Late at Night

There's something about late nights that gets my mind really going. Could be about anything. The future. The past. Why I never seem to be quite satisfied with my hair color. I know I'm not the only one who has the same problem.

Right now all I can think about is am I the person I want to be the rest of my life? Do I want to continue all of my habits? Do I want to continue gaining weight? What about the after effects of everything? If the choices I make right now determine where I will end up then would I be comfortable with that?

So what did I do? Obviously, started a blog. Deleted my Facebook and Twitter account. Shocking for a teen, I know. Something about them just seems so petty. Personally, I'm sick of everything been to shallow. Not just looks but in all aspects. I'm over it. I don't care if you liked a picture of a Latino because you're one. I understand that you're Latino; I don't need the update.

Or all the Christian photos. It's never the status or tweet you see. People only 'like' or 'retweet' religious photos (or whatever) because they want to show all, no matter how much pot they smoke, they love god.

I don't want to be a part of that you see. I don't want to be another forgotten teen bitching about my life for anyone with a computer to see. Who cares?!

That is why from now on I will be devoting my life to things that actually matter. Whether it's a small or big gesture, I will do anything I can to make a change.

If anyone reads this...I hope they feel the same way. We need less mindless teens and more innovative individuals.

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Comments (60)

  1. brainstormer

    So, you are smarter than the average teen, ay? Good for you. No need to join the Fbook mob. Good point about all the Liking.

    August 13, 2012
  2. deepthought1987

    now how many teens actually do think your way? good ‘eye-opener’ indeed

    October 06, 2012
  3. keepitreal

    wow..i feel the same exact way! you and I seem very much alike…

    August 08, 2013
  4. lexipollock

    Amen to that, I recently just deleted my facebook as well in hopes to broaden my outlook on life, jump out of the “norm”, and be free to be myself. It actually feels amazing! Kudos to you, you figured it out at a great time!

    August 10, 2013
    1. asafeplace2fall

      Couldn’t have said it better myself. I’ve felt the same way you do, lately. I just made some changes today. Much needed changes. Your post really resonates with me. Especially the part about being free to be yourself.

      November 01, 2016
  5. blueeyedgirl97

    Very Well said. It was a great eye opener to me, and I’m sure many others out there.

    August 13, 2013
    1. kat-rg22

      true that i agree with u

      December 02, 2015
  6. bananako4649

    I agree with you! I felt same way.

    August 15, 2013
  7. valeriecreel

    I just wish they would get rid of the likes.You make a great point.

    August 22, 2013
  8. trapped-in-infinity

    are we twins? i literally just wrote a similar post.

    August 24, 2013
  9. lilitu

    This isn’t so different from the way adults conduct themselves online. I see the same thing, people sharing pictures of jesus, liking things thinking it will make a difference (lol) using facebook as a platform to feed the ego. Look what I have, look how much my boyfriend loves me, zomg. I feel sometimes when people go out of their way to share how happy they are, that they’re trying to convince themselves more than they are others. It comes off very insecure.

    I admire that you want to dedicate your time and energy to things that matter. I’m sure it will be much more rewarding for you too. You’re lucky that you’ve realized this as a teen, unfortunately some of us weren’t able to see the ‘bigger picture’ until mid 20’s, some later, and still others never.

    September 09, 2013
  10. fixedandcrazy

    This is amazing. Period.

    September 17, 2013
  11. forwhatitsworth831

    Very well said I love this there needs too be more teens with your mind set

    September 21, 2013
  12. christineiswriting

    I’m also a teen. I deleted my facebook last November and kept it that way until May. I got a new one and honestly yes, in some aspects it broadens you. However, socially, I feel that it confined me. (Although I also hadnt been at school for 3 months for medical reasons). So, in my eyes, Facebook is good for what you choose to make of it. I choose to make it a place to connect with others. UNfortunately, MANY people, not just teens, choose to use Facebook in distasteful ways, and ways that will slowly ruin our society. Good choice on your part to delete it, however I would remember that Facebook is what you make of it — you can get some good from it. It does come with the bad though, from experience.

    October 02, 2013
  13. angelicadarkness

    I think it is dilerium. I get creative and hyper alert

    October 28, 2013
  14. nellybelly

    just wrote my first blog and this is the first one I read after posting it, and very happy that is it. Your outlook is very much like my own and glad to see there are a lot more people out there that feel the same! well done

    November 01, 2013
  15. eliseg

    Interesting, I recently did the same thing (the whole getting rid of Facebook and turning my focuses to things that matter). It was completely random, too; I still don’t know what caused this change. However, I’m not a teen anymore, so kudos to you for being beyond your years! You’re dead on, we need more critical thinkers in today’s day and age and its refreshing to hear from you. Keep it up!

    November 05, 2013
  16. rapunzel

    There are many lies in the world but only one truth when you figure out the truth people think your the crazy one but that is why few are chosen when many are called. The bible as a book was in my opinion very well thought out. This quote Applies " forgive then father for the know not what they do." If you know better then forgive those who do not for they know not. That’s always helped me deal with the shallow

    November 09, 2013
  17. joyinthemorning27

    This shows that you have some depth and character to your personality. Nothing wrong with that.

    November 15, 2013
  18. somewheresouth_ofheaven

    i relate alot to this post, and it takes alot of strength to do what you’re doing! It’s actually liberating knowing that there are real people like you out there, that care more for the world then facebook.

    December 12, 2013
  19. faridaelmasry

    i perfectly understand your situation , cuz i just did the same exact thing i guess i need to appreciate time instead of wasting it on stupid meaningless stuff

    February 28, 2014
  20. familyisforever

    I agree with you, I have not gone as far as deleting my social media sites (Mainly because I have a very large family and that is how we all stay connected), but I have stopped using them as much. I am now much more productive. I have more time to clean my house, play with my soon to be stepdaughter, and spend time with my fiance. Along with working three jobs, preparing to move, and planning our wedding. I have tried to get this through to my fiance who although works very hard at a full-time job, can never find time to do anything and I tell him it is because he is on his phone too often. It is amazing how your perspectives can fall into place when you stop and look around you, realize that this is YOUR life and there is nothing on facebook or twitter that really needs that much of your attention. Like why would I care if you took your pet to get a haircut today? Or why would I care that you got “soooo wasted” last night? I have bigger and better things to do with my life, than worry, or for that matter even look at what those people have to say. Good post. Glad there is someone out there other than myself who is younger and sees the bigger picture in life. Props

    March 05, 2014
  21. curlygirly003

    Thankyou for your post. i just joined this blogging website, and im already pleased wit hwhat ive seen, especially your post. I totally agree with you, we need more individuals who need to focus on the important things in life, rather than the teen that checks up on their fb every five minutes to see if they got a new notification. So thanks again, good to see that there are still teens in this world that are smart and have values and goals

    March 10, 2014
  22. danachamplain

    Thank Goodness! Someone who thinks just like me!

    March 21, 2014
  23. iamreallyuseless

    I’m close to being a teen and I agree SOOO mucht realize that their life is too short to pull everyone else into the god damned black hole that holds the contents of their crappy lives. Like, who cares?

    March 24, 2014
  24. lilpistachio

    Yeah Facebook is pretty useless. I only keep mine to keep up with student organizations.

    March 31, 2014
  25. freshwaterpearls

    I’m on plurk now bc Twitter is getting to be a wee bit elitist. :|

    April 16, 2014
  26. donutopen

    Social networking sites = unnecessary stress. Good job growing up

    May 07, 2014
  27. shesprettyfreakinamazing

    facebook is so over-rated

    June 05, 2014
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  29. krazykaylan

    I’m 15 years old, and I feel the same way you do. I get sick and tired of logging onto my facebook and seeing pictures of half naked girls and twerking videos. I get tired of hearing about who did what and who. i get tired of seeing guys with their pants low. I wanna see a difference. I actually just wrote a piece on that today. I love seeing that there are other teens out there that realize this. Thank you for this piece!!

    July 27, 2014
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  31. ellenbrooke

    My suggestion from an “old” person….live for compassion, compassion is the most powerful of all emotion. Love is powerful, hate has even more strength…but compassion is the only emotion powerful enough to change the minds of whole peoples and cultures and move mountains (quite literally). Adopting the practice of compassion to everyone, even our enemies, has the ability to change peoples opinions and suddenly a ripple effect has begun. Compassion is the only true path to freedom and enlightenment. May your journey be blessed, my friend

    September 23, 2014
  32. ognonamis

    I myself have not deleted my facebook but have thought about it many times. the only reason i keep it is to stay in touch with a few friends and with family. i have gone as far as not using it for months at a time just because of the drama that has plagued facebook. We DO need more innovative individuals. you are right about that.

    February 23, 2015
  33. mentalmasturbation

    Thank you for writing this. You Rock. I"m not a teen, but I did the same thing. I was tired of hearing about everyone’s agendas.

    March 14, 2015
  34. allthingslostandluminous

    This is really something to look upon, I’m kinda the same I don’t have facebook but I know many who do and if I asked them to delete their account they’d be horrified

    March 15, 2015
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    April 12, 2015
  36. bloggysnote

    That is so deep for a teen, but that is also a good thinking for a teen.

    April 17, 2015
  37. theblogger

    Very nice post! I agree everything you said.

    April 24, 2015
  38. deadoralivex

    I think about deleting my accounts too, but sometimes I get bad anxiety when left alone. Not that my life is completely on my Facebook and Instagram and what not… but I just think sometimes I need some company. I have been thinking about deleting Facebook and Instagram and keeping my Kik to have some people to talk to, but even then, I don’t know if I should. I’m not much for the internet, but I’m all for having friends, company, and someone who can give me good advice; sadly I don’t have that. So how did you do that? And how well are you doing without those sites? I would like to know so I have an idea on what to do.

    May 11, 2015
  39. thetruthfromsam

    That’s very deep.

    June 03, 2015
  40. freebirdcarissa

    I like this post alot. There are many times i have come to the same conclusions in my life. It refreshing out there to have someone feel somewhat the same

    June 13, 2015
  41. leonad

    ha i always thought fb/tweeter were for-teens

    June 13, 2015
  42. shattered

    It is so refreshing to read this from a teen, you are so ahead of the game. You seem to have a good head on your shoulders and I know you will accomplish anything you put your heart and mind to.

    July 02, 2015
  43. lizzy-gee

    100% agree don’t be a follower just do you

    July 13, 2015
  44. thelostsoul

    I couldn’t agree more!

    August 05, 2015
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  46. zzla

    I deleted my Facebook and other social accounts today aswell . I’m a mother of two who would rather express my thoughts on her to help others in my situation not feel alone ! Not post photos of what I ate to day for every 1 to see. I’m also new to this with my very first post complete ! Good on you wish you well !

    September 02, 2015
  47. fightingme

    That’s life always keeps you thinking.. sucks at times

    September 22, 2015
  48. myviewmine

    Quite alright! Life is bitter/sweet, but more sweet when you take a moment to wonder “how did He make
    your knees”, not until they start showing aging signs.

    October 01, 2015
  49. lonelygirl88

    Wow, I agree completely.

    November 26, 2015
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  52. crimsonglory

    yup, understand you completely. People totally waste too much time on social media. However, in fairness it’s also a tool. Some people use to try to establish a social status - to which you just want to gag. :P I say keep it real. I’ve made other past attempts at blogging. But it’s like a New Year’s resolution diet – couldn’t stick to it. haha. Anyway, have a good one!

    January 02, 2016
  53. lalanicole
    I enjoy the fact that your doing something to make a change, but what you post isn’t what makes a person shallow. they do that on their own. Shallow is a relative term; to a giant the ocean is shallow. Let me state I do agree with you. But. What is shallow to you might be what others do to assure the world they aren’t shallow. If you’d like an elaboration i’d be more than pleased to explain, but as of now I have a book to continue reading. Vi ses senere!

    January 06, 2016
  54. fadedpassion

    you’re amazing. I hope you know that. Like honestly you just made my year. That may seem word but I have never known anyone to put the words that are running around in my head into a sentence. Into something that makes sense.

    January 08, 2016
  55. shecallsmebluu

    It is refreshing to see that atleast one teen out there sees that social media is shallow and that I believe it is tearing down our youth. I hope that you achieve or reach whatever goal it is that you are aiming for

    January 28, 2016
  56. existentialequipment

    I think whatever you want to do is best and you can change your mind about anything as many times as you want because we change as we grow. Growing isn’t easy. It takes courage and will. Sending you good vibes from California

    February 28, 2016
  57. lifegivingword

    I went MIA from Facebook over a year ago and do not miss it at all. This blog is a new experience for me. I wanted an outlet for my thoughts. Nice to meet all of you who are still communicating through this blog. Have a great day.

    May 17, 2016
  58. bbyblondie

    to tell you the truth your talking to a lot of people that’s going through this, no matter how old you are. you just gatta stay positive and think about what you really want and follow that goal(: youll get there

    June 09, 2016
  59. ginger100

    Amen to that! You got a great head on your shoulders. Wish all teens could take this kind of thinking and put it to use in their own life. Applauding and smiling!! Keep it up. Proud of you.

    July 07, 2016
  60. cocalua

    This goes for all of you

    Life changer!

    August 24, 2016
  61. thunking

    i prefer the night… i have a theory that we are all connected to the extent of effecting each other without even communicating or being in the same room. As the time ticks by more and more people sleep and its almost like you can feel the bother of others minds going else where for a second.
    try this when the world starts waking up can you feel the feelings through the air of “i gotta go to work”
    that unmotivated feeling of the grind.
    yet when its sleep time the feeling of relax.
    i think we all effect each other more than not.

    October 20, 2016
  62. xandercox

    I’m new here and I’m glad this is the very first post I stumbled upon. I totally agree with you that us teens need to look more on not the materialistic aspects such as on social medias where it’s all about who has fancy cars,clothes or jewelry and physical appearances like who has ass, body and people would go to the extremes to try to fit in today’s society of what ‘beauty’ is. Popular celebrities that mostly young females look up to are responsible for this. Example Kylie Jenner all her snapchat and Instagram is about her body, cars, house, shoes, clothes, fake ass, fake lips, her face in more than half of the snaps moving her face around being 100% vain and it just aches me I had to delete her. How could someone like her for example use her fame to be narscasistic and just focus on the outward appearance. I mean just like fuck do you have to care how your face is for once and just be natural and do some good. Go out and help kids at orphanages or wherever go out and talk to these teen girls go out and show people a personality that’s inside you that everyone could be inspired by. I know I maybe rambling on about a celebrity who I don’t know that well which is pointless but the fact that she’s so popular for her name and outward appearance it annoys me so much because from what I can tell from the episodes I watched of her and her social medias even on YouTube people met her and say she’s very stuck up and I don’t understand how society worships someone like that. Where is her personality or skills? Anyways my point is social medias are bullshit although I still have it to keep me entertained to a certain point. Be productive in society. Go out fight for your dreams and see what change you can bring to the world even if it’s something small as helping your mom and friends. Be that good person that contributes to society and stay grounded. Be humble and don’t let anything stop you from living life.

    April 08, 2017
  63. nicegirl5

    i have the same problem,new_thinker. i understand,sometimes i don’t want to continue my habits and sometimes I need them.I don’T want to be a teen to do nothing .Iwant to be someone special.

    April 12, 2017
  64. afroblack15

    Well said!!! Remember, it’s never too late to start a again. I especially liked the shallow part, since i also have a great dislike for shallow people or things in general. All you have to do is know what you really want and go for it, don’t let anyone stop you.

    June 18, 2017
  65. forrestmatt

    Well done for you, i wish i had learnt what you have at your age

    August 07, 2017