A Stream Of Consciousness Because Having Structure Sucks
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A Stream Of Consciousness Because Having Structure Sucks

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A Stream Of Consciousness Because Having Structure Sucks
Michael Ye

I don't like to plan things. I just don't. It takes time, it takes patience and in the end, nothing works out. That time you were going to get together with friends and plan out a summer trip? Hah. Yeah, that went well. Maybe you're not part of this group. Unfortunately, I don't care. Because I get to write whatever I want in here and you're in my space now; isn't that just so beautiful? So here's what's going to happen. I'm going to write whatever I want with minimal coherence, absolutely no structure and maybe we'll all get a kick out of it.

Yesterday was Father's Day. Father's Day is always interesting for me because I never know what to do with my dad. He's not an emotional man. Nor does he have any desire to be the center of attention. I remember once my family had guests over and while my mom spent a lot of time and effort making them comfortable, my dad would disappear every 15 minutes. I would later catch him trying to catch a game in another room. He loves watching soccer, my dad. I've never seen anyone happier. So I never know what to do with him on Father's Day except spend some of it watching France and Switzerland spend 90 minutes getting nowhere with each other. It was fun, but it's not really like I'm doing anything different. I've been spending much of the summer doing the same thing because let's face it, soccer is fun.

Of course, recent days have been marred by one of the worst shootings in our country's history. People are saying its the worst because almost 50 people died. But we like to forget ugly aspects of the past. Forty-nine is not the largest casualty count from a shooting in the United States. It's not. In 1890 there was a little event called the Wounded Knee Massacre in which 200-300 innocent people were gunned down by authorities. How fun.

I'm not taking anything away from the Orlando experience, of course. It was a horrific event that happened and is happening all to often in recent years. The script is the same. Someone shoots some people, the country cries about it, and then forgets about the victims in the next few months by learning about how much a Kardashian spends on makeup. The beautiful thing, right, and I say beautiful with as much sarcasm as I can muster, is that this jerk terrorist already has his own wikipedia page. This guy is going to live on in infamy. The small fry that thought shooting up a bunch of people out of some displeasure for society really doesn't deserve it. Ultimately though, I get it. The world needs to analyze this man's actions and his motives. So even though I think giving this person name recognition is like stabbing the victims over and over again, I guess its necessary.

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