For everyone feeling sorry for themselves.
Half of me wants to run away, to escape this western society that is so awash in vanity, corruption and ignorance. To go back to the beginning - the roots of mankind. No money, no greed, no problems.
But then I think, that’s cowardly right?
To have been blessed with such a wealth of knowledge through free education, having opportunities to see and learn about things others might never even know exist, to have been granted such an abundant lifestyle -
Only to run away and wish I never had it.
I guess I owe it to the world to use what I’ve been so fortunate to acquire.
To find a better way, and not just run from it because it’s so scary.
Gandhi said “Be the change that you want to see in the world”.
Well it starts now.
She was more than suitable. She was one of my kind, my own breed. We were just two animals running free, who would forever discuss the alien concept of humanity and how we fitted into it.
My Bastille cover :)
sarahvisualart asked: I'm currently working on a body of work titled 'what is your idea of happiness?" It is an artistic representation of how everyones perception on what it means to be happy changes. I need lots of answers to this question, whatever I use remains anonymous. Would you be able to tell me what your idea of happiness is? In as many or as little words as you'd like! It would really help me out a lot as I need many differing and creative answers. If not that is fine too :)
ah sorry i’ve not properly checked my messages in so so long!
My idea of happiness is being truly grateful. Counting your blessings and having a firm grip on how lucky you are in the grand scheme of things. I think people in western society quite often forget that, and subsequently search for happiness in other materialistic things. But happiness is just being content with what you have i think! That’s not to say you shouldn’t strive for more, but that’s a different topic so i’ll leave it there aha. Hope that helps?! x
Words are incredible. They can instruct, inspire, advise, uplift, empower, persuade, create, and more. But they are just words. A man-made form of communication; mere fragments of the entire picture - what truly goes on behind our eyes.
"You’re going to come across people in your life who will say all the right words at the right times. But in the end, it’s always their actions you should judge them by. It’s actions, not words that matter." - Nicholas Sparks
Anonymous asked: Who's the lucky lady?
I don’t wanna say :) Proud as i am of her i don’t want people stalking her down! x
Anonymous asked: kisssss meeee
hahaha who are ya?! x
Anonymous asked: Ah, bonding :)
HA.. communal wanks for the win x
Anonymous asked: 1 10 26
1 - I have a girlfriend and she’s sick :) i’m happy.
2 - A girl called Beckie in year 9, she was my first proper kiss as well underneath the rugby posts in high school at nighttime - cute!
3 - You can’t describe what type of person attracts you really, all the people i’ve ever seen have been so different in almost every way. They’ve just gotta have something that grabs you and doesn’t let go i suppose.
cup-of-gold asked: 11 and 16
Stevie Wonder - Higher Ground
Don McLean - Vincent
Stevie Wonder - Village Ghetto Land
Bendouin Soundclash - When The Night Feels My Song
Paolo Nutini - Pencil Full of Lead
My Chemical Romance - The Black Parade
Busted - Meet You There
Thomas Newman (no idea what the track is but it sounds lovely)
Where Is The Love - Black Eyed Peas
This Love - By The Rivers
We Don’t Eat - James Vincent McMorrow
16 - Mainstream music is a strange topic because it is ultimately mainstream because a lot of people like it. There is this strange stigma attached to mainstream music especially amongst teenagers, that it is ‘uncool’, because it is so manufactured and manicured almost. As a result of that, the artists which are deemed ‘cool’, suffer as no-one really wants them to be successful to the point of becoming mainstream (including themselves sometimes) which is really sad. The top 40 is in a horrendous state in terms of artistry and true musical expression - it is all shiny shiny formulated crap, but until people stop buying into it, i can’t imagine much will change!
Anonymous asked: 7
Aquarius, and yeah but they’re all worded so cleverly that they’re never wrong.. i don’t like being put in a box! i’ll be whatever i wanna be haha x
|01:||Your current relationship, if single discuss how single life is.|
|02:||Where you’d like to be in 10 years.|
|03:||Your views on drugs and alcohol.|
|04:||Your views on religion.|
|05:||A time you thought about ending your own life.|
|06:||Write 30 interesting facts about yourself.|
|07:||Your zodiac sign and if you think it fits your personality.|
|08:||A moment you felt the most satisfied with your life.|
|09:||How you hope your future will be like.|
|10:||Discuss your first love and first kiss.|
|11:||Put your ipod on shuffle and write 10 songs that pop up.|
|12:||Bullet your whole day.|
|13:||Somewhere you’d like to move or visit.|
|14:||Your earliest memory.|
|15:||Your favorite tumblrs.|
|16:||Your views on mainstream music.|
|17:||Your highs and lows of this past year.|
|19:||Disrespecting your parents.|
|20:||How important you think education is.|
|21:||One of your favorite shows.|
|22:||How have you changed in the past 2 years?|
|23:||Give pictures of 5 guys/girls who are famous who you find attractive.|
|24:||Your favorite movie and what it’s about.|
|25:||Someone who fascinates you and why.|
|26:||What kind of person attracts you.|
|27:||A problem that you have had.|
|28:||Something that you miss.|
|29:||Goals for the next 30 days.|
|30:||Your highs and lows of this month.|
I’ve always been rough around the edges. And it’s not entirely down to me being lazy or lacking sharpness. I just don’t like pristine.
Our generation seems to idolise the plastic, the photoshopped and the fake. Vanity has gone through the roof and as a result has only left people more self-conscious than they already were.
Plastic surgery for instance - an incredible medical development that was initially invented to ensure victims of severe burns, acid attacks or any other horrific injuries could to an extent, repair their scars to what once was. Lovely stuff.
But sure enough, those lucky enough to have not been scoulded jump at the opportunity to use another tool in which to ‘perfect’ themselves. The rich and often famous inparticular - who in turn (because society allows them to) portray and define what so called ‘perfection’ is.
Why don’t we embrace our imperfections?
My sister once told me that all her favourite things in the world were tattered and beaten; her second hand record player for example, because as scratchy as it sounded, it was imperfect, honest, endeering. It’s true for most people i think - ancient crumbling buildings with their vast history, your favourite pair of trainers that are now more hole than actual shoe, et cetera et cetera…
I guess what I’m trying to say is, we should be proud of these physical inperfections; our own personal embellishments. We are human; we are unique - and we should rejoice in that fact.
I covered a Bastille song called ‘Laura Palmer’ :)
Pablo Picasso said “Every child is an artist. The problem is how to remain an artist when he grows up.”
Children have this beautiful view of...
you are a, how do you say, faguette