Sierra Burgess Is Not A Good Person

Sierra Burgess Is Not A Good Person

The new Netflix teen flick that is taking some heat.

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There was another teen flick released on Netflix and of course, everyone was flipping out about it. This time, it was taking a lot of controversies. In case you haven't heard of this new film, it revolves around senior Sierra Burgess. She doesn't fit society's standards of beauty and is seen as an outcast. The mean girl at school Veronica tends to taunt Sierra constantly. One day, she is approached by Jamey, a cute but dorky football player and asks for Veronica's number. He gives her Sierra's number, trying to be cruel but Sierra and Jamey start talking and they end up liking each other a lot. The only problem is that Jamey thinks he's talking to Veronica and Sierra doesn't want him to know the truth because she is afraid of losing him.

As the viewers, we are supposed to feel bad for Sierra because she is insecure about herself. But in reality, she did some really awful things over a guy who she definitely did not deserve. First of all, she catfished Jamey by befriending Veronica and using her as a part of the scam so Jamey would stay interested. It would've been much easier to tell the truth than watch the guy you like to become interested in your best friend.

Sierra also kissed Jamey without his actual consent. He thought he was kissing Veronica but Sierra would've been upset if they kissed instead. She's the one that came up with the idea so why does it all of sudden hurt her feelings if Jamey kisses the girl he thought he was talking with on the phone.

Another awful thing that Sierra did was the "faking to be deaf so Jamey couldn't hear her voice" scene. It was overall painful to watch since Jamey's younger brother is actually hearing impaired. Some viewers thought it was actually really offensive. It was almost like making fun of the disability which is definitely not cool.

And lastly, the icing on the cake for Sierra proving that is a horrible person is the football game scene. She humiliated her best friend and Jamey after posting a picture of Veronica and her ex kissing and admitting Veronica's breakup was over DM. Veronica suddenly loses her popularity (which honestly doesn't really make sense) and Sierra only feels bad because she got caught by Jamey for catfishing. It was going to happen one way or another. Sierra somewhat apologizes to Veronica by creating a song and they are friends again. The worst part is...Jamey still wants to be with Sierra! HOW? She embarrassed you in front of the whole school and lied to you on so many occasions. Sierra got a happy ending when she truly did not deserve one. She didn't suffer any consequences and got into her dream school.

The concept of the movie seemed interesting but the way it was executed was really messy and not realistic.

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Whether you were at a frat party, jamming to new music in the car or anywhere doing absolutely anything, you've heard Lil Nas X's song "Old Town Road." The catchy tune has remained atop the Billboard Hot 100 for the second week in a row, and the world doesn't know whether to call it a disgrace of a country song or the worst rap song to exist. I call it one of the most successful examples of a cross-genre song.

Genre-bending, or the concept of mixing two or more genres of music into a single song, has been around for awhile, but it has gained popularity in recent years.

This video published by NPR Music demonstrates genre-bending for over 15 minutes.

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Not only is creating cross-genre tracks a reflection of a versatile artist, but it is a skill that demonstrates creativity, thoughtfulness and talent. Artists like Mac Miller (R.I.P.), Kanye West and Jesse Rutherford from The Neighbourhood use genre-blending in much of their music, and they do it well.

Mac Miller's song "2009" from his most recent album Swimming begins with a classical intro before beginning the talk rap tune that he did so well.

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Jesse's "Tunnelovision" begins as an upbeat rock song but transitions into a trap-like rap intermission at 0:41 before returning back to rock-n-roll.

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The Truth Behind Self-Improvement

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It's no secret that one of the hardest things to master is learning how to take constructuve criticism. Even though it's the key to growing as a person, it's not super easy to listen to someone point out your flaws. Your first instinct may be to get defensive or deflect what the person is telling you but more often than not, someone that cares about you is not out to make you feel bad about yourself.

The goal of helpful criticism is to help you become a better you.

As people, we are constantly changing not only in age, but in our likes, dislikes, and traits. While the essential parts of your personality may still stay the same, you are supposed to learn new things and incorproate them in the way you live your life.

New experiences always bring new lessons, and there is often no way to learn some of them other than been exposed to them firsthand. Everyone slips up from time to time, but the true test of your character is how you bounce back from it. When discussing self-improvement, there is one important thing to keep in mind:

You can only change if you truly want to.

Hearing all the helpful advice in the world will do nothing for you unless you see the need for imrpovement within yourself and actively want to work towards it. No one can force you to evolve and even if they try, it won't stick unless you believe in it.

This also goes for other people in your life as well. If someone you care about is in desperate need of change, telling them over and over again is only effective if they need that need within themselves. Never be afraid to look at yourself and be open to changes because you may surprise yourself with how much happiness and positivity could result.

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