Monthly Archives: December 2014

About My Last Post (The Power Of Our Generation)

In response to my previous post I was told that while it is good to speak up about important things, I need to be cautious and wise about the way in which I speak. Apparently teens have been taken into custody for blog content similar to my previous post. I don’t want to take it down because I feel it’s something that needs to be said and heard. And as is proven by the picture I included in said post, I’m not the first person to say these things, I just said it in a different way and added my own energy to it. But I do understand how to certain people it could be viewed in a way in which it was not intended. So, while I know that the world needs to change and I feel and hope that change is happening and coming, here is my disclaimer. At this time I am in no way a part of any protests and have no intention of partaking in any protests. I have no plans of any actions against the government or anything else that could be inferred from my previous post. I’m just someone who sees what is happening in the world and sees potential for real change, whether it comes in this generation or the next. Anyway, that might not be a perfect disclaimer but I just wanted to make sure that it’s known that I live a peaceful insignificant life and that the opinions I post don’t represent anything that should incite concern.

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The Power of Our Generation (let’s say born in the ’90’s give or take a few years)

I’ve seen this go around a few times on Facebook, I apologize for the fact that I can’t credit it as I have absolutely no idea who created it.

Anyway a few days ago I had a conversation with a couple of people about the current state of affairs in the world and particularly, the US.  We were talking about how it seems, as time goes on there are more and more incidents of police brutality, shootings, what have you, in less and less time and it seems like there is a climax coming soon. There are more protests and more people protesting and it seems like the resistance is growing.

It does indeed make sense that my/our generation outnumbers the baby boomers because most of us are children or grandchildren of baby boomers and the rate of population increase hasn’t gone down much. And yes between TV shows, movies, books, celebrities, and the corruption of news, a lot of us are couch potatoes just watching TV and playing video games all day. But there is something that whoever wants us distracted failed to realize. In giving us books, TV shows and movies, they gave us Fandoms. Global networks of teens and young adults who are communicating with each other over social networks. A while back Justin Bieber said something about Jared Padelecki that enraged the Supernatural fandom. The result? Everyone who could, in just about every fandom I know of, watched the next episode of Supernatural that aired and it became the most watched episode in a long time and got the show renewed for another season. This is the power of our generation.

We made a change overnight, with just the vastness of our numbers. No wonder they’ve tried to smother us because it’s true, that if we all directed that energy to the current state of our country and the world, we could create change overnight.

There is an argument to be made that we now have a mentality of waiting for the next installment whether it be an episode, movie or book, instead of actually doing something to create change. But that’s only because we haven’t gotten our spark yet. We need a Mockingjay.

So by all means, give us more vapid shows and music. The true artists out there know how to sneak the real stuff in. Meanwhile our numbers and power will keep growing and when the ones holding us down make the wrong move that gives us our Mockingjay. We will be waiting to give them hell. And in fact it’s happening right under their noses. In trying to keep us down, they literally gave us the tools to create a successful revolution. And that right there is the power of our generation.

Sarina Marie

Chasing The Sun 12-10-14

Chasing The Sun

The faster we do things
The more things we have to do
The more time we have
The more bored we are

We are always
Looking to tomorrow
And forgetting the past
Or stuck in the past
Not seeing the future

We see what is wrong
Without seeing what is right
Or we see what is right
Without seeing what is wrong

The more we have
The more we take
The less we have
The more we give

It’s either one hand
Or the other
Never both
Never neither

We are forever chasing the sun
Or we are always
chasing the moon.

If we chase the moon
We will never see the sun
And if we chase the sun
We will never see our shadow.

Tomorrow will never come
If we are stuck in yesterday
But if we do not see the past
Tomorrow will not be
What tomorrow was.

The sun brings light
So do the moon
And the stars
And so do we.

Darkness brings the moon
And dawn brings the sun.
But sun brings the dark
And the moon brings the dawn

The world is full of opposites
The world is full of contradictions
Yet they often go unnoticed

When chasing the sun
We make one day last forever
But what do we lose
By chasing the sun

We will never see the moon
We will never see the stars
We will never see shadow
And we will never see night

Tomorrow will never come
If we are forever
Chasing the sun.