2016 Is Not Nearly As Bad As The Internet Is Making It Out To Be.
Start writing a post
Lifestyle

2016 Is Not Nearly As Bad As The Internet Is Making It Out To Be.

We need to stop commenting on how much of a “train wreck” this year was.

7
2016 Is Not Nearly As Bad As The Internet Is Making It Out To Be.
SF Gate

I am no stranger to memes and GIFs poking fun at things going on in the world. I am super aware of the majority of things that went on in politics and pop culture in the last 12 months. Like everyone out there, I have my fair share of things that I agree and disagree with. With the new year approaching, we need to stop commenting on how much of a “train wreck” this year was.

New Years as a holiday symbolizes the fresh start and the kick off to all those resolutions we never follow through on. We have so much in our lives we want to change and grow from that universally the New Year just seems like the right time to do that, especially with all of the events that have happened in the last year. One thing we need to realize in order to make the changes is that we need to stop consistently pointing out how “horrific” this year was.

A lot of things occurred in this past year that probably should never have happened. More specifically, violence. No matter who is right or wrong, or how good or bad a year is going ALL acts of violence that have happened in the world this year are NOT okay. I am not here to spark change or tell you how we need to fix problems. But we can stop looking to our “Facebook friends” to tell us how “bad” everything else was this year.

The best thing I can recommend to EVERYONE is to start taking a look at your own lives. Is your life perfect? Chances are you just answered no to that question. I can’t think of a single person whose life is perfect. This should be no different in the world of pop culture and politics.Those are the things we seem to be basing our year off of. They do not make up every individual's life.

This is life. We gain and we lose something at some point. Everything is happening the way it should be. We make changes even when it isn’t a holiday dedicated to resolutions. Right now we still have to get through Christmas and Hanukkah. This week is the best time to take in everything around you. Look at the people around you and realize that all of the “bad” stuff the internet is telling you is happening is not so bad. Before you make your resolutions take the time during the holiday season to evaluate your life. It may not be as bad as the internet is telling you it is.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
10 must-try tips for making delicious cocktails

Drinking cocktails is like tasting cooking: how you can turn them into a unified (and delicious) whole with a handful of ingredients. Some are sweeter, some sour, but most aim for a balanced, refreshing taste. Making your own craft cocktails is a great way to enhance your life and is a rewarding hobby in its own right. Here are some tips to help you make it better.

Keep Reading... Show less
Adulting

7 Ideas for Keeping Logins and Passwords Securely

The first line of defense against identity theft is passwords. Unfortunately, many of us fail to remember to use them. Almost 60% of baby boomers don't use secure passwords. And, according to a report by Norton, digital natives are more prone to having their accounts compromised.

20443
7 Ideas for Keeping Logins
https://www.pexels.com/photo/man-in-brown-hoodie-using-laptop-computer-5475747/

The first line of defense against identity theft is passwords. Unfortunately, many of us fail to remember to use them. Almost 60% of baby boomers don't use secure passwords. And, according to a report by Norton, digital natives are more prone to having their accounts compromised.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Ford Cars That We Love

There's a good chance we've all driven a Ford or spent a lot of time at Ford, but what are some of the best cars they've ever made?

45477
Ford Cars That We Love
Photo by Jessy Smith on Unsplash

There are arguably few bigger automakers than Ford. They are a company that shaped the auto industry as we know it today and with a solid reputation in the industry, our wide range of Ford leases has always been a popular choice among drivers.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

Prose: One Call

What if you had one call, but you could not say anything other than what you were told to say? In this short excerpt, Bethany finds herself at odds with her jailers and with the one she was told to call, the one she loves. What would you do when the conversation takes a turn off script?

31211
Prose: One Call
https://unsplash.com/s/photos/jail

With each incessant numbing ring of the phone call, I could feel the betrayal coiling around me like the phone line, squeezing me tighter.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' Film Review

Solid animation can't raise the newest entry in Sony's colorful monster series beyond the basics

89176
'Hotel Transylvania: Transformania' Film Review
Photo Credit: Amazon Prime Video – YouTube https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6suJohjIvfo

I take a slight issue with the idea that Adam Sandler didn’t have a good dramatic role until ‘Uncut Gems,’ what about ‘Hotel Transylvania’ (he says semi-seriously)?’

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments