These 5 Cartoons Molded Me Into the Weird Human I Am Today

These 5 Cartoons Molded Me Into the Weird Human I Am Today

You never know how much the TV shows you watched as a child really mean to you until you read this article.

Hey everyone, so I’ve been home this summer and the TV has been one of the many forms of entertainment I’ve been tending to. Recently, I stumbled upon some classic cartoons that I watched as a kid.

To see who else can relate, I am going to share them with you just to see if anyone else obsessed with these shows too!

1. SpongeBob SquarePants.

I know. I’ve heard. This show may or may not be the best influence or serve a brilliant message to young children but you have to admit that this show included some HILARIOUS sketches. This type of comedy has shaped me into the person I am today because I used to watch this show constantly. I ADORED and still have a deep love for Spongebob. Judge me all you want for this, but it holds a special place in my heart.

2. Fairly OddParents.

Every time I see this show, I instantly begin to remember a lot of distinct memories of my childhood. In the early mornings that my Mom had to work, she would take me over to my cousin Rosemary’s house and from there, I would ride with her to school because she was teaching at the time. Rosemary always offered me a sausage biscuit and that was THE highlight of my day. The moment we’ve all been waiting for was when she turned the TV on, and Fairly Odd Parents would be the first show that played. Every single time. The fact that this show brings back these particular memories means a lot to me.

3. Regular Show.

One of the weirdest shows I’ve ever seen would definitely be Regular Show. As a kid, I was so intrigued by this show and how odd it was to the point where I actually enjoyed it. This show brought out the “weird” and “mysteriousness” in me which is pretty freaking cool if I do say so myself. It is such an artsy show and I am glad that I stumbled across it.

4. The Powerpuff Girls.

Now for me, this show is just a complete classic. I LOVED these girls who called themselves the “Powerpuff girls.” I think I even had a Powerpuff girl themed birthday party if I’m not mistaken. This show taught me to be fearless and courageous in everything I do and to stand up for myself at all costs. The whole idea and creation of this show amaze me as well, considering how invested I got into it and how much I looked forward to watching it every day.

5. The Grim Adventures of Billy & Mandy.

Finally, this last show captivated my attention like no other. As silly and immature it was, so was my style of taste. This show has silly and foolish humor which gave me just the type of entertainment I needed. One thing that especially sparks my interest is the fact that I could never remember the name of the show but I always knew exactly what the characters looked like and what they said on the show. So if anyone ever asked me about this show, I would always tell them everything else about it BESIDES the title itself! Weird right?

As you can probably tell, these cartoons had an impact on my life and I really enjoyed watching them. I held a deep interest in TV shows as a kid because of how entertaining they were to me and how they played into my life growing up.

Do you ever think about how this type of media, television, affects our everyday lives? What shows did you watch as a kid and how did they affect your life? Now I am curious so comment below your thoughts after reading this article!

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11 Things Psychology Majors Hear That Drive Them Crazy

No pun intended.

We've all been there. You're talking to a new acquaintance, or a friend of your parents, or whoever. And then, you get the dreaded question.

"So what are you studying in school?"

Cue the instant regret of picking Psychology as your major, solely for the fact that you are 99.9% likely to receive one of the slightly comical, slightly cliche, slightly annoying phrases listed below. Don't worry though, I've included some responses for you to use next time this comes up in conversation. Because it will.

Quick side note, these are all real-life remarks that I've gotten when I told people I was a psych major.

Here we go.

1. So are you, like, analyzing me right now?

Well, I wasn't. But yeah. Now I am.

2. Ugh so jealous! You picked the easy major.

"Lol" is all I have to say to this one. I'm gonna go write my 15-page paper on cognitive impairment. You have fun with your five college algebra problems, though!

3. So can you tell me what you think is wrong with me? *Shares entire life story*

Don't get me wrong; I love listening and helping people get through hard times. But we can save the story about how one time that one friend said that one slightly rude comment to you for later.

4. Well, s**t, I have to be careful what I say around you.

Relax, pal. I couldn't diagnose and/or institutionalize you even if I wanted to.

5. OMG! I have the perfect first client for you! *Proceeds to vent about ex-boyfriend or girlfriend*

Possible good response: simply nod your head the entire time, while actually secretly thinking about the Ben and Jerry's carton you're going to go home and demolish after this conversation ends.

6. So you must kind of be like, secretly insane or something to be into Psychology.

Option one: try and hide that you're offended. Option two: just go with it, throw a full-blown tantrum, and scare off this individual, thereby ending this painful conversation.

7. Oh. So you want to be a shrink?

First off, please. Stop. Calling. Therapists. Shrinks. Second, that's not a psych major's one and only job option.

8. You know you have to go to grad school if you ever want a job in Psychology.

Not completely true, for the record. But I am fully aware that I may have to spend up to seven more years of my life in school. Thanks for the friendly reminder.

9. So you... want to work with like... psychopaths?

Let's get serious and completely not-sarcastic for a second. First off, I take personal offense to this one. Having a mental illness does not classify you as a psycho, or not normal, or not deserving of being treated just like anyone else on the planet. Please stop using a handful of umbrella terms to label millions of wonderful individuals. It's not cool and not appreciated.

10. So can you, like, read my mind?

It actually might be fun to say yes to this one. Try it out and see what happens. Get back to me.

11. You must be a really emotional person to want to work in Psychology.

Psychology is more than about feeling happy, or sad, or angry. Psychology is about understanding the most complex thing to ever happen to us: our brain. How it works the way it does, why it works the way it does, and how we can better understand and communicate with this incredibly mysterious, incredibly vast organ in our tiny little skull. That's what psychology is.

So keep your head up, psychology majors, and don't let anyone discourage you about choosing, what is in my opinion, the coolest career field out there. The world needs more people like us.

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