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I guess we all know what our lovely president is up to. I know I do.
Though as much of a good time ranting about Donald Trump sounds, it’s not what this blog is about.
It’s about spreading the culture of the positive vibes we need. It’s about spreading peace and love.
We all know that the 1960’s happened. Woodstock, Civil Rights, Hendrix, Vietnam, etc..
Things were good and things were very awful. Yet what us as a culture combined need to realize is that just because we are not in that time frame anymore, we do live in the 1960’s.
IN our culture it is time for a revolutionary new beginning.
This whole blog is going to be sharing certain things that influence today’s culture.
Key things I will be posting:
- Keeping up with protests I attend in larger cities such as Chicago, Detroit, and even Milwaukee.
- Sharing historical information on the times of today’s and yesterday’s counterculture
- Ways to keep your mind and soul at a peaceful rest
It has been quite some time since I last posted due to the deadly thing we all like to call writer’s block. I feel as though I need to post about my recent weight loss discovery.
I was googling different ways to lose weight because recently I lost 100 pounds and would love to lose those last 30 pounds before I fly to see my best friend. Many sites on Google have said “you cannot lose spot weight” meaning I can do all the crunches I want but if my thighs want to lose weight and my belly doesn’t then I will lose weight in my thighs despite the fact that I used no muscles involving them. That sounds crazy right? That’s what I thought. Here I am now writing this article stating why that is total bull crap.
Why do I think it is crap?
I had a normal work out routine. I would do 30 minutes of cardio, 30 minutes of abs, 30 minutes of arms. I was happy with my legs and thighs so I didn’t exactly see those as my main focus point and they are a little smaller but only because of cardio.
Most of the weight I was losing was in my focal points (stomach and arms).
I lost the weight with intent of losing in only those spots and I did. Now granted everyone’s body is different so even if I lose in my focal points doesn’t mean you will.
Even now, I am losing and toning up those muscles in those same places. So I can’t help but wonder, why is there so much heresay on “crunches and sit ups are bad” “bicycle kicks don’t work” “yoga isn’t a thing” well it worked fine for me.
I realize this post seems almost as a rant but I just felt the need to spread a little truth on weight loss because whatever Google, Yahoo, Bing, Safari, whatever search engine you use, will tell you that “spot losing is not a thing” I can assure you it is and I strongly encourage everyone to attempt. Pick a part of your body, focus on just that, photograph your results and prove them wrong.
So its been quite some time since I posted anything, due to work. Stupid adulting.
So let’s get to the glorious rant I have today.
Lately there have been a lot of controversial topics but one that stands out is the difference between a Millenial and a Generation Z baby.
When we think Millenial, we think of 90’s babies. Though this isn’t the case. Millenials ended in 1995, with me being born in 1997, I am technically a Gen Z. Gosh how I hate to admit that.
Millenials were born in time to remember the turn of the millennium. Hence the term.
Generation Z children were born just young enough that they might remember it.
1986-1995: children had outdoors. Cellphones were a new thing and not everyone had one. The street lights coming on meant get your ass home and if you dare disrespect your parents a pop in the mouth was bound to get to you.
1996-2000: Kids grew with the technology. There was a rapid change in time. Nearly 20 years later and everyone has a smart phone attached to their hips. We grew up where back talking was okay. Staring at a phone is more important than actual conversation. Gen Z had forgotten how to live.
We need to remember that there is a world out there outside of our phones.
Today was gorgeous. 80 degrees, warm breeze and good vibes.
There are problems going on in the world but when we can just last down in the sun and let it shine through us, we can forget.
The outdoors can create so much happiness and laughter. It is peace within nature.
The trees, the grass, the crickets and the sound of waves. It all comes together in a beautiful song when the wind breeze hits it.
It’s the Earth singing to us and its our job as humans to not destroy it but just sit back and enjoy the melody.
Nature is everywhere and to just go outside and see it is one thing. But to go outside and feel it. That’s a whole different ball game.
Next time the day is breezy beautiful cover girl (sorry, I couldn’t resist), think this is beautiful. I live here. I am breathing the air of the trees. I am watching the waves crash at my feet. I am sitting on an old park bench in my home town reminiscing on good times in high school. I am here to live and breathe the beauty of Earth. Not destroy it and make it harder for me to live.
We spend our days knocking down trees and building suburbs and condos and huge houses. We dont care about the effect. We care who has the best of the best.
If you ask my opinion, the best of the best isn’t who has a bigger home and a nicer car, boat, etc.., it’s who has a bigger heart. Who lives ans breathes the glory this planet has to offer.
Women have always fought for their rights as humans.
We even were fighting in the 1960s to create an Equal America. Yet today, we are fighting in the same ways.
In the 1960’s women would hold their signs over their naked bodies and people would be okay with that.
Today, a woman does this and she is considered a slut or an extremist. She is wanted for public indecency.
Though I’m older times it was okay.
Not to mention, our culture is stuck on the fact that chivalry is dead due to feminism.
Feminism has been around since the early 20th century. What has killed chivalry is the disrespect we have for each other.
We call each other bitches, sluts, assholes, bastards, etc.
We cheat on our significant others.
You cannot blame feminism for being hateful towards one another. You can only blame yourself.
The summer of love in the late 1960’s brought America together with good old rock and roll, great love, and lots of drugs.
The hippie movement is back. Little do we know that us “hipsters” are today’s generation of “hippies”
We have peace festivals galore. Yet we as Counterculture Americans need one great festival that will bring us all to terms.
The hippies are revolting again. I shouldn’t say hippies. I should say Liberals.
Bring it together.
I cannot stress this enough. We are wanting peace and equality. From the little coffee shops and the indie music. We are on the rise again.
We are the movement.
In today’s culture a lot of it is the same. Though we know in our hearts that time is changing. We are making a new.
Old, youthful, and liberals of all types, we need a beautiful summer of sex drugs and rock and roll.
We need to become who our hearts want us to be.