Category Archives: Our World

Questioning Your World

“So comfortable we’re living in a bubble, so comfortable we cannot see the trouble” – Chained to the Rhythm by Katy Perry

“If the truth is told, the youth can grow then learn to survive until they gain control”- I Can by NAS 

We live in a society, where people want to question social norms and how the world works but don’t. I’m here to tell you, if you feel that something in society doesn’t add up, question it. 

I’ve been thinking about this a lot, it’s something that gets me really upset being a future journalist. Even though I don’t always verbally question what is happening, I always question things mentally. For example-

“Why is he/she wearing that color when he/she looks better in _______?”

“What made China cut off coal imports to North Korea?” 

“Why is there an emphasis on standardize testing rather than trying to educate people for the sake of knowledge?” 

“What would happen if I layered these three eye shadows together?” 

“How many outfits can I make out of this one shirt?” 

“What will happen to our economy if Trump builds a wall and trade with Mexico and South America ceases?” 

There are so many things to question in society that many people don’t question. We live in a world where information is literally in the palm of your hand. Educate yourself! Learn about the past, learn about what is going on in your world! There is no shame in being informed about your world and your surroundings. What happened in the past is still relevant today. What happened in the past, shapes our current lives. So why allow things to happen if they can be prevented? Why are people so afraid to question the way things are? What we do today shapes our tomorrow. Our actions don’t just affect our lifetime, they will affect the lifetimes of our  grandchildren and great grandchildren and generations after that. 

Educate yourself, question society, question yourself. 

I’ll be posting again on Friday, hopefully a makeup review! 

Love Always,

Luce E. 

A little note…

I usually write about happy things like makeup and fashion but in the wake of yet more gun violence, I simply cannot post a blog about what I intended to write about tonight. Again, gun violence has occurred in the U.S. As of right now, all we know is the man, Esteban Santiago, checked his legal gun in his carry-on bag, went to the bathroom, then opened fire in Terminal 2 killing 5 people and injuring many others. Luckily, he stopped shooting and the police were able to arrest him and he is now being questioned so hopefully the public will be able to find out his potential motives. (All of my information is from WCVB Channel 5 and CNN).

Gun violence, terrorism (if applicable to this case), bombings, mass killings, they haven’t stopped! After every tragedy, we say the same thing “We need to do something!” “Things need to change!” When are we going to stop saying and start doing? The violence in our world isn’t stopping anytime soon unless we, human beings, do something about it. Obviously, security has been improved greatly since the 9/11/2001 attacks but if this man was able to carry on his legal, checked gun… How are we going to stop the madness? CNN reported that Mr. Santiago had been reported to the FBI because of his recent odd talk and behavior. They knew that he wasn’t okay and that he needed some extra watching. So why was he allowed to check his gun? Yes, it was legal and he had his permit, but if his name was in with the FBI, wouldn’t you think that security would say something? Potentially do something about it? Could this all have potentially been avoided?

The gun laws in America, in my opinion, need to change. There are too many innocent people dying due to illegal guns, or guns belonging to people who shouldn’t own them. All I can think of is, “How would I be feeling at this very moment if I knew my dad was in that terminal coming home from a business trip and finding out that a man opened fire?” It’s a scary, scary thought.

Tonight, 5 families have lost a loved one, many more families, within the next few days, could also experience loss, or in the better case scenario, have a seriously injured son, daughter, mother, father, aunt, uncle, cousin, grandmother or grandfather. We need to do something now to protect our people. We need to save lives and actually start to prevent incidents like this from happening again. It needs to end.

My thoughts, prayers, and love are with the families of the victims, and with all Americans, and Canadians who have lost a loved one or are currently fighting for their lives. Tonight, know you are not alone.

If you are fortunate enough not to have a family member or friend affected by this tragedy tonight, call your parents and tell them you love them, hug your kids and spouse/partner a little harder tonight. You never know when it will be the last time you will do that.

Godspeed and I will talk to you all next week with a cheerier post.

Love Always,

Luce E.