Wednesday, December 12, 2012

Song of the Week (plus a small rant)

Read All About It by Emili Sande

          Honestly, I don't understand how I didn't discover this song sooner.  I fell absolutely in love with it during the first time I heard it.  There's only a small number of songs that I know of that make me want to stand up and sing (Because I sound like a dying hippo).  I'm currently in my campus's coffee shop and the urge to sing and shout and scream till the worlds dry out along with the song is quite difficult!  The thing I like most about this song is that it isn't just another silly love song: I see this song as a message to voice your opinions and views!

"You’ve got the words to change a nation
but you’re biting your tongue
You’ve spent a life time stuck in silence
afraid you’ll say something wrong"

          We have a huge amount of problems facing our world, and our generation could be the thing we need.  It’s time for us to get creative and use our expertise to really influence what’s going to happen.  Find something you’re passionate about, and run with it.  Whether you’re passionate about stopping world hunger, or you’re passionate in sharing your voice with the world.  I don’t care what it is, but stop sitting on your arse and do something!  I’ve heard too many times of people who are unhappy and unsatisfied with their life because they’re stuck in a job they don’t like.  GET UP, find something you actually like, improve that skill or knowledge, and MAKE A CHANGE.  I've heard too many times of people who are complaining about an awful issue that the government isn't paying enough attention too.  GET UP, call or write a policy-maker, and MAKE A CHANGE.  Want to be a successful singer? Apply to the X-Factor, The Voice, or American Idol.  Want to cure cancer? Get focused in your studies and look at graduate schools.  Want to bring the oil peak into the public eye?  Find the appropriate people and raise your voice.  Failure isn't an outcome, it’s a speed bump.  You can not end with a failure: learn from it, and move on.  We're not cats: We don't get 9 lives.  You get ONE.  Do with it what you want, but I plan to make an impact.  How about you?

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