I have been sad, angry, confused, and even indifferent, but the best way to be is happy. Happiness seems like it is unobtainable at times, but it's easier to do then you might think. Real happiness can make your whole body smile. Laugh for no reason. Have someone tell you a corny joke that you have heard so many times before that, but if you are happy, the real happy that makes you feel giddy and bubbly, you'll laugh like it's the funniest thing in the world. You should never feel guilty for being happy and it's the greatest gift to have to be able to make the people around you really smile and be happy. I strive to be happy every day so that I can live my life to the fullest.
Tuesday, February 21, 2012
I watched Battle Royale yesterday and it was one of the most traumatizing things that has ever happened to me. This movie is almost the Asian Hunger Games. It's about a class of students who are told to kill each other within three days and only one can survive. This is a similar plot line to The Hunger Games, but whenever I think about this movie my stomach starts to turn. In the series by Susan Collins, the tributes have lived with this barbaric tradition all their lives. They know the essence of what is going to happen in the arena and can prepare themselves mentally, but in Battle Royale, the students can't believe that something like this could really be happening to them. Some of them commit suicide, some of them start killing like mad men, some try not to kill, and some are just trying to find someone they trust. This disturbed me because these kids had grown up together. They had probably been in the same schools as each other for as long as they can remember, but they quickly resort to killing for self preservation. The worst part about it was that I started to wonder who I would be. Would I be the hunter or the prey?