Jealousy

In the futility of my feelings, I often feel jealous about a plethora of things. Sometimes I try to tell myself I’m stronger than this and that jealousy only leads someone to be paranoid, which often results in me wasting my time trying to console myself. I firmly believe jealousy is the root of many evils, including the wars that are going on today, and the widespread corruption in our Government. Things even go as far as to affecting celebrities. Why do people hate Justin Bieber and Miley Cyrus? Because people are jealous of them.

Jealousy often leads to more devastating effects, such as anger. A tint of the passion of just wanting to be the person, for example in a picture, really spurs the mind to think of eradication. Wouldn’t it be better if you could just destroy the person you want to be with? Obviously, this is not a sensible, nor moral, answer to a problem. This feeling even leads to paranoia. It’s quite hard to just forget about an unpleasant snapshot and the mind can only wonder what the future might hold. What if the success continues? What if everything goes according to some impossible perfect plan? What could be is a scary thought, and quite frankly, none of us want to see any of it unfold.

I constantly try to conquer jealousy and I’m often lose the battle. There’s something mystical about negative emotions that makes it such a divine aspect of humans. I have come to the conclusion that pride blinds people from choosing the correct path.  We don’t like to submit and we hate admitting someone else is right. Watching someone take the place of one’s dream is a difficult thing to do. Essentially, one can interpret that to mean that he has not succeeded and looking for prosperity is utterly fruitless. Jealousy is incredibly hard to contain. As a matter of fact, nobody will ever be near defeating nature’s will. I just believe it’s how one mitigates the effects and remembering that the future can be changed; the present is sometimes nothing more than a mirage to meld good fortune.

Of course, I should probably take my own advice.

 

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Prom is overrated.

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The National Honor Society

Supposedly, America “ended” segregation in schools after the landmark decision of Brown v. Board of Education. The case declared separate public schools for white and black children illegal, resulting in the current mix of ethnicity we see in many classrooms. However, in reality, the education system has found a different way to legally separate and almost condemn students. National Honor Societies, found in almost every public school in America, offers admission based on educational merit and really nothing else. Although I agree some of the top-notch children deserve, perhaps, recognition of their accomplishments, a National Honor Society is clearly the incorrect way to go about this

I am not educated about America as a whole and how every Honor Society works in different schools, so I will solely base this on the happenings in many New York City public schools. Continue reading

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Prom

Prom – the American tradition, nothing less and nothing more.

Each year, thousands of students are put through the arduous task of preparing for prom. Now, whether this is something that calls for levity and joyful reaction or utter disappointment is quite debatable. Films and pop culture have transformed us and our view of prom. Clearly, in every vapid movie, the guy always has a gorgeous date, and pictures are taken before heading over to the big day. Prom King and Queen are the standalone sparkle of prom, as they should be the center of attention, right? Continue reading

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Tradition

We seem to be bound. Everyday, we live in the tight constraints of having to do mononym tasks. We wake up, brush our yellowed teeth, and drink the “Cup of Joe.” We head to work, or school, and do our daily activities. At around five of six, we are back where we started – at home. The routine turns to dinner, and finally the closing of an arduous day. Continue reading

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This is not a love poem

This is not a love poem.

Because if it were, I’d be talking about your eyes

The ones, deep blue, I melt in, I say good bye

A pair warm and beadle in enticing, why?

With hair black like gold, a wave of silk

A voice that calms, like a night’s warm milk

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The Typical College Rejection Letter – Translated

Dear amazing student #52,905

The flabby envelope you received is not a lie. You have been rejected. I will begin pitying you by stating we received a record number of applicants this year – something we claim every year. Of course, making a decision on your application has been incredibly difficult. We have clear-cut standards of 90 averages, along with a minimum of 1900 on the SATs, which truly made rejecting your 85 average and 1600 SAT score extremely difficult. However, please be aware that we carefully reviewed every aspect of your application, because we truly love reading thousands of essays. We have considered every bit of information that, perhaps, could offer you admission, including your ethnicity.

We appreciate your talents, and we believe you can take it somewhere else, like “South Beach Miami.” You are truly a unique student, with gifts we sincerely wish we could accept, but could not. Regardless, I believe you would have been a great fit in our university, and, therefore, cannot accept you. If you are still interested in enrolling for a future semester, I highly recommend that you transfer, even though we will still have your disparaging high school records. As a matter of fact, we suggest you attend a community college, where you can “harness” your talents, and garner credits at a good rate.

I am extremely sorry that we cannot accept a qualified student like you, because if you’re qualified, we cannot take you. All admission decisions reflect an extremely keen review of your application; please do not contact us for an appeals process, because if we wanted you, we would have said so. I sincerely hope you succeed in your future endeavors, but we doubt it since our university is the best.

Best Wishes,

John Smith, the person who probably didn’t even review your application.

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