You know those weird shower thoughts you have when you least expect it? For some reason, conditioner set off one of mine. I remember one of my most looked up to high school teachers talking to us about hair products one day before we got to our lecture. He mentioned he only had shampoo and soap because he didn’t believe conditioner actually did anything for your hair. “Why would I put shampoo in my hair to wash out all the oils and dirt just to put more oil, conditioner, in my hair. It’s pointless there’s no reason to put it in my hair at that point.” Like any impressionable teenager, I took these words to heart and stopped using conditioner in my hair.
Why do we do that? Or is this just something that I do/did in my lifetime? Why is it that we take something that one person says and we don’t even bother to check the facts or even try things for ourselves to see if there true? I’ll give my teenage self some benefit of the doubt and claim that I was impressionable and he was one of my favorite teachers, but still. I didn’t even bother looking up what the benefits of conditioner are or even if there were any. I took his word as law and that was that. Sadly, I’ve noticed this is a fairly common thing in this day and age when it comes to any information or there. For example, I was talking to my much younger sister and she asked me about the elections and why I didn’t vote. I didn’t give her the bullshit answer of my vote doesn’t matter speech, but I did tell her that I did in fact support a specific candidate over others and that my candidate won my state. Then she told me something interesting. “I hate Trump” alright that’s fine. Why? “I don’t know. But everyone I know says he’s a racist” huh. Now whether or not he is isn’t the point of this. What I got from this was my sister heard something and instead of looking up information about it, she took that as the truth and started telling people she knew about it.
Has my generation and the generations below mine really act like the stereotype that everyone believes we are? After having several conversations with different people I’m starting to think so. We aren’t all like this and to assume that we are all the same is sad. The only thing we can do, in my opinion, is learn from it. We as a whole must learn to not just go with whatever someone else tells you or some random article you read on Facebook, but to go out and support facts as true as we can or can find out. There’s always going to be someone else out there who will be PC, but it’s time to change the way of things and start experimenting with conditioner.
For those of you interested, I started using conditioner again when I finally realised that conditioner kept my hair healthy and thick instead of brittle and dead. What are the odds? Trial and error and learning what works for me.
I was tagged by Sanovia @creatyvebooks to do this Inside Out tag which is basically choosing a book for each of the emotions in the movie Inside Out. Let’s do this.
There are quite a few books that bring me joy. Almost anything fantasy, anything by Stephen King or John Connolly, but I guess if I had to pick one book it would be Fangirl by Rainbow Rowell. It is one of the only YA books that I recommend to anyone no matter what type of books they like. I connected to Cath really well and the storyline is one of my favorites. It is a book that I think everyone should read. I would also pick The Storied Life of A.J. Fikry by Gabrielle Zavin because of it’s simplicity and who wouldn’t want to live in a bookstore.
That would have to be The Maze Runner by James Dashner. I heard great things about the book and I even saw the movie twice (it was alright I watched it twice because of a friend), I put my name down on the wait list for the library and I was 42nd in line to get the book. I waited about 6 months to finally read it and it was awful. The characters were lame, the slang was stupid, the lack of information was dumb, the idea was pretty original, but overall I was not thrilled. I waited 6 months for a book that was a huge disappointment and a waste of my time. If you want to read my full rant on this book click this.
I guess I could say that The Fault in Our Stars by John Green made me sad and that’s true, but I think that Harry Potter and the Deathly Hallows by J.K. Rowling was worse or even The High Lord by Trudi Canavan. Both Deathly Hallows and The High Lord were the final installments in their series and they both had many deaths of major and minor characters who you came to know and love. They are both in the fantasy genre and you should check out both series.
Hm… I’d have to say that Christine or Cell both by Stephen King have scared me to the point where I don’t want to read in the dark. I read both when I was in high school and they both scared me in ways that I didn’t even understand. Stephen King has that effect on me. Another one that I’d say scares me is a book I am currently trying to finish called House of Leaves by Mark Z. Danielewski which is a terrifying read that I can’t read at night time or when I am alone because I feel like there is someone watching me and it is not a pleasant feeling.
I would say that The Unbecoming of Mara Dyer series by Michelle Hodkin or even The Fault in Our Stars by John Green would disgust me. Now before you bite my head of let me explain. I, personally, do not like the Mara Dyer series because of many reasons like lack of character development, lack of information, unreliable narrator, non-romantic romance, unrelatable characters, stereotypical characters, confusing plot lines, etc. therefore, the series isn’t something I plan on finishing. It had great potential and I don’t mind the way the author writes. I actually enjoy her writing, but the books themselves are just not great to me. Now for TIFOS, I didn’t mind the book all that much. What disgusts me is the way that the hard core, die hard TIFOS fans hate on the people that don’t LOVE the book. I thought it was okay. Not great, not life changing, not horrible either, just okay, but I have seen reviews that have explained why a person dislikes the book and all they get is MAJOR BACKLASH for an OPINION. It’s not okay and it’s not nice. That’s what disgusts me.
This was fun. I’m not going to tag anyone, but if you’d like to do this yourself that’s fine. If you want me to read yours let me know somehow. Thanks for the tag!