John Green is Overrated

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John Green is overrated.

Not a bad writer, not a hideous storyteller, not a terrible man, just overrated.

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17:58

If you could slow down an action that usually zooms by, or speed up an event that normally drags on, which would you choose, and why?” – Daily Prompt

Time is such a conflicted thing. For one, it doesn’t really exist. Time is but a mere system that the human race created in order to establish a sense of order and yet these series of numbers rule our lives in more than one way. It also seems to slow down when you wish it wouldn’t, and speed up when you want to remain in a moment forever. It refuses to cooperate and instead dictates how many of us live our lives.

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31: Masks

It’s Halloween again.

It doesn’t seem like that long ago that I was wrapped in my bed sheet, running across a field. It certainly doesn’t feel as long as a year ago. In some ways, the scariest thing about Halloween is the fact that it reminds me how much time has passed. Since what, exactly? Not since anything. Just that’s passed.

Often, I don’t feel like dressing up at Halloween. It might be partly because I can’t pull off the look like everyone else, but it’s also because I don’t see why we are choosing to wear another mask. For the most of us, we are already wearing them anyway.

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What Does It Mean To Be Young?

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What does it mean to be young? Is it to be born after a certain date? Is it to think that thirty is old? Or, is it a feeling of infinity?

To be young can be defined by more than one action, more than one feeling, because it is more than one thing.

It is your love of walking barefoot across the grass; the new carpet; the sand. The carefree attitude in which the feeling of the world touching your skin is the most natural and most beautiful of all sensations.

It is our craving for direction but our hesitance in following the paths that we are shown. Our contradictive nature in which we dismiss what we want to be shown once we are shown it, what we want to hear once we hear it, what we want once we have it.

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