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Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Angry
3 weeks ago
Dealing with anger during this pandemic

I am normally an angry person and over the years I have taught myself to internalise this anger so many of my friends and other people haven't seen me angry. But the people who have known me for a long time now, know that I am an angry person. Anyway, I feel like I am angrier when I am at home. Like all my issues come back or maybe it is that I have taught myself to hide my anger so well that I have almost no trace of anger in my system! This can also be because I had a phase where I was supposed to suppress al my feelings so instead of getting angry, I used to get sad. But somehow back home, I am always angry. I am angry at my parents all the time and I have my tantrums. Is it that I have had a mask on for the longest time? OR what is it?
But I have realised that I can't live with all this anger bubbling inside of me, so I have started dancing or doing other things when I am angry, sometimes there is no escaping it but I am still less angry than I used to be. The only queer thing is that no one else will describe me as an angry person, and often times, I am not an angry person either.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 weeks ago
How can we hold Biden accountable amongst the fan fare?

Biden almost lost the race to the former President and that gives me hope that he will have a bunch of criticizes. But the troubling thing is will all of them be as harsh as they were on Trump. Say what you want about Trump, he did face severe criticisms on all fronts thanks to his job. Especially news channels, previously unbiased news channels like CNN was also a little too harsh on the President and his policies but that might change in the Biden era. A bunch of channels rallied against the President, not that he didn't deserve it but it was still a little too much after all that was said and done. I only hope that the channels still continue to criticise Biden's policies as is their job. We shouldn't ideolise any politician. I am guilty of it too. I don't see Kamala's naturally bad decisions as bad decisions sometimes because I am blinded by the admiration I have for her. But she is as accountable as anyone else is.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 weeks ago
Going out at night as a woman in a new city

When I went off to Uni I thought, there will be many adventures awaiting me and there were. the only thing that scared me still was going out after a certain time. I would always try to return to the campus by 8 pm. I know that is usually when all the fun begins but years and years of paranoia has led me to take this decision and I like it except this once where there was a concert by my favourite singer and I couldn't go because it was late at night. A bunch of my friends went and had a lot of fun. But I just couldn't. I really thought it would all work out now that I am older but I am still struggling to come to terms with the fact that I am all alone in this big city and if something happens to me, I probably wouldn't have anyone to turn to.
On the other hand, I feel a lot of anger because none of this would have bothered me if I were a guy. And that bothers me on most days, maybe I should just accept the fact that it is what it is. But it bothers me what it would have been like if I was free of this fear.

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Daily Drag
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 weeks ago
The Collin's Dictionary sadly names the word of the year

Colin's dictionary has named its selection for the word of the year and it is a world that all of us have been dreading for the wh*le year. The word of the year is "Lockdown". I mean at this point the only other word that could have been chosen instead of this would have been COVID. Where are the good old days when the dictionary chose "selfie' or some other stupid internet trend as the most important word? Imagine, a year where so many important things have happened and most of them were terrible, it is still possible to see the lockdown as to have changed everyone's life the most. I don't think we have used this word before as much as we use it these days. I actually cannot remember a wh*le day that I haven't spent talking about COVID or the lockdown. This makes me want to avoid and challenge myself to actually stop using the world for at least a day.
Anyway, I think this is a perfect choice. It is only disappointing because of the effect that it has had on all of our lives. A necessary evil, if I might call it that.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 weeks ago
Pfizer's vaccines are in trial and they are effective!

Pfizer's released a statement saying that its third trial has shown that the vaccine is almost 90% effective. This gives me hope that the vaccine might be upon us. This might come in sooner than we can actually expect it to. If the vaccine works then the Thrid phased US can get some relief eventually. Thanks to its efforts, Pfizer Inc announced that its shot developed along with BioNTech SE was more than 90% effective based on initial trial results. Pfizer told Reuters that it had developed detailed logistical plans and tools that support vaccine transport and storage. The only way that the vaccine can work and the pandemic can end is if everyone in the world gets the vaccine.
This actually would also highlight how the demand is so much higher than the supply. Some countries are actually going to have a lot of trouble trying to secure the vaccine and to make it work.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 weeks ago
Putin might step down from his post?

Putin is one of the most fierce and powerful world leaders. Russia is often said to be one of those countries where election results come out before the elections are even announced. Putin is a powerful force but there are sources in the Kremlin that are reporting that Putin might step down thanks to the various urges from his family to do so. Apparently, Putin is suffering from Parkinson's and is losing stability and so people want him to step down and take care of his health. There is also faint footage suggesting that he is trembling and thanks to his disease he is getting worse. The Kremlin has denied the authenticity of all such cliams but Twitter went to an uproar over the claims. The conspiracy keeps deepening everyday but lets see what happens. If we lose Putin, then there might be a severe change to Russia.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 weeks ago
Russia, China and Mexico have still not congratulated Biden

Three country leaders have said no to congratulating Biden on his win, saying that they are waiting for the official announcement and not just the projections. The only announcement that we know of now is the Biden camo and the projections by various media outlets. Even though this cannot be reversed, it is hard to say that the counting is done. It can only be decided on the day that the counting is completely finished that Biden is now the President. Thanks to the record number of Mail In Votes, the voting is taking a much longer time to be counted completely.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 weeks ago
Media houses are reporting that Melania might leave Trump

Melania Trump seemed like the most discontented First Lady ever. She was always in a rush to walk away from the cameras. Even the first few months, she spent in trying to stay away from the White House as her son had to continue his schooling. There were recently some secret conversations released with her in the centre talking about how much she hates Ch*is*mas Decorations and how she is done with all the press events and kids. It seems like everyone was waiting for something to happen as news reports often stated that Melania seems not to be interested in the marriage and functionalities of The First Lady. If reports are to be believed then Melania wants Trump to accept his defeat and go ahead and get done with all the dr*ma. If all of the reports are to be trusted then Trump will be losing more than just his Presidency. All of a sudden, he might be losing out on a lot. Thanks to his lost power he might now be under great scrutiny from everywhere.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 weeks ago
Trump is being a sore loser after his loss

After losing his Presidential seat to Biden, Trump is looking at ways to disrupt the election. He is trying to make it harder for Biden to make rules and decisions. He is also trying to make sure that people rally against the elections and protest to reinstate him. There have also been talks from his camp about going to the Court with all this but as we already know that that won't lead to anything as Biden did win popular votes and is winning jn most of the states. There have also been no cases of voter frauds unlike Trump suggests. Overall he is being a sore loser and is not ready to accept his own loss. There have been not a lot of comments from his side after the reults show that Biden is the projected President. He has seen out at golf. There have been a number of marches that have celebrated Bidens victory especially in DC and NYC.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 weeks ago
Joe Biden has been elected the President

Joe Biden was finally elected President after a long drawn battle between him and Trump and like many people predicted the first leads kept showing Trump to be leading in most states but all these votes came back and they went to Biden just as the mail in votes were startes to be count. Trump who had declared his victory before the people could even count the votes was heavly embarrassed. This win is legendary as Biden is winning from Trump with over 5mn popular votes to his name. This along with the fact that previously Republican states have turned blue this time around is a very big win. And another big win is the win of Kamala Harris who is the first person of color, first woman Vice Président of the US. The fact is a big and important win for everyone. The votes are still being counted even though Biden has already won. Every last vote would be counted and then we can know for sure the complete stats of the victory and the loss.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
4 weeks ago
Trump victory announcement and the mail in votes

Its been about 24 hours since Trump declared his victory even though the mail in votes were yet to be counted. And thanks to his early declaration, we are now well aware of the fact that he doesn't pay much heed to the actual trends. Unlike last time, Trump is not as neck to neck as he was seeming. Even after winning all the swing states, Trump seems to be losing this battle. It is extremely important for the Biden team and their supporters that all votes are counted. But Trump has repeatedly stated that he will go to the Supreme Court if he doesn't win and was urging to stop the counting of mail in ballots which according to him reach later than the actual voting date and are hence invalid. There is also a high chance of election fraud through them, he says. Mail in ballots have been a tried and tested technique that has worked well with everyone in the US. It is essential for everyone who lives far away from their hometown and the place that they are actually from. Also for those who cannot stand in lines. It is actually more important thanks to Corona where Mail in ballots are the most social distancing voting that you would ever see. The announcement comes off as childish and narcissistic. And the wh*le plot about how it is something that can be changed is also rich. Anyway I am sure Biden will be the one to win this time and Trump has to learn to live wit that knowledge.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
4 weeks ago
Etsy businesses and other artistic ventures

Thanks to COVID times I have dabbled my hands in a few artistic ventures and was pretty proud of the results that awaited me. This led me to a hunt for good apps where I could sell things. Now considering the fact that I am pretty lazy and can only be artistic if I am forced or am in the mood, I was sceptical if this. But I still went on Etsy thanks to Pintrest and found various things. I really loved the looks of them all and was pretty excited. My interest to start buying local and small artists is still high and I am willing to pay some price but then the thing is it is easier on Amazon where everyone is buying similar things and doing similar things but for a cheaper amount. I believe that it is extremely harmful but for someone like me who has always been very conscious about money, this matters a lot to me. Anyway all that led me to the fact that these artists actually have to pay for their spaces on these places. And that made me realise why they are asking for a sum that is greater. I wish there was some way that artists could come together and do their business without being worried about the next payment. Its extremely important for people to have the choice to go and do what makes them happy. As for me, I am not sure after looking at these beautiful things about if I am worthy or not. But I will give it a try.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
4 weeks ago
Biden is on the lead and its looking good

The wh*le election and the counting has been nail biting for sure, its been so hard to keep up with developments as things changed every few hours. But with the majority on Bidens side, its looking good. I think I was the first to say that Trump will be back thanks to the raising levels of intolerance around the world. And this supporters did seem hell bent on showing that he is the best. Biden is not the best choice but he does seem to be anything but Trump and that is enough. The most ideal candidate would have been Sanders but he dropped out sooner than we had expected and to say that he would sweep the elections is also questionable. His ideas are too radically communist for a conservative and capitalist country like the US. I think theresults and leads are looking pretty good now. But I think all of us are scared that the 2016 disaster will repeat itself. But let's hope for the best. Count every vote.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Angry
4 weeks ago
The US Elections is neck to neck

The US general elections are going to affect everyone one of us in one way or the other. Having proven itself to be the most important country in the world ove rthe years, all eyes are on the elections. Thanks to the gross mismanagement of last term, Trump is still a Presidential candidate and it is highly likely that he will win again. But again, he is equally contested by Biden. Thanks to the current polls I can say that most swing states have been painted red but I do believe that Biden still has a chance as he is leading marginally over Trump. There is a lot likely at this time. The seats to win is 270 and both of them are over 200 now and have been a very close competetor to each other. I really am waiting for the results.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
4 weeks ago
An academic centre nearby is closing down

An academic centre nearby is closing down thanks to the pandemic. The academic centre has been going through heavy losses and is unable to do anything about the high rent of the area. The students who used to flock the place every day are nowhere to be seen after having packed up their things and gone back home. Unlike any other time, this pandemic has made it almost impossible to predict when the things would open back up. And that has led these people to go b

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
4 weeks ago
The new college crowd is having a tough time

The crowd that is flocking into college for their first years is having a tough time. And of course, with uncertainty about future ad al plans cancelled especially thaks to parents paranoia about letting children go away to colleges. It is becoming apparent that most people want students to stay back and so something nearby. Travelling and living outside seems like a tough habit now. And so it is completely natural to worry but at the same time, it is so sad that we have to be like this. I had alot of fun leaning yo live independently and having my own responsibilities and grocery duties. It was indeed the best. I even liked doing laundry and all of that because it seemed to be a part of growing up. I am so sad that I didn't get to do more of it. Because I miss it. I miss running out of something and chastising myself to have been a little terrible at all this. Anyway I really hope these kids get to live out their adulthood dreams. It is a different kind of fun. I think its a better time than when you have a job. And its important to have this time.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
a month ago
Is trying to tell us who to vote going to work?

So many celebrities have taken to their platforms, encouraging us to vote. That is a noble deed indeed. It might be little weird not to vote as that is the wh*le point of having a democracy. On the eve of elections, almost all celebrities have taken to their Twitter or Instagr*m to urge everyone to go blue. Now I am one of those people who checks the comments below these posts and I see people writing Trump 2020 and getting thousands of likes. There are debates under those comments as well. And that's what bugs me. Its simple psychology, people want to do what they want to do and to be told to do something is a complete deterrent. Most of us like doing the opposite of what we are told and hence these urges fall flat. People see through the pleas and want to seem like they are rebelling. But the point of this urge is also significant as these celebrities have seen the effects that this man has had and how millions are suffering due to his rigid ideas. I am not saying its wrong. We are all scared about the return. But to keep telling people to vote someone is actually going to not work.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
a month ago
Students are losing focus in online classes

Thanks to online classes a lot of us are losing focus. Hey, I used to be one if those narcs who'd lose my shit when people held up their phones rather than listening intently to lectures. I believed and still believe that the teachers toil hard for us to then go ahead and disrespect them like this. This actually means what you see. But now, I am convinced I am also in the wrong and the guilt eats me up but I fall asleep in classes and browse through my phone the wh*le lecture. I don't remember what was taught two hours ago so a month or so is just impossible to actually point out. I am losing focus and its bad. For an English major whose wh*le life revolves around reading books and writing papers on the same but this lack of focus and attention has put me in danger as my assignments are all based on and rely on my skill to do things that I am no longer able to. And that's a scary reality that the pandemic has shown me. I am scared that by the time we get back, I'd be too far gone to actually do well on anything.

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Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
a month ago
China vs Europe: How deal with the COVID crisis

I think it is important to take into consideration that China might as well be lying about their statistics and be faking the advancements that they had actually made.
Okay, so the current winter season approaching makes it sure that COVID might get worse. Especially in most European countries who have a bad case of winter almost all the time while China is recording continuous growth in the economic forum for the second quarter in a row. A quarter that has been very severely damaging for most countries. we have already seen that China has been Globally claimed as to have got ten holds of a way to reverse the facts that the virus might have on the country. This leaves us to believe what we want about the virus and if it is possible to do anything unless we are a controlling state entity.
The truth is that China did not only have a lockdown, but there were also several other guidelines at a place and all of this is important to learn after the Chinese Government has opened the ban on mass travel during festival week. It is absolutely necessary that all of us lookout for more than just surface-level operations.
At the same time Europe is failing as it seems that once the numbers come down, they increase again out of nowhere. This makes it seem impossible to control the virus but China is out there providing a great example on how to handle a pandemic. Even if the pandemic was created by it.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
WTH
a month ago
NASA and Nokia are working together to put 4G in Moon

NASA is working along with Nokia to put 4G on the Moon. And I think all of us would agree that it is extremely far fetched. Thanks to shoddy networks millions are suffering and can't keep up with their school and work. And now that these people have decided to put 4G on the moon and then upgrade it to 5G eventually as with the earth. This brings to question the very fact that people have been suffering a lot because of this pandemic and bad network and yet, we are here listening to this news. Wouldn't it be a better plan not to waste all that money on something that is completely unnecessary and rather help people who are here?
I think that is the real problem that we go through, in the name of scientific advancement we sometimes forget what to do and how.
I think that we should focus more on saving the earth and make it more livable and nicer for the people in here rather than trying to move settlement over to the moon. I am sure it must be nice but the thing is only the rich would be able to afford it. That means that we are basically catering to the people who already have money and power and we are leaving out those who don't earn anything.
I am glad about the advancements that we are making in technology but it doesn't come alone. There is so much that we leave behind when we choose to do something.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
a month ago
Finland's PM has to face sexist comments

Finland's PM, Sanna Marin, is the youngest PM currently. She got the office last year in December and she is already making a mark in history. After she got on the October issue of Trendi magazine, there was a lot of comments made on what she was wearing in the pictures. One photo showed her wearing a beautiful blazer but sans a shirt which led many to comment on how she chose to dress and revealed a terrible sexist facet to a country that is actually celebrated for its gender equality.
The magazine also released a statement saying the kind of comments that they were receiving on social media thanks to those pictures. When the magazine was released on 9th October, the social media timeline was filled with many criticisms that the particular photo faced.
The criticism was multi-faceted. The magazine underlined that the people were never so soon to criticise other women who had done shoots like that. The comments were mainly about how it is completely useless for a PM to be on a magazine about lifestyle and for her to be dressed this way as the country is battling with a pandemic head first.
The criticism is clearly not the first as we have seen many people call to question the appropriateness of certain outfits and the fact that certain places require a dress code and all of that. I think she is allowed to wear whatever she wants to and that she shouldn't be criticised for the choice. But if I was in her position I wouldn't do it. I think that is the wh*le point of Feminism is that people have the choice to do what seems natural to them. I think it is very unfair of them to sexualise people's cleavage.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
a month ago
Am I weird to like assignments?

A lot of my classmates sat down to discuss the increasing workload on all of us but I had a completely different opinion. I frankly didn't think that the workload was too much but it would have been pretty insensitive to suggest that to my classmates who are going through a rough time. I do understand everything about feeling bad, because I do too. And that everyone has different perspectives to look at it. I understand that everyone is right in alleging the fact that the professors are overreaching with the amount of workload that they have provided. But somehow I am okay with doing all of it and I actually prefer it to not doing anything.
My seems began in August end and we had a long break of about two and a half months to go through all of the motions. Between that period I did my best to keep myself busy and do my share of workload but I didn't get far with anything. Instead, I ended up sadder than usual. Now at least I have a reason to cry and protest. I could just tell people oh the assignment was too much but I don't know if I hate them. I actually like doing all the work and I am sorry to even feel that way while people are struggling with basic things. But I prefer the workload and I feel like I shouldn't complain to my teachers. An extension once in a while seems relevant but complaining seems like a lot for no reason.

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Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
Going back and looking at things that I used to love

So I started off the quarantine, trying out new things and doing more or fewer things that are in trend. Now though I am going back to things that I had loved when I was a teenager so I came across some of the book and movies that I used to like back then and most of them are pretty weird now. what else? The music that I liked is still relevant and good and the stars that I loved back then, I do now as well but a lot has changed about them.
I think the things that we go back to are extremely important and no matter how problematic they are now, it is important in our lives. I think it is so beautiful that we have these things in our lives that provided us joy and a certain point in time, and at times like these, it is extremely important that we go back to those and feel that happy again.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
The Amazon Savings Time is here

In many countries, this is the time where Amazon is providing the most competitive prices. Thanks to pandemic, most of us will be shopping for all our festival needs online. This means that the actual festival shops would be going into a loss. While the AMazon guy who has earned billions thanks to the pandemic will get richer. I realise how mean I sound but think about the small shops before you buy so much on Maazon.
I know that shaming someone for buying things on sale or for cheap is stupid because I do it too. Thanks to the marginal income that we have, it is easier to fall prey to these tactics. We are all struck in a perpetual rut wherein the people at Amazon, the workers, are not getting paid enough while the chief makes billions every day. Now , it is obviously up to us but if there is a choice and the thing that you are searching for is cheaper in physical shops or other online shops, I think that you should go for that one instead of on AMazon.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
Research suggests that isolation can be extremely harmful

Social isolation is a scary reality that we have been led to, this means that we are now in deep trouble. A recent revelation that research in Antarctica showed that the researchers in Antarctica suffer a lot of neural changes because of being isolated and being left in an extreme climatic condition. The lack of proper human contact along with being far away from normal day to day activities makes it really difficult for them to adjust back in their normal lives.
Researchers are predicting that the same would happen to us now that we have been devoid of human contact for so long. I think it is a fear in most of us. We have been taught to be extremely aware of our surroundings and that means that we are vulnerable to a lot of anxiety-related problems like paranoia. Our neural process has changed over time to make us adjust to being in such an extreme condition.
The researchers are trying to study the real effects that social distancing is having on all of us as well as trying to de*ise ways by which these changes could be stopped.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
Johnson and Johnson pauses its trials

Coronavirus vaccines are being awaited all around the world. We are all waiting for a world free of COVID or at least a world that is free from the fear of losing one's life to COVID. COVID-19 has generated so much fear all around the world that the only thing that can give a rest to the anxiety and paranoia is the vaccines. We are hoping that vaccines will solve all our problems so every new trial is making us hopeful towards the new things that would happen. The economic and health crisis would be saved with a vaccine. Every new trial, in a new stage is making things better. This has led to hopes for a vaccine to come out quickly and one such vaccine was from Johnson and Johnson. But now the trial has been paused after it was reported that a person participating in the trial has fallen sick. This means that they would have to retrace their steps and see what they did wrong that has led to the development. This is a sad development as people were hopeful and Johnson and Johnson was in the third stage of their trials. But either way, it is important to realise that this is what would happen and it is important to still have hope. Here's hoping the other trials prove fruitful.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
The Nobel Peace Prize goes to...

Established in 1961, the World Food Progr*mme is this year's winner of the Nobel Prize in Peace. The progr*mme actively helps feeding people from around the world. Millions of people are getting to eat meals because of this progr*mme. The Progr*mme has been more instrumental in these times when millions have been pushed to hunger. The Progr*mme comes under UN, making it the 12th time the Peace Prize has gone to the UN. It includes every time an agency or personality related to the UN has been awarded a Prize. This makes UN the highest agency that has been awarded with the laurel. The World Food Progr*mme talks of hunger as a way of making the world more peaceful and also ensuring the Right to Live.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
England notices a spike in race related crimes

Race related attacks have increased in the UK as reported by the Home Office. All this is shocking considering the recent marches supporting the outrage against George Floyd murder in the US. The UK was a big part in trying to create a scenario where the world looks like a better place and US had got a lot of criticism from the UK because of its treatment of race related issues and racial tensions in the country. This record is thus extremely shocking. There were a number of hate crimes in the past year but most of them were race crimes rising by around 4,000. The Religious Hate Crimes though, fell down from a peak by 5%. Most of the victims of religious crimes were Muslims and the next most targeted groups were Jews. During the BLM there was a significant increase in such racially aggravated crimes. This would mean that people are actually actively trying to sabotage everything that the movement stood for. There are also a sharp increase in hate crimes against sexual orientation. The reports also show that the events like Brexit and worldwide movements to better certain situations only make things worse. Thanks to people who want to show their displeasure of the movement by actively attacking these groups who are threatened at that time.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
The history of the fights between Azerbaijan and Armenia

Azerbaijan and Armenia are currently in a really intense clash over a controversial area Nagorno-Karabakh. The area is a mountain region and Azerbaijan has been claiming the land while Armenia has occupied it since 1992. The region is thus a hotbed of commotion with separatist groups trying to spread their own agenda to people. The region and conflict is a reminder of the Pakistan and Kashmir controversy. Both these regions have been constantly under distress. From the early 1980s to 1992 there were wars and many people have been killed and displaced because of this constant barrage of conflicts. There have been numerous truces and ceasefires which has all come back to one of these countries starting this war again. The note to make here is that there has never been a consent to a peace agreement. After a referendum there were violent fights on both sides and millions have lost their lives. The local administration was of the thought to join Armenia as the region is ethnically dominated by Armenians. After Russian intervention, there was a ceasefire but small conflicts have broken out over the decades.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
Armenia vs Azerbaijan: Conflicts throughout the world

In July 2020 the Armenian and Azerbaijan clashes began. The armies of both these countries kept clashing on a piece of land called Nagorno-Karabakh. Pretty similar to how India and Pakistan fight over Kashmir, these countries are trying their best to lay their hands on this piece of land. Lately there had been a truce after months of clashes but on Tuesday, they accused each other of violating a ceasefire that they had agreed upon during their ceasefire three days before. After a number of groups came forward to talk about how the region has been a hotbed of humanitarian issues. The crisis has become a point of international interest as Russia had tried to help these two sign a truce with US watching over the issue. Azerbaijan accused Armenia of violating the truce which was agreed on during which they were meant to swap prisoners and bodies of martyrs. The fighting has been worst since the 1991-94 war over Nagorno-Karabakh. All these leads to question how the wh*le world is engrossed in their own wars about issues that can be talked out in peace. The dream of world peace is hard to achieve when everyone tries to get the best at all this.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
The many assignments are making it extremely hard to cope

The many assignments are making it very difficult to cope and it is extremely difficult to be teaching yourselves more than half of the syllabus without any notes or so. The professors often cancel classes over shoddy networks and other problems. This is making it extremely difficult to work on things. There is also no support from friends and classmates nor any access to the libraries, to make things easier. It is extremely unfair that this is what our college lives have come to.
The many assignments coupled with the sleepless nights and the anxiety over future is just overwhelming. And somehow everything is getting worse and worse.
I am hoping that the colleges open soon. At least in campus classes and then we can stay in hostels and continue with our studies at large, but it is often the case that just a few days after the plans are made, the cases rise tremendously... spoiling almost everything. I was very excited to be going off to college and do amazing things while having my freedom to be anyone. But all I can do now is just stay silent and get through these assignments.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
Police breaks up protests in Namibia

Namibian capital, Windhoek, was flooded with protestors asking to end violence against women. Namibia is one of the worst countries when it comes to the number of rape cases and domestic violence. And rightly so, a lot of people came out of their homes to protest against the numbers and make the country a safer place.
President Hage Geingob was asked to start a state of emergency after these rising cases. There was a social media campaign asking for safety and better police action for cases like these. A gender- based violence campaign began and that led many young women to come out on streets to let their voices be heard.
The police though, came in and broke those protests off. They made them go back but because of these activities these young women ironically came forward to talk about how the police officers themselves were violent and assaulted these women.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
The rising cases of fake rape allegations

There has still not been strides in the wh*le rape allegations. People still are very quick to blame the victim. I know that this has made things so much worse. Thanks to these allegations and publicity stunts, things are getting so much worse. Feminism had tried to make rape a conversation and was trying to talk through the stigma and how it is easy to blame the victim but that is not very fair on the victim.
Rape allegations being fake is the first response that most people fall back too, and most times because of no prior knowledge about consent and then there are men who just don't give a rat's ass about other people, the people who do things like beat people up and kill them are the ones that are problematic. But then on the other side, there are actual situations that are wrong but are treated as okay. If someone goes to the court about eve-teasing, everyone who has suffered worse and people, in general, would call it not a big deal but it is one. That's the problem.
Most men are not sure what is wrong and what is right. Repeating the same thing all day every day until the female feels bad and has to do it is also a type of rape or coercion. There are also situations where the woman denies in the middle of sex and I do think that things should stop then, there shouldn't be the wh*le but we were in the middle of things and you can't change your mind now.
I don't know what to say about this, more than we need to believe victims but we also need to call out people who use it for their own benefit.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Disgusted
2 months ago
The tax payment scandal in US and possibly the wh*le earth

The tax payment scandal that shows that Trump has not paid enough taxes per his income and most major companies like Amazon, Netflix etc. have not been paying enough taxes to supplement their growth in income. The truth is that the corporations have been taking advantage of being in such a heavy tax margin and then being able to go without paying taxes. Trump has based his wh*le political career on the fact that he is the good guy who is saving America from the people who are taking away his wealth and resources and not paying enough taxes. But all along, he has been the one who is a threat to the country and the economy as he has not been paying enough taxes.
The tax payment scandal has also made clear how Reliance Corporation has been escaping paying the loan for so long and how almost all companies are governments take away money from the young and needy while sitting on heaps of cash by themselves. This is why nothing will ever improve. Tax the rich. Why are we letting them go? The people who need good tax brackets are the small business owners, the students and the people who are living in poverty. Not these rich people who could match the GDP of many countries that are dying in hunger. Don't let people fool you into believing that you are responsible for everything. We can all start small but nothing can change if we are not shaking up the people on top.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
The Mike Pence and Kamla Harris debate

I saw a lot of praise towards Kamala for standing her ground but there was still a lot of hate against her for being "unlikeable' cause she told very nicely to Pence to step back and let her speak. Pence kept bothering her and talking over her. Many of us have been on the receiving end of this. A lot of the men have tried to talk and mansplain over us, but it has been accepted and the routine has come to be viewed as normal. Even at homes, mothers are not to speak too loud or over men. That is the problem with all of this. The women have been told to remain silent for far too long.
Kamala has learned her lesson and is standing up for herself and we should learn from her as well. It is extremely important for us to come to the realisation that all of this is natural and should be taught more. Women are not talking of less valid points. It is etiquette to stop and listen when someone else is talking. Personally, it felt very empowering when Kamala talked and spoke to Pence about being talked over. And it is a lesson to the men who have been taking women's voice for granted since... Stop and listen.

Daily Drag
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
Internet tutorials are a helpful tool

Throughout quarantine, I have spent a lot of my time watching internet tutorials about how to upcycle clothes, how to make the perfect Spanish omelette, to how to wash linen and how to decorate my room. All of this has proved to be really fruitful to me. And that has made me realise that Internet tutorials are so useful and the people who have been kind enough to show a glimpse into their talents are literal angels.
The proverb that knowledge shared is knowledge increased is extremely true. I love all these people who put on the web simple tasks like fixing your phone, to how must one wash their veggies. It is so much fun watching these people make a real difference to the world as they do this.
This is such a beautiful thing because not only have they showcased their beautiful talents to the world, they have also helped many of us discover our talents in the process.
Personally, it has been really helpful in discovering that I am really good at cooking. The ingredients are easy enough to find and if we mix and match as per instructions, then I find out a good recipe and a good item to cook.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Disgusted
2 months ago
Hathras case and the alleged "international conspiracy"

After the Hathras case was well published and talked about in international forums, the UP government went and took a back foot claiming that it is an international conspiracy to demean the Government and make them seem like a bad guy.
The UP Government is far from well known, it is a gift in people know who our Prime Minister is. There is rarely any discourse about our states and it is not that important around the world to know of the Government, much less have a vendetta against them So much so that they found the correct time to actually blame them of their mishaps.
I think people are too quick to wipe their hands of the crimes that they have committed. And to blame someone else of the problems that you are guilty of is extremely easy either way. I hope that people find it in themselves to introspect on the path that they are taking and the things that they are saying.
Apart from that, the Hathras case is a shameful event that wouldn't have come to light if not for the gross negligence that the Government and the Police showed in handling it and trying to cover it up. It's not an international ploy but it is simply a gross mishandling of an important case just to save a privileged person gone wrong.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
A holi party gone terribly wrong

A few years ago, there was a holi party in our colony and all of us were supposed to go but because Holi is usually in the middle of exam season so a lot of us stayed back home. There is also a family nearby who had decided that they wouldn't go to the party as their boy was in 10th grade. Anyway, they had decided that they will all spend the time at home and have a family feast during lunch. But throughout the day people came and went from the house so they decided that they will be out for a bit. The parents went to different places. The father went to hang out with his friends and the mother went home to her parents. The grandparents were also busy, the grandfather went out to meet some people and grandmother took a nap. Anyway most of them promised to be back by lunch. Now after watching everyone leave, the boy's friends visited him and asked him to come out for a bit and they'll play Holi. And the boy was tempted so he went along. He didn't inform his grandmother who was taking a nap and promised himself he will be back in 30 minutes.
After playing with colours they decided to take a bath in a nearby can*l. The boy didn't know how to swim so he stayed back but his friends teased him a lot so he tried to prove himself. After entering, he lost his balance and died because of drowning. His half an hour break turned to forever. There were videos recorded from the incident and as the guy was drowning, his friends kept laughing thinking that he was faking it.
The parents are still devasted. They lost their only child to something so stupid.

Entertainment Others
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Angry
2 months ago
Kapil Sharma show and its attempt at mocking Arnab Goswami

Kapil Sharma's attempt at mocking Arnab was not that well done but the magnitude of it was important. The fact that a prime time network attempted to mock something that stands staunchly on the side of the people with power is a brave step. Seeing as though the many petitions and feuds that came up defending and praising the show for its attempt, it is clear that it made a mark.
There was also allegedly a TRP boost as people left IPL matches to go watch the Kapil Sharm show. The writing could've been way better and for all of Kiku Sharda's talents, he couldn't replicate the movements and the tone that is signature Arnab. The attempt was more of a caricature as it didn't follow what the show does. There were so many things that are wrong with the way Republic handles things but it is also important to note that it is not as bad as shown in Kapil Sharma show. The thing that the show could've done was to point out completely idiotic things that Arnab does and so it is completely meaningless now that this is what they have chosen to do.
Nevertheless, it was a great effort, that was done very well. I hope that we get more such satires but also better-written ones so that it can make us laugh at the pointlessness of the news stories more than the antics that these people are getting into.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
Trump is back in the white house

Trump is back in the white house and has welcomed himself in with a tweet for people telling them not to worry about Corona much. But hello that's all that people have been doing, they have been not worrying. In fact, they not worried so much that now the US is the numero uno country where the people are affected by it. In fact, they along with you didn't care at all. And now you suffered from it! even after being able to afford world-class facilities you suffered from it. I don't see why you'd say that instead of asking people to worry. To actively try and keep safe. Why aren't these people more interested in making people understand the virus and to try and change things?
Trump is back and that can be a problem to other staffers because as we know he doesn't stay safe or wear a mask. I hope that he learns from this as well as recover quickly. He deserves health and happiness and so does America and I don't think his knowledge and his governing has helped it at all. I hope he recovers and I also hope he loses the Presidential elections.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
Job placements are taking a toll on people

Students in their end semester of college were looking forward to getting placements in certain sectors and companies and because of this a lot of the students have been preparing and keeping their GPA's high all these years. But now as the final time has come, it is impossible to stand up to the standards that the companies are looking for. Most placements have moved online and so it is kind of hard to talk to the candidates before and after you, to see if the thing is going well or not.
I am lucky that I am in my second year and so it is pretty better for me. But people in engineering and vocational courses were waiting for this and so this is extremely heartbreaking.
Adding to that, there is also the fact that a lot of companies are not interested in students or taking or more people. A lot of the companies are having a problem and doing a bunch of job cuts. A bunch of salary cuts and people losing their jobs and company working on losses have led to people not having as many jobs anymore.
Job placements are an important part of a vocational training course as most of us are studying to get a job after all. So how is this happening? It is pretty difficult but there is literally nothing that can be done. Anyone who is going through this right now, all my best to you!

Relationship Significant Others
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
I do not want to lose myself in relationships

I was talking to a friend today about relationships and she kept talking about how she and her boyfriend do almost everything together and unlike other friends, I got weirded out by it. The thing is I find it absolutely peculiar that people think that it is important to do everything together when you are in a relationship. I guess I haven't had enough experience to say so but there are things that I don't want to share with others. I don't want to share my friendships and give out my friendship time to anyone else.
Basically, I was cribbing about how she doesn't talk to us anymore and gives away the time that we have together to him and how that makes me feel left out. But I see how that isn't her fault, I guess when you are in love you'd want to spend every breathing minute with them.
But for me, I feel like I crave independence and my own space. Even in a relationship, I would love to have time to do my own thing that doesn't have anything to do with them.
I want to keep my identity intact, and not lose out on the beauty that is alone time.

1
Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
The K-Dr*ma Craze and is it worth it?

I thought I'd also hop on the bus. A lot of my friends have been watching K-Dr*mas since 7th grade. I tried it then but it was a bit too romantic and so I didn't watch any more. Now in the lockdown a lot of friends have been suggesting KDr*mas to me and I have been watching. I am currently watching Its okay not to be okay. I don't know how it'll end yet, but its sure that it'll end with everyone happy. The thing about KDr*mas is that its a cliche. Everyone loves everyone, everyone finds happiness. I find it a little ridiculous. It reminds me of Shakespeare and his comedies. The traditional comedy ends in all the couples getting married. Novels as well. Anything other than that would mean its a tragedy. But I saw Sky Castle and the two supposed leads don't get together in it. So I liked it. In the current one though, I am hoping they get together because they make a lot of sense. But let's see. Anyway, I think we can find things we like in all languages. So if you haven't tried KDr*mas because you hate romances like me, I suggest you find ones that would suit you. Not everything is made similar. On that note, most Indian shows on TV are the same story, but with streaming services, the kind of content is changing and its marvellous.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Disgusted
2 months ago
Trump and his worsening condition

For someone who spent more than half of his time during the pandemic mocking others for taking it seriously and even as recently as the day before he was diagnosed, he mocked Biden for wearing a mask. And now as he grapples with corona, it is sinking in. We all know he isn't the healthiest. His constant comments about how the pandemic is a hoax is well known. His supporters are following him blindly into the trench that he will probably end up in. Trump has always talked about his love for fast food and bu*gers. He has also openly denounced health concerns. Not that it is wrong, but we know for a fact that he is not the healthiest, nor does he have an age where he can just be unhealthy. Even 20 year olds are dying because of Corona. All the doctors that are after him, trying to make him take care of himself keep failing. The news reports state that he is in the hospital and so hopefully he will recover soon. All I am saying is people with glass houses shouldn't throw stones on other people's houses.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
Is period leave a step in the right direction?

Most of us don't understand the pain that periods bring alongside it. It can manifest as diarrhea, vomiting, fever, depression, mood swings, and so much more. Its not simple sometimes.. The cr*mps are worse for a lot of people. And I guess it is fair to have leaves when someone is going through severe pain and I wonder if it is fair for others. Because a lot of us don't go through the same problems. Some don't have cr*mps, some people can function with them, some people are on menopause, some have PCOS. And there are some of us who just have it for the first three days or the first day. I think when its unbearable, one should take a break. I have seen people cry and I have experienced first hand how painful it can be. But to take holidays out of nowhere is not healthy for your professional career. I do believe that period leaves are a step in the right direction but they can be added to a medical leave and not be pointed out so directly. I think period pains are a medical condition and along with that, I believe that people should have access to mental health leaves.

Relationship Significant Others
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
Demi Lovato and Max Ehrich and celebrity relationships

I have been a Lovatic for a long time now. I have been obsessed with Demi's music for a long time now and I have been really inspired by her words. Her activism relating to mental health has helped many out but as she suffers from Bipolar Disorder, she has been suffering from her own ups and downs. She had an OD in 2018 which scared me to death but she has now recovered and making great music.
Her performance of Anyone in the 2019 Gr*mmy's brought me to tears and the song is really close to my heart. Anyway all that was followed by her engagement from a much-published relationship with a Hollywood nobody Max Ehrich. The couple flaunted their love at every chance and all us Lovatics were happy that Demi was happy.
I was always a little wary of him though, he seemed to me like a different sort and maybe it is just the word attachment one feels to their idols that was making me feel this way, but it was beyond my control. A few weeks ago the news broke that they had called quits and since then Max has used his "public" image to talk about Demi has hurt her and betrayed her. Of course, the popular consensus is that Demi was right in leaving him but think about him for a second and how he has been treated. Yes, he has been milking the situation for fame but there have been mean things said about him. I understand that we feel a lot of loyalty for someone we love and adore but it doesn't mean that we should forget all civility because of them. As for Max, I hope him the very best and I hope he stops with all the dr*ma he is creating and for Demi, I am awaiting new music from her.

1
Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
Leaked phone call between Melania and a friend reveals a lot

Melania's leaked phone call with a friend, safe to say ex-friend, reveals that she is least interested in Ch*is*mas celebrations and the festivities associated with it.
She is also defending herself saying that she is not the same as her husband and has her own opinions, likes and dislikes. She also accuses the media of painting her in an unfair light. She reveals she is not that bothered about the children that they help during Ch*is*mas. This might just be the worst thing that could come from the First Lady but it is also a welcome change from Melania who has never said two words that have come from her own mouth and aren't scripted.
Melania also seems trusting of her friend and kind of turned off from the role that she has to play. Her words show us a dark side of being in the public face and having to be perfect and holding your composure and also supporting your husband even when he stands against what you stand for.
Melania and Trump are far from an ideal couple and the constant comparisons to the Obamas must be extremely hard on Melania. I don't think that this reflects badly on her, rather it reflects badly on Trump and how his image has affected everyone around him.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
WTH
2 months ago
Trump has tested positive for Corona

After all the right-wing propaganda that came together to call coronavirus a hoax and how it is only a ploy by China to destroy the USA and its economy.
Ploy or not, the US economy is in ruins and the guy who claimed that everything will be alright and said no to almost everything that people advised him, he stayed safe for too long. And right the day after he mocked Biden for wearing a mask all the time, Trump has tested positive for coronavirus. Along with Melania, they are now in quarantine. Considering Trump's unhealthy lifestyle he is actually pretty vulnerable to death by corona as it can eat away at someone's immunity.
I hope Trump recovers quickly, unlike the majority view and statements. I realise that he is a terrible person and leader but to wish him death is probably not the best. Anyway, I am glad that he has also tested positive so as to realise the importance of something that he blindsided.
Because of him thousands of people said no to wearing a mask and are now suffering or dead. There should be a responsibility for these people to keep themselves safe and to advise people to take care of themselves. I am still very sad about how everyone treats this case as a joke.
The US is still on the top of the charts and they have still not learnt their lesson, least of all Trump.

Daily Drag
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
Is legalising marijuana bad for the people?

Marijuana is used as medicine in various spaces and it has long been debated if marijuana should be legalised or not? A lot of the young mass has at least tried it once and it is still an illegal medicine. Recreational marijuana should be legalised is the new order by people while there is another group that says that it is extremely harmful to make drugs legal.
Proponents believe that it will legalise and create many jobs that now work underground as well as the wh*le policing angle. In the US, there is strong disparity in the races who are being convicted of weed related charges. But there is also the scare that unregulated weed use might endanger lives.
A lot of us have seen and heard of the notion that the thingsthat we aren't allowed to do are the ones we want to dothe most. Now a lot of us have done a lot of bad things. And it is proven that banning certain substances wouldn't stop people from using them, it will just make these users commit a crime.
I do believe that adults should be allowed to make their own decisions and choose what they want to do with their lives. So what if it is about drinking and getting high? After all it is their choice. We cannot really help people who don't want to help themselves. Additionally illegal marijuana use and sketchy business with people gives rise to crime.
But it will also make a natural market and not an illegal one which include cartels and all that. This would decrease the power that these drug lo*ds hold over the society and culture.
More often than not, the ones in power will still have access to this and the people who are addicted will search for it and pay ridiculous amounts that will leave a h*le in their pockets. So what should we do?
I am not very sure. But I do believe that it is people's choice and we should not be putting a bar on things that they do in their personal lives.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
Europe is still grappling with Corona

Even though things have gotten better over time, it is still high time that we accept that the new normal means that one has to act responsible enough so as to not get transmitted with the virus.
Europe, especially Spain and France became the epicentre of Corona crisis in the highest peak of Corona. Now the crown has been taken by the USA and things are getting better. But that doesn't mean that everything is okay/
As things are opening again and public transport and offices are functional, people are starting to go back to their lives as normal. The truth is things haven't shifted much and we know to be more careful. We have seen how our friends and family have lost their lives to this pandemic.
We have to get back to a flatter curve. Our lives cannot be the same until we recognise that it is different now and it needs changing from us.
Take care and stay inside folks!

Entertainment Others
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
Zayn and Gigi and their first daughter

Zayn Malik the global pop star and Gigi Hadid arguably the best looking model in current times have been blessed with a baby daughter. And the internet has gone crazy with the news. Since the lockdown started many couples have tried to get pregnant or married or sometimes divorced. But this baby is royalty when it comes to celebrity babies. Zayn and Gigi were our favourite on and off couple and had been off for quite a while before it was revealed that Zayn and Gigi were having a baby.
After a bit we were blessed with beautiful pictures. As the news was released a few days before Gigi's birthday, everyone was hoping to see a never before seen pictures of the couple. But instead we saw a family party. A star studded one at that. The Hadid family has three models with the youngest brother dating Dua Lipa and Bella Hadid having an on and off relationship with The Weekend. We got to see behind the scenes and hear from mom supermodel and reality TV star Yolanda Hadid. The wh*le family was happy and smiling and there were many cute pictures from the party.
Zayn and Gigi both posted the cutest picture with their baby girl's palm. With Zayn writing a tear jerking caption and Gigi gushing about the baby.
Wishing them both the happiest of lives and the most memorable of times with their baby. This baby is going to be arguably the best looking person who will have the beautiful genes from both Gigi and Zayn.
As for other news, Zayn's third studio album is releasing soon and the single Better is here. Go have a listen.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Angry
2 months ago
JUSTICE FOR BREONNA TAYLOR #SAYHERNAME

BREONNA TAYLOR SAY HER NAME. You must be aware of the incidents that took place and to keep reiterating that this is a fight against police brutality and racism in America. For a brief flashback for those who don't know the details too well, Breonna was shot by three armed police officers in civilian clothing. They were searching the house for charges of drug possession. They had a no-knock warrant which meant they could walk in without anyone's permission. Anyway, because of this Breonna's boyfriend, who got scared that these were people who were breaking into their house, shot a police officer in the leg. This resulted in the others firing six rounds simultaneously killing Breonna who was sleeping peacefully.
She was a medical worker, she had a wh*le life ahead of her, she was young and she had hopes and dreams. But because of this act she became one of many that were killed off due to the inherent phobia about black people.
Later investigation proved that there were in fact no drugs found in the house and the call was made on suspicion. Think about that a suspected drug racket led to the murder of someone who was asleep. there is no reason for that to happen.
Breonna's death led to widespread protests coupled with George Floyd's murder and so they became the poster for racism in America and how they take people's lives for no good reason.
But recent court proceedings has led to two of the officers not being charged with anything. And this has made matters worse. You'd think after widespread worldwide criticism of the case people will realise that saving your officers from consequences only makes things worse. But here we are.
So today, say her name. Pray for her justice. Sign petitions and do everything to help her out!

Daily Drag
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
The network problems issue today

Hello guys how is your lockdown college or work going? Not fine? You should totally take a break. Use the best excuse, network issues.
I remember when it was march and I fell asleep during an important meeting, as my phone rang some fifteen times and I was unable to pick up, one of my friends texted me. After I woke up to the realisation that I had in fact slept through a very important meeting, I started to panick but it didn't help that I was at home and had no real idea what even happened. If I tell a lie, that would have to be continues. If I tell the truth then that will be my truth forever. So what should I do? I said a lie.
I told that I had left my phone in the supermarket as I ran for grocery and then spent the wh*le time trying to find it and then I didn't have network connectivity so I couldn't even join the meeting. The lie was told and people did believe it. In the run to grocery with masks and extra caution, it was normal for people to leave their phones behinfd and then forget about it. I was also somewhat forgetful throughout my work in the office so it was easier to believe. But the thing that sold it all was network issues. Because we all have them and there is no helping it. It's not traffic that the boss can tell you to come early then and it is not raining that it was predicted. It wasn't anything that can be helped. network issues are a godsend. I cannot tell you how many times I have used the same excuse and gotten away with things. Because it does happen to us. Most of us have an unstable internet connection and sometimes even the most stable of internets malfunctions. I know this because my wifi router malfunctions every few hours and it doesn't matter what meeting I am in the middle of, I get kicked out thanks to network issues and I have to join back.
This is the truth for this generation. the only problem though is that we liked the rain and traffic and shouting and cursing at the sky a little too much to be trapped in a room with a box full of static.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
I am extremely sleep deprived and so I have to tell you this

I am extremely sleep deprived and so I have to let you know that you don't have to be. I realise that you are trying your hardest, you are making changes in your life. Trying out new systems keeping yourself awake and happy. But this won't be for long. SLeep deprivation is one of the best known torture techniques, a person deprived of sleep is so much worse than a person dealing with chronic illnesses and that is because sleep makes sure that all bodily functions are going smoothly. It is completely absurd to deprive yourself of sleep for a work assignment or anything really because your ability to be creative is so much lower when you are low on your sleep.
I guess we need to stop glamorising like we do in popular media, taking out sleep charts of famous people and telling ourselves that working 20 hours out of 24 is the best we can do as human beings, is really messed up.
I think that we keep forgetting this simple truth as we grow up.
When we are younger, we have so much time to catch up on our sleep and yet we are so active that we want to do everything but sleep. As we grow up we tell ourselves that sleep is only a thing that is to be deserved after extremely hard work. You realise how messed up that sounds? I hope you are all sleeping well. Because I am going to go sleep as well. I don't think my work life is worth my mental peace.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
All this talk about future and productivity

All this talk about future planning and productivity makes me extremely anxious. I am scared that I will not be able to dream if COVID doesn't go away. There was a class discusssion about higher studies especially higher studies abroad but don't you think that all of this has come to an irreversible halt. Imagine if something like this happens again and we are struck outside and hence we can't get homes as we run out of money. Everything will be so much scarier. My brother has just gone out and started his MS, but because of the crisis he can't be in college nor can he work the jobs he wanted to and pay his bills. This is extremely difficult on him as this would mean that his parents have to help hin out and his father recently lost his job because of the pandemic. Things are getting worse everyday and travelling abroad or living abroad seems like a curse now. Even though I have dreamt of doing my higher studies abroad, it doesn't seem possible anymore.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Angry
2 months ago
These days I mute my mike and switch off my camers and sleep

Its been a few weeks since classes started, I have no count anymore because I am not sure what day it is and I don't want to know either. One day I was so disappointed to know that it was Friday and I couldn't sleep in late that I started crying. So what do I do when I am extremely tired and exhausted and yet cannot do anything about it.
So these days after much guilt I have started switching off both my mike and camera and just sleeping. It's not like I understand half the things that people say or what is happening. The truth is I would have loved it about now in Uni, as things were picking up. The home nostalgia would be gone and we would be knee deep in work. So that is exactly what I want right about now. So to feel that way, I took up a bunch of things but none of it really worked out. The only thing that happened was I got extremely stressed and then I was a complete mess all on my own.
I felt guilty at first but I don't want to do online classes.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
Everyday in a something new to learn : Gentrification

Today I learnt a new term, gentrification. Have you heard of this before? I hadn't come across this until very recently when I was looking at a show about how Mexicans in the US fall prey to gentrification. The more I read though, the more clear it was that it is not just a race issue, it is an issue for rich vs poor. So basically gentrification is a very famous political issue that you can find anywhere for sure.
Now I will walk you through it. Have you ever been a low paying neighbourhood where the people come and ask you to sell your property to get a richer class to settle. This is something that has happened in my neighborhood as well. At first, because of the fancy terminology, it seemed like a first world problem but now that I have understood, I see it all around me. Gentrification affects a lot of us
As developers take away lands for cheap and turn them into buildings that sell for a fortune, your streets are now crowded with richer people. Now, these people ask for your small shops and convert them into departmental stores, They take your small businesses and turn them into a chair store outlet and take small business owners and make them into their own workers. How is that helping anyone? The rich get better things. We know that already. Let's do something wherein we don't have to be rich to get basic things without bu*ning h*les in our pocket.
This affects us all but significantly affects a race that has been historically poor and owns small businesses. Don't you believe so? Have you ever been from a town that grew up too fast and now it has all these new labels but they have taken away your favorite shops from you? Yes? I'm sorry. No? They might be coming for you next.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
The Manhattan's Union Square has unveiled a clock that counts down to when carbon emission happens

The Manhattan's Union Square has unveiled a clock that is counting down to when the earth will run out of carbon emissions, the estimate of it to be exact. The Climate Clock is what it is being called , it is unveiled by the artist's Gan Golan and Andrew Boyd. At 1:30pm on a Monday in Manhattan that we had about 7 years, 101 days, 17 hours, 29 minutes and 22 seconds until Earth's carbon budget deplets based on the emission rates that we currently have.
As we have constantly read and are aware, a total depletion would thrust the world into more and more natural disasters which would include flooding through the melting of ice caps, famines, wildfires, as well as other things.
The display is plastered to a glass building for Climate Week.
It has two figures by the side of the wall, the first figure is the timer counts down how long it will take the world to exhaust its carbon budget if there is no swift action. The second figure is of a "lifeline" , that tracks the percentage of energy available from renewable sources.
The website says clearly "We need to get our lifeline to 100% before our deadline is at a 0".
I think is a beautiful step in the right direction which can be helped better if we learn from it. Imagine what would happen. In 7 years, I wouldn't even be thirty. What about you? I wouldn't be any nearer to any of my6 dreams if the world comes to an end. It is so scary to me that this is what will happen. Please tell me that we can work together and increase our lifeline. Please tell me better times will come. Especially the corporations who are responsible for 70% of the mess.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
There is a need for better sustainable development strategies

Sustainable development entails the kind of development on which a person is compromising on his current living conditions by cutting down on the excess consumption and trying to integrate his life with organic and healthy choices that are better for the environment.
Now I suppose it wouldn't be too far fetched if I suggested that people who have done their bit and tried to make healthier environmental choices are absolute kings. But there is also the question of something pretty simple that I keep forgetting. That the environment cannot be salvaged from the point that we have pushed it. All we can really do at this point is slow down the process of the earth melting away and taking it away with us.
And the strategies at the moment are simple enough for us but impossible enough for the greedy corporate who have single handledly made this the worst time of our lives.
The corporate sector has to come to the realisation that spending money on employee benefit and environmental benefits are beneficial to them. I am not sure what the grand children will do with the money you are saving for them if they are drowning in melted ice cap high rise sea levels?
You know what, the only thing that can make people do the right thing is telling them that COVID would end if they do it now and keep doing it till the end of their lives. Oh wait! They didn't even care about the masks so why would they care about this now.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
WTH
2 months ago
Why do I not want to do my assignments at all?

I have a bunch of assignmnet on my plate. Do you? Of course you do sis don't be too modest. Anyway, because I have so many assignments, I have decided to ignore them completely and sit in silence and hope that they go away somehow. I am so glad that this is my technique of choice and not oh I don't know. Actually doing the assignment.
I was given the assignment today morning and have to complete it in the next half an hour. Do you know how far along I am now? Yes you are right again, I haven't started. Should I get to it? You bet I should. But would I?
Not sure. I am half wondering if I should just go to sleep and tell myself that not getting grades for assignments is part of self care.
Uh if only self care wasn't a rich people concept.

Daily Drag
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
The infinite problems of online classes

Today, after a few weeks of online classes I was met with a dilemma as to what I am doing with my life. More often than not, because of poor connection I am not able to hear half of my task or the wiestion that was asked. It has killed the debate culture. More often than not, online classes make me anxious about what anyone else would feel about me talking because there is no palpable energy or looking at faces and trying to find if they like where I am taking the topic at hand. It is just a long list of anxiety inducing situations.
Oh have you ever been on the receiving end of a question but you haven't been paying attention to the class and have zoned out the millionth time that day? No? Yes?
I find it so weird that I keep complaining of online classes all day everyday even though it has been a kind of saviour from the boredom and pathlessness I felt a few weeks ago when the classes hadn't resumed. But you know what I want? I want a middle ground. Or maybe just maybe I want to go back to college and sit in my hostel room and laugh with my friends again just to feel alive again. You feel me?

Entertainment Others
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
Representation for representation's sake is not doing anyone any good

Riverdale used queerbaiting to get us into the show. For people who grew up with Archie's comics, the show comes as a pleasant surprise due to its thematic inconsistencies and the significantly hotter people that play the characters. I mean Cole Sprouse is not Jughead. Jughead was supposed to look a little weird, but whatever rocks one's boat I suppose. Also, the queerbaiting is when Veronica and Betty kiss and that is the one important part that we were shown constantly, asking the audiences to wonder if this tale which is a bit misogynistic, about two girls fighting over a guy, who to be honest is not that special, has turned into a lesbian romance with the leads discovering that the intense hatred they were projecting onto each other was actually directed at Archie.
I would watch that show. It's not like I didn't watch this and pull on my hair till I was half bald though.
Riverdale made a point to address the fact that it was queerbaiting its audience through Cheryl's snarky remark towards the two girls making out for a spot on the team. Oh, also a quick note about how its so weird that two girls think making out would make everything better. They are literally using their sexuality as an advantage? Or a shock value? To get on a cheer team? Last I checked they were cheering on a cheer team and not proving how risk taking they were. It would've made more sense if they did it in a stockmarket interview.
"Are you up for taking risks and pushing yourself to the f*rthest limits humanly possible without caring about the feelings of anyone involved?"
Any way, the proclamation that ah that was queerbaiting doesn't make it any better. Like I don't think murderers could be forgiven of murder because they walked into the station with the body. I mean the sentence can be reduced. Yay! Cookies for knowing law stuff. But apart from that De nada!
So people who think they are helping the world at large by their half hearted characters and representation, its not okay.
I'm sure big fans will talk about Cheryl and her sexual awakening but they did put her in conversion therapy and keep torturing her for liking a girl so. You decide.

Daily Drag
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
2 months ago
Indian weddings and the loss that COVID season has created

Have you been to a desi wedding? Ever? If you haven't then you don't know how much goes into them. But if you have then you know how it is a million-dollar industry that functions only because it is such a big deal to get married in India. It doesn't matter which religion or sect you belong to, your marriage has to be a long affair with your thousands of cousins. It is such an important occasion and so it is extremely magical and people spare no expense. In fact, the father of a girl child starts saving from her birth for her wedding day.
It is a no expense spared occasion which everyone dreams about. The food, the dress, everything. They love it all.
But the COVID crisis has rained on the parade of everyone dreaming to have a good wedding memory and having it at grand places with everyone they know invited to the occassion.
In India, wedding is not a private affair but one which is about everyone and everything. It is extremely important for people to dress up and make it a grander occasion than planned.
The COVID crisis has also affected this million dollar industry.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
The different kinds of abuse that are present

There are so many types of abuse that people go through. I recently came across someone who is going through a lot of familial abuse. The person was talking about his problems and how the best thing that the parents have done for him is to send him out for studies. He talks about how he was abused in various ways throughout his life and that's when I came across the wh*le concept of mental abuse.
Mental abuse is such a topic that we rarely talk about but the persistence of these issues are what leads to so many problems in people. Clearly, as of late, the popular types of abuse are domestic and sexual abuse. There is also child abuse but even amongst those things, there are so many sub categories that we have no clue about. Like sexual abuse can also be when an adult is talking to a child suggestively on the internet. Grooming is also sexual abuse.
There is also physical abuse, financial abuse and so many others that is why we need to learn these definitions so that we can save ourselves and our loved ones when it comes to that. Also, there is a need to learn these in case we are doing some of these things to other people.

Entertainment Movies
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
I want to tell you that there is an amazing movie

There is an amazing movie, with every watch it becomes more and more beautiful. I have been a big fan of Irrfan and I don't want to believe that he is gone. But I am so glad that I have his movies to fill the h*le that he left in my heart. One such beautiful movie is Karwaan. Every shot of that movie is so beautiful and ethereal that I cannot believe that it exists in such a space. The story is simple enough but the way it is written, it feels so real and effective that it is almost a story that I could tell about someone I know.
I would ask you guys to watch it and get back to me here about what you feel. Please do!
The beautiful cinematography, the quick wit, the dialogues, the simple story, the lovable characters, the perfect actors and the visual treat is what makes this movie so so special.
I wish Bollywood could make such beautiful movies more often where the storytelling is much subtler and the videography so powerful and immersive.

Entertainment Others
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
2 months ago
Great shows written by the comedians

I am loving this new wave of standup comics writing their own shows. Maybe that is inspired by their lives or maybe it is a completely different topic but they bring with them their sense of humour and their darkness that bothers them all the time. Anyway, this means that we get to see these amazing creative talents at work and get to live their life experiences vicariously and study what makes them as creative as they are.
I love the jokes but the stories behind them are way better for sure.
The recent thing that blew my mind was called "Feel Good". Having never heard of Mae Martin or heard her comedy routine, I was a little sceptical but I loved the story very much. It was perfect from start to finish. handling the darkest of topics with so much grace and comedy that it was beautiful.
I loved the chemistry between the leads and the wh*le psychological backstory as to why Mae is who she is as well as the equal weightage that George gets in the story. It is clearly not a one-woman show.
The other show that I saw recently was The Duchess by Katherine Ryan which was suggested to me by a friend who is a big fan of Katherine's comedy. And the show did not disappoint.
I remember watching Catastrophe and then Seinfeld and so many other shows that have invoked the same beauty through their signature comic style as well as these beautiful stories that are on the background of them. I hope to be able to see more of these stories at work. And I would love it if you tried that out too.

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
3 months ago
Hybrid teaching vs complete online teaching

Hybrid teaching is when people who are comfortable with online teaching, go back home and do classes remotely and the other people are either in their rooms reading though laptops and using the campus resources or are doing classes in classrooms. Live classes are the best option. I think all of us will agree to the fact that it is better to be in campuses and reading directly from our professors. While other people could go back home and not worry about the hostel payment or food payment. The other part is those who are still at campus unable to go back home even if that is what they want. Some people couldn't go back to their home countries.
This would be a problem obviously because people who are at capus are still worried about people back home and what they are going through. They are also extremely cautious of what they would do in case they get affected because they would have to deal with everything on their own.
There are also those who have gone back homes because of their financial struggles and are unable to give money to their respective campuses because of the recession. Losing jobs and getting paid half the money that they were making is among the top reasons why people are trying to drop University.
There is also, the problem of the professors, who have also loved teaching live classes. In hybrid classes half the beauty is alive but it is still very formal. The distance is palpitable. Even if it looks the same, it never feels the same.
So I am not sure what is better, but I would say hybrid teaching sounds better after so many months of online classes.

Daily Drag
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
3 months ago
Computer screens scream depression these days

What used to be somewhat of an addiction, someone to turn to when the wh*le world felt sour, today is the bane of my existence. Most days, I would fall back on my bed and play a TV show or a video after a hard day out in college. It was a simpler time for sure. Things were better as they were. But as things became how they are. Learning became remote and like how we hate books that are about studies and not stories, and how we talk of books like they are a bane rather than the most beautiful of objects, computers have become the same. Since the classes have become accustomed to WhatsApp messages about assignments, checking WhatsApp feels like a trouble. A task I would rather not be doing.
I think that's what happens when we take something made for our entertainment into something educational. This is exactly why I hate educational films. Apart from having no story line or any redeeming qualities, they are also terribly written with a paper thin plot with one-dimensional characters.
We all love things that teach us indirectly. But as long as education is made to seem like a bu*den, everything that relates to it will keep seeming like a task.

Daily Drag
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 months ago
There should be a fixed time for you to sleep

I know I am responsible for hypocrisy by stating that there should be a fixed sleep schedule because I rarely complete my sleep cycle and I fall asleep at odd hours because of this. Especially in the middle of a class, I feel extremely sleepy. This wasn't the case back in college. Even without a wh*le night without sleep, I could turn up to class all fresh and proper. I have no idea why. I sleep a lot at home but I still feel like my sleep is half done.
I am guilty of going to bed at odd hours. Mostly early in the morning and not getting enough sleep. I am sorry about it but now it has become some kind of an habit that I can't break.
And most of the days it happens even after I am sleepy and want to turn in early.
But the few times that I have been successful in sleeping sooner, I have gotten a good sleep and I wake up fresh early morning and have fun. I hope I can feel it again. But most of the time I end up scrolling through Youtube and watching videos about things I have no business watching.

Politics
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
3 months ago
Facebook Freeze and how it will not change a thing

Remember back in 2018, when Kylie Jenner said Snapchat was boring and many people uninstalled Snapchat due to that. But eventually, Snapchat got back its place in this world. Not the same place that it used to hold but still a minuscule former glory for sure.
The new Instagr*m freeze action after Facebook, Instagr*m's parent company has openly admitted to have avoided causing problems and avoiding clearing up hate posts that changed outcomes of elections. They also let the hate posts by ruling parties slide because of how much they will lose out on things.
Celebrities have joined forces to stop this and bring attention to how the world treats the powerful as invincible.
Rules are rules unless you run the government. And even though today most of the famous people are joining actions to bring to attention the unethical actions of Facebook, I don't think it will change anything.
The company will find its place. Plus, the celebrities only took a 24 hour break and not much more because even they now that their actions will not amount to much.

Daily Drag
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
3 months ago
A society void of emotions or empathy

We live in a society void of empathy and emotions for others, we are always thinking about ourselves. How we will ever get better is beyond me. If all we keep doing is putting us and our wants and needs first then how will we ever have a life where we can live a fulfilled life.
And I understand that it is not possible. It can't be done with a swoosh of a magic wand, one has to be present and one has to learn the right thing to be done and as long as we keep putting ourselves first, we will never learn that this is in fact not the way out.
Isn't that what has destroyed our world to date? Our greed has taken money from the poor and kept feeding the rich till he has so much money that seven generations of his family can sleep everyday and not have trouble ever again.
And we still keep doing it, bu*ning trees in the forest to make room for our big factories and theme parks. Taking out sand from river beds to make hotels elsewhere.
A society so void of emotions and empathy will never add up to anything.

Entertainment Others
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Angry
3 months ago
The social dilemma is eye opening

The doc*mentary, THE SOCIAL DILEMMA, premiering on Netflix is an eye-opening look on the people behind the AI's that control our entire world. Starting from Google to Facebook, it talks about how every facet of our life is connected and monitored. So while the technology is advancing, and catering to all the needs we are selling each part of us and our lives. And even though we mean well and think it is going to help us in the long run, it isn't helping. The more the system helps us make choices, the more control it has over what choices we should be making.
One of the people said, never let the AI recommend things to you and get away with it, choose what you want to. Search what you came for. Yet that never happens does it? Most of the time we are merely bored and are scrolling through our socials to find something to watch and these recommendations seem to match our moods and understand us.
It is this knowledge that makes it impossible for us to let go. Do you not like to be familiar? DO you not love when someone remembers everything about you? Well, that is exactly what the AI does and that's why we are so separated from the people around us and so into the apps around us. That is exactly what we mean when we say that the AI will control us. It means that people will tell us what to think, big corporations like Facebook and Google will guide us to do what they want from us.
I really think we should all see that doc*mentary for more clarity on things.
Apart from that, whoever watched the doc*mentary already, What did you think about the dr*matisation in between? It was a turn off for me.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
3 months ago
What is better? Being in a room full of strangers or a room full of people who you once loved, and are now strangers?

I remember being 5 and my first best friend was my entire world. I would get into trouble for her. I would shout lou*er than her if it meant that she isn't the only one being punished. It meant the world to me. It felt like the best thing in the world to know that I had someone I could have forever. Because that's what the movies teach you, that your best friends grow up with you and you are forever friends and then you get married and she is the maid of honor and you live happily ever after and your friends' children are now friends with yours. Everything just lines up as it is supposed to. I remember being six and deciding the name of our kids and swearing that if they were to fall in love, we'd marry them off to each other, if not they'll be friends just like us. I was eight, when she changed schools and then we talked every week, then it became once a day and afterward she forgot my name.
And I still remember the names that we decided upon.
So what do we do with that? What do we do with those memories? Do we say it made us better people, that it had an effect on our life? IT DID. It clearly did, but that doesn't erase all the beautiful things that happened with us. SO what are we to do?
I would rather be in a room full of complete strangers than the ones who have turned into strangers because of time. I would rather have people who stayed in my life rather than the ones who left. And I know sometimes it isn't as easy as a choice but it is still isolating and heartbreaking. Losing someone hurts and so I don't wish to meet them again in time and talk about the good things, because there weren't just good things. As soon as they left, they made all those good things into a lie we told each other. It lost its magic then and there.

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Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
3 months ago
No jobs left in this situation so we are running back home

The COVID crisis has left many of us without jobs and so many are travelling back home, where they once thought there were not enough opportunities.Now, that is completely true still. The opportunities that used to be there as well are now completely gone. So what do we do then? How will we start a life where we decided we wouldn't have a life. And how are people running back to somewhere they left?
I think the simple answer is that people have things back here, family and land. And even if they don't have any. There is a strange feeling in the cities that you weren't born in. There is nowhere in this world that I would feel as well as I do as in my hometown. But that doesn't mean that my hometown gives me a lot of opportunities.
I guess we always want something that feels warm. And somewhere it helps.
That means that we are running back to places because there are no jobs. Yet we are hopeful that we can go back to the places we run because that is where we think we will have a perfect life.
But there are no jobs left. Not where we ran from, and neither where we are running to. Then what do we do?

Current Affairs
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Angry
3 months ago
If we don't do something now, there won't be a tomorrow anymore

After the wildfire in the US, and the way the Trump government deals with climate change at large, it is pretty clear what would happen to us very soon. We will lose this planet for good. And it is completely insane how things have not worked properly for a long time and yet we have not learned our lesson yet.
The COVID crisis and the false hope that the planet is getting better all of a sudden has made us completely nonchalant towards the reality. We have agreed to the fact that things would get better eventually because of the four month break we were inside. That doesn't mean that the wh*le planet will change all of a sudden. We have done the bare minimum towards our planet since years, that means that everything that we have been working towards is just a farce after all. We haven't been trying hard enough to make a proper change in the world. We only want what's best for us so we buy cars that pollute, we increase carbon footprint, we cut off forests and oh yes of course we hold gender reveal parties at places that are easier to catch fire and then Viola we light it all on fire because that's how it goes.
If we don't start right now, there won't be anything to do anymore. The tomorrow that we are working towards will never come if we don't see it through today. All your dreams won't come true if this happens.

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Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
3 months ago
I am growing increasingly bored everyday

I am so bored of the online classes. At first, I had it all under control. I read everything, did all the assignments and all of that but increasingly I am tired and bored of all this. I don't want to talk to people, I don't want to ask questions, answer things. Everything seems too much. I don't wake up early. I don't even want to stay up. I literally want to do nothing and stay just like I am. On my bed, staring at the roof perhaps. Just not do anything because I don't want to anymore. Also all these concepts even though I understand them, I don't want to. I am just tired and want to sleep it off. I don't even want to talk to anyone just stay very still after something passes over me, ai will wake up and continue living. Anyway, I do not know if this makes sense to anyone. I want time to stand still till I am ready to move on from whatever is affecting me. Do you feel me?

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 months ago
Why are we so obsessed with finding our OTP?Y

An OTP is one true pairing that you think should end up together mainly from pop culture. But in real life too, we have an OTP. That one person we think we would be perfect with and then everything in life will make sense. But that doesn't mean that things would be okay. I think we put too much pressure on finding something perfect and it solving everything because we have lived all our lives wondering about "Happily ever after".
This cannot happen, and keep happening. We keep wondering if there will be one perfect day but I think there is nothing as such. I know how you feel about OTP's and you want one for yourself but the thing is, you are your own OTP and if we keep waiting for the ever after that is happy, then how will we ever be happier?
I am glad, so glad that things are better now As people recognize that there are so many things that we are taught wrong and how in the most imperfect pairings, we can find our perfect match.
Let's forget about OTP's. Let's talk about better things like how we are all worth so many beautiful things all on our own that doesn't need a soulmate to fulfill.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 months ago
Over time we become haunted house versions of ourselves

I was looking at one of my pictures from childhood and wondered if someone would look back at this and wonder if I am the same as who this picture makes me seem. Over time we grow scary and old and all our places just contain of dusty memories that once happened to us, in us. We become the haunted houses that used to scare us. And how is it that this doesn't scare us? That over time our ideas will have spider webs on them and all our thoughts will be olden and of the far off ages. I realize I am too young to be thinking of all this but it is scary how easily things change so much.
I am so scared that one day we will be forgotten and all our memories wouldn't matter unless we are in some storybook. And what is the use of living an insignificant life then? I don't think anyone remembers the houses on the streets that were remodeled. We only remember the ones that were broken down and stayed haunted. I don't think anyone walks away or is obsessed with anything ordinary. If so, then why do we try to be so ordinary in everything we do?

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Calm
3 months ago
All my best hopes were always met with denial

I remember being very little and wanting a pair of shoes very badly. So much so that I saved up every penny and prayed to god that it be there still when I go back to the store. Everyday for 6 months I prayed and saved till we went back and the shoe went out of style and was replaced. But I bought another cheap one, it was pink, it was comfortable and it made me feel disappointed but not so much. I was 13 when I had to change schools and my parents said I could say goodbye to my friends and leave. I literally had a few weeks and I didn't want to leave. But I eventually did. I left. And everything was bad at first but then it was better than ever. Especially after I found out how people really felt about me in my older school. I remember being 18 and having a dream college but getting rejected by them and thinking my life is over. Taking a gap year to set some goals abd rethink my life. And then next yea ending up in another college thought was way out of my league. I made it. I was happy. I am happy. In the moment though, it felt as though the end of the world is here and I'll forever be stuck. I wasn't. I made it out. You will too.

Confession
@lifestory
VPoints 297
Supporters 6
Vent 90
Frustrated
3 months ago
Hope is the most important thing that we are missing

If you call me up now I will tell you that we need to hold on and it will all get better somehow. That all the lists and articles you have memorized wondering they have cracked the way of life will somehow workout. I will tell you that things seem great even though I am the biggest cynic you'll meet. It feels like a 100 years since we have been captured and made to think every dark thought through and realize more than half of it is true.
At times like these the most expensive thing I can give you is hope and yet, I cannot afford it myself. It is such a nightmare to be in the position that we are currently in. And I wish I knew a way out so I could let everyone know which way to run. But all the roads seem blocked.

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3 months ago
The productivity scare in these times

I can see how all of us are suffering during these times and this means that all of us are trying to take up a lot of things to feel like we are doing enough. There is a scare that everyone else is more productive than us, that they are doing more things and that they are doing much better than us. And this would mean that we are doing worse and would that mean that we are somehow losing the race. In this time when everything is so uncertain, it feels like we have to win. We have to get a job, do everything we can to be better and do better. Because this life is a race and if we lose, we lose it all.
You can see it now with the crisis with many people losing lives and having no money anymore. You can see how it would leave you stranded if you sat back and dream. It wouldn't serve a purpose and so here we are fighting virtual battles to prove that we are better than others.
And so you work for odd hours, you work too much and exhaust everything that you have, you do things that you normally knew you couldn't be able to. You push yourself because everyone else is doing that and you don't want to be held behind.
You don't have to be so desperate to prove things. There has to be a stop to this race. We are killing our peace with this. And it needs to stop. We need to stop spinning so much that it hurts. The scare to be productive haunts me too, but I have found my balance after months and I like it. You have to find yours too! Do what makes you happy and drop everything else.

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