I am sixteen years old.
I love to read. Some of my favorite authors are Khaled Hosseini, Jodi Picoult, and, of course, J. K. Rowling. I realize that at this point, my taste in literature lacks sophistication. I do enjoy reading novels such as Jane Eyre and Pride & Prejudice, if only for the vocabulary. I love words, and I love to write.
I am pro-choice and for gay marriage. I think it's absolutely ridiculous that we're even still debating the latter.
I am a vegetarian, and I plan to go vegan following high school. If you don't understand why and want to, watch this movie:
and watch this speech:
I think that our treatment of animals is despicable. I also think that most people in this world are decent enough that they would abstain from eating meat if they knew the whole truth. Yes, I understand the concept of the food chain and natural selection. However, nothing about factory farming is natural. Even if you disregard the unimaginable suffering that goes on, factory farming is a heinous industry in that it is one of the foremost causes of world hunger and environmental pollution.
Please don't be afraid to ask me about vegetarianism/ veganism. I love spitting out statistics!
I love music, but I don't have a lot of songs on my iPod by the same artists. I usually just pick up on these random indie/ alternative type songs and listen to them over and over again. I'm open to any artist, and there's no one band I swear by, although I love Garbage.
I love to exercise. I swim competitively and I work out a few hours a day. It's the best way I know how to feel good and healthy.
I hate assumptions. If you haven't been through something yourself, you have no place judging people who are in a difficult situation. Information is everything. Closing your eyes to something because it's painful means choosing to remain ignorant. If you are ignorant, you risk hurting people without ever knowing it. Ignorance may be bliss, but it is also selfish.
"The reasonable man adapts himself to the world; the unreasonable one persists in trying to adapt the world to himself. Therefore all progress depends on the unreasonable man." ~George Bernard Shaw