Thursday, July 17, 2008

the butterfly effect

I'll admit it, I kinda suck at posting :P. It's just that I'm pretty loyal to the whole writing-in-my-private-journal- thing, so that doesn't leave much to say on here, publicly. I'm going to try to improve though, because I figure with the more practice I get with writing, the better I'll get. With time I'm sure I'll update more, especially since people actually read this, that was surprising haha. So thanks to anyone who drops a comment :) it's appreciated, really.

Soo, what have I been up to? Mainly driver's ed and work. Atleast fun times with friends are added into the mix. I've been able to hang out with Amanda and Julie alot, or Manatee & J00lz as I call them, so that's always a good time. I've been spending a good amount of time over at Tom's house too. Well since him and Julie are twins, it'd technically be both of their houses, but I'll call it whoever invited me on the given day. Lately it's been him since Julie has work alot. I like watching him build things :) like this catapult he's been working on, and a tree fort. I just think it's so cool how he create something with a function out of all these bits and pieces. This past weekend over there was fun since the new Avatar show came out. The whole day was centered around the excitement of it :P, counting down the hours, ordering Chinese take-out.. what an event. To be honest, before that day I wasn't really into the show. I thought it was kinda lame, haha. But after seeing the first episodes, and grasping the concept of the show, it's actually pretty neat. Sure some parts are lame, but they're funny nonetheless. I'm sure I ate half my weight in Chinese food that night though, it was baaadd. Oh, but it tasted so good :). Then guess what was on the breakfast menu the following morning? Icecream! Haha. Well I'm not about to drag on about every single day, but I just wanted to kind of paint a picture to how my days have been lately. Onto bigger concepts.. :P

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As I've made blatently clear, I like to read. I've always felt that books can bring alot of new meaning to things, and open up doors, and my most recent read is a fine example :P. 13 Reasons Why is probably one of the best books I've ever read, although it's hard to judge because I've been kinda on a good-book streak :P. I'm learning how to pick the better of the bunch, and I do judge books by the cover on most occasions. But anyways, back to 13 Reasons. It's about this girl who commits suicide, but then mails a box of audiotapes to the people who impacted her decision, to listen to one by one, and pass on to the next person on the list. I just thought it was really amazing how so many people and events were chained together to create one massive effect. I've always believed that everything impacts everything, in even the slightest way, and that shows through in this book. I don't know, I just think it's a powerful message. You may think you're just one person, but you really do have the power to affect everyone around you, majorly or slightly, positively or negatively. Reading this just made me want to go out and try to positively affect anyone I could. It's rediculous how people can think, "Oh well I'm only one person" and go out and treat other people like shit. One person is all it takes. I don't know, I'm not saying everyone needs to go out and coddle strangers and whatnot, or go completely out of their way to be a saint. I'm just saying you should be aware of your actions, and the consequences that could follow, just take a stab at being nice :P.

Kinda reminds me of that movie with Ashton Kutcher, not not Alot Like Love, although I enjoyed that one too, I'm thinking the Butterfly Effect. Wasn't the saying something like "The flap of a butterfly's wings can trigger an earthquake across the world" or something of the sort, I haven't seen it in like two years. But similar concept, so many different variables can play into one situation. Aaahh, the thought of all of this is enough to drive a person crazy :P, but it's an important concept. Now I'm thinking of Donnie Darko, another one of my all time favorites. I think I have too many thoughts going on at once about this :P so I'll give my brain a break. Anyone have any views on this?

1 comment:

RAWR! [It's Aren!*] (: said...

Can't say I can. =S I've heard great reviews on Thirteen Reasons Why, and I really want to read, and your short little blurp on it makes it sound even better. :) I've seen the Butterfly Effect and it's a great movie. I haven't seen the movie with Ashton in it, but I'm sure it's great. Lol. So I can't campare the one another. Well thank you for commenting and good luck on drivers training!