We have just recently finished up reading the book 12 Years A Slave, and I thought it was about time I wrote about it. I’m not going to lie it wasn’t my favorite book of all time, or by far the most interesting, but it was very eye opening. You hear about slavery in school, but you never really go into the gruesome details about how badly some of these people were treated. It’s really shocking actually to see how a person can be so unexpectedly torn from his family and thrown into a new life full of hardships, labor, and cruel treatment for 12 whole years. I will never understand why people thought it was okay to degrade and undermine a whole population of human beings, just like themselves, because of the color of their skin. I’m a little nervous to watch the movie because I know it will make me very emotional and honestly be a little hard to watch.
I have been thinking a lot lately about how messed up our generation’s views of love is. People have gotten so used to seeing divorce and unsuccessful relationships that people don’t fight as hard for love anymore. But teenagers need to realize that fighting for a marriage is different than fighting for a high school relationship. When you’re married you are committed, and have vows of love to one another; in high school you are having fun. If your significant other hurts you, or does you wrong there is nothing wrong with breaking up with them right then and there. I see way too many girls staying with the same person because they “love” them, and it’s not that easy to break up with someone you love like that. Or because they think it would be giving up on the relationship. I also hate seeing people investing all their time in finding someone else instead of focusing on themselves. Don’t get me wrong I think boyfriends or girlfriends (if they’re the right one) can help you be a better you and express yourself, but no one can make you more you than YOU!
I can’t wait until summer. And not just because that means no more school, and no more getting up early, but because I will finally have a lot of time on my hands to do things for myself and with my friends. I made some of the best memories last summer with all of my friends and I can’t wait to do it again this year. I know this post is a little short but I’m not sure how else to say just how excited I am to be FREE!!!!