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Are we the aliens?

When we look at all the living creatures in the world from animals to sea-life to plants and nature they all compliment one another, they help one another and embark on a peaceful journey of life together. The food chain all lie in parallel and without one the others would fall apart, and then there comes human beings. Are we just a form of mass destruction killing lots of fish in the ocean, cutting down trees and slaughtering animals for food? Are we the aliens? We are a consumerist-driven race always looking to buy the next thing. We have to graft for what we want all throughout our lives, battling with the government and those in power to get what we want. It’s interesting when an analysis is done on what it is we are actually doing here.

We do all have a purpose and we have to serve our loved ones proud – after all they created us. Without them we wouldn’t be here so being thankful for our lives on a daily basis is a heart-warming act to commit, without a doubt. Are there too many sheep on this planet and not enough shepherds? People get afraid to speak the truth, to speak their mind because they would be considered as different and controversial.

Yet if the truth be known those who do stand up for what they believe in and fight for it until the end of time usually become famous for doing so, and then you have those in power who dismay the popularity because they don’t want people to be different. It would be a lot easier for them if everyone stayed the same and followed all of the media messages projected through technology and accepted the rules and guidelines put in place by people in a different league to us. But is it always the right thing to do?

So many we are the ones that are ruling this planet Earth taking it over, always looking to fight other countries and fight one another. Diseases spread among us causing mass destruction and there never seems to be a point of complete rest and fulfilment people always want more – they want bigger and better, greed can get the better of people.

Lets think twice in the future who we are affecting before we take action, consider others and life will look after you.

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What is your freedom?

It’s so lovely to walk away from reality at times and do something that gives you nothing but joy. Being at Blackpool not so long ago the family and myself went to Pleasure Beach and the theme park was absolutely immense. There was something for everyone catering for both adults and children. I sat back and realised at the end of the day that I had enjoyed myself and had the time of my life yet time just passed on by and I was worry and stress free. I felt free, I felt happy and most importantly, nothing else at that moment mattered.

Every once in a while we need to walk away from our everyday routine and just enjoy ourselves. Its about letting go and running wild, being crazy and spontaneous and getting over the hiccups along the way. It allows us to mellow our minds and shut off, reenergise and refresh what direction we are going down while we embark on our journey through life.

Even if we experience these moments of escapism with our partner it can really enhance a relationship and bring two people closer. With your best friend or with your grandma even, shut down your laptop and turn off your phone and enjoy the conversation for what it is. It is visible that a lack of gratification exists in society nowadays and these morals are only being passed down to the generations below. Is that really how we want to see our children grow up? Instead of buying an iPad for Christmas, wouldn’t piano lessons or theatre practice be a lot more beneficial and socially stimulating?

Think outside the box – it will have tremendous effects.

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Ambition is everything

If you have ambition you are blessed with a powerful drive that will take you wherever it is you need to go. No matter how big or crazy the dream may seem to you or to others it is never impossible to reach your goals. This is fact. Just know that you will and you will be shown the way.

Studying Albert Einstein and other big successors in the world I have realised that each and every one of us has our own way of doing things and that is perfectly okay. It doesn’t matter how the person next to you is going about achieving the same thing, as long as you believe and you go at it with complete passion and energy your way will get you there.

Einstein used to work through the night because it was when his brain performed best. Growing up it is normal to become immune to what the ones closest to us has to say or think about our inner-choices, but we have an intuition for a reason and that is rarely wrong. If something doesn’t feel right then that may be because it probably isn’t.

It can become quite easy to get ‘stuck in a rut’ and get used to how things are right this very moment. Working in a job role for many years can feel stable and secure but is it really worth waking up every morning dreading the day at work ahead, every single day of your working career? I’m not so convinced. And the thing is we can have and be whomever we want to we just have to ask, receive and act on our decisions.

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When the sun is out

Have you noticed how people automatically respond to the weather? When the sun is out shining through the windows we instantly feel more alive – well for many of us. I’ve heard on numerous times people saying to me how wonderful it must have been to live in Spain. Yes it was a fantastic journey and I loved every second of it but the sun does sometimes become a nuisance when you’re in it every single day…

When you live in a hot country you have to make a living, of course, and many jobs involved working outside due to living in a touristy area. It can be quite daunting when you feel boiling from the heat on a daily basis yet you have to stand outside everyday to earn a living: waitressing, marketing or other summer jobs that keep the Spanish coast alive for the year.

‘The grass isn’t always greener on the other side’, and that’s very true. It seems to be a common trait in human nature whereby we want what we can’t have, then when we have what we wanted it doesn’t always seem as great as we once thought. Should we just be happy with what is, no matter the weather, no matter what others have? What if we took a step back and appreciated what we have? We might be surprised.

Even when you watch the news you hear people complaining all the time about all the bad things in the world rather than focusing on what’s working and what’s positive and sharing that with others.

Don’t worry whether it’s sunny outside or rain is pouring keep happy and the rest will fall in place!
Don’t stop believing.

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Blackpool experience

Coming away for a lovely long weekend with the family-in-law aroused exciting feelings from within me. Having everyone together – that’s what I’m about – enjoying the good and humorous moments with one another and laughing until your belly hurts. Those moments there are priceless. No technological piece of equipment can match up to that.

Visiting Blackpool for the first time I was very excited so me and my other half drove my car three and a half hours away from home to meet the rest of the clan. I would be lieing if I said I have not had a blast because it has been brilliant. It reminds me of an English Benidorm… The show at Vivas venue was excellent, really Cabernet but unique in it’s own right.

The Please Beach was an awesome theme park that had the adrenaline pumping like there was no tomorrow. The famous and almighty Pepsi Max sponsored match – The Big One – had my heart beating fast but I loved every second of it.

I would definitely recommend Blackpool to anyone looking for a funny getaway with the family. Blackpool tower is absolutely stunning and the lights at night make it even more spectacular. It is literally like a warmup to Christmas and really gets you in the mood.

Certainly one of the best weekend holidays I have ever had and I cannot wait to carry on exploring with the ones I love.

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Visibility of Online Users on the Internet in the Modern Age

It’s quite scary really, when you sit back and think about how many people actually log online every single day, all throughout the year, and navigate their way through the web. According to a website demonstrating Internet Trends, approximately 2.4 billion people use the Internet for their own specific needs. Do we even consider the amount of people who could be looking at our profiles, reading our online media content or ‘looking us up’. As part of human nature we are very nosey species: we search, we investigate and we analyse things based on our own perspective of things. We make ourselves visible to the external world: the world outside our window. But do we ever know at any one given moment just who might be looking through our stuff? I don’t think we do.

This raises the question about how we should represent ourselves within the online platform, and how we want others to perceive us, see us and judge us as an individual. It is a valid point when people say you shouldn’t really care about what others think, but when you look at it from a different angle: would you care if it was the employer from you biggest dream job that was reading through your profile and you had numerous amounts of inappropriate images, negative comments and showing a contradictory side to your personality, one that you haven’t excelled on in your original CV? I think then, just then we might care that little bit more.

Over the recent year I would say, I have definitely been more conscious about what I share on my social media sites, especially Facebook and Twitter. I use those two the most, as I generally have my main circle of friends on Facebook where I feel that I can easily communicate with them within the virtual arena, allowing that feeling of them never being a part of your life to run free. Twitter is a fantastic social networking site, in my opinion, as it offers short and sweet punchy news-hooked tweets to speculate everywhere, as well as acting as a basis for professional conversation and a way to build up your contacts.

I believe that brand awareness is a primary tool that each and every one of us needs to consider; when echoing our image into the universe. If we believe that we want others to vision us as a happy hard worker, then why would we post statuses about how depressed we are, and how we cannot wait to finish work because it has been such a boring day? The two just don’t match up. Nor do they replicate a very attractive appearance about whom you are trying to portray to the world. The bottom line is, you never know who is searching online and who may come across your page, but a lot of it is not what you know but who you know, so keeping that in mind should rigidly put us into shape when thinking twice about our next Tweet or Facebook update.

Personally, I monitor who I accept on my friend requests, and if I don’t recognise them or know them personally, I reject them. I think it’s about being aware and always questioning the true identity behind the virtual profile: people are not always who they say they are. We can control our privacy to some extent, but we cannot always be 100% accurate, as we may not know all of the required skills to fully protect ourselves from unwanted intruders.

When you look at the profound reason why most of us join these social networking sites, it is because we want to socialise and we want to connect with new, like-minded people, as well as staying in touch with our friends and loved ones. This can then make us question how far do we actually go with fabricating the truth? I think we need to remain true to ourselves and network as much as we can, because building up that circle is so important, but just bear the thought in the back of your mind at all times you never know who is reading: so represent yourself in the way you want to be seen.

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Pressure for that ‘well-paid’ Job

From a young age many of us aspire to be like certain individuals in the limelight. We look up to our elders, older figures that surround us and, of course, people who are earning a lot of money. We look at celebrities who receive all of the attention in the media as some sort of royalty, and hope that one day we will make it just like them. And many earn fortunes; more than they can handle. But does money buy you happiness and complete abundance? I am not too sure.

It is a controversial discussion because money does buy you that comfortable life-style of not having to worry about things going wrong: materialistically. You can, generally, pay your debts easily, when commodities break you can replace them and when you feel like jetting off for a quick get-away you can do so, without having to think twice about it.

But is it all about that excess amount of money flooding your life? Most of the time, the more you earn and work hard, the bigger your responsibilities become. This equals more stress, and after everything, your health is your wealth! You need to be fit and healthy to enjoy your earnings after all.

Many, from a young age, sit there and plan what career pathway they can go down which will earn them the most amount of money. Without taking into account what it encounters they chase it with all they have got, all of their energy, time and efforts go into this career just because of the money factor. This doesn’t necessarily mean that they will be passionate about what they do; more will they love it, but it will offer them that financial stability. From my own perspective I believe it to be a higher importance to invest a large proportion of your life into a job that puts a smile on your face every morning you wake up. Life is about enjoying yourself, and if you have a deep-rooted passion or a huge dream that you once thought would be impossible to achieve, chase it. You need to chase at it with full speed. You can have and do anything you want in this world as long as you want it enough.

Many give up half way because they become impatient, but persistence and determination is key, and knowing that you will get to where you want to be. Make a career for yourself doing what you will make you happy. Do what you are. When I say that I mean most of us have that hidden talent deep down that we may be afraid of expressing. This could be writing, singing, being an athlete, being a footballer, helping animals or even flying an aeroplane. If you have that huge ambition then drag that inner-motivation out and begin working towards it. Dreams do come true!

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