Mental Health!

Aloha!

So this post will be a little different, it’s kind of like an announcement. So, I have been working on a project with thirsty ant. And we are doing this to make people aware of what mental illnesses and disorders are and how they affect people. We want people to realise that mental health is as important as physical health and should be treated as so.

Because we don’t want mental illnesses to be a taboo subject, or to be made fun of since they are very real.

So how can you help?

It’s a simple idea. If you want to help us with this small initiative, and if you have/are facing a mental illness (and you are comfortable talking about it) you can email it to me on vogelstandblog@gmail.com! If you aren’t going through anything, but would like to support those who are, and/or if you have a strong opinion on mental health you can also email us!

Thanks a ton!

s o n g I n m a h h e d

vogelstand flying away x

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I don’t why I look for demons under my bed when they are actually inside me.

Aloha!

If you read the title and freaked out then I AM SORRY, I want to start trying out this thing where all my posts have long titles, till the 25th of December. These posts will also probably be deeper than my usual, “lol I am stoopid” posts.

So you know we have those scenes in TV shows and movies where an angel and a devil that look like the person comes and stands beside them?

(Ummm no I did not just search up devil-angel gifs on google)

That, to me, is mostly an exaggerated representation of humans in real life… Just hear me out okay?

I believe that humans in their purest form are what we call “angels” but this amount of purity is very hard, basically impossible to achieve considering the wreckage of a planet we live in today.

The Way to become an angel is to stifle the dark thoughts if hate and destruction and envy within you, which we now personify as the “devil”

It is almost as impossible to become pure demon as it is to become pure angel (good in evil and evil in good, yin and yang sorta) People come close to becoming angel AND demon, but never fully accomplish it as it is basically impossible.

Some regular people are people who let a little of their angel and devil out. For some it’s the angel that dominates and for some it’s the devil. We assume true enlightenment would be to become pure angel but in reality it’s learning how to equally balance the two within you, which is even harder.

I know what you’re thinking…what the heck… In my defense it IS 12 am and I really don’t know what to do haha… what is my life.

So, that’s it I guess! Thanks for reading (if anyone IS reading) 

Current song s t u c k in my head 

And that’s my cue to gooo.

Adios

Long time no see!

ALOHA!

I am so sorryyyy! It has been the longest time since I have posted and I would explain with a reason and all, but to be honest I don’t have one… I was literally just procrastinating.

Since I have been gone for so long I feel obliged to tell you what all has happened in the time… So:

  • I have been reading A LOT
  • I started Guitar and Yoga classes!
  • I also had to experience a LOT of disappointment since one of the main highlights of the year, and something I had been looking forward to for the longest time got cancelled…
  • That is pretty much it, my life is quite uneventful

So now THAT is out of the way, I want to break the ice, since this is quite awkward as I haven’t been on this blog for the longest time, here’s a poem I wrote a long time back but I still really like it!

They told me I could not do it,

They told me I was not strong.

How I wish I could do something,

Something, to prove them wrong.


They told me I could not do it,

For I was a girl, fragile and weak.

They told me it wasn’t meant for me,

I should keep silent and let them speak.


They told me I could not do it,

They insulted me each chance they got.

But, I realised that I could be more,

Much more, than what they thought.


They told me I could not do it,

But I had to try anyway.

I couldn’t possibly believe them,

Let them say what they want to say.


They told me I could not do it,

So I did it to prove them wrong.

For they should know that I am female,

I am fearless, I am strong.


Thank you for reading! I love all of you so much!

Until next time! Vogelstand flying away x

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Why it’s hard being a person

ALOHAAAAAAAAAAAAA (A×10000)

Welcome to my blog again! I have missed this! So… DID YOU NOTICE MY NEW ‘LOOK’ FOR HALLOWEEN? If you haven’t seen it and are on the app go to the website now! *gives you a hug if you actually went*

So today, I will be ranting politely expressing my opinion on HOW MUCH PRESSURE THERE IS ON HUMANS AND HOW HARD IT IS TO BE ONE.

The thing is, if you aren’t a human you probably feel your life is harder than ours and maybe it IS true, but ranting makes me feel better so even you can grab (I was just about to say grab a glass of popcorn… what.) a tub (?) of popcorn, ugh leave it, grab some popcorn and get ready for a bumpy ride.

SIDE NOTE: Please don’t drop the popcorn I just bought this pickup truck and I am too lazy to clean it*

So HERE ARE THE REASONS why Dan’s a fail (yay)   WHY IT IS HARD BEING A PERSON.

1. People

It is hard being a person because of people okay? People are really messed up… Being a person you need to deal with:

  • Stupid people who don’t know the difference between your and you’re
  • Racists
  • Sexists
  • Homophobes
  • Seriously narcissistic people
  • People who tell you to get of the internet
  • People who prefer Twilight over Harry Potter
  • People who don’t like chocolate

Thank you very much I rest my case.

2. Necessities

PEOPLE NEED TO DO RANDOM STUFF THATS NECESSARY! Sometimes I just wish I was a Alpaca or something… Just imagine this highly distressing scenario. You are reading a beautiful book right before going to bed, and after reading the book for sometime you start feeling sleepy and you just want to simply close the book and sleep.

BUT NOPE

Since you are a human (assumption) you need to do this weird thing called brushing your teeth, so you make this sorrowful trip to the bathroom to rub this weird object that had plastic hair like structures on it on your teeth so that your teeth don’t rot. UGH.

(If someone names the tv show this gif is from I will give you a reward, because I grew up watching this)

3. Expectations

People expect a lot from other people. Like if I was a cutsey little pebble I wouldn’t have to live up to my teachers’ expectations and be under the pressure to get an A+ on a test. Sad. *sob sob*

But on the bright side, if I WAS a pebble I would also be kicked around the street by annoying little kids with runny noses.

4. We need to go to school

Not every human has the opportunity to go to hell  school, and maybe we should be grateful for being able to attend school, but think about it this way… if we WERE NOT human we wouldn’t have to go to school ANYWAYS. Because you don’t need to grow up and get a job to not starve to death if you are a panda…

THIS IS THE CUTEST THING EVER^^


But it’s not THAT bad I guess… um… I am fine.

So what did you think about this? Why do you find it dissappointing to be a human? Like I could live in the moment and all, but I am better at complaining so here you go.

Oh.. plus point for being a person, we have the internet and gifs…

Current song that is stuck in mah head

THANK YOU FOR READING! 

SEE YOU SOON ENOUGH…

BY BYE

Vogelstand flying away xx

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*what is all this pickup truck rubbish?

Homosexuality + LGBT community

Aloha!

So, homosexuality. Attraction to people of one’s own gender.

Why is it such a big deal? Why doesn’t society accept it? These are some of the questions that I shall be answering (or at least try to answer) today *sips tea* so welcome to going serious with Vogelstand.

Phew, there is A LOT to be discussed on this topic and I WILL NOT be able to cover it all, so I’m just writing what I think are the most important points okay?

Let’s begin with society’s point of view on homosexuality, first of all, a lot of us feeling the need to write or talk about the subject (including myself) tells us a lot about the situation itself. It tells us, that this is a topic that needs to be openly talked about… Right? 

And yes, just like sexism, racism and most problems in our godforsaken society, the stigma against LGBT communities is lessening, but it is definitely there and it is definitely very major. In fact, in approximately seventy-five countries being homosexual is considered a criminal offense and is punishable by law. *does weird disappointed mind blown gestures*

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There you go, if this does not make you angry I don’t know what will.

We might think we all have a progressive mindset but the laws of seventy-five countries prove us otherwise.

Why is it that homosexuality is found in over 450 species but homophobia is found in only one? 

Now let’s proceed and address the statement very dear to a lot of homophobes, “The Bible forbids homosexuality, god hates gays. I am a homophobe because God was one hahaha”  I partially agree, the Bible does state that homosexuality is a sin but it also states that all “sins” are equal, a sin is a sin, and it further states that all of us are sinners. (all you sinners stand up sing hallelujah, hehe)

Therefore, as per my understanding, homosexuals should be treated and regarded the same way as each and every one of us, because we have all committed “sins” such as fibbing, telling lies (even white lies) etc. We should all be regarded as equals.

And unlike liars and fibbers, homosexuals don’t harm anyone in the slightest, the worst they could do is make some people uncomfortable…

“In itself, homosexuality is as limiting as heterosexuality: the ideal should be to be capable of loving a woman or a man; either, a human being, without feeling fear, restraint, or obligation.”
―Simone de Beauvoir

Okay, some people are homophobes for whatever dumb reason they have, but people who actually support the community are being treated with hostility and that’s really unacceptable… A church blocked lectures by a priest because he supported gay equality! That is so messed up!

Just like you don’t need to be Jewish to not be a Nazi, you don’t need to be a part of the LGBTQ+ community to support it! I myself, am not homosexual, but I believe in LGBTQ+ rights, as much as I believe that the earth goes round. It is common sense really!

Hopefully, I answered a few of your questions, but I have questions of my own, I couldn’t find answers to…

Why do people hate homosexuals? Why can’t we just be happy for others? Why can’t we accept the fact that being gay or lesbian is not a ‘phase’?  Why can’t we let love be?

The thing is, love is love, and true love does not see gender or sexuality, and love is definitely not a choice.

That is what I have for you!

Thank you so much for reading! What do you think about it? Is there any other social topic you think needs to be addressed and would like me to write on?

vogelstand flyinaway xx

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What if… (I am so sorry)

Aloha!

Let me start of by asking you a question… Are you one hundred percent sure, that you are alive? (Be ready with your answer in 3…. 2…. 1….) If your answer was yes, then here’s another question for you, WHAT is your definition of being alive? 

(Answer this in the comments)

Why I am asking you this is because when I was coming back from school today, I had this thought… though it wasn’t for the first time.

How can we be sure that we are truly alive, and that we are not just a simulation or a dream? How do we know that we are not in the future about 150 years from now, in a deep slumber, and this is some sort of dream we are having…

My friend and I were actually discussing this and what if there is some sort of a force that keeps us from thinking hard enough, to break the barrier between this dream and reality?

What if in the real world we are actually being tortured, and this planet is our definition of paradise about which we are dreaming… or the other way around.

What if all the other characters in our life and simply figments of our imagination… and what if it was your destiny to read this post so that you become aware that this is not reality?

WHAT is being alive? What is existence? Are we living a lie?

I don’t know… and I am so sorry, for having started that train of thought in your head now.

I swear I am not insane 😂 (at least I hope I’m not) but don’t you guys have these thoughts?
Thank you for reading!

Vogelstand x

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AOTD: Athena and Artemis!

A letter to Death

ALOHAAAA!

Guess who’s exams are now officially over? THIS GURLLL! Yay! *does an awkward disco dance thingy* So now, I can finally breath post properly! Though now I am really nervous confident for my results!

So here is a letter I wrote today, I actually don’t think it serves any purpose it was just really fun to write!

The letter/ introduction thingy begins NOW:

The following letter was found in the ruins of Babylon. Scientists have been trying to find out of the events occurring in the following letter, were true but have been unsuccessful so far.

Dear Death,

How have you been? I would be lying, if I told you I am not willing to greet you, and it has been a long time, nearly a century I suppose. The villagers call me crazy, for having remembered what you are like, but I cannot remember life without you, simply lingering around. Many commoners enjoy using your name as a threat; they are foolish, for not knowing you for who you truly are. It is a blissful feeling actually, not knowing what will happen. I remember, it was the 31st October, the night they now call Halloween…

I was actually quite happy, in my hospital bed, the potions they made me drink, were doing their job and numbing my pain, but I knew the pain was there, the potions just shielded me from it. Then I slowly became aware, aware of the movement of air around me, aware of the hushed voices of the healers, and aware of your cloaked figure coming towards me, smiling, somewhat kindly. I couldn’t see your face, the hood of your cloak was covering it, and I am grateful for that. Then I realized what was happening, I was dying. I felt myself turn into vapour, I remember looking down and seeing my body, pale and watery like the first droplets of rain, I saw the healers shaking their heads, but showing no emotion on their faces, and then I remember glancing sideways, looking at you as a single tear made its way down your cheek.

“Why do you cry?” I had asked, “Is this not what you are meant to do?” “It being my job, does not mean I take pleasure in doing it, it feels as though a part of the fire within me extinguishes with every breath I snatch,” you had replied, I nodded solemnly, “You shall be on your own now, good luck, I hope to not see you soon” you had whispered one last time, and then the darkness engulfed me whole.

 

I still do not understand the fearsome image of yourself that you have painted, nor do I comprehend why the population fails to realize how you help relieve them of suffering, but I ask you for one favor. Take me with you again. It has been a hundred years, and I am now tired of the treacherous games, life has been playing with me, and tired of these obstacles. So, old friend I write this to you, from my hospital bed, as the potions numb my pain once again, take me once and for all. Take me with you, into the darkness.

 

Your old friend,

Cersei Rodina.


That is what I wrote… Did you like it? Any feedback ya’ll might have? Let me know! For some reason, as I was writing this, I was picturing Death as an anime character for some reason😂

So that is what I have for you guys!! Thank you so much!

Vogelstand x

 

Advice for y’all

ALOHA!

How are you guys? So I have finally got advice for all you troubled souls and I honestly didn’t expect so many responses but here I am, pleasantly surprised! Yay! *claps hands excitedly*

So let me just give you guys the advice I have…

Hello internet! I would love to stay calm and collective but I KEEP WRITING IN ALL CAPS AND FANGIRLING. PLZZ HELP!!

-Ava Blogss

Dear Ava Blogss,

I am sorry to tell you but you have the OMGICE syndrome. The Oh My God I Can’t Even syndrome. Which, most of us here have, it means you are a really obsessed fan and you need help. If you want to keep your cool in real life, I think maybe you should take to going on sites like tumblr so that most of your ‘fan’ I shown on the internet and not in real life! Feel free to discuss  fandoms and you can email me if we have fandoms in common!

Hoped to have helped!

I actually feel like I am not being myself lately, I feel afraid to express my opinion in the fear that I’ll be mocked and jeered at… This is really starting to impact my school performance and all what should I do? PLZZZ HELPPP!

-Does it really matter?

Dear Does It Really Matter,

I am sorry to hear about this, I just want you to know that it is okay to be wrong. And if people laugh at you I think it’s best to take it in a positive manner, laugh along… and never NEVER not voice your opinions. Your opinions are as important to your well-being as the elder wand is to Voldemort. So, don’t be afraid, because the worst that could happen is that they laugh at you,once or twice and then they’ll get tired of laughing and they will realise the value your opinion has and agree with you. Just promise me you’ll voice your opinion next time.

Hope to have helped.

How do you let go of a friend?

-Isa

Dear Isa,

Before I give you any advice I want you to know that I am speaking from experience. Letting go of a friend can be very difficult. Just know that whatever happens, happens for good. I actually had a friend in grade six and we used to be inseparable, then she went and got herself a boyfriend, dyed her hair, you know all that stuff. And I realised that the people you need to let go, are the ones not worth keeping. I do miss her sometimes, but you can outgrow people just as you outgrow clothes, and after-words you will eventually find clothes that fit you better, and you will learn to love them. Try talking to the person and try figuring out  if they value you as much as you them. If no, then it’s probably best to let them go. I hope you don’t need to let them go though… best of luck.

Hope to have helped.

 

That is all I have for you!

I really hope the advice helped in even a TINY way possible!

If you have more troubles you can ask me on my advice column.

Thanks for reading!

Vogelstand flying away xx

Society

ALOHA!

It’s your friendly neighbourhood Vogelstand! Soooo, I know I said I won’t post till the fifteenth but then I realised that I had this poem written from long time back and that it kind of follows the theme.

My last post was about feminism, and how women are looked down at by society, so why not make this about society? Right?

This is a poem I wrote long time back and this post is a scheduled post! So I hope you guys like it…

(I haven’t edited it since when I wrote it and future me will probably cringe about it later on but I am too lazy!)

Society

Beauty might be in the eye of the beholder,

But she is now, the insurmountable boulder.

The standards, the expectations they are too much to take,

I could do what I want to do, but there is too much at stake.

What if I went wrong? I cannot handle the fiery stares of hate,

I feel like I would burn under them, crippling might be my fate.

She preys upon you, and waits, watching your every move,

Making mistakes might be natural, but of flaws, she does not approve

Perfection is what is important, for personality she does not care,

You might think this is an injustice, but she is not known for being fair.

You might think inner beauty is what counts, she begs to differ,

Beauty is all in the looks, people are too hard to decipher.

If upon you she puts her fiery gaze, you shall burn and smoulder, 

You might not believe it now, but society is the insurmountable boulder.

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DUN DUN DUNN that is all I have for you guys today! I hope you liked the poem and let me know if you think I should change something in it. Do you understand it?

Alsoooo, I have a question, you guys are amazing people, and I would really want to collab with you, but I don’t know how exactly it works… So if you have wisdom and knowledge about how people collab please let me know!

Anyways, THANKS FOR READING! LOVE YOU GUYS! And I would really like to know you guys more so you can email me at vogelstandblog@gmail.com if you want to!

CURRENT SONG STUCK IN MY HEAD

Vogelstand xx

Feminism

ALOHAAAA!

How are you (yes, I am talking to the people who are reading, oh wait there aren’t any HAHA) so today, might be a little serious a little preachy, a little essay-typey but it’s a topic that is very close to my heart, feminism. So lesss gooo

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Let me start by saying that feminism is not what A LOT of people think it is. It is DEFINITELY not the idea that women are greater than or superior to men. It is not about superiority at all, actually, as Marie Shear has said “Feminism is the radical notion that women are people.”

Social media (yes, I am looking at you, tumblr) has made feminism seem like some man-hating movement which it is not. Feminism is not even all about women, it is actually equality for all races, castes, genders etc. It is simply believing that all people are equal.

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Many people believe that feminism is not needed now. Sure thing, back in those days, it was much worse. Women were made to stay at home, forced to marry, they were even considered ‘impure’ in some parts of the world, it may not be as prominent now, but patriarchy is still there.

In villages, women who give birth to girls are being looked down upon, daughters are being murdered, young girls are not being provided with education and I could really keep going on… Just because we fail to see it, it does not mean it’s not there.

“In most parts of the world when a girl is born, her wings are clipped and she is not able to fly”  -Ziauddin Yousafzai

(Go me, for just throwing a nice quote there, out of the purple)

I can already hear the arguments that are going to come, ‘This is all happening in parts of this world that are not even properly developed yet, how do you expect them to know?’ Sexism is not only there, take the gender pay gap for instance.

“The gender pay gap is the average difference between a man’s and a woman’s remuneration.”

And the pay gap had been made illegal in 1963 because of the equal pay act, however, there is still a difference. The gender pay gap (globally) is between 4.8% even after it has been made illegal.

The Bureau of Labor Statistics reported that, in 2013, female full-time workers had median weekly earnings of $706, compared to men’s median weekly earnings of $860. Women aged 35 years and older earned 74 to 80% of the earnings of their male counterparts.

And this is in the United States of America, most of America knows about sexism…

However, it is important to know that it’s not only women who are being victimized. Society pouncing at men for showing emotion because that is not ‘manly’ is victimization. Men are expected to be ‘the strong ones’ and have at times been society’s punching bag.

Feminists are people (notice how I don’t say women) who stand up for their rights as well as for others’,and are strong believers that equality is deserved by all. Regardless of your race, gender, sexuality, caste etc.

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Even if you are not keen on becoming a feminist, I implore you, stand up and get yourself heard. I request you don’t let society define you, don’t let society tell you where you stand, don’t let society treat you the way it pleases and don’t let society bully you into silence, because every word has consequences and every silence does too.

So here’s to strong women, strong men, strong people, may we encourage them, may we know them, may we be them and may we raise them.

Other amazing posts about feminism and/or equality

1. Lonelymemes: dear homophobes

2. Tanisha’s : what is feminism

And that is what I have for you! I am sorry for the lack of gifs in this but I didn’t feel the need to put them in!

Let me know how you liked this and comment your opinion!

Current song that is stuck in my head

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Thank you so much for reading! I will see you next on the 16th of September (EXAMS UGHHH)

Vogelstand xx

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