…when you see a pick-up truck with a bumper sticker that has the Jesus Fish eating the Darwin Fish. (*facepalm)
That looked EXACTLY like the cells I’ve been counting for 29389283 years. It wasn’t a cluster of those cells but my mind did a barrel roll nonetheless.
- How to torture/kill in the saddest ways your favourite characters - with Suzanne Collins.
- How to be a complete troll about your plot - with Rick Riordan.
- How to be the most cruel, harsh, sadistic and violent writer on Earth - with Michael Grant.
- How to give your characters the most revolting and traumatic past - with J. K. Rowling.
- How to ascend from a funcking fanfiction writer to a fucking best-seller writer - with Cassandra Clare.
- How to have the most crazy, deep and lush metaphors (which don't need exactly to have meaning or sense) - with Tahereh Mafi.
- How to have the mad and non-sense ideas to books, but make them best-sellers - with Scott Westerfeld.
- How to be a boss - with Neil Gaiman.
- How to make the funcking reader cry a fucking ocean in three words - with Nicholas Sparks.
- How to have the best and most creative narrative of the books - with Markus Zusak.
- How to write teenage stories without being disgusting - with Meg Cabot.
- How to create characters so human that you believe they are real - with John Green.
- How to be shit and pretend you are good - with Stephenie Meyer.
- How to create the most perfect male in the whole universe and tell everyone he's not based on a real character - with Veronica Roth
- How to break everyones hearts with your first book and then put the pieces back together with the second - Gayle Forman
- How to become an icon and then disappear for months at a time - by Hima-Papa
Apparently, my brother and his girlfriend got into a huge argument over the government and what it should do. My brother thinks things are fine the way they are and his girlfriend thinks that A) the government is too big and B) that there should be no laws and people should fend for themselves. This apparently resulted in his girlfriend leaving, them making up on telephone, and her coming back to sleep over haha. In seriousness, I’m really glad that they made up because I like his girlfriend and I think she brings out the best in him.
That said, I can’t help but chuckle at the absurdity of their fight, which apparently escalated with extreme intensity. They were so incensed by abstractions of what the government should do. Why not, instead, get incensed by the tangible injustices that plague nations even as “great” as the USA? Why not take all that energy, that passion, and translate it into actions that tangibly benefit the lives of others? Theory and discussions of how things ought to be are critically important in that they frame our understanding of the world and how we should act to make positive social changes. However, it seems that so many people get caught up in vehemently discussing abstractions that they forget to vehemently work towards positive social changes (i.e. alleviating the suffering of others). If there’s something I’ve learned in the past few years, it’s that there is too much suffering in the world for us to be wasting all our passion on political diatribes. How about we take some of that vigor and channel it to making the world a better place?