Travelling. Something that a whole lot of us love to do. It seems to have grown to be the hobby and the joy of many people these days. We want to see something other than the place we have been living in for the bulk of our lives. We want to experience, something new, something we have not seen before.

Although countries seem to be alluring and they have a way of seducing us, drawing us in, as the new generation we are slowly starting to learn. Travelling is not only about luxury and relaxation, although it is a good focal point at times. Travelling is about learning more about the world we live in, opening our eyes to something that we are not emerged in on a daily bases.

Travel right. Learn that luxury is not the point because then you might as well stay at home and papper yourself on a Friday night. The point is to fully drown yourself in the culture and beauty of other countries. It is to open your eyes to life and the people you share this planet with.

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Something that struck me this week is the fact that people are no longer willing to read something longer than an Instagram caption. We as teenagers are constantly sucked into images and videos that might not give us anything. In no way, shape or form am I saying that there aren’t any pictures or movies that can change your life. What I am saying is that we are slowly forgetting the power of words.

We no longer want to read. Maybe it has something to do with the fact that technology has developed so incredibly or maybe it has to do with us being hot-wired to be lazy but we would rather watch a youtube videos of people screaming at their displays.

Books and longer texts give us something that other mediums might not be able to deliver. They can give you a look into life through other’s eyes and open your to something much greater than you could ever imagine. Words give you the power to understand something deeper than you could imagine and they can help you live your life to its fullest.

I guess it’s time to pick a book up.

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Acne and acne scars are something that many of us teens go through, no matter how much we try to hide it. God, how I wish I could just have perfect skin as some lucky people.

This issue concerns such a big part of our adolescent culture, it’s almost scary. I can assure you that a big part of the people you meet on the streets are trying to hide the scars they have received as a teenager.

Recently I have caught myself in the mist of talking bad about myself because of the scars on my face. In no way am I saying that I have as big of an issue that many others may have but it got me thinking.

We are not defined by the scars on our faces, no matter how big or small they are. Everyone is beautiful in their own way, inside and out. Acne does not make you one thing or another. It does not make us yucky or dirty, it simply makes us normal teenagers. Embrace yourself.

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When speaking about climate change people always seem to be worried in one way or another. They know what the problem at hand it but usually they won’t know what to do to change although they do know that they have to change something.

Everything starts from the individual. We control what the corporations do and not vise versa. If the big companies see what we do as individuals they will be forced to do as the people please. Money talks.

Many have to realize that they are not alone. Have the courage to go your own way and save the planet one step at the time. No matter how big or small that step is. No matter if it is turning off that light that no one uses or showering for 5 minutes. You make a difference.

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The Earth is a fragile place. A place of which might be slowly dying. A place of which might slowly be killing us.

I was not one who really cared for the environment until two years ago when my ninth grade science teacher showed us a little video and suddenly my eyes were wide open.
How are our children supposed to live on a green planet when we are slowly cutting down all the trees to make our life more “convenient” for our urban, over-populated world.

It is easy to forget that our actions have consequences no matter how small we think we are. But we can change turn everything around together, one step at the time, because we are strong and every small deed makes up for the bigger picture.

The way you consume, the way you live your life does have an effect on the world and if you decide to make it a good one, the rest of the world will follow.

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