I'm Efren, a seventeen year old kid from the state of Nebraska. What you will find in my blog are my love for music, video games, sports, and personal posts. I grew up being a loner and had a negative outlook on life. Recently, I have decided to turn things around for me and my life is a lot better because of it. If you want to learn more about me, feel free to put something in my Ask Box and you can look at my About Me page to have a more in-depth analysis.
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100 Day Song Challenge: Day 41 - A song you can remember from when you were in school.

"Boulevard of Broken Dreams" by Green Day

I graduate high school in less than a month, so I can out post any song that’s been released since August 2000. I remember hearing this song on the radio for the first time near the beginning of third grade almost ten years ago.

I've been seeing a lot of people talk about Gus sounding really pretentious in the movie, do you think he sounds pretentious?

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I mean, that scene is word-for-word from the book, so don’t blame the movie! :) Yes, Gus is super pretentious at the start of the story. it’s a character flaw.

Gus wants to have a big and important and remembered life, and so he acts like he imagines people who have such lives act. So he’s, like, says-soliloquy-when-he-means-monologue pretentious, which is the most pretentious variety of pretension in all the world.

And then his performative, over-the-top, hyper-self-aware pretentiousness must fall away for him to really connect to Hazel, just as her fear of being a grenade must fall away. That’s what the novel is about. That is its plot.

Gus must make the opposite of the traditional heroic journey—he must start out strong and end up weak in order to reimagine what constitutes a rich and well-lived life.

Basically, a 20-second clip from the first five minutes of a movie is not the movie.

(Standard acknowledgement here that I might be wrong, that I am inevitably defensive of TFIOS, that it has many flaws, that there’s nothing wrong with critical discussion, and that a strong case could be made that I should not insert myself into these conversations at all.)

Kindness

This is a poem that I wrote for Louder than a Bomb that I never got a chance to perform due to being eliminated. I was looking through my files and I came across it, so I thought I’d share it with all of you. I’m not sure if it’s any good, but I still want to share it.

People say that I am really kind, but many of them treat that as a crime. People always want others to treat them with respect, but they look down and downgrade those that are “too kind”. They view kindness as a weakness. Is there such a thing as being “too kind”? There is so much hate in this world, so we need as much kindness that we can get!

Why is there so much hate in this world? Is it easier for people to express their hatred instead of kindness towards others? That concept is just foreign to me. I was never taught to be kind; it just came naturally to me.

It feels horrible when people bestow their hatred on me, so why would I want to bestow that onto others? It’s just common sense in my opinion. I am extremely kind to people in hopes of reducing this world wide hate.

There are people that are so careless and reckless and ignorant of the feelings of others and people get hurt that way! There needs to be a cease in judgment, greed, corruption, and belittling anger and we should replace all of that with more expression of understanding and love. The world should be no place for hate and we should all just let love in!

When we grow up, we most often forget the Golden Rule (treat others the way you want to be treated) and think it’s childish because of the harsh realities of the real world. The world doesn’t have to be such a corrupt place! If more people were just kind to each other instead of hurting each other, then maybe the world can become a better place.

There will be people that will laugh this because of how ridiculous it sounds to them and they’ll think that this is impossible. Those people can laugh all they want; I’ll continue to express my kindness.

I’ll ask you a question. How does one change the world? The answer: with one single act of random kindness at a time. Stop neglecting and start protecting because being kind can save a life.

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Do not live your life waiting for the big moments. Live your life for the small everyday moments. The moment of calm in your heart when you first wake up, the peaceful moment you have reading a good book or enjoying a cup of tea in silence. Enjoy the little things because they will make you happy everyday, at least for some period of time you’ll be happy. Don’t let others convince you that happiness or a successful life is measured by your job, how much you make, or the car you drive, because they do not matter. They will not make you happy. By MeEnjoy the Little Things (via read-tea-breathe)

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Cheating is NOT a mistake.
If you’re truly in love with someone, you will not be able to kiss someone else without tasting your loved ones tears stain your lips. You will not be able to take your clothes off for someone else without feeling like a field ripped bare to its soil. Cheating is a choice, its a choice you made because you obviously didn’t give a single fuck about your relationship. By Unknown (via iwanttcrazyy)