Keeping up appearances

It’s really difficult to find yourself when everybody around you is telling you who you should be or who you are. There are things about me that have changed and yet sometimes people talk about them as if I still act a certain way, when I haven’t in a long time. There are also things about me that I like that many people have told me to change. To a lot of people, appearances are everything. How your friends appear when they’re around you, how you appear in public, and my personal favorite is how families appear.

Siblings being embarrassed about how their bother or sister dresses, parents worrying about how their children behave, talk and dress in public, spouses worrying about how each other acts around other people. It’s kind of hard to develop your own opinions and ideas when the people around you are telling you how to think and act.

Don’t get me wrong, to some extent parents should teach their children how to act in public. I just feel like I’m confined to being this person everyone else wants me to be and I don’t even know who that is. I don’t know who I am, I don’t know what my goals are, I don’t know who I want to be before the end of my life.

I just wish that instead of trying to force people into appearing the way we think they should, we would be open to their ideas and opinions and let them become themselves.

Coda

Written by Emma Trevayne.

Okay, to be honest I haven’t finished this book and I’m not sure I’m going to. It’s an interesting story-line but there are a few things I didn’t like about it.

The summary:

Anthem lives in a world where the only music you’re allowed to listen to has been tampered with in such a way that the people who listen to it react to it as though it was a drug. Anthem and a group of friends gather together in secret to practice “real” music. Anthem wishes he could get away and stop listening to the music but if he does the Corp will kill him.

I felt like the story developed too slow, and normally I wouldn’t write a book review until I finished reading the book, but I have a huge reading list to get through, so since I didn’t particularly like this book I figured I should write about what I thought anyway.

I don’t really like books with a lot of swearing in them, and this one had more cursing that a movie about the US Navy. I think this is partly why I don’t really want to finish the book. I also think part of it was just because there were some really confusing points, not in the story-line, but in small details. Like sometimes I couldn’t tell who was talking, or where Anthem was. It was just really hard to follow along with the small parts of the book that make up the story.

I just didn’t really like this book. I’d rate it a 3 out of 10.

Thanks for reading.

A world in your mind, books

This is something I posted on my other blog. Just thought you readers would enjoy it. Thanks for reading.

crazy happy life

Okay, so I really love sci-fi books. I will pretty much not read any other type of book, ever. I like to imagine myself as the lead character, or the strongest character. I like to sit and read and imagine the world around me doesn’t exist. The thing is I can only read a book, if the beginning grabs my attention, then even if the book is bad I won’t be able to stop reading it.

I like reading books, but I like writing them better. When I write anything can happen, I can make the characters into whatever I want so that when I read what I wrote, I can feel the way I want to feel. I can connect with the characters on a more personal level. In every page I can add happiness, or pain, I can add love, or fear. I can write down how ever…

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