What big eyes you have...let me eat you

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What big eyes you have...let me eat you!
A familiar story? Red Riding Hood, yes. What I am referring to however is Foster the People's latest music video to their hit song 'Best Friend'. The video tells the tale of a new-to-the-business supermodel trying to make her way in the world of modelling. She envies other models around her, and is granted the power to eat these poor girls in order to steal the feature she desires from them...for example, big eyes. By the end of the video, the poor girl looks horrific and ends up making a fool of herself and throwing up on the catwalk. Needless to say that was the end of her career.
Despite the upbeat tune and postmodern video to accompany it, the song actually carries a very relevant deeper meaning that is completely topical in the era that we are living. The basic message of the song? Be yourself. And as simple as this message is, it's so so important to live by. Nowadays, young teenagers- mainly girls, but boys too- are constantly comparing themselves to perfectly photo shopped models, leading to ,sometimes, very serious consequences- as the video portrays.
The poor girl was beautiful enough to be a model, and yet still felt she had to eat other people to be perfect. How crazy is that? But again, lets look into the deeper meaning. Even people society deem to be 'perfect' have insecurity issues. Everyone has flaws, whether everyone else notices them or not. People think that perfection is a goal they can reach- it is not. Know why? It's because there is no one solid definition of perfection. Corny but true that 'you may not know it but you are already someones idea of perfect'. One day, you will find people, be it friends or a partner, who loves you for exactly who you are, flaws and all. When you too can learn to accept your flaws and love yourself, only then will you truly be happy. Until then though, chin up. If you ever feel down about yourself just remember it could always be worse- you could be eating other people to make yourself feel better.
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Florence Grace
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When life hands you lemons, pour a shot of tequila

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Life is not always easy. In fact, it's rarely easy. It's common knowledge that as soon as things in your life start to look up, bad fortune creeps up on you when you least expect it too and ruins some other part of your life. Right now, things are looking up for me greatly. Whilst trying to kickstart my career in journalism/radio presenting, I have found myself stumbling upon the opportunity to cohost a local radio show once a week, permanently. Obviously I am thrilled with this opportunity- it's an excellent way to get my foot on the first rung of the ladder that leads it's way up to my dream job (a radio 1 dj...more on that later).
  I've also been trying to get myself in shape. Being on a 4 month summer break from school has not been healthy. In fact, it has consisted mostly of sleeping, eating and drinking (the alcoholic kind of beverage of course...damn those empty calories!). My main source of exercise has been Jillian Michaels 30 Day Shred, and let me tell you it has been amazing- I would definitely recommend it. I lost 11 pounds in 10 days! So the health aspect of my life is also improving.
So understandably, with many aspects of my life looking up, the daunting date 14th August is looming over my head. Results day. One sheet of paper with a few letters and numbers scattered across one side of it, ultimately controlling my future. With my future career looking up and my health and fitness looking up, I can't help but feel that my results day will be the area of my life that bad fortune decides to play with. Obviously regarding my exams and results, whats done is done. So, on the 14th of August when I open that piece of paper... if life hands me lemons, I shall pour a steady shot of tequila! In fact, even if it all goes okay, a shot of tequila may be consumed anyway! I'll keep my fingers and toes crossed, and keep you all updated!
Love from,
Florence Grace
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