Sunday, October 14, 2012
Queen of Diamonds
______Criticism hurts, and even praise can do an equal amount of damage.
______Criticism has a broad definition. It can be simply put as something that occurs as the result of another person viewing something you've done with no negative connotations attached, but it can also mean that something you've done isn't up to par with some kind of standard, or that you didn't put your whole heart into something. Praise is more specific. Praise is seemingly a good thing, a reward with words, but the results aren't always as equally endearing. Praise can make others give you those little looks of hatred out of the corner of their eyes. It can make others less likely to approach you. Praise can hurt just as much as criticism can. It follows you around, and sometimes that can be good, and other times it can seem bad.
______I always come across phrases like, "Don't listen to anybody but yourself," or the more blunt, "Fuck the haters"... but how realistic are those, really? It's difficult to do things on your own without considering the wellbeing of others. When one option may please someone, it may not please another. When one option may please you, someone else may be discontent with it. When both parties are pleased, one may be secretly not pleased as to please the other. And then it can get really complicated, and you think that you're pleasing someone when in reality you actually did the opposite of what they were thinking all because they were trying to please you at the same time.
______So what does this even whittle down to? What am I even talking about? I'm not even entirely sure, perhaps a whole bunch of things that were seeping into the crevices of my mind and compiling themselves into a nasty little blob of consciousness, but somehow, writing the aforementioned swept those things away.
______But hey, enough of this jumbled thinking for now. It was a busy week, and I'm most likely just rambling. Though the week seemed rather lengthy, it ended on a good note--on Friday, my roommate, a friend, and I were able to see a movie to unwind: Hotel Translyvania! It was super cute and witty, and if you love yourself a good animated movie, it's definitely one you'll have to keep in mind.
______Have you seen any lovely movies lately?
Lattice dress: Forever 21
Red ankle socks: Forever 21
Ankle booties: Charming Charlie
Chain bracelet, chevron earrings, red and gold layered bracelet: Charming Charlie
Whale bracelet: gifted, maybe vintage?