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Apr 14, 2019 06:12:37


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Victoria Maung

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Today, I've fallen into a rather idyllic rhythm. A peaceful one, with sunshine spilling into my room, the birds chirping, and the people in my life generally happy. 

In the community, however, this weekend was a busy one. Being mid-April, spring is in full swing in most places here in the continental US. There was the National Cherry Blossom Festival, Springfest and concert, the beginning of Coachella on the west coast, the season 8 premiere of Game of Thrones, release of Star Wars episode 9 trailer, building anticipation for Avengers: Endgame, hyperactivity among my friends in preparation for the end of the academic year and graduation, and so much more. 

I realized how immune I've grown to traditional forms of excitement. I still enjoy good company, but as I grow older, I've learned to indulge in the luxury of setting my own rhythm in my life. But maybe this was a natural inclination for me because I've never been the "fomo" sort of person who's felt any particular need to do something on a whim in response to any sort of existential dread of "missing out." 

Maybe I just value different priorities. Maybe it's just a way to rationalize laziness. Either way, I'm pretty content with the peaceful rhythm that makes up some of my days. 

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    @vickenstein So are you an ardent fan of the "Marvel Cinematic Universe?" My problem with this whole construct is I don't want homework trying to piece together everything. I just want to watch and be entertained, but there's all this meta stuff and watching them in the right order and figure out the meaning behind the end credits, etc. It's all too much of an investment when I just want to have a good time.

    Brandon Wilson avatar Brandon Wilson | Apr 13, 2019 21:23:13
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      @brandonwilson I totally understand what you mean! Tbh I've just become a bandwagon fan of it all--the MCU, game of thrones, star wars, within the past 2 years. I didn't grow up with any of this, and it's definitely a different, but still fun, experience learning about it all, except instead of a childhood-nostgia experience for me, it's a wider, analytical, thematic appreciation for the elements of humanity that each show incorporates so well that has made it relatable to large swaths of people. (YouTube video recaps and wikis are tremendously helpful for "catching up". Also technically, each episode/movie is intended to stand alone, as to attract all audiences, not just fanboys/girls!)

      Victoria Maung avatar Victoria Maung | Apr 15, 2019 05:03:47
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