Greed, Money, and The Selfish

June 23, 2010
By Sliva23 BRONZE, Melbourne, Other
Sliva23 BRONZE, Melbourne, Other
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Favorite Quote:
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.


I splashed ice cold water on my pale face. I looked up, staring at myself in the mirror and watched as my $5 eyeliner dripped down my face. For some reason I wanted to look good today. I wanted for once to be noticed but I realised something when I got home after school. I was being like those snobby little brats from school. It was something that I never wanted to be. And the most stupidest thing was that they spent $30 just for eyeliner and $100 just for a leather jacket when there was an exact one for $20.
Girls like that pissed me off. Just because they had money didn’t mean they had to use to for pointless material objects. I have money but do you see me buying a $500 bag from Guess! No, I like being different and having my own style. I shop at op shops and indie stores in the city. I may look weird to you but I look like myself to me. When I look at you I only see an outfit that’s from a fashion magazine.
Maybe for once we can use that money on helping people that don’t have the best of everything. For once I want to see my school do something for people in need and not for themselves.
Be different because you have something that people would love to see in you!



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Sliva23 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 4 2010 at 8:36 am
Sliva23 BRONZE, Melbourne, Other
3 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.

hahah....good for u....im the same...i dont spend alot on makeup :)

Sliva23 BRONZE said...
on Jul. 4 2010 at 8:35 am
Sliva23 BRONZE, Melbourne, Other
3 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.

aww thanks soo much...means alot to me

on Jul. 3 2010 at 7:39 pm
Someone_Who_Is_Loved GOLD, Mount Forest, Other
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Favorite Quote:
This quote is one I made up.....
"You can't climb a mountian without a harness." It means that you can't go where you want to get in life without the help of your friends or family.

LOVE this!!!!! So good. I really like the beginning and about the eyeliner. You painted a picture in my head. Keep writing!!!! :)

on Jul. 3 2010 at 6:20 pm
Heathurrlovesyouu SILVER, Morristown, Tennessee
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Favorite Quote:
"Nothing of me is original, I am the combined effort of everyone I have ever known." -Invisible Monsters

I really like this. I used to TRY to be the thirty dollar eyeliner girl, I now am a proud walmart shopper. :)

on Jul. 2 2010 at 10:05 am
HeatherBee BRONZE, I Live In, Texas
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Favorite Quote:
Go on and try to tear me down. I will be rising from the ground, like a skyscraper

Love is louder than the pressure to be perfect

great article!!!! i completely agree 100%!! its all so very true...and yepp, we do need to spend money on more important things *nods* good jobb

Sliva23 BRONZE said...
on Jun. 29 2010 at 1:38 am
Sliva23 BRONZE, Melbourne, Other
3 articles 0 photos 58 comments

Favorite Quote:
Love to faults is always blind, always is to joy inclined. Lawless, winged, and unconfined, and breaks all chains from every mind.

thanks for commenting. and i would also say that alot of the girls and boys in my school seem to hate community services and i have tryed to make the school help out.

on Jun. 27 2010 at 2:44 pm
AnneOnnimous BRONZE, Peterborough Ontario, Other
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Favorite Quote:
"Saying 'I notice you're a nerd' is like saying, 'Hey, I notice that you'd rather be intelligent than be stupid, that you'd rather be thoughtful than be vapid, that you believe that there are things that matter more than the arrest record of Lindsay Lohan. Why is that?' In fact, it seems to me that most contemporary insults are pretty lame. Even 'lame' is kind of lame. Saying 'You're lame' is like saying 'You walk with a limp.' Yeah, whatever, so does 50 Cent, and he's done all right for himself."
— John Green

I agree with your message, because a lot of things in the modern world are pointless and wasteful considering how little others have. But I also think that you shouldn't bash people just for having nice clothes and nice makeup. As Threefiddy said, their parents or they earned the money to pay for that, and they should be allowed to do whatever they want with this money they earned (as long as it's legal). Also, just because you don't know the difference between $30 and $5 eyeliner, doesn't mean that there isn't a difference. There most definitely is, and just because you don't value the quality of a $500 guess bag (they never are that expensive, by the way), that doesn't mean that others shouldn't value that.

on Jun. 27 2010 at 4:07 am
Treefiddy BRONZE, Tarzana, California
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Or maybe it could start with you doing something rather than demanding that others spend their time and money. I doubt the worst thing somebody could do is producing goods and services that we want.

If the only reason you don't like them is because they spend a lot of money, that seems pretty elitest. They or their parents (probably their parents) earned that money, they should be able to spend the product of their labor as they want.



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