So long, Macbook Air. We had a good run. Much love, have fun with the Belgians I’m selling you to.
Maybe I’m realizing this for the first time because I pay far more attention to politics now, but I really feel like the American political landscape is no longer reliant on the facts. Rather, political parties, candidates, etc, rely on sensationalism to gain support.
The fact that the sensationalism, and often blatant lies, are eaten up by so many people (ie. Tea Party supporters) is incredibly scary.
I really hope our generation can stop that trend of dumbing down. It’s really sad that we’re viewed as an apathetic group. Let’s be the generation that, in our disillusionment of the current establishment, is able to bring about actual change in our political system. Let’s change the perception that we are apathetic, and prove that we are an intelligent youth that will make a significant mark in our country’s history.
insomnia, buried with work, skipping school, flying back and forth between the bay and LA.
Here’s to an incredibly shitty couple weeks coming up.
How many people actually know what an Omega-3 fatty acid is? How about antioxidants?
Advertisements just say one or the other about a certain food and people flock to it. I can bet you less than half actually know what they are. They just say it’s good for you. Do they actually know? No.
This extends to a bunch of stuff moms tell us but they have no real idea what they’re talking about. I think the funniest example of this was when I was in Hong Kong and things from fish bladders to “birds nest” (aka bird SALIVA) were claimed to improve the skin in their society obsessed with maintaining a youthful look (at least among women).
We’re such sheep.