Laugh it away.

Quite often, when people are scared, they run from what they are scared of. I can tell you that this won’t help, your fears will just keep chasing you and you’ll have no time to have fun. Really, you should laugh at it. Laughing at my nightmares always helped me not to be afraid of the dark. And I think you’ll find that if you have a good attitude, good things will happen to you and those around you. So smile when it rains, and laugh at what scares you because the more you look at it the funnier it becomes.

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The blue dragon.

Ah, primary school. The thing that leaves such a big influence on the rest of your life. I remember a primary school story that shaped the way I saw things a lot, it all started when me and my friends thought we saw a snake in a hedge off school bounds, our school was rather small so the story of the encounter spread rapidly. Except it didn’t stop at just a snake, over time an entire culture evolved from this story, I never fully understood why it went so far, I suppose it’s due to the fact that the school was very controlling and didn’t support creativity so we were all desperate for something exciting, and what’s more exciting than our own imaginary word?

Now, like I said, it didn’t stop at a snake, in fact, it became a dragon! A blue one that would supposedly appear one day and set us free from the controlling society that I lived in. But it never came and soon the story faded away, but then, a few days after the Easter holidays, there was a storm. It blew down a thick hedge behind a wire fence that signified the end of school bounds, revealing an old crumbling house. And this is where ‘the curse’ came from.

Now we knew why the dragon never came, because a witch had put him under a curse that prevented him from leaving her garden. We set out plans to poison the witch and save the dragon, it was decided that ‘the twin trees’ two trees that grew side by side, produced a protection force-field that protected the willow garden in the school from the witches curse.

We created our own world, and it was great, until the teachers found out, dinner-lady patrols were doubled, the willow garden was banned and an assembly was arranged to stop anymore discussion of the blue dragon, the witch, or the house. A grey cloud appeared over the school that day, and it never left, I used to go and sit under ‘the twin trees’ to read my book, it was the only sunny place left. Then one day, the entrance to ‘the twin trees’ was blocked off. At the time I didn’t know what it meant so I made mental promise to see the trees on Monday.

But then Monday came around, and when I went to where the trees had been, the trees were dead. They were all rotted and all the leaves had fallen off, the teachers pulled me away from the trees, telling me they might fall on me so I wasn’t aloud near them. I was little and I didn’t understand any of it, but now I look back and I realise how much I miss that place, I used to write stories in my notebooks there, because when I was near those trees, and I still don’t know why, I could always write better stories. I was much happier there than in the playground with the other students. I find it really sad that the ‘normal’ people destroyed our world, because sometimes I think that the trees would have lived if our imaginations hadn’t died…

Boredom

Boredom, it happens to everyone. You’ll just be there, waiting for something perhaps, and then boredom sets in. Quite often you’ll find something to do, reading, drawing, crossword puzzle in a newspaper. But what if there’s nothing to hand? You just have to sit and endure the torture of boringness, but then your mind begins to whirr, the gears of imagination squeak and begin to set into motion once again. And this is your brain making it’s own entertainment, maybe you’ll revisit a imaginary world you invented when you were young, maybe you’ll recall a scene from a movie you watched,maybe you’ll work out a problem that you were puzzling over, your imagination can lead you down many different routes. I’m not saying you should sit around doing nothing and trying to get bored, just take a break once and a while just to think, relax, deflate. Let your mind wander instead of rushing through life, after all, you’ll only get to experience this life once, so stop trying to meet ‘deadlines’ and enjoy it.

Fracking.

This post is about fracking, I just saw a report on some protestors making a stand against fracking, I then saw a map of the UK’s current fracking sites- and then potential fracking sites in the future. Now I’m not being over the top here, I’m deadly serious, the potential fracking sites was pretty much the entire country!

It’s wrong, what this fracking gas is doing to our planet, and to be honest I don’t think David Cameron knows frack-all about what’s happening to the planet. Besides, they don’t have the right. The future doesn’t belong to the gas corporations, it belongs to the children. By fracking David Cameron is basically saying ” I don’t care how it affects the planet or the children as long as I make money” .

Personally I think you’d have to be really blind to think that fracking has more benefits than setbacks. No amount of money that fracking heaps together will be able to pay for the damage it will cause. If you don’t know what these problems are, here’s a list:
. Water poisoning.
. Death of plants near lakes&rivers.
. Death of animals that drink from poisoned water.
. Earth tremors ( maybe even earth quakes )
. Ruined future left to the children of this and the next generation.

So then, what do you think?Support for fracking or support for no fracking? The choice is yours.