RUINED BY TECHNOLOGY.
Every book i read about future shows that our planet will have robots, computers and smart technology to rule the whole world. Not one of those books showed the nice picture of future, but they showed the picture of war. And why is that? Is it really how we’re all going to end up?
I really started to worry that time when i had had a nice “Girls’ night out” with three friends of mine.
We went to a cafe on a Sunday night, ordered our coffee and started playing cards that we brought from home. We had the best time, and we weren’t checking our phones at all.
My friends are 21, 20 and 18 years old, and i’m 17.
Funny fact: WE WERE THE OLDEST PEOPLE IN THE ROOM.
Okay, that isn’t so bad, but all of the other people were younger than us and they acted like they were much older. They were smoking, drinking alcohol, playing pool so violently (i really do not know to describe it differently), and spending most of their time looking at cellphones.
You’ve heard about that new thing on Instagram, live video on Instagram stories, right? That became viral trend, so everyone has to try it, of course.
In the cafe were three other girls that sat near us. They spent their whole evening broadcasting video of themselves sitting in the cafe. I would have understood if they had been video blogging, or something like that. But what is the purpose of filming your duck face, showing peace sign on camera, and just filming your face not doing anything important, not even talking? I mean, WHO WATCHES THAT? Do people really don’t have better things to do?
While my friends and I were laughing so hard, that we were the loudest in the room, they were watching us like we were odd and like we don’t fit into their crowd. And they were right. I don’t want to fit in. I want to stand out of their crowd, i don’t want to live life that is watched on social media. I cannot be judged by them.
It is sad, really sad that everything has to depend on social media. I accept the fact of using that in a good way. But overusing it? It’s just stupid, we are turning into stupid and cruel people.
Another stupid situation was when one girl from my school sent her nude photos to her boyfriend. Till the end of the day every person in school (and beyond that) had seen those photos. Just imagine how that girl was feeling. (I’m not defending girl for sending those photos, but her boyfriend is responsible for her shame as much as her.) The modern society ruined young people, for real.
I know that technology is future, and that in one hand, it really is a good thing, but kids spend too much of their time with that technology. Instead of playing with their friends outside, they are playing some violent computer game that affects their behavior. You all know side effects of that. That’s why our playgrounds are nowadays empty.