Will Immigration Solve Our Problems?

Immigration has become a big global issue, whether it is done legally or not. Usually, the people who live in underdeveloped countries choose to move and get a job in one of the west-european ones or the USA because they are more advanced in terms of economy, industry and maybe even politics. I believe that immigration might be the answer to one’s problems, but only partially.

(Now, I won’t take into account terrible situations like war. That is an extremely delicate situation.)

It is more practical to work abroad, especially when you do not see any improvement in your country’s economy. A nation which is full of violence and corruption is not healthy for people who are willing to work hard in order to earn a living. If, for example, workers are treated badly and they don’t receive enough money to support their families, then it is normal for them to want to go to a place where their hard work and clean character is appreciated and rewarded accordingly.

But still, even if immigrants find a better job and they are financially satisfied, they could encounter many problems related to other aspects of their lives. Living abroad can be extremely difficult for some people because they become exposed to a different culture. They need to adopt a new lifestyle and maybe even a new set of beliefs.

Moreover, the ones who leave their native country on their own must go through a terrible time because they leave their loved ones behind. Soon after, homesickness sets in and it can be so powerful that they no longer focus on their work. They might even get depressed.

The truth is that many immigrants face discrimination. People might avoid them or call them names. Some might suffer from unemployment, ironically. Such social issues are hard to avoid. Our society is still not prepared to fully accept diversity and change.

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In essence, immigration might seem as the only solution to you problems, but there is much more to it than we are able to see. It can help you from a financial point of view, most of the times, but emotional problems are going to arise.

What do you think about this issue?


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Stress is the Disease of our Century

The many experiments  and the research conducted by scientists, along with the technological advancements that we benefit from have allowed us to discover cures or possible solutions to some of the deadliest illnesses. Such as chicken pox or measles. However, doctors have forgotten about one element which contributes to most diseases and which can now be considered extremely dangerous, and that is stress.

Everyone has suffered from either small or big amounts of stress, me included. Especially, given the fact that I am a senior in high school. Stress affects anyone. It doesn’t care about your age, gender or social status.

The feeling of stress can be felt when you are required to do a huge amount of work in a very short period of time. Adults must always think about earning a living for themselves and their families. Children feel pressured by their school work. Let’s be honest, there is way too much school work. Or they might worry about their future, especially if they don’t have a plan, when they don’t know what they want to do once they finish high school. Which is totally fine. I have a post that deals with this issue and you can read it right HERE.

There is no doubt that this form of anxiety alters most people’s lives. When you are stressed, you cannot focus. This affects your work, your productivity, but most importantly, your health. Stress makes you neglect yourself. Some people forget to eat, others to rest or to take their medicine. Once you become ill because of the stress, it is extremely difficult to recover, because the only thing you can do in such a situation is worry about the condition that you are in, without actually taking any measures. People who are stressed attract a lot of negativity into their lives.

Stress is dangerous because you never see it coming. Some people don’t realize they are stressed until it is too late. This is why I believe it is important to try hard to prevent it.

Whenever you feel like you’ve done too much for the day just stop. Take a breath. Go watch a movie, eat something sweet. Have a chat with someone you love. Go for a walk. Talk to your plants or your pets. No, you are not foolish if you do that. Just do whatever helps you relax.

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Relaxation is the key. Give yourself a rest and a pat on the back for all of the hard work you’ve done so far. Tomorrow’s another day. Your health is more important!


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January and February Highlights >> 04.03.2018

Hello, lovely people! It’s been a while, I know… and I am sorry that I went missing like that. I’ve been extremely busy (nice excuse, gurl). No, but really, I have been busy. And what a better way to prove this than by telling you guys what’s been going on in my life (not that you would care, but still).

The last two months were… busy. It’s seems that “BUSY” is my mantra for the year. Hopefully, 2018 will turn out to be productive, rather than just busy. Ok, I have said busy waaay too many times, I will stop now.

I am a senior in high school, so my day consists mainly of studying, taking exams and stressing out. But, sometimes, I manage to find some moments of relaxation.

>> Movies are my favourite form of escapism. I’ve seen a few during these couple of months. The one I enjoyed most would have to be Iron Man 3. Absolutely loved it. Tony’s character development is marvellous!

>> I’ve also been watching a TV show… or a cartoon, however you want to call it. And that is Scooby Doo Mystery Incorporated. I am a huge fan of Scooby Doo, I think I have seen every single movie. What I liked about this version of the series is that there is a connection between the episodes. There is a greater evil that needs to be defeated and each case adds something more to the big mystery. The characters are lovely (as always). Honestly, you should all watch it. It only has like 56 episodes and each episode is 22 minutes long.

>> Another thing which made the beginning of this year better for me is the fact that I passed my driving exam! Now I have a license which is pretty damn awesome. But I don’t have a car just yet… which is not that awesome. But I hope I will be able to buy one by the end of 2018.

>> I have spent some more time with my friends, got to know them better.

>> We went out for lava cakes… quite often… but hey! Life’s short and you should enjoy as many lava cakes as you want!

>> I discovered a band. Chase Atlantic. I am obsessed! My favourite songs of theirs are Into It and Okay. Their sound is like a mixture of The 1975 and The Weeknd. Perfect.

How have you all been since we’ve last talked? I hope you have a great week!

Changing A Wicked World ☆ #RacismIsUgly

Racism has always been a serious problem in our society. Racism is the act of treating someone differently or unfairly simply because they belong to a different ethnic community or have a different religion or nationality.

The ideas of xenophobia have become so deeply ingrained in many people’s minds, making it a challenge to completely eliminate these harmful doctrines. However, I believe that problems arising from racism and xenophobia can and will be resolved, eventually.

Racism is not a matter of the skin colour, but of the human thinking. I believe that children are not born with a distaste for a particular ethnic group. They learn to hold grudges from their family and the environment in which they grow up. This means that racist and xenophobic attitudes are alterable and, then, it is our duty to try to annihilate them by openly addressing and discussing the issues emerged with young people. I think, in this way, further incidents can be prevented.

Instead of teaching children hatred and hostility, we should educate them by spreading the message of love and peace. I think it is much easier for young people to approach this issue with a positive mindset, rather than with a doubtful conscience that could make them incline towards the immoral option, that is the acceptance of racism and xenophobia.

Some people believe, however, that there is no hope left for us when it comes to erasing this terrible part of our society. I strongly disagree with this belief. When people live and work in harmony, even the toughest wars can be won. The key to success is keeping our moral values high.

Children should be thought that people from all races and ethnic backgrounds are equal. All of them have played an important role in the shaping of human civilization today. Moreover, expressing positive opinions about unity and equality helps us destroy misapprehensions between people.

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What are your thoughts on this issue?

3 Things To Do When You’re Having A Bad Day

     Some days you just feel like you carry the entire world on your shoulders. You have a lot of work to do, your schedule is so busy that you barely have time to breathe, things do not go according to your plan, maybe you encounter some rude people along the way… yeah, that sounds like a pretty bad day.

     Being a senior in high school, this is basically a routine for me. But bad days do not spare anyone. We all have them and we all know just how much they suck. This is why I have compiled a list with three things that could help you overcome such a moment in life.

1. LISTEN TO MUSIC THAT MAKES YOU FEEL LIKE A BADASS. 

Music is a cure for anything.

Feeling sad? Listen to music.

Feeling bored? Listen to music.

Feeling like the universe is trying to bring you down? Listen to badass music.

     When you are having a bad day, all you need to do is plug your earphones and hit that “play” button. Upbeat music gives you confidence and strength to tackle any problem you might come across during the day.

     One of my favorite songs that makes me feel joyful and, well, BADASS is I by Kendrick Lamar. You can listen to this wonderful song right here.

2. WATCH A COMEDY. 

   Laughter is a powerful antidote for stress, pain, sadness and any other negative emotion. It makes you feel good and helps you keep a positive outlook on life.

    There are plenty of light-hearted films for any type of humour. I personally love the works of Jonah Hill, Seth Rogen and Emma Stone. When it comes to TV shows, I go for The Office or Parks and Recreation. And, of course, there is the lovely Jim Carrey who always puts a smile on my face.

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3. CUDDLE

     Whether it’s your significant other or a teddy bear, you should cuddle when you are experiencing a disastrous day.  Taking five minutes of your time to do so helps you reduce stress, sleep better, reduce social anxiety and increase your happiness.

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     It is important to remember that everything is temporary, therefore bad days will fade away sooner than you can imagine. You need to stay positive even if life throws stones at you. Surround yourself with people who care about your well-being, people who support you and help you become better.


What are some ways in which you surmount a bad day?

My Deepest Fears

    We are all scared of something, whether we like to admit it or not. From arachnophobia (the fear of spiders) to coulrophobia (the fear of clowns) everybody has something that makes their skin tingle just at the thought of it. And that is perfectly fine and normal. Fear is an unpleasant emotion which every single one of us has experienced. It is believed that getting over a thing that scares you starts by accepting the fact that you are frightened by that particular thing. Therefore, here are some of my deepest fears…

1. SPIDERS

Many people are afraid of spiders, but they don’t really have a logical reason for it other than the “They look gross.” excuse. Which is alright. You have the right to be repelled by something which you find disgusting. I actually envy those who hate spiders just because they are not cute fluffy creatures. However, behind my arachnophobia lays a terrible childhood experience.

I was five, maybe six years old. It was summer. I was at my grandma’s. My grandmother lives in the countryside, so her house is surrounded by fields and forests and it basically feels like Heaven on Earth (but that’s not the point now). I was in the backyard, enjoying the sun and the soft feel of fresh grass. I closed my eyes for a bit when, all of a sudden, I got this weird feeling all over my body. Spiders were crawling on every inch of my skin. One of them, which was on my face, nearly got into my nose (it’s funny now that I think about it, but back then I almost had a heart attack).

I screamed my lungs out until my lovely grandpa came and took them all away from me.

Needless to say, I was left traumatized, haha.

2. CLOWNS

Yes, I am one of those people who are afraid of clowns. This time, however, I don’t have a logical explanation for it. I just think they are creepy as hell. I really want to see the movie “It”, but I am afraid I will need to move to another city each time a circus is in town. Never in my life was I so glad that I don’t live in America than when those “killer clowns” started to appear all over US.

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3. THE FACT THAT MY PARENTS ARE GOING TO DIE ONE DAY

This might be a bit weirder than the other two, but I believe this is, by far, my deepest fear. My parents are everything to me and the idea that there is a day in which they will leave me and this place scares the crap out of me. I know it’s human nature. It’s part of life. But that does not make it less frightening. At all.

But, whenever this thought pops up in my mind, I am reminded how important it is to fructify the present. The idea of losing them, makes me appreciate them even more. It helps me remember that I should spend more time with them, I shouldn’t get angry at them when they ask me stupid questions about the Internet, I should try to make them smile more. I should show them how grateful I am that they are my parents more.

     Well, these were my fears. Hopefully, I am one step closer to beating them.

     What are some of your fears? I would love it if you shared some of your stories with me!


>> TUMBLR <<

>> BEST OF 2017 <<

Here comes the time to close a notebook. Its pages are filled with words, but most importantly, with experiences, thoughts and feelings. I had a lot to learn from this year.

The year of 2017 was one of growth, development and change for me. It was, indeed, the year of coming of age for me. I went through both positive and negative situations that helped me become the person that I am today.

However, we should learn from our mistakes and cherish the wonderful moments in our lives.

This is my “best of 2017”:

  • I got a new phone.
  • I published some poems in a local newspaper.
  • I took part in an essay contest and even though I did not win a prize, I won experience.
  • I celebrated with friends.
  • I ate fortune cookies for the first time. (wonderful)
  • I managed to read 27 books.
  • I started watching Stranger Things.
  • I passed my CAE exam.

Now, it is time to open a new notebook and document the rollercoaster of my life throughout the following year.

I am grateful for 2017 and I am excited to see how 2018 will be!

I wish you all, dear readers, a powerful, exciting and wonderful 2018! But don’t forget… in order for it to be like that, you must take action!

Happy New Year!