All posts tagged: myths

Nice Guys Don’t Always Finish Last

Originally posted on Rosie Culture:
“Nice guys finish last.” Why do I always hear that? There is some sort of stereotype in the world that says girls like to be treated like dirt, so they intentionally find the guys that are going to hurt them and ignore all of those wonderful ‘nice guys’ who are pining for them. First of all: no one in the world wants to be treated poorly. Not girls, not guys – at least, not on purpose. A girl won’t ignore you, not date you, or friendzone you just because you’re nice.  There are other factors involved such as: she doesn’t think you’re attractive, you act too much like a friend, you don’t have any sort of challenge or spark to you.  This isn’t personal – we’re all attracted to different types of people and you’re just not that person’s type. Of course we want someone who is going to be nice to us.  But we don’t want someone who reminds us of our brother. Protective is great, but family-like is not.…

Fright Night on October 31.

Originally posted on SHEU QUEN | THE RACONTEUR:
Pumpkins, bats, witches, cats… how are you celebrating Halloween this year? | Photo by Aventure Parc. In four days’ time, you will have the perfect reason to break out the candy bars, restock the chocolates and sweets and all manners of tasty treats in your kitchen. Not because it’s football season (although the Barclay’s Premier League 2015-2016 has already began), but because in four days’ time, on October 31st, it will be Halloween. Children will come knockin’ on your front doors, trickin’ and treatin’. Say, will children end up with diabetes and toothaches as they grow older, after having devoured all the candies they received on Halloween? I used to ask myself how did Halloween come into existence. I thought it was a publicity stunt by Hollywood or Disneyland. Making up stories to scare the kids into behaving themselves, that sort of thing. Parents are pretty good at doing that. Especially when they want you to eat your greens or brush your teeth before bedtime or adhere to…

Millennial Myths: Entitlement

Many members of older generations love to call millennials entitled. The reality is it’s not just millennials. We live in a country of entitlement. Obviously this doesn’t apply to everyone.  Entitlement extends beyond the work force. It is a syndrome that can be found amongst various issues (i.e. race, human rights, education, and even privacy). Privacy seems to be one of the highest problem areas. The issue ranges from high school students creating Instagram accounts to leak nude photos of their peers (a separate issue itself) to paparazzi legally stalking public figures. This epidemic has contributed to ignorance spreading across the country faster than the common cold in January. We have created a society that focuses more on information that doesn’t directly affect audiences (i.e. celebrity lives) instead of information that ultimately will (i.e. deals regarding oil). It seems as though this sense of entitlement to know about the personal lives of public figures has turned into a cultural obsession. For example, informing audiences that Tiger Woods’ car accident was due to the fact that his …