Monday, January 5, 2009

A New Beginning

Have you ever wondered why people expect so little of teenagers? Is it because we aren't capable? Is it because we just don't want to do anything?
It's because when people treat you a certain way for a long time, you begin to accept that way as the normal one.
That doesn't make it the right one.
Shining City is a teenage rebellion against teenage ideals. For instance, before I became a teenager, I thought all teenagers were obsessed with looks, the opposite sex, and totally full of themselves. When I turned thirteen, it didn't take me long to realize that I wasn't going to miraculously turn into a "teenager".
When I got to about 7th grade, I started wondering what the deal was with popularity. The so called "popular people" were all arrogant snobs, a little too concerned with their hair and not concerned enough with the people around them. Why in the world would you want to be like them? And yet, so many people were getting sucked into their little whirlpool. So many people went to ridiculous ends just to be noticed by these people who, if they noticed them at all, noticed them in a negative way. So the question still stands.
Why would anyone want to be like them?
Well, it's no mystery that EVERYONE at some point in their lives wants to be popular. They want to be loved. How I like to put it is - They want to be wanted. And that's perfectly okay. But you can be wanted by people other than the ones that act horribly. Because sooner or later you are going to have to make a decision.
Friends or Popularity?
Religion or Culture?
That's what Shining City is all about. We make the hard decisions, the ones that are right. Or at least we try to. And oftentimes, it works out better than we thought it could. So come into the City. Everyone is welcome. There is no standard for it's residents. Except to try.
Welcome to Shining City.

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