With the recent artillery fire between North and South Korea, there is a more tangible panic about an all-out war that could involve the world. The average American’s view on North Korea is one of volatile evil: a dark place of backwards insanity and Communist oppression. But this stereotypical image, while holding some truth, is mostly a misconception based on snippets of media coverage on the sensational actions of the regime. The ordinary citizen of North Korea is scared, brainwashed, and locked down. They don’t want war. We can’t lump together the citizens and the leadership into a pile of war-crazy monsters. The citizens are people, just like you and me.
because they’re so raw; people pour their hearts out on here. whether it’s a random thought, a picture or song they like, or a secret letter they want to send, i love that each person’s tumblr is unique and suited to their own personalities.
I guess my natural desire to avoid conflict and make people happy took over…but I’m tired of pretending. Honestly, no one knows me except for God and maybe my sister cause she lives with me. My relationships with people have become empty and meaningless and just downright repetitive and predictable. I say and do things because I know that’s what they want to hear and it makes things easier. People don’t bother to take time and actually listen to what others have to say; they just take the surface because it’s simple, it doesn’t complicate things. I’ve had this feeling of loneliness and emptiness for so long. God is truly the only one who knows me inside out and loves me unconditionally. I know my relationship with God is the most important one but it would be nice to have real relationships with people too.
i want to live in one of those studio apartments in nyc. it would be my art studio with a bed and a kitchen. i’d have pictures hanging on the walls, paint splattered everywhere. maybe a cute little couch for guests and a table that i’d make to eat on. oh! and i want a hammock to read in.
feelin’ nostalgic… remember at the end of last year we went to mcdonald’s and then barnes to study for our english orals? i miss that.i feel like i don’t even know you anymore…
i’m glad we still talk every once in awhile. i miss those late nights. i always see your brother and he reminds me of you. i constantly think back to the very few times we hung out. i really hope i can see you over break; i miss you.
i honestly don’t know why i think about you as much as i do lol. i miss you, though. we had fun in korea, even though you annoyed me 99% of the time with your demanding and arrogant attitude. idk if or when i’ll see you again, but i hope i do.
& now, a note on being different… each day is just another reminder of how different i feel from everyone else. i’m ready to move on and move out. i can’t continuing living in the past like i’m doing right now. i grew up; i’m no longer the same. it’s evident in how i feel about my friendships.
it’s kind of sad…i don’t really have anyone i can go to about absolutely anything and everything. i wish people would stop being so judgmental.