Category Archives: Honest to God Truth

Whatever, whenever, be happy.

So after a day at the outlet mall, with some awesome people, I came home to watch the walking dead. After yet another phenomenal episode, I found myself channel surfing and trying to find something new to watch, and the Oscars were on. This was the point where Ellen took a selfie with the likes of Bradley Cooper, Brad Pitt, Angelina Jolie, Kevin Spacey, Jennifer Lawrence (marry me?), Merryl Streep, and a couple other various superstars. It made me think, man, does she live it up. Ellen lives the life of a rockstar. How fun would it be to be Ellen for a day?

Now I’m laying in bed pondering to myself, why? Why is Ellen so great? What unbelievable talents does she have, that I don’t? Take a second, think about that. Think about whatever star you really, really admire, and the differences between them and you. I bet you’re not so different (other than a ton of cash).

People love Ellen, because she is undeniably real. She is herself all the time, every day. And she loves that. It makes her amazing. But wait, what? Being yourself, makes you amazing? Yes, yes in fact it does. Being yourself absolute makes your unbelievable.

In a world full of people, who want to emulate others and be nothing but something there not, being real and being yourself is something that is highly valued in this world. Don’t believe me? Look at who everyone’s talking about. The Ellen’s, Jennifer Lawrence (again, marry me?), and even Miley Cyrus. These people are incredibly popular (disregard the reason for the popularity) because of who they are, and how they are. They’re themselves. So if you want to be different from everyone, and just be yourself, then do it. The world obviously loves people who are that way.

Whether you feel that love for being unbelievably unique individual is another story, and totally irrelevant. The only people whose opinions matter, are the who’s who you let matter. As Dr Seuss once said “those who mind don’t matter, and those who matter don’t mind”.

Thanks for reading and until next time,

Ian

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Opinions are like..

 

Before you read what I have to say, please take 3 minutes and watch this video. It’s actually the reason for this post.

What’s the point? Why do people do the things they do? Why would you ever act like this? So many questions arise after watching that. Mine would be, why are you so full of hate?

Now let me clarify one thing, I am certainly not perfect. Not even close. I tend to be judgmental, and sometimes a little too hard on people. But I am most definitely working on that, especially after watching that.

The biggest point I’m trying to make from this, is that you (and myself included) should all take an extra second, and extra moment of our lives, and stop. Just give people the benefit of the doubt. Cut em’ some slack. We’ve all had a bad day, where the world seems to have chewed us up, spit us out, and just felt extremely rejected by any form of success that we’ve attempted. The biggest thing you want, the feeling that helps more than anything, is a break. Whenever you can have someone just simply give you a break, can change your entire perspective.

I know, it’s hard. You may be having a bad day. But what does that mean? Two wrongs don’t make a right. Ever. So when someone wrongs you, cut em’ some slack. Don’t get me wrong though, this is certainly not easy. In fact, it’s probably one of the hardest things to do. To put away your preconceived notion of someone is always a tough thing to do. But no good thing comes easy, so work at. I’m going to start trying to. And hey, don’t be afraid to cut yourself some slack. Everyone makes a mistake. Failed exam, overslept a class, skipped a workout, spent too much on something you didn’t need, or even judged someone to quick before even attempting to comprehend their current situation is okay. No one is perfect, and we all make mistakes. But greatness comes from not letting a mistake become a habit.

Sorry about my absence lately, I’m going to my best to get back on here more. Don’t know if more than a handful of people read it, but still, it’s nice to get these things off my head. Work+School=Full Time Busy.

Thanks for reading, and until then.

Ian

Change

If you say that change isn’t a scary thing, you are lying, or extremely and unmeasurable courageous. Change can shake your entire world, and leave you wondering how were you ever so happy before things changed. It can crush you, and make you feel weak, and powerless. Change can even make you have thoughts of severe depression. I’m not going to lie, change scared me when I first came to MSU. I thought, man, I’m one of 50,000 now, out of my parents house, and living with people I essentially haven’t spoken to in years. I was pretty scared of that change.

Change though, can lead to great opportunities. If you embrace change, and face it head on, this new change, can open up doors you never knew even existed. But, if you’re not willing to accept these new things in life, you will inevitably be forced back to the start, before the change even happened, and before you even realize that you were too stubborn to accept this change!

This especially applies to people like me. I love my day to day routine, and 9 times out of 10, wouldn’t change a thing about it. But embracing the change I made coming to East Lansing, I’ve already made huge strides in a matter of months. I’ve gotten a new job, am developing new relationships, and working everyday to ensure, that I’m better tomorrow when I wake up, than I was today.

That’s what change can do. It can make life better for you. But if you’re not careful, it can make life, much, much worse. So embrace it, and let life do what it will.

Here’s the latest song stuck in my head, which inspired me to write this. I’m a huge Ed Sheeran fan!

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Bad days

Regardless of who you are, where you are, or what you do, having a bad day is quite frankly, inevitable. Even if you’re like me, and wake up with a good attitude everyday, life hits you. Life can hit you extremely hard, and if you don’t know how to fight back, you’ll find yourself in a bout with an opponent who is bigger, stronger, and faster. So what can you be? You can be smarter.

When you have a monumentally bad day (or week, or month, god forbid a bad year), it seems like what can go wrong, will go wrong, and definitely is going wrong. Odds are, you’re walking around with your head down, a bad attitude, and bleak outlook on everything in life. But you truly have to remember one thing. It’s vital that you remember, that this is just one day. This one day, has to end. It will be over before you know it. This bad day, can end at midnight, or it can end RIGHT NOW. It just depends on your attitude. If your strong enough, you can just about turn a day around in a matter of minutes, but not many people can just do that.

So when you wake up the next day, don’t even think about the day yesterday. Think about how awesome today can be. You make a day, not the outer forces around you. Sure a bad grade on test, you fighting with your friends, or doing something stupid can put a damper on your mood. But you don’t have to let that ruin your day tomorrow! You can wake up, and be happy. It’s totally up to you. I’ve said it before, and I’ll say it again. “Get up, look up, and never, ever give up”– Michael Irvin.

During those good days? Make that feeling last. Use those memories to make tomorrow a better day. Use those feelings to create a buzz of happiness every time you think about that event. Whatever your attitude is, you make it that. If you want to be negative, you’re going to be negative. But if you want to be positive, and optimistic, you’ll see the world as a beautiful place. Trust me, I know how it goes!

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Beauty

Let me start with this, this post is mostly for females, specifically ones who don’t hear their value enough. That they aren’t beautiful. Guys, you’ve been warned.

If you tell any female, from the time she is 5 years old, to the time she is 100, that female, is going to smile. But the difference? Is innocence; the innocence in the listener. “Beautiful” is a very positive word. In fact, it is one my favorite words because it so positive. But if you tell that girl she’s beautiful, she just may not believe you.

See, we live in a negative world. Where everything, and I mean everything, is viewed pessimistically. So if you tell her she’s beautiful, you may make her smile. But in her head, what’s she thinking? “I have a pretty face”, but I’m not sexy.. but I’m not smart.. but I have some acne.. but..but..but..

Seriously? Stop. Quit. If you are are beautiful, you’re beautiful. Want to know what puts the icing on the cake (I do believe most guys would definitely agree with this)? Confidence. Teenage girls, college women, middle aged soccer moms are all bombarded with these images and videos of advertisements with these “ideal women”. Size 0, breast implants, perfect hair, and an absolute shit ton of make up. That is not right. In fact, that’s not even close. If you, as a female, are confident? You don’t need to be a doll.

It’s easy to tell a girl on a big date, “you look beautiful”. That’s not hard, nor admirable. Be a gent fellas! Find beauty in the little things. Things that, you see everyday, and you never get sick of. If you do get sick of it, probably not the right girl for you. But regardless, look for the small things that make that girl perfectly beautiful to you, and you’ll start to see the bigger picture.

So, for the ladies who are reading this, if you woke up, are not a size 0, don’t look “Perfect” rolling out of bed, or aren’t on the cover of a magazine, don’t worry. You are in fact, still beautiful. Just remember that, and that’ll make you confident. It’s seriously that simple.

Oh, and for the guys, don’t be punks to girls. So what if she’s not your “type”, don’t be an ass.

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