Let Freedom Ring

For the past couple of months, I have been feeling like an animal trap in cubic box. Being tamed in 4 x 4 white box and unable to get out. It’s such a shitting feeling. This is probably why I feel bad for animals who are stuck in cages. The inability to run free. It can drive any mammal mad. Hence, I think I have gone MAD!

I am a girl that loves her freedom. Maybe a little too much. I value my independence too much to put a price tag on it. My ex could not understand this. The truth was my freedom/independence meant more to me than him. Lately, I feel like I am slowly losing the thing I value most. MY FREEDOM

Living in this small city surround by nothing but ordinary can make a girl like myself feel trap. Lets be honest, how many Starbucks and Subways does a city really need? Don’t get me wrong, I loved growing up in Cypress. Its a small community that follows traditions and a place that will never change. This is what I like about Cypress and why I want to leave it too. Everyday is groundhogs day. Same shit different day. There’s no surprises and everything works like clockwork.

Whether I like it or not Cypress will always be my home. However, home doesn’t feel like home anymore. I live in house with my sister, my mom and my mom’s husband. Its not the same home I grew up in or created memories in. That home is gone and that’s okay. My mom  and her husband deserve to create new memories and build a new home. And, so do I.

Since the beginning of this year, I have been saying: “I want to move!” repeatedly. At the time, I didn’t know where or when, but now I know. And, I am so excited & nervous!! Most importantly, I get to be on my own again. Exploring a new city independently and having the freedom to do whatever I want.  Although leaving my family and friends is going to be tough and I’ll miss them terribly….Getting a chance to move to Seattle with my best friend to get a fresh start was a no brainer. Let the countdown begin.

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But women can never be careful enough, can we? If we take naked pictures of ourselves, we’re asking for it. If someone can manage to hack into our accounts, we’re asking for it. If we’re not wearing anti-rape nail polish, we’re asking for it. If we don’t take self-defence classes, we’re asking for it. If we get drunk, we’re asking for it. If our skirts are too short, we’re asking for it. If we pass out at a party, we’re asking for it. If we are not hyper-vigilant every single fucking second of every single fucking day, we are asking for it. Even when we are hyper-vigilant, we’re still asking for it. The fact that we exist is asking for it.

This is what rape culture looks like.

This is what misogyny looks like.

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AUTHOR OF THE DAY: Friedrich Nietzsche
Friedrich Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in Röcken bei Lützen, Prussian Province of Saxony, Germany. He was a German philosopher best known for challenging the beliefs of Christianity’s dogma and ethical values.
Nietzsche’s philosophy relied on the idea of the growth of the individual. He rejoiced the divinity of humanity rather than one of a higher power. He is most famous for his statement “God is dead,” which rejects Christianity and forces humanity to find purpose within itself. His concept of the Übermensch, a super-human or superman, is the finest execution of this belief, presented in his novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra. 
Known as one of the first existentialists, he conceived the notion of “life-affirmation.” “Life affirmation” follows two train of thoughts: 1) Life is terrible and tragic and 2) We must have the courage to say yes and live it. He rejected any nihilist ideals by declaring: 

"If we affirm one single moment, we thus affirm not only ourselves but all existence. For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor in things; and if our soul has trembled with happiness and sounded like a harp string just once, all eternity was needed to produce this one event—and in this single moment of affirmation all eternity was called good, redeemed, justified, and affirmed."

The beauty of Nietzsche’s philosophy lies in his prose. His thought and written word are poetically intellectual. His theologies on morality, the meaning of existence and the individual have influenced philosophers, such as Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault; the founding fathers of psychology, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and writers, such as Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Mann and Hermann Hesse. Without a doubt he is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, inspiring every field of theology and art. 
Nietzsche died on August 25, 1900 in Weimar, Germany. The cause of his death remains a mystery. The final decade of his life were spent in a state of mental incapacitation, he suffered from insanity. Historians believed his insanity might have been attributed to many causes, such as a brain disease, tumor, syphilis, or the excessive use of sedative drugs.
NOTABLE WORKS 
The Birth of Tragedy (1872)
Human, All Too Human
the Gay Science (1882)
Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885)
Read excerpts by Friedrich Nietzsche here! Buy his books here!
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AUTHOR OF THE DAY: Friedrich Nietzsche

Friedrich Nietzsche was born on October 15, 1844 in Röcken bei Lützen, Prussian Province of Saxony, Germany. He was a German philosopher best known for challenging the beliefs of Christianity’s dogma and ethical values.

Nietzsche’s philosophy relied on the idea of the growth of the individual. He rejoiced the divinity of humanity rather than one of a higher power. He is most famous for his statement “God is dead,” which rejects Christianity and forces humanity to find purpose within itself. His concept of the Übermensch, a super-human or superman, is the finest execution of this belief, presented in his novel Thus Spoke Zarathustra

Known as one of the first existentialists, he conceived the notion of “life-affirmation.” “Life affirmation” follows two train of thoughts: 1) Life is terrible and tragic and 2) We must have the courage to say yes and live it. He rejected any nihilist ideals by declaring: 

"If we affirm one single moment, we thus affirm not only ourselves but all existence. For nothing is self-sufficient, neither in us ourselves nor in things; and if our soul has trembled with happiness and sounded like a harp string just once, all eternity was needed to produce this one event—and in this single moment of affirmation all eternity was called good, redeemed, justified, and affirmed."

The beauty of Nietzsche’s philosophy lies in his prose. His thought and written word are poetically intellectual. His theologies on morality, the meaning of existence and the individual have influenced philosophers, such as Martin Heidegger, Jacques Derrida and Michel Foucault; the founding fathers of psychology, Carl Jung and Sigmund Freud and writers, such as Albert Camus, Jean-Paul Sartre, Thomas Mann and Hermann Hesse. Without a doubt he is one of the most influential thinkers of the 20th century, inspiring every field of theology and art. 

Nietzsche died on August 25, 1900 in Weimar, Germany. The cause of his death remains a mystery. The final decade of his life were spent in a state of mental incapacitation, he suffered from insanity. Historians believed his insanity might have been attributed to many causes, such as a brain disease, tumor, syphilis, or the excessive use of sedative drugs.

NOTABLE WORKS 

The Birth of Tragedy (1872)

Human, All Too Human

the Gay Science (1882)

Thus Spoke Zarathustra (1885)

Read excerpts by Friedrich Nietzsche here! Buy his books here!

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Flock of birds
Hovering above
Just a flock of birds
It’s how you think of love

And I always
Look up to the sky
Pray before the dawn
‘Cause they fly always
Sometimes they arrive
Sometimes they are gone
They fly on

Flock of birds
Hovering above
Into smoke I’m turned
And rise following them up

Still I always
Look up to the sky
Pray before the dawn
‘Cause they fly away
One minute they arrive,
Next you know they’re gone
They fly on
Fly on

So fly on
Ride through
Maybe one day I’ll fly next to you
Fly on, ride through
Maybe one day I can fly with you

Fly on


Gwenth Paltrow you’re a dumbass!