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Haven’t posted in ages so here is one. As time passes by day to day I see myself faced with trivial challenges known as “First World Problems”. These are the problems in which one would find unreal to be look at as a problem such as, “I hate my job because it is uninteresting and boring.” I start to question this statement I tend to make and others follow in this as well. I understand that now people can get a job pretty easily if you are willing to dedicate yourself and specialize yourself in anything you do. Most people will go about his/her tasks day by day not really thinking how they can make themselves better at their job / make tasks easier or simply put change. I can’t seem to wrap myself around the notion that people do this day to day when they tell me, “I wish I were rich”, or “I wish I was as smart as you”, or “I wish I had more time”. I ask he/she “How could you change that?” I repeat if I wanted to be rich I simply would dedicate myself to something/anything that interested me and devote myself everyday to make that change. Money comes and goes, it is isn’t easy to become rich if you are not willing to put in the time and effort to change it. Then they say I wish I was as smart as you… I simply say if you want to be smarter than me simply read, study new things you didn’t know, don’t be narrow minded and keep an open mind about things. If you wanted to be a doctor, simply study the material day to day on what type of doctor you want to become devote yourself to it. People would reiterate to me “Not everyone absorbs new material as fast a you would” I simply would reply “If they put in the time and devoted themselves to it I am sure they would”. Then, people constantly say “I don’t have enough time…” or “It is too late for me”. I honestly can say I catch myself running into this as if there were not enough time in a day. But, it isn’t true. Everyone does have time. If you don’t have time you can make time. Instead of casually lounging around, having a vast social life, bouncing around from one social media site to another, or watching your kids. Simply put you can make time if you dedicate yourself and putting in the time to do so. Anyone can change, find your passion and dedicate yourself to making a change. Spitting some random non-sense that is running through my mind. -Jay H.
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The idea of beauty has always been an ambiguous subject yet so innately and thoroughly understood. It is almost as if everyone understands what beauty is but cannot describe it in any single word, phrase, or definition. There are too many words or too little words or not the right words to properly owe the term justice. Even all of us who lack the proper terminology to fully describe this far-fetched notion can recognize and appreciate beauty when we see it, what ever it looks like. Nevertheless, the enigmatic question remains and still stands uncontested: What exactly is beauty?
The thought of beauty to many immediately conjures thoughts of voluptuous curves, big hair, and golden tans. But this is not what I’m talking about. True beauty isn’t hidden under layers of dyed, fried hair or coats of tanning oil. Beauty isn’t subject to eyeliner and foundation. You can save the make-up for those who need to make-up for something else later.
No, I’m talking about a beauty that is timeless, organic, and unconditionally pure. Now we are seeing that beauty isn’t something you can just flip on a TV and see on MTV or open to find in a Vogue magazine. It is much more subtle than that, which is exactly why such a thing is so rare and cannot be imitated with a Clinique powder brush.
A popular saying goes, “Beauty is in the eye of the beholder.” I only partially subscribe to this idea. This phrase admits to beauty as being subjective and only acknowledged by a select taste.I do believe there is a certain beauty that can only be discerned by a couple. But this is hardly what I am getting at.
I find true beauty is an unquestionable and unanimous thought. It is one that all recognize to be so pure and iridescent that it seems almost unreal. It is one that cannot be tampered with, polluted, or even dare lusted after. True beauty is what transcends our worldly thoughts and that is exactly the reason why we are at a loss for words. Beauty cannot be defined into a collection of words no matter how elegant. I believe it can only be witnessed and felt when we are speechless and in awe of it. Though proper vocabulary eludes us, true beauty never does.
As most sports fans already know, recently there was a brutal beating that had taken place at Dodger Stadium involving two Dodger fans and a Giants fan. This unfortunate encounter that escalated to a far more unfortunate altercation has left the Giants fan, Bryan Stow in a coma with permanent brain damage.
Although this was a disastrous turn of events, it has confirmed the city of Los Angeles’ stigmatic stereotype of being littered with violent and gang-related crime. In order to understand “fanhood” in Los Angeles, you have to first understand the business of living in Los Angeles. The people of LA are not necessarily the wealthiest or the classiest of the group. And it is these same people who call themselves Dodger fans and Laker fans. If you want to be a comfortable pretentious sports fan, you can take your Range Rover down the I-5 with your rally monkey and root for the Anaheim Angels. Here in Los Angeles, people live and die for their team and bleed Dodger Blue. Let’s just say we Angelinos are passionate–sometimes too passionate.
If you can recall the infamous Los Angeles riots such as the one following the Rodney King beating in the early 90’s and one following the Los Angeles Lakers’ first championship in 2000, it is ironic how two completely separate circumstances surrounding two completely separate issues had sparked such similar and violent results. Violence seems not just to be a recurring issue in the city, but something ingrained in our diverse and eccentric culture.
Now, I am neither a Laker nor a Dodger fan, but I do love this city and am proud to call this city my home. I am also not promoting violence or the beating of the Giants fan. I just want people to understand Los Angeles culture. Although we live in the city of Angels, we are hardly angelic. Maybe we deserve the stigma. Maybe we deserve the publicity. All I am trying to say is, “Don’t Fuck With LA.”
Increased Security at Dodger Stadium for Scared Giants Fans