So I am going to post my two or three posts from my *first* blog, aka myspace… from February and January.
Huzzah. First real blog ever. I am participating in the blog portion of the broadcast, because I was filling out this myspace jazz and I was stumped on the ‘heroes’ section. It took me a while to think of a hero. Honestly though, what does a hero mean? To me it has to be someone who is personally motivational- you admire them and can be proud of their accomplishments or outlook or whatever. I couldn’t think of anyone famous (the typical hero kind) to pick as my own. I think a lot of people would put a president or prime minister, which is bullshit to begin with. So that ideas scrapped. Celebrities and alot of musicians dont qualify for this role either- I love music too but they aren’t heroes just for making amazing music.
I dont know really- I am beginning to think that our generation has no real heroes. Our grandparents would say their president or the prime minister, wouldn’t they? Or someone like John Lennon, who although was a musician, stood for so much more then just music. Collectively though, our generation (i suppose the generation after the Gen Xers… the Gen Yers?), has no one to look up to, except maybe the creators of Dance Mix ’93 or the cast of Friends. Sad stuff.
This gets me thinking about the legacy of our generation. All I can think of is negatives- destruction of entire ecosystems, massive loss of biodiversity, global climate change, the pollution & waste of water, desertification…. okay maybe all that isnt just our generations fault. We aren’t really collectively running to put out the fire, either though. Shouldn’t we all strive to achieve some sort of personal legacy? A positive one for the earth/humanity. If everyone actually got a goal in mind (even a small one), that they carried around with them everyday and were devoted to over a lifetime, then maybe peoples lives wouldnt be such a waste. a massive, massive waste. oh dear. listen to me. Okay, blogging = bad. im gonna go study. Sorry this isnt as eloquent or intelligent as ‘real’ bloggers 🙂
(as an edit/an aside: I believe my biggest heroes are the people who work everyday to better the lives of others. Doctors, teachers, researchers, NGO’s, etc… ppl who fight the good fight 😛 )