A little celebration, I have now hit 50 followers.
Yea, it’s been a slow growing process, but I got here.
It’s also November, and Donald Trump’s been almost a year in office. (Which much of the media still hasn’t got over.)
A lot changes in a year. I’m not unemployed, in high school, or driving with a license. I guess somethings take longer to change.
I’m also turning nineteen before too long. Yikes.
I’ve done some cool things this year though. I went on another Mission’s trip. I drove to the beach. I got sun poisoning. You know, the little things in life that are important.
I know November might seem a little early to be doing reminiscing, but it’s a month of the year that’s generally important to me.
I’m a little upset that I probably won’t meet my reading goal for the year, but it’s my own fault.
I’ve mentioned this before, but I used to live in a home without a TV. I’v enow been a year in a home with two of them, and looking back, I would definitely say living without one was better.
I may have enjoyed finding new movies and shows I like. But those things are so small. so insignificant for the most part.
TV has left me more disillusioned with humanity than I was before. And more ready to criticize. I mean, I literally just looked up from the screen and saw a singing poo emoji in a commercial.
Just let that sink in for a second.
Oy vey, sometimes I wonder if our founding fathers would even recognize us as Americans. Can you imagine Jefferson watching what’s on our TV shows?
Still, I would not become a fatalist.
I’m not sorry for movies and shows. Some movies have changed my life. But I am sorry to be so saturated in them.
I know I can’t remove the thing from m life, so I cope. But I don’t plan on buying a television. Maybe never in my life will I do that.
I’d rather m children grow up with their noses in a real book than to a screen. I’d rather they ave a taste of the way things used to be.
The trouble with modern progress is not that it is new, but that it is excluding the next generations from even knowing about what was in the past.
It’s important for us to look back and not despise the more “primitive” means the people before us used to accomplish things. They deserve our respect for figuring out more on their own, for using elbow grease to do things. For putting their whole lives into their work and family instead of just the hours they had to do bare minimal.
So, to conclude, I’m looking back on what I actually did. Not what I watched, or thought about, or suggested.
I’m going to remember more what I had to work for. What I was uncomfortable doing but still did. And what took me more time than I wished.
So those are my thoughts for now, until next time–Natasha.