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How to Love

I think John Lennon had the right idea.

“All you need is love.”


With love, you can do anything. You can trust, breathe easy. You can lower walls, build happiness.

With love you can change your world, your existence, into something beautiful and tangible, into life. Living instead of surviving.

With love you can do anything, be anything.


Or you can do nothing with it. And all you will have is love. It will mean nothing but heartache and misery.

If you do nothing with it, build no loyalty or trust or relationship around that love, it will remain what it could have been.


“We must become the change we want to see.”

-Mahatma Ghandi




What more can I say? If someone is important to you – if you love them – prove it. Every day. Every week. Every month of every year. Prove it with your words, your actions, fight for them tooth and nail every moment. Loving them is not enough. Loving yourself is not enough.

You have to do something about love. If you don’t, it’s a tool for hate, for loathing and self loathing. It’s a tool for time to use to break you and those you love down.

You don’t have to write them a sonnet, make a play in their honor, or paint your emotions on a billboard. All you have to do is show it, show them you love them with the way you interact with them. Tell them you love them. But most of all – act like you love them. That will mean something different to every person and that’s the beauty of it.

Make every day worth the energy it took to drag yourself out of bed.

Don’t waste it.

All you need is love. You can do anything from there. 😉


How do you show those around you that you love them? Is there something you enjoy that someone does to show their love for you?



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Define the Thriller Genre

Thriller? Suspense? Adventure? Action?

What is the name of this genre?!?! *me pulling out my hair*

Some people say they’re synonymous, some say they each have their own break down. In my opinion, they’re different extremes of the same genre. If you don’t feel that way, don’t fear, I won’t attempt to brain wash you.



The plot is concentrated on quickly moving action, danger, and high stakes. The main characters always have something threatening their very lives, if not multiple things and it is very much a rush against time. The characters do not lead a normal everyday life, or at least if they started out leading one of normality something comes along and changes that in a quick fast hurry.

Suspense and tension keep the reader concerned with what is going to happen next. Most sources say that the adventure itself (plot) overshadows and is more important than the characters and theme. Whatever the case, this genre is all about the emotional and psychological thrill and/or excitement evoked in the reader.

Thriller dictates that the action is of a quick pace. Leans more towards the sensational side of this genre. Generally has more violence, sex, as well as a “good vs. evil” basis.

Suspense is a slower, tenser buildup of the conflict.

Adventure is a more broad and generalized definition of this genre. Thriller and suspense are ultimately the same genre, simply at different ends of the spectrum. Each has its own measurement of suspense, action, adventure, and thrill, just at different level of extremes.


For the sake of retaining my sanity (and so this makes sense to you), when I refer to this genre as thriller, suspense, or adventure; I mean it to be the same genre. I mostly used “thriller”.



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