Life Lesson from Sex and the City

Source: neoskosmos.com

Source: neoskosmos.com

As I’ve admitted maybe once before, I’ll say it again: I love Sex and the City. In my opinion, it’s witty, bold, and funny. One of the reasons I’m obsessed with it is because I believe that the characters often speak about things that matter, and things that people can relate to. For example, one of my favorite quotes from the episode Catch-38  is: “How do we seperate what we could do from what we should do?”

As we go through our lives, there are many things we think we should do: Go to college, get married, have kids. But when you think about it, are these things we want to do, or things we feel we should do? I think it depends on the person. Some people want all of those things, but not everyone does.

This quote shows that there are many things in life we think we “should” do, but we don’t necessarily have to do all of them. We can be free to live the lives we truly want. What’s the fun in trying to please everyone else when you’re not happy? Go after what your instincts tell you.

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Donald Trump: He’s Got His Mind on His Money and His Money on His Mind

Source: Rev-elution.blogspot.com

Source: Rev-elution.blogspot.com

Donald Trump has always appeared to be an asshole. The 2011 documentary, You’ve Been Trumped, directed by Anthony Baxter, proves it. Basically, he is the definition of selfish, egotistical, and a douchebag. I guess when you have hair like that, what’s a poor guy to do but plot to take over the world?

To sum up the film, Trump decides that he wants to build a golf course resort on historical and beautiful wilderness in Aberdeenshire, Scotland, to the outrage of the families living there. He buys the land and wants these families out. Trump offensively says that the land is “terribly maintained,” “slum-like,” “disgusting,” and says that one of the residents “lives like a pig.” Those are perfect reasons to buy the land, destroy its environment, and build a golf course resort, right? Apparently for Trump, he will do anything to make money.

Throughout the film, Trump’s crew invades the Scottish land and destroys the natural environment, leaving the residents without water because of the construction. Trump even has the audacity to throw a hissy fit because one of the houses is now on “his” land. He claims the golf course will bring in tons of jobs for Scotland, when it’s obvious that he’s bringing in Americans for this project. Basically, Mr. Donald Trump is a big fat liar.

Poor Anthony Baxter is arrested during the film for, essentially, attempting to show the world the truth. All he’s doing is taking video of humankind destroying nature, and the cops have their panties in a twist about it. Trump is loud and obnoxious, bragging about how fabulous his golf course will be, but then he’s camera shy when someone wants to film the project’s construction? Hm, something isn’t adding up, Mr. Donald.

During the film, all I could think about was Christopher Columbus invading America, proclaiming, “This is MY land, MINE, MINE, MINE!” Or possibly even a couple two-year-olds fighting over a Tonka truck. Trump stomps his feet and whines, “MINE, MINE MINE!” throughout the whole film. He’s a gigantic (and hideous) baby with terrible hair, but the residents of Aberdeenshire protest against this selfish man in hopes of taking back what is rightfully theirs. At the end of the film, the protestors get together, and during the festivities, they sing a new version of “This Land is Your Land,” changing the lyrics to “This land was made for me, not you!”

In the end, Trump decides to take his golf course elsewhere, to Ireland (those poor souls). He fought in court against wind mills being built near his precious golf course because he said it would spoil the view. So, to sum it up, Mr. Trump invades Scotland, destroys environmental wilderness, and then retreats. Clearly, Donald Trump only has two things on his mind: Donald Trump, and money. Yet in this world, this man isn’t the only one who has this mentality. If you think about every big corporation, there is a man (or woman) exactly like Donald Trump, caring about themselves and making millions of dollars. As long as we become aware of their sneaky ways, hopefully more people will refuse to work with them and we can preserve the environment.

Taking My Own Advice

Source: Me

Source: Me

With our friends, especially girls, we’re constantly giving one another advice. “You should do this.” “If I were you, I’d do this.” For many of us, giving advice comes easily. Sometimes we give out advice when our friends don’t even want it. We’re ready to help our friends make the right decisions, and hoping we help them avoid making the wrong ones.

I can’t speak for others, but for myself, I have realized that while I can give my friends advice without thinking, I don’t always take my own advice. Does this mean I don’t agree with the advice I give my friends? I don’t think that’s the case. I believe that I don’t take my own advice because I want my friends to be happy, and it’s easier to see what would make them happy. While I’m in a situation, it can be like living in a fog: I know I’m unhappy, but cannot see what would help me through the fog.

It’s frustrating when friends give unwanted advice, but they can see your unhappiness and may know what the solution is more easily than you can while you’re emotionally invested in a situation. Sure, you may feel like they don’t understand how you’re feeling, but sometimes third parties can see the solution better than the parties involved.

My advice is often to “do what makes you happy.” When I’m unhappy, do I take this advice? Not all the time. It’s something easier said than done. It sounds simple on the surface, but when you’re wrapped up in a situation, you may not know right aways what will make you happy. It can take some soul searching to discover what solution would make your life better.

I know that giving advice is easier than taking it, but I feel like I want to strive to take the advice I give to other people. I want to make myself happy in the way that I want others around me to be happy, too. I think it’s time I start taking my own advice. 🙂