Killing of Alton Sterling and Philando Castile #blacklivesmatter

Let me start off by saying: I am so sick and tired of waking up in the morning to see that more black individuals were KILLED by police officers, whose job is to protect people rather than shoot them for unjust reasons that relate to their skin color.

On July 6 2016, Alton Sterling was shot multiple times after police officers stated that he had a weapon. As clearly seen in the video published, no weapon was seen, but after the two police officers shot him, one of them kneeled down and got something out of his pocket. Whatever he got out of his pocket was in my opinion small and couldn’t have been a weapon. After talking to one of the witnesses, he said he might have seen a weapon, but Sterling was not trying to take it out.

This killing sickens me because Sterling was just a normal guy trying to sell CD’s, and although it is illegal, he DID NOT DESERVE TO BE KILLED FOR IT. He had a family who cared, loved, and depended on him. His children are going to have to live with the fact that their father was killed for no reason other than his skin color, and that is something no one deserves to live with.

On July 7 2016, Philando Castile, a school cafeteria worker, was shot three times for an unjust, unapparent reason. He was stopped for a broken taillight, the officer asked him for his licence, so Castile let him know that he had a shotgun with him, and that is when the officer shot him. In the 10-minute video taken by his girlfriend, the officer clearly knows that he was guilty because he was crying, swearing and trying to make excuses. It sucks knowing how there was a 4-year-old in the car as the events unfolded and how it will forever scar that little girl.

I can’t even begin to imagine how black people feel after all the unjust killings that is happening. I don’t know how it feels to be always scared from the people who were hired to literally protect them. And I don’t know how long it will take before this messed up justice system starts to change, but I know for a fact that if nothing changes, horrible things will be coming in the system’s way.

Alton Sterling’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=n_6RclEAMYE

Philando Castile’s Video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HNCbgJ55jQY

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It’s not up to you

Its not up to you to decide who should live and who should not. You’re here to live your own life , not everyone else’s.

Its not up to you to decide who’s pretty and who’s ugly. People weren’t born to look all the same and fall under some human constructed standard.

It’s not up to you to decide weather someone is smart or not. Before you judge other people’s intelligence, you should take a good look around you and realize that what you know Is a small fraction of the amount of knowledge excised.

It’s not up to you to decide who’s a good person or who isn’t. You yourself aren’t perfect so don’t go around judging other people’s imperfections.

Its not up to you to decide who’s worth it or not

Its not up to you to decide anything;

Your only job here is to live your own life and make decisions that concern you.

Your only job here is to be better than the person you were yesterday and that only starts once you stop deciding how everyone should live thier life

be happy with who you are

Hello everyone, this is gonna be my first post! yaaaay

anyhow, in this post,I wanna talk to you about something that’s been bothering me for a long time

I have always hated myself, how I look, how socially awkward I can be, and how stupid I can get sometimes, all I was thinking about is what others thought of me

But no matter what I did, or at least tried to do, I didn’t feel better,I only felt worse when I failed in achieving a goal

I kept trying and trying, but no matter what I achieved,I wasn’t satisfied with it, instead I hated myself even more and blamed myself of not trying hard enough

But then, this story happened and made me take a deeper look at the actual meaning of happiness:

There was this girl I knew

Shes pretty, skinny, smart, athletic, good singer,and very social

I thought that shes probably the happiest person alive, because she had it all

But once we started talking she started saying how shes not that great and she doesn’t like who she is

And that made me understand that in reality,

Almost no one was happy with who they are

Everyone wants to be better to impress others

You know why is it that no one is satisfied ?

What I learned was that once you start trying to be happy, or satisfied with who you are, it wouldn’t matter what others think of you , and it wouldn’t matter if you fail achieving a goal, because you’ll be fine with or without it

I guess what I am trying to say is once you start treating yourself right and start loving who you are with all your mistakes and flaws, it wouldn’t matter if you don’t succeed, it wouldn’t matter what others think of you, and hell it wouldn’t matter if they judge you

But don’t get me wrong,

There is a difference between wanting to be a better person and being unsatisfied with yourself

wanting to be better is totally fine if you are happy with yourself, because if you fail, it wouldn’t get you to hate yourself, but it’ll make you stronger

and now I am going to end it with one of my fave quotes:

“love yourself first and everything else falls in line. you really have to love yourself to get anything done in this world” – Lucille Ball