But okay listen: 7 years ago today, MILLIONS. LITERALLY MILLIONS. of Potterheads from all over the world were sitting with their brand-new copies of the Deathly Hallows and taking their final journey with Harry. It’s amazing when you think of the sheer scope of it-that many people in a sense united by this one book, riding the same emotional roller coaster simultaneously.
There’s so much pressure being overseas. I feel the pressure to achieve good grades, to make good friends, to just basically have this great balanced lifestyle. Otherwise, I feel that I would be wasting time & money being here.
Last semester hasn’t gone as well as I had hoped. Talking it out, I feel like there were a lot of contributing factors that I won’t discuss here. All I can say is that I am hoping the tiles will turn in my favour, or rather, the favour that I hope it to be.
And now to continue on with some Grease for some feel-good music.
Why do I always feel so insecure about what I have written. Reading back, I always feel like editing and privating the post just so no one can see how ridiculous it sounds
I am here to write about Passion, because the possession of this feeling is something that very few people still have. Or so I’ve observed.
I could go crazy or nuts over a movie, or tv series. I would go on and on about it, and google stuff about it and just go full on nerd mode to dig out anything that I could possibly dig about that something that I have yet to know. And that’s not weird. Tumblr for example is full of fandoms about, well…everything. In this era that a lot of us were brought up in, movies and tv series and the Internet have taken over the activity of entertainment such as reading and writing. So, to be passionate about a movie, or a television series, that’s not weird. And certainly not new. However, very few people I know actually expresses any kind of exaggerated interest that can be deemed passionate. They don’t even remember the names of characters in movies that they claim they like.
I used movies and tv series as examples, because these are the largest forms of entertainment that most people indulge in. And if they are not even captivated by something that our world is so immersed in, it makes me shiver to think what they think about other stuff such as books, art, culture. I can barely talk about books with anyone anymore, much less art and culture. People who step into the museum glaze over pieces and fail to try to understand what they represent, or they don’t step into museums at all.
It can’t be because people don’t express their passions. Most people express themselves so vibrantly through social media, so it cannot be that. Or maybe social media is the new passion, but I feel like it’s more of an activity norm than passion. It could be that people have gotten really lazy over the years, or that we are presented with so many different things that we are easily distracted and cannot settle on just those few things to be extremely interested in. Although, of course, it is possible to be passionate about a hundred things. So yeah, no, I still don’t really understand what it is that makes passion such a faraway word. Or maybe it is just the people that I know.
Josh & I got pretty bored at night when we were in Maroochydore. There was nothing to do at our backpackers hotel, and the places that were open were restaurants and the cinema so we decided to watch a movie.
Maleficent was a pretty awesome movie. I love how Disney is expanding the definition of true love’s kiss. Although, I’m not sure how efficient a spell breaker such as true love’s kiss would be. I mean, what if you kiss the person, and the spell doesn’t break, and you’re left with the realization of horror that your love isn’t as true as you thought it was. It was just a thought that popped into my head. But I seriously, seriously love that true love’s kiss doesn’t just mean romantic love anymore. Hoping to see more expansions of this in future movies!