Some people think that humans are smarter and as a whole, better then animals in terms of living, but really, what if we’re the evolving ones and the animals are the ones who have already figured out how to survive and fulfil their needs in an efficiently sustainable way, where they have some sort of symbiotic relationship with the environment and live well
Nah I’m kidding
Did you know male squid mate with female squid even when the female is close to death? It’s rape, man
We care more about dolphins and whales then we do for many other animals in the sea. We care about cats and dogs rather than insects or lizards. Is it because we have some sort of connection to them; that we care about them more because they are mammals? Do these animals being in the mammalia class have something in common with us, like some sort of invisible connection? Why do we pay more attention to them than others?
In primary school, I remember walking home one day when I saw something in the corner of my eye. A bee had stung my hat, and I was too scared to pull it out. A girl I knew and her dad were sitting nearby, when they saw I was distressed and asked what was wrong. They ended up helping me, and I never forgot them for that.
Just this year, I was waiting in the canteen line when a girl was getting her friends to come in front. I didn’t mind at first, but it slowly built up when a girl behind me who I knew (though I didn’t have an opinion of) said to them in a sort of reasoning way to stop pushing in because I had been waiting a while. I eventually left the line, but I’ve thought well of her ever since.
I guess the lesson is that kindness goes a long way; even if you’re helping some little girl pull out a bee from her hat, she’ll still remember it ten years later.
I would love to be able to call myself someone who understands literature, and is able to look and consider every factor as to why a certain character acted a certain way, or have some sort of deeper understanding of the text.
Every once in a while on Tumblr, or Twitter, a collage of old children’s shows characters is posted with something along the lines of “This is my childhood”. It’s Catdog, or the Angry Beavers. There are always so many people agreeing with it, but is it saying something? It’s like saying your childhood, your life’s foundation, was characterised by some television shows. Was that really our childhood? Are we a generation of people who were raised by a TV screen?
What do you remember if you took away the cartoons?
On Monday, my school held a regional music HSC study day, where students from about twenty other schools came and teachers gave them tips on how to do well. At the end of the day, there was a concert, where some music students would sign up and perform in front of all 230 students, and be given tips on how to improve their performance.
I had never honestly realised how much talent you could find in my region. Of course I knew there were people, but seeing them all perform was a big eye-opener. Some students could sing like divas (I wanted to find a better word because I don’t like the word diva BUT THEY REALLY WERE LIKE DIVAS), some could play drums as if they had seven arms, and there was a singer from Cecil Hills High who was amazing! There was also this student from Corncob High School (I don’t know the name of their high school but it sounded like corncob) who wrote her own song.
I had the chance to perform my HSC piece, and it was really scary at first. Two hundred and thirty strangers, but I warmed up eventually and got into it - maybe a bit too into it because my class said I bob my head… a lot. Either way, it was actually really fun! I never realised, but applause is nice. That’s my update, so later days!