ChocoTaco posted a quote
November 27, 2014 10:02pm EST
This is Thanksgiving but what's there to be thankful for? 300 school girls are still missing and almost no one cares. Over 200,000 people are dead in Mexico and no one even knows. The media is covering up a revolution in Brazil. The murderer of an 18-year-old black teenager has made a fortune out of donations, is still living free, and has no remorse for what he did. However, there are people dedicating themselves to informing us about these injustices. There are people standing outside in the cold risking their lives protesting what they know is wrong. There are people in our country and around the world that are fighting for a change. There are people that are still taking rubber bullets and tear gas bombs to stand up for basic human rights. There are people simply recognizing that what is happening in our world right now is wrong. And that's what we need to be thankful for.
"Look at that overachiever!" If you want to know what I hate the most, it's people who shame other people who work harder than them by calling them overachievers. "Overachievers" in reality, are just people with goals who are willing to work hard to accomplish them. People need to stop validating their laziness by calling out on others who actually put in the effort to make a difference in their life. You are literally turning someone's ambition into a bad thing. Do you know how many times I've heard someone mock another kid in my class for being an overachiever because they started studying for a big test a week before it happened, and then complained when that person got a 97 and they failed by a point? Or when someone laughs at another person on their track team for going so hard in the workouts, but then they're completely shocked when that person beats them in a race? Or when the second string player who you and your friends taunted for staying an extra hour on the field after practice because "they like don't even have any talent anyway," replaces you in the first string? How about when that girl who was harassed for going to the gym everyday because "She's never going to be skinny anyway," suddenly has the nicest body in the school? If your goals mean something to do, work you allss off for them no matter what anybody says. Then you can say fullck you to those people who called you an overachiever when you come in first place over them, when you get into their dream school and they don't, when you get so fit they can only dream of having your body, when you get that last spot on varsity over them, when your goal is finally accomplished. Just always remember, "hard work beats talent when talent doesn't work hard."