In today's society, advertisement in marketing is a huge factor that determines a business' success. Advertisement makes people aware of a product or service, and for the most part, the whole marketing strategy serves its purpose. Sometimes, however, advertisement is manipulation at its best. If you've ever noticed, advertisements fail to recognize the other sides of things - naturally, they're not supposed to, since they're main purpose is to praise the product, not hinder its potential popularity. But most of the time, false advertisement leads people to believe that a certain product will do a job or a certain service will be of use to them, when in reality, that product or service will be of no possible use to them.
Sunday, February 26, 2012
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
This is what I've learned so far in high school:
Relationships, friendships included, don't actually last forever. Superficial people usually get the most attention, despite the constant campaigns rooting for "breezy and natural." Priorities change constantly, no matter how 'strong' a person's morals or virtues stand. People, in general, are stubborn. Life is a rat race: the main goal is to be the best; to be the most popular, the most attractive, and the most successful. People are competitive and cruel when trying to get to the main goal. Late nights are best spent with people you barely know; you learn a lot in such a short amount of time. The idea of being a kiss-ass is actually pretty smart; by the time you're out of high school, no one will know who you are, yet you'll have all the perks of being the kissass you used to be.
at Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Monday, February 20, 2012
I wouldn't particularly say that I have a favorite high school memory. Not that my high school moments were full of depressing, 'I stay in the dark corner talking to myself' tidbits, but it's just I can't create a concrete, favorite memory at the top of my head. Nothing really stands out. HOWEVER, I think I can say some of my favorite moments are when my friends and I make nerdy math-related jokes. To you, they might not be funny. Well, to most people in general, they're probably not funny. But to a class who has been known to exceed teachers' expectations in the intelligence sphere, math jokes are the funniest. (Pretty ironic too, since most of my class absolutely hates anything math related).
at Monday, February 20, 2012
Tuesday, February 14, 2012
I want to go to Europe or Bali for my honeymoon. Possibly the Netherlands, Amsterdam, or Switzerland. I don't know. There are a lot of places I would want to go for a honeymoon, but I guess it just depends on my spouse, our means, and what we're "feeling."
at Tuesday, February 14, 2012
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
I like food. Food is good to me. It gives me nutrition, it makes me full, and it satisfies me. Food cheers me up when I'm in a depressed mood and it saves me from my own thoughts. Instead of sulking in my depression, I focus on the food that I eat and become happy. I like how food tastes and how it makes me feel. It's a sad thing. to pick one dish and then admire it on a pedestal; I think all food should be admired for the qualities that they maintain and the different tastes they contain. But, alas, decisions have to be made and reality must be faced. I guess my favorite dish would have to cheesy pasta, with mushrooms, spinach, and chicken, and a side of toasted bread with a spread of butter.
at Wednesday, February 08, 2012
Monday, February 6, 2012
Making the assumptions that I am going to find someone later on in life, get married, create a family, and have a successful life, I have certain lessons I want to teach my children. Obviously, teaching my children how to use the toilet properly and to remember to eat their vegetables are already required in the manuscript for motherhood (or... they would be if there was a complete manuscript on how to be a good mother). I can't exactly predict that my children will be the epitome of perfect, angelic children nor can I assume that they will have all the good morals and values that society tries to instill in them... so I definitely have to be prepared to repetitively teach my children certain lessons in life. I want to teach my children six, very important, precepts: honesty, kindness, generosity, forgiveness, humility, and empathy.
Wednesday, February 1, 2012
It's kinda sorta actually amazing how fear can affect people. It's just this lump in our throats, preventing us from saying or doing anything we want in this world. Naturally, when people are asked "What are you afraid of?" they answer with the obvious, more superficial, fears. "Oh I'm scared of heights, closed spaces, insects, dying, death of others" and so on and so forth. Legitimate fears, but those usually aren't the biggest fears in everyone's lives. Yes, they're the easiest to point out and the easiest to explain, but they're never the biggest fears. There are other fears present in everyday life that, I'm sure, if people actually thought about what they fear most, they would come up with them. Like being afraid of falling love. Or being afraid of getting hurt by others. Or being afraid to speak up for yourself. These are the kinds of fears that people don't think about until they are forced to face them. Me? My biggest fears include not being good enough for everyone, getting hurt by the people I love most, and my confidence - I'm scared of how low my confidence is and how it can possibly go even lower.
at Wednesday, February 01, 2012