I must confess, i didn’t get much done on the first day of NaNoWriMo. However, i did manage to write down the names of the characters (HEY DON’T JUDGE! it’s a start alright?:P)
I was going through trending topics on twitter (er well yes i tend to do that a lot!) So coming back to the point, i was looking through the TT’s and all the trending topics were about celebrities or other mundane things like Mariah Yeater. Don’t know who she is? Well, it doesn’t really matter but she is just this girl who claims to be pregnant with Justin Bieber’s child. WHAT? 0_0 when did he hit puberty? Don’t get me wrong i don’t hate Justin but i don’t understand all the hype about him. I do enjoy listening to some of his songs but only in private haha. I won’t even call myself a closet belieber (is that what they call it?)
So, yes trending topics, you know what irks me the most about them? Why don’t trending topics address more important issues likes hate or racism? Teen suicides due to bullying are commonplace these days with the most recent case being that of Jamie Hubley, a Canadian teen who commited suicide about two weeks back. But i didn’t see people talking about it or even any top tweets about it.
Furthermore i think it’s important for people to realise what a life is worth. Jamie was a budding popstar, a medal winning figure skater and most importantly a beloved son. Will anyone ever be able to replace him? The answer is a big fat NO!
I am not a killjoy so i won’t say you can’t talk about celebrities but for heaven’s sake isn’t a life more important than Kim Kardashian’s marriage? Really? Shouldn’t we use a public platform to raise awareness about social issues? Yes i know that sometimes there are such TT’s when celebrities tweet about them but do we really need a celebrity to guide our sense of morality?
Month of Kevin Jonas? Really? I am just… I don’t even know what to say anymore. What about a month of anti bullying? or a year of anti bullying and anti hate crimes? A much better idea don’t you think?
RIP Jamie Hubley.
I just can’t help but feel that we all need to do a little bit more to solve this problem or to make it better. And to all you haters out there if you have nothing nice to say then don’t say anything at all.
Furthermore, if anyone of you are interested in making a donation in Jamie’s name you should go to this website. There is also a memorial page for him on Facebook. Spread some love into this world today because life is seriously too short to be hating on people.
3 thoughts on “Anti bullying and NaNoWriMo progress”
Good post. I definitely understand and share your frustrations. I had breakfast today with a dear friend and we are both self-described misfits who get upset with injustice. Like you said with the Kardashian fascination, when she sees people spend money on Coach purses or lavish weddings my friend can calculate how many gypsy children that would feed in a literal Romanian garbage dump. There are ways to make a difference and it sounds like you join us in getting fed up when society spends time on things that seem so superficial.
This made me think. Thanks!
i am glad i could do that and i think it’s about time all of us took a stand in our own little way. It could just be a little act of kindness but it goes a long way! 🙂
Well i do think that a lot of these patterns are acts of the media. If you have news feeds, tv channels, radio, fb posts and newspapers hollering down a justin bieber baby, then people are gonna talk about justin bieber baby, not because they actually give a damn but rather because of their need to fit in with “current affairs”..I do think the media has a huge part to play in the digital generation in trying to evoke the right discussion or debate..