Tired of Fake People

Done with Cal. Learned a ton about myself, my friends, and what I really hold true to myself.. I guess the reason I drink is to drown out social norms -- it's socially acceptable to drink, but at a personal level, I can ignore everyone and everything I want to, which at this point is everyone I know.

Fake people suck. They chase this notion of any kind of social "norm" where everyone else supposedly is and base everything off of that norm. It's so stupid and tragic seeing Individuals melt into something that they're not. I hate it. The worst part is that they try imposing their viewpoints onto you. I'm So Far Gone, but I'll Thank You Later, telling you to Take Care because Nothing Was The Same.

"My real friends never hearing from me / Fake friends write the wrong answers on the mirror for me." Fakers -- Stop pulling me down to your Earth. By the time I'm through, you'll be wishing you knew me better.. I'm so complacent in human interaction, but just understand, there's a reason why I want to leave your sorry ass and do my own thing. You might never realize that, but I don't have time to explain to you normalcy. I can only better myself everyday; Invincibility lies in oneself.


Why I Hate Vacations

With winter break coming up, and my last round of finals almost over, I feel obligated to write about my thoughts on the time off. Success is earned, not given. I'm almost full-time graduated from Cal; I just got accepted into the Graduate school I want to attend, and I'm almost full-time employed in Silicon Valley, yet I feel absolutely no need of slowing down.. Granted, everyone needs to take a breather -- mine's going to be a sick East Coast city sampler with lots of friends, lots of rest, and lots of fun this Christmas. But what's the point in a real vacation?

Two years ago, I traveled with my sister to Prague for my what should have been an awesome spring break and birthday bash.. The whole experience felt surreal: the people, the food, the bars, the hostels, etc. But at the same time, I always felt like I was wasting time -- Prague feels like a fleeting memory at this point, and I would have much rather slept and played video games the whole time I was there.. If you stay in foreign country for less than a month, then the time spent there is a sinkhole. It isn't a so-called new experience through vivid, cultural puppeteering.. Hell no.

Traveling to different countries for that long just makes you a damn tourist, the same tourist that does the exact same things as generations past. What happened to novel experiences where the culture is shoved down your throat, rather than spoon-fed through some English reading tour guide?

Iceland, Greenland, and Antarctica are just 3 of the many countries that I want to LIVE in, not vacate to. Push your boundaries and stay curious. Vacation is just a pitiful excuse to avoid both of those things; you end up seeing more than you're doing, and in my line of thought, you're better off watching a slideshow of HD images from your bedroom, than to fly out for a mentally disorienting dreamland.

If I'm not learning, I'm wasting my time. I have an insatiable thirst for knowledge and novel experiences, and being a tourist bores me. I think vacations are stupid. I'd much rather head home, eat a delicious meal, and hang out with my family -- that too me is the best vacation I could ask for.