Blue Blue Blue…
Like my last post, this is my favorite color. Hello everyone, my habits of disappearing on y’all is bad I know.Lucky for you, i come with loads to share, you will be unveiled, you will reason, you shall see it clearly.
New readers, hey. I’m Derrick Reece, most guys call me Reece. So basically this is what I love doing. Blogging. I basically blog about life, philosophical views, pop-culture (need to work on this) and fashion.
“That’s what I like…” lyrics by Bruno Mars. Funky song by the way. So today, I realized I have reached the limits of being conformed with what I don’t like. What others like is definitely not a guarantee my preference. We’re all different. Hence the fact why I usually do not like conforming to most views, practices, ideas, recommendations, you name it!!! There are conformists and non-conformists. I am , well you know if you have followed my blog from the beginning. So, what aroused this feeling today, well politics and the media!
You know being a Communication student. everyone expects you have the news at your fingertips. Top-notch! not yellow journalism my friend. So, with the elections and every blimey thing going on, I conceded to my solitude and not play part with something divisive. Then I hear a voice from the living room, “Why can’t you pay attention to this, its all journalism and that’s what you study. As a media student….” Stop!
Who said I should be part of something which concerns you but doesn’t to me? You know, yes, even as a student, there are highlights I will capture for my selective purposes. But demanding I be engraved in something so divisive? So what if I study Communication? How does politics and Communication relate? This is what I meant by saying the society has molded us into a ball that should be bounced by everything and everyone that comes our way.
As a person, you have the right to the views, clothes, shows, materials, whatever it is, that you like. Do not concede defeat just because a friend, or Mom and Dad said so, (unless you are 16 and below, do what you gotta do). Have your say. Yes, fight for your right. I am not writing this coz of anger or frustration, but because I know someone reading this feels the same way. Feeling trapped in a cage, that cage being society. Grilled with strong bars, the bars being the worldview you grew up with. You need a key to get out. That key is your mindset. Once you acknowledge that you, and only you have the capacity and authority to incorporate what suits you best, only then shall you know full solitude.
Well, what life has taught me so far is that your aspirations and wants come first before anything else. Before love, before friendship, before applying for that job… It’s what you like and what you are going to do about it to get it. Me, what am i doing? I am sharing with you, because blogging purifies my soul, frees my mind, enamels my spirit with thrill to go on. Also, I plan on going on a long trip to fully discover who Reece is, and whether I am living the life of things I like and love doing. . .
I like being in control. I like knowing that I reached out to a hand drowning in thoughts and lent them ambition. I like dressing up good and posing for the camera. I like solitude and serenity. I like being able to decide for myself. I like being bold, and not just follow every rule set. Question it. I like being me, coz ain’t nobody who’ll like what I like than me.
So… What do you like?