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HOW SPORT CHANGED ME

In Self Help on July 29, 2012 at 10:34 pm

So, a lot of people would say sport is a waste of time. They would just exhibit it for entertainment purposes but never do it, because more important things are supposed to be focused on in life. Sport in fact, is so important to ones development. Doing a sport, beautifully develops a persons mind to understand how far he or she can push himself or herself towards achievement. Sport allows an individual to focus on a goal and achieve it through hours and hours of work and dedication.

The 2012 London Olympics began on Saturday, and apart from being disappointed by the opening ceremony, I was impressed by the sporting competitions being held. Every athlete looked like they deserved to be their. Every athlete looked like they were doing their sport for the love of the sport, instead of the fame and glory of being at the Olympics. The place where you can show off your talent and love it, but have a kind of marriage and passionate love towards it that no one will ever understand.

Sport is one of those things that I shy away from, because of being lazy and not understanding why I am doing it. I have done martial arts all my life and I can honestly say, I am good at it. I have talent, just never worked at it. I have done Karate, Kickboxing and Muay Thai. I have never really seriously committed to it. I take it for granted, because I am talented. I have only ever recieved one medal for appearing at a competition once in my life. Then I began to duck in and duck out of it, find excuses not to go and say it bores me. All I can say is that it bored me because I never really understood the meaning of doing such an athletic sport. Sport is seriously about training your mind to say ‘This is not my best, my best is when I can continuingly  beat my previous result.’ Then you become great.

Sport keeps me focused. Sport always tells me that I can only achieve this by me pushing myself alone. No one will get me to achieve what I can do in sport, unless I push my individual self. No one will give me the result I prefer. I am the creator of my own success. I am successful when I can honestly break a sweat that comes from breaking through a barrier that has pushed me back over and over again.

All amazing athletes push themselves. No one makes them do what they do. They are the creators of their own success and they are only successful because they knew something bigger than they could imagine was somewhere to be found and owned. Tiger Woods found it, Kobe Bryant found it, Muhammed Ali found it, Usain Bolt found it. IT IS ONLY UP TO YOU TO FIND IT!

Everything in my life becomes simpler when I keep doing sports. I can rationalise situations a lot faster. Get better results in school, stay focused and content within myself. I definitely know when something is a stupid and worthless goal, and when something is truly great to achieve. Money becomes worthless, but the use of the money becomes great. The achievement isn’t financial, but spiritual and wholesome.

In summary, SPORT is about self improvement. So if you want to self improve yourself, do a sport.

GO DO YOUR SPORT. ENJOY IT. BE GREAT AT WHAT YOU DO. DON’T STOP. DO IT FOR YOU, YOUR LOVE AND NOT THE MEDALS.

Everyday Lunch Break

In Photography on January 21, 2012 at 2:15 am

My lunch period in college isn’t the usual. Me and Elliot have the constant risk of getting run over on the main road, even when the green man is showing.

I finally had the courage to make movements across the road, knowing that the old ladies were making the first movements.

I never really take the time to actually witness the architecture that exists minutes from my college. I have to pick up my camera from my room, stick it into my bag and walk down the road to find time to stop and capture something wonderful.

The previous day, I wasn’t feeling so well so instead of buying McDonalds, or a lovely bagel, I went to Millies Cookies. By the time I ate two, I was like ‘that is seriously enough!’ I had to get back to college for my 2 hour Philosophy lesson.

I don’t like chocolate. Since the day I was born, me and chocolate haven’t gotten along really well. I absolutely hate the taste of it. I do like white chocolate though.

Costa has to wait because it is cold, and I only had half an hour for lunch, so I had to skip this destination.

Even though I had class soon, I had to fit in a few shots of my friend. The strange moment when your friend likes his picture taken and you comply because that is what friends do. They look out for each other.

Well, that is my lunch break. Everyday ends up being different because what we choose to eat seems to change quite a lot. When we make a decision well before the point of lunch break, we end up doing the complete opposite. Typical teenagers growing up. What do you expect?

New Years Is Hours Away (London)

In Uncategorized on December 31, 2011 at 8:12 pm

If any of you don’t know, I live in London, so NEW YEARS is round the corner. I have had a good year. I have learned so much about myself. I have made life changing friends, inspirational friends, and friends that I dismiss because as time moves on, people change. Sometimes for the better, sometimes for the worse.

I have learned that communication is powerful among us human beings. I have talked with people about shallow things like ‘Is Jay Z a better rapper than Kanye?’. I have talked to people about deep things like politics and if freedom actually exists among us human beings. With everyday going, I have learned that as we grow, we become more intelligent and with positive communication, the world can change completely. In this year, I have realised that in order to do anything you want, you have to work HARD for it. You should never give up and never procrastinate. Never put things off thinking you will do it at a later stage. Just make the most of the time you have. In addition, I have learned that you should take advantage of you talents and your ability to do anything you want in your life.

Right, at this second, I hope to develop knowledge that I can preach to the world and reach the people that I cannot see. I hope to do what is good rather than what seems to be good. I want to do the the right thing always and never say ‘because 2012 start in a few hours, I will start then.’ I would gladly start at this second.

Next year is indeed 2012. That means another year on this planet. We as people should not change ourselves to fit other peoples needs, but become better people within ourselves and hopefully fulfil our own happiness. I believe that we should not wait for greatness but seek greatness within ourselves wherever we can. And that means starting RIGHT now!

 

HAPPY NEW YEARS TO EVERYONE, ALL OVER THE WORLD!

BEATBOXER IN LONDON WESTFIELD

In Hip Hop, YouTube on December 9, 2011 at 9:39 pm

I didn’t expect this at all! Straight after school at Westfield London. Hip Hop always makes my day. XD

DOWN UNDERGROUND, SOUTHBANK

In Photography on September 1, 2011 at 4:47 pm

I went down to Southbank and thought you can’t go down there and not take pictures.

Culture as it happens!

Enjoy!

       Who dresses like that? 

This guy was on point. He constantly had a good expression that I couldn’t fathom.

 

Lets smoke with passion. Shall we?

 

Catch the weak at their own enjoyment.

Pinnacle Point of Protest

In Uncategorized on August 8, 2011 at 10:34 pm

In all my years, I have never taken anything as black and white. When stock markets crash, murders erupt and youth take charge in London, I never become surprised. The world works in a system where people become sickened by the government decisions and views that they have. Also the government say we have freedom of speech but in actual fact we are run by a sly dictatorship where we are controlled by everything. We are controlled by what we like and what we don’t like. The things we eat to the things that your not supposed to. How we are supposed to look and not look? When education should finish and when it should begin? Life is controlled and personally I don’t find that acceptable.

We have riots at the moment in London. We say the reason is the murder of Mark Duggan but in actual fact it is because people are fed up with England. The murder was the pathway for young people to have a legitimate reason to commit acts of violence. Look at the how the Conservative Government went into power and instantly placed spending cuts to solve our deficit. Our deficit is over 4 trillion pounds. Now, how we deal with it is up to us but it doesn’t mean that the rich, arrogant, and selfish conservative government should reduce the spending of the individual and businesses to get out of debt. People have to find money to live and eat. If you reduce spending so much, how do you find the money to do so. It was not planned logically at all. Now on topic, if jobs are gone due to no money and people are desperate for a decent living, a protest is obviously going to be a solution. Now young people aren’t as stupid as you think. They have thoughts and feelings. Using the term ‘criminality’ to explain the young peoples actions is just wrong. What you should call it is ” ignorance of conservatives, frustrating the young people with their stupidity to make young people result in violence as way for them to be heard by the wider nation.”

Now that is not it, young people from homes that cannot afford to do things during the summers and no opportunity of going on holiday or find opportunities to explore their creativity have nothing at all to sustain them for long weeks till September. So what can young people or people out of education do to consume time. They are bored and have no way of eradicating it unless the government start funding organisations to provide opportunities for young people to be listened to through art, music, dance, sports and any other learning opportunities available.

Another reason why young people are protesting, which isn’t being televised or talked about is the amount they have to pay for higher education. It is ridiculous the amount of money students have to pay to go to university. So looking at the young people that cannot afford higher education, they have no where to go and no aim in life which means rioting and causing havoc is the only way forward in ”their” society. It is another way to get their voices heard.

You may call me a conspiracy theorist but life isn’t black and white. People aren’t only triggered by Mark Duggan, they aren’t just bored for no reason, they don’t just wake up thinking lets riot today. Once we get to the source of the issue, then we find solutions. As I said, young people are intelligent, regardless if they go to higher education or not, they have more street knowledge than people that come out of Cambridge or Harvard or Oxford. A lot of young people find ways to live and survive with little education by abiding by the system. Not everyone rebels against the system set by the government.

People don’t just wake up and start to hate. It takes something strong to create hate. London is a metropolitan city which is one of the top cities of the world. A city which is hosting the 2012 Olympics next year.

The world is gradually becoming aware of corruption or are we oblivious to the fact that life isn’t just a walk in the park and that problems actually exist among us.

I was working today and looking outside the office, I noticed young people in balaclavas ready to start trouble. I definitely agree that some people are causing trouble but some want to speak out on what they actually feel and how they are taking the problems that are arising and feel passionate about. Many shops where I live closed and floods of people filled the only food shops open, hoping to get food and get home safely.

What do you do?

You create opportunities for young people.

You stop the conservative government from being so selfish with money due to the governments mistakes of spending to much and getting into the mess.

You fund for youth organisations to provide opportunities for young people because they grow up to run the world, not the old (conservatives) that are dying quickly. Money should never be taken away from opportunities to help young people develop.

The government should stop acting like the top people in charge and start to look at people as equal to them.

That is all I have to say to be absolutely honest. This is just my own 16 year old, sharp minded prospective. All I can do is just be honest.

WHAT DO YOU THINK?