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This life is wonderful. Cherish every moment. Humanity is great.

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ImageOkay, so I typically post negative things, but life really isn’t negative. It’s just the typical perspective that we own things that is negative. What should be seen is the potential we have for achieving things that are unimaginable.

Go back a century and flight would have been impossible. Today we not only have people flying in wingsuits, but we have been to space and back. Humanity has plans to go even beyond, with plans to have a man on Mars within a couple of decades. That’s impressive. Without the power of flight, I perhaps would have never met a number of wonderful people who flew in from various countries ranging from Sweden to South Africa.
Innovations such as that are what make our lives incredible.

Also, I apologize for not writing yesterday, in case you were looking. I went to a city about three hours away and didn’t get back till past midnight. Almost fell asleep on the drive back, but I made it home safely.

Anyway, song of the night: http://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_detailpage&v=uujN8WJ117c 

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March 28, 2013 at 8:58 pm

Is it so hard to share that which everyone deserves?

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ImageMarriage equality. It makes sense. So have at it. That’s really all I’ve got to say about. Actually, correction: I will give you my thoughts because that’s how this works.

I’m all for marriage equality, as a matter of fact, I believe that every single one of us are created equal. No single person that has ever lived, no single person that is living, and no single person that will ever live is more important or has ‘better’ beliefs than you. Sorry to burst peoples bubbles if they believe they or someone they ‘know’ is more important than you. (Grammar issues in that sentence, I know).
Anyway, what got me was not the fact that so many people on my facebook news feed had red, it was the two posts I read (thankfully neither of these guys were my friends, just friends of friends who had commented on their posts…) that were against equality or were debating whether this movement was really about equality. I say was, because I would say the issue of marriage equality is behind us. Luckily, or rather unluckily for those two posters, a swarm of intelligent people came to the rescue and presented infallible arguments for equality. So yeah. Go humanity!

That said and done, I still despise humanity for believing that we own everything. Yes it’s cool to go and conquer things, but come on. Do you (everyone in the human race) really believe that we’ll be living on this planet a few million years from now? The answer is no. Well. The educated hypothesis is no. Especially with global warming. OH! Okay, sidebar to global warming. I heard some kid (probably a sophomore or junior in high school) joking about global warming when they were talking with their friend at the store. Not really sure what was said, but I just heard them laughing about it. Not a laughing matter. Australia is burning up by the decade. It will probably be inhabitable in the next few centuries. Yes, we won’t be around, but that is why I say we should respect the world, as it really isn’t ours. Who will remember any of us in a few millennia? Nobody. Remember that.

A song for the night: King and Lionheart by Of Monsters and Men: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A76a_LNIYwE

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March 26, 2013 at 9:56 pm

Living in a Circle

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ImageDon’t you tire of the same routine every day? I feel as if our lives are designed in a cyclic manner. Well, not designed, but molded into. We do the same thing. Day after day, night after night. Nobody wants to do that, but we do. We con ourselves into believing we don’t by some varied sporadic activities, such as you reading this, but you can lump that into time allotted to sporadic activities. When you put it that way, you realize that you spend x amount of time looking at random things, while the rest of your day is the typical routine. Why can’t we be atypical?

I think society is what prevents us from being atypical. Personal example: I’m in school working on my B.S. in biology, eventually to work my way up to a neurosurgeon. We’ll see about that. I find neuroscience to be very very interesting, and would love nothing more than to study it for the rest of my life. But, with that, I fall into the cyclical pattern of doing the same thing, despite the fact that it may be fun, it will at one point become monotonous. Now, I also want to travel the world, and master a few extreme activities. While that should be a break from the cyclical life, it really isn’t. Why should I look forward to ‘vacations?’ I shouldn’t have to. Why can’t I just do what I want to do whenever I feel like it? That would be acyclic.

Having order in life is necessary, but it shouldn’t govern your life. I will try to write a post on my blog every night. That is order. It does not govern what I plan on doing though. This sounds like I’m rambling, but it’s my way of telling you to break free. I only hope that I can break free one day. My ideal life would be that of the Doctor. Alas, fictional lives aren’t real.

Edit: playlist of the night: http://8tracks.com/autumnfox/lose-yourself-in-the-music (I may have posted this already, but hey. It’s what I’m listening to.)

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March 25, 2013 at 9:54 pm

Thoughts on a Dreary Day

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ImageSo first off, I want to say that I probably could have taken a better picture, but I like it, as it’s my view from one of my windows. And it’s a golf course covered in snow. Doesn’t get better than that. But with that in mind, it’s been a rather dreary day, as I’ve confined myself to my house, due to me not wanting to spread whatever it is that I am sick with (not sure if it is contagious, but no need to take the risk).

That does give me time to think. So here I shall convey my thoughts on religion, as I often seem to do on this blog…

I’ll start by merely saying that I respect all religions equally, despite them not respecting each other. I don’t quite understand what it is about religion that makes it more alluring than the pursuit of knowledge. So my basic understanding of following a religion is that it gives you purpose in life, and that it supposedly answers those questions to which there is not an answer to currently. Questions such as how did life come about.
Well, I feel that those two things, purpose and answering unanswered questions, can be for the most part attained by the pursuit of knowledge. I have a slight bias towards the sciences as I consider them to be awesome, but hey, any knowledge is good knowledge. So why is it that you follow your religion, because if it is at your belief’s core not one of the two things I mentioned, I clearly haven’t given it much thought, and I would like to do so.

Right, so here are my ending thoughts: a bit of a sidebar actually, but I just got super annoyed by my mother again. I feel like being superstitious is grounds for ridicule. But I respect my mother enough to not tell her that she’s wrong. She thinks that spending too much time on a computer/cell phone can lead to cancer because of some silly chain e-mail. Stupid, I know. I do realize that spending too much time in front of a computer is detrimental to your general well being, and I don’t spend that much time in front of one when I’m not sick. But it doesn’t cause cancer. That’s simply ridiculous. Annoyances aside, these are my thoughts, and now I will leave you with one of the greatest playlists of all time (it’s precisely 5 hours and 40 minutes of amazing instrumental music): http://8tracks.com/jonomcdono/ze-compiled-study-mix 
A few notable songs from it: He Films the Clouds pt. 2 by Maybeshewill, Shifting Sands Wreck Ships by Lights Out Asia, and one of my favorites: I’ll See You When I See You, and I Hope This Will Be, Won’t Be Soon… by Pie Are Squared. In fact I like that song so much, that I’ll link it here as well: http://piearesquared.bandcamp.com/track/ill-see-you-when-i-see-you-and-i-hope-this-will-be-wont-be-soon

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March 24, 2013 at 10:03 pm

I’m home, but I’m sick. So I suppose I’m home-sick.

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Right, so the reason why I didn’t post anything yesterday is because I was driving home, and when I got home I was rather exhausted. So that’s that.
Unfortunately though, as awesome as being home is, it’s going to snow like 7ish inches tonight. So, while I enjoy snow, it’s rather unfortunate over spring break… Oh well, those are personal problems. I’ll live. At least that’s what I tell my brain.

Me feeling violently sick doesn’t quite help my enthusiasm for writing this post tonight, so I’m sorry if this is a bit lacking. I suggest you read my older posts for some enlightenment instead.

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March 23, 2013 at 10:13 pm

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I’m Alone.

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I suppose it’s just one of those days. I feel alone, like I’m the only person who realizes I’m here right now. But it’s okay. I’m used to it. No matter how many people I know, I am in the end a single person out of a group, and it’s easy to forget about one person. No matter how much I smile, days like today bring me back down to a place I dread, a place where everything is dark, with no way out. I enjoy the darkness of space, but this is a different darkness, one with no escape. Well, at least it seems that way.
I am glad I’ve begun to blog again. I will try to publish a post a day. Probably later at night, just because that’s when I reflect on my day. Who knows, maybe future posts will be better than this one.
I don’t even know what to do anymore. I will probably just go to sleep. Sleep is escape. But it’s still lonely. But at least I can dream.
So the playlist of this night shall be: http://8tracks.com/unstunstunst/life-is-temporary
Because Life is Temporary.

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March 21, 2013 at 11:53 pm

It’s been quite some time. So here are my thoughts.

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So, yeah. It’s been too long since I’ve blogged. But I had an epiphany. More of an idea. So roll with me, those of you who actually read this particular one.
Okay, so I’ve been thinking, what is our purpose in life. (Bear with me, I know that not all my posts have ever been so optimistic, but I think this one will turn out to be rather optimistic).
Purpose in life. Right. Well, I think that our purpose in life ought to be to live for ourselves. Don’t let other people guide you over a cliff. Guide yourself into the stars.
Basically, here’s how I see it: Live your life, as you wish to live it, but along the way, touch other people’s lives as if it were your own life. Life is above all else sacred.

See, I can do optimism.
Sorry if this is ramble-esque, but it’s just my thoughts as they come along. I don’t script this. I don’t make a rough draft and perfect it. I write it here, so that I know that I’m not the only person in the world with my most inner thoughts. Someone (you) reads them, and hopefully connects with them. Or critiques them. Both are great, as my thoughts are always morphing into newer and better thoughts.

Going off the optimism thing, I’d also like to say that I have rather recently gotten out of a relationship-esque thing. It wasn’t a bad situation or anything, and I believe we are still good friends (always nice to have friends), but it just reminds me of how there are people who tend to be unhappy in this world. I have a message for you people: I should be upset, but I am not. I don’t believe in being upset. If I am ever upset over something, I will probably get over it very quickly, either because I bottle it up and store it in a shelf that only occasionally gets knocked down or because I see a better situation in life up ahead. Despite how bleak life may look at times, no matter how much you want to be in a different situation, life is amazing. Life is beautiful. And (to me, most importantly), life is incredible.

A song I like to listen to that a very special friend of mine introduced me to is “Face Up” by Lights. Here’s a youtube link, if you’re interested: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dtgMSidl1zU.

Okay, that’s it for this rather disorganized post.

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March 20, 2013 at 11:28 pm