Hmm, I haven’t written in a while. Writer’s block I guess. I just can’t think of anything. Oh sure, there’s controversial topics to write about, but what’s the fun in that? As if they haven’t been written about a thousand times over. I’d like to write my own story, but I can NOT picture myself doing that with the, uh, “experience’” that I have. I guess I could write about myself. Yeah, that seems like a good idea.
Okay, my name’s Kade. I’m fourteen, and live in North Carolina. But I’m about as far from redneck as it gets. I prefer PS3 football to playing it, but watching it is a damn good time-waster. I live in my own mind, know about the real world but I’m more than reluctant to actually live in it. A few adults have told me that I’m a hell of a lot more mature than some people their age, which I guess is as much of a bad quality as it is a good one (Oh, and if you’re wondering why I’m cussing here and there, it’s because that’s how I talk. That precaution at the beginning was there for a reason, jackass). Like I said, I’m way too mature sometimes. I could go on about it but we’d be here for days, so I’ll spare you the time. I’ve also been told that I’m pretty intelligent, which doesn’t pair too well with my severe laziness (Yes, I consider laziness a sickness, a disorder at least). I’m honest, almost to the point of brutality. You ask me a question and you can be damn sure I’m gonna give my honest answer and opinion. Oh, and I’m pretty opinionated, especially with controversial topics. I support civil rights completely, think anyone who doesn’t is an asshole, but I tell them it’s their opinion. I can remember things that I learned YEARS ago, but I’ll forget to change the trash or wash the dishes the moment my dad tells me to do so. Woo, damn, I’m going hard and I’m not even halfway through with what I want to write.
I’ll finish talking about myself later. Now I’m getting into what I really want to talk about, which I decided on about halfway through the paragraph above, which is opinions. What’s the answer to everything? (42) What’s my word on evolution? What should we do about school shootings? What do I think about abortion? Playstation or Xbox? (Playstation, obviously). What I say to that is, it’s your opinion. Your word is the law in your head. I’m not saying that everyone looks to me for my word, which they don’t, I’m just saying that enough people ask me what I think about everything for me to have to say that my thoughts do not matter. “But Kade,” They ask, “Do you not want to have a voice in the world? Do you not want your thoughts to be heard?” Not if people use what I say to backup what they’re saying. I don’t even need to say an example of what I’m saying. We’ve all had someone ask us something about an argument they’re having with someone, and whatever side your answer appeals to says “See?”. It annoys me to the point of having to write half a goddamn paper about it! Now, if we’re arguing about facts, then it’s different. One side will always be right when arguing about facts, and your word is meaningless unless it’s correct, whether it be about who was the vice-president under Franklin Pierce (who the fuck cares about that anyway?), or what someone had for breakfast that morning (I swear it was pancakes!). And music. Let whatever deity is real help me when someone asks me what music I like. Again your opinion. Some of my friends are the biggest hypocrites when it comes to opinions, music being the biggest thing. They’re the type of people who, like me, think that your opinion is your opinion and you’re entitled to it, but when I say that I don’t like Blink 182 or Green Day they call me a tasteless douchebag. So what if I prefer rap to rock? My opinion. Deal with it or go the hell away.
I said something a few lines back that I feel like needs to be addressed so I don’t get ten comments saying that I need Jesus. Religion. Yet another controversial topic that a lot of people don’t know how to accept when others have a different viewpoint on it (And I realize that I said I wouldn’t talk about a controversial topic, but eh, screw it). Now, I know a lot of people are gonna say that religion is not an opinion, but a set-in-stone fact. Now, I’m Atheist, and I have put a lot of thought into it. I, like the (probable) majority of you, was born into Christianity, and I had no reason to doubt it. But when I was 8 or 9, my uncle gave me a book on how the world was formed, which stated that The Big Bang is what happened. The book never said anything to doubt Christianity, but it did plant doubt in my mind, which grew into, you guessed it, me turning Atheists. Some would probably argue that had that book not been given to me I wouldn’t have the viewpoints I have today, and I think they’re right. I don’t think that fate is set in stone, and you make your own path. But that’s not relevant. So, to me, religion is an opinion… Sort of. If you ask anyone what their opinion on religion is, they’ll probably say they have no doubt about it. So I’m gonna ask everyone reading this a question: If you have no doubt about your religion, and a Hindu has no doubt, who’s correct? Both sides would probably say themselves, and they have no reason not to. Now, I’m gonna ask another question: Were you born into your faith? Since you can’t, you know, actually respond right now I’m just going to go ahead and assume that the strong majority of you said yes. One final question: What if you were born into a completely different faith? Christian to Hindu, Jewish to Buddhist, so on and so forth. If you were born into a different faith altogether, would you still believe that your current beliefs are positive? Probably not, unless you convert. Now, if you’re still reading and didn’t just write an angry comment and storm off to clutch your cross and pray, I want you to think about what I’m about to say. Is religion still a fact? Like I said, it’s a sorta-kinda opinion. “Kade,” You might be saying, “If that’s what you think, then why have you not said YOUR views?” Well, voice in my head, I was about to do just that. Like I said, I’m Atheist. That should mean that I believe that there’s no deity whatsoever and I can explain everything with some different reason, which I almost can (Fun fact: the actual definition of Atheism has nothing to do with evolution). But I never said that I didn’t believe in a deity. Here’s my beliefs. I think that evolution formed the world and everything that we’ve come to know and love (Even, *sigh* One Direction). I don’t think that a deity had anything to do with it. Notice that I keep saying “think”. That’s because, even with all the proof that I’ve been given, I can’t honestly be sure that a god didn’t form the universe by means of evolution. I guess you could place me more in Agnosticism than anything.
Okay, kinda tapped out on that subject for now. By the way, whoever reviews this, don’t tell me about all my errors, such as me saying “kinda” rather than “kind of”. I do it on purpose. When I write, I try to put my voice into it so it doesn’t feel like I’m a boring American Lit teacher giving a lecture. I write how I talk.
Okay, now what to write about? I guess I could stop here and just be done with it, go out on a high note, start a flame war in the comments, let people get pissed off over one guy having his own opinions. I’m just gonna do that. You know what? When I started this I had no intention of writing my own novel, but I’m starting to want to do just that. So be on the lookout for that, I guess.
When you’re reviewing, because you know you want to, tell me what a good subject to write about would be, and if you’d like to see more works in an opinion format like this one.
P.S. If I offended anyone in anyway, please don't take it like that anymore, as it was never my intention to do so. This is just the way I talk and the way I think, which is usually sarcasm and rude humor.