Posted by selectivelysocial
I have a problem with relationships today. I don’t understand them…..at all. And I’m pretty sure I wouldn’t have understood them 20 years ago either but it seems like they were better off then than they are now. In today’s society, the first issue is that we expect things and have standards that us ourselves don’t even meet. You want someone who hasn’t had X amount of partners however you yourself have had 30. You want someone with a steady job yet you don’t have one yourself. You want someone with morals and values yet you yourself have none. I don’t understand how that’s fair and how you can even meet someone you are truly compatible with if you don’t even meet your own standards. We must be realistic in our pursuit of happiness. Know what you’re actually worth.
Now say you’re at the point in your “courtship” where you realize this may be someone that you want to pursue something with. The next step is to of course make them your “girlfriend/boyfriend” right? WRONG! According to my peers, taking things to the next level of your relationship can totally screw everything up. You two like each other so much, that to actually claim that person as your significant other would totally and utterly ruin what you have. Does the logic in this really make sense? or is this an excuse? I believe that in today’s society we put so much pressure on relationships to the point where we completely dodge the possibility of it and live in the mind set of “ignorance is bliss”. “If we subconsciously fool ourselves into thinking we’re not together, but actually be together, we’ll be successful”.. -_-…..okay.
Well, if that’s what we’re going to roll with, what the hell are we leading up to? I refuse to be your untitled girlfriend. Next thing you know we’ll have a 12 year old child and still say we’re just “talking”.
Ultimately, I think that our generation has intimacy,trust,and commitment issues. We’ve seen movies, heard songs, and listened to our friends and family talk about their heartaches so much, we let them into our own lives and act like they happened to us. I refuse to not have a happy and have a healthy relationship because I am always checking over my friends shoulder and she’s checking over mine. Maybe you can’t actually fully trust someone. But if that’s the case, can you ever really love someone? When do you stop being a skeptic and just live your life. What happens will happen and YOU WILL LIVE. But when “not putting anything past anyone” turns into an excuse to do what you want, we’re starting a horrific cycle over again.
All in all, NO relationship is perfect. And I’m definitely no expert but I’m not scared to try it out. I’m not scared of my feelings being hurt because at the end of the day, when it’s worth it, its really worth it. If your interested in someone tell them, because playing games get old.Quick. We have to grow up eventually and being a young “player” turns into you being a creep even quicker. I’m rambling again but you get my point.
Posted by selectivelysocial
I deleted my twitter. For this to be completely accurate, I probably should have kept a brief timeline to actually document my findings. I originally deleted my twitter, not as an experiment but as a personal temporary fix. I felt like instead of having my own thoughts, I would look at twitter and see what other people thought. I felt like twitter blew up the smallest issues and made them way bigger than what they really should be. From parties, tv shows, killing off random celebrities, and even the rants the people I followed went on, twitter just seemed to blow up the smallest issues. I also became annoyed with myself and the constant staring at my phone screen. Believe it or not, I needed a break from twitter. Deleting twitter to me felt like a student cleaning there room before they could do there work. With a clear mind I would be able to focus. Focus on what you ask? I don’t know, just focus.
When I first deleted my twitter I got the strangest and the most unexpected reaction from people. People were actually worried about me and where I was (as if twitter makes up for physically being in my presence). One by one I received text messages asking where I had been and if I was okay, what was wrong with me, and when will I be getting it back. To me this was strange because deleting it had not seemed like that big of a deal. The first couple of days I would go to my phone expecting to check my timeline and even had urges of going to create a new one. But as time went on I told myself I wouldn’t get a new one until I no longer felt like I HAD to have one (if that makes sense). After seeing peoples reaction to deleting a twitter I just felt as though it was dumb that some people felt it was a necessity.
A month later, I have my twitter back. And although I have been quick to find out the cons, the pros are definitely more obvious. Even though everyone says “you can find everything out on twitter”, its true! Twitter has single handedly become the most efficient way of communicating the news. That’s one thing that I missed out on, my current events were all out of wack. Besides that I’m not as addicted as I was and I plan on keeping that way. I think people have absolutely NO idea what details in the world they miss out on, simply because they’re staring at something in the palm of their hand.