5 Reasons Why Writing Is Important

5 Reasons Why Writing Is Important

Writing is like painting a picture in your head.

There are so many people who don't like writing. Whether it's because it takes too long, or you don't have enough energy. This article is to show the people who don't like to write why they should love to. Because it's fun.

Writing is important because you can easily impress your future boss with.

1. In this generation we all know that writing is kind of going away.

It's all techie and computerized. If you walk into an interview hoping to get a spot with writing and on your resume has different and various writing skills right off the bat they will be surprised. We need more people in the world who love to write. 

2. Writing helps you collect your thoughts

If you are deciding something but you don't know what to do about it...pros and cons. Write down some positives and some negatives to see which one out weighs the other. If they are tied split it in half and crumple both pieces so you can throw both of the papers to see which one goes further.

3. Writing is a stress reliever

Sometimes when I'm upset Ill write down why I was upset. Ill give the paper to my friend and as her to read it so she can tell me if its worth being upset about. Life is only so short. we shouldn't waste our time on being upset for no reason.

4. Writing can help with your social skills

It does. Really. Whether you write poetry, or a short story...It can help you with you communication, and organizing your thoughts together so the words you say come out also organized and together.

5. Writing can be your best friend.

That girl in sophomore year high school. She use to be your friend. You guys did everything together. Then one day she hurt you bad. You had to tell someone, but you didn't want it going around the whole school. Write about it. There is no other bias opinion or anyone to tell either of you who was right and who was wrong. its that safe haven.

That one piece of paper where you can put your feelings on and forget about it. You don't deserve to have those feelings if they hurt you. Write about it. Let your feelings come off the paper as you feel better about your self.

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50 Quotes from the Best Vines

If you're picturing the vines in your head, you're doing it right

In 2017 we had to say goodbye to one of the best websites to ever roam the internet: Vine. In case you have been living under a rock since 2013, Vine was -(sad face)- a website and app that took the internet and the app store by storm in Winter 2013. It contained 6-second videos that were mostly comedy- but there were other genres including music, sports, cool tricks and different trends. Vine stars would get together and plan out a vine and film it till they got it right.

It was owned by Twitter and it was shut down because of so many reasons; the viners were leaving and making money from Youtube, there was simply no money in it and Twitter wanted us to suffer.

There's been a ton of threads on Twitter of everyone's favorite vines so I thought I'd jump in and share some of my favorites. So without further ado, here are some quotes of vines that most vine fanatics would know.

1. "AHH...Stahhp. I coulda dropped mah croissant"

2. "Nate how are those chicken strips?" "F%#K YA CHICKEN STRIPS.....F%#K ya chicken strips!"

3. "Road work ahead? Uh Yea, I sure hope it does"

4. "Happy Crimus...." "It's crismun..." "Merry crisis" "Merry chrysler"

5. "...Hi Welcome to Chili's"

6. "HoW dO yOu kNoW wHaT's gOoD fOr mE?" "THAT'S MY OPINIONNN!!!.."

7."Welcome to Bible Study. We're all children of Jesus... Kumbaya my looordd"

8. Hi my name's Trey, I have a basketball game tomorrow. Well I'm a point guard, I got shoe game..."

9. "It's a avocadooo...thanks"

10. "Yo how much money do you have?" "69 cents" "AYE you know what that means?" "I don't have enough money for chicken nuggets"

11. "Hurricane Katrina? More like Hurricane Tortilla."

12. "Hey Tara you want some?" "This b*%th empty. YEET!"

13. "Get to Del Taco. They got a new thing called Freesha-- Free-- Freeshavaca do"

14. "Mothertrucker dude that hurt like a buttcheek on a stick"

15. "Two brooss chillin in a hot tub 5 feet apart cuz they're not gay"

16. "Jared can you read number 23 for the class?" "No I cannot.... What up I'm Jared, I'm 19 and I never f#@%in learned how to read."

17. "Not to be racist or anything but Asian people SSUUGHHH"

18. 18. "I wanna be a cowboy baby... I wanna be a cowboy baby"

19. "Hey, I'm lesbian" "I thought you were American"

20. "I spilled lipstick in your Valentino bag" "you spilled- whaghwhha- lipstick in my Valentino White bag?"

21. "What's better than this? Guys bein dudes"

22. "How'd you get these bumps? ya got eggzma?" "I got what?" "You got eggzma?"

23. "WHAT ARE THOSEEEEE?" "THEY are my crocs!"

24. "Can I get a waffle? Can I please get a waffle?"

25. "HAPPY BIRTHDAY RAVEN!" "I can't sweem"

26. "Say Coloradoo" "I'M A GIRAFFE!!"

27. "How much did you pay for that taco?" Aight yo you know this boys got his free tacoo"

28. *Birds chirping* "Tweekle Tweekle"

29. "Girl, you're thicker than a bowl of oatmeal"

30. "I brought you Frankincense" "Thank you" "I brought you Myrrh" "Thank you" "Mur-dur" "huh...Judas..no"

31. "Sleep? I don't know about sleep...it's summertime" "You ain't go to bed?" "Oh she caught me"

32. "All I wanna tell you is school's not important... Be whatever you wanna be. If you wanna be a dog...RUFF. You know?"33. "Oh I like ya accent where you from?" "I'm Liberian" "Oh, my bad *whispering* I like your accent..."

34. "Next Please" "Hello" "Sir, this is a mug shot" "A mug shot? I don't even drink coffee"

35. "Hey did you happen to go to class last week?" "I have never missed a class"

36. "Go ahead and introduce yourselves" "My name is Michael with a B and I've been afraid of insects my entire-" "Stop, stop, stop. Where?" "Hmm?" "Where's the B?" "There's a bee?"

37. "There's only one thing worse than a rapist...Boom" "A child" "No"

38. "Later mom. What's up me and my boys are going to see Uncle Kracker...GIVE ME MY HAT BACK JORDAN! DO YOU WANNA SEE UNCLE KRACKER OR NO?

39. "Dad look, it's the good kush." This is the dollar store, how good can it be?"

40. "Zach stop...Zach stop...You're gonna get in trouble. Zach"

41. "CHRIS! Is that a weed? "No this is a crayon-" I'm calling the police" *puts 911 into microwave* "911 what's your emergency"

42. "WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? WHY? "

43. *Blowing vape on table* * cameraman blows it away* "ADAM"

44. "Would you like the spider in your hand?" "Yea" "Say please" "Please" *puts spider in hand* *screams*

45. "Oh hi, thanks for checking in I'm still a piece of garrbaagge"

46. *girl blows vape* "...WoW"

47. *running* "...Daddy?" "Do I look like-?"

48. *Pours water onto girl's face" "Hello?"

49. "Wait oh yes wait a minute Mr. Postman" "HaaaAHH"

50. "...And they were roommates" "Mah God they were roommates"

I could literally go on forever because I just reference vines on a daily basis. Rest in peace Vine

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15 Movies That Were The Closest Depictions Of Mental Illness

They created great movies using an important topic


There are a lot of movies about mental illnesses when you start to think about them. Some movies have closer depictions than others but here are 15 that are the closest depictions. These movies deal with difficult but important topics that should be shown but watch them with caution because a lot of these movies have trigger warnings.

1. "A Beautiful Mind" (2001)


A beautiful mind is inspired by John Forbes Nash Jr (played by Russell Crowe) who is a mathematical genius who suffers from schizophrenia. This movie does a good job at depicting schizophrenia and the treatments used around the 1940's.

2. "Black Swan" (2010)


Black Swan is about a ballerina who is working to play Swan Lake but a newcomer becomes competition. Nina (Natalie Portman) shows symptoms of schizophrenia and becomes very obsessed with getting the part of Black Swan. The movie has a dark tone but shows the effects of schizophrenia very well.

3. "Donnie Darko" (2001)


Donnie Darko (Jake Gyllenhaal) is a teenager who sleepwalks out of his house and sees a creepy rabbit named Frank who is telling him the world is going to end. This movie gets confusing because you wonder if he is suffering from a mental illness or if the world coming to an end. Nonetheless, the movie shows the complications of the mind.

4. "What's Eating Gilbert Grape" (1993)


Gilbert Grape (Johnny Depp) is a young man who has a mother who is very overweight and can't leave the house. He also has a mentally impaired younger brother (Leonardo DiCaprio) who he takes care of. Leonardo does a good job at portraying his character.

5. "Girl, Interrupted" (1999)


Susanna Kaysen (Winona Ryder) is in a mental institution for women and meets Lisa (Angelina Jolie) another patient whose illness is severe. The movie shows many different illnesses and how they were treated in the 60's.

6. "Perks of Being a Wallflower" (2012)


Charlie (Logan Lerman) is a teenager who is awkward and suffers from depression. He meets some great friends Sam (Emma Watson) and Patrick (Ezra Miller) who show him the joys of living. However, his struggle continues, as he fights with his depression. This movie shows what depression is like very well and is relatable to a lot of people.

7. "Proof" (2005)


Catherine (Gwyneth Paltrow) is grieving her father who was a genius and had a mental illness that slowly began to eat away at him. She meets a student (Jake Gyllenhaal) who is interested in the notes of Catherine's father. Throughout the movie Catherine struggles to keep her own sanity and the movie does a good job at showing the struggle.

8. "Benny and Joon" (1993)


Benny (Aidan Quinn) takes care for his mentally ill sister, Joon (Mary Masterson) and looks over an eccentric man, Sam (Johnny Depp). Benny wants to be the one to take care of his sister always and realizes that she may need more support to be able to get on her feet and live on her own. This movie is a classic and sheds a little light on a big issue without ignoring the issue.

9. "One Flew Over the Cuckoo's Nest" (1975)


Patrick McMurphy (Jack Nicholson) gets transferred from a prison to a mental institution. He thinks it's going to be easier but realizes the patients go through abuse and electroconvulsive therapy. McMurphy gains friends and butt heads with the head nurse. This movie is based off the classic book and does a great justice.

10. "Rain Man" (1988)


Charlie Babbitt (Tom Cruise) learns his father died and discovers he has an autistic older brother, Raymond (Dustin Hoffman). He also learns that his father's fortune is being left to the mental institution and so he checks Raymond out of the facility. They have a road trip cross-country and become closer. This movie is heart touching and a good portrayal of autism.

11. "Fight Club" (1999)


A man who suffers from insomnia (Edward Norton) meets Tyler Durden (Brad Pitt) and the two men form a club called "fight club". The movie has a twist at the end that explains the main character's insomnia causes him to have hallucinations. This movie is a classic and is gives an edgy perception of mental illnesses.

12. "Wristcutters: A Love Story" (2006)


In this movie, it starts with the suicide of the main character, Zia (Patrick Fugit) and he wakes up in a purgatory full of people who have committed suicide. He meets Eugene (Shea Whigham) who died of an OD and they road trip and try to shed light on a very dull purgatory. This is a very different perspective on mental illness and is one of a kind.

13. "It's Kind of a Funny Story" (2010)


Craig Gilner (Keir Gilchrist) checks himself into a mental-health facility and spends his 5 day stay with adults. Bobby (Zach Galifianakis) becomes his mentor and he befriends Noelle (Emma Roberts) another teen staying at the clinic. This movie is a lighter one that shows the connections in a clinic and how other people who go through mental illnesses can help each other.

14. "Secret Life of Bees" (2008)


Lily Owens is haunted by memories of her mother and abused by her father. She runs away with her friend/caregiver Rosaleen (Jennifer Hudson). Lily is lead to the Boatwright sisters ( Queen Latifah, Alicia Keys, Sophie Okonedo). They take her in and teach her about beekeeping. This movie deals with a lot of sad problems such as abuse and mental illnesses. It is a beautiful movie.

15. "Thirteen" (2003)


Tracy Freeland (Evan Rachel Wood) befriends Evie (Nikki Reed) who is the popular girl in school. Evie talks Tracy into drugs, sex and pickpocketing but Tracy's mom notices the change in her daughter and tries to step in. Tracy also suffers from depression and self-harm. This movie shows how much pressure can come onto a teenaged girl and is heartbreaking.

All of these movies were amazingly made. The actors and actresses portray their characters very well. Some of the movies have a dark look and some shed light but they all have the same topic. The most important thing about them is that the mental illness isn't looked over and the movies remain having the same message. All of these movies show the struggles and misconceptions of mental illnesses. It shows the effects it has on the individual who has the illness and the others around them. These movies are beautifully made and are important movies to watch because they deal with real issues.

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