Saturday, October 30, 2010

Random Poetry; Two verses

Winding Down
Sitting here, statuesque figure
plush blackened interior reclining
breeze billowing amongst the outward
children playing, laughing, excitement.
Fancy automobiles stationary,
Bell ringing, reminding one to get ready
Sitting here, statuesque figure
winding down,
just winding down.

Lift It Up
Pulsating muscles, flexible body tones.
Maneuvering vivaciously down and up,
Breathing softly then transforming into the green Hulk
Lungs going wild with rapid breaths.
Holding steady as long as one can,
the muscles exploding as if to give up.
Pushing oneself, focusing on the goal.
One more rep is all it would take to succeed
Muscles explode in two, unable to proceed to last stage.
Head sinks in shame, next time you will complete.

Saturday, October 23, 2010

Pornography Industry Degrading to Women

I used to watch pornography all the time. I used to enjoy it. A growing boy trying to understand what women like, its definitely common to become consumed into that type of world. I used to take notes and visualize me in that scenario and what I would do sexually to my future partner. Overtime I realized that not all women liked it nor did it the same way they do in pornography. I realized that in an embarassing way because I used to believe that women enjoyed it that way therefore the woman on the screen symbolized what all women wanted. Boy was I wrong! I was glad I was wrong, I am glad that I got to grow up and become mature enough to realize that it is the total opposite. Women want a guy that is a gentleman, someone that will be gentle with them, make them feel good about themselves. I think the pornography industry preys on young women and in a sense preys upon young men and lonely older men that have no partner. They expect us to sign into the website, pay our monthly fee and then enjoy what their product has to offer. Showing images and videos of women of all races and ages and body sizes engaging in sexual acts and doing any type of position or category involved in pornography. Basically performing in any type of act that the producer or cameraman wants them to perform. I used to enjoy it because like I said, I was a growing boy taking notes and enjoying the product in my private time but overtime I realized that its just a gross way of earning money and it also goes against everything we learned about the woman's right to choose and laws for women. Sure it is the model's choice whether she wants to engage in these sexual acts but it doesn't make it right on any count. Sure everyone needs money, especially in today's economy, but to prostitute yourself for money over the internet in front of a camera showing off your body to who knows who, just makes you seem like a desperate human being that craves attention. Sure I still look at pornography from time to time, but I believe in a woman's right to choose and I respect all women and think they can do amazing things in this world. I wish all women the best of luck in this tough man dominated place we call Earth, but at the same time I know that women can be smarter and more successful than men. Hopefully they realize they are more than just a means of entertaining a man and that they are more important. For then and only then will they truly realize their full worth. To all women, I love you and respect you and know that each and every one of you are above the pornography industry. I believe that with all of my heart and soul.

Friday, October 22, 2010

Athletes, Actors, Overpaid and Greedy!

The tone of this rant will seem heated but then again most of what I write is opinion based so why stop now? Athletes and actors and actresses are very greedy people. Do not get me wrong, acting is hard work, I have done my fair share of voluntary acting in the past and I needed the script by me at all times. It does take up time and the actors do earn their money, but no job in the world is worth millions upon millions of dollars for one good six months work. Athletes on the other hand, are even more overpaid and all they do is depending on the sport, score a goal or bat a run in. Sports are fun to watch and root for while watching, but when it comes to monetary gain, the athletes and coaches themselves do not deserve the money they're paid. Anyone could walk over to a basketball hoop and drop a basketball into it, anyone can grab a baseball bat and hit a fastball down the middle of the plate. The general public might not be able to do it as well, but how does performing those skills at a high level deserve to become more appreciated over what a lawyer does or what a doctor does, or even a construction worker that builds the homes we live in and the shopping mall our grocery stores are in? I can tell you that it does not deserve to be appreciated more. A soft spot in my heart is teaching and I think teaching young kids is the most rewarding career there is out there, and they do not get paid that much and they should, and to me they deserve to be overpaid and highly paid at that. It just makes me sick that the general public is to be blamed for athletes and actors over inflated salaries, when it is the agents and the leagues that type up the contracts and make it attractive enough for the person to sign their name on the dotted line. Do not blame the general public, we are the teachers, we are the construction workers and the doctors and lawyers who entertain ourselves by watching these same athletes and actors on the television. But put them on the same level as us, do not make them invincible and above our logic. Make it fair and we will respect them more. Sure we watch them but that does not mean anything, for it could be because there is nothing else on the television. If you make it fair we will not feel this way and guys like me will not be writing about it. Take that into consideration agents and leagues. Make it fair and we will respect them more.

Wednesday, October 20, 2010

Textbooks, Check! Tuition, No Comment!

Has anyone noticed how the school systems work nowadays? Preferably college. They give you a choice, either you pay your tuition which can be a semester by semester basis, or it can be annually like at a university. You either shell out the thousands per year plus room and board if you reside in a dorm, or you can pay hundreds per unit at a small community college. But what they do not tell you, is that textbooks are not included along with your tuition. Textbooks are actually supplied by an entirely different company altogether, one who is just as selfish as the colleges are. Not only are the prices for the textbooks substantial, but be it used or new, most of them come out to the same price anyway, not including tax, and if you decided to not buy it directly from the supplier of the college, you can go on the internet and find them even more expensive there. So either way, its a crapshoot finding a textbook at a decent price anywhere. I do not know where this world is going, but lately, even when it comes to education, scam artists you must be weary of. The whole textbook debacle is a scam because they know that when your back is against the wall, you, the student, will end up paying their prices without negotiation because once the class starts you're going to need their product to get a passing grade in class. One of two things can happen here, one is that colleges can lower their tuiton, and in this economy that will mean they're losing money. Or two the textbook suppliers themselves can either disappear altogether or give the colleges a discount and have the colleges supply a certain amount of their textbooks for every subject on the library shelves and make them available to the students of the school. I think the latter is a fabulous solution, but since the corporate world is nothing but money hungry nowadays that might be a tad bit difficult to muster up. Either way it is very messed up and they should be ashamed of themselves. The college tuition I can deal with, but the textbook companies have a lot to be scared about because the public will catch on eventually and they'll lose their business and by then they'll have to realize, that the only solution is to decrease. Then and only then will it change my opinion of them. From now on I'm renting.....I suggest you do the same.

Tuesday, October 19, 2010

My Newfound Quarter-Life Crisis

I don't know about the rest of my generation, but right now at 26 years of age I'm going through what appears to be, through rabid research and thought, a quarter-life crisis. I look around and I see people I went to school with pregnant, walking around with kids, and married, mostly all at once. I see expensive looking diamond rings on the female's fingers, and gold bands on the male's fingers and think to myself, "Man oh man I must be oblivious to where I should be in life right now". I know that I have an excuse, if you want to call it that. Having a somewhat mental disorder does qualify as a good enough excuse to not be at that same level as everyone else but still, it would feel great to have an inkling of hope. Women and relationships are tough to come by, especially great women and loyal women, and women that will not look past you and overlook what your life could look like with you. Same comes to employment, not having a good job and a secure job makes everything less meaningful and life less meaningful. Going to school is one thing, but with the economy the way it is right now and no timeline given of when things will be back to where they were in the golden years, school is just school, there is no guarantee of great employment after you graduate. Now that I am in the child care field and will be looking for some kind of child care employment after I get my Associate's degree, it turns out it will not be that easy due to the fact that in a couple years (in 2012) the state laws will be wanting all child care workers to have a Bachelor's degree or higher. Not only is that another obstacle added to a young person's life, but it is just more steps you have to follow and more hoops you need to jump through. Things are at a standstill right now, and hopefully they do not stay that way and things get better, and since I'm an eternal optimist, they will. I'm not the only young person my age in my generation going through this I'm sure. Is anyone else willing to admit that they feel this way too? How do you deal with it? Perhaps some advice would be the best strategy right now.