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Wednesday, September 21, 2011

It's Wrong

I am a Gemini, my star sign has been that way since I’m born at the start of June. However, the facts don’t match up. They say something different completely to my personality. Why have an interest in this mystical and untreaded area of water? Well, it’s a global phenomenon and its used amongst the most famous and popular fantasy books and texts to exist. It tells a story, a story about what could happen. Where your life is, and what to expect in the future. Its an interesting perspective that looks subjective, but is interesting in how accurate it may be.

Gemini’s are outgoing, intelligent, responsive and lacking dependency. Wouldn’t it be scary if the world was separated in this way rather than race, colour of skin or nationality. Or would it be interesting? Could people abuse you for being Cancer or Libra? Would it be seen as a bad thing, would society divide? Its an interesting situation that could occur.

However, I don’t follow or suit the overall traits of a Gemini. If more follow along the same tracks, where do we belong? Or are we to remain within our own denial and demeanour that we do not fit in. The message here is individualism. Something people lack, and something people need to learn about and grasp quickly and forcefully.

Individuality describes ones own persona to come out clear in society in front if people. Their own ideas and perspectives would come out loud in front of people, and they would have no shame or hatred to themselves. If that’s the person you are, then that IS YOU. People try hard to escape it, be someone else because they want to fit in and be part of a queue.

I disagree with it. It’s wrong. Be yourself, why be ashamed? At least you aren’t as plastic as the thing next to you.

-Jerrod Lew 2011 

Wednesday, September 14, 2011

To put it Into Context… Part 1


This is quick. Things are fast. We cannot keep up. So why do we try?


We spend days writing and wondering about how to keep up with moving trends, media news and even gossip. It amazes me how even something spoken to someone in a blink of a second can still be tracked and analysed, and even used to someone's downfall or their empowerment. Why, and how for that matter, do we keep up with things so quickly? Well for one, technology has helped us for years, but for even longer is the power of understanding and using. It isn't actually too hard to keep up with what happens in the world each day; in most cases a simple click of the mouse to the BBC solves everyone's lingering anxieties. But the main problem, and the main topic of this reaction, is the problem we have of learning the whole story.

The simplest response is: "I don't care." And let's be honest. The finer details of gossip, media articles and documents are usually swept aside because of the lack of interest. On the front page of any commercial fashion or celebrity magazine, do you really expect any sort of description of a story past the main Headlining Titles to drag attention? Even newspapers don't face you with a full story on their opening page. You have to turn to page 5 for the full story because too many words will ruin our care and interest. We want the fine details quickly, and this generation coming up steadily has lost a lot of shape in this way.

It's always frightening to me how finer details are normally incredibly important in the long run. Imagine signing a contract without looking at the finer points that could possibly harm you in the long run or even immediately. Oh wait…we already do that! When we download the new iTunes, do we read the Terms and Agreements before clicking the Agree box? It's a mistake I make constantly, and I believe a lot of people make the same mistake. Now, out of paranoia, I've read it and there's nothing malicious in there but imagine if there was. A small little detail can change a lot of things.


Why do we keep up with the news? We don't want to be left behind, but in actual fact…without the finer details of many articles, news stories and documents we are left behind nonetheless aren't we?


-Jerrod Lew 2011