Ask Me About What's Right In This World

Ask Me About What's Right In This World

Because there's so much more good than bad
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Breaking news headlines are constantly plastered across every single platform of social media. They cover our TV screens, newspapers, magazines, and are even sent as text alerts to our cell phones. It's a wonder people are constantly saying, "What has this world come to?" and "What is wrong with this world?"

Not everyone will believe what I am about to say because of the fact that they have been blinded by all of the headlines buzzing around them. Here's the catch though; the world is in fact a beautiful place with an infinite number of wonderful things happening. This world is our perception of it and what we allow it to be.

You'll tell me horrible things happen every single day, and I'll tell you this is true, but I will also tell you that a higher number of amazing things happen every single day. The disconnect occurs when only light is shed on the slim number of bad events and hard times, and rarely any illuminates the positivity that radiates within the atmosphere of this planet.

You'll tell me the world is more violent than it was in the past, and I'll tell you this isn't exactly true, and this is where the disconnect comes into play. In the past, we did not have the technology that we do. We didn't have the constant access to news from all around the globe, we just knew what we knew. Now, though, we have breaking news about a robbery ringing in our ears while we read an article about a shooting. The world isn't a worse place, we're just more aware of the bad things that do happen.

This is my challenge to humanity. Ask each other what is right in this world. Take time out of your day to focus on everything good that has happened to you and all of the positive interactions you have witnessed. Allow yourself to disconnect from the TV, the social media, the cell phone. Tell yourself that this world is your perception of it and is what you allow it to be. If you believe it to be a beautiful place, and enable others to begin to view it that way too, your perspective will slowly begin to mold into something magnificent.

We are literally surrounded by a gas that allows us to live, thrive, dance, sing, run. Our home is covered in luscious green plants that breathe slowly in and out with us. We have the ability to love, to laugh, to smile, to feel. We can make deep connections with other human beings and animals, ones that give you a sense of being. Rain is dropped down on our very heads so we can continue to breath with the plants and drink to continue to thrive.

Take the time out of your day to notice these things, and realize that there is still so much that is right in this world.

Cover Image Credit: Jenna Rutkey

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8 Struggles Of Being 21 And Looking 12

The struggle is real, my friends.
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“You'll appreciate it when you're older." Do you know how many times my mom has told me this? Too many to count. Every time I complain about looking young that is the response I get. I know she's right, I will love looking young when I'm in my 40s. However, looking young is a real struggle in your 20s. Here's what we have to deal with:

1. Everyone thinks your younger sister or brother is the older one.

True story: someone actually thought my younger sister was my mom once. I've really gotten used to this but it still sucks.

2. You ALWAYS get carded.

Every. Single. Time. Since I know I look young, I never even bothered with a fake ID my first couple of years of college because I knew it would never work. If I'm being completely honest, I was nervous when I turned 21 that the bartender would think my real driver's license was a fake.

3. People look at your driver's license for an awkward amount of time.

So no one has actually thought my real driver's license is fake but that doesn't stop them from doing a double take and giving me *that look.* The look that says, “Wow, you don't look that old." And sometimes people will just flat out say that. The best part is this doesn't just happen when you're purchasing alcohol. This has happened to me at the movie theater.

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4. People will give you *that look* when they see you drinking alcohol.

You just want to turn around and scream “I'M 21, IT'S LEGAL. STOP JUDGING ME."

5. People are shocked to find out you're in college.

If I had a dollar for every time someone had a shocked expression on their face after I told them I'm a junior in college I could pay off all of my student loan debt. It's funny because when random people ask me how school is going, I pretty much assume they think I'm in high school and the shocked look on their face when I start to talk about my college classes confirms I'm right.

6. For some reason wearing your hair in a ponytail makes you look younger.

I don't understand this one but it's true. Especially if I don't have any makeup on I could honestly pass for a child.

7. Meeting an actual 12-year-old who looks older than you.

We all know one. That random 12-year-old who looks extremely mature for her age and you get angry because life isn't fair.

8. Being handed a kids' menu.

This is my personal favorite. It happens more often than it should. The best part of this is it's your turn to give someone a look. The look that says, "You've got to be kidding me".

Looking young is a real struggle and I don't think everyone realizes it. However, with all the struggles that come with looking young, we still take advantage of it. Have you ever gone to a museum or event where if you're under a certain age you get in for a discounted price? Yeah? Well, that's when I bet you wish you were us. And kids' meals are way cheaper than regular meals so there have definitely been a couple times when I've kept that kids' menu.

So, all in all, it's not the worst thing in the world but it's definitely a struggle.

Cover Image Credit: Jenna Collins

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16 'Golden Girls' Quotes That Are Still Golden In 2019

Blanche, Dorothy, Rose, and Sophia..four unique middle aged women from different backgrounds under one roof.

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One of the greatest shows of all time (at least in my opinion) is Golden Girls. I was not born yet when it first aired in 1985, but thankfully it is on Hulu. Here are just some of the many quotes from the series's seven-year run.

1. Crying is for plain women. Pretty women go shopping. -Blanche Devereaux

2. Go to sleep sweetheart. Pray for brains. -Dorothy Zbornak

3. Dorothy, was Sophia naked just now, or does her dress really need ironing. -Rose Nylund

4. People waste their time pondering whether a glass if half empty of half full. Me, I just drink whatever's in the glass. -Sophia Petrillo

5. I've been having a giood time, and there wasn't even a man in the room. -Blanche Devereaux

6. As they say in St. Olaf, Helgenbargenflergenflurfennerfen. -Rose Nylund

7. Have I given you any indication that I care? -Sophia Petrillo

8. I'm as jumpy as a virgin in a prison rodeo. -Blanche Devereaux

9. Blanche, I could get herpes listening to this story -Dorothy Zbornak

10. I had a knack for coming up with the firmest, most appealing yams. -Rose Nylund

11. No, I will not have a nice day! -Dorothy Zbornak

12. Look, you didn't ask for my opinion, but I'm old, so I'm giving it anyway. -Sophia Petrillo

13. There is a fine line between having a good time and being a wanton slut. My toe has been on that line. Blanche Devereaux

14. You'll have to excuse my mother. She suffered a slight stroke a few years ago which rendered her totally annoying. -Dorothy Zbornak

15. Everybody likes me. -Rose Nylund

16. Silly rabbi. Tricks are for kids. -Sophia Petrillo

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