I was reading an article by Yahoo! News earlier last year, not too long ago, give or take a few months. It said that some girl over in another country couldn't keep her name the way it was because they had laws against the type of names given. The laws stated that any name that wasn't on the list of appropriate names was not allowed to be used for the child. The laws were put in place, if I'm not mistaken, because of situations such as being difficult to pronounce and if the letters were not in the country's alphabet or such. Now here in America, we all know that a namesake given to a child is a gift, as well as identifying yourself in your own unique way. It is who you are and allows people to recognize you. As for me, people would either say things like, "Hey! That's the guy who used to act crazy around us!" or "Oh, that guy? He's really nice!". (I'm not self-proclaimedly perfect if that is the image you get in your mind...I just am recognized as either weird or nice.) Anyways, back on the main topic. In America, your name is important to identify who you are. So here, I understand on both sides where they stand for their views but a name is a gift like life is God-given. A person should have the name they were born with, whether it's legal or not. I also got back on today, and I stumbled upon the same, but updated, story about the girl in the fight for her name. I am now glad to say she won her fight. I am glad for her because any smart, beautiful young woman deserves the unique name she owns.
I was watching a movie today that made me reflect on my own life for once and it got me thinking about some stuff. It had some scenes about the different aspects of life: love, loss, pain, happiness, friendship, family, trust, faith, and strength. I lost my dad when i was just a kid. It changed my life in a way i can't really explain and it tore me apart. i couldn't believe what had happened at that moment and for a while i was in denial. It hurt so bad that i still cry my eyes out sometimes. But even with the loss, sadness and pain, the world isn't over and neither is my life. I know it tore my family apart and i don't get to see my mom and little brother that much, but i still have some things he gave me. He gave me most of all country music which helps me get by more than anything. He also gave me my love for sports and video games...and yeah, believe it or not star wars, too. He was a HARDCORE star wars fan to the bone! haha! One time when he was a kid my grandma bought him over $200 worth of star wars action figures and toys! He was a great man and influence to my life. I owe him my life by living it the best way I can. I try to be the best I can be because one day I'll see him again.
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I've been reading new info lately (and old info, too...) about the so-called Anonymous group. It didn't really shock me when Yahoo! took an interest to publishing a story about them hacking a government website. i did a little research on the group and came across a few comments and 'praises' by people who adore the group. They call them the 'Robin Hood' of the internet. We all should know the story of Robin Hood and how he stole from the rich and gave to the poor. He never got caught by anyone or any authorities. My brother talks about this group quite a lot, actually. He admires them in a way a child would look up to a superhero; someone who defies all odds and belief and expresses complete freedom. But life isn't a fairy tale; people die everyday, life sucks like losing the big game before the nationals. This group...they have some great qualities and virtues. They believe Government is corrupt and we as human beings should be free to choose our own paths. Even though they are called criminals. But what is a criminal? The world can label you a lot of things: a freak, nerd, jock, geek, tough, dark, a felon, etc. The literal meaning of a criminal in my own words would probably be this: "A person who breaks a law or rule set in place by a higher authority and declared guilty." See? Does it say in there that they are bad people in any way? So the conclusion of my thoughts is: I'm not for or against anything they do or say, but if you believe they are superheroes in the face of reality you are DEAD wrong. We all have the ability in us to do good. Don't be surprised when you hear a story about people doing right; don't think all the world is evil. Just when you think it is, you again are wrong. Yes, there is evil in the soul of humanity. But deep inside there is a shining light of hope in all of us. We all have the same internal pre-destined values: love, friendship, courage, humility, generousity, strength, faith, and hope. We all have pride and greed; nothing can change that. That's just human nature. But we can change the way we act. We can change the future and forgive the sins of others. All it takes is someone to just do a good deed every now and then. Then, trust me, it will spread like wildfire. We can't make this world a paradise, but we can make it better one small step at a time. Just remember this: "You can't change the past, but you can accept it and change what is to come."