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Reaching a bit of a halfway to 50 crisis.

(I'm not there yet LOL but close).

I don't think it's actually struck me just how fast time is really passing by. I'm slowly seeing invites to weddings, classmates/friends having children or planning on having a family, and...perhaps what was my biggest realization was that my parents certainly aren't getting any younger.

Admittedly it scares me. I'm a bit of a workaholic (that's a lie, I work a lot...and I know it), and I often forget just how fortunate I am. I have a decent job that I enjoy going to, and I'm very lucky that I have two parents who financially and emotionally support me (admittedly one more than the other, but I won't be picky today). I don't have to worry about my budget, and I have a pretty good living situation for someone my age. I can afford things that I want and most of all live comfortably.

I think honestly we're always forgetting to be grateful for the things we have. Lately, the news in the US has been rather depressing, and quite honestly...it feels like the world is falling apart. Killings, protests, police shootings, retaliation against law enforcement/police men, questioning of the justice system, and the possibility of a dictator rising to power in the US...it's all quite frightening. 2014 was one of the most feared years because it was the 'end of the world', but perhaps no one truly considered the world's greatest enemy--Humans. We're destroying the environment--global warming, anyone?--and already, we're tearing each other apart through racial bias, gender discrimination, violence, etc.

In the face of all this, obviously, the world isn't going to stop revolving for all this. Life must go on--we all must live, work at our jobs, pay the bills, feed hungry mouths...but gosh, it's just so sad seeing so much hate going on in the world.

"Hope. It is the only thing stronger than fear. A little hope is effective. A lot of hope is dangerous." -- Hunger Games.

If only we could have hope now. There's too much fear, and it's tearing the nation apart as we have a Hitler Jr. trying to take over one of the most powerful countries in the world.

But I'll continue to hope. It's the one thing that I can do.
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