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There was once a legendary hero, who stood for truth and justice as a symbol. He never backed down no matter how big the threat, such a hero this world will never forget. This is the story of that same hero.
Sooooooooooooo I'm thinking about getting the Shiny Mega Gengar. ^_^ Its pretty cool, but I'd be willing to trade it for a shiny-male/normal-female 6IV Sylveon/Eevee with Pixilate/Adaptability & Hyper Voice.
I know it sounds picky, but its a pretty good deal for someone who doesn't have access to a nearby Game Stop. ;)
Something unique about the internet that makes it truly a place different than any other is the fact that it is anonymous at face value. From the point we log on, we choose exactly how public we want our information to be; it is at no pressure to us to disclose anything.
Yet from this point, it is surprising how much users choose to reveal from this private position. Ranging from age, gender and interests going as far as location, jobs, even what they look like. Part of this is why some studies show that online relationships are more likely to last and be closer to one another as opposed to real life relationships; we only have our interests to base off of and are blocked from whatever we choose to keep private. In this sense, we may only choose the better aspects of our lives to share than the aspects we may not be so fond of, and because of that, appear better in our self image than what we may in real life. Ultimately, people form these relationships that bond more strongly because they only base us off of what we want to share, and if they are attracted to what we want to share they are more inclined to be affable to us based on this pseudo-personality.
In places like South Korea, however, internet is completely public. Internet users use a type of identifier that is assigned at birth (similar to a US SSN) that is used to access internet accounts. There, users are completely known by their number identifier that government officials can use to identify the individual. Now this still means to the average person that the information is private and they still choose what to share, but the mere idea of having a universal identifier number to connect the person to the profile is one worth discussing (or dare I say ponder over). Would such a system, something accepted unanimously by the planet be worth considering? Would such a thing destroy what makes the internet unique? Should we live life behind a screen like the internet or is a public lifestyle more worthwhile in the end?
Each position has its own benefits and doubts, but which would be more superior? IMO, it's best to have the private system where users choose what to make public. It keeps internet culture alive and sprawling since most of the hacking scandals that make us open our eyes for a minute are conducted under heavily anonymous conditions and make us laugh, grin, remember and learn. But after all, it is just the internet; we can be anyone we want on here. Most choose to be themselves, some attempt to be girls, others are just NSA agents trying to establish a safe connection and the majority choose to be stupid. What can we do in a world where anyone can be who they want? Nothing.
People are either introverted or extroverted. There is a spectrum that defines this characteristic of being outgoing versus being reserved, and chances are most of us don't lie on the edges but more towards one side than the other. Much like being conservative or liberal, we're all different on how intensely we tend towards one side, but regardless, we all fall one way or the other, and no one side is correct.
Introversion means one enjoys keeping to themselves; I tend to fall more towards this side of the line. From my perspective, introversion means one prefers to keep to themselves more than sharing their time with others. In my experience, it's never been about hating other people so much as being away from the clutter; its been more about alone time and enjoying solo activities to group ones. It's commonly associated with shyness, though it may not necessarily be. It's predominantly valued highly in Asian and Middle Eastern cultures Being introverted is discouraged upon in western societies, as the image of a healthy person is strong, toned, out-going and well spoken. It's a shame that we have this attitude of shunning this characteristic since it really doesn't harm anyone as opposed to, say, having a violent tendency.
Extroversion means one enjoys being around others. Typically, this is shown as the social butterfly who always has something planned, but in reality, it may just be anyone who enjoys being with others even if they don't take that overly proactive initiative. I tend to have a few of these characteristics; I like being with other people and I love talking with others (I enjoy alone time more, however). I'm not an extrovert since I do value my alone time more than my social time but I still have extrovert characteristics. Being extroverted tends to be more helpful in western cultures since employers often look for well-rounded individuals.
Being introverted or extroverted is merely a defining factor of personality and just that; nothing that should be changed to fit another role, or become another personality that is different from the actual. Being introverted shouldn't portray the image of a pushover, weakling, or inferior and neither should being extroverted show an overpowering, dominant, and superior being. It's all a matter of character; if someone falls one way or the other, well, that's simply how they are. They should be accepting of it and should never feel like they need to change.
Well, that seems to be how most things are in this world. Whether someone is an introvert or an extrovert, they should embrace where they fall regardless of the peer pressure they may face. It is a blessing humans have this personality factor since we are social beings, and sometimes it takes a step back and nice inspirations to see that.
In nights darkness I ponder the stars speck my thoughts yet around them stays black in the blackness I wander it's the do's and do not's
All the stars make the do's actions most would accept the darkness the don'ts fights you loose soul reject
But I walk in the darkness do the don'ts in my life turn my loss into stars we should make the nights brighter forget pointless strife 'til there's nothing but stars come walk in the darkness let's make the night ours
Big big big topic that almost seems guru in level. It's also been on my mind for a while now just thinking about some of the vernacular I hear on the streets and between classes. I came to this perspective having taken a part cultural but mostly philosophy class called Theory of Knowledge (TOK) where we learn about how we learn. It should be called meta-cognition but of course that doesn't sound any fun, so TOK it is.
People always say "why did she talking so loudly?" or "why isn't he eating his food?" Really, the proper question isn't why so much as how. How have they been taught that led them to behave this way? Thinking in this matter really takes the edge off of communicating in a much less direct way. People are unique, and with that, so is their set of values, traditions, habits and behaviors along a lengthy list of others. We initially have this knee-jerk reaction to ask why because we were raised differently than the person we are observing. And that's okay, they will probably have the same thought we do at some point or another. It's very natural to favor in-group bias and exhibit out-group bias. Understanding that others are raised differently than ourselves is a great step towards gaining a worldly perspective.
People are different. We're all raised differently, and the culture and beliefs we have been raised to uphold are embed within our selves. In that sense, we are all the same because we are all different. When we reach this understanding of "I'm different, you're different, we can relate because we are different," we can really gain insight into new cultures and further our knowledge of understanding where someone is coming from. For example, in my TOK class, we did an exercise where we named off some practices that were strange while visiting different areas. Lots of those were very strange at first, but once there was a very long pattern of odd traditions, they began to see normal. It's okay that they are different; they were not raised in suburb OC, California with the same environment as I was, they didn't have the same parents as I did or relatives or education or anything. Yet, they are still human. And that is okay.
There is no model or strict setting that we must conform to, which makes life such a vivid experience. Capturing all the perspectives out there is impossible, but seeing new ones expands or own horizon. We all have different perspectives and opinions, but so long as we maintain an opinion and rightly declare it as our own, we are on a new level of understanding. Those hollow men as T. S. Elliot describes that have no opinion lack the connection of a just opinion and suffer from a monochromatic life.
Even this rant I'm totally tangenting on isn't set in stone, or a set model, or "right". You will have a different opinion than that of mine, and guess what? That's okay. We have different opinions, but we are both the same because we have an opinion. We're different, but connected.
Sometimes I really really hate myself Sometimes I wish that I could change myself Sometimes I don't wanna give no more And sometimes I just don't wanna live no more Sometimes I don't know where to go for help Sometimes I don't really know myself Sometimes I wish that I could fly away And find away to a brighter day