This video makes me wonder what i can do to make a change in the way our country deals with racism.
Right now I’m laying on my couch, listening to music, and video chatting my best friend. Obie, my dog, is lying rather odd at the end of the couch fast asleep. My crazy dog is lying on his back with his paws in the air and his head turned to the right.
Right now life’s pretty good not being tortured by school. Today (and all this summer) I’ve been watching movies and videos on YouTube. But not just any movie or video. The main focus has been Robert Downey jr. lately. He’s my favorite actor and his interviews are way cooler to me than other celebrities, mainly because of how he speaks. He uses big and weird words in normal conversation and it throws me off. Maybe I’m just dumb, but who uses the term idiosyncratic disposition in a normal conversation? He makes me have to look stuff up in the dictionary. About an hour ago I decided I’m going to make a list of every word Robert Downey jr has used that has baffled me.
In other news, my dog is much better now. He’s way easier to manage. He pees way less. My favorite thing about him is when I call for him he runs to pick up his toy then jumps up and looks at me like “hey I’m here, let’s play”. He’s honestly the cutest thing on the planet. The worst thing about him is that play time is all the time. You can pet him and let him chew on your fingers for hours but once you stop he will look at you like your crazy. He’s so conceited. If I’m laying on the couch and doing something on my laptop, he will jump up and lay on the laptop.
So that’s my update of my day today. I’m still enjoying summer, Obie is cute, and Robert Downey jr. is really cool.
In the ninth grade I took AP Human Geography. My teacher was funny but a little rude and a little closed minded and pessimistic. But he said something last year that kind of stuck with me. He said that our parents misguide us when they say that we are special. He said it makes us grow up to be disappointed by the outcome. I don’t completely believe this but it is somewhat true. All my life I have always thought I was going to live well. By well I mean that I think i’m going to have a nice house and enough money to go on expensive vacations and buy whatever I want. But I feel like everyone feels that way. In that same class I took in ninth grade, we watched a video saying that in everyone’s mind they are the main person in the universe and everyone else is side pieces to their life. But if you think about it we are all side pieces in someone else’s story. and not everyone is going to live wealthy.
I might not be that special person that doesn’t struggle with money or I could be. But no matter what I will struggle with something. I think that’s what makes us all not special at all but just completely ordinary and human. One person cannot be anymore human than another. The new saying should be that everyone is ordinary in their own way. Honestly, to me the word special is an excuse for people who aren’t wealthy or famous to describe why someone else might be. For example someone could easily say Beyonce’s famous because she’s special. That’s basically saying her fame had nothing to do with hard work or focus or dedication; If she wasn’t special none of that would matter. I think you can be special in a certain talent, but I don’t think that’s enough to become famous or wealthy. Anyways I still believe i’m going to live well. Maybe not because i’m special but because I will put in the work that it takes to get there.