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People, read this article! Thought provoking!

It’s a little long but it will be worth it.

PomegranateLover

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Journal, Uncategorized

Films with sad endings

I hate watching films with sad endings. Why make films depressing too? Isn’t the drama in real life enough? Not fair.

In my opinion, films should be that magical place where everyone is happy and get what they wish for. Films should provide us a break from our problematic real lives. There are news papers and news stations to cover the dark side of our reality. There is no need for another medium, i.e. movies, to do the same as well. Unnecessary.

Maybe I should start reading the plot before I proceed to watch a movie. However, this defeats the purpose of watching movies but I do not really care. As Rhett Butler says to Scarlett O’Hara in Gone with the wind, “Frankly, my dear, I don’t give a damn.” And I really don’t. I would rather read (shouldn’t take more than a minute or two) about the movie than sit through the entire movie and forming emotional connections with the characters to only only find out that it does not end well. Who would want to be reminded of our dark and eerie pasts, which we are trying to forget, of our lives by watching films with depressive endings? No, thank you.

I guess (oh I know) this is my official goodbye to movies with depressive endings and stories. 

To my readers: You don’t have to agree with any of my points here. Everyone has their own opinions.

PomegranateLover

 

Daily Posts, Journal, motivation, Uncategorized

6 Proven Ways to Achieve Your Goals

Inspiration: “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill

Whatever the MIND OF MAN can CONCEIVE and BELIEVE it can ACHIEVE. 

-Napoleon Hill (Think and grow rich)

  1. Set a SPECIFIC (emphasis) and DEFINITE goal. Say, you want to make money. Don’t just desire to make some money but be specific with yourself. Be definite as to the amount. 
  2. What exactly are you willing to exchange/sacrifice for that goal? And be specific again! Being vague just doesn’t cut it. What do you plan on giving in return for the achievement of your goal?
  3. Set a definite date as to when you plan on achieving it. Be specific again!!!! Set a specific deadline.
  4. Make a specific plan that will help you in achieving your goal. Most important of all, begin immediately. No, don’t tell yourself that tomorrow the stars align much better and so will be a good day to start. No, start now! Doesn’t matter whether you are ready or not. You will be more than prepared while you do it. Put your plan into action at once.
  5. Write out a clear, concise statement of the specific goal you intend to achieve, name the time limit for its fulfillment, state what you plan on giving in exchange for the goal, and describe clearly the plan through which you intend to acquire it.” 
  6. Read you statement ALOUD every single day: once after waking up in the morning and once before you hit the hay at night. AS YOU READ – SEE AND FEEL AND BELIEVE YOURSELF ALREADY FULFILLING YOUR GOAL. This is where day dreaming can come into use. Use your imagination as completely as possible. Anything to make you see and feel and believe yourself that you are experiencing that very moment you achieved your goal. Go on, don’t wait any longer! The more eager you are towards achieving your goal, the easier it will be for you to convince yourself that you are capable of achieving it and you WILL achieve it and the easier it will before you to see and feel and believe yourself already achieving your goal. 
Be determined and stubborn till you get what you want. Don’t give up. Do not quit! 
As you might have already guessed, I am reading “Think and Grow Rich” by Napoleon Hill. I am taking as slow as I can just so I can take notes and absorb all the invaluable information he kindly conveyed to us through his book. If you have not read, I urge you to pick it up and read. 
Happy reading and writing, y’all!
Pomegranate Lover
Journal, Quotes

Quote #8

“Nothing is so painful to the human mind as a great and sudden change.” – Frankenstein by Mary Shelley

This quote resonates with me, and I can tell, without doubt, that the same has happened with the portion of readers of this book that have lost a beloved one. The life filled (seems even suffocating at times) with the absence of their being is extremely painful, which will always remain as such regardless of the measures the survivor or his/her friends take to alleviate the grief. The amount of happiness and tranquility once enjoyed with the lost beloved will neither be returned nor available again for the mourner. However, it is entirely dependent on the mindset of the survivor to either continue leading his or her life with their lost one’s memories acting as a means of survival or to drown in those memories. Not only is it dependent upon the survivor but also those who surround him or her. Being surrounded by a pleasant society certainly helps in reducing, if not entirely eradicating, the grief. This revelation regarding spending one’s time surrounded by family and friends after the loss of a beloved person comes not from experience, but lack thereof.
Journal, Literature Reflection

Frankenstein: A sort of Reflection

I have just finished reading Frankenstein by Mary Shelley. There is so much that I want to talk and ask about. However, I do no think we have the time to clarify all my inquiries and to address all the topics that I want to express my feelings about. Therefore, I will try to write until at least some of my thoughts are expressed on this book.
Do know that the following is not a summary of the story for I am sure that many are available online for you to look up. The following sentences are merely the fruits of my reflections after reading Frankenstein. Beware that if you have not read the book yet, it might not be a good idea to continue reading this post as it may contain spoilers. 
To start off, there are many great quotes that resonate with me, some of which I will share with you all under Quotes category. At least, those that I remember. I wish I had read the story from a an actual book rather a pdf version for I would have highlighted some of the passages and taken some notes for future reference. I might do a close reading on some of the passages found in Frankenstein.
I will jump right in!
Things that I do not understand:
1.) Victor did create a monster and abhorred it the moment it came into being. However, I do not understand why he just ran away and never came back to the his creation to see what it was unto or even the state (both physical and mental) it was in. I know that it feels like I am sympathizing with the monster, maybe I am. I am not sure at this point as having just finished reading the book just a few minutes ago. I could be delirious! Back to the point, it was Victor who brought him into existence. As the monster accused his creator, it was Victor’s responsibility to either protect or extinguish the life of his creation, either of which should have been decided early on, not after the monster got a chance to experience both good and bad. Please do not get me wrong, I am not at all supporting the atrocities of the monster. I believe that all that transpired, either be good or bad, after the birth of the monster was due to Victor. He should have been more responsible towards his passion, which led to the creation of the monster. I simply do not understand this. How could he just neglect his creation for years? Event though he thought about his experiment and the outcome of his ambitions continually after the creation, I do not understand why Victor did not think of going to the chamber in which the creature was born to check on him or search for him when he could not be found at the location in which the monster was last seen. This simply does not make any sense.
2.) In order to make a human being, you need skin and all that. I can assume that the monster was created out of dead people’s body parts. However, I am just surprised that Mary did not even mention this part anywhere in the book. (Maybe she did and I must have overlooked it, if so, I would greatly appreciate if anyone of you would provide the chapter number in which this fact was specified to the readers or rather to Walton).
For now, this is all I can think of. I will make sure that I write a new post as more questions or thoughts come into my mind. Please pardon any grammatical mistakes that you must have encountered.
Stay blessed and inspired!
Pomegranate Lover
Food for thought

Food For Thought: A Gentle Reminder

Just a reminder. As I had mentioned, the Food For Thought series that I started a couple days ago will end, though short lived, if no one comments by tomorrow (Sunday, 02/26/17). So, if you think you are interested, I request that you comment. I am hoping that at least 5-10 people will participate. If not, I am afraid that I will have to terminate the series.

Please do not hesitate to comment even if you think your answer’s wrong. This is all about having fun!

 

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Reblogged: Advice from a dying 24 year-old

I have just read this article. I insist that you read it as well. Very motivating. We just don’t understand the value of being born as a human being till we breathe our last. So sad.

Came across this and felt compelled to share. “Soon I will be gone forever, but that’s okay as long as someone reads this. I am only 24 years old, yet I have actually already chosen my last tie. It’s the one that I will wear on my funeral a few months from now. It may not match […]

via Advice from a Dying 24 Year-old — MakeItUltra™