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Best advice

We all have people in our lives that we trust above everyone else. When something happens, these are the people we go to when we need a shoulder to cry on, someone to talk, someone to tell us where it all went wrong. With this in mind, what is the best advice you have ever been given? Did you follow that advice?

By far the best advice I’ve ever been given is to just be myself, no matter who might not agree.

Growing up, I was the “ugly duckling” if you will. I didnt have many friends, wore big classes and was constantly questioning my sexuality and I found out I was adopted. It was a rough time for me and to top it all off, my grandmother passed away. Looking back I question my emotional stability and wonder how I got through it all. Then I remember it was my mother and father telling me that I was special and that I needed to believe in myself. I took their advice and ran with it and now I am happier than ive ever been with who I am

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http://terabell.wordpress.com/2011/04/06/myself-out-of-high-school/#comment-50

This week I commented on Lauren and Tera Bell’s blogs. 🙂

If you could go back in time and observe yourself in high school, in comparison to yourself now, what would you think? What has changed? What has stayed the same? Is there anything you’d like to say to the you then that could change where you are today?

Let’s face it, In high school everyone is awkward. I was especially awkward. I was always trying to find myself, dating girls and guys to try and see which I preferred and then there was a negative self image I had as well that didnt help. I didnt see how I was going to make it in the world. If I could only go back in time and tell myself that everything was going to be ok and that I would eventually figure everything out and find true love i would. I think knowing this information would really save me from so much stress. I would also tell myself that I need not worry about coming out, because I would go on to lose friends who I thought were my best and find out who my true friends were and would be. It would be so great to be able to go back in time.

Teen Pregnancy Comments

This week I commented on Tera and Lauren’s blog.

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With all that said, do you think shows like MTV’s “Teen Mom” and “Sixteen and Pregnant” are glamorizing major issues like teen pregnancy and parenthood? Are they doing more harm than good? Though these shows at times show the trials of being a teen mom, often young women may see that these young women have become “stars,” landing on the cover of magazines. In your opinion, what could be done to use these shows to show more of the unglamorous side of being a teen mom?

I definitely agree with the fact that todays shows really make teen pregnancy look fun and glamorous. IN the real workd this isnt the case. I have to give these shows some props however because the work that goes into being a mom is portrayed somewhat in the broadcasts. However most of the time the girls stick their parents with their kids and go out to dinner with friends or even worse to the clubs. They chose to have premarital sex and they need to live with their decisions. I think that it should show youg girls how stupid theyd look if they got pregnant that young too. I think that MTV should pull these shows off the air and instead run a show every now and then about abstinence. But then again you know what they say, “Sex Sells.”

Comments on Social Media

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http://arcalas.wordpress.com/2011/03/21/stalkbook/#comment-23

This week I posted comments on Lauren and Nikkis’ blog.

What would you do/how would you feel if facebook, twitter, and all other social media websites shut down, and no new ones were allowed to be created to take their place? What could businesses do to connect with their audience(s)? Do you think people could easily go back to the way life was before social media? Why/why not?

I cant imagine a world now without Facebook and Twitter! While Twitter may not be my favorite social networking interface, many people depend on it to get information out to the masses. I AM however a huge Facebook user. The thought of Facebook being shut down makes me cringe. Facebook is a tremendous networking tool not only used by individuals to keep up with each other’s lives, but also by businesses who interact daily with clients and future clientelle. This would sever business ties and no doubt hurt businesses everywhere.

We as a society have become so spoiled with social media that for some children, they didnt know a world before it emerged. I can still remember when you had to do everything by hand and rely on smail mail to get all important documents and letters out. These days we do it with a few clicks of a mouse and it instantly gets to the receiver. Crazy how times change. I dont think society today could revert back very easily. The skills would have to be retaught.

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