I AM
a voice
& nothing more
---solely based on TRUTH & REALITY.

(Kat)
is the label
to establish my existence,
but
what power is there
in a name to
define me or you?

There is none.

I spent my entire childhood wishing I was older.

Now I’m older & this shit sucks.

lollipops turn into cigarettes
the innocent ones turn into sluts
homework goes in the trash
detention becomes suspension 
mobile phones are used in class
soda becomes vodka
bikes become cars
kisses turn into sex

remember when getting high meant swinging at the playground?
when protection meant wearing a helmet?
when the worst thing you could get from boys were cooties?

dad’s shoulders were the highest place on earth,
and your mom was your hero?

race issues were who ran fastest.
the only drug you know of was cough medicine.
the most pain you felt was when you scraped your knees.
goodbyes were only until tomorrow.

we couldn’t even wait to grow up

now look whats happened.

or will it?

or will it?

we change, we grow up,
we fuck up, we love,
we hurt,
we’re young,
slowly, we’re still learning.

Two Kinds of Intelligence

               


One aquired, ever since a child
The other gained, experiences piled
Textbooks and schoolwork
Discovering your own look
Memorizing math facts
Realizing how people act
Verbs and nouns written down
Nothing compared to cities & towns
Documentaries on history
Finding me, I’m a mystery
Studying for daily tests, no rest
Livin’ as the undersog, strive to be the best
Reportcards and SAT’s
People judge, they think they know me
We got parents who nag
Love them haters that brag
Aimin’ for highest valedictorian
Spittin’ rhymes like a barbaric Shakespearean
Incessant reassuring of bubble filling
Apparent peer pressuring, thinking if I’m willing
Deluded by reality, always rationality
Questions of morality, clearly marked me insanity
Conformed by school society
Tryna keep sobreity
Education then graduation off to ivy-league administrations
Generation of transmoration, too much interpretation, yet keep my motivation
Two forms of intelligence
My knowledge grows to be immense
Always maintain common sense
Life is crazy, it gets intense.

You don’t have time to convince everybody to like you.
Your time is too great to fight battles that don’t matter.
If someone doesn’t praise you, they don’t matter.

If someone leaves you, you didn’t need them.
I love loyal people,
I love the ones that I know will accept me through every decision I make.

When you realize that you can’t please everybody,
you’re going to see new seasons of growth, new opportunities,
& God will take you to new places that you’ve never even dreamed of.

Your destiny is too great to be wasted
on other people who won’t accept you.

(Source: geraldinee, via reali-tea-leaves)

NOSCE TE IPSUMknow thyself


Self-knowledge is everything. It is the beginning of self-improvement. It gives you the capacity to learn from mistakes and grow as a person.

However, it can also be painful.(not the tattoo)People tend to disregard their true selves due to flaws and imperfections. People prefer the pleasures of illusion        (i.e. plastic surgery, outlandish brand name clothing, caked on makeup, etc) 
Igornance of ourselves disguises the true beauty and the individual uniqueness we are born with.
Most people don’t want to lose their illusions about themselves, but self-examination is necessary despite the painful truths we may encounter.
Without withstanding self-mortification, there can be no illuminating self-knowledge.
The fear of ourselves will make us a stronger as a person as long as we are willing to accept and identify our strengths and weaknesses.
Honest criticism is hard to take, but how else are we going to grow the fuck up?

"Being happy does not mean everything is perfect. 
Happiness is being able to look beyond the imperfections.”

NOSCE TE IPSUM
know thyself

Self-knowledge is everything. It is the beginning of self-improvement.
It gives you the capacity to learn from mistakes and grow as a person.


However, it can also be painful.
(not the tattoo)

People tend to disregard their true selves due to flaws and imperfections. People prefer the pleasures of illusion 
       (i.e. plastic surgery, outlandish brand name clothing, caked on makeup, etc) 

Igornance of ourselves disguises the true beauty and the individual uniqueness we are born with.


Most people don’t want to lose their illusions about themselves, but self-examination is necessary despite the painful truths we may encounter.

Without withstanding self-mortification, there can be no illuminating self-knowledge.


The fear of ourselves will make us a stronger as a person as long as we are willing to accept and identify our strengths and weaknesses.

Honest criticism is hard to take, but how else are we going to grow the fuck up?

"Being happy does not mean everything is perfect. 

Happiness is being able to look beyond the imperfections.”

Live a little, life is as serious as we make it.

"Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit."
Norman Mailer

Live a little
life is as serious as we make it.

"Every moment of one’s existence one is growing into more or retreating into less. One is always living a little more or dying a little bit."

Norman Mailer

I’ve learned a lot these past few yearsThrough my fake smiles and unseen tearsThat friends sometimes aren’t foreverthat true love doesn’t always lastAnd happy memories stay with youbut those happy moments go by fastWords can cut deeper than any swordLeaving you with somethingThat no man could replace or ever affordSometimes things happen,Sometimes your heart will breakThough to feel real happiness this is what’s at stakeIn order to have the comfort of heavenand your story to live to tellYou must also experience the hate-filled life of hellRemember … There will always be someone thereSomeone that honestly does careA person can leave your lifeLeave you alone with your worries and strifeBut like pain, the love you once felt cannot from your body departbut only may enter your heartDon’t worry someday it will all get betterYour mornings will grow joyful with someone to loveAnd you’ll have the kind of life you thought you could only dream ofI’ve been there before with my head in my handsBelieving there’s no way anyone could ever understandBut they do … trying everything they can to help youStill you sit there unknowing and blindTo what soon you’ll be glad to find.

I’ve learned a lot these past few years
Through my fake smiles and unseen tears
That friends sometimes aren’t forever
that true love doesn’t always last
And happy memories stay with you
but those happy moments go by fast

Words can cut deeper than any sword
Leaving you with something
That no man could replace or ever afford
Sometimes things happen,
Sometimes your heart will break
Though to feel real happiness this is what’s at stake
In order to have the comfort of heaven
and your story to live to tell
You must also experience the hate-filled life of hell

Remember … There will always be someone there
Someone that honestly does care
A person can leave your life
Leave you alone with your worries and strife
But like pain, the love you once felt cannot from your body depart
but only may enter your heart

Don’t worry someday it will all get better
Your mornings will grow joyful with someone to love
And you’ll have the kind of life you thought you could only dream of

I’ve been there before with my head in my hands
Believing there’s no way anyone could ever understand
But they do … trying everything they can to help you
Still you sit there unknowing and blind
To what soon you’ll be glad to find.


(via likeneelyohara)

Don’t grow up too fastbecause before you know it, you’re all grown upand you don’t know where all your youth went.

(via likeneelyohara)

Don’t grow up too fast
because before you know it,
you’re all grown up
and you don’t know where all your youth went.

Pain is part of life.
To live life and assure we are still alive, it is a neccessity to undergo every emotion whether it is exhilarating, heart wrenching, painful, joyful, negative or positive.
In order for growth, we must go threw the most uncomfortable situations.
To know a feeling, we must be forced into a situation tobe able to understand the depth of the feeling.
To understand each emotion we gain self-knowledge.
Through self-knowledge, we become aware of the situation we are in.The more we are placed in a situation with that particular feelingthe better we learnt to cope with our lives and ourselves.
As many things can be proven to be impossible,there is one thing that with always never be possible—& that is to run, hide and successfully get away…
We may train ourselves to ignore situations and try to cover our true feelings but the more and more we do,the more we continue to suffer.
Until we are able to let go and be able to feel that emotion we’ve been forever distancing ourselves away from,only then, will we be able to move forward.
Honesty with ourselves and our lives will set us free from burden, resentments, and pain.

"No man who is not himself honest can be free—he is his own trap.”
L. Ron Hubbard

As uncomfortable as we may beand resistant as we are
It is neccessary for personal growth.It is an essential part of life.It is mandatory to move forward.

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage

Pain is part of life.

To live life and assure we are still alive,
it is a neccessity to undergo every emotion whether it is exhilarating, heart wrenching, painful, joyful, negative or positive.

In order for growth, we must go threw the most uncomfortable situations.

To know a feeling, we must be forced into a situation to
be able to understand the depth of the feeling.

To understand each emotion we gain self-knowledge.

Through self-knowledge, we become aware of the situation we are in.
The more we are placed in a situation with that particular feeling
the better we learnt to cope with our lives and ourselves.

As many things can be proven to be impossible,
there is one thing that with always never be possible—
& that is to run, hide and successfully get away…

We may train ourselves to ignore situations and
try to cover our true feelings
but the more and more we do,
the more we continue to suffer.

Until we are able to let go
and be able to feel that emotion
we’ve been forever distancing ourselves away from,
only then, will we be able to move forward.

Honesty with ourselves and our lives
will set us free from burden, resentments, and pain.

"No man who is not himself honest can be free—he is his own trap.”

L. Ron Hubbard

As uncomfortable as we may be
and resistant as we are

It is neccessary for personal growth.
It is an essential part of life.
It is mandatory to move forward.

The secret of happiness is freedom. The secret of freedom is courage

Light in Tragedy

Behind each face is a hidden world no one can see

A place in which one is trapped and cannot flee

It is dark and cold

Full of hate and hurt we continue to hold

Kept inside, always wanting to die

In a corner to sit and cry

The demons will haunt us if we remain afraid

Sitting in silence, the pain will not fade

Trust your tragedy will strengthen your soul

Face the truth and regain control

Through life experience we shall grow

But keep in mind, it is necessary to go through sorrow and woe

Age is just a number

You’re as old as you feel despite the grays on your head or wrinkles on your face.

There is no age requirement for an opinion
nor is there a limit for intellectual insight.

It is a label we use in society to stereotype a person of their level of maturity and understanding of life.

Age does not define a person nor to looks or first impressions
A person’s intellect and persona could be distinguished by personality, perspective or life experiences.

  

Many people tend to misjudge people, for example, the youth.
Adolescents may be immature, wild and rebellious
but the shenanigans we encounter can teach us life lessons and mold us into the people we will become.

Trust me, I would know.

Modern day generations are developing quicker than ever before.
Acting an older age seems to be the new trend amongst youngsters (12 and under) and trying new things at such young ages, creating a more corrupt yet “grown up” society. (i.e. sex, drugs, alcohol, relationships, parties, etc.)

Back to the topic, don’t be quick to judge a young-in based on age
because when’s the last time you met a middle-aged man who acted like he was 12 ? Or another instance in which you met a seemingly innocent teenage girl who, in actuality, acted like she was 25 and had a drug problem?

Makes you think twice about people now huh?

It’s kind of like the old saying "don’t judge a book by its cover".

Especially in the fast pace and rapidly changing world we live in today,
openmindedness is key.
You never know what to expect.

"Growing old is mandatory; growing up is optional.  "

Chili Davis

There are no accidents in LIFE,
only life in the making and growth at work.

There are no accidents in LIFE,

only life in the making and growth at work.
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