In the first movie of the “Rocky” series, he battles against the champ, Apollo Creed, in a boxing match. Rocky’s boxer name is “the Italian Stallion.” “Italian” because he was somewhat Italian but “stallion,” has a greater meaning. A stallion is a male horse that has not been castrated. This is like rocky in a way. When horses are castrated, it allows the horse to be calmer and more behaved. Rocky makes a living on fights and makes people pay money for his boss which is like a horse being out of control and before being castrated. However, when he learned that he had a big fight against creed, he got his life together and started training, like a well behaved, gentle castrated stallion. The stallion also represents courage. Rocky had courage ever since he accepted the major fight. He knew he was going to lose but he accepted anyways. He wanted to prove a point to the people. This about sums it up:
“I was thinkin’, it really don’t matter if I lose this fight. It really don’t matter if this guy opens my head, either. ‘Cause all I wanna do is go the distance. Nobody’s ever gone the distance with Creed, and if I can go that distance, you see, and that bell rings and I’m still standin’, I’m gonna know for the first time in my life, see, that I weren’t just another bum from the neighborhood.”
– Rocky Balboa
People now a days don’t bother to do anything because they claim to know the outcome of it already. As if they know exactly what is going to happen to them. I say we stop asking “Why?” And start asking “Why not?” People don’t understand that their life can easily slip right through their finger tips and not see it coming. TAKE RISKS PEOPLE. Show the world what you got. It’s just a matter of time before you regret not doing something great with your life and it was all a waste. So I challenge this to you guys. Start asking yourselves, “why not?”
“You can let your eyes wander but not your heart.”
Don’t know you know that it’s wrong what you’re doing? Don’t you feel the guilt inside you? Or are you just some emotionless, selfish, and absent minded person? I do not accept this in away. It just doesn’t affect that one person, it affects everyone involved. Why would you think that what you’re doing is tolerated? And that no one would find out about it? Well she did. And now she can’t trust you with anything anymore. She now has to think twice before even listening to you. You hurt her in so many ways that she’ll probably won’t see men the same way anymore.
She wanted to believe that it wasn’t true. She thought you had the biggest heart in the world and that you always have the best intentions. And I wanted to believe it too. But no, you had to just throw it all away as if it were just some crumpled up piece of paper. Why did you do that when you knew that it was wrong. Oh right, you thought you wouldn’t be caught. But you did. Now you have to face the consequences. Now she has to go on telling herself: Should I ever trust anyone?
When people see the slightest of weakness on you, they target that and use it against you. On the other hand, they also target you when they see that you are strong, thinking that you can probably just deal with it. When you’ve spent your time and dignity building an image of yourself that shows you as being strong as a rock but in reality… on the inside you’re nothing but feebleness and emotions. People think it’s actually okay to pick on someone and tear apart what little self esteem they have just from what they portray them as. They think that they can handle it. They think that they can do all this to them just because they’re “strong.” They pick and choose every last bit and piece until there is nothing left. You begin to fall into this bottomless pit where it seems as though there is no way out of it. You just keep falling, and falling,and falling. There’s only one way out but you feel as though there’s no chance of getting there. So you just keep going deeper and deeper until you’ve reached your limit and say you had enough. You end it.
Then, they go off saying how “they shouldn’t have died,” “they were a beautiful,” “they would have been a use to this world.” Why don’t people say these things when the person is alive. It would’ve changed their minds about their decision. However, others still go along acting as if they didn’t have anything to contribute to what had happened. As if they were completely innocent. As if what that one person did was completely their fault and no one had anything to do with it. Which makes me really think, How absent minded can a person really get? How can you be so blind to what you were saying and doing to a person? How can you not feel the guilt of participating in what you have done to this innocent person? But you know what they say… Ignorance is Bliss.
Some poetry for you guys:
She walks down the hall on her own,
Hearing quiet whispers
She pretends she doesn’t hear them
Even though her ears burn
She replays all the things she heard
Like a song in her head
She plays a song,
Her wrist the violin
Every stroke she makes with her bow
The more numb she gets
Scars her for eternity
But a reminder, she survived
This song can be interpreted in many different ways. As so, there is still one line from this song that stands out:
“Ain’t it fun, living in the real world?”
It is in the chorus so therefore is repeated quite a few times. Haley Williams, the singer, is saying this in a sarcastic tone because the world is not all fun and games anymore. It’s the truth about reality.
Some people have it all made, since the start. They never had to struggle. Everything was taken care of for them. Not an ounce of stress on their shoulders and doing what they please. This may seem like its the “ideal” way of living but it doesn’t teach any lessons. It doesn’t allow room for mistakes. It just doesn’t mean anything at all. They spend their life cooped up in a false reality. They are living a life of selfishness and doesn’t give anyone a second thought. Those type pf people need to know that there are 8 billion other people in this world too and that those people aren’t just there to make their life easier. When they finally experience the real world, they see that the world doesn’t revolve around them anymore. When the going gets tough, the tough gets going.
Essentially, everyone has to grow up and make their own decisions.We each have to be our own individual and not entirely depend on others. You can try and avoid life, but soon it catches up to you. To be independent, you must take risks, make mistakes and learn. No one will be with you every step of the way and no one will be there to fight your battles for you all the time. This is a reminder that THIS is reality and it’s time to wake up from your dream and take responsibility for your actions, your problems, and YOUR life. This is the real world and the world will not wait for you.
Shout out to the man that makes my heart melt just by smiling.
” If you spend too much time thinking about what you want to do in life, you forget about living the life you’re living right now.”
– John O’ Callaghan
Sometimes you just need to get your nose out of that text book and just take a walk outside and soak up some of that Vitamin D! Personally, I’m the kind of person that is always in the house either doing something very productive, such as studying, or playing mindless games on my parents’ iPad mini. Fascinating, isn’t it? No, I actually regret some of the days that I waste on pointless things like games. I always tell myself that I’m going to change this terrible habit of mine but nothing prevails. However, the thing that motivates me the most is probably blogging about it. It actually helps. I put down all your thoughts and goals in words on this blog, it does assist me in achieving them, no joke. Even right now, it makes me want to just take a stroll in my neighborhood and just think about random things like puppies yawning (SO CUTE).
I also believe that if people just have 10-15 minutes a day just to themselves it would make their day go/end so much better. Just sitting there, eyes shut, and worries gone, almost like meditating without the “OMMMM,” is so relaxing and tension relieving. So, just go outside and live your life, take some risks, and GET INVOLVED. Many people would say not to get involved but hey, it creates memories and maybe even some of the best memories so why not? I would like to advise everyone to live it up!