You will never guess what happened to me today. Well, you might be able to guess, because it happens all the time. Somone asked me to write a post about a specific occurance, as if my blog had a submit box with a “Your Ideas Here” sign above it. I don’t know what it is with people, but the delusionality coating some of the things which comes out of their mouths is astonishing. Like, really? You really think that I’m just gonna write what you ask me to? What am I, Princeton High’s own personal vessel for calling out people who they don’t like? Ha! You thought. You really thought.
Unfortunately for everyone blinded by the inaccurate notion that I am open to utilizing this blog to voice the opinion of anyone besides myself- that notion is incredibly misguided. It’s never gonna happen. So save everyone some time and quit asking.
This isn’t the first time someone has begged me to write about “some bitch in their history class,” and I’m sure that it won’t be the last. But I write tonight with the sole purpose of making something very clear: I do not think that one should look to others to speak for them. I think that if someone has something they wish to express, then they should say it themselves. If they’re too afraid to do that, then what they have to say must not really be worth saying at all.
This line of thinking is of course not meant to be taken as a blanket statement. Some people can’t speak for themselves, and in those cases they need advocates. But in the situations I deal with, pertaining to petty gossip and uninteresting drama, no advocacy is necessary. The people who have things to say are more than capable of verbalizing them. Either say what you feel, or say nothing at all. Just some food for thought.
Until next time,