Social Climate: 001

>> Saturday, October 24, 2009

Bus stop; City Central; Typical Saturday afternoon.

Standing in the crisp autumn wind I listen to my tunes silently daydreaming away. The skies are a native grey with just the slightest hint of sun peeking through. Out of the corner of my eye the bus comes puffing its way along the street. (Honking and tooting all along the way) I board and take a seat pulling off my ear phones to read a magazine. A pack of middle school kids pass by to take a seat in the back.

“You hella ****** up, you fat *** *****!”

I briefly glance up from my article to find a young man no older than twelve years of age mouthing off to his companions. By the looks of it he’s an average school boy with a backpack like any other student. It’s then that I wonder if I spoke like that at his age. I grew up with the unspoken rule of no foul language allowed. I was taught that that sort of language was meant for the ignorant and those with ill vocabulary. Only people who fail at articulating themselves with other words speak in such a way.

In our modern world swearing and cussing in general is so easy accepted. People seem to be so numb with the words flowing out of their mouths. It’s disheartening to see younger individuals, namely children and middle school kids, talking with the attitude. I am sure on some level they just want to impress their friends and be a total showoff. But where has the innocence gone? Are we really living in a society that deems this as acceptable?

For the time being all I can do is frown and shake my head in disapproval. I do hope that little changes in people’s choice of words leave lasting impressions. Today I’ll start by leading by example and see what tomorrow yields.

Dating and Relationships: 001

>> Saturday, October 10, 2009

The friend that’s more than a friend.

Deny it all you want but there’s always that one guy or girl who’s extra special to you. It can happen in a brief moment or over a long extended period. Maybe you always had something and neither of you had the courage to explore it. Maybe one of you was just too scared. Or perhaps you over think things, you were wrong, and you placed your heart into something that wasn’t meant to be.

On the contrary, there’s the situation of being correct. Yes, it does exist and happens in the real world. The lucky boy or girl gets thrown into a new situation proving just how tough they can be. It’s a weird transition because you move from only thinking about someone one way to…liking them. That really good friend you love hanging out with starts making you giddy inside.

The next impossible undertaking would be whether or not the other person feels the same way. This comes in the form of acting couple-y, flirting, joking, touching, what have you. If you are both part of a larger group of friends it generally makes things even worse. Don’t argue; it’s always worse because friends will be just as awkward or poke fun. It’s even worse when it’s a guy because girls will generally tease more than guys. Neither of you means to do it, it just happens.

Then you tell him or her. Straight up is preferable, all that extra planning and making it special is too much. It’s easy when both parties feel the same way. But the hardest part, arguably, is how you both break it to your mutual friends. No we’re not lying to you seeing as how they have to- unexpectedly- change their opinions abruptly on you both, and you both as one.

This step has to happen to be taken seriously by the people you want the most reassurance from. Otherwise, all you two will be is two friends who tried to become a couple, but never had the chance due to no guidance from friends. Frankly everyone needs help in their relationship endeavors, despite how well you think you can go about it alone.


>> Friday, October 9, 2009

“Maybe we should work on the blog” –July
“Dang when was the last time we made a post” –August
“Ok we gotta plan a comeback…soon…maybe later” -September

It’s time to start over… again. The writers of LT&C have been busy over the past several months and will only get busier. The two of us have gone off to separate places to pursue our different goals and desires. However, we continue to keep in contact and will still write together. In other words, we’re BACK baby!

Come backs are _____ (fill in the blank)

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